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Friday Favorites {#76}

Hello! How was your week? I can’t believe we are in the full swing of July! Up next will be school supply displays. Actually, I think they are already out…but I just close my eyes when I see the words “back to School!”

Anyway, as always, I’m linking up with Andrea and Erika for this week’s Friday Favorites.

My first favorite for the week:

My traditional red, white, and blue waffles for the 4th! I made them for the kids, and I even had one! So good.

We had a great 4th of July. I spent most of the day unpacking from vacation and going to the grocery store. Travis took the kids to the pool for a few hours in the afternoon. We had steaks for dinner and watched fireworks at our favorite spot.

Then, we shot off a few fireworks and sparklers before heading to bed.

The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays.

Another favorite for the week was Travis didn’t work on Monday, so we decided to celebrate his birthday a couple of days early. We went out to lunch at one of our favorite places and then went bowling at the new Lex Live. We had lots of fun.

We had cookie cake on Tueday (a day early) because we all barely even saw each other on his birthday (Wednesday) because I was with Hadley at her swim meet while Hayden and Travis were at baseball. Anyway, our neighbor bakes cookies and cookie cakes, so I ordered one for Trav’s birthday.

I laugh every time I look at this photo because Homer was desperate to be included in the pic…or maybe he just wanted to get near the cake! (Remember when he ate our anniversary cookie cake last year?! 😂 )

We did presents and cake eating Tuesday evening when Hadley got home from dance.

The cookie cake was so good! The buttercream icing was the best part.

Hadley’s final swim meet of the season was another favorite of the week. She swam her fastest times of the season in all strokes.

I was a bit hesitant about the 8:45 practices during the summer, but with the help of other swim parents, we’ve carpooled and made it work. It’s been a big adjustment after not swimming last summer and now she moved up an age group and swims 50’s. I’m proud of her commitment and determination. Hadley proved that you show up to the things you love…and donut days on Thursdays! 😉

Favorite Mom Meme:


Bonus Fave: Flashback Friday

Since I’m on the topic of swim team, how about this flashback to the kids’ first ever swim season in 2017? My oh my how they have grown! Hadley’s swim cap and goggles slay me!

Weekly Recap

I had a few posts this week!

Monday is our Not just a Mom link up!

If you are a blogger, we’d love to have you link up with us for a tour of your home!

We’re thankful for those who read our blogs, so we hope you’ll check out everyone’s posts on Monday! I can’t wait to see what others share!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Baseball is back for us after having last weekend off. So, we’ll be at the ball fields off and on! Hadley is thrilled 😉

See you back here on Monday!

8 thoughts on “Friday Favorites {#76}

  1. Homer in that pic! I love that meme! I love bowling but rarely think of it. Swimming is so good. My sisters and I all swam at one point. My middle sister was the best and di it for the longest. I’m getting nervous about July flying by!


    1. I never swam, so I’m amazed at all the swimmers! I know it’s one of the best forms of exercise…& I tried to convince Hayden to keep doing it but he has had more time this summer for camps. Hadley loves it . Yes, July makes me feel anxious like I need to accomplish what I haven’t while still clinging to summer.


  2. What a fun fourth of July! Honestly I never really enjoyed the 4th of July and now as an adult I feel like such a prude but I really find the 4th of July to be the worst holiday EVER! People get too drunk, they shoot off fireworks until 3am, and people then drink and drive home after partying all night and kill innocent people. I guess I don’t see how any of those things have anything to do with celebrating our freedom? Also, I think I may be a tad jaded because my parents are both from England and growing up we never celebrated the 4th because we had no family to celebrate with so the 4th was always very much just another day for my family. What are you thoughts on the late night fire works??


    1. The 4th has always been a favorite of mine because it’s always been a family holiday and I love the fireworks I agree though about being mindful of firecrackers and rowdiness at night. We are mindful of that


      1. I am glad that you guys can make the 4th so special for your kiddos and as long as they are aware of the times that the fireworks are being set off then you guys are celebrating in the best way possible! 💜


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