You know it was a jam packed weekend when late Sunday night you're FINALLY sitting on the couch with your husband and you say to him 'What a weekend!" And his response is, "What weekend? I don't even remember everything we did." Yup, as usual, it was one of those weekends for us. Don't get me wrong - it was a fantastic weeked, but it was definitely quite busy. But that's just life, isn't it?! I know we aren't alone here. Life is busy. We totally understand. But we still try to enjoy it all as much as possible and do as much as we can!! So here's a recap - doing the best I can to remember everything :)
Friday right after work, I had to go get my car inspected and, of course, after that I hit up the gym. I didn't get home until after 7:30...after a quick stop for more eggs (a clean eating necessity!) Matt had already whipped up the batter for some paleo pumpkin pancakes, so as soon as I got home we started them and made up some scrambled eggs! I seriously love breakfast for dinner :) Yum! Yum!!
After we cleaned up, I spent the next couple hours finishing up my thank-you cards from the baby shower and Matt put together the pack 'n' play (we got this one) Yes...there was some swearing and frustration from him during this process...
Saturday we were up bright and early to take our cars to the dealership for a recall. Good times, let me tell ya. Afterwards, I hit up the gym quick then headed home. We spent the next couple hours deep cleaning the house. As much as I HATE cleaning, I do love a clean house and feel so much better when it's done. After that, we showered up and headed out to go apple picking!! This is our second time already this year - a few weeks ago we went to get some ginger golds. This time around we got empires and fujis. It was the perfect fall day to be at the apple orchard...I loved every second!
Then we headed to Sam's Club to do our monthly shopping trip there and then off to Matt's parents' house to visit with family that were in from out of town!! We enjoyed hanging out, eating, playing with the kids, and (my favorite part) a bonfire!!!
I knew I wouldn't have time to hit up the gym on Sunday, so I got up early and did a prenatal pilates DVD. After that, it was time to get ready for Matt's school's annual fundraiser!! It was such a gorgeous morning to be outside and participate in this event for the amazing school he teaches at. After the walk, we headed off to go grocery shopping. We had just enough time to put the groceries away, change, and inhale a quick lunch before meeting up with friends to go kayaking!! We couldn't have asked for a better afternoon - it was perfect!!! We had so much fun!!
After a quick stop at Staples to recycle some old electronic stuff and Home Depot to get a shelf for the nursery closet, we were home again to prep for the week. Does anyone else do any sort of meal prep for the week on the weekends? I think next week I'll do a post on what we do each Sunday to prep for the week. So, anyways, we spent the next few hours prepping for the week, doing laundry, giving Matt a haircut (any other wives our there cut their husband's hair?!), doing a few baby related things, and of course whipping up a delish dinner of roasted spaghetti squash topped with tomatoes, mushrooms, and black olives!! So simple and yet so absolutely delicious. I'd eat roasted spaghetti squash every day if I could - one of my favorite foods.
And that my friends was basically our weekend...probably a bit more detailed than needed - but hey - it's my blog...I can ramble if I want :)
How far along: 33 freakin' weeks!!
Baby Size: about 4lbs and 17inches long...give or take - I'll have a better estimate of his weight after next week's ultrasound
Maternity clothes: still just rockin' the maternity jeans and t-shirts on the weekends. My one pair of work pants that currently fit probably won't anymore after this week so I'll have to start wearing the maternity pair I bought a while ago or using my BellyBand more.
Stretch marks: I think (honestly I'm not really sure) I see some around my belly button...is that normal?
Sleep: the same - I sleep fairly well until about 1:30 or 2 - then I'm up tossing and turning and peeing...it's a joy...
Gender: lil boy...who STILL doesn't have a name :-/
Movement: Oh yeah - and at this point with the lack of room in there, his movements aren't the most pleasant things I gotta say - Ouch!!
Looking forward to: finishing up my thank you notes from the shower!! Oh, and hopefully kayaking this weekend and going apple picking again <3
Food cravings: anything and everything pumpkin related - looking forward to Friday's dinner of Paleo pumpkin pancakes to satisfy this craving!!
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing - hard to eat anything weird when you're eating clean.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Labor Signs: Nada
What I miss: running, as usual, especially since this is my favorite time of year to run - it's perfect running weather!!
Symptoms: soreness, feeling very 'stretched' these days, anxiety, stressed...I think all the normal stuff of a 33 week pregnant chick!
Nursery: Always a work in progress and I feel like it'll never get done!!
Belly Button in or out?: a little tiny bit has started to stick out
Wedding rings on or off?: On
Workouts: same old same old - nothing has changed here
Things that suck: SO many things - but at this very second it's the fact that when I sit it legit looks like I have a tire around my waist. I used to have abs...and a waist...Oy!!!!!!!
Things that don't suck: this gorgeous fall weather - I'm lovin' it!! This week has been perfect - cool mornings and nights - sunny and mid 70s during the day...now if only I wasn't working long hours so I could enjoy it!! But looking forward to enjoying it this weekend with as much outdoor time as I can get! :)
On Saturday, we were blessed with an incredible baby shower for Baby Chi!!! The theme was 'You Are My Sunshine' and it was the cutest shower. A HUGE thank you to my mom, mother-in-law, sister, and sister-in-laws for this wonderful shower (and everyone who had a part in it!) Matt and I are so grateful and appreciate the time everyone took out of their busy schedules to celebrate with us. Seeing everyone was so great and we are all so grateful for all the wonderful and cute gifts we received for Baby Chi!! He is already so loved and we are so appreciative of everyone in our lives!! We are grateful for all the love and support you show, not only then but every day, as we embark on this new, crazy adventure! <3
And, now, what you've REALLY been waiting for - PICTURES! Warning - be ready for picure overload! #sorrynotsorry :)
Again, thank you to everyone for this day!! We are so thankful and blessed for EVERYTHING and EVERYONE!
And to wrap up the weekend - the hubs and I went early Sunday morning to cheer on the runners of the half marathon!! Though I was pretty bummed I wasn't able to run it, it was fantastic to still be involved in my own way and cheer on the runners!! As a runner, the volunteers and people gathered along the way to cheer you on are an integral part of race day and I'm so glad to have been able to be there and cheer them on!! It was a new perspective for me and I'm so glad I had the chance to do this.
I got a lot of comments about the openness of last Friday's post. I'm not usually one to be so open and deep - I keep a lot inside - that's just who I am. But I also know being open and honest about some of these hard things is good too. It's difficult for me to do this...but this is my blog and a good place to have that openness - with the good and bad about life.
I'm a people pleaser. Always have been. Always will be. It's just who I am. For as long as I can remember, people would always make comments to me about what I'd be like when I got pregnant. "You'll hardly gain any weight." "You'll be ALL belly." "You'll be so cute!" "You'll lose the weight right away." Most people brush these comments off. But an extreme people pleaser like me remembers these comments. Instead of them being just silly comments, I catalog them as 'expectations.' Things I think people expect from me when the time comes I get pregnant. Now don't get me wrong - I know these people had no idea this is how I took those comments. They did nothing wrong. This is just a 'me thing.' This is just how my brain works.
And now here I am. Pregnant. VERY pregnant in fact. Having heard these comments for years now, I have a lot stored in this head of mine. And as each week goes by, I'm constantly wondering what people are thinking of me as I go through this process. Am I gaining more weight than people ever thought I would? Am I carrying the way everyone thought I would? Am I already bigger than what most people expected me to get? Do people think less of me since I had to stop running so early on in my pregnancy? Are people judging me when I might not pick the healthiest thing to eat?
And, therefore, I'm constantly questioning myself. My body. My decisions. Everything.
Pregnancy is hard enough. I haven't enjoyed being pregnant. It hasn't been easy on me. I'm in constant pain. We've had a few scares. The body changes are overwhelming. My anxiety about everything is at the highest level it's ever been. On top of ALL that I'm constantly thinking to myself, "Am I, in fact, letting people down with how my pregnancy is going?" (even though I know these 'expectations' are all in my head and that no one is getting disappointed by how my pregnancy is going so far, except maybe me.)
But at the end of the day, I can't control how my body reacts to being pregnant. Accepting that and accepting my body during all this has been difficult for me.
Yup, I've probably gained more weight already at 32 weeks than most people thought I would my entire pregnancy. Yup, I'm not 'just belly' - I've got love handles I never had before. My face is fuller. My butt and thighs are larger. I have more cellulite. Sometimes my ankles will swell. BUT I'm doing the best I can to have a healthy pregnancy, for myself and for my baby. I work out 5-6 times a week. I try to make smart, healthy food choices (though I have most definitely struggled with this.) I try to relax as much as I can. I'm going to physical therapy to help with the SPD. So, even though I'm doing all this stuff there's still a lot I can't control (and not being in control is not something I'm good with!) Maybe I'll gain 30lbs. And maybe I won't be able to lose it all after baby. I'll probably have stretch marks. And I may never fit back into some of my old clothes. I don't expect to rock a bikini anymore (not that I was ever really comfortable wearing one before so no big deal there!) And I may not ever get back to my pre-pregnancy fitness level. But I need to be OK with all that. Something that I may never be. Something I'll always need to work on.
So, with these last few weeks, my goal is to try not to be so hard on myself. I know no one else has expectations of me, except to take care of myself and the baby. These are things I put on myself. And for once in my life I need to learn to go easy on myself...if pregnancy isn't the time to do this I don't know when is.
Yes, I can't wait to have my body back...to work hard at getting back to the fitness level I would like to be at. To not be in pain all the time. To feel like myself again. But I also know my body will never be the same. Learning to TRULY accept these things is something that will always be a work in progress for me. And I may never get there. But I'm going to continue working towards that goal, working hard in all areas of my life, and try to be that well-rounded, strong, confident person I long to be.
How far along: 32 weeks! I know most people say pregnancy flies by but I feel the exact opposite. Like, I can't believe I'm only 32 weeks along. Shouldn't I be like 38 or 39?!?!?!
Baby Size: Squash!! YUM! At my doctor's appointment on Monday I was measuring a little small but nothing to be worried about. We'll confirm that he's growing properly at my next ultrasound in a couple weeks.
Maternity clothes: Definitely been rockin' the maternity jeans and t-shirts that my friend gave me on the weekends. As far as work clothes go, though, I've still been able to get away with non-maternity stuff thanks to dresses, skirts, and the one pair of dress pants that still fit (yes, I'm VERY sick of wearing the same things over and over!!)
Stretch marks: None but still not holdin' my breath for that to last. My stomach just keeps stretching and stretching and stretching!!
Sleep: Same as last week - not horrible but certainly not great either.
Gender: I think we've covered this.
Movement: definitely moving and getting cramped in there!! He prefers my right side and likes to put his foot (I assume it's his foot since at the last ultrasound he was head down) under my rib cage. Since things are rather cramped in there his movements make my whole belly 'jump' and his kicks and movements can be painful at times!
Looking forward to: plugging away at working on the nursery and my Christmas shopping!
Food cravings: Fruit...still!! I can't get enough!!
Weirdest food I ate this week: dry cake mix - my one must-have splurge before we started this new clean eating challenge!!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Labor Signs: Nada.
What I miss: feeling and looking like myself...not gonna lie. Oh, and running, of course - especially since this weekend I was supposed to run a half marathon and it's been the PERFECT running weather!!
Symptoms: sore back (which I learned may be due to some fluid buildup in my one kidney so we're keeping an eye on that), sore pelvic area, tendency to be warm (when usually I'm ALWAYS cold!)
Nursery: No new progress. But that'll change after this coming weekend since Saturday is my baby shower!!
Belly Button in or out?: In and flat but one side is definitely starting to pop out :(
Wedding rings on or off?: On
Workouts: Same old. Same old. I did get my prenatal pilates DVD and did a couple of the routines Sunday so I'm hoping to work it into my workout schedule.
Things that suck: (besides the normal stuff) - when you're 32 weeks pregnant and someone asks "'How are you feeling, chubs?" Yes, someone REALLY said that to me yesterday. *cue anxiety attack*
Things that don't suck: the girls are definitely still lookin' good! Oh, and fall! I love FALL (you know - all 4 weeks we get of it here in upstate NY ha-ha) But I'm trying to soak it all in and enjoy it. It's my favorite time of year!!
Here we are - Monday. Weekends are never long enough. They go WAY too fast. And before you know it, it's back to the grind of the work week. I can't complain about our weekend - it was busy but also pretty low-key for us. We enjoyed a late dinner date night at one of our favorite restaurants Friday night. I went to a baby shower for most of the day Saturday. We rented the movie Lone Survivor Saturday night (I can't remember the last time we watched a movie!) We hiked around a local park. We ran errands. We splurged on eggless chocolate chip cookie dough and pizza and breadsticks. We talked about the future. And now here we are - Monday morning.
But this isn't just your regular old Monday morning. Nope, today is day 1 of our second clean eating challenge (I say ours but really the challenge is through Matt's crossfit box and I just pretend to be part of it all!) I am so looking forward to these next weeks of clean eating again. I loved the first challenge. Were the first couple weeks tough? Absolutely. But once you get into it all and start feeling better and getting into a routine it's amazing. You feel better. You sleep better. You're more energized. I'm looking forward to getting back to eating clean, whole foods (except this Saturday - splurge day since it's my baby shower!) Yes, I'll miss chocolate chips, and bagels, and candy, and cereal. But having these challenges is the perfect way to refresh your body, get rid of all the junk in it, and just focus on eating healthy!! Good for the body! Good for the soul! And good for the baby!
As we embark on this journey again, I hope to start sharing some recipes along the way. Some might be recipes that we found when we did the first challenge. But I am also hoping to find some new ones that we can incorporate into our weekly dinners. So, if you have any great recipes send 'em my way! :)
I've been running for 4 years. I've ran 4 half marathons and 1 full marathon. I've ran a bunch of 5ks and 10ks. And one day, my goal is to do an ultra.
Running is just my thing. I'm certainly not fast (in fact most days I'd consider myself a jogger and not a runner). I don't do it for anyone but me. Running relaxes me. I love when I can get outside and run away the stress of life. I love how I feel after a run - especially after a run I 'didn't feel like' going on. It's my 'me time'. I can think about anything and everything. Or I can think about nothing at all. When I'm running - I'm just me.
So it's no surprise that when I got pregnant I continued to run. In fact I ran my 4th half marathon when I was 11 and 1/2 weeks pregnant. I figured I'd be able to run throughout my entire pregnancy. I knew I'd have to slow down. I knew it'd get harder. I knew I wouldn't be able to keep up my weekly mileage. But all that was OK - so long as I was still running...still getting a couple 3 mile runs in each week. I had high hopes of running a half marathon at the end of September - at 32 and 1/2 weeks pregnant (figuring I'd be running/walking the entire thing.) As long as I was running I'd be happy. I never expected to hear a physical therapist tell me 'no more running' when I was only 25 weeks pregnant.
That's right. I haven't gone on a run in almost 7 weeks. SPD took that away from me (if you don't know what that is...google it.) It hasn't been easy. I feel like I let myself down. I feel like my body failed me when I had been doing everything right. I WANTED to be able to run my entire pregnancy - more than anything!!!! I knew it'd help me in more ways than one. I wanted to inspire other people. I wanted to do what I loved all while growing a little baby inside of me. So having this taken away from me was HARD. I mean REALLY hard. I got upset. Depressed. Angry. Frustrated. Jealous. Annoyed. And to this day, I still have most of these feelings. It's been a hard pill to swallow. Call is selfish. Call it what you want. But that's how I feel. I knew I had to listen to my therapist and not run at all - even on a good day when I felt like I could push through the pain and get 3 miles in. I wanted this to be temporary and knew if I pushed through the pain and continued to run it'd become a permanent thing. Not what I wanted at all. So I sucked it up and the elliptical and bike have become my new best friends (which I can't wait to end those relationships - they're So boring ha-ha!)
I miss running so much. For so many reasons. It was taken away from me too early on. And yet, I know it's just temporary. And not running is the best thing right now for my body and my baby. I have to keep reminding myself of this. And I have to be grateful that I'm still able to workout (but, boy, am I sick of the elliptical and bike!) Is it hard?! Absolutely. Am I counting down the days until I can run again? YOU BEST BELIEVE IT.
Sorry - no bump pic today...pictures didn't turn out that great and quite honestly I'm just feeling too self conscious and large to share any of them with you today.
How far along: Well - here I am...31 weeks pregnant...'large and in charge' :)
Baby Size: a pineapple!! How crazy is that?!
Maternity clothes: I did rock maternity jeans and a t-shirt last Friday. Everything else has been non-maternity stuff though. This will all change once the weather turns cold and I can no longer wear dresses and skirts. Booooo!!!!!
Stretch marks: None at the moment (I don't think) but I don't think that'll last. I'm pretty sure I'm bound to get 'em at some point :/
Sleep: What's that?! I've been getting a solid 3 hours before waking up and tossing and turning every 30-45 minutes until it's time to get up. Oh how I miss sleep!!!!!
Gender: lil boy
Movement: yup - and I think the hubs and I felt him having the hiccups for the first time over the weekend.
Looking forward to: starting another clean eating challenge! I started this pregnancy clean eating and am looking forward to ending it the same way.
Food cravings: nothing really - though fruit, especially watermelon, ALWAYS sounds good to me!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No, thank goodness.
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks contractions I think but nothing else in this department.
What I miss: putting my sneakers on easily, running (we've had some GREAT running weather lately and it kills me not to be out there enjoying it), not being in pain all the time,
Symptoms: constant pain/soreness in my back and pelvic area, dry skin, back to having my hips hurt/fall asleep during the night which makes finding a comfortable position nearly impossible, lots of anxiety
Nursery: Our glider got delivered yesterday so that's exciting!! Still need to order the prints from Etsy and find some curtains (which has been harder than I anticipated!) Matt's projects for the nursery include making something for some book storage and putting a light in the closet.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Workouts: Still working out 5-6 times a week. But dang I'm BORED with my current work out routine. I did buy a prenatal pilates DVD last night so I'm looking forward to adding that to my routine. I can't freakin' wait to get back to a normal work out routine and mix things up a bit.
Things that suck: my anxiety these days. I have good days and bad days. One day at a time...that's what I keep reminding myself.
Things that don't suck: 'the girls' are lookin' good these days!! I'm definitely not complaining about what pregnancy has done for them - I just hope they stay this way ha-ha :)
...I don't enjoy being pregnant (please don't send me any hate mail!)
...I'd wear jeans, a tank top, and flip flops every.single.day if I could
...I prefer to eat with plastic silverware than the regular stuff
...I don't like eating whole apples - I like to have it cut up in slices
...I'd rather run outside when it's 40 degrees than when it's 80 degrees
...I change our shower curtain every few months because I get bored easily
...On that same note - I LOVE buying new shower curtains - they are pretty inexpensive and instantly change the look of the bathroom!
...I hate folding my husband's clothes
...Ketchup is my favorite condiment (but please don't put it on top of anything - I like to be able to DIP my food in it!)
...Dirty baseboards send me over the edge. I clean mine almost every week
...I love marshmallow fluff...like straight outta the jar...with a spoon. A-MA-ZING!
What do YOU confess?!
Before, I divulge all my September goals, let's do a quick recap of my August goals (which include my vacation goals since that took place in August as well!)
Up first - my August goals:
~ buy a crib and dresser for the nursery and get it set up = DONE - including a mattress!!
~ read 2 books = DONE. I finished reading Defending Jacob and I also read Gone Girl and The Wedding (THANK YOU VACATION!)
~ be totally done Christmas shopping for 4 people = 1/2 done. I got 2 people done. But with my next Amazon order, I'll have a lot more done!!!
~ make 2 freezer meals = complete FAIL! No excuses. This just didn't get done.
~ have a great, relaxing vacation with the hubs! = DONE!!
~ do one stock up shopping trip = FAIL. I had every intention of doing so but then the hubs needed a new cell phone. Soooooo ya know...
Now onto my vacation goals:
1) get up and watch the sun rise on the beach at least once = technically a FAIL...but we did enjoy many beautiful sunsets so it's not a total fail in my books.
2) read 2 books = done - see answer under August goals.
3) enjoy a lobster roll = we were in Maryland which is crab country so why I chose this as a goal I dunno - ?!?! (pregnancy brain I suppose...) but I did enjoy some Maryland crab cakes! YUM!
4) take as many long walks as possible on the beach with the hubs = we walked the boardwalk every night - and took one walk on the beach. It was tough walking in the sand with all the soreness I have going on and such.
5) celebrate our 2nd anniversary by doing special (maybe get all fancied up for dinner or find something fun to do that neither of us has done before.) = We had a fantastic day and enjoyed a nice meal on the bay - it was a perfect day to celebrate!
6) find the best donut shop around and enjoy a donut...or 2...or 3! = SUCCESS!! I enjoyed 2 donuts while on vacation - one from Fractured Prune on the boardwalk and the other from Layton's Family Restaurant. Both SO good!!
7) get a tan = DONE! I'm not as tan as I would have liked but I've got tan lines so I'll take it :)
8) soak it ALL in - every little moment of every single day = I definitely tried and I think I did a pretty good job.
9) two words (and 2 of my favorite things...) - beach fireworks = SUCCESS!!!
10) sunset picnic dinner on the beach = we did have a picnic lunch on the beach so I consider this a win!!
Now for some SEPTEMBER goals:
- Buy blackout curtains for the nursery
- Go on at least 2 dates with my husband
- Start organizing/setting up the nursery after my baby shower
- Continue working on my Christmas shopping
- Do a stock-up shopping trip
WHAT ARE YOUR SEPTEMBER GOALS?
How far along: Well - here I am...30 weeks pregnant. Sorry no bump picture this week - I thought a picture from today's ultrasound would be MUCH cuter!!
Baby Size: a cabbage!!! At today's appointment his weight was estimated at 3lbs 5oz. He's head down and we could see a little bit of hair!! YAY!! Grow, baby grow! Grow, hair, grow!
Maternity clothes: I did buy a pair of maternity dress pants over the long weekend - but other than that, none yet. But I get bigger and bigger every day and my regular pants just aren't as comfortable as they used to be sooooooooooo whether I like it or not maternity clothes are definitely gonna have to make an appearance and SOON!! So grateful for skirts and dresses that's for sure!!
Stretch marks: I don't think so but who knows?!...still keepin' my fingers crossed and slatherin' on the Mama Bee Belly Butter.
Sleep: definitely sleeping better - it's definitely not what I'd consider great sleep but it's decent so I'll take it.
Gender: momma's boy
Movement: Yup, he's moving. I've been waking up during the night and feeling him squirming all over the place which is something new. He also likes to curl up in my belly (or stick his butt or some body part out...I can't tell which it is) which is always funny to see because my belly gets all lopsided/one side bumps out!
Looking forward to: getting things done and working on some projects (baby and non-baby related)
Food cravings: Nothing really - food in general doesn't seem all that appetizing to me these last few days.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!
Labor Signs: The doctor said I could be having braxton hicks contractions but that's normal. Other than that, no labor signs.
What I miss: Ya'll know this answer by now (and yes, I still miss it, if not more lately, since I had planned on running a half marathon in a couple weeks and so I should be getting ready for that but I'm not and that bums me out BIG time!)
Symptoms: dry skin, pelvic area soreness, achy back, & getting larger and larger...AND larger. In general, just uncomfortable...and I thought I wasn't supposed to get like this for another few weeks!!!
Nursery: Over the long Labor Day weekend we found a great sale on frames from Michael's so we scooped up 4 of those for some prints I plan to buy from Etsy. We also bought a crib mattress over the long weekend. Next up is to find some curtains...
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Workouts: Still getting 6 workouts in a week - lots of cardio (that doesn't seem to be doing much these days but I know it's still good for me and will hopefully aid in labor and delivery, recovery, and post-baby weight loss!)
Things that suck: feeling huge! Everything is just BIG - my belly, butt, thighs, calves...it's so uncomfortable!! It may sound selfish but I seriously can't wait to get my body back. My body just doesn't do this whole pregnancy thing well :/ BUT I know this all needs to happen for baby Chi to grow properly so even though I complain about it I know it's good since it means he's still in my belly growing , which is all that matters!!
Things that don't suck: knowing he's growing properly - going for an ultrasound every 4 weeks gives me that piece of mind and reassurance that everything is on track and the way it should be!!
Long weekends are possibly the greatest thing ever. Especially, when it's a Monday you have off. In my opinion having a Monday off is 10x's better than having a Friday off. There's just somethin' about going back to work and knowing it's Tuesday already!!
Anywho, we have another busy week ahead of us - Matt is back to work today (though students don't come back until Thursday), it's one of my extra busy times at work (month end and budget time), we have an ultrasound appointment first thing tomorrow morning, and our 2nd birthing class Thursday night. No wonder the weeks fly by...
But onto more exciting things - like long weekends. We had a pretty dang good weekend if I do say so myself. Of course, walking into the house on Friday night and realizing Matt had cleaned the entire house started it off pretty perfectly!! It was the best thing ever and such a fantastic surprise. Forget flowers and candy - clean the house without me asking and I'm a happy gal <3
Anyways, the rest of the weekend was spent running a ton of errands both Saturday and Monday, date night, a picnic at my parent's house, relaxing, and just getting things done. Isn't that what weekends are all about? Here are just a few pictures I took over the weekend:
So overall, a pretty fantastic weekend. I'm trying to soak up the nice weather and time with the hubs as much as possible before this baby comes. It's weekends like this that I cherish...
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!