Our annual Back to school Family Night. The girls decorated their binder paper T shirts and ate packed lunches for dinner.
One benefit of shopping this way, is you we get the deals all year and pack them away for our special night. My mom, otherwise known as Maama, provides a large quantity of back to school items. I have told her many times that she has a problem. But, I am happy to benefit from her issues of over buying 🙂
Notebook Paper T-shirts
This is an idea I found, loved, and tweaked bit for my taste from here
Then using my yardstick and some sharpies, I made a horizontal red line on the left hand side of shirt. Then I made vertical lines from top to bottom in blue to look like notebook paper. (dont forget to put a piece of cardboard on the inside of the shirt to avoid bleeding through)
They turned out really cute and they had fun creating their own look. It was easy for me to let them loose, since it was a doodling kind of project. (a helpful hint: do not use fine point sharpies. they do hold up in the wash. The regular point looks great)
My little sister, Marissa is having a baby! So I jumped at the chance to throw her a shower.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get photos of everyone who pulled this day off. I was overwhelmed by the hard work so many were willing to do for the love of my sister. These are some of the amazing people that worked their butts off to make my crazy ideas happen! Susie Q, Leata, our mom, and Lorraine.
My BFF who also did a TON behind the scenes with me. How hot is she?!
Some of the details…
And some tiny, sweet treats too. Mini lemon cupcakes, Snickerdoodles, baby strawberry shortcake, and vanilla bean ice cream cups
I love you sis and can’t wait to be an Auntie to your sweet little baby!
Its something the 2 of us have talked about doing for 3-4 years now, and we did it!
Here’s Brian setting up our transition area
The swim was rough. I got into a super slow, overcrowded lane, so it was hard to pass. When I got on the bike I kept thinking, “just pass anyone you come up to.”
The girls started about 10min after the guys. Brian and I passed each other twice during the event and cheered each other on. It was so awesome to see my studly husband doing something he has always wanted to accomplish.
Yay, I did it!
When I hear on the speaker,”Jacinda Hale”. Huh, What?! So I go up to see what happened. And they tell me I got 1st place in my age group!!!
I was pumped! Got 10th place overall in the girls division out of 56.
It was an amazing experience. I LOVED doing this with Brian. Im so glad I did it, and cant wait to do it again! If you’re even considering it, DO IT! It’s such a great culture. Everyone is so encouraging and warm.
Who of you have tried a triathlon or plan to? Or another physical event? Would love to hear about it.