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What’s Up Wednesday 07.26.2017

It is hard to believe it is already the last Wednesday in July and time to link up with ShaySheaffer, and Mel for What’s Up Wednesday!

What I’m eating…

I’ve been on an oatmeal or steel cut oats kick!  I’m not picky, I grab whatever I have on hand and go to work! I like to make mine with Almond Milk, add toasted coconut, and some fruit.  So delicious.  This week I’ve been alternating between raspberries and nectarines.  Check out my recipe on how to toast coconut here. I am a bit coconut obsessed and try to always keep some on hand!


What I’m reminiscing about…

As I prep for another summer adventure I am reminiscing about our 2014 trip to Orlando, FL.  We had a blast at Disney World and Universal Studios and would love to relive the experience.  #takemeback

We stayed at a fun place with a little beach area.  Beautiful!

What I’m loving…

One word…SUMMER!  It is this time of year that I get a little sentimental about these treasured summer months.  I so look forward to having summer’s off as a teacher.  It is a wonderful break that allows me to spend quality time with friends & family as well as rest, recharge & relax.  SUMMER, please don’t break up with me in August! 🙁

I mean really, how often during the school year does a teacher get to relax on a hammock and read a magazine…umm never! So I am enjoying while I can!

What we’ve been up to…

Evening basketball!  Serious games of PIG and HORSE!  Love when these two hang out together!

What I’m dreading…

As mentioned before, I am still in that summer euphoria stage. So, right now I’m not dreading anything. 🙂 Well, except for the end of sweet, sweet summertime.

This is my I love summer face! #pleasedontgo

What I’m working on…

My classroom is pretty much ready to go! Whew, what a relief!  Check out some of my classroom favorites here.  Not it’s time to begin planning lessons and activities for the first weeks of school!

What I’m excited about…

I’m am more than excited to head out on our last summer vacation!  I can’t wait to explore new places we have never been!  I hope to share our adventure when we return!

What we’re watching…

We’ve had a looooong, miserable Montana heatwave, so we’ve been hiding out at the movie theater!

Look at us all bundled up in the nice cool theater!

 There have been some great movies out this summer, here’s what we have enjoyed!

Baby Driver (R) ~ A modern day musical 🙂 I was reluctant to go to this movie, but was pleasantly surprised and really liked it.  It’s fast paced, a little violent, keeps your attention and is simply a good movie!  The driving scenes are simply awesome and Baby’s (Ansel Elgort) driving skills are seriously  impressive.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG13) ~ I love Spider-Man/Peter Parker’s fun personality in this movie! Tom Holland does a great job playing the part of the fun-loving, funny Spider-Man character. Spider-Man: Homecoming has a good story line, it’s not just a run of the mill superhero movie.

Dunkirk (PG13) ~ This movie about allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France surrounded by the German army and evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk, France in an intense World War II battle.  We went to this in an IMAX theater, and it.was.awesome.  It was loud, fierce, heart-breaking, and brave all mixed into one.  I left the theater wanting to learn more about his battle, and with a better understanding regarding the evils of war.  This is a must see!

What I’m listening to…

Seriously, my favorite background noise in the summer time is the Today Show.  Yep, that’s right the Today Show!  I love having it playing in the background in the mornings while I am working around the house.  Every now and then something catches my attention and I take a moment to watch.  It is my summer favorite since I don’t get to watch morning TV during the school year.

I mean on Tuesday morning alone they interviewed Chrissy Metz from This is Us along with Prince William & Prince Harry who were talking about their mom!  Not to mention I love Hoda Kotb!  She is my favorite, I am so happy she added more time on Today in the mornings!

What I’m wearing…

I like to shop at Maurices, they had a BOGO 50% off sale the other day!  I grabbed a couple of tops for the end of summer that I think I will transition well into fall and the new school year!  Take a peek at my first ever fashion selfies!  I’m not sure how people take good pics of their outfits…these were the results after about 50 takes!

Cute, lightweight camo tee…yes please!

This plum tee has a little chiffon trim. It’s a little hard to see in the pic, but that’s what sold me on it!

What we’re doing this weekend…

We are heading out of town to enjoy one last summer hurrah!  I. can. not. wait! 🙂

What I’m looking forward to next month…

Ethan getting his driver’s license!  Actually, I could have also posted this under What I am dreading… 😐 Although, I know he is ready to drive independently, it is still a little scary.  He is my baby after all!  Anyway, I will have to wait until the end of August before he will get his official license. But, seriously, I.can.not.wait!  It will be SO nice to have him driving to sports practices, school, and maybe even running a few errands here and there! #gogetsomemilk 🙂

What else is new…

I am at a loss, nothing new to report!

I hope everyone is having a great week!

If you missed last month’s What’s Up Wednesday check it out here.



8 thoughts on “What’s Up Wednesday 07.26.2017

  1. Stopping by through the link up and I see we have so many things in common. My daughter is getting her drivers license in the next couple of weeks, and we are here in Montana as well. Small world. 🙂

    1. Yes, it is a small world! It’s crazy how fast they grow up, I wish life would slow down sometimes! It’s great to hear from a MT blogger! I just started blogging this summer and having a lot of fun!

  2. I love having the Today Show on in the backgrounds in the morning as well for the SAME reasons. Those tops are super cute from Maurices. I have a gift card there and need to go spend it. How fun to have a trip to look forward to coming up! I hope you have a great day!

    1. Maurices had even more to chose from, but I tried hard to rein it in! Great sale throughout the entire store! Have a great Wednesday!

  3. Thank you ! It’s been a good summer in the theater! Wonder Woman was also a favorite!

  4. How exciting to have a new driver to help take care of chores and errands! Love your new tops- you know I’m a camo girl! Trip is happy to hear that the new Spiderman was good! Hope you’re having a great week!

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