Back at Saturday again folks. Seems like I blinked on Monday and somehow here we are! Great week behind us, but now it is time for another weekend.
Before I go any further, I was blog reading this morning and found out that on one of my favorite blogs, Peacoats and Plaid, that my blog button is up for an award. Bre from Peacoats and Plaid is hosting a Blog Button Design Battle and my blog button is in this round being voted on. If you could swing by and cast a vote for me, I would totally appreciate it and thank you for that. Please click here to do so!!
Now onto my regularly scheduled life. Last weekend, it was a bit of a rainout, even though it was indeed Memorial Day Weekend. Someone actually joked that it felt more like Thanksgiving then the official start to the summer with temperatures around 45 degrees, rain and wind. Sunday, the sun did come out, but still chilly and a bit windy. This didn’t stop us from going out to dinner with the girls to Zim Zari for a nice California/Mexican meal.
Finally, Monday was around 70 degrees, but still breezy. We took the girls to a parade for Memorial Day that morning and got to see some old hot rod cars being driven through, as well as local school teams, girl scouts and cub scouts, too. And then later that day, we had a barbecue with Kevin’s family, where all the grandkids got to play outdoors and the adults got to enjoy the good eats and company.
Tuesday, it was back to reality. And rain yet again returned. That afternoon the old saying when it rains it pours truly took form. First, I was buckling Emma into her booster seat picking her up from pre-school and her car door got hit by a car pulling away. And that evening, we had a huge leak in our bathroom, too.
Thankfully, the accident was not my fault and the car is at the body shop being fixed. Our insurance will cover all, but the deductible and the other driver’s insurance will be covering the deductible it appears, because it was deemed her fault.
The ironic thing is that the other women was picking up her grandson from school, just so happened to be one of Kevin’s sisters teacher back int he day and knew my in-laws well. Small world, I suppose.
And as for the bathroom leak, it was something thankfully easily and cheaply fixed (thank god). But our rugs are still drying out a bit as I write this.
As for the weather, it went from 45 degrees last weekend, to just about 90 at the end of this week. Seriously there is no happy medium, but will gladly take 90 degrees over 45 degrees any day of the week!!
And for all you summertime smoothly drinkers, please click here for my last bi-weekly contributing posts on The Mommy Blog Hoppers for some delicious recipes to tempt your taste buds. and for those, who love Jamba Juice Smoothies, to celebrate Summer, they are running a BOGO promotion that is you buy one smoothie, you get one free. Click here for the coupon (http://cmp.ly/2/WzIkwQ).
However, I cannot start enjoying this weekend until dance class is over for both my girls. We also have a one hour rehearsal on Sunday for the girls recital, which is next weekend!
But now onto this week’s recap for those who are catching up or missed a moment of it and some exciting offers, as well!!
On Monday, I actually offered a wonderful opportunity for my bloggy friend’s blogiversary that is coming up in a few short weeks and for more information on this click here.
On Tuesday, I shared how the Slim by the Summer program has now culminated after a long few months and declared a victory click here to find out all about this.
On Wednesday, I decided I would love to share some of my favorites pictures of Emma and Lily having some much needed pool time from the first real warm weather of the summer of 2011 . To see this, go here.
On Thursday, I was blessed by a wonderful sponsor post by my monthly sponsor Sew Crafty Angel and for more on this click here.
On Friday, yet another Finish the Sentence Friday linkup went live with the sentence to finish being, “My favorite movie of all time is…”. To linkup if you haven’t or just to find out why I do blog, as well as why others would do too, click here.
And now that another Saturday is indeed upon us, I hope you too have a wonderful, fun weekend. I know that is a loaded sentence and sentiment if you are a mom. I plan on enjoying as much of this one as I can with Kevin and the girls. The weather is indeed getting nicer and hope to be outdoors as much as possible for this glorious holiday weekend.
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Also for the upcoming week, with more Flashback Wednesday action and keep in mind that Finish the Sentence Friday will be happening again for next week’s sentence click here and as always going live this Thursday night at 10 pm EST!!
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