Friday, August 30, 2013

5 on Friday

It's been a little bit of a roller coaster week.  It puts life into perspective - even with the highest of highs, the lowest of lows can be thrown our way in life.  In the end, it's the people in our lives and their love and support that matter the most.

I have been feeling so weird lately not being able to spend as much time in "blog land" as I would like.  This is my hobby, my refresher, the thing I enjoy sneaking away and being a part of... and for the last couple weeks, it's been put on the back burner.  But that is okay - and I am sure everyone who writes a blog completely understands that sometimes life happens, and other priorities come into play.

But, I am finding time today... way late, but better than never, to spend a few minutes with 5 random thoughts on Friday.  I love this idea and the ladies who came up with it!

ONE.  My sister had her beautiful baby girl, Stella, last Friday at 7:32am!  She was 9pounds, 5 ounces and 21 inches long.  And my sister is a total rockstar!  I am so beyond happy for my sister and her husband... they are going to be the best parents, and it's such a wonderful time in their life.  And I am so thrilled that Andie has a new best friend.  Those girls are going to have such a special relationship!  What a blessing.  And my parents are so happy - they have 2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters... and they are just over the moon.

TWO.  Andie rolled completely over for the first time today.  I say completely, because a few weeks back, she was going about 95% of the way back to front.  But now, she has made it all the way over from her belly to her back.  It is a big day in our house... we are so excited!

THREE.  I am so excited for fall.  Don't get me wrong, I love summer time, but fall and winter are my favorite time of the year.  I love the cooler temperatures, the colors the trees turn, and just the feeling of the seasons turning.
My fall table decor... just a couple more weeks until I can bust it out!

FOUR.  A few weeks ago, I posted on my instagram (@tracyzlesh) that Andie was not loving the car.  We ended up switching out her carrier into a big girl car seat, and she has been so much better in the car.  She doesn't always love it, but it's made a huge difference.
We got the britax and it seems to be a good fit for her!

FIVE.  I am already starting to get excited about ordering my new Erin Condren planner.  I have had mine since last November, and next month I am going to order my new one.  I am SO excited and can't figure out which one I want to pick.


prince snow farm said...

I totally get the busy thing!!! Your new niece is so beautiful. I think it's great that the cousins will grow up together! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sarah said...

Congrats on your new niece! I'm ready for Fall too!

Colleen Sullivan said...

Sometimes I just feel like I can't handle blogging plus the demands of real life, but then I just have to remind myself that blogging is not supposed to be an obligation -- it's supposed to be fun, and it's not fun if you feel stressed. Anyway! Excited to see which EC planner you choose!

Life as a Mrs. said...

If you don't mind, I'm going to use your fall table decor table as inspiration! Thank you for providing an option other than using a table runner. I like how you used the candle lanterns.

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

Your little niece is too precious!!
My new planner just arrived - I got the black one with colourful dots! I love it :)

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

Your little niece is too precious!!
My new planner just arrived - I got the black one with colourful dots! I love it :)

Angie said...

Life just happens sometimes. I hate when I can't blog BUT it's nice to know that when I'm able, I can come back and no one holds it against me.

I just went goo goo gaa gaa over that baby. How precious!!

KRISTIN said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new niece! How fun that you both have daughters so close in age!

Allison said...

Blogging is supposed to be fun, not a chore, so you do what you need to do :) CONGRATS to your sister on her beautiful daughter - she and Andie are such beautiful cousins!
Enjoy your weekend, dear friend.

Shelley said...

Congratulations on your new niece! She is so precious! And wow, 9 pounds! Whew!!

Leslee said...

So happy Stella finally arrived and I too am ready for Fall!!

I have missed blogging and really don't have any excuses why I have not been doing so... Just burnt out and have been feeling like jumping back in!

Nicole Marie said...

so happy for your sister! she is too cute!

Emily said...

We have that same Britax and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Glad your sweetie likes it too!!