Thursday, September 26, 2013

when the days are short.


Some things that are making me stop & enjoy all life's little details, despite the fact that the days & weeks are going by far too quickly, it seems...

The smells of freshly cut grass and fresh cilantro. Straight from heaven.

When my belly was completely lopsided the other night—baby was apparently loving my left side and Aaron & I were shocked at the sight, to say the least.

Winging it for dinner (with no recipe) & coming up with a darn delicious meal, like last night's white bean & kale soup that was borderline best-soup-I've-ever-tasted. I'll be bragging about that one for years, I'm afraid. 

Grilled cheese on sourdough. Or sourdough bread, in general.

Sharing one car still with Aaron, and both of us in too deep of conversation this morning on our way to drop him off for work to even notice we missed the exit off the freeway. 

Cutting about 3 inches off my hair myself, because everyone is doing it and also because the longer my hair is, the less hair it feels like I have. Go figure. 

Seeing pumpkin pop tarts everywhere. (And by everywhere I mean Target & Trader Joe's.) It's just a matter of time before those goodies make it home with me one of these days. I'm grossing myself out just thinking about it. But...pumpkin pop tarts!?

Exercising still being the highlight of my day & when I feel my absolute best. Just enjoying it while I still can. 

Wishing my mom a Happy Birthday yesterday & also wishing we could have thrown a surprise party for her too. 

Downsizing to a tiny, tiny purse. Because the smaller my purse, the simpler my life...or so it seems? That's my theory at least. In about 5 weeks I won't be able to get away with carrying around just my wallet, keys & phone....so this is another one of those "just enjoying it while I still can" things. 

Gearing up for a busy, busy weekend. Hope you enjoy yours!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh-your belly is so BIG! This is an adorable picture.

    Also, one of my coworkers with super long hair gave herself a haircut the other day, too-almost didn't even notice!

    Blonde in this City

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  2. You look beautiful! I love your blog post!


    http://gracewhimsy.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'd say you have every right to brag about that soup! Also, your sweater (and baby bump!) is perfect.
    p.s. What a wonderful thing to be pregnant along with your sister!

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  4. great post! you look adorable, love your sweater!

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  5. i've loved your blog for the longest time, and this picture is just beautiful. you have the best perspective on life, and i'm so excited for your new little family! also, grilled cheese, yessss please.

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  6. You look amazing! Where is that beautiful cardigan from? I love it!
    Also, yes to sourdough, especially with grilled cheese. A place near me does freshly toasted thick slices of sourdough with avocado and chilli flakes and it's the best thing ever.
    Happy birthday to your mum too
    x

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    1. it's a free people sweater i found at tjmaxx

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  7. You're blooming and its such an exciting time. My little man is two months old now and I can't believe how quickly time flies.

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  8. You are just the sweetest pregnant lady ever!! ;)
    Enjoy all those little moments to yourself while you can, but in 5 weeks you will love your life even more!!

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  9. You are so cute :) Loved this post and excited for that little one to come in 5 short weeks! :)

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  10. You look adorable. P.S. I LOVE your sweater, where is it from?

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  11. yay for haircuts! i love your hair short! my soups always turn out too bland! what spices did you use? and i love using small purses but then i never know what to do with my water bottle. thirsty girl problems

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    1. haha thirsty girl problems is right!! i always just carry mine...it's been a while since i've had a purse big enough to carry a water bottle in!

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  12. Ooooh, I sure hope you plan to share the details about that white bean and kale soup! Sounds divine.

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    1. it was super easy! if i can remember correctly..... sauté onion & garlic in olive oil, add a can of tomato sauce (8oz i think?), chicken stock, can of white beans, with some rosemary, thyme, and parsley (and salt & pepper), and then i added kale near the end. :)

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  13. You are the cutest pregnant woman. That's all.

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  14. ok that sweater and your cute cute bump are the best!

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