Basically every month a group of bloggers (Mix and Match Mama, Sheaffer Told Me To, and The Larson Lingo) do a link-up featuring different questions to answer! Here's my answers to the questions this week:
What we're eating this week...
Well currently my precious son is spending the night with his bff cousins at their G-Mama's house. He spent the whole day putting up CORN (hello country life!) and loved it so much he wanted to stay to do more tomorrow. I've never heard him so excited!!! I believe he had ice cream three times today. #gmamaspoiling
Speaking of dairy I'm loading up on YOGURT this week. BARF. I have to eat a small container full every time I take one of my prescriptions. I'm not a yogurt fan. I've been thinking creatively with how to make smoothies with it!
As for the other kids and my husband...they are surviving off leftovers my ammmmazing sisters in laws (or is it sister in laws? or sisters in law?) brought for us Monday night!
What I'm reminiscing about...
We are ALL baby talk over here! We know it's a LONG away away but ohmygoodness we are all so excited about Baby Brother Parker! (If you didn't catch our Q&A you can here!) We stayed up last night showing Kye and Britt videos from when they were born. How we announced their gender and name and Britt got super upset about not being in the room when the new baby is first born. I know we will think of a way to make it super special for the kids and she made me promise to take a video of it :)
We looked back at Tess's intro
It was fun going reverse order too. We all laughed and laughed and we just can't believe how much time has passed. Precious memories!
What I'm Loving...
Y'all. This steroid situation is AMAZING for my life! I've had SO MUCH STRESS going on lately (huge mega post to come at some point to discuss this in depth b/c Satan's attack is REAL) and this morning I woke up at 4:30 AM. Like when does that ever happen??? We just set a date for our home study visit (EEEEK!! SO pumped and nervous!) so I got cracking on the organizing. My craft/party planning closet couldn't even come close to seeing the FLOOR but now it's organized and cleaned and ready to get some parties planned and some crafts crafted (and it was finished by 5:15 am thank you very much). Plus I also got out all the baby girl clothes and started prepping them to SELL to help with adoption funds! Whoop whoop! And I'm not even tired AT ALL after only 5 hours sleep. I mean obviously I know it's gonna catch up to me here quick, but for now I'm trying to just enjoy the ability I have to get junk DONE so when it does catch up to me maybe my stress levels will be lower :)
It's still a pretty junky closet, but trust me this is a GREAT after shot ;)
What We've Been Up To...
If you follow me on IG (which if you're not you totes should!) then you've already seen this lovely shot of myself:
Yeah that's my cheek that far out...cute right? So long story short (which will also be a blog post at some point) we went to a petting farm on Friday morning. Got in the car at noonish and felt like a bite on my jaw area. Got to the condo and it kept growing and swelling. Realized I had another spot on my eye. At first both seemed like just bad pimples that were under the skin but then they got so much worse and the one on my jaw looked like a black widow type bite possibly. Saturday night went to urgent care in Orlando. Sunday morning woke up and took this photo.
We ended up rushing home from Orlando and went to ER. Got sent home loaded up on meds and spent Monday and Tuesday in drs offices (record for us: I hit up 1 urgent care, 1 er, and 5 dr offices over a three day span). It's been a doozy of a week! Today I feel like we got the meds right and I enjoyed a day at HOME with the girls. I'm praying it continues to improve. They said I have some sort of infection, probably from the germs at the petting farm rather than from the actual bite itself. I'm just ready for it to be GONE b/c we have family pictures THIS SATURDAY and Mama needs good professional pics of herself for our adoption book since we all know who is always behind the camera and not in front of it!
Other than my awesome face situation - Tess also has a rash and Britt has some female issues going on so we're heading back to the dr in the morning! YIPPIE!!!
What I'm Dreading...
How tired I'm going to feel when these meds wear off ;)
I'm pretty overwhelmed with everything required for the home study and the adoption book. It's just a LOT and it's a lot at a BUSY time (hello Tess party around the corner!) Plus I want to ENJOY summer too as who knows what next summer will look like for us! It's a tough balance for me and an area I'm struggling with right now. Just gotta keep my eyes to the Lord and trust Him to handle it all in HIS timing!
What I'm Working On...
I just got rolling really strong on Tess's upcoming birthday and I'm PUMPED! SHE LOVES her theme which isn't super common for a TWO year old right?!?! I can't remember Kye or Britt being THIS excited. I have her party dress hanging on her closet door and she talks about it all the time. Such a fun age and it makes the party planning process even sweeter!
and Britt's here (and you can see why my craft closet is so full ha! I've done quite a few parties at this point!)
I'm also in full swing on the home study front (which explains why the blog is SO BEHIND). We have a lot of questions to work through and I've been working on gathering pics for our book! I'm just trying to use pics from this past year so they are all recent and y'all I just can't stop thinking about how BLESSED I am. I love our life and our family and am just so eager to add more joy to our lives and to the lives of the baby the Lord puts in our path!!!
I truly am LIVING MY DREAM :)
What I'm Excited About...
The beach. A week. My people. I cannot waaaaait. After a crazy insane 60 days or so we NEED this trip and I'm SO PUMPED to just have that down time together making memories at one of our family favorite places! I might just unplug for the week and let my blog get even further behind ;)
What I'm Watching/Reading...
Just recently finished Me Before You and went and saw the movie with friends! We always have such a blast together and I love our new plans of reading books that are being made to movies so we can all go see the movie together and discuss. What books-to-upcoming-movies do you recommend adding to the list?
What I'm Listening To...
We are into some hardcore dance parties around here! The big hit, of course, is JT "Can't Stop This Feeling" Although my personal favorite song right now is "Lost Boy" It def speaks to me on so many levels but, duh, any Disney tie in is a win!
What I'm Wearing...
Lots of work out clothes! The dr said blood flow is good for the face issue so I've been working out as much as I can! I also have been living pretty scrubby b/c when your face looks like you have two huge growths coming out of it you shouldn't bother trying to impress ;)
I am, however, LOVING the way clothes are fitting me! It's an awesome feeling to put something on and feel good in it. I actually can't even decide what to wear for the pics Saturday (so not me) b/c I want to make sure it's the right combo of showing that I've been working hard but also not making me self-conscious (who has time for that when you have three kids to deal with right?). It's a balance!
What I'm Doing This Weekend...
Kicking off the weekend with a fresh hair cut for Britt (she wants to cut it as short as we will allow...um where did my BABY go?!) Family pics with the AMAZING Captured by Colson! And did I mention THE BEACH?!??!
I'm not kidding when I say I'm a little nervous to see a different cut on her!
(Daddy says no shorter than shoulders!)
What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month...
Our trip next week of course!
Going to see old friends and meet some BABIES AND getting to see MY DAD!!!
Our home study visit!!!
And not having this medical junk anymore to deal with (optimistically hopeful!)
What Else Is New...
And BOOM it's 11:55 PM so still technically Wednesday and I'm DONE (and still not sleepy at all).
If you aren't already be sure to come follow along with me on Facebook! Can't wait to get to know some new people and would appreciate continued prayers on our adoption as well as my FACE (I mean I laugh every single time I say that haha).