(dontcha love my espadrille tan?)
This past week was a lovely little break from regular life. We took our family on vacation to Gulf Shores, Alabama, and I got to wiggle my toes in the sand all week long! I adore the beach and it was such a beautiful week weather-wise with perfect temps and a great breeze. Sitting on the beach, watching my children play in the sand and jump in the waves (they get along so well there), soaking in the sun with a good book ....well, that's my own little paradise:)
I also got to enjoy a week of eating out ...mmmmm! We had yummy home-style food at Lambert's, delicious fresh seafood at our Gulf fave: The Shrimp Basket, some of our fave pizza at the Mellow Mushroom, and we tried out two new-to-us places: LuLu's and Bahama Bob's--both very good!! I think I could almost eat fresh Gulf shrimp every day! I have to admit it, when The Princess asked what my favorite part of vacation was I had to say not cooking or cleaning up after cooking. :) Plus on our way home we got to stop and spend the night at our best friends' house and enjoy a long overdue visit with their family--and eat some delicious home-cooking! It was the perfect ending to our vacation!
Now it's back to real life: menu planning, grocery shopping, lesson planning, meetings, appointments, cleaning, laundry, cooking ....well, real life!
However, it is my birthday week, so I will get spoiled a little:)
-The Princess' first orthodontist appointment
-Clean the kitchen and bathrooms
-Dinner out for Italian food with my whole family to celebrate my birthday
-Dust and vacuum the house
-Go through Mr. B's fall/winter clothes
-Dinner: Fried pork chops & chicken strips, boiled red potatoes, and fried squash and zucchini
-Continue housecleaning; start getting out Fall decor
-Finish putting out Fall decor
-Dinner: Split pea soup with crusty bread
-Dinner with friends
-Breakfast at Cracker Barrel with the ladies from our church
-Vince taking the kiddos to Lowe's Build & Grow clinic
-Visit an Amish store or two with my sister
-Lunch: Roast, carrots and potatoes (crockpot), and Arkansas green beans
This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.