Friday Favorites–Newborn Photos

Happy Friday!

This week flew by! Jake is officially one month old tomorrow. Time. slow. down.

The highlight of my week was getting Jake’s newborn photos back. . .

I am totally biased but I am in love with these boys.



And how adorable are sleeping babies? heart melting.




almost makes me consider having another one. almost. Winking smile 

I am super excited for the game on Sunday. My Mom made sure to dress Jake appropriately for the game last weekend. . . go Pack!


First post-baby date night and margarita.


And when did my first baby get so big??


And it feels so good to be back to running. Man, I missed it!


Looking forward to another weekend with very little plans. . . date with friends tomorrow night with the kids, baby snuggles, and playing Legos with Luke. . . and some couch time with Scott. Smile 

What are you up to this weekend? Best thing about your week??

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Life with 2 kids!



The end. Winking smile

No, for real, it’s been really good so far. #boymom


Luke is old enough to do a lot of things on his own – get dressed, use the bathroom, play Legos, etc. which makes it a lot easier when I have both hands full feeding/changing Jake. Luke is also very thoughtful and caring, which makes him a great big brother.


He hasn’t seem to mind that Jake is taking some of Mom and Dad’s attention away from him. He’s full of hugs and kisses for baby brother.

He LOVES including Jake in any activities we can. . . putting him on the table in his bouncer during family dinner, having him in bed with us while we read books before bedtime. I’ve also caught him checking on Jake or he will go and get a few books from Jake’s room and then “read” them to him.


Heart melting.

It’s not all roses. There have been some melt downs and we’ve been extra attentive to Luke to make sure the transition goes well for all, but overall, (knock on wood), it’s going well.

It also helps that Jake is (so far) a pretty laid back baby. He hasn’t been a big crier yet. . . only when hungry or with diaper changes. He’s a decent sleeper, 3-4 hours at a time at nighttime.


And the biggest help of all, the fact that Scott is home with me for a month.


I’ll definitely do an updated post when Scott goes back to work and then when I go back to work after three months.

It’s all about adjusting to a new normal. . . Jake has only been here for a little over three weeks, but I already can’t imagine life without him in our family.

We are so blessed and thankful for our family.


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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! The weeks are already flying by and Jake is three weeks old already!

No specific plans for the weekend.  . . my Mom is coming, so hopefully will be able to catch up on some sleep, eat some good food and enjoy hanging out.

Just a few favorites to share from the week that made me smile. . .

Scott is home on paternity leave for a month, so nice to spend extra time with all my boys . . .


Early morning snuggles.


Baby and coffee. . . does it get any better?


Time and dinner with friends.


And a sneak peek at Jake’s newborn photos.


Happy Friday!! Have a great day!

What are you up to this weekend??


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Weekending. . .

Hey! Happy Monday!!

I’m extra happy today after a big Packer win last night. Smile

And I cannot believe it has been so long since I’ve done a weekend post!

Nothing super exciting happened this weekend, but I actually took pictures to share a snapshot of current life. . .




Pink sparkle pedicure.. .


Spark was #necessary on Saturday morning


Just a little “light” reading about Al Capone.


Super excited to get back into running after 6+ months without it! A little run/walk to start getting back into it.



Using afternoon nap time to research Disney World. . . planning a trip for the end of March. . . any suggestions or tips appreciated! There are so many options and things to do, it’s hard to know where to start or what to do!!


Luke thought Pie Face was hilarious. . . and I did too. Winking smile


Solo trip to the grocery store on Saturday night. #adulting




Scott’s Mom made peppermint bon bon dessert for Christmas and let us keep the leftovers. .. omg SO good!


Sunday morning = finally taking down the Christmas decorations.



You should have seen how excited Luke was to vacuum his own bedroom.


Afternoon play time.





Floor play time while watching the Packers. . .


Brother bath time success. Super adorable.


It was a great weekend with no plans. . . just life and hanging out. #perfection

What were you up to??


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Christmas 2016!

Anyone else still in disbelief that it is already January? And that Christmas is already almost two weeks ago?

I still wanted to share pictures from our celebrations. . .

We were by ourselves for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We went to an early church service on Christmas Eve and then came home and put the boys in their Christmas PJs. . .


Luke was very excited to see that Santa came while he was sleeping and brought him a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle truck.



We had a family breakfast (I made that yummy Cinnamon Roll Bake) and Luke wanted to sit next to baby brother. Smile






The day after Christmas, my family (Mom and sisters) came over to celebrate and snuggle Jake. Winking smile


And we finally just wrapped up Christmas celebrations last weekend with Scott’s family.


And now comes the decision as to when to take down the Christmas tree and decorations. . . I think we usually take them down the day after New Years, but this year, we still have them up. . . they are just so pretty!

When do you take down your Christmas tree and decorations??


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Baby Boy #2

I cannot believe that our baby boy is two weeks old already. . .

Jake Thomas Thompson was born on 12/21/16 at 8:04am.


He was 8lbs 1oz and 21 inches long.

Luke was off from school for Christmas vacation so the last two weeks have been all about baby snuggles and family time.


I’ll be back soon with a recap of the holidays and thoughts on two kids! Smile


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Final Pregnancy Thoughts

well. . . today is the day!

depending on what time you are reading this, we probably have a new baby!

we have to be at the hospital early this morning to get ready for the scheduled c-section and if everything goes according to plan, he’ll be here sometime around 8am!

I’m equal parts excited and nervous. Pretty typical, right?!

I think I am most excited just to meet him. . .

25 weks

And then figure out what his name is!

I’ve been ready to meet him for a while now. . .

Pregnancy was very different this time around.


I think I “popped” sooner with this pregnancy, which just led to feeling uncomfortable, especially with sleeping. It was also super tough to have to give up running so early when I was able to run almost to the end with Luke. Thankfully, I was still able to teach BODYPUMP until the end.

36 weeks _3

I also won’t miss being so hungry and needing to eat right. this. second. Like we were on our way to Panera for breakfast last weekend and literally like 5 minutes away, and I had to pull out some pretzels to eat on the way.

I will miss baby kicks. There is nothing else quite like it.


And while it would have been totally fine for him to come early, I am glad that he stayed put until today. We were able to get all the little house projects completed that we were hoping to, have everything ready to go for Christmas and be mentally prepared to have this baby!!

I am SO excited to see Luke become a big brother.


I am NOT ready for the lack of sleep newborn stage. I know Scott and I will survive and it will be fine, but man, I really really like sleep.


I’m already reminding myself that the days are long but the years are short. . . just look at my first baby who is almost 5!


I’ll obviously be soaking in baby snuggles and family time over the next few weeks, but I’ll try to pop in when I can to share some updates.

Make sure to follow me on Instagram for updates and cute baby pics. Smile


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Our house. . . a tour!

Happy Tuesday! I survived my last day of work yesterday and actually I more than survived, my co-workers surprised me with an amazing potluck! . . . it is bittersweet to say goodbye for the next three months, but I am really looking forward to snuggling our new baby!

I realized the other day that I never shared pictures of our current house. . . that we moved into over a year ago now!


And I love the way the house looks and feels at Christmas-time, so before the chaos of a new baby comes and since the house was fairly clean and tidy. . . I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures to share of our current home. Smile

Front windows in the living room. . .


Front door. . .


Our bedroom.  ..


The baby’s room. . .



Luke’s room. . .


Dining room. . .


Mud room. . .


Kitchen. . .




Downstairs. . . Luke has a play area under the stairs.


Family room. . .


Laundry room. . .


Guest bedroom/office. . .


And that’s our home!

Off to tackle my last few things on my to-do list before this baby comes tomorrow!!

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Sunday thoughts. . .

Hey there! Happy Sunday night!

Tomorrow is my last day of work before starting maternity leave. . . wish me luck. Smile

It was super cold, windy and snowy here this weekend, so we didn’t do a whole lot. . .

Luke and I made sugar cookies.


I made a batch of RPSs and Christmas Crack. . . I switched it up and used white chocolate chips and sprinkled pecans.


I liked the white chocolate chips better, although next time I would use about 1/2 bag instead of a whole bag. And heck yes to the pecans.

We played and watched too much HGTV.


Took some final bump pictures. 39 weeks!


Random thoughts for you. . .

I am getting the ingredients to make this on Christmas morning.


I’ve made it before (actually on Christmas last year) and it is SO easy and So good!

Scott loves the Autumn Squash soup from Panera and I have been trying to recreate it at home. . . and this recipe is awesome.

I made some egg cups this past weekend, so easy and so good.

And if someone wants to bring me some of these, that would be amazing. Smile

Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Cookies

And that’s about it! What were you up to this weekend??


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Holiday Wish List

Better late than never right? 

Scott has been asking for at least the past month for my Christmas list and I just haven’t been able to think of anything past a happy, healthy baby boy. And while that  is still #1 on my list, lets be real, there are always more things on the list. #amiright 

Anyway, I’ve really enjoyed seeing other people’s Christmas Lists and Holiday Gift Guides, so I thought I’d pop in quick and share a few things I’d love to see under the tree this year. 

This track pullover. It looks so soft and comfy. 

product photo

I’ve heard amazing things about these leggings. And is there any piece of clothing better for living in during maternity leave than a pair of great leggings? 

Main Image - Zella Live In Slim Fit Leggings

Snow pants! Luke is at such a fun age right now to play together in the snow. Snow forts and snow ball fights and snow tubing will be so much comfortable if I am not thinking about being wet and cold. 

Glam Glow Face Mask. I’m not a huge product junkie (chap stick for the win), but I do love a good face mask. I’ve been wanting to try Glam Glow for a while, but haven’t pulled the trigger because of the price. . . 

GLAMGLOW - Gift Sexy Treatment Set

I’ve also heard really good things about the Charcoal Face Mark and cleansing bar from Beauty Counter


Gift Card for a Facial. I’ve wanted to get a facial for-ev-er but since laying on my back has been a no go for the past 6+ months, after this baby comes, I’d love to make it happen! 

New couch pillows. because I’m planning on spending quite a bit of time on the couch for the next few months snuggling a new baby, so #necessary 

Green Bay Packers Gear.

Women's Green Bay Packers Nike Heathered Gray Champ Drive Boyfriend Pullover Sweatshirt

Most wanted –> a new sweatshirt and a cute pair of mittens. 

This cute keychain. Pink + glitter. Adorable.

Custom Color & Personalized Gold-dipped Leather Keychain

And I love the swivel hook clasp option. . . because how annoying is it to get keys on and off a standard key ring?! 

What’s on your wish list for Christmas??


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