Friday, August 17, 2018

5 on Friday

Happy Friday! This week has seemed extra long so I'm excited for a weekend at home and squeezing in as many trips to the pool as we can before Labor Day.


I finally used my KitchenAid Ice Cream Mixer and I don't know what took me so long. Actually, I do. The last time we used it J was in charge and the ice cream was just a big soupy mess and never froze. This time I took the lead and we ended up with the most delicious, fresh strawberry ice cream we've ever had. Now that I know how to work the attachments (and the necessary recipe ingredients) the possibilities are endless! 


Ben and I went to a Charlie Puth concert recently and I couldn't believe how much actual talent the guy has. And despite being several years my junior, he's pretty dang cute. This was Ben's first concert and he was a little worried that he would be the only boy in a sea of teenage girls. I'm happy to report there were quite a few guys in the audience...cheering and singing right alongside the girls :)


The nearest Lush store is an hour and half away so I like to stock up when I'm there. I took a late bath the other night and used the Cheer Up Buttercup bomb. Bath bombs are a dime a dozen these days, but the Lush ones make your skin feel so smooth and they smell heavenly!


My friend Karen got me hooked on the My Favorite Murder Podcast and I can't stop listening to it. The podcast is a "true crime comedy podcast" and nothing like typical crime podcasts which is important to know before diving in. The hosts, Karen and Georgia, are comedians and I find myself laughing out loud more than I'd like to admit. Anyone else a murderino? 


This week was back to school and it's been an adjustment getting into the school routine again. Ben started the 4th grade on Tuesday followed by Jack's first day of Kindergarten on Thursday. Even though they both go to the same school, kindergartners start a few days later to give the big kids a chance to get settled before the little ones arrive. As usual, Ben was a pro and Jack handled it much better than I expected with not a single tear or cling to me at all. I also did surprisingly well and only teared up once which was a relief considering I thought I might ugly cry. 

***I'm sure many of you have heard, but April at Smidge of This, and one of the hosts of  the 5 on Friday linkup, recently learned that her daughter Charlotte has Luekodystrophy, a rare, incurable, and terminal disease. April also learned that Charlotte is not a candidate for any kind of treatment. In order to document sweet Charlotte's journey, April created this Instagram page and is determined to make Charlotte's life filled with as much joy as possible. My hearts breaks for this momma. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prays as they navigate this journey they never imagined. 

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