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Whew, August has been a busy busy month for Jess and me. We’ve both been traveling and it’s been fun seeing all the highlights from her Austin trip here in on the blog. I can’t even express how sad I was that I missed her and Kyle being here. Super duper  bummed.

Today, I just got back from a spending a few days with my family in Surfside Beach, Texas. It was some much needed relaxation, ocean, and sun for Brendan and me.

I honestly didn’t leave our rental house or the beach the whole time we were there. Currently, there are 11 people in my immediate family (including kiddos and spouses/bfs). My sister, Abby planned out a schedule and each person just decided what they were going to cook. It was so awesome and eaaassssyyyy. I highly recommend this method if you are piling a bunch of people into a house for vacay and want to save some monies on eating out. We had Japanese curry, ranchero quinoa, lemon and rosemary chicken wings, Southwestern salads, chicken salad with tomato basil soup, eggs bendict, homemade pizzas, fresh shrimp, and bacon and jalepeno wrapped king fish (and more)! So much yummy food.

Hopefully, I’ll get back into the swing of things next week and get on top of all of those projects that have been laying around my house waiting to get finished. Oh, and it’s about that time to start planning my fall garden. Fun!

How’s your August been so far?

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