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Friday Favorites {#71}

Hello and Happy Friday! How was your week? We had a good one! The weather was pretty iffy with two cold and rainy days Wednesday and Thursday. That did mean we were able to get some at home chores accomplished like purge and organize the kids’ closets and dresser drawers! We had some pool time, baseball games, and dance recital practices, and it was a good week overall!

As always, I’m linking up with Andrea and Erika for this week’s Friday Favorites.

Favorite Show:

Have you all seen the Friends reunion?? Friday night, I was home alone and decided to purchase a month of HBO Max to watch it. While I hated spending the $15, it’s cheaper than going to a movie, I’ve been excited to see the reunion, and I may try to watch a couple other shows on HBO before canceling the subscription.

Anyway, I cried within the first few minutes. Just seeing them all enter the set one by one got me! I was about twenty minutes into it when Hadley got home and asked me to start it over! We watched the reunion together and loved it. You can tell they are all so grateful for the Friends experience (I mean, of course it kick started their careers and made the millionaires!), but that they are also friends in real life and genuinely care about each other.

It was so good! I may even watch it one more time.

Favorite Moment

Well, my favorite moment from the week was celebrating a HUGE accomplishment for our nephew. On Friday night, in his third and final attempt, he ran a 10k race in Portland, Oregon with a fast enough time (27:57) to qualify for the Olympic trials in a few weeks!

You know how I’ve shared my kids’ cross country and track stories and said, “Running is the family…” Well, I wasn’t kidding ๐Ÿ˜‰…and I’ve always been clear that my kids don’t get their speed from my side of the family. ๐Ÿ˜†

Jacob’s determination and grit have been so inspiring through the years. There are so many ups and down in racing, and he never gives up! We are excited to cheer him on (from afar) in a couple weeks when he tries to qualify for the Olympics.


Favorite Food:

I’ve shared this recipe before, but I hadn’t made it in a while. So, I made enough for a couple of lunches this week, and it’s so good.

Unfortunately, Trader Joe’s doesn’t carry the Sriracha Ranch, but I found a pretty good alternative with this Hidden Valley “Secret Sauce.”

Favorite Kid Quote:

Earlier this week, Hayden was trying to convince me to get another dog and said, โ€œBut mom! Homer needs someone who speaks the same language has him!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚

While that’s a cute thought, it’s a “hard no” for now.

Other Favorite Activities:

Hayden’s spring season is finishing up this weekend, but his summer baseball season already started last weekend. He’s excited to be playing with a mix of new players this summer.

They had fun at their first tournament over the weekend.

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that Travis and Hayden went to the Cincinnati Reds game on Monday. Well, one of the neighbors had the highest bid in a silent auction, so it was a group of dads and sons who went to the game…in a limo and sat in a suite.

Hayden was excited to tell me all about it when they got home. He said the food was “all you can eat” in the suite which was a huge plus for him.

Also, he was excited to show me the bobble head doll that was in the suite…Mike Moustakas! Hayden loved Moose when he was on the Royals (Hayden even chose the #8 for baseball uniforms during those years because he loved Moose so much). Hayden has followed his career since he left the Royals and has been excited that Moustakas is on the Reds, so he can cheer him on a little closer to home.

Hadley and I got in some time at the pool on Monday, so that was fun. We hung out on Tuesday as well for a bit after Hadley’s swim team practice, but Wednesday and Thursday were cold and rainy.

Favorite Flowers:

I picked up peonies at Trader Joe’s last weekend, and they are my favorite.

Favorite Mom Meme(s):

I can relate fully to this:


Right?! I love a good chore chart! I will say that yesterday I asked the kids to empty the dishwasher, and they did so…without having to be asked a second time…and there was no fighting! #itsasummermiracle

Bonus Fave: Flashback Friday

We have three dance recitals this weekend, so this recital photo from 2019 for Hadley’s hip hop performance is sweet and timely!

Weekly Recap:

Here are my posts from this week:

I hope to post a few times next week, but just am uncertain with my school schedule so Iโ€™m going to try it post daily in Instagram; I hope you will follow along there ๐Ÿ™‚ @showmeandsweettea

Have a great weekend! We have great weather, dance recitals, and baseball on tap!

9 thoughts on “Friday Favorites {#71}

  1. I should have bought the month subscription! Is it saved on On Demand if I do it now? So cool about your newphew! I love the Olympics and the opening ceremony where you see all the countries in order. How cool about the VIP experience at the Reds game!

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    1. Iโ€™m not sure how that works. It took me forever to figure out how to watch it on the HBO app ๐Ÿ˜‚ so I paid the monthly rate. We started Mare of Easttown last night because Iโ€™ve heard good things about it. Hayden is still talking about the VIP experience ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. Days at the pool sound so lovely! Our weather is finally getting consistently hot so pool time is in our future. That baseball game sounds like so much fun, I’m with Hayden – all about that all you can eat buffet!

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  3. Qualify for the Olympic trials ๐Ÿ˜ฒ. For someone who canโ€™t run at all, Iโ€™m always so impressed with people who can run. ๐Ÿ˜†


  4. Congratulations to your nephew! That is so cool! I keep looking but ou r TJs doesnโ€™t have peopnies yet. I hope they eventually get them!! Your pool time looks so lovely! Enjoy the weekend!

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  5. That is so neat about your nephew!! I have been debating about getting HBO just to watch the reunion too but my husband said he read that it’s not a real show; just them sitting around talking…

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    1. Yes, itโ€™s them reuniting (they havenโ€™t all been together since the show ended), thereโ€™s a group interview, and they read scripts. It was really good.


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