Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Week (18) in Droid Photos

I think I lost a week in there somewheres. Oh well.

Monday 11/21/11: Adorable baby will GET YOU

Tuesday 11/222/11: Short work week.

Wednesday 11/23/11: Happy hour to celebrate early release from work.
I wish we could wear our Buckeye gear EVERYDAY.

Friday 11/25/11: Santa sighting.

Friday 11/25/11: Purty.

Friday 11/25/11: An early gift to ourselves--yay Black Friday prices :)

Saturday 11/26/11: <SIGH> So momentous, I'm posting again.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Big Ouchie

I expected to be doing a different kind of post today--one about how proud I was of the Buckeyes for making yesterday's game vs. scUM more interesting than anyone had ever hoped, and about how I'm really looking forward to the impending Urban Meyer as the new head coach announcement, as well as the small possibility of meeting him Tuesday night before the OSU-Duke basketball game. But yesterday we got thrown a bit of a curveball.

Abby & I were getting ready to drop Nolan off with Mimi for a little while so we could set up our Christmas trees for toy donations at work. Aiden had already spent the night at Mimi's, so we were going to pick the both of them up when we were finished and head to Angie's to watch THE GAME. While we were getting in the car, though, we got a call from Mimi that Aiden had fallen off one of the kitchen chairs, and was complaining that he couldn't move his arm.

{Cue crazy Mommy driving}

We arrived at Mimi's, and sure enough, my little guy was crying and keeping his arm quite still. We wasted no time heading to Children's Hospital, and probably looked quite silly walking into that ER decked out in all our Buckeye gear. Abby was a saint for going with us so she could watch Nolan in the waiting room while Mimi & I headed back with Aiden.

He was SO BRAVE. Definitely scared, but brave none the less. He even made silly faces will they were taking the "pictures" (X-rays) of his shoulder. It wasn't very long before we received the diagnosis of a broken right clavicle, which would you believe is the most common type of pediatric bone break? The PT guy came in and showed us how to put on his sling and harness, which has to wear 24 hours a day for the next two weeks, and then only during the day for two weeks after that. Gonna be interesting for a three-year-old. Then they gave Aiden a popsicle, a Matchbox car, and a coloring book, and we were on our way.

So now we have a bit of a wrinkle of for the rest of our holiday season. No worries--this will be something to look back on and giggle about later. And it cracks me up that Aiden LOVES to look at the print-out of his X-ray that clearly shows the break. Such a BOY.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Our Turkey Day

For Thanksgiving this year, we changed things up a bit. Mike's uncle invited us out to his farm to celebrate the day, and we ended up eating our turkey in his new barn (!). We had a GREAT time; we ate, we shot some hoops, we played with some dogs, we fished, some of us shot some guns (NOT this girl), and we generally just enjoyed the day. :)

The  venue. :)

A bit cold for fishing, but we tried anyways.

Little drummer boy :)

He LOVES this :)

It's been awhile since Mike & I have done one of our goofy photo shoots.

The hills are alive...

So upset that the outhouse door wouldn't open...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pumped Up Kicks

I submit that my 3-year-old is a bigger Foster the People fan than you are.

This happens at my house EVERY. NIGHT.

And after it's done? "ONE MORE TIME, MOMMY!!!"

Best entertainment in town :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

10 Things I Think I Think, It's-Almost-Turkey-Day Edition

10. I. Am. Exhausted. My sister's wedding zapped all my energy, and even led to a sore throat and sinus issues that kept me home from work on Wednesday. Slowly starting to feel like myself again, though,which is good because...

9. ...I NEED to start working out. No more excuses (wedding is over, and my post-baby schlub did wonderful in helping me keep my dress up). I've got about 20 lbs I want to shed, and I just need to eat better in general. Also, there are several weight-loss success stories out there in blogland that have inspired me. So here goes nothing.

8. Despite #9, I WILL be pigging out on turkey next week. It's a holiday, folks. I'm going to enjoy myself. And then it will be back to work the next day.

7. Oh, my (football) Buckeyes. Abby's wedding allowed me to miss our frustrating showing at Purdue last weekend, which was probably good for my blood pressure. We need to make those extra points, guys. You proved it. On the bright side, I'm so excited for basketball this season! Even scored tickets to the Duke game on Nov. 29, and the Buckeye Bash beforehand. STOKED. :)

6. It makes me sad when I have to lower my expectations for people. And I'm going to leave that to all its cryptic mysteriousness.

5. The older I get, the more I enjoy visiting with friends and family. Abby's wedding was ridiculously fun mostly because I got to see so many special people at the same time.

4. Nolan started this new constant yelling thing the other day. It's as cute as it is obnoxious. I giggle at him because he's so intent on making noise, but at the same time, be quiet already, kid!

3. Aiden is really enjoying his swim lessons. With his lean build, maybe this could be a good thing...

2. Disappointed with some of the writing on NCIS this season. Those actors are better than the scripts they're being given. There have a been a few bring spots, but also a few stinkers with predictable plot lines and out-of-character situations. Crossing my fingers they haven't jumped the shark, but it IS the ninth season, after all.

1. Getting excited for Christmas. I've got all my holiday scents from Scentsy ready to use, but I just can't bring myself to do it until after Thanksgiving. Giving thanks that it won't be much longer...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wedding Weekend

My little sister got married this past weekend.

I bet my folks are basking in the glory of marrying off their fourth (and final) daughter right about now. :)

It was a GREAT weekend. Abby & Sean really lucked out on the weather (especially for November in Ohio), and everything went off without a hitch (well, maybe a bit of a stretch for the guests between the ceremony and the reception entrance, but you'll have that. Photos and all.). The food was yummy, the venue was ah-mazing (haunted prison, anyone?!), and the music was bumpin'. A good time was had by all.

As a bridesmaid, I was only able to whip out my camera to catch some of the prep (see here) and then again at the reception. And I guess I'm pretty lucky there aren't any tagged photos of me shaking my sh*t dancing on Facebook (yet).

Brief synopsis aside, and because I know the folks who want to see ALL the photos have probably visited my FB album, here is a brief smattering of a few of my favorite images:

Cupcakes. So many cupcakes.

Me & The Mister

First dance. I didn't get that many photos of the happy couple because they were SO BUSY.

My brother & I have a decided inability to take a normal photo. :)

Special moment: We surprised Megan with the father/daughter dance 
she didn't get to have at her reception 7 years ago because 
Dad was still recovering in the hospital after a car accident. Not a dry eye in the house. :)

Me & my No. 1. He had a BLAST. Nolan did, too, but sans photos. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Cousins

One of these days, I'm going to get back to an actual post with words. SO busy recently, and I've come down with the sickies today, so today is not the day.

This past Sunday, while we were all recovering from Abby's wedding, Megan & I took the boys outside at my folks' house for an impromptu photo session. I just love these little guys. The time we got to spend together was short, but definitely sweet. :)

Linking up with and then, she {snapped}.

and then, she {snapped}

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Week (17) in Droid Photos

Or,I-Mostly-Took-Photos-Related-To-My-Little-Sister's-Wedding-But-Forgot-to-Whip-Out-My-Phone-For-REALLY-Good-Photo-Ops-So-All-You-Get-Is-A-Small-Taste Edition.

Sunday 11/6/11: Photo fail.

Monday 11/7/11: Swim lessons resume, and Aiden did SO WELL.

Tuesday 11/8/11 & Wednesday 11/9/11: More photo failure.

Thursday 11/10/11: Unexpectedly got to pick up Big Sis & nephew Finnian 
after her day of flight cancellations & airport pages.

Friday 11/11/11: Setting up the reception at the Mansfield Reformatory. Awesome venue.

Friday 11/11/11: They filmed "The Shawshank Redemption" here, and it's HAUNTED. Sweet.

Friday 11/11/11: Cheesin' at the rehearsal dinner.

Saturday 11/12/11: Wedding day! The Bride getting her hair did. And that's all I managed to get on my phone. :(

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Week (16) in Droid Photos

Saturday 10/29/11: What. A. Game.

Sunday 10/30/11: Recovering. See above.

Monday 10/31/11: Aiden told me he wanted to use the small pumpkin for 
trick-or-treat. I told him it would be a short night.

Tuesday 11/1/11: Headed out for lunch during work.

Wednesday 11/2/11: Taking advantage of the warm weather to enjoy the swing set.
They're having more fun than their expressions would lead you to believe :)

Thursday 11/3/11: Haircut day. Gotta look nice for Aunt Abby's wedding next week.

Friday 11/4/11: Something called "Johnny Mac." Yummy.

Saturday 11/5/11: Nolan told me he wants one of these for Christmas.

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