Saturday, June 29, 2013

Rain and Sickness GO AWAY!!

I started to write a post last weekend and then got distracted half way through and forgot!  Oops.  I could blame it on Konnor and how he's a busy little guy...but honestly... I most likely just walked away to do something else and forgot!  Those of you who know me well know that it's true! :)
Anyway... Last weekend my parents came to visit and Korey and I got to go out for our Anniversary!  Sometimes it's hard to believe that it has been 7 years already.  Other times it feels like it has been much longer since we have been dating since high school.  Either way it was a good anniversary.  Nothing too crazy.  We went to a restaurant in a nearby town that has outdoor seating on the water.  It was a really nice day and I loved sitting out in the sun (Korey probably would have preferred a little more shade, but he was a trooper and took the heat).  After lunch we walked around the town which is basically just one antique shop after another and we had a lot of fun seeing what the stores had to offer.  We ended up with one purchase.  A boat shelf.  We are hoping to turn our guest room into somewhat of a nautical theme since we have a bunch of Korey's navy stuff we need to find a place for and we figured when Konnor gets older and moves into that room he might let us just keep the nautical theme (or maybe he will just be too little still to care)!

After shopping we went to see Man of Steel.  It was nice to actually go see a movie in the theater again.  Before we had Konnor, we used to go to movies ALL the time.  It's been one thing I miss being able to go do, but hanging out with Konnor is ten times better! On the other hand we've probably saved a ton of money just waiting to rent the movies at a Redbox.  After the movie we came back home to hang out with my parents and Konnor for a little bit, and then Korey and I actually ventured out again later to see another movie (I know.. two movies in one day...we're crazy).  We went to see Star Trek Into Darkness as our second movie.  We liked both movies, but as far as movies go we are usually easy to please!  I know it wasn't anything super exciting or romantic, but it was a perfect day for us!
The rest of the weekend went well visiting with my parents.  Hopefully they had a fun time too!
This past week has been pretty rainy here.  The mornings and early afternoon have been nice but its rained almost every evening.  That's only sucked because I usually try and run at night and I didn't really get a chance to this week.  I don't usually mind running in the rain, but since I'm usually running on roads with cars that already feel like they are going to hit me, I didn't want to add rain into the mix!  Hopefully next week will be a little nicer!
As for the sickness... poor Konnor had a fever for a few days this week.  He never acted sick he just felt a little warm and so we checked his temperature.  It seemed to go away  after a couple days and we thought all was well until he woke up this morning with a rash all over his face and neck.  He is still acting fine except he seems to have a little less of an appetite and he wakes up more at night.  Other than that and the rash he is all smiles and still ready to roll around the floor.  Pretty sure its Roseola so hopefully the rash will go away in a couple days or we will be heading to the doctor!
The 4th of July is coming up soon and we were hoping to be heading to Charleston to celebrate, but unfortunately we couldn't make that work right now so we are going to head home to Brookville instead.  Which is okay with us.  We are happy to get to see our family and spend some time with them.  We miss Charleston and would have loved to go back and visit already and see all our friends, but it's a lot of driving for not very much time there, and we don't want to spend too much money in gas right now.  I'm excited to get to see family and to go out to our camper for a picnic!  Hopefully the weather will be nice and we can take Konnor in the pool!
Okay almost done for the night!  One of the reasons I wanted to start writing this blog was because of another blog I found through pinterest.  The blog is: Little Baby Garvin  Some of you have probably seen it before.  Her pregnancy pictures in front of her amazing chalk boards are all over pinterest.  When I was pregnant I LOVED reading her blog.  She did a great job writing about her pregnancy and adding tips, and stuff to buy and so much more and I got hooked.  She now has a super cute baby girl and of course I still follow her blog. So if you have some free time go check it out.  From her site I also learned about Bloglovin and of course I had to get the app so I could follow her blog and discover even more blogs to read (as if I needed more things to distract me during the day).  While on Bloglovin I found another fun blog: Sprinkle of Glitter.  I found one of her posts (which is the one I made the link to) where she talked about how she was going to post one picture a day for every day in the month of June.  She called it the 30 day snap.  I like the idea so I think I might try it for July and do a 31 day snap.  It might be a challenge since I can't even remember when I start a post to finish it and post it, but I"ll give it a try.  I figure it can't hurt and it might be fun!
So I think that's all for now.  Here of course are some Konnor pictures before you go! (Oh and one of Chloe.  I couldn't resist.  This is how I found her during one of our thunderstorms.  She was hiding out in the basement with our pile of sheets that needed washed)

If you want to try out Bloglovin you can just clink on the link above to go to the website or you can get the app for your phone. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wanderlust... and house stuff

n. A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel.
I feel like it has been too long since we went on a vacation.  I know it really probably hasn't been that long at all. Now that it is nice out though, I just have a strong urge to travel and go on a vacation!  Thank goodness we have our Jamaica trip booked for September.  It gives me something to look forward to.  Although it also stresses me out a little because it will be the first time we leave Konnor for a week and go somewhere alone!  I can't wait until he is older and we can take him on vacations where he will actually enjoy them and remember them!  There are so many places we want to go, and so many places we've already been that we want to go back to again!
Enough about traveling for now.  The house is pretty much still the same.  We haven't really done anything new to it recently.  This weekend Korey is going to try and get a fan up in the dining room/sunroom.  I think the first two rooms I want to paint are Konnor's room and the hall bathroom downstairs.  The bathroom is small so it shouldn't take too long.  Our problem has been that when the weekend comes we would much rather be outside exploring the area and having fun!  I guess soon though we will have to start working on some of the projects we want to do or we will never get anything done to the house!
I still miss Charleston most days.  When I go for runs on the hilly roads and have to dodge cars, I miss the bridge to run on and my nice large neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant.  Our neighborhood here is really tiny.  Just one little loop that is only a half mile to run around.  It stinks because I haven't really found anywhere I can run with Konnor.  We have a really nice jogging stroller but nowhere to really jog.  I took him for a walk the other day around the downtown area which was nice, but it really wasn't a good area to try jogging.  The sidewalks are all bumpy and it would have been a disaster!  Maybe I"ll just have to suck it up and jog with him around the neighborhood loop a few times just like if I was running on a track. 
Korey and I have been talking about what we want to do for our anniversary that is coming up soon.  Grandma and Grandpa Kelso (my parents) are coming to visit and they offered to watch Konnor for us so we could go out for the day on Saturday.  We've talked about maybe going to Baltimore for the day or even Philadelphia. So hopefully the weather is nice and we can find something fun to do in either of those cities. 
For now here are a few pictures of the house.  I will take more of the rest of the house and post them soon!  (Just overlook the mess)
Living Room


Sunroom/Dining Room (with Korey's ladder ready for putting up the fan)

Basement/workout room/Man Cave/Craft Area/Laundry room



Entry hallway


front porch

Back yard

Thursday, June 6, 2013

teeth, rolling, and Jamaica!

So Konnor still does not have his top two teeth... ugh!  It wouldn't really matter if he wasn't so fussy every other day and chewing on EVERYTHING including us!  I feel bad for the poor little guy.  Some days it doesn't seem to be bugging him and then other days he chews on anything he can get his mouth on and he is super cranky.  He has fortunately had a few nights though where he has slept through the night again which is nice! :)  Along with his teeth he has also been rolling all over the place still.  Unfortunately he has also been rolling all over his crib at night!  Most of the time this doesn't wake him up and its somewhat amusing to watch on the monitor what position he will end up in or to wonder which way he will be laying by morning.  The unfortunate part is that the poor guy bangs his head off the crib when he is doing all this rolling.  We have the breathable bumpers for him so they offer no padding (and they currently aren't on the crib because Korey doesn't remember how to put them back on after they were taken off for the move! oops). Well have to figure something out!
 Korey started the new job this week.  So far its been mostly training , but he seems pretty excited about it all.  It's nice having him home every night and knowing that he will be around this weekend! He also found out that he should definitely be able to take off for our trip to Jamaica that we've had booked for almost two years now.  We had to move it once because we found out I was pregnant and we were really hoping we didn't have to move it again!  We already bought our plane tickets and we are really looking forward to it!  We had so much fun last time we were in Jamaica.  Now we both have goals for working out so we are beach ready by the Jamiaca trip :)  We are starting a workout jar and paying ourselves $1 for every workout we do and then we can use that money on our trip!  So far we've both been pretty good about working out, but its always easy to start out doing really well.  The hard part is to keep up with it.
Well I think that's about all for now.  I promise I will take pictures of the house soon and post them.  Then hopefully some day I can also do some before and after pictures of all the things we want to fix/change about the place.  I will try and do that soon since its already almost been a month since we've been living here!
Here's a fun video of Konnor's new favorite "game" to play while in his highchair.  He likes to make noises and see if we will repeat them back to him.  Sometimes he makes himself laugh doing it!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New house, missing Charleston, and of course Konnor stuff!

Well we are all moved in to the new house now. Once again I've taken forever to write a post. Maybe now that things have settled down a little I'll get better again. We have been in the new house now for 2 1/2 weeks. All but one or two boxes are unpacked and everything is pretty much where it needs to go. Korey has been a very handy man and has taken down a dining room chandelier light and replaced it with a Tiffany's style light and he has switched out a ceiling fan. He has also put together a tv stand a bookshelf and some tables. Now our plan is to make a list of all the other things we would like to eventually do to the house like paint, add a fence, replace carpets and more and then save up so we can do them. Hopefully we will get it all done in time to enjoy it before we decide to move again :)
I know you're now thinking "move again?"  I'm sure most of you know my deep desire to move back to Charleston again some day. I'm hoping it happens.  I have never loved any place more than Charleston. There is just something about living there...I just feel home. It's always nice weather, there are beaches, a great downtown, festivals all the time and just sooooo much more. I've had to leave there two times now in my life, and just like the first time I will miss it every day until I hopefully return. With all that being said though I will also learn to enjoy Maryland and our new home for the time being. And if we end up staying here for awhile I will still be happy because I'm with Korey and Konnor but part of me will always be wishing we were in Charleston. 
As for Konnor he is doing great. Rolling EVERYWHERE.  No

crawling yet but anytime he is on his belly he will do the move where he looks like he is revving up to crawl and then instead he just rolls to where he wants to go. Which most times is toward the dvr box or the dogs :). He has two bottom teeth and we think the top two might not be far off. He has been chewing again like crazy and drooling a lot. Unfortunately he also has not been sleeping very well since the move. On a good night he will only wake up twice. It's a little sad since before we moved he was sleeping 9-11 hours a night. But oh well. As some of you know we also struggled with getting Konnor to take a bottle. He just wanted nothing to do with them. We finally found a sippy cup that semi worked but one day Korey suggested trying a bottle again and sure enough the little stinker will now drink from a bottle too. Which means as long as it works out with Koreys job we will get to go to Jamaica in September!!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed. A vacation sounds amazing right now. 
Well I think I'll stop there. Ill try and add some pics of the house next time (and hopefully next time won't be two months from now).