Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Favorites

First of all today, we remember.  I blogged last week about where I was/what I was doing on September 11th, 2001.  You can see it here.  

Happy Friday!! Holla!  This week the Slaughters have been hit by allergies and we're all struggling a little bit.  Thankful the weekend has finally arrived!

Today I'm sharing some favorites with some of my favorites, Narci and Andrea.

Here are my random favorites....


Did you guys hear about this story?  I heard it on the radio on the way to the gym and was crying by the time I arrived.  This officer, Travis Murphy, was killed in the line of duty five years ago. This year on his children's first day of school (ages 7 and 5) his fellow Phoenix police officers and firefighters lined the entrance to the school to honor him and his children.  His wife says in the Youtube video that his colleagues had vowed to take care of them and five years later they still are!  I mean...waterworks!!!



Bowen started two-year-old preschool on Tuesday.   At drop off on Tuesday, he didn't cry but he looked so sad.  When I picked him up, he informed me that he was sad because I gave his backpack and nap mat to his teachers.  HE wanted to put it in his cubby all by himself.  So yesterday there wasn't an ounce of sadness on his sweet little face.

He MIGHT be in class with his favorite.  :)



I saw this quote on Pinterest and loved it!!  I get e-mails and comments frequently about how blessed I am to have such great girlfriends.  And I completely agree!  It's so true!  You HAVE to be REAL with friends in order to have a friendship.  



Smith and Ashby played at our house for a bit yesterday while Shay took the girls to dance.  They decided they wanted to play that Bean Boozled jelly bean game I shared with you guys a couple weeks ago.  Let me just tell you it's WAY more fun to observe this game rather than participate.  My favorite statement when Nixon's spin landed on "Juicy Pear or Booger"...he said, "Oh no!  Juicy Pear or Booger, well I like both of those.".  SO GROSS!!!  But SO FUNNY!



This definitely isn't the latest news BY FAR!  My kiddos' very first babysitter (that wasn't family and whom we all love dearly) went to McKinney High School.  While she was there they made a Lip Dub to "We Built This City".  She showed my kiddos way back in 2012 and they STILL request it!!  If you haven't seen it, here it is.



EEK!!! This week all my Big Brother dreams are coming true!!!  What about you?  I really want Steve and Johnny Mac in the final two!  What do you think??  I was SHOCKED at Vanessa's skills this week with that POV.  How did she convince Julia to challenge Austin?  #i'mstillconfused

I saw this late last night on a friend's Facebook page and loved it!!  This is how I want to be to other people....filling up their lives with joy not sucking them dry.  Let's be fountains today, ladies!!

Have a FABULOUS weekend!!  XOXO

18 comments:

Fabulousandfunlife said...

Thanks for hosting this link up. I hope you and your family have a lovely week.

"Be a fountain and not a drain!" I haven't heard this saying before but I love it!

Mix and Match Mama said...

I just watched the video you linked to and it made my cry! What a sweet thing for them to do in that officer's honor. And then on another note, Smith and Ashby had the best time eating those yucky jelly beans yesterday ;).

Not A Mom said...

I am Team Johnny Mac and am hoping for Steve in the final two as well, if Vanessa gets in the final two then she is going to win it unfortunately! I love that last quote, really gives you the feels.

Linds @ Not A Mom

Narci said...

Happy Friday!! :) so glad Bowen has a great first week at preschool!! :)

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

OH MY at Smith's comment. That is HYSTERICAL!!!!!!!! Love the fountain thing....and totally still scratching my head at BB!

Jordan said...

I'm rooting for Johnny Mac! They're all incredibly dumb for not seeing what Vanessa is doing!!!

Kathryn said...

The be a fountain, not a drain quote is my new fav!

Leigh Clark said...

Fun favorites week!! Glad Bowen had a happier day on day 2...what a sweet smile he has!!

www.balancingbyfaith.com

Brittany Lewis said...

Johnny Mac all the way!! I am also still in shock at Vanessa convincing Julia to challenge Austin in the POV comp. Just wow. She deserves to win even though I love Johnny Mac!

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

How sweet that Ashby & Bowen are in the same class! That's wonderful what those police officers did for their friends family! Happy Friday :)
Kelsey
www.thepeacockroost.com

Grace said...

I love this. I love Ashby & bowens friendship!! They are so stinking cute

Laura Youker said...

I watched the lip-dub video. And now I can't get "We Built This City" out of my head, I keep finding myself singing it as I work two hours after I watched it :)

Angela said...

That's a great quote about friendship! So glad that Bowen's first-day-of-school sadness was resolved.

Kim Jones said...

Thanks for hosting, Erika. Enjoyed the links! Have a great weekend!

Kim@huntandhost.com

Trista @ The Classy Chaos said...

Love those quotes! And I hope you all start feeling better soon!

Ashley Van Dam said...

OH. MY. GOSH.
With Live Feeds I know what is happening and I dont think Sunday is going to be a good night...
Johnny Mac and Steve are my favorite too!
Vanessa needs to go... like 8 weeks ago.
Ok, BB rant over.

Queen In Between said...

Totally love that be a fountain quote...I feel the same! I really hope more times than not I am a fountain!

Dianna said...

Where did you buy the bean boozled game?