Archive | 4:05 pm

One of those days…

5 Jan

Today has seriously been the longest day EVER. I knew it from 10 am this morning when I had already done what I felt like was a lot of work and only an hour had gone by. ::sigh::


I have this waiting for me when I get home:

My new running gear! Even though I probably won’t try it out until I wash it (never mind the fact that its 60 degrees today), I’m still excited.

I’m also pumped about tomorrow night. While Travis goes to play broomball, I am going to Target to spend a gift card from my MIL and then hopefully work on a racing scrapbook.

And now I’m going home to get my run on and stop wanting to poke my eyes out from boredom. Have a great night!

Baby Fever on Steroids

5 Jan

So I mentioned in my post yesterday that my oldest brother and sister-in-law just had their first child yesterday. (Woohoo!) Baby J we’ll call him. He is so freakin’ adorable that I’m tearing up right now after looking at pictures (which I’m not going to post here for the sake of their privacy). I wish I was going right now to see him instead of having to wait almost 2 months! (They live 16+ hours away from here and not near a cheap airport.)

I was technically already an aunt because Travis’ sister has a son. And while I love him and definitely consider him my nephew, he’s 12 years old. So this is the first time I’ve experienced being an aunt to a newborn and it’s the first baby on my side of the family.


Anyway, the birth went fine and Baby J was born at 11:40 weighing 6 lbs 6 oz, 20 inches long. And he’s really cute. And my SIL didn’t even look like she gave birth, she’s so pretty.

So of course, this gets me even more excited than I was before to have kids of our own (though I’m sure I’ll look like a hot mess after giving birth). And I was pretty excited before, so this is getting dangerous. Lucky for Travis us, I still want to do a marathon before having a baby even more than I want to have a baby right now. So the plans have not changed. I’ll just have to live vicariously through my siblings for now.

Are you an aunt or uncle? How flippin’ excited were you when your nephew/niece was born?