around here // father’s day weekend

June 16, 2014


Around here messes were made. While I was in the shower Meredith decided to empty all of the drawers and shelves of their contents. Miraculously though, she helped clean up!


I took my last splurge weekend seriously.


We did a little crafting for daddy.


“Take us a picture!”


I was able to work on a few things around the house, including styling our dresser. More books were needed (an obvious solution, I thought) so I stacked a Stephen King illustrated companion (my husband’s favorite author) with some House Beautiful magazines and a pretty copy of The Hobbit. I never could get a clear photo of it since it’s right in front of a window. But I do hope to share this finished wall of our master bedroom soon!


I made a serious grocery trip. It took forever because I had to read all the labels and pick out produce that I have never bought before! Kind of sad, but I’m making positive changes so no feeling guilty about the past allowed.


For Father’s Day we met my family at a sports bar…my dad is a huge soccer fan so we watched a World Cup game and ate delicious appetizers.


Then we we had a big dinner of fajitas with David’s family! Meredith looks unhappy in this picture but she was actually in a great mood all weekend! I was so proud of her, she didn’t take a nap because of all the activity and was still SO well-behaved, even when it came time for bath and bed. This is definitely not usually the case so it was a gift all in itself.


And finally let’s talk about how I have the greatest in-laws ever. They saw how much I wanted this advent calendar and completely surprised me with it!! So now there is a chance that I can have it finished by December!

What a great weekend. And now…it’s whole30 time! I woke up several times last night with nerves but no turning back now! I’m sure I’ll be mentioning my progress here and I’ll definitely do a wrap-up post at the end, but if you want to follow along more closely I’ll be posting pics of some of my meals on Instagram.

Have a great week!

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Comments on around here // father’s day weekend

  1. 1

    From Scott:

    That is an awesome smile from Liam! Also, I’m pretty partial towards your in-laws as well.

  2. 2

    From yours truly, melissa:

    Your little guys grin in the last photo – CUTE! :)

    Good luck on your new eating endeavor, can’t wait to hear how it goes. (Chocolate chip cookies is the way to go on the way out! HA! They look amazing).

    Also question, is that dresser in Meredith’s room from Ikea? I think we are going to get the same one for Alice’s toddler room…

  3. 3

    From Kathleen:

    Yes it’s the Hemnes dresser and I highly recommend it! Great quality, lots of room, the drawers open and close so smoothly.

  4. 4

    From Nora:

    That photo of David and your kids is adorable; he’s so handsome and i see a lot of him in both kids! Glad you had a great weekend and good luck with Whole 30. I can’t wait to hear more about it. xo

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