Tuesday, May 24, 2011

hello/hi

practicing with our new nikon D60

practicing with our new nikon D60

enjoying the sun

It's Monday evening and my friend Adie just left from one of my most favorite kind of nights- Bachelorette nights!  Last season we started watching The Bachelor together, and it's just so much more fun to watch it with someone else. We have a great time pausing the show every 10 minute to girl talk, giggle, and laugh at ourselves as we realize we both have the chills during the music montage. Nerds? You betcha!  But to be honest, I really enjoy these silly shows. I'm also a huge fan of the Real Housewives, NJ and the OC namely, but I watch all of them regularly (okay, religiously). No shame in my game! ;)

So tonight was a fun, low-key night, in a great run of low-key nights due to Hank getting his wisdom teeth out. It's been so nice having him home for three straight days, and while recuperating on the couch (and me keeping him company), we decided to get into a new show.  I use the term "get into" because when we get into a show, we really get into it. We kind of get obsessed and end up watching at least 3 episodes in one sitting everytime. In our pre-baby days we've been known to watch entire seasons in one weekend!  In fact, there was a time, years ago when we were right int the middle of watching Season 2 of Lost, and Hank was really sick and just wanted to sleep. I, in my Lost craze, forced him to stay awake and keep watching episodes well into the night- like literally making sure he didn't fall asleep so we could power through it! We still laugh about it today.  But this weekend we finally watched the first episode of Sons of Anarchy and now we are totally hooked (and on episode 13). It's just that good! And as far as Hank's recovery, he's doing very well. He's still in a bit of pain, but nothing major and he ended up forgoing any pain medication. Tough cookie!

So, we spent the majority of our weekend watching SOA, figuring out how we could make the same old soft food options not so boring, and doing stuff around the house. This is our birthday week and I am beyond excited to spend some time with my family and friends. Saturday evening is Shirley's fiance's 30th birthday get-together (details are a surprise so I can't share yet), but I can't wait to see everyone. Then Sunday is my birthday, next Tuesday is our anniversary, and Wednesday is Hank's birthday. Crazy, right? So many celebrations.

In other news, Henry is officially 6 months as of yesterday! I'm looking forward to posting his 6 month post later this week, and I just can't get over how much he's changed in such a short time! I'm sad about how quickly time has gone by, but also excited because each stage seems to be better than the last.

I also have to say how strange it is to not have the summer vacation excitement I've had for my entire life up until now. From almost as far back as I can remember I've either been a student, or more recently, a teacher.  I think it's almost safe to say that the summer anticipation as a teacher is even more intense than when I was a student. But either way, it's bizarre for it to be "just summer." This week is the last week of school and right about now I'd be so happy about the freedom I was about to experience. I loved my job, but having three months off to do as you please after working for 9 months straight? There's nothing sweeter. Summer anticipation, I miss you! Although this life is so much better, it's the little things like that that creep up on me and make me miss those days just a bit.

But with summer in mind, there is still so much to look forward to!  I feel like there are so many things I want to do and places I want us to go. If only we ALL had a teacher's schedule, right? I wish.

On that note, off to bed! It's just about midnight. xoxo

25 comments:

  1. it sounds like so much fun!! tuesdays are my bachelor/bachelorette nights because i don't have tv... i end up watching them on the internet...

    Those pictures are fabulous by the way! :)

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  2. i also like to really get into a series, and watching an entire season is so much better than waiting for weekly episodes.

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  3. Oh my, those photos are so summery! I'm sitting by the heater with very cold toes, feeling a lot of summer anticipation right now <3

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  4. I get obsessed w/ tv shows too so I try to limit my trashy tv to a minimum :) I wasn't sure about this season's bachelorette but OF COURSE i turned it on and got sucked in. for the season. already.

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  5. I love the photos! They are beautiful!
    I too get crazy about tv shows and watch episode after episode!

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  6. I love getting crazy about TV episodes I would watch at least 3 or 4 episodes in one night, its always so sad when the season ends or even the series.

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  7. So excited about the Bachelorette! It will be an interesting season. Somehow they always manage to find someone to create drama & who is not there for the "right reasons" Love it :)

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  8. aw, that sounds like fun! we're all allowed to have some guilty pleasure shows with our girlfriends (mine is Sex & the City!). Can't wait to hear all about your upcoming celebrations!

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  9. Haha we're the same way with TV shows - especially "Dexter". Not sure if you've seen it but it's pretty addiction-worthy. Love your pictures too, lilacs are my favorite. :) I wish they were out here but they're still blooming...

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  10. SOA is my 2nd most favorite show in the entire world... Preceded only by Dexter!

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  11. Beautiful photos!!

    xo
    Janelle

    www.janellehaskin.etsy.com

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  12. WHOO Hooo! Bachelorette nights are the best! The flower pics are beautiful! Good use of aperture...I just actually learned what this was, so saying it makes me feel like I know what I am talking about ;)

    xo
    Delighted Momma

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  13. I sort of know the feeling of missing summer anticipation! I opened up my own business last summer around this time here in New Jersey and the summers are my busy time! So although it is definably a time that I will be working more then ever...I am still excited! Are you guys taking your trip to the Jersey Shore this summer? I love seeing your Seaside photos as I live in Toms River...it really is such a small world!

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  14. Mad Men is our latest obsession! I adore the time period- so interesting!

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  15. I LOVE those shows, too! I am utterly obsessed : )

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  16. I'm pretty sure we should be BFFs. We both live in Prescott, we've both just started watching Sons of Anarchy and fallen in love with it (I have a secret illegal way to watch season three when you're ready, which is what we're currently doing).
    Uh, we're both girls, both doing 8 weeks to a better me...
    I guess we don't have a ton more in common but whatever, I get excited about silly little things.

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  17. I am sadly obsessed with TRHO.. New Jersey, New York, AND OC right now. haha! The premiere of New Jersey was INSANE, I loved every second though. I actually can't wait for the Atlanta housewives to come back as well. :D

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  18. This is my favourite kind of blog post from you :-)

    Were the same with TV, Breaking Bad is my favourite. My boyfriend watched all three (I think?) SOA seasons a couple of weeks ago and I had to make such an effort not to get sucked in!

    TVs about 6 months to two years behind the world here, so we only watch downloaded... Doesn't help with the multiple-episodes-in-one-sitting thing

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  19. SOA is such a good show! i was hooked when i saw part of a season 3 episode, before i even knew what was going on! =)

    glad to hear hank is healing well! &i can't believe henry is already 6 months! time sure does fly.
    xoxo nicole

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  20. I'm such a real housewives fan! I love when they have bravo marathons. I hear about the weirdness of summer being just summer.

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  21. You are PERFECT.
    That's all.
    Wish I lived in AZ!
    :]

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  22. My husband and I (that still sounds funny, heh) were just considering watching the first episode of SOA on Netflix, now we definitely will!

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  23. Love SOA! It's sucha great show, and the next seasons are just as good =)!

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  24. My husband and I get totally obsessed with watching shows too! Right now we're on How I Met Your Mother and we watch 3-4 episodes nightly, lol.

    That photo of you is gorgeous!

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