Boy oh Boy ...

WE ARE HAVING A BOY!!! We could not be more excited to welcome a sweet baby boy to our family this July! From the moment we found out we were pregnant, Max and I couldn't wait to find out what we were having. I would have been thrilled with a boy or a girl but Max had his heart set on a boy and thought that's what we were having from the beginning. I wasn't sure but with dry hands and a low baby bump I had a suspicion he may have been right. We opted to find out the gender when we did our genetic testing and were so excited to find out that a baby boy was on the way!

I am 26 weeks pregnant and my pregnancy has been happy and healthy so far, of course I've had some nausea, exhaustion, cramping etc. but am thankful to have found more energy as I've gotten farther along and now that my baby bump has really made it's debut it's feeling more and more real every day. I can feel our little man moving and kicking away in there and Max can finally feel him too! We love feeing his kicks together and talking to him. My main pregnancy craving has been apples, of all things, and honey crisps are my fav! I am the type of person that has food cravings normally so during my pregnancy it's actually been more food aversions than cravings (like smokey flavors, some meats, sweet potatoes, onions - yuck!). My sweet husband has been incredibly helpful during my pregnancy - taking on extra chores, giving out back rubs, and taking extra care of bruce. I am so thankful to share this exciting journey into motherhood with so many close friends who are also pregnant right now and so many that are having boys! It's funny how life works out like that. There is just something so special about little boys and I am so excited to be mama to our little man. Max can't wait to have a little buddy and Bruce is so ready to meet his baby brother!

My sweet and incredibly talented friend Nikki of @shewillrunaway (photog, stylist, and creator of neon dive bar) took these maternity photos of us and I could not love them more!! They are so genuine and real and she did such a wonderful job capturing the joy of this amazing moment in our lives here in beautiful California.

Thank you to our amazing friends, family and everyone who has shown us, and our little man, so much love and support! We could not do this without you! Baby T is a lucky BOY!!

Life Lately :: family, friends, and adventures

Life has been crazy lately in the best way! After our recent trip to San Fran, it's been non stop family and friends, celebrations, and adventures and I am so thankful for all of the love and fun that has come our way.

In late February, my aunt Cindy and cousin Casey came to visit and experience Southern California. My cousin Emily came down from LA and we all spent the day together exploring, brunching and giving them a taste of our life here. It was so nice to be together and show them around!

A few weeks later, Max and I headed to Birmingham to visit our families. I hadn't been back since we moved last May so it was so nice to visit some of our favorite people and places. Of course, we ate our way through the city - I'd been dreaming of O'Carrs chicken salad plate and it did not disappoint. I was excited to show off my growing baby bump and our mamas were excited to reminisce over our baby books, clothes and memories as we all prepare to welcome baby t!

Back at work, the birthday celebrations continued for our amazing boss lady Jamie and wonderful social media guru Nikki, complete with Krispy Kreme donuts. These sweet girls are what make me love my job everyday!

A few weeks later, I headed to Santa Monica with Jamie and our home shop manager Allison for training and the launch of the newly expanded Anthropologie Santa Monica store. These girls were my very first anthro pals - we went to Anthro Home Office in Philly for training together last summer and now we're all pregnant, and only a few weeks apart, with our first babies! We had the best time in Santa Monica and spent our evenings browsing baby stores, swapping pregnancy stories and indulging in ice cream at Sloan's (so good!!!). It has been so fun to be preggo with these girls and to share this crazy journey into motherhood. I am so thankful for our little tribe!

The next weekend, my best girlfriends Kate and Mags came to visit! Kate and her husband Niko and 18 month old Ella came from Savannah, and Mags and her husband Michael came from Tampa. It meant so much to us that they came all that way! We had the best time showing them some of our life here and we even made a trip out to Catalina with the Caps.  I'm so thankful that after all these years and all this distance between us, we've all stayed such close friends. Seeing your childhood girlfriends grow up and start their own families is such a special thing.

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend Nikki took maternity photos for me and Max at the beautiful little corona beach and heisler park. Nikki is so incredibly talented and did such an amazing job making us so comfortable and capturing this exciting moment in our lives. I love the photos so much and know we will cherish them forever. (More photos coming soon!)
After our shoot, we joined some of my anthro babes for dinner, including baby grace who is just the cutest little thing! These women are all so inspiring and wonderful and keep me laughing everyday - I am so thankful for each and every one of them!

Next adventure? Gigi is coming to visit! My mom hasn't been to California since before Christmas so it will be so nice to have her here and spend time together. We're planning to take a little trip to San Diego and can't wait to explore together!

I am so thankful for all of the visits, adventures and friends in our life right now. With baby joining us this summer, I have a feeling that things are only going to get crazier but that's okay with me!


On My Radar :: Spring Wishlist

Spring is officially here (3 days in to be exact) and I have to admit I've already cleaned out my closet and packed away the chunky turtlenecks. Premature? Probably ... but I just can't help myself, a little dose of sunshine and spring blooms and I have full fledged spring fever. Here are a few things that are on my radar this Spring:



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