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September 2016

Local Exploration

Hey There, Pumpkin.

September 25, 2016

Calloway’s Nursery is a spot we’ve driven past numerous times. Every time we saw it, we thought nothing of the place. En route to a destination you typically pay no mind to the places you’re actually passing. Luckily, we were tipped off about this local Texas gem and decided to see what it was exactly.

Calloway’s Nursery has been selling quality plants and greenery throughout North Texas for the past 30 years. Until Friday, I’d only ever associated the term “nursery” with infants and young children. Well, after a fun little trip to this new discovery, we’re now very familiarized with the concept of a garden nursery – and we’re kind of diggin’ it.

When we walked in, we quickly noticed they boasted the coolest assortment of pumpkins and plants we’d ever seen. We wouldn’t exactly classify ourselves as botanists, green-thumbs or gardening hobbyists. In fact, we don’t own any plants…other than a miniature bamboo tree in our office. That being said, even we were impressed to see what they offered in their greenhouses. The sheer variety of pumpkins was impressive to say the least.

If you don’t know us, we’re massive fans of Autumn. Fall is arguably our favorite season as it ushers in birthdays, sweater weather, festive family gatherings, and seasonal decorations. In our family, we go all out with decor during this time of year. Some people consider September too early to start, but we think it’s just right. Besides, if we’re going to spend a wad of cash on pumpkins, we’ve got to get at least two months out of em, right?

So what kinds of pumpkins do we aim for? To us, the uglier the better. We seek out those warty, weird ones and supplement them with a variety of gourds. Of course we’ll nab some of the classic orange ones you carved as a kid, but we like to diversify the color tones, shapes and textures. Lastly, and most importantly, we love those stems. The oversized, oddly curled stems are highly coveted (and pricier) targets for us. We’ll leave you with this bad boy:


Birthday Week

September 21, 2016

Here’s a cool fact: Katie is four days older than me. Every year around the third week of September, we basically celebrate a birthday week. We tend to enjoy gifts that are more experience-based rather than tangible goods so we try to spend less and blow everything on nice meals and travel. With a trip to London right around the corner, we’ve got some saving to do.


Hello Second Trimester!

September 19, 2016

In case you haven’t heard…it’s a BOY! Thank you so much for all of your sweet words on our announcement – it means so much to us and we are incredibly grateful for our tremendous support system. We feel incredibly blessed and I still can’t believe there’s a little guy growing in my belly. March cannot come soon enough!

Today marks the official start of my 2nd Trimester! Whoo hoo! We feel like this is a huge milestone and I’m so relieved it’s finally here! I’m feeling pretty dang good (knock on wood) and have finally started craving all kinds of food. For a while there, I was basically on a saltine cracker diet, lol. I’m still sleepy literally all the time…and what happens to your brain when your pregnant??? I can’t remember a dang thing these days! I’ve been asked lots of questions recently, so I thought I’d do a little Q&A…

How far along? 14 weeks!!

Gender? BOY! And we were so surprised – we both totally thought it was a girl!

How big is the baby? He is size of a lemon – and I learned today that he is now at the stage where he can start sucking his thumb. How cute is that?!

How do you feel/symptoms? The nausea is pretty much gone (hallelujah!!) but I do get lots of headaches. I tend to have bad heartburn and get super bloated after dinner, which isn’t fun, but I’ll take it over the nausea any day!

Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I definitely need some help in this department! I can’t button any of my jeans and have totally implemented the rubber band trick. I tried on maternity jeans the other day but was no where near big enough for those yet. What do you pregnant ladies do? Should I just stick with leggings? I feel like tops won’t be a big issue, especially since the majority of mine are loose/flowy – but pants are giving me problems!

Food cravings? Chick-Fil-A Cones and Sonic Mozzarella Sticks!

Food aversions? Nothing in particular, but anything with a super strong scent really turns me off. My sense of smell is uber sensitive these days.

What I’m looking forward to most? Getting a belly and feeling my little guy move around!

Thanks again for all your kind words and love – we hope you all have a great week!