Friday Highlights, V35

Hello Friday!

It is FRI-nally Friday! I am so happy that we can almost call this week over. This week was supposed to be packed full of fun and plans but my allergies flared up and I put everything on hold. Literally everything. I even went almost 4 whole days without applying a stitch of make up to my face. I am so thankful that I am finally starting to feel human again after a week of sneezing, watery eyes, and blowing my nose constantly. Life was not pretty around here this week, it was all about just surviving. But hey, its Friday now!

Let’s take a look at this week picks.

New glasses

They are here! Emily’s new glasses arrived just over a week ago and oh my word are they cute… and thick. Having a prescription pretty close to hers, I knew what to expect. With a +5.50 lens it is just going to be thick even if you get the thin lenses. She has been having a rough time adjusting to them too. The ophthalmologist warned us that she would hate them at first. Baby girl has spent YEARS forcing her eyes to see. With the glasses now doing the work for her, telling her brain to stop forcing things is easier said than done.

New glasses
But I am excited to report we have already notice an improvement in the eye crossing and we are still praying she won’t need surgery.


Mug love exchange

Did you see the announcement I made on Wednesday?!

Mug Love Exchange
I am so excited to be co-hosting this mug swap. 
To find out the details and sign up check out this weeks post

The first day of co-op

Today we begin our 4th year of co-op. That doesn’t seem possible, but it is. I feel like such a hippie when I say we go to a co-op. In reality co-op is group classes. Every week we are there for about 3 hours. The girls get have gym time and learn about subjects that are better taught in a group setting. We take field trips, have parties, and provide each other with support. It is amazing and I can’t imagine homeschooling without a co-op.

2014 First day photo.

2015 First day photo.

We are so excited for this years classes to begin!

Pumpkin spice life

pumpkin spice

You have probably seen this image countless times already. But, if you are as #basic as I am, you smile every single time. I’m not asking you to join in or even understand. Just don’t be a party-pooper, m’kay?!

Blog higlights

This week I sharedโ€ฆ

Free printable grocery store scavenger hunts, three different designs to choose from.
Some grocery store scavenger hunt printables.

Labor Day
Our Labor Day weekend recap.

Our August Picture Perfect Project Post.

This #Friday I am talking about #pumpkinspice, new  glasses, an exchange announcement and more. #ontheblog #highlights Click To Tweet

Have a great weekend!
Weโ€™ll see you back here on Monday!

New Signature

Friday Link-Up Parties

  • Jessica

    Emily looks so adorable in her new glasses. I’m so glad you are seeing change already. That’s such great news and some prayers have been answered. Now to get her brain to stop working so hard to see. Gotta let those glasses do the work. It’ll happen. Co-op sounds great and so much fun. The girls have grown up so much the last few years. Stop! Have a great weekend!

    • Stop is exactly right, lol. Since I wrote this post she has improved even more and seems to be adjusting to her glasses very well, finally. It was just a rough start. Happy Friday Jess!

  • Amy Smith

    I love Emily’s new glasses. Such a cutie patootie!

    Enjoy your co-op! What a perfect way to end the week!

  • That’s a strong prescription! Very similar to mine when I used to wear glasses. She looks so cute. I love that scavenger hunt idea.

    • Thank you so much. We are praying that her eyes improve as she gets a bit older, but with mine being pretty similar to hers I am not to optimistic about that one. Happy Friday.

  • Those are adorable glasses! Also, now I’m craving a pumpkin spice.

    • Baha ha! #yourewelcome

      Thank you! I think they are super cute too.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    Emily looks so cute in her new glasses but I’m sure it takes some getting use to!

    It sounds like a co-op is a must! How fun for you and the girls too!

    Have a great weekend, girl!

    • Definitely a must for everyone. We are SUPER excited.

      Thank you!

  • Emily in her new glasses, and Minnie Mouse in hers, too! They are just two peas in a pod! I’m so thankful that you are already seeing improvements with these glasses. Praying they continue!

    • Thank you so much Emily! Since I originally wrote this she has continued to improve and is adjusting more and more. We are so thankful.

  • chall1018

    Her new glasses are precious! I pray that she adjusts to
    them soon. And I love that Minnie gets to wear the old pair. I am praying for
    no surgery right along with you sweet friend. Hope you all have the best (and
    allergy free) weekend!

    • She is continuing to adjust SO well and we are really optimistic for a great report. Thank you so much for the prayers. They are precious to us. Thank you!

  • When my kids were younger we did a co-op and it was a lot of fun and a great way to meet people!

  • That is SUCH great news that Emily’s eyes seem to be improving a little bit. I can’t imagine how hard it must be for her eyes to learn to adjust to her new glasses.

    And girl, that meme has me cracking up! If that doesn’t describe me then I don’t know what does! That little girl’s face is so funny!

    • It is SUCH amazing news. We are over the moon happy.

      I know, right. I hope you found the oatmeal today!!!

  • I’m glad you’re starting to feel better! XOXO Emily looks too cute in her new glasses. Praying she adjusts soon!

    • Thank you so much Stefanie. I’ve been thinking a lot about you and Liam lately. It has been such a crazy week and if you are like me you are SO happy for the weekend to be here.

  • Matthew Wilson

    I need pumpkin spice everything!

    • Baha ha! If only more guys felt that way :P.

      • Matthew Wilson

        At the end of the day though – to address your point, I really just can live off of pumpkin pie alone with a mountain of whipped cream and be happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Meghan Flinn

    Oh I’m so glad Emily is doing well with the new glasses. I have a high prescription too… It can be annoying and I’m so thankful for contacts! And how great to have the co-op to supplement your home schooling! Sounds like fun!

    • Oh you and me both friend. Someday she’ll understand how we feel.

  • Emily is so cute with her glasses, glad that you already see an improvement! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend, hopefully allergy free!

    • I think she is too :). This weekend was SO much better than last weekend. Thanks friend.

  • I’ve seen that pumpkin spice meme, and even I think its pretty funny. While I don’t like the stuff, it’s never to early for fall! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am pretty stoked about the mug exchange! It’ll be my first time participating in something like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • NEVER! Aaaahhh yay, that makes me so stinking excited for you.

  • Yay for the glasses! Henry’s are like +4 something. We totally feel the thick glasses. Mine are -6, so I also feel it! Oh, glasses. I hope they help!

    • Oh wow, yup, you totally understand then. They have helped so much. We are SUPER optimistic.

  • Whitney Jordan

    Hooray for great news for Emily!! She looks so cute in glasses and it’s exciting to see progress in her vision. Glad your co-op is going well and that your school year is off to a good start.

    • Thanks Whitney we are so thankful and happy. It has been a great start to this year. I know it will be a good one.

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    Praise hands for the new glasses!!! And so awesome that you’re already noticing improvements!
    LOL! The PSL meme is great. I’m with you, none of that party pooper business. I may or may not have had at least three PSLs in the last week. So… BRING ON FALL!!

    • It IS so awesome. Baha ha that is awesome. I am sure you are totally ready for the fall weather after all that California sun :P.

  • Oh Emily looks so precious in her new glasses! Thank goodness theres already marked improvement. This was my first time seeing that PSL meme and Im dying!!

    • Thank you so much Whitney. Isn’t it THE best?!

  • Those new glasses are SO CUTE!!! And I can’t get over how cute she is with Minnie in her glasses too. Hoping that these glasses do the trick and she doesn’t need surgery!

    • Haha I thought that was the sweetest ever. We are feeling pretty optimistic that they are doing everything we hoped right about now!

  • When someone talks smack about pumpkin anything (spice or not) I just want to tell them I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life. Bye Felicia.

    • Lol. So true. I actually have told that to a couple of people this year :P. Shut up and let me be.