Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lucky Parents

I could use the title of this post to talk about how lucky my parents are to have a kid like me (haha) but that is not what this is about.

I feel so lucky to have my son. Not only just to have him (since I know there are many people out there who can't have kids or who have lost kids) but also just how he is personality-wise. He is so sweet and we love him so much.

I know most parents love their kids and think their own kids are the cutest, and of course I think my kid is awesome (most of the time) and cute too. Please don't get me wrong - I realize my kid has flaws - many of them. He is bratty at times and has meltdowns like other kids. But overall, we feel really lucky with him.

He is and has been (at least up to this point) an 'easy' kid. He has one of those more easy going personalities and has never given us constant difficulty. He has his moments, but tends towards either a laid back or a happy disposition most of the time. He wakes up in the morning happy and goes down for naps and bedtime with no struggle (yes, literally no struggle).

Part of the reason he has been so good is because we worked really hard when he was born to get him into a routine. For that reason, he has slept through the night since about 8 weeks. He has had times where he has been up at night (when he was sick or teething) but other than that, he sleeps great. We love it and it gets us really good sleep also. I think that makes a huge difference for parents. I can't imagine having a kid who still is up at night even some of the time.

He has been getting closer to the 'terrible twos' as he is 22 months. He defies us a fair amount now but we have been working on it and trying to discipline him so he knows that when we say no we mean no. We are working on consistency and trying to have him understand why he can't do certain things. He is not too bad right now and hopefully he won't get too much worse but we will see.

For now I just consider us lucky. They always say God doesn't give you more than you handle and I think He knew just what He was doing when He gave us Xander!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Saturday

I love weekends! Of course I do - I don't have to work! I love getting to sleep in and spend time with my kiddo. They always go way to fast as does most of life. Which brings me to my next point.

I have been so busy lately that I haven't been writing much recently. It seems like the last two or three months have gone by faster than any other time in my life. I am hoping things start to slow down here pretty soon but I have a feeling they won't much.

I am trying to enjoy life and my son but on certain days it's really hard to. My job has been so busy recently that it has been stressing me out and making me enjoy each day less. I still like my job but I would say less than I used to. My awesome boss sat down with me this week to go over my tasks and my to do list and he helped me prioritize which was a huge help and helped me feel a little less stressed.

My brothers wedding was last weekend and it turned out great! It was fun but I was tired afterwards. The next big thing on the plate is planning our little vacation. We haven't booked the trip yet but are still planning on going to Vegas in a month or so. That will be fun but I have to get back to my weight loss efforts as I would like to lose a few more pounds before we go.

I am hoping to be around more and to write more but only time will tell if that will happen! I have a lot to do this weekend and we are going to Todd's parents to watch the Husker game tonight - I am excited about that! Nothing better than some football on a Saturday. Go Big Red!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I found it

I finally found a dress for my brothers wedding! The weird thing is, I had tried on a bunch of dresses before and only found one I liked but they didn't have it in my size. When I went to try on dresses on Saturday, I actually found a few that I really liked! It was weird - I felt like I could have picked one of four or five and been happy but I picked one that was really similar to one I had tried on originally. Anyway, I really like it and think it is flattering so I am happy!

Here is a link to the dress - I got it cheaper than it is listed so I am happy with the price I paid too. I think I am just going to bring along a nice sweater to put over it in case it gets cool. I am not sure what shoes I am wearing with it but I will figure that out soon enough.

Less than a week until the wedding and our sixth anniversary. Crap, I better get something for the hubs too! It's funny how I almost forget it is our anniversary too! I have just been thinking about the wedding. Either way, it will be a fun weekend (with an unfortunate, stressful week at work beforehand).

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Nebraska Game

We went the season opener game for Nebraska last Saturday and it was also our first time to go to a Husker game together as a couple. We have been married almost 6 years and hadn't made it to a game until last week. It wasn't the best team we played but we sure enjoyed ourselves. The attendance at the game was 85,555 and we still retain the record for the most consecutive sellout games. We have some awesome fans!

*Our Tickets*

*Family Pic Before the Game*

*Pep Band Before the Game*

*The Marching Band Drummers Getting Hyped Up*

*West Stadium With the Sky Boxes*

*East Stadium, Flag Over the Band Section*

*North Stadium*

*Northwest Corner of Stadium, Tunnel Walk Area*

*Marching Bank Before the Game*

*The Awesome Jumbotron Screen in North Stadium*

*Me and the Hubs During the Game*

*Lit Up Stadium During the Evening*

Monday, September 6, 2010

The last two weeks

....have been a whirlwind to say the least! I know life moves fast ,when you have a kid, but if everything else was the same and I didn't have Xander, I swear life would be moving just as fast now.

So here is a quick breakdown of what we have been up to the last two weeks.

Saturday August 21st, b-day party and dinner with my parents, both in Lincoln.
Wednesday August 25th-Friday August 27th, super busy at work with out of town employees in town for a large company meeting. Dinner Wednesday night right after work, so I wasn't home until after 9 that night. Thursday night was the employee forum and that was over around 7, then I went to a basketball game and didn't get home again until after 9. These were the busiest three days I have had in a long time I swear. Plus during the days, we were in meetings all day! That made me really behind on my regular work tasks.

Sunday August 29th, bridal shower for my soon to be sister in law. Fun but had to drive to Lincoln again.

Monday-Friday August 30th-September 3rd, busy week at work. Normal for the most part as far as hours go but I was so behind from the week before that it was super stressful. I was so tired every night that I only worked out once I think.

Saturday September 4th - Husker game!!!!! We went to Lincoln about 12 so we could put Xander down for a nap at my parents and head downtown about 3:30 since the game started at 6. We got one drink before the game then went to the stadium and got some food and were in our seats about 1/2 hour early. The game got over about 9:30 and we went back to my parents and didn't get home to Omaha until about 12:30.

Sunday September 5th, Todd's 15 year high school reunion in Schuyler. We headed there about 4 and went to his parents house for dinner and then went to the reunion for a just a couple of hours. Todd had to work super early today so he didn't want to stay too late so we were home by about 11.

So it has been a pretty busy last few weeks. I didn't even mention the regular stuff I do on a daily basis. I am hoping the next few weeks will calm down a bit but I know it won't since my brother's wedding is in two weeks as well as our 6 year anniversary! Crazy!

Hopefully I have more time to blog in the near future. I always say that but I love to write and just haven't had much time. Today is a holiday for me so I am hoping to take advantage of the day off and get stuff done so off I go!