Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What's Up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! Thanks for joining me for a monthly recap as I link up with Mel, Sheaffer, and Shay!

What we're eating this week...
I've been cooking up a few recipes this week to add to the blog in the future including bacon ranch chicken packets and Italian sloppy joes. Make sure to stop by tomorrow when I share a Crock-pot pot roast for my Try It Thursday recipe! 

What I'm reminiscing about...
Facebook memories shared this picture with me this week- they were so little! They definitely have their good days and bad, but most of the time I'm lucky to have two kiddos who love each other very much!

What I'm loving...
Trip and I have been baking something new every weekend, and we're having lots of fun in the kitchen together! Look for lots of sweet recipes coming to the blog soon!

What we've been up to...
We had a fun time at the horse track this past weekend! It's fun to try your luck and go with your gut after observing the horses before each race. (And no, I'm not worried about my kids developing a gambling addiction! We just go for fun and bet $2 on a couple of races!)

What I'm dreading...
Not really anything right now other than monitoring standardized testing in the spring. You don't do much but walk around a lot, but you are completely wiped by the end of the day! 

What I'm working on...
Did you read my post about my New Year's resolutions? I have flossed every night before bed, kept up with my blogging, and done a much better job with going out in public looking more polished. The end of the month is nearing, and I haven't scheduled a specific date day/night for one of the kids. Going to try to find time for that this weekend! 

What I'm excited about...
We are hosting game night with some of our great friends this weekend! Betsy texted me this picture, and I'm super excited! We'll play some games with the kids and then battle it out as just the adults. Robert is hoping to kick some major booty in Clue this weekend! 

What I'm watching/reading...
I didn't finish my book (Andy Cohen's Superficial) for Christmas break and am trying to finish now. I'm considering setting aside 20 minutes each day to read so I can maybe add a few extra books to my year. 

What I'm listening to...
Ari and I have been listening to the Disney station on Pandora when we drive to school in the mornings. When we first started listening to it at the beginning of the school year, we quickly thumbs-downed all of the Broadway versions of the songs, so we have all of our favorites playing each day. Roo and I belt our hearts out to "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from Mulan!

What I'm wearing...
Less than 4 weeks until our 5K run, so I've been wearing my New Balance running shoes that I bought on sale thanks to Jessica over at Wear It For Less

What I'm doing this weekend...
A teacher never stops learning! I'm headed to a social studies conference to learn new strategies from some amazing teachers here in Houston. 

What I'm looking forward to next month...
I love celebrating Valentine's Day with the kids and can't wait to surprise them with a few little treats! I'm also excited for Theresa to come back with the new season of Long Island Medium!

What else is new...
I surpassed my weight goal a few weeks ago and am loving that I'm now working out to maintain instead of lose. Are you following along with my Tuesday Training series? 

Question of the month: Who is your favorite Bachelor? 
Sorry, I have zero response for you other than I've never watched this show in my life and don't have any intention to either. Sorry, not sorry!

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you will link up with me tomorrow for my Try It Thursday recipe link party! See you soon!


  1. I LOVE the button that says "Keep Calm and Walk 10,000 steps!" Hysterical- that is my life! Congrats on hitting your weight coal- very inspirational! :)

    1. Thanks, Holly! You're doing great, and your meals look delicious!

  2. Setting aside 20 minutes a day is a good idea...I should do that. I just don't really enjoy reading that much, but I feel so lame that I never have books to share. I had gotten into the habit in Nov/Dec of reading on my elliptical, but I finished my book and Katie got me hooked on One Tree Hill so now I watch that on Netflix while I work out.🙄

    1. I will hopefully finish Andy Cohen tonight (I literally set a timer last night!), and then I think I need to tackle to books that I've purchased over the years that are just sitting on my shelves instead of buying anything new. If I stick with it, then I'll reward myself!

  3. Great WUW!! Game night sounds so fun!! And I'm with you, not a bachelor girl so why do I feel like other bloggers will think I'm horrible for not being a fan, lol. So I'll use your phrase, sorry, not sorry, ha!! Love it!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm a Real Housewives girl all the way!

  4. Aw yes! Monitoring standardized testing all day, and then you feel like you just ran a marathon!! Such long days!! Congrats on hitting your weight goal!! Good luck gearing up for your 5K!

    1. Thanks, Beth! My 5K training is NOTHING compared to you and your snow runs! OMG I would DIE!


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