Friday, February 21, 2014

Five on Friday!

Friday's here! We have a birthday party for my sweet nephew, drafts for baseball (well, that's Brian's thing), and hopefully a few other fun things happening this weekend. But first I have to get through an afternoon of ice skating lessons for Wyatt, a basketball game for Wyatt, and my husband being at a draft meeting at bed time.  Ah! (Wine is on the horizon).

Here are a few things things going through my mind today!

The weather has been fabulous this week, but it's such a tease!  The kids have been spending their afternoons outside, I haven't been dreading dragging them out of the house.  I love it!

Gorgeous weather already as me checking out swimsuits for Reese this summer (I usually order the boys suits from Zulily's Hurley sales - they hold up well all summer).  Since she likes to have "options," I usually buy her a few suits from Target.  I'm really loving these two right now!

Wyatt has his final basketball game tonight!  This season has flown by...then again it started just before Christmas and that was almost two months ago.  They're having a pizza party tonight after the game, and tomorrow night they're going to an ODU basketball game. He's had a lot of fun playing this season, but I know that he's very ready for baseball and soccer season to start (and so am I, although I love the perk of being able to drop the Smalls off in the child care center at the Y during basketball games)!

Making reading more of a priority was on my resolution list this year.  So far I have read and finished Balancing It All by Candace Cameron Bure (I'll give it 2ish stars.  It's more practical common sense-y stuff mixed with a memoir).  I'm systematically (slowly) reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (it seems to work better for me if I read it and apply it, rather than just reading through), and I am almost finished with The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle.  I really like, it's a quick, fun read about marriage.  Next on my list (and my Kindle) are Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine (honestly, I'm halfway through but I stopped to read Melanie's book), and I'm going to read The Life You Imagine by Derek Jeter.  Yes.  I'm reading a book by Derek Jeter.  Honestly, I've read a lot about the way his parents raised him, and I think it might include some good nuggets of wisdom about raising a good kid.  And I'm also really sad about the whole retirement situation.  I have an entire list of things I want to read (and a stack of books two feet tall by my bed), so I want to just keep at it!

I am so, so excited about my birthday present from my mom and dad!  I'm getting a new lens for my camera!  We have prime, so I ordered it last night. I can't wait to start using it!  Brian got me Adobe Lightroom for Christmas, and I need to get that open and start playing around in there, too!


Earlier this week I blogged about my favorite places to stay at Disney World!  I have a few more posts to put together, but I want to space it all out a bit.  I'll probably post about Meal Plans and my take on character experiences next Tuesday - I am already getting the Disney bug again.  I'm thinking about a trip next February!  Has anyone traveled to Disney that time of year?  I hear it's slow and wait times are low!

1 comment:

  1. We went at the end of February to the beginning of March, it wasn't too bad. We took my niece and nephew along with their parents and my parents and my sister and of course myself. We just went to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom though and did other things in Florida.