Howdy, friends! I don't know about you, but this week flew by for me, and I am so happy to see Friday so quickly again. If we were meeting for coffee (via link up with Rags to Stitches), I would suggest we treat ourselves to a little Starbucks today. Why not? I mean, it is MARCH as of tomorrow? Wait. What?! How did that happen?
Anywho, I would first ask about YOU and all that has happened in your life over the last seven days: the good, the better, the best. Once I had been properly filled in on all things you, I would share the following about little ol' me:
...That I found the best antique store EVER. Seriously. If you are looking for anything antique-y or vintage-y and live in the Charlotte area (actually, it would be worth it to drive several hours to get to this place!), than the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall in Charlotte is a must-see! It is a humongous space, 55,000 square feet to be exact, of any and everything antique. It is, in a word, amazing! I scored some awesome finds for the nursery over the weekend, and I already can't wait to go back to scour for more unique and beautiful home goods.
...That the nursery has been painted...gray! The dressers I used as a baby have been painted...white! The baby bedding should be arriving next week! I have ordered what is going over the crib! I found some awesome decor items during my aforementioned antique-ing! In other words, we have made some serious progress on the nursery, which is great, since my c-section is scheduled 8 weeks from today!
...That one of the things I love about being able to be a stay-at-home momma is to watch firsthand as my children's creativity comes to life. For some time now, Banks and Raleigh have loved the classic story of the Three Little Pigs. We have read the tale over and over from the vintage pages of an old book my parents gave them, we watch an old, classic cartoon of it online almost daily, we sing the song, and we act it out. So. It came as no surprise to this momma when Banks asked me to create the houses for his little pig and wolf figurines Here's what I came up with and what has been in heavy play rotation the last couple of weeks:
...That I am going to pat myself on the back for a quick second. On Monday, with my hub away on a business trip to Atlanta, I managed to make homemade dinner for 16 adults and 5 kids, straighten my house, fold laundry, empty the dishwasher, and log in an outdoor picnic and playtime with my duo while lugging around a 30-week-pregnant belly, all before our LifeGroup arrived at our home for Bible study at 6:00 pm. Whew! Not sure how much longer I'll be able to keep up that routine! But at least for a day, I felt like Super Woman. It's the little things, right? Okay. Back-patting session over.
...That speaking of our LifeGroup, joining one is the best decision we have made since moving to Fort Mill, and I feel so very lucky to be going through this chapter of life with the seven other couples in our group. They are awesome.
...That I am someone who thrives on girl time. So. When I realized the other day it has been way, WAY too long since a girls weekend away, as in, developing a nervous-twitch too long, I promptly pulled out my phone and immediately group texted my college best friends. Although I have to miss an upcoming summer girls weekend since I'll be knee-deep in newborn diapers and nursing, there are now three other tentative dates for get-togethers on the calendar for the last six months of 2014, and I am already looking forward to them! My girls are my sanity, and I am in need of a good dose of them!
...That we had a fun, quick visit with one of my sisters and my niece earlier this week, and I loved every action-packed minute.
..That my poor Raleigh had a yucky stomach bug earlier this week--apparently she picked up some germs from our playdate at Monkey Joe's? I guess no amount of hand sanitizing and washing post-bounce house is enough to knock out those nasty germs 'cause she woke from her nap the following day complaining of a tummy ache and then, without warning, got sick allllll over our dinner table that night. G.R.O.S.S. Here's hoping the rest of us stay bug free! So far, so good. I'm hoping to make it through these last few weeks of winter relatively unscathed!
...That we are headed to a certain little cutie's 3-year-old birthday party tomorrow at a local fire station (How fun is that? I may be stealing this idea for Banks' 5th birthday!) and then we are off for a quick road trip to visit my paternal grandmother. I am also hoping to do a little bit more of this on Sunday, when it is supposed to be be-ee-uuu-tiful:
And with that, as we devoured our last sip o' 'Bucks, I would offer a big ol' hug before we exited stage right to begin our weekends. See you again soon!