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Friday, November 6, 2015

Hi!! Happy Friday!!

How was your week?
I am currently typing this post on my mom's computer...since my computer decided it wanted to stop working two days ago.  And as luck should have it, my husband's computer also decided to take a nap for an indefinite amount of time. Both of our computers need to new hard drives....so yeah...that's fun! HA!
Really- it's not a big deal...we will get it taken care of and all will be just fine :)

Let's get straight to the good stuff and talk about my Friday Favorites for this week!

ONE
I am loving this top I got from Target a couple of weeks ago!! I got it to wear for our family pictures and it was definitely one of those situations where I thought- this is either going to look really cute or NOT AT ALL. I was so excited when I put it on- it has just enough detail on the front to make it interesting and pretty, it is on the flowier side and it just looked really good on! I would definitely say this picture does not do the shirt justice- if you are in Target be sure to be on the lookout for it- it comes in a beautiful burgundy/wine color that would be SO pretty for the holidays!!
And it has a just a slightly longer hem in the back than in the front...which I am usually not a fan of- but it is very subtle and looks really nice!
TWO
I absolutely LOVE smoothies. They are my FAVORITE :) This past week I have been super into making "pumpkin pie" smoothies.  And they are SO good!  I have been using a 1/2 frozen banana, about 1/3 cup pumpkin puree, a few ice cubes, almond milk, some stevia and several dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg.  SO YUM!! Here is a bit more "exact" recipe that you might like to try!!
THREE
So you would think, being pregnant for a FIFTH time, I wouldn't want/need to sign up for the Baby Center "My Pregnancy This Week" emails.  Nope- not the case! :) With every one of my pregnancies, I have signed up for the emails and they are SO much fun to get every week!
And do you know who else loves them as much as I do?? My girls, Charlotte and Cora! Every week, they ask me, "Have you gotten the baby email yet? How big is the baby now??" And then once I tell them, "Oh the baby is the size of an apple," they literally tell everyone they see- "My mommy has a baby in her tummy and it is as big as an apple." HA!
I can't describe the joy it brings me to see my girls so excited to welcome a new baby into our family!!



FOUR
Do you know about the children's book, The Rainbow Fish
It is by far one of my FAVORITE children's books and the other night I read it to the girls for the umpteenth time...and it was still as precious as the first time I read it! 
And what was my absolute favorite was having my 3 girls snuggled up on me while I was reading to them :) I am always hugging or squeezing one of them...but to get all three of them at the same time AND they were sitting still AND they weren't telling me about how one of them said they weren't the "best princess ever"...well it was a lovely moment! HA!
(And I just have to note- it looks like Celine is putting her finger somewhere it shouldn't go- but she was actually itching her mouth- I just HAD to put that out there! HA!)
FIVE
 Soo..My mom and dad are here for a few days to help out while Aaron is taking a really big test.
They are the best:)

Anyway...as I was getting the house cleaned up yesterday morning in preparation for their arrival, I couldn't help but feel so grateful for the comfort my mom brings me. I don't have to worry if my windows have finger prints on them or if the there are a few dishes in the sink when she gets here. 
I don't have to worry if my kids throw a tantrum at the dinner table or act totally crazy at the store.
We can just be ourselves and we are totally loved and accepted for our craziness and our messes.
And that is such a beautiful gift to give someone.
I pray every day I can be that type of mother for my children when they are adults and have their own children.

So what are some of your FAVORITES from this past week??
I hope you have the BEST Friday and a FABULOUS weekend!!

I am linking up with Andrea and Erika for their Friday Favorites Link Up!
 I am also linking up with April for Five on Friday!
 Joining Karli for her, Oh Hey Friday Link Up! too!

5 comments:

  1. Moms are the best. Simply the best!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Congratulations on your upcoming pregnancy!! How exciting for your family :) Have a great weekend!

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  3. I love Rainbow Fish too! We also read the second one - Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale! Also, saw the cute cowl neck shirts from Target yesterday but they weren't on sale, so skipped it this time!

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  4. Aren't moms the best?!? I feel the exact same way about my mom. And actually my mom came down the other day and she washed all my windows, inside and out for me!! =)

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  5. Just stumbled across your blog :) And goodness, I love that top! I've been on the look out for some pretty new tops and that one looks perfect! Next time I go to Target I'll have to check it out. And I love that book!

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