Cruising right into the middle of June, how is that even possible? I am seeing some back to school stuff being put out already. It feels wrong. Let the kids have at least one full month out before you throw that back at them! We have entered the stage of the year where every day is oppressively hot and humid here. I become less and less motivated to do outdoor activities, as I hate being hot. We still managed to squeeze a few in this weekend!

Friday evening, one of Chris’s friends came over for a few hours. We decided to order Ironstone, because everyone must try it. I didn’t think about taking any photos the night we got it, we all dove in as soon as I set it on the counter. We ordered some cheese bread, a Hawaiian Special, Pepperoni and a Buffalo Chicken. They were all delicious! This was what was left the next day…

Saturday morning after breakfast, I headed out to weed our front flower beds. Again. I just did this about a week or two ago, but with all the rain everything has become a jungle again. I am not an outdoorsy landscaping/lawn person. I hate it all. We pay someone to cut our grass and do all the maintenance with it. Life is too short to spend 5-6 hours of my precious weekends dealing with all that crap. So pulling weeds is up there among my least favorite activities ever. Add in that it was just miserably humid outside…and I decided I deserved some more pizza for lunch!

Zoe and I made a Publix run in the afternoon, and then we headed out to the backyard for her to run around in the sprinklers. I am so thankful for our covered patio with ceiling fan. I can stay fairly comfortable under there with a book…and Mac.

We had an ice cream sandwich party that night before dinner. I highly recommend those.

That evening I made pork medallions and mashed potatoes. A meal enjoyed by all. When I was buying the fennel at Publix for the recipe, the cashier asked me to remind him what it was and what I used it for and I was telling him about the recipe. He was like omg I need to make that!!! Fennel is so underrated.

That evening when we were walking Mac, we saw the lightening bugs and Zoe asked if she could get her catcher and catch one. I said sure, not thinking anything of it. She got one on her first try and was so excited, running into the house with it to show Chris. She named him Gaston and showing him around the house. I told her that we should probably let Gaston back out before bed, and she got all upset. I reminded her that he was a bug not a pet…and that if he stayed in her little holder overnight, he might not wake up in the morning. Or ever. Ensue the total meltdown. She was just beside herself. Crying for her love for her Gaston. It was so sad taking her outside to let it go. She cried out “Bye, Gaston!” Several times watching him fly away. She cried herself to sleep that night. She asked about him when she woke up the next morning, and looked for him last night on our walk with Mac. So many feelings.

Sunday morning after breakfast, we decided we wanted to have a homemade ice cream party. I set out to find an ice cream maker, and quickly realized that no where near us had any in stock. Rude! We did have some delicious enchiladas for dinner, and had a super hero smores party on the deck before bed. (Where Zoe wore a superhero costume and Chris had on his green lantern t-shirt.) Mac was Ironman and I guess I was supermom who supplied the party.

And just like that, the weekend was over. It is going to be another crazy week at work. I can feel it. I have several things I want to accomplish around the house this week as well. My office closet needs cleaned and organized, it has become dumping ground of sorts for things that do not have a home. I need to do another closet purge in our master. Our neighborhood is having a collective yard sale soon, and I have decided to participate. I am thinking about just pricing clothes and shoes a flat rate per item type instead of trying to price things out individually. How much do you expect to pay for clothes at a garage sale? What about home decor items? I haven’t been to one in forever, I want this stuff gone so it will be priced accordingly.

Linking up with Tanya. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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  • Reply laura June 14, 2021 at 8:55 am

    What a fun weekend! It was so hot and muggy this weekend already! It’s only June – I’m scared for August! Are those the Tillamook ice cream sandwiches?!? I freaking love those things. So sweet about Z and her lightning bug friend – we haven’t seen any out of our way yet!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer June 14, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Maybe I’ll join our next neighborhood yard sale. I purged some last weekend but I need to do A LOT more! All of your food looks amazing! I might have to make the enchiladas this week… Zoe looks so sweet in her strawberry dress!

  • Reply Biana June 14, 2021 at 10:06 am

    An ice cream sandwich party sounds amazing! We’ve had some hot days, but I feel like up north we cant complain because it’s so short lived! Hope you have a great start to the week.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag June 14, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Oh poor Zoe and Gaston!
    An ice cream party sounds fab. Sorry you couldn’t find an ice cream machine, but s’mores is always a good choice too.
    Ugh, it’s starting to get hot and gross around me too and I’m not here for it. Give me a pool and keep me inside. LOL


  • Reply Danielle Butler June 14, 2021 at 11:19 am

    That is the cutest smores maker. I want to make that pork medallion dish. It looks really good. Fennel is definitely underrated for sure. I love ice cream sandwich parties. Are those made my Tillamock? We get a similar one.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent June 14, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Oh no… I can just imagine the heartache of saying bye to Gaston. Bless her heart
    We’ve just had that conversation today about yard work – Ricky spents SO MUCH TIME on our yard – we have so much anyways – & I’ve told him to just hire someone to seed it & put treatments on it – he can still mow it – he enjoys that with his new mower – but the money he spends on treatment stuff would pay for someone to do it for us!

  • Reply Lauren June 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Girl, kids here are STILL IN SCHOOL!

  • Reply SMD June 14, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Can we not with back to school already? I am over rushing everything. Kids are just getting out up here!

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