Friday, April 3, 2015

High Five for Friday (4.3.15)

1. Though the film opened two weeks ago, my schedule didn't allow me to see Insurgent in the theater until this past weekend. Knowing ahead of time that the movie differed from the book in a few significant ways allowed me to enjoy the twists and turns (instead of spending 119 minutes silently admonishing the movie's screenwriter/director for deviating from the original story line) and leave the theater feeling satisfied. I found the movie entertaining enough to see a second time…anyone up for a showing this weekend?

2. Last Friday night deserves a couple of extra high fives because 1) I discovered that the movie theater makes its margaritas with wine instead of tequila so I could actually drink one (I'm allergic to tequila so I haven't enjoyed a margarita in more than 11 years) and 2) after fighting with the US Post Office for the better part of 16 hours, I finally got my hands on my Divergent tee.

My shirt is clean and ready to wear again for that next trip to the movie theater!

3. My Wisconsin Badgers won both their Sweet 16 and Elite Eight NCAA Tournament basketball games to advance to the Final Four! In case you're wondering, here are the Ferris family standings as of last Sunday night.

Will: 90
Tom: 72
Hallie: 71
Erin: 70

Despite the fact that I picked two of the Final Four teams correctly and Wisconsin to win it all, I can't win regardless of what happens from this point forward. Boo. But Will stands a decent chance of winning, and in a surprising twist, Hallie has a very real chance of taking home the trophy.

This year we also welcomed my sister, bro-in-law, niece, and nephew to join our tournament. Sara and Jeff are giving Will a run for his money, but Lily and Carter clearly haven't yet learned how to play the game.

Jeff: 83
Sara: 80
Lily: 29
Carter: 45

I can't wait for tomorrow night!

4. On Monday I signed up as an "Ava Anderson Non-Toxic" consultant! After easing in to what the company has to offer a few months ago, Tom, the kids, and I now use enough of these amazing products that becoming a representative made good financial sense. I have no plans to organize parties, so don't worry about me asking you to host one, but if you ever want to learn more about some of my favorite Ava products (especially those for your kiddos!) or order products you've already come to love, don't hesitate to ask! Click here for my website.

I'm also a consultant for Advocare, for the same reason as I mentioned above. Feel free to let me know if you'd like to learn more about the products from this company that Tom and I can't live without! Click here for my website. 

5. Happiness Highlights
When I came home from Insurgent this boy hadn't yet fallen asleep.
I let him stay up to watch a few more minutes of basketball and he
willingly cuddled with me on the couch until I declared it bedtime.
I had the privilege of photographing local American Red Cross
volunteers as they provided canteen services during a TAMU
disaster simulation. It felt great to be back in the (simulated)
field, if even just on the sidelines.  
Tom traveled for work this week and when he arrived home he
sat this box of unbelievable chocolates in my lap. Not only do
they melt in your (my) mouth, they are also stunning works of
art. I couldn't hold back once I opened the package, which
is why the coffee and strawberry truffles are missing...
Is there anything happier than an almost six-year-old little girl
pushing a wheelbarrow while wearing her (last year's) dance
recital costume and first pair of (kitty cat) high heels? Nope.
Happy Friday, friends!

Linking up with High Five for Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Stopping by from H54F :) How sweet and thoughtful of your hubby!! Those chocolates are almost too stunning to eat, yet too delicious to resist! ;) The snapshot of you and your son is so sweet, and the one of your daughter is too precious!! Love it!! Wishing you and your beautiful family a lovely Easter weekend!!
    xo - Brenda //