Oh and p.s: is it not crazy that it's already the last Wednesday of the month!?! What!? I feel like I JUST posted a What's Up Wednesday post!!
What we're eating this week...Let's just get it out in the open. I'm not much of a cook. At all. I rely heavily on Trader Joe's to make my food, freeze it, bag it, and then sell it to me. Then I heat it up on the stove and call it home cookin' because we didn't get it from a restaurant. Or we hit up our local meat butcher, Von Hanson's and get meat and sides. This little blurb of the post will NEVER be interesting, because I pretty much never cook from scratch. That being said, lol, we are eating tomato basil pork chops (Von Hanson's), Korean Style Short Ribs (these are sooo good on the grill), the white sauce chicken and mushroom thin crust take and bake pizza from Fresh Picked Pizza (our fave pizza), and other TBD (to be determined) meals. Yes. I'm totally a kitchen fail. I was also too lazy to make food on Monday night, so we went out to Smash Burger for burgers, smash fries, and milkshakes! Yummm.
What I'm reminiscing about...Independence Days of the past!! I'm super corny and LOVE the 4th of July! I love celebrating our freedom, summer, and LOVE the outfits. Look at all these past pictures of Noelle's 4th outfits. SO cute. I CANNOT wait for Halle to wear ALL of them next week! Haha.
Noelle, at almost 2 years old. Halle will only be 15 months, but she will fit into these 18-24 month clothes too, lol.
What I'm loving...SUMMER. We are spending almost every day outside as much as possible, and I'm fitting in tons of walks, trips to the park, beach, and bike rides with the girls. I'm soaking up all this time I have with my girls before I have to student teach, and then go back to work full time!
What we've been up to...This month we had lots of birthday parties, family functions, playdates, and Noelle completed her first segment of summer dance! Joey had a good Father's Day too, jamming out with his friends, and spending most of last weekend at Back to the 50s with his brothers and dad.
Celebrating Ava's 10th birthday last Sunday!
Happy Father's Day to the best daddy to our littles! A wonderful example of a hands on, active, present, loving father!!
What I'm dreading...Physics still! This class is sooo hard! I'm just NOT a science person. I'm also starting to prep for all my MTLE tests...which I'm also dreading! I keep on trying to remember that this will all be worth it when I have my own classroom and can have a career that I love!
What I'm working on... the girls room. We officially moved Halle into Noelle's room and now the two are sharing! It's going SUPER well. We totally should have done it sooner! I had no idea that they would sleep so much BETTER together! There's no more Noelle wanting someone to lay with her, since Halle's in there, and there's no more Halle waking up at night looking for us because she knows we aren't in that room! They LOVE sharing and spend a lot of time goofing off before bed and giggling, but always end up sleeping well, and even sleeping in later in the mornings! They also wake each other up in the morning and start the day with giggles. I LOVE that! I always wanted a sister growing up, and always dreamed of sharing a room with one! I'm now working on the room to make it more "their" room instead of Noelle's room. I've added a few "sister" touches, and am keeping the color scheme all pink and gold.
Horrible pictures taken at night. I've since decorated more since these were taken. New pics soon!
In hindsight, I really wish we had gotten a white crib. We got this crib with Noelle, and got this color wood because it 1. matched the wood trim in our last house, and 2. we thought it was more unisex in case we had a boy.
Because I do daycare, I have a pull out mattress underneath the crib that comes out during nap time and can easily be hidden when not in use!
What I'm excited for...my parents coming! They fly in on Friday morning and will be here until Sunday evening! We are SOOOO excited! We see my parents only 1-2 a year since they are in Texas, so this is huge for us. Especially since they will be coming here as well! We can't wait for them to spend time with the girls in their home, since they will be more comfortable with their surroundings and will show my parents the ropes! :) Noelle is excited and keeps saying "I want them here now!" We also haven't seen my dad since he was recovering from his surgeries for his colon cancer, so this is a very visit!
This was my dad with Halle at 4 months old. That was the last time he saw her in person!!
What I'm watching/reading...So finally I got with the 21st century and watched 50 Shades of Grey. You need to understand that I never see anything. I never watch TV, or see movies. I had however, read the trilogy a few years ago when it came out and was popular. I didn't like them!! I thought the first book was a little exciting but quickly got bored with the repetitiveness, and the weird stuff was just too weird for me. I wasn't amused. Usually when I start something, I have to finish it, so I went on to complete the other 2 books in the series. The second book was awful for me. I basically skimmed it, wondering when something good or meaningful was going to happen. Third book can be summed up with "meh." I didn't love nor hate it. It just was what it was. Then the movie was suppose to come out and again I wasn't thrilled or intrigued, and I wasn't impressed with who they cast either. So no hurry from me to see it. For whatever reason we FINALLY had a night away from our kids and thought we would check out a new movie, and thought we'd give it a chance just to see how it measured up. I went into this with VERY low expectations. I was so surprised that I enjoyed the movie! While parts were downright laughable, for the most part, I thought it was tastefully done for what the content was about, and I didn't hate it! And I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I think Jamie Dornan is drop dead handsome!!!
Mr. Grey. Yes, I'll watch your crappy movie, and all the sequels.
As for reading, I never did finish that Love, Rosie. But I plan on it! It's just so hard when there's other things I want to read. For one, my physics book, lol. For two, I'm looking forward to reading my new book I just got last week: "Babyproofing Your Marriage." Joey and I, like any other parents are totally in our kids' world, not ours. We sometimes forget to be a couple, and succumb to being just parents. I want to work on this and this book sounds like something I can relate to. I'm excited to start that this week!
What I'm listening to... Maroon 5. This song is something else, but it's so catchy and totally my summer track! And Adam Levine. Enough said.
What I'm wearing... I'm dressing up old favorites! I've started to bring back a few of my stables from the past and just update them with new pieces, like my denim crop vest, white jeans, etc. I also have been rocking my favorite "American" shorts, which I love. I also added a couple new items this month, like a lace cream romper, and a black jumpsuit, both from my beloved Target.
What I'm doing this weekend...spending time with my parents!!
What I'm looking forward to next month... 4th of July! I'm thinking about hosting a 4th party at our house for friends, especially ones with kids! It's a great chance to hang out with our friends and have all our kids spend time together. Its also a great holiday and weekend to barbecue, break out the cocktails, blast the music, rock our red, white, and blue outfits, and feast on watermelon! It's the ultimate way to celebrate our awesome country, freedom, and SUMMER!!
See you next month!!