Jun 24, 2015

What's Up Wednesday!

How is it the last Wednesday of June already? Oh I know, its because I was gone for nearly half of it.

What's Up Wednesday with Mix and Match Mama is the perfect way for me to attempt to hop back into blogging and play catch up with where we're at. I'll be answering the questions below and you should do the same. I love this link up!

What we're eating.... Not everything under the sun like we did the last 2 weeks that's for sure. After much begging, I gave into Mr. Summers request to eat Whole30 style after the cruise. We are Whole30'ing long term, but will take breaks for events such as weddings, parties, camping, etc. So far, I've been completely compliant and the only non-compliant thing Danny has had is a little bit of sour cream. I feel better already.

What I'm reminiscing about... Wedding season is in full swing around here, so it's got me thinking about our big day. You can read about that HERE.
What I'm loving... being home. While it was nice to be away from work, cleaning, cooking, laundry and my cell phone(at least for half of the trip) for 12 days, I sure missed  my routine. And my bed. I took a nap in my bed at lunch yesterday that's how much I've missed it.
What we've been up too... visiting Alaska. Danny is trying to figure out how to get me to move there, but it ain't happenin. I'll hopefully recap the trip next week! Now we are just playing catch up and figuring out how to get all the crap done that needs done. More on that.

What I'm dreading... while I love the fact that our mudroom/laundry room addition is moving right along, I'm not looking forward to having to repaint the kitchen because of it. We took a window in the kitchen out and plastered over it (our whole house, except our room is plaster for some reason). Painting kitchens kind of sucks, but there is a very large and very noticeable white area in my blue kitchen that is driving me nuts and I've only been looking at it for 3 days.

What I'm working on... what am I not working on? Finding time for the above, laundry, getting back into running, not losing my mind.

What I'm excited about... this weekend! Its one of my best friends' bachelorette party weekend! After 12 days of being with a teething toddler, whiny 5 year old girl (what little girls aren't whiny though) and an 8 year old who thinks she's 14, two whole days of adult time sounds GREAT!

What I'm watching/reading... Not watching much TV these days, even before the trip! I did read a whole book though. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. So good! I bought it, along with Big Little Lies, before the trip with hopes of reading both. I started Big Little Lies on the flight home and can't wait to pick it back up. They are easy reads. And I like easy!

What I'm listening too... Tucker talking up a storm! Being around his cousins for almost 2 weeks made his vocabulary take off. Well, he's saying like 4 more words but still. The cutest is "Okay." I know there will be one day that his talking will drive me nuts, but I couldn't be more excited about the game of "guess why the toddler is mad/crying/asking" being almost over. Grunts and yells aren't very informative.

What I'm wearing... I'm actually wearing the shirt I wore for most of my bump pictures. I love that it fit me during pregnancy and now. The picture below is from when I was pregnant.

What I'm doing this weekend... Bachelorette Party! I have no idea how I'm going to survive. Dinner at 7 on Friday followed by a chill night at the hotel. Saturday is boating, a concert and THEN going out. Its going to take me at least 3 days to recover. Because this accurately describes my life.
Not happening...

What I'm looking forward to next month... We have 2 weddings to attend, one of which we are in. I'm looking forward to seeing some of our friends that we haven't seen in a while. We are also hoping to go camping at the end of July. And the 3rd week of July is the beloved 4H fair. July is always busy!

What else is new?  Besides my love for beer cocktails that I drank daily on the cruise, not much. Oh! I did challenge myself to something before we left! With the exception of a couple pairs of work pants and a few more pair of underwear, I am going to attempt to not buy ANY clothes for the rest of the year! This will be interesting. And challenging. I should probably just avoid Target too.

Bonus questions: What are you doing for 4th of July? I'm hoping the same thing I do every year. Go to fireworks in the small neighboring town. I've missed one year out of like the last 20. Danny used to volunteer at the fire department there, which is who puts them on, so that makes it even more special. Danny works this year so he won't be joining us, that's not a huge surprise though. 

Alright.. that's what we've been up too! I'm hoping next week I can recap then trip before I lose all of my memories of it, share our room addition progress and basically just start blogging again!


  1. Welcome back! Can't wait to hear about your trip, an Alaskan cruise is on our bucket list:)

  2. I've LOVED your Alaska pics on FB... seriously makes me think I need to get myself there! And I also love that you're sticking with Whole30... it feels SO good to feel good, doesn't it?! :)

  3. Funny, I was in Alaska last month visiting family and friends. We used to live and I'm confident we will not move back. The winters last forever! Estherdavison@gmail.com. That was some good weather when I was there.