What's Up July...

It's the end of July!  We are scratching our heads over here, wondering how on Earth, that is even possible.  Summer is so much fun, but I shared on Instagram yesterday, I am tuckered out.  We have been going, going, going!  Anyone else???

Today is one of my favorite link-ups of the month.  I am taking you inside our crazy and sharing what we are eating, wearing, doing, reading (not), watching...you get the idea.  These are some of my favorite posts to read AND by statistics these prove to be some of yours too!  Let's get this party started...

{What we're Eating}

I shared a simple summer dessert staple on the blog last week and we had it again for dessert Monday night since my cousin and her German friend are in town!  When they arrived on Monday, I wanted to welcome them to Iowa with a good old fashioned midwest meal ;).  They were polite and tried everything! 

Monday - Experience Iowa Night: Corn on the cob, BLT's, Deviled Eggs, potato salad, garden veggies, and strawberry shortcake!

Tuesday - Subway at the pool

Wednesday - Italian Beef Sandwiches, chips and sautéed green beans

Thursday - Breakfast Pizza

Friday to Sunday - Lake (I am not in charge #yippee)

{What I'm Reminiscing About}

A fun 4th of July Vacation

A fun trip to the Wisconsin Dells

A certain little mermaid's birthday

{What I'm Loving}

Lots of Family Time with both our families this summer!

I also shared 10 reasons lake life is the best life.  I love the lake!

{What We've Been Up To}

I think I covered the lake vacation and the trip to the Dells.  You can also check out what we are up to in June here.

We went to a nearby amusement park for Scott's company party!

We met friends for Sonic half price shakes after 8!

We swam at Nana and Papa's pool and the local pools!  Our hair is green to show for it ;). 

Our town's "Summerfest" festival complete with parade, neighborhood block party and fireworks.

{What I'm Dreading}

The school wake up schedule :(  WAHHHHHHHH

{What I'm Working On}

I recently updated the header for the blog and I am going back through 8.5 years of blog posts and labeling them all so that you can search more easily some vintage posts!  I have currently gotten through 2 years - ha!  It's fun looking back.

We are also working on birthday party #2 for the summer.  Solon chose a basketball theme and so we are hosting a clinic for 8 boys plus Solon at a local gym!  He is so excited.  I am tired thinking about 2 hours of basketball....I can totally eat cake that day, guilt free!

I am working on a fun giveaway since our #tribekoko is almost to 2000 friends on Instagram and we are working toward 500 friends on Facebook.  Are you part of the tribe over there?  Join before the giveaway!!!!

{What I'm Excited About}

I have gotten a few emails from you asking for prayer, sharing praises and wanting to connect.  This is the very best part of blogging for me, connecting with all of you!  I just love that we can share life together.  If there is a way I can specifically pray for you, email me at erin.wetherbee@gmail.com.  Just know I pray for our tribe every single day and that I can be as much as an encouragement to you as you are to me!

I am also excited about August's 10 on the 10th linkup.  We are sharing 10 back to school essentials.  I can't wait to see what inspiration you share.  Last month we shared 10 daily habits, check it out!

{What I'm Watching and Reading}

Our family loves this show and it's back on TV!  Yay!  We also are watching Counting On (on TLC) and The Great British Baking Show (Netflix) as a family. 

I feel like this image will be included in every monthly post update until the end of time.  I am SLOWLY working my way through this show.  Scott and I also are watching Friends again off and on!

Besides reading blogs, there has not been a whole lot of reading this month! 

{What I'm Listening To}

My favorite song

Solon's favorite song

Vera's favorite song

Lucy's favorite song

VBS Songs (this and this)

{What I'm Wearing}

Pajamas, work out tank and shorts, swimsuit - repeat 99.9% of the time

Walmart Tank | Banana Republic shorts | Cat and Jack Flip Flops | Jord Watch | Alex and Ani Bracelets

TJ Maxx Silk Tank | Shorts | Cat and Jack Flip Flops

Oh hey - that's my uniform!  work out tank | sports bra | work out shorts

{What I am Doing This Weekend}

Going to my happy place one last time for the summer!

{What I am Looking Forward To}

It's bittersweet but Vera is SO excited to go to kindergarten SO we are gearing up with all the fun that is back to school supply and clothing shopping.   We will have a 2nd grader and a kindergartener.

We are celebrating 4 August birthdays!  My dad, My father-in-law, Solon's and mine!

Moving my sweet cousin from TX into her dorm at my alma mater.  She will be so close to us.  She is staying with us right now!  How fun to watch her set-up her own space.  It's such a fun time in her life!  I love getting to help her!

{What Else is New}

I am working on figuring out Pinterest!  Who has pointers???  Leave your username and I will follow you!  I want to follow more friends on there.  You can find me here.

{Bonus Question:  What's Your Favorite Part of Summer}

Hands down, without a doubt, filling up on memories with my family!  I just love getting to spend so mud time doing so many fun things with my kids.  It's been a busy summer but such a good summer for family fun and special time together!  I am so thankful!

So there you have it - phew - that was a lot.  A peak into our crazy.  What are you loving, watching and enjoying these days?  What's the best part of summer for you?  Do you have any Pinterest tips (don't forget to leave your username)?   

Hurry up and follow me on Instagram and Facebook before the giveaway!  

Until next time, keep on keeping on my sweet #tribekoko!

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