Pre- Easter Friday 5

Today I am teaming up with my long time friend and blogger, Emmy to co-host a Friday 5.  Emmy Friday 5
Sharing 5 things and 5 pictures from the week. (okay, being serious, I’ll probably have more than 5 pics and making it a super long post… get cozy)

1.  This goes back to this past weekend, but the kids have been asking Erik to set up a tent so they can go camping.  We started off in the playroom with the tent.  We had everyone set up to go in with all their special blankets and pillows and even toys to snuggle with… when it came time to zip up the tent, the girls wouldn’t sleep in it.  Ryan was a trooper and stuck it out.  The following day, we decided to set up the tent in the backyard for the kids to sleep in over night and even invited a friend to sleep over.  It was a cold and windy night and as soon as everyone got snuggled in the tent, my girls did not want to stay.  Ryan’s friend and his sister slept out there all night long with Ryan and Erik.  I couldn’t believe it! It was so windy, I can’t imagine anyone sleeping through it!  The outdoor pics didn’t turn out b/c it was so dark…
2.  A few weeks ago, I saw a deal online for a cute unfinished Easter bunny that you could personalize with your family initial.  I finally got it and painted it for our front door.  I think it looks good, but the bow could possibly be upgraded.  I love this though b/c I can repaint it year after year to fit our color theme for Easter.
What do you think?  I do wish it were a little bit bigger b/c its sortof solo looking—what could we do to make it POP?  I can only think to get a Ginormous green wreath and wrap it with burlap and affix this into the center? 
3.  Not really Easter related but I am really in love with this show and its really starting to get good.

Since I’m here, I might as well tell you my two other favorites:
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4.  We went to a local Easter Event and the kids had a blast! Its hard to limit my pictures so I apologize for the excess…
5.  Our annual tradition, which is still fairly early (2 years now) we get together with our next door neighbors and decorate eggs! Love this!!
We had a few other friends who joined us this year.  It was SO WINDY and fun!IMG_7525IMG_7526
We also did some Easter Egg Cookie decorating this time!

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Hello Monday..

My blog friend
Stacie does these posts occasionally and I always enjoy them… Quick, easy and fun! the radio.  Currently playing is Philip Phillips “Gone Gone Gone”.  I also love his new song “Raging Fire” but haven’t heard it on the radio yet.  I saw him play it live on American Idol.  He’s so Dave Matthews- Esque!  Love it.

Eating...finished my favorite chicken Caesar salad from Le Madeline.  Its my latest lunch addiction!

Drinking...Water.  Its my goal to drink 5 bottles of water at work a day!  I have 1 1/2 to go!    Did you know that you should be drinking half of your body weight in water ounces a day?  I think I’m a rare case where I actually drink more than that in a day from morning till night. 


a jersey black skirt, my Fergalicious flat shoes and a navy shirt.  Going for the whole black and blue look today.  Along with that, I’ve got my Silpada ring on, my New Balance watch for counting my steps/miles, and a necklace from Amy Cornwell that says INSPIRE.

Feeling...good.  Its been rainy here lately with storms that have been exciting.  I never want harm to anyone or major damage but I love the excitement of it all.  Sirens went off at our house last week and we may get more rain today.  Bring it on! get crackin’ on Easter plans! It really snuck up on me this year.  I don’t even have the theme decided…. “Theme”? Yes.. I like to have themes.  Last year It was chevron being incorporated but I’m not sure what I want this year.  I also need to get crackin on Mother’s Day ideas!! I think I have the place to eat narrowed down but gift ideas are always a key to start searching for sooner than later.  Check out this cute bunny I got for our front door—just needs some paint and a lil’ sass to brighten it up!  I won’t be hanging it by its ear for the final product.. Excited!

Wanting...time to get things done around the house. I also am ready for the days to feel longer.  Waking up when its still dark outside is really painful.  If it could brighten up a bit in the mornings, I might be able to talk myself into a morning jog or wog or brisk walk.

Thinking...about signing up to do a 5K randomly.  One of my friends does these occasionally and I figure the only way I might actually do one is spur of the moment.  I may hate myself for not being 100% charged up and trained for it, but you only live once.  My hope is that its fun and I have a lot of adrenaline pumping and want to keep doing them. Plexus journey so far.  I am anxious to see how my friends and family like it so that we can plow through this health thing together.  I’m also enjoying Football season for the spring and seeing how excited Ryan is to play and how proud Erik is while watching and cheering him on from the side lines.  I love watching Reese in her gymnastics class and how sweet she is with her baby sister.  Rayne is growing up too fast so I am trying to soak up as much as I can with her while she’s still my sweet little girl and before she hits the terrible 3’s. 

What are you up to Currently? 

I’ll leave ya with these pics of the kids when I took them to Cherry Berry this past weekend. 

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