Friday, September 20, 2013

Five on Friday

Happy Friday!

It's a rainy, nasty day in Dallas today. But, BUT! There is promise of much cooler temperatures this weekend, so I'm really looking forward to that. When we bought our house, I had dreams of having morning coffee on my back porch with Brandon. When we first moved in, it was too hot. Then we had The Great Flood. And then it got too cold. {Excuses, excuses, I know.} But now that it's finally going to get cooler, we have a new backyard and new patio furniture, I'm adding "Have morning coffee on the back porch" to this weekend's to-do list. 

After my beloved teasing comb broke a few weeks ago, I finally bought a new one at Walgreens the other day. And I'm mildly obsessed with it. Enter the Conair Volume and Teasing Comb. Not only is it a comb, it has these little textured pieces in between each bristle that help tease, too. {And yes, things like teasing combs get me very excited. I'm from Texas. I love big hair.}

Kids' Halloween costumes are everywhere it seems, and it gets me so excited for next year when we can dress Baby W up for his first-ever Halloween! I think this baby elephant costume from Pottery Barn Kids is absolutely adorable. {Oh, how my priorities for Oct. 31 have drastically changed. Ha!} 

And speaking of Halloween, aforementioned Great Flood happened on Halloween last year and I spent all evening bawling my eyes out on my couch with giant fans all over my house. I'm hoping this year is much less eventful, and I'm planning on making Baked Potato Soup while watching scary movies with Brandon and answering the door for the five trick-or-treaters I know we'll have. {More candy for me!} 

People have asked me why I keep referring to "Baby W" as such. Well, we're trying to keep the name a little surprise. Not a secret - not in a hoity-toity way - just trying to have some element of surprise. Plus, I think it's kind of fun. And, I don't want to hear anyone's stories about names: "Ohhh, I had a boyfriend named that and he was such a jerk!" or "Well that's an interesting name! {Sarcasm}" When they see the sweet baby and we tell them his name, they won't say a word. That'll be his name! :) So there you go. Not trying to be a brat about it, we just want some element of surprise. 

I have ordered his baby book and coming home outfit, and once he's born, I can't wait to show them to you, as well as tell y'all his name! 

Food that is absolutely horrible for me sounds so. ridiculously. good. right now. Last Friday, my co-workers/friends and I went to Mama's Daughter's Diner for lunch and it was seriously the highlight of my week. It was honestly the worst meal I could've ever eaten, but so good. We're talking: chicken fried chicken, fried okra, baked squash, mashed potatoes with gravy and sweet tea. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. 

Hope y'all have a great weekend!


  1. I love the idea of keeping the name secret. That's what I would want to do because then you don't have to hear anyone's input and once he's here no one will say anything. I can't wait to have a house with a back porch because coffee sitting there sounds great! Have a happy weekend!

  2. Ahhh, I remember when Mama's Daughters would cater lunch at WS! Food coma always hit hard after that.

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