Friday, August 26, 2016

The Highlights

Happy Friday!  I hope you had a wonderful week.  The week has been a bit of a slow one for us with sick people, sleeping routines off, hot days and preparing for a busy weekend.  I'm happy to report we are all running at about 90% and looking forward to some fun weekend plans with family, friends, hosting a dinner party and hoping to get some things done around the house.

The best parts of my week:

// 1 //
 Fresh Air & Exercise
Our double stroller is up and running and we have used it several times this week.  I load up the kids and we walk for about an hour.  My best option for exercising during the day is to walk so I'm making sure I go walking with them several times a week.  Sometimes they catch a nap, sometimes they snack and talk through our walk and sometimes we are all sweaty and ready to head home when the walk is done.  I picked up some new tennis shoes on super sale so it's been fun to get out and about to exercise together.  I'm trying to figure out if it's best to walk first thing in the morning or later on in the day.  So we are going to work on getting into a good exercising routine in September.  When do you find time to work out??

 // 2 //
Raspberries were on sale this week so we ate LOTS of them.  I made salads with them and then we just washed and ate the rest.  This salad was a hit - raspberries, avocado, rotisserie chicken, almond slivers, mixed greens and raspberry vinaigrette.

 // 3 //
TJ Maxx Haul
I found this gorgeous Aztec rug at TJ Maxx this week and a gold floor lamp!  I felt like I hit the jackpot with both items and rushed up to the register to pay for them.  I'd been on the hunt for an Aztec print rug for a while so it was exciting to find one at TJ.  Check back next week for more rug and lamp details because they both look so pretty in their new spots.  Topher is a big fan of our new rug :)

// 4 //
Friends & Routines
We are finding our back to school routines with friends and regular activities this week.  It's fun to have more of a schedule to go to events at the library, meet up with friends, invite people to our house, lunch dates with Kevin and participate in some fun educational things that are going on.  We had a great breakfast play date and Olive loves playing with her buddies.  And I love visiting with the other moms over iced coffee and donuts :)

// 5 //
Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul
We all had colds this week and I knew I had to whip up a big batch of homemade chicken noodle soup.  It was delicious and we are all feeling better after eating many bowls of this soup.  That and taking our Zicam :)   The kids needed extra snuggles and we were happy to take it easy for several days.

 // 6 //
Favorite Kid Pics
Olive got a turtle sand box for her birthday back in May.  It took us three months, but we finally got some sand for it.  She was thrilled and said, I really love my new beach!  It's been a fun play spot for her this week.

 Fletcher love to be outside when it's not blazing hot.   He just watches everything, coos and is so happy to be along for the ride.

The best posts of the week:

Sharing Fletcher's 4 month pictures and my favorite monogramming shop.

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


  1. Yay for new exercise clothes and shoes!!!! That's always a good incentive for me to get out and exercise! And raspberries on a salad sound interesting :)
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. We love walking first thing in the AM. And then again in the evenings with Daddy. I just love getting out of the house and taking in some sunshine and fresh air.

  3. What a great week! Love your new shoes - I've been on the hunt for some too.

    Hope y'all are feeling better. Happy Friday, friend!

  4. I've been behind on my blog reading but I wanted to stop by today and see what y'all have been doing this week. I'm glad y'all are feeling better and getting back into the swing of things. We are still in transition. I hope to get back to blogging soon once we get settled.

  5. New workout clothes always make me exercising better. I love getting up early and walking just as the sun is rising, so peaceful. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. When I do happen to exercise (which isn't often), I like to do it in the evening. Then it will only get cooler, not hotter, as I walk. Love your new rug! Topher is an expert pattern mixer with his stripes and the Aztec print! :) Hope you have a great weekend and that you all get back to 100%!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

  7. Glad you're all starting to feel better! It's so hard when everyone gets sick all at once. LOVE that new rug!! So excited to see how it all comes together in your new house. And walks are my favorite thing to do, but Elizabeth doesn't sit long enough for them BUT she also doesn't like walking for long... grr... it's frustrating. But hoping to get back into the groove as the weather cools down. Hope you're having a great weekend!!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  8. Oh that salad looks delicious!!! Glad you're all feeling better:)


  9. Good active socks are a HUGE plus when working out. Cotton socks are just so gross. I wake up crazy early and go before the kids ever know I was gone. But I didn't do that (or start working out) until Emily was 2.5. I say you play with a few options and see what feels the best?!

  10. Glad everyone is on the mend!! Walks are the best. I love to walk every night but it has been SO hot and miserable here I haven't gone for about 10 days and I miss it so much! It was hot tonight but I went anyway, and I'm glad I did!

  11. The bubble pic is my absolute favorite picture! Also, I need to get back into a workout routine. It's been hot as blazes here, though, so I'm lacking motivation:(

  12. New shoes are my fav! I like a morning workout to get it over with but usually have to do it during afternoon naps. Your soup looks so good! And that bubble picture of Olive is my favorite!


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