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What’s Up Wednesday–June

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


So I’ve never actually done a What’s Up Wednesday post before, but I thought this month would make a good time to start! I hope it won’t be too repetitive when I write my June In Review post later this week! Here are the questions:


1. What We’re Eating This Week Month…

Being that I’m (still) not at home, I have not done so well at sticking to a healthy eating plan. So I feel like all I eat lately is carbs! There are a lot of kosher restaurants here so of course we have to visit them and I usually end up eating some sort of pasta there.


One of the best meals I had was in New York City at a Bukharian (Uzbeki) restaurant called Taam Tov. We always try to go there when we are in town!



Pelmeny Soup


2. What I’m Reminiscing About…

While in NJ, we stopped by Rutgers to see the new building for the Jewish group that Dave and I met through. It’s really nice! The visit did have us reminiscing about college!

This is new! Gabbie was dressed up because we were on our way to my nephew’s wedding.

We donated to have our names here. I think it was also supposed to say our graduation year!

3. What I’m Loving…

Being a tourist in the place I lived most of my life is pretty fun and we’ve gotten to visit a lot of fun places which I will recap over the coming weeks. I’m also loving all the time we’ve gotten to spend with family and friends while we’ve been here!

Zachary and his cousin

Our friends who used to live in KS and now live in NY

Gabbie and friends

Our best friends from college have a son Gabbie’s age, a daughter Simon’s age, and a younger son and all the kids get along great with each other!

4. What We’ve Been Up To…

Besides seeing all our friends and checking out all the fun NJ / NYC locations on our list? Actually, this week Zachary left for camp and Gabbie is away at Niagara Falls with her grandparents!

5. What I’m Dreading…

In a few weeks when we visit Zachary at camp, Dave decided that we are going to drive back straight 8 hours which will put us well into the night. I don’t like driving at night because if I fall asleep I’m nervous that Dave will too and he’ll be driving!

6. What I’m Working On…

Editing all the photos I’ve been taking!

7. What I’m Excited About…

Sharing everything we’ve been doing here on the blog! I hope to have my first recap post up tomorrow.

8. What I’m Watching / Reading…

Well I haven’t been keeping up with my TV watching here in NJ. So when I get the chance I will need to catch up on Pretty Little Liars and continue watching the current season of House of Cards! As for books, you’ll have to tune in to my upcoming book reviews to find out! Check out this month’s book reviews too!

9. What I’m Listening To…

On the trip here I got to play some of my old CDs that I never listen to anymore like Evan and Jaron and the Rent soundtrack. The kids like to listen to KidsBop Radio. And here in NJ I tune into WPLJ!

10. What I’m Wearing…

A lot of t-shirts and shorts!

11. What I’m Doing This Weekend…

A bit more time with the family and then driving back home.

12. What I’m Looking Forward To Next Month…

Another trip! We’re headed to San Diego this time!

13. What Else Is New…

Nothing else I can think of!

Bonus: What’s Your Favorite Fourth of July Tradition?

Although this year will be different because we’re just driving home, I like to do a few things on July 4 including eating hot dogs, swimming, and watching fireworks!

What’s Up with you today?