Tuesday, February 23, 2021

What's Up Wednesday (2/24/21)

February flew by, what a month!  We had a lot of good memories this month, and my family in Texas also went through a lot.   My brother and his family live in Austin, TX and definitely felt the effects of last week's winter storm.  My thoughts and prayers are with those impacted in Texas and the surrounding areas.  It's the last Wednesday of the month, and here's a look at what we've been up to!

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...

After a few weeks of eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted, we are back on it and trying to eat clean!

2.  What I'm reminiscing about...
We spent all month celebrating our birthday girl!  We started the day with a unicorn waffle and surprise sign outside of our house!



We planned a small celebration with some of her school friends at our community pool so that we could celebrate safely a few weeks after her actual birthday.  She loved having her friends over and doing activities with them.  The highlight of the party was when the Kona truck came for a special treat for everyone.  










3.  What I'm loving...
We got Roxy's haircut and I am loving how cute my baby girl is!

4.  What we've been up to...
Finishing out the winter soccer season for Arianna!  We have had some cold nights at the field...


Hosting the Super Bowl in our town was so exciting! We were able to get tickets to go to the Super Bowl experience and we had a great time celebrating with the kids!




Vincent's flag football team finished out their winter season, and they were named league champions for grades K-2, how exciting!


Mike and I snuck away for a night for my cousin's wedding.  It was nice to get dressed up and spend time with y parents...


We celebrated the SuperBowl with our crew...

Family tradition of your last pic at the age you are the night before your birthday...

5.  What I'm dreading...
The Florida pollen is out, and spring is on the way! I always dread allergy season in Florida and spend a few weeks of the year when everything is in bloom with a sever sinus headache.  

6.  What I'm working on...
For lent, I gave up social media past 8pm.  It is interesting how habitual those programs are.  I have enjoyed doing something else with my time each night.  

7.  What I'm excited about...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl!! WHAT?! It is still surreal to me that we won and are the reigning NFL champions! I love my BUCS!

8.  What I'm watching/reading...
I am currently watching This Is Us and American Idol, love these shows!


9.  What I'm listening to...
I want to start listening to more podcasts, do you have any good suggestions?


10.  What I'm wearing...
I got this dress last minute from Nordstrom Rack and I loved it!  I spent a week or more going back and forth amongst all of the dresses I had at home for my cousin's wedding.  Along with it being super comfortable, I got so many compliments on it.  

11.  What I'm doing this weekend...
This weekend we are celebrating my Dad!  He has a birthday this Friday, I hope you will join me in wishing him a very Happy Birthday!

12.  What I'm looking forward to next month...
Spring Break!  We could definitely use a little break from school and our regular routine.  I think a few days away with the family will be great!

13.  What else is new...
I still can't believe my baby is 5 and growing up right in front of my eyes.  She makes my dreams come true.  Her and her brother bring to life all of the ideas I had for my family growing up.  I am so proud to be her mommy and I could not love her any more.  


Don't blink!

XO

Shari

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

What's Up Wednesday (1/27/21)

Happy New Year everyone! It is crazy that this is my first blog post of the new year.  These link-ups are my favorite and something I look forward to every month.  Honestly, with everything that has gone on throughout the last year, these posts are pretty much the only blog posts happening these days.  I am grateful for them and grateful to you for continuing to read them!  So far 2021 has looked a lot like 2020, here's a look at what we've been up to so far this year :)

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...

I made chili in the crock pot for dinner this weekend and we've got tons of leftovers to take us through the rest of the week.  I love how easy chili is to make and how tasty it is, especially on the cooler days.  

2.  What I'm reminiscing about...
We are missing our Minnie girl, it's been a little over a month without her.  One of the silver linings to her being gone is that Roxy has been stuck to me like glue!  She's always been my sidekick, but the snuggles have duplicated now that she's an "only child".  





3.  What I'm loving...
I treated myself to The Rocks tequila, Teremana, and it lived up to the hype!  I mixed it with soda, lime juice and agave and it hit the spot...

4.  What we've been up to...
As we all knew it would be, 2021 looks a lot like 2020 so far.  We haven't done much and continue to stay inside of our little quarantine bubble.  After our exposure last month, being at home is our favorite place to be.  I imagine it will be that way for some time.  

I started out the month with brunch with my bestie and her adorable daughter who is almost 1...


Vincent started flag football this month with one of his friends from school, and LOVES it...


Arianna started soccer again...


Vincent had his oral surgery on Monday this week.  We were very nervous about it, but he did amazing and was so brave!! These kids are so resilient, and I learn something by being their mother every day.  This picture was before his procedure, and he was ready to go...

5.  What I'm dreading...
With Arianna's birthday next month and her turning 5, that means Kindergarten is right around the corner!  It is bittersweet, and something that I am looking forward to, but also something I wish time would just slow down a little bit.     

6.  What I'm working on...
On New Years Day I attended one of my favorite workshops, Soulful Start, led by one of my yoga mentors.  Through a series of journaling, movement and meditation, I was able to identify my word for the year, and in 2021 I am AUTHENTIC!  This word speaks to me for so many reasons, and it is something that I will be working to embody ALL YEAR LONG.  After the workshop, I grabbed my babies, and we ran out to the beach.  It was magical and a day that I will remember and the perfect way to kick off the year...  






7.  What I'm excited about...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are back in the Super Bowl!! WHAT?! How did that happen? Is Tom Brady really still our quarterback, and did we really win the NFC Championship? I was born and raised in the bay area, and Tampa is my current city.  I could not be more thrilled to be rooting these boys on as they make history as the first team to have home-field advantage in the Super Bowl.  My excitement will be next level for the days leading up to the big game.    


8.  What I'm watching/reading...
Currently reading "The Other Mrs" by Mary Kubica, and it is so good!  I needed something more thrilling after last month's novel about Hamptons living.  

9.  What I'm listening to...
I am still loving the new Taylor Swift album, and every other week Justin Bieber is coming out with a new hit single.  It's like I am living my best pop star life on my Spotify recently played hits list.  


10.  What I'm wearing...
Florida can not make up it's mind if it is heading into Spring, or still going through Winter.  I am alternating between sweats, loungewear, jeans and tshirts.  How cute is this shirt that I just ordered from Nordstrom? I am so excited to wear it!!


11.  What I'm doing this weekend...
Flag football and basketball for V, 5-year-old photo shoot for A.  Also spending time with one of my best girls since college, and very much looking forward to catching up with her!

12.  What I'm looking forward to next month...
February is Arianna's birthday month and my Dad has a birthday also.  I am looking forward to celebrating our girl, but also in my feelings about her turning 5! 

The beginning of the month will kick off with a bang with my cousin's wedding and then the Super Bowl, hosted in my hometown.  


13.  What else is new...
Today I am lucky enough to receive my 2nd dose of the COVID vaccine.  The relief I feel is amazing, but I also feel guilty for being able to get it sooner than many who I feel like need it more than I do.   I am so grateful to work for an organization that allowed me the opportunity to vaccinate and that my parents and I will be fully vaccinated prior to my cousin's upcoming wedding.  The rest of my family is not able to get the vaccine yet, so it will still be life as normal around here, but I am still so thankful that this day has come for me.  A day that I will remember forever.  Stay safe everyone!

XO

Shari