Friday, January 24, 2014

Five Loves on Friday!

Happy Friday, lovelies!  *Warning* This post is very food heavy! It's been a treat of a week! I need to dash off to scroll through my Delicious Ways to Shrink pinboard & make a lighter grocery list for next week ...but first, I'll share five things that have made my heart happy since this time last week!

1.  Frowns Turned Upside Down!
You know how things don't always go as planned?  That's how Saturday went here.  Princess and Little One had been counting down to that day for weeks!  Dear family friends {who live a lit'l ways from us, so we don't see each other that often} had planned to come pick up our girls for a sleepover.  The next day my parents, Jason, & I were to drive out to their place for a belated Christmas celebration and would then take our girlies back home with us.   Sadly, I got a text Saturday morning that their youngest had the stomach flu.  Such a bummer, most of all for our sweet lit'l ill friend, and secondly for my daughters who had suitcases ready by the door and had their hearts set on a sleepover.  My heart broke for them.  Grandparents to the rescue!  When I called my mom to let her know the Christmas party was cancelled, she returned the call with one that welcomed our sweeties for a sleepover at their house.  On a moments notice my parents turned the girlies' frowns upside down!  They took them out for dinner and then back to their place for a night of fun!  

Little One brought over the Spring Edition of her YUM Food and Fun for Kids magazine to show Grandma Kathy.  They decided to create their own sweet version of a recipe that caught their eye.

Chocolate Chip Muffins with icing, sprinkles, and a star cookie on top, in floral cupcake liners  
...I'd never seen such dolled up muffins!

*Bonus! Their sleepover allowed for . . . 

2.  Date night = GREAT night!
We ordered takeout from one of our fave barbecue restaurants and rented Iron Man 3!  LOVED BOTH!!

{We managed to make this last for a Sunday lunch too ... every last bite was amazzzing!}

Immediately added to the list of my favorite movie quotes:

Tony Stark: Jarvis, how are we?
Jarvis: It's totally fine, sir. I seem to do quite well for a stretch and then at the end of the sentence I say the wrong cranberry.

... I laughed so cranberry!! ;) LOL!  Maybe, you had to be there! :)

3.  Record Breaking Day!
Sunday's temp broke a 119-year old record!  The last time it even hit 60 degrees {in our area} on that day was January 19, 1895!  It was GLORIOUS!  We enjoyed a lovely family walk across the pedestrian bridge and talked about all our dreams of outdoor recreation this coming spring and summer.  The thermometer dipped back down into the negatives later this week, but boy, did we enjoy that moment in the sun!

Praising God for that unusually gorgeous day OUTside together as a family! 
*PS: I promise I was there!  I'm the one snapping the pics. ;)

4.  He looooves me!
I texted Jason asking if he could stop by the store on his lunch break and pick up a few things {boring undelicious things like toilet paper, laundry detergent,ect.} ...and he came home with these just for me!  

Mr. Goodbar is my favorite candy bar and can't always be found, but he found it in XL! What?!  The sharper the better when it comes to cheddar.  He so gets me! ;)  It took some major self control to make these yummies last a while! ... My hubby is the sweetest!!


Tuesday night he came home from work with the surprise of {FREE} Runzas {as it was -4 degrees at 6am that day}   ...and I'm telling you, it really is the little things that still make my heart skip a beat for this man.  As our drinks sat on the counter, I reached to put a straw in the second cup {assuming that was mine} he stopped me, "What are you doing?" and passed me the one he had just put a straw in, adding, "You first."  Then he hopped on Netflix and made me smile again. 

...Yep, we're nerdy like that. ;)

Praise God for the blessing of such a loving hubby who cares for me in the big and small ways!

5.  Cutesies for my {Freeezing Co-Co-COLD} Tootsies!
When the temp dips down into the negatives cute 'n cozy socks cheer me so!  ...Simple pleasures! ;)

Thanks for visiting today, friends!  Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

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  1. Those BBQ nachos look divine! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Omg I LOVEEEE fuzzy socks!!! My fiancee buys them for me every year for Christmas and I wear them constantly! I love allll the food in this post! Have a great weekend :)

  3. Thanks so much for reading my blog! I am so happy to be your newest GFC follower! I'm Elise @ Cheers Y'all's little sister and she has gotten me into this amazing blogging community...excited to begin this journey! And am currently craving cupcake from your post so need to find some morning sweets stat! xx.

  4. HOLY BBQ NACHOS. YES PLEASE. Salivating. And cheers to your sweet hubby! Love your words of affirmation towards him...they make my hearts smile!!! xx

  5. hey girl hey! i have yet to see iron man 3…i know my farmer will like it so we need to get after it. yay for linkups. new reader!

  6. All that food looks amazing and I LOVE comfy socks. I sleep in em because my feet get so cold!!!

  7. OMG you had me a BBQ nachos. That photo caught my attention within a second of opening your blog up! I would love some 60* around here but maybe after some snow :) Happy weekend xo

  8. What a sweet husband! Love it. Stopping by from the linkup...have a lovely weekend!

  9. All of your food pictures have me drooling over here! And SO jealous of you for having a record breaking warm day! 60 degrees sounds heavenly! Have a great weekend :)

  10. Aren't fuzzy socks the best?!? Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    1. Oh my goodness that barbeque looks amazing!! I am so glad we found each other through the link up! Enjoy your weekend!

  11. Thank you for the sweet well wishes on my blog yesterday! :) I love BBQ but I've never had BBQ nachos...they look amazing! Fuzzy socks are seriously the best!

    Katherine Nicole

  12. I love fuzzy socks too!! Your hubby sounds awesome!

  13. Mr. Goodbar looks so tempting. Wish it were sold here in Italy!

  14. Small things are always the sweetest things, aren't they? :)

  15. Oh my goodness...those nachos look AMAZING. I think I could devour those right now. At 11:02 pm. Your husband sounds like a sweetie and fuzzy socks are the best!

  16. I'm pretty sure my hubby would cut off his arms for those nachos. This is my first visit to your blog...happy to meet you!

  17. How is it that husbands always know exactly what you need? Mr. Goodbar is one of my favs!


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