Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday's Fave Five #3

Friday's Fave Five is hosted by Living to Tell the Story. It's a great way for me to stay on the positive side, and remember both the big and little blessings in life.

1. Firefly took his first step without holding on to anything!!!

This is such an exciting time for every mother out there. He's been cruising for awhile now, so we've been expecting it anytime. He's also already let us know about a month ago that he can quickly make his way upstairs on his own when we accidently left the baby gate open. He's growing up SO fast! Grasshopper has been very delayed with everything, so it's strange watching Firefly go through the stages so quickly!

2. My daddy's surgery
It was a simple surgery, especially in comparison to his open heart surgery, but we're glad it's over. He's resting at home now.

3. Blogging friends!

Whether it's recommending a great book or encouraging me to be a better person or motivating me with a new project, I GREATLY appreciate my fellow bloggers! Y'all mean so much to me!

4. Our backyard view
(Look VERY close and you might see all the deer in that picture). :P

Everyday we open up the curtains in our dining room window, and watch deer. They graze pretty much all day, and there's usually at least 9, if not more. As night gets closer, we've been counting 14 lately. After a great deal of trying, Grasshopper now knows what a deer is. He will grab his stuffed Rudolf(only deer we have) when we show him the deer outside. It's fun watching them through the window. :)

5. This big guy.

Before we had children, we got Solomon(our first one, Brinkley, was stolen) to keep us company. He was treated like a child, and spoiled rotten. When children came along, I've started losing appreciation for him. Getting up in the morning to discover I have to immediately sanitize the floor is not fun! He's been a great dog, though, and he is a blessing to our family!


  1. Aww - what a great post. I needed this today. It's so easy to get caught up in all that bothers us. Best to slow down and remember to be thankful.


    ~ Jenna

  2. I LOVE YOUR BACKYARD! (Makes me miss mine.) I love looking out into a field of green and seeing deer. It's awesome in the truest sense!

    Glad your dad's surgery went ok and he is back home.

    HURRAY for Firefly taking his first step! BIG NEWS! =D

    Hope you have a great weekend.

  3. We often have cows in the field behind our house...rarely deer though. Wonderful blessings...and yes to blogging friends!!!

  4. i love watching deer! and yay for your little boy learning to walk! that's a special milestone in development!! Awesome list of faves...enjoy the weekend

  5. Yay for blogging friends! That picture of the deer reminds me of my childhood home in MA. We had so many deer out back all the time.

  6. Awesome post.
    Thank God your dad is ok.
    Yay for your little one walking.
    I know deer bring ticks, but I always love seeing them too :)

  7. Your post made me smile. Those milestones for our little ones are so exciting!

    Dear right in your yard! How beautiful. We get them in the schoolyard across the street when the winters are very cold but we haven't sen any this year because of the mild weather we've been having.

  8. Awwww, look at how big your Grasshopper is getting! Sooo cute!

  9. Those first steps are always so exciting!

    Love your backyard view!

  10. Such good things in your week. So glad your dad's surgery was uncomplicated. That view out your back door is amazing.