Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekending and a Giveaway Winner!

This weekend, like all of the rest, flew by much too quickly. We were promised some warm weather, but it really don't show up until late Sunday, so that was kind of a bust! I am so ready for spring weather that sticks around for the long haul! Our weekend was pretty low key, but it was a fun one!
..AND, if you entered my Freshly Picked giveaway, read through to the bottom to see if you are the winner!
On Friday, we got the grand news that the bishop had lifted the meat restriction for Friday due to St. Patrick's Day, so HELLO PIZZA ;-) Aside from photo shoots of the boys in their St. Patrick's Day shirts, it was a pretty laid back evening.
Please note that Lincoln has a Nick Viall hair tuft going on. I made fun of him that whole episode for his hair, and then looked at my baby and he had the exact same thing going on. I personally think Lincoln pulls it off better ;-)
 I also whipped up some of my Special K bars. And maybe I am biased, but my Special K bars are seriously the BEST and I will share the recipe I use soon. The pan didn't last long!
On Saturday, Mike worked, which isn't common, but he has had a few weekends the past few months where the projects couldn't be done during the weekdays. So, me and the boys were on our own. Once we woke up, Jackson did a happy dance at the mention of going to grandma and grandpa's house, so we headed that way in the morning. He did lots of playing, and mama drank lots of coffee.
Jackson found this old backpack filled with my little pony toys, and wanted to wear it and kept announcing he was going to ride the bus. Stop growing up, Jackson!
We came home for afternoon naps, but then ended up going back to my parents for dinner. It was a celebration of my sister passing her boards and my brother and his new fiancé getting engaged! It was such a nice night, full of wedding talk :-) I just love me a good wedding, and my brother's fiancé is one of the sweetest people I have ever met.
My parents pulled out my brother's old Fisher Price castle, which I honestly think is worth a small fortune, and Jackson was SO excited he started jumping up and down and declaring 'DASTLE! DASTLE!' I wish I could be half as excited about things as that sweet boy is.
Once it was time to leave, I loaded up the boys, took the long route home, and was able to get them both directly into their beds, sleeping, all on my own. I definitely cracked a beer in celebration of that one! Mike got home from work a little before 9, yay for 14 hour work days! So we relaxed and watched an episode or two of The Office before calling it a night.
On Sunday, we finally decided to get our taxes done (yay returns!) and went to my in-laws to use their program. While we were there, my sister in law announced she was coming over to give us a little gave to announce if they are having a boy or a girl. I'm not quite sure I'm at liberty to say yet or not, so I suppose I will have to share that another day ;-) So, what was a morning doing taxes turned into most of the day! We did lots of planning for my other sister in laws baby shower, and came up with so many cute ideas that I can't wait to share afterwards!
I had some Gap Cash come my way, so I did scoop up these chinos, and this utility shirt dress from Old Navy. In case you didn't know, Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic all share a shopping cart and go towards the same shipping minimum, and Gap Cash if you have a credit card works at all three!
Once we got home, it was finally warm enough and sunny so we threw the boys right into the stroller and enjoyed a walk around our neighborhood! They held hands and were so sweet and it was so obvious how happy they were to just be outside. So PLEASE mother nature, keep sending nice weather our way because my babies and everyone else is so much happier when we are able to step outside of the house!
For dinner, we had a dumpster meal, basically eating up any and all leftovers that were in the refrigerator. We are so bad about putting things in tupperware and then just throwing them away a week later, so sometimes it feels good to make an effort to be less wasteful with our food! 
The evening was capped off with The Walking Dead. Only two episodes left this season, I have a feeling the next two weeks are going to be so high intensity!

And now, the winner of the giveaway is...

Sarah Rose!

Congratulations Sarah, you will be receiving an -mail from me shortly!

Linking up with Biana today.


  1. Good pick on the Old Navy dress! Yes, please give us the Special K bars recipe- looks delish! And, my little brother totally had that castle. In fact, that castle is the reason I found out that Santa wasn't real- I found the receipt to Service Merchandise that my parents had purchased it! :O Have a great week!

  2. Omg that hairstyle looks WAY better on Lincoln than on Nick ;) And the dress you bought is adorable!

  3. I would LOVE that recipe... those look so yummy!! Send it our way soon!

  4. They are the cutest! I had to read the sentence twice about the meat restriction (Baptist over here! ;)) but then I remembered about no-meat Friday's from a friend of mine. Glad y'all had a fun weekend!!

  5. Woooohoooooo!! Thank you!! So excited.

  6. Yay nice weather!! And they are the absolute cutest with their hand holding!!


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