I have to start off by wishing my husband a Happy Anniversary!! Today is our 15th wedding anniversary. Again, y’all….How is that even possible?! He may be wondering the same thing! 😂I couldn’t do life without him and love and appreciate him more than he’ll ever know! #cheersto15years
WHAT WE ARE EATING THIS WEEK:
- Sunday: I mentioned in my Father’s Day post that we had kabobs, pasta salad, watermelon, and asparagus fries for our Father’s Day menu. Then, we had lemon freezer pie for dessert.
- Monday: I kept it simple and put Trader Joe’s Traditional Carnitas in the slow cooker with Trader Joe’s Salsa Verde and cooked everything on low for 4 hours. I mixed my carnitas in with one of my favorite Trader Joe’s salads: Southwestern Chopped Salad. I only used half of the salad. Travis and the kids had hard shell tacos and tortillas for their carnitas.
- Tuesday: I hadn’t planned for it, but we ended up having enough carnitas for leftovers on Tuesday which was perfect because Hadley had dance and Hayden had baseball. I paired the tacos with Trader Joe’s Mexican Style Roasted Corn. (another fave!)
- Wednesday: Pork loin, bagged salad, and Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes (Hadley’s fave!)
- Thursday: Travis and I are going out to dinner, so the kids will have dinner at home.
- Friday and Saturday: We’ll eat out (or get carry out)
WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
Where the heck the time as gone?! We got married 15 years ago today in my hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. When I look back on these years, I always tell Travis he seems to never change (He doesn’t even age, dang it!), and I always feel like the hot mess. Any ups and downs we’ve had in life, I feel like he’s handled with grace and wisdom…and I’m just over here fumbling. Thankfully, we strike a good balance with our personalities and how we handle things. That being said, I blinked in we were wrapped up in full time careers with two very active kids. Jobs and kids are both a blessing, but we do have to continue to work to make time for each other. Thankfully, we give each other grace and are each other’s biggest supporters. It’s been a blessing to grow together as a couple, and I’m sure we’re forever a work in progress (at least I know I am! 😉 I’m very thankful every single day for Travis White!
Thanks to my dad, we had a police escort from the church to our reception.
WHAT I’M LOVING:
As you can tell from my menu this week, I made a trip to Trader Joe’s! Their peonies always stop me in my tracks. Peonies, hydrangeas, and tulips are my favorite flowers.
In the spring and summer months, I usually buy flowers once a week for a couple spots in our home.
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
Baseball practice for Hayden, a dance workshop for Hadley, running errands, and just a little of this and a little of that.
WHAT I’M DREADING:
Hayden is getting his Phase 2 braces soon. I thought he was getting them yesterday, but at his appointment, they took impressions and put spacers between some of his teeth.
Phase 1 was in 2nd grade and lasted about 9 months. This time, he will have top and bottom braces as well as rods to help with his overbite. So, I’m not dreading the braces for myself (obviously), but I just know they will be a big adjustment and a bit painful at first for him. He’ll have them for about two years. Hadley is due as well but we are holding off a bit for her as his ortho work is more extensive.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
I’m working on drinking more water. I bought this water bottle...and it’s not small! BUT…I fill it up 2-3 times a day and am definitely drinking more water. I like that it has a handle and straw with a cap and I do find myself taking it with me wherever I go.
Also, we are working on crossing some things off of our Summer 2020 list.
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
I’m excited to go to one of our favorite restaurants tomorrow night for dinner to celebrate our anniversary.
WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
I’m still binge watching Good Bones and just finished this season of Top Chef.
On Netflix, I’m still chipping away at Dead to Me and only have a few episodes left of Sweet Magnolias.
I’m close to finishing Simple Wild on my Kindle and have started One in a Million that I picked up from the library recently.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
I just finished Even the Rich Season 3 which was all about Beyonce’ and Jay Z. I love this podcast!
WHAT I’M WEARING:
Target has been my main source for summer wear.
I love both of these shorts by Universal Thread because they can be casual or dressed up.
Also, this pink dress is super comfy and comes in a variety of colors. Again, it can be dressed up or down.
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
At the moment, I’m not sure. I’m happy to continue to not be too busy on the weekends! Hayden does have practice Friday-Sunday evenings, but other than that, we don’t have solid plans.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
I’m looking forward to possibly visiting family in KC next month.
Also, I love the 4th of July, so we are all looking forward to that. Last year, Hadley was away at camp on the 4th, and it just felt so different without her home. We saved sparklers for when she got home.
Also, Trav’s birthday is in July! I doubt he wants a birthday parade, but he’ll for sure get our traditional birthday cookie cake!
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