Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What's Up Wednesday - January 2016

Today is one of my favorite blogging days of the month! I just love to read through what everyone has been up to, especially when it's been a crazy busy month & I've probably missed a few posts here and there! 



What we're eating this week... 

This is my last week of the DietBet & I'm set to make to some money!! I just need to stay the course & stick to my calories. So meals this week have been pretty boring. However, we did go out this weekend & I was able to eat one of my favorite salads ever :) 


Honey Crisp Chicken Salad from Uno's

What I'm reminiscing about...


So I have no idea why I'm just getting around to this, but I finally installed the TimeHop app on my phone & have been loving all of the photos of Baby Ella that keep popping up! I cannot get over how much Ella & Livy look alike! 

What I've been up to...

I've been spending a whole lot of time on cheerleading. January is always this way. It takes over my life. Thankfully I love these people...




What I'm dreading...

Report cards & progress notes. If you're a teacher, you understand. 

What I'm working on...

I'm currently in the middle of registering Ella for Pre-K next year. I didn't anticipate it being this stressful, but it has been overwhelming. I have researched close to 20 options and ruled out almost all of them. We need something that's full day because our babysitter doesn't transport kids. We want something that is play based, but will teach her the social skills she needs for school. We want something close to me with reasonable hours. We need something affordable. It's gotten to a point that I have a spreadsheet made & we've scheduled visits. I feel like I'm sending her off to college, not pre-school. 

What I'm excited about...

I'm excited that I finally fit back into all of my pre-pregnancy clothes! Now that I'm back to that weight, I can focus on maintenance & building muscle back up. With cheer season ending in just about two weeks, I'll be able to use our school's weight room before I pick up the girls & can't wait to see some results. 

What I'm watching... 

My TV is pretty much always tuned into HGTV. I am a huge fan of Fixer Upper - I mean, aren't we all? But this week I've been watching some of the pilots for new shows. Hometown was cute, but I felt like they were trying too hard to be Chip & JoJo. Wise Buys was a little boring, but it's clear that Chip Wade knows his stuff. I'm going to give them both a chance & hope that they hit their stride in coming episodes. 

What I'm listening to...

I made the mistake of buying Ella a Sofia the First CD for Christmas & it's pretty much all I'm listening to these days. Even once I've dropped her off I'm usually so focused on what I need to do when I get to school that I forget to turn it to the radio! 

What I'm wearing... 



I'm going to do a full What I Wore post next Wednesday, but I thought I'd share a few of the weekend outfits I've been wearing. Lots of leggings. Lots of sweaters. That's winter in New York. 




What I'm doing this weekend... 

Another competition. The "Super Bowl of Cheerleading" to be exact. Tons of pressure. I'm already stressed about it. But on a positive note - my parents are coming! We haven't seen them since Christmas, so I cannot wait to see them! 

What I'm looking forward to next month...

We have a Spirit Week in February followed by a week off for President's Day. I cannot wait to have some time off with my girls without practice or any other commitments!


And thanks to a little package from Grammy Nancy, Ella is really excited for Valentine's Day! I cannot wait to dress my girls in head to toe pink & red to celebrate! 

Ella with her bestie at Miss Jennie's last year <3

And this month's bonus question - What is your favorite Valentine's Day Treat?


So technically this is not a Valentine's Day treat, but I'm modifying it to be a Valentine's Day treat this year. Last year I made Shay's Marshmallow Peep S'Mores Bars for Easter. OMG they're so delicious - and also the reason that I failed my first glucose test - whoops! This year I'm going to use red & pink heart peeps to make them for a Valentine's Day party. #sugarhigh

3 comments:

  1. Oh the joys of the Sofia CD! I'm pretty sure today was the first day since Christmas we haven't listened to it, yet it's still in my head!

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  2. It's so encouraging to read about your post baby body progress! :) I'm 24 weeks pregnant and loving it but am excited to get back to the gym (in my normal capacity!) after our sweet little boy arrives! I didn't realize how much I love fitness until I started to feel limited.

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