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Week in Review

April 24, 2017

Happiest, happiest Monday! The first Monday of my sweet niece’s life! Milly Rose Hetz was born last Wednesday, April 19 at 1:57pm, weighing 6 pounds 15 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. In summary: she is perfect (it’s totally normal to be emotional about this and start crying as I’m typing, right?). Ivana, Bob and Milly left the hospital on Saturday and are currently living with us, as their house renovations aren’t complete yet. It’s definitely a full house, but I absolutely love it and know we’ll laugh about the time four adults, two newborns and a toddler all lived under one roof!

The week was a busy one, with two big photo shoots (one with Meredith for a hair product and one with Meg Grant)! Trying to get through most of the editing before we head to San Antonio tomorrow. My little sister, Jill, was a huge blessing as I didn’t realize Isla had school off on Monday, so she tagged along to babysit – which basically meant back-to-back Moana! I also had lunch with two of my favorite gals, Amanda and Destiny (oh, and Isla and Emilia too!) at True Food Kitchen.

I went to my dear friend, Carter’s wedding shower on Saturday night, and we hung out with Kirby (Emi’s Godmother) and Lillian on Sunday! Sasha’s mom is back from Serbia, so it’s been great catching up with her too!

Time to get back to work! Hope y’all have the best week. I cannot wait to get to Austin on Friday to celebrate one of my best friend’s wedding! xo

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Week in Review

April 18, 2017

I hope everyone had a very happy Easter Sunday! We had a busy day, which started with church at Bayou City Fellowship, then we went to my parent’s house for an egg hunt with my aunts and cousin, Lyra, who were visiting from London. After we ate lunch and the girls raced around the yard for eggs, we headed to Sasha’s cousin’s house for another party and hunt. Needless to say, Isla was in bed around 6pm, which (unfortunately) is an hour-or-so before she typically would go to sleep. The sugar crash was so real!

Since we don’t get to see my aunts or cousin often, we spent a lot of time with them during the past week, which we loved – most especially, Isla, who adores Lyra. There was a lot of time spent in the pool, and we even met in the Heights for lunch at Ruggles Green, play time at Donovan Park and popsicles at Steel City Pops. 

My best friend was also in town from Chicago with her boyfriend, Bryan, so we got to see them on Thursday, along with our friend Amanda. Isla was on cloud nine, and kept Bryan very busy! 

The girls and I ran a ton of errands that I had been procrastinating doing the week before, like dry cleaning, groceries, USPS, UPS, returns to Target, etc. The best “errand” we did was getting our nails done (Isla and I, while Emi slept). I’m not a big fan of mani/pedis, but it was definitely more fun with Isla sitting next to me – the stillest she has ever been! We got Bahama Bucks after school on Monday too, which was definitely a highlight – that Thin Ice Super Sour Apple is so delicious!

I had the honor of taking our friends’ newborn photos. Sweet Parker is so gorgeous and I think she looks just like her mama, Erin. I cannot wait for Parker and Emi to become best friends!

Meredith and I got an impromptu juice at Adair Kitchen, and I attended Isla’s Easter party at school! We did our traditional MOD Pizza night on Friday, with Palacinke (crepes) Saturday with Ivana and Bob – they’ll miss out on this Friday, as they’ll be in the hospital with sweet Milly. I am so insanely excited to meet my sweet niece! Expect a million photos to follow. 

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Week in Review

April 10, 2017

Holy cow, this weekend flew by. Emi and I took a road trip to Dallas on Saturday morning to celebrate alongside one of my best friends, Georgia, and her fiancé, Thompson, at their wedding shower. The party was gorgeous, and I’m still obsessing over her amazing Ellie Tahari beaded top – all the while kicking myself for not taking any photos of them! I guess that’s what happens when you’re carrying a baby in your arms the whole time (hello, 30k step day!)! We hit the road around 7:30am on Sunday, heading back to Houston to celebrate Destiny’s daughter’s blessing! Tatum is seriously the most angelic baby girl – we snapped some photos of her earlier in the week. 

Some highlights from the week include:

  • Eating dinner on Sunday with my aunts and cousin, Lyra, who will be six in a week-and-a-bit – Isla absolutely loves playing with her!
  • Catching up with Jess while taking photos for her blog, Feather Thread!
  • Muffins with Mom at Isla’s school, which was funny as she kept telling me she wanted to do Donuts with Daddy instead. I am telling myself it was really just the donuts she wanted!
  • Catching up with Leah during a visit to The Monogram Shop!
  • MOD pizza and Moana – the most recent Friday tradition. Movie night is now just dubbed Moana night. We are all obsessed!

I am totally braindead, and probably had the best lunch ever with a friend that I totally can’t recall! I’m trying to catch up on edits today and desperately need to get to HEB. A case of the Mondays over here. Hope you have the best week! xo

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Week in Review

April 3, 2017

Hello, April! I’m so excited about this month for a million reasons, including the fact that my niece will be born soon, one of my best friends is getting married, another best friend will be visiting from Chicago, my aunts and cousin are coming from London for a week, and we get to celebrate Easter! It’ll definitely be a busy month. 

This past week was action packed, with some of the highlights being:

  • Celebrating Emi turning 2 months old! Time truly flies.
  • Having a hair appointment with Eric Vaughn, during which I got some light highlights and a trim! He’s the best. 
  • Eating lunch with Destiny and baby Tatum at Ruggles Green, then seeing her a few days later for blog photos!
  • Sipping some coffee with Brittany at Sweet Paris – it was great catching up with her and seeing that tiny bump!
  • Eating lunch with one of my friends, Alexis, at Ruggles Green and meeting her adorable baby boy, Zachary, for the first time!
  • Making not one, but two, trips to Pinkberry, because Emi’s dairy allergy has eliminated all sweet snacks I can think of except their dairy free coconut froyo! It’s delicious.
  • Watching Moana for the third and fourth time – Isla loves it, and neither Bob, Ivana, Sasha nor myself argue against it! Ha. That soundtrack is too good.
  • Spending Saturday afternoon at a park in The Heights, then going to Steel City Pops and Adair Kitchen afterwards!
  • Eating crepes on Saturday morning at the house. I used to make batter for two, then three, when Isla started eating them, and now for five since Ivana and Bob are living with us. 
  • Meeting teensy tiny baby Parker and hugging on her parents, Erin and Matt. She is absolutely adorable! She made Emi seem enormous (she did weigh in at 12 pounds during her 2 month checkup the same day, so she kind of is!).
  • Going to Peli Peli with the entire family as part of our Sunday night ritual! I love traditions like this. 

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Week in Review

March 27, 2017

Emilia will be two months old on Wednesday – how this that even possible? My goodness. The weeks are flying by, which is okay, so long as it stays spring forever. Ha. The weather this past week has been unbelievably gorgeous, and I went on a run every day except Saturday (because when you put makeup on in the morning, you obviously can’t exercise!). It feels good to get back into an exercise routine, although I still have a long ways to go to get back into shape.

Some of the highlights from the past week include:

  • Getting coffee and crepes with Meredith at Sweet Paris – Isla adores her, and the lunch conversation was peppered with, “MIMICITA, look at this!”
  • Photos with Esther at The Athletic Room – I am so intrigued with cryotherapy now and totally need to try it!
  • Watching Moana twice because Sasha decided to buy, not rent it. But I cannot complain because I love it! 
  • Getting a surprise visit from Brett and Kirby after sweet baby Parker was born! I cannot wait to meet her this Thursday. 
  • Eating Sunday lunch at Local Foods with Jessica, Bubba and Olivia!
  • Going to Steel City Pops for the first time and Donovan Park afterwards with Sasha and Ivana!
  • Taking photos with Destiny – we ended the shoot at a wildflower patch near their house, and the photos of her, Tatum and Truman are so sweet. Such a gorgeous family!
  • Catching up with a few friends (Ellen, Tammy and Sam) – one of the best things about having a baby is the visitors who come to say hi!
  • Celebrating Brooks’ 2nd birthday with a rodeo party at Amy’s parent’s house in Katy! 

I have true newborn mama brain, so I’m probably missing some big, happy moments, but for now, that’s all I can remember 😉 I hope you have the best week. Can you believe April starts on Saturday?

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