Friday Frivolity - Memorable Life Moments Edition

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...

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At last week's party, we shared some of our favorite short cuts to this doing life thing.

This week, we're sharing some memorable life moments that have happened lately...kind of like an extended Project Snapshot post!

1. Cold weather!

After not even getting to wear a sweater and jeans one single day last "winter," we have been super-excited to experience a couple of honest-to-goodness, (slightly) below-freezing moments so far this year.

Of course, it's still a crazy Florida winter, which means we're dressed like this one day, and then back to shorts and tank tops the next!

2. Lichen learning

Believe it or not, I can identify at least eight different types of lichen on these two sticks! I learned just as much as Gv this day!

We've been going to a nearby nature preserve weekly for the past year and a half. They have a story-and-craft time each Thursday and then the kids always have a blast exploring the education center's exhibits before taking our hike to climb trees and see what critters we'll encounter that day.

About a year ago, I learned that this preserve also offered "Family Fun Day" once a month, but I wasn't interested in driving out there twice in one week just for more of the same.

However, a friend spoke with someone who'd been attending this program and learned that it's a totally different experience, so we went to check it out for the first time last month.

It was so cool! The subject was lichen and we watched a video, heard a little talk, then the kids got all geared-up before heading outdoors to collect their own lichen specimens to examine under the microscope inside.

We will definitely be attending these from now on!

3. A new arrival

I've shared a photo or two already about the new member of our family, but what I didn't have a chance to share was all the decorating that was done before she set the first paw inside our house.

For those of you not accustomed to reading the writing of young children, "Sprs Apil" really means "Surprise April!"

Gv insisted that we throw a welcome party and made signs for the walls, the dog crate and the dog's new collar in preparation for her arrival.

This is April's new collar, to which Gv affixed a name tag reading "Gemstone," which is the name that Gv has given to the dog.

4. Doggie school

All good dog instructors need to be wearing princess dresses and homemade crowns (that look more like a chef's toque, amIright?)

Our dog came trained (it's pretty awesome) but that hasn't stopped Gv from educating her even further in the rules for canines in the Healy House.

I took a video the other night to share with you, but it was late at night and I obviously needed to go to bed because the lighting was so poor, you couldn't really see a thing.

The gist of it was that Gv was at her blackboard, drawing a picture of April with her mouth open (she gets very exuberant when greeting us and giving us doggie kisses) with the "no" circle-with-a-line-through-it symbol on top of it and Gv instructing April in the proper way to show us love.

The best part of the video was the juxtaposition of how enthusiastic Gv was in her instruction with the pure look of boredom on the face of the dog.

5. Good food and good friends

We met up with friends who were in town-ish (they were at the beach) and grabbed some lunch together at a random restaurant half-way between us that turned out to be amazing!

I'm all about food pictures (half our trip photos are always of our meals) so of course I had to take a picture of this yumminess:

My mofongo rewlleno meal, which was mofo-delicious!

Now time for the new stuff!

The Hosts:

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

  Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa recently wrote about her all the fantastic fun Peg + Cat-themed birthday party she threw for her've gotta check it out!

Friday Frivolity Host Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom

Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more!  She's been on a bit of a hiatus, but you have to stop by her blog to see the adorable reason behind it!

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay!  We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun!  Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment.  :)  Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions! 

Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple features.... but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there!  ;)    


The featured post for Syncopated Mama this week is........

Nut Bowlers from Agent 54 - Timothy's nutty post had me cracking up, so I knew I needed to share it again with all of you to make sure you all got the chuckle, as well!

Now, the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome! 

We're so happy you're here! Let's have some fun!

What fun do you have planned for the weekend?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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