Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

Heeeeeyoooo!!!  Hello my dears!  I don't know about y'all, but this week is flying by!  I'm definitely not complaining.  This just reiterates my prior statement about making every weekend a three day weekend.  Everyone is just much I right??

Anyway, last week I started my "Thursday Thoughts" post.  And the more I thought about it, the more I really began to like it.  It really grew on me.  In fact, I had quite a few people tell me they might steal the idea as a sort of "brain dump" post.  I mean, who doesn't love a good brain clean out?  Those are sometimes my favorite posts of all!  So, this is what I've decided to do.  I want to see how many of y'all would be interested in linking up with me and starting a weekly "Thursday Thoughts Link-Up?"  If I get enough interest, I might just have to call upon my good friend Holly and her Hubby Jack to create a button for me.  So, let me know with a comment if that is something you would be interested in seeing every week!

Now on to the good stuff:
*We have definitely come into the thick of the "Terrible Two's/Three's..." This little guy has got such a mind of his own lately!  His personality is developing each and every day, and I just don't know what is ever going to come out of his little mouth.  I seriously have to wonder who's child he is, because the things he does just crack me up on the regular.  If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen these pictures before, but they are just too good not to share because they express the stage that he is in right now to a "T".  I just think we have a long road ahead of us!
"Mommy, rook at me!  I naked rike my baby!"
*I've started back working out at the local gym that got me to where I am today.  They helped me to lose 40 lbs the first go around, but when we moved for the hub's job, we obviously had to leave them behind.  We never could find anything even remotely close to their set-up, so when Aaron decided he wanted to get in shape again (after letting that area of his life slip a bit with his crazy schedule) he asked me if I wanted to join that gym with him again.  Of course I jumped all over it!  It is a "boot camp" style layout that is an all over body hour long workout.  I am loving being back in a group atmosphere and working different muscles that I forgot that I had!  They offer classes throughout the day, so I just go to a 9:00 class while Madden is at school!  It works perfectly...I'm going to track my progress with before and after pictures at the 10 week mark.  I will let you see them when the 10 weeks are up.  Wish me luck!

*We are looking at getting our family pictures taken at the end of October/early November and I am really struggling with a color scheme.  Any ideas??  What is hot right now?  I don't want anything classic.  We've done that the past three years, so I really want to add some pops of color this year.  We will be taking them all outside, with the fall foliage in full force, so that's going to play a factor.  I'm kind of loving this look of mixing patterns within the same color scheme...what do you guys think?
Well, that's all I have for you for today...I know it's short, but I'm running behind this morning, so I've got to jet.  Before you guys go, though, let me know what you think about a "Thursday Thoughts" link-up...I would love y'alls feedback!

Until next time...


  1. first I would totally be up for the link-up. I think random thought posts are the best! It's nice to go with the flow and just write.

    Love that you are back at the gym and sharing progress as I am doing the same (although not sharing photos . . . I'm not that brave!).

    And lastly, love the color scheme in the last pictures. Fall is such a pretty time for photos.

  2. I would totally be in for a thursday thoughts link up!

  3. Let's do that linkup, ma'am!!!

    Also, we are having a few family shots taken after B's first birthday pics in less than two weeks and I am totally struggling on clothing ideas, also! I hate boring, perfect matchy-match!!

    1. YESSSS!! So glad you are in on this, lady!! (I knew you would be...or at least I hoped!)

      I completely agree!! I want a color scheme, but not too match-matchy...that's why I'm trying really hard to figure it all out in advance! It's such a process!! :)

  4. I am totally weaning off of my blog writing, but still reading of course. :) I would love to hear your Thursday thoughts! ;)

  5. I would totally link up. I love this idea, I did a brain dump today because I was having a brain fart. Your son is too cute. I look forward to O being that age. I love the color scheme for your pictures. People (including me) always go with the brown and orange scheme for fall outdoor pictures. We are looking for a more colorful palette.

  6. Yes, please!! :) We did different combos of navy, cream, a pinky melon for our family shots a few months ago...but that may be more Springy than Fall! ;)

  7. I freakin' die at that pic of him naked with his cabbage patch doll... I saw it when you posted it on IG and could not stop laughing!! Such a classic!