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Weekend Highlights {8/11}

by Courtney on August 11, 2014

I seriously don’t think that the weather could have gotten any nicer this weekend. We spent as much time as humanly possible that we could outdoors, either in the pool, by the pool, or in the yard having picnic lunches.

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Saturday afternoon we spent a good part of our afternoon hanging out in the backyard while Lucas went back and forth playing with his water table, pool, and slide…while also simultaneously trying to climb the deck stairs every five minutes. Whew, talk about exhausting!

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Me and my cool dude.

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Once the little man went down for his afternoon nap, I decided to squeeze in a quick interval run.

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I figured since I’m supposed to, you know, be doing that whole five and dime thing in a little over two months, I should probably get back into my running game.

What did I get myself in to…

A little later that afternoon/evening, we headed up to our cousins’ Jenny & Steve’s house for a backyard par-tay! And I’ll tell ya…they sure know how to throw a good one.

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They had all-you-can-eat wood fired pizzas in all sorts of varieties (made right in front of us) that were absolutely delicious.

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Lucas totally approved.

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There was some insanely good sangria that mama may have had a glass or two of. Or four. But who’s counting?

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And then, to top it all off, they had the Ben & Jerry’s truck come by. I mean, how great of an idea is that?!

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Plus, they had the Milk & Cookies flavor available, so it really just doesn’t get much better than that.

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We attempted a little family photo. Lucas was thrilled, as you can tell.

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Jay’s parents were nice enough to take the little guy home for bed, so Jay and I were able to hang out for a couple more hours with some of our favorite cousins. Such a great night!

Sunday started off with a little grocery shopping…check out those savings, baby.

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And I made sure to go nice and early because I wasn’t gonna have anything take away from my pool time.

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Jay and I spent pretty much all day outside, minus a couple of hours in the afternoon when Lucas was a bit of a grumpy pants and just wanted to be inside. Crazy child.

And then…there was dinner. Pure gluttony.

bbq bacon cheeseburger

Jay had said he was craving a burger on Saturday and I agreed it sounded good, so I picked up some ground sirloin at the store and told him to do his thing. This resulted in some homemade BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers with sautéed peppers and onions, and ohmygoddddd they were out. of. this. world.

The corn on the cob was pretty good too, if you ask this guy.

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I had to run out to grab some milk for Lucas after he went to bed and just so happened to see that Stewart’s had a new, limited-edition flavor of ice cream called Backstretch Berry: Black Raspberry flavored ice cream with a chocolate cookie crumb swirl.

I knew I didn’t need it (I was stuffed from dinner), but…

Stewart's Backstretch Berry

I just couldn’t leave without some, so I got a small dish for Jay and I to share…and immediately wished I had gotten two. So I’ll say this: if you’re local, go to Stewart’s today and get yourself some of this stuff. It’s incredible!

Aaaaand, that about sums up our weekend. Time to get back to the grind of the work week, but luckily it’s a short one for me before I head out to Cali! Have a great one, my friends! Smile

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1 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake August 11, 2014 at 6:50 am

Looks like you had a great weekend–definitely gorgeous weather!

I love when I save a bunch at the grocery store–who doesn’t?!
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2 Linz @ Itz Linz August 11, 2014 at 6:51 am

that ice cream sounds and looks amazing! and having the ben & jerry’s truck come? definitely genius! we had lots of outdoor time this weekend too – loving this not so crazy hot and humid summer we’re having in stl!
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3 Kim @FITsique August 11, 2014 at 7:04 am

wow wow wow! Grilled Pizzas AND Ben and Jerrys truck!?! Now that is a legit party! That would be a great wedding addition! Glad you guys had a wonderful weekend, it rained here but we still made the most of it!
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4 Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie August 11, 2014 at 7:22 am

I’ve been craving burgers lately like something else (weird, right?). So, that burger looks beyond amazing to me!
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5 haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine.com August 11, 2014 at 7:46 am

woooow! yum. those burgers….

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6 Danica @ It's Progression August 11, 2014 at 7:49 am

Grilled and wood-fired pizzas are the absolute best way to go – yum!
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7 Heather Brown August 11, 2014 at 8:05 am

We had burgers last night, too. So delicious! What a party! That’s a go-all-out type of party and I love it! What a fun weekend full of pool time!
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8 Brynn August 11, 2014 at 8:18 am

Wow , what an awesome backyard party ! I love grilling pizza- such a great taste and fun way to change it up in the summer.
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9 Shel@PeachyPalate August 11, 2014 at 8:25 am

Oh my lord that burger looks heavenly!!!

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10 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections August 11, 2014 at 9:03 am

I love that pool thing for Lucas! That is such a cute idea.

That burger is legit. Now I’m craving one. Have fun in Cali!

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11 Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona August 11, 2014 at 9:24 am

That burger looks really good. You can’t go wrong with peppers and bacon.

I’ve never knew you could get catered ice cream for a barbecue. Looks like a great idea though!
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12 Britt@MyOwnBalance August 11, 2014 at 9:31 am

Sounds like an amazing weekend! I can’t believe that backyard party! So cool! My parties usually consist of chips and dips. Lol!
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13 Jenny August 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

That was quite the party!!!
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14 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat August 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Wood fire pizza and Ben and Jerry’s sounds like the most perfect food for a party! Yum!
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15 Leigha @ The Yooper Girl August 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm

It was finally a real summer weekend here too! Such beautiful weather! And hoooly man I can’t get over all this food. Your cousins are genius!
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16 Sarah @ Sweet Miles August 11, 2014 at 12:50 pm

So fun!! Spending all weekend outside on a PRETTY weekend is just the best. AWW I can’t wait to have a little buddy to take and experience all sorts of fun things, I bet that’s one of the best parts about being a new mom!
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17 Allison August 11, 2014 at 2:02 pm

You pretty much had the best weekend ever! Your friends really know how to throw a BBQ.
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18 Ashley @ Sweet Carolina Belle August 11, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Oh wow that ice cream looks delicious from Stewarts. Glad there is not one near me, yum!
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19 Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment August 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm

What a lovely weekend! Good luck getting ready for Cali this week!
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20 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 11, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Geeze, how much do you think it would cost to get that Ben & Jerry’s truck to permanently park in my driveway? ;-)
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21 ellie | fit for the soul August 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm

That ice cream looks so lusciousssss!!!! And that is seriously one of the craziest house parties I’ve ever seen. 0_0 Best food ever, perhaps?? Haha.

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22 giselle August 12, 2014 at 1:04 am

Looks like a really fun weekend! Love that stage where babies are exploring and enjoying more foods. So cute to see them chow down!

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23 Gracie August 12, 2014 at 10:10 am

the pic where Lucas is sitting on your lap – his face looks like such a baby badass haha (…am I allowed to say that? :P)
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24 Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily August 12, 2014 at 11:34 am

That burger: O.M.G.!
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