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Of Sports and Thumbs {Life Lately}


I'm comin' at ya with one working typing hand this morning evening (seriously, this is taking a sweet forever) so this may not be very long! It's been a while though and things have been a happening so I thought I'd recap...

First of all, our church hosted a womens conference called IF:Gathering a couple weekends ago, and not only was it fantastic and amazing, it led to me reconnecting with an old high school buddy who used to be one of my very best friends!
K'Lynn and I catching up between lots of hugs and laughter. Oh the beauty & blessing of girlfriends!

In the meantime, Russ and Cooper were given courtside tickets to a Blazer game and had themselves a boys night!

Somehow this included a new Blazer tee and beanie for Cooper (yay for Blazer bucks!), and Dutch Bros. 

Next, Kendall talked me into taking her and her friend Hannah to the movies, and that's how I ended up crying like a baby through Storks, appropriately, since it's actually about babies. And darn cute.

But mostly what we've been up to lately is watching sports. Cooper finished up Junior High cross country...

Kendall finished up JV volleyball...

The varsity team (that Kendall swings up on) won their district tournament and are now on to State...

And we watched our neice Miranda who's playing for the Multnomah University Lions for the 2nd year (and completely dominating!)

Sports, sports, sports. It's the story of our lives these days. 

And this is what else has been going on. Remember a couple weeks ago when I wrote about my grape juicing day and mentioned I cut my thumb on a soup can? It healed up real nice. And unfortunately without any feeling. Apparently I severed a nerve, and last Friday I had surgery to repair it.

You'd think a little thumb surgery wouldn't involve full hospital garments and general anesthesia... at least I thought it wouldn't. Which is why I fully planned on attending a wedding that same evening. Alas, the doctors and nurses all laughed at me and my hopes were dashed to the ground. Not that I cared after I woke up again... hellllooooo pain meds. I pretty much slept for the next 24 hours straight.

And now I'm sporting this subtle look for the next two weeks. How many times have I had to tell the soup can story, you wonder? Way WAY too many, is the answer. 

Things haven't been all bad though. Our lovely neighbors brought us the most delicious homemade meal with flowers and a card, and Russ and the kids have taken on the household chores like champs.

And my splint didn't stop me from spending the day with these ladies yesterday, putting together 84 freezer meals to split 6 ways! (Although I definitely was the least useful woman in the room.)

It took us 7 hours and it was actually really fun! Fun and tiring. I was out by 8:00 pm last night. All that supervising wore me out! 

(Kidding. Believe it or not, I was in charge of opening all the canned goods. HA.) 

What I Wore


No. 1
Ross top, Maurice's cardigan & jeans, Old Navy scarf, Trend Shoes booties, Nickel & Suede earrings

No. 2 
Kira tee, Ross cardigan, Maurice's skirt & necklace, DSW boots

No. 3 
Maurice's shirt, American Eagle jeans, Converse sneakers, gifted scarf, Nickel & Suede leather cuff

No. 4 
Costco shirt, YMI vest, Maurice's jeans, Converse sneakers

You know what? For all that I complain about summer ending, I really do love to dress for fall weather. LOVE IT. 

Linking to The Pleated Poppy

What I Wore No. 303


No. 1
thrifted Target dress, DSW  boots, Nickel & Suede earrings & cuff, clothes swap scarf

No. 2 
Costco shirt, American Eagle jeans, Old Navy scarf, Trend Shoes booties

No. 3 
Target tank top, Old Navy cardigan, American Eagle jeans, Trend Shoes booties

No. 4 
Maurice's sweatshirt, American Eagle jeans, Converse sneakers, gifted scarf

Shout out to scarf season... I've been waiting for ya!

Linking up: The Pleated Poppy

Monday Confessional - the new phone


I would say this is a cautionary tale, except I don't think anyone else would be dumb enough to need cautioning on what I'm about to share.

Behold, my beautiful new cell phone. Russ and I just replaced our 3 year old phones as a belated birthday gift to each other. Our birthdays were in August but we were waiting for the new iphone to release so we could get the iphone 6s for a discounted price. And apparently we waited too long because the 6s was all sold out and not available any time soon, BUT we could trade in our old phones for $400 towards the iphone 7, so... why not? Thank you, Verizon.

Anyway. Setting up my new phone and syncing it with all my stuff from my old phone took up the better part of last Wednesday night and the following morning. Downloading my apps, re-entering the passwords to use them, setting up email and voicemail, I dove in head first until it was exactly how I wanted it. I probably spent 2-3 hours on it when all was said and done.

Next I followed the instructions online to completely wipe my old phone so I could mail it in as a trade-in and get the $400 credit on my account. I did everything correctly and hit the final "reset" button and then clicked "yes" when asked if I was sure I wanted to permanently erase everything. Done.

And then I looked down at my lap and noticed my old iphone... not in my hands, but laying on the bed next to my knee. In my hands was my new phone. Newly erased of all the work I'd just completed.


The end.

What I Wore No. 302


No. 1
Banana Republic tunic, American Eagle jeans, thrifted leather belt, Trend Shoes booties, Nickel & Suede earrings & cuff

No. 2 
Old Navy shirt & scarf, American Eagle jeans, Birkenstock sandals, Nickel & Suede earrings & cuff

No. 3 
Costco top, Eddie Bauer jeans, Trend Shoes booties, Maurice's necklace
aaaannnndddd... those same Nickel & Suede leather pieces! I like em.

Happy Wednesday, folks! Thanks for stopping by :) 

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