Sunday, November 25, 2007

Black Friday

Not exactly in the spirit of holiday giving, but I REALLY wanted a new HP photo printer that Best Buy had on sale. So- at 4:21 a.m. Mom and I grabbed a cup of coffee and headed out to the chaos that is Black Friday. Best Buy opened at 5 a.m. We stayed in the warmth of the car until 4:50 a.m. and then got in line.

I am continually amazed at how many people get up at the butt crack of dawn for a deal. Count me in that crazy group I guess. We were done at Best Buy by 5:20 a.m. We stopped at Old Navy too and then went home.

6:12 a.m. back home with my birthday present to myself. Was it worth it? I saved $70 on the printer and $30 on a super cute carrying case that was free. $100 saved and a happy scrapper was definitely worth it.

Bachelors & Benedicts Gala

Saturday night Nick and I had the chance for a real date. It was pretty nice to get out alone together for a night.

Nick's Dad is part of a group called the Bachelors & Benedicts. From what I understand it's basically a group of guys that get together once a month for dinner and have drinks and cigars. It's a brotherhood of sorts. Sounds like my kind of group!

Every other year they throw a big black tie gala at the Grand Theatre downtown. They have several different rooms set up with music. A Rock-n-Roll band, string/piano combo and a pop vocalist. Someone told me there was close to 500 people there last night. Then at 11 p.m. they serve breakfast. Nick's convinced that that idea came from someone who had too much to drink one year and wished they had stopped at Perkins/Denny's for some breakfast before heading home. :)

I loved the name of this wine. Hob Nob. Tony & Jenny Sweeney
Nick and me

Damien & Julie Sweeney

Barb and Roger (Mom & Dad)

This is our series of self portraits.

We had such a good time. Delicious food, crisp cold drinks, hot music, family and friends- simply a perfect celebration. Thanks again to mom & dad Sweeney for a memorable evening!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Kari @ 32 Bennet @ 23 months

Ah- November 21st. Today is my 32nd birthday and Bennet's 23 month birthday. It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. And that in a month Ms. B will be 2! This past year just flew by. And what a good year it was. Here are my some of my favorite things at 32
  • Adult: Nick- he continues to make me laugh on a daily basis. Sometimes at him, but more often with him
  • Toddler: Bennet- My favorite time of day is when I come home from work and she runs out of Nick's office shouting "Mama, mama". Melt my heart.
  • Baby: Scout- She is such a happy little person. She makes 3 a.m. feel like noon to me. I just want to soak her up!
  • Animal: Stoli and Jones- Especially when Stoli wants kisses or Jones wants to lounge with me.
  • Place: The cabin- I'm looking forward to spending long weekends there in 2008!
  • TV Shows: How I Met Your Mother, CBS Sunday Morning, The Office, Scrubs and Grey's Anatomy top the list.
  • Music: I'm on a total country trip lately. Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwear (I mean Underwood)
  • Hobby: Scrapbooking- All of it. My online friends, the photos, the products, the layouts, my cool new scrapspace. But most importantly the way I feel when I'm doing it.
  • Day of the week: Saturday- b/c mail call brings the new Entertainment Weekly.
  • Fattening Treat: Point Black Cherry Cream Soda and vanilla ice cream floats. Sooooooo good!
  • Color: Still red, but I've been on a brown kick lately.
  • Adult Drink: still a good glass of red wine or ice cold beer, but lately I've been loving a Vodka with that new Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash
  • Phrase: "Just a Moment" I seem to be saying that alot lately.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

PJ Weekend

Bennet is fighting a icky cold so we're having a pajama/comfy clothes weekend. Getting the house ready for our out-of-town family (and in town family) to arrive this week.

B always loves her bomb pops but even more so when she's feeling sick. They must feel good on her throat. Poor girl sounds so hoarse it just breaks your heart.

Scout has really started to love her swing lately. She just oohs and ahhs at it. She also sticks her tongue out ALL the time. It's comical.

A new favorite photo of Nick and Scout. She has started to just love her daddy. Who wouldn't right?

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Scout at 2 Months

It's hard to believe that Scout is already 2 months old. The time has just flown by. In the last week or so she's really started to smile more. Which of course makes us smile more. She is really starting to coo and make more noises when we look at her too. In the last week she's had 3 nights where she's slept for 7 hours which made mom VERY happy. I'm hoping it's the start of a trend.

This was one of our favorite outfits from when Bennet was a baby. Thanks again to Mark, Sara, Mallory and Meghan for the adorable threads!

The most asked question has to be "So, how is it with 2 kids?" The answer- Wonderful. Of course it's an adjustment, but we can't remember life before there were 2. It just seems normal. You find a way to juggle things. Scout is a pretty laid back baby which helps alot. And Bennet has really taken to her for the most part. Like any toddler she has those days where she is jealous and only wants mom/dad, but that's to be expected.

The second most asked question is who she looks like. Sometimes I see a little Bennet in her. Particularly when she's sleeping. Other times I see Nick and even a little me every now and then. She surely is her own person that's for sure.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Happy Halloween

Here are some photos from our Halloween. The weather got pretty chilly once the sun went down, but Bennet still had alot of fun. Like I said, it's the Year of the Kitty. Here is our real Stoli cat, stuffed animal Stoli kitty and Bennet kitty :)

Scout was a cute little pumpkin. Don't you want to kiss on those cheeks?

Gregg went as a Bomb Pop (Popsicle) which is one of Bennet's FAVORITE things. We had originally thought of making a Bomb Pop costume for her too.