Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What's Up Wednesday (6/29/16)

It's the last Wednesday of the month and time for another What's Up Wednesday!

On the last Wednesday of every month I'm linking up with Shay to answer these questions:

1.  What we're eating this week...

Monday I had jury duty, and stumbled upon an amazing downtown spot near the court house for lunch, Fusion Bowl.  I had the chicken udon, it was amazing!

Today for lunch I had this yummy sweet potato, bbq chicken, red onion and honey concoction - healthy, yummy eating for the win! 

Monday I know we will be eating all the bad food to celebrate the 4th, so trying to eat healthier this week to prep for cheat day :)

2.  What I'm reminiscing about...

On June 16th, our family dog, Ruby crossed the rainbow bridge.  She was my parents dog for 13 years.  I remember, we were in college when they first got her.  She was so frisky as a puppy and was a huge part of our family for all of those years.  I'm so glad I got the chance to say goodbye to her, but miss her dearly.  Losing a pet (family member) is one of the hardest things to go through, I know my parents are still adjusting to life without their Ruby girl.  

3.  What I'm loving...

A family friend sent Arianna this cute bear, Personalized Pals.  It is her first gift that is personalized with her birth stats on it, I love it! It definitely made me a little emotional when I opened it, remembering that day, and realizing how much she's grown since then.  

I also am loving my son's new sense of imagination.  Lately he loves to dress up and pretend he's Woody from Toy Story and it's the cutest thing!  Mikes mom brought him Uncle Matt's old boots from when he was a kid, and then she bought him that hat to go with it.  He thinks he's so cool when he dresses up and prances around the house.  

4.  What we've been up to...

Just staying busy with work, the kids, sleepless nights and every day life.  Some days I feel like I can't keep up, but I'm so grateful to have this life and try to remind myself that these days will pass and I'll miss having two small kids running my schedule.  

5.  What I'm dreading...

Next month Arianna is getting her ears pierced.  I made the appointment.  I am taking her to get it done.  I want her to have them pierced, but I am still nervous for the appointment and how she will adjust to them.  Crazy mom, right here :)

6.  What I'm working on...

I said this last month, and I failed.  I am truly committing to working on my blog this month.  My goal is to have at least 3 posts.  I just need to dedicate the time and hours to writing and creating content that you all would enjoy and stop catching myself at the end of the month realizing that my "What's Up Wednesday" was my only post.  

So this month, I am working on being a better blogger.  

7.  What I'm excited about...

Becoming an Aunt again!  Baby Maisie Austin Hendrixson joined our family on June 2nd, and I couldn't love her more.  I am counting down the days until I get to meet this sweet face.

8.  What I'm watching/reading...

Yep, still watching the Bachelorette!  I hardly watch it on Monday nights, but catch it on my DVR whenever I find the time.  I feel like I have no time for TV lately, after putting the kids to bed I try to put myself to bed to get as much sleep as I can before Arianna wakes up.  

Also - Big Brother started again, this show truly is Mike and I's guilty pleasure.  The fact that we watch this show 3x a week, just shows how addicting it truly is.  

9.  What I'm listening to...

Loving my Spotify subscription to listen to all sorts of music, lately I've been listening to a lot of Sia and I'm loving Justin Timberlake's new single "Can't Stop the Feeling."  I loved him when he was in NSYNC, and I still love him now.  

10.  What I'm wearing...

Just got the cutest shorts at Ann Taylor for only $19.50.  It's so hot, that I'm really not interested in wearing pants, so I thought these shorts were cute and I can dress them up or down.  How cute is the palm print on the second pair?

11.  What I'm doing this weekend...

Celebrating America!  Looking forward to 3 days off and some 4th of July fun!  Monday we're heading over to our good friend's house for some fun in the sun.  I'm also contemplating finally starting to potty train Vincent, we will see how that goes.  

12.  What I'm looking forward to next month...

Next weekend we are baptizing our sweet girl.  Looking forward to having our family together and celebrating her.  

Here's a picture of Vincent during his baptism, around the same age.  Interestingly enough, I was going through paperwork during our office move, and discovered that he was baptized on February 9, 2014.  Who would have known that exactly two years later we would be welcoming his sister into this world.  God works in mysterious ways, and I believe that date was no coincidence. 

13.  What else is new...

We've been under the weather in the Florio house, and can't catch a break!  The stomach virus hit our house, and hit it strong.  My sweet boy got it a few weeks ago on Sunday during his nap, by that night I had it.  The next day my mother-in-law had it, and then by Monday night Mike had it.  Luckily Arianna avoided it, which leads me to think maybe she was the carrier :) It was rough, and a lot of laundry was done, but than goodness it's short-lived when it is here, and everyone was feeling better within a few days.  

Last weekend baby girl caught her first cold :( The first one is always the worst, and honestly, I thought she'd be sick sooner.  There's nothing worse than having sick babies, so I'm hoping for a healthy July!

When you're sick, passing out on your Nana's lap ruffles up is totally appropriate

14.  What is my favorite July 4th tradition/recipe..

My berry trifle!  I love this recipe, and get so many compliments on it every time I make it.  I originally got it from my friend Jen, who blogged about it almost 4 years ago now.  

Here's the direct link to her recipe:



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