Friday, June 24, 2016

5 on Friday

Today is my 10th wedding anniversary! Gosh it makes me feel old to say that, don't even talk to me next year when I have a 10 year old child ... anyways. In honor of my wedding anniversary I thought I'd share 5 things I love about being married.

1. Let's start out cliche with "I get to live with my best friend". But in all seriousness, we have fun together and I'm glad I get to go through this crazy thing called life with him by my side.

2. Being married means you get a nice shiny ring. I mean diamonds are a girl's best friend ;)

3. I have a handy man, lawn boy, bug killer and chauffeur all in one! 

4. Being parents with him is challenging and rewarding all at once. We don't always agree on how things with the kids should work but in the end I know we respect each other's decisions and agree on the big stuff (like no boyfriends! kidding, well sort of!).

5. Having someone you can trust, count on, always talk to and are happy to see every day is the best. I couldn't imagine not having him around. 

Ok enough with the sappy stuff ... let's end with a happy photo of us on our wedding day. Here's to the next 10 years and beyond!
He was 21, I was 19 ... gosh we were babies. Would you have guessed if I hadn't told you?

Monday, June 20, 2016

Meal Plan #25

I use Pinterest, like many people, to keep track of what recipes I want to try. The problem is I had a single Recipes to Try board with way too many pins that I couldn't ever find anything without endless scrolling. I did keep my crock pot/slow cooker pins separate, but everything else was thrown together. So I spent time this weekend breaking out my pins into a new Breakfast of Champions board and moving some over to my Freezer Meals board. I also started a Hold the Meat board to gather ideas for our meat-free dinners. How do you organize your pins? Am I the only one who enjoys creating boards with fun names? :)

MONDAY: Paninis with Veggie Pasta Salad
I love a good pasta salad and this one looks delicious!

TUESDAY: Black Bean Quesadillas
This is our meat-free meal of the week.

WEDNESDAY: Sweet Chili Pineapple Chicken
This crock pot meal looks easy enough to change up our traditional meal selection.

THURSDAY: Kid's Choice
We are going to try something new and let the kids make dinner. They can either find a recipe to follow or make something impromptu - the only rule is it has to be well balanced (no ice cream soup).

FRIDAY: Date Night!
It is our 10 year anniversary today so we will be celebrating with dinner out!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Currently #14

loving. that this month marks my 10 year wedding anniversary

smelling. all the delicious foods I've been grilling
writing. lists to keep track of everything
reading. The Secret Place
watching. Pretty Little Liars season 6 that just came to Netflix
craving. quiet time
obsessing. over the weather, I love summer!
wishing. I could magically lose 10 lbs 
needing. to do more planning for our trip - all I know is how we are getting there and where we are staying. 
wanting. a manicure and new hair style
trying. to keep the house clean, it's no easy task!
eating. all the fresh fruit
drinking. iced coffee, I'm becoming obsessed again
feeling. happy
hoping. for a date night very soon!