High Five for Friday

What a quick week this one was! I’m not sure if it’s because we are still slightly catching up from vacation or the two-hour time change, but this week flew by. I’m sure the weekend will be no different with Ryan working, celebrating our wedding anniversary, and managing to get lots of other exciting things accomplished!
Several of you have asked about our Las Vegas anniversary getaway and to see photos, so check back Monday for a recap.
On that note, wherever you are and whatever you plan to do this weekend, I hope you have a great one! Here are some highlights from my week.

1. My parents brought Finn up to us Monday after we got back, and oh.my.goodness. I mean, I missed this little guy a lot while we were gone, but it didn’t hit me just how much until he jumped out of the car and ran right to me. It’s so good to have my little buddy back – all he’s wanted to do all week is sit on my lap regardless of where I am or what I’m doing! Even at my vanity while doing my makeup … that was a bit challenging. 

2. We may or may not be in the process of putting an offer on a home that we found! I don’t want to jinx anything, so I’ll just leave it at that for now; however, any positive thoughts or crossed fingers would be much appreciated. 
3. While in Vegas, I got to pick out my anniversary present – a new Tiffany & Co. charm for my bracelet! We started this tradition last year on our honeymoon that whenever we go someplace new, I’m allowed to get a charm that symbolizes where we are or what significant event we are celebrating. So far, I have the bracelet, which was my college graduation gift from Ryan; a palm tree, which is from our honeymoon in St. Thomas on the U.S. Virgin Islands; and now, a heart charm inscribed with “I love you” for our one-year anniversary! They didn’t have any charms that were Vegas-related, so we went with symbolizing our anniversary instead. 

4. Is anyone else thrilled that all the fall TV shows are back on? Let me tell you – coming home to a packed-full DVR of all the premieres was the best homecoming present ever. I’ve been catching up all week! 
5. I couldn’t help myself and had to include one more picture of me and Finn. I mean, is he a puppy or a human child?! He’s been extra snuggly all week, and I’m not complaining one bit. P.S. – Finn was mid-yawn when Ryan took this. He wasn’t giving me a look of disgust for holding him, just to clear that up. 

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  1. 10.9.14

    Glad ya'll had a fab time in Vegas and I love your new charm you brought home!! Fingers Crossed on the house ya'll found and pray that everything goes smoothly!

  2. 10.9.14

    So glad you're reunited with Finn- he looks so happy you're back! I love charm bracelets and the meanings behind all of the different charms, what an awesome anniversary gift πŸ™‚ Can't wait to hear more about Vegas!

  3. 10.7.14

    Yeah, Finn doesn't look like a schnauzer at all! But his ears do make him look extra cute! πŸ™‚

    I think it's time to get back to watching Revenge. I watched the first season and was totally hooked. When the second season started, I watched the first few episodes and then stopped….not really sure why, maybe because I watch too many other shows haha!

  4. 10.4.14
    Lindsay Newton said:

    Your pup is SO adorable!! Love the charm bracelet – such a sweet idea!

  5. 10.4.14
    Olya said:

    Aww, Finn is so cute! I love your bracelet and new charm & I am so happy fall tv is back! I agree, it's so nice to have a full DVR.

  6. 10.3.14

    Thank you! Finn is a lab mix – his mom was a miniature Schnauzer, but we don't see much of that in him other than the fact that his ears are on top of his head rather than to the side. I think that makes him extra cute, though. πŸ™‚

    Girl, I'm all about Scandal and Nashville! Those are my two favorites. I also am a big fan of Revenge, and it's off to a good start!

  7. 10.3.14

    Finn IS getting so big! We took him to get weighed this week, and he's up to 18 pounds! I still remember when we got him, and he only was 7 lbs. How time flies!

  8. 10.3.14

    Thank you, Annie! That means so much, and hopefully I'll have good news to report soon. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. 10.3.14

    This was the first time we had been away from Finn since we got him, so it definitely was crazy how much we missed him! Thanks for stopping by, happy weekend!

  10. 10.3.14

    Glad I'm not the only one that is enjoying all the fall shows! Have a great weekend, doll!

  11. 10.3.14

    Very exciting, but very scary! Hopefully I'll have good news to share soon. πŸ™‚

  12. 10.3.14

    Finn has had that effect on people – I only wish others could have a puppy as cute and well-behaved as him! Thank you for the good vibes on the house – this is such an anxious and nerve-wracking time. But, if it's meant to be ours I'm sure it will be. I have a childhood charm bracelet that is filled to the max, so we thought it would be fun to start one that chronicles our married adventures – it's a major bonus that it is Tiffany-only charms. πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  13. 10.3.14

    I've been majorly slacking in the IG department, but as soon as I read this, I went and saw the picture of Pixie. I'm pretty sure her and Finn are a match made in heaven. πŸ˜‰ I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  14. 10.3.14

    Right?! I'm pretty sure Finn feels the same way – he has barely let me out of his sight since we've been home, which makes it pretty difficult getting him in the crate when I need to go somewhere. πŸ™‚

  15. 10.3.14

    Thanks, lady! Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. 10.3.14

    I'm obviously bias, but I think Finn is pretty adorable, too. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the luck on the house – we need it! Hope you continue to stop by.

  17. 10.3.14

    Thanks, girl! And, I think Finn was pretty happy to be home. He hasn't let me out of his sight since!

  18. 10.3.14

    I think he's happy, too! I'm sure he misses you, though. Hard to believe that it's been a year!

  19. 10.3.14

    You never can go wrong with collecting books, but I do love wearing something shiny. πŸ™‚ I can't believe how big Finn is getting, so I'm cherishing all the snuggles! Have a great weekend!

  20. 10.3.14

    Awe, thanks girl! And, you totally should hint at your husband to start doing something similar! The way I see it, I know I get at least one special gift a year (if we're lucky to go on vacation every year) instead of complaining that I never get flowers, ha!

  21. 10.3.14

    Lol, right?! He sure is a spoiled puppy. Happy Friday!

  22. 10.3.14

    Finn is so cute!! What kind of dog is he?

    And what shows do you recommend to watch? I don't know much about any of the new fall shows, but I love me some Scandal and Nashville!

  23. 10.3.14
    Nadia said:

    Finn looks like he's getting so big!! I wish Dakota would cuddle, he is usually such a grump but I guess that's part of his charm haha. Good luck with the housing situation, I hope you get it!

  24. 10.3.14

    Your pup is so adorable! I always miss mine when I'm away from them. πŸ™‚ I also love your charm bracelet. It's beautiful. Good luck with house and have a great weekend!

  25. 10.3.14
    Pamela said:

    Love your new charm!! So pretty! And beyond happy that fall tv is back! Good luck with the home! πŸ™‚ Happy Friday!

  26. 10.3.14

    you put an offer in on a house? That's so exciting!

    Midwest Darling

  27. 10.3.14

    How adorable is Finn!! You're making me want a puppy SO bad! I'm putting good vibes out there, I remember how anxious I was when we had put in an offer on our house and were waiting to find out if we got it or not, good luck! That charm bracelet is amazing, and I love that it will be built with memories, the best idea! Have a great weekend!

  28. 10.3.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    Finn with his tongue out, so cute! LOVEEE your new bracelet, so pretty and sweet. Hope you have a good weekend. Can't wait to hear a recap on Monday of your trip. PS- did you see on IG where Pixie got her hair done yesterday? She did it for Finn πŸ˜‰

  29. 10.3.14
    Jenn said:

    Finn is so cute!! Isn't it awesome when you get your pet back and they're all snuggles?? Mine wont let me leave his sight when he comes back home after we've been away, almost like he's thinking "I'm not letting you get away again!" haha

  30. 10.3.14
    Caroline said:

    Oh my gosh, Finn mid yawn… so cute. Your bracelet is really pretty, and that is a sweet tradition. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip too! Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  31. 10.3.14

    Awwww! Finn is so adorable! It looks like he really missed you while you were away! Good luck on the house front and Happy Friday! Stopping in from the link up today πŸ™‚

    J @ A Hot Southern Mess

  32. 10.3.14
    Ashley Angle said:

    Awww, Finn! He was probably soooo happy to have you guys back! Love the charmed you picked – very elegant!
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  33. 10.3.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    I think Finn is happy to be home with his mommy! His Nana is missing him though! Fingers crossed on the house! Happy Anniversary weekend, cannot believe it's been a year!

  34. 10.3.14

    Love the bracelet idea! We've started collecting coffee table books from places we travel but I like the idea of collecting something shiny I can wear πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed for the house and seriously, could Finn get any cuter? Happy Friday!

  35. 10.3.14
    Julie said:

    How cute are you and Finn! LOVE! And your bracelet is so pretty…what a fun idea to collect a new charm every time you vacation. I might have to hint to my husband about that!

  36. 10.3.14
    Biana Perez said:

    Sending good vibes your way for the house…I hope it works out!! I love the tradition that you guys have started with the bracelet – that is so great!! We do a similar thing!! :)And i mean that last photo of Finn – he's practically human LOL!! Have a great weekend!!