Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

Today is our last Friday of the school year.  We only have a day and a half next week and then we are done!  We'll be the over here doing our happy dance.

I'm mixing things up again today and I'm sharing an odd set of favorites.  I'm sharing some of my favorite blog posts that I've posted over the years.  All of these posts are ones that I love for different reasons.  I hope you'll find something that might interest you.


This post is one of my favorites, because of the location, the time of year and the love for my mom's horses.  It was a casual walk back behind our house, but one that I still remember.


Our Montana road trip was probably one of my most favorite trips that I've ever taken.  It was fun and easy!  We saw so much, did so much and just had fun exploring our state.



This was a random weekend at the lake, back when my babies were smaller, and seeing pictures of my kids when they were little, makes me happy.


Dan and I went to Sweden and Finland almost 2 years ago.  It was such a fun experience.  We saw and experienced so many neat things.  The best part about documenting these trips is that we are able to come back and relive them anytime we want.


Back in February I shared a little bit about my family.  We don't claim to be perfect or have it all together, but I sure wouldn't trade them for anything.
My Loves

Today, I liked up with Andrea, Erika & Narci.

Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wings Of The Wind

Wings of the Wind is a well written book with drama, suspense, history and a love story all tied in together.  It has a little bit of everything which made it a fun book to read.  It's the third book in the series, but I wouldn't have known that, with how easy this book was to read.  Some sequels are hard to follow if you haven't started from the beginning, but that wasn't the case with this one.  It could easily be an independent novel.

The characters in this book were fun and easy to picture.  The descriptions of the land and scenery were written so naturally, that you could almost feel as if you were there.  I loved reading this book and when I finally finished it, I was sad to see it end.  If you enjoy historical fiction, I'm sure you'll love this book.

I believe this is the first book that I've read by Connilyn Cossette, and I can't wait to see what else she has written.  As much as I loved this book, I can't wait to get my hands on the first two books in this series. 

* I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publisher, in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

What are you reading?

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

My kids only have 6 1/2 days of school left.  I feel like I could end this post right now, and that you'd understand and share in my excitement but, I'm not going to.  The show must go on.  ;)

I've got an assortment of favorites this week.

 Both of my friend's daughters had a high school track meet for district's last weekend and I rode up to watch.  It was sooo cold.  The three of us bundled up in one blanket and looked like idiots, but we were probably warmer than most.  I love these ladies!

I have started reading Wings of the Wind, by Connilyn Cossette and I'm loving it!  You all know I don't say I am loving a book unless I really am.  I'm not afraid to call a book the way I see it.  So far this one is good.  I'm about half way through and I'll be sure and let you know what I think once I'm done with it.

Here are a few meme's that I thought you might appreciate.
Isn't this the truth!

I don't normally drop cuss words into my posts, but thought this was funny, probably because it is so true!

 I don't know who comes up with these meme's but I just love when I find new ones that are just so true and creative.  While reading all of these I was nodding my head and saying "Yes!!!"  Good job meme people... keep em coming!  ;)

 I shared a little about our trip to Jamaica yesterday.  Make sure you head on over to enter into a little giveaway that I'm doing.  I picked up a cute pair of Jamaican earrings that I'd love for you to win.

Today, I liked up with Andrea, Erika & Narci.
Christina, April & Natasha with Five On Friday.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Our Jamaican Vacation & A Giveaway!

I've been meaning to share about our trip to Jamaica for the last couple of weeks, but I wanted a bit of time to soak it all in first.

We stayed in Montego Bay Jamaica, at the Sandals Royal Caribbean and had a great time!

Welcome to Jamaica Man!
 When we arrived we had a couple hours until check in, so we sat and had lunch on the beach.

Going from rainy cold Montana to warm and humid Jamaica seemed like a slice of Heaven.

After lunch we grabbed a cocktail and walked along the beach.

 This swing... I can't believe more people didn't use it.  They were available almost every time we walked by.

A gorgeous view from the buffet style restaurant.  This was such a quick and easy place to stop in and grab breakfast or lunch.  And with a view like this you don't feel like you are missing out on anything.


I am a sucker for a beautiful sunset.  Isn't it crazy that after years and years, they are still just as gorgeous as the first time you noticed one.

This guy right here... I just love him!

I got in a lot of reading on this trip and I can't wait to tell you all about them.

Our resort was the perfect size.  Not too big or too small.

These two pools were right outside our room.  One to the right and the other to the left.  They were never busy, as these were the quieter pools.

Out on the little island, they have this wonderful Thai restaurant.  It was such a fun evening.  My favorite thing on vacation besides the amazing weather and location, is time alone with this guy.  It's so hard to fit in time for each other with the business, kids and life.

This was the view from the restaurant on the last night.  We took the shuttle over to one of the other Sandals resorts.  The food wasn't my favorite at the Italian restaurant, but you couldn't beat this view!  Gorgeous!

We were up the next morning by 4:00am to catch our flight home.

On our last night in Jamaica, I came across a couple who were selling jewelry.  I thought it would be fun to bring back a little gift for one of you.  Be sure and enter my little giveaway if you'd like to win a fun pair of earrings.

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 Have a great day!


Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday Friends!

It's always crazy to me how fast one week rolls into the next.  It seems I was just getting ready to leave on our vacation, and now it's already been a week since we've been back home.

Okay, onto my favorites for the week.


If you missed my last post where I share my Summer must haves, click here to check it out, and then be sure to follow my link back to Erin's post and check out what everyone else's Summer must haves were.


I'm just about finished with this book, and I've really liked it!  Nothing that she said was new or anything that I didn't already know, besides her own experiences.  But it's sure nice to have a reminder every once in a while.  Someone to help put everything back into perspective and get you thinking straight again.


If I could only remember to do this more often.  I am a natural over-analyzer.  I can over-analyze any and every situation, and it doesn't do me any good.  I need to learn to accept what is, and let go of what was, a whole lot easier.


 For about a week the weather has been so nice here.  Like upper 70's low 80's.  It's been great!

One afternoon before I planned to meet my sister for lunch, I grabbed an ice tea and walked down to our park/dam.  It was gorgeous out, I had an ice tea, I was wearing my Birks and life was glorious!  I whine all winter long about the cold weather, but I make up for it by singing about how awesome summer is.  ;)

Yesterday, I went for another chiropractic appointment, and I had to stop and snap a picture of Flathead lake.  These pictures don't do it justice.  If you follow me on Instagram, be sure and check out my story.  I took a video that shows it off so much better.

Today, I liked up with Andrea, Erika & Narci.
Christina, April & Natasha with Five On Friday.

Have the best weekend! 
Happy Mother's Day to all you Mama's out there!