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Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday Favorites {1.19.2017}

Another week gone, and it was basically Winter Break number two for our kids. Our entire week was basically one big Snow Day, and the kiddos are out of school again today. I guess we'll try again Monday.
{face palm}

Today I'm joining AndreaNarci, & Erika for another edition of Friday Favorites!

Next week temperatures are for sure a favorite!
After a week full of temperatures well below freezing, this heat wave is definitely welcomed by the Hensley crew!

These cold temperatures have welcomed hot tea, and it's a definite favorite this week!
My buddy Erin @ Perfectly Port Family sent me a picture of her tea cup, and it just inspired me to have one myself!
Golden Chai is my favorite with a splash of milk & splenda.
Perfect warm drink on a cold night!

All things FARMHOUSE!
We are currently praying about making a huge decision about a farm that is pre-Civil War, and while the project would be so much fun, it will also be quite the undertaking for this mama!

Of course a farmhouse isn't my natural inclination of house style, but if you are considering buying a PRE-CIVIL WAR farmhouse in TENNESSEE, you have to stay true to the bones of the house. And this stuff is so pretty...I just need a little sparkle & white to off-set all the hand-cut wood!
Yes, it's totally a dream house...if we can get it at the right price.
[PRAY big prayers for us, y'all]

This boy's silly self!
While he was riding to Knoxville yesterday, he was so serious...like refusing to laugh, giggle, or smile while watching another Hensley favorite, Hotel Transylvania! I mean, that face is just too adorable, and that boy failed big time @ not laughing. I just had to get Stephen to snap a picture to try to break him.
Look out, the Queen's Guards..he may have a job at Buckingham Palace in the near future!
Speaking of our quick trip to Knoxville...
We definitely got some answers, and we are finally seeing some improvements in her lungs & the tests they run every time we visit. Specifically her large airways are performing @ 100%, but her small airways require more attention. She's still not performing where she needs to be, but we are really confident in the plan that we have with her pulmonologist. We go back in April to make sure everything is still improving. He was very happy with how healthy she looked and sounded, and he mentioned that she was lucky because the pulmonary viruses and infections are very bad right now.
I just need to put her in a little bubble...with glitter!

We are excited about those warmer temperatures letting us have a little more freedom over the next couple of days. We have a pretty jam-packed basketball weekend, and it's one of our last few weekends that Nataleigh & I are completely free. We'll be soaking up all the cute boy/family time with Jojo, Stephen, & Carson, for sure!

Happy Friday, y'all!


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Life Lately: Snow Edition

So we've been on snow schedule all week, and we are on day 3 today. Maybe my boys will go back to school at some point this year!
In our area of Tennessee, we don't get huge snow accumulations, but we do have some super curvy backroads and 'hollars' that tend to stay icy & dangerous for a while, which causes our kiddos to miss a lot. 
The kids also go extra every day of the school year to 'build up' snow days, so missing several days doesn't affect our Spring Break or our Summer Break. It's really nice, honestly!

That all being said, we are all getting cabin fever, and we've busted it out to Knoxville to head to Nataleigh's doctor appointment.

I've tried this week to add some kind of fun to our situation, and today I'm sharing all about that fun!

Tuesday we busted out because snow was in our future, and I wanted to get us out before the snow was scheduled to arrive.

 A movie date sounded great to us!
And we saw Ferdinand.
It was just too adorable, and it even had our favorite, Peyton Manning, in it!

Then we stocked up on groceries for the next couple of days!

Stephen's teacher sent out a text letting his class in on an extra credit opportunity, and we happily worked on IXL for a little bit. Who doesn't need a little extra long division help?! 
Long-division game strong!

Our snow arrived later that evening, and the kiddos were some kind of crazy excited!
Snow just brings some kind of magic to any situation!

After dinner I found these three all snuggled up together, and my heart just about burst!

Wednesday we woke up to it still snowing, so Joe was also on a delay. He didn't have to make it to the office until noon, so we for sure snuck out to Cracker Barrel for a late breakfast!
& apparently we wore as many patterns as possible with one outfit!
{but those pretty feet}

While the kids spent much of the day playing & actually being good. I finished cleaning out their closets and organizing things for an upcoming consignment sale.
{not finished yet}

Nataleigh was excited that her February Bow Box got here, so we snapped a quick pictures!
And you've gotta go grab this one, especially if you have a little princess!

I enjoyed my vanilla cappuccino while I cooked our chicken quesadillas for dinner!

All-in-all it's been a pretty chill week for us, but y'all I'm so ready for this cold weather to go just for a bit. My kiddos need the structure of a regular schedule week.

Today, as we head to Knoxville, we covet your prayers for traveling mercy & for more answers for Nataleigh's lungs. We've been dealing with this after affects from her pneumonia too long, and we all are kinda over it!

I know He has us in His hands, and that's good enough for me!

Tomorrow I'm back with my Friday Favorites, so Happy Thursday friends!