Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Just another random post

I had a lot of random things to write about but none of them were really long enough to fill one post so I figured I'd just combine some stuff into one random (probably rambling) post!
First off is my trip to NYC last weekend with Courtney. I love going on sister trips and it seems like it had been awhile since we had gone on one. When Courtney asked me if she could take me to NYC as my Christmas/Birthdy gift of course I said YES!!!  I was surprised at how easy it was for us to get to the city from our house. It took us only a little over 2 hours to get to NJ and then we had an 8 minute ferry ride and we were there!

We did A LOT of walking and both our phones died but it was all worth it. We went to see First Date. It was a great broadway musical. It was hilarious and the acting and singing were great. I would love to go see it again. If anyone is going to NYC anytime soon it is definitely worth checking out. After the show we accidentally ended up in the waiting area for meeting the cast and we got autographs and Zachary Levi the male lead in the show stayed and made sure he signed everyone's playbill and took pictures with everyone. 
Konnor and Korey had a great "guys day" back at home!
Second random thought is about an app I use on my phone called Viggle. It's free and I got it sometime at the beginning of the year. I kind of forgot about it for awhile and then started using it again recently. It is great!  Basically you check in to tv shows and get points for watching tv. You get one point for each minute and there are a ton of bonus points you can earn for checking in to popular shows that are on most nights. You can redeem your points for gift cards ,merchandise, and more. So far I've gotten $50 worth of Lowes gift cards which we've used some of to buy paint to fix up the house. It can take awhile to earn enough points but if you remember to check in to shows and you're smart about it, you can earn points fairly quickly also. 
Another thing I've been thinking about iswhat  to get Konnor for his birthday and for Christmas. I feel like we need to get him some new interactive toys. Right now he has a lot of trucks, tractors, cars, etc that he likes to push and throw across the floor. I think he needs some other toys though so if anyone has any suggestions for a one year old boy we are happy to hear them. 
We also had some visitors from Charleston recently. Our friends Ciara and Elliot stopped by and Korey took the day off so we could hang out with them. It was great seeing them again. We miss all our friends we've made in our travels and we are always happy when anyone comes to visit!  We spent the day going to a corn maze, having lunch outside, getting pumpkin spice lattes and ice cream and playing settlers of catan. It was fun!

I'm sure there are more random things I could write about but I think that's all for now!

Monday, October 14, 2013

First Solo Trip with Konnor

This weekend Konnor and I went home to visit for a "long weekend".  Korey had to work so we left him behind.  This was the first time Konnor and I went on a trip together without Korey.  Konnor was an awesome traveler!  Our ride is about 4 1/2 hours long and he didn't fuss at all on the way there.  He took two naps and the rest of the time he looked out the windows and played with some toys or "talked" to me.  We stopped at Starbucks of course for a Pumpkin Spice Latte and since it was the 10th anniversary of the PSL, I got a free pumpkin cookie and they decorated my cup!  It was a nice surprise!

We had a busy weekend visiting people!  Friday we went for a long walk with Aunt Courtney and visited with both sets of Grandparents.  On Saturday morning we ran some errands and did some shopping with Grandma Witt.  We also visited with Uncle Kody.  In the afternoon, after Konnor took a loooonnnng nap, we visited with his Great Aunt Jean and Uncle Don.  Then we went with Grandma Kelso to a fall festival to see Sarah, Tom, Benny and Lucy and to play with some pumpkins and corn! :)

Konnor had a great time in the corn, and he (surprisingly) sat still for a bunch of pictures with pumpkins and scarecrows and other fall things!  When we left the festival we still were not done with our visiting for the day.  Our next stop was a brief stop at a birthday party, and then we went to see Great Grandma Nazimiec, Great Uncle Steve and Aunt Paula, and Great Uncle Mike (we saw all of them in one visit)!  I think Konnor was definitely ready for bed that night!

Sunday we went with Grandma Kelso and Aunt Courtney to Christmas in the Woods.  It was a fun craft fair in the woods in Ohio.  We didn't buy much, but we had fun walking around and looking at all the different vendors.  Later that night Konnor and I went to visit Grandma and Grandpa Witt again and then we went back to Grandma and Grandpa Kelso's so we could get a good nights sleep before we had to wake up and head back home!
Konnor did great again on the ride home.  We came home to find a nice clean house, and some new fall decorations throughout the house!  It was WONDERFUL coming home to a house that was clean, dishes were washed, laundry was done, and all I had to do was relax.  THANK YOU KOREY! :) Maybe I should go away more often?

On another fun note... 

... Konnor definitely looks like Korey!! :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Weekend Fun and Halloween Movies

We had some visitors this past weekend! We love visitors!  Aunt Courtney and Matt came to hang out with us for the weekend. Friday night we went to Kilby's for some ice cream. Unfortunately they didn't have any pumpkin ice cream Booooo. Konnor enjoyed swinging, checking out the animals, and of course sampling everyone's ice cream!
We all went to bed early Friday night. Everyone was pretty tired. 
Saturday we went apple picking!  I had never been apple picking before (at least not that I can remember anyway). It was a lot of fun. It would have been a little better if it had felt like Fall and wasn't 85 degrees but it was still a great time!  We picked a bunch of apples and we even ate a couple while we picked. They are all seriously the most delicious apples EVER!!  I want to go back again and get even more!!  Even Courtney who is allergic to apples texted me and said she has been eating them and she loves them!

After apple picking, we went to try out a restaurant in Newark. We had some yummy pizza and then stopped for some pumpkin spice Starbucks drinks for "dessert".  That evening we played Settlers of Catan and Scribblish. Two games Korey and I don't get to play often because you need more than 2 players. Then when Konnor went to bed we made a fire and sat around making some s'mores. It was a perfect Saturday!  

Tonight Korey and I started our Halloween movie watching. Last year in the middle of October we decided to try and watch one scary movie a night until Halloween. This year we decided to start a little early and since we have a lot going on in October there will probably be several nights we have to skip. I also am trying to pick Halloween movies that aren't super scary. I don't know if it's the fact that we have our own house now or that we have a child, but I just don't think I could handle super scary movies. They always used to freak me out but even previews now will creep me out when I'm up at night alone with Konnor or if I'm the last one going up to bed and turning all the lights off as I go. Either way, since I'm easily scared now we decided to watch Ghostbusters as our first movie. I love watching older movies that we haven't seen in awhile. 
Hope everyone had a great weekend like we did and hopefully you are all enjoying your own Fall/Halloween movies!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013


We've already been home for a week, but I finally found some time to write about our Jamaica trip!  We had a lot of fun in Jamaica!  The weather was PERFECT!  We were a little worried because we kept checking the weather report before we left and almost every day was calling for rain.  We got lucky though and the only time we saw rain was when we landed at the airport and on our drive to the resort.  Once we were there the weather was beautiful the rest of the week!  The resort was wonderful.  We had a pool right outside our room, a fridge in our suite full of all kinds of drinks, and we also had butler service.  When we booked the room two years ago, our room was not a butler room.  But between the time we booked it and when we were actually able to go, our room category changed and so we were surprised when we discovered we had a room with butler service.  Our butlers were great.  We didn't really ask them to do too much for us, other than to take us back and forth from our room to the lobby since our room was up on a hill.  They were super friendly though and we had fun getting to know them!  We spent most days laying around by the beach or the pools and enjoying lots of food and drinks because it was all included! We also left the resort one day to go to Dunns River Falls,  which was a lot of fun too! I think we will definitely stay at a Sandals resort again in the future.  I'd love to go back to Ocho Rios again, but I think we might try one of their resorts in another place next time.

This was our first vacation without Konnor.  It was a lot of fun and I think we definitely needed some time to just hang out together for a few days, but we missed Konnor a lot!  Thankfully we had free wifi at the resort and the Grandmas sent lots of pictures, videos, and updates!  I enjoyed getting full nights of sleep (except for the night I had to set an alarm to wake up and put aloe on Korey's back because he burnt the crap out of himself on the third day there)! Other than Korey getting burnt, we had a great time.  I must also say that it was not Korey's fault he got burnt.  He bought target brand sunscreen spf30 and put it on at least 4 times that day but it was like he wasn't wearing anything and he got soooo burnt.  We threw that sunscreen out, bought some expensive stuff at the resort and vowed that we will never buy target brand sunscreen again!  We met some great people while we were there and hopefully we will stay in touch with some of them and maybe hang out with them again some day in the future!!
The Grandma's did a great job watching Konnor!  I'm sure he had a ton of fun while we were gone also.  I hope that Korey and I will get the chance to take more vacations with and without Konnor in the future!!