Good morning and Happy Friday to you! I am checking in this morning after teaching a sweaty strength class and am feeling awfully ready for a relaxing weekend. I’m really looking forward to our Girls On The Run 5K on Saturday morning and Ryan and I are also hoping to find some time to spend on the lake if the weather is as nice as it is supposed to be this weekend. I hope some fun and relaxation awaits you as well!
Moving right along… It’s time to dive into your usual Things I’m Loving Friday post where we all chat about what we’re loving most each week. Feel free to participate in the comments section of this post by sharing something that’s making you smile below!
Let’s get to it!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- GOTR Surprise Baby Shower
Yesterday my Girls On The Run team and wonderful co-coaches completely blew me away when they threw me a surprise baby shower during our last practice of the season! I arrived at practice expecting us to celebrate the end of a fun spring season and walked into a classroom decorated with “It’s A Boy!” blue décor and was totally floored. My pregnancy hormones were apparently raging because I had to stop myself from crying. All of the girls gave me homemade cards and the most thoughtful gifts and I was, yet again, reminded why I love this organization so darn much.
- This Poem
Apparently our group of Girls On The Run girls love poetry because many of the cards I received had adorable poems in them about our baby boy and motherhood. The above card made me laugh out loud and also smile because I have a feeling this little sixth grader is wise beyond her years with those words!
He will bring you happiness // He will bring you sadness // He will bring you gladness // He will bring you madness
- Tea & Coffee Drawer
I cannot remember where I first got the idea to designate a kitchen drawer specifically for coffee and tea (I want to say it was from Tina?), but I love having all of our coffee and teas in one easy-to-access place close to the coffee machine. The drawer isn’t exactly well organized, but everything is easy to see since all of our coffee and tea is basically on display when you pull out the drawer. This is especially nice when we have guests visiting and they want to choose a new tea or coffee to try while they’re in town.
- Ryan’s Physical Therapist
Is this a weird thing to love? Probably. But she is so amazing! Ryan is meeting with a physical therapist two times a week to help with his recovery after his ACL surgery and I’ve been able to go to most of his appointments with him so far (mainly because he couldn’t drive himself at first). I was instantly impressed with his physical therapist’s knowledge and patience and cannot believe the progress Ryan has made in only two weeks. His mobility has improved greatly and he’s off crutches now which is incredible. Ryan has been religiously following his physical therapist’s advice and is great about completing the daily exercises she assigns him. We know his recovery will be slow and steady, but I really am amazed at all he’s able to do already. If you are looking for a fabulous physical therapist in the North Charlotte area, I highly recommend Heidi Smith, PT, of Saylor Physical Therapy.
- This Pregnancy Graphic
Before I got pregnant, whenever a pregnant woman would say how far along she was in terms of weeks, I’d find myself doing my best fast math to figure out her pregnancy length in terms of months. Twenty-six weeks? Just say 6 months! But then I became pregnant and quickly realized how different each week can feel! This graphic simplifies everything… and also made me gasp a little when I took the time to really think about the fact that I’ll be in my third trimester in 1.5 weeks! Whoa.
- The Start of Home Renovation Projects
Hello, dark purple bathroom! That not-so-lovely and oh-so-purple bathroom is one of three bathrooms we’re hoping to update before the baby arrives (if possible) and last night Ryan and I headed to Lowe’s to meet with a design specialist. We’re hoping to get the ball rolling on a few home renovation projects and have a lot to discuss in terms of cost, design vision, etc. but someone is coming out to our house next week to take measurements and help us get an idea of what we will be able to do. I can’t wait to get started!!
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you are loving this week?