Friday, March 11, 2016

High Five For Friday!

My little corner of the blogging world has been quiet this week due to Spring Break, but my house has been anything but quiet!  If you read my post on Monday, you know Jess and I came up with 10 Spring Break goals.  We accomplished most of them, but sadly, we did not potty train Jentry.  Hey, there's always summer break, right?  We also didn't make homemade taffy, but Jess has a fabulous big sister that read my post while she was away in Galveston, and brought him home some salt water taffy.  Kendall to the rescue!

Here's what else we loved this week:

ONE
Mark and I got to cross something off of our "Couples Bucket List" this week.  Kendall had a competition near Fort Worth Saturday morning, so Mark and I made a stop through the Fort Worth Stockyards for lunch.  We have been there before, but this time we wanted to eat at one of celebrity chef, Tim Love's, restaurants.  We became fans of Tim Love after watching him on Top Chef and have wanted to try one of his four local restaurants since.  We ate at The Love Shack, which is his more casual restaurant, in the Stockyards.  We could not have asked for a better day to be sitting out on the patio, listening to live music and enjoying the company.




TWO
Monday morning, we immediately started crossing off things on our Spring Break List.  First up, was open gym!  


 They played hard for two solid hours!



THREE
We also accomplished making "Cloud Dough" this week.  The recipe we followed, was eight cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil.  I realized fast that the little, Dollar Store tablecloth was NOT going to be enough to contain this mess...


So, all Cloud Dough festivities were then relocated to the patio.  They loved it!  We got their beach toys out and it kept them occupied and entertained for a while.



FOUR
Trader Joe's for the win on this chocolate bar.  Before doing Trim Healthy Mama, I NEVER would have eaten dark chocolate, but now my tastes have changed.  I love this!  The best part, it is divided into rectangles (like a Hershey's bar), so I can easily just eat a piece or two and satisfy my sweet craving, without going overboard.  I highly recommend it.



FIVE
One of Jentry's favorite things to say right now is, "I do it myself!"  I was trying to help her with a yogurt yesterday and she kept pulling away from me.  I would tell her, "You're not going to get all of the good stuff, if you don't let me help you."  But, repeatedly she said, "No, I do it myself!"  It made me stop and think about all the times I miss out on the good stuff because I am determined to try and do it myself, when I have a God that is right there saying, "Let me help.  There's an easier way.  You're making this too hard."  So many times I take on the worries, stress, fear and anxiety on my own instead of turning it over to God.  Whether it's a big issue or a small one, He's here to listen to me.  My grandmother always had a song in her heart and often walked around singing.  Yesterday, I was reminded of one of her beloved Gaither tunes, "I Need Thee Every Hour."  One of the lyrics says, "I need thee every hour in joy or in pain."  I just wanted to remind you that God isn't too busy to hear the desires of your heart, no matter how big or how small, but you must first turn them over to Him (and yes, I need to practice what I preach)!

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17 comments:

  1. Ahhh your #5 - we always seem to forget - ask God, give it to God, let him get the good stuff ready for us! Dark chocolate is a weakness for me so I'll be trying that bar. This NC girl has heard about the Stockyards - maybe one day I'll venture to Texas and try it too! xo Amanda

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    1. Yes, definitely try the chocolate bar; it's so good!!
      If you come to Texas, let me know! I'll tell you all the good places to go! :)

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  2. Happy Friday and hooray for crossing things off both your couple's bucket list and your family's spring list too! I'll be singing "I Need Thee Every Hour" all day now, which I love! ;) Have a beautiful weekend ahead!!
    xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Brenda!! That's a pretty good song to have in your head...that's what I love about music! Hope you and your family have a fantastic weekend, too!

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  3. It's always nice when you can do something with your husband and knock something off a bucket list!! hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Yes, it is! Boston is on our Bucket List, too! I may be emailing you for suggestions when that day comes! :)

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  4. Number 5 is something I constantly struggle with! I loved the Stockyards when I lived in Texas. Have a great weekend! Jess at Just Jess

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    1. Thanks, Jess! Hope you have a fantastic weekend, too!

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  5. So glad you're having a good spring break! I'll have to keep that cloud dough recipe in mind =)

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    1. Cloud Dough is fun, but I would definitely recommend it as strictly an outdoor project! They've been talking about it all week, so it was a success for sure!

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  6. I think we need to try the cloud dough. My girl would love it! I love the idea of a couples bucket list. Did you give yourself a time frame to complete your bucket list?

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    1. Mark & I joke that we're going to stick our marriage out for 80 years, then if it's not working out, we're free to go our own way. We've been married 10 years, so I guess we have 70 more to complete the Bucket List. :)

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  7. YAY for a fun day just the two of you!! What a fun spring break! Doesn't it feel great when you can cross things of the bucket list?? Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Yes, it does!! After reading your post, Long Island is on my bucket list! :)

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  8. What a great idea to have a couple's bucket list!!! I really need to do that with my husband! That rock wall looks awesome!! =)

    Have a great weekend! Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Melanie!! Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  9. Sounds like Nathan and I need to make our way over to the Stockyards! We love a restaurant with a good patio and live music!! Adorable pictures.

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