What's Up Wednesday: January

Happy Wednesday friends!  I hope you are having a great week so far.  I'm excited to link up with Shay for What's Up Wednesday.
Here we go...

What We're Eating This Week...
Monday: Sloppy Joes
Tuesday: Out after Swim 
Wednesday: Out before AWANA
Thursday: Baked Chicken & Rice
Friday: Tacos

What I'm Reminiscing About...
My Facebook memories have been full of 2 month old Carson.  Look how tiny he was.

What I'm Loving...
This Is Us!!!  That last episode was one of the best ones.  It left me with so many questions and it was so heartbreaking for me to watch but it was done perfectly.  

What We've Been Up To...
We have been staying busy and just trying to find slow times when we can.  Carson is doing so well with his weekly swim lessons.  He is doing so much better.

What I'm Dreading...
More cold temps.  I'm glad I'm not further north but still, it's so cold.  

What I'm Working On...
Tidying Up.  Ha, I feel like that is what everyone is working on these days.  

What I'm Excited About...
My birthday is Monday.  I like birthdays, it is fun to look back on the past year and to hope for exciting things to come.

What I'm Watching/Reading...
Our TV has been a lot of This Is Us, Duke basketball, playoff football and introducing Carson to these guys.
He serenaded us with the theme song last night on the way home from swim.

My reading list has been pretty slim lately.  Boo on that.

What I'm Listening To...
Last Friday we listened to some 90s playlists at work.  It was fantastic and now I can't stop myself.  

What I'm Wearing...
I've been loving my Walmart finds lately.  I bought some jeans for $13 over the weekend.  They have stepped it up recently.

I've also been wearing a lot of Valor lately.  It is fun to add a roller to my Essential Oils and wear them more.

What I'm Doing This Weekend...
Celebrating my birthday and Carson is taking part in one of the Home Depot kid workshops.  I think he will like it.

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month...
I love celebrating Valentine's Day with my two favorite guys!

What Else Is New...
These are two of my recent finds and I love them!  They are both new to me and they are both fantastic.  The shave cream is from Trader Joe's and I bought the blow dry spray on Amazon.

  Bonus Question: Favorite Family Valentine's Tradition
We have always done Valentine's Day at home.  My birthday is a little over a week before and we go out for my birthday but have fun making a special dinner at home for the three of us and just spending intentional time together.  We exchange our Valentine gifts and just have a chill evening.  It is perfect!

Weekend Recap

Happy Tuesday friends!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  Carson and I were both home on Monday for MLK Day and Greg decided to take off and join us.  We all needed the rest desperately.  The only time any of us went outside on Monday was to take the trash out.  It was below freezing all day.  It was a wonderful pajama day.  I took a 2 hour nap and loved every minute of it.

Friday night Greg and I went to a work dinner for me.  Carson went to Grammy's house and had a blast!
Who doesn't love a Friday night at Chick-fil-A?  This kid sure does.

It was late when we got home and this kid was wore out.

Saturday morning we realized we were out of milk and eggs so we ate breakfast out before our Sam's and Wal-Mart grocery pick ups. 
 He loves to look at all of the fish while at Brigs.  

He wanted to help me make lunch.  He's my favorite little helper.  
We love to make tortilla pizzas.  Everyone can have whatever pizza they like that way.

We also checked out my Young Living order for this month.

We relaxed a little more before Greg and I headed to his Awards Banquet at work.  

Sunday morning we decided we all needed some rest.  We made a quick trip to Trader Joe's and then we were in for the day before the temps started to drop.

We love our Trader Joe's hauls.  I just wish it wasn't a 35 minute drive.  Ahh.

We spent the rest of our day playing and making soup.  

Monday morning we all slept in before a day full of playing and relaxing.
 We watched The Peanuts Movie...
 played with our cars...

 practiced our letters...
 and dug for gold...
We found the gold but man was it the most microscopic piece ever.

I hope you all have a great day!  


There is something about the month of January that causes me to reflect.  I always look forward to January to think about ways in which I can change and be more intentional in my day to day life.  I have several friends who make New Years resolutions and others who chose a word for the year.  I tend to shy away from those things.  I don't think they are ineffective, I just think for the way in which I'm wired they are not effective for me.  

It is no secret to anyone who knows me that I'm a goal/task oriented  person.  I am not a risk taker, everything I do is calculated.  I don't do new things or try things unless I have spent hours thinking through the all of the outcomes.  That is probably why the You Jump, I Jump, Jack episode of Gilmore Girls is one of my favorites.  That scene gets me every time.  I know that I would never do that but there is something so intriguing about it to me.  

At the age of 30, it is all starting to make sense to me.  It's about balance.  No, I don't plan to jump from a high point holding an umbrella, climb Mt. Everest, do something crazy but I do plan to try and be a little spontaneous and live in the moment for a change.  

I want my 3 year old to see someone who doesn't live in fear of the unknown but who is willing to try new things and is willing to admit that sometimes we aren't able to see all of the outcomes.  

One day at a time friends or maybe even one minute at a time.

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you all have had a great week.  We have a calm weekend ahead of us and I can't wait.  I'm hoping to get a Trader Joe's stop in this weekend.  We will see.  

This was hands down one of my favorite views of the week.  This was the sunrise on Monday morning and I don't know how it could have been topped.  It was stunning.  

I've also been getting some fun Target orders in this week and  these are on my favorite list for Valentine's.

Aren't they cute?  Star Wars Valentine's socks in a cute little box.

We have been trying to play games each night this week and game nights with these two are my favorite.
 Yes, that is Star Wars Battleship!  

Okay, so I have a question for all of you.  We have iPhones and I feel like we go through charging cables all the time.  I'm tempted to get a charging station.  Do you have one?  Do you love it?  Help!

I was hoping one of my new favorites would be here by now but it hasn't arrived.  I ordered some Lavender Bath Bombs from Young Living and I can't wait to try them.  I think I may make the splurge and order the Aria diffuser soon.  We will see.  

I'm linking up with Andrea for Friday Favorites.

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  We did and I realized this morning how I barely took any pictures all weekend.  Oh well.  I enjoyed time with my boys.

Friday night we opted for dinner out.  Normally I do my grocery pickup right after work but I wasn't sure what my car situation would be since I had to take it in.  I delayed my pickup time and all three of us picked them up.  We had to get dinner first though.

Aren't they so cute?  Carson talked our ears off all night long.  

We went by Sam's and Walmart on the way home.  It was rainy and all of us were in bed pretty early.  

Saturday morning we relaxed and just lounged around the house.  

We colored.

We ate lunch with Buzz.

And instead of napping we sang in our bed.  

Greg and I went to a wedding that evening so Carson hung out with Grammy.

Church was back to normal on Sunday with having Life Groups again and that made all of us happy.  

We opted to skip nap on Sunday and we all enjoyed the sunshine.  Sunshine has been rare lately so we all loved it.  What a great way to end our weekend.