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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

What we're eating this week...We grilled a bunch of chicken for our families on Sunday so we had chicken fajitas last night, chicken/strawberry/spinach salad tonight, something else with chicken tomorrow night and then we are both out of town the rest of the week! 

What I'm reminiscing about... With our family vacation coming up I've been thinking about all our family summer beach trips over the years. We haven't been as a family to the beach in the summer in I can't even remember how many years. With Bonnie in college, then me in college, and now the twins in college we just haven't had a summer where we had a week to go to the beach all together. (this beach trip is a hodge-podge anyway because James/Tommy can't come until Wednesday night). The beach is our favorite place to go and I've just been thinking about all the good times we have had over the years. 

What I'm loving...Not working and spending time with Collier. I'm on my third week of watching my nephew and we have had so much fun. It's truly amazing how fast they change. Since he's been coming to me he's learned to roll over from his tummy to his back, had to wean him off his swaddle for sleeping, and is alllll about smiling. I'm just waiting for the laugh to come with the smile. 3 weeks ago he would do a side smile but now he has a FULL mouth smile that just melts you. 

(Me and my two favorite buds) 

What we've been up to...June has been a busy month for the Robinsons! We had a couples shower for our friends, Drew and Caroline; a cookout at the Mitchler's house, mixed doubles matches, going away party for Kier and Tom; tennis team cookout; Father's Day; pool days; and for Tommy lots of golf. It's been a great month with lots of summer activities (and HOT weather!). 

What I'm dreading...Having to go back on a schedule in July. I know I know I still have 5 weeks of summer break left but as soon as July hits I'm reminded that I go back to work that month. 

What I'm working on...My "The Best Yes" summer bible study series. I have been to two sessions at Peachtree and have really enjoyed the study and conversation. I also have been working on a lot of monogramming for a friend on my tennis team. She's getting married in December and I'm doing 60 blankets for her! Here is their design. 

What I'm excited about...Going away for 9 days to Charleston and North Litchfield! I am excited to spend time with my family for more than just a meal. I'm excited to celebrate my Nana's 80th birthday. I'm just excited!!!! BEACH

What I'm watching/reading...Ok so summer seems to lead me to binge watch netflix, but this week I decided to re-watch a show I've already seen so many times and own all the DVDs but it's a goody...Brothers and Sisters. Last week I read, The Girl on The Train in three days. It was fantastic! Now I'm reading, The Substitute, and so far so good. Going to load up on some more reads before hitting the beach! 

What I'm listening to...Honestly haven't been listening to too much music b/c a)haven't really been driving since I've been watching Collier and b)when I go to the pool and such I read rather than listen to music. 

What I'm wearing... These shorts I bought a few months ago have been my favorite lately! They are currently 50% off at the LOFT. So comfy and can be dressed up or down. 

What I'm doing this weekend...I leave Thursday morning to spend a day/night with my sister-in-law, Beth, at her house in Mount Pleasant. Then I am meeting up with friends on Friday on Isle of Palms for my friend's, Caroline, bachelorette weekend. We are staying at the beach but going into Charleston for dinner on Saturday. I am really excited! I've known Caroline since Freshman year of college. We lived together in the sorority house. She is marrying one of Tommy's oldest friends and my friend since High School, Drew. Tommy is going to Florida this weekend on Drew's bachelor party. So fun when your friends marry your husband's friends. Make life much easier! We are lucky enough to have that same situation a few times over. Both parties win!

What I'm looking forward to next month...What I'm most excited about in July is finally taking our anniversary trip to Seattle and Portland! We booked our places to stay and have been given so many recommendations. The more the recommendations the better so if you have an idea please share! We are staying in Seattle for 2 nights and Portland for 3. We can't wait to get away with just the two of us and to places neither of us have been. It's going to be wonderful! We are going from July 17-21. 

What else is new...My school has hired a new principal. I am meeting with him in July to discuss my new job title. He seems very nice and energetic. I'm looking forward to hearing what he wants to bring to Lake Forest in the coming years! 

What I'm doing for the Fourth of July...Since our beach house rental was from Saturday to Saturday and the 4th is on a Saturday we were going to have to just come home on the 4th. We are now going to stop back by Charleston on the way home from the beach to stay with Beth for the night and see what Charleston has to offer for the 4th. His sister is coming to Atlanta to run the Peachtree but wanted to go back to Charleston for the night because it's her first year in Charleston and she wanted to experience the 4th there. Major Win for us! We get to break the drive up and get to spend another day at the beach! 

Lots of fun stuff coming our way in the coming weeks! Happy Wednesday!

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