"grace comes in different shapes and sizes, even the messy ones"

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

my week in iPhone photos

^^^FINALLY got caught up on ironing! Usually we just pull from the pile and iron as we need it, but trying to get on top of things before Maverick makes his arrival.^^^

^^^now having appointments every 2 weeks! Can't believe how close its getting!^^^

^^^had lunch with my Dad and Jeremy and Papa Angelos in Bethany.  Best. Pizza. Ever.^^^

^^^newest close-up of Maverick Jude^^^

^^^said goodbye to some good friends that are moving to Boston!^^^

^^^Jeremy and I bought a car that Maverick can fit in! We are so excited.^^^

^^^Week 30! On the downhill slide now!^^^

^^^movie night in bed with Jeremy watching Catching Fire since I finished the book!^^^

^^^started washing baby clothes this week! So fun getting things ready.^^^

^^^made some yummy crockpot potato soup to go along with the chilly-er weather we've been having! It hit the spot!^^^

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

my week in iPhone photos

^^^the weather last weekend was absolutely CRAZY for Oklahoma in July! My granny helped celebrate the "let's pretend its Fall" weather trend with some homemade chicken and dumplings. Man did they hit the spot!^^^

^^^like I was saying about the weather... 60's in July??? I'll take it!!^^^

^^^last week in the 20's! Crazy!!!^^^

^^^went grocery shopping with my sister! Ignore the way I look... it was my day off.^^^

^^^Baby Maverick got some new clothes from my parents! His first OSU onesie and an "Its a Wonderful Life" christmas onesie.  He's gonna be one cute little dude.^^^

^^^Made a Target run! That's my happy place.^^^

^^^my new obsession is the French Vanilla Cappuccino k-cups. So good!^^^

^^^re-organizing and making room for all the cute baby things that will soon be invading our 2 bedroom apartment.  It'll be one tight packed little adventure, and I just can't hardly wait!^^^

I hope your week has been good! The heat has definitely returned to Oklahoma in full force, and I just have to say, I am extremely thankful for ceiling fans:) How's the weather where you live?? Did I mention I'm ready for Fall :) 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

a few of my favorite things

Venus Trapped in Mars

Happy to be linking up with Sarah and Helene! Here are a few of my favorite things....

Favorite pet I ever had
my dog Andy... half chow half german shepherd!

Favorite car I’ve owned
2013 Ford Fiesta

Favorite meal out, ever
well now that I'm pregnant, this answer changes often.  Pre-pregnancy it was definitely Zio's. 

Favorite food I’ve cooked
ever cooked?? that's a hard one.  I did make a pretty awesome crockpot version of beef stroganoff last week.

Favorite food from childhood
fish sticks and macaroni and cheese, together.

Favorite movie of all time
impossible to choose just one.

Favorite book of all time
as of recent, the Hunger Games. 

Favorite color
Black, turquoise, yellow, and green. 

Favorite song
"How Deep the Father's Love" 

Favorite hobby activity that makes me get lost for hours
Reading. or walking the aisles of Hobby Lobby or Target. No really, I love it.

Favorite flower

Favorite outdoor smell
rain. ahh i love it!

Favorite time of day
definitely bed time 

Favorite old TV show I grew up on
Full House, 100%-- i still love it!
So what are some of your favorite things??

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happy 4th of July!

We kicked off the 4th of July week with the Mustang firework show and SuperFreak concert! We saw them last year and they were awesome again this time! My sister and her new husband and our friend Sam joined us. It was lots of fun!

Then on the 4th we had hamburgers with my family at my parent's house, and then headed over to my cousin's house to celebrate Aden's 4th birthday! Lots of fun with family and friends!!

^^^such a wonderful birthday for a wonderful boy! He is definitely a little firecracker! We love him so much!^^^

You can read about last year's 4th of July here! I hope you all had a safe and fun time with your friends and family celebrating our wonderful country!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Healthy Habits-- Homemade Ranch Dressing

I've missed a few weeks, but I'm excited to be linking up with Katie again for her Healthy Habits series! Make sure to head over to her blog, and check out all the other link ups! 

So for this week's post, I wanted to share this new recipe I found for homemade light Ranch dressing! I sort of L-O-V-E ranch dressing and want to dip everything I eat in it. I mean its just so good, and makes everything taste better! However, if you've looked at the calories, fat, and strange ingredients listed on most bottled Ranch dressings, it doesn't take long to realize its not the best thing to be putting into your body.  Soooo after trying several Pinterest recipes for Ranch dressing, and being disappointed, I finally found one that tastes just like the real thing, has the perfect consistency, and is sooo easy to make! 
  • 1 package dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • combine all ingredients 
  • whisk together 
  • chill for 2 hours before serving. And voila! You've got homemade ranch dressing with REAL ingredients and low in calories and fat!

^^^ this recipe made about 2 cups, and it lasted about a week and a half before it started getting sort of bubbly on top which weirded me out so I threw it out and made more!^^^

 Hope you enjoy yours when you make it! What are some other dressings or dips you've learned to make at home?? I would love to hear!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

my week in iPhone photos

^^^made a homemade cookie cake for the first time, and it was delicious! I definitely recommend this recipe!^^^

^^^two "fun" parts of the beginning of the third trimester! I swear this heartburn is crazy, I'm always chomping on some TUMS right after dinner, and as soon as I get into bed. Also, did the glucose test this week... it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.  Just the after taste burns!^^^

^^^registered at Babies "R" US, and decided these signs should be mandatory in every parking lot!^^^

^^^free Icee day at 7-11 was a must have on a H-O-T day!^^^

^^^this is Jeremy showing my Grandpa what a "selfie" is, ha!^^^

^^^went over to Ft. Smith to find out that Baby Keenen is a baby boy! I'll become a mother and an aunt within a couple months of each other... fun times!^^^

^^^fun dessert in Ft. Smith^^^

^^^28 weeks already^^^

^^^enjoyed a morning with nothing to do but sleep in, drink coffee, and catch up on my shows!^^^

^^^lunch selfie with the family^^^

^^^Maverick's newest additions to his room that is slowly starting to come together!^^^

^^^cute tiny baby socks :) ^^^

^^^enjoyed a family walk last night!^^^