Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What's Up Wednesday: September 2015

Happy Wednesday! Holy cow, y'all, I can't believe it's already the last day of September and October is TOMORROW! 

I'm joining together with Mel, Shaeffer and Shay for "What's Up Wednesday"…

…to answer the following questions: 

So let's get to it! 

{1} What We're Eating This Week:
We've been eating a lot of recipes that are in my grandmother's family cookbook, including something called "Thelma's Chicken," one called "Mozell's Meatloaf," and a yummy oven-fried chicken recipe. On the Pinterest side of things, we've had Bowtie Lasagna, which, if you've never made, is super easy and really kid-friendly! 

{2} What I'm Reminiscing About: 
Our five-year anniversary is next week, so I've been doing a lot of reminiscing about our wedding. Five years went by in the blink of an eye! It's true what they say, "The days are long, but the years are short." I feel like that quote can be attributed to many things, including raising children! 

Side note: We were babies!!! 

{3} What I'm Loving 
Even though this time of the year is super busy for us, I'm loving this season! Fall brings with it so many fun traditions and memories, and I'm loving that Walker is old enough to participate in them this year. From the pumpkin patch, to Halloween, to carnivals, to Thanksgiving, I can't wait for our little guy to experience it this year. 

Just for grins, here is Walker last year -- I can't believe how much he's grown! 

{4} What We've Been Up To
We have been busy little bees lately! Or, maybe I should say Walker has? His social calendar is fuller than mine! ;) 

He started once-weekly Mother's Day Out earlier this month; we've had play dates with friends; Brandon and I got to sneak away for a date night; Walker got a haircut; and we've been busy continuing our little "Tot School!" 

{5} What I'm Dreading 
I know this probably makes me a horrible person, but I much prefer Thanksgiving to Christmas. Hear me out, though. The best parts about the former holiday is that you get together with family without the added pressure of gift-giving and receiving and making long-hauls to visit family who sometimes get on your nerves. You are just together with family, spending time with each other and eating…not worrying about all that other petty stuff. 

So, I guess it's not that I'm "dreading" Christmas itself, but I'm dreading all the petty nonsense that manages to slip its way into the holiday season. ;) 

{6} What I'm Working On
Walker has been trying to climb out of his crib for a couple of days now, so I know the big-boy room is going to come soon enough. So, I'm working on some inspiration boards for what I want his room to look like. Not too big, but not too little, either, and definitely a place where he can play. Here are some of my favorites, all from my Pinterest board

{7} What I'm Excited About
Taking Walker to the pumpkin patch next month; carving jack-o-lanterns; dressing him up for Halloween and of course, Halloween candy! Oh! And taking Walker to his very first Baylor Homecoming next month, too! #allthingsfall

{8} What I'm Watching/Reading 
We are still heavily into "Friday Night Lights," and I recently started "Gilmore Girls," too. Netflix for the win! And of course, now that all of our fall TV shows are back, those, too! I'm still reading Dr. James Dobson's "The Strong-Willed Child" and am really loving it. I need to go to my local library and see if they have "The Royal We," because I heard it's great!

{9} What I'm Listening To
We are still listening to Walker's favorite CD, of which I wake up singing and have the songs in my dreams. Other than that, my Sirius radio in the car has me jamming to the 90s station quite frequently! 

{10} What I'm Wearing 
On most days, you can typically find me in my favorite yoga pants and a T-shirt, but I've been trying to wear some non-mom-uniform clothes lately! Unfortunately, I have no pictures to that because I'm not very good at it. Ha! 

{11} What I'm Doing This Weekend
This weekend is our friend Brandon's 30th birthday, so his sweet wife is throwing him a party. He is a Texas Tech Red Raider, and we are proud Baylor Bears, and the teams happen to be playing each other on Saturday just in time for the party. Here's hoping Baylor tears into Tech! {Please, Baylor, please!}

{12} What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month
Everything fall: taking Walker to the pumpkin patch; Halloween; our five-year anniversary; Baylor Homecoming; celebrating friends' and families' birthdays; and #allthingsfall. 

*Bonus Question: What is My Favorite Halloween Tradition:
Since we've been married, I make homemade baked potato soup, we carve pumpkins while listening to spooky Halloween music, and we watch creepy Halloween movies on TV. It's such a fun tradition that I hope to continue on with Walker and our future kids!

*I'm also linking up with Jessi and Jenn today for "What's Happ-'pinning' Wednesday!" 



  1. Love all of this! Those photos from a year ago--oh my gosh, so much cuteness!! Loving all of those bedroom inspirations, too :)
    Thanks for linking up and sharing the love! ;)

  2. I love Walker's big boy room ideas!!!

  3. Just pinned that lasagna recipe - looks so tasty! We are so busy this fall too but this season has too much goodness we're trying to fit it all in in the midst of other plans!

  4. Yay for fall! Can't wait to see what you do with Walker's bedroom! Definitely find The Royal We! It's fantastic :)

  5. I love all your pins for Walker's room! They are just all so stinking cute!

  6. Oh my gosh!!!! --Walker last year compared to now! Ah time goes by way too quickly! What a doll! Thanks for linking up with us today! xo


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