Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Highlights 5.15.15

Hello Friday!

The first official week of summer break is over. This week felt like a week of planning. A week of working out the details of our summer break, vacation planning, lesson planning for the next school year and making fitness goal plans. We also spent some time working on the dining room that is just about finished now. I can't wait to share the before and after pictures with you!

Let's talk about this weeks Friday picks

{ONE} Joplin Memorial Run

This weekend is a special event in Joplin, The Joplin Memorial Run. It is the biggest race that Joplin holds, a beautiful memorial to the 161 that lost their lives in the Joplin Tornado on May 22nd, 2011 and it was my very first half marathon.

I have been counting the weeks and days until this race for months now.
I can't wait to share the details with you next week.
{TWO} OTB Lately

This week I shared...

What's been going on "Currently".

Our last day of school photos and interviews.

How I spent my Mothers Day.

{THREE} Flip Belt

Remember a certain girl who REALLY wanted to try a certain product?
Well a certain girl just happened to pick one up when she was at the OKC Memorial Marathon expo.
I couldn't possibly love it any more than I do.

It is so nice to be able to go for a run or a workout without a stupid phone strapped to my arm. It is comfortable, doesn't move when I run and I don't even notice it is there. I now have a spot to put my phone, keys and anything else I might want to carry with me on my run.
So glad that I picked one up.

{FOUR} Thriving This Summer

I am so excited to be a part of the launch team for Keri at Living In This Season's e-Book. 

Why Just Survive When you Can Thrive
I can't even begin to tell you how much I  loved this book.
The book goes on sale May 18th. On May 20th I am going to be a part of Keri's blog hop featuring several bloggers sharing summer activities for kids and talking about how they plan to thrive this summer. 
You don't want to miss it!

{FIVE} Girl Mom Series

My "Girl Mom" series has been going on for over 2 months now. Story after story has been shared. Some about overcoming fear others about the joy of being a mom to a little girl. They have all been so wonderful and I have found myself being able to relate to every single one.

This week is no exception. Sarah from Abiding In Grace shared a beautiful post about the fears she faces as a mother and how she was reminded by verse to praise. It was such a great reminder and so encouraging. You can read her post here

Be sure to check out Sarah's blog for more great posts about motherhood and adoption.

Sarah Frazer

If you're interested in sharing your story about being a girl mom fill out this survey and I will be in touch.

Friday Linkup Parties

To see where I am linking up check out my link-up tab.

Have a great weekend!
We will see you back here on Monday.

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  1. I have a flipbelt too and I am absolutely bareless without it on my runs. Hands free, and I even wear it sometimes under things when I don't want to bring my purse. Greates invention ever.

  2. Living on Cloud NineMay 15, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    I love my flip belt!!! Good job on your run! Those girls should be in the cover of a magazine and you too! Gorgeous! Hope your weekend is lovely!

  3. Fit belt changed my workouts! I love it too!

  4. That's such a sweet picture of you and your girls on Mother's Day!! Hope you have a great weekend :)

  5. Ahhhhh! Congrats on your first half-marathon! I am jealous...would love to do one, and seeing that it was for Joplin; amazing!! You and your sweet daughters are so gorgeous! I can't wait for things to slow down just a bit so I can catch up more on reading and writing. Love this!! <3

  6. Oh my goodness, I love the picture of the girls from the last day of school! How cute are they?!?

  7. Desiree @ Macke MonologuesMay 15, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    So, so excited for your half this weekend. I cannot wait for the details. I'll be sending all the good running vibes your way!
    The Flip Belt?! I need one in my life - stat.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  8. Love that your first half was such a special occasion to your heart. I'm sure it's emotional each time to run. I'll certainly be thinking of you this weekend!

  9. Chelsea WilliamsMay 15, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    Congrats on your first marathon :) Way to go :)


  10. Good luck on your race, I'll be thinking (and praying) for you!! You're the second person who's mentioned that book, I need to check it out...:)

  11. Congratulations on your first half marathon, how exciting!! Running a 1/2 is definitely on my bucket list! Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. That flip belt looks awesome!! I've seen it on pinterest before and thought it was such a simple but totally genius invention. So glad you finally got one! :)

  13. I hope the race goes well- that belt looks so neat! So glad you guys are enjoying summer break now! Yay!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Aren't they simply amazing?! I was actually thinking that it would be SUPER handy for that exact reason myself. Glad to hear I'm not the only one thinking it is a great plan!

    Hope your having a great weekend!

  15. I don't know how I ever survived without it!

    Thank you so much, you are too sweet.
    I hope your weekend is lovely too!

  16. See, so many people raving about the Flip Belt. Best invention ever and worth EVERY cent.

  17. Thank you so much Whitney!

    You too friend. Soak it up before its gone!

  18. It's actually not my first, it's my fourth lol. I think the way I worded that was a bit confusing your not the only one who thought it was my first. The JMR was the first half I ever ran, one year ago. It is an absolutely amazing, special race to me.

    Thank you so much friend.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  19. Hehe! I love that one too. It may take me a gazillion pictures. But eventually I get a winner :).

  20. Oh man that half was intense. It is literally a roller coaster of a course and for the first time I ran a huge chunk by myself *gasp*. Anyways I'l dish out more details soon!

    YOU DO!!!! Seriously friend it is life changing. LOVE mine.

  21. Oh me too. That is such an emotional race for me. I teared up multiple times running it today. Thank you so much friend. Have a great weekend!

  22. This race actually is not my first, it's my fourth lol. I think the way I worded that was a bit confusing your not the only one who thought it was my first. But thank you so much anyways :)! It was a great run.

  23. Thank you so much, it was a fantastic race. I can't wait to share more details soon!

    You should I am so proud of Keri and absolutely love the book.

  24. It's actually not my first, it's my fourth lol. I think the way I worded that was a bit confusing your not the only one who thought it was my first. But thank you so much. Halfs are AWESOME. You should totally run one sometime soon.

  25. It was a total game changer in the fitness department for me. I didn't want to spend the cash because for something so simple, it wasn't cheap. BUT when I considered how much I would use it, it just made sense. I am so glad that I got one too!

  26. Thank you so much Keri. It was awesome!

    You too friend!

  27. I will have to get me one of those flip belts. They look so neat. I can't wait to start Keri's book. I know it will be great. Congrats on your first half marathon! Thanks for linking up to H54F!

  28. The Flip Belt is AMAZING. It has been a complete game changer that I couldn't live without now.

    Keri's book is fantastic. I hope you love it.

    Happy Friday!