Have y’all had your Spring Break yet? Ours just started, and over the weekend we did a little family get-together at our house with an old fashioned hamburger and hotdog bbq, and ended the evening with roasted marshmallows and firecracker snappers. Just being around family and taking it easy, enjoying each other and the kiddos after a roller coaster of emotions was really nice. And, after talking it over with our family, we agreed to continue with the short ski trip we planned months ago. It will be James’ first airplane ride too and he cannot wait! I think the time away will do us good. Grandpa would like that.
Did y’all see Big Hero Six? Such a cute movie!
For our little party, the bacon wrapped jalepenos with cream cheese are a family favorite and my husband made sure to buy the real-deal thick cut bacon (as opposed to my usual center cut) this time. “I’m thinking of our guests,” he said;) He also made sure to tell me to use one whole slice of bacon per jalepeno and man, are they so good! I cooked them in the oven for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees. 10 jalepenos sliced in half (making 20 total) was perfect for six adults. Not one left over! (For easier cleanup and so they bacon can drain, line your baking sheet with foil, then cook the jalepenos on a cookie rack).
If your Spring Break includes some pool time or a beachy vacay, you can stock up for kids at Nordstrom. Our weather is heating up so it’ll be no time before we’re out at the pool instead of just our yard. My son was learning to swim last year and had just gotten the hang of it when the summer ended so we’ll see where we pick up this year. Might need more lessons.
He has outgrown his swim trunks so I picked him up a new pair, along with a pair of goggles, watch, and sunglasses. He thinks it’s so cool that the watch tells time (lights up) when you press it and he’s also interested in what time it is so now he can look for himself instead of asking me every five minutes. The sunglasses are also practical for the car because the sun is always in his blue eyes. The babbiators (for babies/toddlers and little boys/girls) are also popular, but we haven’t tried them. They come in lots of different colors too.
Fresh air + water + family always equals a good time. Aren’t these swimsuits the cutest?! I’m always jealous of the adorable girls’ bathing suits, but the selection for boys is good too at Nordstrom. (Click the picture for the link).
You can see my women’s swimwear picks here.
Have a great week friends!
I have a little giveaway planned for tomorrow. It’s nothing huge, but I started Bible journaling awhile ago and the first Bible I bought didn’t work out for me- the font is too small for my old eyes! If you are interested in it though, leave a comment on tomorrow’s post and I’ll pick a winner at random to send it to. Otherwise, see y’all Monday!
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