Sunday, August 28, 2016

2016 Week 35

It's so nice to have the kids back in school.
These moms celebrated with a gorgeous hike and spent some time remembering a dear friend.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Leftovers, woohoo! Nobody loves them that much, but I like cleaning out the fridge!!
Monday - Veggie stir fry with brown rice and fruit.
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday! Beef, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, guac, cheese, and salsa. Easy peasy and always a hit!
Wednesday - Shrimp pasta with a green salad.
Thursday - Grilled salmon, zucchini, and couscous.
Friday - Pizza night!
Saturday - Grilling out with friends.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

2016 Week 34

Well, we are back to school!
That means that mom got a little time with friends last week.
 And breakfast with the family on my birthday.
Funny face pictures while we wait for pancakes!
 Girls vs Boys
 And then capped my birthday off with the swim team awards banquet.
L received the "Most Dedicated" award for his age group,
and a bunch of medals for his swims in finals.
He was thrilled. 

Our dinners last week were a hit and it was nice to have things planned ahead.
I also felt like we all ate healthier and it was way cheaper than when I don't plan!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Grilled veggies, pork chops, and peach pie for dessert.
Monday - One pot lasagna, with bread and fruit.
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday!
Wednesday - Pool party with pizza to celebrate a friend's birthday.
Thursday - Slow cooker chili for a busy night of back to school activities.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night!
Saturday - Dinner with friends!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

2016 Week 33

We had such a fun vacation

and now we're back and the kids start school on Tuesday!!
What?? 
The summer is over and here comes more fun!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Tuna Poke Bowl for Scott and I, quesadillas for the kiddos.
Monday - Chicken kabobs with veggies, and broccoli salad.
Tuesday - Shrimp and bean burrito bowls with cabbage slaw.
Wednesday - Homemade mac and cheese with roasted summer veggies.
Thursday - Fish tacos with slaw and salsa.
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Birthday breakfast for me! And dinner at the swim team banquet. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

2016 Week 31 & 32

We are off on vacation in the PNW for a few weeks!
Happy days!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2016 Week 30

This dude had an amazing week!
He swam in prelims for swim team and made it to finals in 2 individual events.
Then, he swam his two events plus two relays on Saturday.
His team placed 3rd in their league, which is unprecedented.
Such a fun (but exhausting) weekend.
Now I'm looking forward to a relaxed week of fun.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Grilled fish and salads, with fruit.
Monday - Tacos and cantaloupe. 
Tuesday - Easy dinner at the ballpark while Scott plays softball.
Wednesday - Summer veggies and pasta.
Thursday - Tamales from the farmers market.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night.
Saturday - Kitchen sink quesadillas. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

2016 Week 29

Our summer lives are consumed with swim team these days.
 The countdown is on though, because prelims are this week and final are next Saturday!
 Our little fishes are loving it though, and it's so fun (and hot) to watch!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Late lunch/early dinner out after a day playing in the creek.
Monday - Dinner at the movies, seeing "The Secret Life of Pets", finally!
Tuesday - Dinner out with my mom before she leaves on her vacation to the East Coast.
Wednesday - Pizza dinner with coupons from the summer reading program and to carb load for prelims.
Thursday - Early taco dinner at home.
Friday - Green noodles with grilled chicken and cherry tomatoes.
Saturday - Grilling dinner with friends after a fun swim season.

Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 Week 28

It was a busy week!
We finally broke down and bought a minivan.
It was the best decision we've made in a while!!
 The utter silence of happy kids in the car is priceless somedays!

We spent Sunday morning celebrating my mom and sister's birthday
on the Platt river. 
Picnics by the water might be the best way to spend a Sunday.

And we are still loving on our funny kitten!

And now it's another fun week ahead of us.
Dinners this week:
Sunday - Spaghetti with veggies.
Monday - Dinner out with my dad.
Tuesday - Family swim night with pizza at the swim team pool.
Wednesday - Easy summer salad and ravioli.
Thursday - Burrito bowls with beans, rice, veggies.
Friday - Dinner in the woods, while camping. 
Saturday - Dinner at the cabin, yay!