A Glittery World
This creepy photo is brought to you by: FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Like Allison mentioned in one of her previous posts, productivity = an insanely fast day! It’s almost time to peace out, and I feel like I just got here. Yay for getting things done!
I even worked through lunch today…mostly because the sandwich I was attempting to make was a total fail. The tomato or the mozzarella - something made the bread really soggy and gross. 
Mom & I decided to take this fall/winter off of crafting & selling in craft fairs…mostly because we are insanely busy preparing for this baby, and I don’t have the extra $$ to fork out for shows & supplies. BUT we were just asked to do a home show for a lady next month and I am pumped for it. Excited to take some time to get my craft on again!
I’m SO excited for a lazy evening, and a slow day tomorrow. Yoga & football are all I have on my agenda for Saturday, and I’m not at all mad about it.
Our new car has a bad habit of ‘low tire pressure’, and this morning it looked really low, so I grabbed Larry the Liberty for my commute instead! It was so good to be reunited with Larry, that little gas guzzler….plus he’s way easier to get in and out of with this big ole belly.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

This creepy photo is brought to you by: FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Like Allison mentioned in one of her previous posts, productivity = an insanely fast day! It’s almost time to peace out, and I feel like I just got here. Yay for getting things done!
  • I even worked through lunch today…mostly because the sandwich I was attempting to make was a total fail. The tomato or the mozzarella - something made the bread really soggy and gross. 
  • Mom & I decided to take this fall/winter off of crafting & selling in craft fairs…mostly because we are insanely busy preparing for this baby, and I don’t have the extra $$ to fork out for shows & supplies. BUT we were just asked to do a home show for a lady next month and I am pumped for it. Excited to take some time to get my craft on again!
  • I’m SO excited for a lazy evening, and a slow day tomorrow. Yoga & football are all I have on my agenda for Saturday, and I’m not at all mad about it.
  • Our new car has a bad habit of ‘low tire pressure’, and this morning it looked really low, so I grabbed Larry the Liberty for my commute instead! It was so good to be reunited with Larry, that little gas guzzler….plus he’s way easier to get in and out of with this big ole belly.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

I had a permanent smile on my face throughout this whole 11 minutes, and literally lol’d about 3 times. And it solidified my love for Blake Shelton.

I just wish Jimmy wasn’t on so late at night…I always miss the good stuff because I’m in bed at like….9:00. 

LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY.
The best Emily McDowell mug! It basically sums up everything that I’m feeling throughout the day in one sentence….and has already found it’s way to my work desk.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to Megan (igotfeldup) for doing this fun little give-away! People like you make this world a much brighter place :)

LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY.

The best Emily McDowell mug! It basically sums up everything that I’m feeling throughout the day in one sentence….and has already found it’s way to my work desk.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to Megan (igotfeldup) for doing this fun little give-away! People like you make this world a much brighter place :)

Mid Week Check-In

Listening to: ”Trouble” by Ray LaMontagne - on my Lumineers Pandora Station.

Obsessing over: Kind bars. Since I’m on the "eat every two hours or die of starvation" diet, a co-worker introduced these to me. I’m officially in love. I had one for breakfast, with a glass of milk, and I was full up until LUNCH. That’s unheard of for me these days. I had to force myself to have my mid-morning snack. 

I’m feeling: Huge. I swear my belly gets bigger by the hour. My. Skin. Feels. So. Tight. I have a feeling my belly button will be non existent in a couple weeks.

Working on: Reviewing our new websites so they can be launched next week. Fun times!

I’m annoyed by: Lack of sleep. It’s finally started. I can no longer stay in one position for more than an hour or so at a time. I am most comfortable laying on my back, but turns out, that’s a no-no. So the last two nights, by 2:00 AM, I’ve made a little pillow-bed for myself, making sure my butt & hips are cushioned, and will fall asleep basically half sitting up. So much better on my hips, back, and stomach….now I just need to figure out how to make it comfortable for my neck. The couch might be the next trial solution.

Anticipating: The weekend! Nebraska City (small town about 40 min away) is holding their annual Applejack Festival this weekend - there are orchards & vineyards everywhere in Nebraska City, plus they have a huge craft fair, little shops, and apple EVERYTHING. I’m hoping my mom or sister will want to go (please, mom?) or else I’ll be dragging my husband….but we make a trip down there every year, so he won’t mind.

Thankful for: Still being able to wear shoes with any sort of heel. Doing it today, and not dying. High five! Now, let’s hope I stay that way, because I have a pageant to be in charge of at the beginning of November….who am I kidding, I’ll be a swollen mess by then.

Happy Hump Day! Hope the sun is shining today, wherever you are.

Love, wedges, & blue skies,

Kelsey

I’ve been so good this entire pregnancy with no caffeine. 

But today, I hit rock bottom with a major case of heavy-eyed yawns.

Diet Dr Pepper, I thank you for saving me. 

Sorry I woke you up, child, but mama seriously needed a pick me up.

herkindoftea:

"I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us." — Anne Lamott

herkindoftea:

"I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us."
— Anne Lamott

29 weeks. 11 to go.
I cannot believe how fast this has gone.
I feel like it was just yesterday that my husband & I were walking through the store clueless as to what pregnancy test to buy, knowing that it was time to take one after being a few days late. I remember telling him before I went to bed that night, “You have to get up when I get up in the morning, so I’m not doing this by myself. I’m nervous.” 
And sure enough, that next morning my alarm went off, I nudged Chris to make sure he was awake, and made my way to the bathroom. After seeing those two pink lines appear rather quickly, I stood there in the bathroom just staring at it. Feeling all the feels, I walked into our bedroom, and said, “Are you still awake? Can I turn on the light?”… I flipped on the light, and he must have known from the smile [or terrified look] on my face. 
We laid there in bed next to each other staring at the two pink lines for about 40 minutes. The silence was broken up with our thoughts spoken out loud to each other.

Holy crap, we’re going to be parents.
What did we just do?!
I’m terrified….but so excited….and happy….but so terrified…
Wait, I drank like a TON of beers at the fish fry last weekend!
Oh my God…we are going to be parents.

And now here we are, with just a couple months to go. I’m still feeling all of those feelings: nervous, terrified, excited…but most of all, just really really lucky. 
I am so fortunate to have the best husband in the world to go through life with, and a family who would do anything for us. I found myself standing in the beginnings of a nursery this weekend, after hours were spent cleaning the room and putting up the crib….just trying to imagine a little tiny life joining our family soon. Even though my belly keeps growing, my muscles keep aching, and the hormones keep raging, it just doesn’t seem real to me yet. 
But one thing is very real, this tiny little human I’m growing is so so loved already. 29 weeks & 11 to go, Baby E. We can do this.

29 weeks. 11 to go.

I cannot believe how fast this has gone.

I feel like it was just yesterday that my husband & I were walking through the store clueless as to what pregnancy test to buy, knowing that it was time to take one after being a few days late. I remember telling him before I went to bed that night, “You have to get up when I get up in the morning, so I’m not doing this by myself. I’m nervous.” 

And sure enough, that next morning my alarm went off, I nudged Chris to make sure he was awake, and made my way to the bathroom. After seeing those two pink lines appear rather quickly, I stood there in the bathroom just staring at it. Feeling all the feels, I walked into our bedroom, and said, “Are you still awake? Can I turn on the light?”… I flipped on the light, and he must have known from the smile [or terrified look] on my face. 

We laid there in bed next to each other staring at the two pink lines for about 40 minutes. The silence was broken up with our thoughts spoken out loud to each other.

Holy crap, we’re going to be parents.

What did we just do?!

I’m terrified….but so excited….and happy….but so terrified…

Wait, I drank like a TON of beers at the fish fry last weekend!

Oh my God…we are going to be parents.

And now here we are, with just a couple months to go. I’m still feeling all of those feelings: nervous, terrified, excited…but most of all, just really really lucky

I am so fortunate to have the best husband in the world to go through life with, and a family who would do anything for us. I found myself standing in the beginnings of a nursery this weekend, after hours were spent cleaning the room and putting up the crib….just trying to imagine a little tiny life joining our family soon. Even though my belly keeps growing, my muscles keep aching, and the hormones keep raging, it just doesn’t seem real to me yet. 

But one thing is very real, this tiny little human I’m growing is so so loved already. 29 weeks & 11 to go, Baby E. We can do this.

Weekend Re-Cap

Friday was for a little tiny mini ‘night out’…and by ‘night out’, I mean supper at a sports bar with my parents, sister & her boyfriend, and Grandpa. After supper, we walked around Scheel’s for an hour while the guys looked at hunting stuff. Hey, I got a new water bottle out of the deal!

Saturday I slept in a little bit, while Chris & dad were “hunting”. [I put that in quotes, because later on that night I was shown a video of some “Sasquatch” footage they caught….which was my husband walking through a field in a ghillie suit….so that’s what they do while they’re out there every weekend.] That afternoon, my mom came over and helped me go through all of this…Displaying photo.JPG

While we were waist deep in craft/baby stuff, my dad & Chris were painting a nightstand for the nursery outside…and drinking root beer & whiskey [yeah, gross]. Thanks to my mama, we got everything cleared out of that room, and thanks to my husband & dad, a few hours later a crib was up! It’s all starting to come together, and I am so excited!

Sunday was for a mini sleep in session, and late church. Our church had a big block party with horses and blow up things and a DJ and petting zoo and all sorts of craziness… so friends of ours met us there for a while for some free fun for their little kiddo. image

After a cat nap at home, I was in the sun watching my cousins fall baseball game, then off to my mom’s to watch Miss America with her & my sister.

And now, Monday. I did NOT want to get out of bed this morning. Hoping I can make it through my long meeting today with out a snoozefest. 

Have a great week everyone!

Way too much fun with my favorite little gal at the block party at Holy Cross Lutheran today!

Way too much fun with my favorite little gal at the block party at Holy Cross Lutheran today!

Wildflowers that we planted last spring! So bright & pretty! 🌺🌻🌹🌷

Wildflowers that we planted last spring! So bright & pretty! 🌺🌻🌹🌷