Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

This past week has been quite the whirlwind! Kinsley Anne & I went to Raleigh/Durham this past weekend for a bar & bat mitzvah. Kyle had to stay back to attend his work's huge Christmas party. We all had a great time at our respective events. It was amazing for me (& KA) to see so much of my dad's family!! I really didn't want the weekend to end. BUT, with that being said, it's already Wednesday which means it's time to say what I'm lovin....

{1} today's my last work day for a week!!!!!! Yay x 1 million.

{2} more time with family during Christmas!

{3} my work gifts came out awesome! Thank you pinterest.

{4} Kinsley Anne's tubes are working. She has her first ear infection since surgery. Yucky!! Her ear looks nasty but at least she's not in so much pain because they're draining out!!

{5} we went to Hollywild last night. It's a local zoo that does lights in a unique way. They also have an open field of deer, Holstein cows, zebras, zadonkeys, horses, etc that come up to your car & you can feed them. Kinsley Anne LOVED it!!!! She also got her picture with Santa. Not so much a fan.

{6} that I haven't allowed myself to stress at all this Christmas season. I have tried to soak in the meaning of the season & just enjoy it.

What are you lovin' today? Head over to jamie's and let us know!!

Until Next Time...
Love, Jen

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Wednesday Already? YAY! Head over to Jamie's blog & join us for....

{1} My family...far & wide. I get to see lots of them this weekend & again next week. SOO exciting!!!!

{2} These pictures that I snapped on my iphone. Just another example of God's artistic talents...

sunset on the way home
another sunset one night on the way home

gorgeous sunrise this morning on the way to work
Kinsley Anne & I spend lots of time in the morning saying "ohh & ahh"

{3} That the dogs (and Kinsley Anne) new found love is bubbles. The dogs "eat" the bubbles or lick them until they pop. Kinsley squeals at them and giggles at the dogs. It's really entertaining. I have videos but can't figure out how to get quicktime videos from my iphone to work on my phone. any ideas?

{4} this silly girl & her antics. She is into shoes & will pick them up whenever she sees them. She tries to say "shoes" & carries them around the house.
{5} That I am enrolled in a "pregnancy & IBD" registry through UNC. This means that I am part of a research study as a part of UNC-Chapel Hill for women that have Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's, taking an immune system modulator medication (a medicine that suppresses your immune system), that are or were pregnant. They were planning to follow the child until they were 2 years old. The great news is that I just had the 1 year old "checkup" from them & they have extended the study until the child is 4 years old. This is fabulous, because the more information, the better. Currently, there is no good research on the medicine that I'm on and its effects on pregnancy & the baby. I am very curious to discuss their findings prior to my next pregnancy!!!!

What are you loving today?

Until Next Time..
Love, Jen

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Accessories? Yes Please!

What better to start off the new year than a new accessory?! I mean I can think of a few other things, but a nice accessory is a pretty nice present!! :)

Jess, from Stilettos & a fishing pole, contacted me about doing her accessory swap & I am all in! Basically, you sign up on her blog by leaving a comment with your name, blog address, & email address by 12.26, you are paired up with a blog buddy by 12.31, you mail your package by 1.6, & you post what you received 1.16! fun, right?! yes, maam! so head over & join us.

& just because I have to, please take a look at my obnoxiously sweet little girl on our way out the door to daddy's Chamber of Commerce Christmas party!
He was on the board this past year & just "retired." {sigh} we need one less "thing" on our activity calendar. ha! not gonna happen as this has already been replaced by being on 3 more committees at work. {big sigh} but that's why i love my hubby!!!!! nobody can ever say he's less than a hard worker! :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Welcome yall! I promise, my blog will not permanently be a "What I'm Lovin' Wednesday" blog. Even though I do love Jamie's blog hop, that is not the sole purpose of my blog. However, that is all I have had/made the time & energy for lately & I apologize to you for that.

Without further ado, here is what I'm loving today..

{1} My husband & how he forever deals with my crazy antics.

{2} My sweet Kinsley Anne. She is at such a fun age. I feel like I have said that for a while now, but every day it is something new. I swear sometimes, she says something & I look up thinking "did I really hear her just say a sentence?!" but I don't quite know what she's saying yet. It will come I'm sure. And when that day comes, my husband and I have decided that she will be one that won't shut up from that day forward. HA!

after some serious holiday fair shopping with mama & aunt katy duck!

{3} these handmade slippers that a coworker of mine, Sherry, made. How stinkin' cute are they?! Onto Pinterest they go....

{4} that Kinsley Anne loves her sleep as much as I do. She was playing at Kyle's parents house the other night & she was getting noticeably tired. I said, "lay down Kinsley Anne!" And she tried to lay on her head....

{5} that our house looks like a Christmas wonderland! we have done our tree in more of a rustic style this year with lots of jingle bells (unbreakable for small hands) & other kid-friendly ornaments. We strung lots of extra lights on the tree for her because every time she sees Christmas lights (at home, at the store, etc) she says "Ohhhh" like she's ohh-ing and ahh-ing. We also strung up lights outside the house & we put up 2 additional trees. One tabletop tree in her room & 1 6.5 foot tree outside her room (again with the jingle bells & lights).

kinsley anne with her uncle rhino.

What are you loving today?!

Hop on over to Jamie's blog & let us know.
Also, don't forget to thank a vet. Today marks 70 years from Pearl Harbor.

Until Next Time...
Love, Jen