Back to School.
If you read Wednesday’s post, then you know that my teens went back to school this week.
They started Wednesday so it’s a short week for them.
So a whole lotta faves this week for this mama.
Over the weekend, Miss Sunshine had a soccer tournament. It was blazin’ hot! It was a home tournament, so no traveling… yet! They were playing up an age division and knew that it would be hard. They didn’t win but played with some good skill. He switched up the line-up some on the second day, so Miss Sunshine played an attacking mid in part of that game. She ended up with a couple of assists…and…a goal! Of course, I didn’t bring my camera, but I woohoo’d it from the sidelines.
As part of some of the changes I’m anticipating for this year, I decided that I was ready to change it up with my hair.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do until I sat down in the chair at the salon. I had a very strong urge to do a set of thick bangs since I have an ongoing internal “bangs or botox” debate.
I opted not to do bangs because apparently, I have a cowlick that might be a little too stubborn.
I spent a year being a brunette…which is my natural color, but I decided to go with some heavy highlights and add in some layers.
After a weekend of soccer, Miss Sunshine had Monday’s practice off.
Which was good, because…
Teen in Braces.
She got braces!
The pain is finally subsiding, but I’ve been packing her soft food lunches this week.
Photography Gift to Self.
Amongst the shipments for back to school stuff, I ordered something for myself.
A new tripod!
I couldn’t justify the expense for a carbon fiber tripod. Maybe if I ever get to the point of selling my photography, I’ll spring for the lighter weight. The reviews for this Vanguard Alta Pro were really good. I wanted the travel size with a ball head.
I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet.
Maybe this weekend!
First Day of School Pics.
Of course, my faves for back to school week wouldn’t be complete without pics of my babies
I made Miss Sunshine take some more photos for me when she got home from school.
Big Mr. and Mr. D were surprisingly cooperative with standing there while I snapped some first-day pics.
I still can’t believe that the boys are Juniors and Seniors in high school.
I blinked my eyes and up and up they grew.
Yoga & Pilates.
I also was able to make it Pilates and Yoga once they returned to school.
Coffee with Friends.
This morning I met a girlfriend for coffee at this great local coffee shop called Mill Mountain Coffee. The weather was cooler than it’s been and we were able to sit outside and catch up.
I left our coffee session, came home and smudged my entire house.
I just feel like this is gonna be a good year.
So my song choice this week is twofold: One reason is that I know lots of people who will be watching Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fight this weekend.
But the overriding reason for my song choice is that I hope that whatever path my children choose to take in this world, they give it their all and that they are passionate about the path that their feet walk upon.
I hope that you have a light-filled weekend!
Let your light shine!