Monday, July 9, 2018

What a fun and full summer weekend!  I’m linking up with My Glittery Heart, Lindsay’s Sweet World, and The Sirois Family.

Friday I spent the day with Pia (she is our 17 year old German cousin) scooping up swimsuit deals.  She bought 3 bikini tops and 2 bikini bottoms – mismatched – for $40 total for all of them!  We scored some great deals, I think.  One pair of bottoms came from Old Navy, but the rest came from Target.  We also looked at Kohl’s and didn’t find anytthing for her there.  If you still need suits, they are starting to get picked over!  

After all of the intense shopping and trying on, we needed a nap.  I like to take a nap in the summer around 2 and then have a coffee around 3.  It’s a nice little routine, I think.  I do have a caffeinated coffee and it doesn’t seem to affect my 10 pm bedtime.  For the first week Pia stayed with my SIL who lives in town but it was time for the switch to our house.  I took her there to have a little nap and pack and then we all picked her up at 7 and took her to Mellow Mushroom.  This was her first pizza in the U.S.  She wanted the chicken barbeque pizza and really liked it.  She is not picky at all and has liked everything we have fed her.

Note that  she is wearing her $8 Old Navy dress from last week’s shopping trip below with one of my sons.  

My husband thought we should order these pretzel bites because she is German and from the birthplace of the pretzel.  They were good but didn’t taste like pretzels in my opinion.  We couldn’t get enough of the beer cheese dipping sauce.  

One of the pizzas we ordered was the Holy Shitake – so good!  Do you all have a Mellow Mushroom?

Saturday was the day to pick up my other son from debate camp.  My sister’s family boats about 10 minutes away from his camp so we got to do the full day of boating I talked about last week and in my summer bucket list.  The lake is huge and beautiful and we swam almost the whole time before the kids and my husband went tubing.  My nieces and nephews bonded with Pia (different side of the family so this was their first time meeting) and the sweet girl below especially enjoyed the attention of a 17 year old girl.  

Tubing!  There were so many boats out on this lake.  I might add that the weather was pure perfection.  I think it was 82 degrees.  We were a little chilly in the morning.  

I wasn’t ready to leave but my son was anxious to get home after being gone and our dog was waiting.  We had a 2 hour drive home.  When we arrived back in town, we picked up Taco Bell and Chick Fil A to take home. Let me explain:  Pia requested trying Taco Bell and Chick Fil A was right next to it and she had only tried CFA’s breakfast.  So, it had to be done.  She loved both!

I introduced her to Gilmore Girls and she was hooked, so we watched 3 episodes before bed.  The sun and water took it out of me!

Sunday morning was sleep in day.  All of us needed it.  I still got up pretty early and had my coffee on the patio then started dishes, laundry, baked a coffee cake, and ran to Trader’s for some meals and breakfast foods.  Pia slept until 11!

Everyone ate breakfast and we just were chatting about the day’s plans and the fact that we were going to a baseball game at 6.  We looked for tickets and found out it was actually at 2!  So, off we went.  We got seats in the shade and it was perfect.  It was a very “American” experience for Pia!

We stayed for the entire game because everyone was comfortable and enjoyed it!  We came home and grilled and ate on the patio.  

We had chicken, sausage, broccoli, potatos, salad, and bread.  

After dinner we went down to the marina to sit on friends’ boat and visit for a bit.  This is a new boat and so we hadn’t done this yet.  

I hope you all had a great weekend, too!  Thanks for reading and leave me a comment!


5 thoughts on “Hello Monday!

  1. You always have the best weekends!!! They sound like so much fun! I usually find great swimsuit deals at Dillard’s in August. I buy the Coco Reef brand because they come in bra sizes but they are regularly so expensive I only buy them when they are deeply discounted! I can’t even imagine being able to sit outside at a baseball game, it is so hot here – y’all are lucky to be able to enjoy outside events!


    1. Thank you! We are keeping up quite the pace right now. When it’s just the four of us I like to do less! Haha! The weather since Friday night has been so nice. I know the heat will be back soon but we’ve enjoyed it. Good tip on Dillard’s and that brand. I have heard other people say their sales are amazing, too. I never think to go there because it’s at a mall I never go to.
      Hope you have a good week ahead!


  2. Wow Pia is really getting the All-American experience! Love her $8 dress and that’s awesome you found some great swimsuit deals! Your BBQ meal looks very tasty- yum yum !!!


  3. Shannon got there first I was literally about to type that Pia is having a true ‘All American experience’ with you! I bet she is having the time of her life! I had to chuckle when you said she’d slept in til 11 – because that’s exactly what I’d have done too at her age. Glad you have also joining the league of the naptastic – it really is a quiet revolution and the benefits are multi-fold hah! Your week-end looked great – 82 IS a perfect temp! Joanne xx


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