04 March 2016

Five on Friday


ONE. It’s time to go and see the world. Year after year, I promise myself that I’m going to travel and year after year, it doesn’t happen. Sure, we go to Georgia to see my parents but I mean, that doesn’t count. I’m talking about TRAVEL: See the world. Experience new places, customs and people. When 2016 rolled around, travel once again landed on my bucket list for this year but unlike years past, I’m happy to report that it will actually be accomplished this year.


At the end of this month, Michael and I are going on a {childless!} seven day cruise to Half Moon Cay Bahamas, Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Key West. To say I’m excited would be a HUGE understatement. I can barely stand myself. Holland America Line probably doesn’t understand what they’re getting themselves into by letting me on their boat but they’re about to find out. I plan on enjoying every minute of our all-inclusive, stuff your face silly with food, lay on the beach, swim with dolphins, zip line and drink and love life adventure. Bring it.


TWO. Bookworms. Lately, we’ve gotten into the habit of taking Maddy to Barnes and Noble on Saturday mornings and while some may call it boring and routine, I’ve actually come to look forward to it during the week. Growing up, I loved books. I still do, and I love to read. In my teen years, you could always find me with my nose stuck in a book. “Courtney, go clean your room.” Nope. I’m going to sit in my bed and read a book. #truestory

Now that I have a daughter of my own, it makes me so happy that she loves books, too. I feel like it’s something we can share together and it’s definitely great quality time together. Last weekend, Barnes and Noble did a Dr. Seuss reading time with activities and it was actually really good! Maddy loved it and let’s be honest, it keeps her occupied long enough for mommy and daddy to get a little break.



THREE. Speaking of Dr. Seuss, this week was Seuss week at school to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Every day was a different theme but my favorite had to be Tuesday – crazy hair day.



FOUR. My current take on politics these days…



FIVE. When I made my car payment this week, I realized that on May 1st, my car will be paid in full. When I bought my car in 2010, paying it off seemed like a zillion years away but here it is. One less debt to worry about and more money in my pocket every month. I can’t wait to put that car payment money into paying off some other debt and let’s be honest, spoiling me a little bit. Paying off your car calls for new summer clothes, right?


What’s going on in your world? Have a great weekend!