Saturday, August 18, 2012

7 Quick Takes...

I am pinterest daydreaming of the holidays...doesn't really matter which one, I've got a craving for them all. I am dreaming of cooler weather, hot drinks, and family traditions. Best of all, by the time the first one gets here (Halloween), I should have my very own babe to cuddle! I know she'll be teeny-tiny, but I can't wait to introduce her to all our traditions just the same! 

This is what all my family Christmases look like...obviously.

Unfortunately, I am sick (or something) right now - and not just of summer. I am a bit stuffed up and have a sore throat, which I think is totally bogus because it's not even cold out. If I'm going to get a cold, can't it at least be when it's cold out? Who gets colds at the tail end of summer??

If you like beautiful notebooks, then I will let you in on a secret: the fabulous Maybooks have a Groupon going on right now where you can get two of their fully customizable notebooks for $25! Great gifts for anyone in your life and I think they pretty-up anything you have to do or keep track of. 
Is it a Southern thing? I'm coo-coo for monograms!

Tonight is an 80s party. I am supposed to go in costume. UGH. I had no idea that costume parties as a pregnant woman would be so obnoxious! So I have to find something to wear that's 80s theme, fits, and is not blazing hot (ie, leg warmers...)?? I might be a party pooper and just do my hair/make up's the most they can expect! 

 I think we might have a baby name...are you as excited as I am?!? We are almost positive this is the name...but I have still held off ordering some monogrammed things for her, just in case we change our mind! I don't think we'll be for certain sure until we meet her, but would you like a hint?? It starts with a: 

If you want something really comforting or uplifting/inspiring, I would suggest reading two things: this blogpost about St. Maximilian Kolbe and this incredible blogpost by Monsignor Charles Pope about having peace (I promise, it's very encouraging, not overly lofty or something). I watched the youtube video at the end of Monsignor's post...several hundred times. Great song.

I hope this isn't violating my own rules and giving TMI, but one of the oddest effects of pregnancy, for me, is that my belly button is getting shallow. It's not quite an outie yet, but it's getting there...which is odd. I thought it would just go from my regular belly button to popped out, but it doesn't! Weird. 

Go see Jen for more! 


  1. Awww I can't wait to hear what name you picked! I love monograms too. I want that planner!

    1. Aren't they adorable? I really love them! And at $20 a piece, it's not bad for a completely customized hand-made in the USA item!!


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