A random list of all the things currently going on around here...obviously, there are some big things coming our way before the end of the year.
Cool evenings. They are sure to go away soon & I can't help but soak up evenings spent outside. We typically eat dinner outside each night & it allows for prolonged time together. The kids will typically throw on their bathing suits, if they didn't already have them on & jump in for a quick dip. I'll find myself on a lounge with a book or just watching them. We all enjoy this time to unwind before it gets too hot.
Summer vacations. We are behind in planning because, well...we've been planning for other things. But I can't wait to pack up the kids for a couple of adventures this summer. Where are your favorite spots?
This dress from Loft is God's gift to pregnant women. I can't tell you enough how much I love it or how unbelievably soft it is.
Just finished The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy -- cute, easy, poolside read. Just started Essentialism & know it was a divine send. Thanks to my friend Laurel for recommending it. It's all about doing less but better.
Just finished the second season of Poldark. I'm obsessed. Have you watched? If so, we must discuss.
Drinking water. This was never my strong point, but with the perfect cup, I'm guzzling more than ever.
How I Built This podcast. Lots of fun business success stories that really have a lot of twists & turns & unexpected challenges throughout. I love hearing the back story of companies like Southwest & Spanx. Spanx especially had me laughing out loud at some parts.
Baby number 4. I still can't wrap my head around it. I literally have nothing baby related. No crib, no stroller, nothing. I have no idea what we've got ourselves back into, but its sure to be an adventure.
It wasn't already so hot. We already hit 100 this week & I feel like there is no looking back now. Alas, I just checked my weather app & we have a couple days in the 80's this week. You have no idea how much that excites me.
Making room for baby. We are going to have to re-arrange a good portion of our house to make room for one more. A few construction projects in the works.
A nap. It rarely happens, but man, 15 minutes is game changer.
A last minute birthday party for a soon to be 8-year-old. This would have really stressed my 28 year-old self out...now, it's like, "cool, what are we doing? Let me send a quick text to 5 of your friends." I like this version so much better.
I'm loving all of Grace VanderWall's music right now. Have you heard of her? She was the cute 15-year-old girl on America's Got Talent. I love her song Gossip Girl. Give it a listen & tell me she isn't spot on. Plus, I like her album cover & think it would make super cool artwork in a child's room.
Nothing. Food has been an issue this pregnancy. I was just telling Scot how frustrated I was that I don't enjoy eating. If you know me, you know that I really enjoy eating. I'm definitely a happier person if I know I've got a good meal in front of me. Alas, while I eat each meal, regardless of what it is or how much I used to enjoy it...now it's just all bleh.
Afternoons by the pool. When my kids are in the pool, I have to stop what I'm dong to watch them. It's a good break. Clears my mind, gives me a chance to read & enjoy their fun with them.
Some fun real estate projects in the works. Stay tuned, but for now, my lips are sealed.
Keep working out through this pregnancy. I was on such a good routine & schedule, making it to the gym a solid 4 days a week. Then I got sick. Then I thought I was going to miscarry and sooo, well the gym fell to the bottom of the list. Working my way back because I know it will make the delivery & recovery a million times better.
Maternity clothes. Barf. I can't believe I just typed those words. I've got to believe they've come a long way in 5 years but my mom and I were at the mall recently & passed a Motherhood Maternity & I had a mild panic. Honestly, I don't think I've been in that store since my oldest because every rookie starts there right? The thought of maternity clothes or figuring out what fits, not too excited about.
Hi, I'm Amy. When I'm not scouring the valley for the perfect new house, you can usually find me in the kitchen with a gaggle of kids. Chips, salsa and a Diet Coke are usually in hand.