The weekend is here, and I’m excited to spend some time with my little family. Todd and I missed our boy while we were in the Dominican (a full trip post coming next week), so it’s good to be home.
Next weekend we’re heading back out of town to the beach! It will be a whole lot of family crammed into one house, and we can’t wait. The only issue is the shark attacks that have happened along the NC beaches – one at “our” beach! YIKES! Hopefully the sharks will go on holiday for the 4th and we won’t need to worry. 😉
ONE: I found out that My Domaine featured a cheese tray I had made on their site this past week! Talk about a compliment! I love following them on Pinterest, because of all the great home, travel, and entertaining ideas. Check out The Most Epic Cheese Plates & How to Recreate Them to see mine and the others featured.
TWO: I am proud to say that my boy finally started liking pizza! When we got home from our trip, I was not feeling like cooking. Isn’t it so hard to recover after traveling?! It’s like you need a vacation from a vacation. Gosh that sounds so lazy. I’m going to stop. Ha! So anyways…we went to True Pizza Kitchen for dinner, and Davis loved it. FYI for Charlotte locals, they do serve gluten free crust!
THREE: Her post of this outfit is from last year, but I just pinned it this week. Wouldn’t this be a perfect outfit for a summer night? It would even work for the 4th of July. I love casual, comfortable clothes (well always, but especially in the summer), and a perfect pair of denim shorts is on my wish list. Plus, Julia from Gal Meets Glam can do no wrong.
FOUR: I’m quite positive I’m not the only one who needs to be reminded of this. I repinned this from a friend, and I’ve since seen it on other social media sites. Comparison is the thief of joy, right? Working on being confident in my own skin!
FIVE: I haven’t written any thoughts or reflections on the Charleston tragedy yet, because I honestly did not feel capable. It was one of the most horrible acts of our time, and though I’m not from Charleston, it still felt so close to home. I can’t fathom how someone could do such a thing, but the reaction from the city of Charleston, from that church, and from the families of the victims is truly remarkable and admirable. Acts of hate, though they have awful outcomes, truly can teach us about how to love. We can choose to learn from this, and to do better in the future. We can pass on better values to our children, and teach them how to embrace others and others’ differences. We can learn from the victims, and how they chose to welcome in a stranger, and treat him with love and respect. Our pastor grew up in a suburb of Charleston, and racial issues are close to his heart. He came back from vacation this past weekend to speak about this. I learned a lot from his words, and I wanted to share the sermon here.
I hope you all have a great weekend. Thank you for reading!