Monday, December 5, 2016

'Tis The Season...

...For time to just slip right on by.  I did not mean to let nearly two weeks slip by without a peep!  Let me catch you up since my last post.
Lots going on!
Our Thanksgiving was fantastic!  This was our first year ever hosting and it was amazing to be able to stay put all day.  We loved it so much that we will be hosting Christmas Day as well.  I absolutely can not wait!
I am so so disappointed that I did not capture any photos from our daughter's first Thanksgiving.  Well, except this one:
This turkey was lookin' so cute, y'all.  I kept calling her my Diva all day, something about the leopard and the head wrap was just a little too fabulous.
I did take a couple pictures on black Friday...
The aftermath of my tablescape:
I am planning to chalk paint our dining room table to match my bamboo chairs sometime after the New Year.  We ended up eating on our patio so this is the remnants of the place settings.  The only perk of our massive pine tree?  Decorating with pine cones!
Annnnd the leftover plate:
Everything was SO delicious, we will certainly be recreating the exact same menu next year.
For my own future reference, we had:
(I have to add that my brother marinated the tomatoes and used smoked gouda in lieu of parm, GAME CHANGER)
Caramel Toffee Cream Cheese Dip with pretzels. 
(Easiest, tastiest treat.  I will post the "recipe" here soon.)
Smoked Turkey
Rice and Gravy
Squash Casserole
Sausage Pecan Dressing
Lima Beans
Macaroni and Cheese
Crescent Rolls
Cranberry Sauce
My Award Winning Pumpkin Crisp and vanilla ice cream
We did not get to see my in laws for the holiday so we visited them over the long weekend.  This picture has me dying, EB is just basking in it:
Her outfit here is quite possibly my favorite I have put her in yet. Seriously, she knows she's cutest:
Also, on the weekend after Thanksgiving, we got our Christmas Tree!
We cheated this year and had it delivered from the church on our street.  I'll be honest, I didn't really miss the "tree search" but nothing will ever compare to the perfect one we found at Hyams last year (Behold!) but this one is pretty, too.
Ok, so let's bring it around to this past weekend.  My sister in law got married!
The whole celebration was so gorgeous and sweet, starting with the rehearsal dinner at Charleston Distilling Company on King Street.  We love this venue!  Sidenote: First post baby date night and my birthday!!
And the wedding reception was out at The Boone Hall Cotton Dock.  It was a beautiful evening.
I think that about catches us up...We had our 2 month Doctors Visit today and EB did fantastic.  Even with the vaccines, she was such a pleasant little lady:
I am planning a post with my Second Month of Motherhood Reflections soon.
And I want to share our Christmas cards and some snaps of our holiday home.  
I hope y'all are having a great week!
Fa la la <3

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Humpity Hump

Thanksgiving Eve, hey hey!
So here's what we've been up to since last week...
On Saturday we celebrated Thanksgiving with my mom's side of the family.  It was a gorgeous day and we enjoyed being outside and catching up with family we don't see so often.  I had the sweetest outfit on EB but girlfriend was not having our photo session.  She kept squirming and kicking off her boots but I still tried and this was the best we got:
Sunday we spent the morning catching up on some housework while baby napped and then we went downtown to Carolina Alehouse for lunch.  The weather was brisk but it was sunny on the rooftop and we all enjoyed the fresh air.  I loved the view of Calhoun Street from above.
On Monday I had a long awaited spa day over at The Woodhouse in Mount Pleasant.  The package was a gift from K last Christmas.  I had scheduled the appointment for around Valentine's Day but found out I was pregnant and decided to cancel and wait until I could fully enjoy it, champagne glass in hand.  And I did!  The spa is gorgeous and I was so grateful to my mom for watching my girl all day and letting me indulge before the holidays kick off.  Also, Thanks babe I loved it!
Yesterday I went to the County Park with Kristina and Baby Emma.  The Holiday Festival of Lights has already begun and we enjoyed strolling the babies around.
Yesterday was also K and I's second wedding anniversary.  We hope to enjoy a nice dinner out soon, but shared a champagne toast last night.  It's been an amazing year for us and the best is yet to come!
EB is chillin' in her swing right now.  I'm about to get her up so we can hit the road and get started on some pre-Thanksgiving errands.  I'm sure it's going to be crazy out there!
I am really looking forward to being home for the holiday tomorrow.  K is smoking a turkey and I've got the rest covered.  I'll share pics soon!
I hope you have a wonderful holiday, there is so much to be thankful for!!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Highfive

I've got a sink full of dishes and 2 baskets of (clean!) laundry to take care of, but I'm letting it go because baby girl is napping and momma wants to catch up!
So how is everything going with you?
I am doing pretty good, adjusting to the new normal and getting excited about the holidays.
Last night I got FIVE hours of uninterrupted sleep.  
So...Here's a highfive for that!
Last Saturday I had my first social day out since having EB, for my bestie Chels' baby shower!
Isabella will be here end of December and it was a lot of fun to celebrate!
Not gonna lie, it took me an hour or so to get in my social groove, I've been in newborn mode for 6 weeks.
I am getting our Christmas Cards ordered this weekend.
We are using a photo from the Bella Baby session that we had the day after EB was born.
I wasn't expecting much from these photos but we ended up loving and purchasing the package.
Here's one of my favorites, me and my girl. 10/4/16:
New mom essential: Microwave Sterilizer.
I want to do an entire post of "Fourth Trimester Must Haves".
We have a rehearsal dinner to attend in a couple of weeks and I am about to head out to try and find something to wear.  I may stop into Bashful after seeing Holy City Chic post about this dress:
Baby is crying so can only give ya 4 today!!
Have a great weekend!