Thursday, November 6, 2014

friday favorites

F R I D A Y   F A V O R I T E S

Favorite ONE | Our new niece!

Steve’s brother Phil and his wife Dana had their third baby girl on Wednesday! Dana had a planned C-section, and we had no idea the gender or the name of the baby, so we were on the edge of our seats! They live far, but thank goodness for iPhones that can take and send plenty of photos :)  Michaela is our fourth beautiful niece (no nephews yet).


Favorite TWO | Ephraim is 40 weeks old!

It’s a cute milestone when the baby has been with us as long as the pregnancy lasted. And he has almost tripled in size!

Insert more photos of Ephraim here :)

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Favorite THREE | Outfit of the week

I’ve always had a serious love of plaid shirts, so I’m excited that they’re on trend right now. If you find cute ones on sale, let me know!

Favorite FOUR | Sending sweet mail

Yesterday I posted this color-themed package. A few of us got inspired to do a “Christmas Cheer Exchange”. More details coming on Monday!

Christmas Cheer Exchange

Favorite FIVE | Watching our parents fall in love with our babies

There’s nothing sweeter than watching my mom and mother-in-law read books or play games with Nolan. It’s awesome to see a glimpse of what they were like as moms to me and to Steve. I love how my father-in-law has taken a liking to the baby. I wish I had a photo of Ephraim reaching up for Grandpa’s glasses and smiling from ear to ear. :)


I am so excited for this weekend! I know it will be busy, and it will fly by, but when Monday morning comes, we should have a baby grand piano in our living room, and a finished upstairs bathroom!

What are your weekend plans?

Linking up for Friday Favorites with Andrea, Erika, & Narci.


  1. Ephriam is so precious! Those eyes! And every time you post a donut pic it makes me really want one! Have a great weekend!!!

  2. Visiting from the linkup. That duck robe on Ephraim is precious. He is adorable! Have a great day!

  3. What sweet pictures! Wow I can't believe Ephraim is already 40 weeks! Listen- you are the sweetest always sending that sweet mail! How thoughtful are you!? Have a wonderful weekend Rachel.

  4. Congrats on the addition to the family :)
    I just love seeing how much E has grown over the months. So cute!
    Can't wait to hear month about the exchange!
    Happy weekend!

  5. Those are some sweet babies! And I am having to control myself with the plaid right now....I was getting a little out of control!

  6. Aren't babies fun? :) I don't have kids, but my nephews and niece are hilarious.

    This Old Navy flannel shirt looks similar to yours except it has blue in it instead of purple - Here's another similar one that is darker - In your WIWW post, didn't you mention that you wished your shirt was longer? Old Navy flannel button-ups are. I am actually wearing one today that I bought last winter. It looks like both of the shirts I linked are $22 online. Not sure what the prices are in-store, but I recently learned that Old Navy has a 14-day price adjustment policy. If you buy them now and notice that the price has dropped in the next two weeks, you just take your receipt in and have them adjust the price and refund you the difference. Good to know! :)

  7. So cute! Our daughter wore that same duck Halloween costume when she was a baby!

  8. 5 things I love about your post...
    1.) Your new baby niece is so beautiful
    2.) It is absolutely priceless watching my parents, too, fall in love with my kiddos. How special!
    3.) Those donuts look so yummy!!
    4.) Your outfit is so cute!! I posted an outfit similar :)
    5.) How exciting for you that your bathroom will be done and piano will be in.
    Have a great weekend!!

  9. Can't wait to hear more about this Christmas cheer exchange! I want in!!! As always, I am jealous of your donuts! :)

  10. Congrats on your niece!!! I love your sons' names!!! And your baby couldn't BE any cuter (said in friends' dialect!!

  11. Aw! Your new niece is beautiful! Congrats! And your little guy... A.DOR.ABLE!

  12. Oh my goodness, all these baby pictures are just too precious! They make me even more anxious for Caleb to decide it's time to be born. :-)


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