OH Where Oh Where have I been

Hi everyone. Again. I know it is been a really long time since I blogged, and  a few weeks before that I was gone as well. I guess life has just been taking over. Which is perfectly fine with me. I also have been trying to stay off the internet as much as possible. With Andrew on summer break, we have been doing lots of fun things together and staying busy. I try to give him as much attention as a can, and keep my phone away. Also,I have about ZERO energy at the end of the night (apparently I may have to wait a YEAR after surgery to get this all back. UGH.)

I know I have lots of new things to tell you guys! Especially about a new guy I have been seeing 🙂 But here are just a few things Andrew and I have been up to……

    • 4th Of July with my family

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    • Andrew’s last 3rd grade baseball game

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    • Flowers from the new guy 🙂

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    • Evil looking cat

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    • Getting ready for the garage sale

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    • Pool time

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    • Andrew’s other baseball team, the Cardinals

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    • First, wedding of the season, my mom braided my hair. With a messy bun in the back. I loved it!

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So that is just ALITTTTLLE bit that has been going on here. Tell me, what is new with you?

Question for you:

What is the biggest most exciting thing that happened this summer so far?

 

 

The good and bad kept me away

Hi everyone!!! I had no idea it has been 3 weeks since I have been here! I took a LONNNGGG break. There are of course MANY reasons while i have been away, but the main was I needed a break.

With everything that has happened so far this year, I wanted to unplug. There was also SO many things I wanted to do at home, with Andrew, and with myself, that the blog fell to the wayside.

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We had a furry visitor who was dropped on my hands in the middle of the night by our cat May May

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My dad came over that morning and we released him outside. He was much cuter outside!

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I also have gone back to work full time. It has been a rough transition, since I am still getting my strength back. But on a positive note, I am SOOOOOO happy to be back. I have missed all my coworkers and the babies so much. ❤ NICU

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I also had this amazing “friend” visit outside the window at work

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On a not so happy note, I was in a car accident last week.

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Luckily, everyone was ok . But the person who hit me who’s fault it was, does not have insurance, so I have to pay for some of it 😦

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I also had another doctors visit while I was away. I did need to be put under, but no incisions and I was able to go home that day.

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It all went great and I am just now being followed 🙂

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Andrew and I are finally back at the pool~

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this is him going down the FAST slide! There is just something about being out in the sun that makes me happy

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I know there has been so much going on, I am sure I forgot some things on here, but I promise amanda I will be around more now!

Question for you:

What is something big (or not so big) that is going on for you the past few weeks?

 

Two times in one day

The weekend started nice and early for me and Andrew. 6:45 to be exact! (andrew it’s saturday!!!) haha

Andrew went to his dad’s today. And after 15 minutes, I was bored  and a little lost. So I headed out for a bike ride!!!

I rode about 12 miles on one of my favorite trails, Grants trail. It is a must if you live in St Louis.

After that, my cousins and I headed to the pool. And before I laid out to get some much needed vitamin D, I swam a few laps.

I didn’t want to swim a specific distance, I just swam. I told myself for 15 minutes. It felt great, but I am definitely REALLY slow.

Tomorrow, I hope it really isn’t raining and cloudy like they say so I can go for a run 🙂

Question for you:

What are you doing this weekend?

How are you getting your body moving this weekend?

Diving board

Today, was an extremely blah day. I did make it to the gym, I ran 2 miles and then biked 9. I felt great until about 1pm. I couldn’t get out of my funk! I’m worried that my vitamin D level is screwed up again. I just feel down and tired, but for no reason what so ever! I’m over that feeling haha

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Andrew and I decided we needed to get out of the house. so we headed to the pool!!!

Andrew decided on his own (just yesterday) that he wanted to go off the HIGH diving board!

I was SO proud of him!

He is swimming like a fish!

Now I just need to get him to stop holding his nose…..

Any  suggestions?

Dont forget the giveaway!! you only have until friday night when I pick a winner!!

Question for yoU:

-At the pool, would you rather just sun bath, go down the slide, diving board, or the lazy river?

Birthday # 27

A year ago, I celebrated my birthday with a small get together and got the best present ever.

After this weekend barbecue, it was time for a low key birthday. Today I OFFICALLY turned 27!

My day started out with pancakes with Andrew, and then my dad changed the oil in my car. A great gift too!

Andrew and I then headed to the movies to see Ice Age 4. It was really cute

Lunch time

and then the pool. Andrew heading down the slide

Finally, dinner at my parents with the family. I got a dehumidifier 🙂

This is something I needed for my house, and my parents were nice to get it. (those things are crazy expensive! And I need one for Andrew’s allergies.)

Well there you have it. Another year. Weird to see how things changed from year to year….

Question for you:

What is your favorite birthday gift you can remember?

Sunny Sunday

I hope everyone had a grea Sunday! Andrew and I started out our day with pancakes and church.

We then headed to the pool with my mom and nephew. And Andrew went down the big slide for the first time!

First, I went down

Then Andrew!

We had to head home, so I could paint. The bathroom better be ready soon-I’m running out of paint! haha

After, a family dinner at my parents house, it finally rained! The weather here has been over 100 each day!

My flowers show just how dry and hot it has been!

Andrew and I found this funny video right before bed, and of course wordpress won’t let me attach it- but enjoy!

http://youtu.be/sGF6bOi1NfA

Question for you:

How did you spend your weekend?

Is anyone feeling tired and drained from all this heat!?!?!

Birthday week + cabinet update~!

Hi everyone! Sorry my blogging has been completely crazy this week. Trying to get my house ready for my bday party on saturday resulted in no sleep, hardly having time to eat and no exercise. Well unless you count pulling up tree roots

 (yep. this happened. in 95 degree heat. yep. Im stupid. haha)

Anyway. I had a pretty good birthday. I turned 26 yesterday (it feels the same as 25 hahA)

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Friday and saturday were a blur. All I ate on saturday was a banana, apple, and then dinner that I made for the party. It was so wild because I was cleaning the ENTIRE house and getting the kitchen put together. But I think pictures work best!

 The cabinets are in, but I will post pictures about that tomorrow. All that work, deserves its own post 🙂

 

 

 

 

Flowers to get my house all pretty!

 

Flowers from my friend Adam

my mom made my cake! Funfetti of course!

Having a party, can be A LOT of work. Especially when trying to finish up a kitchen. It isn’t finished by any means but its starting to feel like a real house now! I need a new counter top, and then I will be moving in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today, was LOOOOWWWW key. I didn’t end up falling asleep last night till 230am!! who am I? I was up texting my son’s dad……….yep.

Anywho, today included sleeping in, heading to the pool

And then I went to get my birthday present

I got a trimmer from my parents for my birthday. Funny-yes. Needed-defiantly.

Nooowwww to learn how to use it haha

Andrew had a blast.

Now im watching Iron Man, and going to bed. I work tomorrow, and my goal this week is to get sleep and get to the gym!

Question for you:

How did you spend your weekend?

For your birthday, do you prefer practical gifts?

crazy for veggies?

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This morning started with the Last of the red and blue pancakes

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After crying over the last eating the pancake, and realizing it was already 90 degrees at 930 and canceling our bike ride. I made a trip to my second home. Home Depot.

 I bought some new stepping stones to fill in the walk way. My next project!

 This is what it looked liked before

After getting rid of a ton some weeds, it looks like this

after pictures to come……..

Then after sweating, just by moving the new bricks. I took a break with two cookies and a trip to the pool!

My son and I needed some together time, and we had a blast playing with the beach ball. After two hours at the pool and many cocoa almonds consumed it was time for some real food……in the form of a smoothie!p>

What do you think of the new hair cut?? I cut off two inches, and I miss it 😦

Unfortuantly this smoothie didnt get finished. The yogurt I put in (left over from work yesterday) had cinnamon in it, and DID. NOT. TASSTE. good at ALL! So it got pitched 😦

I hate wasting food. So I ate some cool whip cake instead.

Then it was time for YOGA!! It wasn’t that hard this week (a lot of newbies) but it was an awesome stretch and time to DEstress.

I have been having a lot of stress lately, and I found that the past few weeks that I have been going to yoga, I find that I am a much happier person. (now I just need to work on getting rid of this weight!!!! Its amazing how a number on the scale and tight clothes can make you unhappy! and I hate it!!)

ANyway, after yoga I was CRAVING veggies. This. NEVVVVVERR happens. But I listened!

I had sweet potato fries, cucumber, spinach and a leftover hamburger. Also a side of ketchup haha. I didnt even want to put my hamburger on a bun!! I love carbs…I guess I just enough of them earlier in the day

And a pedicure!

Now Im going to bed, and I will hopefully be getting up early for a bike ride! good night!

Question for you:

What is something that stresses you out?

Do you stress about the number on a scale?

Rest

Well today I didnt get one moment to rest. and as a result, I was a crabby ** not nice person.

It started off with breakfast…like this….

then I put it all together YUM

Egg. Banana. PB. sandwich. It was awesome

Then my son and I ran all around town dropping off invitations for his bday. Then to get our pictures taken. Each year we get pictures together.

This was several years ago….they grow up so fast! ill share as soon as I get them in a few weeks!

Then it was STRAIGHT to get my nephew and to bread co to have lunch with people from work. My friend Jessica is moving to South Carolina on Sunday. I will miss her. She is such an awesome person.

Home to put the baby down for a nap, while my kiddo played in the pool and sprinkler

I found his sticking his hair in the water, I was laughing while trying to get a picture

Dinner was made and served. Meatball sandwiches, watermelon, and salad. And birthday cake for dessert.

I didnt get a workout in. I could have after putting the kiddo to bed. But I was CRABBBBBYYY. I was biting everyone’s heads off. Im sorry family!

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I absolutely love helping others. I love watching my nephew. Visiting with friends is something I really enjoy. But I am being stretched too thin. I am always telling people I can do things for them. I love to help others especially those really in need.

But Im not taking care of me. I ate 2000 calories today and didnt get a workout in. I watched my nephew even when I didnt have a moment to really do that. I delivered all the invitations, even though Andrew is having a joint bday party with another kindergartener.

I am also emotional because my son is turning 6 tomorrow. Which I am SOOO excited about (ok maybe just a little) but also a little sad that he is growing up so fast!

(he wanted an M&M cake for his 3rd birthday)

But to add salt to the wound, he is leaving to go out of town with his dad tomorrow. Which means I will only have him for half his birthday. I have never missed ONE birthday. I have been there for him each and every day.

(at his 3rd bday party)

So I am upset that he will be gone. I am trying to think of things to do while he is gone. And having time by myself is good. But after about a 1/2 day, I want him back. (is that selfish?)

They are also going to the lake for the family reunion. This is a reunion I have attended for several years. It is still hard that I am not going to this. I miss the fact that the family I once thought I would be apart of, is no longer going to happen. (yes I know its been two years. )

Well tomorrow I have plans for a birthday breakfast and a new lego for his birthday present. Even though I only have him for 1/2 the day, I hope I can make it a good one!

OKKKKKKKKK enough venting.

Question for you:

For your birthday, do you make a big deal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner?