The Birthday that keeps on giving!

Date night’s don’t happen too often in this house. But we try to get out every once in a while to still enjoy ‘us’ time. For my 30th birthday (In December) Josh purchased us tickets to see Blue Man group. I was so excited to go I was sad it wasn’t sooner! Last week as we were planning for the week ahead Josh mentioned we would have to get a sitter for Tuesday night and I’m racking my brain trying to remember why and he had to remind me of our tickets! Not that I forgot I just hadn’t realized it was here already! I was so excited 🙂

Thanks to my wonderful sister Sarah she spent the night and watched the kids for us. I received several pics and videos of them laughing dancing and having a great time. They always enjoy it when aunt Sarah comes over. I’m grateful she was willing to take care of my two sick little kids – we’ve got some pretty bad stuff in this house lately, strep, ear infections, croup and now a cough that just wont go away – meanwhile the 10 month old has teething on top of it all.  Praying for everyone to start feeling better very soon! (Sarah even cleaned up the kids’ toys and cleaned bottles! A-mazing! Love you girl!)

Josh and I enjoyed dinner at White Star Ale house they have wonderful food and great beer on tap. We made it in time for happy hour so we enjoyed some half price beers the waiter picked out for Josh and I had the sangria. Now we are still focusing on our fit life and healthy life style so we tried to be super careful about what we ordered while indulging a little bit – after all it was my birthday…. Since this was technically my birthday gift we kept saying it was my b-day 🙂 its nice to have a birthday that keeps on giving.

04738_show_landscape_large_01The show was fantastic to say the least. I didn’t realize how comedic Blue Man Group was. At times I was in awe of the music (being a music nerd myself) and laughing at all the great skits. I also didn’t realize if you sat in the front couple rows you would need ponchos! Good thing we were on the top deck of the theater :). They pulled volunteer’s out the audience and everything it was such a great show and so happy we went! The best part was they did not allow anyone to have their electronic device out during the show to take pics / record etc. Its always so nice to be unplugged and enjoy yourself! When we were leaving we walked out to a beautiful coat of snow. Anyone who knows me I don’t typically say beautiful and snow in the same sentence. However it was sparkling and beautiful and I wasn’t driving 🙂 so it was beautiful. It was a perfect night out with my best friend. 30 isn’t so bad and I look forward to another 30+ years with my guy 🙂

Taking the leap – our story


Hey all – as I type this I’m not sure who I’m talking to. I know I don’t have any ‘followers’ yet or know if I’ll get any at all. However I’ve wanted to do a blog for a while now and even started one with my cousins / sister a few years back. We had one post and it was anonymous. So that made it kind of difficult to spread the word.  So I do want to say thanks to my friend Heath Tracy for the inspiration to start my blog! You can check his out here   read it / follow it / love it 🙂

To start just a little about me. I’m a mother of two (Ali, 2.5 and Jake 7 months). I have a wonderful husband Josh and an old grumpy dog Wrigley – yes we are Cubs fans and yes we hope they win the World Series. I have a weird writing style so either you like it or don’t.  Thank God there is spell check 🙂 Speaking of God  – yep I’m going there – I was born and raised Catholic – so with that in mind I’m not here for any judgements of any kind, that’s not your job, (the judging part).

So back to my wonderful husband – any one watch Wheel of Fortune and see how everyone always talks about how ‘wonderful’ or ‘amazing’ their husbands / kids / wives etc?  what if someone came out and said I have a lazy husband and 3 little sh*ts that make me wait on them hand and foot.. hehe I think that would be great.  No really though I have an amazing and wonderful husband. I really found a good catch! He loves me unconditionally – I can get a little coco for coco puffs sometimes. And he does a lot – I mean A LOT – around the house. Helps with the kids, like I feel every husband and good Dad should, cooks, cleans etc. etc.  He’s not perfect but who is? We’ve been together 8 years and married 5 of those years.

Josh and I weren’t sure if we could have kids. We talked about waiting a few years to have kids but once we were married its like we had baby fever and decided to try for a baby. Well several years later after lots of tears, fights and struggles with infertility, which I’ll share in a different post, in March of 2013 our little Ali came along. Shes quite the spit fire – just like me I hear. 🙂 So basically I’m going to have my hands full when shes a teenager. Then just 2 short years later we were blessed with Mr. Jake who is a huge momma’s boy and lights our world just as much as Alice does.

Our lives stay very busy with work, kids, family and more. I’ll keep this first blog short and sweet and look forward to sharing our world with you – whoever you are at this point.

Please comment / share etc. I wouldn’t mind the publicity- gives me the courage and keeps me accountable to continue writing these.