Friday Favorites

Welp!  That was the longest shortest week ever!

Dear May,

You’re nuts!


One exhausted Mama
Okay, so I’m here to share some of my Friday Favorites!  Let’s get to it before I have to go to the next recital/rehearsal/practice/concert/field trip/appointment!  Ha!



This dress arrived just in time for our Mommy & Me photo session on Sunday!  I

the simplicity of it and I can’t wait to get the kids’ outfits together for said photos.  The pictures will be taking place at a little garden, so lots of light and airy clothes are what I’m going for.  I seriously can’t wait.  Now, not to smile like Chandler Bing and we should be golden!  Bahahaha!  😉


I also want to share with you a few of our favorite items for summer that we’ve been looooooving…….

Grandma Terri and Grandpa George recently gifted Henry and Eliza with this PickleBall net/paddles/ball kit (it was a joint gift since both kids’ birthdays are in May)!  You guys – this is so much fun and so easy to set up!  If you’re looking for an outdoor activity for your kids this summer, I’m telling you, this is a winner!  The kids played for hours on Sunday – Big Win!

Also, don’t mind Jon cleaning up around the tree – haha – oops!  😉  Sorry, Jon!


We also have this Badminton Set for slow summer days.  The neighbor boys love to come over and play, too!


Okay, last one, I promise!

We played this game up in Glen Arbor, Michigan last summer and the kids loved it so much that I decided to get one, too.  I have no idea where I’m going to put it, but anything to help out with that summer boredom!  Have you ever played this?  It’s addicting!

Tiki Toss Ring Toss Game



Jon and I have just about finished up with our landscaping project!  If feels soooo dang good to be done with the hardest part of it all – moving of the dirt and placement of the river rock.

Now we get to water the plants daily and enjoy the fruits of our labor…


Eliza stays after school every Tuesday and Thursday for the Girls on the Run program and this past Tuesday, I was able to join her.  I loved being able to see my girly after school AND I was able to work it out with Jon so that I was able to go sans extra offspring.  Eliza and I had a great time together and we ran the entire 5k.  I’m so proud of this girl!
The next day I went for a run with Jane.  I had given her a washable marker so that she could write and draw while I ran…don’t ask me why I gave her a marker instead of a crayon…I’ll never know.
She was “barking,” yes, “barking” and I looked down and over to see this…
You guys!!!!  She had given herself a nose and was pretending to be a “puppy gog (dog)!”  L to the O to the L!  Of course we had a million errands to run afterward and no amount of wipes was going to take off the red marker.  I laughed and laughed and laughed some more!
Never a dull moment, my friends!



Hahaha!  They should add, while attempting to pass back snacks…

Who else is loving this trial?!

Let’s Gooooooo!!!  Haha!  I’m here for it!

What a crazy and fast week!  How are you guys all holding up?  Are you ready for summer?!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by!

Marie 🙂

I’m joining in on the Friday fun with Andrea at Momfessionals and Erika over at A Little Bit of Everything.

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  1. Girl, I totally feel you on the crazy May! This week has been nuttttssss and this weekend is going to be even crazier! Only one more week for us! We're counting it down and then I'm going to sleep for 48 days. Hahahaha.

  2. I love that dress! I have an outdoor event this summer and I've been searching for a dress to wear. I love a wrap dress but don't love the idea that it could fly open in the wind! It looks like you don't have to worry about that with this one! Kids are so funny! Even with the red nose she still looks pretty cute! (And quite proud of herself!) When my sister was little she somehow got a hold of my mom's red lipstick and colored ALL over herself! Now that was hard to get off! Hope you have a great weekend!

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