Aug 23

Fireside Five for Friday

Happy Friday all! Eric and I were talking the other night about how fast the weeks go and how every day (or really minute for that matter) holds more meaning than it ever has- every day is one day closer to meeting our daughter ๐Ÿ™‚ That is beyond exciting!! People look at me at this point in my pregnancy and say, “Any day now!”, and I nod and smile and think….holy canoly, our baby will be entering this world so so soon. Just thinking about this brings tears of joy. We’re so ready to hold her and introduce her to this beautiful life.

I feel like I should call this the “nesting edition”. That’s exactly what I’m doing these days- nesting! I spent last night making four freezer maternity meals/sides. Talk about a productive evening!

Like every Friday, I’m joining the link party that hosts the 5 on Friday posts! Click the logo below to join in on the fun! ONE– Barnwood “Kitchen” Sign

I’ve been neglecting decorating above the cabinets for some odd reason. The other day, it occurred to me that I’m not exactly going to have gobs of time to decorate once Ms.C gets here, so I better get on it. I asked Eric to cut me a piece of barnwood from the garage, got out of my stencils and paint, and made myself a sign! The whole process took 10 minutes- that’s my kind of project! I’m thinking the other side of the kitchen cabinets needs a sign too…I’m going to go with “Market”. "kitchen sign" TWO– 37 weeks!

This is what “full term” looks like people! I’m not a fan ofย selfies, but it’s better than nothin’. It’s still amazing to me the things strangers say to a pregnant woman when they look like this. It’s like people lose all sense of boundaries when they see the belly. Most people have been nice, thankfully ๐Ÿ™‚

36 Weeks THREE– Maternity Meals: Chili and Enchiladas

These were the two main meals I made last night to freeze for maternity leave. I like to be prepared, people, so the idea of having a few meals all ready to go on an evening I don’t feel like cooking makes me quite happy.

Chilli enchiladas Frozen enchiladasFOUR– Homemade Salsa!

There’s really nothing like it! My friend Angela gifted me with some delicious green peppers, which were the inspiration for the salsa. I don’t want to brag or anything, but this stuff is the bomb. I’ll share the recipe soon, don’t you worry.

SalsaFIVE– Zucchini Bread!

And last but not least, I whipped up some divine zucchini bread last night! I made two pans- one to freeze and one to gobble right now. Here’s the recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/moms-zucchini-bread/. I’d highly recommend it! The zucchini was given to me by Michelle, who has a massive garden. Love me some garden veggies! I grated up the huge zucchini, used 2 cups of it for this recipe, and froze the rest of it in a cupcake pan for easy access.

zucchini breadWe have a fun weekend planned with good friends- gotta soak up all the pre-baby friend time we can get! Hope you all have a splendid weekend ๐Ÿ™‚


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  1. mom

    Love your posts! Can’t wait to see you in person. You look GREAT!!

    1. Kelli

      Thanks, Mom ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Melissa

    You look great for 37 weeks! I’m 28 weeks with our second baby girl and my first is almost 15 months old. Found you on the link up! Following with bloglovin ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Kelli

      Thanks, Melissa! Ah, that’s so exciting that you’re expecting your second! Congratulations and best of luck ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by our site!

  3. Jann Lawler

    You look amazing! Wish we lived closer so we could meet her when she arrives. You and Eric are going to be amazing parents. Can’t wait to see pictures. Good luck the next few weeks. Take plenty of naps as you will need them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Kelli

      Aw, thank you Jann ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish you lived closer so she could meet you as well!! We REALLY want to make a trip up to Sidney to introduce her to our Sidney “family”. When we do, I’ll be sure to let you know!

  4. Roxanne

    You look wonderful. Please don’t stop writing these updates after Ms C arrives. Your premade dinners look so yummy!

    1. Kelli

      I sure hope I can find the time to keep posting! But I tell ya what, I’m sure every one of them will be all about Charlotte! Haha. She will definitely be the new star of the show ๐Ÿ™‚

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