Follow Friday: This Week’s Favorite Finds

This week went by in the blink of an eye.  Real life seems to be calling me.

The sun is shining and we now have a pool in our backyard.  The kids are swimming and playing and eating a lot of popsicles and marking up my sidewalks with chalk.

I’ve been preparing for our upcoming school year – which means ordering curriculum, organizing supplies, and making lesson plans.  I have 4 students and a preschooler this year, so it takes a lot of planning to do that many different levels at the same time.

I’ve also been making some friends.  Like ones that I see in real life.  Weird, I know.

And I’ve been trying to practice my Russian a bit, since one of those friends speaks Russian and mine is very rusty.

I’m also totally and utterly addicted to Pinterest.  Have you been there yet?  Only go if you want hours upon hours of your life sucked away.  Not it a bad way.  In a wow-have-I-really-been-sitting-here-for-two-hours-and-now-dinner’s-not-ready?  kind of a way.

Despite all of the distractions, I still managed to get a post out this Friday, though I’m not sure how.:)

Here it is, my favorite finds of the week…..

  • I’m going to try to make the Geneabloggers blogtalk radio show tonight to hear about family reunions.  One of my many aspirations is to throw the perfect family reunion someday.  I’m interested in hearing about how to do that.  If I miss it, then I’ll be sure to put it on my ipod so that I can listen to it while I’m roasting on the treadmill {which is in my oven of a garage by the way}.
  • Shelley, from A Sense of Family, had some great summer book recommendations.  I’ve been looking for something to read while I’m sitting out on my swing, watching the kids swim.
  • I loved seeing everyone’s Heritage Pie graphs last week.  I didn’t get around it until, well until right now.  So here is my graph of the places that my great-great grandparents were born.  Thanks Sheri Fenley for the idea.  You’re always thinking up cool things. :)
  • The July/August edition of Shades of the Departed Magazine came out last Friday.  Occupations is the theme, which I think is a great topic!!
  • My cousin Wendy at Shaking Leaves has no shortage of cool cowboys in her family tree {unfortunately not the branches that we share}.  I love this picture of her Great Aunt and Uncle.  They look like they really knew how to live.
  • My cousin Gwen over at The Robertson/Kubberness Connection posted some priceless letters which were written to George Robertson while he was serving during WWI.  George was my great-grandmother Marie’s brother and she and her husband are mentioned in the letters.  I love being able to peek in at that moment in their lives.  Thanks Gwen for sharing!

I wish I had more to share this week, but summer is calling me.:)

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  • Sarah - July 22, 2011 - 6:41 am

    I’m going to try and make it to the radio show tonight also, for the same reason. Also, it’s fun! Hope to see you in the chat, Jen :)ReplyCancel

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