Wednesday, July 31, 2019

What's Up Wednesday (7.31.19)

What's up Wednesday?! And where did July go?! 

1. WHAT WE'RE EATING THIS WEEK
#alltheprotein I'm still trying to get my eating on track so its been a lot of protein and vegetables this week! I am always on the lookout for new chicken recipes so if you have any recommendations please let me know!

2. WHAT I'M REMINISCING ABOUT: 
Earlier this month, I had pictures taken of Gabriella for her 5th birthday. The real reason I wanted to have them done was because I wanted pictures of her in my wedding dress which then got me reminiscing about the last time they were taken in my dress....on her first birthday! The days are LONG but the years really are short! This seems like just yesterday. 
photo by La Ti Da Studio

3. WHAT I'M LOVING
Gabriella's 5 year pictures by Leah Marie Parr Photography




4. WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO
Celebrating a 5th birthday! We had the best weekend celebrating Gabriella. I am planning to re-cap it on my blog tomorrow-it involved an overnight stay downtown Chicago and then a fun little birthday celebration with cousins! Here are a few pictures...




5. WHAT I'M DREADING
Nothing at the moment :)

6. WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I've been teaching English to kids in China since February and have been helping some of my friends get started teaching too! It is a great little job that I do from home and allows me to pick my own hours so I love passing it on and helping others start teaching too! :) Here is a little more information on that here. So that is one thing...

The other is that when I started I only certified to teach lower level students thinking that I wouldn't particularly like teaching older students but I have found that I really do too so I am working on finishing up my certifications for other levels too! This has been a fun little adventure!


7. WHAT I'M EXCITED ABOUT
A trip Manny and I are taking together! We celebrated our 10th anniversary in May and hadn't planned on doing anything this year because we are planning to buy a house, but he surprised me a week before our Washington D.C. trip and told me now that I had planned out D.C. to plan this one. He picked the city, booked the flights and hotel, and I am planning the rest!



8. WHAT I'M WATCHING/READING
I just finished reading this book and really liked it! You know I love reading about other people's lives and occupations so I enjoyed this book. Plus, I grew up babysitting and then was a nanny in college. My experiences were nothing like this but I definitely could relate to some things! 

9. WHAT I'M LISTENING TO
A lot of throwback country! This summer I have been in a throwback mood I guess and have been listening to a lot of music from the early 2000's (which crazy that that was almost 20 years ago?! AH!)

10. WHAT I'M WEARING
Workout clothes ha! I have been so lazy this summer. 

11. WHAT I'M DOING THIS WEEKEND
A whole lot of nothing! We've had a lot of busy weekends in July so I am looking forward to relaxing and maybe tackling my to do list?!? 

12. WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH
A schedule and school starting. Don't get me wrong, I love having my kids home (one is in preschool the other is home all the time), but we have definitely hit the point of summer where we are ready for routine and more of a schedule! Plus, I am just ready for Fall :)

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW
Nothing else that I can think of?!?

Well that is it for this Wednesday! Thanks for reading!! Have a great day :)

Linking up with Shay for What's up Wednesday and Jaclyn and Erin

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