Monday, January 23, 2012

Quick Catch Up

Hello! I've been MIA again... story of my life, so here's a quick catch up post!

:: Bowling::

We had SO much fun at the Cotton Bowl! {Except for K-State losing} We road with 2 other couples to Dallas and it was such a fun road trip!! I dont think I've ever laughed so hard in my life! :0)

Our Crew: Becky & Brett, Brooke & Jeremy, Me & Mike

Game day!!

Linda made me a cute koozie for the trip! Love her! Everyone was jealous ;)

ugh, stepped in gum right away. annoying.

Lunch before tailgating

Us girls all forgot sunglasses and it was beautiful and SUNNY on game day. Thankfully there was a Claire's right next to the restaurant we ate lunch at so we each bought a new pair of shades :) Mine lasted a whole 5 hrs before I dropped them in a mob of people walking into the game... they didn't have a chance and neither did I trying to stop and find them. boo.  

The stadium was UH-MAZING!! Our seats were great and the  atmosphere was incredible. I was a shaking, excited, nervous disaster for the whole first quarter! ha!

Unfortunately the Cats couldn't pull off a win... so after the game we headed back to the hotel, got pizza and went to bed. Pretty lame :(

We wanted to get out of town early Saturday morning to get us home at a decent time. We all have kids and we missed them!!

:: Gymnastics::

Aiden started a gymnastics class!! His sweet aunties, Amy & Sarah, got him signed up as his birthday present from them. I thought it was a fantastic idea since lord knows he doesn't need anymore toys! 

Its every Thursday for the next 6 weeks or so and he absolutely LOVES going. He is still really excited and curious so he has a hard time listening to his instructors and sitting still. He is ALL over the place and they are constantly chasing him. There is so much going on with all the different classes at the same time as his, and a ton of kids, so he is easily distracted. The parents stay in another room that has windows so we can watch. I usually just play on my phone because it stresses me out when I see him not listening and playing on equipment that he shouldn't be. I joked with the instructors after the last class that they probably wouldn't be doing a 3 yr old class anymore after this experience. ha! Also, they've nicknamed him Crazy Aiden if that tells  you anything...

 Im sure as the "newness" wears off  it will get better... hopefully :)

 Its been a fun adjustment for us to have to be somewhere right after work. Its quite chaotic getting him changed and fighting traffic to get there on time.  I feel like such a soccer mom :) I love that he is getting old enough to be involved in activities and we've already been receiving fliers for basketball and t-ball... can't wait!!

Sorry for the crappy phone pics... I have forgotten my camera both times! I WILL remember this week!

The boy second in line is Colten and Aiden is the last one. Colten and Aiden are also in the same class at school! They were pretty wild this first class and they seperated them for the second class. Ha! Boys will be boys! :)

::Busy Season::

We are full on into Mike's busiest season at work. 2 weeks down and 4 to go!!

 Aiden misses his daddy SO much and this year has been really hard on both of them. Last year Aiden was a little too young to realize how much Mike was gone but this year he knows.  I can only imagine how hard it is for Mike to listen to Aiden tell him he misses him and ask why he's never home :(  I've been trying to keep Aiden as busy as possible and his mind off of daddy not being here... and we try to send Mike pics of what we're up to. We couldn't get skype to work on our phones but yesterday we both downloaded Tango and are going to try that tonight!

This single mom business is HARD...and its only for 6 weeks!  I seriously tip my hat to all single moms and military families.

:: New car::

 Nothing too exciting but it feels good to own my own car {for the first time in my life} and take that burden off my wonderful GENEROUS daddy :) Let's just say car shopping is NOT fun when you have expensive taste and a small budget... but in the end I got an affordable and realiable car perfect for our little family :)

:: Reunion::

I can't even contain my excitement for this coming weekend... RANDY ROGERS BAND in KC with 10 of my favorite girls!!! We're celebrating mine and Cortney's birthdays!!

Casey is coming from Chicago, Les from Atchison, my sister Amy from El dorado with NO kids {this is a first!!} Brooke, Ashley and Cortney from Manhattan, Michelle from Topeka and me, Sarah, Lindsey and our future sister in law Tara from KC! Holy reunion right??!!

 I can't believe it all came together and worked out for everyone! Sarah got us a hummer limo because there are so many of us and no one wanted to drive down town, leave our cars and take taxis home. This is going to be bananas!!

2007 Randy Rogers Concert {yikes}



  1. He looks so little in his gymnastics pictures!! I love it!

    Can't wait for this weekend!! Still stressing about what to wear but super pumped!

  2. OMG the last picture made me sssooo excited! I was just getting ready to write a blog with pics from our different RR concerts!

    K-State it!!!

    Debbie said she signed Ian and Gage up for gymnastics so they must start them YOUNG. She is going to just take 1 of them each time and rotate because Heath has gymnastics at the same time as well. Can't wait to watch Aiden this week!

  3. ok cpl things:

    you and mike look SO FREAKING CUTE together.
    I love your hair. Your hair is actually one of the reasons i cut mine!!
    and i love the koozie! :)