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Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Favorites: Catch all edition

I'm linking up for Friday Favorites! This week is a random mix of things to get caught up since I haven't blogged in awhile. This week has been a short week with having Monday off and I'm off today because I'm at the beach! 

1. This past weekend I headed up to Nashville to visit my friend Colleen for the UGA vs. Vandy game. UGA really showed up last weekend. There were more Georgia fans in the stadium than Vandy fans. We had such a great weekend! It was good for me to get away for some girl time and to spend some quality time with Colleen and see where she lives and meet some of her friends. UGA played awesome too so that was a nice bonus! 

2. On Monday we had the day off for Columbus day so my friend, Katherine, and her daughter, Ada (Emma's BFF), came over for a playdate and we tried to do some seasonal painting! They aren't pinterest worthy but they are darn cute!

3. We ended the afternoon after nap at Hobby Lobby

and I came home with this that I am LOVING! 
(I have all these candles that my mom was wanting to get rid of and wasn't sure what to do with them. I have a lot of pottery barn stuff that is this tin look so I thought this would fit in perfectly. Threw some pumpkins in and and called it a day. Yes I have a football's football season AND we are having people over for the UGA/FL game later this month so I figured why not go ahead and put it out as part of my October/Fall decor for now.)

4. I know I talk about Skinny Taste recipes a lot but it just makes my life easier when trying to calculate my weight watchers points for the day. On Monday I made her Chicken Pot Pie soup with some Halloween shaped puff pastry on top. It was delicious! Tommy even went back for seconds so I consider that a win win. It also made a TON so I had for lunch yesterday and Tommy ate it for dinner.

5. I just can't get over how big Emma is getting. It was just yesterday she was born and now she's 17 months old! She is talking up a storm these days and repeating everything after me. It's truly amazing how quickly kids learn. 

6. I am LOVING these slip ons that I found at Target. They are great for walking at work and cute as well. They have them in army green as well. 

7. A few weekends ago our church had their first pumpkin patch. It was so cute! Animals, train, riding ponies, vendors, and lots of pumpkins to choose from. We had a great time and will definitely be going next year!

Toddlers are impossible when it comes to getting pictures taken (cue eye roll)

8. That same day after the pumpkin patch we went to some of our great friends houses for Meghan's 30th birthday which was also a surprise pregnancy announcement party! So excited for them! Baby will be arriving in April. Can't wait to meet him/her!

9. Lastly spending the weekend at the beach is going to be a FAVORITE for sure! Thanks Hartmans for including us! 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Show and Tell Tuesday: Reverse Bucket List

Two blog posts in a day! I just really enjoyed reading Andrea's post this morning I thought I needed to participate myself. Today's topic is : Reverse Bucket List with things that we have accomplished in our lives and not just things we hope to accomplish.

I have to start with the big ones.

~Married my best friend~

~Became a mom to my beautiful daughter, Emma~

~Graduated with my degree in Education from the University of Georgia~

~Bought my first house~

~Became an Aunt~

~Took Tommy to see South Africa~

~Got my Masters in Education which opened doors for me to move into administration (and am in my second administrative position)~

~Traveled along the Pacific Northwest with Tommy~

~Traveled to Italy~

~Studied abroad in London~

~Traveled to Paris (without my parents guiding me)~

~Riding mules and hiking the Grand Canyon~

~Working at a sleepaway Summer camp~

~Being part of a philanthropy in college~

~joining a church~

~creating a monthly supper club with some of my best girlfriends~

~mentoring a student from my school~

~helping on a habitat build~

~go on a mission trip~

~run a half marathon~

This was a fun way to think back over the years. I am sure I'm missing important things on my list but I think this is a good start on things I've accomplished and times I'm grateful for through the years. Thanks for the link up Andrea!

Weekend Recap

We had a great weekend and as always it went by way too fast! Friday night we met Ansley, Matt and Gavin at Blue Top for an early dinner. It is a fun atmosphere becuase it's very casual and family friendly but my one-year old thinks she is grown and wanted to be in the bocce ball area with those heavy balls being thrown by bigger kiddos instead of her high chair so needless to say our sitting nicely and eating dinner wasn't super relaxing! I also didn't snap any pictures because BUSY toddler. 

Saturday morning we had no plans so we decided to take a quick trip down to the Zoo because Emma is animal obsessed these days. She loves pointing out animals in her books and making animal sounds. We had a fun little morning visiting and spending time together just the three of us. We just focused on the African animals, petting zoo, playground and train. Emma had a great time and so did we. Love seeing her light up seeing new things and exploring on her own. 
(just her crazy self before getting ready for the day. Nightgown, purse, and hat!)
(pretending it actually feels like Fall and eating pumpkin waffles for breakfast)


Saturday evening we had Collier come stay with us for the night. We took the kids to our neighborhood street party by the pool. We brought a dessert and they had a bunch of our sponsors donate food for the event. There were over 300 people there which was great. Nice to meet so many new faces in the neighborhood! Tommy and I were off in different directions most of the time because two kids. 

Once the kiddos went to bed we watched the Georgia and Auburn games simultaneously while in our pajamas. It was perfect! #godawgs and #wareagle

Sunday morning we got up and went to church. It was blessing bag day at church and my principal spoke in all three services. After each service patrons went to the fellowship hall to stuff the bags and then they were all delivered to school yesterday! This is such a blessing for our students over long breaks. Each student goes home with a bag full of non-perishable foods next week for their 5 day weekend and over the long weekend break in February. Thank you Peachtree Presbyterian for being such a huge community sponsor for my school. 

Wrapped up the weekend with yet anther three set tennis match that I finally won! It was a great weekend and this week is also a busy week for us. Already looking forward to the weekend.