Sunday, January 29, 2017

Life Lately // January Update

How is January two days from being over, already?!  A lot has happened since my last post but it feels like it was just last week!

If you read my last post you know that Josh & I made a 'deal' with each other to have a Friday night date out for dinner if we cooked at home all week, and I'm proud to announce we did it!  I honestly don't even remember what all we made besides spicy chicken tacos & goulash but we rewarded ourselves with trying out the new Little Bigs on the Hill that Friday night for little bacon cheeseburgers, buffalo fries & sweet potato fries.  Oh, and Blue Moons (on special!) and Bud Lights.  We took a little road trip the next day to Dubuque and of course had to make a pit stop at Five Guys before we left. 

On our way home that Sunday, Josh got a text that our new nephew was here!  It was quite the surprise and we (I) was so excited to get to the hospital that night to visit everyone and meet Liam John!

We also [finally] got our TV stand painted, moved upstairs, & hardware & top installed.  We love it!  I'm still rearranging things on top and how to make the DirecTV box 'fit in' better on the top shelf.

The next week was great because it was a two-day workweek for me with MLK holiday on Monday and vacation Thursday & Friday.  We took off for Des Moines Thursday morning and stopped at Homemakers for a quick [two hour] browse before checking into Hotel Renovo.  If you're planning a trip to Des Moines, check into that hotel - the lobby in itself is absolutely gorgeous!  We used Uber for the first time to make our way downtown to meet Jenelle & Mike at Iowa Taproom before heading to the Wells Fargo Arena for ERIC CHURCH! 

It was an amazing concert - three hours of just Eric - and Josh became such a big fan that he stole my CD and put it in his truck when we got home! ;)  After leaving the hotel, we met Josh's cousin Taylor for lunch at Jethro's, then made our way to Five Guys for milkshakes.  On our way there, we passed The Container Store and Josh willingly[!] pulled into the parking lot.  I was in Heaven that day, that's for sure! 

I'm ready for another month closer to spring, or at least some sunshine.  January was a good month with lots of blessings - the most recent being one of my best friends giving birth to sweet little Bowie Jo last Wednesday.  I went up to visit her and Aimee took me into the nicu to meet her.  They went home yesterday and I can't wait to visit and be able to hold her! 

We're looking forward to another fun trip coming up next week - this time we're heading north!

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