Five for Friday {It's Been Awhile}

Hey y'all!  It's been a hot minute since I last blogged and you've probably forgotten all about my little blog.  If you follow me on Instagram, then you've seen some of what I'm up to!  If you don't follow me, be sure to follow me there as I'm much better at updating it than this!!!

So anyways, I figured linking up with Kacey for Five for Friday was the easiest way to let y'all know what I've been up to for the last month! {WARNING-Picture overload!!!}
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The main thing I've been doing is enjoying family time this summer.  Part of the reason I quit my full time teaching job was to be able to focus on family more.  We've taken a few day trips to the beach and spent a week camping in Tennessee.  We had a blast!  We went through Cades Cove almost every day.
My boys loved looking for turkey, deer, and bears.  In our family, it's a tradition that if you see a bear, you get an ice cream cone.  We may or may not have had ice cream cones every night, lol!
 While we were in Tennesse, we took lots of hikes, bike rides, and swam in the river.  We also decided to take the boys to Dollywood!  (If you've never been there, it is sooo nice!)  It was their first time at an amusement park and they had a terrific time!  I forgot how much I enjoy rides too.  Here's me and my little guy on the ferris wheel:
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So after the trip (where we may or may not have eaten ice cream nightly), my hubby and I decided we had to get our eating habits and lifestyle back on track (and not just because of our vacation).  I read the book It Starts with Food while we were away and so we decided to tackle the Whole 30!
After reading the book, I also I did a bunch research and created a meal plan to keep us on track.
Then I went shopping for healthy foods and a food processor (which I've used a ton...don't know how I lived without one before).
 And now we're on Day 12 and we are feeling AMAZING!  And we are eating well...this was a fav dinner Paleo Meatballs over Spaghetti Squash!!!  YUM!  Can't wait to share my results when I'm done.
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I was also super busy working with two other ladies to plan, create, and decorate for our church's Vacation Bible School.  It was Lego themed and we wanted kids to understand that God is the Master Builder and we are his masterpieces.  
 Here were our "Lego" walls...easy decoration that made lots of impact!

VBS was fantastic and the kids had such fun!  The song "Everything is Awesome" was our theme song (we revised it some to be about God) and is still being sang loudly in my house! Here are a few of the crafts the kids made:
 And every kiddo went home with a picture from our "photo booth" and with a T-shirt (and yes he has on shorts, the smallest t-shirt was big on him!!!)

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I've done a little (itty bitty bit of) crafting this summer.  I made this for a sweet friend who shares the same birthday as me!

 And we had some church friends moving and we gave them a bucket of trail mix as a little goodbye goodie.
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This week my oldest went to his Kindergarten assessment and we had his Open House where he got to meet his sweet teachers.  I can't believe how fast he is growing!!!

Well I hope you've enjoyed the update!  I hope to be back soon with some actual teaching blogging stuff!!! =O)

Until then, I'll leave you with a sneak peak from my Pre K room!  I hope to get some more pics of it up soon.


  1. I LOVE the lego theme for VBS!!!! Precious!! And your food looks so yummy! Good luck with your meal planning!

    1. Thanks Becky! VBS was a blast!! We had around 350 kids attend! Meal planning is going well. We're halfway though Whole 30 today! =O)


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