Wednesday, June 24, 2020

What's Up Wednesday (6/24/20)

I looked at my calendar today and realized it's the last Wednesday of the month, which means, What's Up Wednesday! I can't believe the end of June is already here.  This month has flown by.  Here's a look at what we've been up to this month!
On the last Wednesday of the month I link-up with Shay and Sheaffer to answer these questions:


1.  What we're eating this week...

On Father's Day, I made fettuccine alfredo and shrimp!  Simple and delicious.  I also made a run to Trader Joes last week, and I have been so happy to have some of my favorite TJ staples back in my house.  

2.  What I'm reminiscing about...
This month we celebrated a milestone birthday for my hubby! It was not the birthday celebration I had hoped to plan for him, but it ended up being his perfect way to have a low-key celebration for that day.  Yard sign, pizza, family, wine...what else could you ask for?









3.  What I'm loving...
Over the last few months, Vincent has grown super close with our animals.  He's obsessed, and I love the bond they have created.  


4.  What we've been up to...
We took the kids to my parents for a few days while we redecorated their rooms...they had no fun at all...lol!

My princess finishes her second year of dance with a photo shoot in front of our house...



I ordered candles from Magic Candle Company, per Mix and Match Mama's recommendation, and they are reminding me of being a Disney...

I took some time off of work to spend time with my first born, after he was feeling lonely when we sent his sister back to school...


Vincent started basketball camp this week...

We got to celebrate Father's Day with both of our Dads.  It is not lost on me how lucky we are to still have them around and to make these memories with our kids.  A special day for sure...


5.  What I'm dreading...
Right now I am dreading the waiting game finding out what is going to happen with Elementary School this year.  My hopes that this virus will be at bay are gone, and it's truly frightening as a parent.  I am hoping and praying for some clarity on what the options will be and then the strength to make the best decision for our family.  

6.  What I'm working on...
This month I hit a huge personal goal at my local Pure Barre studio.  500 classes!! Even during quarantine I got my movement in every day, and was able to keep pushing and working towards this goal.  


7.  What I'm excited about...
Even though Florida cases are going up, both of my kids are back into group activities.  Arianna went back to daycare last week, and Vincent is in basketball camp this week.  I miss them, the house is quiet, but I'm also excited that they are having fun and happy that they can have a small sense of normalcy during these crazy times.  

8.  What I'm watching/reading...
I binge watched Outer Banks on Netflix in 3 days!! I hope it gets picked up for a 2nd season and will air soon!


I am still reading Everything Is Figureoutableenjoying how relatable Marie is and how she narrates her experiences.  

I also finished Little Fires Everywhere on Audible.  It was great!  My book club is getting together today for the first time in months to discuss.  


9.  What I'm listening to...
The Hamilton soundtrack on Spotify because it comes out on Disney + next week!! Can't wait for this! I am hoping our kids love it as much as Mike and I do.  


10.  What I'm wearing...
New brows! I got my eyebrows microbladed two weeks ago by one of the best in the business.  They are looking awesome and I'm so happy I finally took the plunge to get them done!

11.  What I'm doing this weekend...
This weekend we are laying low after traveling to see Mike's Dad last weekend for Father's Day.  We are getting a new roof on Monday, so we will probably need to clear our patio area to avoid getting debris on our furniture.  

12.  What I'm looking forward to next month...
July 4th is one of my favorite holidays!! It will look different this year than it has in the past, but we will celebrate anyways.  We also have a fun beach vacation planned with family at the end of the month, I have been counting down the days!

13.  What else is new...
Now that my kids are out of the house during the day, for this week anyways, I have been thinking back on the time we spent together as a family for 14 weeks together.  It was hard, it was a struggle, but it was also priceless.  I do not think in my lifetime, that I will ever have an opportunity for that much time together again.  I'm so glad my babies have each other, and I pray for continued safety for my family and all of you!

XO

Shari

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

What's Up Wednesday (5/27/20)

Today is my 8-year anniversary with my husband!! 8 years ago today we were celebrating our love with our family and friends overlooking the Las Vegas strip.  I wish I could go back and re-live that day, one of the best day's of my life!  

We have 2 more days of school, and Friday can't come soon enough.  Here's a look at what we've been up to this month!
On the last Wednesday of the month I link-up with Shay and Sheaffer to answer these questions:


1.  What we're eating this week...

By 9am everyday, my kids are still asking for snacks.  We made this delicious s'mores desert last week and we're still eating it.  It was super easy, and the kids have been having so much fun helping me cook around the house these last 11 weeks.


2.  What I'm reminiscing about...
Our wedding day, 8 years ago today!  8 years married, two beautiful kids, spent the last 11 weeks with our family...what else could I ask for!?



3.  What I'm loving...
This month our community pool re-opened. We have probably taken the kids every day, it has been so nice to get some of their energy out and let them swim and play.  We are loving this time together as a family every day!




4.  What we've been up to...
Honestly, this month looks a lot like last month...staying home and spending time together as a family.  Quarantine feels...

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo, and my nephew's birthday, with margaritas and homemade crunch wraps from Broccyourbody's recipe...


Lots of walks in our neighborhood.  I'm so grateful for where we live...

We got to celebrate Mother's Day with my mom, which was so special to me...


Lots of lazy days...


We also finally made it out to the beach!  This was a highlight of this month for sure...



5.  What I'm dreading...
Right now I am not dreading anything.  I am more looking forward to the end of the school year this week and the official start of summer.  

6.  What I'm working on...
This month, I've been posting for a #photoadayinMay2020 and it has been super fun!  Head to my Instagram page @simplyshari to catch up.  


7.  What I'm excited about...
I love, love, love my new bracelets I gifted to myself for Mother's Day from reef rain aria!  She is a small women-owned business, which makes it even better.

8.  What I'm watching/reading...
I am officially hooked on All American and almost done with Season 2! 

I finished reading The 5 Love Languages, and recommend it to anyone looking to understand more about their own and their partner's love language.  

I started reading Everything Is Figureoutable, and I'm excited to dig more into the concepts introduced in this book.  

I also have been listening to Little Fires Everywhere on Audible, but I am moving through it slowly.  I usually listen to audio books during my commute to and from work and other places, but since I haven't been anywhere due to quarantine, it's taking me a while to get through.  


9.  What I'm listening to...
I am loving the new releases coming out from Lady Gaga, and excited for her new album to drop soon.  Still so disappointed that our trip to Vegas earlier this month to see her perform got canceled.  


10.  What I'm wearing...
More time at home, means more online quarantine purchases!  I seriously need to stop.  This dress is expected to arrive at my doorstep today, and I'm excited because it matches a dress my daughter got from her friend Mia. I will match her until she tells me I can't anymore.  

11.  What I'm doing this weekend...
This weekend we are planning to set up the inflatable pool and spend more time together as a family again.  

12.  What I'm looking forward to next month...
June is a fun month because we get to celebrate my husband twice!  He's having a big milestone birthday on the 4th and Father's Day later in the month.  Unfortunately many of our plans for June have been canceled, like our big family cruise, so I am trying to not think about the things we are missing out on, and just count our blessings.  

13.  What else is new...
That's it for now.  Wishing you all an amazing start to the summer and continue to stay happy, healthy and safe!

XO

Shari