Friday, April 24, 2015

The Highlights

This week was a really normal week - normal routines, everyone feeling normal, doctor's appointments, grilling out and family walks.  Nothing super exciting, but sometimes the normalcy is nice.  Except for the part where I watched Grey's Anatomy last night and cried my eyes out.  Where did that come from??  I'm not wondering if I can even continue watch the show without Derrick and Meredith??  Things were going so well for them... boo hoo.  Anyone else shed some tears over it??

Looking forward to the weekend.  It's supposed to be WARM in Mississippi so we're going to work in the yard, eat yummy food and just enjoy being together.

The best parts of my week were:

1. We had our first cook out of the season.  We invited friends over and grilled chicken, had fresh fruits and veggies and it was delicious.  I made our favorite chocolate cake for dessert.  Kevin came up with a fun cocktail for the party and I'll share the recipe next week because it was really yummy!  My husband does all the grilling and I do the sides so it works out perfectly :)

2. We made a trip to the outlet malls and the girls got nothing.  We were just shopping for my hubby.  I was proud we stayed focused and picked up some new summer clothes for him :)  Olive was thrilled to have snacks and be along for the ride.  Until we passed the playground and wouldn't let her play.  She had an epic meltdown, but finally collected herself by the time we got to the car.  Good thing toddlers are cute, because they're exhausting :)

3. We planted our herbs and a few veggies this week.  I'm excited to give gardening a try this season and am hoping I can keep everything alive.  I have never been accused of having a green thumb so let's hope I can up my gardening skills a bit this year.  We are growing green onions, basic, cilantro, mint, sweet peppers, zucchini, squash, snap peas and cucumbers.  I hope to add some cherry tomatoes to the mix, but I'm having trouble finding them in stores.  Wish me luck!!

4. I wrote a whole post on my favorite salad recipes this week and we have been eating a ton of fruits and veggies.  Olive loves helping in the kitchen and thought it was very funny to sneak bites of peppers as I cooked.

 5. We decided to check out a new park one evening this week and Olive loved it.  She is almost two and getting big enough to do a lot of things herself.  That didn't stop us from hovering though :)  She loved the slides and this purple dino.  She growled at him, pet him, hugged him and tried to ride him.  I'd say we'll be back to this cute little park sometime soon.

What was the best part of your week??

Looking forward to the weekend.  It's supposed to be WARM in Mississippi so we're going to work in the yard, eat yummy food and just enjoy being together.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. 


  1. Love that second pic of Olive and the dino! How adorable!! I love a good park. One of my goals this summer is to go and check out every park in our city (and a few out of) just to see what's out there! Have a great weekend!!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  2. Totally cried my eyes definitely won't be the same without Derek :(
    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. I have to drag my husband to the store to buy clothes. And if I haven't already told you, I love your handwriting.

  4. Your BBQ menu looks delish - especially the cornbread casserole! Yum! I love those pictures of Olive at the playground. She's so animated! What a cutie. :)

  5. Hahah I love the one of her growling at the dinosaur. I love grilling out for dinner and cant wait for this rain to go away so we can do more of that. I hope your herbs and veggies do great!

  6. Olive is so adorable! Raylan loves going to the park too. Sounds like you have had a great week. I want to give gardening a try too. Thanks for linking up to H54F!


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