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Fair

August 22nd, 2012

Matt & I were discussing the Denver County Fair on our drive to Oshkosh Thursday PM.  I really wanted to go, Matt thinks it’s probably lame.   C: Don’t you like going out & doing fun things like the fair? M: but it’s not really a fair C: it’s not in the traditional sense w/ […]



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Matt & I were discussing the Denver County Fair on our drive to Oshkosh Thursday PM.  I really wanted to go, Matt thinks it’s probably lame.

 

C: Don’t you like going out & doing fun things like the fair?
M: but it’s not really a fair

C: it’s not in the traditional sense w/ rides, but it has fair food & fun things like a knitting contest, urban chicken judging, & pie eating contest

M: It seems lame

C: I know it’s not a “real” fair, but it’s the Denver County Fair, kind of a parody of a fair, since Denver County is urban, not rural.

M: It doesn’t even have rides

C: I don’t even like the rides, they make me puke

M: I like waiting in line for them & wondering if I’m going to die today.  Those rides are not safe & totally run by people who are high, drunk, & have no teeth.

C: you mean carnies?
M: yes.

 

Maybe we can go next year, but it might be hard to convince Matt since he won’t be able to gamble with his life.


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Reason #7489

June 26th, 2012

Matt & I are awesome parents…   I’m determined to like Sushi.  It’s one of Matt’s favorite things.  Saturday night we met friends for Sushi & I tried a variety of things, most made me gag.  On the way home, Matt & I were discussing it…   M: So, we found out you like tuna […]



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Matt & I are awesome parents…

 

I’m determined to like Sushi.  It’s one of Matt’s favorite things.  Saturday night we met friends for Sushi & I tried a variety of things, most made me gag.  On the way home, Matt & I were discussing it…

 

M: So, we found out you like tuna

C: Yes, but only RAW tuna

M: yeah, tuna in a can is barfy.

C: no kidding…thinking about tuna salad makes me want to gag – B & I used to BEG dad to let us eat in the toy room on tuna salad night, that way we could feed it to Willy, the cat.

M: I hate mayonnaise & tuna in a can.

C: do you know what that means?

M: No…

C: Link is one lucky boy – he will never be subjected to Tuna Salad, at least by us

M: that makes us awesome parents

C: yup….


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Catch Up

May 21st, 2012

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged in so long.  I SWEAR I wrote one since May 6th, but apparently not?  Shame!!   We’ve been busy since May 6th – or so it seems.   Link spent time with a babysitter, for the first time, on Saturday.  Matt & I had a golf lesson, but because […]


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I can’t believe I haven’t blogged in so long.  I SWEAR I wrote one since May 6th, but apparently not?  Shame!!

 

We’ve been busy since May 6th – or so it seems.

 

Link spent time with a babysitter, for the first time, on Saturday.  Matt & I had a golf lesson, but because it rained, we went to lunch & the golf store instead.  We came home to Link getting his diaper changed, due to a poop-plosion, but the sitter was putting it on backwards.  I let her do it, without correcting.  I didn’t want to correct her because I felt like she was nervous w/ me standing over her (even though I wasn’t judging, just getting the low down on the afternoon), I also didn’t want to be that over bearing parent, and let’s be honest, it’s kind of embarrassing being corrected by the parent about something so trivial, and I didn’t want to make it awkward.  I don’t know if I should worry that she couldn’t put on a diaper or be happy I came home to an alive, happy, & cared for baby.  I pick the later.

 

We’ve also been to the zoo

 

Gone to the garden center, where they have a “cute baby for flowers” exchange program.  I asked how much I could get for my baby.  They said I could get a lifetime of flowers & veggies…tempting, but I came home w/ my babe.

We’ve gone to the cookie shop, where Deanna gave Link his first cookie – his dad’s favorite.  I MIGHT have eaten all but 1 of them.  I guess that’s what happens when you get a bunch of cookies & your husband is out of town – you turn into the cookie monster.

Matt, Link, & Lucy gave me a wonderful Mother’s Day – one way better than I could have ever imagined.

Mother’s Day weekend was cold & rainy – I thought I’d try on the hat I knitted for Link, before he was born, thinking he would have a giant melon like his father, and it would fit him in the hospital & he could wear it on his way home.  Oh…I was so wrong.  But it does fit, now, 10 weeks later.  Thankfully it was cold & he had a reason to wear it!

 

Later this week we are heading to CA.  I can’t wait.  It will be Link’s first trip to the beach and we get to show him the joy of Casa De Fruta  (the link does it NO justice) – I hope he shares in my excitement over it.

 

I’m thinking I need to start doing a weekly post of just pictures I’ve taken with my phone.  Maybe, if I get time later today, I’ll put a small montage together.  Don’t hold me to it!!


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Say What?

May 3rd, 2012

It’s amazing the conversations Matt & I have due to sleep deprivation.   It’s 2:30am & I crawl back into bed only to have Matt roll over & mumble something. C: What did you just say? M: Nevermind! C: No, tell me! M: *in a huff* I just wanted you to see me in this […]



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It’s amazing the conversations Matt & I have due to sleep deprivation.

 

It’s 2:30am & I crawl back into bed only to have Matt roll over & mumble something.

C: What did you just say?
M: Nevermind!
C: No, tell me!
M: *in a huff* I just wanted you to see me in this Orange Suit

C: Oh…

M: What? don’t you like it?
C: it looks really good on you. Babes?  Are you dreaming?
M: yes.

C: Good night…

 

He of course didn’t remember this conversation in the AM when I told him.  I also don’t remember calling him a pimp on his way to the door that AM either!


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I might have a problem…

April 4th, 2012

I’m known for watching smut TV – 16 & pregnant, Teen Mom, Jail, Gangland, Dance Moms – to name a few.  I realized it might be a problem when Matt was looking at DVR & saw “rehab addict” recorded.   M: Rehab Addict, really Catie? C: Yeah, I totally dig this chick M: Why are […]



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I’m known for watching smut TV – 16 & pregnant, Teen Mom, Jail, Gangland, Dance Moms – to name a few.  I realized it might be a problem when Matt was looking at DVR & saw “rehab addict” recorded.

 

M: Rehab Addict, really Catie?
C: Yeah, I totally dig this chick

M: Why are you into so much drama?
C: *puzzled* It’s not drama

M: What’s not dramatic about a person always going to rehab – as the title would suggest

C: *laugh* It’s not about REHAB, it’s about this chick who rehabs houses, she does some super awesome stuff that’s right up my alley.

M: Oh….I thought it was another one of your trashy TV shows.


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Childbirth Preparedness

February 14th, 2012

Matt & I finished up our last of 4 childbirth preparedness classes last night.  Do I feel more informed?  Yes…   Here is what we learned:   Childbirth is a natural process & your body & baby know what to do – no sweat, just sit back & relax. Encapsulating your placenta is when you […]


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Matt & I finished up our last of 4 childbirth preparedness classes last night.  Do I feel more informed?  Yes…

 

Here is what we learned:

 

Childbirth is a natural process & your body & baby know what to do – no sweat, just sit back & relax.

Encapsulating your placenta is when you have a 3rd party pick it up from the hospital.  They then grind it up & put it in pill form for you to ingest.  This should not be surprising or gross, because every other mammal eats the placenta – humans are the only ones who don’t.

Natural is the way to go, because an epidural or any other form of pain and/or induction medicine might kill you & your child.  Along with any other medical intervention – like breaking your water.

Childbirth is no-thang – out of the average 12 hour birth, the mother should only be in pain for 3 hours & 18 minutes of it.  If that’s the case, I don’t know why everyone looks exhausted after it & say it’s one of the hardest things they’ve ever done.

Breastfeeding is ideal – even if it isn’t working out for you, you just need to try harder because formula, much like medicine, MIGHT KILL YOUR BABY. It’s an absolute miracle my sisters & I are not only alive, but smart & productive members of society.

 

I figure how you decide to have your baby & what you decide to feed your baby is totally your own business, but please pass me the epidural – and put it on a heavy drip.


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Snow Storm

February 7th, 2012

No worries family…Matt & I survived the snow storm this weekend that dropped about 2′ on our lawn.  We wouldn’t have made it if Matt wasn’t the thinker he is & stopped to stock up on supplies (i.e. diet coke, cheetos & brownies) on Thursday PM.  He’s my super hero.



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No worries family…Matt & I survived the snow storm this weekend that dropped about 2′ on our lawn.  We wouldn’t have made it if Matt wasn’t the thinker he is & stopped to stock up on supplies (i.e. diet coke, cheetos & brownies) on Thursday PM.  He’s my super hero.


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Work Travel

December 18th, 2011

C: I’m staying in an Embassy Suites tomorrow in San Antonio.  Know why that’s exciting? M: Nope C: They have complimentary happy hour. M: Babes, you can’t even drink C: Ummm….It also includes Kiddie Cocktails – ON THE ROCKS! M: *silence, but a smirk* C: and all you can eat popcorn.  I hope they have […]



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C: I’m staying in an Embassy Suites tomorrow in San Antonio.  Know why that’s exciting?

M: Nope

C: They have complimentary happy hour.

M: Babes, you can’t even drink

C: Ummm….It also includes Kiddie Cocktails – ON THE ROCKS!

M: *silence, but a smirk*

C: and all you can eat popcorn.  I hope they have glass elevators like the one in Minneapolis

M: *still silent*

C: OH!  Their continental breakfast is pretty big too.  How will I ever chose between sugary cereal, bagels, pancakes, donuts or french toast?

M: I’m not sure…

C: The Embassy Suites is the high life – I like living the high life.

M: Babes, someday I’ll show you living the high life

C: you mean free kiddie cocktails & an awesome continental breakfast at the Embassy Suites isn’t the high life?

M: Nope…

C: Oh…


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I think I’ll fit

December 9th, 2011

M: So what happens if the weather remains really cold & snowy & we can’t put up the outdoor Christmas lights?   C: Did you forget who you married & where she’s from? M: wha? C: I’m from WI, we put up outdoor lights in the cold & snow every year. M: I’m not putting […]


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M: So what happens if the weather remains really cold & snowy & we can’t put up the outdoor Christmas lights?

 

C: Did you forget who you married & where she’s from?

M: wha?

C: I’m from WI, we put up outdoor lights in the cold & snow every year.

M: I’m not putting them up if its below zero

C: Fine, then i’ll put them up myself

 

M: How are you going to get them out of the attic?

C: I’ll find a way to make the ladder talle enough so I can get into the attic

M: your pregnant belly won’t fit through the attic hole

C: my pregnant belly is still smaller than yours

M: *laughs* oh really? How big do you think you are around?

 

C: probably 48″.

M: *laughs*

 

Thankfully it will be warm this weekend, so I won’t have to get my pregnant belly through the attic hole.

 

F0r the record, I’m only 41″ around – I just measured.

 


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Come On Down!!!

November 9th, 2011

Matt & I have decided to take a mini vacation to Las Vegas over Thanksgiving.  We have never gone anywhere just the two of us, its always going to visit family or for a conference.  This should be fun.  He’s been to Vegas many times, so asked me to figure out things I want to […]



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Matt & I have decided to take a mini vacation to Las Vegas over Thanksgiving.  We have never gone anywhere just the two of us, its always going to visit family or for a conference.  This should be fun.  He’s been to Vegas many times, so asked me to figure out things I want to do, since I’ve only been once (for a conference, for him).

 

Last night I was researching shows.  I’m not much into musicals or the such, but I wanted to see what was out there.  I came across this – The Price Is Right – Vegas Style.  I basically ran frantically through the house ecstatic that we could get as close as possible to making a child hood dream of mine (and I’m pretty sure BethAnn’s) come true.  THE.PRICE.IS.RIGHT – OH.MY.LANTA.  B & I spent countless school days off watching the Price Is Right.  It’s basically the awesomest game show to ever grace this planet.  Bedroom sets, cars, cash, & the big wheel.  *squeels*.

-Our conversation last night, with mass excitement in my voice, and Matt, as usual, “just humoring me”-

C: Matt…I lied about not wanting to see a show.  I found one WE MUST GO TO, you probably aren’t excited like I am, and it sounds kind of cheesey.

M: Babes, I thought you said you didn’t want to see one

C: I lied.  I didn’t know that they had a mock Price Is Right.  You could help me almost fulfill a life long dream of being on The Price Is Right.

M: *rolls eyes* Seriously love?

C: seriously.  My favorite show ever.  Remember how I tell you I had an awesome childhood & tell you about the things that made it awesome?  Like going to Embassy Suites for “vacation” in Minneapolis near the Mall Of America with the Kleist’s?  And how excited, to this day, I am to tell you about it, because our parents made it THAT awesome?

M: Yes…

C: I have that same excitement for The Price Is Right.  It was a staple to my childhood, like Embassy Suites & Yahtzee w/Susie.  B & I religiously watched this game show everyday during summer vacation, Christmas vacation, & sick days.  It was always so funny to watch the people spin the wheel so hard they fell over.  B & I always said we’d be on the show someday.

M: I have a better idea, why don’t we go to Los Angeles & see the real show?

C: *sighs*  Because Bob Barker is no longer on the show.

M: I know, its Drew Carey.

C: Yeah…he smudged up the show.  He doesn’t have Bob’s excitement about it and when Bob hit on his beauties, it wasn’t creepy.

 

I’ll let you know in a few weeks if I’ve gotten as close to checking “get on the price is right w/ Bob Barker” off my lifelong to-do list.  I hope there are pictures.  I’ll probably be the only person there to be just as excited as if I were on the real show.

 

Our other option could be to see Viva Elvis by Cirque Du Soleil – which still might be awesome.