Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What's Up Wednesday: March 2016

I hadn't done a "What's Up Wednesday" in a while, so I decided to jump back on the bandwagon today to link up with Mel, Sheaffer and Shay today to answer the following questions: 

So let's do this, shall we? 

{1} What We're Eating This Week 
My energy is pretty zapped lately (due to being 8 months pregnant and all…), so we've had really easy meals: spaghetti on Monday, leftovers yesterday, I'm trying this recipe from Jenn tonight; making chicken spaghetti tomorrow night; and we're going out to eat for my early birthday celebration on Friday! 

{2} What I'm Reminiscing About 
Brandon proposed six years ago this past Sunday (March 27). I can't believe it's been six whole years and feel like so much has happened since then (including me going back to my original hair color!). We were such babies and truly had no idea what we were jumping into, nor the roller coaster that marriage was and is, but my gosh, I didn't think it was possible six years ago, but I love and respect him more now than I did then! 

{3} What I'm Loving 
I'm absolutely adoring this perfect spring weather (even though it's pretty nasty rainy here today) and the adorable spring clothes I'm finding all over the place! I'm literally having to restrain myself from scooping up all the cute things from Old Navy, Loft and Nordstrom right now, but I have found some recent favorites that I've purchased for post-baby wear: 

{4} What We've Been Up To
We've had a pretty low-key week thus far, and I'm loving every minute of it. Monday, we ran errands and then met up with my friend Ashley and her daughter Caroline at our local park; we went to the grocery store and had lunch with Brandon yesterday, followed by a trip to a local feed store to look at baby chickens, and then Walker's swimming lessons last night; today is Walker's Mother's Day Out and I'm just busy cleaning the house and blogging; tomorrow we're planning to meet up with Ashley and Caroline again for a play date; and meeting up with my friend Stacy and her kiddos Silas and Marlee on Friday for another play date. Low-key and simple, and I love it. 

{5} What I'm Dreading
I'm awful, but I'm dreading giving birth in less than two months. I absolutely adore the end result (read: my baby), but actually getting that sweet baby here isn't quite up at the top of my "favorites" list. I can't wait to meet our precious little boy soon, though! I'm in shock that it's in less than two months…holy cow.

{6} What I'm Working On 
I'm really just trying to finalize and prepare as much as I can for the baby's arrival: organizing his room; ordering (tiny) diapers and wipes; getting Walker's schedule and bag ready in case I go into labor in the middle of the night; buying gifts for summer birthdays since I know I'll be exhausted and preoccupied; and just trying to plan, plan, plan! 

{7} What I'm Excited About
Brandon and I have an overnight date night this weekend to celebrate my birthday a weekend early, and I'm so beyond excited about that! His parents are keeping Walker at their house on Friday night, and Brandon and I are having a dinner date and then coming home to sleep in our own bed -- and I have full plans of sleeping in on Saturday morning! (Anything after 7 a.m. is considered "sleeping in" to us these days.) We're going to grab brunch together and run a few errands before picking Walker up after lunch on Saturday. Can't wait! 

{8} What I'm Watching/Reading 
We've been pretty addicted to "The White Queen," which we just finished and loved, and I'm still continuing Season 4 of "Call the Midwife." (I watched "The White Queen" via our Starz subscription through Amazon Fire TV. Confusing, I know.) 

I've been slowly reading Laura Bush's book, "Spoken from the Heart," but have plans to read "Come Home" when I'm finished with that. 

And as a side note, "The White Queen (The Cousins' War)" is also a book series and can be found here, and "Call the Midwife" is also a book series and can be found here

{9} What I'm Listening To 
Anytime I'm in the car with Walker, we're still jamming out to his favorite CD. I love that he's hiding God's Word in his little heart, but if I have to hear "Deep and Wide" one more time… ;) But I'm really obsessed with Gwen Stefani's new song, "Make Me Like You," and DNCE's "Cake by the Ocean." Both are so catchy and stay in my head for days! 

{10} What I'm Wearing 
As evidenced by my recent pregnancy updates (which you can read here, here and here), I pretty much live in maternity yoga pants and a T-shirt, and I wear one of two or three dresses to church on Sundays. It's not quite that fun or attractive, but I'm counting down the days until I can wear all of my cute clothes again! 

{11} What I'm Doing This Weekend
As I mentioned in #7 above, Brandon and I have a date night to celebrate my birthday (early) this weekend! My birthday is April 7, but Brandon's brother's wedding festivities start the next day, so we're going out a weekend beforehand. He told me I could choose what we were doing, so we're heading to one of my favorite local Mexican food restaurants for dinner, followed by a movie and an early bedtime; then sleeping in (past 7 a.m., woo-hoo!) and going to my favorite local breakfast place for brunch, then picking up the little man, who will be staying overnight at my in-law's. I'm so excited! 

{12} What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month 
Well, of course my birthday; but also Brandon's brother's wedding is happening next weekend and we've all been so consumed with that, so I'm just ready to attend that and have the rest of April to ourselves with absolutely nothing on our weekend agendas. April also means only one more month until the baby arrives, which is so crazy to me! 

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



  1. Sounds like you will be having a great birthday celebration this weekend! So exciting! Those potatoes look amazing - filling, yet still light!

  2. I hope you like the sweet potatoes when you make them! They were a hit over here! I love all of your Spring wardrobe picks. I'd totally wear or buy all of them! (Great minds, girl! :)
    You guys are gonna have a great weekend celebrating your birthday...and SLEEP!!!! Thanks for linking up with us today!

  3. Low key dinners are my jam! I'm going to check out those potatoes!! I'm totally going to steal your idea of celebrating my birthday early because I'm sure on my actual birthday and I know that's what I'll be thinking about the entire time!! Mexican food, movies, and SLEEP - sounds like a perfect birthday to me!! Hope you have the best time celebrating!

  4. Oh I remember those kid songs on cassette in our car growing up-too precious! And isn't it rough being pregnant at this point-I am having to refrain from buying all of the cute spring/summer things until they actually FIT-it's crazy how much you miss your own wardrobe by the end!

  5. Your weekend plans for your birthday sound amazing!! I have had 0 desire to cook anything hard lately lol...just give me easy meals! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. Happy engag-iversary! Sounds like y'all are going to have a great week and a fantastic birthday date night! Honestly, that sounds way better than going to a hotel somewhere lol you'll have to let us know how those sweet potatoes turn out!

  7. Wow, you look so different as a blonde! Beautiful both ways, though! :)

  8. Your meals this week sound pretty good to me! I love reminiscing around our proposal anniversary - always such a sweet milestone to remember! You're birthday plans also sound great to me - it'll be fun to celebrate the wedding then have such free time before baby!

  9. Lookin' fab girl! (as usual!) I loved that throwback pic, I mean.. you, blonde!! haha

  10. Cheers to April birthdays, looking forward to mine too. Happy engagaverary, what a special memory.

  11. Aww your bump is so sweet! Yum! Those sweet potatoes look delicious.

  12. Enjoy your sounds like the perfect chance to relax!

    On another note, my coworker was just raving about Call the Midwife yesterday. I'm definitely going to have to check it out!


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