Wednesday, December 30, 2009
2009 had many ups and downs but I think we've ended on a fantastic note and am looking very much forward to 2010.
We have many things to look forward and will be faced with many a new challenge I'm sure! Our biggest challenge we are to face in the next few weeks, deciding what state we'd like to live in and buy a house in...at the moment we are leaning towards to Omaha but still have a few pro/cons to decipher through.
We are anxiously and excitedly awaiting the arrival of our baby boy on or around May 18th and I am looking forward to the challenge of an almost 3 yr old and newborn...praying hard my almost 3yr old will still enjoy her 1.5 to 2 hr daily naps!
Lots to relfect on and lots to look forward too, life is pretty grand ain't it!
Goals for 2010 include taking some cooking classes and sewing classes and making sure my gym membership is put to GOOD use! :)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Thursday the festivities continued with a trip to see The Wiggles, a team of 4 guys from Australia who are EXTREMELY talented and it's all for kiddos! We met up with Luca and Courtney and headed to Broomfield Event Center, taking a picnic dinner along. I was very impressed with the show, they kept it going seemed to do a little improv when it didn't completely work out and the show was colourfull and entertaining for kids and adults! It lasted an hour and a half and we didn't have any whinning or boredom, from 2 two year olds that's pretty impressive!
Friday I took off work and we headed to the mountains with my sister. It's about an hour and a half drive to Breckenridge, unfortunately it took us closer to 2 since we seemed to hit every traffic bump on the drive. We found ample parking though and it was nice to get out and stretch our legs, Kaitlyn was definitely happiest and I'm still riding on the fact that she may have inherited my car sickness since she seems to get very unhappy on a drive longer than 30mins. We found the BEST pizza place for lunch, a tiny little shop...something that started with a "G" and was very italian...it was delicious pizza and Kaitlyn ate half a slice of a huge slice! (I'm telling you anything with cheese for this kid) After lunch we wondered around, avoiding the rain in various tourist shops and stopped to partake in the free gold mining event going on...nothing turned up but it was fun to try and sift through all the sand and rocks!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Kaitlyn's 2nd birthday is next Wednesday...I cannot believe my baby is going to be TWO! When did she get so big and where did two years go? Her Aunty Andrea (AA) is coming into town for the celebration and we are going to do a family dinner Wednesday night, Thursday night we're off to the Wiggles concert with Luca and Courtney, Friday we might go to the zoo or something fun with my sis and then Saturday is the party! We are doing a beach theme and I'm making the cake again, this year we'll do a sheet cakes with a beach scene (waves, sand, umbrella, towel and lots of fishes). I'm pretty excited to do it and hopefully the vision in my head is close to the vision we'll have at hand :) The IL's will be coming in as well, not sure on what day but I know my MIL is eager to help out, which we are grateful for...
Sleeping has become a nightmare again, I swear this kid will get it right one day! She did sleep through the night last night, but woke up GROUCHY! tonight is an early bedtime, that's for sure! Andrew has been offering his excellent culinary skills to us for the last two nights and supposedly the rest of the week since we watched their 205lb Mastif for 10 days while they were in Florida. It's amazing food, but we haven't been getting home until 9:30 and that's WAY late for miss Kait to get to bed. Tonight we might skip it, so she can get some sleep and I can get some homework done...plus he is potentially going to a concert.
Maybe one month updates will be easier for me to keep track of and remember:) although I think i'll post some birthday pics next week...just that memory of mine that needs some grease!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Maybe the older you get the less extravagent parties need to be? I certainly don't think they are any less important!
Goal is to do 26 right and enjoy each year as it comes, this year I'd like to lose 25lbs...and then put it right back on my getting pregnant! lol we shall see what the year has in store for me!
Friday, June 5, 2009
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Lets see...first 2 weeks of work have flown by and can't believe I'm almost done with my 3rd. My boss has been out of town for the last week and a half and will be back in the office tomorrow! I've finished most of my projects and think I successfully handled the office while he was out, guess I'll find out tomorrow lol :)
Chicago was...in a word...interesting! I had a great time with Jules and seeing the city was fun. We had some other issues that arose making the weekend a bit difficult at times but overall it was a really fun trip and I can't wait to do it again!
Toddler bed is still a miserable experience...Kaitlyn has resorted to sleeping by the door still and climbing into our bed btwn 1 and 3am, she feels the need to sleep ontop of me or right in my back making the rest of the night slighty uncomfortable for me! We're going to try again this weekend at keeping her in her own bed...wish us luck!
I'm going to aim to get on her and update every 2 days or so...but clearly can't make any promises since my last post was 2 weeks ago!
goal: get better at blogger ;)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Anyway back to the conversation, Mum has a pretty good sense of style despite those Mum jeans she often sports the lady is always nicely dressed, yet claims to feel like she's never really well put together. Funny because I often feel the same way...those leggin's and long shirts seem to look frumpy on me but fantastic on friends, jean skirts show off my white, chunky legs, but make someone elses legs look like a mile long.
I thought maybe I'd do better for Kaitlyn, but alas today she has on capris that are too long, white socks because she has a blister and denim sneakers...somewhat of a vagabon style.
So is it really that way though or is it a poor image of ones self? I for one am not a downer, I know I ain't the skiniest girl in town but I don't despise my body and hey we could all use a little work couldn't we? So why do I think that the long shirt and leggings look great on anyone but me? Why can't I just throw on that chunky necklace with the cute button down shirt tucked into a high waisted skirt and look like the lady walking down the street...or maybe I do...is there someone walking behind me thinking the same thing, gosh I wish I could wear that?
Where does that sense of style come from? Do we all just need to "get over it" and wear what we want? Something I ponder as I pack again for our girls weekend in Chicago...after I tackle the loads of laundry staring me down!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Anyway Kylee, Morgan, Jenny, Lindsey and I are headed to Vail tomorrow afternoon for a weekend of fun! Nights at the bars and a day at the spa...a much needed vacation before heading back to work on Monday! I can't wait:) Oh and I hear Jenny's crab cakes are too die for so dinner Saturday night should be delish!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
April 27th she climbed out of her crib...
April 27th I moved her crib down to the lowest level...
May 10th she showed me how she could climb in and out of her crib...
May 10th I switched her bed to a toddler bed!
So far she has yet to actually fall asleep in her bed...everynight around 9pm I find her with her pillow, "mi-mi" and "raddit" sleeping next to the baby gate.
She is also refusing to nap making afternoons very trying for all involved!
I'm hoping she'll soon get the idea that bed is WAY more comfortable than the floor...but if she's going to sleep in her room who am I to fight it!
Not something I thought we would be doing this early in the game, 21 months old and in a big girl bed, tear! If you can keep your kids in their cribs do it for as long as you can!!
p.s I know there is some tent thing you can but to put over the crib to keep them in but I just cannot get onboard with that idea and this had to happen sooner or later may as well deal with it now before I head back to work and sleep deprivation is more of a pain than it is now!
Kaitlyn and I have spent the week together and it's been fantastic, although I could have done without all the "no!" s today offered, but thus is life with a toddler! She did get a new rash guard long sleeved shirt today and life vest for the proposed venture on the boat this weekend with "Anny" and "Dadda". i'm sad I don't get to see her first trip on the water but hope Evan will take some pictures for this photograph crazed Mum! I also snagged a new swim suit for myself today, actually two. One for sunning and one for working out in...ha you might say to that last statement but I would really love to get back in the pool this summer with some strenuous workouts! For now Courtney and I have decided to get Denver city park passes for the summer to take the kids to the pool and get a workout in...we'll see what the next couple of weeks brings for our decision process.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Evan's answer is do what you want babe just don't kill us financially...lot of help that is...Dad has talked to me a few times about it...Courtney, Jen and Kristen are tired of my rambling about it.
Lindsey said take what will make you the most happy...
Sigh lots to think about and pros and cons to be considered, tomorrow I might just make an old fashioned list.
Hey maybe Evan will close a big account soon and I can just be the best housewife/mama instead:)
Decision needs to be made by Friday...I'll update once my brain smooths itself out and comes to a conclusion I'm happiest with...
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Evan's sleeping on the couch (my husband of over a year yikes), but what's new on a Sunday afternoon. We seem to argue Sundays now because I always want to get out and to something and he wants to watch t.v and sleep! grrr
Kaitlyn (my little trouble maker who'll be two in July) is asleep, going on an hour hopefully she'll give me one more...only I would like a shower before meeting Ashley (one of my besties for 4 yrs) for ice cream at 4, hmmm be stinky or let the kiddo sleep? Shouldn't be tough but since we don't have anything to do tomorrow it won't kill her to get up a little bit earlier from nap. Maybe I'll get lucky and she'll sleep through the shower noise...it's been done before:)
I bought a bike yesterday on craigslist...my gosh I LOVE that site! It was $40, bit smaller than I should be riding I think, I found another one for $10 cheaper that I might go get tomorrow and then just re-sell the one I bought yesterday, hmm. The old "diet starts monday" scheme is back but this time I'm serious! I would love to get back into those size 4 shorts from last summer...don't ask where I'm at right now...but a good 20lbs should do it! It'd be nice to lose it before my trip to Chicago in 3 weeks but unless I duct tape my mouth shut and tie myself to a treadmill that's not going to happen:)
Mish mosh of random brain farts today, but the goal is to blog as much as possible to keep a personal record of our crazy lives and maybe give some of you something funny/entertaining/interesting to read once and awhile...or bore you to tears so you can fall asleep at night whatever works! :)