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Taking Stock

{credit to Jess @ mybabybirds}

making: Meals. I feel like someone is always hungry these days.

cooking: Nothing tonight, but I have a recipe for buffalo chicken spaghetti squash that I have high hopes for.

drinking: It’s spring, which means I will have white wine in the fridge from now until September. Though in tonight’s case it’s rose.

reading: My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl. Did you know he wrote books for adults too? MUO is all about sex, but it’s not dirty. It’s entertaining and a little like reading a trashy magazine.

wanting: New jeans that fit and don’t turn into a serious case of saggy butt an hour after I put them on.

looking: for some extra reserves of patience.

playing: my brother bought me Robert Downey Jr.’s attempt at a musical career. I haven’t listened to it yet. Mainly because if it isn’t kid’s music it doesn’t get played in the house. I have to remember to leave it in the car.

wasting: too much time on social media during nap time.

sewing: I finally cut out the pattern for the girls’ minnie mouse dresses. Now I just have to go buy fabric.

wishing: that I had more courage.

enjoying: white chocolate peanut butter. You have no idea.

waiting: for payday so I can go buy paint for the guest bedroom.

liking: the way Hazel’s hair is laying today.

wondering: if I will ever follow through with getting something published.

loving: the sunny weather. It’s such a comfort after so much rain.

hoping: that this summer is as magical as I hope it will be, as I want it to be.

marveling: that one of my nearest and dearest friends is spending the money to come see me this summer. I’m such a lucky girl.

needing: a haircut.

smelling: all the smells of spring in the country that are coming through the open windows. 🙂

wearing: workout clothes. What else is there?

following: Jess @ littlebabygarvin.com. Her blog is so pretty.

noticing: that as much as I like sleeping in, our mornings are happier when I wake up early, have coffee, and workout before the girls wake up.

knowing: that 5 am is going to come really soon and I should go to bed now.

thinking: if I can sneak in a glass of wine before bed.

feeling: exhausted, but happy and content as well.

bookmarking: patterns for dress up clothes for the girls.

opening: my eyes. Seriously, today was exhausting (in a good way), but still exhausting.

giggling: over the silliness that ensues when my parents and the girls are combined. I love the four of them together. My world is rarely more perfect than when we are all together.

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Making: beds. always.
Cooking: chocolate no bake cookies
Drinking: sunset margaritas
Reading: Gone for Good (sidebar link)
Wanting: more time
Looking: for signs that our garden didn’t die from the cold night temperatures.
Playing: dance party with Anna
Wasting: food
Sewing: yea right…
Wishing: for wine with a friend
Enjoying: Carl Doy
Waiting: for nap time
Liking: that Margo has been sleeping better at night
Wondering: if chalk pain is a worth it
Loving: pastel and wood bathrooms
Hoping: to find a good Dr. for Anna’s surgery
Marvelling: at local habits
Needing: a haircut
Smelling: ‘Man Town’ by Yankee Candle.
Wearing: tank tops and leggings
Following: Ben Sasso’s blog
Noticing: I need a tan
Knowing: I should relax more
Thinking: summer fun
Feeling: a little frumpy
Bookmarking: Caramel Apple Pudding
Opening: containers of rice milk
Giggling: at Anna and Margo wrestling
Feeling: content – See more at: http://mybabybirds.blogspot.com/#sthash.0Y0QVKsv.dpuf
Making: beds. always.
Cooking: chocolate no bake cookies
Drinking: sunset margaritas
Reading: Gone for Good (sidebar link)
Wanting: more time
Looking: for signs that our garden didn’t die from the cold night temperatures.
Playing: dance party with Anna
Wasting: food
Sewing: yea right…
Wishing: for wine with a friend
Enjoying: Carl Doy
Waiting: for nap time
Liking: that Margo has been sleeping better at night
Wondering: if chalk pain is a worth it
Loving: pastel and wood bathrooms
Hoping: to find a good Dr. for Anna’s surgery
Marvelling: at local habits
Needing: a haircut
Smelling: ‘Man Town’ by Yankee Candle.
Wearing: tank tops and leggings
Following: Ben Sasso’s blog
Noticing: I need a tan
Knowing: I should relax more
Thinking: summer fun
Feeling: a little frumpy
Bookmarking: Caramel Apple Pudding
Opening: containers of rice milk
Giggling: at Anna and Margo wrestling
Feeling: content – See more at: http://mybabybirds.blogspot.com/#sthash.0Y0QVKsv.dpuf
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  • There are not enough hours in the day. I mean, there kinda is because I’m absolutely wiped by the time the girls go to bed, but there’s not because I have this long list of stuff I want to do and I rarely get past the first two or three. I’m talking about stuff I want to do, not the stuff I need to do…. It would probably help if I didn’t spend nap time getting sucked into the Facebook vortex.
  • Speaking of the great time suck, I deleted the FB app off of my phone and am training myself to only check FB on the computer. It’s cut down how often I am on, which cuts down how much residual drama stress I take on. Also, there is a direct correlation between how much I am online to how fussy the girls are.
  • I am ridiculously excited to take the girls to Disneyland next year. Like… can’t even focus on anything else I’m so excited. Pray that this passes quickly cause it’s still 8 months away and I have other things to think about between then and now.
  • I’m really excited for Easter this year. Haley had a high temperature last year on Easter and was as miserable as can be. I feel like we didn’t even really get to do it last year. I have all sorts of plans this time around. Hopefully, everyone will stay healthy!

  • Does anyone have thoughts on when to transition to big girl beds? Everything I’ve read recommends to just keep them in their cribs until they climb out or seem uncomfortable, but we have some traveling to do this summer and Haley has learned how to climb out of the pack and play. Would life just be easier if I moved them out of their cribs before hand? Also, toddler beds or twin beds? Thoughts? I know I’m over thinking this, but that’s what I do! I would love advice from parents that have been there, done that.
  • I lost 5 more pounds, which makes a total of 15 pounds lost since January 1st. This also means that I now weigh less than I did in 8th grade! I have five more pounds that I want to lose to get to my goal and then it’s just maintaining/building muscle. I’m in love with my muscles! I saw my oblique line the other day and had an epic dance party over it. I feel strong with muscles, and sexy and empowered and like Wonder Woman/Catwoman(Michelle Pfieffer, not Halle Berry)/Mystique all combined.

  • That being said, I had a wild mushroom flat bread pizza last night that was one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten and panna cotta made with goat cheese and my mouth died and went to heaven without me.
  • Spring is here. I love it!

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#1. I am seriously on the fence about whether or not we will have more kids. There are times when I can easily picture another child in the mix and I imagine how sweet the girls would be with a little brother or sister. However, the further we get out of the baby phase, the more reluctant I become to go through the newborn process again.

#2. It’s only a week into December and I have already watched A White Christmas three times.

#3. Haley will call out “love you, Mama.” when I leave the room at nap/bedtime. Melts my cold, wicked heart every time.

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#4. We discovered at Zoo Lights that the girls are highly suspicious of costumed characters (they had a some people dressed as a penguin, otter, and a cow). Now I’m nervous about taking them to see Santa. Anyone have any tips? I’ve been talking up Santa for a while now and they recognize pictures and Hazel says “ho ho ho” when she sees him.

#5. It’s been in the 30s for the last week or so. Cold weather makes me cranky. Is it wrong if I combat the crankiness by sitting on the floor with the girls eating candy canes all afternoon?

#6. Hazel now knows the words to Jingle Bells! LOVE!

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#7. I need to start a workout routine again and Ken wants to as well. We are toying with the idea of saving up to buy a stationary bike. Does anyone have any recommendations?

#8. I am missing my April like crazy. This is her favorite time of year and I have her Christmas card up from last year. It has a collage of pictures of her son on it and now every morning the girls will point at it and yell “Caden!” Why is St. Louis so far away???

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#9. I am brainstorming goals for next year. I finally feel like I’m ready to dive back into being Emily instead of just being Momma. It only took me two years, people!

#10. It’s not until next summer, but I am so excited that So You Think You Can Dance got picked up for another season!

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