Monday, March 30, 2015

Weekending in the Mountains!

I don't normally post weekend recaps but the fact that Caroline is on the mend from her awful 3 day stomach bug and we were still able to break away for a little getaway to the mountains, I'd say it's worth the post!

The original weekend plans were to leave early on Friday to meet Matt's parents at their new mountain home in Tryon, NC. We were really looking forward to it but since Caroline still felt a bit crummy we decided to postpone the trip until Saturday. So early the next morning we hit the road and made it to the mountains early enough to enjoy a full day of lounging around, snacking and taking a little trip into town for lunch and shopping. Saturday night Matt and I snuck out for a low key pizza date night. It was perfect. And on Sunday we headed back home after breakfast to laundry, errands, grocery shopping and Cowfish bento boxes.
 Family selfie compliments of our selfie stick (find it here)!
Hope you all had a great weekend!
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Five on Friday: BRB & Thermometers

Sorry y'all. Life is extremely hectic this week between work and the mini battling a terrible stomach bug. Be back next week! In the meantime, go link up with my friends Darci, April and Natasha

**Side note: If you have an awesome baby thermometer recommendation, please leave it in the comments! Matt pretty much chases Caroline around with a thermometer daily (yes, he's a lunatic) and has tried 5 different types the past few months ranging from $4 to $40. We need a mommy (or daddy) tested and approved recommendation! Thanks in advance!


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Friday, March 20, 2015

Five on Friday!

Happy 1st day of Spring! It looks like it's going to be a beautiful weekend ahead and I am so excited to get out in the yard and replace our dead mums with Spring flowers, take some long walks and grill out.

Also, to make up for my absence this week I've got 6 things today.

- ONE - Work has been insanely busy and I am so thankful to have ended several days this week with a family picnic and playtime on a blanket with Caroline since it's been warm!
- TWO -  Last weekend I baked a triple batch of lactation cookies to drop off to 3 mommies! Here is the recipe that I love to use. When Caroline was born I went through many, many failed cookie recipes before finally perfecting an adapted recipe. If you're looking for a small "thinking of you" gift to drop off on the porch of your breastfeeding friend, this is it!
- TWO - Last weekend Matt and I had the most fun date night at The Melting Pot. I hadn't been there in years (and Matt had never been - what?!). It was a pregnant woman's DREAM -- loads of cheese fondue to start, followed by a meat and pasta course and topped off with a variety of desserts dipped into a pot of creamy peanut butter chocolate. Take me back!
- FOUR - I sent out Caroline's birthday party invitation this week...and then cried. I am in total denial that the Muffin is turning one in less than seven weeks. However, I am really excited about the distraction of her little party. We're keeping it simple and doing a Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star theme.
- FIVE - I don't know why it is nearly impossible to find a yummy flavored DECAF coffee. I think I've been searching for two years now and finally found this delicious Cinnamon Vanilla Nut light roast from...Target!

- SIX - Saved the BEST for last! For those of you who have been thinking about and praying for my family, I want to thank you AGAIN! Back in December my dad was diagnosed with stage 3 lung, brain, spine and adrenal gland cancer (full story). The news hit us hard and we were prepared for the worst but prayerfully hoped for the best. That's where you all came in. For months I've received emails, texts, comments and more from you all who continue to check in and remind me that you are alongside our family in this journey. Your prayers have been so powerful and God has continued to heal dad in the past few months, bit by bit. We still have a long way to go but last week we received another miracle...Dad received the results from his brain scan - cancer free! Just like that, the Lord healed his brain! And a few weeks early we learned that the tumor in his lungs has shrunk from 6.4 to 2.4!

Please don't stop praying! There is still progress to be made and a long journey ahead but we are confident that the Lord is going to continue to heal dad! And I'm pretty sure that dad's doctors are the most prayed for doctors ever! Seriously, thank you, thank you, thank you! Our entire family is so blessed by you all!



Wanna join Darci, April, Natasha and I on the Friday fun? You can link-up on any of our four blogs every Friday! All you have to do is...
1.) Write your post about five things you're lovin' this week (or any five things you want to share!).
2.) Share the logo on your blog and link back. 
3.) Link-up at the bottom of the post so some new readers can check out your five things and say hello!

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