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Post-Its & Pinterest Tuesday

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I love Brie - so I cannot WAIT to try this one!
Source: via Hanna on Pinterest
This is just smart!! Source: via Hanna on Pinterest
I made a few of these this week! I was pretty impressed with how they turned out - now I just need some new colors of yarn!
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I don't understand being rude, just to be rude! There are times, maybe, when a situation warrants a little sternness, but just b/c it's your personality doesn't! I see it on the road more than anywhere else these days, too - I'm trying to get to a destination just like you friend! Source: via Hanna on Pinterest
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Just what the doctor ordered...

By Saturday Emma seemed to be feeling a little better - still puny & her fever didn't get any higher than 99 degrees. So, we ventured out early Saturday morning for b'fast, did a little shopping & came back to the house. By that time both kids were ready to lay it down for a little bit, so I took advantage and did a little spring cleaning. Mostly around my kitchen - deep scrubbing on my fridge that was a bit over due! I also tackled all the dust, my floors & the fan blades. Okay, honestly I roped Michael into helping with the fan blades. When he saw me up on the step stool doing my little balancing act with the vacuum (b/c I use my brush extension first on then polish my fan blades), he told me to let him do it! What a sweetie he is! I also made a big pot of soup, deboned a rotisserie chicken & did a few loads of laundry all while the kids were resting. Timing worked out perfectly b/c just about the time I was done they started waking up...then it was off to …

I'm ready for this bright smile again...

My baby girl isn't 100% right now. She spiked a fever Monday evening of 103 degrees. It broke by the time she went to bed, but woke up with it again Tuesday morning at 100 she stayed home yesterday. She was fine during the day, no fever, no other symptoms except a hoarse voice & just not as perky as she usually is. Her throat isn't red & she doesn't say it hurts, though. Then last night after her bath she told me how cold she was & sure enough her fever was back - it was 102 degrees last night & 99 degrees this morning. It is so weird how it only comes up in the evening & through the morning, then it's gone all day long.

Since tonight we'll be going on 48 hours I am going to call her pediatrician this morning when they open & see if they can see her this afternoon. I've got back to back meetings all week & was able to rearrange some this afternoon to make sure I can take her in if they have an opening - I hope they do…

Has it nearly been a week already???

Wow - I didn't realize that it had been nearly a week since I had last posted. Work & home have been crazy busy lately!!! We did some running around this weekend, had another b'day party, my parents came over to visit & just life in general - the daily stuff of picking up, putting up, cooking, cleaning, making time around all that for play & family...and well, some times the blog has to give up a little bit of time! 
And if you don't figure it out by the end of the post, this is going to be an iPhoneography post, too! :)
Friday night we decided to have a double date - we hadn't been out in a long time!! These two handsome men were our escorts for the evening! I'd say Emma & I were a couple of lucky ladies!
We haven't spent nearly as much time outside as we like to - it's just way too hot! We've been going out in the backyard a lot of evenings about 30 minutes before bedtime & it's still ridiculously hot. We are going on day …

Post-It Note & Pin It Tuesday...b/c it's a linky kind of day!

If I didn't have such a busy day/week I think I would have hit the snooze once more this morning. Going to bed with a migraine is bad, but waking up with one is so much worse. I'm thankful today for my Imitrex - it gets me back to a state where I can function. My lights are low in my office & Adele is singing softly in the background. I think hope by the time lunch has come & gone I'll be feeling normal again...

That being said...
Source: via Hanna on Pinterest Source: via Hanna on Pinterest
And b/c what's a post w/out pictures...and b/c I think these two are so adorable:
Pictures from our playtime last week - Emma was giving a concert & this was her stage. I guess Aaron was a groupie, b/c he got past security and got up on stage with her!!!

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Our Weekend Recap

August 14th & 15th we have three b'days in our family - my great-niece Isabel who celebrated her 5th birthday (her party was actually last weekend), my niece Katelynn who turned 4 & my Grannie who turned 97 this year! This weekend we celebrate the latter two birthdays.
Saturday we drove out to a really cool restaurant where Katelynn's birthday was hosted - it was so much fun! Good food, fun atmosphere & the kids got to feed animals and go on a pony ride. Emma thought the pony was so cool b/c it had hot pink hair! Aaron, of course, was so concerned with the pony's fashion sense! He did, however, have his own cowboy style! I don't think that's how you're supposed to wear it Aaron! LOL Practicing for the real ride!! Happy Birthday Katelynn!!!
When the birthday celebrations were over we loaded back up & headed out of town for the rest of the weekend to celebrate my Grannie's 97th Birthday. Our family took up five pews at church Sunday mo…

These are the faces that rock my world!

Last night we went out in the backyard to play - well, actually while I was cleaning up I heard Emma say, "Aaron you wanna go play outside?" Next thing I knew I heard the backdoor open & close. It sounded like such a good idea, so Michael & I followed to go play. (Michael ended up working in the backyard after a bit, b/c that's what Michael does!!)
Aaron has learned to climb the slide all on his own - and yes, my son was outside in a diaper and pj top - so he kept going up and down the slide over and over and over again!! This face "gets" - I mean how mischievous and adorable does this look all at the same time???? I don't remember now what it was that Emma was telling us about, but she was very animated about it, I know that! Michael does not like that camera to point his way - when I do he usually makes a goofy face so I won't take a picture - so I just sat there (I was on the ground) with the camera pointed up at him till he made a regu…