Everyday Life and Menu Plan 7.10.16

Quite a bit has transpired since my last menu plan post, and I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day holiday and has been able to find ways to find some happy in what was a really horrible week. I have yet to get in to the whole Hamilton thing, but this post shared around Facebook from Lin-Manuel Miranda really resonated with me:

I also find that taking concrete action towards the things I want to change helps me get through these tough times. If you are local, please feel free to send me a DM via Twitter if you would like to come with to my next Mom's Demand Action meeting - the next one is in Redmond on the 18th. And you do not need to be a woman or a mom to join! If you are not local, here are ways to help the victims in Dallas and to support Black Lives Matter.

There was also lots of good in our week, with fun on the Fourth, an outing to see Finding Dory and our first family road trip in two years! 
They did great in the car!
Our beloved pugs joined our family the last two summers, and raising puppies kind of put the kibosh on our plan for yearly road trips until now. I've posted a few pictures on my Instagram from our trip to Hood River, and will probably do a big self indulgent photo dump post soon.  
This view, though..
And the day after we got back, my son did his first Mountains to Sound Greenway 22 mile bike trip along the Snoqualmie Tunnel trail with dad. The same one we like to walk for fun.
Now that we're back from our little family road trip, I am back in the saddle and planning some meals:

As always, I'm linking up with Org Junkie and Mommy Run Fast- be sure to check out all the great weekly menus!


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