Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What's Up Wednesday (10/26/16)

It's the last Wednesday of the month and time for another What's Up Wednesday!  Here's what we've been up to...

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

1.  What we're eating this week...

Heading out of town, and I'm hoping to be able to stick to my 21 Day Fix eating plan, and not stray too much!  I've seen great results and I don't want to blow it.

2.  What I'm reminiscing about...

Eight years ago the Rays were in the World Series.  This facebook TimeHop popped up on my timeline, and I have a love/hate relationship with those.  When I saw this picture of my Dad and I from that game, I thought, how could it have already been eight years?! I also was so thankful for the memory.  

Missing Joe Madden, he was an amazing Manager for the Rays.  Will be cheering him and the Cubs on in this year's World Series.  

3.  What I'm loving...

This past weekend we got a taste of fall weather, and it was so nice!  Although, I am realistic that this is Florida, and it won't last long.  Can't wait for the cooler temps to be back for good.  

4.  What we've been up to...

Having some fun fall weekends around here, in case you missed my Fall Fun blog post, you can find it here.  

5.  What I'm dreading...

Right now, I'm actually not dreading anything :) 

6.  What I'm working on...

Trying to get our Christmas Cards together early this year, so I'm working to schedule family pics and get those things ordered and in the mail to all of our friends and family.  

7.  What I'm excited about...

Halloween is next Monday, and I'm excited to see my babies all dressed up!  The holidays are so special, but when they are a babie's first, I feel like that makes them even more priceless.  Looking forward to celebrating my babie's first Halloween with her, hopefully she likes her costume.  

8.  What I'm watching/reading...

Did you see Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids Netflix concert?  If you have Netflix, and you haven't, it is a must see!! I still regret not getting tickets to his concert the last time he was in Orlando, but watching with my hubby from our couch made me happy.  

Went to see The Girl on the Train with with some girlfriends.  Emily Blunt was great! She did a great job at portraying the stories main character, Rachel.  Even though I knew what was going to happen, I was still on the edge of my seat.  Another must-see!

9.  What I'm listening to...

Anyone else loving The Weekend's new song, Starboy? It is on repeat....

10.  What I'm wearing...

On Saturdays, we wear Garnet and Gold!  Although my Noles season is pretty much over, at least we beat Miami.  I got this cute tank from Garnet and Gold, and now it's on sale.  

11.  What I'm doing this weekend...

This week we have our annual Great West Chase 5k.  

Here are some pics from the last few years.  Looking forward to doing it again.  

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

Next month we are doing our annual Very Merry Christmas party at Disney World.  Last year Arianna was in my belly, this year we will have baby girl with us, and I'm very much looking forward to creating new family memories with her. Last year, we had such a great time, that we decided it would be one of our traditions to go every year.  Here's my blog post about it, in case you missed it.

13.  What else is new...

I think that's about it.  I'm heading to Orlando for work this week, and going to miss my hubby and kids, but it's only two days, so I think I'll survive and enjoy my time away.  There are worse places to have to go for work than Orlando.  



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fall Fun!

Home with a sick baby today, which gives me time to write this post!  Arianna has a low-grade fever and been fussy, so we kept her home from school to give her some time to rest.  We think it's just a virus, so no trip to the doctor...yet :)

Fall is one of my favorite times of year, the winds are changing, temperatures are changing (maybe not in Florida), and the Holidays are quickly approaching. This weekend we are expecting temperatures in the 50s, and I CAN NOT WAIT!

A few weekends ago, Florida got hit by Hurricane Matthew.  We were originally planning to go visit my brother in Austin, TX that weekend.  Unfortunately, due to the storm, we ended up pushing back our trip to December.  We were super bummed, so we decided to visit our local Fall Festival for some unplanned fun with the kids.  

 (Vincent's First Pony Ride)

(Arianna did not like the baby wallaby)

(Vincent checking out the Zorse!)

Last weekend we took the kids to Honeymoon Island, a local state park, about 25 minutes from our house.  It was Arianna's first time to the beach.  Although it was still hot outside, it was a little overcast, and the water has started to get colder.  It was definitely too cold for me!

 (Baby toes in the sand!)

(She wasn't quite sure what to think about the sand)

(Vincent was so busy playing, I had to beg him to take a picture for me)

(Watching Daddy and Vincent play)

Weekends with my kids are something that I look forward to every week!  I love seeing the world through their eyes.  Happy Fall!!