Friday, July 15, 2016

The Best Parts

I'm finally starting to feel back to normal and we had a nice week.  We celebrated Kevin's birthday, made a quick road trip to see family, headed to the county fair and made some final decisions on house things.  We accomplished a lot and start moving into our house this weekend!!  Hip hip hooray!!

The best parts of our week were:

// 1 //
I didn't make a ton of salads this week, but this one was our favorite.  Chicken Summer Salad - strawberries, mandarins, shredded chicken, almonds, poppyseed dressing on mixed greens.  It's such a yummy salad that my hubby even requests it for dinner in the summers.

// 2 //
I wrote all about the county fair yesterday, but here are my favorite pictures.  It's a fun tradition that we try to do every summer.  Olive begged to ride rides and then realized she didn't really love riding them.  Fletcher enjoyed the animals and was happy to be strolled around most of the time.  Do you ever go to your county fair or state fair??  I usually have to get a funnel cake, but it was too hot this year and I settled for a soft serve cone.

// 3 //
We are starting to get things in order to move.  Packing has sort of begun and some things never got unpacked from moving in last July.  We knew we'd only be here a year so it was only a partial unpack.  It made for a tricky year of only having part of our stuff, but I'm hoping that it'll mean moving won't be too terrible. 

 // 4 //
Happy Birthday Kev!!
 We celebrated with a delicious lunch and dinner on his birthday and were surrounded by family.  Everyone enjoyed seeing the kids and it was great!  I appreciated not having to cook since we traveled in town and loved having other people to celebrate with.  He has always celebrated his special day with fireworks since his birthday is so close to the 4th.  Olive was thrilled to help and had a blast enjoying the fireworks.  Fletcher wasn't as sure about all the loud noises - happy birthday song startled him to tears, he snoozed through dinner and then he watched the fireworks from a safe distance.

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Favorite Kid Pics of the week
Olive has been so sweet to Fletcher lately.  She's asking to hold him and wanted to rock him before bed the other night.  I have to be right next to her because she BOLTS when she's done and Fletcher could easily go flying.  I loved seeing them snuggle together.

Best posts of the week:


I hope you have a really great weekend!!
Do you have any fun plans in the works?


  1. Happy birthday, dad! Look at how much those babies are growing! That salad looks soooo good. Happy weekend!

  2. Olives face on that ride just made my morning LOL

  3. I love putting strawberries and mandarin oranges on my salads in the summer!!

  4. you did have a good week!! That pic of Fletcher showing the piggy his piggies is so cute... and I'll never not laugh at Olive's face on the ride!! You need to frame that one, I think!! Have a good weekend!!!

  5. Love the smiley pictures of Olive holding Fletcher!! So cute!! And seriously- still laughing about her reaction to the carnival ride! Ha! Hope you have a great week!!

  6. Happy Birthday, Kevin! Yay for moving soon!!!

  7. Those pink water shoes are simply adorable !!

  8. I swoon every time I see a picture of your MIL's kitchen (that's her blue and white one, right?). It's so beautiful! So glad you had a better week - sending you happy moving thoughts! :)

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

  9. So much fun! SO excited for your upcoming move friend. It is going to be amazing and so worth the wait when you are finally home. I hope you have an amazing week friend.

  10. As you know, I'm eager for you to move so I can check out your new home and the decor and such. I'm such a nosey person when it comes to what other peoples' homes look like.


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