Insta-Friday: Catch-Up Version

I haven’t done an Insta-Friday post is a couple of weeks, so we have some catching up to do. Here’s a look at our lives over the last few weeks through the lens of my iPhone.

We have had some gorgeous weather in Alabama this week. Although the pollen is about to take over, it is so pretty outside that we’ve taken Hill Prep outdoors almost everyday. The temperatures have been around 75-80 degrees. God has been showing off! Pitter Patter asked if she could take her shoes off and run in the grass while we waited on BittyGirl to finish her ballet lesson. We ended up staying an extra 30 minutes so they could both play in the grass. It was lovely!

One morning last week we took our schoolwork to Panera Bread Company. MA and I enjoyed chatting over breakfast and knocking out her spelling words. Since it was still early, we decided to walk around the corner to the Rick & Bubba studios and watch the last few minutes of their radio show. (No, we didn’t watch the radio. We watched them as they broadcasted on the radio.) It was a fun little impromptu field trip, as we got to see how running a radio show really looks.

When they finished the show, Rick waved us in to see if we wanted to take a few pictures with Bubba and him. Anytime I see Rick around town, he’s so congenial that I always think he recognizes me from church. But when I introduced myself to him at the show, I quickly realized that no, he doesn’t know me from Adam’s house cat. He’s just that nice to everybody. Ha!

We love our homeschool field trips to the Birmingham Children’s Theater. We saw Peter and the Wolf this week, which was a collaboration between the Theater and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. It was fabulous! And the most exciting part was when we realized that our old babysitter played one of the roles. Fun times!

We have a new favorite Mexican restaurant in Vestavia called Tecate. It’s under new ownership, and the food is better than ever. This week I ordered their chicken tortilla soup. It was so beautiful that I had to take a picture and send it to my husband. It was a very light and healthy chicken soup, full of fresh veggies. I think I’ll try a copycat recipe soon.

My herb/veggie garden is well under way. I’m going to try them in containers on my deck. Our yard seems to be a little too shady for a garden, so containers on the deck seem to be my only option. Maybe in a few weeks I’ll have something to put in that chicken tortilla soup.

I snapped this shot in my car and sent it to my friend Emily. That’s her husband Chuck’s album playing. Chuck is the associate music pastor at our church and he has a couple of albums out. Don’t you think it must be a kick to see your name on something like that if you’re a musician? While What Wondrous Love is not a new album, it’s new to us as we just downloaded it from iTunes. It’s a fantastic album, and my girls and I have listened to it all week as we’ve run all over this town in our car. I’m stuck on We’re Redeemed and may have possibly had it on repeat a few too many times. We’ll be downloading Everything I Was Never Meant To Be soon.

And I leave you with this… baby Jonathan. Patti wanted me to take a picture of her mad face. When I looked at it, I realized that she is still her daddy’s twin. Goodness gracious, they look so much alike.

Y’all have a happy weekend!

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  1. Sounds like you are making school work fun. That’s great. The tortillas on top of the soup look yummy!

  2. chatting over breakfast and knocking out spelling words sounds awesome! i wish we could walk to panera–I wish we could walk anywhere for breakfast!!

    i love Mexican food too!

  3. Eek! We lived in the south for a few years and used to listen to Rick and Bubba on the way to work every morning. One of the things I miss since moving north!

  4. P.S. I always get Mud Pie Blizzards – coffee with oreo – they are so good. Is that like the Mud Fudge? I am obsessed with Blizzards!

    • thehillhangout says

      The Georgia Mud Fudge is chocolate ice cream with brownie bits, fudge, and pecans. So much sugar it will make you shaky, but so good.

  5. Love homeschooling impromptu field trips. Looks like you had a great time! I have a square-foot garden for vegies, but I grow my herbs and strawberries in containers on the back porch.

    Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I’m your newest TW follower!

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