Wednesday, February 24, 2016

What's Up Wednesday - 2/24/16

I'm linking up to What's Up Wednesday hosted by Shay, Mel, and Sheaffer this month!  It's gonna be fun.

What we’re eating this week
We’ve had simple meals this week because it’s been busy.  Fajitas on Sunday night, fried rice on Monday night, tacos on Tuesday night, and tonight, we will probably order in something because Michael has soccer practice until 9pm.

What I’m reminiscing about
Yesterday morning, I spent almost an hour going through pictures and cleaning up my iCloud. I came across pictures of last summer when we visited my parents in California. This was the trip that we learned that my baby sister was having baby. We had such a fun time. 

This is my preggo sissy. She was about 8 weeks here.

The boys love going to Gilroy Gardens with their Grans when we visit.

 My older boys with Cousin Ben-Ben and Kow-Foo (uncle).

What I’m loving
The rain! I know some people love the mild winter we are having but I’m really not digging it.  I love my winters to be cold so the rain we got yesterday is a great little reminder that we are still in the middle of winter.  Please let there be snow this year!

I loved waking up to rain Tuesday morning.

What I’ve been up to
Just everyday life stuff – driving everybody to school, activities, practices. Helping kiddos with homework, running errands, and doing chores.  I know, I live a very exciting life.

What I’m dreading
M will be traveling lots for work in the coming months so I’m kinda dreading not having him home much.  He took a break from traveling for a couple of months and was so very nice. Now that he’s traveling again, it’s gonna be a little busier for me.

What I’m working on
I’ve been busy planning an overnight event at the Ft. Worth Zoo for SAGT – a parent booster club for gifted education. It’s not until April, but there’s lots of coordinating that needs to be done!

What I’m excited about
I’m super excited about Matthew’s Odyssey of the Mind competition coming up Saturday. He and his teammates have been working so hard for this competition for the past 5 months.  We are talking 3 practices a weeks for 2-3 hours a day.  It’s basically an engineering competition – they are required to build a vehicle that can move and pick up things and then write a skit to go along with it.  I’m excited to see how they will place.  If they do well, they will advance to State and then to World.

What I’m watching/reading
I’m watching The Bachelor, Survivor and the Amazing Race. I'm a reality TV junkie, if you couldn't tell.

I just finished reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  Loved it! 

My next book is The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson.  One of the girls from my book club picked it out and I have no idea what it's about so I'm excited to delve into this one. 

What I’m wearing
Yes, it's been warm enough this winter for me to wear this.  I know this is where I link to where you can buy what I have on, but unfortunately, I get my most of my clothes from Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx so it's a challenge.  I will link as much as I can.
Shirt - Lush (Nordstrom Rack) Jeans-Vigoss (Nordstrom Rack)  Shoes - Tory Burch (similar)

Sweater - Old (TJ Maxx) Tank - Target (similar) Jeans - Old (similar) Shoes - Tory Burch (similar) Necklace - Kendra Scott

Sweater - Old (Nordstrom Rack) Leggings - Matty M (Costco) Shoes - Old (Nordstrom Rack) Necklace - Kendra Scott

Shirt - Abound (Nordstrom Rack, similar) Jeans - Old (similar) Scarf - Old (Nordstrom rack) 
Booties - Old (similar)

What I’m doing this weekend
I’m going to watch Matthew compete for Odyssey of the Mind.  Then M and I will have to divide and conquer.  I will be taking Mark to a birthday party and M will be taking Michael to his soccer game.  We don’t have anything on Sunday planned so we will probably just hang out at home.

What I’m looking forward to next month
It’s this boy’s birthday in March so I am excited to celebrate him.  I cannot believe that he will be an officially teenager.

I’m also excited to be going to meet my little niece in California during Spring Break.

What else is new
My little niece Makena Lee Mann is very new!  She was born 2 weeks ago and she is precious.  I have 3 boys, my brother has 1 boy and we finally got our little girl! Can’t wait to spoil this sweet girl.


  1. Aw, I used to live in the Bay Area and went to Gilroy Gardens a couple of times! This post definitely brought back some fun memories! Love all of your outfits! So cute and put together. And now you have me wanting a mint KS Rayne necklace. Perfect for spring! Thanks for stopping by from the linkup!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  2. I am a reality junky too!! I just can't get enough!! I have the best memories from spending the night at the zoo growing up! It was called zoo snooze. Are your boys going to be able to go!?