Five on Friday!

Keeping it short today since I’m getting ready for, well #1…

– ONE – Matt and I are so excited to celebrate our babymoon in Charleston this {extra long} weekend! We’ll be staying downtown at the cutest little bed & breakfast, eating lots of fancy meals and just relaxing and spending lots of quality time together in one of our very favorite places in the world. However, I have to admit, this trip is so bittersweet for us. We absolutely cannot wait for our lil Caroline to arrive, but it also makes me sad to think that Matt and I won’t be able to take off for romantic weekends together at the drop of a hat without missing our baby the entire time. So we will definitely be living it up for our last 3 day trip!

– TWO – The absolute CRAZIEST thing happened to me this week. I never clean my rings, like ever. But after getting some cookie dough wedged inside my setting I decided I should throw them in some cleaning solution. So on Sunday I threw all my rings in the jar and on Monday morning I went to put them on and noticed one of the prongs on my very special ring had broken off and the diamond was missing. I was hysterical. This ring means to much to me since it was passed down to me from my birth mom. All of the diamonds are from various family rings that she had placed in one setting and I wear it every day (much to my dad’s chagrin). Anyway, I was pretty devastated that I had lost one of the diamonds so I set the ring aside to get fixed and went about my day (thinking about it often). I went to the gym on Monday and again on Tuesday. However, as I was getting dressed outside my locker the next day I thought I saw something shiny in the carpet but assumed it was probably a sequin or large piece of glitter or something. I decided to be brave and leaned down and poked it. It immediately flipped over and I recognized it instantly as my lost diamond!!! I tried not to make a big deal about it in the locker room because I was afraid someone else would try and claim it but I literally could not believe it. It had to have fallen out on Friday (the last time I wore the ring to the gym) and sat there all weekend and half the week (which also means the Y doesn’t vacuum the locker room floor – gross). Sorry for the long story but this was such an incredible moment for me this week I just had to share!

– THREE – I recently received two adorable pair of socks from Jo Jo Sox and am obsessed. Perfect for wearing with boots, these socks are thin yet durable, they don’t slide down your leg under your boots or get bunched up under your skinny jeans and are probably the nicest socks I now own. Now I don’t have to steal my hubby’s dress socks to wear under my boots.

You can find the Don’t P Cocky socks {here}, the Bambootz & Lace socks {here} and lots of other cute socks {here}!


– FOUR – I was planning to show off my new kicks, but instead it looks like I’m showing off my belly. Regardless, I’m pretty pumped about both.

– FIVE – Another reason why I am totally in love with my new OB doctor…he approved me eating my eggs cooked “over-medium” which is my favorite style. After church on Sunday we had brunch with our friends and I was in heaven over my cheesy hashbrown skillet topped with over-medium eggs!

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!





  1. Emily
    January 17, 2014 / 1:33 pm

    Charleston is the best! Hope y'all have a great babymoon and eat lots of tasty food 🙂

  2. Elise @ Cheers Yall
    January 17, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    WHAT a store about your ring. WOW! Glory to God!!! How CRAZY is that?! So glad you found it. Happy babymoon weekend, you two. Safe travels!!! xx

  3. Meghan
    January 17, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    Have fun in Charleston! Enjoy your last vacation before Caroline arrives!

  4. Lindsey
    January 17, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    So glad you found your diamond – what are the chances?? Have a wonderful weekend in Charleston!!

  5. BLovedBoston
    January 17, 2014 / 1:42 pm

    So great that you found your diamond!! How exciting for your babymoon – and in Charleston no less!! I'm sure you guys will have a wonderful weekend!!

  6. Hannah
    January 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

    Ah, my man & I keep talking about a getaway to Charleston! I hope you post more info about the B&B after you come back. Have an amazing trip :)P.S. I am hoping I look as stylish as you do if I ever get pregnant!

  7. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    January 17, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Wow that is amazing that you found your diamond!! So glad for you, and yes kind of gross about them not vacuuming. haha! Have a great time in Charleston this weekend!!

  8. Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart
    January 17, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    I'm so glad that you found your diamond!! What a blessing– someone was looking out for you! I have a very special ring that was passed down to me from my Grandmother (it was her Mother's engagement ring, whom I named my son after) and if anything ever happened to it, I'd die. I hope that you enjoy your getaway and I'm loving your "feet view" 🙂

  9. Erin
    January 17, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    So glad you found your diamond!! What a great ending! Enjoy your weekend!!

  10. Megan Tucker
    January 17, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    I love Charleston as well! What bed & breakfast are you staying in? We're looking for a new place to stay down there instead of a hotel!

  11. Royal @ Royal Proclaims
    January 17, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    Wait, April will be in Charleston too? Totally jealous! Are you girls going to hang out together!We never took a babymoon and I sort of regret that! That sounds awesome! I hope you have great weather for it!

  12. Kate
    January 17, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    I was just in Charleston this summer and stayed at a B&B as well…Ahh loved it! Would go back in a heartbeat!!! Have a great weekend! I'm jealous 🙂

  13. April of A. Liz Adventures
    January 17, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    Wait, WHAT – you found the diamond after all of that time?! I am so overjoyed for you (besides being a bit skeeved out by the Y's cleanliness factor) … I mean, what are the chances?!Here's hoping we can rendezvous for a mocktail this weekend … I swear we live such parallel lives, it's downright crazy sometimes!

  14. Laura | Our Life in the Queen City
    January 17, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    yummm! where can i get those eggs? also, your preggo belly and shoes ares super cute. have so so so much fun this weekend with your handsome hubby! xoxo

  15. meagan @ beautiful things
    January 17, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    have fun on the babymoon!! so so happy you found the diamond–what a blessing 🙂

  16. Amanda
    January 17, 2014 / 2:51 pm

    Hope you have a fabulous time in Charleston this weekend…I'm a little biased since I call it home :)And the Lord works in mysterious ways….amazing that you found the diamond!

  17. marisa
    January 17, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I have a crazy diamond story too! When I was little my aunt and uncle came to see my family in DC. This was back in the day when you could meet at the terminal, when we got to my parents house I noticed one of her diamonds was missing and she was undoubtedly distraught as well. After a lovely week of seeing them we took them back to the airport to see them off. Guess what I found in the terminal? THE DIAMOND! No joke! It's crazy!

  18. Cherish
    January 17, 2014 / 2:57 pm

    Have a great time in Charleston, y'all couldn't have picked a better place. I'm so glad the diamond turned up, what luck! And kudos to you for working out so much! Happy weekend! : )

  19. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    January 17, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    wow I cannot believe your ring story!!! what a stroke of luck, so happy you got your diamond back! have a great babymoon!

  20. Colleen Sullivan
    January 17, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    I can't believe the story about your ring! You are so lucky that the YMCA doesn't vacuum! Ha! So happy you were able to find it!

  21. Natasha
    January 17, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    sounds like the big guy was watching over your sweet family jewel!!!! so happy you found it…happy ending indeed. you kids have a BLAST in charleston this weekend…cannot wait to read the recap for i love that place so much!! OXOX

  22. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    January 17, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    I hope y'all have an amazing weekend! That is so crazy about your diamond! Thank goodness you found it though! & I love your baby bump! So cute!!

  23. Jillian Manesh
    January 17, 2014 / 3:36 pm

    so happy you found your missing diamond! and i love your shoes! what style are they? xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  24. Kalen
    January 17, 2014 / 3:45 pm

    Oh my gosh I can't believe that diamond popped up like that. That's just incredible. Have an amazing baby moon!!

  25. Nikki @ WishUponAShootingStar
    January 17, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    How lucky are you?!?!!!! That is so crazy about your diamond! Ahhhhh I am so happy! Enjoy your weekend!!!

  26. Bliss and Blunders of a Newlywed
    January 17, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    You just have the most adorable posts! So excited for you guys to go away for the weekend! It will be such a blessing to have one last trip before Miss Caroline comes! 🙂

  27. The Reedy Review
    January 17, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    I cannot believe you found that diamond! I lost a diamond from my wedding band a few months back, but was not as lucky as you were. Hope y'all have a great long weekend in Charleston!

  28. Laura Freeman
    January 17, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    Hi there, I'm a new reader to your blog. I remember all too well the pre-kids spontaneous weekend get-a-ways, they were great, I really thought I'd miss adults only time but now my kids are getting older and I go away without them, I'm always reminded of how much I miss them. I'll see something random and think 'Oh E would love that' or 'I must remember to tell D about this'.

  29. Rebecca Jo
    January 17, 2014 / 4:57 pm

    That bump on the treadmill makes me smile… healthy momma! 🙂

  30. [darci @ the good life]
    January 17, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    Okay, let's just call it official — you and April are the cutest preggos on the planet. Love you girls!And am I reading into this correctly… you girls will both be in Charleston "babymooning" this weekend??? How awesome is that? Ps – I'll be there in April with one of my best friends! Maybe we need to do a Charleston trip in the fall for our little girls getaway?Hope you have an absolutely fabulous weekend!! Enjoy every second – life changes oh so fast. XO!

  31. Sarah
    January 17, 2014 / 5:13 pm

    that is amazing about your diamond!! i can imagine that amount of relief you had when you found it, best feeling ever! 🙂 and it is an absolutely gorgeous ring!! 🙂

  32. Shelby H.
    January 17, 2014 / 5:47 pm

    That brunch looks fantastic. SO glad you found your diamond – crazy blessing! Have a wonderful time in Charleston!

  33. Emily @ Beauty and the Greek
    January 17, 2014 / 5:56 pm

    I seriously can't believe that about your ring! That is amazing! It reminds me of the time that I found a ring on the floor in middle school, so I wore it for a while, then felt guilty and turned it into lost and found. Then I found it AGAIN at the end of the school year…..I still have it, but haven't worn it in probably 10 years. I decided it was destiny. 🙂

  34. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    January 17, 2014 / 6:02 pm

    What wonderful news about your diamond! Oh my goodness I would be ELATED!!!!

  35. pinkhousewife
    January 17, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    Have a blast on your babymoon! That is awesome that you were able to find your diamond!

  36. Katie
    January 17, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    aww I love that you two are going on a babymoond!! I definitely want to do this too! It's such a good idea. Enjoy it!!!!and love the bump/new kicks pic 🙂 both very cute!

  37. melissa
    January 17, 2014 / 6:23 pm

    Oh my goodness, i nearly cried reading the story about your ring. What a special piece from your mom and how devastating to have thought you'd lost a piece of it. I am so amazed and happy you found it!!! That's just incredible. Enjoy your time in Charleston! We're thinking about heading there for our five year anniversary so if you go to any must-try places, I hope you'll share them! Have fun!

  38. Amanda {Kids and Cabernet}
    January 17, 2014 / 6:38 pm

    Have a great time on your baby moon!!!! So exciting 🙂 so happy about your ring, I'm sure you were devastated! It's gorgeous!!!

  39. Lindsay
    January 17, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    How amazing that you found that diamond!!!! Have a great time on your baby moon!

  40. Heather Woyak
    January 17, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    charleston looks gorgeous! have a fabulous time!and yay for lost and found diamonds!

  41. the girl in the red shoes
    January 17, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    That is so amazing that you found your diamond!!!! That was a God moment right there!

  42. Kristal @ The Strong Family
    January 17, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    I'm way jealous of your trip to Charleston! My hubby has a business trip there at the end of the month and I SO wanted to tag along, but it's just not going to work out this time. 🙁 I'll live vicariously through you. 🙂 That is SO great that you found your diamond!!! Your bump (and kicks) look great!!!

  43. Melissa
    January 17, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    My mom has lost her diamond in her engagement ring TWICE and found it both times…in the oddest places! So happy you found yours…I know most rings are insured, but there still something so sentimental about the original diamond, isn't there? Have a great weekend in Charleston!

  44. Sara Elizabeth
    January 17, 2014 / 9:58 pm

    What a cool story about the family ring! That is AWESOME! I'm SO glad you found it!!!!!

  45. Shelly Hardage-Wilkerson
    January 17, 2014 / 11:31 pm

    Whoa! That is a crazy story about the diamond! Almost made me tear up a little. So glad you leaned down to see what it was; It was meant to be found by you! Maybe "someone" lead you back to it. Have a great weekend! By the way, totally going, after I leave this comment, to snag me a pair of the Don't P Cocky socks. So bright and colorful, love them!

  46. Faith
    January 18, 2014 / 4:25 am

    Wow! Thank God they don't vacuum like they should!

  47. Kenzie Ashcraft
    January 18, 2014 / 5:15 pm

    How fun! My husband and I are thinking of going to Charleston this summer! Do you have any suggestions on what to do? What is the name of the bed and breakfast?

  48. Annette
    January 19, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Wow, I'm glad you found your diamond. It was truly meant to be…it was way too special to get vacuumed up! I love your blog and look forward to linking up next Friday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  49. The Mrs.
    January 19, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    You are so lucky you found that diamond!!!!

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