Happy Saturday! Did your local high school wrap up its football season last night? As a coach’s wife, I always feel torn about this time every year. On the one hand, the competitive athlete in me wants to see Zach’s team go to the playoffs. On the other hand, the end of the football season ushers in the holidays with lots of special memories made not to mention the reintroduction of my husband and the father of my children back into our lives.
Getting one family picture where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling is like winning gold. Last night we settled for bronze.
As I was editing last night’s pictures it occurred to me I have yet to chronologically organize all of our football pics from the last 9 years and since I had nothing else to do (insert my eye roll here) I organized them in my Google drive. This year, more than ever, Caleb has really gotten into the X’s and O’s of football and he has spent hours watching film with Zach and writing out his own plays. The progression of the next 3 pics had me in tears.
2014 – 5 weeks after Caleb was born.
Celebrating a win when Daddy was head coach in 2017.
And suddenly he is 8 going on 18.
Although these pics made me teary eyed I am not shedding any tears that our 9th season as a football coach’s family is in the books. On to the next chapter!
On the blog this week, I shared my easy peach cobbler recipe. Made with fresh or canned peaches topped with an old-fashioned cake batter make this a favorite homemade treat.
Need some Thanksgiving inspiration? I shared some easy gratitude practice ideas and how to unlock 3 amazing health benefits of living with an attitude of gratitude.
From DIY home decorations and design to her top hosting tips, author Leslie Saeta is spilling the details from her famous Hollywood home on the podcast this week! Don’t miss Leslie’s top kitchen recommendations, the best book for the beginner home chef, and her favorite DIY craft of all time.
Let’s check out more inspiration from this week’s Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!
Sweet potato crisps with slaw are an easy sweet potato appetizer that is especially great for Thanksgiving.
This autumn bark candy is made with white chocolate and cinnamon chips, dried fruit, and pumpkin seeds for the delicious flavors of fall.
This succulent pumpkin is such a great DIY project for your front porch or table centerpiece for the upcoming holidays.
This low-carb fruit dip combines vegan-friendly ingredients like vegan chocolate chips and creamy oat milk, along with some extra ingredients and flavors, to make a tasty snack.
This DIY tart pan winter wreath looks so easy and fun to make. I will definitely be on the lookout for old tart pans to put this together!
Looking for something fun to create that is budget-friendly? This charcuterie board on a budget is ideal for when you have friends and family over, but don’t want to spend a ton of money.
Have a great weekend!