Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What's Up Wednesday (June 2017)




It is my favorite time of the month!  Also, can you believe it is already the end of June?  WHEN did that happen?  Geesh!
Every month, I link up with Mel, Sheaffer and Shay to catch up on all we have been up to.  Linking up today HERE

Here goes nothing!

What We're Eating This Week

Lot of caprese salads with basil picked right from our very own deck!  One of my favorite parts of summer.   I made THIS Strawberry Caprese Salad this weekend!

 and we are grilling every night this week- chicken, steak, pork chops...you name it!

What I'm Reminiscing About

Past work experiences lately...and how far I have come....how grateful I am now to be where I am...priceless


What I'm Loving

SUMMER WEATHER....FINALLY!  It is finally hot and sunny and perfect beach weather in these parts- Praise the Lord!


What We've Been Up To


We enjoyed BOTH dance recitals for our girls- CNDC and LDA!





We enjoyed our EIGHTH Strawberry Festival- especially when Daddy was in the dunk tank!



We participated in all of the fun and rewarding academic recognition nights in town - Rob for School Board and Me for PTA- both of us honored


and Diana enjoyed all of the End-Of-The-School Year Festivities like Western Round Up Day and Field Day!

Mama enjoyed some quality time with friends this month- painting with neighbor friends, hosting wine club and such....




A Date Night....Finally!

(including the first feet in the ocean for the year!)

A Return To Griffin Park!

There was more golf...and our first couples' golf tournament- "Lobstah Trap!"





Mama celebrated her 10 year Blogaversary!

Diana celebrated the end of lacrosse season!

and Eva celebrated the end of the gymnastics season!

We celebrated Father's Day with our Favorite Dads!


and we celebrated the last day of school!










We enjoyed steamers at the beach!

and Skills Camp!

and we finally got to the beach and swam our hearts out!

What I'm Dreading

Honestly?  A Boot Camp program I am starting in a few weeks- absolutely dreading it but so need the kick in the pants!

What I'm Working On

Getting more business at work...putting some accent touches in a few rooms in our home....and keeping the kids occupied before camp starts!

What I'm Excited About

Lots of quality time with friends and family this summer....and lots of that time hopefully spent at the beach!

What I'm Watching/Reading

So Rob and I binge-watched Billions and LOVED IT.  We cannot wait for Season 3 but we have to wait until the first of the year- BOO.

I also just started binge-watching
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (and I really like it)

I'm really looking forward to some of our favorites returning this summer like Vice Principals and Odd Mom Out- woohoo!

I just finished Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
One of my favorite authors but this one was slow...slow...slow...not one of my favorite Hilderbrand novels...

That was my book for June.
I decided to change things up a bit for July and I am starting to read a mystery "Right Behind You" by Lisa Gardner- stay tuned!

What I'm Listening To

Lots of jazz recently..especially Siriux XM Siriusly Sinatra

What I'm Wearing

In addition to my regular Lilly finds on Ebay...I have been all about the LOFT this summer so far!  

Have you ever benefited from one of their "Flash Sales?"  Friends...if not...you don't know what you are missing!  I have hit two flash sales so far and snagged my tops for 50% off...seriously!

Keep checking back...they tend to offer one Flash sale every week or two!
So...on to my finds....

First this flutter tee...I love it...I snagged it in Cobalt Blue and White


Next this adorable pink and beige sleeveless top with tassels


and lastly, this "lemonade" one shoulder ruffle top...I think you know by now how much I adore ruffles!


What I'm Doing This Weekend

We are headed to Portland Maine with my parents and we are excited for some quality time by the sea!

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

So much more summer fun...
time at the beach...the ocean...time at the lake...woohoo!



What Else Is New?

We are taking a break from the "Griswold Garden" this year...I just wasn't feeling it...and maybe I will elaborate eventually...but just not today


Bonus Question For The Month:
What is My Favorite 4th of July Tradition?

It is my favorite holiday all year really so my favorite thing to do is to celebrate with family or friends...whether it is at the beach or home and making sure we have touches of red, white and blue all around us!

That's a Wrap!  Can't wait to see what you all have been up to!

2 comments :

Tara Usher @ Mommy in a Nutshell said...

You're a busy bee as always. I can't believe you are going to Maine!! I am so jealous. Main has been on my bucket list forever. I picture it having the perfect coastal towns. Take lots of pictures.

A Gal Named Al said...

Oh my gosh- I love Odd Mom Out! You are the only other person I know who even knows what the show is! I just don't know how you manage to do it all and always look so good! I'm back on the super diet and exercise wagon, so I definitely hear ya on the dreading boot camp part. Ugh. I wish carbs made us skinny! Happy Wednesday!

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