Overwhelmed With Love!

Hey friends!

{first of all, check out Lily’s newborn photo shoot photos if you haven’t yet!}

How was your weekend? Mine was incredible!

My older sister (well, one of them), came to visit/babysit/cook/clean/help out/do everything.

It was SO SO kind of her!

Overwhelmed With Love! <3

Friday evening this happened:

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We ate salads, and then we got pizza (balance people, balance) on the way to pick up my sister from the airport.

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I was SO excited to see her! I hadn’t seen her since August (when I was in StL & she was too). This trip was uber special because she came sans kids (she has a few, and they stayed at home in CO with her husband, but technically because she is pregnant, she came with one- hah), and she came solely to be with me, help me, meet Lily, and spend time with me as a new mama.

She is an incredible mom so it meant a lot to me to have her all to myself so I could learn her ways. :)

She also came bearing one of my FAVORITE desserts!


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(Basically chocolate, caramel, oatey goodness)

After hanging out together we all went to bed.

On Saturday after feeding Lily, she fell asleep so Lara and I went to the apartment gym with Lily snoozing by us in her carseat. We did our workouts & chatted the whole time. SO SO fun!!!

Working out? Amazing. With a sister? Even MORE amazing.

Lily was awesome & slept through the workout & through my shower. She woke up right when I was putting lotion on my face. That girl is too perfect! 😉

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The rest of the day Lara went grocery shopping for us (and for ingredients), and made dinner for WEEEEEEEEKS!

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Isn’t that amazing?!?!?

I feel so blessed. And overwhelmed with love.

Then she babysat Lily while Jared & I went on our first REAL date night out.

We got gas (!!! haha), and went out to dinner.

It was fabulous.

Then we came back & watched a movie together while I fed Lily. We stayed up wayyyy too late watching Moneyball and chatting, but it was worth it! (p.s. we didn’t love the movie. It was just okay.)

Sunday we ate whole wheat pumpkin pancakes that Lara made us.

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We hung out, Lara baked banana bread muffins (I know, right?!?!), and we ate our meals together while chatting.

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We also went on a walk.

(I never brushed my hair or put on makeup that day. awesome)

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It was such a lovely day!

And we painted each other’s toe nails (pink for both of us). Best sister time ever!!

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She also had gotten me flowers. Seriously. Can she get even more amazing??

Lara later had to pack up & the three of us took her to the airport in the late afternoon. It was SO SO sad to take her back.  :(

I hate goodbyes. Plus, holy moly she’s amazing! I can NOT believe she did all of that for me/us. I am so so grateful for her! We miss her. But her kids & husband needed her back. 😉

The rest of the evening was naps, dinner, feeding Lily, and chillin’. What an incredible weekend!


Well, I am off to enjoy my day with Lily!

Have a GREAT day! <3

What was something amazing about YOUR weekend?!?! If someone came & cooked for YOU, what meals would YOU want??! What color are YOUR toenails painted??! 

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  1. Lara is AMAZING!!!! Did she make all those meals to put in the freezer??! GENIUS!! I totally need to start making freezer meals. That’s so funny you wrote about getting Lara all to yourself… I totally wrote that about my parents today! haha! Lucky to have a sister like her! :) xoxo
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  2. SO wonderful! Family rocks!!!!! Your peanut is so darn cute. Kay had that same jacket when she was a baby :)

  3. You have an incredibly sweet and caring sister. Not all siblings would be that helpful! You are really lucky to have such a close family.
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  4. She is amazing! Look at all those meals she made you!! That is one great sister you have there. I don’t blame you missing her like crazy! So fun that she is pregnant, too :)
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  5. Wow, what an AMAZING sister you have! I can only imagine how cool it is to have an expert mama like her to teach you the secret mom tips and tricks. Lily is just the most precious thing ever. And no, I won’t stop saying that on every single post you write. Sorrrry ;).
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  6. What a great sister – you are so lucky to have each other! Any chance you can get her to post her Carmelitas recipe? They look amazing!

  7. Dotsie says:

    :) awww, what a great weekend you had! You guys are so lucky to have each other.

  8. oh my goodness – she is too perfect – and so awesome!! That is just what every new mom needs. And to have an awesome sister like that – so lucky! I also have an awesome little sister who came over this weekend and we made carmelitas together too! And she got up early with Luke on Sunday morning so we could sleep in –> awesome!
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  9. What an amazing gift of love by your sister!! That’s so sweet :)
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  10. Wow, you clearly have an amazing sister! You guys will be eating well for weeks! 😉 Currently, my toes are a pale green colour.
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  11. Fun!! We had a very low key weekend because both Brandon and Addie were sick. But it was actually kind of nice. We just spent the weekend chilling out as a family! :)
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  12. That is so great!! I’m glad you got sister time. :)
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  13. Nicole says:

    Awesomeness must run in your family….your sister is AMAZING! What a gem! :)
    Something about my weekend: I ran a half marathon on Saturday and did well! :) (1:49!)
    If someone came and cooked for me, I would want: ANYTHING! It’s amazing how much better things taste when someone else makes it for you. Peanut/Almond Butter & Jelly, pancakes, meatloaf, grilled chicken, dessert – knowing that someone else took the time to make something for you always makes it great!
    My toenails are “perfectly plum”! :)

  14. Awww…your sister is so amazing! Sounds like a wonderful weekend! All the foods looks soooo yummy and the pics of Lily are adorable!
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  15. I actually just painted my finger nails on Saturday. Went with a redish/christmas color. Is it too early? Probably! I just took the polish off my toes…so they are colorless. Boo!
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  16. Sisters are the best! I don’t think I’d survive without them, or at least life would be a lot less interesting.

    Highlight of my weekend was a night out with friends!
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  17. Um- can I steal you sister when I have a baby to cook me all that amazing food?! What an awesome sister! I’m so glad you and your man got a little bit of a reprieve and had a date. :)
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  18. First, Lily’s newborn photos are adorable! So precious! You should check out groupon – they have great deals for canvas photos. Some of those pictures would be gorgeous blown up on a canvas in your house! :)

    & I love that you got quality sister time AND a date night! Reading your post made me excited because my mom & 1 of my sisters are coming to spend thanksgiving with us next week. I can’t wait to see them & Dave & I plan on taking a date night while they’re here. And then the following week we are off to Atlanta to spend a week with my other sister! Your post made me long for the family time even more!
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  19. That’s a lotta’ love. :) I never knew how much I’d appreciate someone making me dinner. I’ll eat anything so long as someone else cooks it! haha
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  20. Awww! Your sis is AMAZING!! Wow, I can’t even believe all of that!! Seriously, does she make house calls to Tennessee too? 😉 I want some of those caramelitas!!

    Highlight of my weekend? Besides a little shopping spree at TJ Maxx, I’d say going to the movies with the man-friend to see Thor…it was awesome!
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    • I should ask her if she makes house calls to other states?! :) hehe.

      A TJ mAxx shopping spree sounds really awesome right now, actually! And Thor was good? Good to know!!



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