Did you guys have a great weekend? I did!! It was jam packed and crazy busy but super FUN! We had our annual MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) Auction on Friday night and I helped with set up of that pretty much all of Thursday and then had a million things to do before the auction itself on Friday! This is the first year in three years that I didn’t have to do ANYTHING at the auction other than help serve dinner and it was awesome! My hubby and I had a great time sitting with some great friends and laughing at the hilarious auctioneers and we even won a trip we had been bidding on for THREE years straight!! SO EXCITED!! I’ll tell you all about it when we actually take the trip in August!
Saturday we spent that day at our son’s first ever Martial Arts competition. We left our house at about 7:30 in the morning and got home at about 7 o’clock that night. Cole got to experience his first sparring and form competitions in Tae Kwan Do and he LOVED it! He came home with 2 trophies, one for 2nd place in form and one in 3rd place for sparring! He got to see many of his friends compete and win trophies too! It was a great time for us to watch him grow in confidence and to see him stretch himself as he is learning to overcome nerves and learn about being a good winner and loser. He is learning great lessons already at 7 years of age!
Here is a picture of Cole after he received his first trophy! SO EXCITED!!!
And this picture I had to share because I thought it was so cute! Right after Cole got his first official set of sparring gear, little sis, Kaylee, REALLY wanted to try it on too! So of course she did, right before Ballet class! So here is our little ninja ballerina. Do NOT mess with her folks!
So after our fun filled weekend, I had to get back in to the swing of things with my house! It was a HUGE disaster. I usually do all my cleaning (I have a pretty tight schedule of when I do my cleaning, laundry, etc.) on Mondays but there was NO WAY my house was waiting until Monday this time. So after a pretty packed Sunday morning, we got home around 2 and I tore through our house and cleaned from top to bottom! And it felt so good to be able to finally see the floor again on Sunday night!
I know those of you who know me well don’t really believe me, but you can ask Tyler, he’ll tell you! It really was a pit! Too many days of being home long enough to only MAKE messes and then run out the door! So once my house was clean, I had to tackle a small project that was WAY overdue that I put off EVERY YEAR for as long as I possibly can.
Taking down the Christmas cards! That’s right…it is March…almost April…and my fridge is still COVERED in CHRISTMAS CARDS!!! I would leave them up ALL year if I could but Mr. Plum Adorable is giving me the eye to start taking them down (really he started doing that about 3 months ago..in January!) I just really like to see all my friend’s adorable faces for as long as I possibly can!
SO here is what my fridge looked like this morning!
And this is it now….so sad…so plain….so BORING!!!!
I have had a few friends ask me what I do with my cards after I take them down. I can’t possibly throw them away. I am not too sentimental about much but picture cards I ABSOLUTELY am! So I cut them down to just the picture and then I scrapbook them all onto a couple pages and add them to my annual album! I have been doing the Project Life albums for a few years now, and I LOVE them! Here are a couple examples of my previous years pages:
I also usually go through and add little strips of paper that I glue in the corners of each picture that say each family members name. My kids LOVE pulling out the albums and looking at their friends throughout the year!
And now that my fridge is bare again, I’ll have to share another idea I have for some magnets!