Top o' the mornin' to ya, friends! Happy Friday and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Let's get right to the good stuff. It's Five Loves time!...
One // An Extended Weekend
Jason took his first vacation day of the year on Monday and we enjoyed a three day weekend as a family! It was so incredibly refreshing! Extra family time makes the top of any loves list, for sure!
Two // Zoo & IMAX
We got a new family zoo pass for the year which includes free admission to the zoo's IMAX theater movies. Even though temps were below freezing we enjoyed visiting our zoo's Desert Dome (it was warm in there - ha!), then headed to a 3D film about the National Parks. It was an absolutely stunning film and had a great soundtrack too, including a song from one of my favorites, the Lumineers! When the adventurers in the movie arrived at Yosemite memories from our recent vacation came rushing back. *Happy sigh!*
Three // Extra Sunshine
The one thing I enjoy about daylight savings time is the extra daylight into the evenings! It has been so glorious keeping the curtains open and enjoying more of those spectacular rays flooding the house in the early evening hours! I'm looking forward to the warmer temps to come when we can be outside enjoying the daylight too!
Four // Holiday Sweet Treats
I'd seen these reviewed on YouTube and had wanted to try them ever since. We couldn't find them anywhere we shopped, until I took the girls on a Big Lots run and there they were in all their chocolate minty glory! I liked these so much more than Hostess' traditional cupcakes. There is just a hit of mint to that extra creamy center and it's delightful! I only wish I'd picked up a second box while there. If you spot them in a goody aisle near you (and you enjoy this sort of treat) I'd highly recommend scooping one up while you can! If you don't like them, I'd gladly take them off your hands. ;)
Five // Birthday BYOP
Yesterday was my Aunt Ednah's birthday and we celebrated at my parents' place with a B.Y.O.P. party. Never heard of that? Me neither, but my creative mama thought it'd be fun for each family invited to bring their favorite pizza, keeping the cost for everyone down and the variety of flavors up! We had a great time celebrating and enjoying the time together as a family!
Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a fantastic weekend ahead!
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