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Thankful Thursday || Memorial Day Weekend Recap

It’s that time of the week again for Thankful Thursday!

For this post, I thought I would break my trend of posting the top three things that I’m thankful for during the week and provide a recap of our Memorial Day weekend. Because honestly, that is what I’m most grateful for this week! It is a rare occasion that Ryan has four consecutive days off work, and we took full advantage of it. I’m thankful for the time we got to share together and the new memories that we made in our new city.

First off, I felt inspired to try my hand at a DIY burlap wreath.

What do you guys think? I probably didn’t need to use such a large wreath frame (I believe it is 18″), but I was eye-balling it in the store. And, those flowers are just pins, so I easily can switch out the decor with the seasons! I’m thinking about posting a tutorial on this soon.

Now onto Saturday! To start off the day, we visited the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Lucky for me, the penguins, or my people as I like to call them, the penguins were the first exhibit as we entered the zoo. I literally could watch them for hours.

Time to visit Ryan’s ancestors … the monkeys!

This zoo had more peacocks around then any other one I’ve ever visited. I’m so glad we got to see a few showing their feathers.

The zoo got more crowded and congested as the morning progressed, so I wasn’t able to shoot as many photos as I would have liked. Such is life!

Next up, we headed to downtown Milwaukee to eat and spend some time on the River Walk.

And, look who we found – the Bronze Fonz!

Sunday, we finally were able to visit our friends and their six-week old son, Elliott Atticus. Their four-year-old daughter, Maya, also is in this picture. Are they not the cutest?!

I can understand now why baby fever is a real thing. I couldn’t get enough of holding this little guy, especially while he was peacefully sleeping. I simply cannot wait until (hopefully!) Ryan and I are blessed to have our own nugget around. However, in the meantime, I’ll enjoy handing the baby back to the parents when it gets fussy.

Monday was our most relaxing day of the whole holiday weekend. We got some chores done around the house, and we were able to fire up our new Weber grill for the first time! Ryan is the grill master around the house, so he is thrilled to be back at it for the summer and to finally have a “grown-up” grill. Our burgers were delicious!

And, that’s it folks!

What are you thankful for this week? Be sure to tell me in the comments and link up with the girls!