Friday, May 3, 2013

Playground Season, What I Know For Sure & #iPPP

Spring has sprung.  That means no freezing at baseball games, no more winter coats.  That means that is officially playground season.

And we couldn't be happier.

If there is a playground, we will find it and we will have the time of our lives, I know that for sure (this week).

Here's what else I know (this week):

  • We like chalk too.  Wade said we should draw the "hopper thing." AKA hopscotch.

  • My kids drive me crazy, sometimes.  In this week's vlog, I talk about that and do a Rodney Dangerfield impression. Here it is if you missed it:

  • Little moments of meaning are everywhere--be ready to appreciate them.  I walked by the stairs at a family party last weekend and caught a glimpse of a moment between JT and his grandfather, "Bubba." I stopped and watched for a minute and soaked up the sweetness of this moment.

  • Let love rule.  This is from a couple months ago (ancient in online terms) but so good.  It's from SoulPancake, it's about love and I love it.

  • I'm not aware of too many things, I know what I know if you know what I mean.  Speaking of music, this song was in my head all week for some reason--Edie Brickell & New Bohemians' What I Am.  This song is about 25 years old.  I know! Can you believe it?  Such a great song.

  • I can't stop thinking about my volunteer opportunity last weekend in Detroit.  It was life-changing,-affirming.  Here's  short video about our day at Cass Community Services. Read about it here.
St. Paul's Trip to Cass Community Social Services from Jumping With My Fingers Crossed on Vimeo.

What do you know for sure (this week)? C'mon, we're friends, share what you know.  Leave a comment here or on the Facebook page.

  Come play with me on Instagram @jumpingwithmyfingerscrossed.

I'm linking up today with my good buddy Greta from and Sarah at for the #iPPP link up.  They host a link up where they encourage people to share "your funny, your yummy, your heartfelt, your favorite photos of the week" from our phones.  Check them out.


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  1. I know that I am SO jealous that spring has stuck around for you! We had playground/yard weather al last week, I think, and then POOF. It was gone. I need it back! Waaaahhhh!

    Those pictures are awesome....the one where Lucy is swinging around the pole? She looks JUST like you.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I am always in search of new playgrounds. I know of at least a couple in our town and all the neighboring towns. I like to mix it up and go to as many different ones as possible!