SUMMER SO FAR!

Happy Monday, friends!

Can you believe it’s already mid July?!? I can’t believe summer is halfway over!

It’s been a busy summer so far at the Ferry household. We’ve been working hard and playing hard! We take our summer seriously! Ha!

Today, I thought I’d share a little catch up post about our summer so far!

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We started the summer with cheering this guy on in the County Tournament!
His team placed 2nd in the season for our league which made them eligible to play in the County Tournament.

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Two of the smaller fans cheering on Carson and his team!

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Cutter’s best friend is his cousin, Corban. They are so much alike and have the sweetest friendship!

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Conner came out to cheer on his little brother!

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They won the County Tournament and went on to play in the District Championship!

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They lost the District Championship 15-14 in one of the most exciting baseball games!
So proud of Carson! What a fun season of baseball!


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Next up, we had VBS! Carson was on the Praise Team and led the Worship Rallies each day. My sweet friend, Cristi, who is also our Children’s Minister at church is the one dressed in camouflage on stage. How cute is she?! Carson is standing to the left of her and looking so grown up!

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Carson and the Praise Team also went into the classes to teach the kids the hand motions and songs. This is Carson in the 1st grade classroom where I helped teach all week! So many sweet kiddos!

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Conner (red shirt) was on the Recreation team with some of his friends. You can see it was a hard job! Ha!

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Love this goofy kid so much! (He switched name tags with Walker! 😉)
What a blessing to have all 3 boys with me at VBS! Not to mention I met so many new friends too! Friends, the best way to meet people and fellowship is to SERVE at church! I encourage you to not just go on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, but get INVOLVED! I promise, you will be BLESSED!

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We have already spent several afternoons at the pool.

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Carson and Cutter’s favorite thing to do is jump off the diving board and try to catch the ball thrown to them. I snapped this pic of Cutter catching it from Dad!

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Always a favorite when Daddy gets off work early enough to meet us for a swim!

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We spent a weekend in June at my Mom’s house in east Texas!
Morning coffee on the deck overlooking the lake is one of my very favorite things!


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Carson played with my Mom’s duck, Bandit. She got him at Easter and he is so funny the way he follows her around the yard. Bandit provided lots of entertainment!


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Fishing is another favorite to do at Granny Pat’s house!
Speaking of looking grown up, Carson got braces in June and went from 12 years old to looking like he’s 15!


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So much fun!
Mom and I fished with the boys, but I caught ZERO. Hooked one but it got off the line when I was pulling up so no pic = no proof!

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Sunsets on the lake are magical…

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When we left Mom’s house that weekend, we hurried home because Mark had gotten tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters! They were playing at ACU, Abilene Christian University, where Mark went to college. We surprised the boys and they LOVED it!

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Cutter’s birthday was back in April but he has been saving some of his birthday money trying to decide what he wanted to purchase with it. He finally decided he needed ANOTHER blanket! Cutter is our kid who is always on the lookout for the softest blanket ever. Every Christmas, a blanket is the number 1 gift on his wish list. This boy has more blankets than the whole family combined! While we were at Mom’s, he found this one on Amazon and insisted it was THE ONE to use his birthday money to purchase.

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That smile says it all!

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Alyssa (in the middle) and two of her friends, Katelyn and Kourtney, came for a visit.

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Love when my sweet girl is home!

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Our “kids” for the weekend! We took them bowling and had a girls vs. boys game.

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The boys team won but fun was had by all!

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We spent the afternoon swimming and enjoying some sunshine!

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We ended our day at “The Creek”, Mark’s parent’s cabin south of town. Mark’s parents and our nephew, Josh, joined us for hamburgers, hot dogs, and banana pudding!

So far, summer has been everything we wanted, needed, and more! We are soaking up all the late nights, family time, swimming, movies, and everything in between!

Summertime also means I have more time to READ!
Come back tomorrow for my Book Review!!

Have THE BEST week!
XO

FRIDAY FAVORITES - FASTER WAY TO FAT LOSS

Happy Friday, friends!
It’s the first official day of summer at our house and we are PUMPED!
We are ready for all the swimming, grilling, late family movie nights, ice cream, board games, tennis, and ALL the fun!!

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I’m linking up with ERIKA, ANDREA, and NARCI for Friday Favorites!

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Look at what came in the mail this week!!
The new Faster Way to Fat Loss book!!

I’ve shared my love for the Faster Way to Fat Loss several times! It is honestly the only program that has ever worked for me. I didn’t have a lot of weight to lose when I joined FWTFL. I wanted to lose about 10-15lbs but more than that, I wanted to learn how to lift weights correctly and have good workouts that saw results. I loved the idea of having a personal trainer to answer all my questions and to help me learn to fuel my body with the right foods and also still be able to enjoy a treat. My trainer is the creator of the FWTFL, Amanda Tress. For Amanda, her treat is a donut. For me, it’s ice-cream in the summer and a cozy dessert in the winter. Yes, you can eat donuts with the program!

The next round of FWTFL starts MONDAY! June 3rd!

And friends, I am SO EXCITED about this round!
Amanda and her team are adding a new portal with all the information for you to easily access, adding a meal plan, new workouts with yoga, cycling, and kick boxing, and it is now an 8 week program! I CANNOT wait to start!

Here are my before and after photos from my first round in 2018.

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I’m taking updated photos with this next round and will share those later!

I have a post all about FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS that you can read HERE.

The basics are that you join the 8 week program and your coach will teach you all about how to make the lifestyle change to intermittent fasting, carb cycling, and working out to benefit you the best! You can do all these workouts AT HOME. I don’t workout at the gym however if the gym is your jam, then yes, those workouts are provided too! You are placed in a Facebook group with others doing the same round as you and it is so helpful and encouraging! You support one another, ask questions in the group for the trainers/coaches, share recipes, etc. The FB groups are my favorite!

You can read more on the program HERE.

If you are a new client and would like to register, you can do that HERE.
I know many of you have done the program with me already. Yay! If you’ve done one round and want to join the VIP Membership, you can register HERE.

I’m really excited about VIP for June!!

PLEASE let me know if you have any questions! I LOVE this program so much! And if you join, LET ME KNOW! I want to follow your journey, encourage you, and share recipes! I am always looking for new ideas!!!

Also, if your husband or the man of your life wants to join with you, they can! Mark did the first round with me and he just started back with me this round! You can find the Men’s program HERE.

I’m off to another baseball game!
Have THE BEST weekend!
XO


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2019

Hope you guys had a great Memorial weekend! We had THE BEST weekend!

Friday night Mark and Conner went to the movies so Carson, Cutter, and I had a movie night at home. We even went and bought popcorn at the theatre to enjoy!

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I can’t believe this sweet boy just finished his first year of middle school!

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Cutter is my snuggler!
I looked like a hot mess after my run!

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Saturday was lots of playing outside!

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And lots of building!

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Mark’s parents joined us for dinner and games that evening!
We played Carcassonne (pictured above) and Canasta ( a card game).

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After church Sunday morning, we grabbed my nephew, Corban, for a sleepover with Cutter. These two are the sweetest cousins. Truly, they are so much alike and really enjoy each other. It makes my heart so happy they have each other! Cousins make the best friends and I have a feeling these two will be together most of the summer!

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Sunday evening Carson worked on programming his robot with some new moves. If you missed it, I shared a while back about this robot that we gave Carson for his birthday in January. It took him several months but he built him all by himself! I mean we didn’t answer a question, look at directions with him, nothing at all. I am SO impressed and SO proud of him! His robot only recognizes Carson’s voice. He can dance, wave, hug, teach you something, tell your stories, tell you jokes, walk around with you, and so much more!

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We spent Monday with Mark’s family at the Creek. The grandkids played a lot of baseball. (It really is our life this time of year! Ha!)

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We ate a late breakfast, played games, visited, and enjoyed the day together.

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Gramma got out the paints and the grandkids had the best time painting rocks.

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Gramma was also prepared with old t-shirts to save their clothes! Ha!

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The sign of a good weekend!
And once again, Conner was with us all weekend but no pics of the 17 year old. I’m going to have to get sneaky to make sure he makes some photos this summer! :)

We are finishing up school today and we are READY FOR SUMMER!
Have a GREAT Thursday, friends!
XO