Friday, November 8, 2013

5 on Friday

Well, it's finally Friday and in mom world it doesn't mean much, but it does mean that my poor hard working husband has some time off; a full weekend, in fact! He has been working 90 hour work weeks lately and it has been brutal on all of us. I am going to keep this post short and sweet with a fun little link up I found today. So, here's five randoms coming at ya!

1.) I am way too excited about the new Seahawks scarf I am getting today. It is, after all, blue friday! And in this house we take that seriously. ;) We are die hard Seahawks fans..... no kidding, even the littles.

2.) I just blew through my new book for book club in two days! It isn't a book I would ordinarily gravitate toward but I could not put it down. It was a tear jerker, though. If you are looking for a good book I recommend Sarah's Key.  I also just read Wild by Cheryl Strayed and that was really good too!

3.) I am down 13 pounds in the last 50 days! I have recommitted to working out and being healthy. This is not a diet for me, this is about being healthy and making better choices and setting a good example for my kids. Simply by being more active and more aware of what and how much I am consuming I have lost this weight. My goal is three more pounds by Thanksgiving and then another five by Christmas. It is a little slow going, but I know it is better this way.

4.) Can we talk Grey's Anatomy for a minute? While I love this show and always have, I am a bit frustrated with the story lines this season. Not so much with what is happening, but how there never seems to be a resolution with them. It's just on to some other big drama from week to week without resolving some of the other plot lines.... don't leave a girl hanging and can't we get a little more screen time for Jackson Avery?! I mean, come on, he sure is fun to drool over, I mean look, at!

5.) I am almost done with Christmas shopping already. Yes, you read that right. I usually procrastinate till the last few weeks but I wanted to really enjoy the season and take some pressure off. So, after next week we should be all finished up. ;)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Our Summer Catch Up

Now, that we are firmly in the midst of Fall, heading toward Winter, I felt it was time to (finally) catch up on our Summer.

Aside from our trip to Vegas there was so much fun going on this Summer. I feel like it was non stop.

*be prepared for LOTS of photos

There were LOTS of park trips

DIY chalkboard from an old door

One family hike
Hot cocoa and firepits and roasted marshmallows
Our first trip to the state fair and yes, that is Kendra She insisted. What a surprise. I was freaking out a little

A trip to a specialty cupcake shop! So many choices.
Beach trips to search for crabs

Bubbles and food coloring in the water table

This little sassafrass turned 3!
Special pony rides

GIANT waterslides

Reunions with best friends and kiddos
blackberry picking to be made into cobbler (by the hubby)
A trip to the zoo!

Outdoor concerts

More pony rides

face painting

petting zoo

Lots of fresh veggies in our garden

swim lessons

Ten year high school reunion

Brandon's first 5k with the kiddos
Carnival came to town

DIY chalkboard table. We are obsessed with chalkboards around here. ;)
More smores!

We had such a full summer and were very blessed with lots of amazing weather. It's hard to believe that it came and was gone in the blink of an eye.