Five on Friday


Hello, Friday! Might you be the last Friday I am pregnant with Mr. Oliver? I think not.

Which brings me to numero uno of my Friday Five...

I'm Still Pregnant

We had our 39 week appointment yesterday, and I was just convinced the doc was going to tell me something along the lines of, "Yes, good thing you did shower and shave your legs today because things are looking good and you'll probably deliver this weekend!" What we got instead was an offer to strip my membranes to try to kickstart something, and then a "Girl, your cervix wants nothing to do with me," aka-- this baby isn't going anywhere anytime soon! I've just been marveling in the irony of it all since our whole pregnancy we were told we had such a high chance of delivering early, and now, Baby Oliver could very well be a week late! 

Green Goodness

I love green smoothies but found that I was wasting a lot of greens because they were going bad before I got around to using them. Kyle was not loving that, and I felt super guilty. Enter Pinterest, which gave the wonderful idea of freezing the greens into individual servings. 

We just wash our greens (kale & spinach), toss in the blender, add water as needed, blend away, pour into the muffin cups, and freeze! Voila!

Win for Kyle, win for me. And, it's so, so, so easy! No waste! Plus, how can you resist those adorable reusable muffin cups!
Preciousness adorable are my grandparents!? They are celebrating their 62nd anniversary tomorrow! 62 years...I hope we all can be that lucky!  Last weekend they went with my parents back to South Carolina for a family reunion and decided to stop at the church where they had gotten married and have a spontaneous, vow renewal moment! I just love them to pieces and am so incredibly thankful for the amazing example of marriage they have set for us.  Excuse the blurry photo...all of the ones my mom sent me were a little bit and for good reason--I know she was crying the whole time while watching this sweet moment!

A Whole New Wardrobe

Confession time. I HATE dealing with hand-washed clothing (or even worse, having to take things to the dry-cleaner). Confession 2. I have a laundry basket in my closet where I put these items, and I may have just pulled it out yesterday after sitting there for over a year (in my defense, it's definitely hidden in a corner, with a lid, with other things piled on top of the lid...not sure that that is really helping my case here, haha!). It was totally an out-of-sight, out-of-mind situation, and I was shocked at what I found in there! It was like Christmas day (except knowing I'd have to work to keep these presents, haha!). Don't worry, I've set a new resolution to do the hand washing as I go so I don't end up in this situation again! And, no more buying hand-wash items for me!

In My Dreams

I am missing the beach like whoa and was so bummed that we didn't get our normal beach time this summer! Here's where I'll be this weekend in my dreams...

Linking up with these lovely ladies today:
 April, KarliErikaNarci and Andrea for 5 on Friday, Oh Hey Friday, and Friday Favorites.


  1. Hope your sweet little one comes soon! That photo of your grandparents is SOOOO sweet!

  2. Such a sweet post! Love all these cute pics!! Your grandparents are too precious!! Hope they enjoy a really wonderful anniversary!!! Will be praying for you and your sweet lit'l babe on the way! You're getting sooo close! (...but I know every day seems like about 10 towards the end of pregnancy. Hang in there mama! :)) So exciting that this month your baby will be in your arms! <3 xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

  3. So, so close!!!! Tick, tock. It's hard being patient, but soak these last few days in with hubby! <3 I can't wait to hear that Oliver has made his debut in the world!!! xx

  4. You are oh so close to the end, and meeting your little one. That last week or two is really the most difficult, so hang in there! Congratulations :)


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