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Garibay Soup: Friday Favorites #1 ~ Aloha Friday Family Activites?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friday Favorites #1 ~ Aloha Friday Family Activites?

I have one carnival going on, and sometimes people link up, and sometimes they don't. That's okay with me... it's okay, because I started the carnival to guarantee my readers that once a week I will post something inspiring... and hopefully it will motivate their Mondays. Now, I'm starting up another. Do I hope to see people link up? ABSOLUTEY... but even if I don't link ups, Friday Favorites will still be here.  If you want to skip all this Friday Favorites stuff and head straight over to the Aloha Friday question please scroll down :)

I love to do Friday Favorites, and I just usually ramble away with them. I thought about maybe structurizing it a bit this week and adding a linkup - you are more than welcome to link up your Friday Favorites.

Since I'm structurizing I figured I'd go ahead and add some topics below... the names are my kids' names, you can do whatever subjects that you wish.... but these are the subjects I'm mainly going to stick with.  I may add some other weeks, but these are my main ones!

Accomplishments:  This week I accomplished my huge laundry pile... that by far is my favorite accomplishment.  I know, boring but a favorite of mine!  

Jayden: I overheard Jayden tell his friend not to say God, and to say Gosh instead. For the first time since starting Kindergarten Jayden has found a "real" friend that he really connects with. I see major differences and similarities between the two. I hope that Jayden continues to be the good example that he is. I can't even express how proud I am of him.

Ella: Oh boy, this girl is TOO MUCH! She started swim lessons this week and we have had so much fun doing them!!  My favorite thing of this week is that she showed that she has a huge heart and loves to see the excitement of others.  I noticed this today at her swim lesson where she wasn't throwing a fit when other's were getting turns... instead she just showed excitement.

Marriage: I know that marriage is one of the hardest things, but I am a strong believer in fighting through it all. I feel fortunate that we are both at a very good point in our marriage. My favorite thing about this week to do with my marriage is that I personally am trying to do things to make my husband happy without expectations back.

Favorite Blog of the Week: Definitely 110% my fav new blog for this week is {A Place to Bloom}. It is definitely a place where you can bloom as a mother and wife. One of the writers of the blog is a dear friend of mine and I absolutely love what they are doing.

Favorite Blog Post of the Week (not my own): Believe it or not it's also from A Place to Bloom. I found {this post} and instantly LOVED it. It's about spending time together as a family and I believe it is a VERY important thing. This guest poster over at A Place to Bloom had this post very well written.

Photography:  Today, actually, I was referred to somebody to do their wedding.  I'm nervous, but figure I have to start somewhere right?  Another favorite is I finally printed my first 20x30 prints and they were of my beautiful children... I am absolutely in LOVE with the results.  I love walking into my home and seeing such huge displays of what I believe is the most beautiful thing on this planet.

Now for {Aloha Friday} 

What is your favorite thing to do as a family?  I'm talking simple, something that can be done on a weeknight type of a thing.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

We do a Family Night once a week on Mondays. It's fun and simple. We throw a moral teaching moment in, follow it up with a game and then top it all off with a treat. We've started a new meme on The Executive Mom for every Monday on this very subject!

September 17, 2009 at 11:21 PM  
Anonymous kailani said...

We try to have a movie night every Saturday. It's a great way to spend quality quiet time together.

September 17, 2009 at 11:40 PM  
Anonymous Mika said...

We recently discovered the game Ticket to Ride. My husband I love to play - but only if the baby is napping, otherwise the pieces get destroyed (and probably choked on)! Like Michelle, we have a Monday night lesson and activity.

September 17, 2009 at 11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We usually go boating, biking or to a movie and out to dinner. We also love playing games, mostly Cranium!!

September 18, 2009 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger Ave said...

We try to have movie night once a week.

September 18, 2009 at 3:23 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hiking is our favourite activity.

September 18, 2009 at 6:09 AM  
Blogger pam said...

Family meals every night are really important to me.

September 18, 2009 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger AudreyO said...

Go for yogurt. We all love yogurt after dinner and we go once a week or so. We love it.

September 18, 2009 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Nada said...

Ella was the sweetest ever getting so excited about the other babies turns. I loved it!!

September 18, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

We really love playing games together and going to the zoo is a favorite outing!

September 18, 2009 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

We love playing card games :)

September 18, 2009 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Stefany said...

We rarely do more as a complete family (all five kids and both parents) other than dinner. That is because of everyone's varying schedules. I do try to make sure we have a family dinner as often as possible though.

September 18, 2009 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger shopannies said...

games and puzzles often provide a great time with chat and laughter

September 18, 2009 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Pamela M. Kramer said...

The park! We love the park or the local library is always fun.

September 18, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger mellisarock said...

We have a terrible time at night getting all of 4 children to sit quietly at the dinner table...so tonight I took one of their library books to dinner with me...I read a page and then passed it to my 7 year old who read a page then passed it to his dad...then on to our almost 9 year old...worked like a charm. Quiet peaceful dinner and practice reading all in one!! Works for me.


September 18, 2009 at 9:31 PM  

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