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A Weekend Full Of Food, Fitness, Baby Prep, Family, And Spa Fun

Hello, all! How was your weekend?! Mine was so nice! I go back to work tomorrow after a 2 week break. My pregnancy is really starting to hit me since I am nearing the end of it, so I know it is going to be tough going back.

Anyway…let’s recap the weekend shall we?

FRIDAY EVENING:

I met my best friend for Starbucks and an appetizer at a delicious restaurant called Mezzo. I had a super tasty kale salad.

We had pedicures scheduled at the Woodhouse Day Spa next door, and headed there after we ate. The spa was so lovely! We got robes, then sat in the “quiet room” with snacks and tea.

They called us for our pedicures and it was absolutely amazing!!! Afterwards, we went back into the “quiet room” and chatted a while. We left around 6 and both headed home.

I made a fried plantain for a snack because I was hungry again.

I went into my bedroom early, diffused some oils, and watched Love Actually until it was time for bed.

SATURDAY:

I woke up, had some coffee, then taught online.

After teaching, I did a prenatal cardio video, plus the exercise bike while I listed to a podcast.

My mom came over around noon and we went to Whole Foods for lunch. After lunch, we did some shopping for baby items, as well as items I need to take to the hospital.

We also started washing and sorting the TONS of baby clothes I have for little Kennedy!

That evening, my mom, husband, and I went out to dinner for my mom’s birthday (coming up this week). The place was called 101 Beer Kitchen and it was wonderful!

I had the veggie burger and beet chips.

The atmosphere was adorable and we spent a long time chatting and having fun! Happy early birthday, mom!

After dinner, we watched Netflix until bed.

SUNDAY:

I woke up and got Starbucks with my mom before getting ready for church. We went to church with one of my closest friends and it was fun to see her!

After church, my husband made brunch. It was so tasty!

After brunch, my mom and I finished organizing and shopping for more baby items. It exhausted me a bit, but I am so thankful for my mom’s help!! I am finally relaxing about everything!

My mom left around 4:30 and I decided to relax on the couch a while. I will finish the rest of my list a little later!

The hubs and I will make something quick for dinner and hopefully just relax and watch Netflix tonight.

Have a great evening and upcoming week, all!

With love,

Carly

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2018 Highlights And Pictures

Happy New Year, friends! I spent the evening eating ice cream, and watching a movie with my husband and kitties. We did not make it to midnight haha! 2018 was a great year for us, and we are excited to welcome our baby girl in 2019!!

Let’s recap this past year, shall we?

JANUARY:

We took a trip to Hocking Hills, stayed in a beautiful cabin, played games, and went hiking.

FEBRUARY:

We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a lovely ravioli dinner made by my hubby!

MARCH:

We celebrated my 29th birthday at Valley Vineyards with steak, salmon, wine, and family.

APRIL:

We visited my cousin in Nashville for Spring Break and had a blast!

MAY:

I had my procedure at the fertility clinic that would bring us the best news ever!

JUNE:

I had a positive pregnancy test and immediately called my husband because I couldn’t wait until he got home!

We saw Luke Bryan in concert with some friends!

We spent a week at the lake with my husband’s family where I experienced morning sickness for the first time.

JULY:

We spent a week enjoying the beach in North Carolina with my family!

AUGUST:

I went to Lake Michigan with my oldest brother and his family! It was fun spending time with my niece and nephews.

We had our gender reveal party!

SEPTEMBER:

We got to play bride and groom for a day! Our wedding photographer asked if we would do a photo shoot to help out a new venue! It was so fun.

OCTOBER:

We had our annual apple and pumpkin picking date.

NOVEMBER:

We celebrated my husband’s 30th birthday and took a trip to Chicago!

I had my baby shower!

I hit the third trimester on Thanksgiving Day.

DECEMBER:

I had baby shower #2.

We did some major baby prep, and celebrated Christmas with our families.

What a year it has been!

I hope you all had a blessed year!

With love,

Carly

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Christmas Celebrations And A Life Catch Up

Hello, all! If you celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did. I haven’t updated since last week, so it’s time for a little life catch-up from the past weekend through Christmas day.

FRIDAY:

After work, my husband and I headed to his work Christmas party. We went bowling and they catered in City Bbq for dinner! We had a lot of fun hanging out with everyone!

We got home late and crashed.

SATURDAY:

I taught online before we spent the day cleaning. We decided to grab Chipotle for dinner and ate while we watched the movie Peppermint. It was awesome by the way!

Just a random Saturday photo of us haha!

SUNDAY:

I went to the gym for a quick cardio workout before my mom and brother came over. My mom and I grabbed lunch and did some shopping!

I love Whole Foods!

After they left, we finished Christmas shopping (last minute, I know)!

We cuddled with the cats and relaxed when we got home.

MONDAY (CHRISTMAS EVE):

We woke up, had some coffee, then opened our stockings to each other!

I was so surprised by the prenatal massage gift certificate! Plus, my FAVORITE almond butter! My husband did great.

I did a barre workout before getting ready to head to my in-laws!

When we got to my husband’s hometown, we ate dinner, went to church, then came back to his parents. Once we were there, the siblings exchanged our secret Santa gifts (my brother in law got me an Alexa)!

After presents, we got in pjs and watched a movie!

TUESDAY (CHRISTMAS DAY):

We woke up, had coffee, ate, then started on presents. My in-laws go ALL OUT and it takes us almost 3 hours to open because we go one at a time.

I got tons of fun things for me and baby! We were spoiled!!! My husband got me an elliptical/bike for when baby comes and I don’t want to leave the house.

We relaxed the rest of the day before having dinner at my husband’s aunt and uncle’s house.

We got home late, unloaded the car, then went straight to bed.

I am officially on break from work, so the next week and a half will be spent preparing for baby, teaching online, and catching up on sleep!

Hope you enjoyed the update!

With love,

Carly

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A Weekend Full Of Tasty Food, Fitness, And Baby Shower #2

Hello, all! How was your weekend? Mine was busy, but wonderful. Let’s jump right it, shall we?

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My husband picked up Jersey Mike’s on his way home for dinner because we didn’t want to cook.

We ate and watched Ozark! We have been binging that show on Netflix…love it!

SATURDAY:

The day started with my usual online teaching. Afterwards, I hit up the gym for some cardio. Baby has moved off of my back (for now) so I am feeling much better! Yay!!

After the gym, I met a girlfriend for brunch at Northstar cafe. We had so much fun catching up!

After brunch, the day was spent cleaning the house and Christmas shopping!

My mom came over that evening and we did some more shopping, then picked up Whole Foods for dinner.

We watched football until super late!

SUNDAY:

I woke up, had Starbucks with my mom and husband, then got ready for baby shower number 2! My mom and I drove the 2 hours to my husband’s home town to celebrate. It was a blast!

My belly feels huge now!

My husband’s aunt made this baby! So cute!!

Bow making station!

The grandmas!

My college roommate (who is also my husband’s cousin).

My cat decided this toy was his hahaha!

I was wiped out when I got home so I made a quick dinner, then watched Ozark with the hubs until bed.

It was a great weekend! Let’s hope the week goes by fast.

Have a great one!

With love,

Carly

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Our Chicago Getaway

Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. We are driving home from our mini vacation to Chicago. It was a blast! It was a perfect way to celebrate Brad’s 30th birthday, our anniversary, and our “babymoon.” Let’s jump right in…

FRIDAY:

We left home around 8am and made the 6 hour drive to Chicago. We arrived at our Airbnb around 2:30 ish, unpacked and settled in.

We changed, called an uber, then headed into the city.

Our first stop was the bean to get some pictures!

It started getting a little dark, so we walked over to the Chicago theater to see it all lit up. It was so pretty!!

The evening was absolutely freezing, so we decided on an early dinner at Giordano’s! We got salads and pizzas. Everything was super yummy!

After dinner, we ubered back to our Airbnb, watched a movie, then crashed hard!

SATURDAY:

I woke up before my husband, so I did a short pregnancy workout video. When he woke up, we walked (in the 19 degree weather) to Starbucks for coffee and breakfast.

After breakfast, we got ready for the day and ubered into the city. We walked around until it was time for our first activity!

At noon, we did the Chicago Theater Tour and it was absolutely fantastic! We loved learning the history and not to mention, I adore the theater!

I was like a kid in a candy store Haha!

After the tour, we stopped at a food truck for lunch and ate in the sunshine. Chicago style hot dogs are no joke! YUM!!!

After lunch, we headed to the field museum. It was huge and there was so much to see! We loved the dinosaur exhibit, and also ancient Egypt.

After the museum, we walked a bunch more and saw the bean at night, along with other cool parts of the city.

Our next stop was the John Hancock building! We did Chicago 360, which takes you super high to see some beautiful views. I’m so glad we went at night! There was a wait for this and I was getting nauseous, but felt better once we got to the top.

Afterwards, we were both wiped out from walking all day so we headed to dinner at Gino’s East. I needed water and to just sit. It felt amazing to relax. I wasn’t in the mood for pizza again so I got minestrone soup and a delicious salad with grilled chicken, candied walnuts, cranberries, radishes, cheese chunks, and their delicious house dressing.

After dinner, we ubered back to the Airbnb and both crashed quickly. My total steps on my Fitbit was almost 25,000 for the day! Crazy!!

SUNDAY:

This morning, we packed up early, grabbed Starbucks, and started the trip home. I can’t wait to see my kitties!!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday, everyone!

With love,

Carly