Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

Happy What's Up Wednesday! I love these posts because I get to give y'all a big glimpse into our life, and I will one day get to look back at these and see what we were up to! 

I'm linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for another edition of What's Up Wednesday. I'll be answering the questions below, plus the month's bonus question. 

1. What are we eating this week...

Lets just be honest, nothing too exciting. 

Monday - I tutored and went to a volleyball game, so I picked up Chick-fil-a on the way home for the fam. Have y'all tried the Spicy Southwest Salad? I am obsessed!! 
Tuesday - We went to an event through Ben's work, so dinner was catered. No work for me and it! 
Wednesday - taking advantage of this beautiful weather and grilling! 
Thursday - no plan right now...I'm tutoring again, so we will probably either grill some more or it will be every man for himself. 
Friday - I am so excited to be going to the BELONG tour in Dallas, so I'll probably be eating out with a friend before the conference. 

2. What I'm reminiscing about...

Heading into the Fall season always makes me reminisce about all of the holiday traditions coming up. I am obsessed with traditions and making new ones! I always reminisce about being pregnant with Henley this time two years ago and all of the things we got to do with her last year. I love thinking of all the new things we can do with her this year! 

Henley's first Halloween!

Henley's first pumpkin patch! 

Two years ago with my own little pumpkin! 

3. What I'm loving...

The best part about this time of year (especially for Ben) is lazy Sundays! It is so hard to get me to sit down and be still, but there is just something about the cooler weather and football on tv that makes me just want to curl up under a blanket and lay down on the couch. It is glorious! That is what I am loving right season. Plus, who wouldn't love football season when you get to dress your little girl up in the jersey?!?!

Last year's football season! 

First game of the season! 

4. What we've been up to...

We have honestly been pretty lazy around here lately. We have been enjoying the fact that there hasn't been too much planned, and I am definitely enjoying having Ben around before deer season starts. Once he can go to the deer lease, that is where he will be! 

Last weekend we enjoyed getting to visit with my Papaw. He has a farm only about 20 minutes from us, and Henley asked all week to go see Papaw and the "tows" aka cows, so we took advantage of our free time and made her so happy. She is in heaven on the farm! 
She adores him! 

5. What I'm dreading...

Nothing that I know of and that feels fabulous!! 

6. What I'm working on...

Pretty much any spare minute that I have right now is spent working on getting my real estate license. I have finished all of my classes and am currently going through the study prep, so that is what I am doing. Henley goes to MDO on Mondays and Fridays and for the past two weeks, I have been heading to a coffee house after dropping her off and leaving just in time to pick her up. 

7. What I'm excited about...

Lots! Once again, all of the Fall activities and holiday traditions coming up. I am hoping we will be attending the Baylor Homecoming game in October and that makes me super excited! I will also have my 10 year high school reunion later in October, and I think that it will be a lot of fun catching up with some old friends! 

Baylor Homecoming 8 months pregnant with Henley! 

This is my best friend from high school, Blair, so if anything, I just can't wait to sit down and catch up with her! 

8. What I'm watching/reading...

I just finished this book and absolutely loved it! I could not get enough of it. In fact, Ben even started to get annoyed with the fact that all I wanted to do was read. I brought this book everywhere with me and squeezed in reading whenever I could. I cannot wait to read another Elin Hildebrand book! 

I was at the Carrie Underwood concert the night that this premiered, so Ben watched it without me and immediately told me that I needed to watch it the next day. We love it! I love that we have another show to watch together! It's weird having a show though that is not on Netflix! 

We have also been watching The Voice and love it. Ben has been interested mostly because he knows someone that is on the show, so we have been waiting for him to try out in the blind auditions, but I have a feeling we will be watching all season. It's been a long time since there has been a night we have looked forward to for television. We have been watching Netflix shows for too long! Tuesday night is now our night! 

Y'all, a couple weeks ago I really needed a light-hearted show that would make me laugh and this is definitely it! I am dying for the third season to come out in...May! am I going to wait until May?!?!

9. What I'm listening to...

When I'm not listening to videos for my real estate lessons, I am plugging into Pandora and listening to the Jason Mraz station. It is perfect for listening to while I'm taking quizzes and tests! 

10. What I'm wearing...

Miracles of all miracles, I have actually been wearing real clothes more than workout clothes lately. The bad news is that I am horrible about remembering to take pictures of myself actually wearing the clothes. I have mostly been obsessed with wearing casual shirts and jean shorts, but I have also dressed up for an occasion or two. 

In Colorado sporting my jean shorts and a t-shirt for walking around. 

About to head to the Carrie Underwood concert in a dress for a cute boutique here on the square and my favorite cowboy boots! 

At a fundraiser last weekend again in my cowboy boots and jeans. 

11. What we're doing this weekend...

Ben is headed to the deer lease this weekend to prepare for the season, and I am headed to the BELONG tour with a friend in Dallas. Henley will be staying with grandparents until Saturday afternoon and then I fully intend on having a girls night with her! 

12. What I'm looking forward to next month...

See "What I'm excited about..." for this one! One other thing I am super excited about is Halloween! I can't tell you how cute Henley is in her costume. She constantly points to it in her closet and asks to put it on! 

13. What else is new...

Not too much. 

Bonus Question: What is your favorite Fall food?

Our go to dinner when the weather gets chilly is (no pun intended) chili. I am obsessed with Kristin's recipe for Sweet and Spicy Chili! I make it all the time in the Fall and it always gets rave reviews! 

This is her picture and she does it all cute in a mason jar! I don't do the mason jar, but maybe one day I'll try it out. It's absolutely delicious! 

1 comment:

  1. I love the Jason Mraz Pandora station! That chili looks delish,!