Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Five: Never Forget

It is a much more somber Friday than most, as I remember that September 11th many years ago now, just months after Eric and I were married.  I will never forget.  I will never stop fighting for what our country can and should be.  Join me today for Friday 5.

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5 Thoughts
1. This morning I will be dressing my kids in red, white and blue.. for a day I will never forget.  A day that changed so many things, a day full of loss and sorrow, but then hope.  Hope and faith in our country and that it would rebuild.  It is crazy to me that this day, so engrained in my mind, for my kids, it is just something 'in the history books'.  It is a day I will never forget.

2. On Thursday when it was my turn for kindergarten pickup (I love carpooling!), Ryder's teacher leaned in my window and whispered, "I love Ryder! Everything about him, his hair, everything."  It was a very proud mama moment.

3. We had a wonderful Labor Day weekend in Big Bear.  The weather was beautiful, no one got sick (one of his did the last two years) and we just had a great time.  I will be posting about it next week.

4. Since he is coming home today, I can now officially say the kids and I survived a few days while Eric was out of town.  The day part is usual fine and not any different, it is when I am tired and wishing he was there to put the kids to bed, and then how quiet the house seems when it is time for me to go to bed that is hard; but thankfully I fell right asleep!

5. Yesterday Ryder and I went to the library.  I wasn't feeling the best when we left (thanks to that time of the month), but by the time we were leaving the library I was breaking out in cold sweats, sure I was either going to throw up or pass out.  I wasn't sure if I should drive but we had to get the other two from school.  I even pulled over at one point as I was sure I was going to get sick.  Thankfully I somehow made it without tossing my cookies.  Not fun at all.

5 Pictures
Swimming Pool
Friday night we had the pool to ourselves... maybe since it was only 70 degrees outside! 
Go Pro
Looked a little funny with my GoPro strapped to my head, but got awesome footage on the Alpine Slide
Playing Pool
Playing pool at the condo in Big Bear
Pizza from Pieology
Pizza from Pieology- love creating my own pizza 
Rain Storm
To the south of us they got good rain- we just got spit on
What is your Friday 5?


  1. We have had a GoPro a long time but we've finally gotten it out and ordered harnesses so we can start using it!

  2. That is SO miserable when you feel like you're going to be sick and there's nothing you can do about it. Hope you're doing better now.

    I'll never forget 9/11 either. I was in Utah, living far away from my family. I've never felt so alone in my life.