our weekend

I hope everyone had an amazing holiday weekend! We packed a lot into four days but still were able to relax a bit and enjoy some beautiful weather. Plus lots of good food and sleeping in, which is always a win in my book.

Friday was Olivia's Birthday Eve, so I baked up a batch of her favorite banana chocolate chip muffins  and as soon as Dustin got home from work, we packed up and headed for the park. Two of Olivia's favorite things right now are blowing bubbles and wearing sunglasses. We enjoyed family time together on a big blanket under the sunshine with muffins and lots of laughs.

Afterward, we headed home for a taco night. Olivia is all about guacamole and Mexican food {wonder where she gets that from?} so we thought tacos and guac would be the perfect birthday eve dinner. Afterward, I was in the mood to do more baking so I made a big pan of one of my all-time favorite summer desserts, strawberry rhubarb crisp. It's one of those desserts that gets better every day it sits as the flavors marry; we enjoyed it with vanilla icecream of course and put a candle in Olivia's bowl for her.

On Saturday, to celebrate Olivia's 2nd Birthday, we headed to the Zoo. She absolutely loves animals and we were blessed with beautiful weather. The monkeys were definitely her favorite, and she rode the beautiful new carousel for the first time with Dad. She probably could have stayed on it all afternoon.

After a few solid hours at the Zoo, we headed home to relax. On Sunday, we slept in and then made a big breakfast before running some errands. We hit up some of the memorial day sales and I picked out some new threads for summer and my baby bump. I've been living in maxi dresses and skirts and have been loving all things floral. 

Most of Sunday was rainy, so we decided it would be the perfect afternoon to finish the nursery. We had painted it last Fall and had most everything done except for hanging prints, pictures and our mirror. Dustin brought my vision to life for a beautiful gallery wall and I had so much fun putting the final touches on all the shelving and tiny details. I love that I get to enjoy a finished room for a few months before baby girl arrives. We moved the glider from Olivia's room into the nursery so now we spend nights in there reading together, and it's so special to see Olivia in her little sister's room playing and reading. We will be getting Olivia's new bed set up in her room soon and then the last step is moving her crib in for our babe.

On Sunday night, I made a big pot of our favorite grass-fed beef chili and after Olivia went to bed, Dustin and I watched a movie. We don't watch much TV but we are big movie-watchers. I love cozying up with popcorn and a big quilt in our basement for a good movie. The perfect way to relax.

On Monday, we ran some errands and I did some cleaning. Monday marked 25 weeks into my pregnancy. It's crazy to think that I'll be full term in less than 3 months and could have a baby by mid-August! We are all so excited! 

We ended the long weekend with a double date night with our best friends, who are also expecting their second {and are due in less than 2 weeks!}. We enjoyed dinner at our favorite spot and then took a long walk in one of the most beautiful parks before stopping at an old-fashioned creamery for waffle cones. 

The weekend was even better than I hoped it would be. Lots of new memories, lots of time spent with loved ones, and lots of progress made in the nursery. I can't wait to share a full tour with all the details soon! Check back tomorrow for an extra special Shop Spotlight and giveaway featuring one of my dearest friends and the most beautiful piece she made for our babe's special space. XO

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