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Friday Favorites

“Friday Favorites” are going to look a little different than they have in the past; I want to use them more to chronicle my week, and what I’m loving that week … more of a practice in gratefulness! Hope you enjoy!

1. Lists! Something I’ve loved doing recently is getting a modest list of to-do’s down in the morning. Some mornings, I head to work first thing. But, for days when I am home, I like to see a do-able list that I can get through that day.

Zip-Up Hoodie

2. Coffee! [First: Shout-out to my newly-married friend for this “Hot Mama” mug (here’s an equally adorable mug).] To keep my caffeine intake to a minimum (especially since I like enjoying a diet coke in the evenings), I am drinking Folgers Half-Caff (get a 10.8 oz can here) in the morning. I’m honestly not a huge fan of “budget” coffee, but for some reason, Folger’s half-caff hits the spot for me, even without sugar and cream. That’s a win, I’d say!

Cloudy skies on Monday

3. The weather. I am so hesitant to be thankful for the weather recently; our area has been under flash flood warnings for a week now. Not only that, but it’s been very hard to rely on the temperatures and weather conditions each day. But, if anything, the weather made for some neat photo opportunities. Here are a couple more photos to show how diverse the weather was this week…

Clear skies on Tuesday

Too rainy to even take photos outside on Wednesday or Thursday

I think it is safe to say that the pup was way more bummed about the weather than I was.

4. Breastfeeding class! Alex and I attended our first (and only) breastfeeding class in preparation for baby. We both learned so much, and it started to feel a little bit more “real,” having to think about all the details that go into breastfeeding. What an adventure all of THAT is going to be!

Well, we’ve got a fun weekend planned up ahead. So here’s to warmer, drier weather, Lord willing!

xo,
Jan

Weekend Snapshots

We got so. much. rain. this weekend. I know the rain is a huge blessing to the earth, but gosh… I thought we might need a kayak to get out of the neighborhood safely. *quack quack*

Anyway, rain or shine, I had the great pleasure of being part of my best friend’s wedding this weekend. We’ve all been waiting very (im)patiently for this awesome couple to get hitched. Every single part of it was uniquely them: the Irish car bomb before the ceremony, the gigantic barn where all the festivities were held, the option to have pizza at dinner, the DJ playing most of the music on vinyls… it was a dream!

Fortunately, there was a break in the rain for several hours in the afternoon. I loved this: they chose not to see one another before the ceremony, but they wanted to have a special moment on opposite walls of a barn, where they clinked their glasses before sharing an Irish car bomb, and the photographer got some of the sweetest photos of them. I was already starting to tear up. :’)

Due to the rain, our pup had to lay low inside a lot. I felt like I had eyes on me at all times. o.o

My brother turned 20 this weekend, so we celebrated over his favorite food (and thing in general, I’m sure): pizza. It is actually impossible to get a good photo of him. Look, here are some more from last summer when I was trying to capture memories of our July 4th trip to the lake…

See?! I’ve accepted it. I guess if what I really want is an authentic photo of this guy and his personality, this really does the job. Happy birthday, Jared!

One last thing I want to show you. I went to WalMart just to get some groceries… but then…

This bathing suit. I couldn’t. It is 0-3 months, and looks even tinier in person than in this photo. I knew when I picked it up that it was so, so impractical; I mean, what purpose does an infant have for a cutesy bathing suit? She won’t even be able to sit up yet, and I’m going to have to keep most of her skin covered and protected from the sun…

But I knew why I had to get it… had to… it’s all about the pictures. 🙂

xo,
Jan