Weekend Recap: O-Fish-Ally a Good One

Weekend Recap: O-Fish-Ally a Good One

We have fully embraced Tyler’s new hobby this weekend- fishing. We did a lot of it!

But it was a busy weekend. I’m surprised I’m not totally wiped out because I really didn’t get much napping or resting in!

Before I start the weekend recap, here was a highlight from last week- buying milk that’s good past my due date! I’m due October 2! What?!

Friday at work we had a fun baby shower for my coworker, Lyndsay. We celebrated her and her sweet baby girl and then I met up with mom to hit Sam’s and Kohl’s.

While we shopped, Tyler got the boat ready and we all met up and hit the water around 6 p.m. Tyler traded our golf cart for a fishing boat. It’s pretty nice! Two fish finders, the main motor and a foot-operated trolling motor, spaces for 7 to sit.

He’s into bass fishing now. I was fishing for catfish, but didn’t catch any! He wanted to bring these home to stock our pond, but his water tank wasn’t pumping in any water. He’ll have to check on that soon.

Saturday was his family reunion. He had to work, which originally I was pretty sad about. Going without him isn’t the same.

However, I saw the PD post this on FB and was so proud of him. Saturday there was a police-loving little girl who had a birthday party and Tyler and this other officer showed up. The PD posted the picture of them with the kids….and then this guy left a comment about Tyler. I’m so proud that he embraced his calling and does his job well.

Saturday after the reunion, I came home and hit my PJs and the yoga ball.  The poor dogs HATE the yoga ball since they can’t sit in my lap! ha!

Pippin was relieved when I finally hit the couch and he could crawl all over me.

Sunday morning, we spent some time out on the porch before church. It was the first feeling of fall and it was GLORIOUS.

After church, we waited for Ty to get off work then headed to Grandpa’s for Tyler’s birthday celebration. Our friends Lauren and JJ came and brought their little boy, Ryan. He loves Tyler. They were playing with grandpa’s weights here.

While we ate dinner, some rain blew in…but then it was cool and perfect outside. So we headed to the pond to fish!

A beautiful rainbow greeted us.

Tyler caught several little bass and 3 big ones! Brad, Kelsey and JJ did some fishing, but they didn’t catch much. Tyler attributes his catches to his “Purple Power” lure! He LOVES that thing! ha! Too bad he lost it at the end with a too-big-to-catch catfish. The fish got away with his lure!

We got home after 9 and hit the hay pretty quickly.

Now we just anxiously await the arrival of this baby any day now!

How was your weekend?

Tyler’s Birthday Celebration

Tyler’s Birthday Celebration

On Monday, Tyler turned 31! He joked that he wanted the baby to come on his birthday, but that wasn’t happening…so we celebrated him instead. 🙂

He had to work, but I got up early when he did and made him birthday cinnamon rolls to start his day off sweet. 🙂

When he got off work, our moms came over for a birthday dinner.  I made him chicken spaghetti, and then his favorite chocolate peanut butter cake. It’s so rich and delish!

It was supposed to be 3 layers, but one layer stuck to the pan….so we got a two layer cake! 

After dinner, we went down to the pond for some fishing.

He got some new bass lures, and has been doing well with them.  He got a fish right off the bat!

I even got in on the action and caught a catfish. THANK GOODNESS for Nancy being there.  I wouldn’t have touched that slippery thing! ha!

Then the funniest thing happened.  Mom got a BIG bite.  The bobber disappeared and then she couldn’t reel it in! Tyler came over to help and even he couldn’t get it…

Then we realized it was just stuck on something in the pond (probably an old tire or something).  And while it started out as a fish, that fish got away and we were now fishing for debris! ha!

I hope Tyler had a great birthday. He deserves it! He’s always taking care of us and working so hard…I hoped to brighten his day and make him feel special.

Training the Dogs with Bark Potty

Training the Dogs with Bark Potty

*Disclosure: I was given two Bark Potties to try, however, all opinions are my own.*

A while ago, I got an email from an interesting company. They were telling me about their disposable, natural dog potty patch – and suddenly I had an idea: we are a bit worried about how long the dogs will go unattended should baby girl come all of a sudden.  Sure, we have plans lined out for friends to come by and feed/let them out….but who knows what time things will “strike” and how long it might be before a friend could get over to our house.

So enter Bark Potty.  Like the package says, they are a natural “dog park in a box”.  It’s a cardboard box filled with tree bark and topped with mesh (so they can’t make a mess of it).

They are perforated, so you just open them up…

The directions are pretty easy.  You place it in a good space, open the box, and introduce your box to the dogs.  They give you some smell in a bottle to spray on it to encourage your dogs to go.

Pip was definitely interested in it.  He sniffed it up and down! I placed it in the mud room, where the dogs stay while we are gone.

If you can see on the side of the box, there are also little baggies in case of any #2.

You can leave the bark potty out for a month while your dogs use it, then get rid of it.

And while I haven’t seen them using it while we are home (we let them out pretty frequently), I do notice that when I get home, they don’t rush out the door to go.  So I’m pretty sure they are using it during the day while we are gone.

You can get them delivered each month to give you a steady supply of Bark Potty boxes! They have a dog trainer available for questions if you need help getting your pups used to using it, as well. Super convenient!

If you want to try Bark Potty, use the code Britt5 for 5% off your first purchase!


Now our dogs will be ready when baby sister arrives! They won’t be hurting to be let outside before someone can come rescue them!



38 Week Update

38 Week Update

How far along? 38 weeks! Home stretch!

Baby is the size of: a spaghetti squash, winter melon (not sure what that is?), a Pomeranian, and a ukulele.

Maternity clothes? I mean, not to brag, but I was able to fit into non-maternity yoga pants this weekend. ha! But mostly, yes.

Sleep: Sleep is still pretty good.  Rolling over and getting out of bed are tough. Tyler’s had to help me out of bed a couple of times.

Best moment this week: Getting to see her at our last ultrasound! My friend owns an elective ultrasound business, so I don’t feel bad being all “Can I look at my girl?” It’s great!

Movement: I still feel her, but not as many kicks and jabs. Now it’s butts in the rib cage. I did feel hiccups for the first time! I caught it on video!

Food cravings: I got my Halo Top Ice Cream (woohoo!) so that fix is satisfied.  I am finally wanting chicken…but fried chicken. I can handle it on the gestational diabetes diet as long as it is paired with veggies and not a lot of carbs.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really!

Symptoms: I’m having the pelvic pain again. I’ve been going to the chiropractor weekly, and I’m sure he can help when I go this week. I also had a charlie horse this morning. Boo!

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? I’m not wearing them most of the time so I don’t swell up.

Happy or moody most of the time: Had a great week. Again.  Thankful.

Looking forward to: Our doctor’s appointment Thursday.  I feel this the status of this appointment will determine our delivery plans.  The doctor won’t let me go late because of the gestational diabetes, so whether or not I’m progressed any will likely determine our course of action.

Just for an FYI- It may take me a bit to announce her arrival here on the blog, but my Instagram will have it pretty quickly. So if you want to stay updated, follow me on IG @brittneydeanne