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Friday Favorites {10.12.17}

HELLO Friday! Ah, after six days of being out on vacation and then for a work conference last week it sure is good to be home. I missed my kiddos so much.

We had a little bit of a crazy week THIS week. My daughter’s school had a sewage mishap, caused by the water company. Well the entire place was backed up with sewage overnight, flowing for a good six hours before anyone made it out. So what they have is a good 4 inches of poo poo (literally) all throughout the building. We have been coping with a pieced-together-plan of working from home and a fantastic borrowed nanny that stepped in to support us for a few days. The most amazing contingency has come about as a result of the contaminated building and we are crossing our fingers that the school will relocate to another promising facility next week! The school is having to replace EVERYTHING since items are all deemed contaminated, so parents and teachers are all coming together to outfit the temporary location. This is crazy town!

I love to spend time with my toddler at home, but working from home with a toddler for multiple days is no joke. I know she’s ready to get out of the house and play with her friends and go back to her regular routine.

We also heard a bit of news about our adoption journey. We originally planned to adopt internationally, but due to my preexisting medical condition and our birth order plan, coupled with a few other details, we found that we did not have a risk-averse country that would accept us, so we have decided to switch to domestic adoption. Basically, we could have wrapped up our adoption application for a country, gone down a long road of waiting, paid up to $20,000 in country fees, all to have the country come back to us with a “no”. I don’t have any more info on our new plan other than that for now, because we ourselves are in the dark, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on our journey here.

So here we are again, where I recap my Friday Favorites with you and share a little bit about what’s been going on.

First, one of my favorites was visiting my new baby niece. I wrote about my trip here. Isn’t she just so precious? I remember that newborn stage being so fun but so exhausting!

I headed to a conference in San Antonio for work. Our speaker, Mel Robbins had fun words of wisdom for us. She wrote a book about the Five Second Rule. Her method motivates her to get “out of her own way” by counting down from five every time she hesitates to do something. She equates it to a rocket launch, and says that it triggers blockers in the brain that keep humans in a procrastination state. She uses it to get out of bed, boost confidence, network, start projects, etc. Basically anything that she hesitates moving forward on. I’ve used it multiple times since I arrived home.

I finally finished Crazy Rich Asians on my trip. I highly recommend it for a fun, light read. And I picked ups JoJo Moyes, Paris for One in the airport. So far, it doesn’t disappoint!

 

This resort in San Antonio was beautiful. I didn’t get to lounge around much, but I did grab a margarita and while I enjoyed the view. It has a water slide, which I definitely didn’t get a chance to take advantage of, a spa, a gym and a TPC golf course along with several restaurants.

This was the view outside my balcony.

Isn’t San Antonio so pretty at night?

I had a little bit of time to grab a manicure on the vacation portion of my trip. Isn’t this green nail color a great transition to fall? A guy asked me at the airport “what is green your favorite color?” I was in such a zone that I did not even realize he was referring to my nails!

Right before I left for travel, we had our Fall Dinner Club. We had our annual scarf exchange and had dinner in this sweet little town square in Collierville (at this little place). Isn’t this town cute? Every single scarf we exchanged was beautiful. We all left with a fun new fall accessory!

My daughter had a fun birthday party a few weeks ago to celebrate 2! Our nephews came up to visit us with their parents and they just had so much fun with my son. They gave him a whole lot of attention. Here he is with our youngest nephew goofing around.

And last week, right after I arrived back from my trip, we headed to Disney on Ice as a family. We don’t spend the money on tickets for these type of events very often- my kids just don’t sit still at this age- but they absolutely loved it!

So that’s a wrap. It’s been a packed few weeks and I can’t wait to catch up with my husband and kiddos this weekend. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Cat October 13, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Sounds like a busy week or so! And I’m very interested to follow along with your adoption journey. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Jaclyn @coffeepancakesanddreams October 13, 2017 at 5:39 am

    OH MY that sewage issue sounds like a nightmare! Hope you have a good restful weekend after that! Good luck on your adoption process as well!

  • Reply Claudia October 13, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Thank you for sharing! What a busy and interesting few days. Love all the pics! ❤️

  • Reply Jenn October 13, 2017 at 8:51 am

    JoJo Moyes is one of my favorite authors!
    Good luck on your adoption journey–I’m sorry about the setbacks, but I’m sure it will work out however it is meant to. Sending you lots of good vibes!!

  • Reply Carrie October 13, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Loved catching up here! Look forward to seeing you 🙂

  • Reply sarita @ it's my girls' world October 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Oh best wishes for your adoption journey! And that sewer situation stinks– I guess literally as well!!

  • Reply Trista @ The Classy Chaos October 13, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I have crazy rich asians on my list and I need to add Paris for one. Can’t wait to hear how you like it! And I’ve been home on maternity leave with my toddler and newborn… woah. I’m not sure I could do this full time!! Happy Weekend!

  • Reply Laura October 13, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    You do have a lot going on! Your niece is such a cutie! Good luck with your adoption! I’ll say a prayer for you guys!

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