LIFE LATELY

Today, I have a random assortment for you of a little life lately!

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Carson Michael attended his first school dance a couple weeks ago!

Let me brag on him for just a minute…
He started a new school and new school district in August. He only knew just a couple kids that would be in 6th grade with him. He was nervous and a little anxious about making new friends. However, this guy has jumped right in! He is loving Middle School! (just not the homework! 😉) I was SO incredibly proud of him for wanting to go to the Back to School dance. That takes guts, friends! Guts I didn’t have at his age! I love his confidence! He had a great time and even danced with a few young ladies! #hedoesn’tgetthatfromdad Ha!


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He looked so handsome!

Carson actually wanted to wear his suit at first. Mark talked him out of it and then he planned on wearing his green suit pants. Mark convinced him to just wear jeans this time and maybe dress up more for the next one. We didn’t want him to be embarrassed being too dressed up but if anyone can pull it off, it’s our Carson!


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Our elementary school allows students to “Adopt an Indian” (varsity football player or cheerleader) for the season. It is a way for the younger kids to love on and encourage those players/cheerleaders and also get them excited about looking forward to high school. Each week we give a little goodie bag, note of encouragement, small gift, etc to our Indian we adopted.

Cutter was paired with Austin, who just happens to practically be family! Stay with me here - Austin’s dad is the brother of my brother-in-law. Which means that Cutter and Austin share the same cousins but are not actually cousins. However, we call them family! We have known sweet Austin and his brother all their lives and watched them grow into amazing young men. Cutter was WAY excited to have Austin! Another fun fact - Austin’s mom is one of Cutter’s teachers this year. It just doesn’t get any better than that!

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They had the kids gather with their adopted Indian and announced them on the field in between JV games last week. If you know Cutter, you know he is my shy kid. Like, super shy and gets really anxious about talking to people or doing new things. He was crazy nervous! However, Austin was the sweetest and they started talking flag football and all was well!


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You can tell Cutter was still nervous when his name was called and it was time for him to walk the field. At least I got a little smile!


Speaking of flag football…

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Cutter had his first ever flag football game this past Saturday!

His cousin, Corban (in the middle), plays and he and Cutter are little BFFs so Cutter wanted to give it a try this year. *On the right is Corban’s cousin on the other side of his family - so again not Cutter’s cousin but we claim him as family too!*

They are all 3 very excited to play together!


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Our #3 is HOOKED!

And thank you to my sister-in-law for the pictures! She was more towards the middle of the field and we were sitting near the end. Her pics were much better than mine!

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I started Crazy Rich Asians and ordered all 3 books in the series. I’m on Chapter 11 and friends, I’m just now getting into it! If you’ve read it, was it slow at the start? Granted, I haven’t had much reading time the past week so maybe starting and stopping too much has something to do with it. If you’ve read it, let me know your thoughts!



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Look how handsome our boys looked Sunday morning!


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Cutter wanted a picture with just Dad.


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So Carson wanted one too!


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And so I made Conner take one! Ha!

These boys are growing up so fast! Carson’s current goal is to be taller than me and Conner’s goal is to be taller than Mark!



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He’s almost there!





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Dad with his boys!

And missing our girl!!
We blinked and she went from Kindergarten to college!


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I love this guy so much!

Happy Monday, friends! Make it a great week!

XO