Friday, February 18, 2011

Favorite Things Friday: A Two-fer

There's been a lot of upheaval in my life, and as a consequence, I've missed quite a few Favorite Things Friday postings (along with lots of other blogging related endeavors).  While some of the upheaval has been rather daunting, much of it has been very positive.

Moved to Texas:

First and foremost, I have moved to Texas.  The significant thing about that has been re-uniting with my cousin, Laurel.

Michelle and Laurel, our birthday
Although life has taken us on different paths--until now--she is far more like a sister than a cousin.  In fact, I'm not sure than any two sisters could be closer than we are.  So at this late date, we decided we no longer wanted to be apart.  The way Laurel sees it, fate intended us to grow old together.  She invited me to live with her and her family.  She has an awesome husband and two beautiful children.  How did I get so blessed?


Whatever we're doing, we try to make fun out of it.  Life is a blast.

Playing around with the funky glasses at the Party Store

Even Wal-mart can be fun
Our house
 New Car:

The silver car on the left is mine.  When we moved from Nevada to Kansas, I sold my Jeep.  Needed to do that because with two drivers, my mom and I, and three cars, my mom's, mine, and my grandparents', something had to give.  In replacing the Jeep, I decided to go an entirely different direction.  Enter the Hyundai Genesis Coupe:

Michelle and Genesis
Picture taken through the sunroof
It's a zippy kind of thing
As you can see, for this Favorite Things Friday, I have so much to be thankful for.  I'm very fortunate.  (And my thanks to Eric, who provided me all of these pictures.) 

Thanks to Shay at Quilting in My Pyjamas for hosting another terrific Favorite Things Friday


  1. You guys look like you're having a lot of fun. Good for you! Hope all goes well in your new place. That car rocks!

  2. Wow, Michelle! Two moves in just a few months! :O But the big question is: does the cute new car have room for stash enhancement forays? ;)

  3. Wow Michelle you know how to surprise a person! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine another move so soon. Re-name your post "Shock the socks off Shay Friday " please.

    Love your new car and I'm glad to hear you're having so much fun in your new digs. We have Hyundai's here but they dont look anywhere near as beautiful as your new car.

    This post wins my surprise factor award for the week- actually probably the year.

  4. Michelle, you're back! So glad to hear from you. I hope you're enjoying the sunshine and warm weather of Texas. And your new car is super cute and sporty. Yay you! What a great FTF!

    xo -El

  5. Well a great friend and family member! A wonderful FTF.

  6. Glad to see you back in blogland!! You have been missed! I know you're enjoying your new digs and housemates, and it looks like you're really digging that new car! Sweet!!

  7. Sounds wonderful! Happy you and your cousin can be together!

  8. Texas is a great place (except for the traffic in Dallas and Houston). Congrats on the new car!

  9. Love the car! So glad things are looking up for you!

  10. Wow another move! Looks like your having fun in Texas. Love the new car, very nice!
    Glad to see you back in blogland, have missed hearing from you.

  11. I'm shocked as well. Glad things are working out for you though. Are you going to have to rename your blog again?

  12. Shocked and a little confused.Two moves is hard to keep up with. What a great cousin to have and you all look so happy.
    Love the new Quilt Inspector-I'm sure he'll do a good job!!

  13. WOW! You have moved again?! Two moves in such a short time must be hard to cope with, but I'm really happy for you to have found the place (and family) you want to live! Congrats on your new, wonderful car! Love you are having so much fun! That's how it should be! :)


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