And here we go...
O N E
And cousin watch is officially over! We all drove down to DC last Thursday, and Anne Douglas was born Friday morning. To say we are smitten would be a gross understatement.
But really, isn't she just beautiful?
T W O
We are enjoying a crazy mild winter up here. I say enjoy this week, but we have actually been sad about it too. There has been SO little snow this year!
But around the end of February, I always start to lose my patience with winter and long for spring. This is not a good thing, because usually we have snow on the ground for most of March and sometimes into April.
But this year, we have warm days. Yesterday was 58 degrees...crazy! And it looks like we are done with freezing temps and will stay in the 40's or higher from here on out.
Time to get out and enjoy all of the parks we've missed this winter!
T H R E E
I mentioned this a couple of weeks ago, but in two weeks, we will be heading home to Mississippi for two weeks. SO EXCITED. Spring in Mississippi is my favorite. Bech's little brother is getting married (and we just love his fiance!).
But let's all be real for a moment. You know this is what I'm thinking about the most:
Let's just say, I'm pretty sure there will be snow cones in heaven.
F O U R
I'm still doing 21 day fix. I took my week of maintenance and then hopped back on for another round. Of course, I didn't follow it at all while in DC, so I'm going to add in another week.
I'm a little nervous about how to follow it while I'm in Mississippi for two weeks. I think the exercise part should be okay. I've got grandparents that can help watch kids while I do that. But the eating is harder. I have already decided that for the rehearsal dinner and wedding, I'm not going to obsess over the eating plan. But it will be hard to say no to some southern favorites!
I asked my challenge group for tips on how to do the fix while traveling, and they suggested: get the exercise in first thing; make sure your breakfast and snacks work with the plan; for lunch and dinner, just try to do the best you can; salads are a great choice because, even if they have some unhealthy toppings, you are at least filling up on greens.
So any other beachbody people out there with tips on traveling and clean eating?
F I V E
A couple of nights ago, as I was tucking Jack in, this was his prayer:
"Dear God, hm, I forget what I like about you. Can you imagine if you couldn't remember something you said it to me, and you said it again. Thanks for my scooby doo Legos. Did you know it's almost spring? Thanks for making it almost spring. And thanks for making ninjago Legos. When I'm like 89 or something or 6, I want to play with those. Can you make my mom say yes? Can you imagine if your mom said you could have ninjago Legos? Can you, God? I can imagine that. Amen."
Let me just say again, four is such a fun age! This little wild man is the perfect mix of crazy energy, sweet snuddles, and countless questions. That's not to say I don't have moments where I scream, "You're going to make me go insane!" (for the record, I had cleaned up legos the night before and he then pulled them out again! I'm going to end up needing therapy over the legos.). But those moments are mostly overshadowed by the joy that Jack brings daily.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!