Friday, August 23, 2013

5 on Friday

I'm linking up with the ladies above for another edition of 5 on Friday!

1.) I'm loving this picture of Jackson that I took at the beach while we were in Gulf Shores. We did a mini photo shoot on Thursday evening and although I had high hopes for wonderful beach pictures, Jackson just wasn't in the mood. The lighting was fabulous that evening and the scenery was amazing, but he just didn't care about any of that. I did get a few that I like though, so I guess it wasn't a total wash. I'll share the rest when I get to my Day 6 of our Gulf Shores Vacation post. (If you've missed days 1, 2 and 3, be sure and check them out.)

2.) I really want to make a "Family Travels Wall Map" similar to this one, to hang somewhere in our house and add stick pins to all the places we've traveled as a couple and as a family! I found the map below online and really liked the blue colors. Now I just need to get it printed and framed. :-)

3.) I just read this post, Grace for the Working Mother and Her Guilt. Another blogger had posted about it and after reading it, I knew I wanted to share it too. Its such an encouragement to the working mom.
She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family.
Proverbs 31:15
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4.) I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but Jake and I and his Brother and Sister-In-Law, have recently taken over the responsibilities as youth leaders of our church. Tonight we have a lock-in scheduled for the youth group. I think the last time I stayed up all night was when I was in labor with Jackson, and I can't even remember when I stayed up all night before that. I'm a 7+ hours a night kinda girl and love my sleep. This is going to be challenging. Bring on the 5 hour energy drinks cause I'm gonna need them!!

5.) Earlier in the week, I received an e-mail from a woman named Heather who is a wife, mother, and a Mesothelioma survivor. She contacted me to see if she could tell her story through a video on my blog, to help raise awareness for Mesothelioma. I said sure! Please take a moment and watch this short video.

I'm also linking up here: