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Hello Monday

Hello Monday! How was your weekend? Today, I’m linking up with Tanya (and others!) to share about my weekend!

We weekend started off with an action-packed Friday evening, followed by a somewhat busy Saturday and a slower Sunday.

Here’s my:

I mentioned in my Friday post that last week was Read Across America week, so the kids had dress up days at school. They didn’t participate too much, but there was hat day, wear stripes, wear favorite color, be kind, and…

Friday was Career Day. I was fussing at them at 9:32 PM on Thursday when they were brainstorming what they could wear. I was like, “Hey y’all (who are supposed to be in bed!), you didn’t participate on the ‘easy’ days, but you want to put together a career outfit?!” ๐Ÿ˜†

Hayden waffles between wanting to be a pro baseball player (but felt ‘weird’ wearing baseball pants to school ๐Ÿ˜‚ ) and a professional runner (Don’t worry…his backup plan is “something with numbers and sports”…fingers crossed he’s not a bookie)…Anyway, Hadley is pretty consistent with her desire to be an elementary school teacher.

Hadley said, “Well, I know I can wear my hair in a bun and glasses, but what else can I wear?” I suggested a cardigan and name badge. She really wanted to borrow my school badge and couldn’t comprehend why I needed my badge at school. Besides identification purposes, it’s what gets me in the building! She was so proud of herself for putting together her own Ms. White ID badge.

Hayden got dressed and added his race number from last week’s track meet.

Hadley’s teacher sent me a few photos, and they were so sweet. She said the kids called her “Ms. White” all day, but one classmate told her she spelled “Ms.” wrong. Her teacher told me that Hadley responded, and said, “No, it’s not wrong. I looked it up, and I did it right because I’m not married.” Sis has an answer for everything!

Friday night, Hayden’s basketball team played in the league championship…and WON! They were so excited. Hayden had an amazing game! I always say it’s fun watching him play, but what’s even better is seeing the boys support each other throughout the season and watching Travis coach him. Memories for a lifetime!

After the big win, the team (and their families) had pizza dinner together at a local restaurant. We had the whole upstairs area for the families, so it was nice to socialize and celebrate. Most of these boys have played together for years, and we’ve been seeing these families pretty consistently since early November, so it was fun to celebrate all together.

Afterwards, Travis made a pit stop at Insomnia cookies for dessert at home. These cookies are SO good. Insomnia will also deliver them right to your front door, hot and fresh out of the oven!

We had a slow start to our Saturday, and I know Hadley’s favorite part of the weekend was hanging out with one of her dearest friends. These two are five days apart, went to the same sitter growing up, and text/Facetime often! They always pick right up where they’ve left off.

Hadley and I made an afternoon pit stop at Orange Leaf. We hadn’t had OL in forever, so it was the perfect afternoon treat.

Let’s just say that OL probably loses money on the flat rate fee for Hadley’s order. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

I put out a few Easter decorations this weekend. I don’t put much out, but I love a cute bunny…or five! I bought two of these ceramic egg/bunnies at Kroger of all places. They were only $4 each. I will share my Easter decor some time soon. A sweet little touch to my sun room tray are these wooden farm house style beads that I found on Amazon. They arrived on Saturday just as I was putting out my bunnies.


Sunday had a few highlights as well. The past couple of years, I’ve made green pancakes and sprinkled Lucky Charm marshmallows on them for St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. When I say the morning struggle is very real now that we are back to school, I’m not kidding! I went ahead and made these pancakes yesterday morning rather than waiting until Wednesday. I made a few extras, so we can reheat them on Wednesday morning.

The kids looked so cute after church, and they let me snap their photo. (Real talk: I had to convince Hayden to stand still for the photo, and five seconds before this, they were trying to slap each other #sigh!)

Hadley’s dress is new from Matilda Jane, and Hayden looks so handsome in his hand-me-down Vineyard Vines button up!

The rest of Sunday was pretty chill. My brother brought his kids over, so they could play with Hayden and Hadley for a bit. In the afternoon, I ran to Target, did laundry, and got organized for the week.

The weather was overcast and chilly which was perfect for a new recipe I tried for dinner: Taco Pie, and it was easy and delish.

The rest of the evening, we just relaxed and got to bed at a decent time…Daylight Savings time worked in my favor with the clock saying 9:00 bedtime even if it only “felt” like 8:00! I will take what I can get with the help at bedtime!

This meme was appropriate for the time change:

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This week, I hope to post: Tuesday Talk, Let’s Look, and Friday Favorites.

As always, thanks so much for reading, and I hope you have a great week.

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14 thoughts on “Hello Monday

  1. Great idea on the weekend pancakes! The taco pie looks great and I have made that before. I have not tried insomnia but want to. I just heard we got a Crumbl. You had a full weekend with lots of good stuff!

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      1. I think it is just fancy cookies! I have seen some bloggers share. I love when I have good leftovers! You should try my Mexican lasagna because that is great left over.

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  2. Beads ordered! Those are so cute and I really think I need to sneak by Kroger to find that bunny. So cute. I always loved those dress up days at school. My oldest son always wanted to be a professional baseball player and I love having all that in writing because that is what he grew up to be!

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised by the beads. Kroger does have some cute options during the holidays. I have lanterns that I sit on my front porch for Christmas from Kroger. Great quality! I canโ€™t believe my twins just have a couple more months of elementary. I will miss things like dress up days although middle and high have spirit week I guess ๐Ÿ™‚I love that you have those memories in writing. How fun!


  3. I bet far fewer people would complain about the time change if it went into effect on Friday afternoon! They look so cute all dressed up for career day.

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  4. Your kids are so dang cute! As a marathon runner and (former) elementary school teacher I think they chose perfect careers ๐Ÿ˜‰ That’s genius to add Lucky Charms marshmallows to the green pancakes! I am definitely going to run out and grab a box tonight.

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    1. Awe thanks! They are growing up so fast! I used the marshmallows on their pancakes and then I ate the cereal ๐Ÿ˜‚ (I just buy the single serving bowls of the lucky charms)


  5. That was smart to do your pancakes on the weekend. The rush getting out the door is no joke!! Congratulations to Hayden on his championship! I have been struggling for yummy new dinner ideas so thank you for sharing the taco pie! We are having it next week for sure. Have a super day!

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