1.What We’re Eating This Week
During the school year, we have activities just about every night after school…which makes every night equally hectic when it comes to planning out what’s for dinner. I find that I am a lot less stressed if we at least have a plan for the week for dinner, even if it means we’re going out!
During the summer, we’ve been fortunate to have only 2-3 weeknights with organized activities which means a lot more flexibility and less rush when it comes to dinner time! I work Monday/Wednesday which also happens to be when Delaney has soccer so I’ve decided from here on out, those nights will be either Crockpot or Instapot meals.
I usually only meal plan Monday thru Thursday and then we wing it on the weekends. This week’s menu is made up of recipes from my Pinterest Board. I have a board called “This Week’s Menu” that I move recipes for the week to so I can access them quickly. Here’s what’s on the menu this week for us:
- Honey Teriyaki Chicken with Rice (the chicken turned out a bit dry, so I won’t be making this recipe again)
- Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce
- BBQ Ranch Chicken Sandwiches
- Soy Glazed Salmon
2. What I’m Reminiscing About
I’m reminiscing about the road trip we took to Ohio a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about it on Monday’s blog if you want to go back and read it! Even though it can get a little crazy sometimes taking the kids out of their “element” ; I love spending uninterrupted one on one time with them and taking them to see new things. We try to take them on a summer vacay each summer and usually the end of our little trip also means summer is nearing it’s end too. Time goes so fast and I want to enjoy these moments with kids while they still enjoy being with me! What are you reminiscing about?!
4. What We’ve Been Up To
While we love to watch Parker play baseball, we’ve been enjoying the fact that we only have Delaney playing sports right now. We have more free time without all the activities going on so we’ve been checking things off on our summer bucket list! I think I’m going to blog about the things we’ve done so far on our list in the next week or two! What are we missing from our SUMMER BUCKET LIST?
5. What I’m Dreading
The kids going back to school! As much as I need a break some days, I still love to have them home with me!
6. What I’m Working On
I don’t think I’m really working on anything right now…this is making me think I better start!
7. What I’m Excited About
We are going to spend the last week of summer vacation up at my parent’s house on the lake and I’m really looking forward to some relaxation with the kids!
8. What I’m Watching/Reading
I’m finishing listening to Beartown on Audible at the moment. A friend highly recommended the book to me because we’re a hockey family but I never really got into it. We started listening to the book on our way home from Ohio so I’m wondering if maybe I was just too distracted to really tune into it. If you’ve read it and loved it, let me know maybe I’ll give it another shot.
I’m not really watching anything at this point…after binge watching all 8 seasons of Game of Thrones in the month of June (#iprobablyshouldntadmitthat) , I’m feeling like I could do without TV for awhile.
9. What I’m Listening To
I typically listen to Podcasts when I’m driving and usually tune into Rise, Parenting Beyond Discipline, Rise Together, Ted Talks, Goal Digger and Oprah’s super soul conversations.
10. What I’m Wearing
I’ve been wearing a whole lot of athleisure this summer but no matter what I’m wearing 99.9% of the time I also wearing my Birkenstocks. This is the first pair I’ve owned and I LOVE them. Side note~ did you know that you’re supposed to seal the core whenever it starts to loose it’s shininess?
11. What I’m Doing this Weekend
This weekend we have dinner plans with friends on Friday, I work on Saturday and Sunday we have the day all to ourselves. Hoping to do something outdoors and maybe have a bonfire!
12. What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month
Next month Jared and I are taking a trip to Newport, RI and we’re super excited! If any of you have been, comment below with any tips or things we must see/do!
13. What Else is New:
As they say, no news is good news!
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Melissa @ Finding My Mojo