Friday, September 6, 2019

High Five for Friday (9.6.19)

She may have moved hundreds of miles away, but she came back to celebrate her birthday! Happy, happy day (a little early) to you, Nuria!

Will's second soccer tournament of the season ended with a second second-place finish. Coming in second is tough - unlike first or third place, second place means ending the tournament with a loss. Thankfully, our boys held their heads high and felt good about the progress they made throughout the weekend.
My boys, enjoying sports at Buffalo Wild Wings, in between games.
Silver medalists: Cavalry 06 Black!

I love watching Will play...but after two full weekends of watching and playing on the SURFACE OF THE SUN, I'm ready to do both in weather that feels a little more fall-ish. Did you hear me, Mother Nature? I'm DONE with summer. 🔥

Thank goodness for three-day weekends, AMIRIGHT?! After having to get up early on both Saturday and Sunday morning for Nutcracker fittings and Will's soccer tournament, it felt incredibly refreshing to not set an alarm for Monday morning. We had a relatively relaxing day - I went to the gym, the kids played with friends, and I caught up on work, laundry, and cleaning/tidying up around the house - which was exactly what everyone needed.

Last week I had the opportunity to meet Will's teachers and walk the halls at his new middle school, and with this week came Hallie's turn. I actually already know Hallie's school quite well (it's the same school Will attended for fifth and sixth grade) and I met with her teachers prior to the start of the school year, but it was still informative and comforting to walk her schedule. I hope this year goes well for her academically, but also socially and emotionally, and being present in the school for events like this one helps me feel more at ease about the year ahead.

Last but certainly not least, on Tuesday our (extended) family grew by one! Tom's brother, his wife, and their son, Forest, welcomed a precious little girl - River Nicholson - into this world. Welcome, sweet River! We can't wait to meet you!
Beautiful, smart, brave, strong, and kind
River, with her equally gifted mama.
And Forest, her awesome big brother. 😍 

Happy Friday, friends!

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