Weekend Recap

I’d like to give you lots of pictures and a big run down of a busy Memorial Day weekend but we had one of the most relaxing, simple weekends in a while. 

The kids had their cousin sleep over two nights and they were in the pool almost as soon as the sun came up and stayed put for hours.  We spent two evenings watching movies (Chipmunks Shipwrecked, The Vow [depressing but engaging and pretty], We Bought a Zoo [endearing]).  I cooked a lot and worked on the pool a lot and read a lot (A Prayer for Owen Meany [excellent so far]).  We had a small cookout for lunch yesterday.  Aside from massive amounts of towels and dishes, I didn’t even clean a whole lot.  Just a nice, relaxing weekend at home.

Oh, one highlight for me is getting to harvest and eat my first head of broccoli.  I was scared to death of bugs and worms but none was found and I made a simple side of broccoli and cheese.  As Scott says, I completely drowned out the taste of broccoli but I figure that’s the best way to do it.  I promise I won’t take pictures with all my vegetation (especially in my bathing suit with no makeup).  It’s just one of those “firsts” I had to document.




And in case you missed it on Facebook and Twitter, Tucker made his debut in the pool for the year and apparently has deemed himself the lifeguard of the family.  Aside from the cloudy water [that I can’t for the life of me clear up], I’m not sure what he’s saving us from exactly.



This week ends school for the girls.  Lexi is going to miss her teacher but for whatever reason is really excited to have lunch at home again.  I think Emma is just excited to take on any and all teacher supplies her teacher wants to get rid of so she can have a more complete school set-up here at home.  Scott is off to Arizona this week to do his final testing for his drug recognition certification.  Please say a prayer for his testing.  I have never seen him study as hard as he has in the last weeks.

Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend and have a great week!


  1. Yay for home-grown broccoli! I usually just make a huge salad with it when we grow it in the Fall. It never stays in our fridge long before I devour it. Yum! Your garden is really looking wonderful Amy :) Y’all should submit that clip of Tucker to America’s Funniest Videos – what a sweet pooch! Wishing the girls a great last week of school!
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    • I really debated what to do with it. Scott wanted to just eat it plain but I didn’t have any good ranch at home and really wanted to enjoy this first bunch.

      The garden is doing so much better since I changed out the soil in the right bed. It’s becoming a forest in there!
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  2. Just reading about your relaxing weekend made me feel relaxed! And the video of Tucker was hilarious! Hopefully the rest of the week is just as relaxing before summer vacation officially begins!