Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Ladies!
 
I am so ready for the weekend!  I always look forward to the weekends, well because DUH...they are awesome!  But I always look forward to them more when Mark has off!
 
Today I am linking up with Andrea , Erika , and Narci and sharing my Friday Favorites.  Be sure to grab the graphic and link up too!
 


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What I love most about where we live, is that we have water all around us.  We have it right in our backyard, we can go to lots of different restaurants and bars and be right on the water...it is so awesome.  Mark and I had lunch last Sunday at our favorite little place in town...I love sitting outside, looking at the water and the boats.  And on this day..the dolphins were out there having a good time!  It was so hard to get a picture as they came up out of the water..they are quick!  But I loved just sitting there watching them out in the bay playing!  Dolphins...definitely a favorite!
 
 
TWO


Seeing my kids happy is always a favorite for me!  AJ was made to live on the water.  This boy has a ridiculous amount of patience and spends ALL of his free time sitting out back fishing.  Watching him out there, so content and peaceful, doing what he loves is a favorite for sure!
 
 
THREE
Being able to just walk out my back door and just enjoy some peace and beautiful scenery, with Starbucks is a favorite!  And speaking of favorites, I am LOVING my new bracelet .  This bracelet is super cute...however I am not sure I would have spent $65 for it!  I do love Tory Burch, and my flats and Miller sandals are my favorites!  Each year right around my birthday I get a code via email for $50, and well I mean I can't just not use it right...and unfortunately it cannot be used on flip flops..so after searching the website I decided on this cute little bracelet.  I really think it is so fun and so perfect for summer, and I am so glad I only had to pay $15 for it! 
 
 
FOUR
Making the arrangements for Harrison to come down has been a favorite this week!  We are super excited to see him!  He has already been chatting with the boys and doing his research so he can coach them again in football! 


FIVE
We have been on the hunt for a few months for some furniture for our patio, and I am so happy that we FINALLY decided on a set...it is coming this weekend and I am pretty darn excited about it!

SIX
How true is this!  It is no secret I am super proud of ALL my kids!  I have mentioned a time or two how awesome Jack is!  He is such a good kid, like in the 14 years he has been on this Earth, he has  never gotten into trouble, we never have to yell at him, he never talks back...he is really such a good, genuine kid.  Academics is a HUGE priority for Jack, he is hard on himself, and settles for nothing less than perfection.  Jack has always been a GREAT student, and this past marking period he received a B (a high B) on his report card in Algebra, and well he didn't like one bit that B on his report card.  He has state testing coming up soon, and he really wants to do well, and he is determined to bring that B to an A.  I am so proud that on his own, he came to me and asked if I would bring him to school 2 hours early, 3 days a week for the next 3 weeks so he can go to tutoring to bring his grades up.  I am so proud of him, he works so hard, and it really makes me so happy that on his own, without any pushes from mom and dad, he truly gets how important his school work and grades are.  This kid has BIG dreams about his future and there is NO doubt in my mind he will be something amazing!  His positive attitude and work ethic is a favorite for sure!


I am really looking forward to Mark having off tomorrow...we have lots of running around to do, and I plan on spending the rest of the weekend outside, relaxing on our new patio furniture! 

Have a great weekend!   



16 comments:

  1. Kudos to Jack!! All of that handwork and diligence will pay off big time for him! Tell him to continue to challenge himself and the sky is the limit in terms of where he can go to college!! Have a great weekend!

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    1. He is such a great kid! Have a good weekend Lauren! I miss reading your blog ;(

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  2. I love your new patio set!!!! I am sure you can wait to sip a cool drink on a warm Summer night while relaxing on it :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Trust me. Tmw night you'll find me sitting there sipping my wine very happy. Have a great weekend

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  3. Being near the water would for sure be my favorite! You really cannot teach self motivation and it sounds like Jack has it down. It will take him so far to work hard for himself. Have a super weekend

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

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    1. I'm so thankful he "gets" it at such a young age! And the water...makes living here that much easier! Have a great weekend my friend !

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  4. Yay for new patio furniture! You saw how I had my patio set up and now well it's blank again! We are redoing our entire backyard. Nothing like starting in April ?? Right?? Lol enjoy your weekend and I didn't get a chance to respond to yesterday's blog post but we had that IG convo so you know my thoughts on all that. People are who they are! Mean people suck!

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    1. Love you friend! And yay for a patio redo

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  5. I loved this post today - I would love living by water too! I'm so glad you have settled in more in Florida and your kids seem to be thriving! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Love the outdoor furniture! It's perfect! You'll enjoy it so much this summer!

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    1. We are super excited about the furniture! We have been looking for months and am so glad we finally decided on one we both liked. Have a great weekend !!!

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  7. I want to be near the water!!! But some of those fish and crabs you post creep me out!!!! But the Dolphins though.... I can handle the Dolphins!!!

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    1. The Dolphins never get old! And the fish...and crabs...if they are at a decent distance from me I can handle them ;). Have a great weekend

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  8. I love your patio furniture!! I just bought some this weekend...off of an online garage sale. Ha!! I'm excited to redo it & paint it a fun color! Hope you're having a great week!

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    1. I love redoing a piece and making it mine! How fun!!!

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