Hello World!

No, I’m not coding my first computer program.

I had a 2+ hour nap today and it. felt. awesome. Seriously, I haven’t felt this rejuvenated in a long time. I’m not even sure the last time I got a nap. I think it was back when I fainted. Or maybe around Christmas. Whenever, it’s been too long. Naps, I’ve missed you.

We’ve had a busy weekend and the nap was much needed. I don’t think I’ve been to bed before 11 p.m. since Wednesday. I’m one of those people that needs their sleep and my usual bedtime is around 9:30 p.m. So staying up 2 or more hours later than that, and still getting up at the same time, has taken its toll.

At any rate, we had a fun weekend and I spent a lot of time with Isabella. She and I both needed that. I can’t even tell you how much I love her and how much she amazes me every day.

Here are some of the highlights from the long holiday weekend.

Friday night we went to the park and she rode the teetor totter all by herself.


Yes I know she’s facing the wrong way but she’s still riding it without any help. She had a blast too. I have to make a conscious effort not to hover too close to her when we’re out at the park. I’m trying to remember to give her some independence and try things on her own, without help from me. I’m still close enough to catch her if she falls or make sure she’s doesn’t get hurt, but far enough that she is free to explore on her own. I can’t believe how grown up she’s getting! She turned 20 months today! AH!

Saturday I spent the morning getting my hair cut and colored. I wanted something fun and different so I told my hair dresser Mike to go crazy. He went darker all over and then we angled the cut to give it more body (my hair is SUPER fine and thin. I have like 3 hairs on my head. I would love to have super long hair but it would look horrible so I have to accept the fact that my options are limited).


I am happy with how it turned out though I’m still getting used to it. The sad part is that I can’t put it in a ponytail anymore. *gasp* Whatever will I do on a bad hair day?

Sunday we headed to the beach for the first day of pick up sand volleyball at Lake Manawa (while we were gone, the realtors had an open house for us and no one showed. Bummer). We set this up every year and basically spend every Sunday at the lake, playing volleyball, swimming and just chilling with friends. The weather looked worrisome in the morning but it actually turned out to be a great day, hot even! We only had enough people for doubles so I definitely got my workout in! 3 games of doubles in the hot sun was enough.


Isabella had fun too. She played on the little playground, dug around in the sand, walked along the beach and made a new friend.



We were all pretty exhausted that night. After Munchkin went to bed, CJ and I crashed out on the couch and watched some DVRed shows while chowing down on popcorn.

Today we met up with my family for brunch and then did a quick shopping trip at Babies R’Us. We got Isabella ready for summer with a some new sunglasses and a sun hat.


I know it’s blurry (used my phone real quick), but you get the idea.











Then we spent the day playing outside, either in the backyard…


…or at the park.


She has never been a fan of the swings but I was able to get her to sit on my lap today. She didn’t last long and she wasn’t happy about it, but it was a baby step.


(it was crazy windy out today which is why my hair looks like such a mess. Please don’t take that as an indication of how my new style looks!)

I even got CJ to demonstrate to me that he can in fact do pull-ups. (I tried and I can’t do them. I very impressed with people who can)


Isabella had insisted on bringing her new shades with her but of course dropped them as soon as we got to the playground. CJ was in charge of them from that point on.


Any guy who can do pull-ups is man enough to wear blue butterfly sunglasses. And hey, they actually match his Batman shirt!

That’s about it. Tomorrow it’s back to work for a short 4-day week, which is sure to mean craziness. But for once I feel like I actually got some rest over a long weekend so I’m ready to tackle the day job! 

Have a great week!

If you liked this, you might also like:

Vacation from my Vacation

V-Weekend part 1 and part 2

Girl’s Day

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