Weekend Check-In

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While Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off for summer (YAYYY!), I’m also taking a moment to pause and remember what this holiday is really about.  <3  We’ve spent a lot of time outside in the sunshine, with lots of delicious food and lots of relaxed fun.  I’m thankful for every moment that we get to enjoy!

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We started off with a trip to a new-to-us Farmer’s Market.  It’s much closer to our house and had a decent spread of vendors.  Next week, we’ve got to get there earlier – most of the really good stuff was gone by the time we arrived!  Luckily, the popsicle cart was still bumpin’.  We had lemon basil – so refreshing.

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We also checked out this cute little general store and picked up some baby plants for our veggie bush in the backyard – we’re adding in some peppers and tomatoes. 

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Henry and I spent some time checking out the chickens.  I’ve been researching getting some backyard chickens.  Getting new pets (even if they lay eggs, they’d be our pets!) is always a huge commitment so I’m taking my time and trying to learn as much as possible before making a decision…

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There was a rooster in the same run who would cockadoodle-doo back at Henry when he did it – too funny.


We also spent a fair bit of time at the community pool.  YES.  THE COMMUNITY POOL IS OPEN.  I have been counting down the days to this moment for MONTHS.  We spend a lot of time here during the summer, and I’m so excited to have my favorite lounging spot back <— yes, I can actually lounge and relax because the splash playground is enclosed and perfectly safe.  Love it.

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Hmm – what else did we do?  Oh, the Husband and I spent one of Henry’s naps laying in our hammock, listening to tropical island music and sipping fruity beverages.  That was pretty sweet.  It was ALMOST like we were on a real holiday.  And DadHTP also served as babysitter for us on Saturday night so we could go out to dinner with our friends. 


Wish I had some fabulous recipes to share, but most of our eats were leftovers and bits-and-bobs of things from the fridge.   Good, but not share-worthy… Oh wait – I almost forgot.  I had a waffle, peanut butter, and banana sandwich for lunch today, which was pretty damn amazing.  Waaaay better than a sandwich with plain old bread.


The Winner Is…


The winners from last week’s giveaways are:


Timex Watch –>  Eva

Headbands of Hope –> Sarah

Headbands of Hope –> Laura

They’ve been e-mailed.  Thanks for everyone who entered!  <3



  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs May 25, 2014, 4:47 pm

    Sounds like a great weekend so far! Enjoy the rest of it! 🙂

  • Rebecca May 25, 2014, 7:47 pm

    Sounds like a good weekend!

    We spent a chunk of yesterday at graduation parties, and I ended up with a little bit of sunburn. My parents have been reseeding our lawn, which apparently I get to water this week while they’re at work. Tomorrow they’re off, but I have to work nine hours in the afternoon/evening…

    Speaking of waffles: The first grad party we went to they were making waffles, and they had multiple machines going that had two slots so you could make more than one at a time! So cool!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun May 25, 2014, 8:08 pm

    Looks like a wonderful weekend! Enjoy your family time!

  • Kay-tee May 25, 2014, 10:35 pm

    We just brought 6 baby chicks (to be egg laying hens) home this week–should be an adventure!

  • Katya May 25, 2014, 11:15 pm

    That is so amazing the splash park is enclosed! Henry must love it.

  • Samantha May 26, 2014, 6:49 am

    I’m always jealous of anyone that gets to enjoy spring to summer in NC since we are so far from home!

    We spent the weekend with two of our scout units, Sunday touring Enoshima and learning about the history with venture scouts, and today doing one of our annual service projects cleaning gravestones and planting flags at a Japanese cemetery that is the burial grounds for many US and British troops.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 26, 2014, 7:34 am

    Looks like such a lovely weekend! One of my favourite things to do is going to nearby towns to explore farmers markets (and check out our local ones too!) Happy Memorial Day!

  • Tess May 26, 2014, 7:59 am

    The popsicle picture is priceless….adorable!! Blow it up and put it on the wall!!!

  • Rachel W May 26, 2014, 3:16 pm

    King of Pops?! Maggie and I LOVE their pops. I have to stop myself from pulling over every time I see their umbrella!

  • Tashiana May 27, 2014, 1:33 am

    Ahhhh I want that sandwich!! Like now!!

  • Carla May 27, 2014, 7:52 am

    I love that expression.

  • peggy May 27, 2014, 1:19 pm

    I remember hearing about a company that will rent you everything you need for 6 or 8 weeks so you can decide if chickens is something you want to do permanently. If you google renting chickens, several options come up, maybe one in your area. They provide everything you need for the initial period, and any support. Sounds like a good way to ease into chickens to me….

    • Caitlin May 27, 2014, 2:27 pm

      Awesome – thanks so much!!!

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