9.08.2017

FRIDAY THOUGHTS


+ON BEING MIA: Earlier this week I decided to take on the project of painting our master bathroom cabinets white. They are the only ones in our house we haven't updated, so I just randomly decided to start painting them (when I get the urge to do a project I have to do it THAT INSTANT!) & I've been working on them every night this week. The painting is done now🙌, so it's just getting them back on! Sorry for the silence here on the blog!

+LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Even though it is supposed to mark the end of summer, it was pretty gosh darn good. Billy took Camden ice skating for the first time (me and Grayson enjoyed snuggling/keeping warm/watching from the side), which was really exciting for him because he has played hockey since he was little and actually still refs at this rink!


+BIG DOG OR SMALL DOG? I mentioned it before but we are discussing getting a dog for the boys soon and debating between a small dog (like Rocky was) or a bigger dog (retriever size.) We're leaning towards a bigger dog since the boys are...well...boys and can be on the rough side sometimes. It'll be a year next month since we lost Rocky (definitely feels way shorter than that-I still can't really think about that day or weekend without wanting to cry or getting a huge pit in my stomach..) so I think it'll help heal my heart a bit and make the boys really happy, especially Camden. He asks to pet EVERY single dog that he sees!

+THESE AWFUL HURRICANES: Can they just go away, now? All of 'em. Praying hard for all of you in FL and those still recovering in TX.

+PACKING FOR CALIFORNIA: I have found SO many cute things lately for our trip next week (and for fall in general) that I wanted to share some things that I'm definitely packing...

(only $44! SO good! I got a medium)

(marked way down!)
 ($17!)

+THE BACHELOR: Did you see the announcement that it's Arie?! (from Emily's season) I'm super shocked and disappointed it's not Peter! WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED HERE? I'm still holding out hope that MAYBE they will change their minds and go back to Peter? What do you guys think?

+THE BOYS: Cam started swim lessons a few weeks ago-he's in a class with 2 other kids and is loving it! Since he's old enough to be in an instructor led class (without parent in the water), me and Grayson just sit in the waiting area and watch him! After the class is done and I go in to get him, he is so proud of himself that he jumps up and down and grins from ear to ear...it's so cute! As for our little Gray, he took 4 steps last week (on our anniversary!) and will walk here and there when he wants to, but still hasn't FULLY taken off walking yet.



Tomorrow I'm tailgaiting for the Ohio State game with a girlfriend which I'm really looking forward to! Hope you all have a great weekend!

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  1. Our dog Mia passed away in April and we ended up getting a puppy in June! (we wanted a viszla and actually found a breeder that had some so we had to jump on it!) I definitely recommend a bigger dog for the boys! My boys looove running around with Toby (our new dog!). I have never had a puppy before so it was an adjustment (aka felt like we had a newborn again!) but totally worth it now!! The boys LOVE HIM!!! GOOD LUCK :)

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    1. So sorry for your loss! Losing a pet is so hard. Thank you :)

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  2. I vote for a big dog!! we have a golden retriever (she is almost 2), and loves all the kids she meets. I know she will be a great big sister one day ;)

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    1. We are looking at goldens :) Great to hear!

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  3. I can't believe it's been almost a year since you lost Rocky, it feels like only yesterday! Hugs!
    And I was shocked they picked Arie too!! I feel like I'm going to need to brush up on Emily's season to get into him as the next bachelor! Why no Peter?!?!

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    1. I heard he turned it down?! But I don't know for sure. I'm guessing he did!

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  4. Goldendoodles are amazing dogs with kids. They also have minimal to no shedding which is an added bonus ;-)

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    1. Hey girl! Our neighbors have a golden doodle and we love her! They are awesome dogs!

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  5. We have an incredibly sweet lab that we thought would be great with kids. She is very gentle, but our now two year old has always been a little scared of her because of her size. She's accidentally been knocked down a few times and smacked with her tail and her loud bark startles her. She doesn't dislike her, she just would rather love the big dog from afar which results in our dog being a bit left out sometimes. Our daughter absolutely adores our cat and my parent's Yorkie though-I think their size is less intimidating.

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    1. Aw, yeah. I can see that! Our boys don't seem to be scared by big dogs at all...they run up to them with no hesitation at all! I always was a little worried they would be too rough with Rocky. We ruled out labs just because of the chewing..looking for something a little calmer too (hopefully haha)

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  6. Hi. Just wanted to chime in on the dog search. We have three children and have always had labs. We had a chocolate lab, yellow lab and now a black lab. Such a great dog with kids. So easy to train and such a family dog. They are high energy so they need walks and running in the yard, but we've found them to be amazing! Just my two cents Love your blog!

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    1. thank you so much! I have heard great things about chocolate labs, but I think we're leaning more towards a golden retriever. We will see though, nothing is set just yet! :)

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