Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Favorites

I love Friday.  And I love posting my Friday favorites each week.  :)  I hope you enjoy them, too!  Here are some favorites from the past week.  Some are products, some are moments.


This moment was definitely a favorite.  It's not often that they all willingly dress up, so imagine my surprise when Jonah came to me last Thursday night and told me that he really wanted a suit to wear for his best friend's mom's funeral.  After all, if Alex got one, Jonah should get one too, right?  So...with this being an expensive time of year, I promised him that I would see what we could do.  After lunch and with my dad, we went to Once Upon A Child here in The Ville.  After figuring out their definite sizes, we pieced together all of Jonah's outfit and the shirt and bow tie portion of Noah's.  Jonah's outfit included dark gray dress pants, a black blazer, the blue and white checked button down shirt and bright blue bow tie.  Noah wanted to wear nice jeans and the blazer that used to belong to Graham, so I got him the blue button down shirt and white bow tie.  All of that cost me $32.  Then I went next door and bought Graham and Drew these shirts pictured from Plato's closet.  Because one of my girls from my Bible Fellowship Class was working, she gave me her discount, so I paid $13 for their shirts.  Not bad, huh?  I feel like such a good steward when I thrift shop.  (Not that I do this often.)


Another favorite from this week was Sunday~my birthday!  There is nothing quite like a birthday to make you feel like a rock star.  All my loved ones made me feel loved and cherished.  I've enjoyed using one of my birthday presents this week, this pretty new journal.

I love it.  And you know how much I love to write.  I've tried changing the focus in what I write about.  I am sure I'll still write things I'd like to remember, but I thought instead of making it about me, I'd make it about God.  And the things that He shows me in His word, or quietly in my spirit.


A favorite product from this week is my current nail polish.  It's called Dear Santa, and it's by OPI.  It's bright red and sparkly.  But it's smooth, too, so the sparkle isn't bumpy.  I cannot stand polish that's bumpy.


Another favorite moment is from Tuesday~we had our third annual company Christmas dinner.  I missed the first one, though I can't remember why.  It's a fun night spent with my husband's sweet parents (they are small business owners) and their employee and his wife and my family.  The dinner was amazing and fun was had.  I do love to be social.

Drew snapped this picture of us before we were seated.

Yes, my expression was intentionally crazy.  He took this picture for a snapchat he sent someone and I posed with him.  I love his crazy eye looking at me.


A favorite with Noah was this moment that we had peppermint hot chocolate on Wednesday.  I am pretty sure that his love language includes hot chocolate.  :)


Yesterday was definitely in my top favorite moments from this week.  I love these boys so much. I love how Drew is always crazy with the way he poses.


Last night we did my favorite Christmas time tradition.  I already wrote about it last night, but in case you missed, we drove around, in our jammies, looking at Christmas lights.  Before we got started, we stopped at Starbucks for Christmasy drinks.

The top picture is Alex, Jonah and Noah in the back of my Suburban.  And the bottom is the best picture I got all night.  It was a great and fun time.

Thanks for reading all about my favorites from this week!  I'll write again next week, when Christmas will be over for the next year.  :(  I am sad!  I love this season so much that on the actual day of Christmas, I am always a little sad.  Have a great weekend!  Love to all.

I am linking up with Momfessionals for this post.


Shari said...

I went looking for that polish the other day but couldn't find it at my usual stops. I ended up buying eerie meanie minie bow (spelled wrong) . It's a sparkly red but darker. I like your bright one better. It looks like you are having a great holiday season. We are excited to for school to be out now so the real festivities can begin. I can't wait to go look at lights. We did a Christmas light scavenger hunt last year and the kids loved it!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Emily Jamison said...

I love your nail polish! It's perfect for Christmas!

Jennifer Goodwin said...

Thank you, Shari! It's older, that might be why you couldn't find it. It's been wonderful! We love this time of year and scale back on the school work from Thanksgiving to Christmas so we can enjoy it more. Have a merry Christmas!

Jennifer Goodwin said...

Thank you, Emily! And thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!

Karen said...

Hi Jennifer! I just saw your comment on my blog. Thank you so much for visiting!! I love this idea of your Favorite things! We should do this on Instagram! We love looking at Christmas lights and I love that fingernail polish! Your boys are so handsome!

Jennifer Goodwin said...

Thank you, Karen! That is a great idea! And thanks about my boys! I hope you and your girl have a wonderful and Merry Christmas. :)

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