Thursday, August 31, 2017

Forest Spence 2017

Brook participated in the Forest Spence 5K last weekend.  She ran the 1 mile in 9 minutes, so she did great, but was quite exhausted afterwards.  I had to replenish her with water, donuts, and banana.

On her way back to the finish line.....still smiling! 
Way to go Brook!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What's Up Wednesday ~ August Edition

What we're eating this week.......
Monday - hot dogs, chips, dip, & veggies to celebrate Campbell!
Tuesday - out to Holiday Ham
Wednesday - church
Thursday - grilled chicken salad
Friday - fried chicken, potatoes, salad
Saturday - Mexican
I made this last week, but we do love us some chocolate zucchini bread!  Okay, it is more chocolate bread, but I promise zucchini is in it!

What I'm reminiscing about........
wearing my boots every day!!

What I'm loving.......
cooler August temperatures
I actually turned on my seat warmer one night last week! 
Sipping hot chocolate on the back porch looking at pinterest.  Yes, please.

What we've been up to.......
going to the gym a few times a week
And apparently I have walked the length of Manhattan from top to bottom in my progress!

What I'm dreading.......
nothing at the moment

What I'm working on........
ideas for simple projects around the house

What I'm excited about.........

What I'm watching/reading......
Honestly, not too much of either this month. Except for a few episodes of Seinfeld while walking at the gym (see above :)).

What I'm listening to....
We just got a family subscription to Spotify Prime, so we are enjoying listening to the music of our choice :).

What I'm wearing.......
More exercise clothes, which motivates me to exercise, ha! But I'm ready for some long sleeve, legging and boots in my weekly rotation again!

What I'm doing this weekend........
maybe the Delta Fair?  Or some Labor Day shopping?
We do have some friends coming over for dinner that we haven't seen in a few years. 

What I'm looking forward to next month.......
VACATION!!!  Did I mention vacation?

What else is new......... 
I have been sorting through some fall decorations  to see what I have and need for some fall decorating next week.  Bring on September!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Campbell & Crawford ~ August 2017

I haven't posted in a week, so today you get all the pictures.  But you're in luck....the subjects of these photos are quite cute :).

Last week, Nicole brought Campbell & Crawford to see us at our house.  It was their first visit and we all enjoyed it so much.

He wore his Colombian outfit we gave him :)!!

I love my greats!

It was such a sweet time.

This week, we also celebrated Campbell's legal adoption & it was such a fun night with family.  Here a few pictures from that event.....

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

The whole world knew about it, the USA was watching, it came and it went.....Solar Eclipse 2017

First stop, lunch at Huey's downtown.

Then we headed to Autozone Park where the Memphis Redbirds play baseball.

We were provided with glasses and it allowed us to be outside the entire 3 hours.  This was the hottest day so far in August in Memphis! But it still was not record temperatures thankfully.
Isabella seeing it for the first time.
Brook's reaction
10 minutes until the peak eclipse in Memphis 
4 minutes until time to totality 
They would also show clips of it on the jumbotron.
In case you are wondering, yes, I wore my International Space Station t-shirt and my Memphis Redbirds cap to the game.  My worst fashion this day was wearing jeans on a hot day!
It was a good, yet a little hot day, for us and we were thankful to be downtown because we heard there was cloud coverage and some rain in our neighborhood. 
And Avery went home with one of the game day baseballs!!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Favorites

We finally joined a gym last week and we have been trying to work out regularly and eat healthier too.  Of course, we still have our ice cream and frozen yogurt in our routine :).

These August rain showers and cooler temperatures have been lovely...especially for back porch sitting, listening to the rain.

We took a last minute road trip Monday night to Oxford, MS to eat at Ajax.  We really like this restaurant and it is also one of Larry's favorites.  We went to celebrate Larry Ray's birthday and some of his other friends joined us too. 

Courthouse, Oxford, MS

This week marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.  We gathered around and watched "Viva Las Vegas", my favorite Elvis movie. 

I'm happy to see the weekend here and ready for a new week.  
Happy Friday!

Weekend Wrap-Up / Fall Decor ~ September 20, 2021

 Good Monday morning.  Life has been tough lately and is winning over my blogging time these days.  But, today, I am sharing some highlights...