Friday, January 30, 2015

A new girl in our life & snow days {Friday Linkups}

Happy Friday! TGIF, I am so ready for a weekend!  Even though this week flew because of the "blizzard" I'm ready for another weekend.

If you missed my favorite post from the week, click: here for a look back at wedding planning, wedding memories and our honeymoon in… Bora Bora! Professional photos and more Wedding Wednesday's coming soon… 

1. Meeting Our Stella
Yesterday our family of two became a family of three!  We picked up our sweet little puppy, Stella!  Check back next week to meet Stella, our story of our journey to get her and a picture overload.  The photos today are from our visit last Thursday (1/22) when we first met our little girl puppy.  She is sweet as can be (when you are right by her side) and we are so excited to welcome her into our lives.
On our way to meet our girl.  About a 45 minute drive.  Derek had to go into work late on Thursday and I was able to rearrange my schedule so we could make the quick trip; we were back home by about 11am.

Eeekk!! The cuteness 
She won us over instantly.
Loving on my girl
Check out those curls.

Such a tiny little ball of joy in her daddy's arms.

I'm so happy to finally have this cutie home with us. 

2. Snow Day
The storm that snuck in! So happy and thankful that when I was at the grocery store last Friday I had meal planned through Wednesday and we were stocked on food before the storm popped up.  My Monday morning meeting was cancelled on Sunday so I settled down for two days at home.  Although, I was missing my husband :-/ Derek had to stay over at a hotel because they had a couple clients that were still planning on coming in on Tuesday even though the city was in a snow emergency. Oh wait, except we only got maybe TWO inches of snow!! Derek slid home on the still iffy roads Tuesday morning and we spent the day at home like most people!  Sun was out and "snow" was melting by noon.  I do love tracking a storm, even if it's a bust.

3. Bridesmaid Canvas
I wanted a few canvases for our house with wedding photos but I thought it would be best to start with just one to see how I liked it.  It came in the mail this past week and it was love at first sight! As soon as I have some free time to measure wall space and pick the next photos, we'll be ordering a few more!
Full office details post coming soon
4. Magazine Time
I used to get 3-4 magazines every single week and read them cover to cover.  Now I usually just resort to apps but I couldn't pass up the US Weekly Cover with the Bachelorette Wedding and coverage of Des and Chris' big day.  The snowy nights gave me the perfect time to read curled up under a blanket.

5. Bachelor Comments
All hail Queen Crazy.  Ashley S. had a speaking roll again this week! PTL! Sad her crazy had to go.  I cannot even wait to see her at the Women Tell All.

Chris' sisters were so cute; what an adorable blonde family.

Jade hit the jackpot - She gets to keep Louboutins AND Neil Lane Diamond Earrings?! Of course it was noted multiple times that they wed Neil Lane.  But even better - There's a new Cinderella movie?! Of course ABC had to promote the Disney movie but who cares, I watched Cinderella everyday as a girl, I see myself going opening weekend.  This might have been my favorite date. ever.  I was so loving Jade.  Until one of my besties Sam told me she had nude photos out and posed for playboy.  Bye Jade.

Favorites: Whitney, Becca, Carly 

I don't know if I've ever hated a contestant as much as I do Ashley Kardashian.

How happy were we all that TGIT was FINALLY back last night?!
I needed a big ole glass of Olivia wine after Stella let herself out of her play area.. three times. TG for parents too right?! Thankfully mine brought over Nash's old play pen so prayers for some smoother adjusting today!  


  1. She is adorable! We got a new puppy in August and I seriously think it was a harder adjustment than having my 4 babies!! We did crate train him and he is doing so great now and loves his crate but the first 3-4 weeks I was a little crazy.

    1. Good to know that there is hope!! Day two is going a lot better than day one but still a little crazy. Can't wait for "normal life" to set back in!

  2. Oh Stella is absolutely adorable! I want to get a dog so badly, but I just don't have the time :(

    Midwest Darling

  3. I am so jealous of your desk set-up. What a great home office. Also I don't know what it is but I just can't get into the Bachelor this season...Anything crazy that I'm missing?

  4. Your puppy is so adorable!!!
    I really wish it would snow a heap in Virginia!
    And I'm SO glad to have TGIT back!
    Have a lovely weekend :)

  5. On my goodness! Stella is SO CUTE!! what a beautiful dog! Can't wait to hear the whole story:)