Five things I’m currently loving

one :: call the midwife. I think I’ve said this before. But I am totally loving it. This season has been so good. My friend is watching it too, and so it is fun to talk about it with her. Our texts are basically, “did you watch last nights episode?” “Yes I did I sobbed at such and such moment and such and such moment” “me too!” Sunday night I made myself some popcorn and a decaf latte and covered myself in a cozy, soft blanket. Jerry came in and said, “well you’ve got quite the set up there!”

two :: Ethan. All three boys have gotten a fever this week. Ethan came in bed with us Sunday night. Then yesterday he got up early from nap before he was ready. So he sat with me on the couch and fell back asleep. It was really sweet until William woke up 20 minutes later and I had to get up. When he’s not sick, he’s got two pretty polar opposite attitudes. Sometimes, he’s really sweet, and gives you lots of hugs and kisses, and tells you that he loves you in earnest. Other times,  he gets feisty, charges at you with a growling face and is ready to fight. I’m not really sure what brings each of these out other tan to say #thisistwo. I love both Ethan’s equally. The one makes my mama heart swoon, and the other usually gives my tired and weary mama heart a good laugh.

three :: Mccormick’s montreal seasoning. It’s grilling season! I put this on basically any meat (even in our burgers) and serve it alongside some veggies and a carb.

four :: podcasts. Particularly one called Serial. But also that you can listen to them at time and a half. Friends just told me about this not too long ago and… mind blow.

five :: I’ve added arm and shoulder dumbbell and an abs routine to my workout routine. I’m not one to enjoy working out, or sticking with it other than running (except when I’m pregnant), but since Jerry has gotten some weights, I find it easier to stick with.

william alexander at six months

how are you already six months old (it was really last week)?! it’s really unfair. 

at six months, william has two on the bottom and is cutting at least one on top. oh, and i gave him strep throat. sigh… i would have never known had it not been for his doctor testing a rash behind his knees. poor kid. despite all of that, he continues to be a pleasant baby for the most part. he has been a little more clingy, but that’s totally forgivable. 

he loves to jump in his johnny jumper, or will even jump in your hands. he also loves his brothers and watches them very intently. he’s not crawling yet, but will push on his toes when on his belly. he remains to be my best sleeper and yet also my fattest. i affectionately call him sir chunks a-lot. 

we all love him very much and look forward to when he wakes up. 

weekend links



william is so close to being able to sit. milestones happen so fast at this stage and i have a love/hate relationship with it. the older boys got to do a carwash the other day while i got dinner ready. micah’s been asking to do it again every day since.

now for some weekend reading!

The world has enough women who know how to do their hair. It needs women who know how to do hard and holy things. The world has enough women who live a masked insecurity. It needs more women who live a brave vulnerability. This is such a good reminder for me.

i’ve been looking for new dining room chairs for.ever. and either they’re too expensive or jerry doesn’t like them. i’m looking at these currently after inspiration from the faux martha (it was in her insta stories.)

i’m pretty sure this was jerry the first time he had bacon.

i am totally disgusted that a hotel in PA would be an epicenter for human trafficking and that no one spoke up about it.

i seriously was crying from laughing so hard at this one.

i love this madewell tee.

also, why is it so hard to find a red swimsuit that isn’t baywatch or wildly immodest?! maybe this one or this one. i’m a little nervous about the sizing, but since they’re free returns, i have nothing to lose.

have a great weekend!