High Five for Friday #179 | A Quick Hi!

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Remember, you can link up any 3 posts you want – regardless of content! Link up your favorite posts from the week that you want more people to read. Share away! And, of course, if you have a weekly recap post, link that up too! But we want to give you a chance to share your other content from the week.

Can’t wait to read some more fun things this week!

This is a quick post. We’ve had a whirlwind week, which included late night VBS fun! Nothing sweeter than seeing a whole bundle of kids praising God!

If you want to have a little catch up, head on over to Instagram! I’ve always got something to ramble about. I’m also thinking about what to do for that first IGTV! Anyone else really excited for that?? I think it will be a fun way to just sit, chat, unedited but without live comments.

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High Five for Friday #178 | Around the World via Pyramids

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Welcome to High Five for Friday – hosted by me, BeckyTif, and Della! Come, read up on what we’ve been up to this week and get to know some amazing bloggers.

Remember, you can link up any 3 posts you want – regardless of content! Link up your favorite posts from the week that you want more people to read. Share away! And, of course, if you have a weekly recap post, link that up too! But we want to give you a chance to share your other content from the week.

Here were my favorites from last week!

Chatting Over Chocolate // You Have Worth
Given all the sad news about people choosing to end their own life, I loved Brenda’s encouraging reminder that
we all have worth in the eyes of our Creator! And that can give tremendous hope to a hurting world.

Connected in the Kitchen // Friday Favorites
It sounds like Kenzie had a fun week, but you MUST check out this post for her recipe for her
loaded sweet potato sliders! It totally inspired me to make those, but with a spicy black bean patty. It would be delicious!

Toots & Dill // Friday Favorites
So many fun things for her last week! Bridal shower, dance recital and a zoo visit! Thanks for linking up with us!

Can’t wait to read some more fun things this week!

Our week was a bit more low key than past weeks. Maybe we’re doing summer too hard! HA! But we’ve all been a bit tired. My husband has also had a super busy work week. It’s been crazy.

We kicked off the weekend with another speared lunch! We had our summer mom camp compadres over for lunch for more spearing, and everyone loved it!

And then on Sunday, my husband and Elizabeth hung out at the lake!

Mom Summer Camp fun continues this week! The original plan was focusing on Around the World, with a different country each day. I started off that ambitious, but we fizzled as the week went on. I lost steam. But Monday was learning about the continents in general, and then Tuesday we learned about Ancient Egypt!

I chose Ancient Egypt purely because I had these PlayMobil pyramid sets from my Mother-in-Law’s teaching days, and I wanted to use them. Both kids went crazy! It’s still set up in the play room because we’ve had so much fun with it.

Our next day was to be a day at our buddy’s house, learning about South Korea! But, alas, they were all sick. So we learned from a distance. One of the fun activities was to be learning a Korean fan dance, and Elizabeth loved it! She even went into her room at quiet time, declaring she was going to practice her “North Carolina” fan dance. She wouldn’t let me film it, but it was adorable. Next week is our Pirate Week, to coincide with the VBS’s theme of “Shipwrecked”. We’re SO excited about that!

If you follow me on insta, you may have seen my personal crises unfolding about my beloved veggie burger getting changed. I adore the Morningstar Farms Griller Original, but this week I cracked open a new package to discover it tasted different, and not in a good way! It was awful. I have sent messages (4 to be exact) to the company, telling them my disappointment! I even have a thread on my personal FB page about how it’s changed. It’s consumed my week 🙂 But yesterday I spent time hopping around to a few stores to stock up on the original flavor before the new is a permanent replacement.

Finally, Netflix recommendation! We’re almost through watching The Staircase on Netflix, and it’s fantastic! (No spoilers if you’ve seen it already!!!)

If you loved Making of a Murderer or other true crimes docs, then you’ll love this. It’s set in my city, Durham, NC, and it’s an unfolding 10+ year case. Add it to your queue!

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High Five for Friday #177 | Safari Week

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Welcome to High Five for Friday – hosted by me, BeckyTif, and Della! Come, read up on what we’ve been up to this week and get to know some amazing bloggers.

Remember, you can link up any 3 posts you want – regardless of content! Link up your favorite posts from the week that you want more people to read. Share away! And, of course, if you have a weekly recap post, link that up too! But we want to give you a chance to share your other content from the week.

Here were my favorites from last week!

Peaches + Pearls // Friday Favorites
I love a good week recap, and Cassidy had a whopper with tons of changes and endings.

Meet the Shaneyfelts // Friday Faves
So Sarah had a point about wearing shorts this summer. It was so right on for me!
I hate shorts, but when you finally find a pair that looks good and is comfortable, rock them!

Penny’s Passion // Five on Friday
There are several fun favs featured in Penny’s post, BUT the packing cubes!
I need to invest in a set, or maybe a set for each member of my family.
I also was thinking that it would be the perfect gift for my sister,
who is currently living it up in Italy with her husband (not jealous, not jealous)

Can’t wait to read some more fun things this week!

Here’s what has been going on around here!

I mentioned last week that Mom Camp has begun. And this week was a highly anticipated week – Safari Week! Last year’s Jungle Week was a big hit with my kids, so we chose a theme that was similar.

Although, we started off the week exploring a brand new playground in another town. It was a fun adventure! There was sand (I hate sand), misters, and plenty of playgrounds. We’ll definitely go back!

We also spent more time outside at home. We’ve enjoyed bubbles, water, and tag! That water table turned into a rock washing station, and it was highly entertaining!

And then Wednesday we had our Safari day! I first pulled out all the animal toys that we had.

We also did face paint! I googled “how to paint animal faces” and tried to slap some on wiggly kids.

And if you EVER need a fun lunch or dinner for kids, put a bunch of random fruits, veggies, cheese cubes, and sandwiches, cut up into small pieces, and give them a skewer. The kids “speared” their own lunch and they ate EVERYTHING! I had to refill the veggies and sandwiches twice. It was amazing!

Something else amazing happened this week. Maybe it was all the fun times this week. But we desperately needed to tidy the house! I gave both kids some jobs to tackle, and they did it. Happily. For over 30 minutes! They cleaned the bathroom, emptied the trash, dusted, picked up toys, and vacuumed! Win!

It was a FUN week!!

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High Five for Friday #176 | Two Two!

 

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Welcome to High Five for Friday – hosted by me, BeckyTif, and Della! Come, read up on what we’ve been up to this week and get to know some amazing bloggers.

Remember, you can link up any 3 posts you want – regardless of content! Link up your favorite posts from the week that you want more people to read. Share away! And, of course, if you have a weekly recap post, link that up too! But we want to give you a chance to share your other content from the week.

Here were my favorites from last week!

This week, two posts stuck out because they featured my favorite print – gingham!! I loved Andrea at Living on Cloud Nine’s gingham favs round up, especially that red gingham shirt (from WalMart!). And Savvy Southern Chic featured fun ways to dress up gingham, even for the office!! And finally, I loved Kenzie from Connected In the Kitchen’s five favorites. The picture of her dad measuring salt – hilarious!!!!!

Can’t wait to read some more fun things this week!

Here’s what has been going on around here!

Our weekend was busy busy! Both of our families traveled down to celebrate William’s second birthday, so it was a weekend full of eating, chatting and fun!

But, in classic fashion, I was so busy enjoying the fun that I forgot to take a picture! HAHA!

One of the funnier moments was at church. It was the second round of the Mom Band! When there is no one available to lead the praise team and sing the songs, the moms step up! We always chuckle that we need to integrate some dance moves. Fact about me – I have zero issues talking in front of large crowds. I could even spontaneously stand up and give a speech with zero warning. I wouldn’t worry. But music?? If I do anything solo, I get significant stage fright! Singing, playing an instrument… if I stick out or am all alone, my knee caps shake!! So I definitely get a little nervous singing in the Mom Band. That’s why you have to throw in a dance move to distract everyone.

On Sunday, we had a small party for William! Every last Sunday of the month, we host a brunch potluck with our church buds. It just worked out perfectly to also throw in some cupcakes for William. But as our family started saying they were coming down for the weekend, I realized I needed to step up my party game beyond some cupcakes. So a quick order on Amazon prime got me some fun train-themed decorations.

And soon we had a Train party, complete with napkins that said “Two Two”.

The other fun thing that happened this week is that it was the start of Mom Camp! A friend and I started this last summer, and it was the best summer! Basically, each week has a fun theme, and we do fun activities and crafts around the theme. This week was Backyard/Camping! It’s fun having something fun to give inspiration for summer fun.

I should do a blog post about this, because it really is a fun way to have fun during the summer, especially if you approach the summer and get nervous that you won’t survive.

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High Five for Friday #175 | Someone Is Two

 

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Welcome to High Five for Friday – hosted by me, BeckyTif, and Della! Come, read up on what we’ve been up to this week and get to know some amazing bloggers.

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Here were my favorites from last week!

Chatting Over Chocolate // Five Loves on Friday
Brenda is just one of the sweetest people on the internet. And I loved reading all her sweet moments from Mother’s Day! Especially loved that DIY drive-in movie!

Silex in the City // Friday Best
Loved this fun recap of favorites. Plus, Jess is prepping for her wedding this summer! Hooray!

Polka-Dotty Place // 5 Year Old Wish List
Fun fact – Whitney and I both have 2 kiddos, an older girl and younger boy. And our kids are just a few months apart. So when her daughter, Olive, gets into something, inevitably Elizabeth loves it too! So when Whitney created a wish list blog post for Olive’s upcoming 5th birthday, I pinned it all!

Can’t wait to read some more fun things this week!

Here’s what has been going on around here!

Who got up early to watch the royal wedding?? We did! I loved every moment of it. I actually really enjoy the pre-event coverage just as much as the actual ceremony. I love the anticipation of “when are they coming?”.

I thought Meghan’s dress was beautiful. Plain, but beautiful! That veil was amazing!! And her makeup was so classic. I loved that you could see her freckles.

If you haven’t seen the Bad Lip Reading video, though, you should:

Later that Saturday, my husband and I went out to downtown Durham for the Durham Blues and Brews! We went last year and had a great time, and this year we had high expectations! The music was tons of fun, and the people watching was delightful. The more brews, the better the dancing.

I also can’t believe school is over for the summer already. The kids both had their last days on Wednesday, and it was such a fun day.

We sure will miss our sweet teachers over the summer! But in just a few months, we’ll be back!!

And finally, on Thursday, we celebrated William’s second birthday! It’s hard to believe that this little guy is already two. Where has the time gone? He’s a funny, smily, jolly little guy, loved by so many people. I grabbed the camera on Wednesday and asked him to pose for pictures, and he happily obliged! He cheesed for almost 30 minutes! But we’re so thrilled with this guy. He’s a hoot!

This weekend we’ll be celebrating him with a small family/friends party!

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