Wednesday, February 26, 2020

What's Up Wednesday (2/26/20)

February flew by!! Today we celebrate my Dad's birthday, so let me start this post by wishing him a very Happy Birthday and the best day ever!  I'm so grateful to still have my Dad in my life at my age, and I cherish every day and memory that we are able to make together.  

Here's a look at what we've been up to this month!

On the last Wednesday of the month I link-up with Shay and Sheaffer to answer these questions:


1.  What we're eating this week...

On Sunday we went to Meat Market Tampa for date night with our neighbors.  It was a great night out catching up, we are so lucky to live next to amazing people.  The food was ok, I wasn't thrilled about the meal, but the company made up for it!

2.  What I'm reminiscing about...
This month my baby girl turned 4!! This picture captures her entire personality fully!

Time seriously flies by!

Four years of having a daughter and being a girl mom!  It's hard to remember a time when we just had our little man.  We celebrated her birthday with family on her actual birthday, after she had been feeling sick for most of the week.  She opened up her Barbie Dream House in the morning and went for a bike ride in the afternoon, it really ended up being a great day for her.  



We celebrated with a "Disney Descendants gymnastics party" the following Sunday with friends from school.  She had so much fun, and I know she knew how much she was loved. 









3.  What I'm loving...
Florida Fresh Strawberries!  Vincent had a fundraiser for school, and these came directly from a local farm, they are delicious!!

4.  What we've been up to...
Basketball...

Arianna moved up to level 7 in swim lessons...


We went through a week where Arianna missed 3 days of school due to a crazy high fever and virus... 

Vincent lost his front tooth...I still am not used to this new smile...

Vincent had a cub scout camping trip planned, but due to us all being sick, we didn't have the energy to sleep outside in the cold.  So instead, he and I spent the whole day and didn't really miss out on any of the activities...








Gymnastics...

Valentines Day at school...

Mike and I completed the Disney Princess 10k, and had some fun at the parks the day before (it was cold!)...





Spring baseball season started, and Vincent did amazing during his first game... 


5.  What I'm dreading...
Florida pollen is the worst! It's already started and I know that the next few weeks will be even heavier.  My poor boy has some serious seasonal allergies, and I wish there was some relief I could give him.  Any suggestions?

6.  What I'm working on...
This week I'm getting all of the things together to shower my bestie this weekend!  

7.  What I'm excited about...
Counting down the days to spring break and some much needed time off with my family!

8.  What I'm watching/reading...
This is Us...

I just finished Cheer on Netflix, did anyone else love it as much as I did? 

I started reading An Anonymous Girl, about a girl who signed up for a psychological study and the details of the study.  I am enjoying it so far.  

I also fished reading The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren.  I highly recommend this book, it has changed the way I think about my connection with God.  I feel like I will read this book again some day.  

9.  What I'm listening to...
Not ashamed to admit it, but I love Justin Bieber's new album!  I have always liked him, but felt like his recent behavior made me like him a little less.  Now I like him a little more!


10.  What I'm wearing...
I got this Free People Kimono for our upcoming cruise, but also paired it with jeans and a black tank for Arianna's party.  I got so many compliments and love it already.

11.  What I'm doing this weekend...
This weekend we have baseball, dance, basketball and then we are celebrating my Dad's birthday.  On Sunday, I am throwing my bestie a baby shower to celebrate her new baby girl on the way!  I can't wait!  

12.  What I'm looking forward to next month...
Spring Break!

13.  What else is new...
That's it for now, I hope you all have had a great February and that warmer weather is on the way!

XO

Shari

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

What's Up Wednesday (1/29/20)

Happy New Year!! I feel like it's been a long time since I blogged with you all, but it's only been about a month.  That month was spent celebrating all of the holidays with family and ringing in the new decade. We've been settling back into our regular routine, and I'm so happy to be back today for one of my favorite link-ups!  Here's a little look at what we've been up to in the Florio house :) 

On the last Wednesday of the month I link-up with Shay and Sheaffer to answer these questions:


1.  What we're eating this week...

Salmon and veggies! Still working to shed the holiday fluff!

....and then all of the snacks for Super Bowl...lol, it's all about the balance right?

2.  What I'm reminiscing about...
We had such a nice Christmas!  Christmas Eve was spent at my parents house and then everyone was together at our house on Christmas. 







3.  What I'm loving...
I made it 90 days without chocolate ya'll!  I didn't realize how much I missed it, so I am loving some chocolate every now and then again.  I am so proud of myself for completing the #last90days challenge, you can do hard things if you just put your mind to it!

4.  What we've been up to...
We kicked off the new year with a fun NYE celebration with some of our closest friends...






We've been playing with "most" of our new Christmas gifts...


Date nights with friends...

Wearing our thick jackets for the cold Florida temps...

Date nights, celebrating a friend's 40th....

We got annual passes to Horsepower for Kids, and Arianna rode a horse for the first time...


We spent the holiday off of school at Hollywood Studios with my parents...

Both kids had their faces painted for the first time at Disney...



We celebrated 100 days of first grade...


Vincent went to an escape room birthday party...

5.  What I'm dreading...
Coordinating taking Vincent between basketball and baseball.  We will have a few busy weeks with both sports in February and early March until basketball is up!

6.  What I'm working on...
Planning spring break and the details to our summer cruise.  

7.  What I'm excited about...
Celebrating Arianna's birthday with a Descendants gymnastics party!

8.  What I'm watching/reading...
This is Us is back!

I finished listening to One Day in December on Audible, and I loved it!  It was a cute story that kept you engaged until the end.  

I also just finished listening to The Turn of the Key, which I think is my second Ruth Ware book.  It draws you in and leaves you on the edge of your seat until the end of the book.  As much as I say I don't enjoy "thrillers", I liked this book!  

I also started reading The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren on January 1st.  It breaks out the book into 40 days of reading and study.  This book has been so meaningful to me, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to deepen their connection with God and focus on their faith and understanding of why we are all here.  

9.  What I'm listening to...
Give me all of the Grammy's New Artist of the Year songs by Billie Eilish


10.  What I'm wearing...
I am still loving and wearing this skirt I got at Nordstrom.  I wore it on Christmas, I wear it to work, I wear it all the time!

11.  What I'm doing this weekend...
Last weekend Vincent started basketball.  New year, new sport!  He is loving it, and has been practicing a lot with his new hoop he got for Christmas.  He's got a lot to learn, but it's fun to watch him grow.  


I'm also celebrating one of my best friend's birthdays, so I'm looking forward to that!

12.  What I'm looking forward to next month...
I love getting the kids ready for Valentines celebrations at their schools and February is also the month that we celebrate Arianna and my Dad's birthdays!  Throw in a camping trip and a Disney 10k, and it's going to be a busy and fun month!

13.  What else is new...
I have been working with some of my closest friends to plan our 20-year high school reunion.  How is that even possible? I can't be that old! lol  We've been really busy, living life to the fullest, and I have missed you guys!  Thanks for sticking around :) 


XO

Shari