Baby Brain

Thursday, February 26, 2009

All is well in our lives. We have big plans for the year, we both have good-paying jobs, we go out on dates, we have gotten our routines and chores down pat, we have started working out again, I am volunteering at the library, we get to see our family, B is fishing and hunting, life is good.

Why is it then that I cannot get babies off the brain!?!!!?

We have both discussed it a million times that we want to enjoy just being together right now, especially after being apart for so many years (living long distance). We really have a good life and lots of exciting plans that are coming up this year...
1. Flagler, FL in 2 weeks!
2. 2 weddings in May
3. Beer Olympics in July
4. Hawaii in August

But it is baby bonanza in my mind. I am driving myself CRAZY. I never wanted to be that girl who nags and nags about having a baby. But I am her. I can't stand her. I think about babies, I write down baby names that I like, I stop and stare at baby clothes at the mall, every show I turn on has babies on it, an influx of my friends are getting pregnant all at once, it is BABY everywhere I turn.

Brandon just kind of ignores me when I go on baby-talking sprees. Hahhha, some how he has been able to hold his frustration with hearing about babies non-stop to a minimum. I am about ready to lash out at myself. I just want to be happy with our lives where we are right now and all the good we have in it and take advantage of it.

I seriously need to stop with the baby-thing. I'm going mad.

Goodbye old friend

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Brandon and I said goodbye to our dear Alero this week, as we traded her in for a new, more Erie-appropriate vehicle. We both felt sad last night as we emptied the Alero out and drove her over to the dealership. Even though she struggled through the past few weeks (i.e. driver window completely falling into the door, cruise control is scotch-taped down, C/H gauge doesn't work, etc), she was there with us for a lot of good times. She was also the car (besides the "Pontia"-still miss that thing) who saw us through all the long distance. She was a good and loyal friend to us and will be missed.

Top 5 reasons we'll miss the Alero:
5. It drives like a racecar.
4. The cruise control was always on (because I scotch-taped it down)
3. Great gas mileage
2. Knew the road from Washpa to Brooklyn to Johnstown by heart.
1. She was ours.

Although it is a bitter goodbye, it is definitely a sweet hello to our new car!! B and I spent the better part of Saturday at the Jeep dealership looking at some different vehicles and decided on a Midnight blue Jeep Grand Cherokee. So far-we love it. We have actually been driving it since Saturday (they gave it to us on "drive-out"). I think the heated seats are reason enough to have it...seriously love those heated seats. The Jeep is sooo much more Erie-appropriate and B has been having a blast driving through/over whatever he damn well pleases.

The weather has been a little less crazy this past weekend/week-so we haven't been able to try out our new hemi (yes, it has a hemi!!) to its full potential yet. We have no concerns though with this Erie winter and we know we'll get a chance to give it a go soon.

Other reasons for a great weekend:
3. got back from a long week in CA with work.
2. Splash Lagoon on Saturday AND Sunday with Cera & Gregg!