Wednesday, May 27, 2009


So's been a while since I last blogged. But to be perfectly honest, not a lot has been going on up until now. :) So here we go....

Last Thursday my sister-in-law and my nephew came to town! Talk about a fun weekend we had. I swear if my nephew gets any freakin cuter I won't be able to stand it. He has this deep belly laugh, and at almost 10 months old it's enough to make you pee your pants when he does it. I swear....don't think I could love him anymore than I already do.

While she was home we "remodeled" my in-laws kitchen. Now, for those of you who don't know them, this was QUITE the ordeal. There was border to be removed, MANY holes to be patched, paint to go on walls, and cabinets, and then minimizing the clutter of things to go back on the wall. It was quite a transformation, and looks TONS better. I painted a few cabinets, and got the paint going on the walls, but other than that I was on baby duty. Which was really fun. He is like thisclose to crawling and I wanted him to crawl SO BADLY...but alas....he just looked at me and laughed. I mean I was singing songs, had all of his toys...and all he did was hop on his hiney to get over to me. At this point he might walk first. :)

Then came the birthday party. My brother-in-law turned 30 this past weekend as well (hence my sister-in-law in town). Talk about a fun party. I mean I had so much fun...a little too much fun if you ask the Target back on the side of 265 that contains the contents of my appetizers. ;) haha! But seriously, it was such a fun night to hang out with his friends, and our family who were there. Monday was DEFINITELY a slow moving day. I didn't even get out of bed until almost 11am...typically I am up by 9 even on days I don't have to work. Quite a difference.

Now, THIS WEEKEND is going to be crazy fun. Friday night is one of my nearest and dearest friends bachelorette party. We're doing a sleepover at a hotel, dinner, drinks, and concluding with brunch on Saturday morning. But I can't linger around at brunch too long, because also on Saturday I have to get a Baptism present for my (soon to be on Sunday) God-son. :) And I have to get that taken care of before like 2, because at 3, my mom and I are going to the Kenny Chesney concert at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium!! It's going to be an all day affair, and I'm really excited about it. :) So that will probably be a late night, followed by church on Sunday morning where I become a God-mother for the 3rd time (all boys), and hopefully followed by an afternoon of relaxing with my husband....possibly pool side depending on the weather. And then begins another week. Followed by a weekend with a wedding. Wedding season has begun after all....and thankfully this year we only have 3 (that I know of as of today). One in June, one in July, and concluding with one in November. I am REALLY looking forward to November, because that is when my brother is getting married. :) AND...he's doing a destination wedding, so we get a vacation out of it too. Talk about a great time. We'll be in Florida for 10 days. I absolutely cannot wait. We haven't been on a vacation since our honeymoon (almost 1 year ago), and haven't been to the condo in Naples in almost 3 years! cRAzY!! So...I guess that's all I have to say at this point. I'll talk to you soon!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Crazy Weekend

Well...oh so many things to discuss on this lovely Tuesday morning. I guess I'll start where I left off....last Friday morning my hubby abandoned me to go visit a friend in Seattle. ;) I was SUPER nervous about staying by myself. I went into work as an everyday normal day...then I get a phone call, and my cousin has gone into labor with her first baby. (she was set to be induced the following day) Talk about excitement! I was very fortunate that my boss let me leave mid-afternoon so I could go and be there.

My cousin went into the hospital at 4am...I got to the hospital around 3:45pm, and was able to go back and see her right before they took her for a c-section. She was progressing, but the baby was...for lack of a better term...stuck. Then, at 4:22pm Friday May 8, we had our darling little baby girl. I use the term little 10lbs 14oz, she's not exactly petite!! I was able to stick around so that I could go back and visit with her while she was in recovery.

After promising to come and visit the following day I had to scramble to get home! I was hosting girls night, and it was already a little after 6, people were coming at 7, pizza at 7:30, and I had to run to the grocery!! After what I consider a REALLY QUICK trip into the grocery I made it home literally with minutes to spare. As I was unloading the groceries my first guest arrived. It only ended up being 4 of us total, but it was enough to enjoy a good movie (Bride Wars), and good conversation. I did get into a HUGE FIGHT with the pizza people (PaPa Johns), but that is a whole different blog entry. :)

Saturday I woke up, went to get my haircut (no one knew I was going) and got it chopped off! I think he took off 6 to 7 inches. Needless to say, when I went back to the hospital my cousin and her fiance were like WHAT DID YOU DO?!?!? But they liked it, and I got to hold our sweet baby girl. Then I did some shopping with my mom, went back to the hospital...and headed home for my first night completely alone. With having girls night the evening before, I didn't feel so alone, because by the time my last guest left I was completely exhausted and fell straight to sleep. Well, word to the wise when your husband goes out of town, do not under any circumstance sit on the sofa with a bottle of wine and watch P.S. I Love You....B-A-D idea. I was a disaster. Cried like a big goob, and then couldn't get myself calmed down enough to go to sleep. It was pretty ridiculous. I then had to stay up until like 1 or 2am watching Knocked Up so that I could fall asleep. It was pretty ridiculous.

Sunday was Mother's Day. Brunch in the morning, cookout in the afternoon, and late into the night my hubby finally came home. :) I was such a happy girl, and he came home bearing gifts. My most favorite thing in the whole world is Starbuck's coffee. It's my most favorite. He went to the "original" starbuck's and brought me home a mug for home and a travel mug. I was very excited. So that's all for now I suppose. Hope all is well with you, and I'll talk to you soon! xoxo

Friday, May 8, 2009

WHOA! it's been a while since I've last blogged. So much is going on with me!! First, we kept my friends 2 kids last weekend...that was the ages of 7 and almost 5, they were angels except when it was time to get ready for bed. Then the crying we bribed the 7 year old (took a bath with the dogs) and I just told the 5 year old that it was too late for her to go home and she had to stay. Fortunately, she is just little enough that she doesn't know any better and naturally once they were both still for longer than 2 seconds they fell right to sleep. :)

OH...also, last weekend was our 4th Annual Derby Party! It was great fun....we had a TON of people over, and everyone brought a dish, and it was so much fun. The rain held off...but we ended up staying indoors the entire day anyways. We had 2 sets of cornhole, and not one game was played. It was a fantastic day though...and what a Derby! The long-shot won by a LANDSLIDE. It was totally crazy. Then on Sunday my hubby let me sleep in until almost 10. It was awesome. Then I woke up to him having made me coffee, and we watched "Snapped"...and for those of you who haven't ever seen that show, it's on Oxygen, and I highly recommend it. It's really awesome...true stories about people who "snap" and kill their spouses, or ex-lovers or something like that. Sounds insane that I like watching that, but's addictive!!

This week has absolutely flown by, and this morning V-E-R-Y E-A-R-L-Y my hubby left to go visit a friend for the weekend. :( I am feeling nervous and anxious about staying in the house by myself for the first time. I'm sure it will go fine...but still a little bit nervous. :) Well, thats really all I have time to chat about right now. I'll try to post again after the weekend. Happy Mother's day to all you mother's!! I'll talk to you later. ;)