Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weekend Happenings

 I really don't understand why some of my pictures are small and some are normal size?? So weird to me.
Anywho last Thursday I woke up feeling rough (fluid in my ear AGAIN). I stayed home from work and luckily started to feel better after some Tylenol. I ended up later in the afternoon going to the pool with some of the fam and I enjoyed every sunny moment of it. Finally the pool wasn't ice cold so I was able to get in.

 I got home and we had quite the storm which was cool to watch from the front porch well up until the lightning got a bit scary.
So Dave calls me and says he will be home soon then asks me to come help him get his stuff out the car because he hurt his knee in the gym. So I of course go down to the garage when I hear his car and he says his stuff is on the passenger side. I open the door and I see some beautiful roses sitting there for me. It definitely was a nice surprise! I absolutely love getting flowers and having vases of them around the house. He's not perfect but he sure is a keeper!
 Friday afternoon we got the kids a little early then headed to the Newmans to hang out for the evening. Of course we always have fun when we get to hang out with them! Yummy food, good convo and even a little bit of Pokémon hunting. Logan is dying for Jesse to come over to teach him how to play the game.
Logan and Dave are both pretty obsessed with the Pokémon cards and have spent many hours at the dining room table playing. Father son bonding time and it's not an electronic so it's a win in my book.

 Saturday was a semi lazy day for us considering we normally are running around. We did go to the gym and got Logan a hair cut. Then we spent all afternoon just hanging at the house until we went to a house warming party. The kids helped me try a new recipe for Cookie Lasagna and it was a hit. Super simple recipe too.
Get chocolate chip cookies, dip them in milk and make a layer in whatever dish you desire to use. After the cookie layer you do a layer of whipped cream and add in some chocolate chips then do the cookie layer again etc until you run out of everything.
Ours was a small one since we were just testing the recipe so I had only two layers but it was perfect. The trick is to let it sit for as long as possible because the cookies get soft almost soggy and just makes it even tastier.
How have I not gained any weight lately?? My diet has been a little off.
 An afternoon storm Saturday while I was admiring my pretty flowers on the porch.

Sunday was Fathers day so we celebrated by going to church, Costco, arts and crafts followed by the sprinkler then hanging out at my parents later that afternoon.


Our weekend was pretty darn good even though we had some tough moments with the kids not listening or antagonizing each other.
This weekend I really want to just chill and then the next weekend we are off to the lake!
Lots of fun coming up and I have to keep reminding myself to just REST on those days we don't HAVE to go do stuff. One day I will listen to my own advice, maybe.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Randoms

Ya'll work is insanely boring today.... the temptation to put in a leave request has been real but I am going to suffer through. I have less than 2 hours so I should be able to survive, right?
So here is a bunch of random pictures from my phone over the last week.
 Last Thursday after work my cousin and I met up at The DIG for drinks and apps to celebrate surviving 2 tedious classes we had taken at work. One was appropriation law.... oh yeah it was as exciting as it sounds. She was running a little later than me so I stopped in at the Pink Crocodile and picked up this super cute top. I LOVE this store and they have great prices considering they are a boutique.
 Teddy being cute on Saturday.
 Sunday afternoon our church did Baptisms and BBQ out on Folly so we headed out to have some fun.

 Mr. Ricky and Daddy, the grill masters.

 We had a decent time out there and the weather was beautiful. I will say though I was really disappointed that I was the only one who had a homemade dessert. Gone are the days I guess where people cared and took the time to actually BAKE something. I get sometimes it really is just easier but homemade is so much tastier and you don't have to make something complicated. I will stop before I really get on my soapbox about this one.  

 The sunset Sunday was just absolutely beautiful!
 I took this picture on Tuesday when I caught a glimpse of myself leaving the bathroom. Some would say I am full of myself for taking pictures like this but honestly it is far from the truth. I struggle a lot with my mental state in regards to my body.
This picture is huge for me because I looked in the mirror and felt happy about what I saw staring back at me. I have worked hard for this body and I am proud of it I just wish I was more confident a majority of the time. A constant work in progress for sure but I am FAR from where I used to be and for that I smile.  
 Then I ate this for dinner HAHA we went downtown to Kaminskys to celebrate mommies birthday!! I got the carrot cake with ice cream and it was great but I will definitely just stick to my toll house cookie pie, it's a classic.
AMERICA! (no other caption needed)
Thanks for reading my super random blog post :)
Happy Friday friends, enjoy your weekend!!

Monday, June 12, 2017

The fun continued

After we got home from the beach we unpacked, Logan and I went grocery shopping, had lunch then Dave set up the Slip-N-Slide.
Alayna talked Aunt Theresa into buying this for her birthday a few weeks ago but since she had jacked her knees all up that same day this was our first time getting to use them. By the way we have now nicknamed her scabbers because this girl has a new cut/scab/bruise on the daily it seems. She actually likes it and it is kinda cute.
  We had to move it around the yard a good 4 times before finding a good spot but we found it. The perfect spot even allowed for us to open the gate so they could get a nice running start from the front yard.

 They had a good hours worth of fun before we turned it off. I would love to get a small pool but the inflatable ones will kill the grass and I don't have the money yet for a real pool. Maybe one day! 

 After we cleaned up and chilled for a bit we went over to our friends house to have dinner and play. Angel even had a craft set up, making slime!

 Heart shaped slime :)
The boys played some corn hole before dinner.
 Our view leaving their house which unfortunately was a little earlier than we planned. Dave had worked on his car earlier before we went to our friends house and he had got something in his eye. Well after trying anything we could he finally called the afterhours number and they told him to go to urgent care. So we headed there and thank God for my sister Krystal, she came and grabbed the kids and I stayed with Dave. We were there almost 2 hours and when we got home the kids were passed out so it was a good thing she got them.
So basically he had a small piece of plastic up under his top eyelid and it took them numbing his eye to get it out. It was super small but he said the pain was high. The doctor said it wouldn't have just worked itself out of his eye so it was a good thing we didn't wait because he would have been just miserable.
 This was after they made the pain go away, smiles all around!
(Random picture of the sky Monday morning when I got back from doing blood work.)
Sunday we went to church, came home and hung out then headed to my parents house for dinner and hanging out. The kids actually ended up coming back to the house with us so we took a quick bike ride before their mom got there to pick them up!
It was a GREAT weekend and I am so thankful for opportunities for fun with family and friends!