This has been a fun two weeks of travel and visitors! Some iPhone snaps:
Mike’s family’s boathouse is dreamy. We spent most of the (extra long) weekend up there playing ping pong, reading, and looking out at the water. I have to say… why on earth is ping pong so fun?! Could have played for hours!
I also spent a lot of the weekend getting extra baby snuggles. Is there a better feeling than a heavy sleeping baby? I can’t think of anything! It was also so much cooler than I was expecting it to be. It was so blazing hot down here, I couldn’t imagine anything below 90 degrees when I packed. Spent the whole weekend rotating through the sweatshirt and sweater I brought and wore the same pair of jeans every day!
On one afternoon, I went down to a local farm to pick blueberries with Abby. She was making two cobblers and we picked six pounds of blueberries. And those six pounds of blueberries were only $12!!! I was so paranoid about the sun, so I went for a very chic (LOL) outfit of yoga pants and a sun shirt!
We got back from the lake and I went to pick up the dogs and then Meesh arrived an hour later! Her original trip had been postponed due to canceled flights so it was nice to finally have her visiting!! As you can see, the dogs loved having her here as much as I did!!!! We spent the few days she was here finishing up some projects around the house, making countless trips to Home Depot in the process!
One of the things we did together was picking out a fiddle leaf fig for the dining room! We potted it in a chinoiserie pot and I just love how it brightens up the spot. We hosted a dinner with Mike’s sister, brother in law, and nieces with my mom. Love having a dining room to host in!!!
After my mom left, I went into the city with Mike for a happy hour with friends. If you can believe it, this was my first trip back into the city since moving! Between traveling and moving, I hadn’t been able to commit to anything in the city meeting or socializing wise until now. We missed a rainstorm by about twenty minutes and lucked out with a gorgeous evening. Nothing like sitting outside on a late summer night.
I spent four hours in our backyard mowing and weeding. We still have a lot of work to do, but it’s coming along! This weekend, I’m putting together the outdoor dining furniture, which will be another tedious project. (And I’m buying a big push broom to sweep that dang patio. The rake wasn’t cutting it.)
Maddie came over to help me paint our master bedroom. She is the queen of DIY and we have a list of projects to work on in the house together. In fact, I’ve convinced her to do a few projects with me to document here!!
Last but not least– these cute personalized trays from a local store here in Madison called Cambridge Street Papers. I’ve been walking by this place nearly every day and finally popped in. It was so cute inside. Will definitely be going there for gifts in the future!!