Joining in on some linking party fun for my first What’s UP Wednesday!
- WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK
Pasta e Fagioli Soup– Martha Stewart recipe- gotta love Martha!
Baked Eggplant Fries- just chop, toss in olive oil, salt and pepper and throw in the oven at 425 degrees until they are crispy! They taste better than they look- trust me!
and these banana oat bites that I seem to always have in the house!
2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT
My family trip to Italy in 2005. Random I know, but I am came across another blogger’s video of her trip and it made me want to go back NOW but this time with my Husband 🙂
3. WHAT I’M LOVING
This WI fall weather!! It is almost November and we are still able to enjoy our family hikes and walks around the neighborhood. Counting our blessings now before it gets COLD! I have really fallen in love with fall these last few years and am trying to soak in every minute!
4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO
Preparing for Halloween of course! We went to the pumpkin farm and picked our pumpkins, costumes have been chosen and now we are waiting for the weekend! We have some fun yesterday and painted a few of our pumpkins like we did last year!
5. WHAT I’M DREADING
Mike starting his basketball coaching season. Well part of me is super excited for him and I know we will have fun cheering his team on at games but the late night schedules of practices won’t leave as much time with me and the kiddos 😦
6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON
Patience! Patience in all things I tell you! Whether it is patience with Mia’s threenager sassiness, patience with Joa’s teething pain, patience with things I want now but need to wait to purchase, as they say patience is a virtue, and one I am working on lately.
7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT
The Holidays!!!!! Too soon? I don’t care! Falalala 😉 I am so excited to have Joa experience his first Christmas!!! We are also traveling to MN for Christmas this year and that hasn’t happened since Mia’s first Christmas so yaaay!! I’m all deck the halls over here and Halloween hasn’t even happened yet lol
8. WHAT I’M WATCHING
New Scandal fan over here! Almost done with Season 4 and loooovving it!!! I am also a new Dancing with the Stars junkie! ahhh can’t get enough. Also have been enjoying Drunk History with the Husband. Is there a more fun way to learn history?!
9. WHAT I’M READING
As soon as I get a chance to make it over the the library and get a new library card I am looking forward to diving into the Outlander series I’ve heard so much about!!
10. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO
Since I’m all bring on the holidays over here I’ve been indulging in some Michael Buble Christmas songs….I know and some good ol’ Deano 🙂
11. WHAT I’M WEARING
Posted on this recently here but I’ve been loving my steal of a deal faux rose gold watch, plaid, my new boots, my fab fit fun items and as always my amazing diaper bag! Also this mustard long cardigan that I feel screams Fall. 🙂
12. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Halloween festivities start on Friday! My work is going all out and we have a “Truck or treat” event where lots of different food trucks are going to be at corp and we get to try a bunch of tasty treats! Mia will get to trick or treat at one of the corp buildings ( daycare is at work) and then they have a Pumpkin Patch party that Joa will get to partake in too! They have all kinds of fun events like ghost bowling and decorating your own trick or treat bag. Then Saturday is trick or treating in our neighborhood! Sunday we have a surprise birthday party for a dear family friend. Shhhh! 😉
13. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH
Thanksgiving! Of course! Also Mia may start up swimming classes again which will be fun to go with her since Daddy did it last round 🙂 Also making fires in the fire place!
14. WHAT ELSE IS NEW
Joa has started walking with the toy walker and says “All done!” at 9 months!? Craaazzzy!!
15. FAVORITE THANKSGIVING RECIPE
Being Brazilian this holiday was new to my family when we moved to America so I do not have a fave recipe/family recipe to share but look forward to reading everyone’s on here!