Monday, August 28, 2017

Weekending: Last One for August

How on earth was this the last weekend in August?! I'm so appalled at how quickly this month flew by. We had an extremely low-key weekend thanks to all the rain Hurricane Harvey brought our way here in DFW: lots of down time, lots of time spent at home and los of low-key time together as a family. 

Thankfully, we weren't in the path of the hurricane here in North Texas, but are thoughts and prayers are with those affected. My family lives in the town I grew up in in southeast Texas {90 miles northeast of Houston} and they have had buckets upon buckets of rain and are expecting lots more rain this week; we're just praying they don't experience flash-flooding. We have family and friends who live in Houston and we are just continually praying for them. 

I saw this on Facebook and wanted to share here: 

Both Houston airports have been under two separate tornado warnings and are completely closed. Every major road in Houston is shut down. Ben Taub Hospital is being evacuated. There is only one way out of Brazoria County because every other way out is under water. 20,000 cruise ship passengers are stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. Every waterway from Houston to the coast is predicted to reach major flooding stage within the next two days. Most schools are postponed until Sept. 5 or 6. The Bastrop and Austin Bayous are still rising, tornado warnings continue for many areas, and it's still raining. 

To help you understand the devastation: Houston is huge. The greater metropolitan area is circled by the Grand Parkway, which is 170 miles long. That makes the area of the circle inside the Grand Parkway over 2,200 square miles. 2,200 square miles of densely habited, urban and suburban areas flooded. Imagine the entire state of Delaware, with twice the population of Manhattan, under water. That's Houston. It's still raining. 

Here are some of our weekend highlights: 


+ Knox got his first hair cut! He cried and I admit that I got teary-eyed myself. There's just something about knowing this was our last first haircut moment. He looks so grown to me now, but I'm thankful the stylist gave us his little curls to keep and she said it looks like he's going to have wavy hair, so this will be a new experience for us! 

Here's the before: 

And here's the after: 


+ We took advantage of the cooler {well, to us Texans anyway: 75*} morning and took a bike ride/walk to a local park. The boys loved swinging and sliding and it was nice to just get out and get some exercise before being cooped up inside all day due to the rain. 

+ We spent our morning playing with Play-Doh (Walker); working out (Brandon); napping (Knox) and I...

...grabbed a bucket of white paint and a paintbrush and started touching up Walker's door frame. Which turned into me repainting the majority of our door frames. Ha! I told Brandon it was like, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" but except mine would be called: "If You Give a Mom a Paintbrush." ;) I have plans to finish painting the rest of the door frames in the house this weekend. 

I also got a little stir-crazy and reorganized and cleaned out my entire pantry, as well as did some rearranging with my living room and dining room décor. Nothing like some rain to make you get really productive. 


+ Walker has had a cough since Thursday and it got progressively worse over the weekend, so we stayed home from church. There's nothing I despise more than parents bringing their sick kids to the church nursery, and I wasn't about to be one of them myself. So, while Knox took his morning nap, we all live streamed our church service from my bed. I'm so thankful for that awesome feature! 

+ The rest of Sunday was spent completely lazy: naps for all, pre-season football on TV and lots of getting ready for the week ahead. 

Please continue to remember Texas in your thoughts and prayers this week. This great state and the people in it I know would covet them. And, if you are feeling so led, you can visit, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

Linking up with Biana 


  1. Little Knox looks so big now, insert sob face here. Why do these babies have to grow up? I organized allthethings this weekend, too! The state of Cam's closet was actually terrifying. Hope Walker is feeling better today! Camden has some sort of crud that won't go away too, so I guess we are heading back to the dr today. Happy Monday!

  2. So glad ya'll are safe from the hurricane, continuing to pray for your family! Knox's haircut is so cute, he looks like such a big boy. It was cooler here this weekend as well and has me totally ready for fall!! No humidity, i'll take it! So glad ya'll had a great low key weekend, a much deserved one!

  3. A powerful snippet in regards to Houston. It's is such a travesty. Hope your buddy is feeling better this morning!

  4. He looks so handsome with that haircut! I can't stop watching the news coming out of Texas. Devastating.

  5. Thankful that you all were not in the path of the hurricane and praying for all those affected! Sounds like being cooped up inside was super productive for you!! Happy Monday girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. What a cutie with his haircut! We've had some cooler temperatures recently too - 75 for the day and down into the 60's at night and it's been heavenly! Glad you guys are out of the hurricane's path!

  7. What is happening in Texas is so devastating! I can't even imagine! I totally understand the stir crazy projects. I crave weekends of bad weather sometimes to get stuff done and do random projects around the house.

  8. So glad to hear you all are safe! Sending prayers for everyone affected, I can't imagine what a devastation it is.

  9. That's crazy what you shared on FB - I still cannot believe it and the fact that it's still raining! I hope your family and friends are safe! Knox's haircut looks so cute - can't believe it's already time for his first cut! Good for you for being so productive with the rain.. it made me so lazy lol!!

  10. Little kid haircuts are my favorite - so cute!! Praying for everyone in Houston and the surrounding areas - so scary!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  11. Will definitely be praying for Texas! I have some family in the area and they moved to a high rise apartment for the time being! I'm with you on rainy days making you productive! It's either that or it makes me want to read a good book!

  12. Okay with that haircut I totally see a bit more of Walker in Knox now! :-) Such a big boy, that first haircut is always so bittersweet. And nothing beats the feeling of a good, productive day around the house!

  13. Knox looks like such a big, handsome boy with his haircut!! And I totally understand the feeling of getting into a groove once you get going. If I tackle one "project" it usually turns into like 5 projects haha!


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