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What's Up Wednesday

1. What we're eating...
Sunday: Cheeseburger Pizza (pic below!)
Monday: Ground Turkey Tacos
Tuesday: Veggie Pizza (my dough recipe makes two batches!)
Wednesday: Out to eat after MJ's first dentist appointment!
Thursday: Chicken Enchiladas
Friday: Trader Joe's teriyaki chicken and rice

2. What I'm reminiscing about...
Our date night! Saturday night Miss Abby came over to keep Maddie Jane and we had a fun parents night out. We had a gift card to Fleming's Steak House, so we went to the one super close to our house then I some how talked AJ into going to the mall with me, ha! It was a super wild night and we were home by 9pm, ha! 

3. What I'm loving...
Maddie Jane's new hair! On Saturday Kelley and I took her to get her very first haircut. There were several kids in there absolutely losing their minds, and I was so worried she was going to freak out too. But she handled it like a champ! They had Trolls playing right in front of the chair and she got a sucker.. I don't think she even realized she was getting a haircut!

And now she looks even more grown up!!! All the heart eyes for this smiley big girl!

4. What we've been up to...
We were busy in January!! I some time off with MJ for the holidays, I got the flu..then strep, went to the National Championship game (which I have yet to write about, ugh), had some snow days, and we headed down to Sandersville for Bev and Ben's engagement party and Sadie's 3rd birthday..

We continued to work getting settled into our new house, AJ went on a quick trip to LA, we celebrated Aunt Lexi's birthday, and Amanda and I went to Jen Hatmaker while Pety and Bear completely made Maddie Jane's night by staying with her! It was a busy month!! 

5. What I'm dreading...
Our biggest project this month has been the backyard.. We do not have a fence for Molly and Maddie Jane, so that was the number one thing on the to do list since moving in. Well once we started on that, we realized some trees needed to come down (three HUGE pines), and then we realized before we got the fence in, we should probably uproot all the ivy in the backyard too.

So conveniently I received a flyer that Dunwoody High School lacrosse team was doing a fundraiser - $15 per boy, per hour to help with yard work. So I signed up for 4 boys for 4 hours to come help AJ in the backyard. Some helping hands and giving back to the community - win, win! And here is the almost FIFTY bags of yard debris that the boys cleared waiting for trash pick up this morning. And the yard isn't even close to being done! We have a long ways to go, but it will all be worth it come summer time!

6. What I'm working on...
My new job! Back in December I got a new job closer to our new house and MUCH more aligned to what I want to be doing and my future goals. I now work for a small staffing firm as their HR Manager. Our company has never had an HR department before, so it has been such an amazing opportunity (already!!) growing out this function and really getting to put my stamp on how we move forward.

The first week of January we had a big kickoff event where everyone came to our Atlanta headquarters to discuss our goals for 2018 and for team building. We did Sweet Water and Two Urban Licks the last night. Below is my boss on the right (our COO) and on the left is my direct report who handles benefits. I am LOVING my new position and company!

7. What I'm excited about...
These tulips make me pretty stinkin happy. I'm excited for spring to get here and have fresh flowers (and warm weather!!) all the time :)

8. What I'm watching/reading...
On Sunday I was at Beverly's house helping her stuff wedding invitations and she had Friends on in the background. I was really enjoying mindlessly listening to it while I worked, and had to confess that I had actually never seen a full episode of it! So here I am.. watching every sesason on Netflix every night and morning, ha! 

9. What I'm listening to...
Nicole Nordeman - loved hearing her with Jen last week!! There wasn't a dry eye in the room after this song/video played. Mamas I dare you to watch it and not cry!!

10. What I'm wearing...

All of this is from two boutiques in Woodstock - Branch and Brooklyn's. 

Shoes | Old Target Shirt | Jeans

11. What I'm doing this weekend...
My mama is coming to town!!! She is coming tomorrow night and staying through the weekend. We are taking Maddie Jane to Athens for the FIRST time to go to the Gym Dawgs meet! And then all the other goodness that comes along with having my mama here! So, so excited. Here is a throwback to when Maddie Jane saw the Gym Dawgs for the first time at UCLA. (Also, a very similar outfit to the one above, ha!)

12. What I'm looking forward to next month...
Some down time with this sweet girl, Beverly's Bachelorette party, and we are finally throwing a little shin dig at our new place for all of our friends to come over!


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  1. Congrats on the new job. I work in staffing too! Loving those date night earrings - are they leather ones?

    1. Thank you! They are actually tassels! It's a new line of jewelry my mom's store has started carrying called John Wind.

  2. I just went to the gym Dawgs 2 weeks ago for the first time, loved it!! I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I recently watched all of Friends on Netflix. I'd seen most of them before!