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Monday, April 15, 2019

Weekend Wrap-Up [Hello Monday]

Hey there, Monday!

This week we kick off our yearly state testing at the kids' school, and this year 2/3 of the Hensley babes will be rocking that TN Ready test!

Seriously though, we all would appreciate all the prayers for peace as they test for several days!

 Linked with: Heather | Lindsay | Johannah | Tanya
Today I'm recapping what was the busiest, but oh my goodness, the most fun weekend in a long time!! We had loads of family and friends time, and it was full of the sweetest moments!

Friday this girl was so excited to pick out her own outfit, and y'all, she has been dying to wear this dress, because she looks 'just like Elena of Avalor!'
{My princess just loves dressing like any Disney princess}

Friday was much of a blur. I had to swing Carson to the doctor for an ear ache that thankfully wasn't infected yet. Then I had a longer practice than normal with the boys, and then I met up with Joe. We have some pretty big things that we are praying over, and Friday we met and discussed a few of the moving parts. Right now we are doing a lot of praying, and expecting God to show up and show out!

Saturday we had another busy day ahead of us, but we couldn't get out of the house fast enough for the kids.

We had to get to our church's community egg hunt!!

 Besties who egg hunt together, stay together!!

The boys!!

It was so much fun! We had thousands of eggs, inflatibles, and Chick-Fil-A!
Our church really knows how to put on an event, and this one was no different. It was so much fun!!

While the boys headed to the first game of this weekend's basketball tournament, the girl and I headed to one of her friends' birthday party!
 A swim party for sweet Ava!

After game 1, the boys met up with us, and they were so excited!!

They were there for the pizza!!

We then wrapped up two incredible games!

The little sisters of basketball!!
And that last game y'all!!
These boys came back from being down 9 in the fourth quarter to winning with some clutch free throws and steals in the last 30 seconds. It was full of all the drama, and my blood pressure was out the roof!!
I'm so dang proud of these boys!

Sunday we headed to church!
Carson and his buddy, Brennan were so cute!
People often ask if they are cousins, and they are just the funniest & sweetest boys who love Jesus BIG!

We got home from church in time to watch Tiger make his huge comeback!
It was pretty incredible!

We ended our weekend back at one of our favorite churches, to hear one of our favorite preachers of all time...
Dr. DL Lowrie is incredible! He is the best, most precious soul ever. His family means the world to my family, especially my in-laws, and he brought such an awesome message on Palm Sunday!

Our weekend was a blur, but fun, and this week is going to be just as busy. We will rest one day..maybe!

Have you all started Easter celebrations?!

Happy Monday!!


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

10 on the 10th [April]

Hey there Wednesday!!


What a week, and it's only Wednesday.

We officially kicked off our inaugural men's volleyball season last night. We were all a little uncertain with what to expect, but our guys played so well! We were all so stinking proud of them, and for the next few Tuesdays and Thursdays I'll be cheering for 13 awesome volleyball fellas!!

Any who..on to today's post!

I'm linking up with one of my favorite friends, Jennifer @ The Bolin Bunch, for her 10 on the 10th link-up.

Today we are sharing 10 household tips!

Do 1 load of laundry every day!

Back in the days before children, we could wash laundry only like twice a week without any problems, but now, if I skip even one day, I'm so far behind! Thankfully laundry is my absolute favorite chore ever, so it's not a super big inconvenience for me!

Fold your laundry as soon as it comes out of the dryer!

I swear, if the laundry makes it from the dryer to the laundry basket unfolded, it gets wrinkly, & I get frustrated! I've started folding as soon as the dryer finishes, and the laundry magically makes it mostly unwrinkled into drawers more often than not!

Let your kids help!

My kids are 11, 9, and 6, so it's expected for them to help out around the house. They are expected to clean their rooms, put away their stuff, etc.. They need to learn how to be a little independent, while learning major life skills like laundry, dishes, and tidiness.
My favorite little helpers!

Find your spouse's favorite chore, and let them do it their way!

Joe is super incredible at vacuuming. I mean, he's a vacuum champ in my book, so I totally back off while he does his thing! I've learned that if we are all good at just one thing, or if we all only liked one thing, that would be the only thing that got done. Thank goodness for gifts and joys in other areas of life...especially when I don't have to vacuum.

Even a little bit every day adds up.

I know I'm not the only one out there with a crazy schedule every day. An all day deep cleaning isn't in my future, but tidying up a little every single day somewhere will eventually make my day of all-out cleaning a lot easier!

Baby wipes & Magic Erasers are treasures when cleaning.

I swear baby wipes will clean anything, and for the things it won't clean, hello Magic Erasers! I'm amazed by just how much these two with clean! I've cleaned permanent markers up with this combo, and I was super impressed!

All hands on deck..always!

No one wants to be the only one cleaning, and if everyone chips in, then it makes the work go by so much faster!

Put a good playlist on & jam out while cleaning up!

Music always makes any situation a little more fun! We will blare us some good ole country music {Hello Luke Combs}, and we'll just get it done! We may have a few spontaneous dance parties while cleaning, but it gets done!!

Make it a competition!

My kids (and hubby) are super competitive, so sometimes we'll race to see who can pick up the most whatever. Competition always encourages the best of cleaning up dance parties!

Give yourself some grace, friend.

Sometimes the dishes don't make it into the dishwasher, and that is okay! Those same dishes can get loaded and washed in the morning. Some nights I'm just exhausted, and what I want to happen, doesn't happen. Thankfully my hubby & kids still love me regardless of the state in which our house looks! Your house isn't a reflection of you are a parent or wife!

What is your favorite and least favorite chore?!

Do you have a 'system' to keeping a clean house?!