Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: Five On Friday

Friday, February 14, 2014

Five On Friday

I am linking up with A. Liz Adventures and her crew today for Five on Friday. First things first, they challenged everyone to participate in spreading awareness for Menkes Syndrome and sharing the truly heart wrenching story about Teddy. My family is going through so much right now with my brother, so I can definitely relate to their pain and the unknown. God bless and be with this family. This story will capture your heart, please make sure to check it out. #TeamTeddy

I'm also linking up with Lauren Elizabeth today for High Five for Friday.

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm looking forward to a date night with my love tonight and an extended weekend getaway to come. (details below) 

Onto some of my fave moments this last week....

{one} Our family has been continually blessed throughout this entire journey with my little brother. There are over 5,000 people following his story, and the love and support is truly overwhelming. It's so awesome when people who went through the exact same thing reach out to us. Above is Kyle and his mom DeAnna. 2 years ago Kyle was in an ATV accident, suffered a TBI and wasn't expected to live. IF he did live, he'd be in a vegetative state the rest of his life. Well guess what, Kyle walked in our room to share his story with us. Kyle is just fine :) They are the sweetest people and we can't thank them enough for spending last Saturday with our family and encouraging us. Kyle said he is 100% sure without a doubt that Christian will be just fine, they will be friends and travel sharing their testimony as Kyle currently does. Well we agree with you Kyle, yes we do!  

{two} Cookie in a cup (I add PB too) + a scoop of ice cream. What can I say, we needed a sweet treat, this was perfect! 

{three} Thank you all so much for all your prayers, support and kind words after Monday's post. Things are way better! Dad was released Monday and doing great, Christian is doing better and a little more alert and they will be discharged Monday. We got great news late yesterday, they are going to one rehab for 10 days then off to a wonderful facility that is pretty much in their hometown! And… this facility is offering all of his therapy pro bono! We 100% knew God would take care of everything and lead them where they needed to go, and that is exactly what is happening. The amazing things people are doing for us truly leave us speechless. Christian also gave my mom some sweet hugs yesterday, what a great day. I posted  a video on the Facebook page. This is only the 2nd time she has received a hug from him since September… 

{four} Cydney is seriously the sweetest. She text me and said she had a full thing of Porefessional that wasn't being used because she didn't like it and asked if I wanted it because she knows how much I like it! Heck yes! She even sent a sample for Dustin, how sweet is that? I went through my stuff and sent her a little package of goodies too, it was the least I could do. Thanks Cyd! 

{five} SO EXCITED- We fly out tomorrow morning to Pensacola, FL to stay a few days with my older brother and his sweet family. This auntie is SUPER excited to see my precious nieces. I haven't seen them in a year and 2 months! I hate living so far away... We are very excited for a weekend away and to spend some time with them all! 

Have a blessed and happy weekend!

What are your weekend plans? 


  1. So happy things are looking up for your sweet family! Thank the Lord :) That cookie in a cup looks amazing! I have the cookies but now I think I need to stop at the store for some vanilla ice cream! Have a great time in Florida!!!

  2. I love people who defy the odds & give encouragement to others!!! Still keeping your brother in prayers!
    Have a great trip!!!

  3. I always look forward to your Five On Friday!! Have a GREAT time visiting with your brother and his family you deserve to kick back and relax!!

  4. Enjoy the warm Florida weather!! So happy to hear the support your family is getting and the love that Christian has surrounding him!

  5. Such good news about your brother! And such an awesome, inspiring, thing for Kyle to come visit and share his story. Have such a good time in Florida!!

  6. Glory to God! What fabulous news about your brother. Continuing to pray for your family. And heyy girl heeyyy love that POREfessional! Happy Valentine's Day, doll! Xx.

  7. yeah welcome to Florida for the weekend! :-) I love that POREfessional! Thanks for sharing your families story it sounds like things are starting to lift up :) Hope you have a great weekend! xoxoxo

  8. Oh, that video!!! And the plans God has laid before your family. Seriously chilling (in a good way)! I'm so happy y'all get to head to Florida this weekend. Those nieces are going to get some serious lovin and spoilin this weekend. :)

  9. I love your blog

  10. What great news about your brother! Praise be to God! :) Happy Valentine's Day!

  11. such wonderful news! and so encouraging to hear that testimony!


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