Friday, January 29, 2010

5 question Friday!

My Little Life

1. Would you ever vacation alone?
No. I would get bored. If I was the person I am today but without a husband and baby, I might. But I would want someone to go out to dinner with, shop with, lay out by the pool with and whatever else we wanted to do. 

2. Do you go the speed limit?
 In the Camry no. In the Explorer yes. But I have definitely cut that down to rarely since we have Kylar.  Randy on the other hand!!! He needs to work on that! He drives fast when he should drive slow and he drives slow when he should go fast. 

3. Why did you start blogging/following blogs?
Mainly b/c we live so far away from my family. It is a way for them to read what is going on in our lives without being a daily part of it. 
I got hooked on reading blogs when I was on the bump while I was pregnant. The main blog was about this little one pound baby. It broke my heart, but I couldn't stop reading about her.  Here is the blog. Kayleigh's Story 
My new blogging obsession is crafts! I have so many crafting blogs bookmarked it is not even funny. There are 20+ links!
4. Where do you shop for yourself?
I have not done much clothes shopping for myself since Kylar was born. But for the most part, when I do, it is Old Navy. I get to kill 3 birds with one stone. I can get clothes for the whole family there. Besides, have you seen some of their clearance prices??

5. What was the song that you danced your first dance with your spouse to at your wedding...or...what song would you like your first dance to be to?
 We danced to 3 Doors Down's Your Arms Feel Like Home. 


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

When one door closes, look for that open window!!

Randy finished his last day at Citi on Thursday.  This was very exciting for not only him,  but for Kylar and me as well. Not only does this new job mean a better opportunity for Randy and a job that will make him happier, it also means he gets to be around for more of the evening with us! Therefore, no dinners late at night! We will be normal 6:30 diners! Thank goodness!!

To start off the long weekend, I decided to cave and let Randy bring home Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner. I am not a huge fan, but Randy loves them. So, after he left Citi for the last time, he headed straight to the restaurant to get carry out. And we had wings while we watched the typical Thursday night shows. Then ended the night with a champagne toast to celebrate the new start!

We pretty much lounged around Friday and did a whole lot of not a lot. Then Saturday we went to El Caporal for a group dinner to celebrate. Along with family, a few friends came out to celebrate as well. Not much better than a tasty margarita and some Mexican food!! YUM!!

We didn't bring the camera, but here are a few pics from Nick and Shay.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A year in review!

We are now a couple weeks into the NEW YEAR and we are expecting this year to be an even better year than last year. Although, 2009 is going to be a hard year to beat!!
But before we get too far into the new year, here is a recap of 2009:

-Rang in the New Year with Nick and Shay
- Seasonal lay off
-Bridal Shower in Chicago
-Ice Storm that pretty much shut the city down
-Started remodeling the kitchen

-Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties in Chicago
-Valentine's Day dinner at Irish Rover (Yum)
-Went brunette
-Finished kitchen

-Bridal shower in Louisville
-St. Patty's Day dinner at Irish Rover
-More remodeling (Laminate through the house)
-Wedding planning
-Found out we were pregnant

-Back to work
-Told family we were pregnant
-Thunder over Louisville
-Clean up from ice storm FINALLY started!

-O.A.R. Concert
-Yard sale

-Randy's 29th
-Went to Chicago
-Found out we had a stubborn baby (see here)
-Picked names
-Found out we were having a girl

-4th of July at Jon and Mandy's
-Started working on Kylar's room
-Diagnosed with gestational diabetes

Wow....boring month!!

-Went to see Marin and Justin's first place together.

Wow....even more boring of a month

-Baby Shower in Chicago
-Football started
-Finished Kylar's room
-Swollen feet

I am starting to see a trend of doing less and less each month!

-Baby Shower in Louisville
-Turned 27
-Kylar was born
-Kylar was admitted into the NICU

-Kylar was discharged from the NICU
-Kylar's 1st Thanksgiving
-Went shopping for the first time with a baby
-Christmas tree shopping

-Mom and Collin came out
-Drove to Chicago with Wiley, Lola, and Kylar all in the Camry
-1st Christmas
-Bears kicked the Vikings butt!!
-New Year's Eve!!

I am not sure anything can beat 2009, but 2010 is definitely off to a great start!  I guess you will just have to come back next year to see!!


I was going to try and do "Wordless Wednesday" every Wednesday. As you can see, that did not happen yesterday. There were some issues uploading what  I wanted to use. But stay tuned! If I don't post it before, it will definitely be on next week's WW.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

We bathed the dishes!!

A few week ago, I was doing my wifely duties trying to cook dinner for my husband. Then all of a sudden, the sink started to back up. There was no warning. No slow drainage. No odd items going down the drain. But, for some reason, the sink decided to rebel.
We tried just about everything. We plunged. We "Drano"ed. We took apart pipes. We used a plumbing snake or whatever. We put pipes together and took them apart a few more times. We tried more plunging. And more Drano. But nothing!!! Still a clogged sink!!

Well, in order to cook and eat, you need to use dishes. But, what happens when you do not have a sink do wash you dishes in?
That's easy....

You give your dishes a bath!!!

Now don't think I made Randy do all the dishes alone. He volunteered after I did the first bunch. After what you see on the towel, we decided it was better/easy to run the dishwasher and take buckets full of water outside. 

All in all, we decided that giving a baby a bath is much better than giving the dishes a bath. As you can see.....

This picture was just too cute to not share again!!