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Monday, November 21, 2011

get outta’ town!!

“Get outta’ town” has been the theme this month.

The very first weekend in November, my mother-in-law graciously agreed to keep out little guy while the hubs and I went to Cincinnati for shopping, dinner with friends and a full night’s sleep. Everything was going pretty well till about 11 that night when I started really and truly, super duper missing our little guy and thought it would be a good idea to look at the 1 billion pictures and movies I have of him on my phone.

BAD IDEA.

The cuteness saved on my phone only intensified my emotions and I started tearing up about how fast time was passing, that we hadn’t taken enough video of him, yadda yadda yadda.

I was a mess. Point blank.

The next day I was a maniac trying to rush through our nice breakfast, pack up, and urging Nick to drive 30 miles over the speed limit to get home.

I realized that small day trips or a few hours away, I can handle. Combine that with a full night away and it feels like I haven’t seen my child in an eternity. I honestly thought he was going to be crawling when we walked in that day after being gone for 24 hours.

That was suppose to be our 24 hour practice day away for the next weekend… when we had planned to take a trip away for 4 days and 3 nights.

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

What was I thinking?!

My parents were coming to our house to watch him while we were going to be gone on the trip that was over before it began. The final decision was to do a “stay-cation” to have a little mommy and daddy time alone during the day but to also get our baby boy fix in.

Excellent decision if I do say so myself!

 

We kicked off our stay-cation on Thursday, Nick’s first day off of work, by cleaning our house. What a blast! ;) But seriously, we spent some much needed time together with the babe. Friday got a little more exciting, zip lining at Red River Gorge, just a little over an hour from home.

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Our first time zip lining was on our honeymoon in Jamaica. Funny enough, when we got there this time, we learned the same man built and owns this one in the gorge as well. Of all the zip lines in the world…. crazy!

 

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Check out that view!!! That’s the hubs and me, 350 feet high, soaring 2000 feet across from mountain top to mountain top, side by side. If you squint, you can barely see our end point on the other side. Amazing =)

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I found a video on YouTube of one of the zip lines we were on that gives you a better idea of the kinda’ fun we were having ;) Breathtaking! This is the longest of the 5 zip lines:

 

 

Friday night was dinner out with my parents and the cutest little boy in the entire world. We don’t do much talking to each other these days, more like staring at the baby and waiting for the next facial expression or sound he decides to make while all talking in obnoxious baby voices to him and only him. If he’s sleeping, we reluctantly resort back to adult conversation ;)

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Saturday morning started out with a 90 minute couples massage. The day could have ended with just that and I would have been happy!

But instead, we had even more fun with dinner out and bowling with our great friends, Ginny and Andrew. We are so excited to be in their wedding next August!!

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Ginny, who is always the best dressed in the room, had on the cutest boots, which of course she had to trade in for bowling shoes on the lanes. I just had to have a picture of this fashionista moment!

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Thank goodness we have no clue who “Red” is… what a loser! haha!

{and that is Nick’s finger pointing to his winning score of 104… only in this group could you be so proud of such a low score!}

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Sunday morning consisted of a photo shoot before church, naturally.

Who could honestly resist this child?!

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Monday was mom and dad’s last night staying with us and since Dad’s birthday was coming up on Thursday {the 17th}, we decided to celebrate it with caramel apple streusel crunch pie… DELICIOUS!!!

 

I.♥.this.photo.

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Poppy loves his “little buddy” so much, he couldn’t even blow out his candles without him…

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My happy boy:

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We have a whirlwind week ahead of us with more “gettin outta town”. Houston’s first Thanksgiving is in the mix {happy face!} as well as my last few days as a stay at home mom {sad, sobbing, mascara smeared face!}. I start back to work the Monday after the holiday and I’m doing my best to #1) not think about it and #2) soak up every last minute with my boy I can get.

Pray for me?!?

23 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! Your lil man is so adorable and you always have the best posts! You are causing me to have baby fever.. and I'm not even married! NOT GOOD! haha

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  2. Your little guy is so cute! I absolutely love his little church outfit!

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  3. First - love the new blog design. Second, you are right...that is a fabulously good lookin' lil man!!!!! I adore all of his expressions. Happy Thanksgiving....and prayers you have. I can remember when....

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  4. I have never scored over 100 at bowling in my life. True story.

    I will be thinking about you on Monday. I was just wondering today when you were going back to work. Just take cry breaks when you need to and eat lots of chocolate. :) One good thing about being a working momma is you get to see that sweet face light up when he sees you come in the door at night. It's the best feeling!

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  5. i have always wanted to go zip-lining! i can't wait to try it someday! love those pictures of your little boy...especially with that hat :)

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  6. Jealous of the zip lining! Looks like so much fun! You are blessed to have both families close by and willing to help! :)

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  7. loved this post! your little man is SO sweet! funny story! I work at the Zipline where I live in Branson, MO. Our owners own the one that you and your hubby rode on too! small world! :)

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  8. Wow, what a fun staycation!

    Going back to work is SOOOOOOO hard. I hated every.single.day for about the first two months. Seriously hated and if I had not been under a contract I probably would have quit whether or not we could have afforded it. Thank goodness I was under a contract because it did get better and now that Hadley is 1 year old I really am totally ok with her going to day care...well maybe only 90% ok. The first few months were soooo hard and I told everyone they were a liar when they said it would get easier, they were right.

    I'm going to take off a little longer with this new baby in hopes that going back will be easier.

    I'll be thinking of you!

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  9. It sounds like you've been busy! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I hope the transition back to work is easier than expected!

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  10. Sounds like a great time! I have my first business trip in two weeks and just thinking about leaving my baby for 4 whole days is making me tear up. I'm going to be a sobbing mess.

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  11. It is hard but after a week things get much eaiser! I still can't wait to get home to Ava and hubs so in some ways I think it is great. I always cherish each non-working moment with them!

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  12. I start back to work on Monday as well....and we know misery loves company..I'm glad to be sharing it with such a great momma!!! Good luck and I'll be praying for you and baby Houston!! Hope ypir holding him all week as i am with my baby boy! Is someone in your family keeping him or do y'all have other plans? Just curious!

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  13. Sorry I forgot to mention that Houston is a little doll!! Maybe you could come do some cute photo shoots for me!! I'm glad you all had a fun starvation with some alone time as well!

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  14. I went back to work when my first was 4 1/2 months and with my 2nd, he was about 5 months. I definitely felt those first few days back were a blur because I was so busy getting back into the swing of things. It then became such a routine that I cherish. It also makes you appreciate your time with the little one that much more. Good luck!

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  15. What a fun staycation! The zip lining looks pretty awesome! I went earlier this year, but our course wasn't as high or as long (baby steps,haha)

    Love the Sunday pics of your little man! So precious!

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  16. He looks just like grandpa! And I feel you on the going back to work bit. Good luck.

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  17. aw gr8 gr8 pictures!!! loving them! looks like a gr8 time!

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  18. SUCH A SWEET POST...LOVED ALL THE PICTURES..AND TRUST ME..I WAS THE SAME WAY OVER MY FIRST BABY..SO YOU'RE NOT A CRAZY MOM..YOU ARE VERY "NORMAL"...I WOULD CRY OVER THE SILLIEST THINGS..BUT THEY WERE IMPORTANT TO ME AND I WAS JUST FILLED WITH SO MUCH LOVE FOR HIM THAT I WOULD CRY OVER EVERYTHING...AND I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE HIM EITHER...THINKING ABOUT YOU AS YOU GET BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS WITH WORK...I'VE BEEN THERE THREE TIMES (ONCE WITH TWINS..SO THAT WAS A DOUBLE DOSE)...AND IT IS ALWAYS THE HARDEST WITH YOUR FIRST..SO I'LL BE PRAYING FOR YOU FOR SURE..I WILL SAY (AND NOT IN A JUDGING WAY AT ALL..JUST THROWING THIS OUT THERE BECAUSE I THINK ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME IN MY CASE)...IF STAYING HOME IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE..AND IF YOU CAN FIND A WAY FOR THAT TO HAPPEN (WHETHER THAT BE DOWNSIZING YOUR HOUSE..OR HAVING YARD SALES..JUMPING ON THE FACEBOOK YARDSALE BANDWAGON...OR WHATEVER) THEN THAT IS GREAT TOO..BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY..WHETHER YOU GO TO WORK OR STAY HOME...YOU ARE GOING TO BE THE BEST MAMA TO YOUR BABY AND HE IS GOING TO LOVE YOU..I PROMISE!!! AS AN "OUTSIDE" OF THE HOME WORKING MAMA I CAN TELL YOU A GREAT FEELING IS PULLING UP AFTER WORK AND SEEING THOSE SWEET FACES WAITING TO GREET YOU WITH ARMS OPENED WIDE...PRAYING THIS FIRST WEEK FLIES BY FOR YOU!!!

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  19. your blog is too cute! im your newest follower :)
    your baby is ADORABLE!

    XO
    erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com
    {come visit me!}

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  20. Have loved your blog from afar but now proud to say that I'm an official follower :)

    I can only imagine how hard it must be to leave the little :/, just shows what great and loving parents you are!

    Tara
    http://abrewofblessings.blogspot.com/

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  21. A stay-cation was the perfect solution to your problem. It looks like you two had a lot of fun! I love the pictures of your son, he is TOO cute!! I'm a new follower!

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I just shared my thoughts, I'd love to hear you share yours! {Besides, I'm tired of listening to the voices in my head.} I kid, I kid... ;)