Friday No. 39

Friday, July 1, 2016

No. 1

Last weekend our church had "Celebration Weekend"... we have it quarterly and it's one of my favorite things. At the beginning of the service there is a slideshow of all the babies and children who have joined families in our church over those few months. I was giddy to see Beau on the slideshow. Our family and two close friends came with us to celebrate this small but sweet milestone. I was beside myself with joy when the crowd gasped at Beau's sweet little head of hair. I had friends who attended other services text me and say that the other groups responded in the same way. After church several people stopped us to ask.. "is that the baby from the slideshow???" :) I am such a proud mama! During Beau's other visits to church he's slept, but last Saturday night he decided to stay awake. Cue the fear he would be loud or fussy or something, but he did great.

No. 2

We just got back from spending four days in the Texas hill country with our immediate Strader family. It was such a sweet trip and I can't wait to share all my photos from it! :)

No. 3

Even with a newborn, this has been such a full season for us. Lots of time with people we love. Summer is always like that, but it seems extra full with feedings every three hours during the day. :)

The night we got back from vacation I had home group girls meeting, and we celebrated my dear friend McKenna's birthday. I'm so thankful for that group of girls and the ways they bless my life! And the next morning my bestie Kristen who lives in Oklahoma stopped by after visiting her family. She finally got to hold Beau after just seeing him in the NICU and time with her was refreshing and comfortable as always. I really am so blessed to have so many sweet girlfriends in my life!

No. 4

I saved this photo of one of my favorite bloggers wearing a Longchamp backpack. I've thought several times that getting one for times when I'm wearing Beau in his sollywrap would be good.. after wearing Beau for the majority of our trip this week Ben said "pull the trigger on that backpack!" because we realized how handy it would be. I love my Longchamp pieces and have used them to death, but the quality can't be messed with!

No. 5

I'm back on the workout train with a new screen to watch while I complete a workout. :) It feels so good to be building strength again postpartum, but I have a long way to go! 

And SPEAKING OF GOALS... Now is the time to order power sheets from the Lara Casey Shop! They are 25% off with FREE SHIPPING (praise hands emoji!) and divider stickers with the code JULYFIREWORKS through Tuesday. I can't recommend this tool enough. Beau kept me company when I was filling mine out for July. :)

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  1. Such a cutie!! Yay to getting back on track with workouts!!

  2. That head of hair is really something impressive though, I love it!! Looking forward to hearing about your Europe trip, I'm sure you're getting very excited! :)

  3. I only got one from Target, but am all about the backpack! I honestly was overflowing my diaper bag and was so happy to find something that I can wear on my back and double as a purse and diaper bag. And YAY for backpacks being hands free!

  4. That's so awesome your church does a celebration like that. How fun to see Baby Beau up there!

  5. He is absolutely so cute!! That hair! And I love that backpack... Not sure I have as good an excuse as you do to buy it though!

  6. I loved Carley's backpack as well-I hadn't thought about how handy it would be with little ones, but you're exactly right! I can't wait to see how you "style" it!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  7. OH my goodness, look at all that hair!! He is such a cutie! Have a great weekend, stopping in from the linkup.

  8. What spiral notebook is that?

    1. It's the Lara Casey Powersheets! You can find them here

  9. Backpacks as diaper bags are so convenient, especially with lots of travel and baby wearing! my husband likes using them too!

  10. Visiting from the linkup! Your little family is adorable and your vacation sneak peek looks amazing! happy weekend! :)

  11. What workout are you doing? 37.5 weeks here and looking forward to starting a workout routine after baby is born and I feel healed enough to get started.


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