Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

I can't believe it's already the last Wednesday of the month.  Crazy!  I feel like it was just the end of last month when I was doing a What's up Wednesday post.  Anyway, I'm linking up again today with Shay, Sheaffer and Mel to recap our month.

What we're eating this week

We've been grilling most everything.  We had a couple of lazy evenings around here where we've just thrown some brats and hot dogs on the grill and called it good.  Who wants to stay inside cooking when it's so nice out?! 

What I'm reminiscing about

This month marked our 14th wedding anniversary.  It's been fun looking through our wedding photos and looking back at how young we were. 

What I'm loving

I'm loving all the time that my kids have been spending with their cousins and friends this month.  We have had tons of play dates and sleepovers.  It's been a bit wild, but they are having so much fun and making so many fun memories.  That makes it too hard to say no.  :)

What we've been up to

Lot and lots of this!  We have spent so many days at the pool this summer.  My younger two kids are taking swimming lessons in the mornings and by afternoon we are all ready to head back to the pool for a couple hours. 

What I'm dreading

Hmm... the only thing that I can think that I might be dreading is just being a bit busier than I'd like for us to be.  I like for us to be busy enough that the kids aren't whining about being bored, but at the same time, I like for us to have time sit back and relax and not feel like we are having to rush out the door. 

What I'm working on

I've been working on editing photos.  Dan and I have a big trip that we're taking in a couple months and I decided that I was going to need some spending money while over there and that I'd need to buy a couple of outfits before we go.  So I decided to take on a couple of photo sessions this summer.  I'm taking pics and editing away.  Just like the good ol' days.  ;)

What I'm watching/reading

I started this book after hearing everyone say they loved it.  I loved the first 2 or 3 chapters and was so excited to keep reading, but then it just kind of lost me.  I've scanned through a couple of chapters and will scan a bit more to see if it picks up.  I hate saying anything negative about it, but since I had already mentioned this book a couple posts back and that I was loving it, I felt that I should update and say at the moment I'm not.  If it picks back up and I love it again, I will let you know!  :)

Otherwise, this summer has been filled with lots of magazines.  It's hard for me to get into a book if I'm watching the kids swim or running around.  Too many, "Mom, watch me do this." 

What I'm listening to

The tractor is driving out through the field as haying season is in full swing around here.  Lots of little noises around the house, but otherwise it is quiet and peaceful for the moment. 

What I'm wearing

It's tank tops and shorts lately.  Which means it's hot out... just the way I like it!  :)

What I'm doing this weekend

We are planning on hitting the water.  The weather shows that it should get up into the 100's. So we'll either hit up the river here or head up to Flathead Lake and hang out with Dan's family.  Either way, we'll be finding somewhere to cool off. 

What I'm looking forward to next month

Next month is going to be busy!  There is a lot on the calender already.  So I guess I'm looking forward to relaxing on the 4th with family and friends. 

What else is new

We almost have a teenager in the house!  Gracie is turning 13 in just a couple days!  I'm still processing this...

What are we doing for the 4th of July

 Every year for the 4th of July we camp for the weekend with family and friends.  Nothing big or fancy, but always lots of fun.  There will be lots of boating, fishing, horse shoes, games, fire works and my favorite... us women load up in the truck with our tubes and get dropped off a couple of miles up stream and then we float back down the river in our tubes without the men or kids.  It's always so much fun to have an hour or two of uninterrupted time for us ladies!

What about you all?  Any fun weekend plans?


  1. Weekends on the water are the best - we're planning on that too! Enjoy!

  2. This is fun! I should join in on the linkup :) We've been grilling a lot too! I wish I could wear shorts and tank tops to work...I'm glad I at least get to wear jeans.

  3. We've been doing a lot of grilling too now that Summer is here. Not only does it not heat up the kitchen but clean up is a breeze, too. I'm also all about the tank tops, shorts and flip flops!

    1. Exactly... and I'm all about easier clean up. :)

  4. Fun! I still can't believe you guys have been married 14 years! You both look so young in that photo!
    Excited to hear more about your upcoming trip!

  5. Loved your post! We will celebrate 14 yrs. this summer as well, and have a teenager coming in Nov. Yikes! :) Time flies!

    1. Time does fly! How fun that we're experiencing these things together and in the same year even. :)