Share 4 Somethings in August

Tomorrow is the last Saturday of the month the time for the Share 4 Somethings link up with Jennifer.  I really enjoy this cute little wrap up of the month even if it might overlap a bit with my What's Up Wednesday posts.  I hope you all don't mind too much!   

As always we're looking at what we Loved, Learned, Read, and Ate this month. 

Loved-- Seeing my family! My aunt drove up with her husband from North Carolina and her brother drove up from Florida so we had a big family cookout with my mom and my brother and his family.  It was so wonderful to see everyone and we had such beautiful weather too. (Though I am cracking up seeing all these serious faces in my photos! LOL- I swear we all had a fabulous time!). 






Learned-- We learned about a "new" Wildlife Sanctuary not that far from us called Norcross and we went to check it out my mom, my aunt, and my aunt's husband. It was such a lovely area with more than 2 miles of hiking trails. 





Read-- I read so many great books this month! I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite but did stress myself out when I had more than 15 books checked out from the library at one time (all my requests suddenly became available all at once!)


Ate-- Lots of fresh fruit, veggies, and eggs were eaten this month. 










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  1. How fun to have a big group of family get together- especially given the distance, you probably don't see some of your extended family too much. Good job on all of the reading this month! Have a great weekend ;).

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    1. We are lucky enough to see them about once a year these past few years. It blows my mind that my uncle makes that drive by himself in just 2 days.

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  2. Getting together with family is the best! Love all these nature pics too.

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    1. It really is! We were all missing my sisters and their families though.

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  3. Oh how wonderful to get together with family. Yummmmm, as always the food looks delish. Have a great weekend.

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  4. So glad you enjoyed so much fun family time! Your meals all look amazing as usual too!

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  5. Fun to have family visit! We have family here now!

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  6. Getting together and fun at the lake - sounds pretty perfect! Your guys do look like they take their funny quite seriously - ha!! What did you think of the "I Quit Sugar" book? That was a lot of reading in one month:)

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    1. I liked it and thought she brought up a lot of great points about the role sugar plays in our foods & diet but honestly I just can not ever see myself giving it up. I found most of the recipes to be a bit too far out there to get anyone else in my house to even try.

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  7. Your family event by the lake seem so nice. Wonderful!

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  8. Haha, I'll bet they were tired. But those are the best times right, spending with friends and family.

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    1. Probably! I was trying so hard to not take any of those awkward eating/ mouth full photos that I never even noticed that hardly anyone was smiling later on!

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  9. There's nothing better than family time! Love all those healthy (delicious looking!) meals, too!

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    1. Thanks! I have definitely been feeling better with those healthy meals. Vacations and eating out are lots of fun but then I'm always so happy to get back to eating "normally."

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  10. How lovely to get family all together. And that Very Wong book looks great!! #WeekendCoffeeShare

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  11. Oh, that must have been great to see your family and I'm sure they enjoyed a little cooler weather! The scenery and healthy food all looks good. Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. I hate it when all my requests at the library are ready at once, LOL. Luckily, I can usually renew them.
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    Jodie

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    1. Thankfully I can too but I still won't get through all dozen or so.

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  13. I leave here inspired by your healthy menu, Joanne. And I love a good read while I'm eating, too. Such lovely, quiet company when no one else is around.

    See you tomorrow at 4 Somethings, girl!

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  14. You take the best photos of your food! So inspiring!

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  15. What a joy it is to spend time with family!
    As always, the food looks amazing 😋

    Hugs and blessings, Joanne

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  16. Such a beautiful month! Time with family is such a blessing, and all that wonderful food!!!

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  17. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy some family time, even if there were serious captures involved ;-) Your photos of the refuge are absolutely stunning, thanks for taking us along!

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    1. Aw, thanks! It was a beautiful place and so peaceful.

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  18. How great to have that family time! I always panic a little when my library holds become available in bunches. o-O Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Yes, I do too! I'm going to have to return a good or 4 or 5 of them unread too since I am quickly running out of time and renewals.

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  19. I'm glad you enjoyed your family gathering. The wildlife sanctuary looks lovely!

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  20. It looks like a great August, and I love the photos from the Wildlife Sanctuary!

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  21. 15 books out at one time?! That would definitely be stressful! It's nice to be able to spend time with family. August just flew by!

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    1. It sure did fly by! I thought it was going to be such a long and boring month too.

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  22. Great pictures and loving the book montage for August

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    1. Thank you! I read some really fabulous books.

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  23. How nice to have the wildlife sanctuary nearby! It looks a lovely place.
    The expressions did make me smile.Glad you all had a great time together. :)

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  24. How lovely that you could spend some family time together - I think that's my most favourite thing in the whole world! Loved all your healthy eating, and you've been very prolific in your reading too.

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    1. It was wonderful; especially since we tend to only seem them once a year if we're lucky!

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  25. Family get togethers seem even more important these days. What did you think of the Eat Right 4 Your Type book?

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    1. Well, I don't know my blood type so I can't say I got a whole lot out of the book but I did find the whys behind it quite interesting.

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  26. Thank you for your weekend coffee share. Sounds like you had a great August with family, discovery of hiking trails, good books and yummy foods.

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  27. Why, oh why, do men not smile in pictures? LOL. Glad you got some family time and discovered a new place to hike.

    You really read a lot! I'm making more time for reading, but I haven't read even half as many books as you did.

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    1. Right?! They are all so serious; especially when I take out my camera.

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  28. Food and animals can't be beat. Looks like summer fun was had by all. #MMBC

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  29. How lovely to spend some time with family. Oh wow! You have read a lot! x

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    1. It was wonderful to see our family! I hadn't been anticipating that at all since we didn't even know until the end of July that they were coming up.

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  30. I read when I eat too. All my library holds came in at the same time too. I still have 9 that I haven't touched yet, but currently reading an ARC that my review is due for on Thursday. Glad you were able to have a great time with your family visiting.

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    1. I have 6 that are due back tomorrow that I don't have any renewals left for so I have to decide how badly I want to read them and if it's worth requesting them again or not...

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  31. Great update. I'm always afraid all my books will come in at once too, or all my audiobooks will become available at teh same time.

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    1. Funny enough I only request 1 audiobook at a time but don't think anything of requesting dozens of books.

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  32. I love that you got to spend some good quality time with your family! I know everyone enjoyed it!

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  33. I love your book collage! I enjoyed "The Firekeeper's Daughter" a lot. I hear it's becoming a movie...? I also enjoyed reading Jeannette McCurdy's memoir. I was horrified by what child actors have to go through. I had some classmates who were child actors but they weren't in the industry for too long. It is a major time commitment on the parents' part too. I only know of few who returned to acting as an adult. What are your thoughts on the "I Quit Sugar"? I think I would read it, but I am not sure if I could quit sugar. Maybe I can track to eat no more than 24 grams of added sugar per day.

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    1. I can not quit sugar! I'd love to but oh my goodness I just love it so much and my not so little baker is always eager for me to try his latest recipe. I am trying to limit my sugar intake as much as I can. I was thinking that The Firekeeper's Daughter would make a great movie. I can't imagine growing up in the spotlight nor wanting my kids to either.

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