Tuesday, December 18, 2012

oh baby. a random post.

four months has gone by since my littlest bug was born & life is starting to get good.  he's starting to sleep some solid hours & i'm starting to feel human again.  i'm ready to hit the road running as soon as these holidays are over... and here's what is randomly on my mind.

-->  how can i not mention newtown, connecticut?  i can't.  but there really are no words.  here's what i've taken away from this.  it's time for change.  whether you think the focus ought to be stricter gun laws or a focus on better treatment for the mentally ill, for heavens sake let's do something.  and you know what?  the answer is not keeping your kids locked in your closet & to never leave the house.  we have to keep on living... because while no one knows what tomorrow brings, the chances are greatly in your favor that everything will be fine. so why waste your time thinking it won't be?  and also?  go out of your way to be nice to people.  give 'em a break.  smile at strangers.  you never know what someone is going through & maybe a kind face could turn a day around.  my heart is broken for the grieving families who have presents under their trees & 6 to 7 year old babies who will never open them.  i can't imagine.  it's every parents' worst nightmare.  their lives while on this earth will never, ever feel complete again & i hope they can find some comfort in knowing that at least their babies are not suffering at all.  and i really don't know what else to say.

-->  i love the holidays, don't get me wrong.  LOVE christmas-time.  but i always tend to overindulge in all the goodies & it's right about now every year that i am just ready for january 1st.  ready to set some new year's resolutions, kick the sugar addiction & rededicate myself to my fitness.  that's where i'm at right now.  eager to go cold turkey no-sugar for a week at a time & see how long i can go.  i'm gonna do it... who's with me?

-->  so elliot has started sleeping like a rockstar.  we're talking 8-9 hours at a time before needing to eat. he's still waking up at least once in that block but usually fusses just a minute or two & then is back out.  i've been getting the best sleep i've gotten since probably around five months pregnant.  glorious.  and i tell ya what, that kid has never been cuter.  his coos, his giggles & his dimply little smiles just melt me.  his four month check up is today & i can't wait to see the stats.  this kid has rolls on top of rolls... he is so squishy & scrumptious!  four month update coming soon.

-->  i'm also overdo to write a post on parker lately.  he's over 2.5 now & growing up into a big kid.  he loves puzzles, trains & the alphabet.  unfortunately he doesn't get much face time on the blog because one thing he doesn't like?  having his picture taken.  aaaarrrrgh.

-->  sam & i are going on a date this weekend!  i can hardly wait.  wanna know how long it's been?  since MAY, people.  when we traveled to st. louis alone.  we'll be in portland & doing some sort of fancy-pants dinner.  i'm thinking maybe melting pot?  if anyone knows the portland area & has a favorite restaurant that is best visited without kiddos, let me know.  i wanna feel like an adult for a couple hours!

and i think that's about all i have to say about any of that.  happy one more week til christmas-day!


  1. Enjoy your date night! You SO deserve it!! Elliot is too cute and I can't wait for the Parker update! Nice to see you posting and that life is getting back to a 'new' normal...though i do keep up on IG.

  2. Have you been to Portland City Grill? You have to order them in advance but they will make you FRESH BAKED COOKIES served with ice cream.y mouth is watering as we speak. That won't help your sugar strike will it? They have good food too, it's fancy and kind of pricey and make sure to make a reservation if you go.

  3. Glad everything is going well! What a little CUTIE! My goodness!

  4. I'm kinda ready for january 1st too!! :) Enjoy your date night!!

  5. the whole 2 1/2 non picture taking thing... they grow out of that... and then RUN to the camera and say cheese not to far down the road. promise.

    im a teacher. and a mom. no words can describe what those parents are going through. i agree, you cannot live life in fear. thats not living. but, this horrific tragedy has left a lasting effect on our nation.


  6. i will join you in your fitness routine sista! i'm 8 weeks postpartum now and ready to get back to running and train for that 1/2 marathon i was supposed to run last june...and then i found out i was pregnant and stopped running. i'm ready.

    can elliot get any cuter?? good grief. i can't wait for better sleep. the little dude is finally sleeping 3-4 hour stretches now and i suddenly feel somewhat human again ;) lol!

    enjoy your date night, melting pot is our favorite date night place :)

  7. Love your random posts! I'll do the no-sugar thing with you! I was thinking about 30 days, but that sounds pretty ambitious for being pregnant and not caring as much as I did last year. Still, maybe a week? I've got to do something because I'm having major sugar cravings daily.

    Tim and I splurged on Melting Pot in Portland two years ago for our anniversary. It was $125 tip included for the two of us, but oh so worth it. It took us 3 hours to eat and I loved the slow pace and all the time we got to talk and be alone! Make reservations! Ruth's Chris is always a favorite of ours too for slow, amazing dinners!

  8. There are really no words that can be said. You just have to pray.


    P.S Elliot's looking a lot like Parker! He's such a cutie!

  9. i love what you said about ct!! i need to stop the sugar bad :/ and i pulled out good ole jillian to start...soon.

  10. Laurelhurst Market in Portland is mah fav! http://www.laurelhurstmarket.com/

  11. Have fun on your date! It is certainly time to decompress after this past few days. See how long you can go without talking about the boys. Very hard to do as I recall... Such a cute pic of E - It has been a very full, eventful week.

  12. His squishiness is TOO much! Precious!

  13. We have to keep on living, Amen! Love that pic!


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