Friday, September 20, 2013

Five on Friday

1.  Big news you guys....I am an Aunt! My brother and SIL welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday.

And this is obviously an even bigger deal because it is their first child and my parents' first grandchild.  He is such a cute little nugget and I am looking forward to getting to meet him very soon.

2.  Also, this kid is going to be S-P-O-I-L-E-D.  I may have gone a tiny bit overboard with the baby shower gifts.  I just kept buying things as I saw them over the last few months without keeping track...and had accumulated QUITE the collection by the time the shower rolled around.  But the thought of adorable little outfits and a whole new set of things to be monogrammed is just too much for me. 

I have spent too much money with Stellybelly for a woman with no kids
Lands End monogrammed totes....I just can't quit you!

3.  We have had Honeycrisp apples in the work pantry this week. This pleases me greatly.  For as many downsides I have found to my work/office over the course of my tenure, I will admit it IS a really nice thing to be able to go to the pantry and enjoy a snack.  Especially when it means I don't have to BYO apples.

4.  It's the freaking weekend.  Enough said.

5.  Today, MVP has the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.  I drive past Arlington Cemetery every morning and it is just such an awe-inspiring and moving sight to see all those white markers.  To say it gives you true perspective on what's really important in life is an understatement.  You think about all those people who made the ultimate sacrifice and the families and loved ones that mourned that loss.  I am really just so proud of the important work that MVP does and can only try to understand how meaningful today's event will be for him. 


  1. Yankee! Being an aunt it so fun! And honey crisps are the best ever.

  2. Um. That was supposed to be "Yayee!" Not Yankee. Hahahahaha

    1. Haha -- I was like "Hey I know I was born in PA, but what's up with the Yankee namecalling?!"

      PS -- are you going to the game tomorrow?

  3. You will love being an aunt. I have a 9 yr old niece, a two yr old nphw, and a 15 month old niece. I think I buy more stuff for them than their parents do:)

  4. Congrats on being an aunt. It will be amazing little boys are so sweet.
    And that is an amazing thing for MVP.

  5. Congrats on becoming an Auntie! :)

  6. Being an Aunt is the BEST. Congrats!!!!