nOiSeS of tHe NiGhT

OK I promise I didn’t fall into any hole, or run away or anything like that. (people in the NICU have seen me for the past two days at work)

I just moved!!!!! Yep moving day was last weekend, and I have no internet and cable 😦

BUT it will be hooked up on Tuesday- YEA!

Needless to say andrew and I have been watching A LOT of movies, his favorite (that we have watched THREE times already) is Ice Age. Good movie, after three times I can recite every word, yet he still wants to tell me what is coming next. It does make me laugh 🙂

After Andrew was sick Monday and Tuesday, he went to school Wednesday (when Iwas lucky able to talk to AT&T for an hour), and then I worked Thursday and Friday. BUT IM OFF THE WEEKEND!

You want to hear something funny though? (im sure you do)

I cant sleep at my house. I do eventually fall asleep. But not till 11 or 12 (which makes for an interesting 5:50 wake up call).

The reason: there are too many noises. haha. Yep.

I have always lived with a handful of other people (either in college with three other girls……those were the days haha. Or at home with my parents, son, and two brothers) Needless to say there was always a million people in the house or someone on the phone, or people talking, so I never heard the creaks and noises of the night hahahahaha.

Now I do.

So some suggestions from friends:

-get a dog (UM lets wait till we are settled first. and I have money again haha)

-get a gun (my friend at work actually says she has a big knife by her bed….dont really think that will be kid proofed for my son andrew haha. and I dont like guns. Even though I do know that did learn how to shot one for my 24th bday)

-Alarm system (did you not see the comment about $ haha)

– TV, fan, or music DONE (cheapest and most effective. Although I wont be able to hear anyone if they come up the stairs…….jk haha)

Question for yoU:

What do you do with the “noises of the night”? Or can you not hear them over other people/tv/music/kids?

~update: The next post will be my 150th. Weird. I didn’t realize I could talk that much haha~

Im sorry

Sorry Ive been gone the past few days!
I have been moving!!

Yep. Sunday was the official MOVE IN DAY! It was busy and I was EXHAUSTED after. But luckily I had my mom, dad, and younger brother helping me out. Bad news: I still dont have running water in the kitchen sink, it is leaking. Darn you sink!


There are also a few other things going on.

Andrew (my son) is sick. Yep he has missed the first TWO days of first grade!!! I think Im more upset than him 😉

He started with a fever on sunday. But that was the only symptom. Then on Monday he was perfectly fine. Running around like a manic kid , and I was thinking he should have gone to school.

Then Monday night. Fever again. Weird. Tuesday morning. No school. And no fever. 😦


Otherbad news. My house doesnt have internet or cable hooked up yet!

Needless to say. Andrew and I have been watching a lot of movies! But I promise to post pictures ASAP.

Right now Im at the folks house, doing my dishes and blogging haha

Well. hopefuly talk to you guys soon!

Question for you:

Did you go back to school or did your kids? Are you happy or sad?

-I am sad that andrew is starting first grade, but I need some “me time” and I know he wants time with his friends


Im not kidding. i am lost in many ways, but especially without my camera. I don’t even know what to post without pictures (because really who wants to read my post without some good pics? haha)

Anyway, I do have a silly video, but first thing is first. UPDATES

Most of these updates are stressing me out:

  • Moving THIS weekend!!! (finally) – This will be my FIRST time living by myself. EVER.
  • I still haven’t found my camera- a few more calls and emails tomorrow
  • I have no money- see every house post there is on here, then you will know why haha
  • In one week, I will get my blood drawn again- see why here
  • Ian and I are not going to be together- its a long story.

                                 I don’t even know where to start or how to say it, and several friends in the NICU have seen the tears, we don’t need to go into it. (basically he is the same guy that wants different things than me, and has different priorities. It still hurts ALOT. I am an optimist and I always try to see the good in people and thing positive. (sometimes I can be a negative nancy, but in the end I know everything works out) Ian and I have known eachother for 8 years now. I thought maybe he had grown up.Realized to put other people first. Unfortuantly that is not the case)

Being single stresses me out. Plain and simple. Not because I know I can’t do it. I have been doing it forever. I was the kid who always played house w/ a mom, dad, and a bunch of kids. I was ALWAYS the “mom” whenever I played with other kids. Heck. Im a nurse who takes care of babies ALL DAY. I love kids and wanted to have a million four.

Yes. I know I am only 26yrs old. But I saw myself in a very different place just a few years ago. So its been hard for me.

  • I was signed up for a triathlon this saturday and can’t do it- basically I haven’t been training either I have been too busy, tired, or lazy. I also dont want to squeeze my 30 extra lbs into my tri outfit. But Im still going to cheer on a few people I know
  • My to do list is long. I feel like Im being stretched in too many different ways
  • Moving. I know I said this one, but moving away from my parents. I KNOW. I KNOW. My mom and I bump heads A few times….here and there. BUT I will miss them. I also will have to get use to locking the doors (dad usually does this) cleaning everything (my mom and I do this) paying for everything (eek!) and it is going to be SOOOOO quiet (although andrew does make a good amount of noise haha. And burglars scare me!


  • I still have 80 emails in my inbox. haha THis one makes me laugh, but really having that many emails is not cool. When I told my friend Nicole this, she looked at me and said, “you know how many I have? 11,000!” hahah apparently she doesn’t check this email address

Ok. now im going to try and get this video to upload. its of Andrew trying to “surf” down the sand dune in Michigan

well off to bed-Goodnight!

Michigan Part II- THE HOUSE!

This is probably my favorite post about the vacation (see the first one here). The house was AMAZING!

THe bad thing about this post, all the pictures were taken with my camera and loaded to my mom’s computer before I lost it. Im still looking. I have called all over Frankfort, with no luck. Im still praying to Saint Anthony!!!



This is the back of the house

Which looks directly at the Frankfort Light  which was built in 1873

 and known previously as Frankfort North Breakwater lighthouse

The FIRST floor

THe living room

Through the door in the back, you walk into the “boat room”

(this is where we talking about Al Capone and the “ghosts”.

 the secret room is right below this and has an AMAZING view of the beach)

On the other side of the main floor: The kitchen. We only ate breakfast and the occasional lunch here

Then to the dining room, where we did eat our Mexican Fiesta because it was too windy outside.

It also leads straight to the deck!

And off this room, is the only main floor bathroom

Then up to the Second floor!

This was my parents room

Mine and Andrew’s room

Notice the really cool lamps? 😉

This is the bathroom we shared. Although I was the only one to use the bathtub

My aunt and uncle got the master bedroom, that has its own bathroom

(its actually HUGE. cant tell in the picture)

The third floor has four bedrooms and one bathroom

And last. But not least.

The front of the house.

The pictures do not do this amazing house justice. It is huge.

We had 12 people there, and you never felt crowded at all. Plenty of space for everyone (and their legos haha)

(there is also a basement that is 1/2 finished with a laundry room, bathroom, and 2nd frig (which held all the drinks haha))


I really wish I had my camera because I had pictures of  andrew dressed up on our “Mexican Fiesta” night. Hopefully the bookstore will have it when I call tomorrow…thinking positive. I also need to update you all on my “gap anxiety” and a few other things!

But now I have in comfy Pjs, with a glass of wine and going to read my book. Work again tomorrow!

Goodnight everyone!~

Question for you:

When you go out of town do you rent a house? get a condo? a hotel? or just wing it?

What is something going on in your life this week?

Michigan Part 1

Still no luck on the camera (I called almost all the stores so far that I went to in Michigan…no luck) Luckily, my mom takes 10X as many pictures as I do.

Last week, Andrew and I went on a family vacation with my mom, dad, brother, his girlfriend, my three cousins, and aunt and uncle. We stayed in an AMAZING house in Frankfort Michigan. We have gone there for many years, but not in the past 5. So I was so excited to get back up there!

The house pictures will have to come tomorrow (they deserve their own post). It is a three story house with 7 bedrooms, 5baths and is right on the beach. AND it use to be owned by Al Capone, the american ganster in the 1920s. THere is actually a hiden room and a section with bars on it. Needless to say, we talked about if there could possibly be ghosts there….but we didn’t hear or see anything.

I thought I would just show a MILLION pictures about what we did, and just give some captions.

Andrew swimming in the Platte River, which was warm and felt much better than the ice cold lake.

Me and andrew at the river, after a three mile hike on the beach. I was tired!

The river flows right into lake michigan. (river is on the bottom of the picture. lake at the top)

Family photo before going out to dinner

took a FEW photos at dinner

Yep. it was cold enough to wear a fleece jacket!

After dinner, we had a bonfire on the beach

And celebrated Melissa’s birthday (brothers gf) with cake!!

There were a few nights were we played games like Catch Phrase

The next day we took a boat ride on crystal lake and went swimming

We also took A LOT of family photos

Also went on a HILLY 26 MILE bike ride WHILE pulling andrew

well im off to bed. Ill have more pictures tomorrow!

Question for you:

In in your family takes the most pictures?

for me that would be a tie between my mom, and two uncles. but we always have a ton of pictures from each family event, which I love!


well its official Im back in St Louis….and sad Im not looking at this tonight


after traveling 10 hours yesterday in the car, unpacking, checking on my house, and jumping UP and DOWN for a good 20 minutes BECAUSE MY COUNTERTOP IS IN!!!!

……I then had to get ready for work today. I know. Working the day after you get back from vacation, not cool. But I have my reasons.

I hope to catch everyone up soon on the vaca- it was a blast! Only bad thing, I can’t find my camers 😦


Today I got some major sun!

My day started at 6:30 before everyone got up. I couldnt sleep. I was having a rough night and went to bed WAY before everyone else.  I actually REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to go for a run. I was feeling a little down in the dumps. So early in the AM I went for a 10 mile bike ride. It was perfect and exactly what I needed.

Andrew didnt get up till 830. this is how he started his morning

then we head to the beach……..

for 5 hours…..

I played cards with andrew, read my new book (LOVE IT) and had BBque for dinner.

Then it was time for dessert!




and this is how I ended my night.

I am having a MUCH better day. Its amazing how crabby and sad I can be if I dont work out or do something active!

The food I ate, MAY be a different story. But I burned 500 calories on my bike ride!

Question for you:

Do you get crabby when you don’t exercise?