Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What's Happening Wednesday: January 2017

1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
We're doing a lot of dinners with people this week! Monday night will be the only night we're not dining with other people. Super fun, but I have a feeling this weekend we'll need a snooze! Tonight some friends are coming over so I'm making Skinnytaste Chicken Parm, with salad and whole wheat pasta, with a Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake as a treat!

My favorite new recipe from recently I made last week, a lemon shrimp risotto! It was so amazing! I plan on sharing the recipe soon!



2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
This week I was remembering that time we were first time parents and our baby's first day home from the hospital, we took him to get a passport photo at Walgreens. L. O. L. They were like "his eyes have to be opened for it to be legally acceptable" so the whole process was just pretty hilarious. Clearly Beau was over it and his photo is him barely squinting his eyes open.

3: WHAT I'M LOVING:
Little glimpses of spring shopping is making my heart so happy! This time last year I was rocking a big baby belly (it's so weird to look back and now know that Beau was in there! I know that's obvious.. but now knowing his sweet little personality, it's such a marvel!!) and I remember really wishing I could buy Spring clothes. A few things I've got my eye on:


Just to let y'all in on how my mind works.. I have this dress in mind for Beau's one year photos in a few months. Haha! I want a really classic look for those photos.. Beau will probably wear a monogrammed baby blue and white bubble. I think this dress for me would be perfect! Ooh.. It would be great for Easter too!

This is a simple, honestly not really spring-y piece.. but it's so perfect for leggings and mommin that it may just have to come home with me. I feel like this is one of those things you're hesitant to buy because it's "nothing special" but that you end up wearing it till it's got cottony fuzz balls all over. Haha!

I've been a little disinterested in Lilly recently, maybe because I wore so much last Spring or because it's been cold, but I loved this dress when I saw it!

I have absolutely no reason to need this dress but I love it! 

I've always loved ruffles and I love that they're "trendy" this season because it makes what I always want to wear more readily available, haha. Four tees I have my eye on: 1 2 3 4 

4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

We've been busy. Like so busy that my child fell asleep in his bouncer. Haha! Isn't this so sweet?



For Christmas one of Beau's gifts was the walker that my late grandfather made for me when I was a baby, and used to learn to walk. It's super sweet that Beau now has it! 


We're a revolving door of winter colds here.. I was sick, then Ben, then Beau. I'm glad none of them overlapped! Beau has stayed in such good spirits though!

We've been reading a ton which is extra sweet. Fine motor skills take a little extra time because of Beau's thumbs, but he loves his books so much he's been working so hard on turning the pages and doing so well. I'm consistently so proud of him, and it's such an amazing feeling. Stay tuned for my child's giant photo button on my shirt at all times the first time he's on a team of any kind! Haha!

5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
Not anything :)

6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:

We're going to Disney World in April so I've been looking at where we want to make our fast passes, and even more fun, ordering treasure for our trip from some really fun shops!

7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
I think the above question kind of answers this! :)

8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:

I'll have a reading update soon, but I've been so sporadic with my reading since having Beau. I binge read a book in a day or two like every few months. I need to get into a routine here! As far as tv though, I feel like I'm loving all of my shows!! Counting on and Outdpaughtered have been my favorite shows on TLC, I mentioned my new love for Timeless last week.. and of course The Bachelor. I will say that the behavior of this season makes me kind of embarrassed that I'm such a Bachelor fan for life but as soon as some girls get weeded out I'm back being loud and proud, haha!

9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Oodles and oodles of podcasts, thanks to all of y'alls recommendations!

10: WHAT I’M WEARING:

We're back to having a Texas "winter" so lots of comfy, casual dresses are what's being worn around here! 

And I'm REALLY excited about this dress I mentioned last week and got in. It's clearly wrinkled here, but I love it! I got a question about if it's nursing friendly, to which I couldn't really shed light on, but it would for sure be baby bump friendly! 

11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
Life right now is all pending on my sweet boy! He had a cold, which then turned into his first ear infection, which then turned into stomach bug like symptoms because of him not getting enough probiotic with his medicine.. it's been a circus over here and I miss my non sick, happy baby so much! We're in such a fun stage with him! If all gets better, we have a wedding, family dinner, and home group on Sunday night.

12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
My new niece or nephew is due March 3.. so that means we could very realistically meet that baby this month! When my niece was born, I was so sure that she was a sweet baby girl, but I have changed my mind about this baby so many times!

13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
Monday our kitchen became a construction site.. can't wait to reveal the finished product! The best part about a simple backsplash project is that it was all done and cleaned up in one day!

Bonus question this month: Who is your favorite Bachelor? 

My answer is a little interesting! My favorite Bachelor is probably Chris Soules, but not because of him. He's kind of the worst, actually. Eek! I just loved all the girls on his season so much!
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12 comments:

  1. That off the shoulder dress needs to also make it into some family pictures... I'm just saying... ;)

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  2. The Skinnytaste Chicken Parm is one of my favorite recipes of hers - your dinner tonight sounds fabulous. Love that white dress, too. It's so pretty!

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  3. I love that dress you are wearing. You are looking fantastic too, girl! That little Disney shirt for Beau is PERFECTION!

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  4. Loving the new spring fashion! And you must must must share the risotto!! I had risotto for the first time last week and it was so yummy!

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  5. Can I pick a favorite Bachelorette instead? Cause I adored Ashley and JP!

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  6. Do you know that I was literally just looking at that show me your mumu dress just this past weekend! I was looking in a different pattern but same dress haha!

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  7. Okay, I was about to be VERY worried about you when I read Chris Soules, but then I read the rest of your sentence! :) Sean is definitely high up there for me, and I actually thought Brad Womack was very sweet and genuine, even though neither of his seasons worked out...

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  8. That photo of Beau having his passport photo taken...priceless! My, how your sweet little man has grown!

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  9. I've been eyeing that lacey white dress for a while too! I looove the maxi off-the-shoulder one! I was also concerned with you said Chris Soules ... lol

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  10. Hi! I hope your little guy feels better soon. What a cutie! And your home is just lovely. :)

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  11. Beau is such a cutie! That picture of him in the walker is adorable. I'm sorry you were all sick, hopefully everyone is on the mend now! :)

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