Five On Friday 5.9

Time to link up with DarciAprilChristina and Natasha for Five on Friday!


The NFL draft always makes me look forward to football season.  It’s the one bit of football talk I get until fall, and it just gets me excited.  Plus, Kyle Fuller got drafted number 14 overall!  Love my Hokies.

via Washington Post


Abbie scraped up her knee for the first time yesterday – just fell on the sidewalk.  Knowing her, it’s the first of many…she definitely likes to be independent and has a mind of her own!  She handled it so well and only cried for a minute or so, then sat quietly while I cleaned her up.  I’m so proud of my brave girl.


I’m struggling a little bit with my May fit goal of only eating sweets I make…basically, it’s not working.  The cake I made for Sunday’s baby shower probably didn’t help!  I may switch my focus to just limiting my sweets so I can still have some, but not as much as when I binge on them.


This weekend is the first weekend in weeks that we don’t have to do anything major.  No traveling, no showers, just a normal weekend of relaxing and Abbie’s swim class on Saturday.  I’m really looking forward to having a little bit of a break before the summer craziness begins.


My heart’s been a bit heavy this week.  I’ve heard so many tragic stories of parents losing their kids.  My friends Matt and Alyssa lost their son Micah to trisomy 18.  Teddy Fish lost his battle with Menkes,  Ryan Saldana was killed in a tragic accident.  None of these parents should be losing their children.  I’ve been hugging and kissing Abbie so much more than usual this week.  I’m so thankful to have her and I hope she knows just how much I love and adore her.  I can’t even imagine the pain these families are going through. #micahsfight #teamteddy #redballoonsforryan

I’m hoping this weekend helps my spirits lift a little bit and I can just enjoy some family time.  I hope you do the same.


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10 Responses

  1. I want all the sweets ever this morning. It’s HARD not to dig in. Baby girl screamed all night so I got zero sleep and I think being so tired makes staying on track SO much more difficult. But I’ll refrain if you will!

    My heart is heavy, too, for all of the tragedies that have happened to other mamas this week. Another blogger had to go through labor and delivery yesterday for a daughter whose heart had stopped beating in the womb. I just… Imagining that grief — and feeling glimpses of it through empathy — kills me. I wish there was anything to be said or done to help ease the suffering of those left behind, but really there isn’t. It all sucks.

    1. Yes, yes, yes. It’s ridiculously hard when all I want to do is eat things for no reason. Stress just makes it worse!

      And yes, there are no words for all the sad things. I’m just hoping the families can grieve and move forward.

  2. The draft gets me through until football season- haha! My may fitness goals are hard on me too, but we can do this!! Hang in there! 🙂

    1. I’m trying! Too bad none of my Hokies went to your team – you know I always cheer for the teams with the most Hokies, right???

  3. My heart is so sad for those families that have suffered the loss of their child. I can’t even imagine. I’m wearing red for Ryan today!

    Have a great weekend! Happy Mother’s Day!

  4. Whenever I try to limit sweets I just want more! Have you tried limiting them to say just the weekends? Or maybe only once a day? Just thinking of other ways to eat less sweets but find goals that might be more achievable. 🙂

  5. I’ve been down about your #5 too. I can’t imagine. Just read Teddy’s eulogy too and couldn’t get through it. What a brave brave mama!

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