Happy What’s Up Wednesday!
As always, on the last Wednesday of every month, Sheaffer and I host this little linky party where we share what’s going on with us right now. It’s a little food, a little family, a little what we’re wearing, a little what we’re doing, a little what we’re watching and a little bit of everything else all in one post.
You guys, it’s the end of JULY!
Not that I have to name a least favorite month, but you know how I am (YOU KNOW HOW I AM). My entire life is based on the seasons and what they hold and how I can make them special and amazing (blah, blah, you know me…it’s who I am). I *used* to say that April was my least favorite month but then retracted that statement this last spring when I realized that I actually love April, so then I think you helped me decide that August was my least favorite month, but you guys, I’m actually really excited about it this year. School will start, pre-season football will be back on TV, routines will be in place, I’ll be my most organized back-to-school-mom self. I’m really excited about August!
So that’s that.
July is coming to an end, and I’m excited about August 🙂 .
Now, it’s time to see what we’ve bee up to this month…
Andrew and the big kids have been gone this week, so I’ve been letting the little girls pick our menu.
On Sunday night, we had grilled chicken, veggies and chips with guacamole.
On Monday night, they wanted “taco nachos” (basically taco meat and cheese over chips in the oven with more guacamole and pico).
On Tuesday night, we grilled sausages, and tonight…we haven’t decided yet.
On Sunday night, I pulled out…
…my Oven Pan from Our Place to “grill” our chicken. Every time I use this thing, I think to myself that I need to talk about it more. I LOVE IT! I actually have one here and one back in Texas (both in the color ‘blue salt’). You fire up two burners and it goes over the top. I quickly did our chicken on one end and then once that was browned, I added a sliced summer squash to the other. It cleans up so easily, it’s oven-safe…I need to showcase this more and more because I truly love it enough to have two!
You guys, this little girl is about to start HIGH SCHOOL.
Why do I think these next four years are about to fly by?
Time with my littles this week! We are having such a fun time together. We checked out books at the library (side note, if your kiddos haven’t read books by this author, they should…all three of my girls LOVED them!)…
…we have LOVED visiting the library this summer!
They made fairy houses at their art class…
…so cute 🙂 . We spent a little bit of time in town on Monday and are heading back there again today.
We’ve basically lived outside…
…they have spent so much time with their friends and sold bracelets and jewelry at their neighborhood stand.
And, of course, we went to the Monday night movie by the pool (we watched Honey, I’ve Shrunk the Kids this time). We’ve actually been to the neighborhood pool every day this week. I am so very very grateful that God didn’t listen to our prayers because where Andrew and I thought we wanted to be on Nantucket and where God knew my kids needed to be are two very different places.
Soaking in lots of family time and beach time before we head back to McKinney! We’re excited for everyone to return back to Nantucket later this week to finish out our summer.
I’m not trying to be negative, I’m just pointing out that…
…it’s going to be a lot harder for me to live my “outside girl life” in this weather compared to…
I’m just saying.
I love seeing all of the pictures from my clients sailing in Alaska this summer! Alaskan cruises are just one of my FAVORITE places to send my clients.
There is a lot that I love about my job, but one of my favorite things is hearing the stories and seeing the photos when everyone returns home.
So cute, right?!
Alaska, you are BEAUTIFUL! If you are interested in an Alaskan cruise in 2024, contact me today! I’d love to help you too! (Or if you’re interested in another destination, please reach out as well 🙂 )!
I’ve shared this magazine before, but it’s one of my faves. I did a major magazine purge about two years ago (at one point, I think I subscribed to 18). This one made the cut 😉 .
…on Sunday night, I cuddled up with my littles and my pups, and we watched Sabrina. Always a great choice.
We are clearly on a Harrison Ford kick because last night…
…we watched Six Days, Seven Nights 🙂 .
When I was pregnant with Kensington, my mom and I went to one of his concerts while Andrew and my dad were on a mission trip. It was magical.
Andrew and I danced to his version of The Way You Look Tonight as our first song at our wedding reception.
He was the last of the greats from an era that was, in my opinion, the greatest of all time in music.
I loved my TENNIS SKIRT so much in navy that…
Don’t forget, if you’re also into the “tennis outfits” this summer…
…I’m really into THIS SKIRT too…
I have this skirt in three colors!
I also really love THIS TENNIS DRESS…
…and THIS ONE too!
Heading to the beach with my peeps!
And again, I say amen.
It has to be our PROPANE GRILL for the beach! It has been such a game-changer for our lunches!!
We pack up…
…our YETI TUNDRA COOLER and off we go to GRILL delicious ocean side lunches 🙂 .
Okay, that wraps up JULY’S WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY!
You guys, come back tomorrow for my favorite post of the month!
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I’ll see you tomorrow! xx