Weekending Highlights

Happy Monday, friends! Hopefully you're bright eyed and bushy-tailed and ready to take on the week ahead!
My weekend was pretty low key overall, but still relaxing which was wonderful!
My highlights included:
~Lots of sweet messages from so many of you on my Friday post about my dad. Thank you for all of your kind words and thoughts.
(With the exception of one person who felt like that post was an appropriate time to ask me if I was hosting any Fall parties so that he could market me glow sticks #asshat)

~Friday afternoon HH with two of my friends over Mexican food and margs to celebrate making it through the first week of school!
~MG coming back from being in London for the week!

~Lots of couch snuggles to make up for the days he was gone :)

~Saturday morning MG washed both of our cars (good man) and then helped some neighbors take down a tree in their front yard #malebonding #powertools

~We grabbed lunch out at Cosi and then went to Ashley Furniture to take a look at dining room tables and chairs, but didn't find anything that we liked (plus their "buy one get one free sale was a joke since they had jacked up all of their prices to be double what they normally were--not really a sale when you do that, a-holes!)

~Stopped at DSW and found these adorable gold/nude heels. I love how dainty they are, especially for my skinny little ankles! 
~MG worked on and practiced his best man speech for the wedding next weekend--I think he's gonna do great!

~Finished Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Not my favorite, but it was ok. More in-depth review to come in the future.

~We made pesto grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner, with a side of homemade zucchini tots. So much yum!! (recipe for the tots to come!)
~Watched the movie The Fundamentals of Caring with Paul Rudd, which was well done--we both liked it. And then followed it up with the comedy special for Ali Wong which was really funny!
~Reflected on 9/11 15 years ago. Where I was, the memories I have from that day, and the prayers I have for all of the families who lost someone that day.
~Meal prepped, ran errands and got ready for an afternoon of football watching (and some couch napping--oops!) :)

~Got a pedicure so my feet will be wedding-ready next weekend, too!
~Grabbed Chipotle for dinner, because yum!

~Took an after-dinner family walk since the weather was finally pleasant and beautiful. And we had to work off that Chipotle ;)
MG being a ham, pretending that Cooper was too strong :)
Today is my first full week implementing my schedule and getting to see my kiddos at work consistently. It's gonna be a crazy busy day but I'm hopeful that it's going to be lots of fun too!
Hoping your week was restful and fun, and that your Monday isn't too painful!


  1. I've watched Ali Wong's comedy special! It was hilarious...and then it got a little dirty at the end but other than that I laughed really hard. Have a great week at school!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. So glad you had a nice relaxing weekend - I got a pedicure yesterday as well and oh my gosh was it relaxing!! Hope the week gets off to a great start!! Still shaking my head over that marketing guy - such an idiot!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Good luck this week! Gotta love a man that washes your car. :)

  4. Sounds like a fabulous weekend! All of that food sounds delish -- we're going to have to make the zucchini tots soon! And yay for relaxing pedicures! :)

  5. a nice weekend indeed. happy hour with margs sounds like the best way to end the week and good to spend time with friends on that friday. reminds me i need a pedicure - yours sounded fantastic! hopefully your week goes well!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. Love those shoes! Can't wait to hear the full review on the Harry Potter book!

  7. I am so jealous of MG's trip to London! I wish I had an excuse to go over there for work :) Can we talk about how tan you look in that pedi picture! You're darker than I am! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  8. You didn't tell me the HH was over Mexican and margs-- you're my spirit animal!! :) Loving the nude heels from DSW; DSW is my go-to shoe stop! Have a great week!! xoxo, R

  9. Ok I officially want MG's job, his travels sound amazing! And yummm to all the happy hour Mexican! Sending more *hugs* sweet friend and possibly some glow sticks ;-)
    Green Fashionista

  10. Hope you have a great first full week!! I'm getting a pedicure next week and am counting down! Pesto grilled cheese sounds amazing.

  11. Happy first week of implementation!

    I love zucchini tots.

  12. Gosh, I think everyone had Chipotle this weekend, myself included! Love.

    And girl - zucchini tots?!?! Please share that recipe! We LOVE zucchini, and I have never heard of a zucchini tot!

  13. Hope your Monday treats you well friend! Glad you got to snuggle MG after he was gone for a while :)! That HH guac and margs looks and sounds amazing! I could seriously live off guac if I needed to! Those heels are so pretty, I got a similar pair to wear the day before my wedding and they were so comfy and pretty!

  14. you had me at pesto grilled cheese - that sounds delicious!!

  15. Pesto grilled cheeses are you kidding me?!?!? YUM!! I am dragging today and already counting the hours until the weekend... ugh

  16. I would like to know what company he is marketing the glow sticks for...so I can write to them and let them know that they will not be getting my business because of his behavior.

  17. That ecard is so me! lol Sounds like a lovely weekend spending time with friends and the hubs after he was gone for a week! Those shoes are gorgeous and I'm with ya on the skinny ankles. I hope your first full week back at work is off to a wonderful start....well as wonderful working can be?!

  18. Yumm, pesto grilled cheese is one of my favorite things to order a local restaurant we go to :) Jared hates pesto- isn't that sad?! Hope this first week is going well for you so far!


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