Wednesday, November 4, 2015


cooking  :  soups.  Lots of soups are in our future.  Last week was my first and very successful attempt at Chicken Tortilla, this week is copycat Zuppa Toscana from Olive Garden.  One of Kyle's favorites, there are a million recipes online, this is pretty much what I do.

planning  :  the 2nd birthday party.  I made the invitations this year, but that is about as cute as its going to get.  After some meltdowns about making it "perfect", I am reevaluating my priorities and going for cute and simple but not Pinterest Perfect.  Apparently stress does some interesting things to my body and I am not going to make a 2nd birthday party be a source of stress.  So we are having a simple airplane theme with a couple of simple craft decorations mixed with planes from Myles' room, and having some families over for chili and dessert one evening and just let all of the kiddos play.

smelling  :  I rarely buy candles, but when I do, I go for the fall scents in Walmart for super cheap.  This year it is the Mainstays Apple Pumpkin scent.  I was SO happy when I grabbed this new one for the year.  Such a perfect sweet and spicy combination.

appreciating  :  Every minute with this guy.  I just need my husband right now, and thankfully we have a full week of not having to run around to any priorities or events M-F (a rarity), so even if he comes home late from work, we get to just chill out together.  Thanks to his parents, we were able to have any epic date night on Halloween to the wedding of one of his Chiefs.  Such a sweet sweet time with my man.

anticipating  :  #scarfament!  I wasn't going to sign up this year because of other obligations, but Kyle encouraged me to do it anyway because it would be a source of joy for me in this season.  And I am so excited that I am doing it again!  I hope some friends signed up too, because all spots have been filled! But of course, I am also anticipating Thanksgiving.  We get to go home to family as a family this year.  Our first year here, a few came to us since Myles had just been born; last year my dad picked up Myles and I and took us to KY while Kyle was on an away rotation alone.  This year, we get to drive home together and rest with our families.

What are you currently up to?

Of course I am linking up with the lovely Anne and Jenna once again!


  1. Good for you on the party - cute and simple is perfect, and people will have so much fun enjoying your yummy chili and desserts. And darn, I missed the #scarfament thing - sounds so fun! Looking forward to seeing your fun with it.

  2. I've been cooking lots of soups and using our crockpot as well. I love burning fall candles! I've bought wax melts at Walmart but not candles. Simple is always better with little kids parties. Try not to stress out!


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