We spent the last week on Oak Island NC. This was a new spot for us and I am really impressed. So impressed in fact that we have already reserved a condo in the same building for next year. Our only complaint this year was the mattress in the condo we had were HORRIBLE! But on the bright side for the first time in several years, both Amanda and Haley joined us at the beach. Braxton stayed 4 days, Amanda 2 days and Haley 1 day.
We turned the air conditioning up to 80 degrees while we were gone and unplugged all the computers and electronics. We are hopeful that this saved us some on the electric bill.
We did spend more of vacation. I don’t like to cook or clean on vacation. We did do at least one load of laundry per day. We purchased heat and eat breakfast items and ate at a restaurant at least one time a day!
Matt, Zach and Tim went deep sea fishing on Wednesday while us girls shopped. We did not expect any benefit from this trip but we are very pleasantly surprised to have brought home lots of mackerel (King and spotted) for our freezer. I also stopped on the way home to purchase 3 pounds of freshly caught shrimp to add to our freezer as well.
We arrived home to 20 pounds of tomatoes which is a great surprise considering this will be most if not all of what we harvest this year. I made 5 batches of spaghetti sauce. On Sunday, I decided to spread out the sauce, making a baked ziti, 2 baked spaghettis and 2 bags of meatballs along with 5 containers of spaghetti sauce. We also enjoyed the sauce for lunch!
Vacation is the time when all the money saving stops and we enjoyed what we have worked and saved for all year!
We spend alot of time at the pool in the summer and a good portion of that time is spend with the swim team. My plan is to post 3 to 4 separate post today with pictures of the kids competing and having fun.
Summer vacation is speeding right along! And I do mean speeding. We are now entering week 5 of no oven with still no firm delivery date. I did end up caving last week and had several meal out just because I was tired and did not feel like dealing with stuff. I also blew the grocery budget but I am actually proud of it. We purchased 1/4 of a cow or approximately 150 lbs of meat. After our purchase we discovered that the wait for processing meat is currently at January 2022. I feel like we got a great deal and the meat quality is absolutely some of the best we have ever had. This week we are going to focus on not eating out, and Kendall’s birthday!
Breakfast– Saturday-Cinnamon Roll waffles Sunday- BLTs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-choice of breakfast muffins, eggs, pop-tarts, sausage, oatmeal, cereal or grits, breakfast burritos, or omelets. Pretty much you find it and make it! I have a goal of making a batch of breakfast burritos this week but time will tell.
Lunch- Saturday–Party! Sunday- Red Robbins We have lots of garden produce from the Farmer’s market along with left-overs for lunch!
Dinner- Saturday- small pizza restaurant in Thomasville. It was ok nothing to repeat. . Sunday-left-overs Monday-Beef and Broccoli Tuesday- Pasta salad at swim meet. Wednesday- Grilled Chicken and salad or grilled veggies. Thursday- Golden Corral for Kendall’s birthday Friday-Pizza for Kendall’s birthday.
After- Natural light
With LED Lights on
This will be a little different from my random post of 5 things. This time I am going to tell you 5 things that we have been spending money on this month.
We finally got around to making a new sign!
Zach came up with this design by himself!
Lily always has an idea
Kendall took suggestions and came up with
I still love my name surf boards!