Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Shows I Stopped Watching Because...

So to piggyback off of yesterday's posts on shows I would love to re-watch, I thought it was interesting how many shows I have never finished...that I actually liked!

1.  Pretty Little Liars
I love it.  I watched it from the beginning, had it set on my DVR forever and sadly stopped watching.  I didn't stop watching because I stopped liking it, but because I got so far behind I always said I would catch up and never did.  I would love to pick up where I stopped (which I think was the end of Season 4?) but we will see.

2.  Scandal
Same as above.  I got so far behind and just haven't had a chance to catch up.  I hear it has gotten AH-MAZING and hopefully this summer I might be able to catch up for next season.

3.  Revenge
I LOVE Revenge but got behind and have been slowly trying to catch back up, just in time for it to be cancelled.  I must admit that I only have 2 episodes left to watch from Season 3 and all of Season 4 is on my DVR so I can binge watch my little heart out!! :)

4.  LOST
My mom and I used to watch this together and then I got too far behind, she finished it and I was left in the dark.  I know how it all ends, but I still think it would be good to go back and watch it and figure it all out for myself.

5.  The Good Wife
I don't know how I fell out of watching this show but I did.  And just like Scandal, I heard that it got great!  Is that true?  Should I re-watch it all?

6.  Dexter
My mom got ahead of me and this is yet another show that I stopped watching because of that.  It honestly is too much for me to watch in the dark, due to the fact that I am a complete scared-y cat, but I could handle episodes during the day probably. LOL.

7.  Orange is the New Black
I love this show and one rainy day back in April 2014, the hubs and I binge watched 5 episodes and somehow never finished.  We need to get back on this show.

8.  Bones
I honestly binge watched all 6 seasons of Bones in less than 2 weeks when Ryan was preparing for deployment back in 2012. I caught up just in time for Season 7 and was obsessed.  Somehow, once I moved and deployment life was setting in, I lost it.  I am now 2.5 seasons behind I think?  I really do love Tempe and Booth :)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Shows To Re-Watch

As many of you probably know, I am a bit of a TV junkie!

Give me all of that drama and non-fiction storytelling wrapped up into a 30-60 minute slot and I am all about it!

Now also given that it is officially summer time in TV land and all the shows are no longer airing new episodes I thought it would be fun to take a look at shows, current and cancelled, that I would love to re-watch, from the beginning!

Now while we are going through this list, let's pretend that I don't have an adorable 8-month old babe needing 100% of my attention all the time and a loving husband who doesn't love the same shows as me, or to binge watch - there must be something wrong with him. LOL!

Let's get started shall we?

1.  One Tree Hill
ALWAYS!  I have re-watched a ton and always start at different seasons, but I would love to go back through and watch all the way from Season 1, Episode 1 to Season 9, Episode 14 ::the bonus episode with commentary:: 188 episodes in all.  I love Sophia Bush and loved the show while it was on from 2003-2012.  I am guilty of watching, recording, saving episodes over and over again. :)

2.  Friends
AHHHHHH!  And thanks to Netflix this is completely possible now.  I grew up watching Friends with my mom!  We would record or watch live each and every week.  And now, my hubs and I watch reruns when it is on TBS and still love it.  I don't remember each and every thing from the show so to go back and re watch it in it's entirety would be awesome!  236 episodes.

3.  Grey's Anatomy
Once again, I have watched since the beginning, but it has been 10 years now and that is a lot to remember.  While I am current on the show I would love to go back and watch the earlier seasons to remember how we got to where we are.  And I can't believe how they are ending this season and it makes me very curious as to where it will go next year.

4.  Alias
I almost forgot about this show, but how could I?  I was obsessed with it!  I for sure thought that I could be a spy.  LOL - yeah right!  But how cool was Jennifer Garner in this show?  Let me re-watch all 105 episodes right now!

5.  Gossip Girl
I love me some Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen.  I don't even remember all the little details about the show but I could knock out the 121 episodes :)

6.  Crossing Jordan
I love murder-mystery shows.  I am a huge scared-y cat but this was a good one that I wouldn't mind re-watching if I had the time.

7.  Army Wives
Isn't this a given?  I watched every episode, and although I didn't like the last season very much, I would still re-watch the entire series - tears and all, because let's be honest, you know I cried at least once a season.

8.  Charmed
I loved this show from the beginning and I actually have the entire series on DVD because my mom was soooo nice to get it for me one year for Christmas.  I have seen every episode at least twice, if not closer to 5 times, but it never gets old for me.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

5 Movies We Want To See

Linking up with Karli and Amy as always on this beautiful Friday!

5 Movies We Want To See:
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron

2.  Aloha

3.  Pitch Perfect 2

4. The Intern

5.  Jurassic World

What are on your "to-see" movie lists this month/summer??

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My First Mother's Day

As much as I considered myself a mom last Mother's Day, I was 6 months pregnant and didn't have a little babe here to snuggle yet.  But this year, you best believe I embraced all things Mother's Day!

Last Mother's Day 6 months pregnant in Lake Tahoe for my mom's birthday/Mother's Day
I had a huge, fun weekend planned...and just like most of our weekend plans do, they feel through due to the fact that we all fell under the weather on Friday night.  We spent the majority of Saturday morning napping and snuggling and eventually bathed and got out into the sunshine.  We went home and snuggled some more before calling it a night.  Overall, it was still a good Saturday even if it wasn't spent out on the water in a boat like we had originally planned.

Sunday morning came around and after a rough night of sleep due to me being sick and my asthma kicking in, the hubs let me sleep an extra two hours after snuggle muffin woke up!  Talk about a present in and of itself!  SLEEP!  Once I woke up I gave them both loves.  They greeted me with a big "Happy Mother's Day!" and I couldn't have been more excited.  I snuggled my little muffin on the couch and the hubs went to get my present.  I knew that he had got me something but had no idea what it might have been.  I was completely shocked when he pulled out this beauty!

WHAT!!!???  Did he read my post from Friday knowing that this was my number 1 present wish and get it that fast without me noticing???  NOPE!  He had planned it!  I love that man of mine!

So now get ready for some wayyyyyy better looking photos!!!  I am still in shock!  I can't believe I have an actual nice camera to take pictures of our family with!

After that excitement we got dressed and ready to go for the day.  We had lunch plans with Ryan's parents for Mother's Day at 11.  We packed up and headed South and being the early birds that we always are, we stopped to get my car washed and still got there 30 minutes early.  They weren't open yet, so we parked and let Snuggle Muffin have some serious big boy play time in the front seats with us.  It consisted of "driving," honking the horn and blasting some tunes to dance to with Mom and Dad.  He thought he was the coolest kid in town!

After a delicious lunch we headed home and hung out the rest of the day.  We ended up going for a nice family walk after Caleb's dinner and even took Hank.  Poor HankyPoo doesn't go on many walks because he isn't very good on a leash when Ryan isn't around.  We are working on it though and he thought he was a super big boy when we took him to the school yard near our house and let him walk off leash while in Heal mode.  I tell you, our boys are easy to please. :)

I can't explain to you how amazing it feels being a mom.  I have wanted and wished for it my whole life and now that it is here it is so much more amazing than I could have ever imagined!  The love I have for Caleb is really indescribable and I wish all people could experience this feeling.  I look forward to many more Mother's Day celebrations with Hank and Caleb and whatever other little ones may join our tribe.  Until then, I hope you had a great one too!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My Dearest Little - 8 Month Letter

So I wrote this a week ago but 
didn't get around to publishing it.
Better late then never.
I love you snuggle muffin!
My Dearest Little One,

Well here we are...another month has gone by and you are now 8 months old.  I still can't believe how fast time is going with you.  I say it each month, but what they say is true - time flies!

In the past month things haven't really changed all that much.  You are still not moving and still have no teeth.  LOL.  Daddy and I are fine with that, but we know that you would probably enjoy this great big world a whole lot more if you were mobile.

You have moved on to enjoy feeding yourself.  You aren't trying with any sort of utensil, but those hands of yours sure do the trick.  We will start moving away from purees now and on to more solid food so that you can continue to work on this.

Your hair is still long and luscious.  We keep saying that you need a haircut, which you do, but we have yet to do it.  I love your little baby thin hair at the ends and the way it curls around your ears.  ::selfish mommy moment::

We are pretty sure you said "DADA" the other day and you know who (DADA) was super excited about it!  Mommy was excited too, but of course not so patiently waiting for you to say "MAMA."  But you love your Daddy so and he loves hearing you babble away with "DADADADADADADA."

You are growing like a weed and eating us out of house and home!  I don't know what we are going to do when you are a teenager and possibly have siblings!  You never let anyone forget to feed you and you are a great eater at that!  We have only found one food you dislike, squash, but we are going to try it again and see if you can't change your mind on that one.

It is basically getting to be Summer around these parts and you are a sweaty boy when you sleep so we have switched to summer pajamas, which are much harder to find then expected!  You are so cute with your little toes sticking out of your pants though and I am secretly loving this warm weather just a little more because of that fact.

This past month we spent a lot of time with our favorite people and you are becoming more attached to them and less "friendly" to "strangers."  You still smile and laugh for them, eventually, but we have found our "Stranger Danger" stage and we are working on moving out of it.

We love you so much Snuggle Muffin!  Keep growing big and strong and know that Mommy and Daddy are always here for you.  Work on them teefers and crawling/walking!

I love you,

8 Month Stats:
Weight: 22 pounds - he can now sit more upright in his carseat :)
Height: I honestly didn't measure him this month, but I assume he has grown another half inch at this rate.
Clothes: 9 months for all and even some 12 months!

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And now for a photo dump...