Fun Facts Friday {12/13}

1. Woah. Talk about falling off the radar, huh? I can’t believe I haven’t had a chance to check in since Monday. I think that’s the longest I’ve gone without blogging since, well…ever. Sometimes I wonder how the heck I ever blogged three times a day…???

2. Tonight, I’m headed to a blogger cookie swap, and I am stoked. In case you’re curious what I’m “swapping,” it’s Chocolate Raspberry Bars. Mmmm mmmmmm.


3. I’m hoping we’ll get a chance this weekend to bring Lucas to get some pictures taken with Santa. *For the locals, does anyone know of places to go that aren’t the mall and/or cost a fortune??

4. These holiday jelly beans are pretty darn delicious (the company sent a couple bags to me).


Jay and I have been snacking on them all week and there are not many left…with the exception of the cinnamon ones. Blech. I am not a cinnamon-anything sort of gal (unless it’s the actual spice).

5. So I sorta got my act in gear this week and actually made a couple of dinners! On Monday, Jay and I tag teamed dinner and made Kristen’s Chicken, Bacon, and Artichoke Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce. Ohmygod soooo good.


And it makes a TON of leftovers with two people eating. Another yummy meal this week was the always-favorite BLT sandwich with some homemade sweet potato fries.


Mannnnn, what is it about BLT’s?! Seriously.

6. Lucas has recently become quite interested in Cody. Anytime he spots Cody in the room he watches him like a hawk. It’s too funny.


7. Speaking of Cody…yes, our favorite furball is still around and doing well! Poor guy…never really gets any face time on the blog anymore. Sorry, bud.


8. And speaking of Lucas! Homeboy has become quite the roller. Seriously…there’s pretty much no more of him hanging out on his back anymore.


He lasts a couple of minutes, and then before we know it, he’s on his tummy. He’s growing up so fast on me…

9. In case you’re curious about how the whole sleeping thing with Lucas is going, it’s going fabulously! And you want to know why? Oh, well that would be because Jay and I still have him sleeping in his Rock ‘n’ Play at night. Little man sleeps like a rock star in that thing…and yes, we’re still putting off the crib. For various reasons. No judging me. Winking smile

10. Peanut butter is always a love of mine, but this week? Oh goodness gracious…I can’t get enough.


If you had dropped by my desk at work at all this week, you probably would have seen me eating it straight out of the jar…with a knife. Yes, because I was too lazy to go get a spoon.

11. The amount of laundry that babies produce is sort of unreal. I feel like we’re never, ever caught up on it all.


12. Jay and I have come to the realization that we think we like Jake and the Neverland Pirates just as much as Lucas does. I catch myself singing the song all. the. time. and I’ve even caught Jay watching it while Lucas isn’t even in the room. Is that bad?

13. Happy Friday the 13th!!

Anybody superstitious out there?? Winking smile


  1. Laura says

    I love cookie swap parties! Oh and don’t feel bad about that sweet boy still being in the RNP, my son stayed in his until almost 7 months. He slept so great in it, I didn’t want to risk him not sleeping so I kept putting it off. The transistion actually wound up being great (as I sort of “simulated” the RNP in the crib)!

  2. says

    I drop off the face of the blog world on a regular basis because of busy life, so it’s totally understandable!

    I also never judge parents for getting their kids to sleep any way they can (unless it’s egregiously unsafe, of course). My daughter will be one in January and we’re still working on transitioning her to the crib and that whole sleeping through the night thing. Especially as a mom who works outside the home and goes to school full-time, I think everyone needs to do whatever they need to do to get the most sleep for the most people.

    I think I’m going to have to make that pasta recipe posthaste.
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  3. says

    those chocolate raspberry bars are literally my new go-to dessert. i made them AGAIN (is that the fourth time in a month??) to bring to a staff luncheon and i’m not even kidding when i tell you it was the dessert that was gone first… by far!! #bestrecipeever
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  4. says

    We are going to see Santa this weekend too! I’m super excited. And no judging here on the RNP situation. Did I say that tonight we are putting the girls in the cribs? Uhhhh yeah I don’t know.

  5. Kaitlyn says

    No judging at all! Try not to stress about little things like where baby sleeps. Just do whatever works best for you and your family and everything will be fine :) Lucas is in such a loving home, and that is the most important thing that he needs!

  6. says

    How fun the cookie swap sounds! Our mom group had one last weekend, but it was too crazy with my sisters wedding, I couldn’t attend!

    My sister and I are taking the boys to see Santa and Mrs. Claus tomorrow, our local township hosts a breakfast with santa, its really nice! The kids get a pic and a toy as well! The weather is supposed to get bad here, hoping we make it though!

    Happy weekend to you! Oh and the crib transition is rough, Rocco loved his rock and play, but he did transition well. When you guys decide to move him in crib officially, he will adjust eventually, you do what is best for you guys and Lucas! Glad you are!


    • Courtney says

      And best of luck to you with Rocco and that poor teething (just saw your post on Facebook). Poor little guy (and mama!) :)

  7. says

    I have a never ending pile of baby laundry as well. I think this might be the case for the next 10+ years of our lives. hahah!!! Lucas is growing so quickly and absolutely adorable.
    I still can’t believe how amazingly committed you are to blogging, despite everything on your plate. You should be so proud of yourself!
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  8. Beth says

    Hi Courtney
    My daughter was in the RNP until 7 months! She loved it and wasn’t ready for the crib. We figured if she was sleeping and safe, why torture ourselves! She moved to her crib and it was no big deal. Don’t doubt yourself!

  9. Rachel S. says

    I don’t know if you have one near where you are but I hear that if you go to a Bass Pro or Cabela’s there is normally not that bad of a wait to see Santa.

  10. Betty says

    I think Santa is at the Brunswick Community center this weekend ? saturday? – The notice was on the board – I don’t know who is sponsoring it -good luck –
    The cookie bars look yummy

  11. says

    Those chocolate raspberry bars look amazing! I would love to attend a blogger cookie swap, everything would be so delicious with great presentation, lol! :)

    I am scaredof the pint of laundry when I have kids! I feel like I already do a ton of laundry loads just between my husband and I!

  12. says

    I am not superstitious at all. It is just another day! However, I love your Chocolate Raspberry bars! I have made them multiple times and even get request for them. They are Amazing! And don’t worry about Mr. Lucas, he will eventually sleep in his crib. I know as a first time mom I stressed out about every little thing and I look back and think it really wasn’t that bad. Have a great weekend!!
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    • Courtney says

      Haha, it was YOU linking to it last week that put it on my radar 😉
      And YES, it was wayyyy more time consuming than we’re used to! Both Jay and I were running around the kitchen like, waaaaait a sec…this isn’t how dinner goes around here these days?!

  13. says

    ick, I hate cinnamon flavored things too! My entire family loves them, except me!

    I can barely (by barely I mean not at all..) keep up with the laundry my husband and I make in a week.. I can’t imagine adding a baby into it! Guess I need to get my laundry game up, since I’m due in June!!

    PS those bars look AMAZING!

  14. says

    That pasta is amazing! It’s been a big hit over here (leftovers don’t last long!)

    And I totally agree, babies and laundry is out of control. Then add in the extra landry from all the outfits I’ve lost to spit up, pee, sticky fingers etc. and it . is . too . much .
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  15. ErikaMC says

    Mmm those bars too delish!

    We are hoping to see Santa this weekend too (it depends on nap time of course – doesn’t everything?!).

  16. says

    Not superstitious, but definitely always notice when Friday the 13th rolls around! I feel like it should be okay to stay at home all day when it comes…ya know, just to be safe 😉

  17. says

    I’m not usually superstitious but this morning I woke up and right before I was to head out the door to work, I closed the fridge door “too aggressively” and a bottle of Fireball rolled off the top of the fridge and smashed between the wall and the back of it. The apartment smells like cinnamon now, but my boyfriend had to move the fridge by himself and pick up shards of glass so I could get to work on time. This all happened before I realized what day it was haha Thankfully nothing else has really happened (I hope I didn’t just jinx myself!)
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  18. says

    I love that Sophie the giraffe made it in the laundry photo. And is couldn’t agree more about the laundry. I have a 2 month old & it is never done! But babies are worth the extra laundry! :)

    Have fun at the cookie swap!

  19. says

    haha I have eaten peanut butter at my desk with an ENVELOPE OPENER before. I think that tops all laziness ever and grossness probably…. grosses me out to think about that but hey I did it anyway! lol

  20. Rochelle van der Ross says

    Yummm! Those bars look absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Little Lucas is just the cutest – That face always makes me smile.

  21. Laurie says

    People at work give me a hard time for eating peanut butter from a knife. I use the knife to spread it on crackers or a banana…. and then when there is nothing left, I eat the pb from the knife! Delicious!

  22. Kerry @ Half Healthy, Half Nuts says

    I have an 11 month old daughter and she loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates – it’s a staple in our home. When she hears the theme song she waves her hands in the air! We love the songs just as much as her. And Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, forget about it, when the Hot Dog song comes on she goes crazy! Disney Junior kind of rules.

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