You guys, IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER BREAK!!!!!
We all had such a fun last day yesterday, so this morning, we’re going to sleep in and ease into our summer break.
I am so excited about this upcoming season and blessed to be able to share it with you guys here.
The last day of school pics, y’all. They made me tear up! There is so much variety in this post (Ashby is leaving on her 10 year old trip, a cocktail and much more!)!
Plus, there is a new episode of The Bestie Breakdown podcast out today too, so make sure you listen!
Here we go, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! xx
What a difference a school year makes!
From the first day…
…to the last, we officially have a high schooler in the house! Someone hold me.
This kid decided that 7th grade would be the year he GREW! Holy cow! How did this happen? I’m now living with two men and three ladies.
This sweet girl loved her 4th grade year! I cannot believe that next year will be her last year in elementary school! She’s so excited to be the oldest on campus.
And of course…
…this munchkin adored her 2nd grade year. I can’t believe I now have a “baby” that will be in 3rd grade.
…and the last 🙂 .
I mentioned this movie on our podcast the other day which prompted me to watch it THREE TIMES this week while I was at my desk. If you want just a fun, cute, summery movie set in a beautiful location, here you go. I have always loved this movie. It’s just ADORABLE! Harrison Ford, you are oh so extra adorable in this one 🙂 .
Well, I loved my tennis skirt so much in green that…
I really, really love this one! I have been slow to get on this trend as I’m petite and so many of these skirts are too “pleat-y” for me. I don’t need all of those extra pleats around my already short torso, but this one only has a few pleats in the back which I think makes it extra cute since it’s not bulky. It comes in OVER THIRTY COLORS! I might just need the bright lemon next. This is my new summer uniform, friends!
I know we just started summer (TODAY!), but…
…as I was making a payment on my family’s spring break trip in March, I thought it was a good time to remind you that it’s not too early to start making your spring break plans! If you are ready to book, my travel agency would LOVE to help you!! I like to personally book my trips further out to not only make sure I am getting exactly what I want, but this also gives me time to make payments instead of paying for it right before I go. You can make installment payments on any vacation you book through my agency as long as you’re not about to go right away (at that time, the final payment would be due). So, just an FYI for you! There is still time for us to plan most summer vacations too! You can reach out to us today HERE!
Make sure you check out my TRADER JOE’S SUMMER SHOPPING LIST this week which includes a printable list to carry with you (or view on your phone!) while shopping. One thing to add to your cart though are these individually wrapped packages of artichokes. Friends, Sheaffer brought me a packet because she knew I would love them and oh my word, they will be a staple at my house now. You can add them to salads or just open a packet and stick your fork inside. They’re so good!! Use MY LIST and add to cart for a delicious summer!
My grandparents started a tradition with their grandkids when I was younger that every summer when their grandkids were 12, they would take them on a special vacation. I still have the BEST memories of my grandparents and me going on that trip together. My parents started the same tradition (but changed the age to 10) of taking their grandkids on a special trip, so when Kensington was ten…
…she picked Maui and had a wonderful week with my mom and dad.
Then when Smith was 11 (darn COVID pushed his back a year)…
…he picked a cabin in Colorado where they hiked, fish and did all sorts of “outdoorsy” things (God bless my sweet mom!).
Well today, MISS ASHBY GETS TO GO!!! We are so excited for our girl who is boarding a plane this morning and heading off with my mom and dad for a week. As soon as I have pics, I’ll share the details, but she picked her destination, we packed her suitcase, and she is OH SO EXCITED to go!
If you missed the photos and details of when I went with my grandparents on my trip, you can catch THAT POST HERE. That will be our Flashback Friday for the day! Spoiler alert: my grandmother doesn’t age.
Finally, if your weekend calls for a red, white and blue recipe, try my PATRIOTIC PUNCH COCKTAIL! It’s delicious!!!
I hope we all enjoy our weekend but never forget the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This isn’t just a weekend about grilling out and hanging with family, this is a weekend about remembering true heroes who gave it all for us. God bless any of you who have lost a loved one and are remembering them this weekend. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Praying today for any of you.
I’ll see you Tuesday. xx