Wednesday, April 15, 2015

currently

Loving: My sweet Mia girl. Lately when we go out to eat, we will be half way through our meal when Mia will suddenly remember that we didn't say a blessing on the food, and start demanding a prayer until we stop eating and say one! It doesn't matter if we are out with friends or just me and her, we never leave a restaraunt without blessing the food at some point during the meal :) And to think that just a few months ago I was stressing out because I hadn't thought to teach Mia about prayers yet (besides blessing the food) She loves to pray now and it's becoming a habit for her at such a young age!

Reading/Watching: I don't even know why I update this. Of course I'm not reading anything new besides books to Mia. Although if you ask us, Princess Potty is a real winner in this house. So, SO cheesy but Mia loves it and hopefully it's starting to pave the way in her brain to potty training (that's about as hard as I've pushed potty training, ha!)
I'm still lost in the world of Gilmore Girls. It will be a sad day when I finish the series. I've been guilty of letting Mia finish an episode with me if I'm watching when she wakes up from her nap, and now she will randomly ask me, "I sit couch, Girrrls?!" Oops!

Trying to: be more creative with Mia's hair. I thought I would keep her short bob forever, but I'm actually loving the longer bob on her, plus it gives us more freedom to do more fun stuff with her hair! Luckily she holds pretty still for me while I do it right now, so I need to take advantage! Why am I always the laziest with my hair and my family's? I'm pretty useless as a hairstylist in the Brinkerhoff home, ha!

Wishing: that my work life had picked up and moved to Arizona with me :) I'm extremely grateful that I get to spend my days with Mia instead of having to find work, but I do miss my one day "break" each week! We had the perfect set up as my parents watched Mia, I got to do all my favorite clients (and enjoy that creative outlet), while spending the day with my girls at my favorite salon. I miss the work, the people and the "break" away from home more than I thought I would! But again, I am so grateful that I don't have to put Mia in daycare to go work here in Arizona!!

Excited for: the second trimester! I am a couple weeks into it now and feeling alllll the relief! This is definitely my favorite part of pregnancy as I get my energy back, eat normal again, gain a cute, little bump that isn't horribly uncomfortable yet, feel baby movements for the first time (again, before they get horribly uncomfortable, ha ha!) and find out the gender of the baby! So many exciting things to look forward to in the next few weeks!

19 comments:

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

That picture is the cutest!!! :) Mia is too sweet, saying her prayers! And the second trimester is the BEST! XO

Caroline At Windy City Chic said...

If I lived nearby I'd so have you do my hair! It's LONG overdue to get done!! Yay to the second trimester too!! Hope that you're feeling good today and looking forward to seeing some cute bump pictures! :-)

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

That picture is seriously adorable! I completely disagree that your a bad stylist in your home! Your hair always looks amazing and so does Mia's! If you're missing being back at the salon I'd be more than happy to let you do my hair! ;) If only we lived closer... haha! Glad you're feeling better now that your in your second trimester! Hope that keeps up!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Jess Scott said...

Ahhh, that second trimester feeling - enjoy it, girl!! I love that you get to spend so much time with Mia, but I totally hear you on the "break" thing. I teach full-time, but I am lucky that my schedule allows me a lot more time with Cam than other jobs. Some days, I ache to be with him and other days, I drop him off and run to work - haha!!! Have a great week!!

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

Mia is the cutest!! At least she has good taste in TV shows... love me some Gilmore Girls!

P!nky said...

I think you do Mia's hair so well, she looks so cute!!!

Allison Cooley said...

You and Mia both always have such cute hair. At least Mia lets you do hers, I can't even brush Brylee's hair without a dirty look. Lol.

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Sarah said...

That picture is so cute! OH Gilmore girls, I think I've watched the series three times, so no judgement here if you just go right back to the beginning and start again :)

Evelina said...

Girl, your hair is amazing!

Brittany said...

It always seems that when you bring work home, it's less fun! I worked as a hockey writer last year and I used to absolutely love the sport, but when I got home, I NEVER wanted to watch any games. I think you just associate work with work, not with home!

tina bumblebee said...

It really is soooo wonderful not having to put kids in daycare but I know what you mean about an adult outlet. I work at a bar weekend nights and it is seriously like a vacation each week and I'm so thankful my mom watches Lyla so I can do that. Maybe once you make lots of new friends you can start doing their hair for them for extra cash on the weekends and that will somehow feel like an outlet haha.

Karra said...

gilmore girls! I seriously miss it. I even started parenthood because lauren graham was in it-ha! binge watching nap times again.

Erin LFF said...

Such a cute picture of you two! I bet having Mia's hair to play with is SO fun for you- I look forward to having a little girl I can braid and play hairstylist with one day hehe ;)

hello erin said...

I wanted to cry real tears when I finished the gilmores. And haven't found replacement TV friends yet.

meandmr.com said...

I love this update! I hope you can get some clients in AZ!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Janna Renee said...

Yay! I'm so glad the cats out of the bag! Here's a public CONGRATS on baby #2 ;) I LOVE that top photo of you and Mia. She is breathtaking just like her momma.

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Liam is slowly picking up prayer time, but it was something that stressed me out too! And gay for the second trimester!

Oh how Lovely said...

Oh dear, Gilmore Girls. I finished that series a while ago, but it was so so sad when it ended. I love Lauren Graham.

Kirsty and Seth said...

I loved it when my baby bump started growing, it's so great knowing that there is a little person in there
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