Southern Sayin' Of The Month

I live for the light of a full moon. -me

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Yes, I'm An Olympian

Well, I could be. Probably not in any type of athletic event, but I could definitely medal in the following events:

Eating Chocolate Iced Doughnuts...especially if they are from Krispy Kreme!

Shopping for Handbags, Shoes, and Accessories. What can I say, I'm a triathlete! If I were going for the Gold, I'd buy these...
Burberry House Check Tote
Christian Louboutin Pumps

 Slane and Slane Bee Pendant

Doing Fountas and Pinnell Running Records. I train for this event daily, but the summer is my off season. Even then, I occasionally practice on Colson to keep my skills sharp.

There is one event that I'd especially love to get a gold medal in...parenting. Sadly, I think even the best competitors in this event barely break bronze. All we can do is try hard and love them the best way we know how. In return, we get the best reward of all. They love us back!

What events would you medal in? Everyone's an Olympian!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

18 weeks

18 we go!

The Belly:

Hi Point: Having my mid-term ultrasound. You know the one...where you get to find out if it's a boy or girl. Except we didn't. This one's going to be a surprise! We did get to see our sweet little baby snuggled up in my belly though!
 Facing the back. Using the placenta as a pillow.
 The best profile we could get. This baby wouldn't budge!
All snuggled up! That's a leg in front of the face and a foot up top.

Lo Point: See (Lbs). The weight gain and general growth of my belly is getting a bit uncomfortable. Mostly during sleep, but also if I have to sit for a long time. This doesn't bode well for the upcoming months.

Siblings:We had several playdates with friends who have little babies (3-4 months) and Lilly-Belle was fascinated with them! She loved helping feed one of them, and the other she offered her lovey to for snuggling. I hope she's as tender and sweet with her own little baby brother or sister.

Cravings: English Muffins with butter and honey. I had one every morning this week for breakfast.

Lbs: +15 I knew it was coming!

Looking Forward To: The crib arriving this week! I am ready to get started setting up the nursery.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Top Five Friday...Smiles

I haven't done one in a while, so I thought I'd do an edition of Top Five Friday.

Five things that have put a smile on my face this week...

 1. New Essie polish, Bachelorette Bash

2. Lots of yellow and gray goodies for ButterBean, with a sweet little elephant in the mix.

3. Eating a cone of this delicious icecream, Front Porch Sublime Key Lime Icecream (made right here in NC!)

4. Arm Candy

5. Watching my babes learn to swim like fish

What has made you smile this week?


Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Gift From Clover Cottage

On Friday the 13th, DJ at From Clover Cottage held a giveaway for one of her adorable personal creations. And while Friday the 13th may be bad luck for some, it was my lucky day!!  I was so excited when she contacted me to tell me that I won!

The winner had the choice of a flip-flop motif shirt or hand towel and being that my belly is growing daily, I opted for the hand towel. It arrived this week and is just precious. I chose blue and green (some of my favorite summer colors) and as soon as it was out of the package, it was hanging in my kitchen.

The picture really doesn't do it justice...blame my poor photography skills, but isn't it lovely?!

I want to say a big Thank You to DJ and invite you to go visit her blog From Clover Cottage!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Check, Check, and Check

We've been checking a few more things off of our Summer List lately. Sidewalk Chalk Paint, a day trip to Boone, and playing in the rain!

The sidewalk chalk paint was really fun and easy (thanks Pinterest). Just mix cornstarch, water, and food coloring and you're done.
Before we began
Slinging Paint
And taking a break to look at the sales paper.
My smiley face, Lilly-Belle's lines, and Colson said his was Jesus on the cross.

Last weekend we took a trip to Boone, NC so we could show the children the home of their future college, Appalachian State University! :)

We ate a delicious lunch at Our Daily Bread.

Then visited campus for a photo-op at The Rock.

Did a bit of shopping at the Tanger Outlets and played in the park in Blowing Rock while we ate icecream from Kilwins.

It was a great day trip.

Then yesterday we took advantage of the rain showers and did a bit of playing in the rain. Well, the kids played and I sat on the steps and sipped coffee.

Our list is getting shorter and shorter, but then so is our summer. About a month left, then it's back to school!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

17 Weeks

17 weeks and counting...

The Belly:

Hi Point: Doing some online shopping and ordering bedding for Butter Bean's nursery! Here's what I ordered:
The Harper Yellow Crib Bumper and Mini Medallion Sheet

The Georgia Gray Chevron Crib Skirt

The Gray Elephant Crib Sheet

The Reversible Changing Table Gray Geo Box

The Gray Bananafish Mobile

Lo Point: Crazy preggo horomones that make you cry for no reason at all. But then your hubby brings home Hot Fudge Cake and you feel better. 

Siblings: Naughty. Naughty. Naughty. I tried to go shopping for the baby this week, but all I heard was, "I want, I want!" and "Me, Me, Me!" Not to worry; I've spoken with both of them and told them how unattractive this behavior is.

Cravings: Hot Fudge Cake, Fried Shrimp I had a dream about eating it, so I got it for dinner the next night. It was a dream come true. ;)

Lbs: +10-11

Looking Forward To: Having my ultrasound this week and seeing that sweet baby face! 

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