Schools Out for the Summer

At least for Isaac. Every year around this time I tend to get a little jealous knowing that he’ll be off work all summer. Maybe I picked the wrong career path because besides being off all summer, he also gets the best gifts!

But then again, I can’t be too jealous though because this year he was given a gift for both of us from his students (for our engagement): a handmade cookbook with some of their favorite recipes.

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It’s adorable and packed with some tasty looking meals and snacks. Many of the recipes are handwritten or decorated with lovely drawings and the last page even has a “Recipe for a Good Marriage” written by a few of the students. Personally, I’m a big fan of the 1 cup of huggy, huggy kisses, 3 lbs. softness and spices and lots of jokes. <– All very necessary. 🙂

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And often times I get to enjoy the gifts as well. For instance, this year he was given a beautiful bowl that one of his parents made.

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Grace, if you’re reading this, I would like you to know that we love it and it’s already being put to good use. 🙂

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Summertime also means that we get to go to the farmers market every Saturday morning and this weekend was no exception.

Here is what we ended up purchasing this week: lots of greens (two bunches of kale and some swiss chard), tomato and basil plants, squash, zucchini and goat cheese.

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Isaac and I are in love with the goat cheese from Goats R Us.

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I really liked the pineapple walnut I bought a few weeks ago but this week they had a new Greek flavor that tasted like a thicker version of tzatziki. I had to get it! We also got the hot pepper, per Isaac’s request.

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Of course we couldn’t leave Olive out so I got her two treats from Clementine’s Mobile Munchies as we were leaving the market.

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How cute are they?

I made Olive wait until we got home to try them because I wanted to get a good picture.

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She waited patiently and even did a few tricks before she gobbled them up!

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Overall, it was a fun trip to the farmers market to start off a lovely weekend. Other weekend highlights included:

I’m hoping to share more details on all of the above soon, but for now I’m off to work. In the meantime, check out my guest post with tips for a navigating your local farmers market on the VA is for Bloggers blog today. Happy Monday!

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  1. What a sweet gift from his students!! That’s adorable. 🙂 Love the pictures of Olive…I bet she loved those treats. I know my dogs would have!

    xo from fellow RVA bloggers,
    Mendi & Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  2. Oh man…my husband is a teacher too so I completely feel you on being jealous of Isaac’s summer break. I know there are times near the end of the semester where Ben (my husband) spends nights and weekends grading, but…to me it’s all worth it to work your a$$ off and then have the reward of an actual break.

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