Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Amazing Fountains

Here is a little taste of what we saw sitting on the patio of Olives, watching the Bellagio fountains. It's hard to capture the booming sound but hopefully you get the idea of what it is like.

The one thing I regret from the holiday was not taking enough pictures of Chris.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We're back

We went, we saw, we returned. All in all it was a great trip. It was nice to get away with my man. Saw a good show and a super great show. I highly recommend O. We were in the front row, the wet zone, and it was awesome. I also highly recommend sitting on the patio at Olives, in the bellagio, at night. What a view of the fountains. Those things are amazing. Maybe I'll attach a video, if I can figure out how to do it.
I only had a few melt downs where I missed my kids. The rest of the time I missed them but was able to keep it under control. I didn't expect to see many kids. I was surprised at how many there were.

Now we're back into the swing of things and the cold weather. I'm glad to be back but I miss wearing shorts and flip flops.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Almost there

2 more sleeps till Vegas. I'm looking forward to getting away although today has already started out emotional. Taylor told me yesterday that I would be fine. And I haven't even let them know I'm sad to leave them. The kids seem pretty excited to have Nana and Grumpy and then Grandma and Granpda take care of them. Hopefully Spencer will stop getting up in the middle of the night.
The next 2 days will be filled with cleaning up and packing. I have to say I really dislike packing because I never know what to take with me. I don't want to get there and wish I had brought different clothes. Plus the weather is different. I think I will figure it out though.

This weekend we finally sold the pathfinder. It was kind of sad to let it go. We brought 2 kids home from the hospital in it. It had to be done though, should have been done sooner.
Anyway we had a great weekend hanging out with friends and family. Hope everyone in blogland had a great weekend too.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I loves slurpees

Normally I'm a summer slurpee drinker but I've had a wicked sore throat the last couple of days and I knew that a slurpee could make it feel somewhat better. And so my facebook status for the day was created. One of my great friends, Andrew, surprised me with not 1 but 2 slurpees. He didn't want to get the flavor combination wrong. What a sweet thing to do for a friend. I of course shared with the kids but am still savoring every last sip of what's left. I know it won't take away the soreness but at least numb it for a bit.
So thanks so much Andrew it made my day.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Vegas bound

Next Wednesday we head to Vegas. I've been having a hard time getting excited for it. It will be the first time I leave my babies. The closer we get to it the more excited I am becoming. Don't get me wrong there will be some tears shed. We haven't told the kids yet. Taylor doesn't handle that kind of stuff well. So we'll probably wait till the weekend or Monday to let them in on it. It's hard for me to give up the looking after them. I know they will be in good hands but it is still hard. Luckly we have to leave the house before they get up so at least I can leave without the usual can't get Taylor's arms from around me.
I am very thankful for both of our parents and there willingness to help out while we are away. We love you guys!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Pants got kicked

Well I manage to get myself out for a run. Mind you it took me 2 days. The first day I slept right through the alarm. Good thing I woke up to get Taylor to school and the next day was not my own putting it off. The quinkster has a serious case of pink eye. Poor ol' stick has eyes that look so sore. So today I was able to go. I've really missed running and now that I've gotten my butt out there I can't wait to go again.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I need a good pants kicking

Watching Biggest Loser last night got me thinking about getting back to running. You see I've been quite the slacker lately. Sure I ran in 2 races but was not prepared for them and didn't feel too happy about how I felt. Just call me Slacky Mcslackerson (I know Nathan, Devin(T) and Jordan you don't agree with my use of slacker, too bad). It's truly amazing how tired and lazy I've been feeling from not running and all the bad eating hasn't helped much either. So I'm hoping that tomorrow I can get myself out of the bed at 6 to enjoy some of that frosty fresh air. Maybe by posting it I will do it.

Sunday, January 04, 2009


I've been some what emotional the last few days. Maybe it's because the Christmas holidays are coming to an end. Or maybe it's the fact that great friends will going home soon. Or the fact that I didn't get to spend as much time with my bro's as I would like. Oh and probably being tired isn't helping either. Tomorrow is back to getting up at a crazy early hour. I know most of you don't think 6:45 am is that crazy but for us sleepy Lobbsters it is. We've had a great couple of weeks and I don't really want to get back to normal but it has to be done.
I hope you've all had a great holiday and that tomorrow is a smooth transition back to the norm.