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Friday, November 13, 2015

Five Loves on Friday


Happy Friday, friends!  A super fun celebratory weekend awaits (more on that later in the post ;)), but first, it's time to share a handful of highlights from the past week!  Five Loves time!

1.  We missed one holiday, so we focused on another!



My in-laws hosted an early Thanksgiving celebration on Saturday.  Sadly, Princess was sick so she and I were stuck at home while Jason and Little One headed off for feasting and family fun.  Although we were bummed to miss the festivities, we made the best of the situation by having our first Christmas movie marathon of the year!  Shortly after our third merry flick concluded
 Jason returned with some lovin' from his mama's oven.  I savored every bite of the delicious to-go feast, complete with a sweet finale!  See that cheesecake there?  It's from The Cheesecake Factory, then topped with my mother-in-law's scrumptious homemade strawberry sauce!  Thanksgiving is such a yummy holiday!




2.  I put a ring on it, again!




Jason recently lost 30 pounds, which in turn led to his wedding ring being lost, twice in the past week!  The first time it was flung from his fingertips as he tossed a basketball in his parents' front yard.  His entire family was on the hunt for it between feasting.  Several hours and a metal detector later it was recovered!  However, it didn't remain securely on his hand for long.  A few days later he noticed it disappeared while doing yard work.  We went through the bags of leaves he'd raked with great care, but it never turned up.  So, it was time to go get him a new one.  It's masculine, not too flashy, and I think it suits him well.  Best of all, this one fits!



3.  We have a *NEW* Disney vacation video up on YouTube!






This week my hubby published the first video from last month's trip to Disney World on our YouTube channel, Eat, Sleep, Dis, Repeat!  Watching those memories of celebrating Little One's birthday at WDW was most definitely a highlight of the week for me!  I'd love to have you click through HERE to see the fun footage too!  While there, I invite you to click that "subscribe" button to catch all the upcoming weekly vids!


Also...



4.  Trip Report Tuesday is BACK!




This week I shared a new addition to an old series, Trip Report Tuesday!  If you missed it, you can find that pixie dusted post HERE!  




Here's a sneak peek of what's to come in next Tuesday!...
I can hardly wait to share all the magical details of that special day!



5.  Anniversary Celebration Anticipation!

{I saved the best for last!}


Tomorrow Jason and I will celebrate our 17th Wedding Anniversary!  Look at us in that photo, both just a few months into our 20's.  We weren't even old enough to toast the day with a sip of champagne, but we couldn't have cared less!



Words cannot fully express the depth of my gratitude to God for blessing me with a husband who is such a great man of integrity and honor!  Growing up and growing old with him has been the best adventure imaginable! He's held my hand through every trial we've faced together, and makes me laugh every single day.  My life is so much richer and fuller because I gave him my heart and he gave me his last name!





Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a fabulous weekend!


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25 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary, sweet lady! Can't wait to read all the trip reports! And your cheesecake?! Shut the front door!!

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  2. Love that picture of you two! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, sweet friend!!! I hate you all had to miss dinner but my that cheesecake looks yummy:) I hope you have a wonderful weekend and great week!!! Thanks for linking up for H54F!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  3. Happy Happy Anniversary!! That cheesecake looks delicious!

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  4. Aww such pretty newlyweds!! Happy Anniversary my friend!! Enjoy each other! So glad your man got his new ring! I am totally excited to check out your YouTube video as well and see all your fun family adventures! I hope your weekend is full of love and fun my sweet friend!

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  5. Wow! Praising God for your marriage and the ways you seek and follow Him! Thankful for your example and wisdom!! And for a new year with a new ring for Jason!! Woo! All glory to Him! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! xx

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  6. What you wrote about your husband was so sweet, I got a little bit teary eyed!! I'm such a sap I know lol. Anyways... happy early anniversary to you both. You both look great in your wedding picture too. His new band is very nice too! My husband almost lost his twice. Both were funny stories, I'll share them some time. I still need to check out your youtube channel too!! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful weekend!! :-)

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  7. Happy 17 years!!! When you hit 20 are you going to get to do 20 days at Disney?? =)
    It definitely seems like a new ring was in order too. No fun having to worry about losing your ring all the time.
    And, I'm excited for your trip report on youtube! We'll watch it with breakfast!

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  8. Happy Anniversary! And I can't wait to read all about your recent Disney trip! I finally got around to ordering the pictures from our trip back in August! Ha! Hope your daughter's feeling better. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Happy Anniversary! Praising God with your for 17 years and many more to come! Looking forward to catching up on your Disney trip! Have an incredible weekend!

    Jackie
    www.parentingtheateam.com

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  10. Happy Anniversary!! And Disney is awesome! hope you had a lot of fun!
    Loved your blog and I'm following you!please follow me back <3

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  11. Happy Anniversary!! Such a pretty picture!
    Oh my, that cheesecake looks divine! I love Cheesecake factory and the homemade strawberry sauce looks amazing!
    Enjoy your anniversary weekend!!

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  12. Congratulations on your 17th wedding anniversary! That is super special and full of so many memories!
    So glad the hubs was able to get a new wedding ring--definitely dont need the panic of losing it over and over again!
    Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  13. Happy Anniversary!! You were a beautiful bride. Your dress is so amazing!

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  14. Happy anniversary! must be so exciting. and I love the new wedding ring! it looks fantastic, I love all the pics from Disney. Looks like you had a fantastic time.
    Trish - tales from trish

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  15. Happy Anniversary gurlie! Sorry your princess was sick, but your Christmas movie marathon sounds like the perfect remedy!

    Happy Friday <3

    Green Fashionista

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  16. That cheesecake looks amazing! And yay for a new ring for your hubby! Just in time for your anniversary :) Happy Friday pretty lady! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  17. Oh my gosh look at your beautiful wedding photo!! Hoping you both have many more years of happiness together!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  18. Happy Anniversary and GO JASON for losing all that weight!! Also, that homemade strawberry sauce on Cheesecake Factory cheesecake looks AMAZING!

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  19. OMG! That cheesecake looks delicious! Happy Anniversary!

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  20. Happy anniversary! That's great about the weight loss, but a bummer to lose the ring twice!!! Happy Friday!

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  21. Happy Anniversary!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  22. Happy Anniversary to 2 of my favorite people!!! You guys seriously look the same as in your wedding picture! Excited for more trip reports and videos too!
    Did you save some of that cheesecake for me? It looks sooooo yummy! (speaking of The Cheesecake Factory, there is one down the street from Disneyland...just so you can keep it in mind for next year).

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  23. Nothing like a Christmas movie marathon when your sick :) Happy Anniversary! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  24. Thanksgiving IS a really yummy holiday! Happy Anniversary! Have an awesome weekend!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  25. I just had an operation so i’ve slept for literally three weeks and i’m having so much fun catching up on your content!! xxx



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