Tuesday, February 28, 2012

a little hello!

Labor Day Weekend

Henry and I have been spending some time in Phoenix this week before I head to San Francisco on Thursday, and I've had so much fun the past few days being able to see my Phoenix friends, hang out with family, and act like I'm 16-years old again. What? You don't revert to your teenage self whenever you spend an extended amount of time at "home?" It's seriously funny to me because last night I found myself on my parents' couch, eating some chips out of a paper towel (typical "Hawthorne" snacking style), yelling "Mommmmmmm! Can you get me a glass of water???" to my mother in the kitchen, while watching The Bachelor in my pajamas. The only difference between my 16-year old self and my current 29-year old self is that there was a baby monitor next to me.  I don't know what it is, but being here makes me feel like I'm right back in high school again.

Anyway, Henry and I ventured out to the mall today so I could try and find an outfit to wear this weekend. We had no luck, of course. Why is it that when you are looking for something specific it's impossible to find anything, but when you have no agenda it seems as though there are cute things everywhere you look?  Henry actually did get a few new fun things at H&M, so it wasn't a total flop. He is finally kind of okay with hats (kind of meaning he doesn't rip them off as if I've placed a burning piece of cloth on his head) so I'm hoping the clearance-priced beanie I bought for him will work. A couple random thoughts from today:

1. The elevator system at Scottsdale Fashion Square is pretty much the worst thing ever. PCLL? 1st Floor? 1st Floor Barney's? I'm so confused. Once the elevator made it's way down to us I ended up just pressing all the buttons and hoping for the best. I can't even believe I used to work there, or more so, how I ever made it to work on time!

2. I wish I could take naps. I have never been one of those people who can take a nice little 30-minute nap in the middle of the day and wake up refreshed. I occasionally find myself trying to be a nap person, but I either end up sleeping for Henry's entire 2-3 hour nap and cause myself to stay up hours later that night, or I stick to the 30 minutes, wake up groggy, and still can't sleep that night. It's a lose-lose for me. But on days like today where I feel exhausted out of my mind come 3pm, a nap would be so nice!

3. I have really, really loved reading all of the 11 Things posts around the internet! Some of the girls I've tagged have completed it, so check them out if you get a moment - Jen, Jess, Katie, Kaelah, and Mandy.

4. And finally, today was my Dad's 66th birthday! He's really the best guy I know (tied with Hank of course) and I feel so lucky to have such a good relationship with him. It's been amazing seeing him as a Grandpa and to watch him and Henry grow so close. It's really the best. Happy birthday, Dad!

23 comments:

  1. Ahh I have never been able to take a nap! I just cannot sleep throughout the day. I don't know what it is with me!
    Amy xo
    amyandthecity3.blogspot.com

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    1. Believe it or not I JUST woke up from a nap...we shall see how this one works out for me. ha.

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  2. what a sweet post! I had so much fun doing the 11 things! I completed both yours and Kaelah's questions, lol!

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  3. Such a lovely post! I'm the same way when it comes to shopping! I look for something cute to wear at the mall and can never find anything, but then when I don't look for clothes and broke I always find the cutest stuff!!!

    Marja,
    xoxo

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    1. Right?1 It's annoying. But I guess it's a good way to save money. Thanks for reading Marja! <3

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  4. I'm visiting my 'home' again at the moment too. It's a nice feeling, feeling like a teenager again. My only difference between 16 and 26; I'm 2 weeks off my due date and my belly has never been bigger!

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    1. OH MY GOSH! You're so close! Yay mama...so excited for you!

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  5. I completely understand the "reverting back to your 16 year old self" when back "home".
    I am excited for your trip to San Fran.
    Will you be seeing the Full House street again or do you have even better plans?

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    1. Hi Danielle! It's actually for blog-related stuff so the days are all planned out for me. I don't think we'll be doing any Full-House hill stuff but I will share it all when I get home! :)

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  6. I have the nap issue also. I never can sleep for just 30 minutes and if I do lay down during the day it is for hours and I wake up feeling icky.

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    1. Yes! I just woke up from an accidental nap and I'm feeling pretty good...but I bet I won't be able to sleep tonight. Ugh.

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  7. oh yeah, i think you posted about your dad's birthday last year too (or the year before?)... the 28th is my mother's birthday as well! she turned 72 yesterday! have fun in SF :)

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    1. Yay for our parents! And thanks Lauren :)

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  8. I wish I could take naps too!! If I take a 30min nap I usually wake up more tired than before my nap. And if I take a couple hour nap then I end up staying up wayyyy later than I usually do. :( Ah how I long for those pre-school days!! :)

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    1. Yes...I miss those preschool days too. Snack time, naptime...life was easy back then ;)

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  9. Aww, happy birthday to your dad. And glad you guys are having fun. I still eat food (chocolate chips, potato chips) out of paper towels, even when I'm not at home. When I'm at my dad's I'm just like you..."dad can you make breakfast?!" haha. Have a great week love.

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  10. Argh I HATE the elevator system at Fashion Square too! My dad is in a wheelchair so we have to take it when we go there together. You wait forever for it to get to you and then just guess on the floor. So confusing and the worst around Christmas time!

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  11. Haha I always revert to a bit of a child again when I am at home. I think it's the comfort of being around your parents! I too just cannot nap. It always makes me feel more rubbish than before. People I know always take power naps and talk about how much they work. I wish I could take them! They'd be so useful before big nights out!

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  12. I do love me a good nap. But I always seem way more tired when I wake up. I just wish my 3 year old would take a nap sometimes! She gave up naps a year ago and I've missed it! Luckily my 11 month old will still go down a couple times a day. (He used to let me put hats on him but now he tears them right off! I love little hats on little boys.)

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  13. I've never been a nap person either! There must be some type of technique to it that needs to be mastered...lol
    Anything on the Rocks

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