Tuesday, February 14, 2012

10 things I love

Did you know that the tradition of 'valentines' started around the 15th century when lovers (insert French accent) sent flowers, confectionaries, and cards to their significant others to express their love?  Crazy that we're still doing it so many years later, but I for one love to receive a good Valentine.  And this year my husband did NOT disappoint.  In fact, it might've been the best one yet!  He planned and cooked dinner- Stuffed peppers, chocolate covered strawberries, fruit, and wine.  AND he showered me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers that even had some of the same flowers in our wedding.  It was very special.  And then to top it off with a very funny, Reid-like card that had a couple, smiling really big, on stilts on the front cover and the inside said, "Even the dumb-ass things are fun with you".  Perfect ending to a perfect night.  :)  Ha! 
So, in the honor of Valentine's Day and the holiday of lurrrve (insert French accent) I will share 10 things I love.
In no particular order...
1)  My little buddy Jack.  His sense of humor, the way he hugs me and runs to me when he's scared, and his big brown eyes.  He captures my heart every.single.day.
2) My hubby.  His sense of humor, the way he hugs me, and his big brown eyes (yes, the two boys in my life are quite similar).  He continues to capture my heart every day, too.  :)
3) I love breakfast for dinner.  Pancakes, french toast, eggs, bacon, anything...so good.
4) Sleeping in.  I feel very sleep deprived these days and any extra second I get I will take. 
5) Taking care of kiddos at work.  Seriously there is something about caring for a child that makes my heart feel full.  They put a smile on my face even in the saddest situations.
6) Movie nights/picnics in our living room.  We do this often since it's cheap and a) we have to eat and b) movies are fun!
7) Playing the piano.  Boy do I miss this luxury.  Someday I'll own a baby grand...
8) A good glass of Moscato or a Margarita.  Relaxing...
9) May 11th...this year it will be my 28th birthday AND my pinning for nursing school.  Woohoo...can't wait for this day!
10) And let's see...#10 today is reality TV.  Yes, I'm a glutton for crappy TV shows.  But, they are just fun and funny and I can always use a good laugh.

Hope your day was full of LOVE! 
Until next time...

Monday, February 13, 2012


Tonight my little man and I had dinner together while daddy was planning something (likely more details to come as I believe it was a V-Day surprise!).  anywho- Jack looked up at me, mid-bite and said, "Mommy guess how much I love you?"  To which I replied, "How much bub?" 
"All the way to the moon!  That's really far isn't it mommy?"  My heart melted.

Until next time...

Monday, February 6, 2012

Another milestone?!

Today Jack has reached another...er....milestone.  I guess you could call it that.  He has his first case of strep throat.  (ugh)  I feel compelled to write this down since I've kept track of mostly every other 'first' in his life.  And it gives me a chance to update the blog.  Not a very happy subject, however.
This weekend the poor little guy has been running a fever and I had to do everything in my power not to go to Urgent Care.  It's really sad that I have to put so much thought into whether or not we should take him there, all because we don't know how insurance would pay for it.  We treated his fever and cough the past 3 days and this morning he woke up with another 101.5 fever.  So, thankfully our awesome pediatrician has Easy Care hours on Monday mornings and we were there at 0700 for a check up and sure enough, we're positive for Strep!  Interestingly enough I had a sneaky suspicion this was part of the diagnosis.  He smells 'streppy'.  And anyone who's had strep knows what I'm talking about-- rancid strep breath.  Poor little guy was gifted with an awful morning breath to begin with and with strep it's just unbearable.  (he's going to love me when he reads this in 10 years) :) 
Secretly I'm excited to have him home with me all day.  Likely he'll take my attention away from my to-do list, but who wants to do school work anyway.  Procrastination is my 2nd middle name.  We picked up some donuts, gatorade, a new toothbrush (yes nursing friends, the doctor really says buy a new toothbrush!), his meds, and Kung Fu Panda 2 on Redbox.  Pj's are on and we're going to snuggle all day.  (Again I secretly love this sick day)

Here is the happiest sick boy you'll find.  He got GREEN popsicle from the doctor while we waited for the strep test:
Hope this finds YOU healthy!  Until next time...