As you may have noticed, things were kind of quiet around here much of last week. Sorry about that. It was completely unintentional. With the holiday and other life events, I found myself spending some time away from the computer. Have no fear! I’m back and working hard. Here’s what’s been keeping me busy lately.

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Celebrate – Each year my dad has a big Fourth of July bash on the Saturday closest to the holiday. We again spent time in the pool, had marshmallow fights, and ate a ridiculous amount of food. I made my classic Sun-Dried Tomato Dip. Best dip ever!

Weekend Wanderlust | Inspired by Charm

Bake – I also whipped up a batch of these heavenly White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies. They used to be a Christmas-time favorite, but now we eat them year round. My family even refers to them as “crack” cookies. That’s how much we like them!

Play – There was lots of fun by the pool, including a little floating beer pong, though, we just used water – no beer. I also attempted to do cartwheels off the diving board. I didn’t do too badly!

Weekend Wanderlust | Inspired by Charm

Work – My BFF, Krista, finally moved back to town and was getting settled into her new home this past week. She and her husband bought an adorable house packed with personality and potential. I love it! On one of the first days of work, we tackled some overgrown bushes in the front of the house.

Weekend Wanderlust | Inspired by Charm

Explore – We also took some time to explore some new-to-us restaurants in nearby towns. We even found a place where stuffed deer heads watched us drink beer out of mason jars. Ha ha! To be honest, though, it was kind of perfect. I can’t tell you how happy and excited I am that she’s here.

Weekend Wanderlust | Inspired by Charm

Party – We also celebrated my nephew’s birthday on Monday. He is obsessed with Batman. My mom made the cutest cake with coordinating cupcakes. It was a blast. The party was at a community pool close to their house. The pool has a splash park, and as you can see, everyone had a pretty amazing time.

Even though it was busy, it was a weekend of many magical moments. How was your holiday? How did you spend the long weekend?

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Comments

  • Debi at

    Glad you are back… I missed you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww! It’s nice to know I was missed. Thanks Debi!

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I did!! Thanks so much Robyn!

      xo Michael

  • Chelsey at

    Love the weekend wanderlust updates! Always fun to see all your pics! Love family and summertime!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Chelsey!

      xo Michael

  • Laura at

    Looks like a lot of great summertime fun. xo Laura

  • Miss Carson at

    I stumbled onto your site and have to say I may be hooked. Thanks for your attention to detail and lovely perspective.

  • Kathy at

    I have to say that birthday cake your mom made for your nephew is magnificant! I have a step grandson who LOVES batman as well! I think I am inspired to copy her design! Thank you so much for sharing and I think I can see now where you get your wonderful ideas from! Of course your MOTHER! Enjoy your blog and keep up the great work. Try not to stay away for too long though 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Isn’t she the best! She makes all of her grandchildren’s cakes and they are always amazing.

      xo Michael

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