Sweet Summertime

Happy (late) 4th of July!

Here’s what we’ve been up to as of late:

Many of our evenings have been spent out on our deck. (Side note: isn’t this sign cute? My aunt got it for us!)

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Our string light project was featured on Relish Magazine’s website…can you believe it?! I can’t! It’s still our favorite house project to date.

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Unfortunately, the USA team lost but man those were some exciting games! I made sure to sport the red, white and blue at work on game days.

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Gracie girl is the World’s Most Spoiled Dog. Check out this package she got from her Grandma Bladdick (my mom) last week. I was so confused when I read the package at first but then realized it was JUST for Grace! Stay tuned for another post this week about her being spoiled again (post will include a giveaway, dog owners!).

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Since it’s been so nice out, we decided to take on the dreaded task of chopping some limbs down that touch our house. We LOVE all the trees in our yard, but the branches get pretty out of control.

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At the end of the day, it looked like we literally chopped down an entire tree.

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On Wednesday night, we went to one of our favorite spots, El Mundo, for some happy hour margs. You can’t beat the $4 special. These are the best in town! We celebrated our friend Kirsten’s third year of med school…

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And also ended up placing a terrible bet on our future child’s middle name. Bad decisions are made after El Mundo margs!

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And then I FaceTimed my parents on the drive home. They appreciated that. (My dad’s a goof but God love ‘em.)

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I had the 4th of July off work (woot woot!) and spent it poolside with Sara. I may or may not be suffering from a terrible sunburn.

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But it was worth it because the day was gorgeous! Oh sweet, summertime. How I love you!

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Later on the 4th, we had Kevin’s mom and sister in town, as well as Danny and Sara over for a cookout!

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The feast was delish.

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Kevin’s mom brought three types of dessert and I pretty much died and went to heaven over her apple crisp a la mode. And aren’t her festive strawberries cute?!

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Today I am celebrating my baby brother’s birthday from afar. Can’t believe my “baby” brother is 20 years old! It’s nuts! (Let’s not talk about the height of my shorts…but can we talk about how my parent’s dressed my brother and I like twins even though we’re six years apart? Ha!)

photo 2Here’s more proof my parent’s dressed us like twins:

Matching Cayman Island shirts they bought us on our cruise.

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And my personal favorite, matching Tigger shorts AND shirt from a Disney World vacation. Ha!

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Apparently I didn’t know how to smile as a child.

Oh and one last thing…Old Navy has an amazing sale right now ($5 swim suit separates, 50% off many items, etc.) and I found this gorgeous maxi dress on sale for less than $20! I also picked up a new swim suit seeing as how the last suit I bought was in 2011 before our Destin vacation.

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Ladies, run to the nearest Old Navy! I typically don’t like how their clothes fit me, but both the dress and suit are very flattering and, well, ya can’t beat that sale. (Here’s the suit that I got. Taking a selfie in a dress is one thing, but I wasn’t about to do that in a swim suit.)

 

My Favorite Friends Moments

You’ve probably seen it all over social media already, but today is the 10th anniversary of the Friends series finale. Not only is the name of my blog from a Friends scene, but you can normally put money on me watching at least one Friends episode per day. Sometimes I have in on in the background while I cook, but most of the time, I pop one of the seasons in our DVD player before bed and fall asleep to the six of ‘em. It’s no secret that it’s hands down, my favorite TV show of all time.

Sadly, I was not allowed to watch Friends growing up (thanks a lot, mom and dad!). But as I got older, I grew to love it. Many blogs and websites listed the best Friends episodes, moments, fun facts, etc. so I thought it would be fun to share my own opinions on that in honor of this “holiday.”

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I had a REALLY hard time narrowing down my Favorite Friends Moments, but someone had to do it.

10. Ross and Chandler go to Vermont

I think this is the most underrated Friends episode of all time. Nobody ever brings it up when they talk about their favorites, but Chandler and Ross are two of the funniest characters on the show and this whole episode is centered around a trip they take together to Vermont. Ross and his damn maple candies.

9. Bratt Pitt Comes to Thanksgiving

I love this episode because of Jen and Brad, but the whole I Hate Rachel Green Club thing is genius. I can watch this scene over and over again.

8. Monica’s Secret Closet

I identify with Monica the most out of all the characters and I adore this episode because Chandler finally breaks and does anything he can to find out what’s in that closet. And I love that it’s just as messy as we all hoped it would be. Makes Monica’s character even better!

7. Chandler Beats Mike in Ping Pong

Monica has a competitive side, once again, just like me. I love that Chandler balances her out, but in this scene, he wins it for her.

6. The Geller Cup

Out of all the Thanksgiving episodes, this one is absolutely my favorite without a doubt. Everything about it makes me laugh over and over again.

5. Monica Opens Every Wedding Gift

Again, I identify the most with Monica and this is SO me. I could hardly wait to open CARDS that came in the mail for our wedding, let alone gifts. Ha!

4. The Game

Three words: Miss Chanadler Bong.

3. Monica and Chandler Hook Up

I hate everything about Ross and Emily’s wedding, but I absolutely love how Monica and Chandler get together and think that their whole sneaking around thing is hilariously awesome.

2. When Monica and Chandler Find Out They’re Having Twins

They tried so hard for so long to have kids and they went through such a long adoption process, I absolutely LOVE that they got twins in the end.

1. She Got Off the Plane

Everything. Just EVERYTHING about this scene.

What’s your favorite Friends moment?

What’s your favorite episode?