Weekly Happenings – Thank You, First Father’s Day & Garden Update

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Weekly Happenings – Thank You, First Father’s Day & Garden Update

Hello! Hello!

What an exciting week in my little world.  I thought it was kind of fun to have such a big secret, but it’s been even more rewarding to share the news this week.  Now I feel like time is moving too fast and I can’t believe I’ll already be 16 weeks along this Sunday.

This weekend is going to involve some cleaning and catch up.  I’m also hoping to get a master list done of everything that needs to get done before the twins arrive and start making a plan to get it done.  I’m slightly afraid that I’m going to have a hard time getting stuff done by this Fall (and equally terrified of bedrest!,) so I’d rather get to work now.

Saturday I’m going to a party with some friends from my former job, so that should be a lot of fun.  I hope y’all have something fun planned this weekend too.

Thank you

First up I wanted to thank you again for all the support and kind comments!  I know I said it Wednesday, but I just had to take time to say it again.

Second, my friend and former co-worker John Le made this and it totally made me laugh.

First Father’s Day

I promise I’m not going all pregnancy all the time here, but one last fun mention is the Hubs had his first (kind of….) Father’s Day last weekend.

I got him this shirt and co-pilot onsies.  I thought if the babies where girls I could add navy tutus or skirts and for boys, I could do shorts!  Too cute not the share.


On a completely unrelated note, my garden has been growing like crazy!

I have two cucumbers ready to eat and I’ve already picked some tomatoes.

I also have some baby squash and zucchini too… so hopefully, those will be large enough to eat soon.

My basil is also going wild!  I made pesto with this last night and am working on a recipe for the blog.

Go Dairy Free Book

I wanted to give a big congratulations to my friend Alisa Fleming from the site Go Dairy Free.  She just released the second edition of her companion book to her fabulous website.  It’s the ultimate resource for anyone who wants or needs to go dairy free for any reason.

The book is packed to the brim with practical and useful knowledge about going dairy free and includes more than 250 fabulous recipes.  I highly recommend checking it out if you’ve ever considered cutting dairy out of your life.

Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream

I hit the blogger jackpot the other day when I got a fun package from my friends at Arctic Zero.  They are known for making ice cream with protein in it but have recently released a new line of light ice cream made with real milk, cream, and cane sugar.  It’s creamy like regular ice cream but still only has 280-360 calories for the entire pint!

The flavors are cookies & cream, chocolate chunk, peanut butter & chocolate cookies, mine & chocolate cookies, vanilla bean, cookie & brownie dough AND toffee crunch.  That’s quite a lineup!

So far though I’m swooning the most over the cookie & brownie dough.  Those are my two all time favorite ice cream flavors in one.


Have a great weekend!

That’s it for this week.  I’ll leave you with a shot of Makena trying to convince the birds in the yard that they should all be friends.  She sits right here looking at them and can’t seem to understand why they run away from her.  Silly girl has never met a stranger and thinks everyone and everything wants to be her bestie.  I wish we all had her spirit.

Hope y’all have a blessed Friday and weekend.  I’ll catch you on the flip side Monday with highlights from my recent Hammock Coast trip.

Your turn!

What was the best thing that happened to you this week?


  1. Monika @ ispace1 July 20, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    such a happy scene, congrats

  2. Alisa Fleming June 26, 2018 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for the kind shout out Julie and congratulations!!!! I think Makena looks like she is ready for some play buddies, too 🙂

  3. Susie @ Suzlyfe June 23, 2018 at 7:26 am - Reply

    I think you should name the twins Brownie and Cookie Dough. OOOOH or Brownie and Blondie. If you get a red head (which is a major possibility, obvi), you could go with Beet. Or Rhubarb. Just a thought.

    • JulieWunder June 24, 2018 at 7:44 am - Reply

      Haha! I told the Hubs these ideas and they’re at the top of the list. That’s how few ideas we have right now – lol!

  4. Ann Gardner June 22, 2018 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Tomorrow we celebrate our 56th wedding anniversary. Because i am flying to Michigan in the morning for a two months stay we celebrated tonight. Where have the years gone!

  5. Elizabeth D Dermid June 22, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    One of the best things was finally pinpointing why you were looking a “ little different” lately! I had thought it and guessed it but you had never mentioned anything before so I thought it wasn’t
    Even in the plans!!! I am so thrilled for you and your husband and am so looking forward to walking this journey with you via the website.
    Relax now that the secret is out and enjoy EVERY little thing!????????. ????????. ????????. ? Knows?

  6. [email protected] June 22, 2018 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    The cookie and brownie dough sounds delicious! Those onsies are too cute!

  7. Lisa Ballantyne June 22, 2018 at 10:25 am - Reply

    First, gotta love the pic of Makena! Second, the best thing about my week so far was the doctor appointment that cleared up an issue that had me rather nervous. Without going into detail, it was so nice to learn that I’m “not” losing my hearing!

    And on that note, great post today Julie! I’m so excited for everything that’s happening in your life right now! Happy Friday and weekend!

  8. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real June 22, 2018 at 8:26 am - Reply

    The onesies are so cute! I love the idea of getting everything done early in the pregnancy. You never know what will happen right? And if you do have to have bed rest then at least you can have a list to give to your husband to do while you supervise 😉
    Bailey is the same way as Makena!! She doesn’t understand why every person we ever see doesn’t want to pet her, even if they have their hands full and literally can’t say hi haha.

  9. debbie June 22, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

    So happy for you and your hubby. Wow-twins, what a special blessing!!!

  10. Billie Miller June 22, 2018 at 7:36 am - Reply

    So happy for you.. doubly happy.. Congratulations…

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