Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Harley Grace

This is a long overdue post about my new granddaughter, Harley Grace!  Harley chose to make her appearance on Christmas Day.  How can you top that Christmas present?  You really can't!  I think every Christmas gift in the future will pale in comparison to this little bundle of Christmas joy.  I hope she doesn't hate having her birthday on Christmas when she gets older!

My dear husband let me fly out to Colorado in January to visit Harley and her parents.  I am such a lucky gal!  I decided my new name would be Glammy.....a friend of mine said young grandmas are now being called glam-maws, and I loved this name.  On my way to Colorado, the name Glammy came to mind, and I decided that was what I would call myself.  How does it feel to be a 40 year old Glammy?  Well just a little strange.  It's also weird that my 13 year old and 9 year olds are uncles!  All of us couldn't be any happier with our new titles!  The boys get to meet Harley in March when Megan & Garret come for a week of her Spring Break.

Megan told me my #1 goal while visiting was to get Harley to sleep in her bassinet.  I quickly accomplished that goal!  Although I think she slept because it was me who placed her there.  If her momma tried to lay her down, she would have none of it.  I tried to let Megan take a few naps, but I remember how hard it was to sleep with baby noise (no matter how quiet the noise is).

Megan and I did go into town a few times, we watched a couple of movies, we got a pedicure (poor Harley had to smell the nail salon fumes for an hour!), we ate at Souper Salad, my favorite restaurant in Pueblo, CO, and we hung out at Starbucks.  The rest of the time, I just got to hang out with this little cutie!

Now I keep getting adorable pictures from Megan.  Harley has changed so much the last few weeks.  She's definitely getting bigger and cuter.  I got her the I LOVE MY UNCLE shirt before she was born.  Girl has lots of uncles who will love her back!  And that picture of her smiling....oh my word!  March cannot get here fast enough.  I cannot wait to see this little girl (and her parents), but mostly just HER!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Just a few things

Have you watched the Jimmy Fallon Saved by the Bell reunion yet?!?  If not stop right here, go to Facebook, because it will be all over your newsfeed, and watch it!  (Then come back here and continue reading!)  I remember my Saturday mornings would revolve around what time Saved by the Bell came on tv (this was way before DVRs).  I loved Zack and Slater and wanted to look like Kelly Kapowski so bad!  I did not go to public school except for one year (2nd grade), so I had to live vicariously through this show.  It's funny to walk into our living room and see my kids watching reruns of Saved by the Bell.  

When I blabbed on and on about Whole30 in my previous post, I totally forgot to mention Ryan from loved & lovely.  She really is the reason my friends from work and myself decided to do this.  My work friend showed me her blog a while back (she and Ryan have little girls the same age).  Then Ryan went Whole30 for a while and had great results.  She even sold some clothes that no longer fit her (and yes I bought a few things and no I am not a stalker!).  So watching her success is what prompted us to try it out.  Ryan also started a Whole30 private facebook page.  So we got to meet a few new people and encourage each other to stay strong for the 30 days.

I am now on my Whole30 month #2.  After taking a free day on Saturday, I jumped right back on the wagon February 1st.  My free day food consisted of a Greek yogurt (I missed yogurt so much, and it was really yummy!) for lunch.  Then at dinner (which was at Max & Erma's), I ate a few chili cheese fries (they hurt my gut within minutes), then I finished 2 of my kid's ice cream sundaes with weird toppings (and my stomach hurt the rest of the night).  The one thing I did not try was Diet Dr. Pepper....I kept thinking I would stop at a gas station and get one but never did.  Guess what I'm drinking on March 3rd?

So all this talk about Whole30, I promise my next post will be way more fun.  I'm going to talk all about my grand daughter who was born December 25th and post tons of cute pictures!!  And yes I'm a 40 year old grandma Glammy!!!