If there’s one thing that I’d consider myself good at, it’s definitely compartmentalizing things. We found out that we were pregnant in March, but I had the Europe trip to focus on so that I didn’t go into full blown baby planning mode. Now that Europe is over I’m on the brink of going obsessive with everything baby, and some people would probably say that I have gone baby obsessive, but without knowing the genders it’s a little hard to get fully into planning and getting things done for the babies.
So instead, Chris and I have decided to focus on getting those little projects done around the house that we’ve been putting off for the past three years because we know that we’ll have zero time to get stuff done once the babies get here! So this weekend was the start of our getting stuff done around the house mode, and I’m linking up with Biana to share it all with you!
Last week was the first 5 day work week since before we left for Europe, and I’d be lying if I said that it wasn’t a little hard! Thankfully I was able to keep busy, so the week was over before I knew it! My sister stopped by the house Friday afternoon so she could borrow our Costco membership and stock up some things for her house. She came over later in the afternoon so we were able to all grab dinner at a new Mexican restaurant before she headed home for the evening. After that Chris and I spent some time getting caught up on DVR before heading back to bed early, because that’s all that we seem to be doing lately.
I could really get used to the whole semi-sleeping in thing, but I know that it’s short-lived come November! Chris and I got a full night’s sleep before waking up at a decent time Saturday morning. We decided to grab some Starbucks and run a few errands before heading back to the house to relax for a little bit.
Our big plans for the afternoon were to go to a baby store that actually had the stroller and car seats that we’d been looking at. If you’re in the Houston area and are pregnant, definitely stop by Baby’s 1st! Not only do they have a huge range of strollers and car seats that you can “test” drive (they’ll even put one of the car seats in your car to see how it fits), their sales members are super knowledgeable, and they have some fake babies so you can see what it would feel like with some actual baby weight in the car seat or stroller. After our trip Chris and I are even more positive that we’re going the right direction with the stroller and car seats we’d picked out.
After our big stop, we had made a few small stops at Pottery Barn Kids (I think that we’re going to take advantage of their free nursery consultations), Kendra Scott (so I could use Chris’s birthday discount), and then Half Price Books (because this Half Price books is one of the best in the city). Needless to say, we were exhausted after all of those errands and were looking forward to being home!
Last weekend, Chris and I cut up our big to do list into smaller weekend to do lists so that we don’t get too overwhelmed with the things that we need to do before we know genders. Plus, then we don’t feel like we’re spending a couple of weekends only doing things around the house instead of fun things. Also, since Chris and I tend to be procrastinators, this will also help us to stay accountable too.
The big to do this weekend was to reorganize our kitchen. When we moved in three years ago I was the one that was unpacking our kitchen, and while most things were put up pretty well, some of our cabinets were a little dysfunctional. With two babies being added to the mix later on this year, we also knew that we’d need to free up some drawer or cabinet space for all of their things too.
I honestly thought that this was going to be way bigger of a project than what it actually ended up being. Chris and I worked really well together and were able to get rid of a bunch of wine glasses and other random things that we don’t use, rearrange some of the drawers and cabinets, and it all only took us an hour! It definitely feels pretty good to have the major thing checked off the list for this week. The rest of the night was just like Friday night, lots of DVR before heading to bed early! Man we’re becoming old people!
We actually slept in a little later on Sunday than what we did on Saturday, and in honor of Father’s Day I went and brought back some Whataburger for Chris for dinner. Not really breakfast in bed, but close enough I guess!
The rest of Sunday was spent like most Sundays, full of errands and chores, and a little bit of relaxation as well. Chris and I did some grocery shopping (it’s seriously so nice to eat in after eating out for so long), I got some laundry done, we tried out a new Skinnytaste recipe for dinner, and I got some blogging done as well. It was the perfect way to end our weekend!
Did you have a good weekend? Do you make little checklists to help you stay on track with chores?