Ok, so I used to love doing 5 on Friday over at my old blog! I was perusing blogs earlier this week and found that … drumroll please… IT IS STILL A THING! Sign me right back up, babes.
The idea of 5 on Friday is to post 5 things going on in your life or mind right now… and that’s it! An end of the week mind-dump, kinda? But in a way more fun and organized way.
- ONE \\ My house has way too much stuff. Stuff we don’t wear or use. SO, I created a little Facebook group to try and sell some of my kids’ nicer clothes and some of mine. Home decor, etc., that is still in great shape but we don’t use. Andy HATES H A T E S yard sales (he says they’re tacky) and he absolutely will not budge about me having one. So, a Facebook ‘yard sale’ is the best I can do. haha!
- TWO \\ I have been seriously considering doing mini portrait sessions as a fundraiser for Olivia’s cheer competition fees. I don’t do a lot of photo work anymore, outside of my own friends/family as a hobby/personal favor to people. I mostly photograph my own kids, plants, food. Doesn’t change the fact that a) I’m good and b) I love it. You can see some of my work here.
- THREE \\ Northwest Arkansas has the best, best best farmers market. I spent last Saturday with Michelle and Meg piddling around Fayetteville. We left at 7am, hit the farmers market, I finally got to gorge myself at Hammontrees (they have a great bloody mary, btw), and did some light shopping at vintage & 2nd hand stores. It was the perfect day with my favorite people.
- FOUR \\ Letterkenny. I’m obsessed. Go watch seasons 1 and 2 on Hulu right now and then if you have crave tv, give me your password so I can watch seasons 3-6! LOL!
- FIVE \\ School starts on Wednesday. I am in total disbelief that I have a high school freshman and a 2nd grader. Where has the time gone?! I love being a mom more than anything on this earth. I used to feel so embarrassed when people asked me what I did and ‘stay at home mom‘ or ‘homemaker‘ was my answer. Truly, I tell you, those days were the best of my life. Parenting is not always easy, not always a walk in the park. Teenagers are hard
AF(sorry mom) to raise. I’m finding that out daily.
Sophia is so independent these days and Olivia is finding her way as an individual, pressing her boundaries and stretching her wings. It would be a lie if I said I’m not a little frightened. I pray, and hope, that Andy and I are raising her in a way that she will always come back to a place of faith in Christ, the power of a never-ending universe, moral integrity, and love for all humankind. We are really thankful for a place like St. John’s, open and loving and accepting, to help us in our journey as parents. It takes a village, and we have a really lovely, dependable one.
We don’t have any. That feels so good to say! Well, actually, I don’t have any. Olivia is volunteering at the Ainsley’s Angels 5k walk & run Saturday morning. Our church, St. John’s Episcopal, is serving as the start & finish line for the race. She will be doing whatever they need her to do to make the race and morning go smoothly.
Oh.. I will finish painting Olivia’s dresser, maybe. We’re having a family movie night (Princess Diaries 2!!) and just relaxing on our last weekend of summer!!
Sophia had open house tonight and we got to meet her teacher. She was a very sweet lady and Sophia is looking forward to a great year!
Olivia has orientation on Monday, and the first day of school is Wednesday!!
Are you ready for back to school and all it entails???