Five on Friday!

Today is my last day of work for awhile and I am so ready for.the.weekend. But then I remember that following this weekend is my procedure and I start freaking out about all of the things I still need to do before I’m out of commission for six weeks. You know, things like…

1. Purchase button up shirts and pajamas for recovery.

2. Purchase a million pillows to keep me propped up since I have to sleep sitting up for a couple months (fun).

3. Clean my car so the moms won’t be disgusted by the amount of crushed graham crackers, toys and trash scattered everywhere as they drive the kids around for a few weeks.One of my girlfriends surprised me with an Autobell gift card so I’m so excited to not have to vacuum it out myself!! Yay!

4. Get a pedicure (another surprise gift)! This seems silly BUT I won’t be able to do my hair or makeup for a long time so having my toes done may help me feel like a decent human.

5. Fill my Netflix que.


Say goodbye to the tatas! Which really, this is just an excuse for a much needed surgery distraction by gathering our closest friends together for a big playdate, drinks, cornhole, marshmallow roasting and cake.


two. Caroline has been loving her new collection of Halloween and fall bows from Julia’s Bowtique (our favorite place for bows)!

three. I’m loving that my crockpot has been cooking dinner for us all week. We’ve enjoyed our favorite Crockpot Balsalmic Glazed Pork Tenderloin and also Baked Potato Soup.

four. Gone are the days of standing on cold bathroom tile while I brush my teeth! Natural Area Rugs sent us the gorgeous (and ridiculously soft!!!) Amelia Shag rug for our master bathroom so now I smile every time I step out of the shower!

PS – My counter top never looks like this in real life! I wish it did though.


five. I can’t wait to soak up my babies as much as possible this weekend. Pretty sure I am going to carry and cuddle them all weekend long. It’s going to take months until I’m strong enough to lift over 10 pounds again so I’m going to embrace these last few days of “up, peez!”

  We had our Christmas shoot last weekend with Allison and I love this candid shot she took while Caroline was yelling for the duck-ducks! Oh, and I would be remiss not to mention how awesome of a job LRT did on my hair and makeup! Many more pics to come from this day!





  1. Jillian Manesh
    October 23, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    i love that invitation! enjoy your weekend and GOOD luck with the procedure! thinking of you! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  2. mclinds
    October 23, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    I love those Christmas pictures! You always have the most adorable family photo sessions and are done up how I always hope I can be! I am so glad you are having a celebration. When my Mother-In-Law was going through breast cancer, she too had a party where all her friends shaved her hair! Her thought was cancer was ruling her live in so many aspects, that it was not going to be in charge of when she lost her hair, she was! I've continued to keep you in my prayers. You are so brave…Lots of love being sent your way-enjoy your weekend with your babes!

  3. Liz Jo
    October 23, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    I love how brave you are and just how you're taking this. You're such a strong woman I told my cousin who just beat breast cancer about you and she sends her prayers along.

  4. Christina
    October 23, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    i'll be thinking of you! pssst: share what's on your netflix cute! have a great weekend and enjoy those baby snuggles. xo

  5. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    October 23, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Love how positive you are mama, it will all be worth it in the end!! Have fun this weekend, I'm sure those new tatas will be just as fab 🙂 Good luck! And as always, love your holiday photos!

  6. Brandi
    October 23, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    I've been thinking about your boobs more than is probably acceptable for a complete stranger 😉 Have a beautiful weekend holding those babies and prayers for you and all that is to come.

  7. Rachel Emily
    October 23, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    Enjoy this last weekend with your tatas!! Praying lots for you and your family!!

  8. Bekah Walsh
    October 23, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Great pic! Best wishes with your procedure and recovery!

  9. Jo
    October 23, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    bahhaha! love that party invite so, so much! You are awesome. I hope you have the best weekend with your sweet fam (and your ta tas)! xo

  10. Amanda @ A Brownie World
    October 23, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    Prayers for a most wonderful weekend and a very safe and sound surgery as well as a quick and healthy recovery. xo from the big DC – Amanda

  11. Jordan A
    October 23, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    I've kept your family in my prayers this week and know that although these coming months will be tough, that you'll be an even stronger family for it! Coming from a daughter and granddaughter of survivors, I know what a brave choice this is!On another note, those Crock Pot recipes look delicious!I hope you have a perfect weekend!Jordan @

  12. Simply LKJ
    October 23, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    Continue to keep you in prayer sweet girl! Have a wonderful weekend with friends and family.

  13. Trista @ The Classy Chaos
    October 23, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    Continuing to pray! Enjoy your weekend!!!! Snuggle cuddle relax and enjoy! I really cannot imagine having to sleep sitting up for 2 months. 🙁 You got this!

  14. Sarita @ it's my girls' world
    October 23, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    What a wonderful send off :-)Praying for you! Have a great weekend!

  15. K
    October 23, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    I'll be thinking of you this weekend! Have so much fun and enjoy every single minute!!!

  16. Natasha
    October 23, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    will be thinking about you A LOT this weekend my friend!!! sending good vibes to you and the family OXOXOX

  17. Paige
    October 23, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    Love your party! What a great distraction to be with friends. Enjoy your weekend!

  18. Kate
    October 23, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    Love your idea of that party! Sounds like the perfect distraction and of course carry those babes around everywhere! Thinking of you sending prayers and good vibes! XO

  19. Kelsey
    October 24, 2015 / 1:22 am

    Enjoy your weekend! Once you have surgery, look into beauty schools in your area for quick and cheap shampoos and blow-outs! 🙂

  20. Liane
    October 24, 2015 / 9:56 am

    Love the party invite! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend. It sounds like you have some awesome distractions xx

  21. Laura Darling
    October 24, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    Good luck with everything! Enjoy carrying those babies this weekend! 🙂 I have to clean my car too, and I don't even have any kids to blame the mess on- it's all me!!

  22. Stephanie Chalk
    November 6, 2015 / 2:15 am

    Being surrounded by your family and friends is always the best! Those rugs for your bathroom look amazing! Xo, Stephanie

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