7 QT 59: Ax throwing, chai tea, and grill masters


Wow, it’s been one heck of a few weeks! Morning sickness has left me behind on so many things, and one of them has been 7 Quick Takes. Here’s a peek back at the past few weeks at the Langr casa and the adventures we’ve been on lately!

1. Grill masters

Joseph has been on the lookout for a little grill for our patio. Two weeks ago, I saw one on a Facebook marketplace post and we were able to snag it for $15! We had a grill christening two weekends ago with Joseph’s parents and grilled brats, hamburgers, and (my favorite!) some veggie packets. We’re really pleased with how everything turned out!

Joseph did so much work to clean the grill up - it looked like this when we picked it up, but now it’s shiny and gorgeous (sorry for no #TransformationThursday, er, Friday, pictures. I was too busy chowing down on brats to grab a picture).


2. Getting our ax on


One of our friends is headed out of town, so we headed down to our local ax throwing lanes for a goodbye party.

Yep, that’s right. Ax throwing. Apparently it’s a thing. If you didn’t know, don’t worry. I just found out about it last week.

The lanes were set up like bowling lanes, but with axes instead of bowling balls.

I wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought I would be - I was able to get the ax to stick in the wall quite a few times and even hit a bulls-eye once or twice.

I don’t think I’ll be taking up ax throwing as a hobby anytime soon, but if you’re looking for a fun date night idea, this is highly recommended!

3. Ah, Chai tea

Coffee still smells like garbage to this 10-weeks pregnant mama, so I’ve been hunting high and low for an alternative. Granted, I could just drink way more water. But don’t try to reason with a (former) avid coffee drinker.

This week I sat down with a friend for a meeting and ordered an iced chai tea latte. HOLY. SMOKES. FRIENDS. It’s so good. After our meeting, I promptly scooted over to our local Hy-Vee and bought a box of chai tea. I’m drinking a warm cup now, and have a mason jar of chilled chai tea in the fridge for a homemade latte later this weekend.

One day, coffee may taste good again, I’m told. But until then, I’ll be over here obsessing over chai tea. Sorry, coffee.

4. Fall flowers

Joseph came home early from work this week with a little potted mum plant for me. Isn’t it adorable! I’ve been eyeing mums as my fall flowers for the house, and now this little guy joins our plant family.

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“I’m going to try not to kill it”, says the woman who has given up on her outdoor plants for now. It’s okay, little mum. You’ll be staying inside.

5. Just call me superwoman

Wednesday I had a burst of energy - which is pretty unusual for this pregnant woman. I took advantage of it and cleaned the house, started a load of laundry, registered to vote (thank you name and address change for making that one tough), wrote a few blogs, and showered for the first time in a few days. I ended the evening with eating my entire dinner serving and snagging some time with a friend.

I never thought I’d appreciate energy so much as I do now. Or a clean bathroom. That one I really appreciate. It’s always nice when the bathroom you’re throwing up in doesn’t make you want to throw up even more because of it’s dingy state.

6. If we didn’t take a selfie, did you really get married?


Our wedding season is drawing to a close (just one more left this year for the Langrs!) but we’re going out with a bang.

What is the “font mechanical room”? We don’t know. Why is there a giant red, glowing spot on my face? I don’t have the answer to that one, either. But I do know that we had such a great time at the wedding and it was wonderful to catch up with friends from college and from our time here in Kansas City.

Congratulations, Sean and Sarah!

7. Wilson, stop chewing

Wilson would like to share that his latest hobby is completely destroying his liter box. When we first adopted Wilson, his liter box had a few bite marks, but we figured it was because he was nervous. Nope, turns out he’s a professional liter box chewer and he’s working his way through the entire box this week. We’re going to have to make a Walmart run and gift him a new box.

Maybe this is just his way of telling us he’d like us to do some interior design work in his cage? He’s got our attention, that’s for sure.

It’s not for lack of toys or entertainment, either. He’s well stocked with chew-able things in his area, he would just rather chew his liter box. Okay, bud, do your thing.