Saturday, April 6, 2013

Random Five on Friday (April 5th)

Miranda at The Pebble Pond is hosting a Random Five on Friday meme. Yes, I am aware that it is not Friday, but we have until next Wednesday (I think) to post. The idea is to randomly posts five facts or thoughts about your life that week. I think I am going to give it a try this week. Our week has definitely flown by!

Here are my random 5 for this week.
1.) Yesterday was my older sister's birthday. She lives in New York. I wish I lived closer to her so that I could make her a birthday cake and celebrate this special day together. We hardly ever see my relatives in New York. I miss family and friends so much.

2.) We are going to see the movie Croods tonight. We are in dire need of quality family time. It is time for us to take a break from house building decisions and enjoy each other's company. I can't wait! My sister said it was a good movie. Alyssa really wanted to see it too. Have you seen the previews? If not, check out the trailer below. 

3.) I am looking forward to our vacation in June. We are taking Alyssa to one of our favorite campgrounds. I have many wonderful memories of this place. She's going to enjoy the dance nights . . . that is if they still do them. I hope so because that was the best part! We'll hike, swim, relax, and explore. This will be a much needed break after the move and stress of this year.  

4.) Many of my blog followers already know that we are in the process of building the house. It looks beautiful! I can't wait until we are settled in and can have visitors. We are packing this month and will hopefully start moving in next month (middle of May).  

5.) We spend Easter with my godmother and her family. They barbecued delicious ribs, sausage, and chicken. We ate hot rolls, salad, fruits, macaroni and cheese, beans, and broccoli. She even organized an Easter egg hunt for my daughter. I was thinking how thoughtful it was of her to continue setting up the hunt even though her grandson felt her was too old to participate. We were unable to do an Easter egg hunt this year at the apartment. We really appreciated the fact that Alyssa still had a chance to participate. We had loads of fun! My godmother made Alyssa a beautiful Easter basket with purple tulle to match the colors in her room. My daughter stores her stuffed animals inside the basket as if it were a crib. She played on the swing set and with the dogs while we enjoyed a nice conversation outside.
The basket is so cool and can be used throughout the year. 
She LOVES her bunny!
Would you like to link up your random five? Visit The Pebble Pond to share your five thoughts or facts. Thank you for visiting A Learning Journey. If you are reading this post, I would love for you to leave a comment so that I can hop over to your blog and visit you as well.


  1. Your little girl is so beautiful. I love her colorful dress. :) Around here I'm never sure why we buy spring dresses for Easter it is never warm enough for them. We always buy sweaters to go with them. Thanks for stopping by my blog. My family has always had shitz Tzu's. It sort of a family tradition. By the way how was the movie? My son has been wanting to see that one.


  2. Thanks for linking up!

    Your house is beautiful. I bet you are very anxious for the big move in day! :)

  3. Hmmm...I thought for sure that I commented but I don't see it. Who knows the cyber world can be funny sometimes. :)

    I just wanted to thank you for linking up! I enjoyed your 5 facts!

  4. Nikki,
    The movie was GREAT! I would definitely take your son if you get a chance. I used to buy Alyssa a sweater every Easter for her dress until I realized that she gets hot easily and didn't need it in Texas. LOL. Where are you located? We used to own Shitz Tzu's when I was younger. They are so cuddly! I hope to stop by your blog again soon. I have been busy packing and writing a Cinco de Mayo post that will be featured on the crew blog for the Spotlight on the Crew article. I hope you'll check it out and stop by my blog to let me know what you think of the ideas. Have a great day!