Saturday, September 23, 2017

Week #38 {2017}

Sunday morning nuggles with little man.
"Well if the lady won't pet me...I'll just bite her in the leg!" - Bombi
My sweet momma brought me sunflowers and it has totally brightened up my kitchen.
While Chris and Dylan went to pre-ride the trail for the race coming up Saturday, the Littles and I went to Gigi's so I could mow her lawn.  Rylan helped pick up sticks/twigs.
And they made these adorable nature people.
 That night we had family movie night.
Monday Ry had a cute crown he made at school.
 He gave me "weet kisses" {sweet kisses} at bedtime.
 Tuesday while Chris was at work and the kids were in school, I mowed our lawn...and Bombi followed me the whole entire time.  Guess he was keeping an eye out for me!
 Wednesday Payton went to the ER for a concussion.
 And God created a beautiful sky that evening.
 Thursday Bombi and I went on a dump run.
 Friday morning was GORGEOUS! Our drive to school was pretty spectacular.
 And each road was different.
Every time Rylan sees sun rays, he shouts "God is coming back!". I can't even imagine how spectacular that day will be... 
Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. - Matthew 24:30
 We have soccer practice on Friday nights... and one of the players made up a game that had each kid laying out on the ground.  It was adorable.
 He's got a good team and an awesome coach!
 When we got home, Chris was finishing mowing the yard while the sun set,
and we did a burn.
 Saturday morning, these boys left for the race.
 And we took Ry for his soccer pictures...
 and game.
 Chris sent me photos of Dylan racing.
 It was hard not being able to be at both things.  But I am thankful for photos and videos!
Payton got some snuggling in with Bombi before bed.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Powder Room Before & After

We finished re-doing the powder room awhile ago...and by "we" I mean Chris.  I kinda helped.  Here is what it looked like when we moved in.  Ugly yellow walls, no mirror and patch jobs that weren't painted.
Here's what it looks like now. 
We painted it gray, changed out the light fixture, added board and batten, changed the fixtures, replaced the light switches and the sockets, added a mirror, replaced the toilet {which was fun when a pipe broke IN the floor and water was spraying everywhere...and we didn't know where the turn off valve for the water main was!},
and cased in the door with a farmhouse header.
I LOVE how it turned out.
He did a great job on it!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Yesterday afternoon I got a call from the school nurse saying that Payton had an accident on the seesaw and had a bump on her forehead.  The nurse gave her ice and checked her over, and she didn't show any signs of other injury other than the bump.  I LOVE my sweet Payton girl, but she can be a little bit of a drama momma when she is hurt {not sure WHERE she got that from - wink!} so I didn't think that much of it...until I picked her up from school...
Holy moly was the bump huge!  We were jokingly calling her a unicorn, hoping to make light of how bad it was.
I guess she was on the seesaw with her friend and went to wipe hair out of her face.  Her friend hit the ground and Payton flew up off the seesaw and landed on her head on top of the seesaw!
Since Chris was gone overnight for a work trip, I had Payton sleep in my bed and I woke her up every hour and a half to check on her.  In the morning, she seemed okay, besides having a headache {naturally!}, so I gave her medicine and sent her off to school.  A few hours later I got a call from the nurse that Payton was complaining about being dizzy - I called Chris and we decided that I should take her to the ER.
They took her to do a CAT scan.
After the scan they brought her a warm blanket.
My momma {who was there with me} and I commented on how lucky she was to get that blanket, because warm blankets were the best.... so the nurse brought us back our own!
Payton's CAT came back clear and she has a concussion.  She is out of PE and taekwondo for at least 2 weeks.  Poor girl!
Oh and funny enough, I knew Payton's nurse!  She lived in our old neighborhood.  Isn't the world small?  She brought Payton a popsicle, animal crackers, and stickers as she was doing the last checks to have her released.