So, I know not everyone is ready for the holidays, but if we’ve been friends for any amount of time, you’re probably aware of my Christmas obsession. Plus, the addition of kid number three right before the holidays/feeling essentially miserable being this pregnant have given me motivation to get things done early. Our stockings are hung by the chimney with care (yay for having a mantle!) already, and we'll be putting up our tree tonight (first artificial tree ever for me - still not quite sure how I feel about it...). I’m working some kind of combo fall/Christmas tablescape in the dining room since we’ll be hosting Thanksgiving here, but otherwise it's all Christmas, all the time. Anyways, the point is that I’ve had a lot of people ask about our stockings over the past few years, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to provide the information, as well as some other adorable options. Maybe it will cut down on shopping time for even just a few of you?
Regular blogging, she said, right? Whoops. Seriously...I'm trying. I swear I'll get more consistent. Anyways... Madewell is killing me right now. The idea of spending more on maternity clothes that won't fit in three months is too much to stand, but I am still running out of stuff to wear, so I decided to try some things on the in the store recently (Holla - store close to home!) and holy cow, they are winning this season. Madewell is one of those brands that I find doesn't look as cute on the website or hangers as it does in person. Here were my favorites...Some outer layers to wear over maternity tanks and tees and then a few other tops that can expand.
This long cardigan. I typically don't wear long cardigans because of my height, but this one seems to work - I think it must be the weight.
Look at this you guys. You are wearing a sweatshirt. But you look like you are wearing a structured jacket. BOOM.
We've had some questions over the past few weeks as to how the adjustment is going for us. And I kept meaning to write about it earlier, so here we go. With a smattering of very high quality photos (kidding).
Overall, we are doing well. This is not to say we don't miss people, that everything is absolutely wonderful all the time, etc. Change is really hard, but it is so good, and so stretching for our lives and our faith. So, good is my overall answer.
Eloise at the Circle.
For those of you who don't know the whole story of our move, I'll give you the shortest version possible. Last fall, Zach was offered a hospital medicine job in Southern Illinois (he had been working at his old engineering job the first few months after graduation from PA school). This decision was made after much deliberation and prayer and applications were sent out just about everywhere (seriously - we were open to anywhere). The job in Southern Illinois made the most sense and we de…