Saturday, August 23, 2008

What a Difference Five Years Makes

So yesterday was our five year anniversary. A typical Friday for most, but a wonderful accomplishment for Kyle and I. There were many years that I never thought I would find my one true love and my best friend all wrapped into one package, but here we are and still in love. Not only are we in love, but we actually still like each other. Kyle, thank you so much for all your love and support through the years and for allowing Ryan and I to invade your life. I am so looking forward to our future.
outside church

Thank you to Ryan for making our dinner last night. It was fantastic! He made chicken breasts, steamed vegetables, garlic bread and a wonderful punch drink. Oh and an apple pie!(didn't bake it, but it was delicious) What a wonderful caring kid you are!
Ryan making dinner

On a totally different topic. I am in need of some suggestions for getting an almost 9 month old to sleep all night, alone, in his crib. This week has been a rough one. Every night I have ended up passing out in his room on the couch. Not condusive for a good night sleep and I know it is forming bad sleeping habits in his little brain. We have a nightly routine that has not changed and he goes down just fine. Then he starts waking up CRYING about an hour later. Get him back to sleep and sometimes back into his bed and the pattern continues until I get so dang tired that I just sleep with him. Yes, I have tried letting him cry it out. Yes, I have tried putting him to bed awake but tired. Yes, he has a lovey in his crib. Any other thoughts on getting him to sleep in here...
After a good morning nap
and not here...
long day

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Birthdays and Beverages

July and August are busy birthday months in our family. July 21 was Bill's 40th and July 30 was Kyle's 42nd. That is just to name a few. To celebrate Kyle's birthday, the boys and I took him to Major's. I had been there the previous Saturday and had a fabulous pulled pork sandwich. Raved it up and down to Kyle. Since he is also a fan of the pulled pork, back we went. Unfortunately, not so good that day. But the company was great!
kyle's bday
kyle's bday 2

Saturday was a fun day. Started it off celebrating Bill's birthday at the Holiday Inn swimming, splashing, visiting and caking.
bill and ryan pool
happy birthday uncle bill

Then that evening, Kyle, Pam, John and I made it to the Elko Speedway (finally) and had a great time watching the races. Loud and dusty and so much fun. Following the races, we headed into the bar to watch Tim Mahoney perform. I have been following this guy far longer then I like to admit. I will just say that they have been known by 4 different names and have been there for all of them. This time, thanks to Kyle, had enough guts to go up and finally introduce ourselves. I even got to sign his guitar (swoon). Seriously, what a nice guy. Even went and had beverages with him after the show. We will have to do that again. Thank you to Pam and John for driving us home that evening and letting us stay out past our curfew. And thanks to mom and dad for watching the boys. First night we were ever away from Joe. (sniff)
Thank you Tim!

Sunday, after getting some sleep and a nap, I went out and met up with some Creeps. What a great bunch of gals. Good things do come out of bad situations. What a fun weekend!
creepfest group

Other than that, things are OK. Joe is fighting some bug thing. In fact they are testing him for mono. Hope to hear about those results soon. He is still dang cute though and growing fast. He weighed in at 21 lbs 8oz...