Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Life Lately

It's April.  The month of March usually seems to drag on for me... but this year, it didn't.

I had started the year crossing off monthly to-do lists.  Last month, I had working out, taking pups on 5 walks, trying a new recipe, eating fruits and veggies everyday and cleaning out our guest closet.

Although the eating fruits and veggies was reached... I can't say anything else on that list was.  I started off on a good foot - walking 3-4 miles everyday while we were on our babymoon.  It's crazy how quickly things can change, but I am willing to do anything to keep this girl healthy, even if it means taking it easy and staying off my feet... which the doctors are makin' me do.  We are thrilled to be 32 weeks along... hoping to keep her cookin' for another 8!  I have found out in the last few weeks {even more} how blessed I am to have my family and close friends who constantly are checking in and so good to me.  My husband is a rockstar - that guy means the world to me and I am not sure how I would survive with out him.  Love that man!

My goals for April...
+ hanging the shelves in Andie's nursery & decorating
+ washing and organizing the teenie tiny clothes
+ organizing her closet
+ writing thank you cards
+ posting a nursery reveal (when it's done!)

We've had a little trip to Napa planned to celebrate my MIL's Birthday with the family since December and I am really hoping to tag along for the night.  The itinerary is just hanging at the hotel and eating some good food, so hopefully I get the "all clear" to go.

We've had some beautiful weather in Northern California - had some rain over the weekend, and forecasted later this week - but other than that, lots of sunshine and 70s.  I have been sitting outside our house and by the pool at the gym trying to maintain this little color I have from Hawaii.  (Badly need it for the dress I am wearing this weekend to our baby shower)  :)  I really LOVE spring.  It's a gorgeous time of the year.

Our Easter was very relaxed - we spend it every year at my Aunt Karen's house.   TL had to work, so it was just me with my parents and sisters.  The kids were so adorable in their Easter attire!  It is always nice to catch up with family.

Here's a quick family picture we were able to get (not an easy task with 8 little ones under 5!)  Unfortunately, we are missing about half of the fam here, but you get the idea :)
 3 of the kids aren't in this pic... but cute cousins for sure!  Thanks, Nell, for the pics!


I love that quote... feel like it can be substituted for any area of our lives.

Have a beautiful week!

15 comments:

Heidi {Tales From a Suburban Housewife} said...

I love the Anna Quindlen quote! Can't wait for your nursery reveal!

Jodi said...

I'm so glad you made it to 32 weeks. You are safe now! That baby needs to keep cooking but at least if she does come early she will be ok. Hope you continue feeling great. Keep resting while you can.

Caroline said...

Can't wait to see Miss Andie's nursery reveal. :)

Kate said...

I hope you're feeling okay! Have you been put on bedrest or just been told to slow it down? Regardless, I know you're taking care of your little one and yourself perfectly!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

So excited to see the nursery pics! I have no doubt it's beautiful!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Your family is huge! I'm glad you had a nice Easter.

Lisa said...

I have a huge family too - so much fun!! Good luck in the final weeks of your pregnancy!
~lisa
Floating Along

Shelley said...

A beautiful family!! You are almost done with pregnancy, can you believe it?? Yay!!

Meagan said...

I didn't know you were in nor cal! You have a huge family!

Party of Five said...

Hope yur feeling good and getting plenty of rest. That sweet girl will be here before you know it!

Nicole Marie said...

ohhh my gosh you have a HUGE family!
xoxo lots of love

Allison said...

Andie is going to be so loved, from both you and Tim, and from your amazingly huge family! Fingers crossed you can make it to Napa, because that sounds like an ideal trip! :)
Cannot wait to see the nursery reveal! Enjoy your weekend, dear friend. xox

Natasha said...

i love your monthly to-do lists...it makes things seem much more manageable!!! and look at all that family on Easter- a wonderful blessing!!!

Jess said...

I love that quote! I read something similar to that and it really struck a cord with me. Now, I stop checking my phone and my email so much and try to just be in the moment with Mr. Sawyer. I mean, its already going by just too darn fast.

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Can't wait to see your nursery reveal!! :)