Life Lately!

Oye… I just looked at my last blog post and it was end of June?! Where has the time gone and where have I been?!Β  Lately, I feel like all I want to do is rant about my pet-peeves or share maternity fashion fails (it seems they’ve all been fails lately!) but who really wants to hear about that stuff, am I right?

So I thought I’d start off by catching you up on what we’ve been up to the last month! Warning: there’s a TON of pictures so grab your PSL and let’s go!

We spent a weekend in Eau Claire for a weekend golf tournament for Logan. I, on the other hand, hung out with my Mama, Grandma and Sister- in- Law!

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I couldn’t miss hitting up my favorite place for shaved ice πŸ™‚

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And did a little baby shopping with my Mama.Β  I’m obsessed with this stroller… I could just see us strolling the streets of London and Paris with baby in tow. Legit, obsessed.

However, not so obsessed with the $1500 price tag. Obviously Logan was really excited about that! Ha!

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I really need a tan…. and by tan, I mean some sunless tanner!

It was nice to be back in Eau Claire for more than a few hours – however, this continued our no free weekends until end of October… Why do we do that to ourselves every year?!

We went to a soccer game in the beginning of August!Β  Logan bought tickets to the Tottenham Spurs soccer game earlier this year when he saw they were going to be in town (his coworker really wanted to see them) because we saw them with friends when we were in England last year!

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What a difference a year makes!Β  We had started fertility treatments a little before the first picture and are SO blessed to be pregnant around the same time this year!

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I was really sad that these Lilly Pulitzer swaddles were NOT very soft and cozy.. too cute but not very practical for us with the texture!

On a completely random note, the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is on Monday and I still can’t decide what I’ll really order! So many of you said you’d still order some pieces for next year and hopefully i’ll be back down to a smaller size by the time I can wear them.. so I might do that. I also might buy a few little girl shifts in case Baby G is a girl πŸ™‚ And if not, then my loss will definitely be someone’s gain!

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We also took a few minutes to meet Gayle for lunch and shop a little πŸ™‚

My Mama was in town helping deep clean my house (does anyone else’s mom do that for them?!)!Β  Since starting IVF in January, I am embarassed to say that I didn’t have any energy to clean a ton. I mean, I did things here and there of course, dusted, laundry, dishes, vacuumed, etc but nothing in depth!Β  So this was amazing!

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Didn’t realize you could see the outline of my underwear so well in this pic – whoops!

We went to our friends wedding in town and spent time with friends!

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A few things to note… A) So thankful for maternity dresses (this one is a maternity dress!) and B) We didn’t take a picture with the happy couple… sometimes, I just don’t think!

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We ended our weekend with the 3M PGA Senior Tour that takes place literally 2 miles from our house!Β  My Mom and Dennis hadn’t been before, so they were stoked!Β  We’re excited because the actual PGA is coming here next year – hellllllo Ricky and Tiger! πŸ˜‰

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We had our 20 week appointment at the Perinatal Specialist downtown for a 2.5 hour long ultrasound and echo cardiogram – thankfully everything came back CLEAR and no concerns about Baby G! We’ve had so many “tests” that Baby has to pass with IVF so we’re so thankful that was the last big one for Baby!

One of my BFFs from college is back in MN for the summer – she’s been all over and unfortunately, I haven’t seen her much over the last few years BUT I got to see her two days in a row one week!

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She’s pregnant too and we celebrated her BIG at her sister’s house one evening…

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And then… she got married the next day!! I was so thankful that she included me in the intimate ceremony because I couldn’t imagine not being there when she got married!

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It was so good to see her – she’ll be moving again in the next few weeks/months so spending time with her is definitely a cherished time!

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My brother and his wife bought a house this summer – so we spent some time down there with my family!Β  We’re usually all together with my Mama but this time it was with my Dad and Step-Mom which was nice.

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We spent time down by the beach…

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snuggled my littlest nice…

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And ended the night with some ice cream πŸ™‚

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I had a random coffee date with one of my favorites!

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And a golf night (we’ve been pretty consistent surprisingly!) with another one!

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Baby G even helped my golf game quite a bit! Must be that added strength πŸ™‚

We celebrated our great friends and an amazing couple as they said their vows to each other!

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I don’t know if it’s the extra hormones or what, but I definitely cried during this ceremony! I’m a crier – yes but I don’t know many weddings I’ve cried through and this one… wow!

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Somehow, I don’t have a picture from their ceremony (guess I was too focused on it all!) but it was beautiful!

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We got to see some of our very favorite people too – and reunited after almost a year together in Madiera, Portugal celebrating another couple! This crowd is seriously SO much fun!

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I got my hair colored all one color – back to brunette and looking at these pictures makes me miss the blonder ends and lighter coloring…

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Looking forward to seeing most of these girls again tomorrow for our boil! Yahooo!

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I also noticed that I definitely don’t have a filter on for most of these pictures – nor have I touched them up at all – talk about sweating! When Whitney comes on, my husband goes a little crazy!

I also enjoyed a girls brunch with some lovely ladies!

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We had my in-laws in town for our annual trip to the Minnesota State Fair!

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And even though it rained on our parade.. literally, we still enjoyed our day and ate all the foods!

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I know, you’re probably wondering if I own any other dresses since I clearly wear this one A LOT but it’s a big maternity favorite around here!

The Nitro ice cream was definitely one of my favorites! We usually just get a sample but this year, we decided we needed to indulge more!

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We got a few of our usuals like Sweet Martha’s Cookies…

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And tried a few new items too – like the s’mores waffle (imagine a crepe) and pepperoni chips to name a few!

My sweet sweet SIL offered to switch jackets with me since she had a rain coat and I didn’t… although by the end of the day, we were all pretty wet!

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Before they left for home, my SIL helped Logan put up the baby’s wallpaper – even though we still need to clean out the office/guest bedroom!

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And I am SO in love with the gingham!

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In this picture it looks more brown but it’s gray and white!

I thought maybe i’d show an inspiration board I made with my thoughts for the nursery, if you’re interested?!

We enjoyed some time at home this past weekend, finally but did see some great friends for breakfast one day!

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We don’t see them often enough (have you seen how busy we’ve been?!) but it’s always such a good time when we get together!

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And that’s all folks… ha!

If you’re still reading this.. good job! It’s been a busy few weeks and unfortunately for us, it’s going to stay that way until November BUT i’m hoping it means the time will go quickly!

As much as I don’t want to wish away this pregnancy at all – I can’t wait to meet our little one and see if Baby is a girl or boy! It’s killing me, y’all!

I’m off to work and get ready for our crawl-fish boil tomorrow – yes you read that right πŸ™‚ Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and see you back here next week (yes, next week!) for more chats!

aKristi

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Life Lately!

    • happilyevergriedls says:

      Thanks Holly!! πŸ™‚ That makes me feel so good since sometimes (i’m sure you’ve been there!) you don’t feel the prettiest pregnant! Ha! But no complaints here!! I can’t wait to see what you get from the sale – you always get such cute stuff!

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  1. Rebecca @ Every Piece Fits says:

    No wonder you haven’t written a blog post! When could you have had the time! Girl you were busy busy busy. Looks like a fun summer though with lots of activities, friends, and family. You are definitely glowing and I love it! You look AMAZING pregnant πŸ”₯ and I’m so glad to read that baby G is healthy and passed all tests with flying colors. Enjoy your crawfish boil & weekend! Xoxo

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    • happilyevergriedls says:

      It’s been crazy!! Just like it’s been with you! You’ve been all over and healing and all of that craziness! You are SO SO sweet for the compliment! Some days I feel “good” and others, I just feel big everywhere. BUT i’m so thankful that I’ll take it anyway I can πŸ™‚ Hope you had a great weekend!

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  2. Lindsay says:

    Wow! Sounds like you had an INCREDIBLE summer. I have never been to the Minnesota State Fair! I feel like I MUST make that a priority for next year. I am also so glad that you are back to blogging. I would love it if you’d continue to share your favorite restaurants/places to shop I’d truly appreciate it! πŸ™‚

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    • happilyevergriedls says:

      Yes you totally need to hit up the fair next year! It’s such a good time with great food πŸ™‚ I’m so happy to be back! I forgot how much I missed this space. I’ll definitely keep sharing some favorite places to shop (my favorite!) and some restaurants we love!

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