Monday, May 4, 2015

Currently.


Doing: This! Hello! So I logged into Blogger today so excited to post. I wasn't really sure what I wanted to write about today but I knew I wanted to share something. I realized I haven't written a Currently post in ages, so here I am! How are you guys? I've been so busy lately I haven't had a ton of time to post here, but whenever I find myself in this little box writing something it makes me so happy. And I'm grateful you're here reading, too. Outside of doing this exact thing at this very moment, I'm also eating some Trader Joe's Cat Cookies for People (seriously, these should be outlawed in our house), listening to Henry and Hank talking about who is taller, and there's a basketball game in the background, Lucy and Lauren are eating dinner in the other room, and the baby monitor is humming away while Charlie sleeps. This is our night.

Watching: I haven't had much time to watch too much television, but I have been watching One Tree Hill on Netflix like crazy whenever I find myself on the elliptical. I can't believe I never watched this show as it aired, because I am LOVING it. I'm on Season Two, so no spoilers please, but it's such a treat to find a show I love and be able to watch it in its entirety. I felt the same way when I found Gossip Girl- I was sad I missed it while it was happening, but it was awesome to be able to watch it all at once. Another great Netflix find I recently watched was Chef- have you seen it? It was a wonderful, feel-good movie about fatherhood and food and all sorts of stuff. A friend recommended it to me, and now I recommend it to you!

Planning: We have a lot of traveling coming up but I think the trip I'm MOST excited about is one we just booked...Peru and Machu Picchu! It still doesn't feel real, and we have to wait until next year to go, but it's happening! Last month Emily texted and asked if Hank and I would be interested in going with her and her husband, and without hesitation we said yes. The timing worked out perfectly, and within a week Em had is all planned and we had sent our deposit in. We'll be hiking about 30 miles on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with our guide, then spending time in the Amazon before we head home. It's going to be so amazing, and my stomach is kind of flipping from excitement just typing this out.

Thinking about: My sister's divorce is final this week and one of my best friends is going through one herself, so relationships have been on my mind so much lately. I think about my own marriage- the almost eleven years we've spent together and I think about all of the components of it, how it works, etc. I feel very grateful for Hank, and going through this with my dear friends has really shined a light on my own relationship, and how we can grow to be even better partners.

Looking forward to: We leave for the East Coast in just a few weeks, and I'm really looking forward to such a big change of scenery. I have to thank all of you for all of the amazing recommendations. I have some emails to reply to still, but I really can't thank you enough for all of the great ideas you all shared! We're revisiting many of the places on our list, but now we have such great new spots to check out too. Our first stop is Boston and I'm already dreaming of the seafood.

Loving: Charlie and his exploding vocabulary, watching Henry as he continues to learn to read, planning adventures with my sister, working out with Hank, all of the beautiful women in my life and all of the rad stuff they're doing, this Crafting Community afterglow (a post on this past weekend, later this week), and Facetiming with my parents. So much to love.

So, how about you? What are you up to today? Feel free to do your own "currently" post on your blog and link back in the comments for everyone to check out. And thanks again to my dear friend Megan for providing the original inspiration for these posts.

p.s. here's the link to the dress I have on above. <3

21 comments:

  1. My husband went with some of his friends to Machu Pichu several years ago. He got food poisoning overnight when they were camping on the trail, tossed himself out of his tent because he was going to be sick, and ended up launching himself off of a cliff. He was able to hang onto some roots and didn't fall all the way off, and his tent mate was able to pull him back up. But holy crap. Make sure you are doing any puking away from cliffs.

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    1. Holy cow! That's terrifying. I promise if I puke, I'll puke away from the cliffs. Thanks ;)
      xo

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  2. That's hilarious - just the other day I did a currently post because it had been so long! Your Peru trip sounds SO exciting! It makes me want to book a trip :)

    Here's my post: http://www.thelifeofk.ca/2015/05/currently.html

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    1. Oh yay! Can't wait to check it out. Thanks for reading mine! :)

      <3

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  3. i've never watched a show when it's aired, because i prefer to have it completed. hhaa. i hate to wait for the next episode. so jealous that you're going to Peru! it's on my bucket list. have a great time there

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  4. You seem to be very happy and grateful!
    This is so nice :)
    http://dreamyya.blogspot.de/

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  5. Funny, I actually just did a Currently post before I came across yours. Your trip next year sounds amazing! I'd love to start planning a big trip like that... especially now that our kids are older and I'd feel better about leaving them with someone else. So exciting!

    http://www.dinosandbunnies.com/currently-14/

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    1. Oh how fun, Heather! :) Can't wait to check it out!

      xo

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  6. Yay, love these!
    http://rachelmramirez.blogspot.com/2015/05/currently.html

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    1. Yay Rachel! Heading over to yours now :)

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  7. I love Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Cookies... mmm so good!

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    1. Oh man...I've never had them. Maybe I should try them! ;)

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  8. Ooh, your trip sounds exciting! I definitely want to go to Peru one day. :)

    Uncustomary Art.

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    1. You should go! :) I'm really excited- I'll be sure to share photos of course! <3

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  9. Just posted my very first 'currently'! Had so much fun doing it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://ahandfulofsand.com/2015/05/07/currently/

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  10. ...And then I did a Currently post but fell asleep before I posted it. And just remembered. So here you go!
    https://nopurplewalls.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/currently/

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  11. These are probably my favorite posts of yours!!
    http://www.kristamaenile.com/2015/05/currently.html

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  12. That trip sounds like it's going to be amazing! Haven't done one of these posts in forever but was inspired after reading yours! Here's the link: http://softlyspokensimplysaid.blogspot.com/2015/05/currently.html :)

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  13. First comment I leave on your lovely blog but couldn't help...
    I've lived in Cusco for 8 months and the Andes are breathtaking! Be careful thought not to fall into the MANY tourists traps over there.
    Let me know if you need any tips (even if I live in Africa now I still have contacts over there)! When are you living?
    Take care and enjoy,
    Laure

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