What's Up Wednesday--June 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Linking up with Shay for today's post!

What we're eating this week...
Extremely healthy!  This is actually the first week in a very long time that I did not meal plan for--surprising for those of you who know me well.  Last night was crockpot BBQ chicken, tonight will be kidney bean burgers, maybe zoodles with turkey meat sauce tomorrow?  See.  I'm winging nightly suppers for the first time ever.  (And I don't like it.  I'll be back to meal planning next week.)

What I'm reminiscing about...
Our cruise to the Bahamas two weeks ago!  You can read about Part 1 and Part 2.  Plus, I also added a few tips and advice for first-time cruisers. 

What I'm loving...
Summer vacation!  
And this guy :)

What we've been up to...
Vacation Bible School, a cruise to the Bahamas, work (for Dustin, not for me ha!)

What I'm dreading...
School starting back--I'm loving the flexibility of my own schedule

What I'm working on...
Finding the right furniture for the dining room!!  We've been in our house one year this week.  That's so crazy to think about!! I posted about our move here.

What I'm excited about...
Future plans!  I'm excited to pick out dining room furniture.  I'm excited for Dustin's birthday next month and what I'm planning for that.  I'm excited for our vacation next December (yes, we're already planning).  I'm excited for a lot of things!
(Note: Even though everything looks so bright and cheery all the time, that's not reality.  My goal this year has been to find my joy in God in every single situation, so that even when He tells me not right now, I find joy in Him and not my situation.  This is why I'm choosing to be so positive all the time, and I just wanted to share!)

What I'm watching/reading...
I'm watching all of the reality TV: Real Housewives of everywhere, the Kardashians, Southern Charm, and Hallmark movies and series.
I posted yesterday about the books I read this month.  I started reading my first ever Elin Hilderbrand book last night.  I hear so many great things about her, so I'm hoping this book doesn't let me down!

What I'm wearing...
These white jeans are pretty much my summer uniform.

What I'm doing this weekend...
I'm going to pretend I'm still in college and that the weekend starts on Thursday :)  Thursday night I'm going out to eat with my mom and sister!  And then maybe Dustin will plan a surprise date for us this weekend.  Hint hint.... ;)

What I'm looking forward to next month...
I'm hoping that the summer slows down!  Dustin turns 31 next month and then the next day we celebrate our 2nd anniversary--I'm excited for that!
Last year at his surprise 30th party.  
Please don't judge me by the cake--it was not what I expected when I ordered it.  I mean, I picked it up an hour before the party and was like, "Uhhh...."  I learned my lesson and have already ordered from our usual cake lady this year!

What else is new...
Not much!

Bonus Question:
What is my favorite 4th of July tradition?
My mom and step-dad have a huge picnic on the 4th every year at lunch time.  I'm talking huge!  They invite a lot of my step-dad's clients, and then our friends and family.  I look forward to it every year because there's always really good homemade ice cream ha!


  1. You keep on wearing those white jeans - they are perfect for Summer!! Almost your 2nd anniversary - so fun!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Love all your outfit looks! I don't have a pair of white jeans, because I think I am a bit too messy for them, but now I am thinking I just need some. I can't wait to see what you decide on for your dining room!!!

  3. Loving all your outfit looks such a fan of white jeans because you literally can style them with anything! So chic!

  4. I think it's wonderful that you're looking at the positive! That's a good way to live! I'm loving all the Real Housewives, Kardashians, etc. right now. Easy summer tv that I can watch while folding laundry and blogging! Sounds like you all have lots of fun planned for this summer!

  5. Mmm your meals sound fab whether planning or not! Love "real housewives of everywhere" hahaha

  6. Oh girl, I couldn't get by without meal planning! If I didn't do that we'd just be eating sandwiches every night. Lol.

    Love that striped tank and white jeans! SO summery and cute on you!

  7. So crazy you have already been in your new house a year! I remember reading updates when y'all were in the building process and that seems like it wasn't long ago at all. Time sure does fly fast doesn't it?! Also, homemade ice-cream...YUM. Now I am craving that for lunch today ;)

  8. If I don't have a meal plan in place it annoys me all day at work. It's so dumb really, but I have a hard time "winging it".

  9. I love that you're seeking the joy & happiness! :) Happy Birthday to Dustin & I hope you have a great 5 day weekend ;)

  10. I love your peplum top! That colour is perfect! And we have very similar taste in tv programming haha!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

  11. Love those white jeans! They look perfect for summer :)


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