Friday, February 24, 2017

High Five for Friday (2.24.17)

1. It may have been a Friday afternoon in February, but last Friday afternoon felt more like one in June. We had nothing on the calendar (a rarity for this time of year) and the temperatures had climbed to 80 degrees (also a rarity for this time of year, even here in Texas), so Will grabbed a friend and a soccer ball and Hallie grabbed a friend and their bikes and we all headed to the park. A relaxing Friday night is a fantastic way to transition into the weekend!
It's February, folks.
2. My car has needed a good deal of maintenance over the course of the last 15 months, so a couple of weeks ago we added "start to think about looking for a replacement" to our to-do list. Then on somewhat of a whim, we decided on Saturday morning to go look at two of the makes/models we were considering...and 90 minutes later we'd traded in my old Buick Rendezvous and bought ourselves a new Chevy Traverse. All I really wanted in my next car was a powerful air conditioner, a split third seat, and an automatic trunk; I ended up with those three features - plus plenty of others - so all in all I feel like we pretty much owned Saturday!

3. The kids didn't have school on Presidents Day, which meant I didn't need to wake up at zero dark thirty. There's something magical about waking up when your body decides to do so and not with an alarm, right? (It also rained almost all day, which made sleeping in and taking our leisurely time to get moving even sweeter.)

4. This one's kind of silly, but Tom and I legitimately high-fived over it so onto the list it goes... Our favorite syrup is called Log Cabin Lite. We don't like regular Log Cabin syrup, and we can't stand the sugar free version either. Problem is, every grocery store in our area stopped carrying it. I discovered I could buy it from Wal-Mart's website, but only for a significant mark-up and with an exorbitant shipping fee. I also found it on Amazon, and since I love Amazon Prime like one of my children, I went ahead with the purchase...of an economical 12-pack. Pancake party anyone?

5. On their way to a two-week vacation in South Padre Island, my parents stopped over for a visit. We spent half of Wednesday and all of Thursday and Friday working on a surprise bedroom makeover for Hallie - an early birthday gift from my parents. She LOVES it, and I can't wait to show you the before and after photos next week!

Happy Friday, Chasing Roots!

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