Our love story is super stereotypical. The only non-stereotypical aspect about it is how different our actual relationship is from other marriages. Neither of us “wears the pants.” We really ying and yang and balance each other well. Considering how young we were when we got married, I feel like we have been working on finishing growing up with one another. I love it.
My husband and I are lucky to be able to travel quite a bit. We pondered recently where we have traveled together just within the last four years. We have visited Southern California half a dozen times, in addition to Mexico, Maui, Hong Kong, Thailand, St. George, and San Jose. Prior to meeting one another, we both grew up in families that traveled frequently. Needless to say, I have packed a carry-on bag many times. I like to pack the same items for domestic and international flights just in case my itinerary changes while en route (flight delays, missed flights, etc.). Here is my list.
This has been a textbook-difficult pregnancy. After we found out we were pregnant, we braced ourselves because my chances of miscarriage seemed pretty high, thanks to health issues. Luckily, the thing that we dreaded, never occurred, and we kept trucking on through the borderline hyperemesis and little scares. The bottom line is and was that our figglet is healthy.
There is a lot of hype around Urban Decay’s Naked line. If you are a female who wears make up chances are you have heard of some kind of UD Naked product. While I do wear eyeshadow, I didn’t feel the need to splurge on the full sized palettes quite yet. I wanted to see how I felt about the Basics first and then grow my collection from there. Long story short–I fell in love with a palette.
This last week has been an absolute dream. I survived the hard part of last week and as a reward spent five blissful days with my family. Every other year I have skied, but due to being large with baby bump (five more weeks!), that really wasn’t an option this trip.
Instead, Adam and I celebrated before we left and high tailed it down to Utah to enjoy a weekend with my family.
I highly recommend The Bakery at Windy Ridge in Park City. I would eat their flourless chocolate cake every day of my life, if I could.
We are a little over a month out from the baby’s due date. Over the last 34 weeks I have had some very brutal thoughts. Of course I am not the only one who has had these thoughts because the internet once again proves that there is a meme for everything.
22 Honest Pregnancy Thoughts
1. This accurately describes the “Papa John’s Incident.” This should be on the wall of every baby daddy.
I am excited to start writing about my favorite products for each month. I honestly love products, and I love sharing what I find. For this last month, I developed a major adoration for Boots No7 Serum, Equate Original Clean Facial Towelettes (yes, from WALMART), and Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. Onto my January beauty product favorites with reviews & tips!
I have always had a bit of a hard time loving myself. I was an awkward young soul, and even when I grew into my lanky appearance and learned to properly do my hair (holla for straighteners), I constantly was downing myself, finding ways to make myself look better. Reality was that I was beautiful no matter how much self hatred that I harbored. I didn’t need to tweak myself. I should not have cared to such a degree that I was willing to change all that I was and do whatever I needed to be accepted, well-liked, and even in some cases–envied. In the process of trying to find ways to love myself, I threw myself from relationship to relationship, alienating myself from the people who actually loved me as I was.
Here is the reality, folks: I really needed to love myself anyway.