Monday, June 20, 2016

Weekending Highlights

It's the start of the last week of school! This week is gonna be packed with meetings, and packing up my office, and then saying good bye to the kids on Thursday!

Before we get to that, let's chat about the highlights from this weekend!

~Got in a pastel mood and painted my nails with my new Essie color, Go Ginza (and then proceeded to accidentally wear more pastels)
~My Loft shipment arrived, and the Ikat dress was amazingly soft and fit perfectly (it was still on sale yesterday so go get it if you were interested) and the shell tank I immediately put on with my patterned J Crew shorts that I got a couple months ago.  The crochet top was a bust.
~Went out to dinner on Friday night with my friend from work and her husband
~Grabbed some drinks beforehand and enjoyed the weather outside on the water before we sat down to eat
~Went to an eye doctor appointment Saturday morning and got some more contacts for the year. Exciting stuff, I know.

~Went for a 5 mile walk along GW parkway toward Mount Vernon. It was a really nice day for such a long walk.

~Finished the book I was reading, and moved on to the next one!

~Went on another double date with another couple friend of ours and tried out a new restaurant that just opened up recently called Barley Mac. The food was SO good (I had the pesto salmon and shrimp), and we splurged with the bourbon glazed apple crisp with ice cream at the end. Mouth watering-ly delicious!!

~Came home and watched 13 Hours--totally intense! Can't believe that actually happened!

~Woke up, had strawberry pancakes a la MG for breakfast then ran errands

~Drove to Quantico National Cemetery to visit my dad on Father's Day. The weather was so pretty--the sun was shining and it wasn't humid at all. It was surreal seeing my dad's name on a headstone, and really emotional. I was glad we went to see him on Father's Day.


~Had a late lunch with my mom and MG and spent some time together afterwards back at our house, where she got to love up on Cooper

~Met up with my sister-in-law and niece and had a coffee as they were driving back home from a lacrosse tournament in VA and took a pit stop
~Started OITNB....only watched one episode but not so sure about this season

~Told MG's dad over FaceTime about our surprise family trip for him for his birthday to the lakehouse in a couple of weekends--he was so surprised and seemed excited about it (but he doesn't know everything we have booked there yet!)

The rest of the night was low key, resting up for a busy week!
Hoping your weekend was filled with love and family!

34 comments:

  1. Looks like such a nice weekend. So happy the day was beautiful to visit your daddy's gave, his love was surrounding you. Love you in pink and those pretty pastel nails suit you so well!! Hope you have a great start to your week!!

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  2. I've heard this season of OITNB is the so good - much better than last season...but we haven't started yet! Love the color of that top you got from loft!! Hope you have a great last week of school! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  3. What a fun weekend! That nail color is so pretty. Drinks outside sound like the perfect thing before dinner. And your Saturday evening dinner looks AMAZING yum!

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  4. Looks like a nice weekend. I am sure that it wasn't easy seeing your dad's headstone. I am sure he was with you this weekend.

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. such a pretty colour; i love pastels on nails. sorry to hear that part of your haul was a bust. i hate when that happens - i bought a sport bra yesterday without trying it on (because lazy) and it didn't fit right so now i have to go through the trouble to return it :(

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  6. I trained for a marathon with a running group on the GW parkway! It's so pretty!

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  7. The last week of school is my FAVE!!!!!!!!!! So exciting!

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  8. Love the loft top! Sounds like a perfect day to remember your dad; I hope you are all doing well!

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  9. The best part of this post is the fact that it's the last week of school for you! I know you are so ready to be done!! And I love your loft purchase!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  10. I liked the first two OITNB. I wasn't a huge fan of last season.

    I ordered some dresses from LOFT last night, great sale. Your top looks great!

    Hope you got through this weekend okay.

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  11. I am three episodes into OITNB hoping it gets better. We started watching Bloodline and are hooked, except the episodes tend to drag sometimes. Glad you got to visit your daddy. I know he was watching down on you.

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  12. What a nice weekend! Enjoy the final week of school! :) Summer is sooo close for you!

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  13. What a beautiful sunny day to go visit your dad - he is definitely looking down on you!

    This time I am also always loving pastel, and that Go Ginza is a constant favorite of mine. Have a good week!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  14. Sounds like a great weekend! Loving your pastels on pastels :) And your Loft tank with those J.Crew shorts are perfect! Enjoy your last week of school! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  15. I haven't started the new OITNB season, I've seen so many mixed reviews about it.

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  16. Sounds like it was a wonderful weekend. Hope your last week of school goes by fast.

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  17. Great weekend! That food at the new spot you tried looks AMAZING! Glad you got in some family time too xox

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  18. I know this was probably a tough weekend for you but I'm so glad to hear you had lots of great family time and it looks like some delicious eats!

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  19. Looks like you had a fun filled weekend, and I'm so glad you got to go visit your dad on such a beautiful day *hugs*. I started OITNB this weekend too, and got through 3 episodes. I'd say it's off to a better start than last season, it took me a while to finish it last year and of course it picked up momentum near the end. I'm wondering if it'll be the same thing this year. Cheers to the last week of school <3
    Green Fashionista

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  20. It sounds like you had a great weekend, and that's great that you got to visit your dad on Father's Day as well. We watched 13 Hours this past weekend as well, and it was just so mindblowing to me. I can't believe everything those men went through and that no help was sent!

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  21. glad you got over to quantico and that the weather was nice. <3 i haven't started OITNB and not sure if i will. i had really struggled with other seasons and have SO much other stuff to watch haha. plus i'd like to read something again someday. anyway, glad it was a good weekend overall. happy monday!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  22. I'm sure yesterday was a tough day for you, I was thinking about you constantly! Love your new Loft finds!

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  23. Love your mani color! the surprise family trip will be so fun!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  24. Sounds like you had a good weekend, I'm so glad :) We watched 13 hours last week & loved it!! I'm glad you were able to visit your dad too. You all are going to have the best time on your lakehouse trip!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  25. Glad you had such a beautiful day to visit your father's grave and were able to see family on such a tough day. And yay for the last week of school!

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  26. That loft top looks great on you. I am sorry for your loss and know that this time can be tough.

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  27. Ermagherd that Apple Chrisp with ice cream looks AH-mazing. I'm so ready for aaaall the apple pie now that 4th of July is almost here! Guess I need to try my hand at one.

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  28. What a great weekend. I am glad the weather was good for a dad visit for you. I am sure yesterday was tough for you, but the excitement of your father in law hopefully made it a bit better. Congrats on the end of the school year!

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  29. Happy last week of school! You guys always pack so much into the weekends - it all sounds great especially both the double dates!

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  30. Sounds like a great weekend. I'm sure yesterday was tough, but thinking of you and praying for comfort for you. Just hold onto all those sweet memories. :)

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  31. Pastels for the win!!
    I'm glad that you got to go see your Dad on Father's Day. How sweet of you! :)

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  32. Your weekend sounds so fun! That food looks great. Glad you got time to spend time with family AND friends. 13 Hours was so good (not to mention that John Krasinski was totally not in it). What a great way to celebrate father's day and honor your dad. I'm sure it wasn't easy this year. Thinking of you!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  33. Yay for it being your last week of school! I'm glad you got to spend some time with your dad <3

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  34. Still so sad for yall and the loss of your Dad - glad you were able to go out and visit him Sunday, I am sure that's a hard day for you. Praying for you girl!

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