April 28, 2011

Sanibel Island Florida Trip

I am back in SNOWY Minnesota!!  From 80’s and sun to COLD and snowy…ick.  I am VERY happy to be home again with my boys though.  I had a great time with all the ladies who I traveled with and feel I got a sufficient amount of sand, sun, swimming and laughing.  We had a great time!!  Here are just some of the pictures I took.

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April 20, 2011

I’m Leaving On A Jet Plane

I am leaving for my girls trip this afternoon.  Our flight leaves from Minneapolis @ 7 am tomorrow so we are staying down right next to the airport tonight.  By this time tomorrow I will be in 90 degree weather on the beach!!!  I am looking forward to that part VERY much.  I even packed 2 days ago.  For a chronic procrastinator like me, that is BIG.  I also took the time to pack Tanner’s bag- he and Daddy are heading to my in-laws for Easter weekend for some quality time with Grandma and Grandpa.  They (Grandma and Grandpa) are VERY excited to spend time with my boys.  And who wouldn’t be??  They are quite amazing.

I, however, am NOT very excited to be away from Tanner for 5 days…EEK!!  I know it sounds so stupid and cliché but I really hate being away from him.  I actually think it was easier to leave him when he was a little younger because he didn’t really know what was going on and was oblivious to having a missing Mommy.  Paul keeps telling me that I am not nervous about Tanner being OK while I am gone-it is that I am nervous about how I will be away from Tanner.  I think he is right.  I KNOW that it is good for him to have some one-on-one Daddy time and feel VERY lucky to have a husband that is such a good daddy.  We dyed Easter Eggs this morning and gave him his Easter basket so I..um I mean Tanner..wouldn’t miss out :)

  I am going to miss this face but will definitely enjoy some relaxation on the beach..It might be the last time for some time to myself for a WHILE.

Here’s my little man playing outside on the ONE nice day we had last week.

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He got mad when I set him on his scooter…I swear I went and helped him off it (as soon as I got a couple pictures..hehe)





I’ll be back at blogging with LOTS of pics from my trip as soon as I get back.

April 19, 2011

Books I’ve Read-Update

As I have said before I am a book-aholic.  Since getting my kindle I have a SERIOUS reading addiction and read almost 1-2 hours a day (either during Tanner’s naptime or before going to sleep for the night).  Here is a list of books I have read since my last book update in end or Jan/beginning of Feb:

Romantic Comedies:

Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin

Something Blue by Emily Griffin

Baby Proof by Emily Griffin

Love the One You’re With by Emily Griffin

Romantically Challenged by Beth Orsoff

Reunion by J.L. Penn

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

Can you keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (2nd book of Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (3rd book of Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

A Cry in the Night by Mary Higgins Clark

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Collins

“A” is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

“B” is for Burglar by Sue Grafton


Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

When Tito Loved Clara by Jon Michaud


Next up for reading on my vacation:

“Bossypants” by Tina Fey- her autobiography


Instead of writing reveiws of ALL of these books please e-mail if you want to know more about any of them.

Also-ALWAYS taking suggestions.

Happy Reading!!


April 14, 2011

Mini Panic Attack

I was just filling in my calendar for the remainder of April, and May and realized that this baby is coming up QUICK!!  I had Tanner @ 38 weeks 6 days.  If this baby comes at the same time, it means I have  little more than 60 days until my little nugget Deuce makes his/her world debut.  EEK!!  I know I am ready to be a mom of 2, so it’s not that part that freaks me out.  It’s all the stuff I have planned to do between now and then.

A BEACH Weekend Girls Trip with my mom, aunt, cousins, and friends

(I would give more details BUT the destination is a surprise for my mom’s friend who just turned 50, so I can’t divulge details but it will be FABULOUS!!  4 days of warm weather and relaxation here I come!!)

Organizing my high school 10-year reunion

Organizing Group of 25 friends/family heading to Target Field for a Twins game

3 baby showers

(NOT for me but for pregnant friends of mine- I have a total of 6 girlfriends due in June/July/Aug/Sept)

1 Graduation party

(Paul’s brother is graduating High School)

Prepping for summer at the lake

(yard work, lake stuff, etc-Oh yeah and getting a new well dug and plumbed in-just some small stuff..haha)

Putting up fencing around Tanner’s playground

Trip to Danube to do yard work, staging, and for sale work on our house.

(This we have neglected ALL winter.  Who wants to buy a house in the middle of winter anyways????  It is time for me to kick butt, start networking and marketing this house to GET IT SOLD)

Redecorating Bathroom

(This is have all the supplies for, I am just waiting for warmer weather so I can bring the cabinets outside to paint them)


Does this sound like enough???  Oh yeah, and among all this I also get to raise a sweet little boy and take time to relax and enjoy the little life inside me :)  Surprisingly, this daunting list only gave me a MINI panic attack.  Good thing I am a laid back gal or it might send me over the edge.  There’s nothing to do but keep picking away and crossing things off my list!!  Nothing like the nesting phase and a LONG list of projects/tasks to keep an expectant Momma busy!!

April 12, 2011

Tanner’s 1 year Photos

Tanner had his 1 year portraits done by a recommended photographer.  Her name is Debbie and she has done many pictures for friends of mine (including weddings).   Debbie was great and Tanner had a lot of fun flirting with her while getting his pictures taken. I am so happy with how the pictures turned out.  Now is the hard part of trying to decide which ones to order…..

Click HERE for the Studio 22 Photography Website.

Click HERE to go to Studio 22 Facebook page.  She has LOTS of her work posted here too.

Here is my HANDSOME little boy…ENJOY!!!

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