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Seasonal Fun, Snow, & Spam {Five on Friday}

I cannot believe it’s Friday.  Last night as I was making dinner I kept thinking it was a Monday night.  I have no idea why, but it just does not feel like Thursday night as I type this.  Well, ready or not, Friday it is!  Here are my Friday Five:

1. Operation Christmas Child

We thoroughly enjoyed shopping for our Samaritan’s Purse OCC box yesterday.  A loved picking out things for another boy.  He is a little disappointed that he will not get to see the boy open the box but I plan to show him some videos from the OCC website of children receiving boxes.  I’ll be sharing my shoebox tips and what all went into our box this year in a post on Monday or Tuesday.

decorating the occ box

2. Christmas Jammies

The boys’ Christmas pajamas have arrived!  Last year I was not at all on the ball and waited way too late to get the boys Christmas PJs.  My mom ended up finding me some cute ones for S and I found some for A at the last minute so this year I decided to get them early.  I decided to get them matching ones this year.  I know, some might find that a little too cutesy… but I don’t usually dress them alike and so I want to take advantage of doing it a couple of choice times before they start picking out their own clothes.

the christmas jammies I bought them

3. First Snow

We got our first snowfall yesterday.  It melted not too much after it fell but it was pretty as it fell.  And as you might have seen on Instagram someone was mesmerized.

peeking at the first snow

4. Spam Comments

No picture for this one.  Ladies, I’m asking for your expertise.  I’ve seen an increase in spam comments lately and it’s driving me batty.  What are all you other bloggers doing about it?  I’m not really keen on having commenters have to enter a captcha before commenting so I’m looking for other ideas.  I greatly appreciate any help you all could offer.

5. Overwhelmed

Let’s end on a positive note, shall we?  As I mentioned yesterday I am in love with this song right now as it perfectly expresses what’s on my heart right now.  If you have not hear it, definitely give this a listen.  And even if you have heard it, the video is nice too.

YouTube video

I’m linking up with these Friday Link-ups:



Friday 14th of November 2014

I love that Big Daddy Weave song! Those pj's are so cute!


Friday 14th of November 2014

I love it too! Thanks for stopping in!

Kateri Von Steal

Friday 14th of November 2014

I love those penguin pjs - do they come in adults? haha

And Spam comments are the worst, if I catch them, I delete them. If they got really hectic - IDK, I might have to do a captcha - again.


Friday 14th of November 2014

Well, I moderate all my comments so they never actually make it onto the blog, but I wish there were something I could do to block them so that I don't have to sift through so many when approving real comments.


Friday 14th of November 2014

So cool you got to see snow already. I got to see it two weeks ago in Asheville NC on vacation with my husband. Now that I'm in Fl, I really miss the cold weather. Have a great weekend!


Friday 14th of November 2014

Oh how I would love to be in Florida! But I guess the grass always seems greener on the other side and that if I were in your shoes I would miss the cold too. But at least the snow makes the cold weather bearable!


Friday 14th of November 2014

Oh how I miss dressing my kidos in fun pj's! And Big Daddy can't go wrong I love all of his music! Spam....I actually moderate all my comments but have only experienced the spam on IG thus far. Will be interested in seeing what feedback you receive.


Friday 14th of November 2014

I moderate mine too, but I get some many spam ones that I have to sift through when trying to approve the real ones that it's becoming a chore so hopefully someone has a good idea or two about how to avoid that.

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Mary Martha Mama