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Weekend Rewind | September 2021

Rewinding our weekend…


On Friday we were all so utterly exhausted from the week and ready to collapse on the couch for Family Movie Night. Matt had a really big trial all week which meant we were ships sailing in the night and I was on solo parent duty until Friday evening. (This explains my radio silence on the blog all last week). Anyway, we went with Wizard of Oz and the kids LOVED it. I was worried they would quickly become disinterested or find some of the scenes scary but they were glued the entire movie!


Saturday Matt and I had a fun double day date with our friends Aaron and Michelle. We went to the Charlotte Squawks show and it was absolutely hysterical.

After the show we came home and Matt watched the Ohio State game with the kids while I made spinach & white bean veggie burgers (and hot dogs for the kids) for dinner. Some of our friends recently had us over for dinner and served these burgers and they were so good I saved the recipe and finally made them! The only modification I made was I cooked them in the air fryer instead of baking them and they were sooooooo delicious.

After the kids were in bed, Matt and I had a disagreement, followed by silent treatment, followed by going to bed angry. So that was an awesome way to end Saturday.


Sunday morning, Matt and I thankfully resolved our disagreement before heading to church. It was Fall Parish Day so after the service there was a big party on the lawn with a dunking booth, train rides, obstacle courses, snow cone truck, balloon artist, BBQ and so much more. We brought one of the kids’ friend too and they all had the very best time…until Thomas popped his sword (that we waited in line over an hour for) within 5 minutes of receiving it!

The rest of Sunday we caught up on laundry and chores, the kids played outside with their neighbor friends and we popped some bubbly and watched the Panthers game. And for dinner we had a second batch of spinach and white bean burgers!

On to another busy week ahead…

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Monday 13th of September 2021

It sounds like y'all had a much needed fun and somewhat relaxing weekend! As usual (and like the commenters) I appreciate your openness and honesty about your struggles, parenting, marriage, etc. Life seems really hard right now and too often it feels like everyone has it all together but me so I appreciate your honesty and that y'all worked through everything. I hope this week is a great one for y'all!

Sarah Holman

Monday 13th of September 2021

Thank you for sharing! I really appreciate you showing that life isn't always rainbows and butterflies!!!


Monday 13th of September 2021

Love your transparency & honesty--it's so refreshing! Too many don't share all the "real" life happenings, and it's a breath of fresh air that you do! Thanks for giving us a small glimpse into your world--and not shying away from the realness of life like flying solo as a parent while your partner focuses on work, exhaustion after a long week, an argument, a popped sword, etc!

Amber Summerrow

Monday 13th of September 2021

Your are dah bomb!!!! I love your jean jacket! Would you source that for me😘 Have a fabulous Monday

Toni ;0)

Monday 13th of September 2021

Another reason why I love you and your blog, your honesty is refreshing and it sure happens to the best of us. Married for over 28 years here and it takes work, hard hard work and it’s not all roses and unicorns that’s for damn sure. I’m glad you were able to work it out, it’s important and is part of making marriage work over the years. Bummer about the balloon after that long wait. So frustrating. A buddy of mine does balloons like that for a hobby, he would have done another one as I’m sure this balloon maker would have done for Thomas to replace it. Tip for next time. ☺️ Here’s hoping this week is a tad calmer for you. 🙏💜