Monday, August 14, 2017

Life With the Lees: A Summer's Week Recap 8.14.17

Happy Monday! This will be my last full summer's week recap until next summer, as we are officially back to work for the year.

Last Sunday, I did some magazine reading and spied this cute dress from Old Navy. It wasn't available online that night, so I snapped a picture to remember it when it eventually came out.


The kids spent Monday morning with my parents so that Robert could help me move into my new classroom. We woke up to a monsoon, but Robert pushed us through and got all of my boxes moved in (and out of our bedroom- hallelujah!) 


While it rained cats and dogs in Houston, the kids were soaking up the sun and some waves in Galveston with my parents.


Someone busted out the dinosaurs and had a brachiosaurus parade.


With the rain never ending in Houston, my in-home stylist asked to try some new 'dos on me. 


And I didn't get out of my jammies until noon on Tuesday! It was nice!


While Trip played at a friend's house, Ari asked to watch Peter Pan. I think it is so funny how she loves the old school Disney movies- think Dumbo, Bambi, and Lady and the Tramp


After sharing that I wanted to try the frozen lemonade from Sonic, we stopped by for their happy hour. I was super unimpressed, but I think I've just hit a point in my life where I don't like snowcones and syrupy drinks.


I checked back with Old Navy and scored the dress I was looking for at 30% off and saw that it came in a cornflower blue shade as well! I ordered both, and I'll report back with what I keep!


On Wednesday, everyone was about cartwheels!



Trip finally let me take a picture! He really likes to get out a circuit project kit that his friend gave him for his birthday a few years ago. 


I finally stopped procrastinating and made some coasters out of tiles to protect our new table. 


I know she doesn't NEED it, but I couldn't pass up a horse breeds shirt for $5 for the Roo!


We celebrated one last day of freedom by heading to Drew's Pastry Place and ate our weight in cannoli cake and tiramisu!


Ari came home and organized her horses and dolls. There's definitely NO hoarding going on here...


I made a yummy sheet pan flank steak for dinner! Who doesn't love an easy dinner with an easier cleanup? 


I headed into a full day of work on Friday. After dinner that night, we relaxed and watched She's The Man


Texas had tax-free shopping this weekend, so we stayed home and did a whole lot of stable building for horses.


The kids helped me purge our bookshelves on Saturday. We found some treasures that still need to be read, and we're excited to turn our old books and movies into cash (or more books if we're being honest!)


Our local grocery store has a magazine that I picked up at my back to school event, and I liked a lot of these ideas for weekend lunches. I may be the queen of meal planning, but I definitely struggle with weekend lunches.


We hit up the pool a few more times and then packed up the kids to head down to the ranch for the week with their Lea-Lea while we head into professional development days. I hope that you have a great week back to work or a great week continuing to enjoy your summer! I'll see you here tomorrow for a double post day! See you soon!

22 comments:

  1. Hoping you have the BEST week at school!!! Sounds like a perfect weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Cara! Lots of sitting and listening this week, but I'm happy to get to know my team a lot better!

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  2. Wow girl, what a week and I loved that you got some downtime before back to work (love your leopard PJ bottoms BTW!) ok, I trust you so not even going to try the Sonic lemonade as trying so hard to limit sugar. That flank steak pan looks scrumptious!! Hope it is a great day for you!!

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    1. Thank you, Andrea! I'd rather take some of those fun carnival foods you shared over the lemonade any day!

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  3. You had a great week! I hope the weekend rocked out. Back to work? Rock it out!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! Hope you're enjoying the beach (or the lake for your son!)

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  4. What a fun week! Tuesday sounds so nice, and I love those pajamas. Also, that is such a cute dress. I head back to work next Tuesday. I hope you have a great week this week and I bet you are glad to have your stuff moved into your classroom!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! I hope the dress works out in at least one of the colors I ordered! I'm all moved in but now have to finishing organizing and unpacking- blah!

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  5. Looks like a fun week! I struggle with lunches too! I agree! Happy back to school to you! xoxo ERIN

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    1. I hope I can figure out something easy for lunches. I'm also trying to put us on a weekday breakfast plan for the kids. I only let them have cereal on Fridays, and we are so rushed in the mornings that eggs and bacon aren't always easy. Ugh!

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  6. Oh my goodness...where do I begin? Well first things first. Your hairstylist ROCKS!😉 My niece and nephew did that a couple of Christmas's ago to me and Katie but ours were a little more OUT THERE...I'll pretty much let anyone do anything to my hair as long as they are playing with it. Love Ari's new horse shirt! I REALLY love that dress from ON. I was in the store this weekend and didn't spot it in there yet, but it's super cute. Have a great first week back. I can't believe summer is over. I'm so sad this is Katie's last few days at home with us. I'm so excited for her to get back to her buddies, but I dread not having my playmate. Happy Monday Allie!!!

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    1. It's fun until you've got 30 hair claws in your head! Enjoy your last few days with your girlie!

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  7. What a great last week to close out summer! Your sheet pan flank steak looks soooo good. Have you ever posted the recipe?

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    1. It's delish- Laura Horton shared it earlier this summer- go on Pinterest and type in sheet pan flank steak- it's by My Latina Table. I change up the seasonings some.

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  8. You killed your last week of Summer. We have 16 days and you can best bet we are going to make the very most of it.

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    1. Although I love my summer, it is nice to get back into a routine again. Enjoy the rest of your break!

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  9. Looks like another fun week! I love the pic with your new hair-do ;) so cute!!

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  10. Jammies til noon?! That is my kinda day! And it has to be a relief getting all ready for your new class. And I love that dress - can't wait to see how you like it!

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    1. I hope the dress is cute in person! I'm sad that my jammies til noon days are over!

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  11. Rainy days at home are my favorite. Low stress, just hanging out playing and tackling projects. Glad you were able to have some low key fun before back to school craziness.

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