Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What's up Wednesday - June!

How has it already been a month since my last "What's up Wednesday?".  This month FLEW by.  Probably because I wasn't in the country or state hardly at all - but summer is in full swing and again, I am joining this fun "What's up Wednesday" link up on the last Wednesday of the month with some of my FAVORITE bloggers.  Mix and Match FamilyPinterest Told Me To and the Larson Lingo.

What we are eating this week...

Sunday (Father's Day) - we went to my in laws house and grilled out
{Jimmy was in Seattle this week M-W, so we took it easy}
Monday - Turkey and cheese sandwiches
Tuesday - Chicken, broccoli, brown rice
Wednesday - CHIPOTLE!!
Thursday - Pulled Pork (thanks to my freezer meal exchange club!)
Friday - Eating at the church picnic food trucks
Saturday - Miss Maddie's birthday party (Grilling out with family/friends!)

What I'm reminiscing about...

My sweet girl turning ONE in just a week and a half. 

How were these pictures taken just a year ago?  Miss Maddie has grown into the quite the sweetheart in the past year and what a year it has been for our family.  I really think the first birthday is just the hardest for me - I thought it would be easier with #2, but just is that definitive date in the sand where your baby is no longer a baby and I can't quite handle it!!

What I'm loving...

I'm loving be at home.  

Even though my kids wake me up early and throw their food on the floor, I love them so so so much.  And being home with Jimmy!!!  Making me happy is their job and they do it pretty well!

Pot roast....eating pot roast!!

What we've been up to....

I just got back from a work trip to London (and Paris!) that my parents and sister tagged along on and we had so much fun!!!!

My kiddos had a blast with their dad too.


What I'm dreading...

Adult decisions.

Had to make a hard one last month about our two adorable dogs and this month having to finalize more of them.  Sheesh.

What I've been working on....

Trying to figure out what to do with some of our decor.  

I have been a spray painting machine since I got back from Europe.  I am still working on this window that I hung up and hung the shelf on to make it so I like it.  I spray painted the bottom row with chalkboard spray paint and I'm liking it so much more!  I think the words "Happy Birthday Maddie" will look great :)

What I'm excited about...

1) Seeing our family and friends for Maddie's birthday party this weekend!
2) Fourth of July (aka Maddie's birthday!!!!!)
3) A long weekend with our family (finally all 4 of us together again!)
4) Trip to the lake with the Carter family
5) Charlie's BIRTHDAY!!

What I'm watching/reading...

I missed the last two weeks watching with some awesome girls that live in a neighborhood nearby and I'm so sad.  I am finally catching up on it (watching the episode from this Monday with her and Nick - WTF!!)

Read a book called Big Little Lies while traveling last week too by the same author I read in Mexico:

I liked the book a lot but it was sad too.

What I'm listening to...

Haha - does Charlie talking non-stop count? Lol.  I haven't listened to much music this month, but seriously, my child will not stop talking and he is just so so funny.  I love it and could listen to him all day long.  Especially when he tells me he loves me, wants me to crawl in bed with him and says things "oh mom, you're hilarious".  He's my favorite little man!

What I'm wearing...

OMG it's so so hot in KC.

So I would prefer to only wear a swimsuit at the pool.  However, I cannot wear a swimsuit to work.

I did also just see these linen pants that look pretty casual and would seem like they would be comfortable and good to wear to work. And they were on Old Navy as a hot deal for $12 today- so I thought, what the heck and bought them.  We will see what i think!

What I'm doing this weekend...

Going to a fun event at our church on Friday night with food trucks and water things for kids to play with, then baseball on Saturday morning...then celebrating our sweet one year old on Saturday after naps.  I for sure did not go overboard with this girl's party and even more disappointing, our backyard is still a disaster (yeah - I'm NOT very happy about this.  The weather or the speed of our workers....), so it will not actually be a "back yard BBQ"...but I'm trying to have a great attitude and just go with it.  A party is a party and you can't stop us from celebrating this adorable girl!!!

What I'm looking forward to next month....

July is the birthday month in the Carter house.

Maddie turns ONE on July 4th and then Charlie turns THREE on July 31.

The problem is though - I spent all my time planning for Maddie's first birthday and have no idea what to do for Charlie's.  He went to one of his daycare friend's party's at a local gymnastics and will NOT stop talking about it.  Seriously.  I think our family is sick of birthday party's by now, so we might just do something with a few of his friends and school friends, but I need to figure out what!!

And considering his birthday is in a month - I need to get ON it!!!

Also looking forward to the Carter family trip to Branson.  We are going a whole week this time and staying in a huge house together with all the cousins.  Charlie is going to be in heaven and I cannot wait to see how much fun Silver Dollar City and Whitewater are with everyone!!

What else is new...

I'm just so excited that I get to be in KC with my family at home this month.  Even if work is crazy, at least we will all be together.  The last month was SO hard traveling all over to Orlando, Mexico and London...then I got back in town Saturday night and Jimmy left for Seattle for work first thing Monday.  Ready for some family time!

Bonus: What are we doing for July 4?

Besides celebrating my sweet baby girl turning ONE on July 4??

We are planning on going out to the campground with my brother and sister-in-law and their family.  Just so hard to believe that July 4 we spent last year in the hospital with our baby girl.  Wahh!!  Time flies!!!


  1. Those pants are amazing! I bought them last summer and wore them as maternity pants becuase of the stretchy waist line!

  2. You poor thing... a work trip to LONDON?! Lucky. Anyway, crazy how our little girls are almost 1, huh?!