Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Farewell Summer, Hello September!

And just like that, Summer is over and September is here.  I love seeing all of the back to school photos and posts; it makes me excited for my kids to go back one day, but so grateful to be home with them until then.  It is still surreal to me that I don't have to go back into a classroom and teach; I couldn't be happier.  Being home can have its daily struggles, but I cannot imagine anyone else spending these hours with our baby Brooke.

I am also ecstatic to be wearing chunky scarves, leggings, and boots soon. I feel so bored with my maternity wardrobe and look forward to something other than the three shorts that fit and tank tops!

The weekend flew by, starting with Saturday night date night. It wasn't anything crazy, but we were able to get out from 6:30-9:30.  I wore this dress again and it was  little more snug than last month!

Our dinner was AMAZING and I wish I had photos to share and drool over with you, but we hid the phones and focused on just us two for those few hours.  After dinner it was still so hot out, which is the first time ever for me being in the Corvette at night. The few dates we have been on, the weather was so chilly!

Sunday we played the lazy card.  I watched movies and read books while Brooke napped and Joe played Madden.  #nurserynextweekendiswear

Joe and Brooke went to the store so Joe could make us some sirloin burgers for dinner.  We don't buy/eat beef too often, so when we do, we make it count.

We threw a fried egg on top of the sirloin burger and he stuffed them with Cooper Cheese.

Organic no-nitrate applewood smoked bacon and you're good to go.

The cheese just oozed out the sides--perfection!

Monday we went to my dad's house and I brought a veggie tray to share.  {I have to share, as I prepared this, Joe watched Frozen with Brooke for the first time--it was seriously so cute!}

Brooke loved the sweet corn!

Ok, so did I!  We joke around that I'm not putting on as much weight this second pregnancy because I never finish whatever I'm trying to eat, because of lil miss here! She always has to have what mama is eating! It's a bit crazy.

We don't have a ton planned today, but we do need almond milk, eggs, and bread so another trip to the grocery store is in order.  I need to menu plan so we don't have to keep running to the darn store every few days!

I was also reflecting this weekend on how I attempted to "blog everyday in November" so I thought I'd give "Blogtember" a whirl. 

Interested in joining?  I found this for prompts--

The Blog-tember Daily Prompts:

Sept 1st: Imagine the front sleeve of a hard cover novel. Give us your "About the Author" so we can get to know one another, and for fun tell us what your imaginary novel would be about.
Sept 2nd: Write about what makes you happy, from the little joys to the huge game-changers.
Sept 3rd: "When I grow up I want to be...." Feel free to answer as your 5-year-old self or as of now.
Sept 4th: Pick a fashion trend you love and a fashion trend you hate. Win us over!
Sept 5th: "I am passionate about ______________. "
Sept 6th: A "currently..." post. Tell us what you're loving, hating, reading, eating, etc. If you want to borrow a list, mine is here.
Sept 7th: What's on your current reading list? Or what have you read that you recommend?
Sept 8th: Music that moves you. Are you a Spotify addict or a Pandora guru? Tell us your favorite artists/stations!
Sept 9th: Let's talk personality types. Introverted? Extroverted? Unsure-troverted? ;) If you know your Myers-Briggs type, tell us about it! If not, you can take this similar test and share your results.
Sept 10th: List 10 things that you love about yourself! Let's kick that negative self-talk outta here!
Sept 11th: How do you stay inspired? Who inspires you the most?
Sept 12th: Tell us about a favorite tradition. It could be a family tradition or from a holiday, university, you-name-it. What makes it so special?
Sept 13th: Your current relationship status. If dating/married, give us a glimpse of your story! If single, share about this special season.
Sept 14th: When did you start blogging and why?
Sept 15th: Make a mood board. Are you brainstorming a room re-do, or are you dreaming of glamping with gal-pals? Share a collage of any kind! (Examples here and here).
Sept 16th: "Most people don't know this but..."
Sept 17th: Be brave: make a vlog!
Sept 18th: Tell a tale of traveling, a city or country you've been to or a favorite vacation.
Sept 19th: If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?
Sept 20th: Share a day in the life. Pictures, timelines, stats, however you like.
Sept 21st: Fall Favorites. What do you love most about this season?
Sept 22nd: Introduce us to 5 blogs you read on the regular, and tell us why!
Sept 23rd: A guide to your city! Share some of the hot-spots and hidden gems of where you live.
Sept 24th: Your fall bucket list. What do you want to do before winter rolls around?
Sept 25th: Grab a guest post! Swap blogs with someone, and share about anything. :)
Sept 26th: How have you changed in the past year?
Sept 27th: What's on your wish list? Be sure to include links so we can shop, too ;)
Sept 28th: What were your highs and lows for this month?
Sept 29th: What are your go-to blogging resources? What would you recommend to a beginner?
Sept 30th: A farewell coffee date. Take some time to breath, sip a warm drink, and share with your new blogging buddies. If you'd like a prompt: how did the Blog-tember challenge go for you? Any surprises? What was your favorite prompt, or what would you like to see included next time?

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Now, I obviously already missed day one, (and clearly day two, as I'm sharing this) and some prompts I may have nothing to say, but I thought it'd be a fun way to inspire my writing and pass the time away!  

1 comment:

  1. Love that dress! The prompts are always a great way to stay inspired!


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