The Siberian American: Friday Favorites: First Week Home Highlights

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Favorites: First Week Home Highlights

Happy Friday, friends! I’ve had such a nice week relaxing at my parents’ house before the second part of our move. Here are some highlights from this week:

Christopher made it home late last night! Thank you for all of your prayers and positive thoughts. They barely made it ahead of all the severe weather on Wednesday, and I’m so glad they did because there were 11 tornadoes south of Chicago that night.

No matter where we travel or live, there is nothing like my mama’s home cooking. It’s been a fun week being spoiled with mama’s cooking!

It’s also been great to have a pool in the backyard. It helps both with the Texas heat and my pain! We had a pool in Chicago, but it was always busy, so it’s nice to have a pool to myself!

I’m so excited to meet up with friends now that we’re back in town. Chris and I are having lunch with my former coworkers today, which will be super fun.

I got Mom hooked on Food Network, and it’s been fun showing her some of my favorite shows. She loved cracking up at all the sabotages on Cutthroat Kitchen.

Linking up with AmandaKarli, and the High Five for Friday girls.

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! 


  1. I'm glad Chris made it home safe! I have become addicted to food network this summer. I love Chopped Kids ha.

  2. Oh the pool is so pretty, I'm jealous!!

  3. I hope you have been relaxing in that backyard - amazingness!! Yay for chris being back home too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. SO glad you guys made it safely!! Have so much fun with friends and family :) Your parents pool is gorgeous!!

  5. So glad he got to you safely! The weather has looked crazy up near Chicago!

    Welcome (back) to Texas!!! :)

  6. That pool is gorgeous! It looks like you live on a tropical island! :) Have a great weekend!

  7. Oooh, I'm super jealous of your private pool! I love that Christopher & his family got out of Chicago safely and now you get to visit with old friends. That's the best part of moving back (closer) to home!

  8. It's always good for the soul to spend some time with your parents and enjoy some home cooking. The pool looks so beautiful and relaxing! Happy to hear Christopher is safe and sound.

  9. So glad you all made it back safely, and yay for mama's home cooking and private pool time! Have a fabulous weekend gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

  10. That is such a pretty pool too!

  11. So glad that Chris made it out of Chicago before all the crazy weather! I'm sure that the heat will take some getting used to, but you can't beat not having to share a pool with a lot of other people!

  12. ooh i think i have the food network so i will have to check out that show. glad christopher made it okay, 11 tornadoes?! scary!

  13. That pool area looks amazing. I am jealous. Can I come on down & enjoy it with you?! :)

  14. Yay for being back at your mama's house!! And for mama's cooking! There is definitely nothing like it!! Enjoy your time there and the pool - glad Christopher is now also with you!! xx

  15. So glad everyone made it safely!

    And that pool looks AMAZING!


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