My Life In Pictures: February 1 – 15, 2016

Back in October, I started what I thought was the best idea EVER: To share my Instagram pictures a couple of times a month since I can’t seem to find time to write! I decided to call it My Life In Pictures. You can see all of my previous posts here. So here’s what I’ve been up to the last couple of weeks.

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I got my office back! After almost a year of remodeling our entire downstairs, my office is no longer a storage space. I love this office and it’s my own private space that makes me happy to be in. Bonus that I got a paint touch up and new flooring in there, too!

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We’ve had amazing weather here lately, and even the evenings are outside-worthy. We’ve been hanging out in the garage (see below) or around the fire pit. The kids love it, we turn on music, and as you can see, a dance off usually ends up happening.

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I couldn’t get my wedding ring off of my fat finger, which had started swelling really bad and over the last few weeks had become very painful. I don’t know if it’s due to weight gain or if I hit it on something and it started to swell, but either way it really hurt. I tried everything to get it off.

My brother mentioned the string trick to get it off, but because of the knobs on the inside of my ring (to keep it from sliding around on my finger) it didn’t work…which we only found out after the string was on and I thought my finger was going to blow up. Jason finally cut off the string and then the ring. It no longer hurts, but it’s still healing.

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Super Bowl! We had a little get together with some family and friends, and Ethan was SUPER excited because he team was playing. They didn’t win, but he still had fun. And didn’t Lady Gaga KILL IT with the National Anthem? And let’s not even get started on how amazing Beyonce did…

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Like I said the weather has been amazing here lately, and even though I love my office, I love this office even more! I’m sitting outside as I’m writing this.

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For Super Bowl, we moved a TV into the garage and pulled our patio furniture in there. The kids love it, and so we’re leaving it like this. We do it every spring and through the summer. It’s fun to watch movies outside and the neighborhood kids all come down, too. Easy family fun nights!

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For Valentine’s Day, I bought Jason some yumminess from Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans…one of our favorite places in one of our favorite cities. The coffee is just as delicious as I remember, and I’m making the beignets as a treat this weekend.

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Ethan was standing in the sun talking to me, and I just had to snap a picture of his cute freckles!

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  1. My wedding ring got too small and my sister-in-law, who's a jeweler, sawed it off with a hacksaw. My brother handed me a beer and said "you're gonna need this." Bet it was a relief to get it off, huh? John Holton recently posted..BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Come Together” #botbMy Profile
  2. We love NOLA and Cafe du Monde! We have a coffee mug from there, and it always makes me feel warm and cozy. :) :)
  3. Oh gosh, you shouldn't wear a ring in case it injures your fingers... Be careful, that might end much worse than it did to you. I am glad you didn't get much pain. Nancy recently posted..Instant Knockout stands head and shoulder tall above the other fat burning supplementsMy Profile