Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Send off...

New Year's Quiz

1) What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
Had a baby!! Got a promotion.

2) Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year.
Last YearMy New Year's resolutions for this stop worrying so much about Bobby and just try and ENJOY my pregnancy. And of course to lose all the baby weight after he is born.
YAH! I did lose all my baby weight! All 62 lbs of it plus 4 extra! YES!

This year: Get out and be more social...I am soo bad about being a home body and I am afraid life is going to pass me by! Absorb every second of Bobby's cuteness!

3)Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes, some of my close girlfriends from highschool did. Kelli, Leslie, Jenny, Amy.

4) Did anyone close to you die?
Yes, I lost my gramp. It was a horrific ordeal for me and I would rather not even start thinking about it...its too early in the day to ruin my makeup.

5)What countries did you visit?
Last year: None...I am sure this will be a repeating answer throughout the years...I am not a traveler.
Yep, same answer as last year.

6)What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
More time....there is NEVER enough time!

7)What dates from 2010 will remain etched in your memory and why?
April 22nd...the day my little angel was born!

8) What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Nursing! 8mth months and counting! Losing the baby weight. My promotion. Do I feel some repeating going on here?

9)What was your biggest failure?
I'm still not a very good friend. I need to get out more!

10) Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nope...not that I can think of...thanks to good ole' prenatal's have stayed pretty healthy...knock on wood!

11) What was the best thing you bought?
Baby Bjorn carrier! I wore that thing out! Well technically I didn't even buy it, it was a shower gift. Ohh I know we got new couches in April (during my nesting I decided we needed new couches TWO days before my baby shower).

12)Whose behavior merited celebration?
My MIL Kaye...she is stepped up to be a cornerstone of my support system. She watches my angel day in and day out without a single complaint (even when she has her own things to get done). She will drop EVERYthing to help me/bobby/robby if needed. I do NOT take her for granted. She deserves to be celebrated!

My sister Alison has completely rearranged her life. She recognized things that she wanted to change to bring her happiness and though many people would like too...not many people have the courage to take these scary steps. Every risk paid off! Congratulations are inspiring. You deserve to be celebrated!

13) Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
People that make excuses to not come to work...spare  me the crap please...we would ALL rather be at home...get it together.

14)Where did most of your money go?
Doctor bills, diapers, christmas...etc

15)What did you get really excited about?
The holidays...

16)What song will always remind you of 2010?
I can't even think of any songs right now I can think of is Christmas music. I guess "The house that built me", Miranda Lambert.

17) Compared to this time last year are you:
Happier or sadder? Happier!!!
Thinner or Fatter? Way thinner! I am thinner than I have been in years! thank you nursing!
Richer or poorer? Richer I think...or maybe I am just spending more so it feels like there is more money around.

20) How did you spend Christmas? With all the usual.

21) Did you fall in love in 2010?
Ohhh yes, head over heels, stop EVERYthing kind of love. Bobby is my EVERYthing!

22) What was your favorite TV program?
TV? what TV? I have forgotten all about you!

23) Do you hate anyone now that you didn't' hate this time last year?
Crackheads that get pregnant even when they don't want to...and then can have a healthy baby no problem. DAMN YOU! ungrateful!

24) What was the best book you read?
No free lance books this year....only What to expect in the first year etc.

25)What was your greatest musical discovery?
I have been listening to alot more country.

26) What did you want and get?
A healthy baby.

27) What did you want and not get?
My MIL's Expedition. ;-)           *someday*

28)What was your favorite film of the year?
I really like The Other Guys. Haven't seen much else. Oh Toy Story 3.

29)What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
Can't remember...probably out to eat with the hubby. I was 27.

30)What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Last year: I don't know maybe a promotion.
YAh! I got that this I don't have any complaints!

31) How do you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Pathetic! I need to throw everything away and start over! I used to be cute! Now I am just lazy!

Ohh I did give in and try the "skinny jeans" look and LOVE IT!

32)What kept you sane?
Probably just Robby...the word "consistent" describes him to a T. I like his stability.

37) Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009?
 Don't take your family member's good health for granted. You don't want to even imagine what life would be like without them!

38) Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?
"When you kiss your little baby, you kiss the face of God"
From the Christmas song "Mary did you know"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas break HERE I COME!!!

Christmas break officially begins at 3pm today when work lets me out! I think I have FINALLY finished all my shopping although I am terribly afraid I have forgotten someone's gift or won't bring it to the appropriate function. So I actually think I might have some free time for a couple of hours before hubby and Mr. Bobby get home. What will this too-busy,multitasking, full time working, housekeeper, cooking, wife/mother of the year do with her long overdue time to herself? Well but of course I will try and get ahead...there are no time for naps! I think I will start with the toliets, and the laundry, then the floors, then some organizing of the gifts, and maybe just maybe I will get started on the baking. I highly doubt that though, there isn't enough I have tomorrow and Friday to get some of that done (when I am not snuggling my bunny). Here's our schedule:

 Friday night AKA Christmas Eve: We have the Reed's big family get together at Uncle Rogers house. This is ALWAYS a lot of fun...we have a Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, along with a nasty game of Dirty Santa (that has been known to cause some pouting and hurt feelings). And hopefully the evening will be following by some light sweet would that be to have a WHITE Christmas for Bobby's first Christmas? I hope its nothing like last year though...we gotta get to Kansas!


Saturday morning AKA Christmas morning: We will do some light gifts at our house (not that Bobby will really notice or care yet this year but oh well...its more for our excitement to share christmas with him than it is for him). And then we are off to the inlaw's for the big Christmas ordeal. My mother-in-law goes all out for Christmas so its usually full of excitement! Then its lunch with my MIL's side of the family and more gift exchanges. Probably followed by a big nap with Bobby in one of the extra bedrooms.

Sunday: We are off to Kansas to my brother's house for the whole day! We do Christmas for lunch followed by the gifts...which is always a big hilight to watch my nieces and nephew open everything up with all that kid like excitement. Then in the afternoon it turns into birthday party excitement for my niece Jerica! She was born on January my SIL's kindly throws her party the same day so that all of us out-of-towners don't have to make a second trip back the next weekend.

It's going to be a lot of fun!! My FAVORITE time of year. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday as well! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fast forward, I meant PAUSE!

Does anyone else feel like the Christmas season just goes so incredibly fast that you find it hard to actually stop relax and absorb it? I find myself so caught up in my to-do list that I don't make the time to look off the main road and see all the Christmas lights, or actually enjoy wrapping the presents, or stop thinking so much so I can listen to the Christmas music I have blaring in my car...instead I am just going through the motions. I am sure I have mentioned before Christmas is a big deal to me. I start pulling out the Christmas movies around October...I can barely contain myself to not put my tree up before thanksgiving...and if we don't get snow in December I am pouting. I just wish it was all like it is in the movies. I wouldn't even mind a cheesy lifetime movie version! I just like the idea of a cozy (fireplace blaring, glowing lights decorated, wrapped up in a blanket, glass of wine in hand, cold and snowy outside) evening. Of course this year is slightly different because I have I don't have all the free time I used too. But I wish I could stand back from the rush....look around and soak in the season. After all this is a special year...Bobby's first Christmas! I hope I can remember it!

In other news...Grandma Kaye has been back at it...she just spoils Bobby rotten! She got Bobby a new Bomber Jacket. He is too die for cute in it...and I figured my dad and uncle Kevin would just squeal with excitement when they saw him in it (my dad is an airplace fanatic and Kevin's a pilot). Anyway I just had to wouldn't be a full post without a Bobby picture!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Anniversary Hubby!

Today is Robby and I's 5th wedding anniversary. I can hardly believe it. In some ways it feels like its been way longer than that...we have been together since the beginning of nine years total in February. But in that same breath I can remember my wedding day like yesterday.

I was a nervous wreck. I don't even know why. It wasn't about the marriage, I think it was more just all the build up to the whole thing. All the planning, all the money spent, all the pressure to be beautiful and perfect...on top of making the biggest commitment of your life (marriage is a big damn deal to me...I am child of divorce that is sincerely screwed up from it so I idea of giving up on our marriage doesn't exist in our household). Like I said Robby and I had already been together for so many years that its not like we rushed into anything...we were confident in our decision...its more of the build up of just saying the words I guess. Robby was a wreck too! He gets extremely nervous in crowds and/or being the center of attention (unless its in his territory like on the baseball field or something...but that's only cause he doesn't have to talk). So he didn't sleep a wink the night before our wedding...and had retreated over to his parents hotel room in the middle of the night because he was throwing up from his nerves. I think my dad called me at 8am that morning saying Robby got to his house at 5am hoping to find some nausea medicine. Thank goodness my dad was happy to help.

Anyway...most of the wedding went off without a hitch. The only thing forgotten was the sparklers for the exit from the church. Oh well. I can live with that. I remember we had to stop at a gas station (in my wedding dress) on the way from the church to the reception to get me a red bull...I was already exhausted and we had an extremely long night ahead. The reception was the best part...when we actually got to relax for a second and visit with all of our guests. I remember the buffet line was down the hall of the Country Club so Robby and I just made our way down food line saying hello to everyone. I will never forget how grateful I was so many people came all the way from Oklahoma to support us. It was December obviously...and FREEZING cold that night, a late evening wedding plus the two hour drive...not exactly just a relaxing Saturday night affair for them. I appreciate it more than those people will ever realize!

When we took off from the Club the party was still going...but we were off to our honeymoon in Jamaica. I'm from the smallest town in America so we had a two hour drive to the nearest airport and our flight left at 5am. So I think we originally took off from Chanute around midnight or one...half way to KC we realized I forgot my drivers license. So Robby's dad Robert being the patient man he is, turned around IN THE MIDDLE of the night and drove back to get it and then turned around again to drive us back to KC. It was a disaster! We were ALL exhausted...did I mention it was BITTERLY cold!? Every time we even had to open the door it was blistering! My hair still had thousands of bobby pins in it and to top it all of we still had a long day of traveling ahead of us! NO, I did not realize its a good idea to wait till the next day before shoving off for our honeymoon. NO, I did not realize our resort was still a 2 hour bus ride from the airport CRAMMED full of tourists with NO air conditioning (AND still being in my WARM outfit from the FREEZING temperatures at home). NO, I did not just throw all my stuff down immediately once we finally got to our hotel room to jump in the shower and take a nap!! Ohhh lessons learned.

Thank goodness that was the end of our drama though...and the rest of the trip was a blast! 7 days was a little too long for me (being the not good traveler that I am). But we were in it was well worth it!

So here is to five wonderful years together! I can't wait for the next five...and the five after that and the five after that. You get my jest. You have made my life so much more than I ever hoped for. I could never live without you. You are my ultimate companion...where you are weak I am strong. When you need me I will be there. You are my best friend. I hope I can give to you the support and stability that you give to me. You are my life. I love you!