Pool Days

Happy Monday!  How are your resolutions holding up these first few days of the new year?  Most of us are probably dreading this first day back to work or school…otherwise known as the daily routine.  Well, as much as we can, let’s challenge ourselves to make this a fresh start and look at this new work/school month with a positive attitude, one week at a time.  Instead of eating lunch at your desk, go someplace new for lunch (and eat something different!), instead of following the same workout regime as before, try a new class, jog outside instead of at the gym, or go to a different neighborhood to jog.  Of course this is all much easier said than done but if we encourage each other and change up the routine, it’ll make this Monday and future Mondays to come a lot easier to wake up to.

And if you’re still lingering on vacation time, as I may be this particular morning, you may just find yourself perusing through your vacation photos.  Here are some more from Kauai – enjoy!


Lazy afternoons by the pool.  One of the best ways of exercise during pregnancy is definitely swimming and this is something I did every day in Kauai.




Cover-up – Ann Taylor (non-pregnancy version, other ideas here and here) / Panama Hat – J.Crew / Sunglasses – Ray-Ban / Flip-flops – Tory Burch


Seeing Red




After a long journey home (including one cancelled flight), we are back from Kauai!  Instead of a set schedule and itinerary, we decided to plan our trip day by day.  In the end, it was a very relaxing trip which was just what this mama-to-be ordered.  Almost every day you could find me lounging by the pool, snacking, taking a dip, rinse and repeat.  There were a lot of couples who had a similar idea and we made a few friends along the way!

Hope you’re having a great week so far!

Bathing suit – Pez D’Or / Chambray shirt – Madewell / Sunglasses – Ray Ban / Hat – J.Crew



Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to you and yours! We are currently in Kauai and our first few days have been wonderful and relaxing. This baby mama wouldn’t have it any other way.

This growing sweet little baby of ours is the best Christmas gift of all and we couldn’t be happier. We can’t wait to meet him soon.

Thanks for supporting the blog and stopping by this past year. Have a merry, merry holiday and hope you get all the gifts you’ve asked for! 😉

Leaving on a Jet Plane…



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The above photo is not me (yet!) but I am hoping to take some of my own photos very soon.  Today, we leave for a mini vacation to Kauai!  This year, we’ve decided to do something a little different for the holidays and instead of celebrating a traditional Christmas with family we are going on our babymoon.  Given how busy we’ve been the last few weeks, setting up the nursery (photos to come), wrapping up work engagements, taking newborn classes, and getting ready for our niece to come visit next week, I can’t imagine us jetting off and taking a tropical vacation.  Yet, things magically progressed nicely and next thing I know we’ve booked ourselves a trip.

I’m really looking forward to this Hawaii trip.  While you won’t see me surfing or hiking treacherous coastlines, you will find me swimming everyday, catching up on reading, and making a spa date or two for myself.  And maybe squeezing in one little hike.  Most importantly, the hubby and I are looking forward to spending some quality time together, especially before the madness begins in a couple of months.

Happy Tuesday and sending lots of love over to you and your family this holiday!