Friday, September 18, 2015

The One With All The Colds

This Friday Favorites is brought to you by Kleenex's, humidifiers, Dimetapp, & stuffy noses.  We all seem to have some version or another of colds/allergies. Thankful for a rainy, cool and cozy weekend ahead to rest and be a family! 

As soon as we got home from school she asked for "Mary Hoppins."

As soon as bath was over she asked for "Mary Hoppins."

Guess what we'll be watching all weekend??

Also, because of B's infatuation with Mary Poppins I dug up this picture from our 2nd trip to Disney. 

Proof that we've always been fans! 

I'm of to play & spend my day wiping this girls nose.  Wouldn't want it any other way!

Happy Friday all, enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The One With The Well Check, The Lake, & A Few Favorite Finds

Friday! Friday! Friday!

I think this post will be in bullet points. Because I wrote this late last night and my comfy bed and Gilmore Girls were calling my name!


-I have 12 of these flower headbands and haven't known how to use them since her hair is so long. Problem solved (we've solved the problem! everything is awesome, problem solved! You're welcome PBS Kids watchers.)


-Last Friday was Brynn's 2 year well check. 
-She still HATES the paper they put on the tables, and the nurse. #EarplugsPlease #SaidSorryAMillionTimes

-I don't remember all of her stats but she's in the 95th percentile for weight (31lbs) and 88th for height.

-We are still having problems with her eczema (you can see the spot on her right leg) and are trying a new medicine routine to try  to get it under control. 

-She had one shot and her pink camo band aid was her FAVORITE! She showed everyone she saw her "peent ban-nade." 

-Friday afternoon we played kitchen.  She was calling the green blocks, green beans. Hehe! Watching her play is a FAVORITE!

-Then it was time for our daily Mary Poppins viewing. She has started singing a "rough" version of "Let's Fly a Kite" and "Spoonful of Sugar" and it is sooo sweet! I love that this movie is a FAVORITE!


-Random...this seasons celebrity line up for Dancing With The Stars is NOT my FAVORITE.  Except this guy...I think I will just watch him...and laugh.  This guy is so unpredictable! J and I watched him in Celebrity Apprentice and had some great laughs!


-Saturday we spent the day at the lake with Grams, Pops, Mema and DadDad. 

-She wanted in the water immediately! At the bottom of this picture you can see her checking out the minnows with Grams and Pops. (Also, she's started saying Pops instead of Hops and it's a little sad.)

-I may have swallowed a bug while driving the golf cart. #iDid #iSwallowedABug 

-The lake is a family FAVORITE! So thankful for special family time. 


-I did some shopping Sunday and found these treats at Dollar Tree.  Is it really weird that I remember those glitter pages had a very specific smell?  (Jonathan says, "You're always smelling smells.) I can't describe it, but when I see those I am reminded of their smell.  Lisa Frank=FAVORITE!

-I found this cutie and CHEAP Halloween shirt. FAVORITE! 

(I JUST got B's Halloween costume in the mail...EEEKK!)


-This is a terrible picture, but it's at bedtime while we are practicing a memory verse from church.  I need to post a video, it's a heart melter! 


-Lately I've felt like I'm in a revolving door of Sunday Blues.  Because life isn't perfect, things don't always go my way, I don't always get what we want, I can't be perfect at everything, and I don't have it all together.  So Wednesday, after having a pity party for myself during B's nap time,  I pulled myself together & made a conscious decision to just BE PRESENT with my girl.  And wow...was I ever humbled.  It's the smallest thing, but we spend an hour on our bed playing stickers. Then had a snack and watched Mary Poppins together.  

We weren't rushing out the door for something and I put my phone in the other room.  It was a perfect afternoon.  I'm so thankful to God for revealing himself to me through my daughter.  

"Who can turn the world on with her smile? 
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? 
Well it's you girl, and you should know it"


-Yesterday was yellow day at SNS.  Thanks to Aunt Jillian we had the perfect shirt! And she was not thrilled that we were taking pictures and not going to school for, "SLIDES!" Her FAVORITE is morning extended care!


-And because you know I have to post about KEEP.  This is what I've been wearing for the past few days.  I didn't think I'd like the necklace much, but it's a FAVORITE! It's a great everyday piece.

-It's supposed to be in the 70s this weekend...pretty sure the fall decor will make its way out of the attic! Plus we are getting ready for a garage sale...that's always a treat.  #sarcasimfont

I saw this forever ago and it pops up every once in a while on Pinterest and I giggle about it for days! 

Enjoy your Friday! Make it a great one!

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Friday Favorites: The One With All The Music

Today's Friday Favorites post is all about music! 

I used to be a music junkie.  Music, all day every day.  

But, lately I've taken a musical hiatus {except for all things Mickey, Raffi, and Mother Goose Club} and replaced my music time with Netflix and The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show podcast.  

Since we've started back to school this week I've decided we need a fresh routine! So we are going to cut back on our TV & phone time and turn on the music.

I was going through Pandora and Spotify and thought I would share some of my favorite stations. 

I really like Spotify if there is something specific I want to listen to.  

You can't find many Acappella CDs on Pandora, so Spotify is my Sunday Morning go-to. I may have "Lead Me To Rest" stuck in my head as we speak. Acappella is a lifetime FAVORITE for our family.  You know the CDs that you can listen to and start singing the song that comes next before it even starts...yeah that's us with Acappella. Raise your hand if you're with me! 

Am I the only one who still listens to old Amy Grant? We would listen to it growing up and I would dance and spin circles listening to "Baby, Baby." 

I've made a Zac Brown station that also includes some random Texas Country songs. This is great when we need some pep in our day!

Now to Pandora.

Dave Barnes.  Find him, listen to him, love him. 

This specific CD has the song, "Mine to Love" and the lyrics of this song speak right to my heart.  If you are trying to start a family, are pregnant, or someday want to be pregnant, you will need to listen to this. 

This station also plays Matt Wertz, {my college years are defined by his songs} Gavin DeGraw, Ray LaMontagne, and Matt Nathanson.  This is my FAVORITE station. Hands down. 

My second FAVORITE station is Need To Breathe.  

I came late to the Need To Breathe bandwagon {I had the chance to meet them in college and totally bailed} but their music instantly puts me in a better mood. This is another great mellow station.

And if I'm in the mood for some country...Blackhawk radio it is! All the great 80s & 90s country.  I rarely listen to country music...I had it on the other day and couldn't stop laughing at all of the "pop country" that I was hearing.

 #GiveMeGeorge #GiveMeGarth #GiveMeBlackhawk #GiveMeTimMcgrawsEarlyYears

{and this album cover...excellent!}

If I want a fun pop station, I go with Kate Voegele. All you OTH people know how great she is!

Speaking of OTH, I may or may not have in my possession, a majority of songs played through this series. This show spurred my music obsession and between me and several of my girl friends I have an excellent selection of OTH music. One of my FAVORITE songs of all time is from OTH...
Always Love by Nada great. 

And when the holidays roll around I've got this guy on repeat. 

I used to make fun of my mom for having this its a FAVORITE of mine. Sorry Momma!

And because I'm the coolest person I know...

Yeah...I'll admit it. I love Kenny G at Christmas time.  

Those are just a few of my FAVORITES.  Of course I also have a few kids stations like Raffi & Elmo.  I would love to hear what your favorite Pandora or Spotify stations are! I have a list on my phone of books to read, why not start a list of music to listen to??

And a little pretty KEEP for your Friday!
I had my first online social last night and had so much fun!! I also may have stress eaten 10 Hershey's kisses (thanks Drumrights!) 

Happy Friday friends!