Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Brain Dump…..hold on to your seats!

Well, it’s been about 2 ½ weeks since I have blogged in good ole Blog Land.  To my surprise, no one has threatened to throw themselves into on-coming traffic or decided to give up on social media altogether until my return (there should really be a font for sarcasm).  I don’t really have a reason I have been MIA other than work has been crazy busy and I haven’t had a chance to squeeze in a quick 15 to post something.   So, here is what’s been haaaaaappenin' in my hood as of late:
1) My son is a vampire.  Proof:
My sister-in-law watches Kamden while I am work some days and sent me this picture yesterday.  Then when I got him home after work he bit my leg.  Those suckers are sharp!!  Don’t worry though, I did not start craving humans for dinner and didn’t sizzle away in the sunlight this morning - so I am in the clear.  For some reason all I could think of is Lost Boys and that one boy floating in his brother’s (or was it his friend’s?) window all creep-like.  Hopefully we don’t wake up to KB floating around our house any time soon.
2) I went to Hodag last weekend for the first time and had a blast!  I don’t really fancy country music (you see what I did there?) but the atmosphere was a lot of fun.  I mean, who doesn’t like day drinking with friends and family while listening to live music?  Not me - I love it!  I may have loved it a little too much since the next morning I woke up at 5:30am to let the booze loose.  Haven’t done that in a LONG time.  I got a nap in the next day at least so that was grrrrrrreat!
3)  We spent the 4th of July in Tomahawk to watch my nephews run in the races and watch the parade.  I was excited for KB’s first 4th and he did great other than being terrified by all the loud noises during the parade.  I felt so bad for him.  L  Huge trucks would go by and just blare their horns and KB would scream every time.  Hopefully next year is better for him.  Later that night we went to a friend’s house and had the best smoked/grilled/BBQ chicken I have ever had.  It was so good!  My husband and I had to work the next day (seriously work people, who does that!!??) so we had to somewhat behave even though I didn’t really at all.  J  I had the biggest Pinterest fail/fiasco I have ever had that day that required 3 trips to the store (none were successful) and had a harsh realization that Pop Rocks do not exist anymore and lists are a must.  Needless to say, my 4th of July inspired cookies were a no-go.  Sad face.  Anyway, here are some pictures from the day: 
4) My grandparents came through town the weekend after the 4th and their stay went too fast, per usual.  I always love when they come to visit and can’t wait to see them again soon.  They naturally spoiled KB and bought him lots of cute clothes, hats, sun glasses, and new swim shorts and a swim diaper.  We tested out his new swim gear while they were here too.  KB seemed to like the water and his little floaty that we found was perfect!
5) I started the 30 Day Shred on July 1st and have done the DVD 9 out of 16 days.  Overall, I have at least gone for a run, done the Shred, or both on every day this month except for 3!  That is really good for me!  My initial goal was to try and follow the plan of the Shred and do it every day for 30 days but that just hasn’t worked out.  I am not mad though - mainly I just want to get some sort of exercise in daily.  So at least I am on par with that goal! 
6) KB has started pulling himself up on everything and has been scaling the couch and basically anything he can get his hands on.  I know he will be walking in no time!  It’s just so crazy how one day he is army crawling and rolling around and the next day we find him standing up in his crib.  Slow down little man!!!  I love watching him grow and figure things out, but it still makes my heart a little sad that our baby is slowly turning into a toddler.  I know he is not even 1 yet, but time seriously is flying and before we know it, it’s going to be his 1st birthday party! 
His first shiner from using his new standing skills

7) Speaking of KB’s 1st birthday - I have figured out our theme!  He loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so we are going with that theme and are having a hot dog bar!  I am going to find mouse ears for the kiddos, I am getting KB a really cute MM shirt off Etsy, and I am going to find some songs from the show to play.  For the hot dog bar we are going to have an array of toppings set out so people can make whatever kind of hot dog they want.  I am going to try and convince my husband to make homemade fries too.  I am excited to do this!  I have some other decorating ideas and a “vision” in my head for the party so it will be interesting to see how it turns out. 

8) News Alert: Every place should have this:
9) We celebrated Keena’s bridal shower a couple weekends ago!  It was a lot of fun and her MOH did an awesome job!  I still cannot believe her wedding is in less than TWO weeks!
10) The 3rd Annual Corn Toss Tourney was a few weekends ago. My brother and sister in law have it out at their house and we set up bags and invite family, friends, and co-workers for a day of bags, good food, nice weather (most of the time), and drinks.  I am not that great at bags and we didn't win, but it was a ton of fun and I look forward to that weekend every year.  Next year, however, I will be sure to practice A LOT beforehand so my performance it at least mediocre. 
Welp, that's all I have.  Here are some more pictures in case you didn't already get your fill:
Wine not?

 Peace out!!


  1. Your son is too cute!!


    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by! :)


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