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Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday Favorites + 10 on the 10th


We are out of school today for the first of 4 inservice days that we were gifted, because our school system didn't use all our built-in snow days, so we are happily sleeping in a little bit!!

Today I'm posting a MAJOR hodgepodge of a post. It's been a hot minute since I've shared some of my current favorites, and my girl Jenn @ The Bolin Bunch is hosting her 10 on the 10th link-up!

Field Trips

Yesterday I shared all about some of the fun we've been having on all the different trips!
It was a pretty long post, but it's full of pictures of cute kids having fun at zoos, camps, and parks!

Men's Volleyball

We won the whole dang thing. We were in first place after the regular season, and we, in dramatic fashion, beat Tennessee High in the tournament to win everything! It was just awesome. It was the inaugural men's season, and I'm really hoping that this catching fire, because it was so fun!
We celebrated a little this week with some pizza and cookie cake!!

Summer-Like Weather

It has been so stinking beautiful here lately, and even though I'm suffering because of allergies, it's been glorious!


Nataleigh's class raised butterflies this Spring, and they released them this week. Her teacher grabbed the most beautiful pictures when one of the butterflies wasn't ready to leave Nata!

Yes ma'am!
My girl's day was completely made!!

Ga Ga Ball?!

I had never heard or seen this game before, but all the kids knew the rules! It was HIGHLY competitive, and my boy came out the champion!
I read that it's called a bunch of different things (ga ga ball, octoball, etc).

Have you heard of this game?!

Photo A Day In May 2019

I'm participating in the Photo A Day in May with some other bloggers over on Instagram, and I love it! I've actually been sharing the pictures to my instastory highlight reel, so you can check out this month's pictures so far!

10 on the 10th

10 things I would tell my high school self!

  1. Drink more water.
  2. Pray more.
  3. Not everyone will like you, and that's okay.
  4. Dream even bigger.
  5. Don't ever quit.
  6. Leave people better than you found them.
  7. You'll always be remembered for how you made people feel.
  8. Not everyone was raised like you were.
  9. Don't be afraid to fail.
  10. These are the absolute best days of your life! 
What advice would you give yourself if you could go back!?

Today was fun, and I just have a feeling that these last few days of school are going to continue to get sweeter.

Enjoy your weekend, friends!



  1. What about the other game you discovered?!? Tetherball!!!! Or are you trying to hide that tough loss LOL

    1. LOL! Ha..yes I am a solid 0-1 in tetherball to you, but no worries, I’ll be back! 🤣

  2. Thanks for linking up with me! Love your advice! It's all so true. Your May has been FUN so far! Have a great weekend!

  3. My boys used to play gaga ball all the time! It's a pretty big hit with the homeschooling community around here.

  4. I have never heard of ga ga ball but I think Solon would love it. How fun to raise butterflies and yay for winning the championship!!!