Monday Musings!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Happy Monday Friends!!

How was your weekend??

Our's was pretty great!! 
Aaron had Friday off since he was on call last weekend and on Thursday night, we decided a beach day would be an awesome way to spend his extra day off! 
We chose to go to one of our most favorite places, Cape Lookout National Seashore, which you can only get to by a ferry. 
It's definitely an adventure to get there...but it is SO worth it. The water is absolutely stunning...there are no waves- so it's perfect for kids- and there are SO MANY seashells!!
 We set up our little beach "camp" for the day and stayed for about 4 hours...we always go on lots of beach walks, search for shells and the kids just have a ball swimming and exploring in the ocean!
Saturday was a pretty chill day...the girls and Marshall and I ran a couple errands in the morning (note to self- DO NOT BRING MARSHALL TO ULTA AGAIN UNTIL HE IS AT LEAST 10 YEARS OLD-HA!)- which included going to the mall to get some Bath and Body Works hand soaps. 
I am SO cheap that instead of paying for shipping to have the soaps sent to our house- I thought it would be fine to just run into the store (with our masks on, of course) and get them.
Boy was I WRONG. The staff at B&BW was wonderful- but they were only allowing a certain amount of people in and it was very crowded and it was just NOT a fun shopping experience AT ALL. I will NOT be going back to the mall any time soon and I will be happy to pay the $5.99 shipping fee to avoid going into B&BW. 
I don't know about ya'll, but going into stores, since things have re-opened, has TOTALLY lost it's appeal to me. It's just not the same and I would just rather stay home!

ANYWAY. Enough about that :)
We spent most of Saturday afternoon in the's HOT here and I cannot put into words how thankful I am for our pool!!
Sunday, we went to church and then spent the afternoon swimming again! We had 3 of the girls' friends, who live in our neighborhood, come over to swim and it was SO nice to hear LOTS of giggles and squealing in our pool! 

And now here we are...MONDAY! The last week of June...the first week of July! 
Do ya'll have any fun plans for the 4th of July? We are laying low. The weather is looking kind of iffy- with possible thunderstorms rolling through our area.
We just plan to have a nice, easy day...and if weather allows it- spend the day in the pool and grill out for dinner. And of course, light sparklers once it gets dark! 

Not sure if you are feeling like I do- but meal planning is one of the LAST things I want to do in the summer! But people need to eat (if it were just me- I would literally eat a grilled chicken salad EVERY night for dinner. HA!) I pulled together a VERY simple menu plan for the week. Here's what's for dinner at our house this week!

Okay friends...that's all I have for today!!!
I sure hope you have a wonderful Monday!!!

Linking up with TanyaLindsayHeather and Johannah!


  1. That beach area looks perfect and well worth the journey to get there! I wish our Tx beaches were that pretty. I'm totally with you on meal planning during the summer. Can everyone just eat a sandwich for dinner...ha, ha! Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

  2. The beach trip looked awesome!! So much fun!

  3. We're having tacos this week too! That beach looks fantastic.

  4. Your trip looks like so much fun! That water is so calm and clear. I'm with you 100% - shopping and browsing is just no fun right now. We hit the outlet malls for a quick visit recently and it was so stressful. Each store had different numbers allowed in and different requirements. I will be sticking to online shopping whenever possible.


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