Hawkeye at Heart

Unwanted Conversation of the Day

Woman: You are having a girl aren't you?

Me: Yes, I am.

Woman: I knew it. I was walking behind you and could tell that you were pregnant from behind. That's always a sure sign.

Me.......

Pregnancy Cravings…

I haven’t had many strong cravings, but lately I’ve been all about watermelon and cheese. Ironically enough, those are both items that someone brought into the office today to share. 

Friday morning, you are starting off just right. 

Speaking of a new baby, we have really started to finalize our nursery. I am so in love with our crib and crib bedding. All of our crib bedding is from Pottery Barn Kids and I enjoy the fact that it is feminine without being too over the top PINK. 

My talented and crafty friend from graduate school actually made the wall hanging that’s in the second picture. I adore the saying and love the fact that she took the time to hand-make something herself. It also happens to match our decor perfectly. 

Maverick, on the other hand, is not so sure about this whole baby thing. He keeps going into her room and stealing the toys/stuffed animals/etc. He is for sure acting like a jealous older sibling. 

After some time (too much time) away from the blogging world, I have decided to return. I still have been able to follow along with all of you, but needed to take some time to remember why I was blogging and for what purpose. I can safely say, that I truly missed sharing and looking back on my posts and remembering what I had been feeling or going through at that exact moment. 

Really, I just missed writing and expressing myself through the written form.

And wow, a lot has changed since I last posted. First of all we are expecting our first child (a baby girl!) on July 1st (give or take). This was somewhat of a surprise, but definitely welcomed! We have been planning and trying to prepare ourselves (as much as what is possible) for the biggest change of our lives thus far. 

The pictures above are from the wonderful shower that was thrown for me this past weekend by two of my dearest friends from college. It was lovely, and truly got me excited for these final weeks leading up to her arrival. 

All in all, it feels pretty darn good to be back and writing again. 

Ready for the Gladiator!!! @megan_esch @cassie_obie

Ready for the Gladiator!!! @megan_esch @cassie_obie

mymodernmet:

Matt Molloy’s smeared sky photos are gorgeous.

Wow, one of these sky photos would be perfect in our master bedroom. 

(via aotakesonchicago)

My favorite time in the year is when I start to get a slight glow/tan on my face and I only have to wear mascara, a little blush and lip gloss/chap stick. Because really, is there a better feeling than being tan? 

I think it’s (finally) safe to say that Spring is FINALLY here!    

“7. Better Yourself. Go running. Floss. Drink more water. Take vitamins. Buy food that does not come in a box. Do push-ups. Wake up at an AM hour. Do not sleep away your weekends. Stop Googling that spot on your arm. Read books. Learn an instrument. Think of others. Stop blaming other people. Stop blaming yourself. Turn your strengths against your weaknesses. Turn your hatred of every missed word or tarnished day into the next day. Do not merely need to do better; actually do better.”
7 Steps to Being Confident // Thought Catalog (via elizablr)

(via littlelaur)

The bride and groom did a wonderful job of adding creative pieces to their wedding day. For instance, check out this picture….they ordered HUGE, cardboard print outs of each of the bridesmaid’s and groomsmen’s faces. How clever, right? You can imagine our excitement when we returned to the trolley after taking outdoor photos, and these gems were on our seats waiting for us. It made the day even more fun and memorable. And yes, you better believe that they were all over the dance floor that night.

Disclaimer: I’m not sure why I must make that open-mouth, laughing face whenever I’m intoxicated. Therefore, it was quite fitting that this was the photo she chose for my extra large print out. 

The bride and groom did a wonderful job of adding creative pieces to their wedding day. For instance, check out this picture….they ordered HUGE, cardboard print outs of each of the bridesmaid’s and groomsmen’s faces. How clever, right? You can imagine our excitement when we returned to the trolley after taking outdoor photos, and these gems were on our seats waiting for us. It made the day even more fun and memorable. And yes, you better believe that they were all over the dance floor that night.

Disclaimer: I’m not sure why I must make that open-mouth, laughing face whenever I’m intoxicated. Therefore, it was quite fitting that this was the photo she chose for my extra large print out.