Friends and Olive Oil and a 5k and Baby Stuff. Etc.

It’s hard for me to believe that it’s only April. 2014 has already been pretty packed with lovely things–and we’re only four months in so far. From spending over a week in Italy with my favorite dude to a Mississippi road trip with one of my closest girlfriends to 5ks and media events and all of the BABY things, this year is already turning out to be quite the eventful one. With a full summer bucket list and a little girl due in just TWO weeks now, it seems like it’s probably going to stay that like that. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

To play just a little bit of catch up, here are some recent photos that put a smile on my face:


I ran my third 5k of 2014 on the same day as my baby shower. I made sure I had time to go home and shower before the shower.


My latest two event blogging adventures have also doubled as free date nights. Both the olive oil and cheese tasting classes were tasty, intriguing and nostalgic of our trip to Europe. Being an event blogger definitely has its perks. As does having a husband who also makes for a pretty awesome best friend and plus one.


Gal pal dates make me giddy. Said giddiness turns my facial expressions into those of a small child.


I love weekends at the in-law’s. Always full of laughter, coffee, yummy food and peaceful mornings spent on the front porch with a good book. And sometimes full of neat flea market finds too.


My stomach makes a pretty comfortable pillow these days.


Texts from my best dude friend tend to make me grin. Note that he rations my compliments.


I recently got to pose for a maternity photo-shoot with my favorite photographer. Above is one of my favorite shots. Photo credit goes to the always awesome Andrew Stevens!


I’m about to pop, y’all! On an unrelated note, my husband really needs a haircut.

12 thoughts on “Friends and Olive Oil and a 5k and Baby Stuff. Etc.

  1. Rach @ This Italian Family says:

    Aww that shot of you two at the end makes me so happy! You guys are just so cute! I am so excited that baby girl will be here SO SOON! 🙂

  2. I’m guessing you’ll pop the kid this weekend.

    Any way you can add a gift cert to your registry? I want to get you the running stroller but it’s “in store only”, so I figured I’d give you a gift cert and let you decide what to buy… but, oddly, there’s no option for that (big mistake on Target’s part).

    • You’re the second person to say that! And aww, you are too kind, my friend! Warms my heart. 🙂 I should have taken that running stroller off because somebody already bought me a jogger (but not from Target)….oops! I will check on the gift card 😀

      • Coolio. At this point, I figured a gift card makes the most sense since I don’t know if you’ll want diaper or a changing table or earplugs the most.

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