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Family, 5K Race, and Silver Beach

Hello, October! It’s hard to believe it’s October already. We enjoyed a full but fun September. How did your September go? Hopefully, it was a great month for you. Today is my monthly Friday Favorites post where I share my five favorites from the previous month. Family, 5K Race, and Silver Beach are just a few of my favorite things from this past month. Read on to see what my other favorites are.

1. Time with Family

Labor Day weekend we headed to Ohio to surprise my Mom for her 60th birthday. All of my siblings were together which hasn’t happened since for a couple years. We enjoyed celebrating my Mom and time with family.

Family, 5K Race, and Silver Beach

Family, 5K Race, and Silver Beach

2. 5K Race

One of our family goals this year is to do a 5K race together. Our church hosted the Amazing Race this month. We walked in the race together. It was a great way to connect and raise money for a great cause. The exercise was an added bonus.

Family, 5K Race, and Silver Beach

3. My Birthday

My 39th birthday was on September 26. This has by far been one of the best birthdays ever! I felt so loved and celebrated by my family and friends. I absolutely love birthdays and gifts so my day was a dream come true.

4. Silver Beach

The weather was in the 90’s on my birthday which is completely unusual for a September birthday.  Jonathan and I took advantage of the weather and headed up to Silver Beach.  I love being by the water so it was a perfect way to spend most of the day. There were dozens of monarch butterflies around the water so that was a special blessing to see. Butterflies are one of my favorites too.

Family, 5K Race, and Silver Beach

5. Baseball

One of my birthday gifts was going to a Cleveland Indians game. Oh my goodness…it was amazing!! In my post last week, 10 Things You May Not Know About Me, I talked about how much I love baseball and my desire to go to an Indians game someday. I love how God worked it out for me to go. It was so cool to be back in my hometown.

Family, 5K Race, and Silver Beach

Family, 5K Race, and Silver Beach

 I hope you enjoyed reading about the five things I am grateful for this past month. It was fun writing about it all. How about you? What are you grateful for this past month? I would love to hear about your month. Please share in the comments below. Have a great weekend!


September Posts you may have missed:

What are you building?

10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Why We Go to Counseling

3 Things I Learned from Calm, Cool, and Connected + A Giveaway!

Does anyone notice me?

Traditions, Back to School and Birthdays

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