Good Monday morning! 

I am glad to be back to blogging again after being on family last week! As I mentioned Friday, right as I lugged my computer, mouse, mouse pad, and charge cord down to the lake, it would not start up… completely dead battery. I Primed one to the lakehouse and it was the wrong size. Close but no cigar. 

We returned home Saturday from the lake and I had the correct battery size shipped to me, only to realize that I accidentally left my laptop charger cord down at the lake. Whooo lawdy. 

So, I am coming to you today from my handy-dandy Blogger app on my phone, because I did want to check in and share a few details about what's happening in our lives!

  • First of all, I am getting really excited about the big eclipse happening soon! I picked up some NASA-approved glasses yesterday and still want to do a little bit more research on it so that I fully appreciate this amazing natural phenomenon. 
  • Secondly, I have maintained my goal of being more active by going to the gym! I got zero exercise last week outside of chasing the girls, but I am ready to get back at it this week. We are going to the gym today and what has kept me motivated is finding some videos on my phone that I like to watch while I am on the treadmill. Music isn't enough for me ... I need to fully zone out!
  • I am planning a post when my computer is back up and running about breakfast ideas. I need a serious extreme makeover on my breakfast routine. I've always woken up so hungry and ready for a "carby" breakfast like a bowl of cereal or overnight oats, but for some reason these days I have just not been craving that at all. But I am also not and eggs/sausage type person. Recently I have just had a cup of coffee or two for breakfast which I know is not a healthy choice! It is not enough calories and it won't keep me sustained or give me energy.
  • Charlotte (16mo today) is getting closer and closer to walking! She is such a comfort zone baby and really only loves walking when she is holding both of my fingers. But recently I have been working every single day with her to build her confidence in walking while just holding one of my fingers, or standing up by herself while leaning back against my shin/knee. Camille walked much earlier so sometimes it is a little hard to not put pressure on myself of trying to get her to walk sooner than later. But she is on her own path and she is doing great!

OK, here's hoping I will be powered back up soon, hope your week is off to a great start!


  1. First, the laptop cord situation is SO something I would do. We are heading to NC this week and I am making a mental note re: charger cord!!
    Second, love the idea of "comfort zone" baby. My youngest is so similar and she is also slower on the physical things in comparison to her big sis. It's hard not to compare them sometimes! Happy Monday!

  2. My standby breakfasts are greek yogurt (unsweetened plain nonfat) with a heaping spoonful of sunflower seed butter stirred in! It's filling, protein-packed, tastes indulgent but without the guilt. Plus it gets me plenty of non-carby protein without having to eat meat (I'm also not huge on breakfast meat or even eggs, especially during the week.)

  3. Sounds like you had a great time minus the technology piece and we have our eclipse glasses here too! xoxo ERIN

  4. So you notice Charlotte a bit "lazier" as the second kid? I have a 3 yr old and a 5mo old and I swear I'm always telling my husband how lazy our baby seems compared to how our toddler was! Haha. She was on the go from day 1 and did so many "moving" milestones so early. He is perfectly happy just laying around watching his crazy big sis run around. It's so hard not to compare even though I know he's fine!

  5. Oh no - darn technology! Breakfast is so hard. I had gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy and got hooked on Luna Protein Bars, since they said cereal + fruit was the worst thing I could eat during that time (insert wide eyed emoji, haha). I seriously have eaten one almost every morning since (4 years) with a glass of iced coffee, and I look forward to it every morning. It satisfies that sweet/carb tooth and fills me up. If you find any healthy/yummy/easy alternatives, though, I'm all ears! ;)

  6. Sounds like you had not one but a series of tech problems. I broke my phone over the weekend so I can totally commiserate.

  7. Is that your secret to staying so skinny? Not eating breakfast! Hahaha.
    I'm not sure I could ever give up cereal and fruit, it's my go to quick breakfast. Looking forward to your post on what you eat in a day too!

  8. ahh i am excited about the eclipse, too!!! how weird is it going to be?!?! i'm a little nervous!!!

  9. I cannot believe that your babe is 16 months now! Holy cow, even did that happened?!

  10. GIRL, I hear you on this walking business! Huck walked just shy of 12 months, Lilly will be 18 months on September 1st and just within this last week has actually choosen feet over knees.....we still have to encourage her some times, and she can totally do it, just is more comfortable on her knees. BTW, I need to order some bows from you, Lilly has DESTROYED some of the cheapies we had 😂


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