Wednesday, September 3, 2014


I had every intention of joining the currently link up each month... and then I forgot... and then I was on vacation the week of last month's post.  So this week it was written on the chalkboard coffee table in very large letters.  No way to forget!  Even better... Myles is sleeping in so I get to write!

writing:  I have made a lot of progress on the house.  I know I will never really be finished but a lot of the rooms have had a ton of stuff done to them and it is time I bring back the roombyroom posts to start showing updates!

anticipating:  You probably remember that my brother moved to Japan with the Air Force about two weeks after Myles was born last November.  Well, he has been in San Antonio for training since July and next week, class is over and he will be in my house for a 6 days!  Myles gets some real time with his Uncle!  We are beyond excited over here.

missing:  My helper.  I guess this is more of something I have missed.  Kyle was off this past weekend and it was pretty fantastic.  We worked as a team to get a few things done in the yard and lots of chores completed around the house.  I have missed that lately.  It has felt a lot like he is just a guest in my house.  Not by any fault of his; I just try to get stuff finished before he comes home so that we can spend time together, and we do.  And he doesn't have time or desire to go shopping to pick things out to decorate/furnish the house, which is fine. But watching a show together isn't the same as getting things done together.  It was nice to feel like he was helping work on our home with me.  The fact that it was mostly chores that were stressing  me out was just a bonus.  He even helped me with my major wardrobe purge!

wearing:  I started following The Jones Market on Instagram because of a giveaway a few months ago and after day after day of seeing these unique beautiful kid-friendly necklaces, I finally bit the bullet and bought my own.  Let me tell you.  I wear it with everything.  Myles loves it too but he refuses to let me take a photo of him playing with it.  Otherwise, this is a pretty representative outfit of what I might wear  on a non sweltering day down here.

craving:  Labor Day has come and gone and with it the arrival of pumpkin spiced coffees.  Starbucks, and therefore Dunkin Donuts, seem to put it out earlier every year and I am not complaining.  I have had two DD pumpkin creme brulee iced coffees in the past week.  Thank you extension of happy hour!

Today I am linking up with Jenna of dearest love and Anne inRESIDENCE.  Go say hello!


  1. I'm going to have to check out The Jones Market....I love that necklace!!

  2. I'm so excited for you and your brother being able to spend time together! What a blessing. I am checking out The Jones Market, now! :)

  3. How excited your going to get 6 whole days with your brother! Enjoy :)

  4. So glad you got a chance to join in! And can't wait for the room by room updates - love those. You're looking super fab... and I've never seen this Jones Market but am suddenly very tempted into another necklace addition to my collection!

  5. wow, how exciting that you are going to be able to to spend some quality time with your brother soon! And, I'm loving that pumpkin spice is back! I love ordering one pump of PS in my nonfat white mocha latte. It's delish!

  6. yay for all things pumpkin spice!! also yay that your brother will be visiting and gets to spend time with your little one!


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