Because Coffee...of course

So here's the thing...


And on top of that, I miss our coffee chats.  The ones where we hang out for a few minutes and just chat about our lives.  So, today I grabbed a donut and my imaginary coffee (I had way too much decaf yesterday), got to this here computer and I'm ready to hang.  Are you all situated?

How have you been lately?  Me?  Oh, you're so sweet for asking!  I've been swell.  Great, actually.  I'm still on a high from Elevate.  Sorry, but I'm waiting until probably next week to give you all the deets on that day.  Just know, that conference is one every blogger, rookie or veteran, should attend. 

Did I feel...
Inspired? Check. 
Emotional? Check. 
Connected? Checked times infinity. 

For a little peek on how you feel about the friendships and love that you get from Elevate, check this post out.  Megan hit it right on the head...perfection, I tell ya.

Speaking of perfection...okay, food.  I always want to talk about food.  I had the most amazing salad at Elevate from Stone Fire Grill.  It was so amazing I had to have it for lunch today.  If you're ever in the SoCal area, do stop by and eat there.  Awesomeness in your mouth! Oh and I had the carrot cake today, too.  I die!

Food, coffee, life...everything is so good lately.  I feel refreshed and renewed with life!  Being pregnant and having a little life grow inside of me is making me feel so blessed and grateful.  Everything is coming together as it should be and it's making me feel super thrilled.

I told you we're moving, right?  It's exactly what we had been praying for.  Prayed for a little backyard for the kids, a good bathtub (priorities, yo!), lots of light and windows, good schools, a nice area, and hoped for a place off a main street.  Everything!  Each thing I prayed for this new place had.  I had been so worried about the kids going to new schools, especially that they might go to two different schools.  But, God made sure they would have at least one year together to adjust.  He is so good!  The home school for the new place is from K-6, so Lucas and Miah will be together.  #PTL!

It's been good around here.  Just good.  I love life and how it's all just falling into place.  I'm on a break from school until Annika arrives in September.  Just got an email from the professor for this last class and got an A...#holla!

See, it's all good.  Tell me what's up with you lately.  What are you happy about?  What's been going on, lovey!

Dear Baby Registry Fairy

Dear Baby Registry Fairy, 

There are certain items I just can't put on a regular ole baby registry.  So, I'm sending you a note to show you my oh so awesomest baby wish list.  I know you'll think it's grand!

Hello Moccs
First up, Hello Moccs!  Um...hello!  They're baby little itty bitty moccs!!  See that pair down there?!  Oh my goodness, aren't they the most buttery, sparkly-lookin', soft leather shoesies you ever did see?  Baby Annika would so be able to rock those.  Mama will make sure of that!

Cover Me Ponchos
This weekend at Elevate, I spied one of my fave baby mamas sportin' one of these ponchos...for breast feeding! What?!  Didn't even look like the breastfeeding tent-like contraption I used to use for Miah and Lucas.  Hilarious!  This poncho converts into a scarf or a baby carrier cover, too.  Please send this one! Yeah yeah, I know...just a wish list.  

Lily Jade
Yes, I know you know my love for Lily Jade.  But, have the hints been working?  This is the bag I want!  And they all have sweet girly names.  Hello?! I'm having a baby girl with a sweet little name.  I wouldn't stop using it, I promise! #pinkyswear

Modern Burlap
I think I discovered Modern Burlap because of some giveaway on Instagram.  A giveaway I didn't win, mind you.  But I swoon every time one of their swaddly-lookin' receiving blankets are on my scroll session.  Today, I tortured myself and looked through the designs.  Fairy!!! This.Is.Perfect!!!  Enough said. #prettyplease

Chompy Chic
So, you know we need to keep little baby girl safe while she is teething...and still make sure my necklaces don't get ruined, right?  Well, lookie here!  Look what I found.  Perfectly safe...and um, totally stylin' for me!  Come to Mama!  No, really...this definitely is wish list material.  Am I right?!

The Lil Cupcake Shop
Yes, I know, what a cute little baby, right?  But focus, yo! Headband.  Annika.  Cute.  Now.  This needs to be added to little babe's collection.  You know she'll look extremely gorgeous with that on "coming home day"!  Do it, girl, do it.  Grant thy wishes!

Solly Baby
Last, but definitely not know I never did the babywear thing with the first two.  I really want to with Annika.  We would look precious, don't you think?  I'd be carrying her all over.  Promise.  And that pattern is just pink enough not to be obnoxious.  Perfection, love!

That's all.  It's not too much to ask, right?  Okay, a little.  But this is our last little one, Baby Registry Fairy.  How about you just spread the word, k? 

What else should I have on my baby registry wish list?  This wish list was in no way sponsored by any of the shops.  I just like the products oh so much!  How cool would it be to have them as part of Annika's baby gear, though, right?!