Thursday, January 30, 2014

Life Lately

Has involved cutting sweets out of my diet, as much as possible.  It's hard when friends give you homemade caramels and trays of delectable truffles! 

I'm quickly realizing that I NEED to go back to an indoor gym.  It's been way too cold outside to make any progress as far as exercise goes.  I'll probably be looking into a mini membership during the months of February, March and April. 

Being pregnant I have no energy or desire to cook.  My poor husband.  You know the groceries are low when he can't even come home and make himself a tray of chips and cheese.   It's time to go to market!!!

This weekend my hubby and I are heading out to the cabin to check on all the pipes.  I pray everything is okay out there with all this below zero business.  We have a couples weekend at the cabin in February and we'd hate to see us all get out there late at night only to find out that the pipes were frozen over.  On a happy note, all the couples can't wait for our long weekend together!  Our weekends together involve a wood burning stove, great food and lots of board games!!!

Last week was a long one.  It was a 50 hour work week between my two jobs with barely enough time for quick naps and good nights of sleep.  I'm definitely enjoying my day off from work today.  Oh what to do with "all" my free time.  

Life lately has also involved putting together a really important package that I had been meaning to pop in the mail for a long time.  I finally got my act together, packaged everything that needed to be in the box very carefully, taped that baby up reallll tight and then realized that I completely forgot all the important notes that were supposed to be in that darn box!!!!  Feeling accomplished enough that I actually put the package together, an email note sufficed just fine =)  Pregnant brain problems! Ha, ha it's been happening a lot lately. 

I really, really need to get a fresh hair cut and soon!  I haven't seen the hair stylist who did my hair for the wedding since the wedding.  She said to come see her and she would freshen it up and try something new and a little more drastic, I kinda like the sound of that!

It already feels like the weekend and that is a good thing.  I'm planning on grabbing some tunes for the road and The Light Between Oceans and spending some cozy snuggle time in front of the wood burning stove this weekend.  
What are your weekend plans?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Our Bundle of Happy News!!!

My hubby and I have some REALLY exciting news to share here on the blog!!!
If you didn't already know, or haven't already guessed, then yes, we are expecting our first bundle of joy this coming Fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Baby Morrison is already very well loved and many people are excited to meet our little one this year.
Charles and I couldn't be happier or more proud of our little baby growing inside of me.
We still can't believe this is a reality for us.   I can't wait to see Charles holding his little newborn baby for the first time, he is going to be such a good papa. =)

The way we found out we were expecting was the funniest thing ever!
It was January 3rd and all afternoon that day I felt nauseous and kept finding myself overheating.  That night I was out to dinner with my mom, sisters and aunt in MN.  Even though I felt as sick as a dog, I tried ordering my favorite chicken tikka masala dish.  Unfortunately, I didn't even make it past 3 bites before I had to stop.   Our plans after dinner were to go and meet my cousin's little newborn.  Problem was, if I was actually sick with the stomach flu, then I wasn't going to be able to meet my cousin's new  baby.  =(  
So there I was, sitting in the middle of a restaurant, having to tell my family my little dilemma. 
My aunt perked up and said "no problem, there is a grocery store right across the street, you stay here and I'll be right back!"  Five minutes later, she was back with a pregnancy test and of course, a big bag of chocolates!!!  
So there I was, in the middle of Everest (the restaurant) where I found out we were all clear to go and meet baby Gerard and that I was expecting a little one of my own =) =) =) True story!
My hubby already thinks it's a girl and so.... the BIG romantic that he is,  I came home to this wonderful surpirse!!!  He is seriously the BEST =)

My first day back from MN I was off to the health food store where we stocked up on lots of vitamins and protein for little baby Morrison!
So far I'm feeling great, just extremely tired every day.  Life lately has included many, many beautiful and long naps for me and this little one.  It's crazy how different your while body feels when there is a little one growing inside of you, it's a beautiful and very powerful feeling!
I love it!!!
Thanks for sharing in our happy news =)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pottery Barn Tables and Being Organized

At first I didn't think much of these little tables, but then....
I saw these pictures of how different people styled them and I fell in love with how they were used!
They work out perfect, even in the bathroom!!!
Some people just have a natural eye for styling their home.  Me, I like learning from other
people and adding a twist of my own.   Tables like these keep space tidy, simple and clean.  I can't stand clutter or a lack of organization.  But it's a process and a constant struggle.  I have my weak spots around the house where I'm always leaving piles or a mess.  We are still getting certain spaces in our home tidy and under control.  But for the most part, we are doing great!  Just the guest bedroom left to tackle and that's next on our hit list.
Can't wait to see what we get done in the upcoming year! =)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Honeymoon Part II

Oops, I forgot to post this from awhile back.
Our gorgeous view, every. single. morning. on our Honeymoon!
 While we ate out for pretty much all of our meals during our honeymoon, yes, including many breakfasts and dinners ;) we did decided to eat in one night!
 Tacos are my hubby's favorite meal and one of mine, too =)  
 A trip to the butterfly house.  It was pretty amazing!
 Nice butterfly on your butt, honey.

 We took a few long hikes through the mountains.  A great workout with no sweat because the air is so dry in AZ.  
 My husband spoils in bed as the sun peeps in!!! =)

Still can't believe this was almost three months ago already.  Time really flies by when you're
happy and in love!