Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Bug

I've caught the bug.

You know, the one that comes around every few years and makes you want to chop all your hair off.
It also makes you think you'll look exactly the same as you did your sophomore year of high school with short hair... my how things have changed!

I've been fighting the bug since the beginning of college now, which is actually pretty long now that I stop and think about it.

So, unless someone stops me... one of these days I'm going to go all impulse-decision-lady and chop all my hair off.

So be ready.

It must be summer or something.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Milo is currently on his 3rd? 4th? nap of the day. I just finished my second. Yup, it's been that kind of day. A good day, but a drowsy, unproductive, sleep-deprivation-is-catching-up-with-me kind of day. And I'm kind of OK with it.

I forced myself to run, so I could feel good about one good accomplishment.

Milo spent a lot of time sitting on my legs smiling back and forth with me and blowing bubbles. I just love that.

No makeup, hair in a bun, need to shower. But there's nothing quite as serene as being the last one in bed, taking a late night shower and enjoying the quiet for a while before turning in.

The furthest we ventured from the house today was to the mailbox. After yesterday, I'm OK with that, too.

Yesterday we were running here and there and everywhere all day long and by the end of it I was hot and exhausted. 

Today was a day full of kisses and fuzzy baby head rubs and breathing in that perfect baby smell and squishing his pudgy little feet. We needed a calm day, and you better believe we took it.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Life Around Here

First and foremost, I got one of these:
 Call me a supernerd, but I love it. I'm in iPhone heaven! Isn't it pretty?

The people in our ward at church and in Trevor's PT program have been awesome. We're loving hanging out with new people! We went to a bunko game night the other night. Neither of us have ever played but I can soo see why it's a perfect girl game. Minimal concentration necessary, plenty of talk time... spot on.
 This little munch is getting so smiley.
 Every morning, I finish feeding Milo and then he lays next to me and smiles and kicks his little roly poly legs while I take my sweet time pulling it out of bed. It is such a sweet part of the day!
 He also keeps putting his arm down the leg hole of his bouncer and getting mad about it. He always puts his right hand down... I'm secretly hoping I made myself a fellow lefty!
 He loves back rubs. He is definitely his momma's child.
 Always, always, always with the tongue :) He's also practicing motorboat bubbles. So worth the droolfest.
 He also likes to wake up when I'm about 2/3 of the way through my run. I guess it's his prerogative if he wants salty milk, right?

Also. The other day there was a scorpion in our house. Apparently it comes with the territory of living in west central Texas. But seriously, scorpions? That's not even a bug. It's like a reptile. Ew.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Motherhood at Its Finest

A Common Scene:
Because sometimes, you both need to recover from last night.

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Groove

Now that Trevor has started school, we're finally starting to fall into a groove here in our new Texas home.
We're finally moved in and finally on a schedule and it feels so good.
Milo is sleeping so much better- at night and during the day! Milo sleeping well= WAY less fussy= not needing to be held all. day. long= happy family (and clean house- seriously- ever tried vacuuming while holding an infant? I have. It's really easy, not).
Trevor is officially knee deep in Physical Therapy school and comes home telling me about his cadaver dissection classes every day. Ew. I'm still working for a few realtors back in Utah, and trying to expand so I can work for some people here in Texas, too. My job is a dream for being a stay at home mom and it would be a miracle if it can carry us through the next 3 years of PT school!

 Milo has been busy practicing accidentally hitting the little spinner on his bouncy seat and startling himself. 
 He's also trying to expand his repertoire of facial expressions to more than the "bug eye" :)
We're loving it here. Yesterday Milo and I went to the store and about 5 seconds into the produce section, he woke up. Which means I carried him the whole time, which isn't a problem unless you get the worst cart in the world that veers to the right and requires entirely too much physical labor to push down the aisles without hitting everyone and everything. Grr. On the way out to the car, I got a little taste of southern charm when a 9 year old ish boy must have seen how ridiculous I looked trying to push my terrible cart with both hands and balance my baby on one arm and ran up to help me. So sweet.

Also. Not a lot more romantic than standing in the driveway at night watching the lightning in the distance with your man. Until a teeny bug starts buzzing in your ear and ruins the moment. But hey, it was fun while it lasted!