Five for Friday: June 7, 2013

1.  Hello from Miami!

Can you see me waving? :) It's actually not that pretty right now. We managed to squeeze in about 2 hours of sunshine this morning before the sky opened up. Right now it looks like this:

My sweet husband has gone on a run for food and movies. We've already watched 2 today, but this storm is hanging around and we're hungry! I can't complain though. We've had such a wonderful week here.

2. We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary while we were here in Miami! We ate dinner at a yummy Cuban restaurant called Havana 1957. We are not South Beach clubbers (HA!), but we had fun walking around and playing "looky-loo" at all of the locals dressed up for a night on the town. :)

3. Before we left for Miami, I spent some quality time with my sweet mama and 2 of my sisters. Back in Febraury, I mailed them all a "card" that looked like this...

It was such a fun surprise, and an incredible mini-weekend together. We worshiped, listened, laughed, cried, and did it all again the next day. :)

Beth Moore and Travis Cottrell - Living Proof Live 2013!
Me, Sister J, Sister K, and The Mama - We missed Sister N!
4. I got my Erin Condren planner!!

 I am simple. I love green. And chevron. And this planner. Love, love, love. I can't wait to write in it!!

5. Packing up my room!

I think I've done this post in reverse! :) My room is all packed up! I had to dismantle my library this year (sad face) so that our custodians could clean every square inch possible of my tile floors. I'm anxious for the room to get cleaned so I can get back in there and put my room back together... it's a sickness, isn't it? :)

I am thankful for a blog post I saw somewhere out there that gave an awesome tip -

Put your "essentials" in a box and label it "Open Me First!" so you'll have the basics while you're unpacking. 

Brilliant! :)

I hope this finds you either already on summer vacation, or with the end in sight. I'm headed back to school on Monday for 2 weeks of (half day) Leadership Camp. Looking forward to sharing more with you!


  1. Wonderful tip! I always end up shoving the last few things, which are those essentials, in a cabinet somewhere at the last minute and I can never find them when I walk back in.
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. Wow I love Beth Moore! I'm sure it was a great blessing to you!
    The Apple Basket Teacher

  3. I'm glad you wrote this in the blog one night