Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend 2017

I hope you like red, white, and blue because this post sure has a lot of it!

We kicked off the long weekend downtown at one of our favorite restaurants where B and I enjoyed drinks and I also had my favorite salad of all time (spinach, steaktips, strawberries, and goat cheese in a poppyseed dressing).  Delicious.  After dinner, we listened to the band play at the outdoor concert for a bit and then we finished off the evening with froyo for Olivia and me and ice cream for the boys.  The kiddos were wild and crazy all evening, so B and I were constantly on them to settle down, so it wasn’t the most enjoyable evening but it definitely could have been worse.  I just don’t know what’s with them this past week… they have both been cray!  Must be the end of the school year!



Saturday B mowed the lawn while I cleaned the entire house top to bottom – sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, vacuuming, and dusting and I washed and put away six loads of laundry!  By the afternoon I was exhausted so I grabbed my book and laid out in the sun for a bit before heading up to get ready for church.


Saturday evening was squirmy kids in church followed by running around on the church lawn to let the kids run out their crazies.  Since we were looking so patriotic, I used it as an opportunity to grab a family photo.









After church, we went to our favorite Mexican place with my parents and B and I indulged in margaritas… I mean hey, that’s one way to calm my frazzled nerves after having squirmy kids in church, right?  And can we take a moment here to discuss just how much our kids adore Mexican food?  I really think they love it that much because I ate so much of it when I was preggo with both of them.  Jacob could eat chips and salsa all day long and Olivia pretty much did eat chips and cheese dip all night long. 

After they were done eating, we let them each try their hand at winning a stuffed animal out of the machine.  Spoiler alert: neither of them did.  Does anybody EVER?  Lol.


On the way home we grabbed a mini Blizzard for the kids to split (because they are creatures of habit like that) and then they enjoyed them on the back porch when we got home.


B and I thought for sure that we’d both fall asleep on the couch while watching TV since we had both spent the better part of the day cleaning, but I’m happy to say that neither of us did and we started the season seven of Gilmore Girls!  Eek!  We’re getting so close!

Sunday was relaxtion and dress up time – Olivia as Elsa, and Jacob as Spiderman-Superman-baseball player-ninja.  Lol.


I pushed my bar cart over to its final resting place and here it finally is in all its glory!  What do y’all think?  Do we like the silver?  I think I’m 99% sure I want to paint it white.



Sunday afternoon was lunch and a birthday celebration for B’s sis at his mom’s house.  Olivia put her Barbies down for their nap and Jacob wrote each of us a love letter while we waited for lunch to be ready and then we spent lots of time in the back yard.  The boys played soccer while Olivia and I ate blueberries straight from the garden.





Sunday evening was dinner at my parents’ house… but not before stopping to smell the gardenias that are in full bloom first!


We had spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and wine, and then my mom and Jacob made brownies for us.  My parents gave Jacob and Olivia some new buckets and shovels for the beach and they danced around the living room with the buckets on their heads.  Y’all they have been WIRED all week!



Monday, our bonus day, was spent running errands in the morning… a little last minute beach shopping – new bathing suits for the kids and some tacky water shoes, too! – followed by checking out the sales on washers and dryers.  (Which reminds me – DO tell me your favorite washer and dryer if you like yours!)

We grabbed a quick lunch at Jason’s Deli and then turned the kids loose on the playground for a long time.  We decided to throw caution to the wind and let Olivia skip a nap for the second time ever and I’m proud to report that she did great!!!!  We swung by Walmart on the way home to grab charcoal to… GRILL FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!  I know I’ve mentioned this before on the blog… we have owned a grill for ten years and we have never once used it because neither of us have ever grilled and we just never took the time to learn.  Lol.  Well all of that has changed now, my friends!  We started with hot dogs because you can’t really mess them up, but I’m hoping this will lead to a little bit of everything for the future!  Haha.  #Finally


Monday evening we cranked up the music, turned on my favorite twinkle lights, and enjoyed grilling and eating on the back porch… hot dogs, baked beans, fresh fruit, and Moscow Mules for Mommy and Daddy.  It was a lovely evening with my peeps! 






Most importantly, for all of those who have died and for all of those who risk their lives every day so that we might live in freedom and safety, THANK YOU.  We appreciate everything you do for our country.

And finally, don't forget to check out my interview over at Whimsical September!


*Linking up with B Loved Boston for WeekendingMy Glittery Heart for Hello Monday,  More Pieces of Me for Hello Monday Linkup, and HoHo Runs for Weekly Wrap.




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35 comments:

  1. Americana at it's best!!! You guys do it up right, LOVE all the cute ensembles and your watermelon plates are so adorable. Barbie under the dish towel...priceless!! Let's talk Bar Cart, I want one for our new house and yours is sparkling spectacular!! Have the BEST short week beautiful!!!

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    1. Thank you! You should definitely get a bar cart! It will be so much fun for you to style! :o)

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  2. That hot dog seriously looks so delicious!!! Glad you guys had a great weekend - hopefully the kids have gotten all their wiggles out and are settled down for summer!! Also, I am loving the bar cart as is - the silver adds a bit of glam. :)

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  3. I can't believe y'all have never grilled. We grill all the time and LOVE IT!! THAT HOT DOG looks awesome.
    What an awesome weekend. I love O's dress. Just PRECIOUS.

    I love the bar cart. But I agree I think it would be awesome white!
    As far as washer/dryers: we have Maytag top loaders and they are amazing. I have had several sets and this is by far my favorite.

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  4. Love the outfits you guys wore to church!! So festive and fun! Looks like an absolutely perfect weekend! My kiddos have been crazy too. Goodness! You'd think they have no rules.

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  5. That strawberry steak salad has me drooling, I love a good steak salad!! And yes girl, it must be the end of school/starting of summer that has the kids crazy, at least that's what Brayden's teacher told me, so it seems like it's a real thing LOL! My niece was wearing that same firecracker popsicle dress as Olivia yesterday, so cute!! What a fun weekend!

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  6. What a fun weekend! I could eat Mexican all the time too, but I really enjoy cooking it at home a lot too. And I love that salad--strawberries and goat cheese...yum!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  7. Don't paint that bar cart! It is beautiful! If you're wanting a white one, then I'd take that back and build one out of wood.

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  8. I wouldn't paint the bar cart as I think silver "pops" more. If you want a white one, you may want to google and see if someone can build one for you. Our washer and dryer are Samsung and we love them. I was amazed at how much larger loads of laundry I could do AND my dryer didn't sound like a jet engine when it ACTUALLY dried the clothes! #adulting

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  9. Loved all the red white and blue . . . and the idea of a "bonus day!"

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  10. What a fun weekend! I love getting in an extra day to get stuff done. I always feel so much more prepared for the week ahead. And all kids are losing their minds this time of year :) hahaha! Mine are wild and crazy and emotional and happy. They are feeling all the emotions lately. I love the silver bar cart. I also love my washer and dryer, I have Speed Queens and I love them.

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  11. What a wonderful weekend! I love love LOVE your barcart and can't wait to see it all decorated. And your kiddos in those costumes are so darn cute :-)

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  12. What a fantastic weekend with family. Kids when they get crazy, like we keep feeding you the same things, what is going on?! hehe. I totally understand that. We had that moment on Friday, when we both looked at each other and thought, why did we go out to dinner? hehe. Love the bar cart and I kind of like the silver.

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  13. So I think you should keep your cart silver! I think it will add a pop to the room once decorated!

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    1. So far most people are saying silver. I guess I have a decision to make!

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  14. I love the pop of silver personally :) Looks like a super fun weekend and I love that little popsicle dress, I keep resisting it barely. I love it so much. We got the girls matching Cat and Jack patriotic outfits...so cute! A good margarita is my favorite but it has be on the rocks with salt ;). xoxo ERIN

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  15. I love the red white and blue clothes!

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  16. Seriously your kids are so adorable!

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  17. What a great weekend! Yay for grilling for the first time. You can never go wrong with hotdogs. I love all the festive and patriotic clothing you wore all weekend!

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  18. Loving all of the fun red, white, and blue outfits. It sounds like a great weekend! I have been loving poppyseed dressing so I'm sure I would enjoy that salad. Hmm the bar cart is a tough one. I like the silver but I think it depends on the rest of your home decor. I'm a sucker for all things white/neutral and bright. Beautifully Candid

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  19. So good! Love the photo of the four of you after church. Such a sweet one. Also, I can't get enough of Olivia's little outfit. Girl clothes!!!! She's such a little doll. Glad you guys had such a wonderful weekend.

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  20. OMG you guys are just picture perfect! I love that first picture of all four of you near the top. SO cute! My mom loved reading your interview on my blog and said "Wow, she really seems like super mom! How does she do it?!" :) Totally a compliment! Thanks for sharing the interview on your blog. :)

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  21. Wow, what amazing photos of the family! Looks like an amazing weekend! Loved your interview over at Whimsical September. I've always wondered how you fit in blogging. You are one productive lady!

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  22. It looks like you had a fun weekend! I love all the patriotic outfits!

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    1. Thank you! I'm a sucker for red, white, and blue!

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  23. Oh!! You can just see all of the joy in your photos! :) It looks like you guys had a lovely weekend!

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  24. That looks like such a fun weekend! That family picture of you is so adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Danielle! I was so pleased that everyone cooperated. The kids usually never smile!

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  25. Y'all have the best red white and blue selection ever. I have a Samsung set and have LOVED then dearly. Washers and dryers are so expensive!

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  26. What a great weekend! I love all of the red, white and blue. It's one of my favorite combinations!!

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    1. I can't believe your from Georgia and have never grilled before Haha! Y'all will enjoy it for sure! I love the style of the bar cart but I do think white would look better! We have a Samsung top load and I love it--- from experience did not like Samsung front load--and from friends with experience they didn't like any brand front load!

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    2. Right?! We grill out with my family and B's family and our friends all the time, but we have never grilled out at home. Lol. Just too lazy to get it going, I guess!

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