Friday Things

Sunrise at the beach

1. Today is mine and my Chief Culinary Consultant’s 1st anniversary! I can’t believe that’s it’s already been a year since we headed to the beach to say “I do.” We’ve packed a lot of fun and a lot of life into our first year; I can’t wait for a gazillion more!

2. Earlier this week, we took a quick two-day trip out to the Cincinnati area to browse around the National Air Force Museum and check out some tennis at the Western & Southern Open. We made this same exact trip two years ago and had just as much fun this time around. We got to see a lot of different players, and I even snagged some Graeters for the ride home!

Western & Southern Open 2014

3. While we had a great time, we really missed our pups. They were only boarded for a couple of days, but I always feel so awful leaving them! The silver lining? They got some much-needed grooms while they were away, so they smell awesome and super soft.

4. I saw this birth order chart floating around Facebook, and as a first-born, it’s totally true for me. What about you?

Birth Order Chart

5. On a related note, while we were in the car on Wednesday, we were reading up on astrological signs. I had never really read too much about mine or put much stock into them, but was totally amazed when I read it. I’m an Aries, and the description was nearly spot-on. Totally crazy!

6. This little kid has been all over the Internet, and I just love his “apparently” interview

And I especially love the auto-tuned version of it 😉

7. One day this week I ate a peppermint-flavored mint and then not too long after, had a couple pieces of chocolate. The combination tasted just like peppermint bark, and now I’m ready for cozy fires, holiday cookies and wrapping paper. I know. You’re allowed to slap me.

8. I am 18 week along now, and my belly seems to have exploded this week! Everything is still going well; we have the anatomy ultrasound coming up next week!

18 weeks!

9. I’ve seen tons of people on social media over the last couple of weeks posting pictures of their kids’ first day of school. Maybe it seems crazy to me since I never began school before the week prior to Labor Day, but the beginning of August seems SO early! It’s still summer!

10. TGIF! These guys are super happy to be back home 🙂

Einstein & Duke - Home Sweet Home


21 Responses to “Friday Things”

  1. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking on August 15, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Happy 1 year anniversary! I can’t believe mine is almost here. Umm where did the year go? You are so adorably pregnant!

    As a fellow first born, I can affirm that those are totally true!


  2. Debra on August 15, 2014 at 12:36 am

    While the birth order chart wasn’t 100% for me and my sisters, I was pretty darn close. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  3. Pieliekamais on August 15, 2014 at 2:24 am

    How is Einstein doing?
    Congratulations on your anniversary! 🙂


    • Michelle on August 15th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      He’s great! His ear is all healed up and I think he’s dropped a few pounds. I’m going to get him weighed soon 🙂


  4. wendyworldly on August 15, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Love number 6, that kid is so adorable and funny. I am with you on the mint and chocolate thing…maybe because in Australia it’s so cold right now, it might as well be Christmas! On the birth order thing, I am a middle child but the first-born sounds more like me. Your tummy is looking good!


  5. nancy k on August 15, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Congratulations to you and your CCC on your first anniversary. You have generously shared so many of your first year experiences and joys with all of your followers. Thanks for including us and I know I speak for many when I say we are looking forward to the coming year and the birth of BBEB!


  6. Darlene on August 15, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Wow the chart was pretty close, since I am the first and the Only. I had quite a few from both columns. Interesting! Grats!! btw.


  7. Michael R. on August 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Happy 1st Anniversary BEB, looking forward to many more years congratulating you all! Your bun-in-the-oven is looking fab as well.
    As a second-child of two – that graph is SPOOKY correct on both counts, and our only son’s chart is spot-on!


  8. Mary on August 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Happy Anniversary! Our 35th anniversary is just a couple weeks away.
    For my family the chart is not correct. My oldest brother is like the middle, the next brother is like the firstborn, my older sister is a mix of all and I as the last am like an only child. There is only 7 years between the oldest and youngest.
    Thanks for the Friday puppy pictures…I use them as my weekly desktop picture. 🙂


  9. Jessi on August 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Happy Anniversary!
    I grew up going to the USAF museum! It is pretty cool!


  10. Katie on August 15, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Happy anniversary!!! You have such cute baby belly; I’m thrilled for your pregnancy news!
    Sadly, I’m just like the typical youngest child that chart describes! 😉
    I was just talking to a friend last night about the early back-to-school photos I’ve seen! I would have been horrified as a child if I’d had to return to school mid-summer!
    It’s been quite chilly in Toronto this week but I’m with you! I’m ready for the cool weather!


  11. Marcie on August 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Happy anniversary! Your trip sounded nice, and I relate — I hate when we have to board our pup! That birth chart is pretty spot on with me and my siblings and my own kids — amazing.


  12. Heather @ Shards of Lavender on August 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    We live near Cincinnati and saw the signs for the tennis tournament near King’s Island when we were on I-71 yesterday. Isn’t the Air Force museum the best? And Graeter’s too:) The birth order chart describes me, except for the following the rules part. I’m not so great about that… Happy Anniversary!


  13. betsy harner on August 15, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    You were in my neck of the woods-live very close to the Air Force Museum! Glad you had a good time. Know what you mean about leaving the boys-I don’t go on any trips without Derby. Too old to be stressed by being boarded. But I am a protective momma! Not so true on the birth order! I am SOOO financially responsible, not much of a risk taker and competition isn’t my thing. Hmmmm….interesting though.


  14. Jeannine on August 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Happy 1st Anniversary! Best wishes for many, many more happy ones 🙂
    Your baby bump is so cute – it makes me miss being pregnant!
    I mostly fit into the middle child column of the birth chart instead of the only… Guess I just have to be the oddball 😉


  15. Heather @ My Overflowing Cup on August 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Happy Anniversary! The baby bump is just adorable! I am a huge fan of peppermint bark, and though I don’t want summer to end, that will be one bright spot in an otherwise long, cold winter. Regarding the sibling chart, it is completely true for my brother and I, but not my teenagers so far. We’ll see if that changes as they get older. It is interesting, though.


  16. Nikki @Seeded at the Table on August 15, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Oh my gosh, it’s been a year already!? Wow! Congrats! Also – Love the baby bump! 🙂


  17. Jena on August 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I’m just catching up on months of RSS feeds, so 1st–congrats! Second, please do keep in mind that ultrasound techs can be wrong. Our tech noted “appears to be female” for my dr (it’s this whole crazy BC thing, a policy varying from hospital to hospital, but most won’t tell you gender; with the second baby, I was surprised he offered to include it in notes for the dr), so even though I’d been calling baby “he” till that appointment, we were expecting a sister for our daughter. So Cohen was a bit of a surprise. 🙂


  18. Laura Dembowski on August 18, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I’m an only child and that chart is a little too accurate. Scary! There are some things I love about the holidays, but I am so not ready to say good bye to summer.


  19. Grae on August 30, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Okay so this is weird. I was the last born, but raised as an only child. I have traits from both in the birth chart (but most from the “only”). What does THAT mean?


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