Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Links - Blogging at the Beach is Better

Whatup, playas? (Just trying it on.  Don't think it works for me.)
As you're reading this I am sitting on the tenth floor of the condo listening to the waves and eating chocolate chip cookies for breakfast.  Yep.  I'm on vacation.  We got here in pretty good time yesterday with Coop Man.  Only had to make one extra stop!  Today will be spent lounging by the pool, getting CT in the water for the first time, lounging on the deck, reading my book, lounging in the room, and then seafood for dinner of course.

Please enjoy these links for your normal work day.

I gravitate toward hippie-hipster baby names. How about you?

Flower petals as fashion art. Amazing.

38 Most Haunting Abandoned Places. You just can't stop looking.

For the former Nsync fanatics.  How much are your Nsync collectibles worth?

The 12 Cats of the Zodiac.   I'm kind of digging my Sagittarius.

How men on Tinder reacted to three different levels of make-up.

One of my new favorite Instagrams.  If you like pretty paintings CLICK THAT LINK.

Chris, dear?  Want to move to New Orleans and live here?  ...Or to Salem and live here?

New Mama, You Will Never Be This Loved Again.  Great post that nearly had me in tears.

Too perfect.  23 Signs You're Secretly an Introvert.

Wish List: This dress, this print, these pens.

An artist takes celebrity dolls and turns them into who they're supposed to look like.

If we don't "talk" before then, have an awesomely fun and safe 4th of July!

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Letters To Me - Beach Bound!

 Dear Alyssa,
Getting brave aren’t we? You go, mama.
But could you slow down on the oatmeal raisin cookies?
Because good grief.
-The bikini you just bought

Why have you forsaken me?
PS. When you’re not looking I go in Cooper’s room
and rub ALL OVER his glider. So ha.

Give it up, baby. I’m probably never going to work like I used to.
I guess this means you’ll never win that Nobel Peace Prize for astrophysics.
…or ever be able to remember anything again ever.
Sorry about that.
-Your Brain After Baby

I swear, if you get ONE MORE cavity we’re going to abandon ship
and you’re going to wake up one morning a gummy, bloody mess.
Enjoy your dentures.
-Your Teeth

Dear Alyssa,
Hello, old friend! I’m so glad we’re getting reacquainted.
I was feeling super lonely there for a while. I figured I would have to
be put on the back burner for a time, but that’s ok! I’d wait forever for you.
We’re going to look great together on the balcony at the beach next week. ; )
-The Book You’ve Been Reading Since December.

The Book I’ve Been Reading Since December is right. We’re going to the beach next week! Cooper’s first beach trip and I’m so excited to get his little toes in the water. The whole gang is going (us, the parents, the sister, the boyfriend-in-law, and the grandparents) and I don’t know what I’m more excited about: the pool lounging, the food, or the extra hours of sleep. Probably the sleep. Yeah, definitely the sleep.
Happy Friday!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Weekend in Numbers

I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day! We had a nice relaxing weekend. I won’t bore you with the details. I’ll just give you the cliff note version…in numbers.

2 – The number of times baby woke up Friday night.
3 – Cat naps taken Saturday morning.
15 - Selfies taken with Cooper.

27 – Books taken to 2nd and Charles.
5. 75 – Money in store credit I got for said books. Womp womp.
4 – Pieces of bread consumed at Outback. (I decided to quit bread until vacation the next day.)
1 –Dirty diapers changed during dinner.
3 – Episodes of OITNB watched.
1 – Sweet Father’s Day gift given to Chris.

1,598 – Father’s Day posts seen on facebook.
2.5 – Amount of consecutive hours I napped Sunday afternoon.
55.27 – Money spent at Publix on maybe 7 items.
5 ish – Chapters read in book.
0 – Loads of laundry done.

The length of that nap and the number of loads of laundry done made it a fantastic weekend.
We leave for the beach a week from today so the next seven days will without a doubt be the longest seven days in the history of all mankind.
Oh yes, and there’s the fact that I have to get my teeth cleaned AND have a filling this afternoon. Awesome. I will be ecstatic when this day is over.
Happy Tuesday or whatever.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

You Probably Don't Know...

Morning, All.
I feel like I’m finally getting my blog mojo back after slowing down from baby. When I saw the theme of the link up Helene was hosting today I thought it would be a perfect time to join in.

You probably don't know...

That I was almost named Hilary after my great grandfather. I’m totally not a Hilary.

That I’d pick the mountains over the beach 9 times out of 10.

That I love weddings and would go to a stranger's wedding if given the opportunity.

That I grew up in a home without indoor pets. Unless you count goldfish or hermit crabs.

That Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs is my favorite movie heroine.

That even though Cooper has a super preppy name, I gravitate toward hippy names.

That I would rather lick a public toilet seat than watch a sex scene in a movie with my parents.

That at 27 I still don’t know what I want to be when I “grow up”.

That I’ve never smoked. Anything. Not once.

That if I have another son I want him to be named Shepard. See? Hippy.

That I’ve been a huge Titanic nerd ever since I saw it in theaters in 4th grade.

That I don’t like Tina Fey. There. I said it.

That I was tall for my age when I was little but just stopped growing in 5th or 6th grade at 5'3.

That I would love to voice a cartoon character.

Did you know any of that? I would have put that I'm super awesome but you probably already knew that...

Helene in Between

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