Friday, July 19, 2013

This week… {Insta-Friday}

I had so much fun with this last week, that I decided to share my weekly pics again this week.  I’m MomsGonnaSnap on Instagram if you want to follow along!

We took our camper down to hubby’s Dad’s place (near Des Moines) last weekend.  Anthony and I decided we needed ice cream on the way!


On Sunday we sorta celebrated my birthday.  It wasn’t the best day for a handful of reasons (not just because I’m another year older) – one of the reasons will be explained later on in this post… 

Here is what the boys gave me for my birthday – I have been super curious about how the fitbit works, and I have enjoyed checking it out this week!


On the way home from Iowa, this happened.  Yes, this is one of the not so great things that happened on my birthday.  We had driven just 30 minutes of our 4 hour drive. Luckily we had a full-size spare, and we made it home without any further issues.  We drove MUCH slower though, just in case.


Then, on Wednesday, my dear friend came to town to celebrate my birthday. We went out to lunch (seriously, it was SO yummy!), and had some fun playing around with Photoshop.  I have been dabbling in Photoshop and she wanted to learn the few tricks I have to share.  It was a GREAT day – just what I needed!  I’m ready for another day just like it!


This is our dessert. It was amazing! Homemade blueberry pie with homemade whipped cream and some delicious ice cream.  Here’s what we had for lunch:  First we had portabella fries as an app, then each of us had a sandwich with sweet potato fries, then we DEVOURED this pie.  At least we shared one piece!  Oh, and we both brought home at least half of our sandwich, so we did have leftovers.  Well, my house had them.  She forgot hers here, so we ate them all. Delish!


I woke up to find this on my deck on Thursday morning. It used to be a peace lilly. Sorta.  It was a mostly dead plant, so I’m not too bummed.  I hope whatever did this found what it was looking for.  If I’m honest, you should know that cleaning this mess up is still on my “to do” list.  I’ll take care of it as soon as I get up…


I had to work yesterday, and this is what I picked up after work.  My own little snake.  He was so excited about his face paint that we skipped swimming lessons so he could go to his baseball game with his face still painted.  Again, if I’m honest, I’m tired of sitting at the (indoor) pool on these HOT days – it is so ridiculously humid, and yesterday was so ridiculously hot that I just needed a day off too.  It smells like a stinky wet gym bag in there.  So gross.


What did you do this week?

Linking to: Life Rearranged


  1. Looks like a nice week. I have never even heard of portabella fries, but that sounds amazing. Maybe pinterest will have a tasty recipe. I remember the nasty indoor pool smell, and I am not a fan. Luckily our Y has an outdoor pool otherwise I would be stuck in there too. Cute snake!

    1. Thanks! I would have never thought to order the portabella mushroom fries, but they really were awesome! They came with 2 different sauces - delish! Enjoy your summer!