Friday, March 30, 2012

friday faves :: fridays

on fridays i drink my coffee out of this cup and laugh at how far from my reality it is...
...and the truth is - i'm glad.  my life is full.  no time for slacking.  so full in fact that i rarely drink the entire cup of coffee and actually reheat it an average of 3 times over a two hour period and still have some left over.  


but on fridays we intentionally slow down.  we wear our pj's a little longer.  we lay in bed and read books or watch curious george.  we attempt projects that could take a while and might get messy {i'm loving some of the ideas i am finding on this site lately}.  
so many favorites about fridays...here are a few more...


:: hanging out with these monkeys without the pressure of being anywhere or doing anything in particular {isn't it amazing how much more easily we connect with our kids when we're not yelling 'hurry! hurry! if you don't get moving right now!'...
check out the inch worm!
'hey - i'm mommy!'
 :: making homemade pancakes or waffles {check my yum yum board for the recipes...and a few other special breakfast treats we try from time to time}
{recipe HERE - we sub 1/2 c. whole wheat flour and throw in some flaxseed meal and chia seeds...top it with warm fruit jam or maple-agave syrup...yum!}
:: enjoying guilt-free porch time.  this is the one day during the week when i give myself permission to sit on my porch and watch my kids play and listen to the familiar melody of the songbirds.  sometimes i read.  sometimes i listen to music. sometimes i get in the playhouse with the monkeys.  sometimes i just stare at whatever gifts of beauty are gracing my yard at the moment...
my favorite thing growing in my yard right now...
peonies.
sometimes i close my eyes and think of all the days before that got me to this friday...i hold them all in my heart and give thanks.


as i write this post there is a song playing that has spoken to the deep part of me lately.  i listen to the words and i know it's true.  through all the mess of my life...all this time...i never walked {or on the worst days crawled} alone.  and on a day like today i see these gifts given in abundance surrounding me and i know it will be true forevermore...in every tear cried, in every sunrise...
i'm not the same me and that's all the proof i need...