November 3, 2014

Breaking The Silence

That ^ sounds like it should be on the cover of an US Weekly magazine or something, doesn't it?  My reality TV loving self wishes.

I'm not here with some big announcement or to tell you something profound, I wish...again.  Instead I'm going to give you a brain dump sort of post because after taking long?...break that's all I have to offer.

I miss blogging.  I do.  I used to have ideas on top of ideas for posts.  Sometimes I'd even have to keep a list in my "notes" app just so I wouldn't forget all my "great ideas".  I don't have anything major going on in life right now, maybe that's why.  Life is pretty good, easy, uncomplicated, content at the moment and I like it that way.  But I do miss feeling inspired and I miss writing.  I've read other posts lately that convey the same message so maybe blogging is dying?  I don't know.  But for right now I'm OK with blogging whenever and feeling no pressure to do more.  

I'm going to start teaching PiYo this week!  I can't tell how nervicited {nervous+excited- got it from Pinky Pie on My Little Pony}.  I've been practicing PiYo for about  months now and I love it.  Coming off of T25 I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about something more low impact, less of a calorie burn, and overall slower but I underestimated it big time.  I drove three hours to Ft. Wayne IN last weekend and took an eight hour certification class and, believe it or not, they passed me!  And, yes, that means I did PiYo for EIGHT hours {8!!!} that day.  Ouch! But I learned so much about form, teaching, music, how PiYo is supposed to feel, it was awesome.  I've got an hour long routine and I've almost got it nailed down, almost.  My class is Thursday and as long as I don't throw up on the stage I think I'll be doing alright.  Wish me luck.  
I threw a surprise party for Jimmy's 30th this weekend.  It's the second surprise party I've thrown for him and I have to say, I'm quite good at it.  He had been saying how he wanted to do something BIG for his 30th this year and I kinda just brushed it off.  I didn't want a big party at our house because I hate cleaning, didn't feel like cooking for the masses and I was just really selfish about the whole thing, to be honest.  I did want to make this birthday special though so in a weeks time I set up a surprise party with twenty of our closest friends and family and it went off without a hitch.  I'm glad we got to celebrate my main squeeze the way he deserves, with good beer and good friends.

Are you guys watching True Tori?  Oh I was so excited when I saw it was coming back on {my inner reality TV whore is coming out}.  Can I just say it, they are a mess.  I mean I am really glad they decided to share this train-wreck with all of us, I really am, but MY GOD I'm thinking that maybe some of this should have been handled in private.  Am I right?  Last "season" I was all Team Tori because DUH he cheated on her, ruined their marriage, disrespected his wife and family, embarrassed them, abandoned them, was self-absorbed, the list goes on.  But this "season" I find myself feeling a little Team Dean.  Maybe it's because they're showing us a new side of crazy in Tori but geeeeez girlfriend needs help.  And that's all I'm going to say about that. 

Kendall and I had some mommy-daughter time this weekend and it was much needed.  It's not often I get to spend time with just her so when I do I'm always reminded how awesome she is.  We went to a roller skating birthday party and it was her first time on skates and my first time in a LONG time.  It was so much fun to teach her something new, to be silly, and just focus all of my attention on her.  She's such a little girl now!  She's no longer a toddler and she reminded me of that yesterday.  On our way home she said, "mom it was so much fun roller skating with just me and you" and at that very moment it was like she was reading my mind because I was thinking the same thing.  And did I mention she was like a pro in those skates?  She only fell a handful of times in two hours and barely held my hand except to be pulled every now and then {because that's FUN!}.  I really need to make more time for just her more often.  She rocks. 

James is...James.  He's still a handful and reminds me that boys really are different than girls.  Jimmy and I are always saying, "Kendall never did this".  He's a boy through and through.  He climbs EVERYTHING, gets into EVERYTHING, and loves his mama.  If you give him a pile of toys to play with he will gravitate towards the cars and trucks before anything else.  He sleeps with a stuffed teddy bear now and when he sees it he grabs it and hugs it as tight as possible and sways back and forth.  Pretty much the cutest thing you will see ever in your life.  His first and only word is, "whoa" or sometimes it comes out "wow" we're still trying to decide if he's saying two separate words or if they're the same to him.  He can "jump" now and he thinks he's pretty cool when he does.  He's a pretty great sleeper, most nights, knock on wood, and is usually a solid 7-7+/- schedule.  He's definitely the cutest baby I've ever laid {layed?} eyes on and that's just a fact.  I say, at least once a day, "OMG he's SO cute!".  And I mean it.  He's SO CUTE!  He will definitely give me grey hairs and a heart attack but MY GOD he's cute.

Fall hit us in the face with some winter like temperatures this weekend and it reminded me of what's to come.  Winter.  Snow.  Ice.  Never leaving the house with two small kids because all the coats, all the hats, all the cold.  I hate it.  I will never be a fan of winter except on Christmas.  I try to convince my husband that we need to move to a warmer part of the earth on a regular basis.  He doesn't even roll his eyes anymore or listen for that matter.  I always thought people were being dramatic when they talked about S.A.D. but guys it's a legit disorder.  I've never been a fan of the winter months but being a mom in the colder months is like a dying a slow death.  I rely on park dates, swimming pools and all the outdoor things for my sanity.  Take those away and I'm a crazy person.  

Speaking of... I saw about 6 billion Red Cups {capitalized because apparently they are THAT significant} in my Instagram feed this weekend.  Instead of making me want a big ole cup of Peppermint Mocha it made me want to boycott The Buck altogether.  Why?  Red Cup=Christmas time.  We didn't even get to devour our Halloween candy and these guys are celebrating Christmas?  No, Starbucks, it's not time.  Respect the turkey.  

And there you have it, I broke my silence to talk about reality TV stars and Starbucks.  Happy Monday friends.


  1. we are so so similar…and I hope that doesn't offend you! I always always wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put my tree up! And yes I still say at least 5 times a day that "carsyn never did that." Boys are really so different!

    And how did I miss you bring an instructor?! I'm so behind of my instagram favorites! And I would so drive 3 hours to take a class under your instruction!

  2. Girl I am with you, Tori and Dean are a hot mess! I really think it's karma though since she cheated on her previous spouse.
    I feel the same way about winter and I live in South Carolina, much warmer usually. However we had snow in some parts of the state this weekend! I am so not ready for winter. I just don't like the cold! I am not a SAHM but I can only imagine how bad it would be!

  3. your girl vs. boy paragraph. I could have typed it word for work. This boy tries to dive over the arm of the couch. He's nuts....and a huge Mommas boy.

    When I was pregnant the whole idea of a boy just seemed so It was something I "needed" but so weird... I love it so so much though. I just eat him up. but yeah, they're crazy. lol

    He gets in to EVERYTHING. She never did. I'm considering a baby enclosure. Kidding...kind of.

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