Friday Favorites!!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Happy Friday, y'all!  
One of my most FAVORITE things about today is that this is my last Friday to work until August!!!  This year our school calendar has next Thursday as the last day for teachers and we are thrilled.  Until then, we're all like...

 Earlier in the week I was getting ready to peel and chop these sweet potatoes in order to roast them in the oven.  Roasted sweet potatoes are Dustin's FAVORITE thing to eat, and he would want me to cook them every day if I would.  My old vegetable peeler was awful and I hated the thought of making these, but I just ordered a new one from Pampered Chef and had these babies peeled in no time!

 My sister and her husband were gone to the beach for a week--yay for her and sad for me! I missed having her here, so when I talked to her on the phone as they were driving back Tuesday, I immediately invited them over for dinner.  I knew she wouldn't feel like cooking anything after getting back from the beach and unpacking.  After dinner, we all went on a walk around my neighborhood.  Our walks together are always a FAVORITE!

 Even Nick and Ralphie came!  Walks might be Ralph's FAVORITE thing, too!  Right after doing all of his tricks!

I typically cook 4-5 nights out of the 7 day week.  And my FAVORITE food ever is pizza.  Like I really could eat pizza multiple days a week.  Before I began my weight loss journey, I ate Pizza Hut, Dominos--you name it.  Now things have changed and the only pizza I order out is the vegetarian one from Papa Murphy's.  But I've just recently learned to make my own dough (whole wheat of course), so we pretty much have homemade pizza once a week!

Yesterday I wrote a post about how my husband falls asleep everywhere.  The fact that he sleeps when we're trying to watch a TV show together is definitely not a FAVORITE, but yesterday's post was!  #wheredustinsleeps

Finally, my most FAVORITE thing today is the community I live in.  The little girl pictured above is a first grader in my little town.  She was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.  My community has banded together supporting her and her family and raising lots of money to help with any sort of costs the family may have (She is receiving treatment at St. Jude's in Memphis and of course, this is free for children).  If you get a moment, please go check out her Facebook page Prayers for Kayleigh and read about the amazing faith her parents have during this time in their lives.  

I and a few other teachers will be raising money and running the St. Jude's half marathon in her honor in December.


  1. Oh sweetie, so hard to see children suffering, St. Jude is an amazing place. I had to smile at the post of your Mr. sleeping yesterday so stinking cute and funny too!! Yay to your summer vacay starting, oh girl you're going to have so much fun!!!

  2. Hurray for the last Friday! Casual dinners are so fun with family. Hope your sister had a great time at the beach!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about the little girl in your community. One of my teacher friends had a daughter with brain cancer and the whole school would go and do the runs/walks to support brain cancer research. Hoping that she gets great treatment!
    I'm so envious of your summer vacation SO envious! We still have a month left and I'm already like that first meme :) Have a great weekend!!

  4. Yay for your last Friday before summer! & yay for you signing up for a half marathon in that little girl's honor. Such a good reason to run :)

  5. Yay for your last Friday!! I still have one more week of work and then off for 3 months, wohooo! (I'm a school nurse!)
    Oh no...this breaks my heart, I hate seeing children suffer...but it's beautiful to see a community come together and help out. She will be in my prayers!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  6. Oh work, and school and kids. You teachers rock my socks.

    My husband can fall asleep anywhere too, it's quite ridiculous.

  7. Woo hoo for your last Friday!!!!!!!! So exciting!!!!! Love that you and your sister are so close! I wish my sister lived closer to us so we could go on walks together every night. What pizza recipe do you use?? I NEED to find a quick and easy recipe for us to use lol. Prayers for that little girl and her family!

  8. Oh that poor sweet little girl. Bless her heart. We will be lifting her up in prayers! I love roasted sweet potatoes, so yum!! Happy weekend/summer, girl!!

  9. What sweet story about everyone banding together. That is wonderful! You have to share your pizza dough recipe, please! Enjoy your very last Friday of the school year!

  10. St. Judes is an amazing place! I pray she gets the treatment she needs. Do share your pizza dough recipe! Pizza is seriously my favorite and if I could eat it every day, I would! Enjoy your last Friday! yay! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

  11. I love that you and your sister as so close because it reminds me of me and my sister! Having a close sister relationship is SUCH a gift. I know you agree!


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