Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What's Up Wednesday ~ September 2016

Hello, Friends! September is nearly over and it's time to link up with Shay at Mix and Match Mama for What's Up Wednesday!  Here's what we've been doing this month.

What We're Eating This Week...My menu has changed about five times already this week due to our schedule. At this point, I'll be lucky to make it to the grocery store! I will share this tho: For some crazy reason, there was a box of Hamburger Helper {I don't normally make that kind of stuff!} in the pantry and Alise insisted on having it for supper Thursday night.  Did you know you had to add MILK to HH?  I had no idea.  It sounded gross. I was just happy I had unexpired milk in the fridge that night! Whew! Something else my mini-me is requesting: hot dogs! Yuck! We never have hot dogs because they usually give Alise a migraine, but I'm thinking since it will be for an evening meal, she should be okay. We'll see if they get added to the menu!

What I'm reminiscing about...September always reminds me of second chances and how God can bring happiness and joy out of a very bad decision. 

What I'm loving...I walked in our local neighborhood Walmart last week to get fall colored M&Ms for cookies I was baking - which they didn't have - and a huge crate of honey crisp apples hit me at the door! Made me smile {and I needed to smile that day!}. Love seeing all things fall pop up in the stores right now. We were coming home from church on Sunday and I noticed we actually had leaves in our yard! Mr. Horton better get that pool covered ASAP {we have lots of trees}!

What we've been up to...Three words: football and cheer! Here's a pic from last Friday's Disney themed pep rally! The JV squad was Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs.  I thought they were so cute!


What I'm dreading...Oh the joys of middle school! And I'm trying really hard not to be a Debbie Downer! We've had a situation where some of the girls are being bullied by another cheerleader. Heaven help me! Alise told me last week that she didn't know if she was going to try out again next year. A part of me was like, "Yay!  A normal life!" and another part of me was like, "But, Alise! This is what you've always wanted to do! You can't quit!" I just kept my mouth shut and let her ramble on. I dread her decision. Whatever it is.

What I'm working on...Getting a list of Christmas ideas together for the girls! I usually start my shopping in October.

What I'm excited about...Girls night is this weekend!  Oh, how this Mama needs it!

What I'm watching/reading...If you're a fan of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series {like me!}, you may or may not know that there is a Bosch series on Amazon video. Wayne and I binged the first season this month and we really liked it.  We're working on season two now. The new book in the series, The Wrong Side of Goodbye releases November 1st. Of course, our TV is turned to football from Thursday to Monday nights and especially on Saturdays. Yes, we were sweating the Ole Miss v. Bama game a few weeks ago! So glad that the Crimson Tide was able to pull out a W! 

What I'm listening to...Still listening to Prime Country on XM, but I have to say that I'm a little disappointed in the Garth channel. They play his songs and the majority of them I've never heard before.  I hear his more popular songs on Prime, so that's where my dial is staying these days. Sorry, Garth! But I'll probably switch back and forth.

What I'm wearing...I surprised myself one day for work when I pulled out a red swing dress and threw a floral kimono over it that I've had for several years. I loved the look, got several compliments, and now its one of my favorite outfits! 



What I'm doing this weekend...Watching football. Going out with the girls. Working on a reading fair project. Studying.

What I'm looking forward to next month...Halloween!

What else is new...We had a horrible weekend. When Alise and I are both tired, we don't mix well together. My day to myself got cut short Saturday because she left her backpack in my car and I had to come all the way home to bring it to her so she could study and there was no sense in going back to town. Then her sassy mouth got herself grounded and ruined the date night Wayne and I had planned that evening. We decided to order a pizza and stay home for the night - she didn't want pizza! - and about an hour after eating, I was knocking on death's door with sickness. By Sunday morning, I was feeling better, but we nearly had to turn around and head back home on our way to church because of our precious eleven year old! Somebody please tell that kid to just SHUT UP and quit arguing with her parents before I really have to do bodily harm. We have five tests this week, to which she has already failed one. I'm talking, "F" for failed. She's never failed a test before. She didn't even bring books home Monday night. I do not know what has happened to my sweet and smart daughter, but needless to say, she's grounded for the remainder of the nine weeks!

In other news, Sunday afternoon D & S came over to the house and Wayne grilled burgers.  So happy to have all my girls - which, of course, includes Alise - together!  We hung out in the living room and laughed and had so much fun. D is actually in a boot right now because of her foot and I don't envy her at all, but my heart goes out to her just the same because I've been there. And on top of everything else I've got going on, S is having some "things" this week and I am just a basket case with worry. My girls are gonna be the death of me!

And so that's been our life the past month! Hope everyone is enjoying fall and this time of year. Some cooler weather actually hit our area yesterday and I was so happy! I've missed reading some of my favorite blogs lately, but life has been so busy for us. I'm hoping to resume my regular blogging schedule soon. For now, you can keep up with our crazy life on Instagram {laurahorton0120} and Snap Chat {laurahorton0120}. 

13 comments:

  1. Hi Kimono CUTIE!! So sorry you were sick and had a time...those yucky days make us treasure the good ones even more! I have been eating a honey crisp every day..love em and seasonal M&M's....but LOVE you more!!! Happy Wednesday my amazing friend!!

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    1. Hey Girl! Sorry I've been MIA! You will certainly keep the doctor away with all those apples! Ha! I'm hoping to bake something delish with them soon! xoxo

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  2. Oh, I'm sure your girl will change her mind 100 times before she has to make the final decision about next year. Bullies... UGHHHHHHH
    That Snow white/dwarves costumes - so adorable!

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    1. I thought they looked so cute, too! And yes! My eleven year old changes her mind all the time!

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  3. Love the kimono and dress!
    I'm obsessed with Prime Country too.
    And HH. My Nanny made it for us all the time and I loved it. I made it a few months ago, because memories!!!!, and hated it. It was disgusting!

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    1. Ha ha, Melanie! I guess they just don't make Hamburger Helper like they use to because I thought the same thing! Thank you for your kind words about the kimono and dress. I'm actually wearing it today, too! Hope you're having a great Wednesday!

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  4. I'm sorry you had a crappy weekend! I hope this weekend makes up for it!
    I can totally relate to the difficult tween & teen years with girls. Even though Kendall has a heart of gold, there are times when we are oil & water!! It definitely makes for a tense day!

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    1. Oh honey! I was telling Stephanie at lunch that my life has been a living hell for the last five days, going on six! What is WITH that kid??

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    2. Oh honey! I was telling Stephanie at lunch that my life has been a living hell for the last five days, going on six! What is WITH that kid??

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    3. I'm sure she'll grow out of it...in fourteen or fifteen years! ;)

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    4. LOL! Thanks so much friend for your optimism! I'll be dead by then!

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  5. Well, sounds like you've had more than a little going on. Yes, Alise is likely just testing her waters and if you hold your foot to the fire she'll likely get through this phase a whole lot quicker. Parenting isn't for sissies! :o)))

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  6. Loving the kimono! I'm sure I'm just enjoying the calm before the storm right now. Carly and I are sooo much alike and I dread how we are probably going to knock heads!

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