Friday, August 9, 2013

Planning, Dresses & Purple Pens: Some Favorites

I got up this morning (even when I really super didn't want to), and did my early morning run of 2.5 miles. And it felt rough. But at the end, I felt good because I have now completed week 5 of my 5K training, and we're just under a month away from race day! Holy crap that's crazy! But I'm excited and ready and I can't wait to have a blast actually running a race...weird!

Today, in honor of completing week 5, I'm sharing five of my current favorite things for "5 Fave Friday."

ONE - Cute, snuggly little boys. Every night for the past two weeks, I've been reading a book to them out loud, and every night they come and snuggle up next to me, and sometimes fight about who's turn it is to sit closer to me. And it's just so stinking sweet. It kinda makes my heart almost burst it's just so sweet. I really do love them, and I'm incredibly blessed to be able to inherit these these precious boys as my step-sons!

TWO - Gems with Friends. It's one of those Zynga games for your phone (like Words with Friends and all those others), but this one is definitely my favorite of all of those. And I'm more than a little obsessed. The problem is, almost no one I know actually plays it, so all of the 'friends' I play with, are just anonymous opponents. So some of you lovelies should get it and then we can play together :) My username is Halez88...

THREE - Buying new dresses, in smaller sizes. It seems like almost all of my clothes are now at a point where they're just getting too big to still be worn. And hello - obviously that's exciting! But my favorite is buying new dresses for work at Target, and instead of buying an XXL (I have a couple of those from a few  years ago), I'm now buying just an L. Definitely a favorite.

FOUR - Wedding planning. Duh. I was going to try not to talk about wedding planning on this list since I talk about it in just about every other post it seems like...but I've got serious "Bride Brain" right now. Soooo #SorryImNotSorry, but planning my wedding is definitely a favorite.

FIVE - Writing in cursive. I know that's a really weird one, but I'm just trying to share 'the real me' with you guys, as nerdy as that real me might be sometimes...But seriously. I started doing it a couple of months ago, in order to practice my cursive handwriting, so that it would look pretty when I hand address our wedding invites. Well now, I just do it all the time! And I really have gotten better, so at least I accomplished my goal of improving. I'll be addressing the envelopes next week, so hopefully I make each one look so pretty!

This awesome purple pen is also my favorite....
And that wraps up five of my most random favorite things right now! Hope you guys liked this little glimpse into some of my weirdness ;) Sometimes I try to keep the weird stuff to myself, but sometimes I just gotta let it out and share it. Today was obviously one of the sharing days. Don't hold it against me though, mmkay?

Tomorrow we take the boys back to their mom, and we won't see them again until our wedding. (Whoa that sounded weird and crazy.) It's been a great six weeks with them this summer, and we've had so much fun together! We have to wake up super early in the morning to hit the road, then drive five hours to North Georgia. Then Jeff and I will head over to Atlanta, to spend one night at his best friend/best man Adam's house. Tomorrow is also our two-year anniversary! But we're putting the celebration on hold for a few days, and we'll go out one night next week. Sunday my whole family will get together for lunch to celebrate our two August birthdays, and then I'm hoping to get some wedding planing or wedding crafting done in the afternoon/evening.

Definitely going to be a busy weekend, but I'm still of course looking forward to it! Hope y'all have good Friday's, and fun weekends as well!

Much Love,


Kimmyyy83 said...

I have obviously been off the blog reading train, I LOVE YOUR NEW LAYOUT!!!!!

6 weeks to wedding EEEK!!!!

And I LOVE YOUR HANDWRITING> write everything for me. with that purple pen :-)

Pleas(e) and Carrots said...

OMG I am jealous of your cursive! It looks awesome! Mine is not legible and looks like a 3 year old wrote it ;-

Charlotte said...

Your handwriting is so pretty! I can't write anything in cursive except my name; it's actually quite sad!

Linznoel said...

So pretty! What kind of pen is that?

Lisa said...

I love the purple pen and I also love to write in cursive... I can't believe they do not teach it anymore in schools... I guess it's all computers now.. Which is sad.

Jenn said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE writing in cursive!!! I have never stopped and it is so weird that they don't even teach it in schools anymore.

PS my favorite color is purple so I ADORE that pen. It is so cute that you have step-sons! I cannot WAIT to have children and even through we plan on trying soon, it just is not coming fast enough for me!

Allison said...

That pen is awesome! I write in a combination cursive/printing, so I'm a weirdo and like my handwriting! But it's fun to make lists and cross things off of them!

Kristyn @ Carolina Fireflies said...

You have great cursive! So pretty! I actually usually write in cursive. ALL my law school notes are in cursive - but it isn't very pretty since I was trying to write so quickly! Your invites are going to look great!