Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What's Up Wednesday 6.29.16

It's What's Up Wednesday time!!!

I have a few other posts in draft that I can't wait to publish so I hope you come back soon to read them.

I'm linking up with ShayMel and Sheaffer.  Let's get to it...




What we're eating this week...

I have been just trying to get through everything in our fridge lately so it's been a lot of fish and veggies or spaghetti and meatballs. A while back, I made some dairy-free, gluten-free watermelon coconut ice cream for our kiddos.  They are all pre-diabetic so they're not supposed to be eating much sugar.  Store-bought ice cream isn't an option for us.  They loved this option!  We've done it with berries since then and with coffee another time.  Yum!


What I'm reminiscing about...

Days when I was a kid!  I'm working on a post that got me thinking!

What I'm loving...

When our 10 year old offers to help Kevin with yardwork.


What we've been up to...

Well, our church caught on fire on Father's Day evening and the worship center/main building is unusable now.  The adjusters are estimating 9-12 months to get it fixed so we've started meeting in the student building.  We've changed to 3 services to try to accommodate that many people!  Kevin works for our church so he doesn't have an office anymore.  He's working from home currently. Thank you so much for your prayers for our congregation.  We know the church is the people, not the building!  This has actually brought together many churches in our city as they offer equipment to us, their time, their prayers, their money.  It's been so encouraging!




We had a service in the parking lot the Tuesday after it happened.  It was awesome to praise our Father - He is so good.



What I'm dreading...

I can't think of anything.

What I'm working on...

Keeping the kids active.  We normally spend at least 30 minutes a day outside playing basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, football or hiking but when it's over 100 degrees in Texas, no thank you. The kids and I did a workout video the other night and it was a blast! (and I'm super sore!)


What I'm excited about...

The upcoming 3-day weekend!!!

What I'm watching/reading...

Still...


And...



And still reading...




What I'm listening to...

I'm LOVING listening to audiobooks through our public library right now.  Lately I've listened to these...



What I'm wearing...

Red, white and blue!

What I'm doing this weekend...

We're going to a family's lakehouse on Monday to grill out and swim.  Should be fun!  We really want to embarrass the kids by wearing American flag EVERYTHING!

Like this...


What I'm looking forward to next month...

The last week of July, the 2 younger kids will be at church camp.  It'll be like a mini stay-cation for us!  Woo hoo!

What else is new...

The kids made Oreo balls for Kevin for Father's Day.  Yum!



Bonus Question:

What's my favorite 4th of July tradition/recipe?

I think I'm going to make my grandma's cherry jello "salad".  It's so grandma-y, but I love it!  Cherry jello with cherry pie cherries, crushed pineapple and covered in a cream cheese topping.  Then I'll put fruit on top to make it look like an American flag.

What are your 4th of July plans?? 

10 comments:

  1. Oh how I miss Hart of Dixie, I was so sad it went off the air last year! That coconut ice cream with watermelon looks DELISH and I love how you're keeping the kids active. I'm so sorry to hear about the church fire, but glad everyone is safe and your husband is able to work from home in the meantime <3
    Green Fashionista

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  2. Love long weekends !!! We get tons of them here in my country. Also I am so sorry to hear about the church!! That's heart wrenching. :(

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  3. Youre such a good mommy!!!!!!! Love that pic of yall all working out. That is so neat that youre SO involved with them!!!!!! Also, Im also loving The Bachelorette. Who is your favorite? I really like Robby, but maybe I just think hes the cutest of them all. Luke is also such a gentleman!

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  4. Love that you aren't dreading anything!! Enjoy the lake for the holiday weekend - we are doing the same thing!! xo, Biana

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  5. I love that y'all are staying active as a family together! The Texas heat is really no joke, but I love that y'all are doing the workout videos together! They can really kick your butt! It sounds like y'all are going to have a blast this weekend! You definitely should wear all the embarrassing red white and blue you can!

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  6. Hope you guys are having a great weekend! I love that the youngest helps Kevin with yard work. So sweet! And the workout video.... you know I love that!

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  7. My goodness, so thankful for God's faithfulness and love during this time for your church. I love that brothers and sisters have rallied around ya'll. Looks like the kids are having a great summer!

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  8. That homemade ice cream sounds delicious!

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  9. watermelon coconut ice cream?? YASSS! I still haven't seen Hart of Dixie, but I got to interview one of the stars, Jamie King, a few weeks ago!!

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  10. How did I miss this post?! That ice cream looks great! I love that you guys are doing an exercise video... I need to buy one. And that fanny pack just makes me laugh.

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