So I haven't done one of these in what feels like FOREVER, but when I looked was actually November. But, let's be honest, November actually FEELS like it WAS forever ago. I mean, that was before New Year's, Christmas AND Thanksgiving! Regardless of how long it's been... it's back now so here are a few tidbits of what I've been up to recently...
C U R R E N T L Y ::
Dreaming about // this past weekend. Last weekend, Erin, Desiree, and I drove an hour and a half to meet up with Sara who happened to be in California for work. I'm SO SO happy that she let us know that she would be here and that we were able to meet up with her. I love LOVE when blogger friends become in real life friends and Sara is just as sweet and wonderful in real life as she is on her blog!
Drinking // this rose. SO good!
Listening To // silence. And it's SO WEIRD! As I'm typing this, Mason is asleep. Seth is at softball. And I'm finishing up this post. And it's so, so quiet! (I said this exact same thing back in November, but the same rings true this time too. Apparently I like to write these posts on Tuesdays while Seth is at softball! Ha!)
Loving // these two BFFs. Although we only live like 20 minutes from each other, I wish we lived closer. The boys seriously LOVE playing together so much. I love watching them interact. Though trying to take a non-blurry picture is SUPER hard since they are always GO GO GO!
Obsessed With // Mason spelling his name. Mmmm - Ahhhh - Sssss - Ohhh - Nnnnn! YEAH! It never gets old. I love how excited he is at the end. Hopefully he doesn't actually think that his name is Mason YEAH though! Ha!
Planning // his big boy room. Big boy got a new bed for Christmas and it finally arrived and we put it together a couple weeks ago. He is officially out of his toddler bed and into a twin bed. I plan to share all about the big boy bed transition and details on the bed (hopefully soon!) and I'm also trying to plan his new room. His old bedding/theme for the room was owls/forest animals and it doesn't totally go with the new theme of dinosaurs. I'm trying to find some new artwork for the walls and some other things. I want it to tie in with the dinosaur theme without being over the top. Anyone care to come interior decorate for me??? :)
Reading // ALL the Pete the Cat books. Per Mason's request.
Taking Advantage Of // free community events. Our local children's museum has an autism night once a month where families with kids with autism can go for free. The museum is closed to the public and only the families who registered can go. Since I work all during the week (when the museum would be less crowded), we never take Mason. But this opportunity is PERFECT since they are open for two hours on the last Monday of the month to kids with autism. I take him for about an hour or so, once a month, and just let him run wild. If you follow me on snapchat, you may have seen a sneak peek the other night, but pretty much he just runs between exhibits the whole time. The first picture here is when we picked up the fruits that were in a basket off to the side and matched them to the corresponding trees. I love that we can turn something fun into a learning experience where he can count how many of each we have and identify the colors. The second picture is of him at the water exhibit -- his FAVORITE place! And the third is when he was filling up his car with gas.
Visiting // the Post Office. And taking selfies. For my work, I process the payments from the vendors for our events and since we had an event on January 17th, Mason and I were visiting the post office a lot (read : daily). He gets SO excited about opening the PO Box for me (though he refuses to help me carry the mail) and gets even MORE excited when I have something for him to mail! Whenever I can, I always wait until the morning to mail anything because I know how much he loves it.
Wanting // to buy some new tops. But I'm having serious buying issues. Normally it's not a problem, I can commit to buying things, but when it comes to buying things for myself, I have serious buyers remorse! I put it in my online cart and then take forever to actually buy it. I don't know if it's because I feel guilty buying for myself or what, but I always re-think it after I buy it. I actually just bought my FIRST LuLaRoe item the other night from Becky's online sale (a Randy tee!) because I have the HARDEST time committing to something with no return policy. But it was too cute to pass up!
Watching // FIXER UPPER. I am SO obsessed with this show! Seriously. I swear I say I want to move to Waco every time I watch it. Just last night they bought a house for $171,000, put $64,000 worth of renovations into it, and had a GORGEOUS, GIANT house. Here? You can't even buy a townhouse for $235,000. In fact, our across the street neighbors are selling theirs for $350,000. Any takers? Wanna be my neighbor? :)
Wondering // where the photos I just edited went. I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but sometimes after I edit a picture on my phone in PicTapGo it uploads to iPhoto and sometimes it doesn't. It's on the camera roll on my phone and my phone photos automatically sync with my computer... or they're supposed to. I have NO clue why they don't always because I don't change any settings day to day, but of course, when I need them (like now), they don't upload and I have to email them to myself. Sure, it works, but I feel like the quality is not the best. And really, I'm just left wondering... why?
And there you have it. That's what I've been up to! What have you been up to lately?