Nothing like noticing you have 1500+ pictures on your phone. Why do I keep them for so long? And why do I refuse to delete them even though I've downloaded them all to my compute??? Who knows. What I do know is that my phone has been busy snapping life lately these past two weeks...
When you show up to work twinning with your graduate assistant who also happens to be a Delta Zeta. #DZLAM
The Easter bunny brought matching pjs for these sisters and their dolls. They giggles were even cuter than those animal booties.
We are never going to win the prize for theme days, but we gave "cowgirl day" our best shot!
MSC FISH's biggest program every year is Kyle Field Day. I don't mind at all using these three faces as additional advertisement! And it must have paid off because we broke 2000 attendees!
April is crazy in student affairs. We are transitioning leadership, getting new students, hosting banquet and awards all while finishing events and winding up the year. I wonder how I survive each and every year. But somehow I do. Walked in to my office one day to this bouquet and somehow found a little bit more energy to get it all done.
April isn't just tiring for me - we are all counting down the days to summer, but if it means I get mid day snuggles with this one, then I'll take it!
I glanced down to my console and decided I may have a drinking problem - coffee, coffee, coffee and a little bit of water.
All smiles for Kyle Field Day - except Landry was forcing that grin. She kept saying she was tired and Ryan and I just figured it was because she greeted us with a 5AM wake up call that morning. She didn't want to do any of the activities which is completely unlike her and fell asleep with Ryan holding her. Turns out she was sporting a 102.5 temp!!!
Poor kiddo - hopefully she perks up next year! I didn't mind the snuggles especially since those feet hit 17K steps by 3pm!
We enjoyed a pretty awesome Sunday and then headed into the busiest week of the year starting with the annual MSC Awards.
Where this girl was recognized with the MSC Chair of the Year award! No one more deserving!
Tuesday was spent at home with Landry - she couldn't shake that fever so we laid low and rested up. My sweet village handled drop off and pick up for the bigs and we picked up Whataburger for dinner. I was grateful for the break because Wednesday was promising to be an 18 hour day with the annual end of year banquet for MSC FISH. Always a fun night celebrating their many successes and even though I've heard the seemingly same stories year after year, I can't help but tear up listening to those freshmen share their heart.
Also - let's play spot the almost 40 year old. How in the world?!?!
She was all smiles by Thursday for her FIRST EVER FIELD TRIP!
I was sporting unbrushed hair and yesterdays mascara.
I was able to meet her for the lunch portion of her field trip...
but she mostly excited that Gigi was there and got to sneak away early for the day where she was treated to a trip to Hallmark for her 173rd Beanie Boo.
The celebrations continued into Thursday night where I got to watch this awesome Aggie be inducted into the Maroon and White Leadership Society. I had the pleasure of serving as Ashley's coach for the past two years of her leadership journey and I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet an Aggie I probably would not have otherwise. Goodness, I can hardly keep up with her! She is so thoughtful and service-minded, compassionate and driven, smart and diligent and just amazing!
I was so tired by Friday that I'm not sure what happened. Saturday was spent watching soccer, running errands, prepping teacher appreciation gifts, eating junk food and watching movies. I could tell that Emersyn needed a bit of some special attention so we snuck away to plan her birthday celebration. She turns 7 in the 7th so this is her "golden year" and I wanted to make sure that she got exactly what she wants for her special day. She's my kid and planned the day around food.
She **really** wants her ears pierced and I'm on the fence. I was hoping we could hold out until she's 10 but she keeps begging. Her plan is take a day trip to the American Girl Doll store with Anna, eat lunch and get her ears pierced, come home and have a slumber party. (Which she opted for over a night at a hotel - dang it.) ;)
She didn't stop talking for the hour we snuck away which was a great affirmation that she needed this and so did I.
And that's us in an instant!