High Five for Friday

*Truth be told – this post was supposed to go out this morning.  Got to love technology issues!*

Woop! Another Friday in the books!  I’m going to be honest – not much has been happening lately over in this neck of the woods.  So, today’s post is a bit of a mash up between exciting events and link love for some awesome bloggers’ posts these past few days.  I hope that you’re having a great week wherever you are! :)

1. My cousin applied for a job in Charleston, SC a couple weeks ago. After a few interviews, she got the job!!! I always hear how difficult it is to apply for jobs in another state so I am super impressed and happy for her!! And, so are a lot of other people on Facebook. Haha.

2. Guys – this is kind of weird. Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line are coming to the Nationals stadium in a couple of weeks. I’ve actually known about this concert for a long time, but originally decided, for various reasons, not to buy tickets. Well, I’ve been waking up with dreams this week that I’m going to the concert!! I think God is trying to tell me something… So, I naturally bought tickets today for the show.

Why We Mother @ Hello Neverland

3. I really enjoyed Kenzie’s post on motherhood over at Hello Neverland this week.  As a mother of a two-week old, she discusses her struggles with raising a newborn child and her associated feelings regarding self-pity.  Even though I’m not a mother, I easily related to her emotions regarding self-reflection and faith.

How We Survive without Cable @ A Beautiful Exchange

4. Ever since I gave up cable, I’ve been intrigued by other families’ stories of how they cut the cable lines.  Hayley over at A Beautiful Exchange writes an awesome post on all the resources her family uses instead of watching cable.  Have you ever thought of giving it up?

5. I celebrated my friends wedding this weekend, and also met my other friend’s baby. She is the most chill child ever!

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth

Happy “High-Five” Fourth of July!!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!  I’m typing this while listening to the wind howl outside.  I’m hoping the weather clears up a bit more before starting festivities later today!  As with all holidays like this one, I also want to take the time to thank all of our service men and women who constantly  risk their lives to protect ours.  You have my gratitude now and always.

Here are my top five favorite moments from this past week.

1.  My friends and I got together for dinner this week at one of the cutest restaurants!  It’s a beach shack in the middle of Northern Virginia!  We were about 10 steps from a parking lot, but I swear I could smell the ocean air.

2.  The restaurant also had painkillers, which was a drink of choice for my family while visiting my brother in the British Virgin Islands last year.  I didn’t order one this week, but it was fun to reminisce about all the fun we had in the BVI!

3.  I met this little guy outside of my work place!  He is quite large, haha, and also taking nicknames… ;)

4.  It was sad to watch / hear of the United States’ loss earlier this week in the World Cup.  I have officially converted into a soccer fan, though.  We even have a pool going at work!  Or, should I say futbol.

5. I love getting messages about things going on back home.  Happy to hear that our close family friend (my brother’s age) celebrated another great birthday and has a new girlfriend!

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth