Just the 7 of Us

Mal, Murphy, and I have been reunited once again! Yay! :mrgreen:

My guys arrived at our apartment bright and early, so we could pack-up and “move in” with our friends, Dave and Marie (and their dogs, Bella and Grady), for the next 2 weeks. The 7 of us are going to have a blast!

Currently, our apartment looks like this:


It’s basically in shambles– half packed, half not. ๐Ÿ˜•



Our new digs for the next 2 weeks look like this:


My new blogging space:


So much better, right? And, I get to be with my hubby, puppy, and friends! I’m a happy gal! :mrgreen:

(Surprisingly, I wasn’t fan of living alone. I was so lonely! ๐Ÿ™ )


For lunch, the 4 of us headed to Papa Gino’s.


Mal and I shared a small fountain soda mixed with Diet Coke and Cherry Coke. I usually don’t drink/like soda, but this combo was tasty!


The guys especially like the Italian-inspired artwork on the walls of the restaurant.


They made up little stories for each of the people in the paintings.


Some of them were actually pretty funny! ๐Ÿ˜†


The 4 of us split a large cheese pizza for lunch.


I ate 2 small pieces with Parmesan on top. Mmmmm! I love Papa Gino’s pizza! It reminds me of high school!


After lunch, we went grocery shopping for the week. We bought so much food– including 17 bananas!!

What can I say, we’re a group of banana lovers! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Holy groceries!

Each of us planned a meal for the work week, so on our designated day, we are responsible for cooking the “family dinner.” We’ve got some yummy meals planned!


Surprisingly, our grocery bill wasn’t too expensive– I guess all of our meal planning really helped keep the costs down!


It’s a rainy day here, so we’re spending the afternoon playing board games and relaxing.

Hope that you’re enjoying your Saturday! See ya for dinner!


  1. I haven’t had papa ginos in YEARS!! I’m afriad I’ll wolf down a whole pizza myself if I ever went in there. Just the scent of their pizza makes me drool. Were you in the Btree papa’s? They probably have all the same paintings but that one looks like their’s.

    PS- Good luck moving!! And have fun living with your friends, but most importantly, your guys!

  2. I love Papa Gino’s. It reminds me of high school too. I think they all have those same paintings on their walls. haha I love Murphy! I’m glad you’re all reunited. It sounds like the next two weeks will be a blast!

  3. I LOVE Papa GIno’s too! I had my 8th birthday party there and cried because they made me go behind the counter alone and make my own pizza. I was just a huge baby. I haven’t been there in a while but there’s one in my hometown where I am right now!

    Good luck with the move!!

  4. Wow, sounds like you have some really GREAT friends!! A non-soda lover as well, I actually have been drinking a mixture of diet coke and regular root beer this week because I have been sick with no appetite and I have been needing the sugars to get me through the day (I can’t keep any food down). I think regular soda is way too syrupy and diet soda tastes like seltzer so this combo has been working really well. Enjoy the next two weeks of friend, husband, and puppy bliss! I’m excited to hear how it all works out!!

  5. When I was little I used to go shopping with my mom & sisters on a saturday and always stopped at papa gino’s on the way home. i used to cover the pizza with the parmesean cheese on the table!!!! i thought it was so cool that they had it there.

  6. Papa Gino’s! They definitely make some great cheese pizzas; too bad every other pizza they make is junk. Other than pepperoni, once Papa starts putting toppings on their pizzas they get all soupy and sloppy. Cheese pizza at Papa Gino’s is something special though!

  7. Yay, the family has been reunited!!

    You are lucky to have such great friends, they must be some awesome people ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope the next two weeks are fun and that the move to the new place goes smoothly. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  8. wow…moving is such pain…I would have to say I hate it truly! pizza looks like a great treat !! Great site-glad I stumbled upon it…

  9. Hi Tina,
    I was laughing reading about your diet coke and cherry coke combination because I used to do that whenever there was cherry coke anywhere in a fountain I could do myself. I don’t really drink soda anymore, but if there’s cherry coke and diet coke I probably would have some. The meal planning for the week sounds great too. I’m looking forward to seeing what you all create.

  10. What a good idea to stay with friends during that transition period between apartments. Especially since you can all be together! Sounds like a great way to spend a very rainy day!

  11. HAHA! MAN. Mal is like CONSTANT entertainment for you huh? I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of him not smiling/happy/upbeat! You’re one lucky lady ๐Ÿ™‚

    And YAY for being reunited with Murphy/Mal/Friends! I live alone and definitely know how lonely it can be at times (but also kind of nice at times too)!

  12. Yum! That’s a much classier Papa Gino’s then the one I hung out at during my high school days!

    Glad you and the boys are reunited!

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