Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Favorite Five – October 23, 2009

What a week!  Lots of FFF discovered this week. Check ‘em out!

1) New T.V. shows – I have discovered two new comedy’s this season!  Glee and Modern Family.  These shows are great! 

Glee is about a high school Glee Club and the teacher who wants to make it hip.  The episode I just watched this week was about some star football players joining the club but getting razzed by their fellow teammates.  What was so funny is that they kept getting grape slushiess thrown in their faces by their teammates.  They have some great songs and the singers are amazing.  This is definitely being added to my DVR!

Modern Family is about three families who are all related.  Dad has married the younger, hot Columbian wife; daughter is married with a dorky husband and 3 kids; son has a life partner and they just adopted a baby girl from Vietnam.  Super hilarious!  Another great show to DVR!  The episode I just watched this week is where the daughter calls the new step mom a gold digger and the life partner of the son bonds with dad over football.  It was Laugh Out Loud funny!

Only bummer about these two show – both on at the same time/same night. Which brings me to my #2 FFF.

2) My DVR – I LOVE being able to record my favorite shows – Desperate Housewives, The Office, 30 Rock, Jon and Kate, Private Practice, Glee, Modern Family….  Now if only my Showtime and HBO shows would come back on!  Nothing better than folding laundry while catching up on that week’s shows.  And what’s even better, I can record them downstairs and watch them upstairs.  Sweet!

3)  Bottle Cap Necklaces by M3 Girl Designs – I just discovered these at a little toy store in downtown Snohomish.  They are interchangeable bottle caps used for necklaces, designed by this 12 year old girl, and her little sister, when she was in 5th grade.  They are so cute and trendy!  They come in several different designs, and I think you can even do a custom order.  These are perfect for the pre-teen girls.  Sarah and I bought 2 for a couple of her friends’ birthday’s.  I’m gonna HAVE to get Sarah one for Christmas.  These are just too super cute!!

4) Bobby’s Senior Pictures – Have you seen them on facebook yet?  He looks so grown up and handsome!  They turned out amazing and I can’t wait to see my final copies and my photo book!  Ellen at Beautiful You Portraits did a fantastic job!

5) A Clean House – As usual this is ALWAYS a favorite of mine!   This week my house got cleaned, the laundry was all done, and even Sarah’s room was cleaned and organized!  Out with Polly Pockets, several bags of trash, and several more bags in the donation pile! Yes!  It’s such a nice feeling to know that at least one child’s room has been de-cluttered before the holidays begin!

Happy Friday everyone!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Favorite Five – October 16th 2009

Better late than never! Here are my FFF for this week:

1) Candy Corn – Yummmm……  My personal favorite is the original candy corn and the pumpkins from the Harvest Mix.  I find myself eating all the pumpkins first, then all the white tops of the candy corn second.  I’ve made myself sick with eating candy corn!  This is definitely one of the best parts of Fall!

2) My Favorite Halloween Decoration – Thanks go to my Mother-in-Law for sending me this last year.  For as long as I can remember, she put this kitty cat and jack-o-lantern decoration out every Halloween.  Last year she shipped it to me and now it’s MINE!  Woo Hoo!  I love it!Kitty cat pumpkin

3) Unexpected Flower Deliveries – Aren’t these beautiful?  What a wonderful surprise to open my door last week and find flowers….for me!  And the card is the best.  Thanks honey!  They brought a huge smile to my face!Bob flowersCard

4) Birthdays – Not just any birthday’s, but my children’s birthdays.  This weekend is Sarah’s 8th birthday!  No one loves birthdays more than Sarah!  It doesn’t matter if it’s her brother’s birthday, my birthday, a friends’ birthday, or especially HER birthday.  She loves them all!  It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago my beautiful baby girl was born.  Happy Birthday, Sarah Elisabeth!

5) First Dates – This week I have been remembering Bob and my first date.  Why?  Because Bobby is going on his first date this weekend!  Not just any date, but to homecoming!  I’m so excited and nervous for him.  He’s going to have so much fun!

I remember Bob and My first date.  I was studying for my SAT test, and he convinced me to not study but to go to the high school basketball game with him that night. (If you know Bob, of COURSE it was basketball!).  I remember telling my dad “it’s not a date, it’s just Bob from choir”.  Well, 21+ years, 3 kids, 3 houses, 4 states,  a dog and cat, a mini van and a travel trailer later…….here we are anxiously watching our oldest prepare for his first date/dance.  Where have all the years gone?Prom

Do you remember your first date?  Happy Friday everyone!