Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  I'm linking up with Andrea from Momfessionals, and her friends, for this blog post.

This week has gone by surprisingly fast.  Graham was gone all of Monday and Tuesday, to a nearby lake for Senior Summit.  All the graduates and several of the pastors at our church spent two days doing devotional type talks together, and eating and playing on the water.  The girls had a house to stay in, and the guys had another.  It looked like everyone had a blast, according to the pictures that I saw.  

I held dinner off until he got home Tuesday night, and we had three extras who ate with us.  There was NO food left, not even a crumb.  I'm guessing it was either really good, or they were all really hungry.

Our days have been pretty carefree.  Graham went back to work on Wednesday, there was church, there were friends over, and yesterday was spent with my in-love's at their house.  

In honor of these lazy days, here are some of my favorites about this current season.

I love folding towels, and even after they've been washed and dried, they come out smelling like sunscreen.  That is my favorite scent of summer.

Summer community groups are my favorite.  We swim, we talk, we laugh, we eat more pizza.  What's not to love?  I adore teenagers, and time spent with them.  

This summer I have spent one day almost every week swimming with my mom-in-love.  This is her neighborhood pool, and usually we have almost the whole thing to ourselves.

These days have been some of my very favorites of the summer.  We always talk to other people, too, and we have fun talking and catching up with one another. 

This is my beloved church home, where I pulled over one night to take a picture of the magnificent sky and sunset.  Sunsets and summer night skies are also some of my favorite things about these hotter months.

Night swims are another favorite of mine.  This picture wasn't actually taken during a nighttime swim, but it kinda looks darker.  The water feels cooler at night, but I know it's just the air around it, not the water.  

This picture has no significance of summer in it, but it's one of my favorite memories lately.  We were irritated with one another and I tried to hold his hand.  He gave me his finger to touch instead.  The same thing happened last night on the way home, I was irritated because I was tired and ready for bed (not at him, though, or anyone else, just at the fact that it was almost ten at night and I still wasn't in bed), and he forced me to hold his hand and then he kept making me laugh.  I took a funny video of him that afternoon trying to kill a fly and posted it as my story on snapchat, and he kept playing it for me.  It worked, and I wasn't grumpy by the time we got home.  



The library might possibly be my favorite place in our town.  It's definitely my happy place, and I've been frequenting the doors a lot lately, on the hunt for new authors and books.  I got in a book rut, but finally think I've pulled through it now.  

Another (I'm serious) exciting thing happened this week, and that is that we bought a refrigerator.  It'll go in our kitchen, the one in the kitchen will go out in the garage, and the one in the garage will be hauled away by the kind people at Lowe's.  Woohoo!  I'm excited about having matching appliances.  It's old fashioned, freezer on top, fridge on the bottom, and it's black.

Well, that's about all I've got for this edition of Friday Favorites.  Laundry is calling me, and I've got to hurry and get dressed and go pick up some history curriculum I bought off of a homeschool group on Facebook.  I cannot believe it, but it's already almost that time again.  The week after next is when I plan to get our 2017/2018 school year planned out, us registered with our umbrella school, and all the curriculum planned out and some more bought.  I'm already dreading Drew being a senior and having to go through all of that all over again.  It's so emotional!  Bleh.  

But God is my strength, and I do not say that jokingly at all, I promise you.  He is literally my strength, my portion, and the One I constantly run to with all the issues on my heart.  

I cannot get through a day without Him.

Thanks for reading!  Love to all.  


  1. Oh, I love my local libraries. They often have some great events too - but I haven't been able to go to many lately.

    I LOVE swimming - and night swimming is some of the best.


  2. Lauren, I LOVE libraries, and cozy little bookstores, the non-superstore variety. I'm still mourning the loss of my high school book place I haunted the aisles of, the Book Depot. They recently closed, and I almost cried.

    Thank you for visiting my blog! God bless.

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