What We're Eating This Week
I feel like we haven't been home to eat AT ALL the past week or so. Between birthday dinners, girls night, the rehearsal dinner, wedding and Harvest party we've had a LOT of special meals. That said this week I'm looking forward to resuming business as usual and have a few of our family favorites on the menu this week including taco pie...
... and creamy chicken and noodles.
What I'm Reminiscing About
My parents just bought a lake house which has me reminiscing about so many fond memories I have at my grandparents cottage growing up. Running around outside, making mud pies and paddle boating around the lake. I can't wait for my kids to get to make similar memories!
What I'm Loving
This advent calendar! I think that this one would look fantastic in our playroom. Aren't the pom poms precious?!?!
What We've Been Up To
I feel like we've been up to #allthethings lately and Monday I took the day and went to the lake with my parents. It wasn't a bad way to spend a Monday :)
What I'm Dreading
The WEATHER!!! It is still hot as you know what here and I wake up every morning hopeful that the 10-day forecast magically changed overnight. I mean - it's like 88 degrees and it's almost November. Mama wants to wear a scarf!!!
What I'm Working On
Christmas cards, christmas cards and oh... more Christmas cards :) I'm working my way through emails and starting to get proofs out... and loving every single minute of it. I'm also enjoying a TON of Starbucks :) hahaha
What I'm Excited About
This. Enough said.
What I'm Watching/Reading
My mom gave me this book a couple of weeks ago and I'm not that far into it but am really enjoying it. It has some really insightful and practical advice and I'm highlighting like crazy. A lot of it is a little "ahead" of where we are as parents, but you can never be too prepared!
What I'm Listening To
The minute my last class gets out my earbuds go in. I find myself to be WAY more productive when I'm listening to music and have been listening to lots of my favorites.
This one has been on heavy rotation...
I don't know why I love it so much but I do :)
What I'm Wearing
I've been wearing these booties all. the. time. They're comfortable and great with dresses as well as jeans. I find myself reaching for them more than any other shoe right now and get compliments on them all the time.
What I'm doing This Weekend
Carving pumpkins! Mason has informed me that this year he's "not afraid of the guts". Look how little they were in 2014!!!
Griffin also has her costume day at dance and she wants to be a kitty. Look how sweet she was last hear as the heart eye emoji! :)
What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month
Thanksgiving! Family time and food - it doesn't get a whole lot better than that! I'm also excited to celebrate all these "first" holidays in the new house!
What Else Is New
Not a whole lot.... Griffin wasn't feeling well yesterday and we're crossing our fingers that it was a quick bug.
What's Your Favorite Halloween Memory/Tradition/Picture
Well... there are tons. I could go on and on and on but two of my VERY favorites are these...
We didn't do the pumpkin patch when Luke was 6 months old, but in October 2009 he was 18 months and we decided to go. I was ready to fulfill all my new mom pumpkin patch fantasies and in a total rookie move we headed on a cool day after a morning of rain :) The whole thing was nothing like I had imagined. Way less picturesque, way more muddy and gross. But still one of my favorite memories.
And then there was Luke's very first Halloween :) He as a "Halloweenie" and I'm not sure it gets much cuter than this...
Happy Wednesday, Friends!!!
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