Friday, May 29, 2015

It's Friday, Y'all!!

Happy Friday, Y'all! We have officially finished our first week of Summer and it was wonderful! We mixed in lots of pool days, no real schedules, but unfortunately no sleeping in. My kids are still waking up before 7!! Yikes! I'm hoping to change that in the very near future! :)


But speaking of Summer, we bought our first watermelon. And as usual, I was dreading having to cut it. I just really detest cutting one and my hubs never offers. But he quickly reminded me we had a special gadget for cutting it. SCORE!

(The middle piece is missing b/c daughter grabbed it and started eating it before I snapped a pic.)

This thing is seriously life changing! I purchased ours at Sam's Club last year, but I found one on amazon too.

Even though school is out, we still have dance and GA's (my daughter's church group) on Wednesday nights.  But it all wraps up this weekend. Her recital is Saturday but we had dress rehearsal on Wednesday. The song she is dancing to is "Going to the Chapel", so she's showing off her fancy "diamond ring".

My daughter and I worked on our family "Summer Bucket List". I wanted to keep it simple this year but also fun. I've learned that my kids really just enjoy the simple things (as do most kids, I'm sure). They don't need extravagant things to entertain them, just family time/friend time/fun. I wrote each item and then my daughter wrote how often/when we'd be doing them.

I know I mentioned it in an earlier post this week, but you MUST try the S'mores Oreos. I'm not typically a fan of any of the specialty ones, but these are amazing. I love the graham cracker cookie, and the filling, oh my!

But then I read Astleigh's blog yesterday about Blueberry Lemon Bars and I honestly can't wait to fix them. I'm hoping to run to the store this wknd for the ingredients. I'll keep you posted. It's just funny b/c I don't typically waste calories on "non chocolate desserts", but these just looked/sounded so good!

I  recently realized that the hubs and I haven't had a date night in quite some time. We were trying to go out at least once a month and for some reason we have missed a few. But thankfully I texted my mom and lined up childcare for next week. I can't wait! Now to plan my outfit. :)

I guess that's all for now. I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend. We have my daughter's dance recital on Saturday and her GA coronation on Sunday. But then we are officially finished with everything! Wahoo!

As always, my fun link ups:


  1. I'm going to need to buy that watermelon cutting tool! My husband cuts the watermelons here, but Im sure he would love to get that contraption! :)
    The stores oreos are yummy for sure--I had my first taste last weekend and they were super good!
    Hope you guys have a great weekend!!

  2. I'm going to share that cutting tool with everyone - what a life saver!! Oh how sweet does your little girl look - I'm sure the recital will be a huge success!! Have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. That watermelon cutting gadget ...I need it. Have a great weekend !

  4. I didn't even know GA's were still around! I did that as a kid, back in the 90's! :)

  5. I'm going to need to pick up one of those cutters since I never know quite how to attack the watermelon, haha. Hope you have fun on your date night!!

  6. I eat watermelon non stop in the summer I have to get that tool!
    The Lady Lawyer

  7. That watermelon looks delicious! I found the s'mores Oreos last weekend and oh my word they are wonderful. I love Astleigh's blog (came over from the link-up) and her baked goods always look so delicious! I'm with you, I'm generally a chocolate dessert girl but I could totally go for those bars!

  8. Yum – I can’t wait for our first watermelon – that cutting gadget looks like a life saver – so awesome! Love the family bucket list!

  9. Watermelon is my minis fav!!! OMG those oreos I am going to have to try them :)
    Happy Friday !!!!

  10. I need that watermelon cutter! Genius! Tell me, is it hard to get it through the watermelon? Also, I hope you love the bars!! Have such a fabulous weekend!! xo