Friday Favorites: The Week We Went Bowling with Friends

We planned to shorten up our schoolwork each day because many of our friends were out on February vacation and we had lots of plans... well maybe not LOTS of plans but some sort of plans each day.


We had a bit of schoolwork planned for Friday even though it was Valentine's day.  We are trying so hard to stay on track with our schoolwork in order to finish up our school year in May.  Alec put together a 3-layer white chocolate raspberry cake for us after dinner; it was amazing and I shared the recipe on Wednesday.




I spent most of my day on Saturday working on the blog, fixing up a few cards, and finishing my last two scrapbooking pages.  Then I realized it was time for me to upload and order more pictures.





I watched a movie while making a few more cards on Sunday (I'll plan a full post with all 10 cards I made soon!) and then my husband and I headed out for an afternoon of shopping and dinner out at Texas Roadhouse.  We bought some hiking clothes at LL Bean and we both bought some new pants.  I needed some size 8 jeans-- 8!!

This wool sweater was on clearance for $25 from LL bean (regularly $89!)


We had a short day of school planned for Monday and I quickly threw my favorite WW lasagna recipe into the crock pot (the only difference is I put the layers in a crock pot; breaking the noodles as needed to make them fit and then turn it on low for 6 or so hours until the cheese is melted).  We were meeting friends of ours at the bowling alley for lunch and a game of bowling.



After bowling we headed to our local Dunkin Donuts and hung out for another few hours!  It was a fun afternoon filled with silliness.




Alec had karate on Tuesday and we had to buy him his new uniform all trimmed in red. I spent part of my day Wednesday sewing his new patches on.


Ian had a friend coming over Wednesday so we had another light day of schooling. We started Ian's new Chemistry book and so far we are enjoying it much better than the other series we were using; only problem is I don't have the teacher's manual to know the answers!

I had a hair appointment on Thursday and spent part of my morning on the phone with the doctor's office so we had another light day of schooling.  I love how curly my hair gets after a trim!


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  1. I’m still in awe of that cake. We haven’t been bowling in forever. How fun!

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    1. We hadn't been bowling in quite some time either! It was a lot of fun.

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  2. The cakes and the cards ares so pretty!

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  3. I'm not sure if I commented on the cake post, but I was so impressed with your son's cake skills. It looks delicious! I can't wait to try the recipe. Have a good weekend!

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  4. Wow your son did so well with that cake! I'm sure it tasted amazing as well. Your cards look great too! We went bowling while we were in Cali and my boys had so much fun! When my son got back to school he saw they will be doing a bowling field trip and now he can't wait. I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. It really did taste amazing. A bowling field trip sounds so fun!

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  5. Trying to decide if I'm more jealous you have a son who can make that cake or that you got to scrapbook!!!!

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  6. You look great in that top! We took my girls bowling recently and had the best time. I love going. I am so impressed with your sons cake skills!

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  7. What a great week! The cake looks so yummy! Congratulations on size 8!!!

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    1. I couldn't believe it; I don't think I have ever worn a size 8... ever!

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  8. Awesome week. Congrats on size 8! I haven't seen that size in 10 years in pants. I just made it into a size 8 dress! I miss bowling. We should do that.
    Blessings, Dawn

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    1. It was pretty amazing. I just kept saying.. it must be the material! LOL

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  9. I only went bowling once in my life and was so horrible at it, I never went back. Looks like you had fun though. Cute cards too!

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    1. I'm awful at it too but will play occasionally. This particular day only the kids were playing and the place we play (most other bowling alleys now too) has bumpers that you can program to come up automatically when it's your turn and it keeps the balls out of the gutter. Evan requested no bumpers and all 5 of the other kids used them.... no matter their age. They just wanted to have fun.

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  10. Sounds like a fun week! You can't go wrong with bowling and donuts! :)

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    1. The kids all thought that was fantastic for sure.

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  11. Aww bowling is so much fun. You have reminded me to take the kids again as it has been a while since we last went :) Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop: Fresh Flowers Friday. Have a great week and we hope to see you today or Wednesday for our next linky.

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    1. We hadn't been in ages either; I rarely think of bowling when trying to think of a fun family activity.

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  12. Oh we love taking our grandkids bowling! I love your cards too! I am addicted to paper crafting! Thanks for linking up with us at the GATHERING OF FRIENDS LINK PARTY 12

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