Showing posts from May, 2019

Friday Favorites: The Week I Went to Loon Mountain

The boys finished up their schoolwork officially this week!!  We are on summer break (even though it's pretty darn cold and cloudy).  My husband and I took off for 3 days on a mini vacation together and had a wonderful time.  The weather was so nice and sunny and warm those 3 days too.  The boys even went swimming and boating while we were gone and had a fabulous time of their own. Ian headed off to work on Friday but the younger two boys and I met some friends at Green Falls pond for a very pretty hike.  The trail goes around the lake and over the falls.  We did take a trail down behind the falls and walked along the stream below it for just a bit too. The boys and I spent the rest of the afternoon running errands and picking up "kid" groceries so they'd  be all set while I was away. Saturday morning my husband and I left for a trip to Loon Mountain.  We checked into our hotel (the RiverWalk at Loon Mountain) in the early afternoon and then headed to the Loon Moun

Encouraging Hearts and Home-- First Week of June

When I turn the calendar to June, I automatically think of summer vacation, long days in the sun and sand and just total and utter relaxation.  Maybe it's all those years of schooling but, to me, June will always symbolize summer; even if our temperatures don't quite reflect that this year. Welcome to Encouraging Hearts & Home! The Encouraging Hearts & Home Bloggers Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts  each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home . We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light! ***Each week, our co-hosts will each choose our favorite links, along with the most clicked link, and pin them to our Encouraging Hearts & Home Pinterest board.   The most clicked post from last week's Blog Hop: The Dilemma of Delay by A New Lens A few of my favorites included: This yummy Basil- Parmesan Salmon Air F

What's Up Wednesday-- May

I can not believe it's almost the end of the month and time for another What's Up Wednesday post.  Today I am linking up with Shay and Shafer and all their blogging friends to talk about What's Up. Let's dive right in! What We're Eating This Week: I plan the menu around our family's choices and then make small modifications for me and my Weight Watchers plan (often substituting the carb at dinner with a second vegetable). Sunday: My husband and I will be away and I'm sure my mother in law will spoil the kids with all sorts of non- Weight Watchers friendly foods. Monday: If we're back by dinnertime we'll cook up some pesto pasta & veggies Tuesday: Turkey meat loaf with couscous and butternut squash fries Wednesday: Weight Watchers orange chicken with white rice and roasted green beans Thursday: This basil- parmesan salmon from Penny's Passion with roasted potatoes and broccoli (I'll cook up homemade chicke