Friday, September 30, 2011

things that are awesome

Today is Friday. That is one thing that is awesome. That means Evalyn and I survived the week without Daddy. Wait, I didn’t tell you? He’s been gone since last Friday. He had a moose hunting trip planned and was actually supposed to be gone for almost two weeks, but left later than anticipated due to Gram’s funeral. Evalyn and I filled our week with tons of stuff so it flew by. But, even so, we are ready for Daddy to come home. More than ready.

So, aside from it being Friday, what else is awesome? I’m going to tell you.

Shopping with my mom is awesome. Has there ever been a better shopping partner? I think not. Having a baby who does well while shopping and acts like an angel even when you tote her all over God’s green earth? Also awesome.

Along the same lines, having small feet that fit into kids shoes is awesome. When we were shopping I was searching for boots. I searched high and low and found nothing I liked. I wandered into the kid’s section at Target to look for shoes for my little, and whatddya know? I found myself some boots. That fit. And are comfy. And were $22. Three pairs of boots for under $70? Um, yes, that is awesome.

Bonefish Grill is awesome. I’ve been waiting over two years to try that place. There is one in the mall where I often go shopping in the states, but the problem is that it’s only open for dinner and I am usually there during the day. When I drag my child around the state of New York take Evalyn shopping in that states, it usually works out to being too long of a day for her if we try to stay over until dinnertime. So, no Bonefish Grill. But? On Sundays? Dinner starts at 3pm. 3pm is not too long of a day, especially since Eva took an hour and a half nap in the Walmart parking lot {fear not, I stayed in the car while my mom shopped and then we swapped}. We had a light snack for lunch and an early dinner at Bonefish. And I was not disappointed. Not even a little bit. I will be returning. Even if it takes me another two years.

Having a baby who says HI to literally every single person whom we pass in the grocery store, mall, library, or street is awesome. Especially when she says it over and over again, louder and louder each time if they don’t respond.

This is awesome:

Having a tight knit family is awesome. Both Evan and I come from large families that are very close. Siblings, nieces, nephews, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents – the whole shabang. I’ve been reminded of the blessing that a tight knit, supportive family is a few times in the past two weeks. Family is awesome.

And, good friends are awesome. I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I will definitely say it again: I have amazing friends. Not just decent friends. Amazing friends. Friends who will babysit my kid at the drop of a hat, friends who give me a gift card for a massage on my daughter’s birthday because they want to spoil me, friend’s who call me unexpectedly just to chat, friend’s who love my kid like she is their own. Those kind of friends. Seriously, awesome.

Having a baby who walks up to me, hugs me and says “Mama” is awesome. Actually, it’s even more than awesome.

Having a nightmare about getting chased through a very odd apartment building with my girl Crystal and waking myself up at 3am when I yell “HURRY, open the door” and then laughing at myself when I realize the stupidity of it all is awesome.

Pepsi is awesome. Chips and salsa are awesome.

And, once again, Friday is awesome.


Katie @ Loves of Life said...

I looove the video :) It's so fun and her laugh is to die for. I agree with you on many of these! I can totally relate to the baby saying "hi" to everyone thing. And the NERVE of some people who won't turn and say hi to a cute baby? I mean, most do, but not all of them. Sheeeeesh.

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

I may rip off you for this post, :) I'll credit your brilliance of course.

Sprinkles said...

I was having a little bit of a mopey Friday, so thanks so much for reminding me of how many things are AWESOME in my own life!

And yeah, you do have an awesomely adorable little girl :)

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

I love me some Bonefish. Yum! I love that everything is going great!!!

Gina said...

So. Um. What size do you wear? I bet I could get my tootsies into kids boots.

Anonymous said...

Ive always wanted to try out Bonefish Grill but have never tried it out. Sounds like a place we need to try out.

Cute video and I totally agree about the hi. How can anyone resist a cute baby?!

Taryn said...

I can wear kids shoes too! I have many times gotten the kids flats. But never boots- I will have to check that out!

P.S. your girl's laugh made me laugh out loud.

Kim {Yep, they are all mine} said...

So jealous about your little feet. I have giant hobbit feet. Boo.