Monday, August 16, 2010

Early to bed...

We had a pretty low key weekend. And I do mean low key...

Saturday night Matt and I were both in bed at 8:30!! I know, we are so exciting. As we were getting ready for bed, I reminded him that we had on our first date around this time 5 years ago. I also reminded him that he did not even pick me up for that first date until 10:00! My, my how times have changed. I guess the next step is the early bird dinner special.

Friday, August 6, 2010

5 for Friday

Just Me and My Life

This is my first Friday 5. I am so excited about the topic...

5 Things You Miss About Being a Kid

1. I miss having no stress. No bills to pay, dinner to make, kids to worry about... I couldn't wait to grow up and now I miss the days of my childhood.

2. I miss being sitting in the chair with my daddy each night before bed. There was something so comforting about squeezing myself into the chair with him.

3. I miss having someone to take care of me when I was sick. Someone to comfort me when I was sad and someone to celebrate with me when I was happy. Sometimes you just need your mom. I miss the days when she was right there.

4. I miss the wonder and excitement I had when I was child. Everything was new. Anything was possible.

5. I miss us all eating dinner together. One of my most favorite childhood memories is us all sitting around the table talking and laughing. Then my brother and I in the kitchen doing dishes, complaining the whole time that our younger sister didn't have to help.

When I was child, I would have never guessed that the things I would miss would be so simple.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Today I needed to go vote. Seeing as how Ben and I are pretty much attached these days, he went with me. As we were walking in, I was explaining voting and why we do it. I gave it to him in very simple terms, obviously. As we were waiting in line, he looked at me and said, "I vote for cupcakes." So, according to Ben, today we fulfilled our civil duty and ignoring all party lines, cast our vote for cupcakes!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

In Our World

This post is just a hodge podge of what we have/haven't been up to lately. It is all very random, sorry.

There hasn't been a whole lot going on around here. We are enjoying our last few days of summer vacation. We register Will for school today! He starts 2nd grade next Monday. I know I probably shouldn't say this but... I AM SO READY FOR SCHOOL TO START!!! Our house just seems to run better on a routine. I am very much looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.

My little sister comes home on Saturday. I am really excited to see here. She has been away all summer working at Student Life. When we were little, if you would have told me I would miss her one day, I would have laughed, loudly. I can't wait for her to come home. We have her wedding to plan!

Ben is back 100%. He is finally getting comfortable with his grow button. He doesn't mind us seeing it now and has even shown it to a few people. Best of all, he gained a pound and a half!! That is like 8% of his body weight in two weeks. His little cheeks are getting chunky and he is staring to get little dimples by his elbows. It is so awesome to see him beginning to grow.

And last but not least in the news of our house, Matt finally joined Facebook. After all the comments about it, how it was silly and a waste of time, he set it up for himself. The funniest thing is how he gets an ego boost with each friend request. He called me yesterday just to tell me he was already up to 25 friends. He will be addicted like the rest of us soon.