Friday, July 29, 2016

five on friday

Today is the last day of our quarter at work and it has been an absolutely insane week. I'm definitely glad it's Friday!

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{1} Chocolate chip cookie bars. You guys. I cannot even convey to you how delicious these are. My friend, Marge, had them at a meal she hosted months ago and I just assumed any ole cookie bar recipe would do. I tried one other and it was meh. She had mentioned at the time she had pinned it on Pinterest so I stalked her page (shout out to Marge for making it super easy by having a board called "Recipes I've Made") and texted Jon the recipe. He made it yesterday. The entire pan is now gone. We did share a few with our friend, Sam, who texted me late last night, "Um heeellooo these cookie bars *praise hands emoji* the *bomb emoji". So yes. You should absolutely make them.

{2} Happy babies. Yesterday afternoon the kids climbed into my lap and were both in a giggly mood so I asked Jon to take a picture of us since I can't remember the last time I had my picture taken with both my babies at the same time. I may have had to tickle both of them to get them to smile but it was well worth the effort.

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{3} Kitchen table. We bought our current kitchen set from Big Lots on Black Friday in 2009 for our future first apartment together. It was probably less than $200 for a 5-piece set and has served us well over the past 7 years. That being said, it is definitely worse for the wear (the chairs are particularly beat up and starting to fall apart a bit) so Jon and I are entertaining the idea of upgrading. However, our eat-in kitchen area is tiny so we don't have much space to work with, and we want to have 5 chairs instead of 4 since eventually Baby Turkey will need more than just a high chair. Between this and budgetary restrictions I think we decided on refinishing the table top and just buying 5 chairs to replace the ones we have. I like these (especially for that price!) and these, but I'm still running into the issue where I can only get them in even numbers. On second thought - praise the good Lord for IKEA! I'm thinking we may need to order 5 of these or these.

{4} 25.5 weeks pregnant: According to my Nurture app, the baby is 13.6" long, about 1.5 pounds, and the size of a large cucumber. I'm definitely grateful that my body isn't in as bad shape as it was at this point with Edith, but each day it's getting harder. My pelvis hurts most at night and first thing in the morning and I have developed the waddle. As of tomorrow only 100 days until my due date!

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{5} Meal planning. Jon and I usually plan our meals for the week on Saturday and do our shopping on Sunday. I decided to head to Pinterest for some additional inspiration and I think narrowed it down to the following:
Tuesday - leftovers
Thursday - small group 
Friday - homemade pizza night
Saturday - leftovers

1 comment:

  1. Oh I HAVE to make those cookie bars now! my mouth is watering!! have a great weekend! gg