Happy Homemaker Monday! {8/26/13}

What a week!!! School started! My little, young man started Kindergarten this week. And turned 6 on Saturday. How did that happen?!?!?! We are starting to get some sort of routine down, loading and unloading five kids is a great mini workout. :)

Lucas is loving school. He gets so excited to get himself dressed in his uniform, make sure his lunch is all together and get his backpack packed. He is quite funny about it actually, and I love it! The other kids are very excited to have him home in the afternoon. They sit and talk about the day when he gets home. It's just too cute!

This week is going to be another busy week. I am working on getting some diaper bags ready for production, and getting Christmas stockings started. Along with trying to get my workout routine going again.
There's one thing I'd like to ask for this week from you all. Can you please keep our cousin Stevie in your prayers. He and his family really need it. He's been fighting a hard battle against Ewings sarcoma for the last five years. Things have not been going well. He is currently at home with his sister and brother-in-law. Please just keep them in your prayers.  (If you'd like to read more on him, go here. The 'Update' Section has more about how things have been going.)
{Love you Stevie!!! (he's the handsome man sitting in the middle)}

UPDATE: Steven went to be with the good Lord early this morning.  May his family find peace and comfort during this difficult time. (this post was written before knowing any events of the morning)

The weather: It's going to be HOT & muggy this week!!! 

On my reading pile: Read one chapter of "Rise: An Eve Novel" last night.  We will see how long this takes me. ;)

On my TV: Epic....haven't been paying a whole lot of attention to it, but what I have seen is really cute.

On the menu for this week:
Monday – Leftovers
Tuesday – Grilled Pizza
Wednesday – Sloppy Joes..didn't make them last week
Thursday – Leftovers
Friday – Grilled something
Saturday – Date night Maybe?
Sunday – Celebrating the Twin's 1st Birthday with Family!

On my to do list: Take kids pictures for their yearly pics and the twins 11 month photos. Work on the scrapbooks. Laundry, bills, take things back to stores....didn't get any of this done last week.

My "projects" for the week:  Work on my sister's quilt.

What I am cooking: Nothing at the moment...would like to make some freezer meals though.

Looking around the house: Laundry in HUGE piles.  Need to get moving on that.

Highlight of the past weekend: Celebrating Lucas's 6th birthday!  Where has the time gone?

Looking forward to this week: Getting something done!

Bible verse, Devotional, Inspiration: I know this is from last week...but I really needed this today!!!!

From the camera: Happy 6th Birthday Lucas!
{8/24/2007 - moments old}

{8/24/2013 - 6 years old!!!}

Have a wonderful week! 
Thanks for reading!