Lightning Strikes (and Some Favorites)

Well, a lot has happened since I last blogged when I posted Cayia’s 3 month pictures (and she’s turning 4 months this week–I can’t believe it!) 

A week and a half ago our house was struck by lightning at 3:43 a.m. (what a way to wake up!) We started to smell an electrical burning smell and heat was emitting from our air vents even though our a/c was on. Needless to say, I enjoyed my cup of coffee while watching a team of firemen investigate my house and admired the light show that the three fire trucks were creating outside. 

We have a few thousand dollars worth of damages that we’ll need to cover and then we’re crossing our fingers that our insurance is easy to work with and that they cover the rest.  We were without internet for about a  week, and we just got new garage door systems and a new dryer. I never knew how much I would miss a dryer until I was without one for a week! There’s still a long list of repairs, but we’re just thankful that it wasn’t worse.  In fact, the baby monitor camera that was hanging in Cayia’s room left a burn mark on the wall and took off some of the paint. It could have easily started a fire, so while all of this is a hassle to deal with, we know we should thanking our lucky stars.

Although it’s not Friday, I originally intended to post this on the Friday that our house was struck and since we just got our internet back up and running, here are a few of the things I’m loving lately (albeit a little lot late!) 

A friend recently sent me this article called 24 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant or New Mom, and it made me laugh. #5 is the worst, especially when you go past your due date like I did with both babies. 

I have been using this CoverGirl Super Sizer mascara lately, and twice now people have asked me if I’m wearing false lashes. I have naturally long lashes as it is, but this mascara gives it some added length and volume. I do not twirl it like it suggests (because I’m not that coordinated). I just apply it like I would any other mascara. 

Even though it’s not super chilly out, Cayia’s hands and feet tend to get cold when we’re hanging out at home. I’ve been putting these adorable Luvable Friends booties on her lately, and not only can she not kick them off, but they automatically make any outfit look cuter. They’re super affordable, and I think I’m going to get another pair in a different color! 

I recently bought this open front cardigan from Old Navy in the mushroom color and I’m obsessed. It’s going to be perfect for fall. I can’t wait for the weather to get a bit cooler so I can wear it with some skinnies and boots. Can you believe it’s almost October?!

Are you familiar with the Pigeon books? We have this set and Porter loves them. He chooses to read them every night before bed, and he has Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus memorized. It’s so adorable to hear him recite it. Since he loves them so much, they have a few other ones that I’m planning to buy him for Christmas. 

And I’ll leave you with one of my favorite pictures to date. Porter’s face is just precious!


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