Five on Friday {Catch-Up}

So many things have happened in the last several months while my blog was MIA (you can also catch up here) so this Five on Friday will be used for a quick catch up!Image and video hosting by TinyPic
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1. Flight Suit Friday
Rob graduated from API in October and had his Flight Suit Friday(the first day they get to wear their flight suits!)  We had a great time celebrating at the O Club and he has been happily wearing his flight suit everyday to work since.
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2. Friendsgiving
We went home for Christmas and New Years but spent Thanksgiving in Pensacola.  I hosted Thanksgiving at our place for all of our friends who stayed in town and think I did pretty well for my first one.  Let’s just say a double oven is totally on my must list for my dream house, though πŸ˜‰
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3. DIY Headboard
After graduating from API, Rob started primary at Whiting Field which was about an hour and a half from our place in Perdido Key so we made the move an hour north to cut down on some of his commute.  While moving ourselves again was not ideal and it was difficult to leave our condo on the beach, our new place is very conveniently located to everything.  The new place also energized me to do a DIY project that had been on my list for a while — build a headboard for our bed.  I am still totally in love with how it turned out!
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4. McGuire’s 5K 
I should have guessed that McGuire’s would know how to do St. Patrick’s Day right but their annual 5K is seriously above and beyond.  This run was honestly one of the best run 5Ks I have ever done.  The t-shirts were high quality, the food and drinks after the race were plentiful (free irish wakes and irish stew) and while over 14,000 people take part, there were virtually no lines to wait.  The bands were great and people partied for hours after the race was finished.  It was definitely not a fast race to get your best time but we had a blast!

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5. Mullet Toss 
We celebrated my 25th birthday at the Mullet Toss at the Flora-Bama.  This is a giant beach party where people gather to throw a mullet (the fish) across the state line from Florida to Alabama.  It was so much fun!  I even threw the mullet and while I barely made it across the state line, I kept people laughing with my facial expressions about holding a dead fish πŸ˜‰

Linking up here 
  • Happy that you're back!
    Love your headboard, super impressive!

  • Welcome back! Y'all have been busy.

  • That Mullet Toss is hilariously fun! And Veuve to boot! How cute is your cover-up??

  • OMG this is all so cute! Your outfit for the suit Friday thing is so stinkin' cute with those bootie heels!
    Your headboard came out amazing!!! Seriously, DIY WINNING.

  • Love your headboard! And that bathing suit cover-up is awesome with all the bright colors! Happy Friday πŸ™‚

  • Love your Friday 5! Congrats to Rob on graduating API and getting to wear his flight suit.
    My husband is a military pilot and I love the flight suits!!!

  • That last photo of you is just lovely, so much happiness coming across! What a weird custom, the fish throwing. Looks like you had fun though. Beautiful flower headband and kimono, really gorgeous.

    Stopping by via Friday's Fab Favourites, P x

  • Stopping by from the link-up. So in love with your pillows! And a mullet toss sounds like the best place to celebrate a birthday. I love your coverup!

  • HI!
    I just came across your blog. I can totally relate to how you feel about being away from blogland. I am also guilty of that, but nonetheless welcome back! Consider me your newest follower πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend
    Rosy @ A Joyful Kind of Life

  • Whoop whoop! Parker and I have a picture exactly like yours in front of the blue angel on his flight suit Friday! Congrats on finishing API! Good luck in primary, and let me know which squadron he ends up in! Parker was VT-3.

  • hey gal! i am contacting people that linked up in the last 5 on friday linkup…that has since been put on hold for the summer. well…if you were interested, a friend of mine and i are starting it back up! the first one will be live this friday morning! prepare your post! πŸ™‚ it's going to be called "oh hey, friday!" it'll be the exact same rules. write about five anythings. hope to see you there!


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