5 on Friday!!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday is here!! This past week has been packed and busy for us with Aaron working CrAzY hours and then having visitors the last few days.  It's been a great week- but I would be lying if I wasn't hoping for 30 minutes sometime this weekend where I could lounge in a lawn chair where I possibly dozed off :)  Not gonna happen with Aaron working AGAIN- but a girl can dream- right!?! HA!
How has your week been?  Anything fun or exciting happen?  

Here's my Friday 5 Favorites! 

Loving this happy corner in my kitchen!  
This highchair was my husband's and his siblings when they were babies!  When we were visiting Aaron's parents a couple years ago, we found the highchair in a storage area of his parents' house and I totally freaked out- in a good way :)  We brought it home with us and Aaron painted it this fun turquoise color!  We used it when Celine (our youngest daughter) was in a highchair and now James is sitting in it!  I just LOVE knowing my baby boy is sitting in the same highchair his daddy sat in as a baby!

Daddy Dodgeball!  Now that the weather has gotten nicer, we are spending every available minute kids are happier when they are running around in the fresh air!  My girls favorite thing to do when Aaron gets home from work is play Daddy Dodgeball.  Aaron does not mess around and really goes after them- and they LOVE it. Seeing my husband and girls having so much fun together is definitely one of my FAVORITE things to see from our kitchen window when I am getting our dinner ready!

I ordered these workout capri pants about a month ago- but have just started wearing them because of the warmer temperatures.  I LOVE them.  They are really flattering and they stay  PUT.  There is nothing I hate more than having to yank up my pants while I am working out or running!  Definitely my new FAVORITE piece of workout clothing I own!  They come in several patterns/colors and are only $11!!

My daughter Cora Maye has been working SO hard to learn how to ride her new bike without training wheels.  For the past couple of weeks, every afternoon she asks if her Daddy will be home in time to help her ride her bike and do her "practice laps."  There have definitely been a few tears and maybe even a couple screaming fits...but Cora AND Daddy (HA) have persevered :)  Totally one of my FAVORITE things to see the excitement on Cora's face when she realized she is able to ride ALL BY HERSELF! :)  

This really isn't a "favorite" but wanted to share anyway :)
This month my husband has been working the most demanding rotation since he started residency.  He has 3 days off TOTAL this month- no weekends off. He is gone before our kids wake up and most nights is getting home after they go to sleep.  We are both REAL tired.  But you know what- I am SO thankful he has a JOB.  He went to school for 7 years to get this job and we can take a couple hard months.  I am so thankful he is HOME with us and not deployed in Afghanistan.  I think about how many military wives are doing this "single mom" thing while their husbands are away for a YEAR and know I have NOTHING to complain about.  Perspective is everything.  I am THANKFUL!  

Hope you have the best weekend!!!

 I am linking up with DarciApril, Natasha and Christina for Five on Friday!

I am also linking up with Andrea and Erika for their Friday Favorites Link Up!

 Also, joining Karli for her, Oh Hey Friday Link Up!


  1. Oh my goodness, I LOVE that little corner area!

    1. Hi! Thank you for your sweet comment!! :)

  2. Stopping by from the linkup!
    Love that corner in your kitchen. So cheerful! My best friend has that same highchair. It makes the rounds for every first birthday in our group of friends and gets a new paint color each time!

    1. Hi! I used the high chair for my youngest daughter's 1st birthday and it totally "made" the pictures :) Can't wait to use it when my son turns one!! Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. You decorated that corner so well and I love the teal highchair! So pretty! It looks like you guys have been having so much fun outside!

    1. Hi Christina!! We LOVE to be outside if the weather allows it! And thank you for the sweet compliment about the high chair!

  4. Love your happy kitchen corner and those workout capris!

    1. Hi Kimberly! Thanks for stopping by!! The workout capris are so great!!


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