Being Brickner : It's The Little Things: Week Nineteen

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It's The Little Things: Week Nineteen

First, I can't help but give a shout-out to my sweet little sister.  I've mentioned recently that she just graduated from college, we are so proud of her & even more so, over the moon excited that she landed her first job here in VB.  Having her here the past few weeks has been the best, Waverly loves her aunt so very much & I love watching them together!
I'm seven years older than Lexie, on her 21st birthday I was a few months pregnant so it's safe to say that just as she was able to start (officially) going out, I stopped.  I really do wish I could hang like I once did, but staying up past 9 these days just hardly seems worth it. #lame
Last weekend, it was definitely a rare moment, I went (last-minute) to the Luke Bryan concert with my sister.  I'm totally a planner, the fact that I hadn't had that on the calendar for a few weeks would have usually thrown me for a loop.  Yet ultimately, it was the best time & also, one of those "little" moments that you realize how nights out are good for the soul.
I'm looking forward to another one in another few months. ;)


In other news, Friday was officially my last day of the school year which means I am a free woman (or actually, a SAHM) for the next 10 weeks. :)  There's really no better feeling, & pairing that with a festive little holiday weekend made my heart so very happy.  The weather was beautiful, we spent lots of time at the beach, pool, & of course, ended our weekend by celebrating all of our favorite men.
Other than my husband (who she has been calling Joe for a few weeks now), Waverly has three other "dads" in her life, both of our dads & my grandfather.  She sees them all at least once a week & adores them, her favorite new past-time lately has been repeating all of their names throughout the day.   We most often do it while we are driving to help distract her from the fact that she has to sit still longer than one second, it blows my mind everytime she can even point out their cars.  Because obviously, if my grandfather drives an explorer, every explorer is his.
 Love her, & them, so very much.

Waverly's Jumpsuit
 We hope your holiday weekend was wonderful, we are getting very excited that next up is the 4th! :)  Also, we want to give another thank you to so many of you who have continued to link-up with us each week (see this post if you are joining for the first time!), it really means so much!  This week we have a giveaway, one lucky winner will receive an item of their choice from The Posh Daisy.  This shop is adorable, its a mom & daughter team who specialize in personalized hand stamped pewter jewelry.  Be sure to check them out & best of luck to you all! :)
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22 comments:

  1. Love that pic of you, Waverly, and your sister - how fun that she lives so close by now! And that sweet picture of your hubby and Waverly is too cute. Love, love, love. So glad that you are getting to enjoy some great time at home with your girl now that summer is here. The next 10 weeks are sure to be super fun!!!

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  2. I love this post!! So much love- but first, congrats to your sister!!! Best news ever!! I love that Waverly gets to spend so much time with all the dads in her life too - she'll cherish that for sure... in the mean time, can you bring some of those donuts this way?! That looks way yummier than the yogurt I'm eating.

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    1. Thanks love!!! And haha, those donuts were pretty amazing! Hope you are feeling well!!! XO

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  3. You will have so much fun being a SAHM this summer but you will definitely not be a free woman ;). I'm a planner too but sometimes those unplanned night outs can be the best ones!

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  4. You and your sister have the most gorgeous hair. I'm swooning! So much fun that you two were able to get out and have a little fun together.
    The Posh Daisy -- so.much.cute.stuff!! Loving the God Gave Me You pennant, and the Silk Wrapped Cross Bracelet, and the Let Your Dreams Sail Keychain... I seriously can't pick just one!

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  5. I love the lost in this moment necklace. What a sweet shop! :)

    Love the pic of you, your sister and little Waverly Mae! :)

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  6. Happy graduation to your sister! It is so wonderful that she found a job right out of college-- not many people are finding them right away these days! And Happy Summer Vacation to you!! Lots of quality time for you and Waverly in your future!! :)

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  7. Yay for summer break!!!! I hope you and Waverly enjoy every second of it and I wish Sadie and I lived close enough to join you for some days at the beach! Congrats to your little sis, too! P.S. I love the top (or dress?) you're wearing in the pics....so cute!
    xoxo

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  8. Oh my gosh, you and your sister look so much alike! And I hear ya on the 9pm thing!

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  9. Nights out ARE good for the soul! Just not too often =) Chris and I do decently regular movie nights and have Aria's monitor 'babysat', and we come rolling home at like 10:30 and I'm like ohmygosh feels like 1am.
    How CUTE is the posh daisy? I love them all! I really like the fairytale necklace, so sweet.

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  10. I'm so jealous you got to go to a Luke Bryan concert! What a great way to kick off the summer :) Thanks for hosting the link-up- my favorite item from her Etsy shop is the family of hearts round washer necklace! :)

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  11. You and your sister look so much alike! How fun that you were able to attend a Luke Bryan concert! :)

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    1. Aw, thank you!!! And it was SO much fun, definitely recommend him in concert! :)

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  12. once again you are killing me with the adorable Waverly photos!! Happy Summer VACAY! mine starts tomorrow!!!

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  13. your pictures are always so amazing!!! you should do a blog post of photo tips!

    Stop by and say hi www.itsagirlgirlworld.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, you are too sweet!!! That's actually a great idea - I will be sure to do soon! :)

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  14. Insanely jealous that you get to be a SAHM for the next 10 weeks! I'm so in the wrong profession. How awesome that you get to do what you love for the school year and then get to be with your little love all summer long! Can't wait to see what kind of adventures you two are up to!

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  15. I'm glad you got a night out. You are so right, it's good for the soul every now and then!
    I love that little romper she's wearing...she is too precious :)

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  16. You have the best hair in the entire world. Just sayin...haha!

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  17. I like the necklace with initials.

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