Saturday, July 20, 2019

Our Week in Photos #28

It was a super busy week with both expected and unexpected plans!

 We started our week with the Free Fair.  We always go for one evening of rides, food, and entertainment.  We picked Saturday evening because it was one of the coolest nights of the 10 days.  It was still hot until the sun went down but at least there was a breeze!  I had to get the annual photo of the boys and Darryl in line for the Ferris wheel.

 On Sunday, Darryl and I went out on a date day.  We had lunch at our favorite Chinese restaurant, did some shopping, enjoyed some smoothies at Panera Bread and went swimming.  

 On Monday my niece and her husband stopped on the way home to Ohio to have lunch with us at my mom's house.  Yes, my boys are almost as tall as Marisa. 
 In the evening, Nate and I went to his Tae Kwon Do workout and picnic at the park.  It was hot.  At least there was an amazing breeze and they were in the shade. 
 Tuesday was not the best day.  HA!  I had to drive to Grand Rapids.  On the way home, the vehicle in front of me threw a metal bar and it damaged my truck.  We are thankful that it is superficial and that I didn't get hurt but I really hate seeing damage on my truck! 
 Our Kuerig also died on Tuesday so I picked up a small coffee pot for Darryl.  We will replace our Kuerig but I don't drink much coffee in the summer so this works for now. 
My contacts are also messed up which is the whole reason I had to go to Grand Rapids on Tuesday to begin with .. .and then I had to go back on Wednesday!!  

The good thing on Tuesday is that the boys had a good friend over for the afternoon and they had a blast.  I forgot to sneak a picture! 

On Wednesday we had a field trip to our state park for swimming.  It was HOT again so swimming was good.  

On Thursday and Friday we enjoy quiet mornings followed by swimming.  We even swam in the rain on Thursday and it was so fun!  

I think we are all ready for the weekend!  

Friday, July 19, 2019

Weekly Menu

My menu took a nose dive last week partly due to the heat.  Tuesday we were running the boys friend home and Josh remembered I forgot to buy him a promised sausage and egg mcmuffin on Saturday so he got that; I didn't feel like cooking for Darryl and I so I just picked up two Chili's from Wendy's.  Wednesday my mom cooked and on Thursday -it was too hot to heat up the kitchen so we grabbed Taco bell!  It makes Menu Planning this next week easier :-)

Friday - Since it's supposed to be pretty close to death, I am not heating up the kitchen.  I'm not sure what we will heat but something I don't have to cook.

Saturday - I have stuff for veggie pizza that I ran out of time to make on Monday for Nate's picnic.  So, I'm leaning toward some fun foods.  Veggie Pizza, taco Dip, and something in the crock pot like meatballs. 

Sunday - Pork Loin in the crock pot, Mac and Cheese, Applesauce and Biscuits

Monday - Chicken, Noodles, and green beans

Tuesday - tacos.  Tonight we have a movie night with our Orthodontist. So tacos will be easy to eat early

Wednesday - Darryl is gone today so I'm sure we will eat with my mom (hint, hint HA!)

Thursday - I've found that I like keeping Thursday open.  Leftovers, something I haven't cooked yet this week, or, by Wednesday, I'll pick something up if needed (Like and Aldi pizza!)

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Summer Week #7

Here's the plan followed by what really happened :-)

Thursday - I had a Leadership meeting and the boys have Theater class. This went as planned.  The leadership meeting was longer than normal so we didn't have much time and ended up meeting Darryl for Taco Bell dinner at about 7:00 after Theater.  

Friday - Swimming.   Swimming was great :-)  What was also great was having nothing to do Friday evening and just getting to hang out at home! 

Saturday - The Free Fair!  We made our annual trek to the Free Fair that is literally across the street from our house (ok, it's technically a 1/2 mile away but it is still across the street!) It was amazing, fun, fantastic, just all of those things! 

Sunday - Darryl and I are going out for the day.  The boys went with my mom and Darryl and I got to have a date day.  

Monday - My Niece is coming to visit, Nate has a hair appointment scheduled, and then Nate has a Tae Kwon Do picnic. I ended up moving Nate's appointment so we had more time with my niece and her husband and I'm so glad I did!  Once we got home, we had just a little bit before Nate and I had to leave for his summer practice and picnic in the park. 

Tuesday - They boys have a friend coming over. I ended up having to make a quick trip to town for my contacts so my mom came over.  The boys friend still came over and they had a great time. 

Wednesday - We have a field trip with our co-op. I had to make a second trip back to the eye doctor (trying to resolve a contact/vision issue!).  Then, we headed to our local state park/beach for swimming with our Homeschool Friends. 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday Worship - Is he Worthy

I heard this twice this week - once while driving and once while washing dishes!  Both times, I was singing with it the whole time so I knew I wanted to share it! 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Our week in photos #27

It's been a quiet week, yet its been busy???  It's one of those weird weeks HA!

Our big event this week was an art class with our co-op.  It was fun; it stretched me because I'm not an artist.  Josh loves art . ..Nate tolerates it (he is more mathematical!) 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Weekly Menu

After a great week last week of hardly cooking when my brother and his family was here thanks to lots of meals at my mom , this week meant cooking at home HA!  Even though I had a plan in place, I kinda shifted things around based on our plans for the day and the weather - we managed to grill out a little since it wasn't quite so hot!  Here's the plan for the coming week.

Friday - We are going to have Shrimp Cocktail, Crescent Wrapped Sausages and Asparagus.  I just wanted some fun food.

Saturday - We are going to the Fair! 

Sunday - Darryl and I are hoping to go on a "date" after church so we will get to eat out while the boys hang with my mom. (She doesn't know that yet HA!)

Monday - Tonight Nate and I have a picnic with his TKD crew.  Obviously Darryl and Josh can come too but I'm not sure what they are doing yet!

Tuesday - Chicken, potatoes, and a veggie :-) (So specific HA!)

Wednesday - Teriyaki Pork Loin, Mac and Cheese, Applesauce, and Crescent Rolls

Thursday - I'm not sure yet - I might just see what meat is on sale at Meijer and pick that up and make something to go with it. 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Summer Week # 6

Last week was such a great week with family!  This week will be a little slower which is totally fine!  I feel like we aren't doing a whole lot but my kids are real home bodies so I try to find a nice mix of things to do while allowing them to hang out at home too. So, as with the other weeks, I write the post with the plan for the week and then add in bold what we actually do.

Friday - Hanging with family, swimming, dinner and games with everyone.  We had so much fun on the last day with my brother and sister-in-law!  We did all of these things and . . .laughed! 

Saturday - After a busy week, today the plan is to hang low, do some grocery shopping, catch up on a few things and relaxing! I stuck to the plan.  We enjoyed another dinner at my mom's with leftovers ! 

Sunday - Today is church.  The boys want to visit our splash pad which is new to our town this year so we might head over there after lunch. We had lunch with my mom and then . . just went home.  We all just relaxed at home and never made it to the splash pad! 

Monday - My original plan was either to head to Micheals for a craft or it is baby animal week at our local zoo.  In reality, neither of those are happening!  It's too hot for the zoo :-)  Monday's plan is to swim after having a few days off from the pool.  We really enjoyed the pool - it was quiet compared to the previous week! 

Tuesday - Today is busy :-)  The boys have an Orthodontist appointment in the morning and then in the afternoon we are going to an art class being put on by our Friday School art teacher. The boys ortho appointment went great and we had fun at the art class!! 

Wednesday - I think Darryl is taking the day off work - if he does I'm hoping we can clear out a cluttered area in our yard that just needs us to take and hour and do.  Get rid of some trash stuff, cut down some over grown and mow.  Nate also wants to play the game of life and we might convince Darryl to go to the pool with us too! Darryl did not take today off so plans changed.  We actually started our day at the clinic because Josh has swimmer's ear and then we went swimming followed by dinner at pizza hut with my mom. 

That's our week!