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Scenes From Our Weekend

Nov 18, 2013

I totally thought the Full Moon was going to set me into labor this weekend but alas I was wrong. I think this little lady is staying in my belly til her due date or later, just like her big brother. I guess I just don’t have babies early!  I have tried to stay busy and not think too much about the fact that I am about to birth another baby and that scares me!

Friday night we had a super relaxing evening and ordered pizza.  I devoured my favorite a Margherita pizza.

I went on a 2 mile walk everyday this weekend trying to get this baby to drop aka come out.  This is my view these days.

Received the sweetest package in the mail from Shop Poppy Styles.  I am obsessed with her bangles.  You can check out her website HERE.  Aren’t these gorgeous??

Saturday I had a wild hair to host a small dinner party with some friends and my sister in law.  Probably crazy at 39 weeks pregnant but I figure once the baby comes I may not be entertaining much!

 We tried out a new recipe for Braised Beef Tacos that was amazing.  I will share it Wednesday!  We braised the beef all day and made homemade pickled onions to go with it.  The flavors were awesome!

Matt got some practice having two kids with Sterling and our nephew Drew.  He looks like a natural right?

Sunday I spent some quality time with Sterling while Matt worked.  We went to see Free Birds, it was such a cute movie, I highly recommend!  Sterling has been sweet lately loving on me and talking to the baby.  He even sat in my lap for the whole movie. I swear he knows his solo time is limited with me.  This makes me kind of sad but also grateful that it has just been me and him for the past 3.5 years.  

After the movie I promised him we would start decorating for Christmas and we did just that!  I love the holidays and getting to enjoy my decorations even earlier this year is an added bonus.

Happy Monday! 
I love this quote so very appropriate with Thanksgiving right around the corner!

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  1. Natalie says:

    Those tacos look insane! And I love your Christmas decor …. never too early in my book. šŸ™‚ You guys are going to be the cutest family of four, can't wait for the news!

  2. Amy says:

    I love those gold frames! Where did you get those? I have prints very similar and that is exactly the frame I've been looking for!

  3. Love your Xmas decor AND your baby belly. Best of luck!!!!!


  4. Nat says:

    Sterling is going to be the best big brother! Love the early xmas decorations- it's never too early to start. Fingers crossed baby girl decides to make an appearnace this week.

  5. Mary says:

    Love the bracelets. I want the brown/black one but can't find on website. What's it called? Ok I actually want all three. Two are in "my cart" waiting fir me to find #3!

  6. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Sterling is seriously adorable! He is going to be a great big brother. Those tacos look great. I will def have to try them!
    PS-where did you find your gold pics that are hanging in your den?

  7. You are so close! Smart to decorate early! Can't wait to get the text this girl is on the way!!!

  8. You're so close! I bet everybody's telling you you're going to have that baby any day too. Like you don't know that šŸ™‚ Just wanted to let you know my mom called me in a panic wanting to know what to get me for Christmas so I basically went through your blog and picked out all of your fashion suggestions, so thanks for being my mom stylist šŸ˜‰

  9. Christina says:

    Don't laugh, but where did you get the pickled onions? Bc I'm obsessed with them lately. How gross do I sound right now? Love that bangle and all the Christmas decorations!

  10. Alexa says:

    Thinking of you friend! Love that photo of you and Sterling…so sweet! šŸ™‚

  11. your view is too cute and that dinner looks delicious! I can barely pull together dinner for my boyfriend..I can't even imagine at 9 months pregnant with a toddler! you are amazing!

  12. Those tacos look delicious!

  13. Looks like a great weekend! I'm obsessed with the tray you've got those books stacked in. Gorgeous!

  14. I just can't believe how close you are…getting SO excited to meet the little miss! And Sterling is so adorable with you. Soak in all of those loves!! xo

  15. You are totally super mom. Honestly I'm not nine minths pregnant and if I'd walked two miles, that's be my day. No dinner party, no movie, no decorating ;). You are such an inspiration.

  16. mmm all that food looks soo good! good luck with the new baby, she'll be here soon! šŸ™‚ xo

  17. Val says:

    I want those tacos, I need those tacos. We loved that movie, too.

  18. Ok your belly looks huge!! Emphasis on the belly only, because you have looked so amazing in this pregnancy!

  19. thanks for sharing the bangles!! You are so sweet- they look fabulous on you. I am getting so excited to "meet" this baby girl!

  20. Kerry says:

    Hi, I read your blog everyday and I too just had my second daughter on November 1st. I was really nervous too, but I wanted to let you know that it really was better the second time. Much faster and much less pain with labor and recovery. I did have an epidural. When I could tell I was getting closer to delivery time, I started giving myself a few extra bolus…it did the trick. Good luck and in the meantime try to relax in knowing it will likely be better!

  21. Cherish these last few days with your son before his sister comes along! I so remember those last few moments!

  22. Love those bangles and the styling of that table in the last pic!!