I’ve been feeling really thankful lately….
**This blog post may contain affiliate links. Learn more here.Have you ever thought about how fun it would be to have a grown up tea party? Well if you haven’t – you will now! (Especially if you check out this video that my friend Tiffanie made that captures every fun detail of our party – OH my goodness- her YouTube channel is so good!) My friend Kalen is basically a party planning queen. She has the sweetest heart and loves to have her friends over to her house for treats and crafts! Recently she’s gotten into tea (the fancy kind) and has even started selling it just for fun. Did you know that was a thing? Me neither. You can check it out here if you want to have your mind blown by how many different types of tea there are. You will get a free 25g bag of tea if you spend $50 or more when you order via the above link by 5/16! …
Oyy! Where has the time gone, friends? Here is my typical “Oh hello! I’m back!” intro. I really can’t believe it’s almost April! I’ve had just about a million blog post ideas swirling in my head that I haven’t quite pulled out of myself just yet. But they’re up there *taps head*. Plus, I’ve been lucky enough to work with some fantastic companies lately that have sent me lovely products to review! I can’t wait to share the results from my at home teeth whitening experience with Smile Brilliant! I’m currently working on that one and I’m kind of excited because my coffee addiction was starting to work in the worst way on my teeth. And y’all know I don’t have the time or money to go get professional whitening done! So, if you don’t either… stay tuned! ;]
We’ve just been moving through the daily grind around here. It’s so wonderful to finally see warmer temperatures here in Lexington. The trees are blooming. We can take walks outside around our beautiful neighborhood pond! Yes, yes, yes! As much as I love the season changes – there is this little part of me that starts to DIE toward the middle of winter. It’s honestly part of the reason I fall silent on this blog. I feel very uninspired during the cold and dreary months.
Nate and I are excited for the spring and summer! Nate’s birthday is right around the corner, Landon’s FIRST birthday is in May (!!!), we have a little anniversary getaway planned for June, and we are heading to the beach in July. I am so very excited to take Landon to the beach for the first time. I know he will love it. We have been having so much fun with him lately – 10 months may be the best age so far! He is so smart and he picks up on everything so quickly. He thinks everything is hilarious. He just learned to clap last week, so he claps for everything! And he got to swing for the first time this past Sunday. I thought he may never want to get out of that swing!
So yes – I just wanted to pop in and say ‘hello’! Reviews are coming soon, Landon’s birth story is coming soon – along with some thoughts on momma life, fitness, pink hair, and everything in between!
Let’s see!! We have just been pushing along through the days and weeks around here. It’s hard to believe that it’s already September – we have an almost 4 month old son! Just plain crazy. He is the sweetest and happiest little bundle. I’m sorry, did I say little? When we weighed him a few weeks ago he was a little over 15 lbs! Shew!
I’ve written 4 or 5 blog posts that I just haven’t had the time to finish. I’ve been meaning to re-write Landon’s birth story. I wrote it all out on my phone right after he was born and apparently it was linked to a work account that was deleted from my phone along with a few other memories and things I “wrote down” the night I had him – completely unrecoverable. Awesome! I have every note ever written on my phone from 2012 until now EXCEPT for the month of May. So frustrating. Hopefully Nate can help me remember all of the little details. =)
So we’ve just been working, enjoying our cutie, and trying to keep up with life. I’m back at Bella Forza Fitness – finally! I’m so enjoying taking aerial classes along with some of my other favorite regular fitness classes again. I’m excited to feel my body regain the strength it lost during pregnancy. So I’ve got my classes a few times a week and Nate has his golf on the weekends. It’s good for us to be able to go do our own things that we enjoy. I feel like it’s important to make that time to maintain our identities outside of mom, dad, wife, husband.
On most days I need 2 or 3 cups of coffee to function. Our house is never clean by my standards. The laundry is never caught up. We’ve eaten a lot of take out and ignored important things to take naps or a hot bath or simply to just sit on the couch. I don’t even feel bad about it anymore. Until I do and I clean like a mad woman. Haha.
We are still dealing with Landon’s health issues and I will give an update on that soon. But overall he is doing/feeling well. To be perfectly candid, I am dealing with anxiety and have had a few panic attacks in situations where I’ve felt out of control of who is touching him. I used to joke when I was pregnant about how I wouldn’t be the overprotective mom who constantly freaks out about germs and people holding him. But then he almost died of a rare disease and we were told to be a little more careful than normal. It’s a difficult situation. I am having to learn to be assertive and tell people that they have to wash their hands or just plain ‘no’ to the little ones who want to hold him and I hate it. We will have to be hermits during the holidays due to flu season and I’m already dreading that. I’m hoping that we get some nice fall weather soon so that we can do some out door things with him before the cold hits. As of right now, Summer temps are still in full effect and it is brutal to do anything outside for very long.
Hope you’re all having a wonderful Labor Day weekend!