October is my absolute favorite month. Fall is in the air! Sort of, not really – it’s still 80 degrees! I’m going into this month with the feeling that I need to hit the reset button. The past couple of months were so busy. There were a ton of fun things on the agenda and a handful of unexpected stressors. We adopted a sweet new furbaby, a 6-week old kitten named Olive. She is adorable! She has had some health issues though so we have had to keep her quarantined in our downstairs guest bathroom. Poor little thing! We take her back to the vet tomorrow so I am hoping for some good news.
Landon will be 2 and a half in November. I’ve done a horrible job of keeping up with monthly updates of his milestones and accomplishments. As a blogger, I feel completely ashamed of myself. As a Mom, I’m just over here feeling proud that we all have on clean clothes. You know? He is so much fun but he is also at the age of knowing what he wants and he wants it NOW. He also knows exactly what he does not want. This includes most of the food that I prepare for him. He would prefer to eat chicken, burger, pizza, and fries for every meal. I guess if I’m being honest with myself, I would prefer that as well. …
On Sunday Nate and I got up early and went out for a little brunch date at First Watch. It’s so simple but this is one of my favorite things to do with him. It makes a weekend day feel so much longer and I always love our random conversations. Plus we really love breakfast food – especially right now! We split an order of Cinnabon pancakes and I swear I died of pregnant lady happiness. After brunch we ran over to Target with all of our gift cards from the baby shower and did a little shopping for baby boy!! We got our crib mattress, a changing pad, a cute cover for the changing pad, and the little plush blooming bath tub I’ve been wanting. The crib mattress was really the last BIG item that we needed! We got it all set up in the nursery when we got home and I felt the instant relief of having another item checked off the list. Not too long after we got home my parents stopped by to bring us another gift! My Step-Dad’s parents bought us the bedside bassinet we registered for! I had originally planned to just use the pack n play in our room for a while but this little bassinet is going to make things so much easier. We’ll be able to leave the pack n play downstairs permanently and the bassinet can stay by the bed! Ahh, I can’t believe how everything is coming together. It’s very surreal!!
We went to our third natural birth class yesterday evening. We went over the different types of interventions that there are – basically all of the things I’m trying to avoid by having a natural birth. But I love that we’re going over all of the possibilities because you just never know what will happen! I feel confident that if things did go differently than what I “planned” that I would understand exactly what my options were and exactly what was happening based on my decisions. I think honestly the scariest part of giving birth is the unknown, right? Or the idea that things are going to be done TO you vs. knowing that you actually have options.
I’m so excited for next weekend! Baby shower #2 with all of our friends, UK plays in the Final 4, and we’ll have another birth class!
August has been such a good month! I am a little bit partial to August because of my birthday and all – but this one was jam packed full of fantastic adventures and memories! Nate and I had the chance to go to the PGA Championship (that’s where the photo above where I am wearing sunglasses was taken – right after getting completely drenched in a torrential downpour!), we saw Manchester Orchestra play a show right here in Lexington, Nate spoiled me for my birthday (new dress in that mirror shot!), I had another great month building my Pure Romance business (did a little product testing of our new bath line and a new scent), and I made progress in my silks classes! Yeah – I’d say August was a pretty great month!
I had a fantastic birthday weekend. Nate always knows how to surprise me and treat me on my birthday (and everyday). I got my usual special treatment – I woke up to roses from the farmers market, my favorite iced almond latte, and my favorite donuts! He told me that on the way to pick up all of those things he saw a dress in the window of a little boutique downtown that I *had* to have and he wanted to take me back to look at it. Isn’t that sweet?! We went back and I fell in love with that dress and SEVERAL other items! To my surprise they were all super reasonably priced so I picked out a few things! I could probably count on one hand the number of items of clothing I’ve bought in the last year that aren’t considered yoga pants/workout gear, so it felt really nice to add a few new pieces to my closet! AND it felt pretty great to support a cute local boutique downtown! If you’re in Lexington you should definitely stop in and check out Caught Ya Lookin (or check out their website)! I can’t wait to share some outfit posts!
I’m looking forward to heading into September and the fall season! I may or may not have already put out a lot of my fall decorations. Our house just looks better in fall – our couch cushions are all burnt orange, mustard yellow, and brown! I’m getting way too excited about going into Bath and Body Works to grab some Fireside Marshmallow candles and wallflowers. I have one of the teeny tiny candles left from last year that I’ve been burning for like 10 minutes at a time all year just to get my fix, haha. I honestly can’t wait to tailgate for football, crunch around in some leaves, go apple and pumpkin picking (we did that last year for the first time! I loved it!), sit outside in the crisp fall air, and make warm cocktail drinks with my partner in cocktail making crime- Kristie. Actually, she usually makes them and I just get to drink them.
What are you looking forward to this fall? Are you ready or do you want summer to hang on a little longer? I realized earlier this week that I literally did not go swimming or even put on a bathing suit ONCE this summer and that’s a little depressing for this Florida girl turned Kentuckian. I think maybe a beach trip needs to be in the cards for next year!
Pieces of The Days is monthly/sometimes weekly series where I share photos from my iPhone and talk a little bit about daily life happenings! Some of the photos have been shared on my Instagram and some have not!