Wine, sunsets, and fat butts

6.09.2014

You know those weekends that you spend with your family and friends that leave you just feeling... whole.  We had a great weekend filled with lots of food, lots of drinks (but not toooo many if you know what I mean), lots of sunshine, lots of friends.  We went out to the Eastern Shore to celebrate our besties "soon to make his arrival" baby boy.  

I bought an coral dress and immediately Eva was obsessed with being "twinsies" for the party.  She picked out an orange shirt and her matching orange bow.  She made me curl her hair like mine and watched me with intensity to copy my every move while prepping in the bathroom.  She loaded up a purse like a "big girl" and carefully chose the perfect lip gloss color and shoes for her outfit. 
I gave Eva her first braids and pulled them back just like my Mom used to do to my hair.  Explaining that my Mom used to do my hair like this led Eva to ask "Do you wish your Mom could do your hair still?" and "Why don't you just tell your Mom to stop being dead then?" and "When you're dead you're not going to be able to do my hair anymore, too?"... Cue me being forced to re-do my eye make-up.
 ...A wonderful end to a wonderful day...
I am back on the cleanse this week after a mildly successful clean week last week.  My husband brought home fresh baked artisan loaves of bread one night and a bottle of wine the next night...  He swears he "forgot" and wasn't purposely trying to sabotage me but maybe he likes my saddle bags more than I thought.

I am also re-joining a gym today.  I need some new motivation big time.  I know I ate party food, pizza, alcohol, etc all weekend but I weighed more this morning than I have in my (non-pregnant) life.  Time to seriously buckle down.


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31 comments:

  1. I've put my foot down on the bad food as well. I had chips and salsa last night (my big weakness) but I finished all the salsa in the house, so now I'm determined.

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  2. Adorable dress up times! It is hard to be good when our loves ones are tempting us with deliciousness! I get frustrated all the time when J brings home surprises that I want but don't!!

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  3. Awww Mommy and Eva twinsies, so precious!

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  4. I love that dress on you! So pretty!

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  5. Love how your daughter watches you. She adores her mommy! I love the colors too! Fun times :)

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  6. I love that she wanted to be just like you! So adorable.

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  7. Could Eva be any cuter? I don't think so!!! That's so sweet that she wants to be just like you. The best compliment of how great a job you're doing as a mom.

    Glad you had a nice weekend. That sunset alone is breathtaking.

    Have an awesome week!

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  8. That does look like a lovely weekend. Our eating has gone off the deep end lately too. Sometimes the wine is too good to pass up.

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  9. You look great!! These 3 months of being unsettled has been so bad health-wise. So much eating out and eating badly. Once we get to Colorado time to get healthy again!

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  10. I am with ya on the cleanse, chickie. I just started another round of Whole 30. You got this! I love weekends where my soul is happy :)

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  11. Awwwee! Love that she wanted to match, so cute. And I love your dress!

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  12. I love how innocent children can be. I love her cute little braids, and I love how she wants to match her pretty mama.

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  13. Awww...her comments brought tears to my eyes. So precious and innocent. She really is a mini you!!

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  14. These photos look blissful! What an awesome place to live.

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  15. oh girl! love that dress!!

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  16. "she loaded up a purse like a "big girl" and carefully chose the perfect lip gloss color and shoes for her outfit."

    Well you're definitely on your way to molding her into a shallow stereotype of a girl!

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    1. Because liking purses, shoes and lip gloss is definitely going to damage her. How dare she have fun dressing up with her Mom for a party! Shame on us.

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  17. Having a mini-me is sooo fun! I am dreading the day mine doesn't want us to have matching outfits/hair/etc. anymore... I will probably become the mom that tries to force it too long ;)

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  18. how precious!! and i love coral on both of y'all!!

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  19. oh man those are some intense questions, kids ask the strangest most honest things...and sometimes it is just hard!

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  20. Looks like such a fun weekend! Love your dress and your sweet little one wanting to be like her mama...so precious!

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  21. Love those kind of weekends! Wish we had more of them. :) Beautiful pictures!!!!!

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  22. what a wonderful weekend and how gorgeous are you twinsie girls?!?!

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  23. That sounds awesome.

    And I so love snacking on bread. Yum.

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  24. The question phase with little ones, you just never know which way it's gonna go!!! PS: I'm sure the hubbs loves you just the way you are, although I know the drive and itch to ditch those unwanted pounds. But you do look beautiful my friend!!!!!

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  25. yes when i am having those weekends i never want them to end and when it does i end up feeling a bit sad because i know those times are rare

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  26. That picture of your little guy is adorable!! What a little cutie!!!!

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  27. That picture of your little guy is adorable!! What a little cutie!!!!

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  28. That picture of your little guy is adorable!! What a little cutie!!!!

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  29. i love your dress! and so sweet that your girl wanted to be twinsies! :)

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  30. I legit thought that Will was trying to sabotage me last week, haha. We've been eating out WAY too much, so I put the kibosh on that. Back to lots of veggies, no fried, and no white processed stuff for us!

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