July: Swimming, Sweets, and Swelling with Love

Friends, amigos, freunde, amis…how are you??

I hope you are all doing well and having a fantastic summer! I’m sorry again for not being around much this month, but I know you guys understand. When you get five weeks out of the entire year to spend with your kids, you have to make the most of it. I always bring bulk bottled water for my kids after they play sport to keep them hydrated.

Duck Selfie

If the girls have had HALF the amount of fun I’ve had this summer, I know Jason and I have done something right!

Current Confession:

Number of times I’ve been to the gym: eight. Total amount of time spent in the gym: three and a half minutes. Explanation: I recently discovered that the hospital reimburses $75 a quarter on gym memberships if you go at least eight times each month. Thoughts: I may be sticking it to the man this month without a problem with my conscience but I can’t WAIT till I can get back in the gym regularly again!

Current Book:

Summer Books

When you have a twelve year-old bookworm sniffling, laughing, and wanting to talk about all the stuff in the books she’s been reading lately, there comes a time when you can no longer stand the curiosity. And well heck, I figured if I’m cruising through the kids books lately, I might as well finally get around to reading the Harry Potter books. Yep, it’s been almost twenty years since the first book was published and I’m just now reading it.

Current Music: 

This.entire.album.ROCKS! Zedd may look like a twelve-year-old, but he knows a thing or two about mixing up a sick beat! Also, I love music videos that make you think.

Current Guilty Pleasure:


The self-proclaimed Oreo taste tester strikes again! Do not question why Oreo filled a cookies and cream cookie with cookies and cream filling. Just get your booty to Kroger and BUY THESE THINGS! You can thank me later.

Current Entertainment:

Fat Hands Mickey

If my pictures didn’t make my point in this post, perhaps this and the confession that the made up song that went along with it has been in my head for nearly TWO WEEKS will help you better understand. Lol

Current Wish/Needs:

More time. Strike that. FREEZE time! I never want this summer to end!

Current Food:

PizzaBreakfast BuffetGolden Oreo Truffle

I think it’s safe to say this has been the summer of indulgence. Between the pizza, buffet dinners, and cookies in any form or fashion (including but not limited to truffle-ized golden Oreos), I’ve hit an all time high this month…as in my waistline. Like I said, it’ll be nice to get back in the gym again.

Current Drink:

Beachaven Wine

While this month has basically been fueled by coffee, I had to share my newest wine discovery. We took the girls and met up with some friends for “DJ on the Dock” at the local winery a couple of weeks ago where they do a family friendly music night and discounts on all their wine. We got bottles for buy one get one half off while the kids played life-size Jenga. It was awesome.

Current Triumphs:

Summer Selfie with the Besties

The besties and I made a promise a couple of weeks ago that we would get all the kids together this summer and do something fun and…WE DID IT! Seven hours in the pool with seven kids, one diving board, ten water guns, five kinds of cookies, and an unlimited supply of good music? Yep, I’d say we had a good time. 😀

Current Bane of Existence:

The realization that my old body has a hard time keeping up after seven hours in the pool with seven kids, one diving board, and ten water guns. Needless to say much ibuprofen was needed the following day.

Current Blogger Crush:

I think it goes without saying that I have nothing for this entry this month.

Current Indulgence:

Jewelry Selfie

I’m a firm believer in the old adage “the little things matter” and right now, my little things are shiny and sparkly. Not long after receiving my first Premier Jewelry order last month, I’ve considered myself a convert. This normally non-jewelry-wearing gal over here is now trying to figure out exactly how many pieces is too many pieces when accessorizing an outfit. In other words, I’ve created a monster…a cute red-headed green-eyed on who looks to have some fashion sense. 😉

Current Blessing:

Flowers from the Girls

There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t realize how lucky I am to have two little girls who accept me into their lives and love me just as much as I love them. And the fact that they surprise me at work with flowers with a card written in a code that only our little family understands just makes me melt inside.

Current Outfit:

As shown in the several selfies scattered throughout this post. Whenever I’m not sporting the shiny and sparkly, I’m splashing around in my sweetest swimsuits.

Current Excitement:

I have this weekend off and get the girls ALL to myself! The current plan is to whip up a batch of macaroons and homemade popsicles and Brook is now trying to talk me into making huge peanut butter cups. My pancreas is crying for mercy.

Current Link:

See this Instagram post to see our vote!

Current Mood:

Sugar wasted? 😉

What is your current favorite sweet treat?

Am I the only one who’s never read/seen Harry Potter?

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3 Responses to July: Swimming, Sweets, and Swelling with Love

  1. I just showed Vegas those Oreos and she looked at me and said “that’s a must.” I love her.

    I love how happy you are. Mwah!

  2. Clara says:

    Ok you did not just write the first Harry Potter book came out almost 20 years ago! I remember me and my friends pre-ordering it and meeting up that morning for school asking each other if we already got our copy. Wahhh!!!!

  3. Confession: I have never read Harry Potter or watched the movies.

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