Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What's Up Wednesday [Four Five Seventeen]


1. What we're eating this week...

So far we've had McDonalds and I made spaghetti with Garlic Bread!! The rest of this week I am not sure as Wayne's brother and family friend is going to be here. So it might be a lot of eating out, etc.

2. What I'm reminiscing about...

We are missing the pool we used to have at our old house. We had such fun times. We are looking to move come Jun-ish and hopefully we can find a home or at least a community with a pool. Fingers crossed.

3. What I'm loving...

That Griffin is getting more communicative and sleeping a bit better now that he's been in a big boy bed for a few months. Doesn't he look so big and old?



This Hubby of mine and all that he does for our family. And our smart little girl that is crushing all her Kindergarten goals as far as sight words, numbers, shapes, reading, writing and so much more.



4. What we've been up to...

Guitar Pull was last Thursday night. SO. MUCH. FUN. I'm hoping to do a separate post about that soon.

We've been to eat at Claim Jumper a few times this month. Their food is so good and we have plans to go there for Easter brunch.

Hailey and I saw Beauty and the Beast which was the BEST EVER and then we went and saw the premier of Boss Baby. Although Boss Baby was really good, NOTHING can compete with my fave movie. Wayne got me this for an early birthday present for my desk.




Wayne's little brother, Andy, and family friend Josh, are here visiting.

5. What I'm dreading...

We are most likely going to be moving again come June-ish. We are not a fan of the neighborhood we are in or the location of the house in the neighborhood. There is a lot of street traffic where we are, i.e. kids trying to jump our fence so they don't have to walk all the way around. Also, we had downsized to a smaller house from where we were at and are missing a little bit of the room we had. So our plan is to start looking for something a little bit bigger.

6. What I'm working on...

Re-vamping this blog. I love blogging and miss it terribly, so I'm trying to get it cleaned up a bit and updated. Hopefully, I can carve out more time for blogging too now that Griffin is older.

7. What I'm excited about...

Our trip to Minnesota in June. My sister, Kate, and Wayne's cousin, Aly, are both graduating this year. So we are making the trip mid-June to attend their Grad Parties. Woohoo!

Hopefully a bigger house. Hopefully with a (community) pool. We'll see.

8. What I'm watching/reading...

I'm so behind on all my shows, as usual. I've been trying to get caught up on all the Chicago series...Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med and now Chicago Justice. All my other shows are on the back burner.

9. What I'm listening to...

Pretty much everything. I like to listen to pop/top 40 music in the mornings and then switch it to 95.5 The Bull in the afternoons when my Hubby comes on.


10. What I'm wearing...

Lots of jeans. The new firm I am at allows us to dress casual, so I have been wearing lots of jeans these last couple months. Also throwing in leggings and capris now that it has started to get warmer here in Vegas.

11. What I'm doing this weekend...

Well, Sunday is my birthday, so I might be going out on Saturday night and then hopefully breakfast somewhere on Sunday morning. Other than that, pretty low-key

12. What I'm looking forward to next month...

May is one month closer to us moving to (hopefully) a nicer place and one month closer to our Minnesota trip to see family and friends!!

13. What else is new...

Um... we bought a new vehicle!!! Yup, we traded in our Ford Edge for a Ford F150. Wayne has wanted one since December, when he drove my Dad's in Minnesota and he's been obsessed with getting a truck ever since then. Here she is.


Also, I love this quote:


 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Life Lately - May 2016



Amie came to help with the kids at the end of April while we were in Jamaica. I didn't get many pictures with her. (insert sad face) But on Friday, May 6th, the night she was to leave, we went to Selena Gomez. It was actually a better concert than what I was expecting. So I was pleasantly surprised.


Amie left and we were all very sad. The next night I took Grams to see Jennifer Nettles.


She was amazing!!!!


Wayne stayed home with the kids and I got this picture from him. Love them so much!



We also went swimming a bunch...


Griffin figured out there was water in the dog bowls and wouldn't leave them alone.



Hailey and Daddy had a couple day dates...


And we went to the Billboard Music Awards!!

 
That's it for May!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What's Up Wednesday {Ten Twenty Six Sixteen}

 
What we are eating this week...
I made tacos late last week, so we try and use the rest of the taco meat and make nachos or have a taco salad. Just another way to enjoy tacos!

I also made tater-tot hotdish on Monday and have been eating off of that all week.

We are going out to dinner with a friend at Hard Rock Café to Culinary Drop-Out tonight. It's one of our fave places in Vegas.

I really need to get back on Pinterest and look at some new recipes. I've been in a food rut lately.

What I'm reminiscing about...
Griffin has grown up so much in the last couple months. Especially, with him starting at daycare (we call it school) at the end of July. He is learning some sign language, which has been fun and nice for communicating. I want Griff to be able to communicate better, but I also want him to stay my little guy forever.

Hailey, too, with her starting Kindergarten at the end of August. She is really learning how to spell and read and it just amazes me how fast they pick things up.

It's so bitter-sweet having them grow-up. Now I know how my parents feel about me. 

What I'm loving...
The cooler temps coming to Las Vegas. I can finally wear leggings and boots. It finally feels like Fall.

What we've been up to...
It's been a busy one...iHeart Festival at the end of September, Route 91 at the beginning of October, Wayne's last minute eye surgery, Green Gramma staying with us, Weston's birthday party, Griffin's hernia surgery, Keith Urban. Uffda. So busy, but not complaining AT ALL!

What I'm dreading...
It's getting darker earlier and earlier. I don't like it. I dislike Christmas shopping, too. I like giving gifts and watching people open them, but I just don't like the actual activity of going to stores and buying stuff and wrapping them. I usually resort to gift cards and stick them in a card. Call me lazy, that's fine. I LOVE getting gift cards. I know some people hate it, but you know what? It's better than nothing, right?

What I'm working on...
Trying to get my pictures on lock down, off my phone, uploaded to FB. Also, blog posts up.

What I'm excited about...
We are going to Disneyland in mid-November and we couldn't be MORE excited. Wayne is broadcasting live from there for the first weekend of Christmas. We are not telling Hailey until we get there. She is going to freak!!

Any tips or tricks you have for going with a 5 year old and a 16 month old would be wonderful!

Also, we have plans to go home to Minnesota for Christmas. Which we are equally excited for, too!

What I'm watching/reading...
Other than blogs, I am not reading much. I am watching a lot though. It seems like a lot, but I usually have it on in the background while I'm cleaning or cooking dinner or in the middle of the night, too, when I'm up with Griffin.

Secrets and Lies
This Is Us
Chicago Fire
Chicago Med
Chicago PD
Blindspot
Blacklist
How to Get Away with Murder
Ben & Lauren

We also watch WWE in our house and NFL football.

Wayne and I are in the middle of The Ranch on Netflix.

What I'm listening to...
While I'm at work, I listen to iHeart Radio through my computer. Usually 95.5 The Bull. That's usually what I listen to in the car, too. Otherwise, I have the music on and I'm chatting with Hailey after school when I pick her up.

What I'm wearing...
More cold weather pieces. Closed toed shoes, leggings, tunics and boots! I'm in desperate need of some new winter pieces, but we'll see.

What I'm doing this weekend...
As I mentioned, tonight we are meeting a friend for dinner, Thursday night Hailey has a game night at school, Friday evening Griffin has a Halloween party at his school, Wayne scored more premiere tickets to the movie Trolls for Saturday. Him and Hailey went last Saturday morning, but he got passes for this Saturday, so I might take Hailey again this Saturday. We still haven't gotten any pumpkins or Halloween candy to hand out, so we have to get that done at some point, too. I can't believe Halloween is on Monday already and it's almost November.

What I'm looking forward to next month...
November is Disney and Gilmore Girls month!!

What else is new...
Nothing new with me.

Wayne got a left cornea transplant 3 weeks ago. He is still healing with that. It's been rough and painful and he has a long ways to go, but we are trying to take it day by day and week by week.

Griffin had hernia surgery last week and he is all recovered from that. He's had 3 ear infections within the last 2 months, so his pediatrician has referred us to an ENT.

Hailey is great. She is still loving school and her teacher and her friends. I am anxiously waiting for her Kindergarten pictures to come back.

So that's about it for now. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!