What We’re Eating This Week
Monday – Tacos
Tuesday – BBQ Chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, and honey glazed carrots
Wednesday – B has tennis, so I’ll likely whip up grilled cheese sandwiches with an assortment of fruit for the kids, and then B will grab Bojangles for us on the way home. I always look forward to my chicken and biscuits on Wednesday nights… it’s like a little reward for having the kids by myself all evening. Haha.
Thursday – Shay's Sausage & Vodka Pasta with broccoli… one of my all-time faves!
Friday – We will probably go out somewhere, and if we don’t, we will grab some take-out and bring it home.
Saturday – We’ll be settling in for a loooong day of football and our game is at 3:30, so we’ll probably be calling for a pizza or something… no time to cook and no time to go anywhere!
Sunday – Usually we have dinner at my Momma and Daddy’s house, but they will just be getting back in town from visiting my bro and sis-in-law in Texas, so I’m not sure if she will cook. I’m sure we’ll do something with them, though, because at that point it will have been two weeks since we’ve seen them and I know the kiddos will want some Pop and Cokie lovin’!
What I’m Reminiscing About
Our trip to the mountains! Oh man, it was the trip that fall dreams are made of. If you missed it, you can see my recap in numbers here and the first half of the recap of the trip here. The second half of the recap will be up tomorrow.
What I’m Loving
Sweet emails from blogger friends that make me tear up.
Eating the sweet and crunchy apples that we picked in the mountains.
Videos of my little baby nephew that my brother and SIL are always sending to me.
That Jacob got a perfect report card and his teacher had nothing but great things to say about him.
That Olivia has pooped on the potty several times these last couple of weeks.
Salted Caramel Mochas from Starbucks.
Walking on the treadmill at the gym a couple of times per week.
The gorgeous fall leaves.
The crisp fall weather in the mornings.
Foot rubs from B on Friday night while we catch up on our shows.
What We’ve Been Up To
Doing all of the #basic fall things and I don’t even care if I’m basic because it’s so. much. fun. Pumpkin Patching, pumpkin spice latte guzzling, football watching, and aaaall the things we did in the mountains. We even took Jacob to his very first Georgia game at the beginning of the month and it was a blast!
What I’m Dreading
We have our family pictures this weekend and Jacob still has two black eyes. I’m praying for a miracle that they will be totally faded by then, but it’s not looking good. Dang it.
Here’s our family Christmas card pic from last year! You can see the rest here.
What I’m Working On
Christmas shopping! Oh yes I am.
What I’m Excited About
Halloween on Monday!! The kids are so excited and I think I’m almost as excited as they are! I’m going to take off of work a little early so we will have time to get dinner and get them ready for trick-or-treating. My parents are going to come over like they always do, and I’m sure we’ll turn on It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at the end of the evening. We’ll probably let the kiddos stay up a little later than usual as a special treat. Here are the kids' costumes!
What I’m Watching/Reading
Watching – This is Us, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Shark Tank, and The Odd Couple. We’re also still binge watching Friday Night Lights, but we only have one episode left and I’m torn between watching it because I’m dying to see the ending and not watching it because I don’t want it to be over. Lol. Somebody please tell me I’m not crazy!
And Coach Taylor, please don’t go!
Netflix, it’s time to bring back, FNL, do you hear me?!
Reading – I had just started The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney when I posted my last What's Up Wednesday post, and let’s just say that I’ve barely even cracked it open since then. It’s SO boring, you guys. I tried to read more of it in the car on the way to the mountains and I finally decided that it was dumb to force myself to read something that I didn’t really have to read. Therefore, I have given it up.
I just started Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham (yes, Lorelai from Gilmore Girls) and it is pretty good so far. I’m only a couple of chapters in, so it’s hard to really tell just yet. Who even knew that she had written a book, though?
And I’m also reading Balancing in Heels by Kristin Cavallari.
Finally, a PSA for Nicholas Sparks lovers – he has a new book!! Eek! This will be what I’m reading next!
What I’m Listening To
Since we were on vacation for the last few days, I’ve been listening to a whole lot of Frozen coming from the backseats of the car. Other than that, I’m getting ready to download Michael Buble’s new album that just came out this week (so exciting!), and I’m also gearing up for… Christmas music!!!! November 1 is the official day that it is acceptable to start listening to Christmas music in my book, so t-minus six days until I’ll be riding down the highway blasting “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!” And guys, Pentatonix has another new Christmas album coming out… I’m all over it! Have you heard their version of Hallelujah? It gives me chills. I love them.
What I’m Wearing
Well, in the mountains, I was wearing a whole lot of this:
But now that we’re back from the mountains, I’m wearing a whole lot of this:
Y’all, seriously, what the heck is up with the weather this year?!?! Our 10 day forecast shows highs in the mid-80s every. single. day. It’s the never-ending summer. I think we’re breaking records. And it’s sure not going to feel very Christmasy rocking a sleeveless shirt and open-toe shoes. Sigh.
What I’m Doing This Weekend
As previously mentioned, we have our family photo shoot this Saturday. We are doing a sunrise session so I can’t wait to see what kind of gorgeous shots our photog gets!
Aside from that, we’re doing a whole lot of relaxing – football watching, maybe a little bit of pumpkin carving, and just… hanging out. Sounds like heaven after our busy vacation weekend last weekend.
What I’m Looking Forward To Next Month
A Saturday with my girlfriends and all of our hubbies and kids for my friend’s housewarming party.
A day off from work to spend the entire day with just my babe.
Attending another Georgia game, this time with our sweet friends.
Lots of time with all of our loved ones.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Decorating for Christmas.
Snuggly socks and fleece pajama pants.
And fingers crossed for our first fire in the fire place if the weather will cooperate.
So much to look forward to, and so much to be thankful for.
Like… Christmas music. :o)
What Else Is New
Nothing earth shattering, but I sure am loving this season of life right now. It’s crazy and it’s stressful and it’s messy, but it’s also wonderful and beautiful and oh-so-sweet. I’m so thankful every single day for my wonderful hubby, our two beautiful babies, and this life that we have built together. So thankful.
*Linking up with Shay, Mel, and Sheaffer for What’s Up Wednesday and Jessi's Design and Going the Distance for What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday.