Monday, August 5, 2019

This Weekend:

* Friday morning I met one of my dearest friends for breakfast at a new spot that just opened up right by our neighborhood.

Huge portions!
We both got the Eggs Benedict and it was DEE-lish!
{Would recommend!!}

* Afterwards, I ran some errands and spent the rest of the day back at home in my craft room working on custom orders.

I made the vinyl for these pots for a sweet friend who runs a pre-school.  She wanted to give each of her teachers one of these on their first day back to school. 
 Isn't that the sweetest?

* Friday night date night.
We met one of Joe's favorite college roomates and his darling wife for dinner at Oregano's

The last time we saw them was 16 years ago and it's as though these two had spent no time apart!  
Made us wish we lived closer to them, we had SUCH a fun time laughing with them!!

* Saturday morning London and I woke up at 5 AM (true story!) to make it to downtown Gilbert for a 6 AM photoshoot for London's dance group.

I must really love my daughter, huh?

Needless to say, I took a 4 hour nap when we returned and spent the rest of the day at home with the a/c blasted.
{It's been HOT, HOT, HOT here in AZ!)

* Churchey-church on Sunday.

The kids fought before church (typical) which meant that they had to give each other a full frontal hug and say they were sorry as well as 'I love you' to the other person. 

Aren't Sunday mornings fun?

* After church I got to help out at our Bishop's Youth Devotional and Dessert.  

Such a great time and I can't wait to share with you what it was all about!

* We rushed home, had dinner and then had all of the young single adults in our ward over for a little FHE and dessert.

Such a cute bunch of kids!

Joe's calling in our ward is to be an advisor over these kids. (And when I say 'kids'...they're actually not kids at all.  They're 18 and older and have all gradutated from high school).

We had such a fun time with them.
We tried explaining to them that these are some of the BEST YEARS OF THEIR LIFE and to enjoy it to the fullest.  

Some are getting ready to leave on missions.
Some are headed out of state to college. be young again.
Brought back SO many memories for Joe and I.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Michael Scott's "The Office" themed party.

My niece is OBSESSED with the TV show "The Office" so for her 12th birthday party she planned herself (with the help of her mom 😉) an OFFICE themed party.

The details were incredible!

My cute niece dressed as Michael Scott - - the boss!

Each guest got an invitation a week prior to the party that looked like this...

Everyone was assigned to come dressed a character from the show.

London was Kelly Kapoor and we made sure her outfit was complete with the drawn in beauty mark (London's idea 😂). 

My other niece (on the right) was Kevin.
I.  Died!!!!!

All of the food was taken from different episodes on the show...

Yes...they even did a jello mold with a stapler inside of it!

Also, their ENTIRE house was decked out with 'Office' memorabilla....

For their 'team building' activity...they went bowling!

And for party favors, my niece gave everyone some 'Jims'... well as school office supplies like cute folders, glittery notebooks and markers.

It was such a HIT! 

Have you ever seen "The Office"?
We've probably seen every single episode close to 
35 times EACH.

Monday, July 29, 2019

This Weekend:

* Friday morning I baked and cleaned the house.

It's a good thing we occasionaly have people over, otherwise the dust in my house might just never get dusted.

I tried a new recipe for Peanut Butter Blondies.
Chocolate + Peanut Butter is the way ot my heart.

* I met a dear friend for lunch at one of my favorite joints: Local Eats

We split the carne asada fries and the sliders and they were BOTH delish! 

* Afterschool we picked up London's bestie.
She had two items on her 'to-do' list with this bestie.

1.  Get Bahama Bucks

2.  Get glitter hairspray from Party City.

Done and DONE!

* The boys had their cute friends over Friday night for a hangout...

Chick Fila nuggets, a Circle K run + truth or dare were on their agenda. 

Joe and I hid upstairs for most of the night, with the exception of going downstairs a few times, just to embarrass our kids.  
{That's like a parental right, huh?}

* Saturday morning was glorious because I slept in until 10:30.  Why my family thought they needed to wake me up and TELL ME it was 10:30 is beyond me...but anyways...😂

* I worked on Etsy orders for most of the day...

...and then we met some of our very favorite friends for a date night at a {new to us} Italian restaurant for lots of laughs.

* Churchey-church on Sunday.

Cubby was so bummed he got all dresed up and then couldn't come with us.

I LOVED the quotes on the front of our church program.

I've been thinking a lot about the word MINISTERING lately and this quote is exactly what I needed to read.

* I filled in for the pianist in Primary and had the privledge of hearing the sweet kiddos sing THIS song.

Oh my goodness! 
It's my new favorite Primary song!!!
Such a sweet message.

* We had my sister over for Sunday dinner {roast beef and mashed potatoes, duh!} and then attended the Open House for our friends' sweet son who is getting ready to leave for his mission to Calgary, Canada. 

So much excitement in their home and I loved being apart of it!