Hooray, we made it! I didn’t feel like this week would ever end. WHEW!
ONE \\ The weather has been super rainy here and fairly ‘cool’ for August. This means 2 things: I am dying for PSL to come back AND it is time to start fall wardrobe refreshing. This quilted monogrammed pullover from MarleyLilly.com is amazing and at the top of my list!
TWO \\ Wine me and dine me! Tonight is our fall kick-off for Vino League, our small connections church group that I started a few years ago! Four, I think! I’m so proud of this group and the purpose it serves. Obvi, wine is a the reason but deep down, its about forging friendships with people you might not otherwise spend time with outside of church. I have made so many wonderful friends through this group!! This year I have “given the group away” to my dear friend Beth, and she has taken over all the organization of meetings etc. Bless her! Because I had way too much on my plate the last couple of years and this year I have stopped everything except serving my term on church vestry.
Our theme tonight is “bring your favorite” and Andy’s & my go-to is a Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages. I love a 2012, but a 2014 is good right now too. I actually drank our last bottle that we had in the wine rack last week, so Andy will have to pick one up on his way home today. My friends always bring fun wines to try and the best food pairings!
THREE \\ 53 days until my NASM CPT test. I am not ready. To be honest, I haven’t studied in weeks, until yesterday. I haven’t had the motivation to do anything fitness related, really. The funk has had me down so low… I’m trying to turn that around!
FOUR \\ Olivia has decided not to compete in pageants this year, but to focus 100% of her extra time outside of school on cheer at ACU. I’m proud of her for prioritizing and realizing so early on that if you spread yourself too thin, you won’t be able to give your best to anything at all. I won’t lie, I will miss seeing her on that stage… but I know that I will love watching her on that competition floor even more!
FIVE \\ Last week, I won tickets to see G-Eazy and Lil Uzi Vert at the AMP. I took Olivia (her first concert!!) The concert started at 6:30 and we won the tickets at like 1pm. I’m super thankful to our neighbor (and Sophia’s bff’s mommy) for having Sophia over to spend the night so Olivia could go with me to the concert. Our friend (and realtor) Cassie was there with her kids, who are good pals with my kids, and we had a big time. Olivia definitely had a great first concert experience. Shout out to Expressions Flowers in Fort Smith for the sweet prize!!