Here are a few things I've read online that have stuck with me this week as I am enjoying not having to be at work and have a little more "free" time.
I love vacation - if only taking trips didn't cost money. The Today Show had a feature this week with forty vacation must-sees for your family before your children are grown. Sadly I think we've only hit six of the forty, although I do think we have taken our kids on some great trips.
Earlier this week I made a recipe I pinned on Pinterest quite a while ago. It is a family favorite, although it is not my favorite to make simply because it involves a lot of dishes getting dirty. Anyway, I had Middle Sister looking up the recipe only to discover that the site it was on has been removed. Talk about bad news. Luckily I searched for a while and found an identical recipe on a different site. Click here for this creamy chicken asparagus recipe. My husband suggested I take the time to write the recipe on a piece of paper because it is too good to get lost.
The ESPY awards were earlier this week. I can't even begin to convey how amazing I feel their pick for the Pat Tillman award is. Watch the video of his acceptance speech. What an amazing person!
I shared an article on Facebook earlier this week that resonated with me. I have few pictures of myself - mostly because my husband doesn't ever think to take any of me with the kids when we are on trips. Although some of that happens just naturally because I usually am the one doing the picture taking, some of it happens because I don't particularly think I look very good in pictures. My husband doesn't really like to have pictures taken, but not for the same reasons I have.
And here are a few pictures to leave you with this week:
A stop at Cracker Barrel for a big plate of pancakes
Slip-n-Slide in Des Moines on a hot summer evening
Afternoons at the pool
Some cake baking and frosting when it's too humid to want to play outside
Have a great week, everyone!