What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday!

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I’m linking up with Jaime today to share what I’m loving this week!

I’m loving that TONIGHT is the finale night of Big Brother!!! I never thought I’d be saying this but…GO TEAM RACHEL!!!

I’m loving that tomorrow morning I’ll be on a PLANE to LAS VEGAS! Katie and I are going together and it’s her first time ever flying and both of our first trips to Vegas! We always have a good time together so it’s for sure gonna be a blast πŸ™‚

I’m loving that our trip to Vegas is totally revolved around attending the Meet and Greet party for the Vegas Bash! We are so lame but it’s going to be fun to meet a bunch of reality stars. We get shirts with all their autographs on them and get to mingle with them for four hours. I mean what in the world am I gonna talk to these people about?!?! I know one person I plan on saying a few words too…SHELLY. She got Big Jeff evicted from the Big Brother house and I’m not happy about it! Get ready Shelly πŸ˜‰ Wanna see who else we’ll be meeting? You can view the guest list HERE!

I’m loving that even though Jeff and Jordan are not on the guest list and, I’ve been told, will not be attending the event…that there is a chance! Since they both went pretty far on Big Brother they may change their minds and come to be able to hang out with the other cast members. Hey, I’m not losing hope! If they did show I’d probably DIE!

I’m loving that Casey found her wedding dress this past weekend and that I got to be part of the fun day! Her proposal story was so romantic, I can’t WAIT for the wedding!!!

I’m loving that my sweet, sick boy has finally broken his 102 degree fever. Yesterday’s visit to the dr was not very fun, but I’m thankful we went and were able to get him on medicine! I hate the thought of leaving him tomorrow but I’m hopeful that the worst is behind us and that he’ll have a good time with G-Mama then Gramma this weekend.

I’m loving that my mom lives so close and has been such a HUGE help to me with my pregnancy, Zach traveling, and Kye being sick. She’s been AWESOME and I’m very grateful to her!!!

I’m loving that Zach will FOR SURE be tuning into the next season of The Bachelor with me…b/c his favorite from The Bachelorette will be The Bachelor this time around! I personally think the series needs something FRESH and to quit using people from past seasons, but how can you not like Ben? Especially with that great exit after Ashley dumped him (awesome quote: “Good things don’t end unless they end badly”). While I don’t think he’s legit Bachelor material, I am interested to see who he ends up with!

I’m loving that I just finished reading The Help and have downloaded Heaven is for Real to read next. If you haven’t read The Help yet it’s a MUST read. I especially loved reading the story behind the story at the end of the book and can’t believe it’s the author’s first published work! How awesome is that? I’m DYING to see the movie if anyone wants to plan a night out with me sometime soon πŸ™‚

I’m loving that tomorrow is my little brother’s 24th birthday! Um 24?! Are you kidding me??? That makes me almost 27…and that’s old. I feel like I was just 24, how can he already be??? He’s just started with his masters program at UF and I’m mega proud for him! I hope he has a wonderful birthday and I’ll be thinking of him as I fly across the country πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday Brandon!!!

I’m loving loving LOVING that ONE WEEK from TODAY we will be at DISNEY WORLD!!!!!! I’ve been beyond excited to take Kye to the Happiest Place on Earth and I can’t WAIT. He is also very excited and will constantly say, “Mommy guess what? I’m going to DISNEY WORLD!” He’s excited to meet Mickey, meet Buzz and Woody, ride rides in the air, and eat snacks πŸ™‚ I seriously think it’ll be some of my most treasured memories! I am beyond excited!!!

journeyofphood

Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

You can read more about our family on my About Me page. Also be sure to follow along with me on Instagram, FacebookΒ and Pinterest!

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8 Comments

  1. Katie
    September 14, 2011 / 6:05 pm

    That pic of your bro looks like Kye!!

  2. Brandy Andrews
    September 14, 2011 / 6:45 pm

    I am EXTREMELY jealous that you get to attend the vegas party!Β  I am crossing my fingers for Rachel- weird how my opinion of her has changed this season.Β  Take lots of pictures can't wait to see!

  3. Amanda Jones
    September 14, 2011 / 10:19 pm

    I'm so jealous of your upcoming trip to Disney, I've been dying to go! I keep telling myself the cruise will be a blast, but you can't match the magic of those 4 theme parks in Orlando πŸ™‚

  4. Love Jenny Xoxo
    September 15, 2011 / 1:22 am

    LOL i'm hoping Rachel wins too!!Β  Can't wait to watch in a few!!Β  And PLEASE post about when you tell Shelly off !Β  Haha she drove me crazy… ew, so glad she is not in the finale!Β  And if you meet Jeff and Jordan I'll be so jealous!!Β  I wanna see lots of reality stars photos!!!Β  The guess list seems awesome, I would wanna hang out with Lawon… he seemed so funny, i wish he wouldn't have been so dumb ;)And I just finished the help too…. loved it!!!go team rachel!!!XOXO

  5. emilysparker
    September 15, 2011 / 1:45 am

    so strange how so many of us couldn't stand rachel before but are now rooting for her! i feel like if she doesn't win the HOH then neither adam or porche will take her to final two…I don't want either of them to win it so we'll see!!!!

  6. emilysparker
    September 15, 2011 / 1:47 am

    I probably totally won't have the guts to say anything to shelly…I may just say that she disappointed me as a mother and had no integrity, we'll see. I do plan to ask for a picture with her and make a mean face in it haha I will take a MILLION pictures so def be ready for that πŸ˜‰ I am curious to see what kinds of conversations I have with these people – they'll all probably be drunk and wild and I'll be sober and pregnant haha! hopefully rachel will pull it off tonight!!!!!!

  7. Jamie
    September 15, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    Thanks for playing along!Have lots of fun in Vegas!

  8. Brooke :)
    September 18, 2011 / 2:09 am

    Ok, so I'm beyond jealous ya'll are going to Disney World!! How much fun?! Β And The Help is SO good. Β Maybe my favorite movie of all time… xoxo Brookewww.murphreesmoments.blogspot.com

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What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday!

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Now that I’m so close to being caught up I can do a What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday post! I love linking up with Jamie and sharing some of the great things happening in my week πŸ™‚

I’m loving the post that the Babywise Mom put up yesterday about raising boys. Our culture tends to say “boys will be boys” and I personally believe we should expect more from our sons. My job as Kye’s mom is to raise him up to be a MAN. Not just a functioning member of society but I want more than that for him…I want him to be the type of man that will make Zach and I proud, will lead his wife and family to Heaven, be the husband and father he is called to be, and will follow God’s will in his life.  You can read the post she wrote here – it’s a great one!

I’m loving that Kye is enjoying school (he’s going 3 days a week for 1/2 a day) and that it’s giving me a chance to get SO much done. I’m feeling TONS better about Baby Blitzen arriving in Dec…I feel like I have a good grip on the things I need to accomplish and enough time to get it all done! I feel SO much less stressed when I can mark things off my never-ending list πŸ˜‰

I’m loving that I just finished reading my first book from my tablet! I read One Day and it was my kind of book…very raw and real. Zach would hate it b/c it was a book just about life, people, and relationships. Although it was darker in some places than I would have really liked, I did enjoy it! I am looking forward to seeing the movie – I love reading a book before seeing the movie but being able to picture the actors in the movie as the characters while I read. Anne Hathaway is a great casting job for sure! I just downloaded my second book from Kindle…The Help!

I’m loving some Cosmic Brownies! I ate two packets (which I guess is like four brownies?!?!) last night and they were mega yummy. Just writing this makes me crave more. I never craved them with my last pregnancy but I’m on a big kick for them right now. Little packets of processed goodness right?

I’m loving that Mom and I had a GREAT girls night just the two of us on Monday! It was SO fun and it’s something we really need to do more often. I see Mom all the time but don’t get that quality mother/daughter time that is very important. I’m especially loving the adorable shirts she helped me learn to make for Kye! I bought more fabric today to make several more!!!

I’m loving that I broke down and joined Pinterest. I resisted for a looooong time because I didn’t want to get addicted to yet another thing on the internet but it really is awesome! Especially for helping Casey plan her wedding, picking out ideas for Blitzen’s nursery, and making a wishlist for Mom and Zach to shop from for me for my birthday and Christmas! I hope to have a cake stand like this one under the tree with my name on  it!

I’m loving how pretty it is outside today! While we don’t get legit seasons in South Georgia mornings that feel like fall are so wonderful. I KNOW it won’t be like this for long but it makes me excited to be able to play outside with Kye more and get back to taking walks (although it also makes me think about how much I’ll miss swimming in our pool!).  

I’m loving how awesome my husband is! He has been dealing with a lot of “haters” lately and it’s tough to feel like people don’t believe in you or try to say you don’t deserve the success you have. Let me tell you…Zach WORKS HARD!!! He’s successful in his business because he EARNS it!!! While people around him may whisper…he works for a company that rewards and appreciates that hard work. Aflac is AMAZING (and hiring ~ if you need a career change let me know!) and Zach has earned some awesome upgrades for the Hawaii trip they are sending us on!  We already get to go to Hawaii for 5 days in October but now we also get special transportation when we arrive, extra spending money, 2 spa treatments, and an extra nights stay! We can’t WAIT!!!! I’m so proud of him πŸ™‚

I’m loving that Zach is also stepping up his game in his new management position. He’s young to already be a manager with Aflac but is doing so great at it. He had a very motivational meeting for his people this week and has brought on two new people onto his team! I’m SO excited for Alex and Jordan on their new career adventures and know they will both be very successful. Jordan’s first real day was Monday and I know Zach is looking forward to working along side his favorite friend! Casey also just started her first year teaching so both of them are off to great starts in their careers.

I’m loving that in less than a month Katie and I will be in LAS VEGAS! We are pumped to attend The Vegas Bash Meet and Greet and get to meet several of our favorite reality stars.  Both Wes and Kenny will be there and I’m interested to see if they really don’t like each other in real life or if it’s just for good tv πŸ˜‰

I’m loving that my favorite Big Brother players EVER are back in the game and are still in it!!! I thought for sure Jeff and Jordan would be gone quick but they are hanging in there and I’m loving every second of it. I wish they’d join the crew in Vegas so we could meet them too…I’d probably die haha

I’m loving that tonight will be my first time EVER teaching a Bible Study Class. Mom and I are going to be teaching the 3 year old class at church. I’m not gonna lie…I’m mega nervous about it. Thankfully they are just 3 so it’s pretty basic stuff and it’s a good opportunity to get involved while also learning myself for things I can teach Kye at home! I’m SO glad Mom will be there with me to help me out, her teaching background will come in handy for sure.

I’m loving this quote…it’s SO true. As a stay at home mom people often assume I have TONS of free time and that I have an easy “job” with little responsibility when in fact, I have a HUGE amount of responsibility on my shoulders – my job IS a job and, in my opinion, it’s one of the most important jobs EVER. I’m so blessed that I am able to stay home with my children and I take it very seriously!

I’m loving that Zach will be home tonight!!! I’ve enjoyed the past two nights having some girl time but Kye and I are starting to reeeeeally miss Daddy. He’s been in Atlanta with Jordan for work stuff and I miss him! With fall around the corner it also means Zach’s busiest travel time of the year which is going to be rough with me only getting more and more pregnant. I’m proud of him for working so diligently to provide for us but family time is my favorite time for sure. Thankfully we should have plenty of that this weekend together πŸ™‚

journeyofphood

Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

You can read more about our family on my About Me page. Also be sure to follow along with me on Instagram, FacebookΒ and Pinterest!

Find me on: Web | Twitter | Facebook

4 Comments

  1. Katie Hermann
    August 17, 2011 / 7:33 pm

    I'm loving your post today! Stopping by from WILW…love the post about raising boys and cosmic brownies;) I'm a new follower! Have a happy Wednesday!

  2. Chelley N
    August 17, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    I have that EXACT cake stand, and I LOVE it. I change the ribbon out for different occasions, and it always looks fantastic!

  3. Jamie
    August 18, 2011 / 1:11 am

    Thanks for playing along!Love the cake stand!

  4. Amanda Phillips
    August 18, 2011 / 4:36 pm

    Okay, seriously, you and Zach are totally as adorable like Jeff & Jordan!!! HaveΒ  you ever written a post on how you two met?Β  I love hearing how people met and fell in love.Β  Ahh, the romantic side of me :o)

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What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday!

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This morning I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about life and the parts of it we can control, as well as those aspects we have no control over. We don’t choose where we are born, our genetic makeup, how we are raised, how others treat us, and, often, what hurt or pain we may experience in this life. It’s easy to get upset over the cards we’ve been dealt but I keep thinking of Jon and Katie Plus 8 (random I know!) and how Kate would tell her kids “you get what you get and you don’t get upset.” We get what we get. All we can do is make the best with what we have. The best thing we can do is think through the choices we do have control over and make wise decisions. This week I’m loving so many of the choices I’ve made in my life (from the small, often insignificant, to the big life changing ones). No, I’m not perfect but I’ve made some great decisions along the way and I’m blessed because of those choices. Thanks again to Jaime for giving me another Wednesday to focus on the good!!!

I’m loving that I decided a couple of Wednesdays ago to mention my love of Jeff and Jordan…me mentioning that I wish Jeff would become a legit celeb TOTALLY made Big Brother decide to have them back on the show this season!!!! I jumped up and down and was more excited than should be possible over tv shows! I called Dish and was able to get three months of free Showtime so I’m able to watch all the After Dark episodes too. I am LOVING it!!!!!!!!!!

I’m loving that Blitzen and I decided to make a nice batch of cocoa-no-bakes last night. I fought and fought the craving, but in the end it was a good decision. It made Blitzen happy which makes Mama happy πŸ˜‰

I’m loving that I decided to marry Zach. So many of the people in our lives enter them not by choice – our parents, siblings, family, in-laws, even children! The ONE person in your family who YOU get to pick is your spouse. That’s a HUGE responsibility. Picking a spouse is one of the biggest life-changing decisions you’ll ever make. I don’t personally believe in getting married only for love. It should be about MUCH more than just a feeling. I’m so, so thankful that I thought about other aspects of my husband than just how much I loved him. I’m so thankful that he came into my life, by chance, but that we decided to get married by choice. The longer I have him in my life, the more and more proud I am that I made that decision. He’s my absolute favorite person in the whole wide world πŸ™‚

(getting our marriage license in May 2007!)

I’m loving that Zach and I decided he should work for Aflac. I was nervous about it at first since it’s commission only, but he lead me in the right direction and has done nothing but continually surpass all expectations I ever had of him. He’s incredible. Now that he’s in a management position I’m even MORE proud of him. He’s a great leader and really does all he can for his people. He loves his job and we are so blessed that he found the perfect career path for him! This month he’s been busting his butt and it’s paying off. I love Aflac and am so thankful for all the blessings this company provides for us!

I’m loving my mother-in-law this week! Sure, I didn’t technically choose her in my life but I did choose to have a good relationship with her. SO many wives hate their mother-in-laws and Mrs. Charlotte and I haven’t always had a smooth relationship. However, it’s only gotten better with time and she has dropped everything and been there for me these past few weeks. When I’ve needed someone lately, she’s stepped up more than anyone else in my life has. I’m SO appreciative of everything she has done for me, even when it just means providing a listening ear. With all my family visiting this past weekend (we had 21 people for dinner Sat!) I was so proud when ALL of them commented on how much they loved my in-laws. I think they are great people, but hearing it from others meant a lot and what they all said is true – Mrs. Charlotte really IS a saint!!!

I’m loving that we live in a country that provides us the freedom to make our own choices. So many people in the world do not have the freedoms that we take for granted. I’m so thankful that we are able to choose our professions, our spouses, our religion, etc. I often overlook the wonderful freedoms we have and I want to do better at appreciating those who have fought for us!

I’m loving that Zach and I have chosen to have a BIG family. So often people get married and don’t talk to each other about their life goals before saying “I do.” Katie and I were watching Grey’s last night and it was an episode where everyone was fighting about children…some wanted them, some didn’t, and many of their significant others didn’t agree with their desires. Zach and I both LOVE kids and want a full house of them. We have the same life goals and want to avoid the empty-nest stage in life as long as possible. We are living in the BEST years of our life, we want them to last as long as they can and having lots of children (and spreading out their ages) will allow us to do just that πŸ™‚

I’m loving that I found the love of Jesus. That I chose to obey God’s Word. That I am baptized into Christ who died for my sins. That I am continually washed clean in His unending grace. The more I grow in my faith, the more saddened I am when I see people living a life where they don’t know Jesus. Or they know but choose to ignore. Life as a Christian is NOT easy, but the fullness I have in my heart and the content spirit I am able to feel, is only because I am a daughter of the Lord. My life is SO different now than it was 8 years ago, before I became a Christian. I realize now how selfish I was and how I never knew true happiness. I’m thankful that I chose the road less traveled…the path that will always allow me to continue to grow in my faith, become a better person on this earth, and allow me to complete my journey in Heaven.

What are some of the choices you’ve made in your life that you are loving???

journeyofphood

Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

You can read more about our family on my About Me page. Also be sure to follow along with me on Instagram, FacebookΒ and Pinterest!

Find me on: Web | Twitter | Facebook

4 Comments

  1. Amber
    July 13, 2011 / 6:56 pm

    I LOVE no bake cookies πŸ™‚ That pic of you & Zach in '07 is precious!

  2. Brandy Andrews
    July 13, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    Oh I LOVE Jeff and Jordan too!Β  They are my FAVorites!Β  πŸ™‚

  3. Jane
    July 13, 2011 / 7:34 pm

    I'm loving your entire post! I couldn't agree more with choosing your spouse. I think ultimately that is the biggest choice we have in life because that will dictate everything that comes after. Great post!

  4. Jamie
    July 14, 2011 / 12:08 am

    Thanks for playing along!Love your loves πŸ™‚ Isn't being married the best?! I love my hubby more and more each day!

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What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday!

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I haven’t done one of these in AWHILE but I had a bad day yesterday and like the motivation to think positive…link up at This Kind Of Love to share what you’re loving today!

I’m loving that even though I found out yesterday that ALL my pictures taken from Nov 2004 – June 2009 are gone, the world is not over. Thankfully I did start putting some pictures on Facebook starting when we got engaged in Feb 2006. Thank the LORD for Facebook and I’m especially thankful that I started blogging when I first got pregnant with Kye or I wouldn’t have any from my pregnancy or the first 6 months of his life. Many, MANY of my memories may be gone forever but at least I’ll always have some of the most important pictures to me…like this one from when Zach proposed:

I’m loving how many things are getting done around this house! We ordered a custom piece of artwork from Etsy (you can see the store we ordered from here…try to guess which painting we had her make custom for us!) to put above our mantel and the artist just shipped it out yesterday, I can’t WAIT to see it in person and to have our house all decorated so I can show it off to you guys πŸ™‚

I’m loving that Father’s Day is this weekend and that I get to spend quality time with the world’s best daddy!

I’m loving that I got to hear my sweet baby’s heartbeat this morning!!! I am even MORE pumped that the next appointment is going to be the ultrasound πŸ™‚ Yay! Be sure to check back later today for my post on our dr visit today!

I’m loving that Zach and I had a date night last night! Sure, several things went wrong and we end up having to eat Chick-fil-a for dinner in the parking lot before the movie started but it was so nice to get out of the house together and chow down on movie popcorn πŸ™‚ We saw Bridesmaids and it was pretty funny, I’m not a huge comedy movie person so I’m not a good one to judge but we both laughed a decent bit!

I’m loving that Kye has been doing WONDERFUL in the behavior department and that I think I’m ~almost~ ready to write a blog entry with tips to handle the lovely two year old tantrums!

I’m loving that next week we get to go to the beach with one of our favorite families AND that we get to go to the beach again the following week for our annual 4th of July trip! I LOVE to travel and I love having a son who loves the beach so much πŸ™‚

I’m loving that I’m almost done reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and that next up I plan to read my first book from Kindle…One Day. I hope it’s good and that I don’t drop my tablet in the pool while laying out to read it πŸ™‚

I’m loving going through all of Kye’s baby things and finding what all Blitzen will be able to put to good use come December! It makes it all so much more real seeing the tiny clothes Kye used to be able to wear. I’m excited to have a newborn to snuggle with again.

Can’t wait to see what everyone else is loving this week!

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Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

You can read more about our family on my About Me page. Also be sure to follow along with me on Instagram, FacebookΒ and Pinterest!

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Usually I looked forward to these weekly posts and find it easy to find things that I’m loving…today hasn’t been a good day so far. It’s days like these when I’m thankful for an opportunity to truly sit and find the GOOD in life!!! I’m linking up with This Kind of Love for another dose of What I’m Loving Wednesday!

I’m loving that Kye and I got to have our very first mommy-son date today! We were meeting a friend for lunch but she wasn’t able to make it so we just enjoyed each others company. He was a great date (and I even got a kiss at the end of it woohoo!). A lady was putting on a shawl and he looked at me then pointed to her and said “cute shirt.” haha He also enjoyed telling everyone at the restaurant “bye-bye see you next time!” when we left. I really enjoyed that quality time together – especially at Two Friends a fav. lunch spot of mine in town!

I’m loving that I got to spend some quality time with my sister-in-laws last night! We did some Mother’s Day shopping and some hardcore Steak and Shake grubbing. It was great to get to catch up with them and just have girl time together. I’m so lucky to have such great relationships with my husbands sisters…it took us awhile to get to this point but I’m thankful we’re here now! πŸ™‚

I’m loving that today Kye FINALLY quit kicking when he did his starfish arms during swim lessons. I know that doesn’t make any sense to most of you, but it will once I post on it. It’s been a ROUGH couple of days for us both at swim…he’s been struggling and it’s tough for Mommy to watch that. I’m PRAYING that it’ll be smooth sailing from here on out and that he’ll get to graduate Tuesday morning!

I’m loving that this Saturday will be a day ALL about ME and my role as a mommy. Zach and I like to spend the day before Mothers or Fathers Day as a family since those holidays always fall on Sundays and we have church. I’m excited to see what Zach had planned and know it’ll be a great day with my favorite guys πŸ™‚

I’m loving some cinnamon and brown sugar toast. With several weeks of barely eating I’ve found that I actually enjoy the toast and it puts something in my stomach for a change. I am thinking I’m almost done with the all-day sickness thing, but we shall see!

I’m loving that my mom lives HERE for Mother’s Day! Usually I don’t get to see her for the holiday since she lived in Florida but this year we get to celebrate together. I think we’re going to do something after Kye’s nap Sunday before night church. I wish Brandon could be here to shower Mom with love too but I look forward to Zach, Kye and I getting to spend quality time with her and letting her know how much we love and appreciate all she does!

I’m loving that this time next week I WON’T be participating in “What I’m Loving Wed” b/c I’ll be in BERMUDA!!!!! We are staying at Fairmont Southampton Resort and it looks FABULOUS. I can’t wait for lazy days, a couples massage, the beach and quality time together (aka watching The Office!!!).

I’m loving swimming laps in the pool! My new daily routine has been to lay out for 30 min (15 min each side) then swim laps until I’m worn out. I’m not into working out but swimming has always been something I love to do. It clears my mind and I could LIVE in the pool. I’m hoping to keep it up until it’s too cold this winter to keep jumping in – I love it and it’s good for baby Blitzen!

I’m loving that Stella and Dot has THREE items on MEGA sale from now until Friday! You can get the popular Owl Necklace at 50% off – now on sale for $22, the Mimi Necklace at 40% off – now on sale for $35, and the Charlotte Charm necklace at 25% off – now on sale for $36! Just click on the names of the necklaces then click “add” to put them in your cart. A GREAT deal for sure πŸ™‚

I’m loving my dream last night about our wedding day. With all these weddings going on I guess I just have wedding on the brain! I dreamed that we were renewing our vows and that I was able to wear my same dress again for the special day (phh like that will ever happen!). I really do LOVE my dress and I especially love my groom!

I know reading what the rest of you are loving will help my day get a little brighter!!!

journeyofphood

Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

You can read more about our family on my About Me page. Also be sure to follow along with me on Instagram, FacebookΒ and Pinterest!

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I’m linking up with my fellow South Georgian, Jamie at This Kind of Love, to share what I’m lovin’ this week!

I’m loving that we have an official date to CLOSE on this house!!! After living here for almost four MONTHS we will supposedly close this Friday! Yay!

I’m loving that this past weekend we got to have one of my good long-term friends, Chelsi, and her fiancee, Chad for dinner! Chelsi just moved to Tifton which is only about 40 min away and I’m so thrilled to finally have a high school buddy nearby. It was wonderful to catch up with them and I’m excited for their wedding this May!

I’m loving that Friday night Kye is staying with Gramma so Daddy and Mommy can FINALLY have a date night! We literally haven’t been on a date since our second trip to Ikea…over a month ago. We deserve a fun night together and I’m hoping Zach makes some good plans for me (he reads this so it’s a good way to drop a HINT!)

I’m loving that Saturday morning our church is having a marriage seminar! If you’re local and you’re married, engaged, or just plan to be married someday then you should stop by Central Avenue Church of Christ and join us! It’ll start at 8:15 with a free breakfast and get over at noon. I can’t WAIT to fellowship with other married couples and learn how to grow our marriage closer to God!

I’m loving that all the Oscar movies I missed out on before Oscar season are finally out to rent! I can’t wait to see Black Swan, The Fighter, and The King’s Speech!!! Are they all as good as I’m hoping???

I’m loving that Kye is sleeping SO much better for naps this week! He’s been waking up at around 2 every day since we got rid of the paci and it’s be tough to hear him cry in his crib until nap time is over, I can get SO much more done when he actually SLEEPS πŸ™‚

I’m loving my amazing friends! Danielle is SO sweet and thoughtful! I’ve been wanting a good devotional book and she sent me her favorite in the mail…Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets them Free. I can’t WAIT to start reading it!!!

I’m loving having a new blog friend to follow! Larissa is newly engaged and I’m SO excited to read all about the planning process (and be envious that she’s a bride and I’m not anymore!). You can read her blog here and help encourage her to keep it up! Having the memories is SO worth the time right???

I’m loving that I spent time this morning getting all of our finances written out in an Excel spreadsheet. After Zach’s back surgery we’ve had a LOT of medical bills and it’s time to get the financial freedom we desire. We’re going to attack that debt Dave Ramsey style baby!!! If you haven’t read his book, it’s a life changer. I can’t wait to watch how quickly the bills disappear πŸ™‚

I’m loving that I’m on a eat-healthy kick for the first time in my LIFE. I tried on a totally mom-ish tankini bathing suit the other day and could have barfed. I look disgusting. I want to lose weight but I honestly want to do it in a HEALTHY way! It’s crazy how easy it is to change…just by writing down everything I eat (and keeping track of the Weight Watchers points) I do SO much better. I’m also trying to do crunches every day and need to get back to my morning walks. It’s just tough when we are so go-go-go right now!

I’m loving that Katie and I OFFICIALLY booked our trip to VEGAS in September! She’s never flown before so that in itself will be an adventure. And neither of us have ever been to Las Vegas (really I never planned on it…I don’t drink, don’t party, don’t gamble…what would I do?!?) However, we found a reason to go out there!!! We’re totally pumped about attending The Vegas Bash and getting to meet a TON of our favorite reality stars!!! I know, it sounds like we’re totally lame but whatever…you KNOW you’d like to meet them too. My personal favorite celeb who we’ll be meeting? Russell DUH!!!!

I’m loving that tonight my two colleges are playing each other in baseball! We were totally hoping to go to Tallahassee for the game but Zach won’t be off work in time (boo). It’s rare that a D-1 school plays a D-2 school and it’s hard to know to root for. Do I go with my alma mater Valdosta State, or with my team from birth, Florida State? I love the ‘Noles but it’d be awesome to see the Blazers pull out a win ya know? 

I’m loving that all of YOU have loved Kye’s 2 year professional pics and that I get to decide how to display them in the new house! This one needs a special spot for sure πŸ™‚

Hope everyone is having a great week! I love seeing my “blogs I follow” list filled with everyone sharing what they love on Wednesdays – such a fun blog day πŸ™‚

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Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

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What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday!

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Here’s all the things I’m loving on this Wednesday!

  • I’m loving that we are thisclose to finally closing on our house (yes we’ve been living here for OVER 2 months now!)
  • I’m loving that this weekend I am getting to go back “home” and visit so many of my favorite friends, meet Stephanie’s sweet baby, and spend some quality time with this blog buddy (although currently Kelly may have a little bigger belly right now thanks to baby #2 on the way!):

  • I’m loving that Brad picked Emily in the most PERFECT proposal ever (but am so sad to hear they may have already broken up!)
  • I’m loving that it’s staying lighter outside longer and that yesterday I met a super cool mom at the playground (unfortunately she doesn’t live in our neighborhood but we can make that work!)
  • I’m loving that Zach and I have committed ourselves to go back on Weight Watchers and stick to it better than we have been lately – we really do great when we do it TOGETHER!
  • I’m loving that my mom lives so close to me! This morning Kye’s first words when he woke up were “go Gramma’s house” and hearing that makes my heart happy

  • I’m loving all the GREAT breastfeeding stories I’m featuring this week. It’s so fun getting to read each of them and makes me miss nursing my sweet baby.
  • I’m loving that we are getting an awesome tax refund and that we just ordered our kitchen table from Crate and Barrel. Zach is picking it up on March 31st (we’re too cheap to pay for delivery haha) and I’m pumped!

  • I’m loving that the Kid’s Consignment Sale is going on right now at Azalea City Church of God and that last night I racked up with enough clothes to keep Kye’s closet full stocked for a loooong time!
  • I’m loving that we just found out Zach was the #2 agent in the COUNTRY with Aflac last year in life policy sales (and the prize that came along with that title!) and am so proud of all the amazing things he has going on so far this year. My husband is such a wonderful hard-working provider for his family. I’m so blessed!

  • I’m loving that I am getting my hair done this afternoon. I am hardcore about getting it cut and highlighted every 6 weeks and I always love the way it looks the day I get it done (and I’m excited that I’m going straight from the hair place to church so I’ll look cute tonight!).
  • I’m loving the great giveaway I have going on right now!!! There’s lots of awesome things for moms…but also stuff that non-moms will love. Have you entered? Not many people have so the chances of winning are really high and you can enter to win up to 6 different times (if you follow this blog then you already have one entry, all you have to do is leave a comment here!).

What are YOU loving this Wednesday? Link up at This Kind of Love to share!

journeyofphood

Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

You can read more about our family on my About Me page. Also be sure to follow along with me on Instagram, FacebookΒ and Pinterest!

Find me on: Web | Twitter | Facebook

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