Friday, October 17, 2014

For the Love of Friday

Happy Friday, Friends! 


One: NCAA Basketball Preseason Rankings

My beloved Kansas Jayhawks are ranked No. 5 in the USA Today preseason men's basketball coach's poll. The Jayhawks have three home games before traveling to Indianapolis to face the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats in the Champions Classic on November 18. Rock Chalk! 



You can take the Jayhawk out of Kansas, but you can't take the Rock Chalk from the Jayhawk
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Two: Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon

I'm sending well wishes and positive vibes to Kelli, my sister-in-law, as she runs her first full marathon tomorrow in Denver. She's worked so hard and been so dedicated in her training. I have no doubt that she is well-prepared to conquer 26.2 miles...but I know she's a little nervous {if nothing else, just from the thought of losing all of her toenails!}. I'm so proud of her...and very excited for her to accomplish this HUGE goal!


Good Luck, Kelli!


This precious little guy {and his daddy} will be cheering for his momma along the way...

Nais, 10 months
Photo by Jolies Images



Three: Napa Valley Recommendations???

I mentioned earlier this week that we're going to Napa in a few weeks to celebrate our first anniversary. SO.EXCITED...but a little overwhelmed by the seemingly infinite number of wineries and restaurants to choose from. Do you have a favorite? Any and all recommendations are welcome! Please and thank you! 






Four: Kansas City Royals

I can't say I'm much of a baseball fan...but I'll hop on the wagon to cheer for the Kansas City Royals. It's pretty exciting that they're headed to the World Series for the first time since 1985! I even found this little gem in my closet...


#BeRoyal



Five: Blog Love

, by Aimee @ Aimlessly Elegant. Aimee shares the story  of two friends who are raising funds to create a line of "kick-ass shoes for women battling cancer."
  • Say something. Please for the sake of all that is holy, say something, by Amber @ Mr. Thomas and Me. Amber is an incredible writer...I'm a big of all of her posts. This particular post totally changed my perspective on the song "Say Something" {A Great Big World/Christina Aguilera}.


  • Have a great weekend!


    Today I'm participating in lots of Fabulous Friday link-ups: 
    "Oh, Hey Friday!" {hosted by The Farmer's Wife and September FARM
    "5 on Friday" {hosted by A.Liz AdventuresNorth Carolina CharmThe Good Life, and Hello! Happiness}
    "Friday Favorites" {hosted by All the Joys}
    "Friday Favorites" {hosted by Meet at the Barre}
    "Friday Favorites" {hosted by Momfessionals
    Thanks so much to all of these ladies for hosting fun Friday link-ups!