This past Saturday, after another crazy week, I decided family time was going to happen! We ignored everything that needed to be done, left the house messy and headed to the grocery store. I know you’re thinking, what? Just wait people, I’m getting to the good stuff 😉 You know, the really good trip to Walmart. JOKING. In all seriousness (or as serious as I can actually be), we went to the grocery store and picked up, half and half, strawberries, sugar and whole milk. Any guesses what we had up our sleeve?!
AN ICE CREAM NIGHT!
Not just your ordinary ice cream night though. I’m talking homemade ice cream. We have a homemade ice cream maker from World Market and it was just time we used it. Before we left for the grocery store Marcus pulled it out of the pantry and we picked the strawberry frozen yogurt recipe. YES, you heard that right it ALSO makes frozen yogurt. We got home, brought Blake’s high chair out back and made an entire night of it.
It was Blake’s first time eating an ice cream cone and she was in HEAVEN. It was everywhere and so cute. She would take a bite of it and then make this funny face after realizing “holy cow that’s cold” and then dive in again and repeat the process. Ha! It cracked me up and she loved it. The pups were also in heaven because she was spilled ice cream everywhere…so naturally they had her back and cleaned it up off the ground 😉
Family nights are just so good y’all. I think so often we get wrapped up in the fast pace life and forget to just slow down. I’m not going to lie it gave me a little bit of anxiety leaving my house a disaster and moving onto something better. I’m a clean freak and the freak in me just wanted to pick up all the toys! BUT, now that it’s done and I let it be, I’m glad I did so. We laughed, we got messy and we had quality, uninterrupted family time together. It’s just a good little reminder to take a step back, remember the most important parts of life and to hold them close and never let go!
Plus, with all these pics … Y’all get a peek at the part of our backyard that is done. Ha! Good thing you can’t see the other sides because well, they’re dirt. A whole lot of dirt. Seriously though, you’ve been asking for a house tour so here is a portion of it. Our little backyard patio that we got to design with World Market.. I’m obsessed and it’s the perfect little spot for us three to enjoy time together as a family or have an ice cream party. 😉
SHOP OUR PATIO…
PS. Today World Market is having a 15% off sale too…so you’re in luck!
This post was in collaboration with Cost Plus World Market. Jess was gifted items as part of the collaboration.