5 on Friday!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday is here! YAY! We have a busy, fun day ahead of us!  My daughter's school is having a Walk-A-Thon all morning long, so my 3 younger kiddos and I will be joining my oldest daughter at school for the morning!  This evening is my girls' school's Butterfly Ball AKA Daddy/Daughter there is a lot of excitement surrounding who will wear what princess dress and if we should curl their hair or not :)

Hope you have had a great week!! 
Here are my 5 FAVORITES from this past week!

In the past 6 weeks, I have realized that dairy products do not make my tummy feel very good.  This is a VERY recent discovery for me...but I attribute it to my body changing after having my 4th baby and just getting older (MEH!). This is especially sad for me as ice cream is one of my MOST favorite foods.  The good news is- I have come up with a concoction that tastes SO good and that totally satisfies my ice cream craving.  It is healthy and dairy free!! :)  The main ingredient is Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk.  I started using chocolate almond milk in place of my typical International Delight coffee creamer a couple months now it is something I always have in my refrigerator.  I was needing something (you know what I mean?!?) the other day- so I put some chocolate almond milk, 1/2 frozen banana, a tiny scoop of Better N Peanut butter, a stevia packet and 3 ice cubes all together. I blended it up in our Ninja Blender- and the results were DELICIOUS!! A new FAVORITE for sure! Like a chocolate peanut butter milk shake!! For Weight Watcher is only 3 points! :)

Here is the exact recipe:

1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Silk Almond Milk
1/2 tablespoon Better N Peanut Butter - I get mine at Trader Joes- (you could totally use regular peanut butter or almond just adds some more calories and fat)
1 stevia packet (or not if you don't like things super sweet)
1/2 FROZEN banana
3 ice cubes
Blend and be happy with your healthy, chocolate, dairy free shake! :)

My brother-in-law and his family came to visit us late last week/weekend and we took all of our kids to an indoor bounce house gym.  Admission for the parents was free...but we got to play!  We had a BLAST! There was a super high slide that I had so much fun going down!! Definitely a FAVORITE moment :)

Old Navy's pajama pants are a HUGE FAVORITE of mine.  During the cold weather months, I wear their flannel pajama pants.  Now that the weather is warming up, I have started wearing my cotton pajama pants from there.  They are so lightweight, majorly comfy and one of my favorite articles of clothing :)  I am loving this floral pattern they currently have...thinking these would be a great Mother's Day gift?!

When my brother-in-law and sister-in-law were visiting last week, we were all talking about how much we LOVE the show, Parenthood.  Then, my sister-in-law said one of my FAVORITE things ever- she said that my husband and I are JUST LIKE Adam and Christina.  Um. BEST COMPLIMENT EVER!! And seriously- it is so true- HA! And can I just say, again, how sad I am that Parenthood is over?!? UGH. I think I will just have to start at season 1 and watch it all over again :)

Snuggles with my baby boy....hands down are one of the best and most FAVORITE parts of my the day.  James is crawling, eating EVERYTHING (edible and non-edible- HA!), trying to act like Houdini during diaper changes and is basically growing up at lightening speed! I savor and cherish every precious, quiet minute I get with my sweet boy.  I smell him, feel his chest rise and fall and thank God he chose me to be this boy's momma. 

Hope you have had a wonderful week...and that your weekend is spent doing exactly what you want to be doing!  Maybe some gardening, going for a long run, or just spending some time doing "nothing" with your precious family...whatever it is - I hope it is GREAT! :)

 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. Omigosh, that Adam & Christina compliment is the BEST. #lifegoals :) Have a great weekend, and I love everything about this post!


  2. Love ON pajama pants. They are so comfy! I am sad Parenthood is over too. Such a good show! happy Friday!

    1. Aren't their PJ pants the best??? I sure wish it was appropriate to wear them outside of the house! :)
      Have a great weekend!

  3. So sorry for your dairy loss :( I can't even imagine but it seems like you are figuring some good alternatives out. If it's the lactose in the dairy that bothers you then Breyer's does have a lactose free ice cream that my friend used to love. I had a spoonful of it once and it tasted just like regular ice cream. Have fun at the walk-athon today!

    1. Hi Cat!
      Thanks for tip on the Breyer's ice cream!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  4. I am with ya on the dairy thing. It took some time to get used to, but now it's not so bad. Enjoy your sweet little guy, they grow up SO flippin fast!!

    1. Hi Cara...they sure do grow fast...I look at my 6 year old and can still VIVIDLY remember everything about her sleeping on me!! I really do love every stage...I am always just trying to soak each one of my kiddos up...right in the moment :)

  5. I am going to have to try that shake. When I had my baby she had a milk allergy and I had to start using Silk and it was not that bad... Happy Friday

    1. Hey Chelsea! Yes- you should definitely give it a try- I hope you like! :) Have a great weekend!

  6. I love the show Parenthood! My husband and I decided to watch it from the beginning on Netflix. Adam and Christina are by far my favorite couple on the show.

  7. Hi Brittany!
    It seriously is such a good show! Why did they have to cancel it?!? Have a great weekend!! :)


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