Dear Mimi


Early yesterday morning, my mom and dad called me to let me know that my grandmother, Mimi, passed away peacefully during her sleep Saturday night. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know how much Mimi means to me. She was the matriarch of my mother’s side of the family and was always the spunkiest member of the bunch. I cannot wrap … [Continue reading...]

Things I’m Loving Friday #90


Hello, hello! How are you guys doing this morning? All is well over here! I meant to pop in and say hi yesterday afternoon, but I could not find a break at the gym. I’ve missed you guys a lot this week and am hoping to find more time to chat next week. Anyway… Onto better things! After a sad farewell to my mom yesterday morning, Ryan and I … [Continue reading...]

Nursery Organization and Lake Time


Good morning to you! I cannot believe it’s almost Friday. When visitors are in town, time seems to fly by. It’s been so nice having my mom here all week! We were crazy-productive yesterday and spent hours and hours organizing the nursery. Stay tuned for a nursery tour next week! My mom will be leaving this morning when I head off to the gym to … [Continue reading...]

Our First Maternity Education Class


Last night Ryan and I took our first maternity education class. We signed up for a few classes through our hospital and our first one, Breastfeeding Basics, began at 6:30 p.m. yesterday evening. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the class and upon our arrival, we were instructed to select a doll or teddy bear from a bin and find our … [Continue reading...]

PBF Baby: 31 Weeks


Good afternoon! Here is a recap of my 31st week of pregnancy! Note: All previous weekly updates and pregnancy/baby-related blog posts may be found on the Pregnancy/Baby page located at the top of this blog. Baby Updates Baby is more than 16 inches long and weighs about 3.3 pounds… about the size of a large head of romaine lettuce. I feel … [Continue reading...]