Friday Highlights 2016, V31

Hello Friday!

We did it! We survived our first week back to school. One week down, only 35 left to go! Too soon for that kind of talk? I kind of thought so, but it was worth a try.

This the first weekend that has felt like a weekend in over 3 months! There is a certain level of excitement buzzing around our house this morning that is making me a bit giddy. Either that or I have clearly drank way too much coffee. Probably both.

Our weekend plans consist of recovering from back to school, a car show and hopefully a trip to the pool. We also need to mark a few more things off our bucket list too! 

Let’s take a look at this weeks highlights.

School is in session

Monday kicked off our first day of school.

Back to school
This week has been hard, fun, busy, an adjustment, full of new adventures and pretty stinking great. 

Homeschooling may be our greatest adventure in life.
I am super excited about all that will come with this next year. 

Our newest friend

Have you ever kept a secret for so long you think you might explode? 
Like when your closest friend tells you she’s pregnant?! 

Since Anna is a regular face around here I just had to tell y’all she is expecting in early March!

baby blog
I even got to help her make this little announcement. 
Hers obviously doesn’t have the watermark on it though :P.

Just a few more weeks and we find out babies gender. Since she already has two boys (and you know how I feel about little girls), I bet you’ll never guess what I’m pulling for.

National S’mores Day


This past Wednesday I co-hosted a s’mores recipe hop to honor National S’mores Day and oh my word just look at that photo. These ladies definitely brought their A game to the table and knocked these recipes out of the park. I can’t wait to try each and every one of them.

Did you celebrate on Wednesday?

Emily Update

Many of you know the “excitement” that has revolved around Emily’s eyes that has been ongoing for almost 6 months now. 

Girls Dr
We went in for a well check-up recently and what seemed to be uneventful was soon something more. Her pediatrician was definitely concerned. The eye turning she noticed with and without glasses did not set well with her and she strongly recommended that we see a specialist. We head up to Kansas City this coming Tuesday to see a children’s ophthalmologist. In a way this is an answer to prayer. We have wanted a second opinion for quite some time but didn’t know how to go about getting one. Prayers on Tuesday would be appreciated.

Blog Highlights

This weeks blog posts included

The Kids Behind The Blog, August 2016
A DIY for a mason jar soap dispenser
Finding Balance In Motherhood
The Picture Perfect Project, July 2016

Friday highlights are on the blog! School is in session, blog highlights, a new friend and more! #Friyay #TGIF Click To Tweet

Have a great weekend!
We’ll see you back here on Monday!

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  • Jessica

    I say countdown all you want. I’m okay with it. 🙂 Yay for Anna! That’s so exciting. I’m so sorry that the pediatrician is concerned with Emily’s eye, but it’s kind of an answered prayer since you have been a bit frustrated with how things have been going. I pray you get some more answers. Have a great weekend.

  • Praying for Emily and all of you. I hope you guys finally
    get the answers that you are looking for! Have a great weekend, Beth!

  • Oh I really am glad you’re getting that second opinion on the eye. And yay for your friend. There are so many pregnancies this year. What’s everyone doing? Well umm I know what they’re doing :- s

    • We are really glad too.

      Baha ha! So true, right?!

  • So glad you guys will be seeing a specialist. I will be praying they have answers for you!

  • sending prayers your way!

  • Amy Smith

    I didn’t realize school started on Monday. I’ve been out of the blogging loop this week a bit! I’m so happy for your friend Anna! I feel like know her! Haha!

    I’ll be praying for answers come Tuesday! I can’t believe this has been ongoing for 6 months already!

    • It happens to all of us ALL the time. I am so excited to. I’ve been praying for this baby to come!

      Isn’t that CRAZY! Thanks for the prayers.

  • Sorry to hear about the unexpected news with Emily’s eye. I hope that the ophthalmologist can give you some answers. I understand how disappointing it can be when things don’t progress as we hope.

    • Thanks Danielle. Hopefully they tell us something.

  • Glad you had a good first week of school! Congrats to Anna! Good luck with the doctor’s appointment. If you feel like meeting up while you’re in the area, let me know! I figure you’ll be busy, but you never know! 🙂

    • Oh I am too!

      Girl I would LOVE to meet you something crazy but I don’t think it’ll happen this time :(. However the next IKEA run I make I will definitely let you know. Meeting up would be a blast.

  • Congratulations to Anna! It’s so fun to celebrate with a dear friend!
    Praying for answers for Emily. I know it’s frustrating to not be able to fix something for your baby!
    Enjoy your weekend!

    • It is so much fun.

      Thanks Emily. The prayers are precious to us.

  • That pregnancy announcement is the best ever. I love that Anna included you in sharing the news.

  • I love how excited you are for homeschooling! My mom homeschooled my sister and I, and she always made it as exciting as possible. Your girls will appreciate your attitude, if not now, eventually! 🙂 Glad you’re getting a second opinion for sweet Emily! <3

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

    • Thank you so much Whitney. I try to keep a good attitude but sometimes it is SO hard.

  • Sending up lots of prayers for some answered questions on Tuesday. I would imagine not having answers is so frustrating.

    So excited for you friend, Anna!!

    • Thanks Ashley the prayers are appreciated.

  • Sending prayers for your second opinion with Emily. You know seeing a baby announcement got me all excited for you! haha! Yay for Anna though 😉

    • Bahaha! No way Jose’ I am doner than done.

      Thanks for the prayers we are feeling all the feelings.

  • Meghan Flinn

    Oh I’m sorry to hear you are still facing struggles with her eye but relieved you are getting the second opinion you wanted! And I couldn’t help but think that announcement was for you for a quick second! And I love those back to school signs!

    • Yes. We are so relieved (and nervous too).

      HA! I wondered if anyone would get that impression for a second. NOPE! We are doner than done.

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    So excited for your friend! I know how near and dear to you she is. What an exciting time for her, and so fun that you helped with the announcement!
    Keeping Emily and your family in our prayers. I hope the second opinion provides answers you are seeking.

    • It IS exciting! We’ve prayed for this baby to come!

      Thank you friend. I was just looking up things to do in K.C. and we MIGHT hit up Legoland if time allows since we will be SO close.

  • chall1018

    So exciting for your friend. I love the announcement. And I am praying for Emily today!

    • Thanks friend. The prayer were felt and appreciated.

  • How exciting for your friend!!!! And seriously the CUTEST little announcement!
    Hope everything went well today with Emily’s appointment!

    • Wasn’t it cute?! She is so clever with her ideas. Thank you so much. I’ll update soon.