It’s funny how there are certain life events that really make you notice just how fast time flies. For me, the main one is dentist appointments. I go every six months and without fail, every single time I’m there I marvel at the fact that an entire half of a year has gone by since I last visited. Because it always seems like it was just a few weeks.
Another one is these What’s Up Wednesday posts. Every month when I go to type mine up, I just cannot believe that another month has come and gone. It’s mind boggling. And I know I sound like a broken record because pretty much every month at the beginning of these posts I make some kind of comment about how I can’t believe it’s already time to do another one!
So in keeping with tradition, how is it possibly already time to be doing another one of these??
What We’re Eating This Week
Mon – Thai Lettuce Wraps with rice and broccolli
Tue – B is in a tennis tournament this week so the kids and I had brinner – eggs, grits, bacon, and fresh fruit for the win!
Wed – I might be going to dinner with friends, so it’s all up in the air for this night. If I do, it’ll be sandwiches at home for B and the kids, and if I don’t, I’ll probably just thaw some Taco Joe’s.
Thu – More tennis tournament for B, so the kids and I will be scavenging.
Fri – Out
Sat – Out
Sun – Sunday dinner at Momma and Daddy’s
Dessert - Strawberry Pie!
Dessert - Strawberry Pie!
What I’m Reminiscing About
Jacob’s kindergarten graduation is just a few weeks away and it has me feeling so proud and sad at the same time. I’ve been reminiscing about his Pre-K 4 graduation and all I can think about is how much I cried at that, so I can’t even imagine how it’s going to be at his kindergarten graduation.
What I’m Loving
Spending so much time outside and all of the extra daylight! We have been eating dinner and having drinks on the back porch, we’ve been going for walks after dinner in the evenings, and we have been frequenting lots of playgrounds in our area. We’re trying to take it all in and enjoy it before the high temps and humidity settle in for the summer.
What We’ve Been Up To
In April we celebrated my birthday, we had a couple of scary weather days, we saw Chris Stapleton in concert, we went to the strawberry patch, we went to an air show, we went to a Mother Son dance at Jacob’s school, we celebrated Easter, and we watched Olivia perform in her spring concert. It’s been a busy one for sure!
What I’m Dreading
I don’t think there’s much to dread right now and I’m so blessed to most of the time be able to say that. Last month I said that I was dreading the extreme heat and humidity that summer brings, so I guess I’ll just stick to that again this month!
What I’m Working On
I’m currently working on my fitness! Haha. Yes, I’m back at the gym at least twice a week, plus B got me this ah-mazing stair stepper to keep at home for the days when I can’t get to the gym and I am LOVING it. This thing seriously kicks my butt every night and I work up a sweat within five minutes on it. It’s lightweight, it’s tiny so you can store it anywhere, and it’s so cheap!! If you’re looking for something to have at home to get a little cardio as well as tone your legs and butt, you need this!
In addition to trying to get my butt in shape for the beach, I’m also working on my tan (safely with sunscreen, I will add) as well. Saturday afternoons have consisted of my lawn chair, some sunscreen, and a good book.
For all things blog related, I am still working on growing my Instagram following. If you are looking to grow yours, too, you should check out this post I did. So far, I’ve been growing mine organically – no following and unfollowing unsuspecting people – and I shared my method in great detail here.
What I’m Excited About
THE BEACH!!!! It’s only five and a half weeks away and I’m counting down the days!! This year we are going for a full week! Usually we go for four or five nights, but this year we decided to go ahead and book for seven days and six nights. I am stoked.
What I’m Watching/Reading
Watching – still Gilmore Girls. Now that a lot of our shows are on hiatus for the summer, we are trucking right along. We are somewhere in the middle of season five, so we will probably be done in the next few weeks. We will then be faced with the dilemma of what to watch next. I’ve been hearing nothing but great things about 13 Reasons Why, but I’m not so sure I can handle the content. It may be a little too intense for me.
Reading – You guys! I’m happy to report that I finally finished Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks and I have moved on to Lauren Graham's Talking as Fast as I Can. Two by Two was definitely not my favorite from Sparks… I was mad for pretty much all of the book. It was definitely one of his darker ones, and I can’t help but wonder if it’s the product of him going through a divorce in real life while he was writing it?
Lauren Graham’s book is an extremely easy read so far, and I love that she pretty much just writes in her own voice. You can practically hear her reading it to you. If you like Gilmore Girls and/or Parenthood, then you will love this book! And thank you, Adrienne, for giving it to me for Christmas. It’s a keeper. :o)
And once I’m done with that one, I have all of these that I got for my birthday… what should I read first?!
What I’m Listening To
A good mix of Ed Sheeran, The Lumineers, some old school Dave Matthews Band, Ray LaMontagne, and Shakey Graves.
You can see my spring playlist here.
What I’m Wearing
The winter wardrobe has officially been retired and I am working the summer wardrobe. I have pretty much been living in these dresses and these shoes and will probably continue to live in them for the next four months!
What I’m Doing This Weekend
Friday evening I’m hoping to get the kids to Disney on Ice. It is all dependent upon B’s tennis tournament and a couple of other logistical things, but I’m hoping we can work it out! Then Saturday evening B and I are going on a date to Jacob’s school fundraiser. They typically do a Kentucky derby type of event like this one last year, but this year they decided to change it up and we are having a Casino Night. B and I are huge fans of Vegas so we have done our share of gambling – Black Jack, Poker, Craps, you name it! – so we are really excited about this one!
What I’m Looking Forward To Next Month
The annual employee appreciation picnic at B’s work, yet another concert and getaway for B and me to see Dave Matthews in Atlanta, and lots of events at Jacob’s school all leading up to… his graduation. Am I excited about that? You bet. Am I also not excited about it? Very much so. I can’t believe I’m going to have a first grader soon!
What Else Is New
This is not new… it’s actually three years old, but it just showed up in my Time Hop the other day, and it made me smile. It’s my very first OOTD pic with my girl! She was just a few weeks old! Oh my goodness, yet another reminder how time flies! It’s just not fair how they’re only tiny for just a few months.
Happy Wednesday, everybody!
*Linking up with Shay, Mel, and Sheaffer for What’s Up Wednesday and Jessi's Design and Going the Distance for What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday.