What’s Up Wednesday-5.29.24

What’s Up Wednesday! I’m gonna link up with Sheaffer and Shay to answer a little about what’s going on around here.

It’s SUMMER!! We wasted no time getting right to all the summer fun! Thanks for being so patient with me last week with missing out on many posts. Apparently, I’d never met a Sign Up Genius I didn’t like so I WAY over-committed myself to all the things. #justsaynoerika

What We’re Eating This Week

Monday-We hit up not one but two impromptu Memorial Day parties. I had bbq chicken in the slow cooker so in between parties we nibbled on that. Needless to say, I think my lunches are covered for the week.

Tuesday-Yesterday we had storms so the temps really cooled off a bit so I made a little comfort food. Chicken parmesan with pasta and green beans for the win!

Wednesday-Chicken fajitas are on the menu tonight complete with refried beans + guacamole!

Thursday-Leftovers/whatever we can find. We’re getting into a new summer rhythm and I’m trying to find the balance of having plenty of food should we have extra kids at dinner versus having tons of food and having no kids for dinner.

Friday-Regionals BEGIN for the College World Series so our plan is to grill/watch!

What I’m Reminiscing About

This past weekend I met two of my closest high school friends for lunch here in McKinney and it had me reminiscing about ALL THINGS HIGH SCHOOL! We chatted about all the “remember when” moments and had a great time thinking back.

What I’m Loving

Let me tell you-I need a new phone. The camera on mine is really messing with the lights! URGGG!!! Try not to notice. 🙂

I’m loving impromptu measuring sessions at the gym.

and a family dinner. We made all the kids pause their sleepovers/hang outs/etc. and run some errands plus have dinner together this weekend.

What We’ve Been Up To

Nixon had his first {for the middle school in years} and last {because he’s headed to high school} middle school athletics banquet. This was his eighth grade head football coach who Nixon really admired and respected. He learned a lot from his this past season. Super thankful for great coaches who pour into our kids!

I helped a group of moms get this event space all ready for the banquet!

I have a girlfriend who has an amazing vision and she showed up with a plan!

Nix snagged himself a football MVP award!

And he represented the boys by giving a “Coaches Appreciation” speech. Super proud of him! I’d have never been able to talk to a group that big! ha!

It was a great night and we absolutely LOVED his middle school experience!

Seems like yesterday they were in diapers! haha! Right, Shay?!

Some of the football crew. 🙂

What I’m Working On

LAUNDRY!!! Summer always gets me behind! {Excuses, excuses!}

What I’m Excited About

I’m excited Bowen is finally headed to Middle School! He often thinks he should get the privileges and independence the older two have {but he’s not quite there yet!}.

The last day of school was Bowen’s 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony. I’m so thankful for these two ladies who poured into him and were kind, gracious, and tough on this boy when he needed it.

Apparently, when he walked up his teacher whispered, “Are we hugging?”. Bowen’s response was, “My mom said I had to”, which of course had them laughing. LOVE these ladies!

Some of his favorite fifth grade friends!

And I remember when these two were in diapers too! 😉

What a fun group of boys! Excited for them to head to middle school!

And these four became fast friends when they were in randomly put in the same kindergarten class years ago. They’ve been thick as thieves since and have added some new boys to their crew.

What I’m Watching/Reading

This month of books was disappointing! Womp Womp! I finally just gave up on a book and I HATE doing that! You can see my latest entertainment post from April!

It’s that time of year I get GIDDY about watching college baseball!

I’m typically not an NBA fan and can’t even remember the last time I watched a basketball game on tv…until recently. The Mavs are in the playoffs and well, I’ve been watching!

What I’m Listening To

Right this second, our cutie dog has something he shouldn’t and I can hear plastic crunching. Better grab whatever that is!!

What I’m Wearing

ALL THE TENNIS SKIRTS with a sporty top! I can go from the gym to carpool to the grocery store to pick up a kid at camp and they’re appropriate for it all!

What I’m Doing This Weekend

We’re getting close to the end of baseball season and June will be the last month for Bowen! I’m excited to see some BASEBALL this weekend!

What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month

Tab and I are off soon on another amazing vacation! Last year, Iceland. This year…a warm weather destination!

Hope you guys have a GREAT Wednesday! Thanks for reading today!


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  1. 5.29.24
    Elspeth said:

    So many fun moments! Enjoy the start of summer!

    • 5.29.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!

  2. 5.29.24

    Nixon did FANTASTIC standing there giving that really, really sweet speech. Also…next year, I’m commandeering your email during the month of May. I’m going to be deleting so many of your Sign-Up Genius emails it’s going to make your head spin.

    • 5.29.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you! And I’m gonna need it! hahaha!

  3. 5.30.24
    Alyssa said:

    Loved all the high school pictures of you!! I see soooo much of Ebby Lee 🙂

    • 5.31.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!!