November 15, 2013

littlest helper.


The boys bathroom makeover finally got underway a week or so ago (ok, maybe two weeks ago). Jeremy is slowly getting everything done, and he's rockin' it for sure. I haven't been feeling all that well, so I'm not much help. Usually I love getting my hands dirty on home projects, but this time around? I'm a lazy bum who manages things from the sideline.

Either way, it's coming along and looking really, really good. The floors we picked out are perfect; I'll be sure to share lots of photos when things wrap up this next week. The boys have both been really interested in helping out, so we've let them help paint in places that won't be too obvious once all the doors are put back. They have loved it... The day we tore out the existing floor though? Cayden walked in, gasped and said, "What did you do to my floor?" He was genuinely upset. Now? Not so much. He's loving the progress and asks Jeremy every single day if he's done yet. Hoping to wrap things up this weekend/early next week and get some final photos put together. Yay!

November 11, 2013

a little thing.


The boys just wanted to share these photos with you. Yep, I'll let that soak in for just a minute...

Got it now? It's true! The boys are going to have a baby brother/sister sometime in May. Cayden really wants a baby sister – perhaps he knows too much about a baby brother now? Ha. We keep telling him that we don't have any control over that, so I'm hoping there's no disappointment with him if it is another boy.

Which at this point, I'm pretty sure it is. I mean, it just seems like we have boys, so having a girl seems like such a foreign concept to me at this point. After what we went through earlier this year, Jeremy and I are both praying for a healthy baby. I would love a little girl, but a trio of boys sounds lovely too.

Anyway, this pregnancy so far is like neither of the boys. Nausea, heartburn and headaches like whoa. I had a little nausea with both of the boys, but this one has been completely different. And I never knew heartburn could be so miserable. My apologies to anyone who deals with this on the regular.

I'm a little over 14 weeks along with a due date of May 10. We've heard the sweet heartbeat twice now; the first time on an ultrasound where we could also see that sweet little heartbeat beating. We are thrilled to be parents of three and are anxiously looking forward to next spring!

November 8, 2013

fall hiking.


We're so very lucky to live extremely close to one of our state parks. And with the gorgeous weather that we've been having, we knew we wanted to take the boys hiking this past Saturday. There was a slight chill in the air – nothing a little hiking wouldn't warm up. The leaves, oh my goodness y'all, the leaves were beautiful. It rained the other night with a pretty extreme temperature drop which knocked a lot of the leaves off the trees... but last Saturday, they were still hanging around and looking absolutely beautiful.

There's a small waterfall that one can hike down to. Since there hadn't been a lot of rain, we knew the falls would be just a trickle. But the real adventure was our hike anyway. We hadn't been to the park since last fall, and noticed that there was a new trail that would lead straight to the bottom of the falls. Sold!

You guys. Taking a two and four year old hiking is already a challenge. The path we chose to take? Pretty much straight down the side of a rock wall. (That photo of me holding their hands, and the one beside it? Behind us, that's what we came down.) Seriously. It was fun, but man, it was tough to make sure that the boys were steady where they were before we moved on. Jeremy and I kept passing them to each other. But the boys did so great! They listened and stayed still when we needed them to and followed directions when we needed...

"Stand right there. Don't move."
"Sit down on your hiney and slide down this rock."
"Cayden, I know this is weird, but we really need you to hug this tree and not let go!"

It took us 45 minutes to climb down our rocks, but we were very proud of ourselves for making it without anyone getting injured. We looked at the trickle of the waterfall, crossed over the creek and started hiking back up the other side. Going up was a little easier, and it was fun to encourage the boys to find the right path for themselves.

Jeremy noticed that Cayden was walking a little, um, strained and asked if he needed to go potty. No big deal, boys can pee in the woods easy-peasy right? But, he needed to poop. Jeremy luckily had some tissue in his pocket and found the perfect spot for Cayden to squat over a tree branch.

Y'all, if you ask Cayden, pooping in the woods was his favorite part of the day. Boys...

November 7, 2013



If you guys live near a Bojangles, trust me, you're gonna want to read on! I was emailed and asked if I'd like to receive a gift card to head on over to Bojangles to try out some yummy chicken. Um, hello? Of course! So we went and ate some chicken...

Bojangles is currently promoting their Tailgate Everything website. It's this cool site that tells you how to Tailgate basically any and every thing. Also? Did you know that Bojangles has a recipe website? Yep, I'm for serious. A whole site dedicated to things you can do with the chicken you pick up from Bojangles. Me? I like to keep things simple and classic. Jeremy likes to change things up though. His "recipe"? Pull the chicken off the bones and put it on a good buttery biscuit. Good stuff, y'all.

And hey! Good news? If you live close to a Bojangles and would like to try out some chicken for free, then it's your lucky day! I have a $15 Bojangles gift card with your name on it. Just enter the easy giveaway below!

I was chosen to receive these gift cards free of charge. The opinions are my own. And my opinion? I think I'll be going to Bojangles for lunch again to day. It's just that good! a Rafflecopter giveaway
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