Thursday, May 16, 2013

currently...


In case you're wondering, Mia is so proud of herself because she has a fist full of dad's hair, ha ha! He's so good natured with her :)

Loving: that I just ignored everything on my to do list during Mia's nap time and took a nap with her. I missed her SO much while I was working yesterday that I didn't even want to put her to bed last night! I just wanted to play with her and snuggle the crap out of her :) But since that would have been a little messy, I put her to bed. I was planning on cleaning, doing laundry and typing this post while she napped but I ignored it all to get in some snuggles with my sleeping babe. And I LOVED it!

Reading: I'm actually not reading anything at the moment. Eric has some work trips coming up and I will be tagging along, so I'll have quite a bit of down time for reading. I'd LOVE some recommendations for my kindle?!

Learning: to trust in my husband in ALL things. Sometimes he really does know what is best. He's especially trying to teach me that patience wins in the end. I'm still waiting to find out if that works out... ha ha!

Trying to: cook dinner every single night! Obviously it is healthier and cheaper than eating out, but I really feel kind of yucky and bloated when we eat out. I'm totally happy with occasionally eating out with our friends but I'm really trying to make an effort to plan ahead for our meals. If there's a day where Eric and I will be super busy, or get home late, or whatever, I'll make sure to have a crock pot meal ready. Things like that to be sure that grabbing take out isn't the only option we have left. It makes me feel like such a good wifey when we eat a good meal (that tastes good, ha!) and is healthy :)

Wishing: that Mia will stay sweet, innocent and happy her whole life! I remember my dad asking me if I would stay a sweet little girl instead of a rotten teenager like my brother was becoming... of course I said yes! And of course I turned into a rotten teenager anyway. But I want Mia to always view Eric and I as her best friends and love us foreverrrr, ha!

Excited for: the lunch I'm trying to set up with all of my northern Utah blog friends! I'm thinking it will be next Thursday (the 24th) Leave me your email if you're interested in coming! I'm trying to keep the location private just because babies (as in my baby) is involved and you just never know... But tell everyone you think might be interested! I want as many of us to get together as possible!

22 comments:

Bethany G said...

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Northern Utah as in SLC?!! Or somewhere else? I would LOVE to meet you and everyone else in person! And goodness.. I would love for our sweet babies to meet, too! :)

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

What a cutie! Wishing I were in town to meet up! That would be SO much fun!

Heather Leigh said...

Ugh I wish I lived in Utah! I love connecting with girlfriends and if food is involved and sweet babies I'd so be there ;)

I love this. I may have to steal it & do it myself one of these days when Evelynne takes a nap longer than 15 minutes haha!

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

but eating out is SO much easier! Really though..I agree with you. I plan to get our family back on a normal diet once this baby is born. Hopefully I get my normal appetite back!

Sarah Benson said...

We are working on eating healthier in general too! May not be the fanciest meals but hey, it saves money and our waist lines!

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Good for you with trying to meal plan. It's the only way we can avoid eating out every night. I feel yucky too if we're always getting take out. Love that pic of Eric and Mia :) She's such a doll!

Amberly said...

So excited that you'll be up this way next week!!! :)

Mikelle Jade said...

boo! I used to be Northern Utah gal. I am so sad we can't meet up. Maybe sometime we'll both be there at the same time. or you can come to California?!

Anyway. taking naps with babies is the best. I ALWAYS ignore my to do list to do it. it's the best part of my day!

Danielle said...

AHHH I need to start cooking dinner. You're my inspiration!!

oomph. said...

i wish they would stay nice forever, too....but something called adolescence and the teen years happens! mia is so sweet!

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Katrin said...

Do you like crime novels? Then I'd recommend the books by Henning Mankell or Jussi Adler Olsen.

alesha said...

Mia is such a sweetie! I totally hope that Charlotte views her dad and me as besties forever too, but that probably won't happen..I can hope though!

And how northern Utah? I might be able to come!
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dani krum (love me, dani marie) said...

Okay, you are darling! I just found your blog and am LOVING it! I am a Utah blogger also. So fun.
I am following you on GFC and BlogLovin' now!
I hope you will check out my blog when you have a second!
XOXO
dani
Love Me, Dani Marie

Christina @ The Murrayed Life said...

I don't know what kind of books you like, but I LOVED a book called The Light Between Oceans. Not a cheap, beach read but so easy to get sucked in to I feel and really just great.

Robin said...

If you don't mind young adult novels, I highly recommend "The Future of Us" by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler. It's about two teenagers in the 1996 who stumble across their future Facebook profiles from 2011.

I also like several of Joy Fielding's novels. I recommend "Lost", "Heartstopper", and "Whispers and Lies".

Melissa Williscroft said...

What a cute photo!

I am trying to cook more too. It's just so easy to stop on the way home from work to pick up take-out!!

Mandy said...

These are awesome! I have to agree with you ignoring the to do list can be so refreshing!!

Emily Beth said...

that pic is so sweet! fistful of hair=happiness. she is obviously very pleased with herself :)

Night Owler said...

Cute pic. dont look like Daddy would miss a hand full of hair. Just like I wouldnt. LOL

Eating out is very expensive and your money can be gone in no time. Try looking up recipes on pinterest but be warned it's addicting. :D

mail4rosey said...

The best thing about eating in is there are soooo many recipes for finding family faves!

Laura Rafferty said...

Every time I see new pictures of Mia I'm stunned by what a gorgeous little girl she is!

Libby said...

Have you read any of the Nicholas Sparks books? I thought I'd hate them but now have read a handful and am obsessed! Safe Haven was great, A Walk to remember was good, a Bend in the Road..good reads!

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