Friday, August 5, 2016

Five on Friday: The Last Bit of Summer

I can't believe the first week of August has already flown by. We have to go back to school for teacher work days next Wednesday (gulp). At the same time, I've already been in a bit more of a routine this week, so I don't think it will be quite as bad as I'm anticipating. I'm looking forward to seeing all my teacher friends, though I'm not so pumped about losing my summer freedom. Summer travel has been amazing, but it sure did help the months fly along a little too quickly! Here's what the Ks have been up to this week!


1. Softball Season #2

I'm starting my second year as C Team softball coach at Liberty North. It's nice to have a year under my belt and have an idea of what's going on. Keys, putting buses in, making lineups, and all that jazz isn't foreign territory to me this year, and I'm looking forward to that. After a week of tryouts, I can also say with confidence that I've got a lot of super sweet, super great kiddos that I'll be spending my time with. Bonus points for the fact that Jimmy John's is in charge of our sandwiches this year before away games. Beach club for the win, am I right?



Cozy Room with Private Bath In KC


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2. Welcoming Guests

Not sure what it is about August, but dang, people sure are looking to travel to Kansas City this month! We've had so many Airbnb requests that I've had to turn people away. It's been a lot of fun meeting everyone from other YoungLife leaders to flight attendants who live in places we've visited this summer. I've really enjoyed getting to open up our home in this way, and it's fun to be in my super host groove after renting out our room for the last year. If you're coming to KC and want to try out Airbnb, give our listing a look and let me know you found it on the blog :) Also, here's a list of all the awesome things you can do while you're here!


3. Day Date Fun

This Tuesday Aaron and I decided to take advantage of our early morning freedom by hitting up the movies before noon. All movies are just five bucks at AMC in the morning, so we finally made our way back into the movie theatre after a long absence (we're usually Redbox people). Our movie of choice? Finding Dory. Why not, right? It was a lot of fun to see the connection back to the original, and we loved hearing how interactive the little kids were around us...they were really into it. We've been spoiled this summer with the ability to go out to eat and just do random fun things together whenever we wanted. Married teacher perks.

Our new beaut of a car...any name ideas?

4. Cars on Cars on Cars

If you know my hubby, not only is he awesome, but he's also an incredibly hard worker. Ever since we got back from Greece, the man has had car after car lining our street. I'm so grateful that he can fix not only our own cars, but also the cars of so many awesome folks who are looking to save some money and have a trustworthy, honest mechanic behind the wrench. If you're ever in KC and looking for some car work, give Aaron a holler- he's pretty awesome and can do just about any work you need! So thankful for his dedication and commitment to providing for our family.


5. Family Celebrations 

This week we got to celebrate several birthdays with both of our families. Seriously, half of our family decided to be born in July. This makes for one heck of a birthday celebration that ends up looking almost more like a mini-christmas. I've always loved sharing my birthday month (and even birthday) with family members, and it's so fun having time off to enjoy the pool, an amazing meal, and just sweet time with each other. We're nearly all teachers too, so we definitely know how to party it up in the summertime. Have a great weekend!

Currently,
Kelsie


16 comments:

  1. It looks like your making the most of your summer! I completely understand the 0.2 seconds of freaking out when another birthday comes along, but you're right it's a privilege to be surrounded with friends and family for another year! Xo

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    1. For sure! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

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  2. I love this. My husband and I are students in college so we get the summer off together. It has been SO nice.

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    1. Ahh yes, isn't that time just SO sweet? I love it!

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  3. Wow that's awesome about the air bnb! I have yet to try that out but I definitely want to on my next trip. My cousin lives in KC and he loves it!

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    1. Yes, it's been a ton of fun!! You should give it a go for sure- just get a place with good reviews :)

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  4. The roses are so pretty--I can't believe summer is almost over!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jessica! I can't believe it either!

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  5. Happy belated birthday! And I love your take on getting older. I try to remember that it's a privilege!

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    1. Thanks, Casey! I try to remember it too!

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  6. Sounds like a great summer. I can't believe that it's already the first week of August. Crazy! So cool that you've been renting out your guest room, and also that your husband can fix cars. I wish mine could! I just had to take mine in. Ugh.

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    1. It's been truly wonderful. The does fly!! Car work is the worst- it just makes me oh so thankful for Aaron!

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  7. I can't believe summer is almost over! Sounds like you've had a great one so far.

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  8. Summer literally has flown by! Not that I really got to enough it like crazy because I'm stuck in an office M-F. Though I will say it hasn't been a bad summer. I have never used Airbnb but I have heard really good things about it. I will have to try it out sooner or later. That's really awesome that your husband is able to fix other people's cars in your area.

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    1. Amen to that! I can see how that would alter summer a bit. Airbnb has been great! Try it out and just use a place with good reviews :) I love that Aaron can fix cars- he's so handy!

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