Monday, July 13, 2015

Weekend Highlights

This weekend was just what I needed! The weather was great, and all of our plans worked out perfectly! I couldn't have asked for a better way to close out the week and start this one off!

My weekend highlights included:
~Friday afternoon massage which was completely heavenly!

~Came back home and did some reading on the deck--seriously loving the book that I'm reading now...this will never get old

~Date night with MG near our old condo

~A trip to Wegmans to get last-minute stuff for our party

~Saturday morning prep for the party--cleaning, straightening up, food prep, and rearranging our deck (taking advantage of the built-in bench seating)
~Had a good bunch of friends over for a cook out--everyone got to see all of the updates we've done, and some got to see the house for the first time.

~We had a drink station, I made several appetizers (buffalo chicken dip among them!), and MG made delicious burgers and blackened chicken sandwiches 
~Had everyone around our table out on the deck--I love a table full of friends and yummy food!
~The night ended in a circle, sitting on the deck, talking and drinking
Can you spot the tired pup in the photo? :)
~Our last couple friend stayed until about 1am

~Slept in the next morning! (So did Cooper, who was in doggy heaven the night before with all of the love and attention he was getting)

~Did a 5 mile walk with MG by the water (didn't have my phone so no pics!)

~Came home and ended the day how I started it: on the deck, reading, soaking in the beautiful weather

~Made dinner, relaxed, and ate some yummy white-chocolate covered strawberries that our friends brought over....delish! :)

And today I'm ready to take on the second week of summer school. Today's gonna be a long day with some of my harder kids today at summer school, followed by a parent meeting in the afternoon at my regular school year site, and then the dentist. Needless to say, I'll be happy when Monday is over, but I'll just focus on the fun memories made this weekend!
I hope your weekend was awesome and your Monday's easy!

Linking up with these ladies today:
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26 comments:

  1. Wow, sounds like you really did have the perfect weekend! SO jealous of your massage and glad your party went perfectly! And definitely glad you guys had gorgeous weather! Happy Monday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. You have quite the perfect back deck!!! I love the yellow top you wore for Saturday! I hope today goes smooth for you and is quick!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I just have to say that I am completely loving the fact that you and MG still go on date nights during the week--especially the night before throwing a big party at your place! Most couples I know would put the date night on the back burner. I love that you guys still do dinner dates or walks on the river like you always mention. I pray that you keep that going even into the later years!! :) I hope you definitely keep those good weekend memories alive today during a rough Monday!!

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  4. Sounds like the perfect weekend! I love hosting friends at our house. I'm jealous of that massage too!

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  5. sounds like a PERFECT weekend!!! Have a great week!

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  6. That sounds like you had the most perfect Summer nights weekend!! Love being able to catch up with everyone with good food and drinks!

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  7. work and dentist on a Monday?! egh. that sounds terrible. Your weekend cook out looked awesome! and that pic of you and MG is SUPER cute!

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  8. WOW! Your deck looks fabulous! And your night sounded perfect!! :) Hope today goes quickly for both of us. ;)

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  9. Wegmans... boy do I miss that store. I use to live in upstate New York and that was my favorite place to shop. Your deck looks inviting and I can see why you would want to grab a book and veg out there. A table for friends and good food, my other favorite thing to do. Heavenly, anytime of the week. Happy Monday!

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  10. Sounds like the perfect weekend! It's so fun to have friends over to show off all the house progress. Good luck at school today! :)

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  11. Sounds like a really great weekend! Glad your party turned out so well :) Happy Monday!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  12. The cook-out sounds great! That deck is a really beautiful spot for entertaining!

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  13. I'm so glad the weather held up for your party - you guys are such great hosts, the food sounds delicious and I love how big your deck is! All your time spent reading and relaxing out there sounds like the perfect weekend to me. I always know it was a good night before if Stella sleeps in the next day, ha! Happy that Cooper did the same :)

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  14. Love your deck and kitchen area! Wish we had that kind of counter space, and space outdoors to enjoy. That food sounds wonderful too, great way to celebrate a weekend with good barbeque and drinks.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  15. Sounds like a fun party! Buffalo chicken dip is always a hit with our group of friends. Love your deck area....looks perfect for entertaining!

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  16. Your deck is so beautiful! What a perfect spot! And what a great weekend!

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  17. What a great party spot! Looks like a huge success! I hope your Monday ends quickly! xo

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  18. What a fun weekend! It looks like a great saturday night had with friends!

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  19. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  20. Sounds like a great weekend! I always love reading out on our deck!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  21. The deck looks great! Love buffalo chicken dip. You can never go wrong by having that around. Good luck with summer school & the dentist.

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  22. Perfect weekend!! You totally deserved it, girl!
    I want to come hang out on your deck and read a book with you! Seriously, looks like heaven! I'm dreaming of the days that we can hang out outside again (and not need to be in a pool to be surviving the heat)! Good luck making it through today, sweet friend!!

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  23. Sounds like a fabulous weekend, and super jealous of your massage! Your deck looks awesome, perfect spot for a party :)

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  24. Cookouts out home with friends are the best...gotta love a good drink station too! Xx.

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  25. yall are the best and so cute! Cheers to that massage girl, mmm makes me want to redeem my one hubs got me! Can you believe I've never had one??!

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  26. Such a fun weekend! Have a deck and a table full of friends and food is the best! Xo, Stephanie

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