Five on Friday: Family Photos, Royals, Hawkeyes, and Fall Things

I always find it hard to work on how about a Friday blog post instead?

We had family photos taken last Saturday.  They were with a new photographer, our kids had been sick all week, and it was cold the morning of.  The ground was wet, my white shirt got muddy, and Brantley cooperated for a whole 4 minutes.  Needless to say, I didn't have high hopes for the results...until our photographer posted our sneak peak.  Oh. my. goodness.  I'm not sure I've loved our family photos anymore.  I can not wait for the rest of them!!  (Photos by Whitney Revelle Photography)

The Royals!!!!!  For the second year in a row, the Royals are headed to the ALCS...and then hopefully the World Series!  The were down two games to one in the ALDS...and down 2-6 in the eighth inning.  Nearly every Kansas Citian assumed their season was over.  And some miracle, they found a way to score five runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to win 9-6.  Which brought them back to KC for a game which they won 7-2.  I mean, this team is some kind of magic.  Blue Octobers are so much and I hope they can keep the magic going!  

Vanessa sent me a link to these awesome wallpapers and printables.  I can't even pick a favorite.  I mean, they're all so stinkin' adorable!  And they're free!  Thanks, Vanessa, for sharing and thanks, Audrey at Oh So Lovely Blog, for creating!

Speaking of sports, my Hawkeyes are still undefeated.  6-0 going into week seven of college football!  I still can't figure out if they're that good, if they've played easy teams, or they've just gotten lucky?!  Either way, I'll take it!  Go Hawks!

This weekend is my all-time favorite weekend of fall!  Why, you ask?  The Lenexa Chili Challenge!! We go.  We eat.  We enjoy the gorgeous fall weather.  My parents are coming to visit this weekend, too.  Mainly because they were here for the Chili Challenge two years ago and loved it!  Aparently, I've only blogged about the Chili Challenge once before (in 2013).  Sounds about right for my blogging habits this time of the year!

And finally, we fall-ified our front porch last weekend.  Pumpkins, mums, the works.  Fall porches are so ugly, said no one ever. :)

And with that, my plan period is about over, which means it's time to go teach!  Happy Friday and have a great weekend, friends!

Linking Up With:
Momfessionals and A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites 
September F A R M for Oh, Hey Friday
A.Liz Adventures for Five on Friday



  1. Love the fall touches… and what beautiful family photos
    <3 Sarita it's my girls' world

  2. Seriously, the sneaks peeks are ADORABLE!! I just love Holden's hair with gel in it!!! And I knew you would like the Royal's wallpapers and printables as much as I did :) :) Love your pretty fall porch!! have fun with your parents and at the chili challenge this weekend!!

  3. LOVE your family photos!!! They turned out great! We're having some done in a week and I'm so excited. Hopefully the threenager behaves and smiles for the photos!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Love the family photos! Am so glad they turned out so well given the circumstuances! And your porch looks great! Makes me want to get my act together! Stopping by from Friday Favorites. Happy Weekend!

  5. I have loved seeing all of your family photos! I think this fall is going to be the first year we're going to actually hire someone to do pictures...I'm definitely nervous about it!
    You porch looks so adorable!