Monday, January 26, 2009

Senior Pics

So, my mom finally scanned my senior photos! Here are a couple of them!

So, my mom finally scanned my senior photos! Here are a couple of them!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wedding Dress

So, I start with a personal trainer on Wednesday. We're meeting twice a week. My goal is 40 pounds by our wedding in June. I have been looking at wedding dress and have it narrowed down to 2. I would like YOUR opinion! Just take a minute to let me know, dress 1 or 2. There is a front and back photo for each dress. Thank you!

Dress 1

Dress 2
(excuse the words, this was copied from the internet)

Family Visit

We had a great time with Jackie and Lisa! The little puppy is so darn cute. She weighs less then a pound and Aidan was having a blast with her! She was trying to be fierce and play with Aidan and he grabbed a hand full of her hair and lifted her straight off the floor. They were too cute! We also met Lisa's boyfriend Matt, he is a pretty cool guy. We all headed to Tomato Street for dinner and ate for free! Matt had ordered a prochiuto wrap WITHOUT the honey mustard dressing, our waitress even joked about putting honey mustard dressing on his salad instead. Anyways, it came with the dressing and Lisa and Jackie's dinners were cold. So, they comped our meal. It was nice. We also had a babysitter come over last night. She was great and we really like her! Well, I am rambling, so I am headed off to bed.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

10 on Tuesday!

It's Ten on Tuesday time again!

1. Aidan has figured out how to pull himself up! YAY! Maybe not YAY! This means he will be cruising soon and shortly after that, walking. I am excited but I knwo what it means. It's funny, with kids you want so bad for them to learn new things, but once they do, you wish they didn't know how!

2. Aidan Baidan has a cold.. again. I feel like I must be doing something wrong, he always seems to get colds! I went and bought a humidifier tonight... hopefully it will give us BOTH a better night sleep!
3. I am so ready to quit my job. Our boss has unreal expectations of us and it drives me nuts. To top that off, if we don't meet her expectations, rather then confronting us about it, she talks about us to our coworkers! She totally feeds off of her employess gossipy nature and it drives me NUTS! It's pretty bad when she comes and tells me all of the clothes behind the counter need to be hung and put out because she doesn't want to hear Sam (an employee with senority who practically runs the store, does payroll and such) yell at her all day tomorrow about it! HELLO! YOU are the OWNER, why does an EMPLOYEE yell at you about things? Why can't I hang and put out the clothes because YOU want me to, not because YOU don't want to be yelled at by your subordinate! UGH!
4. Jackie (Anthony's mom) and Lisa (Anthony's sister) are coming on Thursday to stay the night with us. Lisa lives in Montana and Jackie in Tri-Cities. They are using our house as a meeting point because Jackie purchased the puppy Lisa wanted and they are meeting up so Lisa can get it!
5. Aidan is moving into size 12 clothes. I hate that inbetween stage where most of one size is too small and most of the other is too big! 12 months fit great AROUND but are too long. UGH! On the other hand, it is fun to pull a new wardrobe out for him!
6. While switching wardrobes I got rid of some of his clothes that are too small (I save the really nice ones and donate the rest). Anyways, my favorite charity is across town, so I figured I would simply post them on Craigslist for free. Well, we met a lady with a heart breaking story. She is 45 with two mostly grown children already. She has had her tubes tied for 15 years now and was engaged to be married to her new fiance. Well, he died last week of some disease while doing missionary work out of the country. This might sound a little cheesy and made up, but you really should have seen the tears pour down this lady's face as she told me about him. Well, their son is due in 2 months and now as she tries to pick up the pieces after his death she is also playing catch up and trying to prepare for the baby. Needless to say, I threw in a little more then those clothes. I has an extra papasan chair and a cradle that I gave to her as well.
7. Anthony got his HAIR CUT!!!!! YAY! It was getting so long. He looks superb!
8. Our taxes should be back between Thursday and Wednesday.... ONE STEP CLOSER TO OUR CAR!
9. We saw "My Best Friends Girl" last night, It has Kate Hudson, Dane Cook, Jason Biggs and Alec Baldwin. Very good romantic comedy. These kind of movies are perfect for us. It has the comedy for Anthony and the romance for me!
10. Aidan is teething and those top teeth are trying so hard to come through! We have been up between 5 and 6 times a night for the last week. I am tired, worn out and grouchy. So is Aidan. I am getting nervous that because this has gone on this long Aidan won't resume his great sleep schedule when the cut through. I hope he does, I would like full nights of sleep again! Perhaps, Anthony will just learn how to get up with him!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Basketball Night

So, Daddy had a double header Friday and Aidan Baidan and I made it to the first game. Anthony was much more agressive and actually scored seven points. He made the first points of the game with a 3 pointer! YAY! It was nice to see him come out of his shell at the game. Not that Anthony is ever really in a shell, he just needed to step it up when playing basketball. Here are a few photos from the game. Mommy needs to improve her sports photography skills!

Here's Daddy and Aidan at half time...
He shoots, he scores!

Nice Rebound!

Here he is passing the ball.

Here he is on defense!

Friday, January 16, 2009


YAY! I am one happy Mommy! Anthony just left to go file his taxes... I smell a new car in a week!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Aidan Baidan

Juat an FYI for any of our "followers", Aidan Baidan has his own blog at

Ten on Tuesday

1. Aidan was up 4 times last night! I think he might be getting his teeth in. Maybe. I am a tired Mommy and a grouchy Daddy just left for work!

2. I have a found a neat website called that is wonderful! She has an entire plan for getting your house in order, cleaned and decluttered! I will be starting her program this week, as soon as I go buy myself a timer. She focuses on creating good habits and FLY stands for Finally Loving Yourself.. a terrific concept!

3. Aidan has an appointment at the doctor this morning. I forgot to schedule his follow up for his ear infection 3 weeks ago (so my appt should have been a week ago) plus, he has had a cough that has been around for at least 3 weeks and he is sounding a little wheezy.

4. I have not gotten my car yet. We have decided to wait until our taxes are back so we can get a discount by paying cash upfront. I cannot help but look at cars though and have 3 right now I really would like to go check out. However, I realize it is pointless when they probably won;t even be around when we have the money!

5. We have been having a great discussion on our Mommy and Me boards about the modern day woman's expectations of her husband. This great discussion has given me some wonderful insight on relationships, more specifically, mine and Anthony's. I am eager to take this new insight along with my new cleaning and organizing routine and smooth out the bumps here at home. Hopefully making both Anthony and I happier people. Afterall, a good relationship is one that it is always evolving, changing and one that is WORKED on!

6. Aidan said "Mama" last night. He said it one more time and is now back to syaing "Dada". UGH!

7. Anthony finally moved his weight set inside the house from the garage and is eager to start using it again.

8. I am not looking forward to going to work tomorrow after last weeks event. BLEGH!

9. Our son has found the little door stopper behind his bedroom door that goes "BOING". It is my secret weapon to get Anthony out of bed in the morning! Our bed is right on the other side of that wall! HEHE!

10. I am going to sign off so Aidan and I can get to Walmart for cold medicine for Mommy, diapers and a timer.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Background

Go check out this blog.. she has SUPER cute backgrounds!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Work was eventful. As Ashlynn and I were closing the store last night a cop pulled into the parking lot. She joked with me that the cop was there to talk to me. Well, she walks back outside to bring in the strollers and the cop DOES walk up to her asking if everything is okay inside. He came in explaining that one of our customers had called saying that a guy with a gun had tried to rob her in the parking lot. We were baffled, we had seen nothing and heard nothing. There were three cops sitting in our parking lot trying to figure things out. We got back to closing and when I left, they even had the back road blocked off at both ends. WEIRD! Anthony insists I need to start carrying mace. Can you imagine if that guy had come INTO our store instead of trying to rob the lady in the parking lot?

On another note, Anthony had his first basketball game last night. He is playing basketball through church. While basketball is very obviously not his sport, he enjoys the exercise and is the fastest guy on the team. He has decided it can't hurt to shoot more often whether he makes it or not. You certainly can't make it if you don't shoot! Aidan enjoyed the first 5 minutes of the game, after that, he was cranky having to sit in my lap for near an hour. I think next week we'll only stay for the first half of the game.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Are you serious?

So, since Aidan has been born, Anthony has been up with him, maybe 3 times. No big deal. However, he wakes me up last night at 2 am to ask how many ounces he needs to put in the bottle. I was shocked, not only had I not heard Aidan but Anthony did! So, I laid in bed awake waiting for Anthony to get back. He gets back in bed and I mentioned that I didn't even hear Aidan, I must have been sleeping hard. He tells me that he was watching TV in bed and heard Aidan. He then turned the TV off and pretended to be asleep!!!! When he realized I wasn't waking up he got up. ARE YOU SERIOUS!?!? Well, I guess at least he can admit it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

So, I am going to give this a shot. I know a couple of people who do this as well. We'll see how long I keep it up. I might also try wordless Wednesday just to get myself blogging a little more.

1. Aidan has become quite the fit thrower. He throws them at nap time, he throws them when I walk away to get his bottle, when I suck out his nose and I'm sure there are other times. He has certainly learned how to turn on the tears!

2. Anthony has had 4 days off in three weeks. He has been working so hard moving snow! It's sad that the winter is his time with Aidan and he doesn't get to see him much with a work-at-night, sleep-during-the-day schedule.

3. With Anthony working, we have enough saved up to put down half of a new car, well, new to me!

4. I have not worked since the week before Christmas and I am dreading going back tomorrow. I got used to being home with my boys!

5. While I may have been stuck in the house for nearly three weeks (most of the time), my house is a disaster! Something about being indoors just zaps my energy to get anything done.

6. I found a fantastic present for my Dad's birthday Next week! YAY!

7. I am so close to getting rid of our kitten. He drives me nuts! He is the highest energy kitten I have EVER had! At the moment, he crawled under the couch to retrieve some bead garland from our Christmas decorations and is dragging it around the house like a puppy!

8. Grocery shopping is much needed in my house, so I am going out today. Wish me luck, I hope the store isn't as busy today as it was this weekend! I mean really, the snow has been around for three weeks, how long do they need to keep the Wal-Marts in Spokane closed?

9. We are starting our "healthy eating" kick this week. I hope it sticks. I am terrible about starting something like this and not following through. I really hope to drop some weight in time for our wedding in June!

10. Aidan is learning more and more by the day! His newest trick.. spitting his food out! I don't mean just pushing it out with his tongue... I mean SPITTING it!

WOW, ten things are harder then they seem. However, it really got me thinking about things. For instance, I am going to go make my grocery list!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


So, Anthony's Dad came into town today to visit and deliver our Christmas presents. We got one of those digital picture frames!!!! YAY! I just uploaded 114 photos to it that range from the hospital to now of Aidan. I'm SO stoked to have it! Now I have one for the house and a keychain version for on the go! Anthony also got some Carhart water repelant bib overalls. He LOVES them. He wore them to work tonight. We are planning on going to the car lot tomorrow to test drive my car. CROSS YOUR FINGERS that we make it there tomorrow. I hope Anthony is in the mood... I want my new car!