What’s Up Wednesday on a Thursday

Hey!  Hey!  It’s the last THURSDAY of the month, which typically means nothing!  ha!  But I’m linking up a day late with Sheaffer and Shay for their What’s Up Wednesday link-up.

Tab and I are back from our San Diego Getaway.  You guys!  San Diego was absolutely stunning!  I’m already ready to go back!  {I’ll have a full recap of the trip next week.}

What We’re Eating This Week…
This is the kind of thing I’ve been eating this week…crispy shrimp tacos with chips and salsa?  YES, PLEASE!  Hands-down these were the BEST SHRIMP TACOS I’VE EVER HAD!  A girlfriend recommended, George’s at the Cove.  Let me tell you-it didn’t disappoint!  I’m gonna struggle today with getting back to normal meals.  Vacation food is my favorite.  

What I’m Reminiscing About…
Two years ago, our family was anxiously awaiting the green light from China to head that way to get our girl.  I can’t even begin to imagine our life without that sweet girl in it.

The way God creates families is simply AMAZING.  Better than anything Tab and I could have dreamed up ourselves.

What I’m Loving…
I grabbed some new earrings before our trip to spice up the wardrobe a bit and I’m LOVING them all.

What We’ve Been Up To…
ALL the school things. πŸ™‚

This girl has been enjoying the sunny days…her future’s so bright, friends.

My parents came to town this weekend to visit, take the big kiddos out for a special birthday dinner, and then my mom stayed in town to babysit while Tab and I were gone.  We couldn’t do trips like this without my mom!  She’s amazing, takes care of everyone {probably better than I do!}, and this time-she did it all without a big list of notes.  She’s THAT good!  Thank you, MOM!!

Saturday night-they treated us all to Medieval Times for the big kiddos’ birthdays.  Bowen was INTO it!

We’d never been before and they were ALL big fans!

 I wish I had taken a picture when Ebby Lee heard that we had to eat our dinner WITH OUR HANDS!  She was in shock, but she managed.  πŸ™‚  While our blue knight did not pull out the win, we all managed to have a lot of fun!

What I’m Dreading…
I’m not dreading a thing right now.  Great news!

What I’m Working On…
I’m working on DISNEY WORLD vacations!  We’ve been sending lots of families on magical Disney World vacations.  If Disney World is on your agenda, please shoot us an e-mail mixandmatchtravelagency@yahoo.com.  We’d love to help YOU with this vacation too!

What I’m Excited About…
I can’t wait to share all my San Diego pictures with you…coming on Monday!

What I’m Watching/Reading…
 These three books are all good ones…
Big Sexy Love-chick-lit, light and fun.
You Will Know Me-suspenseful, thriller.
Ebby Lee and I are LOVING Project Runway on Bravo.  Are you watching??

What I’m Listening To…
ALL Pandora ALL the time!

What I’m Wearing…
I grabbed some new spring things right before our trip…

What I’m Doing This Weekend…
It’s WEDDING WEEKEND in our house for this sweet girl and her fiance’.  Mackenzie has been babysitting for our family since Ebby Lee was a baby.  We’ve watched her graduate high school, graduate college, and this weekend we’ll get to watch her marry her best friend.  She’s so special to our family and we’re so thankful we get to be a part of her big day.

What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month…
The two big kiddos on the bed with me are turning NINE and TEN in April.  We have a busy April with lots of sports but I’m looking forward to celebrating them!

What Else Is New…
GRILLING SEASON is upon us!  I have a secret…Tab and I are both AWFUL at grilling.  He wouldn’t deny it either if you asked him.  We have no grill skills.  But we’re gonna change that in 2019!  Do you have any recommendations for our grilling game?  A You Tube channel we should watch?  Maybe Grilling for Dummies?  For real!  We need help!

What’s Your Favorite Easter Side Dish…
I’ve gotta be honest…my preferred side dish has to be ANY type of potato but for Easter I’m gonna say deviled eggs.  All the Slaughter kiddos would agree.

That’s all I have for today!  Hope you have the BEST Thursday!


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  1. 3.28.19
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Oh my goodness! #somanythoughts I love that you linked up! Thank you! That pic of Britt in her sunnies is too cute! Your mama IS amazing! And I don't think you guys stink at grilling! I swear I've had a good grilled meal at your house. Right? Haven't I? Haha!

  2. 3.28.19
    ajayhawksgirl said:

    What Pandora stations are your favorites?! I'm always on the hunt for new fun stations. My 2 faves are- Hip Hop BBQ (not for the kids!) and Lake Life Radio.

  3. 3.28.19
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    So glad you're home and that you had such a wonderful time! Those tacos looked seriously amazing. I ordered those multicolor hoops yesterday. They look SO CUTE!

  4. 3.28.19
    Anonymous said:

    Aw, your mama is the best! Medievel times and San Diego? What a fun week!

  5. 3.28.19
    Sheroliz said:

    Get a meat thermometer that is the trick for successful grilling. You can find a good waterproof one on amazon for under $15.

  6. 3.28.19
    Jenny said:

    When you get all the good grilling tips maybe you can do a blog post about them! We stink at grilling also, but love being outside and would love to be better at it. Burgers and hot dogs are about the only things we grill.

  7. 3.28.19
    Kelly Henderson said:

    We sous-vide our meat before we putting it on the grill so it's already cooked but a few minutes on each side on the grill gives it the color/grill marks. By far the best steaks ever! So juicy and tender, we can cut them with a fork.

  8. 3.28.19
    Life of a Doctor's Wife said:

    Those shrimp tacos look amazing! Yum! Good luck with the grilling – I always leave it to my husband because I'm a little scared of the grill!

  9. 3.28.19
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Girl, Craig will be happy to give y'all some tips. He thinks he's a grill master. πŸ˜‰ Just don't ask him to repeat a marinade recipe because he's all "A little of this, a dash of that, a little more of this"…and then it turns out great but he has no idea what all he did. So he can't ever recreate it. haha Can't wait to see those San Diego pics!!
    That Inspired Chick

  10. 3.28.19
    Misty S. said:

    Get a Traeger Grill!!! It's kind of a set it and forget it grill. Amazing results!!

  11. 3.28.19
    Alexa said:

    My grilling tip for you: invest in a pellet grill! We bought a Traeger grill a few years ago and haven’t looked back! So easy and our food tastes AMAZING every time! I’m currently smoking a brisket as we speak for our church community dinner tonight. πŸ™‚

  12. 3.29.19
    Chrissy G said:

    I agree with sous-vide cooking before grilling meat! We have the Anova sous-vide. You can have steak in the pot for hours and hours at the consistent temperature (kind of like a crock pot, where it can stay all day-it just needs a minimum of 1.5 hours I know for steak.) Then, when you're ready to eat, just sear the meat on the grill and you will have a perfectly cooked steak at the preferred temperature. You'll never look back or have a more perfect steak. Also invest in a solid stainless steel vegetable grill basket for all those side veggies.