Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Seriously Six?!

I can't believe that six years ago, I became a mom!  I can't believe my sweet, smart, AMAZING Tyler is six years old today!  Last night, I told him about the day he was born and he seemed to really like to hear about it.  I told him about the snow and about our first reality check moment as parents.  This morning, I watched the clock for 6:17 am, the exact moment he entered my life.  I still can't believe how fast time flies!  Tyler, of course, had to go to school, but I was able to take a long lunch and go down to the school and take a little McDonald's and have lunch with him. It was so sweet to see him with his friends and see him be so excited to have us there (Adam came too, even though he was home sick with an awful head cold and almost no voice).  We also sent in cupcakes for his snack day in the classroom and the class all sang to him.  His best friend Lorelei made him a card and she and her mom gave him some cute little gifts and her mom video taped her singing Happy Birthday to him and posted it on It was SOOOO adorable!  Tonight, we got Steak N Shake for dinner (one of Tyler's favorites, he loves their vegetable soup, believe it or not) and then did presents and cake.  It was fun.  We also had a family party on Sunday at a pizza place nearby--a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party of course!  It was fun and went off well, even at short notice (I booked the party on like Tuesday!).  So birthday win!

I've got more to say but I think I'm going to keep it Tyler-focused today, so stay tuned for more updates!

I will leave you with pictures!

Turtle Tyler ready for his party!

Cupcakes! Tyler prefers the icing

Turtle blimp!

Selfie with the birthday boy!

Monday, January 5, 2015

In Need of A Niche

Well the end of the year is over, which means that I will (hopefully) have more time for blogging again!  It seems like in the last year or so, this space has really become more of a journal.  I don't mind that, really, since it'll be a nice way for me to remember these times with my kids. I don't want to eliminate that, really, but the writer in me has yearned for more of a purpose for quite awhile.  I tried once, with Ask An Infertile (I still love this idea, but I didn't have much luck getting it off the ground).  I've recently fallen in love with Vloggers on YouTube, but I'm not sure I could go that route.  I'm not a super fashionista and I don't have time to do all the crafty stuff I like.  I'm fresh out of ideas for my novel too lol. 

It's strange, wanting so badly to be part of something, to contribute something, but not having FOUND the something yet.

I do hope it comes along to me someday....

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Another Year!

1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?  I applied for a passport (Tuesday, actually!)

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I wanted to continue my weight loss and I did for awhile and I've (mostly) maintained it, so yay for that.  I'm definitely refocusing on that for the new year!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? A few online friends and bloggy friends!  Yay for babies!

4. Did anyone close to you die? Adam's grandfather passed away.

5. What countries did you visit? None but it's very likely that I will be traveling to Canada soon!

6. What would you like to have in 2015 that you didn’t have in 2014? I would like to be able to buy a bigger house that suits my growing family better! (same answer as last year!)

7. What dates from 2014 will be etched upon your memory, and why? July 29th, Tyler's first day of school

8. What was your biggest achievement of this year? I made some great strides in getting healthier (early in the year at least)

9. What was your biggest failure?  Sort of fell off the fitness wagon in the last few months

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?  I was (sort of/probably) diagnosed with Lupus

11. What was the best thing you bought? I'd have to say the stuff Adam has bought for Ebay, he's doing a great job and investing wisely to resell

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Tyler for being so brave! Starting school, getting through dental surgery, etc.  Adam for always being so laid back. My mom for taking care of my kiddos so much!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? News stories like the shot down plan overseas

14. Where did most of your money go? Bills, diapers, food

15. What did you get really excited about? Our anniversary trip in July, it was so amazing!

16. What song will always remind you of 2015?  Let it Go from Frozen and Shake it off by Tyler Swift.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer? Happier! Happier! Thinner!  I'd say slightly richer (money isn't tight quite so much).

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Work on the house, definitely, eating better and working out more lately.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Complaining. I have a lot to be thankful for. (this is one I'm always working on)

20. How did you spend Christmas? We spent most of the day at home, half sick, but went to my SILs later in the day. I was grateful the worst of the sickness avoided Christmas Day!

21. Did you fall in love in 2014? More and more every day with my husband and kids

22. What was your favorite TV program? Big bang Theory and The Little Couple

 23. What was the best book you read? The Fault in our Stars (ALL THE FEELINGS)

24. What was your greatest musical discovery? The new Into The Woods Soundtrack, and Taylor Swifts new album

25. What did you want and get? Feel better about my apperance

26. What did you want and not get? A promotion and a new house!

27. What was your favorite film of 2012? Mockingjay Part 1 and The Fault in Our Stars

28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 32.  I worked lol, and my family celebrated me

29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Probably if I chose to let stuff get to me less

30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept of 2014? Boots and Skinny Jeans were my new fashion try!  And infinity scarfs

31. What kept you sane? My hubby, my kids, my mom, my sisters, my family, my friends, and my coworkers! Talking and writing and laughing and music!

32. What political issue stirred you the most? So not political but I guess this thing with the Interview movie.  Not stating my opinion here, but the whole thing is just nuts

33. Who did you miss? My sister, my grandparents and my great aunt. My family when I travelled

 34. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014.  Always trying to learn to balance it all

 35. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.  "I'm only human" Christina Perri and "You gotta try" Colbie Callait