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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

What's Up Wednesday 10.25.2017

Hey, hey, hey!!!
What's up Wednesday!!
Every month we join MelShay, & Sheaffer for their monthly link-up party, and it's my favorite for several reason. I love being able to recap our month as well as look forward to the next month's events, and we are officially on the verge of Holiday Season 2017!! 

We will be answering these questions today!

What We're Eating This Week

And they were gobbles up big time!!

Also, we are big on soups and chilis right now because we are finally cooling off in Tennessee. I shared THIS Chicken Tortilla Soup that my family went crazy for last week.

What I'm Reminiscing About

All the Fall memories!!

There is just something so fun about all things Fall & making memories!!

What I'm Loving

The Fall cool down that is finally coming to Tennessee. It's been so hot here lately, but the temperatures are finally starting to drop a little!!
Bring on all the layers!!!

What We've Been Up To

Volleyball season ended, so I've been busy trying to catch up on all things that is life!
Toppers 2017

pumpkin patches & pageants

hair cuts for these boys!
These two also ended the first nine weeks of school well. All A's for Carson & A's & B's for Stephen, and their teachers not only praised their hardwork but also their character. These are two good, helpful, funny, & loving boys, and I'm grateful that they're mine!
& fun with Snapchat filters!

What I'm Dreading

What I'm Working On

Christmas lists!!
Nataleigh is asking for several things, and of course they are all the toys that are being bought like crazy. I was hoping to go ahead and scoop up these asap, and with her birthday being a week after Christmas, it's always nice to have extra gifts on hand!
 A bicycle with a place for her dolls!
 The Hatchimals Twinsies
{my grandmother has already gotten her this, and she will freak out!}
And most recently she added this to our lists. Toys R Us sent home their catalog last week, and y'all she screamed when she saw this! Of course our local TRU was sold out as soon as they were stocked. They had people waiting for them, so I'll be checking every where for this!

We are struggling with the boys' gifts though. All they've asked for are cell phones, and we've explained to them that they won't be getting phones. They just don't need one, and I just see it as more of a distraction than anything else. Their second 'want' was an iPod, but here is our dilemma. They each already have iPads. Doesn't an iPod seem like a redundant gift?!

What are you buying for your boys {8-10 years old?}

What I'm Excited About

Oh my heart!
We've not had pictures taken together in so long because every time we try, life gets in the way! Literally the last time we scheduled pictures, Stephen was in the hospital with pneumonia. I'm praying & applying OnGuard to the kids until picture time!!
This is our backdrop, and y'all I seriously cannot wait!!

What I'm Watching/Reading

All the sports!!!
Astros vs. Dodgers
My Sox didn't make it, so I'm cheering for the Astros. This will be a fun series to watch!!
Go Vols
{even though we are extra stinky this year}
This has been such a dramatic season of football already. The politics & the injuries have just intensified the drama!!!
All 3 of my boys are thrilled that the new NBA season has started!!
Stephen is a HUGE LeBron fan, so Go Cavs!
Carson is all about the Warriors, so Go Dubs!
Jojo is a Celtics fan, and his season didn't start off too well, as Gordon Hayward went down with a gruesome injury!
And mama is a Spurs fan, so Go Spurs!!
And Go Blue!!

What I'm Listening To

Lots of Top 40s!!
LOVE Imagine Dragons
Nat is still on the T.Swift train!
Often if you pass us on the road, we will be jamming out, loudly, to whatever is on the radio, and it's so much fun!!

What I'm Wearing

I wore this cute, Halloween-inspired, outfit last week to parent-teacher conferences, and I got so many compliments. I found the pants & top at the end of summer at Old Navy, so I'll link similar!

What I'm Doing This Weekend

A spa party of Friday & then all the Halloween stuff with the family!
We let the kiddos pick out their Halloween costumes, and they did such a great job!
We have Lego Batman, a Taco, & Belle, and the kids are so excited!

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

Besides family pictures, I'm super excited about Thanksgiving!! It's one of my favorite holidays, and it's the unofficial kick-off of the Holiday season!
I shared HERE yesterday all about why my favorite holiday is my favorite, and Thanksgiving is just the beginning!

What Else Is New

Not a whole lot, but it's still good!!

Bonus Question: What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

but not the fancy kind...give me the straight-out-of-the-can, Ocean Spray, cranberry sauce!!

I'm also a sucker for all the pumpkin pie!!

Catch up here on our previous What's Up Wednesdays!

September 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017

Thanks for stopping by today!!
Have a blessed Wednesday!


  1. I love cranberry sauce too! YUMMY! This post just makes me love fall and look forward to the holidays! Happy Wednesday!