Wednesday, November 28, 2012

the other day the "fever" struck.

Baby Fever, that is.
I know I've blogged at least a few times before about how we want to wait a long while before having any kids.
We had originally said three years after marriage.
Well guess what?
We're coming up on three years in May.
We've since decided to hold off a little longer :)
But that doesn't mean that I don't get the itch for a little baby of my own every once in awhile.
And that itch came a'scratching during church the other day.
It probably had something to do with the fact that I spent the weekend hanging out with my 7 month old niece.
Or the fact that I got to hold my cousin-in-law's adorable, sleeping newborn during that time too.
But I was watching a new mom at church Sunday, holding her itty bitty one, and all I could do was stare.
For the first time EVER...I actually wanted one of my own.
Like actually wished I was having a baby.
Or already had one...
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I have to admit that I was taken aback by this desire to have a baby.
I've always thought I wanted kids eventually,
but I've never wanted one quite as badly as I did at that moment.
Ty even noticed that I was staring, and I told him that the fever had hit me.
You should've seen the look on his face!
I honestly felt that at that moment, if my job wasn't so demanding of my time and energy, I would've said, "Let's do it. Let's start a family."
But then I left church.
I played my music as loud as I wanted.
I went to the grocery store where I saw countless screaming children being dragged behind mothers as they tried to get groceries for the week.
I came home and started laundry, complaining in my head about how much laundry JUST THE TWO OF US go through in a week.
I ate lunch in peace while watching whatever I wanted to on tv.
Then I lounged on the couch for a peaceful Sunday afternoon.
I thought to the following day of work, and the 25 little lovlies that would be waiting there for me.
And then the fever subsided.
I know I'm still not ready. WE'RE still not ready.
And that's ok, because we're still young.
But it's nice to know that I do have some kind of maternal clock that's ticking.
I was starting to wonder if I really was ever going to ACTUALLY want kids, or if it was just something I said because I thought I was supposed to want them.
Now I know that when the time is right for both of us, I really do have that desire deep down.
Here's to hoping that desire stays buried deep down for a couple more years :)
xoxo, wife.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

dear santa,

In case you don't have any ideas of what I'd like this year,
I'm sending this list to the North Pole to help you out.
Any or all of the following would be much appreciated.
I'll even leave cookies and milk and all that jazz too!
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I've been swooning over these babies for a few months now.
And I promise I'd keep them clean, Santa.
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How great would this knitted headband be for keeping my little ears warm during these cold winter months?!

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I'm loving this ring, Santa. But with an "l" and "t" of course.
Urban Decay - Naked2's WAY more than I'd ever spend on eye shadow. But that's why I'm asking you, Big Guy!
Her One, His Only - WITH DATE - Couples Jewelery - Hand Stamped Stainless Steel Necklace Set - Sterling Silver Heart Charm
I would love to have these for me and Ty to hang on our rearview mirrors. Is that cheesy?
Well I don't care. I like them anyway.
In case you aren't good with dates, our anniversary is 05.15.10.
I'm also really loving cell phone cases right now.
I'd like any of these! Or even a couple!
iphone 4 case - plastic or silicone rubber - nautical striped name monogram
iPhone 4 Case - Grey Stripes / Tiffany Blue Monogram - iPhone Case, iPhone 4 Cover, Fits both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s
chevron iPhone 4 Case, iphone 4s case -- orange chevron iPhone 4 Case, geometric graphic iphone 4 case
Iphone 4/4S Case - Anchor Personalized Navy Stripe on Iphone 4 case, Iphone 4S case, Plastic hard case, Waterproof iphone case
Iphone 4/4s Cute Night Owl with Blue Heart Phone Cases
iPhone  4 case,iphone 5 Case--Cute Owl, in durable plastic or rubber silicone case
Owls -  iPhone 4 Case, iPhone case, iPhone 4s Case, iPhone 4 Cover, Hard iPhone 4s Case Light green
Personalized iPhone 5 case. Custom iPhone 5 case. Available for iPhone 4 or 4S. Monogrammed iPhone 5 case. "The Teacher"
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Yes, Santa. I know I already have a pair of UGGs. But mine are the short ones. Now I'd like to add some tall ones to my collection. And I'm liking this darker color too.
Now...I don't want to sound too demanding...
but if you'd like to throw in one of the following,
you'd definitely be appreciated, Mr. Claus.
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My laptop seems to be on its last leg lately.
I'm thinking my next laptop should be a Macbook.
Perhaps this Macbook Air.
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Remember when my camera broke two summers ago?
Well we weren't able to get it fixed.
So we don't have a very nice camera, and all my pictures are taken with my phone.
This Nikon 1 J1 would be a fantastic stocking stuffer Santa!
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Wait...did I really just put this cutie on my list?
I know, I know...I already have a dog. And a cat for that matter.
But this dog has BLUE EYES!
Definitely fits in with our family.
Ok, well this should be enough to get you started Santa.
And don't think for a second that I don't remember the real meaning of CHRISTmas.
I just wanted to help ya out a little.
Tell Rudolph and the others I said hi.
Safe travels this Christmas, man.
xoxo, wife.

Monday, November 26, 2012

that one time i gagged.

I am the first one to admit that my eating habits are...not good.
In fact they are very, very bad.
The only vegetable I ever choose to eat are green beans.
But I only like them from a can.
Ty tells me all the time that I need to eat healthier.
The last time I was at the grocery store I decided to take a step in that direction and appease him.
The enemy:
That's V8.
And no, it's not V8 Splash, or V8 Fruit Fusion.
It's the ORIGINAL.
Like, just juices squeezed from vegetables into a can.
Carrots, tomatoes, spinich, watercress, beets, and whatever else was listed on the dang can.
I bought a six pack of these little guys.
And when I say "little," I'm being serious.
This can is less than 6 ounces.
So I figured, "Why the heck not? It's a tiny little can. Surely I can drink one of these with my dinner and get in a serving of veggies.
(Note: This is only ONE serving of vegetables. You're supposed to have 2-3 a DAY.)
To say that I was jazzed about drinking this would be a lie.
But I drank it.
The whole dang can.
And let me tell you something.
That 5.5 ounces doesn't seem so tiny when you're gagging.
Yeah, you heard right.
I gagged.
Not once.
Not twice.
Even when I held my nose and drank it.
Still gagged.
Never in my entire life have I tasted something quite that disgusting.
And I still have 5 freaking cans in the fridge to gag my way through.
Prayers on my behalf are appreciated throughout this endeavor.
xoxo, wife.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

quality time.

between work, hunting season, and the holidays approaching,
the Hubs and I haven't gotten to spend more than a couple hours of quality time together in a little while.
I decided to see if we could rectify that during the Thanksgiving holiday.
I declared that yesterday would be devoted to spending the whole day together,
just the two of us.
We didn't do anything fancy or exciting...just hung out.
And that's all we really needed...and wanted.
We started out by sleeping in til around 9am.
Almost unheard of around these parts.
Especially for my hunter-husband, who normally rises around 4:30am.
After we got up, we changed from jammies into comfy sweats, and headed to breakfast.
Then we headed home to a movie day.
We literally sat on the couch and watched THREE movies in a row.
One that my parents lent us, one that I picked out, and one that he picked out.
And it was blissful!
Even the cat got into movie day:
We spent the rest of the day finishing up Christmas decorations, eating Thanksgiving leftovers, and watching Notre Dame make it to the national championship.
My love meter is now full.
xoxo, wife.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

it's beginning to look a lot like...

Christmas around these parts.
Three years ago we bought a pre-lit Christmas tree.
Last year, part of the bottom section of lights went out.
Then we figured out this year that part of the middle section was out too.
And not to be outdone, the top section decided not to work at all
 Hubs tried to fix the problem.
For about an hour and a half.
I was given the job and plugging/unplugging the tree during this endeavor.

 When it was finally decided that nothing would work, Hubs decided that he would just go buy a couple strands of lights and we'd do it the old-fashioned way.


And now the cat has officially set up shop for the next month.
The tree was the only thing that gave us grief this year. The rest of the decorations went up without a hitch.
Ty takes great pride in this Christmas village.
The final product:
There's just something about having the house decorated for the holidays that makes me happy.
Here's to a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season for all.
xoxo, wife.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Guess Who's?

Every year since we've been dating, Ty and I have carved pumpkins together.
And every year it's become somewhat of a competition.
I'm basically a crap pumpkin carver, so Ty won every year up until last year.
I dominated 2011, thank you very much.
So this year I was slightly nervous because now I had a reputation to protect.

 The finished products:
Can you guess who's pumpkin is whose?
Here's your answer.

Were you right?
I have to say that while I tried my best, I have to chalk this year up as another loss.
Ty's is pretty cute.

Happy belated Halloween :)