Friday, June 21, 2013

Five on Friday

It's Friday y'all!!  I am beyond excited that the weekend has finally arrived!  And since it's Friday, you know what that's time for one of my all time favorite link-ups!!  Yes, I'm linking up again with Darci at The Good Life Blog, A. Liz Adventures, Carolina Charm and Hello! Happiness for their weekly "Five on Friday" Series!

Here's what's topped my list this week:

1.)  This one just has to top my list:  Five years ago today I married the man of my dreams.  My best friend and high school sweetheart.  We have been through so much in these past five years, but have grown closer as time goes on.  We have been together for 12 years, lived in 3 different states and 6 different homes.  Been through job changes and losses of family members.  We've seen each others highs and have coped with each others lows.  Got the surprise of a lifetime just 2 years into our marriage with the birth of our son, whom we wouldn't trade for the world.  He was my first love.  My only love.  And I will love him forever.  Happy Anniversary Babe!  Here's to 100 more!
2.)  Speaking of surprises...this little guy, who wasn't exactly in our "5 year plan" has been the best thing to ever happen in our marriage.  He finished up his last day of Preschool in the "Toddler Room" this week and when he goes back this Fall, he will be moved up to the "Big Kid Room."  Big kid??  Ummmm...I don't think I'm ready for him to be a big kid.  I mean to me, he's still my little baby!  Needless to say, he's growing up waaaay to fast.  There is just a six month difference between these two pictures and the change is too much for me to handle!  Slow down, baby boy...
3.)  This place right here is where you can find the hubs and I for the next four days...we decided to take a quick trip (alone) to celebrate our landmark anniversary...Lake Okoboji.  It isn't anything fancy, but we don't need that.  All we need is some peace and quiet, sun, water, cocktails, and of course, each other ;)  We'll be back Monday, so until then I will be out of commission, imbibing a few too many straw-ber-itas and soaking up some hubby sun ;)!  
4.)  I am loving anything and everything lemon this time of year.  If it has the word lemon in the title, 9 times out of 10 I am sold.  So when I saw this little number for Lemon Sorbet Prosecco while perusing Pinterest last week, I just knew that I had to give it a try!  One word:  YUM!  This little cocktail is to die for and would make the perfect addition to any little soirée this summer!  Seriously, it's two simple ingredients: Prosecco and Lemon Sorbet.  Find the full recipe here.  It's light, and so refreshing...a definite crowd pleaser!
5.)  And last but not least, these little cups of deliciousness.  I made these for dinner on Monday night and they were to die for!  We love stuffed peppers around here, but I kind of get tired of the same old combination of rice and hamburger, so when I (again) was browsing Pinterest for some ideas, these little guys caught my eye!  Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers.  Find that recipe here.  I am all about ease and simplicity when it comes to meal planning, and these definitely fit the bill!  They are also meatless, so it was a great option as a vegetarian meal, or if you want to keep things light in the middle of these hot summer nights!!  Seriously.  Check them out.  You won't be disappointed!

That's all I have for today!  I'm off for the weekend, so have a great one y'all!!

Until next time...


  1. I'm so jealous you're going to Okoboji! My family goes every year over the 4th and we have the BEST time. The band we had at our wedding is playing at Captain's Getaway in Okoboji this weekend...they are so much fun, you guys should check them out!! Happy Anniversary!

  2. stopping by from the link up to say happy anniversaary!!! and your little boy is SO precious!!

    hope you have a great weekend :)

  3. Happy Anniversary! Have fun this weekend!!