Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holy cannoli, it’s almost mid-December.

Helloooooo!!! *Tap, tap, tap*  Anyone in there?  It’s been over a week since my last blog post…man this month is zooming by!  Is this happening to anyone else?!

I have just been so caught up in busy-ness that every time I thought about sitting down to write a blog post, I had no oomph to do it.  {Sidenote:  There are some “famous” bloggers that blog  Do these women think their blog is going to go up in smoke if that doesn’t happen?  This annoys me and I don’t really know why.  Maybe because I know how long it takes to write up a blog post and I feel like they must not spend any time with their families.  Really none of my business, I know. And then there are the people who have been doing a holiday giveaway  That drives me crazy, too.  WRITE SOMETHING!  Okay, vent over.}

Anyway, so far my December has been pretty good!  Last weekend my DH and I finallllllly got away for the night.  It was so, so much fun, and so relaxing and freeing not to have to worry about Luke for the night.   We promised each other to do it at least once a year. It was kind-of a “belated August anniversary that we couldn’t celebrate because we were moving/yay we finally sold our house/Jess has a birthday” celebration.  We went up to Providence and ate at the Cheesecake factory (our most favorite place to eat) and Chris took me shopping at the mall for my b-day.  We stayed overnight at the Holiday Inn Express outside Providence.  It was extra special to us because we ate at that Cheesecake Factory and stayed at that hotel 4 years ago the day after our wedding when we were waiting to fly out to MEXICO (man I’d like to be there right now, let me tell ya – it is soooo cold outside here in New England!).

Here we are waiting for our table (I had bawled my eyes out about an hour before that for something totally unrelated to anything important; hence the puffy eyes):

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I really wanted to take a picture of our delicious food, but then I thought our waiter might think I was a food critic and I didn’t want to freak him out.  I waitressed for years and believe me, you don’t need any extra stress when you’re doing that job!  We got Greek salad and then two Cajun-style meals.  Chris got cheesecake and I got the 7-layer chocolate cake ---> (they’ve actually changed the name now but that’s what I always get b/c I hate cheesecake and ohmygosh it is so good).

Anyway, I spent my birthday money at Forever 21 at the mall and I got a black coat, a black dress for Chris’s work party, two blue shirts, a cocktail ring, an adorable silver clock necklace, and some pink earrings.

Hmmm…let’s see what else….oh, Chris and I did an Advent reading in front of our whole church last week and I realized afterward that my fly was down the whole time, so that was fun….

On my birthday (last Tuesday), we went out to Applebee’s (they send you a coupon for a free entree on your birthday when you sign up for an e-mail from them).  Luke totally flirted with all the waitresses checking in on the computer, since it was right near our booth.  They were loving him.  It is so fun to go out to a restaurant as a little family!  After that I got a Starbuck’s peppermint mocha and looked at some Christmas lights (I do those two things every year on my birthday). 

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Oh, also on my birthday my son did this in the 30 seconds I ran to the bathroom after I got him up from his nap:  baby powder “snow,” all over the floor.  Totally rolling in it.  Oy. 

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Tonight we are going to Chris’s work party; hopefully it will be fun.  Chris works for the company that my dad works for, so I am sitting with my parents at the party.  Oh yeah baby, my life is coming full circle!  lol  It will be fun to meet some more of Chris’s co-workers.  I’ve been talking to the wife of one of his co-workers on FB but I’ve never actually met her, so that will be nice.  I’m not gonna lie, I’m also a little excited to get dressed up and go out somewhere.  I don’t really get to do that a whole lot anymore! 

The house search is so-so; it kinda feels like we’re batting 1,000 over here!  I keep telling myself that God has the perfect house for us and our budget out there somewhere!  I gotta tell you, today was a first:  this one house had a video camera watching the front door and all sorts of wires and locks downstairs with a sign that said “Mad Scientist” on it.  Ummm, CREEPY MUCH?!  Oh, and yesterday we went into a foreclosure where the people had literally taken EVERYTHING from the house – all the light plates, the mouldings, the ceiling fixtures, the appliances, the closet doors, the screen doors, you name it.  They had actually carved a whole into the drywall to get the bathroom ceiling fan out!  I think that they should get arrested for that, but I digress.

Well, hopefully you’ve had your fill of me for a while after this last post! (haha).  I have about 30 million post ideas in my head but for some reason December is making me feel lazy about my blog.  Hopefully you’re all enjoying the holiday, season, too – I for one am totally enjoying making memories with Luke and watching him take the ornaments on and off the tree all day and night.  :) 

Have a great rest of your weekend! 


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  1. Sorry, but the fly story made me laugh outloud. :)
    My girl saw her wrapped presents today, and let me tell you, it was hard not to let her rip into them! I'm so excited about them! :) Christmas is so fun with a little one around!

  2. About the house search, trust me when you find the right one it will be the best. Rich and I searched for almost six months, had two houses fall through before we found ours... and we are so glad we got this house instead of the two we "thought" we wanted. God really does know what is best for us, and even though we get caught up in how much time it is taking us He still has it all worked out in His time... Good Luck.

  3. Loved hearing all the stories...and you're not the only one who's in a "blog slump"! I blame all of the CRAZY bloggers (like you mentioned) making us feel inferior!! :)

    Hope you stay warm up there!!

  4. It must have been great to get away for a weekend. My husband and I have still never done that since Celia was born. Maybe this winter if I don't chicken out...

    I've heard about foreclosed houses being trashed before the owners leave them. So sad.

    And I'm a blogger who writes almost every day, but I have no problem missing a couple days if I don't feel like posting. I plan posts in my mind ahead of time, and only take about 20 minutes max to write them up. And, I can't stand the constant holiday giveaways/"stuff" related posts either. I just skim right past them all.

  5. @ Sarah, Yes, I should have clarified - it's not the diary-type blogs that get to me. For instance, Kelly from Kelly's Korner blogs almost every day to keep a journal of Harper's life and I enjoy reading every post. I was thinking more of the home decor blogs who have these super-elaborate posts, or who apologize to their readers when they don't post daily. Again, I probably should have just kept my mouth shut! lol

  6. We headed up to Providence today and went to Providence place and Savers. The mall is REALLY nice! Definitely way better than the one in Warwick. We should plan to meet up sometime in January or February. Whenever things are settled down for you. How goes the house search?


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