Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Greatest Showman

Okay I'm veering off course from my Wordless Wednesday to talk to y'all about something very important.
So I FINALLY was able to watch The Greatest Showman over the weekend and I'm not exaggerating when I say it is now my absolute favorite movie ever. We watched it on Friday night and as soon as it ended I looked at Scott and told him I needed to watch it again. Like, right then. So we did. And then the next morning as soon as my eyes opened I looked at Scott and told him I wanted to watch The Greatest Showman again. So I did....and then did again 3 more times that day. Obsessed much? Side note: Scott just walked in here to say hi to me and saw this screen and started laughing.
Y'all. I don't think I've ever fallen in love with a movie like this before. I bought the soundtrack and listen to it every day on my runs and when I'm in my car and I just keep thinking about certain movie scenes. It's crazy! But I love it because it just moves me. I know that sounds so cheesy but it does. I don't think I could possibly ever love another movie as much as I love this one. I seriously just think about the movie as I'm going about my day.
I wanted to see it when it was in the theater but never got around to it. If you haven't seen this movie yet you are seriously missing out on the greatest movie ever made. I could go on and on and on and on but I won't. Mostly because it's late and I need to go to bed. I just want to have everyone over so we can watch the movie together then spend the next hour talking about how amazing it is. That's all. Go see it if you haven't and if you have seen it and you want to talk about how good it is I'm here for you.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Candid Childhood

Today was such a nice day because I didn't have anything to do or anything I wanted to do. Scott and I keep talking about how crazy life has been for us for the last 2 months. He works until 10:00 every night, even weekends, and I basically do the same. It's just been a busy season for us but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I think it's about to be over.
I have been spending a lot of time working on decorating the boys playroom. It's kind of been my main focus right now. Last night we finished it (at midnight) and it felt SO good. We still have to get our window seat cushion in but other than that, we're done. Campbell saw it all finished this morning and when I asked him if he liked it he looked at the room in awe and said "I love it, Mommy!" It made me so happy! This space was so important to me and I wanted the boys to love it. I'm glad they do. I love it too. I actually find myself spending my evenings in the playroom once they go to bed instead of our living room. Haha! It's just nice and cozy and I love that I can pop my feet up on the ottoman and chill. I'm going to share some photos of the room soon but here's a little sneak. I got this pic of the boys first thing this morning and it's one of my favorite photos of them together!
This is something I've missed, taking photos of my own kids. I just haven't had time but they were being cute and my camera was sitting right there so I grabbed it, snapped 4 pics, and this one ended up being my favorite. Classic of these two.

Monday, April 16, 2018

We're Going To Disney World!

Super excited to say we're going to Disney World! We have been talking about taking the kids for a year and now we're officially going. We started really discussing the trip and looking into details of it in early February and we have just last week finalized our plans. This trip has overwhelmed me like no other trip has!! I feel like I've had to do a ton of research because it seems like if you don't know how to do Disney right then you really mess up. Haha! Maybe I'm overthinking everything but that's the impression I've gotten from others so I have been so worried about making sure I'm doing everything "right." We have been working with a Disney travel agent so that is super helpful but I still feel like there's a lot to know. Like I said I'm probably overthinking it. Either way, I know my boys are going to have the time of their lives and I am so excited to see their sweet faces light up from all of the magic.
We're doing a 4 night stay because we felt like that would be plenty of time. I think any more than that, at this age, would just be too much. We went back and forth (and back and forth and back and forth) on which parks to do and how to do them but we ultimately decided to do our first and last days at Magic Kingdom then do a half day at Animal Kingdom. The resort we're staying at has a "beach" so we're going to spend a half day lounging by the water. We debated hard on Hollywood Studios but ultimately decided Bennett would be bored there. I've been told it's mostly Disney Jr Shows and he just wouldn't sit still for that. Busy boy. I'm glad we're doing two days at MK so we can just enjoy that park and take our time because that's the one we're the most excited about anyway!
We are staying at the Swan/Dolphin resort. This was another one of those decisions that we probably spent too many hours on. Scott and I wanted a suite type situation so we could all get good rest because if you haven't learned this yet, sleep in this family is very important. We didn't want to have a standard room because the boys will be asleep early and Scott and I didn't want to have to hang out in the bathroom until bedtime. Ha! We looked into so. many. options and ultimately decided on the Swan/Dolphin because the rooms looked the best for our situation. Scott and I will have a private room and the boys can sleep on the pull out sofa so I think that will be perfect. Also, you can see the fireworks from the room so that will be fun because I seriously doubt the boys will be up for that. I know everyone thinks vacations are different and your kids stay up late, etc but I KNOW my kids would not be able to handle that. They could handle staying up late, sure, but the next day they would be grouchy bears so it's totally not worth it. And if we just continued to build on lack of sleep day after day....talk about a disaster. These kiddos need 12 hours of sleep in order to be happy, rested, and pleasant to be around. So we'll just retreat to our rooms at our usual bedtime then Scott and I will get a few hours to ourselves every night. Sounds perfect to me! 
If you have any Disney tips for me, feel free to leave them in the comments. Just click on the post title and you'll see the box to be able to leave a comment. I've tried to do my research but I know there are some Disney pro's out there who know all the ropes so if you're one of them, share your knowledge with me!!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Flea Market

I feel like I've spent my entire days jumping from flea market to flea market since we've moved into our house. I'm searching for some cool and unique stuff for the playroom shelves and also for Campbell's room. When I was decorating Bennett's nursery, I hit up the flea market and antique malls to find items to fill his bookshelves and I love how it turned out. Plus it's so fun searching. It's amazing some of the neat items that I've stumbled upon and even if you don't purchase anything, it's still so fun to look. The art that we chose for the playroom is a circus theme and it has a vintage vibe to it so I wanted to keep that going throughout the room. I'm about 1/3 of the way through but I thought I'd share a pic of some items I've found this week.
We have these built-ins in the playroom and I'm trying to find old toys to decorate them with. I finished three of the shelves this afternoon and I think it looks really cute. I need to live with it a few days before I decide 100% if I want it to remain like this or if I want to switch it up (ha!!) but so far I think I'm liking it. The top shelf is full of old books and I adore the little red wagon. I've found some other little treasures that aren't in this pic that I'm excited about but I'm not sure what I want to do with them yet.
So there's a little sneak of the shelves. I'm hoping I can finish them up this week. We have one more little wall in the room that we're going to hang some stuff on then after we finish that, the room will be complete. It's all coming together and it's so colorful and fun, like a playroom should be! The boys are loving it and I'm enjoying it as well!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Little More Each Day

Happy Tuesday everyone. I woke up this morning and my first thought was that I had absolutely no idea what day it was. I didn't know if I could hit my snooze and chill for a minute or if I needed to pop out of bed and get moving. It took me a lot of thinking to figure it out and when I realized it was Tuesday, which is one of our two days a week where we don't have anywhere to be or anything to do, I was relieved. So I hit the snooze an extra time and laid in bed for an extra 10 minutes.
We have had several people in our house today working on some things. It's so crazy how just the tiniest little touches make such a big impact. We had our shutters installed today and they finish out the windows so nicely. We're doing something fun to our powder bathroom and the lady was in here today working on it. She'll be finished on Thursday and I can't wait to show you what we've done!
We still don't have landscaping (whyyyy has it rained SO much this year?) or shutters on the outside of our house. Our bathroom downstairs is missing glass for the shower and the antiqued mirror detailing on the cabinets. Our patio is still missing the grill/outdoor kitchen (because again, rain) and we still have a ways to go on the interior d├ęcor BUT, we're getting there. On all of it. Each day a little more gets done and each day it feels more and more like home. Campbell is LOVING all of the people coming in and out every day. He puts his tool belt on and "helps" with everything. The girls, on the other hand, not so much. Never have I heard this much barking in 2.5 weeks. I called our sweet groomer when we were moving in and asked if I could drop the girls off with her just so they could get out of our hair. They're there again today for their standing grooming appointment and it was perfect timing since so many people are in our house today. Sorry girls, but you just bark too much. They look at me while they're doing it like "don't worry mom, we got this."