Yet another week between posts. I still fail at interwebbing, and I don’t foresee it getting much better this summer. We’ve got a lot of big plans!
This coming weekend, Megan and I are heading to the South Jersey Wine Festival. We will sample 200+ varieties of wine while the menfolk spend some quality time with their daughters.
We leave for Alaska in 15 days. I’m no where near ready, but I am fully excited. I did download a bunch of books to read on the flights. I guess I should start getting serious about this. (BTW: Thanks Megan and Charlie for watching the hoome and the babies while we’re gone!!)
Trinity will spend the remainder of July in Maine with Daniel’s Parents. Daniel will spend this time working a lot of overtime like he usually does. I’ll probably spend a lot of time with friends, including a trip to West Virginia to visit AA. I’m also planning a trip to North Carolina to visit the famous Tiffany.
My cousins, Wendy, John, Hunter, Wyatt, and Pyper, are coming for a week in August. The day after they leave, we’re hoping to go camping with Megan, Dave, and Charlie. When we get back, we’ll have enough time to hang out and have some downtime before Trinity starts 8th grade.
Last year I made a Summer Bucket List, but I don’t think I need to do one this year. I have more than enough plans already! It makes my anxiety peak just thinking about it all. It’ll be fun, though!
This past weekend was pretty busy, too! Saturday was Megan’s birthday and Charlie’s 2nd birthday party. Sunday was, of course, Father’s Day. Unfortunately Daniel had to work last night, but we still managed to spend some quality family time together. I made awesome pancakes and we went for a mini-hike at Parvin.
So much awesome stuff going on! Hopefully you guys are keeping happily busy as well. I do miss you, but real life beckons sometimes.
I’ll get to the point, though. Here is this week’s menu plan. I pushed one meal back because I did not cook after Charlie’s part. We got home around 6, and I was just too lazy.
- Rosemary-Balsamic Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Peas
- Guinness Corned Beef with Potatoes and Carrots
- Corned Beef Soup
- Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup
- Parmesan Flounder with Rice and Vegetables
- Crispy Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Broccoli
- Barbeque Ribs with Tomato Grits
We got an awesome deal on a corned beef brisket. I realize it’s not St. Paddy’s Day, but it’s delicious any time of the year. So, whatever.
So…. comment about food and awesome summer plans, please!!