State of the Friedmans

The last few weeks have been crazy!

Here’s a bunch of stuff that happened in no particular order:

There have been LOTS of snuggles!!

Gannon ate Spaghetti!! He does NOT eat baby food – hates it! I took a chance on spaghetti and he LOVED it!

And then…Gannon had an allergic reaction to spaghetti! Look at his poor little cheeks – and then broke out in a rash

Gannon has been struggling with coughing fits at night and was started on Albuterol and Qvar inhaler – wondering if this is the start of asthma

Carver LOVES to help Gannon with bath time!


I get a new pair every winter from Payless. Now that Payless has closed, I’ve been scouring the internet for the perfect pair and I FOUND THEM IN MY SIZE!

I wish I would have switched to Bear Paw sooner – they are so so fuzzy and warm! I can feel the quality difference. They have TONS of different colors, styles, wide feet option, wide leg option and UP TO A SIZE 12! Check out the link below to snag yourself a pair:

“Take a picture of my FUNNY HAIR mom!!”

Carver got to ride in the combine with Daddy! Carver was watching the combine come down the field. Can you tell how excited he was??

I got to ride in the combine with Craig!

I always get SUPER tired when I drive long distances – I don’t know how Craig stays awake those late nights in the combine. Now I get it! He has so many gears, gadgets, and monitors to keep track of. Something is always beeping!

Check out my new home office space!

This has been on my to-do list since January – it is FINALLY complete! I love it! This is a corner in our dining room.

I’m all for making goals loud and clear for everyone to see. Remember I said we had a goal to pay off $12,000 of debt between August 1st and December 31st? It is up on the wall for all to see on this new chalkboard I scored off of Amazon. I was nervous to get a chalkboard because of the mess/dust but I got chalk markers to go with it too which are brighter, clearer, and easier to clean! Bonus: NO SMUDGING! (see link below for chalk markers and chalkboard which comes in several sizes)

I LOVE my black and white picture frames too! Also, AMAZON! (see link below)

And the DESK! Also courtesy of Amazon. I will buy from this Amazon brand again and again! It is EXACTLY the look I’m going for in our dining room!

Shelves and decor courtesy of Hobby Lobby!

We soak up every second we can get with Craig when he isn’t in the combine!

Someone dropped off this toy rocking horse off on our porch and Carver LOVES it! We have no idea where it came from…if you left it for us, PLEASE LET US KNOW so Carver can send you a thank you 🙂

I fit back into my jeans!

I’ve tried these jeans on once a month since Gannon was born and they FINALLY fit again!

Also – I have NEVER shown my belly button online – so there it is in all of its mommy tummy mushy squishy glory! I’m PROUD of my mommy tummy and my baby stripes (stretch marks) as Carver calls them!

I don’t do well with numbers on a scale – these jeans have been my goal! I’ve come so far to show this body of mine some love. Here I am.

That is all I know for now!! I’ll be posting Monday – Friday this week at 5:30 am! Thanks for reading friends!

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  1. Donna
    November 11, 2019 / 1:49 pm

    What an accomplishment to fit into your old jeans! YAY for you!
    Thanks for your update!
    Love and prayers

  2. Rita
    November 11, 2019 / 2:18 pm

    Your babies are adorable! New office area looks great, the desk is really nice – modern but not too modern to work with other things in the room.

  3. Karen Priar
    November 11, 2019 / 9:45 pm

    Poor Gannon! He sure does have his share of problems. Is he allergic to lycopene? The pics of the boys (and the rest of your family) are so cute! Enjoy them! They grow up so fast! Congrats on getting back into your jeans! I love the feeling I get when I can wear something that actually fits. =)

  4. Sherri C
    November 11, 2019 / 9:59 pm

    Love the last picture of Gannon! How is his tummy? Not as bloated?

  5. Martha Taylor
    November 11, 2019 / 10:44 pm

    Wow! good for you getting back into your jeans. I had to dump 50 lbs to get into jeans again. Am glad to see Craig turning his boys into farmers. We have grandsons who are doing the same with their boys and girls!!! and they are all loving it. So glad Gannon is doing better.

  6. Helen
    November 11, 2019 / 11:36 pm

    Allergy – maybe to the sauce? Tomatoes? I had one that would get rashes like that from chocolate.

  7. Barbara Firesheets
    November 12, 2019 / 1:42 am

    Looks like Carver reallyl loves his new horse! I had one when I was little. Brings back fun memories! Love the last pic of Gannon grabbing his toes! Cute!

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