Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Top 5's

My brother's buddy in college is an avid Top Fiver. Top 5 movies from the 80's, 90's, top 5 comedies, top 5 favorite songs, shows, drink got it right? Well, since we met that kid one random day in College Station we have started a little of the top 5 quizzes ourselves. So, in lieu of the Christmas holiday that just passed I thought I'd share my top 5 Christmas movies:

1.) Christmas Vacation (of course!)
2.) Home Alone
3.) Love Actually (some would debate if this is an actual Xmas flick - YES it is!)
4.) A Christmas Story
5.) Miracle on 34th street

That was a tough one to put together, but not near as tough as if you asked me my favorite bands. That is literally impossible. I could break it down by category perhaps, but a daunting task that I'm just not up for!

I am up for one more though - top 5 moments of 2008. It was a heck of a year for me and I could probably make a very full list of memories. Here goes it:

1.) Birth of my baby girl and all the months leading up to it! I love you angel.
2.) Presidential Election and all the crazy politics.
3.) 2008 Olympics, screaming at my TV during any Phelps race.
4.) NYC in May with Dom
5.) 4th of July party at the house w/friends & family

Wow, okay, so as I was typing that I realized the challenge sometimes in narrowing these types of things down. You may read my list and think "really", and I may read it and think "really" - but hey - today - these are my moments. What are your Top 5's?

Cheers everyone, and Happy New Year's Eve!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Winter Song

A friend posted this on facebook and I must have listened to this 10 times already. Something about this song has just stuck with me and I feel the need to share. There is something soothing and peaceful about this song as I travel through this holiday season.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, peace and love to you all.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Takin' it back to the old school...

Cuz I'm an old fool, whose soooo cool. If you wanna get down, lemme show you the way. Whoomp there it is, lemme hear ya say....

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

But seriously - I am. Team 'old school' has just been formed and it consists of many of my old teammates from Westwood High School vball - go Warriors. Back then, we were bad ass, but now we are older, most of us have kiddos, and are probably not in shape like we used to be. Oh hell no, I'm nowhere near that. But still, it should be so much fun. Volleyball made up some of my best high school memories and I can't wait to see old friends and play again. Our league starts January 15th, pics to follow.

Can you dig it?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Santa's little helper...

It's so much fun to have a little one at Christmas time. She's loving all of the lights and isn't quite sure why she has to wear the red hat, but loves it anyway. She has a red dress, white tights, and first pair of black patten leather shoes for Christmas day. Santa's little helper indeed.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bootcamp buzz?

So most of my prego weight is off, a victory yes, but my stomach is not herself. Saggy, depressed, and needs a bit of a pick me up. So, I've given it about a half ass effort of getting on my treadmill (too cold and dark to walk my hills anymore!), doing some yoga, even tried recording Cardio blast on FitTV and jumped around in my living room for about 30 minutes. On my way to get a bottled water I stopped at the Santa jar filled with M&M's and had a few. E for effort, hardly. ;)

This weekend at a Christmas party I was talking to a wife of one of Dom's co-workers who has signed herself up for bootcamp and says it's totally worth it. She has 3 kiddos, and manages to wake up at 5:00 a.m. to make the 5:30 workout and I'm very impressed and slightly interested. Before having a child the thought of waking up to workout was like asking me to give up queso or ranch dressing, not going to happen. But now that I have Brooklyn if I get to sleep until 5:00 it's a great night! So I'm contemplating, there is a camp starting in January that meets at the Hill Country Galleria. 4 weeks, 3 days a week at 5:30 seems do-able. I wonder if it's all the buzz though and can help tighten me up a bit. To be continued...

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's the holiday season...

So, Thanksgiving was a success! I'm not sure the table was set correctly but all in all we pulled it off without issue. Had a little help from mom & grandma but at the end of the day we were all stuffed with turkey, mashers, green beans, rolls, cranberry, pies, cookies, and lots of wine. That was a crazy weekend, we had Friday to recover - but ended up buying a car, then loaded that new SUV up Saturday morning and headed to Abilene. Quite the crew that day - as Captain Rick, Sadie, Robert, Uncle Larry, Mom & Dad, Dom, Brooklyn, and I were all there to watch Richard play. Won't go into the details but they lost and it was freezing! :( So no more Wildcat football right now but it was still a great weekend with my family, it's been awhile since we were all together.
Yeah, so I'm now the proud owner of an official "mom" car. Nope - not a minivan - not a chance in hell, but it's an SUV. We bought a 2009 Saturn Outlook and it's perfect for us. Spacious and safe, and much easier to load the peanut in. My back was going out from bending down in that damn Saab to put her carseat in or take it out. Au revoir Saab, you have been good to me.

Christmas tree is up and it makes my house feel so cozy. It's also another form of entertainment for Brooklyn as she can't get enough of the lights. I'm glad it's the holiday season, despite how depressing some make it sound. This could be a chance for us to take a step back and remember what it's all about. Simplify life just a bit. The other night we popped in Christmas vacation, had a fire in the fireplace, and shared a bottle of champagne. Nothing sets a romantic tone like cousin Eddie screaming "shitters full!". ;) Oh yes, it's definitely the holiday season.