July 6, 2020

Menu Plan 7•6•20

Happy Monday Y'all!

Im awake! And praying this week is much more uneventful than the last, because last week was out of this world.  This week is going to be all about catching up on life and relaxing.  I didn't get anything done last week.  Its a wonder I managed to feed everyone.  

Speaking of food, this weeks menu is planned so thats a start!  I was lucky enough to actually get a few suggestions when I asked the guys if there was anything they wanted.  So that helped, but when we were putting away groceries you could see how distracted I was ordering it all because I got 2 of everything.  I really need to stop rushing my order in at the last minute.  Good news is that a crap ton of food isn't a problem when you have 2 growing boys that eat EVERYTHING.  And I was still under budget, so...win?!  

Hope Whispers Menu Plan

Here is this weeks menu

June 29, 2020

Happy Tails with Old Mother Hubbard

This post is sponsored by WellPet but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Fostering dogs has been one of the most rewarding things we have done as a family.  We often joke about the revolving dog door that we have.  There isn't an actual doggy door but our home and hearts have been opened to quite a few dogs over the last few years.  All come with their own stories, all get the same loving until they are adopted and go to their forever homes.  

We recently took in one of the sweetest pups to every crash here.  At 4 months old, this not so little guy got a rough start at life.  His first few days here were spent keeping to himself, tail tucked and moping around.  He was so unsure of everything.  We named him Rocco!

Rocco the Foster Dane

Right away, I knew we were going to have to take our time with him and put in the work to get him to open up.  Puppies are supposed to be happy and playful.  They should be full of energy and personality.  Rocco was serious, timid and kind of a loner.  He preferred the chair instead of the couch if he couldn't have it to himself.  He was more comfortable with the boys than me.  I knew there was a sweet boy under all that sadness.

Menu Plan 6•29•20

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope everyones week is starting off well and yall had a great weekend.  We did.  Now we are back home after we spent a few days visiting my younger sister.  Our original vacation plans went out the window.  No hotels, no beaches.  Just hanging out at aunties, playing video games and catching up.  We slept in and relaxed for days and it was amazing.  As we were driving back and were a few miles out of town, our phones started going off with covid warnings stating that the spread in our county has blown up over the last few days.  Not the welcome home we were hoping for.

We spent yesterday gathering our supplies for the craziness that we know is going to happen.  We got groceries before the shelves emptied.  Well, emptied more anyway.  We stopped by Sams Club to grab our usual bulk essentials.  Every register was open and the lines were almost to the back of the store.  Hey Sams Club Members... there is an app for that.  And you can pay online and walk out, around the lines.  Its amazing. 

Menu Plan

I did manage to get all the things I needed and a few extras to stock up the kitchen.  Thankfully I got my curbside order in while we were out of town and just had to roll by and pick it up.  I am all for anything to avoid the crowds in the store!  And my menu for this week is done.  Heres what made the cut this week!

June 19, 2020

Hiking, Helping and Heading to the pool

Oh happy day!  Its the weekend.  I keep telling myself to stop living for the weekend but I have been waiting for this one all year.  This weekend is kicking off a week full of fun.  I'm so excited! First stop, the pool.  Then hopefully the lake.  And then the beach!  Seriously so excited.  

Peaceful Posse Whats Up Weekend?

Today I'm linking up with Lindsay from The Flynnigans, Charlotte from My Pixie Blog and Beth from Coffee until Cocktails.  Every Friday we share all the things that we are happy, grateful and thankful for!  Here are a few things that made my list this week!

June 15, 2020

Menu Plan 6•15•20

Another week, another menu.  Last week kind of flew right past me.  Kinda of like today did.  So now its almost midnight and Im just now sitting down to write out my menu.  One of these days Im going to stop procrastinating.  I take that back.  It isn't really my fault.  I wanted to get this done yesterday but I was busy because ROCCO got adopted!  

Hope Whispers Menu Plan

So now its back to our summer schedule.  Its not really a schedule.  Ok its not a schedule at all.  Its more of a controlled anarchy.  But its summer and they both kicked butt in school, so Im trying to let a few things slide.  Like early bed times.  The only bad thing is when they finally wake up, they are starving.  This week I kept the menu super easy and basic.  Like only one meal needs an oven kind of basic.  And I made sure to stock up on lunch.  This week they asked for sashimi and rice, salmon and salads and frozen pot pies.  Interesting choices.  And our dinners just as random.  Here is this weeks menu.

June 12, 2020

Shopping, Surviving and Swimming.

Hello Weekend!  I'd like to thank Coffee, because with out her, I would not have made it though the week.  OK it wasn't really that bad.  It was actually nice to have a slower pace around here.  I got to sit and play Mortal Kombat with the Anthony.  Its been a while since I have had a controller in my hand!  I do miss our mornings around the table though.  How was I able to get more writing done with them at the table than when they are sleeping in? Im super curious to see what classes will be like next year. 

Peaceful Posse Whats Up Weekend?

Today I'm linking up with Lindsay from The Flynnigans, Charlotte from My Pixie Blog and Beth from Coffee until Cocktails.  Every Friday we share all the things that we are happy, grateful and thankful for!  Here are a few things that made my list this week!