Friday, March 29, 2013

It's Friday!!! & 10 Day Cleanse

Woohoo, it's Friday!!  We made it through another week and the sun is shining = a good day!  I don't have too much to talk about (again, weird) so I am just going to blabber on about my weekend plans and the cleanse I am starting on Monday. 

Tonight is the last Friday of lent (Bud is Catholic and does the whole no meat thing, I am Lutheran so I just enjoy fish whenever he makes it ;-) ) so my husband and I are making crab dip, salmon, and asparagus with mushrooms (and drinking lots of wine).  I am really looking forward to it because we have a really easy way to make salmon and it always turns out delish.  Here is what we do:

  • Make sure the salmon is thawed out completely (if previously frozen)
  • Rub olive oil on the salmon and sprinkle on any seasoning you like.  We have our own seasoning that we made that is like Emeril's Essence seasoning. 
  • Put on a baking sheet and put into the cold oven.
  • Put the oven on 400 degrees, for 25 minutes.
  • Don't pre-heat the oven just turn it on once the salmon is in and 25 minutes later you will have the most perfect salmon.  I was amazed the first time I tried this by how good it was.
For the asparagus and mushrooms, we just toss both into a frying pan with olive oil, a little salt, garlic pepper, and saute until they are done.  Nothing too special here but it turns out really good.  We are currently obsessed with this combo.

Recipe for Cheesy Crab Dip:
  • 8 oz of reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup light mayo
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce (anyone else have a problem saying Worcestershire??  I feel like I never say it right)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 pound imitation crab meat, coarsely chopped
  • 6 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • Sliced carrot, celery, cucumber, radishes, or bread for dipping (I have never tried this dip before and I am thinking pita chips would be good)
1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and coat a 9-inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.
2) In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, mayo, milk, dill, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic salt.  Fold in imitation crab meat.  Spoon mixture evenly into prepared pie plate.  Sprinkle parm cheese evenly over the top.
3) Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned.  Cool slightly.

Well there you have it - our meal for this evening.  I am looking forward to that, along with relaxing with Bud and KB.  I also plan on taking KB for a walk after work tonight since it's so nice out.  He gets to try out the jogging stroller for the first time.  Hopefully he likes it because he will probably be spending a good amount of time in that thing this summer. 

Saturday, I HAVE TO run my scheduled 8 miles.  I have to so bad because I skipped my long run last week, and have only ran 1 time this week.  I have been slacking like a mo fo lately!  After my run, if I am still alive, I have no plans other than cleaning, organizing, and relaxing.  My inner Monica (from Friends, duh) is speaking to me.  She has been talking for a while now, and I keep telling her to pipe down, but this time she is not listening.  I don't know if it's the nicer weather or what, but it just makes me want to clean and get rid of the crap we have accumulated over the winter.

Sunday, we have plans to go to Bud's grandparents house for lunch and that is pretty much it unless some pending dinner plans go through.  It's KB's first Easter and I kind of feel guilty that I haven't gotten him anything yet...  I know he is only 6 months old, and the kid has PLENTY of stuff, but I just feel like I need to get him SOMETHING.  So, maybe I will try to pick him up a little something after work today.  I am thinking something along the lines of a Disney movie on DVD.  I have a ton of Disney movies from when I was younger but they are all on VHS.  I am going to try and replace them with DVDs because I still think those are the best movies EVER for kids.  Plus, KB likes any cartoon that sings. 

I know every line in this movie by heart
Now onto MONDAY - DOOMSDAY!  I have convinced Bud to do the AdvoCare 10-day cleanse with me, starting Monday.  Like I mentioned in a previous post, the cleanse consists of eating very clean (no sugars, bread, cheese, processed foods, alcohol, etc.), drinking 100+ ounces of water daily, and drinking a fiber drink (the "cleanse").  I figure this will be a great jump start to summer, and also a great push towards getting to my pre-preg weight and also closer to my ultimate goal weight.  I am excited, nervous, and anxious about the cleanse because I want to stick to it and hopefully see some good results.  Now that Bud has agreed to do this with me I feel much better because before all I could picture was me eating lettuce leaves and drinking water, while he is eating hot wings and drinking beer.  So this is a very good thing.  I will post my results after the 10 days and I will also probably post throughout the cleanse about how it's going, about me going ape on people at work from lack of coffee, and about the urge to want to eat an entire box of Captain Crunch.  Stay tuned! 
My thoughts exactly
Welp, now I best get back to work.  Only a couple more hours until the weekend officially starts!!!!!! 

 See ya later suckas!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

10 Random Thoughts

In lieu of not knowing what to write about today, here are 10 random thoughts that have crossed my mind in the last 24 hours....

1) My Greek chicken salad I am currently eating has olives on it.  The olives have seeds in them.  I want to eat the olives, along with the lettuce, chicken, and feta cheese in one bite but cannot swallow the seed and don't want to try and spit it out amongst everything else that's in the bite.  Riddle me this - Am I supposed to eat the olive alone?  If so, then why not put them on the side????  Either way, the salad is delish.
Olive juice
2) Why is it that every time I fill up my car with gas I smell like gas the rest of the day?  No matter how careful I am, even if I am wearing gloves, I will smell like gas. 
This is best picture I could find....
3) Since being a parent, I have a keen nose for poop smell.  I can be in a room full of potpourri, cookies baking in the oven, flowers as far as the eye can see, and once KB poops, the smell immediately hits my nostrils. 

4) I normally don't drink soda on a daily basis.  I usually will have maybe 1 or 2 per week.  Ever since I ordered the cleanse I am starting on Monday, I have had one daily. 

5) I walked from my work to the mall food court for lunch today - outside, no jacket.  AND IT FELT AMAZING!!!!  Spring is coming, finally!  It's only 40 degrees, but the sun is out and the air felt good.  I am totally opening the windows in our house when I get home today.

6) The Real Housewives of the OC starts up again on Monday and I CANNOT wait!!!  I may or may not have sang "my favorite one" in a high-pitched voice after seeing the preview for it last night while watching TV with Bud.  I have gotten sucked into almost every Real Housewives including Beverly Hills, New Jersey, and Miami.  Atlanta is too much for me (even though I will watch it if there is nothing on) and DC and New York just get me annoyed.
I am totally Team Tamra
7) Speaking of reality TV, I am slightly ashamed to admit that I watch Teen Mom, and Teen Mom 2.  As I was catching up on Teem Mom 2 last night, Kiefer, Janelle's ex BF, is back in the picture.  Every time Janelle's mom says "Kiefer" I immediately crack up because I think of this:
YouTube the commercial with her saying "Your booooooyfriend."  You're welcome.
8) Why is it that when Kamden is playing on the floor he can roll all over the place, no big deal.  From his back to his tummy, and his tummy to his back - ain't no thang.  But when he is supposed to be asleep in his crib, he will roll onto his belly and then sit there and grunt and whine until someone comes in and moves him to his back.  The kid seriously does not want us to sleep.  EVER.

9) I have nothing planned for this weekend other than Easter on Sunday and I am pumped.  It's supposed to be nice out and I am itching to take KB for a walk outside since we really never had a chance to before the snow and cold came.  I am also really excited to clean!  Yeah, I am weird.  Our house is a pit though, and it's driving me insane. 

10) My work out clothes smell like my hockey equipment did in high school.  Gross.  The only good thing is that after I take a shower, I don't have the stench anymore unlike I did in high school.  That equipment, soaked in that smell, left that stench on my body for days.  No one shower could take care of that.  On the other hand, we (aka Bud) can wash my work out clothes all he wants, but that smell will not leave them.  I think it's time for new stuff.


Welp, that's all for now.

See ya later suckas!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My First Link-Up & I have a 6 Month Old!

Well hey there!  It's Tuesday and I am not sure how I feel about it.  One, I am a little sick (thanks Shurn), Two, I have a TON of work to do at work today, and Three, I am daydreaming about the temps being in the high 40s this weekend!  Oh, and the best thing of all: This little guy turned 6 months old today!! 

I can't believe I am 6 months old either!!!
HOLY CRIPES where has the time gone??

Oh, you want me to smile?
 He doesn't quite sit up by himself yet (without leaning on something) but he is getting there.  Last night, however, I looked away for 1 second and when I looked back he had barrel rolled across our entire living room.  Looks like my sitting days are over. 

Now for my link-up!  I follow some blogs as you can see on the left side of my page.  I was reading Holly's blog at Where We Can Live Like Jack and Sally and noticed she is doing a finish the sentence link-up.  So I jumped on board.

1. If calories didn't count, I would eat... Cuban sandwiches daily, drink copious amounts of soda, and then top it all off with a carrot cake (the whole thing) while pounding a bottle of Moscato.  After that I would let my food settle and then I would eat a pepperoni pizza and have a bowl bin of ice-cream with caramel and hot fudge on top....and candy, lots of candy.
2. On my Prom night.... I had more fun at the after-prom that the actual prom.  My date was my friend's brother and if I remember correctly, he started getting sick while we were standing in line for the grand march.  We did make it through the grand march, but then we immediately went our separate ways and I hung out with my friends the rest of the night.  My dress, however, was amazing.  I wish I had a picture to show!!
3. When I go to the store, I always buy... a celebrity gossip magazine.  It's my guilty pleasure.  Then I bring them home and just look at the pictures.
4. Family functions typically... include parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, etc. and happen at least 2 times per month.  They start off with everyone eating, hanging out, kids playing, and end with kids sleeping, adults drinking, and adults playing games the rest of the night. 
5. I think my blog readers... are out there somewhere???!!! Holla back at me, whooo whooo!!!!
6. I'd much rather be..... a party planner for a famous person.  Preferably someone like Justin Timberlake, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, or Jimmy Fallon.  I can see myself cracking jokes, having a great time, and everyone totally wanting to hang with me.  Then I would eventually get invited to go on vacations to Rome, or fashion week, or places where all the cool people hang.  Then before you know it, I will be attending birthdays, holidays, and will be given a Jaguar and a mansion for being so awesome.   
7. I have an obsession with.... my son, purses, reality tv, earrings (big, dangly ones), the color turquoise, and bronzed skin.
8. My work friends.... are all awesome.  I work with such a great team and feel pretty lucky that we can all get along and work together the way we do.  Also, some of them even listen to be rant on and on about KB and don't complain.  :)
9. When I created my Facebook account.... I was a freshman in college and I thought it was the coolest thing ever.  I remember sitting on there for hours just looking at people I went to high school with and thinking to myself how sneaky I was! HA!  I also rememeber taking pictures at parties, in the dorms, etc. and thinking "new profile pic" after every picture.
10. My least favorite word is... crotch.  Enough said.
11. I really don't remember.... the exact moment I knew Bud would some day be my husband.  But I always just knew.  Plus, when I heard he was an "ass-man"  I knew I would be a shoe-in. 
12. Justin Bieber.... needs to get his sh*t together!  Don't ruin your reputation because you and your girlfriend broke up.  I mean, you are like, what, 14 years old?  I am sure amongst the obsessed teeny boppers there is another Selena Gomez waiting for you, so STOP IT!

And last but not least, a few pictures from my girl's weekend, last weekend:

Anyone want to go get themselves lodged underneath a semi?

Trying to 1-up some of the husbands at home

Dupa and I posing where I lost my shoe last year

The girls minus 2

Teach me how to dougie

Welp, that's all for now.

See ya later suckas!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tomorrow...It's Only a Daaaay Aaaaawaaaaaaaaay!

My childhood idol
Yes, that is a picture from the movie Annie.  My favorite movie of all time...since I can remember.  I loved this movie so much as a kid, that my family had to call the video store if we were going to rent movies and tell them to hide it before we would get there because I wanted to rent it every.single.time.  I knew exactly where it was on the shelf and would run to grab it the second we would get in the store.  Why didn't they just buy me that movie instead of having to rent it all the time??!!  Probably because they already had to listen to me singing "THE SUN WILL COME OUT, TOMORROW!!!" at the top of my lungs on a daily basis.  I was definitely one of those kids that constantly sang every word to every song - and I knew EVERY song.  I drove my family nuts.  I could go on and on about this.  I used to daydream about being on Star Search when I was a kid and would sing to my radio in my room when I was supposed to be asleep at night. 

My childhood dream
Anyway, the real reason for my blog title is because tomorrow is finally the day us lads will get together for a night up North.  I am freaking excited!!!!  I am also a little nervous about being away from KB for a full day and night.  I am not nervous about Bud taking care of him - he is such a good dad.  But, I am nervous about missing him!  I have a hard enough time saying goodbye to him when I leave for work in the morning let alone leaving him for a full day and night!  But, I know that I am going to have a blast and be in great company so I am sure I will be just fine.   I just can't wait for the shenanigans we will most likely get ourselves into.  Good times ahead.

Ohhh Friday, I hope you move fast!  I am ready for the weekend!  My husband took today off for March Madness (he does this every year) and is making a bunch of good food, having family and friends over, and gets to hang with KB all day.  Me, the responsible one, I am working today to save my PTO.  I only really follow college basketball around tournament time - and by follow, I mean filling out a couple brackets and hoping for the best.  Hopefully my luck from winning fantasy football this year will carry over.  I could use another championship Coach purse.  :)

A symbol of my fantasy football championship
Last night after I got home from work, KB cooperated AGAIN, and I ran my scheduled 3 miles.  I went into the run hoping to run a little faster than normal to see if I could finish the 3 miles under 28 minutes, which was about my time when I ran the 5K last weekend.  I set the treadmill at a 3% incline and the speed at 7 mph, threw a towel over the time, and just started running.  I felt pretty good for the majority of the run, but around 20 minutes I was fizzling out.  I ended up walking for a little over a minute, but then I picked up my pace some more.  Here is how I finished:

Not too shabby!
Best work out buddy ever
I am not gonna lie, I am sore today!  Normally when I run I do so at a steady pace - not too fast, not too slow...I just go.  I don't normally push myself like I did yesterday, so it was a good thing.  I just need to really try and figure out a good pace I can keep when I run the 1/2 marathon.  That is what I am really worried about.  I just don't want to start too fast and then be too tired to finish.  I might need to come up with something like this to keep me going:

Dangling donut....yum.
Welp, since I have been totally unproductive today, I better get myself to do something. 

See ya later suckas!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Throwback Thursday & Fun Facts

One more day left this week and it's the weekend!!  

I am happy to report that since I wrote out my plan for this week that so far I have stuck to it.  I haven't been able to work out in the morning but I have been able to do so after work, so I am cool with that.  Honestly, I would rather work out after work every day but with Kamden it can be hit or miss.  The last couple days have worked out great with him because he has either slept a little after work, or will just play with his toys long enough for me to get my runs in. 

Funny story: Wednesday morning Bud was up with Kamden at around 5/5:30am to feed him and I vaguely heard him get back in bed.  As I laid there, 1/2 asleep, I hear a voice whisper "treadmill.......treadmill."  I was not impressed.  (Mornings are not my finest hour) While I appreciate him trying to get me up, I did not appreciate this happening about 25 minutes before my alarm was set to go off.  So to get him back, when my alarm went off at 6am, I pressed snooze until I woke up at 7am.  Devon - 1, Bud - 0.

Now, for my Throwback Thursday story.  I have been thinking about what I want to write about and since I am itching for Spring, I will write about a time when the skys were bluer, the air was warmer, and the grass was greener...and we could actually see the grass instead of mounds upon mounds of snow.  This brings me back to the summer after my first year of college.  You see, my freshman year of college, I was at Arizona State, I didn't have a job, and all I had to worry about was school.  It was a glorious time, I might add.  That year I made myself become a runner because I knew that since I wasn't in sports anymore, and since I was living off Ramen Noodles and frozen pizza, that I needed to do something to stay in shape.  So I started running on the treadmill at the gym on campus.  By the end of that school year, I was comfortably running 6 miles every day.  No lie, it was rare when I would run less than 6 days a week.  I was definitely in the best shape of my life.  So when I came back to Minnesota that following summer, I kept up with my running by running around town.  One day, I was out running and came up on a softball diamond, which is right before the walking path I was about to go on to complete my run.  As I was running by the softball diamond, there were a lot of people around because there was a game going on.  Well, I am running by, minding my own business, jamming out to my WALKMAN (yeah, this was a time when no one knew what an iPod was), when I trip on a divot in the road and totally superman-it across the road, in front of all those people.  My walkman went flying, and when it hit the ground the batteries flew in one direction, the CD inside flew in another, and I laid there in embarrassment. 

This is a pretty accurate picture of what I looked like
I had a scraped up knee, bleeding everywhere, and other scrapes and bruises all over my legs and arms.  So naturally, I just got up as fast as I could, made it seem like everything was cool, grabbed my scattered belongings, and took off as fast as I could.  People were starting to walk over and ask if I was okay, and I just nodded and acted like nothing happened.  Totally natural. 

Now for some fun facts:
  • I have been peed on by my son 2 times in the last 7 hours.  Good times.  He doesn't seem to mind because as he does it, I try to cover up his "area" to block the pee from spraying everywhere, and he just giggles the whole time. 
I was admiring his spiked hair
  • I forgot my work laptop at home the other day but realized after I got to work.  I parked in the parking ramp, walked down 2 flights of stairs, across the sky walk, down 2 more flights of stairs, walked down the hallway to the next set of stairs, before I realized my computer was at home.  So I went back to my car, drove home, picked up my laptop, and drove back to work.  I parked my car in the ramp, walked down 2 flights of stairs, across the sky walk, down another 2 flights of stairs, before I realized I left my laptop in the car.  What the HELL!!??  Apparently pregnant brain never left me.  On the plus side, I got a mini work out in that morning before work...HA!
  • I filled out 2 NCAA brackets last night without looking at my husband's brackets beforehand.  Afterwards, Bud was looking to see who I picked and realized that both my brackets were almost identical to his.  He was not happy about this and tried to make me change my picks.  I refused, and he was not happy. Hahahahaha.  Reminds me of our first date when he picked me up and we realized we were both wearing black pea coats.  He did not want to be matchy-matchy on our first date, hahaha.  I guess we have been on the same page since day 1.  :)

Welp, that's all I have for now.

See ya later suckas!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This Week's Plan

As I mentioned in my last post, I mustered up enough courage to sign the dotted line for the 1/2 marathon in my home town on May 4th.  Since I did that on Sunday I have not done a thing in regards to running.  BOO!  I don't know what my deal it.  (Yeah I know it's only Tuesday)  Yes, I want to be in shape.  Yes, I want to drop these last lbs.  Yes, I don't want to look like a puff-ball this summer.  I keep telling myself this but when my alarm goes off in the morning all I can think of is my warm blankets hugging me and whispering sweet nothings in my ear.  So I just need to put on my big girl panties, tell my blankets to shut the F up, and get my arse out of bed and on that damn treadmill!!! 

I am not a fan of cats but think this little guy is hilarious

With that said, I am going to lay it all out there to hold myself accountable.  Which brings me to this weeks plan:

Monday (yeah, that was yesterday)
  • Do nothing (Sweet, I did that!!!)
  • Run 3 miles
  • Ab and arm work-out
  • Run 4 miles
  • Strength Training (I devised a plan that targets my arms, legs, and abs)
  • Run 3 miles
  • Ab and arm work-out
  • Yoga
  • Ab and arm work-out
  • 7 mile run
    • This is going to be tough because I am leaving for girl's weekend that morning.  This means I really need to plan out my morning and wake up early enough to get this done. This will also be the longest distance I have run to date.  Right now, I can run 6 miles without stopping.  One more mile isn't going to hurt, right??  RIGHT!!!??? 
  • Ab work-out
  • Insanity DVD
    • My 1/2 marathon training calls for cross-training today.  Hopefully I don't have the "flu" after being up North the night before and I can sweat out all the toxins I consumed.  
    • I have lasted a month doing the Insanity work out program and it was INSANE.  I stopped because I was still breastfeeding and I wasn't losing weight.  Plus, I was really scared for the 2nd month of the program because I heard it's VERY hard.  I will probably pick one of the discs I used during the first month and call it good.

Well there you have it.  My plan for this week.  If you hadn't noticed already, my whole "my goal is to wake up and work out before work Monday-Friday" for this week is not panning out accordingly.  I am going to really try and get these work outs done either way - whether it's before or after work.  I just need to make time for them like I do for everything else in my day.  It can be done and it will be done!

Also, I think I am going to the the AdvoCare Cleanse for sure.  I am trying to find the best time to do it with the least opportunities for failure.  Looking at the calendar, I am thinking the Monday after Easter.  I still need to order everything, but if you are interested and want to check out the cleanse click HERE.  I plan on ordering the cleanse, Spark Energy drink (I NEED caffeine), and the Catalyst supplement (promotes lean muscle mass).  Total for all that is about $86.  If I am going to spend that much money on this I best find a time where I know I will be successful.  Also, it wouldn't hurt if others did this with me so hit me up if you are interested! (sound the crickets)

Welp, that's all I have for now.

See ya later suckas!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

A 5K, Baptism, and Signing Up for a 1/2 Marathon!

Man, the weekend flew!  We had a lot going on this last weekend and I think I blinked once and the weekend was over.  Friday night Bud and I laid low because we knew that after Friday we would not be sitting down until Sunday night.  And we were right....

Saturday, I woke up bright and early with KB and immediately started cleaning.  We didn't have too much to clean since I had already spent last Tuesday cleaning our house from top to bottom - dusting, mopping - making our place sparkle.  But, by the time the weekend rolled around there was stuff to pick up, and basically I had to tidy up the place.  After that, I ran to Kohl's like the last minute planner I am, to look for an outfit for KB's baptism Sunday.  I am in this weird stage of kind of fitting into most of my clothes, but with my dressy clothes I just didn't have anything I really wanted to wear.  I had $20 in Kohl's cash that I needed to use, so I figured I would be able to find something on the cheaper side for Sunday.  Well, I tried on a couple dresses but nothing I found looked that great. There wasn't many options for dresses unless I wanted to wear something skin-tight, aka Kim Kardashian's everyday look:

Totally appropriate for church.....NOT!
Then I decided that I would just buy a nice pair of pants and a dressy shirt and call it good.  The upside of this is that I can wear these clothes to work as well so it was a win-win.  Plus, this sort of justification comes in handy when my husband is all like "you don't need to buy a new outfit for everything..."  Yeah okay.

After I left Kohl's I headed to the Bull Falls Honor Flight 5K.  I am not gonna lie when I say I was a little nervous about this.  Not that I was nervous about running 3.1 miles, but I was nervous because when I looked out the window that morning it was snowing...a lot.  And, it was cold!  I have ran in the cold before but with all the new snow I for sure thought that I would slip and superman-it into another runner and that just didn't sound too fun.  When I got to the race I met up with some other girlfriends that were running too.  By the time the race started, the sun was out and it actually was starting to feel kind of warm.  (It was still only 28 degrees)  I really wanted to do well in this race, but with the conditions I told myself to just run the best I can and if I have to slow down at certain points, then so be it.  To my surprise I ended up running this 5K pretty fast! (for me)  When I crossed the finish line the time said 28:20 but I took off about 30 seconds because we were towards the back of the pack when the race started and by the time I actually crossed the starting line the time had been going for a bit.  So, I think I finished in just under 28 minutes.  I'LL TAKE IT!  I wish the conditions were a bit better because if they had been, I think I could have finished with an even better time.  Either way, I was pumped!  Afterwards, I enjoyed my freshly brewed beer and then had to leave right away.  Womp, womp.  I wish I could have stayed longer to enjoy my other free beer and chat with my friends, but my grandparents were on their way from Minnesota and I desperately needed a shower after running.  I seriously sweat like a beast.  It could be 20 below and I would still be drenched after running.  Example:

Sweat or caught in a rain storm?

Anyway, I am sorry I had to burn your eyes on a Monday.  I know I mentioned that my grandparents were not sure if they would be able to make it this last weekend but they both were feeling better and decided they would make the trip.  YAY!  When they got to town, we brought KB to see the Easter bunny at the mall and also to visit my mom at work.  Kamden was a little hesitant about the Easter bunny but he smiled for his picture so it worked out well.  On a side note, the Easter bunny was a little creepy.  Not so much the costume, but the actual person in the costume.  When I sat KB on it's (not sure if it was a girl or boy) lap, the bunny barely held on to him and didn't speak one word when I was trying to chat it up.  I mean, was the bunny asleep??  Highly medicated??  Drunk??  All the above???  So, thankfully the whole picture took like 30 seconds and I was able to get KB off that bunny's lap in no time. 

Later that night Bud, KB, and I went to dinner with my grandparents and then went home to get ready for Sunday's baptism.  I was already exhausted by Saturday night and could not keep my eyes open past 11.  I used to be such a night owl but I just can't do it anymore!

Sunday, I was up at 6am with KB and again, immediately started cleaning/getting ready for the baptism.  Our plan was to go to church, and then have our family over afterwards for lunch.  Sounds like a small get together on paper but having family over means about 25+ people!  We ordered roast beef from Arby's and asked some family members bring over side dish.  Bud picked up the cake we ordered from a restaurant in town that morning before church and when he came home with it I could tell he was just pissed.  And here is why:

I'm hoping this a sign we are going to the Cayman Islands in the near future, no?

WTF!!??  When I ordered the cake I spelled out his name twice and had the girl spell it back to me even!  So, needless to say we were not happy.  Luckily, our morning was so hectic that I didn't have time to think about it.  I knew we would eventually laugh about it anyway.  Plus, this is literally the story of our lives.  If something is going to go wrong, or not be smooth, it will.  So whatev.  Kamden went by Kamen all day.  The restaurant redeemed themselves after I tried the cake, though, because it was so delicious.

We had KB baptized at Mount Olive Lutheran Church near our house.  Everyone loved the service.  They have such great music!  The baptism part went well too.  Kamden smiled the whole time and when it came to put him by the water I held him facing down and he just stuck his hand in and played in the water.  It was so cute. :)  I almost biffed it while I was holding him of course, and the whole place laughed.  Typical Devon.  We brought our camera but of course didn't realize the battery was dead and the memory card was full.  Thank God for camera phones.  Here are some pics we got throughout the day.  We are hoping our family sends us the rest.

At the church

My grandpa (GG to KB) and Kamden

My mom and KB - Love his smile here :)

I wanted a picture of me and KB in his little suit but he wanted out of that thing immediately

The rest of the day went so good! The food was awesome, we were able to fit everyone comfortably in our house, and everyone seemed to have a good time.  I also did something yesterday that I did not think I would do....I signed up for a HALF MARATHON.  I have wanted to do one for a while, and was considering doing one this summer sometime, but I signed up for one on May 4th in my home town in Minnesota.  That is 6 weeks away people!!!  So, now I need to get my arse in gear.  More on that later since I have written a novel already.

Welp, back to work for me.  I hope this day flies!!!!

See ya later suckas!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Jump Around

TGIF!!!!!!  I am picturing myself doing a happy dance right now because I am not sure how it would look to my co-workers if I was dancing jumping up and down uncontrollably in my cube.  You see, I am not a good dancer so usually I just end up jumping up and down with my arms flailing in the air.  This created a problem when I was in college because my drink of choice was a vodka cranberry and with all that jumping up and down, most of my friends, myself included, would wake up the next day with pink dots all over our clothes from my drink.  I am sorry (not really), but when the beat hits me, I move....hahahaha.  One time, when Bud and I were newly dating, I had my vodka cranberry in my hand as I gave him a hug and the tip of his white hoodie dipped into my drink (we didn't notice at the time) and when we looked at his sweatshirt the next day the tip of his hood was stained pink.  Needless to say, I gave up drinks with cranberry juice until I was older and more mature not out jumping around at bars. 

I was clearly in dance mode here.  Notice the spill on my shirt - good thing I had already made my switch from cranberry drinks :)

Boof, got a little side-tracked there.  Anyway, back to being freakishly happy it's Friday.  Tomorrow I am running the Bull Falls 5k.  It doesn't start until noon so I was immediately game.  What's with races always starting at the ass crack of dawn? It's supposed to be 30 degrees and sunny tomorrow so not horrible.  Plus, it will assure me that I will get a work-out in this week.  Yeah, I said "this week."  I have not worked out once since last Saturday - I am majorly slacking.  My excuse: work was exhausting and by the time I got home all I wanted to do is cuddle with KB.  So that's what I did....all week.  I am hoping my lack of exercising this week will make me start off next week on a better foot.  My goal: to work out before work Monday through Friday.  It's a pretty lofty goal considering I am horrible at waking up early, but I really want to make myself do this so I can make it a routine. 

Also, I am thinking about doing the AdvoCare 10 day cleanse.  I heard about it through some other blogs I follow and it got me thinking I should do it too.  I emailed for more information and basically it's 10 days of eating clean (no processed foods, refined sugars, alcohol, etc.), drinking a fiber drink daily, and taking vitamins/supplements.  It doesn't sound too bad and I think it will help me get past those last 10 pounds I need to lose to get back to my pre-baby weight.  Plus, it will get me in beast mode so I can reach my fighting weight. :)

Sunday is KB's baptism.  We are having family over afterwards for lunch and to hang out for a bit.  Almost all of Bud's family lives in the area so they will be there, along with my mom, and possibly my grandparents from Minnesota.  My grandparents are both sick so they are going to see how they feel.  I really hope they feel better because I miss them and really want to see them!  I know they want to see KB too so I really hope it works out.  It's a 3 1/2 hour drive from Minnesota to here so I totally understand if they can't make it.  I will also be missing my other Minnesota family members that can't make it but we are planning on going to visit in the beginning of May so I have that to look forward to at least. 

Welp, that's all I have for now.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

See ya later suckas!