What We’re Eating This Week
Monday – BBQ chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots
Tuesday – Beef and Parmesan Pasta with Zucchini
Wednesday – ‘Rita Night with the girls… Daddy can fend for himself and the kids
Thursday – Out because B and I have a date night planned!
Friday – Out again? Or maybe grilled cheese or hot dogs at home…
Saturday – Out for Olivia’s birthday
Sunday – Good eats at Momma and Daddy’s
What I’m Reminiscing About
All things Baby Olivia. She will be three on Saturday and my heart can’t really take it. Three was the point at which Jacob stopped feeling like a baby to me, and it is really hard to believe that we no longer have a baby in our house. She was such a sweet little sack of sugar and I can still remember the feel of her soft, silky baby skin and the sweet scent of her newborn breath. Sigh. I must stop longing for another baby!
What I’m Loving
All the spring fashion! It’s looking like ruffles and cold shoulder tops are going to be all the rage for spring and I am 150% on board with that. I love that my birthday is in the spring, because I can use my gift cards to refresh the spring wardrobe. Some things on my radar… and they're all under $23!
And can someone please find a copycat version of this dress for less?! It is stunning, but that price tag is laughable.
What We’ve Been Up To
Lately we’ve been spending loads of time outside – dining down town, walks, playing on the playground, ice cream. This weather has been positively crazy this winter. I don’t think I can remember a hotter winter than this, and I’m sure that we’ve broken all the records. The weather has been consistently warm for so long now that I keep thinking it’s April. It’s so strange to know that it’s only February.
I wish our back porch was all clean and ready for al fresco dining because it’s definitely warm enough for that, but everything still needs to be hosed off and swept. I just know the second I try to do that we’ll have some freak blizzard in March or something.
What I’m Dreading
Not too much to dread right about now! Now that my least favorite two months of the year are almost gone, I’m coming out of my funk and starting to feel pretty good!
What I’m Working On
I’ve mostly been working on Valentine's Day prep, Brian's birthday prep, and Olivia’s birthday prep. All three of these things fall within 11 days of each other, so that puts a ton of work on me all at once! I would say that VDay was a success, B’s bday was a success, and I’m hoping that Olivia’s bday is a success this weekend as well!
Girls’ Night Out tonight and date night to see Dierks Bentley tomorrow night! I don’t get out much during the week, but when I do, I go out two nights in a row. Haha.
What I’m Watching/Reading
Watching – The Bachelor (even though I’m so over this season… whoever’s idea it was to pick Nick for The Bachelor should be fired… as well as the person who cast Corrine), This is Us (I have a feeling we’re all going to be learning about Jack’s demise soon and my heart is just not ready for it), Big Bang Theory (are they ever going to let us see Bernadette and Howard’s baby?!), Scandal (there’s just not enough Fitz these days so I’m just not feeling it as much this season), Shark Tank (anybody want to help me invent something so we can get on there?!), Gilmore Girls (still rolling right along in season three), and we just finished The OA. So. Many. Questions.
Reading – Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks. As per the usual it’s still taking me forever to read one book. I’m enjoying this one, though, and I hope to be able to list something different here in this post next month.
What I’m Listening To
Ed Sheeran’s new songs on repeat. Ray LaMontagne. The Lumineers. And of course my old standards and jazz… that’s a given.
What I’m Wearing
What I’m Doing This Weekend
Celebrating my sweet, sweet baby girl! B and I are taking the day off Friday to spend it with just her. Then Saturday for her actual birthday we will probably go to breakfast as a family and then find something fun to do. We will top the weekend off with a family celebration Saturday night with my FIL, another family celebration Sunday afternoon with my MIL, and then one with my family Sunday evening. Lots on the agenda this weekend and tons of family time! Love it!
What I’m Looking Forward To Next Month
We never made it to ATL this month, so I’m hoping to squeeze it in next month. And also, B and I are seeing The Lumineers in concert in March! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! We’ve seen them once before when they opened for DMB, but this will be our first time seeing them headline.
What Else Is New
I’m co-hosting a giveaway on Instagram today so check it out! All of my momma friends will love this one!