{Insta Friday}

a great week with company, celebrations and lots of out of the ordinary goodness thrown in.

::here's a peek at our week::

riley's first middle school weekly lunch date

we love mr. putter and tabby


five guys
with four girls and one guy

janey said "take a pic so i can remember this moment."
both of them for lunch on thursday.
that might not happen again for awhile.

driving home with lily and her purple plastic purse.
janey and i are our heading out today for our annual girl scout camping trip and it looks like this time we just might have sunshine!!:) we wont know what to do without all the mud and raincoats!:)
so how was your week?
hope it was fabulous!!
have a happy day,



it's my birthday!
i had to ask dave the other day, "how old am i gonna be again??" you could look at that one of two ways...i'm too old to remember my age or i feel so young i couldn't possibly be 46 already could i?!:)
i'll go with the second choice how 'bout you?
the night before my birthday was the big soccer game and also my parents last night.
tears and excitement and more tears kept the girls up later then usual.
i knew i was gonna need to pull out the "it's my birthday...you have to be sweet and lovely this morning and get up and ready for school cheerfully" card.
and i did.
thank goodness for well timed middle of the week birthdays.
the skies were beautiful for me this morning.
after dropping aubrey off at school, i headed for a birthday frozen mocha/carmel.

it was the best one ever.
and my tunes and a little car dancing made the moment complete.

later dave and aubrey took me out for thai.
it was super yummy.

we did all the normal stuff we usually do during the day with a little dose of birthday texts, visits from friends bringing gifts, and surprise ones coming via delivery.

dave asked me what i wanted for my birthday dinner and what really sounded the best to me was a picnic at the park. simple, easy and zero clean up!!:)

oh how i love this girl...but i'm a bit worried about what her face looks like most days in the school cafeteria!!:)

i broke my personal rule this year about getting my hair colored before my birthday.
so ignore all that "i can't possibly be 46 already" gray! and yes i tried to edit it out of the shot a few back but then realized that job's gonna take forever so i gave up!!:)

aubrey was sad because she left her card at home:(
i didn't realize she was that sad till i saw this photo.
that breaks my heart!

she snuck in a kiss and we promised a do-over at home.

lots of yummy treats, lotion, new fall shirts a scarf and slippers.

but these four are really my best gifts!

blowing out that pretend candle

it was a wonderful day filled with love.
thank you so much!!!
here's to 46.......


{We Won!}

can you say craaaaaaaazy soccer game!!:)
last night was by far the most intense game we have watched all season. but i guess that's the way championship games are supposed to be right?:)

although some of us stayed calm and cool!:)

it is so much fun watching the girls mature in their sport and really learn how to pass, talk to each other on the field and play as a team. a lot different than beginning soccer when it's kind of like watching a swarm of bees buzzing around the ball!!:) these girls are good! and they try so hard and play with so much passion and i love that!

riley scored the only goal that night and we were ahead for quite awhile, then orange finally scored one too.  since we were tied at the end, we played two 5 minute tie breakers and we were still tied! now it went to penalty kicks!! they line up 5 shooters for each team and have them take a shot! whoever has the most at the end wins! can i just say i am soooo glad riley's not the goalie!!!:)

getting penalty kick instructions from the referees

riley went first for her team and scored!!!
dave was down by the goal and i was pacing around like a crazy person!
can't even believe i snapped this shot....don't even remember doin it!:)
we won in penalty kicks 3-2!
go purple!!!!!
bad pic of jane.....she would have killed me if i posted it so i had to crop it out.
bummed about the pics i got tonight.:(
i'll blame it on the lighting and the excitement.
nothing like the ones when jane won last year.
oh well...

rileys' last year playing rec soccer and it was her best one yet.
way to got out with a bang baby!
we are so proud of you and we love you!
goooooo purple!