Friday, June 27, 2014

What's Been Happening Lately

Since I haven't had time to post as often as I'd like lately, I decided to cram what could be 5 separate posts into one.  Just hang in with me :)

So, in quick succession and recap style, here's what we've been up to lately.

1. Audrey completed Kindergarten!

Yep, I officially have a first grader.  This gal is so excited for summer breaks, long trips to her Mimi's (where she is now!), and summer camps.

2. We got a cat!

Jameson's allergic to dogs.  We used to have 3.  We miss having pets you can really 'pet.'  Audrey's got a guinea pig, but she doesn't really count.  So, we adopted Lucy, who is the sweetest, cutest, best kitty we could imagine.  She's 10 y/o and has a lot of love to give.

Oh, and she's the MOST tolerant cat on the planet.  Perfect for my kids.

3. I've been trying to keep myself (and my family) active and healthy this summer

Now that I'm finally feeling less blah this pregnancy, I've been lacing up my sneakers and taking long walks with the kids as often as I can.

I've also been purchasing our produce for this week and washing/chopping it all up and keeping it in containers you can SEE THROUGH, so that we always have healthy options visible and ready to go in the fridge.  It took me about an hour to do all of what is pictured below.

4. I've been studying for my licensing exam

Eeeeek - I don't really want to talk about it, but I only have one more big hurdle until I'm officially a licensed psychologist.  Studying has consumed a lot of my time and I can't wait until this test is past me!

5. I'm thinking of chopping my hair short for summer

This is now:

and here are some inspiration pics:

What do we think?

6. We found out we are having a baby GIRL

Okay, so yeah, I did a whole post on this already, but we're so excited about our little girl on the way.  I think it's safe to Audrey is wicked excited/relieved as well - she was really hoping for a baby sister.

Now, my little J-man will be sandwiched between 2 sisters, but I think he'll handle it just fine.

7. Last, but not least, I'm going away for a girls' weekend

Woo hoo!!!  Tonight, I'm headed to the beach for a quick getaway with 2 of my best gal pals from grad school.  One lives here in the Baltimore area, but is soon moving to ILLINOIS and the other lives in Connecticut, so these little getaways are so treasured.  I can't wait for a relaxing weekend with the gals.  I'm going to get in a little study time on the beach, but will mostly just enjoy being away, sleeping, and catching up!

Have a great weekend!

- Amber


Carrie said...

I think you should chop your hair shorter, you are just one of those people that looks awesome with short hair! I love how you are eating so healthy this summer, I need to cut up more veggies and fruit for the kids so that they grab those... I have stopped buying chips and soda... if it isn't in front of us we don't eat it. Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

So much in one post!
I hope you had a great weekend with your friends!
Way to go, Audrey. Hope 1st grade is awesome!
Lucy seems like a great fit for your family!
Short hair would look great on you!
I do the same thing with our fruits and veggies. It helps so much!

Jamie said...

Cute kitty!

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