Friday, February 4, 2011

Quick 5

I'm taking a cue from my friend, Tori, who recently started doing a "quick 5" on Fridays.  Just five quick things... kinda like an update.  I so enjoy reading them that I am going to give it a try today, and see if it sticks.
1.  We just got home from a cruise to the Western Caribbean.  It was absolutely gorgeous, fantastic weather, and I am certain what I will need every winter I can possibly afford it.  I like cruises for several reasons, and I hope to share more of a "review and tips" in the future.  I'd love to do a Southern Caribbean cruise someday.  This one was technically to celebrate our 5 year anniversary, which we did in June 2010.
2.  I can't believe how much I missed Dekker.  What a sweetie.  Though I also love hearing all the funny stories of his time with his Nana and Grandpa Soden and Grandma and Grandpa Rowe.  We love sharing our joy with them, and I love that Dekker finds it totally normal to spend time with them-- even without us.  I used to dread coming home from vacation, but he made it something I looked forward to.
3.  I need a Weight Watcher meeting and a money tree after said vacation.  Whoa.
4.  Dekker is learning sign-language.  Our daycare friend started him on it, and since then he has picked up on it really quickly.  It's pretty fun and cute, though he wants "more" of almost every-single-thing.
5.  I have been drinking the Arbonne chocolate protein shakes for breakfast with a little natural peanut butter and I think they are fantastic and I can't say enough how they actually keep me FULL through lunch.  So much better than some cereals (which I love) that leave me hungry and snacking by 10AM.  I need some good lunch inspiration.  Anyone got a good idea out there?
Happy Friday!
On the journey,


  1. Nice work with the quick five! :)

  2. Glad your vacation was great and you made it home safely. Enjoy your weekend with Dekker!
    Love ya,