Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a great week. Mine started with some very sad news but through the ups and downs family will always come first and the comfort of our friends and loved ones will always be so appreciated. It's amazing when life gives you situations to think about that it opens up a whole new perspective on things. 

As always, we continue to find the happiness in each day and are so thankful for the blessings God has given us. 

Here's a look at some of my favorites, and not so favorite of the week. 

1. My heart: my nuggets will always be the pieces that complete my heart. These two know just how to make everyone smile especially when they need it the most. And I can't forget about my fur baby, who was more interested in that stick at the moment, but any other time he might as well be my shadow. If Eric wasn't taking these pictures than I'd truly have all the pieces to my heart in one shot.

2. Park fun: the nuggets have been asking to go on an adventure to the park for a few weeks now but with this winter weather and it being dark so early, it hasn't really worked out for us. At least until the other day that is. They sure got their wish and were so happy to be running around and going crazy. We came across a park that we haven't been to before and the weather was slightly nicer so it all worked out.

3. Linkup: I'm excited to announce that I am teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you a monthly linkup. I've always enjoyed linkups so I'm really looking forward to this one. I also love reading new blogs and getting to know all of you a little bit more, so I hope you will join us. The linkup will be the 2nd Thursday of every month. Below is the schedule and some fun topics to prepare for.  We can't wait to see you there!

4. Brunch: I probably sound like a broken record but I'll say it again, brunch is just my favorite and I will never be able to get enough of it. My sister, cousin and I went to Mistral in Princeton and this place was probably one of the coolest brunch spots I've been to. I didn't take a pic of the inside because there were a lot of people in there eating and I didn't want to be that person. But, if you ever visit there I think you'd be pleasantly surprised.

I shared what they considered as bread for the table on my instagram stories and I think a lot of people were confused. I can see why because at first I was really confused too. When they brought it out, it kind of reminded me of some sort of coral. Let me explain, what it really was was rice bread sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. It was a cross between eating air and Taco Bell's cinnamon sticks. Ok maybe that's an odd description, but basically it didn't taste like much. It wasn't bad, just different, and really cool looking. Their main food on the other hand was delicious and I don't think any of us left a morsel on our plates.

5. Always in my heart: here comes my least favorite thing of the week and something I wished didn't happen, but such is life. After my sister, cousin and I spent some time together we went and visited my Grandpa in the nursing home because he wasn't doing well last week. He stopped eating or wanting to drink and things happened pretty quickly from there. A few hours after we all kissed him and told him our goodbyes, he passed.

He was the most amazing and sweetest man I will ever have the pleasure of knowing. I really don't think I will find a sweeter soul than his. He was 97 and lived a good life. He really wasn't sick or had much wrong with him, so for that we are very thankful. Although someone passing is never easy, it is comforting and peaceful when we can be confident in where their eternity is. My Grandpa loved Jesus with all his heart and is now in a better place and reunited with my Grandma. He was an amazing example of what true love and kindness is. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.

All of my family are in town for the services and we will all be spending a lot of time together. We wish it was under different circumstances but we know he would want us to be happy and celebrate the good times we had. He loved football and for his 95th birthday even had a football themed party. It only seems right with the super bowl this weekend to remember him and celebrate what he loved. With that being said, I will be focusing on family time and will be back on my little space here at some point next week.

Sorry to leave on such a heavy note but it didn't feel right not to acknowledge such a great man. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend. Try to take an extra minute to hug and tell those you care for that you love them.

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