Braxton’s First Beach Trip

Brad was down south for drill weekend and the weather was a DREAM for January – so I ignored all cleaning and my running schedule for the BEACH!

We went on Saturday afternoon with Christine and Jen – and then met Rachel and Rorik for coffee after.

I made an impromptu tent since I didn’t think about bringing an umbrella for shade or anything.
It ended up working perfectly and he even fell asleep after eating
so I got in a nap in and read a few pages in my book!

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This was my first weekend with Brad gone, so even though we just went to the beach and coffee,
I was WORN out!!
After I got Braxton to bed, I was exhausted and starving so I relaxed with
a bath and a lean cuisine from the microwave(I know, I know… but it’s quick!!),
a cup of green tea, a Ghiradhelli sea salt and caramel chocolate,
a candle and my book!

MUCH needed!!


Sunday, we went back to the beach after church even though it was a little cooler out.

Cute lil flip flops from Gma Capp! Didn’t know we’d get a chance to use them in JANUARY!
They’re still a little big but SOOO cute, I couldn’t resist!!
Rachel and Rorik came with us 🙂
There was a 5 and 10 mile run going on past our beach spot which
made nursing a little more awkward than usual for us…
we weren’t expecting that many people around!!! – hahah!!!

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Braxton’s Nursery

We just moved from a 2 bedroom to a 3 bedroom apartment this past weekend.  Let’s just say with two months til my due date(November 2nd) I am one happy mama for that to be over with!

Now we have the dreaded unpacking left — and if you could only see my kitchen!! I am tempted to post the picture of its current state, in which I managed to cook an amazing meal in last night (teryaki chicken[that the hubby grilled], macaroni and cheese, green beans, croissants, and roasted baby reds) except for the fact that I still have the dishes left to do this morning… note to self: don’t cook in an unpacked kitchen!!! [read:nightmare!!]

Moving to a bigger place meant one thing to me: Braxton will have his OWN room!!! Hip hip hurray! This room has already become my happy place.  We finished moving on Sunday and by Monday night all this was done:

The bedding is Ahoy Mate by Nojo purchased from Babies R Us and the crib set is Delta Springtime Lifetime Crib also purchased from Babies R Us. Letters are from Hobby Lobby – Brad spray painted them and added hooks to the back. The paint color is Glidden Premium Sweet Baby Boy.

Again, I will try to add a high resolution pic soon – just too excited to post it! And will add more pictures of the rest of the nursey soon as well :).

Time to clean up last night’s dishes 😦 whoops! and start to unpack the pantry…