Random Thoughts on a.....Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

I don't really have a special blog post planned for today, so here's a bunch of random thoughts for your Wednesday!

-I started reading Moms on Call to prep for baby and it's made me a little bit nervous because there's so much to remember.  I was telling Dustin some of the info and he said I needed to bookmark everything haha!  I'm interested to see how this will work for us since the first two weeks of our baby's life will be spent in ICPC and not at home.

-I've had so many people comment on how soft my hair is and even ask to touch it!  I credit this spray for really helping turn my damaged hair into healthy hair.  I spray it on after I towel dry my hair and before I brush it.  I also spray pretty liberally--it doesn't make my hair greasy.  Then I let it sit in my hair a little bit before I dry my hair.

-A little confession: I have been pretty unmotivated to workout the last few months.  I ended up canceling my gym membership in order to save a little bit of money for the adoption, but now I'm really wishing I didn't.  Out of everything, I enjoy running the most but I can think of every excuse in the book:  it's too cold, I'm tired after school, I hate all the hills in our neighborhood.

-I'm in the middle of reading Where the Crawdads Sing, and I think after that I'm going to read The Great Alone, which is the other book Dustin got me for Christmas.  He did so good this year getting me two books that I had mentioned wanting to read--I was so surprised!

-I talked last night on IG stories about being desperate for contacts.  I first got reading glasses in 3rd grade, but because I have a lazy eye and a stigmatism, my eyes have gotten much worse over the years.  Now I not only wear my glasses when I read, but also when my eyes are tired--basically all the time.  I can't stand touching my eye or anyone else touching theirs, but I'm desperate!!  So many people responded and it looks like dailies might be the easiest since they are so thin?  I'm calling the eye doctor today during my planning period to make an appointment.

Weekend Recap: Our Weekend in Auburn

Monday, January 14, 2019

Happy Monday!  This past weekend Dustin and I went to Auburn to stay with my bestie and her husband now that they live there.  Dustin is an Auburn grad so he was thrilled to go back, and as an Alabama grad, I was just thrilled to see my friend ha!  I also joked on the way home that this weekend was technically our "baby moon" if we had one 😂  I also didn't take a ton of pictures since I was just enjoying our time together!

 We left Friday right after school and traffic was so crazy in Birmingham that it took us one hour to go 12 miles on 65.  So we got there later than what we had first thought.

They had supper waiting on us--which was wonderful since we were starving!  Chris smoked chicken and we had sautéed zucchini and squash.
 Then the boys did a bourbon tasting.  Dustin had won a bottle of Blanton's in a fundraiser for another adoptive couple and Chris had lots of bourbon from the tour he and Janie did in KY last year.  Janie and I just hung out haha!  I think we all were in bed at midnight (way past my bedtime!).

Saturday morning we were all up by 8 and had a slow morning handing out.  We all got ready and headed out for lunch to a place Dustin used to go a lot in college--Niffers.
 It's a hamburger place so I got a ranch burger and ate just half of it.  It was okay in my opinion--not as good as a Mugshots burger!

We drove around campus so I could see what it looked like and so Dustin could see what had changed since he graduated back in 2007.  My one goal this trip was to get a lemonade from Toomer's Corner since the last weekend I had visited was during a home football game and the line was way too long for lemonade.  The lemonade was good 😊

I was SO excited about dinner that night because we had reservations at Acre--a place I had been wanting to eat at for years!  It's a farm to table style restaurant and the flavors are amazing!
 We shared the bacon and goat cheese guac as appetizers.

 I had the pork schnitzel and those brussels were my very favorite thing!

 Chris had the special--a coffee rubbed tenderloin.

 Janie had the salmon.

 Dustin had the snapper.

 And then we took pictures while waiting on our car haha!  
We went to Avondale after Acre and then back to their home to play What the Meme? which is very similar to Cards Against Humanity but with memes.  It was hilarious and we stayed up until 1am playing!

Sunday morning we were up to go to Christ Presbyterian, Chris and Janie's church.  Dustin and I really enjoyed the sermon and getting to meet some of their friends from their church!  It's a newer church plant that's meeting in the alumni center on campus.  I was very encouraged by the amount of college students attending their church because so many of the younger crowd are drawn to churches with the lights and smoke and loud music, and instead, these kids were attending a church plant with solid theology.  After, we walked to Taziki's for lunch and then Dustin and I packed our things to head back home!

 Here we are leaving Auburn!

I finished Becoming and it was so good!  Dustin got it for me for Christmas and I found it very interesting!  She's also a great writer, so not only were the stories interesting but it was enjoyable to read because of her writing style.  

We stopped by Trader Joe's in Birmingham on the way home to pick up a few things and then made it home before 6!  I ran to the grocery store, Dustin started laundry, and then I was in bed and asleep by 8:30--exhausted haha!

Adoption Update!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Hey hey, y'all!!  We're halfway through with the week!  Dustin is still recovering from Alabama's loss to Clemson (love Dabo though!) and I'm recovering from watching my recorded Bachelor episode last night. 😂  We'll see how far I make it in this season because I'm currently trying to make it through a really good book that I can't wait to share with y'all!  I'm really just interested in seeing how far Miss Alabama USA, Hannah, makes it.

Today I want to share a quick adoption update with y'all because my last one was mid October, which was before we were matched!

Right now we're under two months until our due date and I'm equally so excited but also not wanting to rush it too quickly.  We're trying to get last minute things together so we aren't scrambling in February.  We got the travel bag for our stroller since we're flying and the warranty on that is awesome (and much needed).  The picture above is the bassinet stand I got for our stroller's bassinet because the baby will sleep in that in our bedroom when we get back home--right next to my side of the bed!!

I've pretty much got the nursery done.  There are a few things I'm just going to wait and register for when we get back home because they aren't really needed now--I don't think??  I finally got the nursery bedding in this past weekend 🙈  I knew what I want, but it was hard to pull the trigger!  Last weekend I reorganized the closet....again ha!

Since my last update, we had another fundraiser which was a craft booth at an advent market.  We almost sold out of everything we brought, so that was great!!  And we applied for another grant at the end of December that would be AWESOME if we were awarded it!  

Thank you for praying for us, our birth mom, and the baby during this time!

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