For The Record 04.25.14

So I’ve been a little MIA recently.  Between my in-laws visiting a few weekends ago and my family being here last week we’ve been busy.  Add in Easter and it’s been a little nutty!  But we’re back and here’s a look at what’s been going on with us (even though it’s not Friday anymore!).

 

FOR THE RECORD FRIDAY

 1. Favorite Picture of the Week

So I’m cheating a little.  This isn’t a photo but it might be the most adorable Easter Egg hunt ever so I’m giving myself a pass.  It’s also probably not the best Easter Egg hunt ever, but I think it’s pretty amazing.

2. What TV show are you addicted to right now?

All I’ve been watching recently is Parenthood.  I just finished the second season and am wondering why I’m just now watching this show.

3. What Book(s) did you read this week?

I read The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag last week and really loved it – I even stayed up until almost midnight one night reading!

4. Something funny/awesome that happened was…

We had a great Easter with my family.  Lucas LOVED looking for eggs (as seen above) and loved the gifts the Easter Bunny left for him.

5. Something not so awesome that happened was…

I did something to my neck.  I think I have a pinched  nerve or something because I am in a lot of pain!  I even went to the chiropractor who was able to help but the soreness is still there when I wake up.  I’ve been using some essential oils though and they seem to be making a difference.

6. The best dinner you had this week was…

Can it be brunch?  Our Easter brunch was fabulous!  I want to go back for Mother’s Day.

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Our little family celebrating Easter.

7. Plans for the weekend…

 We finally hit up the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning.  We also need to get the bed in the front yard cleaned up and flowers planted.  Other than that, I hope it’s a relaxing weekend (even though it’s almost over!).

How was your week?  Go On the Record in the comments below and don’t forget to Like Us on Facebook!

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For The Record 04.11.14

And here is what’s going on this week!

FOR THE RECORD FRIDAY

 1. Favorite Picture of the Week

I was looking through old photos for a #TBT and National Siblings Day post on Facebook and came across this gem from a long time ago!  We were on our way to Disney World so I’m not sure why I have that face – I’m guessing I didn’t want my picture taken?

On way to Disney

2. What TV show are you addicted to right now?

I’ve hardly watched any TV this past week – I’ve been doing a bunch of reading.  My IL’s are also coming this weekend so I’ve been spending my evenings cleaning, which means no time for TV.

3. What Book(s) did you read this week?

I’m still reading the  Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson.  Although I got a TON of books for both Lucas and myself at the book sale this past weekend that I’m excited to read.

4. Song you can’t stop listening too

Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus.  It’s shameful, I know.  But it’s a guilty pleasure!

5. Something funny/awesome that happened was….

We scored a ton of great books at the book fair this past weekend.  I got so many great Christmas books for Lucas’s Advent Countdown and they were all so cheap!

6. Something not so awesome that happened was….

Lucas has found a new love for blackberries – and I have found new stains all over EVERYTHING because of it.  Any tips on getting blackberry stains out of clothes would be much appreciated.

7. Favorite blog post you posted or came across this week…

Again, I’m not sure what I did this week but I can’t remember having time to find any great blog posts!  I’ll try and find two things for next week!

8. The best dinner you had this week was…

I made a GREAT burrito bake with homemade red enchilada sauce.  Look for the recipe soon!

9. Plans for the weekend….

My IL’s are coming for the weekend.  It is also the annual Azalea festival here, which is a huge celebration including a big street fair, so hopefully we make it out to that at some point.

How was your week?  Go On the Record in the comments below and don’t forget to Like Us on Facebook!

For The Record 04.04.14

And time for your regularly scheduled segment of What We Did This Week!  I know I just did a Lucas update a few days ago but I am really trying to be consistent with posting this weekly.

FOR THE RECORD FRIDAY

 1. Favorite Picture of the Week:

Lucas and I went to the park one afternoon and he loved the swings!  This face just kills me!

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2. What TV show are you addicted to right now?

Hmmmm…I started watching Parenthood recently and am really liking it.  We have a smart tv (is that what they’re called) downstairs with an Amazon Prime app on it so I can watch for free on the TV, which is awesome!

3. What Book(s) did you read this week?

I’m on the third Kingdom Keepers book, Kingdom Keepers III: Disney In Shadow by Ridley Pearson.  I’ll be honest, they’re not the most amazing written books (they are YA books) but I like being transported to WDW while I read them!

4. Song you can’t stop listening too

Listen to or singing in my head…if it’s singing in my head it’s the Doc McStuffins classic, Time for Your Check-up.  Man does Disney write some songs that just get stuck in your head!

5. Something funny/awesome that happened was….

Lucas is running!  Yes, last week he was just getting comfortable walking and this week he is running!  And climbing!  Man, did my life just get a whole lot crazier.  Darrin was also featured on the local news this week in several segments they did regarding healthcare.  It was so cute to watch how Lucas reacted to seeing Daddy on tv!

6. Something not so awesome that happened was….

We’ve had LOTS of early mornings that had nothing to do with Lucas.  Darrin had to be at the TV station at 4:45am on Monday morning and at a breakfast meeting at 7:30 on Wednesday.  I had an appointment this morning at 8:15 so I’m ready for a morning to relax!

7. Favorite blog post you posted or came across this week….

Hello inspiration!  The houses on this blog/website are so awesome!  I’m not sure how living in one would be, I bet the novelty would wear off fairly quickly but they certainly are cool to look at!

8. The best dinner you had this week was…

Darrin and I went out on a grown-up date time for the first time since our anniversary in September!  We went to Port City Chop House and O. M. Geeee.  it was so delicious.  I’m not sure if it was the food or the fact that we ate it while carrying on a conversation and not worrying about what was being fed to the dogs or thrown all over the kitchen or that it took almost two hours from start to finish but it was long overdue and much needed!

9. Plans for the weekend….

The library is having a used book sale on Saturday that I’m thinking of going to.  We also have a photo shoot with baby chicks for Easter!  I cannot wait to see how Lucas reacts around them.

How was your week?  Anything you’d like to put On The Record?  Leave it in the comments below!

For The Record 03.28.14

It’s Friday again and time to share what we’ve been up to this week.  I am really enjoying the chance to document our weeks this way.  It will be nice to look back on them all some day and have these quick little snapshots of our life!

FOR THE RECORD FRIDAY

 1. Favorite Picture of the Week

As if we needed any more evidence Lucas really is my mini-me…he LOVE “helping” clean the floors!

Lucas Cleaning

2. What TV show are you addicted to right now?

The series finale of Psych aired on Wednesday and I thought it was a great ending to a great show.  I’ve watched every episode of Psych probably 4 or 5 times (thank you Netflix!).  It’s actually what I watched for the first 12 hours of my induction with Lucas.

3. What Book(s) did you read this week?

Okay, don’t laugh!  I started reading the YA series, Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson.  It’s a series that takes place inside Disney World.  The first book was a free Kindle download earlier this week and I just picked up the second book a the library.

4. Song you can’t stop listening too

The Legally Blonde soundtrack!  Oh My God, you guys…I’m addicted!

5. Something funny/awesome that happened was….

Lucas is really taking off walking.  He’s been taking a few steps at a time for weeks now but in the past few days he’s really gaining confidence and walking all the way toward me or Darrin or to something he wants.  He’s still not totally steady on his feet, but I’m guessing he will be soon.

6. Something not so awesome that happened was….

I’m pretty sure we’re moving to a one nap schedule now.  Lucas has been fighting his second nap for a few weeks now – it’s been taking me at least 45 minutes to get him to sleep.  I decided to try this one nap thing and it seems to be working out much better, so far!

7. Favorite blog post you posted or came across this week….

So I’m cheating a little – this is a “how to” not a blog, but I’m super excited to get a little herb garden growing this spring/summer.  I’ve found a ton of inspiring pictures online and can’t wait to put our together.

8. The best dinner you had this week was…

I made my Enchilada bake this week!  It’s a favorite in our house and so incredibly easy.  I’m making an Italian Chicken Bake tonight though and hoping it becomes a family favorite as well.

9. Plans for the weekend….

Darrin and I are thinking of making Saturday night a date night – it’s not definite yet, but it’s the closest we’ve been to get out just the two of us in a while.  We also tried out a new church last weekend and are looking forward to going back on Sunday.

How was your week?  Anything you’d like to put On The Record?  Leave it in the comments below!

For The Record 03.21.14

Happy Friday everyone!  I am really loving participating in this weekly round up.   Join us on the host’s blog, Little Us, and share what’s going on with you in this week’s:

FOR THE RECORD FRIDAY

 1. Favorite Picture of the Week

So we’re going to ignore my hair and disheveled work outfit for a second! Lucas and I make faces in the mirror every night after his bath and it’s one of the highlights of my day.  I never catch it on camera but last Thursday (yes, I know that means this picture isn’t really from this week but I wasn’t feeling so hot this week) I did!  This little dude really is my mini-me!

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2. What TV show are you addicted to right now?

Veronica Mars – okay, I know I’ve been addicted to this show FOR-EV-ER but the movie came out this past week and I’ve already watched it twice!  I’m about to break out season one on DVD and start from the beginning.  Also, can we just start the Kickstart campaign for the sequel already?!

3. What Book(s) did you read this week?

I used to be a fast reader, I swear!  I’m STILL reading “The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives” by Sarah Strohmeyer.  I’m close to finishing it though so hopefully next week I’m reading something new.

4. Song you can’t stop listening too

Roar by Katy Perry – Lucas and I may or may not watch the music video on repeat!

5. Something funny/awesome that happened was….

We participated in a breastfeeding photo shoot.  It’s rare to get those special moments captured on film and I was all in when I found out a local organization was doing mini sessions as a fundraiser.  Those are photos I will treasure forever!

6. Something not so awesome that happened was….

I had a stomach bug – it was awful.  I did find a really awesome, natural home remedy though that I’m really excited to share with you next week.

7. Favorite blog post you posted or came across this week….

This is a great reminder for those about to have another baby and a great lesson for first-time mommas! I’ll admit I’m guilty of thinking how much easier it would be to put the carrier on the top of a shopping cart but stories like this are enough to make me think twice!

8. The best dinner you had this week was…

It’s a toss up – I made an awesome Meaty Mac and Cheese bake a few nights ago that we loved.  I also made a Sheppard’s Pie for St. Patrick’s Day that was just Irish enough for me thanks to the bottle of stout I added!

9. Plans for the weekend….

Nothing!  Besides doing a few paint touch ups that is.  We’ve only lived here for a few months but already the walls are a little dinged so D promised we could get that fixed this weekend.

Alright, now it’s your turn.  Visit Little Us and go “On the Record” for the week.