Preparedness

Preparedness

I just posted this pic to my Bumpdates page – 24 weeks along!  Looking a whole lot less like Princess Kate and a lot more like Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian, but at least it’s just for a few more months.  And, while we were at the beach this past weekend with friends, a lady … Continue reading

Boring, but productive

Boring, but productive

I keep telling people that the Gouldings are pretty darn boring lately.  And we truly are – but I am loving this season right now.  We have much craziness to come and much to look forward to in the coming months and year so while we are pretty boring, it’s been so good to rest … Continue reading

5 Updates

5 Updates

Just  a few little updates on our lives… 1. We painted the nursery!  Well, when I say “we” I mean Aaron.  My pregnant self isn’t allowed to paint.  But, we were able to get a good low voc, non-toxic paint from Lowes that didn’t smell up the house at all, so I was able to … Continue reading

Harris Teeter triples

Harris Teeter triples

Some people have asked me if I’m still couponing – and YES!  I’m still couponing.  It’s just not quite as fun to blog about when compared to house projects and pregnancy.  Also, being pregnant adds a level of complication to grocery shopping and eating, so our grocery store trips aren’t nearly as consistent as they … Continue reading

A Cheap Chic Chandelier

A Cheap Chic Chandelier

You may have read about my first early birthday present waaay back in this post about our hallway light.  Well, Aaron was gracious enough to let me have one more thing for my birthday in February so for over a month, I had been scouring the internet for a new chandelier for our dining room. … Continue reading

It’s a BLUE 16 Week update

It’s a BLUE 16 Week update

Just an fyi – I started a “bumpdates” tab at the top of the blog to record all of my bump pictures in one place.  It’s cool to see how my belly has progressed already. (ps. Why am I SO much bigger than every other 16 week pregnant lady on the planet??) And here’s me … Continue reading

A little switcharoo

A little switcharoo

When we moved into this house almost 3 years ago, I tried to be super practical. I tried to anticipate our needs over the next couple of years so I instructed Aaron to put furniture in rooms that made the most sense. What I didn’t anticipate was me changing my mind. More specifically, I changed … Continue reading

The last few weeks…

The last few weeks…

Here’s an update on how we told our parents we were pregnant and a few updates from the last several weeks that we couldn’t really share until now.  That feels like so long ago, but I’m glad I wrote it down to remember it. Six weeks: My mom and I talk on the phone every day … Continue reading

Pregnant.

Pregnant.

I’ve always wanted children.  And I’ve always thought that would happen.  But when Aaron and I got married, we had a few problems that led us to believe that we might never be able to have children.  Thanks to some great doctors, we eventually moved past those things and instead of children being a “no” … Continue reading

Back into the swing of things…

Back into the swing of things…

It seems like after a holiday or a big glitch in our normal routine always results in us taking a long time getting back into the swing of things.  So thanks to Christmas, New Year’s, MLK Day, and a few ice/snow days, we’ve had a hard time getting back into our normal schedule of grocery … Continue reading