Motivation

Jacob Turns One!!

I’m still trying to figure out how this is possible. This has been the fastest year of my life. It feels like I went to sleep with a newborn and woke up with a one year old. Don’t get me wrong, we have had our fair share of long days and nights. While we were in the moment time went by so slow but looking back it went by like the blink of an eye. I guess they say time flies when you’re having fun.

Jacob now has his own little personality and quirks. Here are some facts about him at a year old:

Teeth: he has 6 teeth and more are coming in.

Likes: Smiling. Clapping his hands. Playing “boo”. Splashing in the water. Kissing Mama and Dada. Kissing his bunny. Saying “Dadadada”. His toys that make noises. Being chased after. Sitting outside in his blue chair. Swinging. His bunny.

Dislikes: He hates when anyone leaves the room. Staying still. His changing table.

Favorite foods: Green beans. Carrots. Strawberry yogurt. Grilled cheese. Applesauce. Sweet potatoes. Watermelon.

Words: LOVES to say Dada. Mama. Guuuhh ( we think this means goose). Sign language for the words “milk” and “more”.

Here is Jacob at about a week old:

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Thank you Heather Creed Photography! <3 <3 <3

 Here is Jacob at almost one:

Thank you Brooke Christl Photography! It was really hard for us to choose which pictures to post! They were all so good! 🙂

Happy birthday to my little man! I am so happy to be your mama. I love watching you grow up!

xoxo!

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Every once and a while I will try and be domesticated and cook my man dinner. Most of the time we cook together. It’s one of my favorite past times with him. We normally play music, sing and cook. It’s a ton of fun. Anyways….like I was saying….. Sometimes I like to surprise B with a good comfort meal after a long day.

Here is what I came up with yesterday:

Mini Chicken Pot Pies:

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Flaky layers biscuits (If you’re watching your waist line, get the reduced fat)
  • 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup of diced chicken
  • A little bit of shredded cheddar cheese

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Preheat the oven to 375
  •  Cook the chicken and mix in a medium bowl with vegetables, and soup.
  • Press each biscuit into 5 1/2-inch round. Place 1 round in each of 8 greased regular-size muffin cups. Firmly press in bottom and up side, forming 3/4-inch rim. Spoon a generous 1/3 cup chicken mixture into each. Pull edges of dough over filling toward center; crease and squeeze dough gently to hold in place.
  • Sprinkle a tiny bit of cheddar cheese on top of each pie.
  •  Bake at 375 for between 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool for approximately 5 minutes and serve.

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Enjoy! XOXO!

 

Carolina Girls. Best in the World.

If you know me at all, you know that I am a big UNC fan! My dad went there and has season tickets for football, so you know where to find me at every other weekend in the fall. We have the best time together and it’s one of my favorite places to be.

Then came my husband. Biggest USC gamecock fan you will ever meet, SO I had to become a gamecocker too. We joke about who the real “Carolina” is, ( Which is UNC ;)), but it’s all fun and games. We cheer on each others teams unless they are playing each other. Which by the way, in exactly one year from today ,September 3, 2015, they will be in Charlotte. I’ll be in my Carolina Blue of course.

But here are some classic looks for both “carolina’s”:

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And if you’re more of a T-Shirt and shorts kind of girl:

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Happy Hump Day!

XOXO,

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Don’t worry. Be happy.

My husband is about to officially begin his career as a law enforcement officer. I’m so proud of him and I’m so excited for him.  I’m not afraid to admit that I am understandably nervous about him and his new career. One of my biggest flaws is that I am a huge worrier about the things that I cannot control. I worry waayyyyy too much and often wonder how i can I get past this.

I’m going to do some things to try and stop these worried thoughts. I will call this my “worrier bucket list”.
–          Stop thinking about the “what ifs?”
–          Be positive and don’t dwell on the negative.
–          Find a hobby. Maybe I’ll learn to knit. Or at least learn something new.
–          Find a church and PRAY A LOT.
–          Read more. It will take your mind of things.
–          No emotional eating.
–          Take more gym classes. Endorphins make your happier right?
–          Make new friends and keep up with the old.
–          Work harder.
–          Be present with the people in my life when we are together. Less iphone time.
–          Remind myself that everything is temporary.
–          Listen to positive pod cast.
–          Smile more.

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Happy Weekend 🙂

XOXO

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