Wednesday, February 24, 2016

What's Up Wednesday--February 2016

Happy Wednesday, y'all!  I'm linking up with Shay today for What's Up Wednesday--and I'm in a VERY good mood today!  Why you ask??  I finished all of my assignments for the week yesterday!!!  Yes, you read that correctly....yesterday!  I think since my finals are next week, both professors decided to take it easier on us this week and I am NOT complaining!  I seriously feel like my load has lightened tremendously since turning in that last assignment. All I have left is my finals next week, updating Livetext, and then one more term and I'M FINISHED WITH SCHOOL FOREVER!


What we're eating this week...
I'm making this recipe tonight--Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili.
This past weekend I was reading my Shape mag and read about how healthy brown rice is (which I love so yay) and how it's even healthier when refrigerated overnight because it's a resistant starch.  Sounds great, right?  They had a few easy recipes in the mag so I tried one Monday night and let it sit in the fridge overnight.  I took it for lunch yesterday.....SO GOOD!  Recipe coming soon :)


What I'm reminiscing about...
Monday night D and I booked our summer vacay/celebration of Sarah's graduation from grad school and we're going.......TO THE BAHAMAS!  We booked a 5 night cruise and I am so excited because I've only been on one other cruise (which was insane because who knew that a cold front in the ocean created 16 foot waves = cruise from hell) so this one should be much better.  So basically I just wrote all of that to tell you that I'm reminiscing about the awesome weather one my first cruise (until the cold front hit).


What I'm loving...
Monday night my friend Sarah came over for us to discuss our She Reads Truth Lent study and pray together.  She brought along...

Baby Nate!  
I kept him in the nursery on Sunday so I was so glad she brought him!


What we've been up to...
 Prepping our taxes

 Some of us have been resting

 DNOW hosting

And working out ;)


What I'm dreading...
the amount of work I have to do for grad school before the end of April....yuck


What I'm working on...
Eating healthier and losing weight...post on that tomorrow!!


What I'm excited about...
June vacation!  And my few days of a break in between terms--I'll really be hitting up the gym with all of my free time


What I'm watching/reading...
I haven't been reading a lot because of grad school, but check back with me on Thursday, March 10 because Victoria and I are hosting another Book Club Thursday!  Our first link up was so fun and exciting (plus lots of great book recs) that we're doing it again!


What I'm listening to...
The Avett Brothers since I'm going to see them in May!


What I'm wearing...
This comfy little sweatshirt from GAP

Other than that, nothing exciting.  This weather is so confusing....muggy one day and cold and rainy the next, so I haven't worn anything cute or picture worthy.


What I'm doing this weekend...
Taking my husband on a surprise date!  I can't say anything else since Dustin reads my blog ha!  I'll post about it on Monday :)


What I'm looking forward to next month...
SPRING BREAK


What else is new...
-Thinking about what I'm going to wear on our vacation this summer (anyone like me who books a vacation and immediately starts thinking about clothing??)
-Working on planning our second vacation this year
-Trying to get together a Shaneyfelt family vacation like last year 
-Looking around at options for a new car for me...yayyay


Bonus Question: 
What is your favorite Easter tradition?
My favorite tradition used to be buying my Easter dress until last year.  Last year we all wore...


Shirts from Forget the Frock--this organization gives the money you would have spent on Easter clothing (and actually probably one sleeve of Easter clothing) to Feeding the Orphans while you wear a shirt to raise awareness of the hunger and orphan issue in the world.  This year Forget the Frock is supporting Feeding the Orphans again along with two new organizations aimed at getting women out of the sex trafficking industry.

15 comments:

  1. Booking vacations is the best - so much to look forward to! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Yay for vacation!!! That sounds like so much fun! Baby Nate is beyond cute, what a fun house visitor. So happy for you that you finished your assignments...the end is in sight!

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  3. What a FUN post!! Love that cute Gap sweatshirt and that sweet potato chili sounds amazing!! Cute Baby in da house!!! ;-) Have a great day!!

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  4. Baby Nate is the cutest, so so sweet. Yay for vacation!!! Love the shirts, such a great organization.

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  5. Amazing family clicks and lovely vacation....great post xoxo
    neha
    http://www.theinstylejournal.com

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  6. Yay! The bahamas!! That will be a perfect way to celebrate your graduation! I haven't heard of Forget the Frock. Headed to look them up now! What a great tradition :)

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  7. Woohoo!! The Bahamas sound amazing!! I also posted about that Gap sweatshirt, love it! Good luck with finals :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  8. ahhh love this! and that you have a book club too! maybe if you're in the mood you can join me and i yours ;) lots of reading! were voting on our book for next month so if you want to stop by feel free!

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  9. Yay for a cruise to the Bahamas!!!! We went there back in 2004 and it is stunning! You have to go walk through Atlantis while you're there. It's gorgeous!

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  10. The Bahamas! How fun! Looking forward to your post tomorrow!

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  11. So jealous of your vacation plans!! Y'all will have a great time! I could snuggle that sweet baby all day, he is SO cute!

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  12. Planning trips is definitely one of my favorites, and it sounds like you have some great ones coming up! A cruise sounds like the perfect way to celebrate!

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  13. Vacation? Yes please! Also, good luck on finals girl!!

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  14. My summer vacation is booked and I'm already mentally planning a clothing packing list! I have quite a few gaps so shopping will be fun too!

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  15. Congrats on the Bahamas! I would like to tryy a cruise, but not with 16 foot waves! Haha! I am looking forward to Spring Break too!

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