New look + Weekend Fun

Happy MONDAY and Happy JULY, friends! I'm pretty confident 90% of the blogs I read today will start off their post the same way, but seriously…. where is time going? I am constantly amazed at how fast the days and months seem to slip by me! By the way, does anything look different around here? I changed my blog design -yet again- but I think this one may actually stick around awhile! If you're looking for a new look for your blog, be sure to check out my newly updated page :)

Sami's Shenanigans

Friday was a mess. Work was chaotic and crazy and longer than any Friday should ever be. So I was happy to spend my night doing groceries (with a gift card -even better!) and relaxing at home with Jared.

Saturday we were finally "allowing" ourselves to break our no-spend month and went to see Monsters University with our favorite people. The movie was HILARIOUS. Totally the way to start our day. Oh, yeah… we went to a 10:05 AM showing too so we could get the early-bird price. I'm telling you, we love to save a buck!

There were thunderstorms off and on for a lot of the day, but somehow we lucked out and got some time to ourselves at the pool while the sun was shining beautifully.

Kayla and I got to be the judges of a football catching contest which was quite the afternoon entertainment ;)
pool party; football game

The rest of that rainy evening was spent being WAY too competitive and fighting over board game rules and points. Seriously, please tell me someone else's family gets as intense over games as ours does?!

Anyway- somehow we maintained our friendship, in case you were concerned ;)

Sunday was low-key, just the way we'd hoped! Jared and I went to church in the morning, resisted the temptation to eat out and went home to cook all kinds of yummy stuff for lunch, dinner and lunches for the week. It was the perfect Sunday afternoon of relaxation, cleaning and rain showers while we perused Netflix and did some laundry.

What did you fill your weekend with?

PS--Lots of fun stuff coming on the blog in the next couple weeks :)

35 comments

  1. Love the new look! Ya did good :)
    & what a fun weekend you had! I've been wondering if Monsters U. is any good, so I'm glad you have it a good review!

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  2. Dying to see Monsters U. I think I am going to take my little guy who is 3 to see it. It will be his first time seeing a movie at the theater so fingers crossed he sits and watches the whole thing.

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  3. Love the new look - you're so talented :) I really need to see Monsters U!! I'm glad you had a weekend filled with favorite people and relaxing with Jared :)

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  4. Sounds like a great weekend! Can't wait to see Monsters U myself.

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  5. When my family played board games growing up, it would ALWAYS deteriorate into an argument. Usually accusations of cheating.

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  6. Sounds like Monsters University is a great movie to see. It's definitely on my "wish list" of movies to go see sometime. Looks like we had similar Sundays, relaxing but productive too. Those are some of the best weekends in my opinion.

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  7. Looks like a great weekend! I LOVE the new blog design and want to take you up on the changes we had talked about for my blog! {sorry, I'm SO behind on e-mails}. :)

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  8. LOVE the colors you added. I hope you got my picture I sent you this morning. :)

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  9. I love going to the early movie on the weekend!

    It's supposed to rain here all week so I might do that on the Fourth!

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  10. loving the new look! absolutely awesome! and looks like a fun weekend!

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  11. Hey! Came over from Sami's Shenanigans and just have to say my family is WAY competitive when it comes to games. I love it, but others can be a bit intimidated when we break out the games! But really, it's the best way to play :)

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  12. Looks like yall had a great weekend! I want to see that movie! I just linked up with our fun happenings from this weekend. Enjoy your week!

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  13. Sounds like a great weekend. I have a few movies I want to see soon. Love the latest design!

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  14. Glad you loved Monsters U too. So cute and hilarious. :) And this is my favorite design to date. Good job!

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  15. Sounds like a pretty perfect weekend! Love me a good board game! And your design is super cute!

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  16. Our family has full on FIGHTS over board games! Glad to know we are not alone! lol

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  17. Love the new blog design! I'll likely be contacting you in the next month or so- think it's about time for a new look for me too!

    Also- from your intro button, it's likely we could be twins! Football, Mexican food and dance parties? yes please!

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  18. I want to see Monsters U!! Glad to hear it was good :)

    & we get crazy over board games, y'all definitely aren't alone there!! Everyone is SO COMPETITIVE!! haha

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  19. Loving the new look but the previous one with the cool football at the end was adorable. I seriously cannot wait to see MU!

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  20. OMG! I want to see that movie SO BADLY!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. I saw MonstersU over the weekend too, and I LOVED IT! baby Mike Wazowski is my favorite.. he was so darn cute. such a good movie!

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  22. HAHA I love that y'all are super competitive like us! I swear we get overly excited about winning :) As for Monsters University...ahhhh...I told you it was awesome! So glad you love it :)

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  23. Love the new look (jealousy setting in-- but my time will come!!)..

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  24. Totally intense over the games! There are words exchanged with Sean's family during a game of Phase 10.

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  25. Yay for fun weekends friend. No if only i could photoshop myself into them, my heart would be extra happy. hehe Hope you had a great start to your week. I love the newest layout by the way.

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  26. Loving the new design girl, it looks great! I saw Monster's University this weekend tooo. I went at 2 on Sunday and even in 3D it was only $7.. I was shocked but excited ;)

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  27. Came over to visit from Letters & Lipstick http://lettersandlipstickblog.blogspot.com/ who named you as one of her three favorite blogs for my Making Good Monday's. http://thislittleblonde.blogspot.com/2013/07/3-blogs-you-should-be-following.html Congrats cute girl! So excited to be following along now!

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  28. i always love the look of your blog, so of course, this one is really cute too!

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  29. Love the new layout!!! ...I want to see that movie--it looks so cute!

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  30. What cute blog layouts! I might have to save my money ;) I want to see Monsters U so bad, I've heard so many good reviews!

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  31. I though Monster's University was the cutest movie ever! Especially the part when Mike was a little boy. Uh, competitiveness is a huge things in my family. We hate each other during the game, but by the end, it's all good.
    I'm happy to have found your blog through Weekend Shenanigans and I can't wait to follow future adventures! I love your blog design!
    xo, Hima
    P.S. I just started a blog and joined the cool kids club. I'd love for you to swing by and leave me a comment with some feedback! Thank you so much.
    Hima Hearts

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  32. I want to go see Monsters University so bad!! I remember when the first one came out and it's been one of my favorite movies ever since. Love your blog!

    Reviews Until You Drop

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  33. The new design is sooo cute. My favorite your blog has looked so far actually! Love it. And I want to see Monster's U so bad! Maybe I'll get a chance soon. Also, I am *totally* the same way about games and rules. Jeff has actually sent me that e-card before, because it's just so ME!

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  34. Love the new design and pool time in the summer is the best :-)

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