Friday Favorites!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hi friends!!! Happy Friday!!
It has been a fun, busy week at our house!
The weather has been GORGEOUS!
My youngest daughter had her last day of school yesterday and my two older girls have 8 days left!! We are SO excited for summer break to start!! 

Here's some FAVORITES from this past week that have warmed my heart and put a smile on my face!

One of the first people to comment on my blog when I started it over 2 1/2 years ago was a wonderful person named Amy. Amy used to write a blog- but now just sticks to posting super adorable pictures of her two precious boys on Instagram. She is an amazing photographer, a SUPER awesome mama and extremely creative. I got a cute card from her in the mail last week and it just totally made my day!! How kind and thoughtful of her to take time out of her day just to send me an encouraging note in the mail!! THANK YOU Amy!!
Snail mail is one of my FAVORITE things ever!
We celebrated our precious Celine's 5th birthday last Saturday and had SO much fun!
Celine requested a "family" party and we played pin the tail on the pony and cracked open a My Little Pony piñata. The weather was absolutely fabulous- so we were able to play outside a TON and enjoy our birthday cupcakes outside! It was an awesome day and I couldn't love these 6 people more if I tried!
Gotta love the $5 selfie stick we got Aaron for his birthday this past's how we get our family pictures these days! HA!

My oldest daughter Charlotte had a class picnic to celebrate all of the students making their First Holy Communion this past week and it was such a FUN time! The picnic was held at a local park by their school and all of the students got to walk there (with supervision, OF COURSE)! The boys and I met up with Charlotte and her class and had the best time playing and enjoying a picnic lunch with her. Time with my Charlotte is always a FAVORITE!!

Speaking of Charlotte, on Mother's Day, she asked me if she could paint my nails :)
I will be honest- initially I hesitated to say "yes" because I didn't really want a messy manicure. 
But God totally nudged me and made me realize that messy things can be beautiful too. 
So we set up my nail polish in the backyard and I got a FABULOUS Mother's Day manicure!!

She did such an AWESOME job!! She was SO cute and super excited about how lovely my manicure turned out :) 
We had to take this picture about 10 times- because every time she took and looked at it- she said, "Mom- we need to re-take the picture- it looks like you have old lady hands." HA HA!
These 5 precious and WILD kiddos will ALWAYS be my FAVORITE!!!

What are your plans for the day and this upcoming weekend??

I am off to the gym with my 3 youngest kiddos this morning and then we're going to my daughter's preschool picnic!  We don't have any major plans for the weekend except 'Operation Get Some Moving Boxes Packed.'

I hope you have the BEST day and a wonderful 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!

And lastly, linking up with KatieTifDella & Caitlin for High Five for Friday!


  1. You are just beautiful sweet friend.
    Your manicure is so pretty. Love the color.
    How fun for a class picnic. And another one today. Enjoy.
    Have a great weekend. Hopefully you get some boxes packed.

  2. Oh moving! Not fun with so many kids. She did a great job with your mani though. Love the last picture of you all!

  3. Charlotte did a great job on your nails, I'm impressed! Have a great weekend!

    1. I was really impressed too!! I think I am going to hire her!! ;) Hope you have a great weekend too!

  4. That blue one-shoulder top with the white pants is such a cute outfit How exciting to be this close to summer break. Happy packing! You guys have to be getting so excited for your big move!

  5. You look amazing!!! Tiny lady!! Hope the girls enjoy their last days of school before the summer fun begins!

    1. Thank you friend!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend with your crew!!

  6. What fun you have going on! You all look so awesome in that last picture. Love the blue top!

  7. What a sweet Mother's Day!! I LOVE that picture with you and the kids. I've been on the hunt for some white jeans. Do you love yours?? That manicure story was so sweet. Yay for you for saying YES and her old lady hands comment cracked me up! Kids say the funniest things. Charlotte did a great job :) Hope you have a fun weekend. The sun is shining here so we are headed out after naps.

  8. You are the sweetest! So glad the card made it to you! Hope you had a great weekend!

  9. Justine! The picture of you with all the kiddos is beautiful! What a great job Charlotte did on your nails. And a great color too =)

  10. I just have to say, you have the cutest family!!!

  11. Charlotte did a great job on your nails, I'm impressed! Have a great weekend!
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