Monday, February 27, 2017

What's Up Monday

I was hoping to link-up with everyone last Wednesday for February's "What's Up Wednesday," but life got in the way. Henley and I got to go hear George's sweet heartbeat and then we ran around all day enjoying the fabulous weather. I decided to take her to the park instead of blogging, and it was glorious. Sorry bout that! :) 

Anyway, we have lots going on right now that I would love to share with you, so I am doing my own little "WHAT'S UP MONDAY?!" I'll follow the same questions, just a few days late! Plus, this week's bonus question: What's your "can't live without" beauty product?


This is what we ate last week, minus Wednesday night when I changed things up since it was National Margarita Day and didn't feel like cooking. The links are below for all of the recipes. We will be eating leftovers tonight since they were all so good! 

Meatball Mozzarella Bake - this is happening this week :) 


This kid! My Time Hop is full of pictures of Henley from when she was only 1-2 months old, and I am just loving them! Ohmygoodness, how in the world did she get so big? I miss the cozy days at home when she was a newborn! 


Coconut oil, coconut oil, coconut oil!! I finally bought a jar for my bathroom at the beginning of this month, and I am so in love! Really, I just started using it as eye make-up remover, but last week, I started using it as a moisturizer, and it is amazing! I love the way my skin feels when I use it! 


Oh goodness, so much! Things have been pretty busy in our house. I have started working for Ben, and find that on the days that Henley is at school and during her nap time, I am mostly taking care of the contracts and clients I have right now. Although our house was a little messier than usual last week, I am really enjoying it! 

February has been the month of celebrating birthdays too. First was Ben, and it was the never-ending birthday celebrations! Then, we had two of our best friends in back to back weekends. It has been fun to get together with everyone so often and enjoy a few adult only nights!

We have also been spending LOTS of our time outside enjoying the warm weather and blowing bubbles! 


My oldest sister has her fourth chemo treatment this week, and if it is anything like her third, we are definitely dreading it. Thankfully, it is her last treatment of the "Red Devil," and we are praying that her 12 week treatment of a new drug will be much better. I just hate that she is having to go through all of this. 

Ps - How adorable is she in her bandana?


Cleaning out tubs of clothes like whoa! Henley had tubs upon tubs of clothes that I saved for her, some that I bought and some hand-me-downs from my sister. I finally got tired of having so many tubs and last week went through them all and cleaned them out. Holy moly, why did I save that many clothes?! I condensed three tubs into one and am so glad I don't have that many clothes to keep up with anymore. I'll be taking them to a couple of resale places, and what I don't sell, I'm going to donate. I am loving the feel of less clutter! 

I'm also starting to clean out our guest bedroom and get it ready to be Henley's big girl bedroom! Woo hoo! I can't wait to decorate her room and start on George's room! 


We are taking a trip next month for "Spring Break." Since I'm not teaching anymore, technically, we don't have a Spring Break, but we were planning on taking a trip this spring anyway and our best friends both happen to be teachers, so it is our Spring Break! 

We wanted to pick a place that we had never been before and Seattle was it for both of us! So, we are headed to Seattle, and I can't wait! It may rain the whole time, and that is fine. I am just excited to spend quality time with Ben and our friends and relax! 


I am loving Debbie Macomber right now! I finished a couple of the books I purchased after Christmas and needed a new one fast, so I checked one of her books out at the library and really liked it. When I went back last week, I checked out another one and was excited to find that it was set in Seattle! I am loving reading about some different spots that we should visit! Her books are super easy reads and I have fallen in love with all of the characters. 

I'm not watching anything super consistently. Ben and I are still watching This Is Us together, but are behind a little bit. I watch The Real Housewives episodes when I'm working around the house and sometimes The Bachelor too. 


Mostly Mickey Mouse! I find myself getting so excited when Henley is not in the car and I get to change the channel, but Mickey Mouse isn't so bad either!


I have finally caved and started wearing mostly maternity clothes. I still workout in normal workout clothes, although I did go to the thrift store and buy some more workout tanks that are more roomy. I'm a bargain shopper and it was totally worth it to purchase about 6 tops for $20 instead of 1. I bought a pair of maternity jeans last week at Motherhood Maternity since I didn't have any and figured I would need some for Seattle. Originally, I planned on just using the Belly Band with my regular jeans, but once I tried on some jeans that actually fit, I was SOLD! 

I really only have pictures of me dressed up though and in workout attire...surprise surprise! 


Since this was supposed to be for last week, I'll tell you what we did last weekend. It was fabulous! 

On Friday, we had Ben's annual Keller Williams banquet and we got to get dressed up and enjoy a night out. Well, we were home by 9:45, but we sure had fun getting dressed up and enjoying some uninterrupted adult conversation with friends! 

On Saturday, Ben took Henley to breakfast and a soccer game while I went to a friend's house for brunch and a Pampered Chef party. It's safe to say we both had a blast with who we were with! Later that day, we got to celebrate my best friend's birthday by doing an Escape Room, going to dinner and enjoying dessert back at their house. It was so much fun! If you have not done an escape room, I would definitely recommend it for a night out with friends! 

On Sunday, we started the morning by getting some things done around the house and then going to church. After church we enjoyed lunch with a friend before Henley was picked up and Ben and I went to a play downtown. Ben got me tickets to Sister Act for Valentine's Day, and we had a blast! We love going to the local theater every now and then, and I can't wait for the show in May! 


See "What I'm Excited About." March is also another month of lots of family birthdays, so I'm excited to celebrate them all and spend some time with my family! I'm also looking forward to seeing baby George at the end of the month! We had an early sonogram to find out that it's a George, but we have our 20 week sonogram after we get home from Seattle. I'll actually be 22 weeks by then, so he'll be getting nice and chubby! 


I think most of you have heard by now, but baby Clark is a BOY!! I'll be doing a "bump date" later in the week to let you know how this pregnancy has been going. I can't say that it is too new, but I am hungry all the time and in bed by 9! 


Right now, I would say that it is a big tie between these three. See "What I'm Loving" for my explanation on the coconut oil. I have been using the moisturizer since college and have always been asked how I keep my color throughout the winter, and this is my answer. I do not do tanning beds anymore, so in the winter, I use this lotion on my face and it does the trick. I love waking up in the winter and still being able to wear minimal make-up! Now, the hairspray, OMG! My mother-in-law got it for me for Christmas, and I am obsessed! Not only does it smell good, but it is magical! My hair isn't hard and crunchy, but after I curl it and spray some of this in it, it has some fabulous extra volume! 

I hope your week is getting off to a great start!! 

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