IT'S BEEN A WHILE...

Oh hi!

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

Well, I have a good excuse. I've been growing a baby!



Baby Boy Parsons is due December 27th 2017!

Now the news is finally out there I can't wait to start blogging again...every time I sat down to write in the last few weeks I felt like a liar so I just chose to not blog instead.
But i'm back and have lots to share over the next few weeks... can't wait to have you along with us for this next crazy adventure :)

Love,
All three Parsons xxx

WEEKENDING 4/28/17


I blinked and it's basically May. I mean honestly, how has that happened?

April was spent mostly relaxing but with some roadtrippin' at the beginning of the month. We traveled down to Nashville and Florida to see my family and hang out at the beach for the weekend. My sister got engaged the day we arrived in Fort Walton which was AWESOME and planning is already well under way!

Nashville turned out to be incredibly fun and a post on the bars, restaurants and hotels we stayed at will be coming soon!

WELL WASNT THAT A BORING WEEKEND??


In classic 'i'm getting old' style, how the fuck is it nearly April? Seriously, how has that come round so quick?? Time is SERIOUSLY going by faster the older I get. When I was growing up my Dad used to bang on about it but I never really got it. But now?? I get it. I get it pretty darn loud and clear. 

Besides Chicago's temperamental weather (read: mood swings) there really isn't a lot for me to talk about! We had GRAND plans at the weekend to explore some new neighborhoods but the weather gods simply didn't agree so we spent most of the weekend at home. It was crazy foggy, drizzly and cold all weekend so no regrets there about bailing on our plans. Instead we facetimed our families, watched lots of films, ordered Thai and lazed around. On Sunday we did briefly venture out for brunch but came straight back after and caught up on the latest season of New Girl.

A weekend well spent. 

But here's to this weekend being more exciting yeah?

CURRENTLY


Listening… to Ed Sheeran's new album on repeat. And Lorde's new song Green Light. 

Loving… my new leather jacket that I got for a complete steal in the Topshop sale. And the super warm weather that we had here in Chicago today. No lie, it was 26 degrees. 

Reading… The Circle.

Looking forward to... seeing my family in a couple of weeks and getting some much needed sunshine and cuddles from my Sister! 

Not looking forward to... having to be 'bikini ready' in two weeks.

Wanting… this handbag. But also wanting it to be $2000 cheaper. I mean come the fuck on. I'm sure it would be stated as the reason for the divorce if I was ever stupid enough to buy it. 

Considering... if it's acceptable to go home, get straight in to bed and not move until at least noon tomorrow. 

WHEN MY DAD & MY SISTER CAME TO STAY

3 days after moving to Chicago, my Dad and Sister came to stay. 

Now if you remember back we had originally planned to be in Chicago from the beginning of January so my Dad booked flights to visit for February half term (they're both teachers!). The plan was for us to be settled in and acclimatised before they arrived so that we can show them the city, our favorite spots etc etc. You know the drill. 

As such, life never works out to plan and we were delayed

So they arrived and we all discovered the city together! Here are some of my fav pics from their visit...




A LIFE UPDATE - LIVING IN CHICAGO

Hello from Chicago!!! 


So, I thought it was about time for me to do a bit more of a chatty life update as to how things have been going for us over here in Chicago as I haven't done one of those in a while.

5 weeks in and so far so good! 

Our apartment is gorgeous.
The city is utterly beautiful.
The shops are good. 
And the weather is crazy.

MY FAVORITE RECENT READS




1. Good Me Bad Me
Disturbing and compelling. The story of Milly, whose mother is a serial child killer. Her narrative gripped me from the get go and i'm still not sure how I feel about her. Fascinating take on the connection between mother and daughter. 

2. The Passage & The Twelve
These books are epic and creepy. It's hard to cliff note what these books are about because they are so sweeping and involved (they span hundreds of years and more characters than I could mention) but in two words: post-apocalyptic. Vampires. 
I never EVER read fiction books more than once. Except for this series. Because they are THAT good. 

3. White Hot Truth
Danielle LaPorte's finest. Out on May 16th. You are your own Guru. Pure gold. More coming soon about this gem. 

4. North Waters
An Arctic whale killing expedition set in the 19th Century. Cold, violent, cruel and fucking shocking in parts. Completely immersive. I read it in two days and it's still with me.