Weekend Recap + Weekly Meal Plan

Hi, Friends!  I hope you were able to have some fun, active time and some down time like we did.  We had a beautiful Saturday, full of soccer, baseball, and sunshine, and a lazy, rainy Sunday, which was perfect for watching movies, doing laundry, and baking bread!  Here’s a little look at our weekend.

Scott was out of town Friday night and back late Saturday, so the kids and I were on our own for two soccer games and a baseball game!  I had everything set out Friday night so we just had to roll out of bed, get dressed, and get out the door.

At the soccer fields bright and early!

Grayson’s game was at 9 and Brantley’s at 10, so little miss was laid back, cheering her sister on!

And after we finished soccer about 11 am, we high-tailed it across town to the baseball fields!  First, we grabbed some burgers and had an impromptu picnic before Ben’s game started.

I LOVE how the girls bring toys to the ballfield (I let them pack their old backpacks with whatever they want, and THEY have to carry it all!) and all the little sisters of the ball players end up sitting in the grass and playing together.  Reminds me of when I would play at the ballpark as a kid!  It is just the cutest thing, and I am so glad they are playing and enjoying themselves in the sunshine.

Ben got two hits off his coach’s pitches (they were foul, but he made still made contact!), and he got the game ball!  Hooray Ben!

Brantley scored a goal in her soccer game, Gracie scored two goals in her game (her first two ever!!!), and Ben got the game ball.  What a great sports Saturday for my little Luton trio!

After we got home, the kids decided they wanted to throw a “Score Party” for having such a great day!

The kids watched Honey, I shrunk the Kids and played outside, and we really had a great day.  And Ben and Brantley put on the best little concert for me and Gracie that we had ever seen.

And I might have enjoyed a celebratory bev myself!  It was a good day, and the kids went to bed pretty early and without a fuss.  Everyone was worn out!

Sunday morning, we lounged around and lost track of time until it was too late to get ready for church– ooops!  So we watched movies, took it easy, and I did A LOT of laundry.  I won’t say I’m caught up quite yet, but at least we’ll all have clean underwear to start the week.

And I really am loving the Roku and streaming movies for the kids.  I have been introducing them to some of my favorite movies as a kid, which has been awesome!  Brantley loved Newsies (and I am still obsessed with it), like I said earlier, we all sat and watched Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and then yesterday the kids watched Hook (which, by the way, is still agreat movie!).  I can’t wait to find some other oldies but goodies and watch them with the kids!

And after I hit up the grocery store, I decided that I wanted to try something new.  I have a bit of a cooking “bucket list,” and I wanted to start working on it.  I have been reading a bit about breadmaking, and wanted to give it a try!  My grandmother used to make homemade sourdough bread all the time (never even bought sandwich bread from the store!), and it was always so, so delicious.  I’ve read several recipes that make it seem like breadmaking is not so intimidating as it seems, so I dusted off an old baking cookbook from my collection, and made some Olive &Thyme Focaccia last night!  Y’all.  It’s amazing.  I have a couple other recipes I want to try (sandwich bread, bread boules, etc), but the first run went really, really well.  It was a bit time consuming, but not bad for a Sunday afternoon!

And, I mean, if some amazing bread isn’t the way to round out a pretty great weekend, I don’t know what is!

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The past few weeks have been so super busy that I have really been out of my meal planning routine.  I’ve still been planning our weekly meals, but I’ve taken random grocery trips, a few times a week, instead of my one weekly trip on Sundays.  Well, I got back in the swing of things yesterday, and I already feel better about the week!  Funny how preparation gives you a little peace, right?!  So here’s what’s on the menu this week:

Sunday- Grilled Steaks, Roasted Potatoes, Sauteed Zucchini, and Homemade Olive and Thyme Focaccia
Monday- Ham and Veggie Frittata with Mixed Green Salad
Tuesday- Lentil Taco Salad
Wednesday- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Olive and Thyme Focaccia
Thursday- Garlic Dijon Herb Salmon, Rice, and Steamed Broccoli
Friday- Chicken Yakisoba (family favorite!)

Happy Monday!  I hope your week gets off to a great start!

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