Wednesday, July 27, 2016

what's up wednesday

Linking up again!

What we're eating this week:

Vegetarian Fried Rice

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Jon's Homemade Potato Pierogi

What I'm reminiscing about:

One year ago yesterday was our first full day in the new house. I recently went through some of my nursery pictures from the old house and boy did it make me miss that place. There was so much character and we poured so much into bringing it from the dirty foreclosure it was into a home that we loved. The new house has been good to us--after all that work in a 3 year span on the old house, I was pretty worn out--and there's something about "move-in ready" that just rolls off the tongue, but I definitely miss the character from our old place.

What I'm dreading:
baby Elden two years ago. Hold me.
Preschool starting. We have about a month still, but we already bought Elden's supplies and have a picnic scheduled, as well as his meet the teacher/student assessment. The days of easy, lazy mornings will be behind us as we embark on having a school-aged child. I really hope he thrives in preschool and loves it, but I am so worried. That's normal, right?

What I'm working on:

My mom, sister and I have already scheduled a date in September to work on some Fall and Christmas crafts. We have a whole list of items (this, thisthis, this, this and this - to name a few) that I am dreaming about. Since we had to cut down two trees in our backyard this spring I have lots of wood for the wood projects which certainly makes it easier! We are also still working on finalizing Edith's new room before moving on to repainting Elden's. All that's left is to attach her wardrobe to the wall, trade mattresses (we are swapping the air bed that was in there with my parent's old guest bed) and hang pictures!

What I'm excited about:
More ice cream dates before preschool starts. We hit up Sonic yesterday and it was easily one of my favorite memories of this summer.

What I'm watching/reading:

Still haven't read anything except for magazines and compliance documents recently...

Not watching much, either. Jon and I did recently tap into some Drunk History on Hulu, though...

What I'm listening to:

Mayday Parade - on repeat. I fully intend on using some of my August fun money to buy the CD.

What I'm wearing:

Whatever I can squeeze into... mostly maxi dresses and leggings. 

What I'm doing this weekend:

We have swim class for the kids on Saturday--one of their favorite parts of the week.

Sunday I work in the toddler room during church. After church I am getting measured for the modifications to my bridesmaids dress for that wedding I'll be in the first weekend of September. After the kids' naps that day our neighborhood is having a Family Fun Day with a potluck and an inflatable slide so we also hope to go to that!

Since Sunday is jam packed we are hoping to have a relatively low-key Friday and Saturday.

What I'm looking forward to next month:
Elden's birthday party! He ended up deciding on a monster theme so I made the invitations on Picmonkey and got the plates/napkins/decorations from Oriental Trading. I'm definitely in the laid back party season of parenting, so we are not going all out. I realized last year that Elden doesn't care if he has a Pinterest perfect party or not, and all that was doing to me was causing me stress and costing me lots of money. For this party he requested we have it at our neighborhood pavilion (which we get to rent for free thanks to our HOA!) and playground with burgers and hot dogs. Done and done, kiddo!

What else is new:
We got a new dishwasher! Ours started making crazy noises basically the day after our home warranty expired (go figure), so we decided to bite the bullet. It took Jon a lot of fighting but he was able to install it himself and I am so grateful for such a handy husband.

We have just over 3 months until this baby is due and Jon and I are floored that it's getting so close.

I think we have officially decided on names after wavering a bit, so stay tuned on that.

We have been doing a so-so job on sticking to the budget this month. Overall it was WAY better than it had been pre-budget, so I shouldn't let myself get too discouraged, but it definitely stinks logging into Mint and seeing that big ole red bar!

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