Currently… (August 2018)

///Currently… (August 2018)

Currently… (August 2018)

Hello! Hello!

I hope y’all had a fabulous week.  Mine was pretty low-key as the rain has been falling Asheville all week.  I also have really started to FEEL pregnant this week and have been moving a bit slower than normal.  But I guess that’s just my new normal… so I’m trying to cope. 🙂

Makena has spent the past few days refusing to go out in the rain. 🙂

Since we’re fresh into a beautiful new month I thought I’d share a Currently… post with some of the fun tidbits going on behind the scenes of the normal blog stuff.  Here we go…

Currently I’m…


I’ve been working on baby registry stuff and haven’t had a lot of time to read, but I finally finished Along the Infinite Sea.  If you like a light read with history and a multi-generation story I highly recommend it.  I have The Year That Changed Everything in my Amazon cart now.  Thanks to Kristy at Southern in Law for the recommendation.


When I went to Dayton last week to visit my Grandmother it was really hard.  Her health has slipped a lot since my Grandfather died in April and her memory (she has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers) is slipping.  So when I visited her I tried to think of ways to cheer her up.  She loves singing and old musicals so I downloaded the Sound of Music soundtrack and we listened to it.  I think I loved it as much as she did!  I’ve always been a fan of musicals and this is a classic you can’t beat.  I might just try to watch the movie this weekend.


The Hubs and I have not been able to agree on a show lately so we decided to try to watch the Twilight series of movies in the evening.  Neither of us had seen them before.  We are a movie and half into the series and I’m not really a fan.  I love you but I want to eat your blood???  It’s not my favorite.  What is this teaching young women about relationships?  Does it get better?

We’re in dire need of show suggestions that both of us would like.  I’m all ears!



It was a lot cooler than I expected in Deep Creek so I bought these huge pink Deep Creek hoodie to keep me warm while I was there.  Since the rain following me home, I’ve been living it in here too.  I’m super stylish these days -lol.



I had the best tacos this week at Taco Temple.

I’ve also been eating all the veggies from my garden.  The harvest is coming in quickly this year!

I also had the most delicious Caprese salad made by my friend Jason.



Water.  Water.  Water.  I feel like I’m drowning it in and it’s still not enough.  These babies are so thirsty!

Once again that’s kind of boring, so I thought I’d throw something a little more exciting new in here.  My Goddaughter Isabella just got a new boxer puppy! His coloring is close to Makena, but he has some adorable white on white face.  His name is Jasper and I go to to see him the day they brought him home which was pretty darn exciting.  In fact, it was the same day I got that delicious caprese salad… so I basically felt like I was winning at life.


Since I’m preggo, not much.  I have been indulging in more couch time than normal because I’ve been so tired.



I have a few weeks to enjoy some quiet time at home then baby shower season starts!  I can’t wait.



I’m praying for these babies daily and for my sweet Grandmother.  I’m so worried the next time I see her she will not remember me.


I hope you guys have a great weekend.  I’ll see you back here Monday.


I’ve been doing a monthly Currently… post since August 2015.  Catch up HERE!  Thank you so much for reading today and for your comments.


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Your turn!

Answer one of the Currently… prompts above.

By | 2018-08-30T14:50:35-04:00 August 3rd, 2018|Currently..., Fun|19 Comments


  1. Ginny August 10, 2018 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Julie, have you heard about Pureflix? We subscribed to it when my grandchildren were here for two weeks at the end of July and are enjoying it so much I think we’ll keep it! Especially with the babies coming soon you just might want to look into it. So much better to watch a movie that builds me up and strengthens my heart than most anything else you might find today!
    Love hearing about the babies and now wondering if they’ll be identical!! ♥

  2. Joan Smith August 6, 2018 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Hi Julie, sorry about your grandmother. I have read they can remember with pictures. You could try that.
    Have you watched dowton Abby? We also like endeavor. But start with the first series.
    I enjoy your currently posts.

  3. Farrah August 6, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

    That’s such a genius idea! Music has a way with healing + bringing back memories–I’m glad you both had fun! The Sound of Music is such a classic!

    Those tacos look amazing, and I really want that bruschetta too! *-*

  4. Blane Sherer August 5, 2018 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Yes. That’s tough with your grandmother.
    She is losing her memories, but you’ll still
    have yours of her. Prayers to you for your

  5. Wendy August 4, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. No matter what, she’ll love those little babies!!

  6. Kristy from Southern In Law August 4, 2018 at 6:41 am - Reply

    It’s so hard finding a new TV show! We’ve gone through so many on Netflix and have just finished Grimm (I didn’t love it but Jesse did) so next up is the new season of Orange Is Ths New Black!

  7. Ruth August 3, 2018 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    My husband and I always have a problem finding TV shows we both like. We just watched the first episode on Netflix of Medici:Masters of Florence. We saw some of the filming of the show when we were in Tuscany a few years ago. The first episode was good so I’m hopeful we have something new to watch.

  8. [email protected] August 3, 2018 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    I could not get into the Twilight series as well. That pup is adorable!

  9. Deborah Brooks August 3, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    It is so hard to watch parents and grandparents age isn’t it? I feel like my parents look super old all of the sudden.TV shows-I just got into the affair and I really like it. Caprese salads are always my fave and the tomatoes are delish right now

    • Nancy August 7, 2018 at 12:13 am - Reply

      A light tv show we enjoy is called something like this,Riding in Cars with Comedians Getting Coffee. It is Jerry Steinfeld. I also want to see the new movie, Like Father. It looks like a chicken chick movie.

    • Nancy August 7, 2018 at 12:15 am - Reply

      I am curious, how old are your parents?

      • JulieWunder August 7, 2018 at 7:22 am - Reply

        My Dad is going to be 69 in a few days. 🙂 My Mom passed 5 1/2 years ago.

  10. Rachel August 3, 2018 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Makena is too darn cute!

    I’m currently watching The Office, Orange is the New Black, and I’m starting Breaking Bad, which I missed out on when it was live!

    I’m currently snacking on miniature peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s. I have them in my office, and I am obsessed. It’s so hard to just eat the serving size!

  11. Lisa Ballantyne August 3, 2018 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Always love your “Currently” posts, Julie! Hope you are continuing to do well with those precious twins! Just enjoy the perfect excuse to take it easy while awaiting their arrival!

    PS: Always love the pics of Makena! She’s such an adorable little ham!

  12. Danny Steadman August 3, 2018 at 10:23 am - Reply

    So glad your pregnancy is going well. Drinking for me is any Weisse is Right Berliner my boys at New Groove put out

  13. [email protected] August 3, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

    It must be the hardest being later in your pregnancy during the hottest months!
    That lake trip looked amazing though despite being cooler.

  14. Laurie August 3, 2018 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Deep Creek Lake is my sister-in-law’s favorite vacation destination. She and her hubby have a property down there that is her happy place. Sounds wonderful!

    And that Caprese salad…yum!!!

  15. Susie @ Suzlyfe August 3, 2018 at 8:57 am - Reply

    It is weird when you finally get to really feeling *pregnant*, isn’t it? I remember that. I wonder when you will start feeling the boys move. I have no clue if it might be earlier or later with twins. Do you know where our placenta is placed? I had an anterior placenta (it was in front), so it took a little longer before I could feel Em.
    I wonder if you will have Rock Em Sock Em Robots in there lol haha!
    The Sound of Music is such an incredible soundtrack, something that everyone can love and appreciate. To add that sentimental value to it would be so emotional! thinking about you, your family, and your grandmother xoxo

  16. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real August 3, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Makena’s face in the first picture is so darn cute! Currently I’m anticipating a trip to Europe that my family just booked and Alex is able to come. I can’t wait!

    Show suggestions – Parks & Rec, The Keepers, Billions, Arrested Development are a few that are coming to mind right now!

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