Looking back at the last week of October and it was a busy one!
On Monday night Carly Jo received her vest and badges for her Brownie troop. This is the first year she is trying Girl Scouts and she is thrilled. I’m thrilled as the troop leaders seem to have their stuff together and are ready to lead these girls to a great year.
Carly started a hip-hop dance class on Tuesdays that she is loving! I had a long day on Tuesday and was super excited to throw on my jeans and a ball cap and not have to cook dinner. Our school was having spirit night at a local restaurant so I had a great excuse to dine out.
It is red ribbon week at school and Wednesday was Crazy Hair and Sock day! I just love this girl to pieces. When I think how long I’ve had a child in elementary school it makes me really tired…but I know there are some things I will miss.
We finally made our way to the Pumpkin Patch! Dutch was a super trooper and posed perfectly for pictures. This was good practice for family pix coming later in November. A group of college girls even asked to take their picture with him…he’s quite the looker with the ladies!
Carving pumpkins is always one of our favorite fall activities and I think Keith gets into it as much or more than the kids do.
And I enjoyed a cup of Pumpkin Spice tea while roasting up some pumpkin seeds!
The World Series was also on and we have been particularly interested this year as one of my sons former teammates at TCU is playing for Kansas City. Can you imagine playing in the College World Series in June and then being in the World Series a short 4 months later?!! What an amazing experience. We are super proud of Brandon and have loved watching God’s plan unfold.
Speaking of the College World Series, Riley texted me on Thursday as they received their College World Series rings and he was just slightly excited. Some of his teammates refer to him as the dump truck…hence the hot wheels…as he has performed the past two seasons as the closer. So darn proud of him and the entire TCU baseball team. Can’t wait until baseball season!
I also had a super proud mom moment this week when Dillon came bounding in to show me his progress report. The first 6 weeks of school was a bit challenging as he adjusted to middle school but he learned a bit about procrastination and setting some priorities and he was super excited to show me his grades for the first 3 weeks. I love being proud but I love even more to see my child so proud of himself.
I took half a day of work on Thursday and traveled to Waco with my friend Holly to attend a night with Joanna Gaines! You can read all about our trip here. It was a great night.
I was up super late on Thursday and then got up at the crack of dawn to log 4 miles before heading to work. Carly had dress as a book character day at school and she had taken charge and had her outfit lined up and pulled together.
Carly wanted to dress Dutch like a taco but we were only able to find the hot dog costume and she dressed as a waitress. She loved every single second!
It is pretty much a tradition that we trick or treat with the McBerty kids!
And I LOVED getting this fun picture of my oldest baby who wanted to be scary for Halloween this year! I think she looks adorable and am happy she is still having some fun on Halloween.
Halloween was a super long day and my head hit the pillow Saturday night not a moment too soon and I was thrilled to sleep in. The boys left super early to go hunting and I woke up to these two snuggling with me.
My mom made it to town and we headed to the Aggie game! I had so much fun having all my girls with me. After the game we headed for lunch and then it was time to just chill for a bit.
Carly headed to a slumber party later that night that was super fun! They made their own pizzas and were also in charge of making the birthday cake.
Sunday morning, thanks to this girl right here and the time change giving me an extra hour of sleep, I pounded out 8 miles with a 10:48 pace! This may seem snail pace to some of you but for me this is a huge accomplishment and a big step up from the first year I trained for a 1/2 marathon.
I spent time catching up on the never ending laundry and prepping some food for dinner before heading out for a little shopping with my mom. Loving this super cute hand towel I picked up at World Market!
Thankfully I planned ahead and had dinner ready in the crockpot. I made Chicken Chili Verde which is one of Mix and Match Mama’s recipes. We added a little guacamole and pico for tacos and called it good….and it was!
I’m sure the first week of November will prove to be just as exciting! We are working on giving thanks this month as many of you are I’m sure. Hop on over to my friend Holly’s blog and participate in 30 days of Thanks and Giving which you can read all about here.
It is 9:13 and I am heading to bed…..goodnight friends!