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?? 
Friday, June 17, 2016

A little Friday catch up!

Happy Friday, friends!!!

Things have been wild and crazy around these parts, but I'm stopping in for a little bit of Friday fun with Liz, Andrea, Karli and Amanda.

{ONE}

I've created an "Our Foster Journey" page for the blog!  Look up above and click the link there!  I'd be so happy if you checked it out!!!



{TWO}

A couple weeks ago, I was a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding in Austin and it was a blast!  She had the best hair and makeup people come in and bought us super cute robes to wear while we were getting ready.

Rehearsal DInner

She bought us THESE earrings!




{THREE}

I've been eating my favorite greek salad lately!  Yum!



{FOUR}

We took the kids bowling recently and we had a blast!  I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of bowling, because I'm terrible and I have these oddly really weak, skinny wrists so I tend to drop the ball too soon (even with a light ball).  I used my husband's brace and I actually improved!



{FIVE}

My sweet friend from Dallas came to visit last weekend and we did a lot of fun stuff!  It was really nice to get to do some stuff I used to do before we got the kids.  

We walked around the Texas State University campus early in the morning and visited a farmers market while L (my 16 year old) took her ACT.  Then we shopped at the outlets, had wings and shopped some more.  L was with us for the shopping and we enjoyed doing that with her!  We also went to eat at Zinc, walked on the Riverwalk and had ice cream at Lick Honest Ice Creams.



On Sunday, we went to the Japanese Tea Garden which was beautiful!  My friend took a lot of pictures of our family and they turned out really well!  Here's my favorite one that I can share publicly!



Have a fabulous weekend!  Don't forget to check out my Our Foster Journey page!

XOXO