Well, it's been a good 3 years. To all 10 of you who read this blog, I wanted to let you know that I've decided to revamp and start fresh in a new format. Check me out, and follow me at www.momlifebluewife.com!!
At Mom Life Blue Wife, I'll be posting more often and posting on a larger variety of topics including motherhood, thoughts on being a LEOW, recipes, favorite products, etc.
Oh, and I'm still sure I'll have plenty of funny anecdotes that include JD....
Friday, July 5, 2013
My 30th birthday passed without much fanfare. JD was working that weekend, so I just relaxed at home with the baby. I’m not one to ask for a big celebration in my honor, but I was a little bummed that I hadn’t planned something fun since it was a milestone birthday. I’ve been so focused on life as a new mom, that my birthday kind of snuck up on me. It wasn’t until the day had arrived that I realized I wanted to celebrate in a big way… and felt it was too late. Little did I know JD had been working on something for over a month.
I left work Friday, and made my way down to the parking garage. I’d driven JD’s car that day, his beloved Charger. I did a double take when I saw the car. There was something red on the hood. I immediately went into a panic, thinking someone had vandalized it. In JD’s world, it goes 1. Our daughter 2. His motorcycle 3. His Charger 4. Me (maybe- it’s a close call between me and the iPad), so any damage to his precious car is detrimental. As I got closer, I realized the red was actually rose petals. A smile crossed my face. There were a dozen roses on the front seat of the car, and a card confirming that they were from JD (and not some creepy stalker). Inside the card was a note telling me that he’d scheduled a massage for me in a half hour, and that my “next set of instructions would be at home.”
I was elated, not only had I been desperate for a massage that week, but I knew there would be more after the massage. I love my hubby, but he’s not exactly a planner, so I had no idea he had that kind of foresight. Plus, I work a half hour away from our house, meaning he had to load the baby in the car and drive an hour out of his way to deliver the roses and card. I smiled the entire way to my massage, anxious to find out what was planned for me after.
After an absolutely fabulous massage, I went home to find no husband and no baby, but a note on the front door telling me to “hurry upstairs!” I went into the kitchen to quickly put my roses in water and paused, noticing that the house was suspiciously clean. Like, Jenny-style, meticulously clean. I was, once again, impressed. JD and I have different standards of cleanliness, so if I can come home and say “Wow, this house is spotless,” he must have done a super thorough job.
When I got upstairs, there was a new dress laid out on the bed (actually, 2 dresses so I could pick which size fit better), along with a necklace and pair of shoes he’d pulled out of my closet to complete the outfit. It was starting to feel a little surreal. This is the man who wears navy and black together and thinks his Loch Ness monster t-shirt is appropriate for date night, and he’d gone shopping for me, picked out a really cute dress, and picked appropriately matching shoes and necklace… what? Lying next to the dress was another note with an address and time to meet him.
When I arrived at the restaurant (Cheesecake Factory, yum!), about a dozen of my friends were there, plus my sister who’d driven up from Atlanta. JD had dressed up and put Loralai in a cute dress. Sangria + yummy dinner + cheesecake + fabulous new dress + some of my favorite people = the ultimate way to celebrate my 30th.
My only regret is that we didn’t take any pictures! I snapped a few quick ones with my phone of the setups he left for me, but we didn’t think to take ANY pictures at dinner, which is a huge let down!
Later, when I was filling a friend in on the details (lives out of state, so couldn’t be there), she told me that it “sounded like something out of a romantic movie.” It was so true, and I can’t get over all the little details JD thought of. It’s refreshing to be surprised by your spouse once in a while. Guess he’s more romantic than I gave him credit for… Loch Ness Monster shirt and all.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wow, where has the time gone? Hard to believe that Loralai is already 3 months... I have failed to post new pictures in quite a while.
She is still the sweetest and happiest baby. She even took a plane ride with daddy up to Michigan to meet the rest of his family last week. I was nervous for JD traveling with her alone, but she did great- not a peep out of her on any of the flights!
She is starting to grab and hold smaller toys and LOVES reaching for her favorite butterfly when she's lying on her play mat. This past weekend, JD and I bought a Bumbo for her because she's been wanting to sit up more- she loves that too!
Here are a few pictures I took from when she turned 2 months.
Happy baby after a good night's sleep
Dressed up for tea with Great Grandma.
Little peanut passed out in the hammock.