Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happy Birthday: BFF

Today my bestie turns 30.
wow. your old.
just kidding. 
not really. 
hahahaha
I love that for 8 months of the year you are older than me...

I'm a sucker for birthday posts...

This year I thought I would do
30 things I love for your 30th Birthday!

1. I love that I can tell you anything and you wont be shocked. ever.
2. I love that you pray for people and you let people pray for you.
3. I love that you motivate me. I am your lazy counterpart. and I think that sometimes without your not so gentle nudges I would never get anything done. (no, I still have not registered, and no there is no roman shade on the living room window)
4. I love that you don't hesitate to pack up your kid and drive over to check on me when my phone is dead and I over sleep. You get worried and I appreciate it.
5. I really love that you are my free photographer.
6. I love that you made the most amazing baby ever. (besides baby Jesus). and I love you more because my heart is so full of love for him.
7. I love that you give people a million chances. you have such a forgiving heart (and sometimes hold grudges) but I am often in awe of how forgiving you are.
8. I love that you are a yummy, yummy baker. (now, go make me something).
9. I love that you remember everything (actually, I don't love it, it makes me sick!) ... websites, recipes, birthdays, exactly where the boat cup is... it's exhausting. LOL.
10. I love that you do all the cool stuff first. then get me hooked up and in with the cool kids. (blogger, photo-club, pinterest)
11. I love that you seem to make friends easy, even though I know it takes work, you make it look effortless. Yet you keep the old friends (duh, like me) close to your heart.
12. I love that you are so genuinely excited about our pregnancy. so thoughtful. so tolerant. so loving.
13. I love watching the unconditional love you have for your family. It is beautiful. your parents, your brother and sister, their significant others and kids. I think you are the glue that holds everyone together.
14. I love that we share a love for all things thrifty.
15. I love that I'm 1/2 way through the list and I know your crying.
16. I love that you are hot. let's just be honest. effortless. with piled up hair and sunglasses. a toddler pulling on your leg. you rock it.
17. I love that you don't use your fake voice with me. I crack up to hear you on the phone sometimes with other people. sunshine-out-your-butt voice.
18. I love that you make me laugh. even if you are just laughing at me. it still makes me laugh.
19. I love that we talk about blog friends like real life friends.
20. I love that even though you've been away from the brand for over 3 years, you still enjoy work gossip.
21. I love that not being able to get over some things just shows how strong your convictions are.
22. I love that you always answer Jacksons "mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy" calls with a patient and loving "yes, my angel" or "yes, my love". every single time. 
23. I love that you taught me how to sew.
24. I love that I couldn't sleep without telling you bear was a boy. some secrets don't keep between friends.
25. I love that your favorite color was gray... even before it was cool.
26. I love that you read. not just magazines but books. 
27. I love that you would do anything for your buddies... drive 45 minutes to bring you a stick of gum? no problem.
28. I love that you don't hesitate to tell me it's time to get it together. brow wax. pedicure. check. check.
29. I love that you give me crap about putting my Christmas tree up early every year... even though I've been doing it the entire time we've been friends.
30. Most of all... I love that you are you. a beautiful woman, friend and the most amazing momma I know. I am so thankful for you. xoxoxo

Happy Birthday ra!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tonight we are celebrating...



for the past year and a half the hubs has been taking masters classes. 
and waiting.waiting.waiting. 
to be accepted into the special masters program he was trying to get into.

We just got word today that he is IN!
WHOO-HOO!!

I am so proud of him... all the hard work, extra effort, the above and beyond things he does everyday to support our growing family. He is my superhero.




He likes the brown chocolate and I like the white, 
so I made a little of both. 
I may or may not have a few more on my row. haha.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

the weekend...

this post could almost be titled:
what the pregnant-fatty ate over the weekend
because most of these phone pictures have to do with food. haha

I did spend most of the weekend here... at Tanger. This night I was trying to catch the sunset. I love how it is staying light until 9pm here. Makes you feel like you can get so much more done in your day!

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It was a HOT one here in Georgia too... we had a quick thunderstorm that cooled things down to a balmy 90 or so, but for the majority of the weekend it was HOT, HOT, HOT!

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Just a few of the things the baby made me eat. (haha) Arbys beef and cheddar.
Movie and pizza date night with the hubs, and zaxbys salad.
(ps. I think that Jesus owns Zaxbys... those salads are just heavenly)

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My favorite part of the weekend was visiting with baby Sawyer. She is such a sweet doll. I loved catching up with her mommy and daddy and hearing all about new-parent life. The hubs thinks this is the smallest baby he has ever held. (seeing how he has only held like 3 ever, that is probably true). My heart just melts listening to the guys talk about baby stuff. I can't wait for bear to be an outside baby!

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Bestie is always looking out for me... 
we are thinking "rustic nautical" for baby bears room,
and the boats and such we're on sale this weekend at Hobby Lobby.

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ra and Jackson stopped by the store to see me on their way to Old Navy...
I told Jack to give the doggie at ON a high five for me when he got in there.
I love this kid.

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The hubs went kayaking on Saturday with some friends from work. He said it was a blast but he was so sore and sunburned (he did put sun block on his face) but guess he thought his legs needed a little tan. whoopsie!

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OK, and now for something nasty. So stop reading if you are not feeling so hot today.

I got sick a couple times this week but I didn't really think too much of it (heck, I was throwing up 4-5 times a day for the first 3 mo of this pregnancy... so a little sickness here and there didn't phase me).
It was mostly after breakfast, which this week has been a bowl of cereal and milk. Again, thought nothing of it. Saturday night (pizza and a movie date night) I drink a HUGE glass of milk with my pizza. Like maybe 20oz of milk on the rocks. (I heart ice). I felt so sick the rest of the night. "uuugggg, I'm never eating pizza again".
Once again, I don't really think anything of it. Get up Sunday morning, pour cheerios in a bowl, get out milk, pour in bowl. BARF. It is curdled. Like freekin cottage cheese on my cheerios. WTH? It's not even close to the expiration date. I seriously think I've been drinking spoiled milk all week. poor baby bear.

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So, that was my weekend. Hope you had an awesome one.
I have a feeling this week is gonna rock! so Bring.it.on!