Friday, June 21, 2013

Five on Friday (jumping on the bandwagon...)

So I’m jumping on the band wagon hoping that this type of post is something I can keep up with weekly since it’s super random.  We all know that I have been majorly slacking and prioritizing sleep over blogging (how dare I?!), but my friend Vanessa has been linking up with a fun group of bloggers (Darci, April, Christina and Natasha) the last few weeks and I’ve been loving her posts.  Not only that, but I feel like most of the folks that I follow are linking up to, so I am copying off your blog posts again Vanessa.  I’m just hoping I can do it more than one week!!

We are on the house hunt this weekend.  The folks that are buying our house had the inspection on Wednesday and from what we hear it went ok – so nothing official yet, but we’re far enough along that we figured we should probably start our search.  I’m half excited and half overwhelmed.  We think we have an area in Kansas City narrowed down to look, but then keep changing our minds.  Do we build or buy?  All TBD but we need to figure it out sooner rather than later because interest rates are on their way UP people!!!

My baby is turning ONE in just 6 short weeks. I’m not quite sure when this happened.  This first year just flew by and it has been so fun.  As for birthday party planning?!  Well, we have the theme and the guest list and are going to order the invites over the weekend.  My friend, Victoria from RVParties, is helping me with the design work and I’m really excited for a beach bash in our empty house (party is 7/28 and our buyers close 7/30 – so it’ll be like having an empty banquet hall to work with but in my house – weird!!).  

So happy the weekend is finally here.  Whew.  There are some weeks I’m not sure if we will all make it to Friday.  Jimmy was out of town Monday through Wednesday this week, so I had a little extra responsibility on my hands, but we were so happy to have him back.  I’m guessing there will be a few more of these in the next few days….

Duck Dynasty.  Do you watch it?  I didn’t until I started working on it like every day of my life at work.  I’m supporting a team that is developing some Duck Dynasty products and I feel like that’s all I hear about all day long.  So I broke down and set my DVR and watched a few episodes.  I didn’t think I would like it – but I have to say, it’s pretty funny.  I think I like the mindless-ness of it especially.  If you haven’t seen an episode – give it a try.  They seem like a pretty good family and it actually makes working on their product P&Ls a little more fun to have watched the show!

Charlie is so so close to walking it’s scary.  He’s standing on his own now for a good 30 seconds at a time and even taken a few steps here and there, but nothing consistent.  What I cannot get over?  Is looking at him from such a new vantage point.  He looks like a toddler when he stands up and dances.  It’s crazy to me how you get used to looking at your kids a certain way (first laying down, then sitting up, then crawling and then walking)…so when that view changes it crazy to me.  When he’s standing and looking at me face to face, I cannot help but smile.  But that also means he’s into EVERYTHING.  I’m not kidding when I say this kid is all boy.  We have at least one accident report a week at day care that involves a bloody lip or bump/bruise.  At least he takes it all in with a smile, right? 

Here’s to a fabulous weekend that feels extra LONG, right??

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  1. i love duck dynasty! :) and your little guy is sooo cute!

    hope you have a great weekend, good luck house hunting!

  2. I can't wait to see what Victoria comes up with for a beach bash! Birthdays are so much fun!
    I wish I would have done something where guests could write Graham notes to open on his 10th/18th/21st(?). Maybe you could have a "message in bottle" station.

    1. That is SUCH a great idea :) I love the message in a bottle so much. Thank you! And yes, Victoria is amazing - I love everything she came up with! Cannot wait to celebrate!

  3. Yay for 5 on Friday!!! First of all, I'm obsessed with Duck Dynasty…like I seriously want to be a Robertson! That's so cool that you're working on their stuff! Secondly, love the theme for Charlie's bday--I can't wait to see everything you come up with! And lastly, hope you guys had a successful house hunting weekend!!!