Currently {in July 2019}

Okay, friends!  Today I’m sharing a little about what’s CURRENTLY happening around here.  Sit back and enjoy!

Making:  My grocery list…am I the only one who feels like I’m shopping for groceries every other day?  WHY ARE WE OUT OF FOOD AGAIN?  So today, I’m making yet another grocery list.

Cooking:  Did you see my post from Tuesday?  I shared my entire meal plan for the week!

Drinking:  Lately…it’s been water and coffee with a La Croix or two thrown in.

Eating:  I’ve been really into Trader Joe’s nut selections.  Cashews?  Yes, please!  Truffle almonds?  Absolutely!  Pistachios?  Of course!

Reading:  I’m about halfway through Sold on a Monday.  I thought the first fourth of the book was a bit slow but now it’s picking up!  I’m pretty certain Amazon “recommended” it to me after I read Before We Were Yours.

Wanting:  To know WHO Hanna chooses!  I had a little fill-in-the-blank box on my Insta Stories last week asking who do YOU want Hannah to choose on the Bachelorette.  A very very small group said Jed and when I say, “small”, I mean could count them all on one hand.  Peter and Tyler were about split.  #teamtyleroverhere

Looking:  At all the spoilers and while I will not give anything away, I’d just like to add that it’s been a really fun season.  Don’t you think?

Playing:  Whew!  Britt and I just played hide-and-seek with Tab and he left us hiding under the blanket for WAY too long.  I was sweating!  I kept saying, “Let’s get out!”, and she’d whisper, “no”.  #shegetsthegame

Wasting:  My girlfriend, Lisa, posted this on Facebook and it’s SO TRUE!  I always have good intentions.

Buying:  Just a bit longer left in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale,  you can see my post all about my items here.  

Wishing:  I could meet all of you for coffee!  Wouldn’t that be fun?  Except you know I have a thing about public speaking or just being the center of attention in a large group so I’d prefer to meet you all in teeny, tiny groups.

Loving:  I know I’ve mentioned her before but I absolutely LOVE Britt’s speech therapist.  We were at speech just earlier this morning and I was asking about the future and elementary school.  She stopped me mid-worry and said that she’d love to go shadow her at preschool this year.  You guys!  She works three days a week seeing patients and on one of her “off” days she wants to go check in on my girl!  Isn’t that so sweet?  I loved her before she even said that but my heart swelled this morning when she mentioned it.

Hoping:  Bowen can learn to tie his shoes before school starts. 

Marveling:  At how far Britt’s speech has come {and marveling at how far we still have to go}…she tends to not open her mouth enough to make super pronounced sounds so we’re working on that.  I’d say I can understand 90% of everything she says.  Tab can probably understand 80% and then friends/family probably 70%.  Back in the day, those numbers were much, much lower so she really has come so far!

Needing:  To haul off a couple big trash bags.  We went through the toy closet upstairs and I was amazed at how many broken toys and random bits of trash were up there.  Ugh!  

Smelling:  Lavender in my diffuser.  It’s my very favorite oil to diffuse.

Wearing:  This was me after Ebby Lee’s volleyball game tonight…white tee, joggers, and denim jacket.

Noticing:  It appears like I’m dressed for fall or spring but let me explain…her game was at 8:30 p.m. and at that time I want to be wearing pajamas.  I thought the joggers were a good compromise.  Paired with the jacket because it can be chilly in there.

Knowing:  Football season is almost here!  Fellow football wives…are you ready?!

Thinking:  About how quiet my house will be once school starts, so today I’m choosing to be thankful for ALL THE NOISE.  πŸ™‚

Opening:  A pair of school shoes for Bowen…these shoes just arrived.

Giggling:  About Nixon’s lyrics…he’s always singing a random song but he ALWAYS has the words wrong.  He’s a good sport and will sing for us all to hear him use the wrong words until we correct it.  Earlier this evening, he had us all in stitches with his incorrect word choices.

Feeling:  So very thankful for those of you who made it all the way to the bottom of the post.  πŸ™‚  Thank you for reading today!


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  1. 7.25.19
    Kelly S said:

    I literally just threw away a bag of spring mix……
    Why is it always a good idea at the grocery store, and then you get home and…..NOPE.

    Have a good day.

    A devoted reader for YEARS-(Kelly)

  2. 7.25.19
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I'm SO ANNOYED with the bag salads at Market Street! I actually typically make it to the bottom of the bag, but lately, they get all slimy and gross before I have a chance to! This was a fun post!

  3. 7.25.19
    Carrie said:

    So I have seen that comment about the spring mix a few times lately and am wondering if I am the only oddball that will tear through those things in two days!! I buy 2 big tubs of spinach every week and it barely lasts the week. My 8 year old and I love spinach plus we add it to smoothies every morning. My 11 year old likes it too and my husband eats about 1 leaf a week… But we do have the same deal with hummus, buy it and forget about it and then my kids ask for it a month later and we repeat the scenario!!!

  4. 7.25.19
    Kathy Olson said:

    We have six kids and now only three left at home.
    I was thinking the other day about our son who used to sit close beside me and watch Arthur on PBS. Now he is nineteen. Enjoy every single moment!! I know you are.

  5. 7.25.19
    Anonymous said:

    How fun! I love posts like this. I laughed out loud at the spring mix! So true!

  6. 7.25.19
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    Such a fun post-my favorite kind of posts!! Love getting to know you more!

  7. 7.25.19
    Julie Bradford said:

    Fun post to read!!!! I am dreading school..we start next week BOOOO!!

  8. 7.25.19
    Angie N said:

    About tying shoesβ€”I believe it was Andrea who posted a cool You Tube video about an easy way to tie shoe. You stick the ends of the shoelaces in the first hole on each side so it makes a loop on each side of shoe; then you cross over and under twice! Shoes are tied! So easy!

  9. 7.25.19
    Live.Plan.Wed. said:

    The spring mix meme is SO TRUE! I always buy a bag and we eat like 1/2 of it and the rest gets thrown out because it's slimy and gross.

  10. 7.25.19
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ at the spring mix! And we are always out of groceries because I seem to be the host house of the summer to a steady stream of 5-7 boys. I can't tell you how many times I've had to yell out "get out of the pantry!". πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ The worst is when they all get bottles of water and take 1 sip out of them and then walk away. So I have 7 barely touched water bottles around my living room/backyard/garage/upstairs and no one knows whose is whose. I've had to be the mean mom and say no more water bottles for people under the age of 37. haha I'm planning to fill our Gatorade jug and leave out those throw away cups for the rest of the summer. Can you tell I'm ready for school to start???
    That Inspired Chick

  11. 7.25.19
    Brooke said:

    I'm glad you explained the outfit. I live in Texas too and my first thought was "how is she wearing a jean jacket in Texas right now?!" We had a little bit of a "cool" front but still. πŸ˜‰

  12. 7.25.19
    Mactoyourcheese said:

    Fun post…have a great rest of your week!!!

  13. 7.25.19
    Laura said:

    This post spoke to me… Lavender is my favorite, I hate being the center of attention but would love to meet you and your girlfriends!

  14. 7.27.19
    Lisa said:

    Can you please, please, PLEASE, do another entire book recommendations post? You have exactly my taste of reading and I have bought (and loved!) so many of your suggestions in the past! <3