friday favorites.

Happy Friday friends!

My friend Lena over at Baby Ridley Bump always has a post called ‘Friday Favorites’ where she blogs on her “favorites” for the week – Moments, Purchase, Quote, Pin, Things I’m Looking Forward To, and Funnies. I enjoy reading them and have decided to *attempt* to jump on board and do a similar thing here. I know, making a weekly commitment to blogging every Friday sort of makes me flush, BUT I love the idea and accountability so let’s see how this goes. :) I am going to switch up the list a bit and will probably play with it as time goes on, but here goes nothing. Enjoy my Friday Favorites! (**update, Lena let me know she links up with Amanda who hosts this over at Meet @ the Barre. Fun stuff!!)

Favorite Moment:

This will be the toughest one for me each week I am sure. I already am struggling. TOO. MANY.

Josh and I had the chance to go to a Minnesota Twins baseball game on Wednesday night and we had a blast. He was given tickets for a work event, so we had the luxury of sitting in a box and I have to say, after living the suite life (haha, catch that play on words?), it may be hard to go back to “normal”. The food was amazing (plenty of gluten free options!), the drinks were free and the seats were big and comfy and had this thing called leg room – something I wasn’t sure existed at a baseball stadium! We enjoyed the company of Josh’s parents, laughed so much and enjoyed a GORGEOUS 73º Minnesota night. (Seriously, 73º nights were created for outdoor baseball games.) The Twins won after an exciting game against the Brewers and we felt completely spoiled to have a free date night. Oh, and as we were leaving, we got to play a funny joke on Josh’s dad and I still can’t stop giggling over it. (For his sake, I will omit it from the publicized blog.) All in all, a wonderful night!

Me and my hottie of a husband!

Me and my hottie of a husband!

The view, the peanuts, the breeze - PERFECT!

The view, the peanuts, the breeze – PERFECT!

Favorite Thing I Own:

A revised category since some weeks all I buy is dish soap and groceries. But who doesn’t have an item that becomes a favorite for a week that they want to share? 

My friend Gina over at Gina Zeidler sent me this surprise gift this week. It’s a simple necklace, with a gorgeous long bronze chain and a glass tear drop pendent that sums up everything we believe – God wins. I was so touched to receive this in the mail and was encouraged to not only be randomly remembered by a friend, but to be given the gift of this reminder – God wins! At the end of the day, no matter what happens in this life, He has the ultimate victory. Our souls cannot be touched once we become a follower of His, therefore we are on the side of the victor. There is so much peace and reassurance in this promise! I adore this necklace.


Favorite Quote or Verse:

“…And most important, I’ll choose to believe that sometimes the happiest ending isn’t the one you keep longing for, but something you absolutely cannot see from where you are.” –Shauna Neiquist-

I can’t express to you enough how much I loved reading this! Here’s why – I trust that God has our story in His hands. I have seen Him prove Himself so faithful time and time and time again, both in the Bible and throughout this life. Rarely does the story end how I expected, but it always ends SO MUCH BETTER than I could have imagined. He is the BEST author. I get giddy when I think about what’s to come because I know and trust that it is beautiful.

Favorite Picture I Took:

A revised category based on the fact that I love taking pictures and being able to share them. Keep in mind that I only use my iPhone and do not claim to actually be *good* at taking pictures. But I enjoy it thoroughly.

Here is a favorite from the week! I was writing out some cards of encouragement with some new anchor notecards I found at Home Goods and just loved all the color that was going on. *snap*

Favorite Thing I am Looking Forward To:

One of my favorite authors, Elin Hildebrand, is coming out with a new book this Tuesday and I can’t wait to head to a favorite book store and pick it up! A friend of mine sent me this awesome card last week with a pretty realistic drawing of me, Josh, and Cali along with a gift card to that cute little bookstore I shared with you guys last month. AWESOME FRIEND POINTS!!! So I can’t wait to go down there and grab a fresh-off-the-press copy. YAY!

How awesome is this drawing and gift card??

How awesome is this drawing and gift card?? (He thinks all Josh ever does is mow our lawn, haha, which may be accurate in the summer.)

Favorite Funnies:

My awesome hubby Josh has been sending me these funny pictures randomly throughout the week and people, I tell ya, I can’t stop laughing as I scroll through them. I hope you are equally amused, but if not, know that I have laughed enough for the both of us.










Alright – Friday Favorites! How did I do? My goal will be to try to get a “normal” post in between each one. Lofty, but attainable. So until next time, have a wonderful weekend!

16 thoughts on “friday favorites.

  1. Elena Ridley says:

    Lol!! Your funnies rock!! Thanks for playing along!! I’ll send you the link to Amanda who is the host of the weekly link up so you can add your blog and more readers can check out your favorites!! Looks like you had a great time at the game and that necklace, how thoughtful! <3

  2. Amanda Elizabeth says:

    Thanks so much for linking up girl!!! That one funny is so true! I take the best pictures of others……and then of me they are terrible come on people!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • chels819 says:

      Yay! Thanks for hosting! What a fun thing to document the awesome moments in our life that just linger. Love love love it! And yes, haha! Isn’t that picture thing SO TRUE!? Have a great weekend too!

  3. Mel @ There Is A Higher Hope says:

    You and hubby are so cute! Glad you got a wonderful night out at the game. Sitting in the suite is super fun, huh? My hubby and I got to do that through his work at a nascar race one time and it was super fun. The next day in the stands, though…not so much. LOL

    The necklace is gorgeous! I love the message…God Wins. ’nuff said.

    Those funnies at the end had me cracking up out loud. I love it. Keep ’em coming!

  4. Em says:

    Love all of your funnies! And it definitely sounds like a great date night at the ballpark! I have some fam up in Minnesota! :) I hope you have a fabulous weekend girl!!

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