What’s Up Wednesday-January

 I’m joining MelShay, and Sheaffer for their What’s Up Wednesday link-up!

What we’re eating this week:
Monday:  White Chicken Chili-this was SO good!  
Tuesday:  I had some things to do at the mall, so the kiddos and I had a mall dinner date courtesy of the food court.  Everyone got what they wanted.  Everyone was happy.  😉
Wednesday:  Mexican Calzones (out of the Eats Cookbook)
Thursday:  Brisket Sliders (also out of the Eats Cookbook)
Friday:  Fridays are for eating out.  haha!  Really, it’s more like Fridays are for a clean kitchen.

What I’m Reminiscing About:
We just signed Bowen up for beginner tee-ball.  Let me tell you…who knew that would get me all kinds of sentimental?  Look at Nixon at his first tee-ball practice.  This year that cutie with the paci will get a turn.

What I’m Loving:
These girlfriends of mine.  😉  I don’t take these friendships for granted for a second.  I’m so thankful for this group of girls (and not all are pictured)!

What We’ve Been Up To:
 We’ve been showing off our hula hooping skills at the elementary talent show.  Well, Ebby Lee has been doing that.  The rest of us enjoyed watching.

These three friends did so great and had the crowd clapping to the music during their performance.

What I’m Dreading:
I can’t think of anything off the top of my head.

What I’m Working On:
We’re still in the process of room switch 2016-turned 2017 upstairs.  Bunk beds have arrived, closets have been switched around.  We still have a few finishing touches before it’s complete.

What I’m Excited About:
The new year…I’m not sure about your family but the start of the year has us talking about all the things we want to do in 2017.  Apparently, we’re not the only ones.  Shay and I have been BUSY, BUSY with Disney World vacations, Disney Cruises, and more.  If you’re planning an upcoming vacation and would love some help, please send us an e-mail to mixandmatchtravelagency@yahoo.com.

What I’m watching/reading:
Gossip Girl…I just can’t stop!!

I’m also watching the Bachelor, because I just can’t quit it.  This past week I found myself wanting MORE drama.  I’m just so used to ALL THE BACHELOR drama I needed more.  Make sure you’re checking out Sheaffer’s recaps each week.  They’re the BEST!

I’m currently reading, Move On: When Mercy Meets Your Mess, by Vicki Courtney.

What I’m Listening To:
The Trolls soundtrack is on repeat.  We just can’t get enough!

What I’m Wearing:
Don’t mind my missing head.  Ebby Lee took this picture of us and happened to catch me in that weird mid-blink-half-dazed look so I cropped my head right off.  For church this past week, I was sporting this dress with some fringe heels.  Mine are sold out, but these are similar.  I’m pretty sure this dress can span the seasons…with a jacket and tights in the winter, booties in fall, like I’m wearing it for spring, or with wedges in the summer.

What I’m Doing This Weekend:
We’re having family night on Friday and headed out on Saturday.  I’m hoping Sunday brings all kinds of rest.

What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month:
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with this crew!

My Favorite Bachelor:
This picture is crazy blurry, so sorry about that.  Hands-down my favorite bachelor has to be SEAN!  It was so fun to watch with girlfriends every week!  And it was even more fun when Sean showed up to join the party.  Definitely my favorite season!

A few of my other favorite seasons…

Aaron Buerge’s season was my first to watch and I was HOOKED!  Do you guys remember him?

I had a SUPER FAN GIRL moment at the airport traveling back from Park City when we spotted Andrew Firestone.  HAHA!  I couldn’t contain myself.  I should have just said something, but I was that creepy girl that just kept staring with a big smile on my face.  Tab even told me that I was being weird and needed to stop looking.  I was a big Andrew Firestone fan as well.

And Jesse Palmer is also in the running.  I was really into his season too!
Hope you ladies have a great Wednesday!  XOXO

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  1. 1.25.17
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    I love that polka dot dress! You're right-it can be worn year-round! Happy Wednesday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

    • 1.25.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I think so too. Thanks, Sarah!

  2. 1.25.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    That dress looks amazing on you!!!! And thanks to linking to the recaps again. Very sweet! xoxo

    • 1.25.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!! I know I tell you all the time…but they're my favorite. My favorite thing about a Wednesday!

  3. 1.25.17
    Kimm said:

    Love those fringe booties. So cute

    • 1.25.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!

  4. 1.25.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I cannot wait to see Bowen play tee-ball! I just cannot believe he is old enough. Where did that little baby go?!?!

    • 1.25.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Me too!! I don't know?! Time slow down!!

  5. 1.25.17
    Anonymous said:

    Two things: 1. We met about 5 months before Sean was on the Bachelor, and those watch parties were the first time I'd REALLY gotten to know all of our amazing girls! Love seeing that picture! 🙂 So many sweet memories! 2. How on EARTH is Bowen old enough for tball???! He will always be Baby Bowen to the Dreffs. What a sweetie pie! Love him!

  6. 1.25.17
    Dustie Day said:

    We just signed our 4 1/2 year old up for coach pitch baseball as well. I'm so excited to watch him play but yet at the same time, I'm like how did this happen? Time slow down is right?!?!

  7. 1.25.17
    kelly said:

    Your polka dot dress is soo cute

  8. 1.25.17
    Britt Hensley said:

    Those booties are ah-mazing!! And we are still rocking out to some Trolls!

  9. 1.25.17
    dresselfamily.blogspot.com said:

    Oh that dress is so cute!
    Oh I would have been star struck too.. and forgive me if I ever see you or shay or sheaffer because I will for sure do the running jump towards you haha

  10. 1.25.17
    Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said:

    Random fact: I'm surprisingly good at hoola hooping (let's pretend that's a thing). This is a skill that is really impressive to five year olds but otherwise fairly useless. Ha!


  11. 1.25.17
    Whitney Pegram said:

    Love your dress you wore on Sunday!!

  12. 1.25.17
    Megan said:

    Bowen is not old enough to play tee-ball. Ours boys are still babies!!! Right?!? Ugh how did that happen!!

  13. 1.25.17
    Anonymous said:

    Love that polka dot dress! What size did you get – they look different than normal and is it lined? Thanks so much! 🙂

    • 1.25.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I got the one that said fits like 2-4. And it was perfect! I wouldn't say it's lined like a nice thick lining. But it is double lined. The outer polka dot part is sheer and then underneath is solid.

  14. 1.25.17
    Kim Taylor said:

    Defintely my favorite would be Dr Travis. I love him!!!

  15. 1.26.17
    Unknown said:

    I love your blog! I share this with you with absolutely no judgment & only out of concern and affection. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/12/01/7-foods-should-never-eat.html

  16. 1.26.17
    Beautifully Seaside // Formerly Chic Coastal Living said:

    Sean was my favorite season for sure! I watched every episode. 🙂

  17. 1.28.17
    brookerichardson said:

    The trolls soundtrack is amazing! You can't help but dance to it!!! How are you liking your current read? I'm not loving mine.