On Christmas Eve, I wanted to throw some kind of warm dip together. I have never made buffalo chicken dip but figured I would give it a try and surprisingly, it actually turned out amazing so I figured I would share with you all!
Happy First Friday of 2019!
If I’m being honest, I have kind of unplugged these last one – two weeks. My blog and YouTube have kind of gone to the side while I soaked up every minute with family. So I am sorry about the lack of work going into my posts. I promise I am coming back and have some serious motivation to kick ass this year on both platforms!
ONE: We celebrated a late Christmas with Shae’s dad, little sister, his brother and niece. We went over after Everlee woke up from her nap and walked in to the cutest came four wheeler! She hopped right on and ran into everything. Haha! Shae and I actually almost bought her the Minnie Mouse one on Black Friday and we are so glad we didn’t.
Christmas Eve was spent at my mom and step dads house. We spent Christmas with Shae’s moms side last year so we switched this year. We spent the morning having a big breakfast and finishing up last minute Christmas planning + details. Once the evening rolled around, we all went outside and hung out there for awhile. Everlee loves being outside, so this was especially fun for her. She was jumping in puddles, riding on the lawn mower and throwing sticks in the pond.
I put on a homemade buffalo chicken dip on the crockpot in the afternoon (I will post the recipe soon) and we ate all sorts of appetizers for dinner. We had mozzarella sticks, hot wings, chips and dip, potstickers and crab. It was all delicious and we were all stuffed!
How far along: 30 weeks! These last 10 weeks are going to FLY by you guys. I am so excited to meet this sweet girl.
Baby is the size of a: A cantaloupe. My Ovia Pregnancy app says she is about 17 inches and 3 1/2 pounds! Holy moly.
Weight gain: Still not thrilled about stepping on a scale anytime soon. Definitely over 20lbs at this point (especially after the holidays). I plan on working out a few times a week from here on out though!
Maternity clothes: Yes! I really wish I had some cuter ones. I want to pick up a few more maternity clothes but at this point I feel like I mine as well suck it up this late in the game.
Sleep: I am still sleeping great!
Movement: Still my Little night owl. Shae says she gets active around 11pm and I think he’s right. Makes me sad for the family because nobody has felt her but Shae and I!
Best moment this week: CHRISTMAS! We had an amazing Christmas.
Looking forward to: Getting back home from vacation. As much as we love visiting our family, it’s always so nice to get back home and get in our routine.
Food cravings: I really can’t think of anything besides ice and ice cream!
Anything make you sick or queasy: No!
Labor signs: No. Same old Braxton Hicks though. I feel like some of them are painful and uncomfortable which isn’t fun!
What I miss: Having energy. I seriously feel like a lump on a log. I hate it.
Symptoms: So many Braxton hicks contractions still, exhausted, uncomfortable and waddling around like a duck, bloated!
Belly button in or out: In!
Wedding rings on or off: On!
Mood: Exhausted most of the time but still happy!
Happy Friday, friends! I feel like I am still recovering from Christmas. I swear I woke up the day after Christmas feeling hungover (jokes on me cause I’m pregnant). Finally, I’m feeling like I am recovering!
ONE: Christmas Eve was such a fun day. We really kept it low key but it was great! We had a big breakfast and finished up wrapping gifts, I made a homemade chicken buffalo dip in the crockpot and ended the night eating a bunch of appetizers. After Everlee went to sleep, the boys finished up putting together her play kitchen from Santa and my mom and I put together stockings and set up for Christmas morning.
At the end of November, I joined a 12 Days of Christmas Blog swap hosted by Angie over at My So-Called Chaos. The idea behind this is that you’re paired up with a fellow blogger, and you each exchange 12 gifts to open up on the 12 days leading to Christmas. I was so excited for this and have loved opening up a gift every single day.
I ended up being paired with a girl named McKenzie and she was so much fun to shop for. You can check out her blog here! Go give her some love and support and tell her I sent you! 😉
On December 14th, I woke up and opened my first gift first thing that morning. What can I say, I was really excited to start. I picked one of the bugger gifts she sent and ended up getting the most adorable shadow box calendar. It is already on my desk now, but I’m excited to start using it for the new year!
Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! This is such a magical day, especially now that I have a daughter of my own. I hope you all have the best Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with all of your loved ones.
I wanted to share a few Christmas traditions we do in our family for this year and some we have always done. Next year, Shae and I and the girls will be in Alaska so things will be a bit different but here is a little snippet of how things go for us!
Christmas Eve Traditions
How far along: 29 weeks!
Baby is the size of a: A pineapple. This is my second baby and I still can’t bemieve something as big as a pineapple fits inside me!
Weight gain: I don’t even want to know.
Maternity clothes: Basically all I wear besides my regular hoodies and sweatshirts.
Sleep: I am sleeping so great! I am so fortunate.
Gender: GIRL! 💗💗💗
Movement: She still moves the most at night but she’s been doing dance parties a lot in there. Probably because of all ththe holiday food and treats.
Best moment this week: Shae going on vacation and having him to myself for two weeks!
Looking forward to: CHRISTMAS! I am so excited for Christmas in a couple days. I can’t believe it is Christmas Eve tomorrow!
Food cravings: Nerds candy, sour candy, milk, grapes. Nothing too crazy.
Anything make you sick or queasy: No! Thank goodness!
Labor signs: No. Still having constant Braxton Hicks and I was actually feeling a little crampy at times but nothing significant.
What I miss: Having energy.
Symptoms: So many Braxton hicks contractions this week, I noticed a little bit of swelling after being at my computer for a couple hours without getting up, and a lot of back pain this week. I had to get out my pregnancy pillow again!
Belly button in or out: In!
Wedding rings on or off: On!
Mood: Drained but in the holiday spirit. ☺️
Can you believe Christmas is in FOUR days?!
ONE: I threw together this cute little hot cocoa bar for our Christmas Party last weekend and it turned out to be a hit! I was so glad we used the crockpot because having to boil water and/or use the microwave all night long sounded awful. This was so cheap and easy to put together and it was a huge hit.