Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy Anniversayr!!!

I can't believe it was 3 years ago already that I made the best decision of my life!!! That day we were blessed with joy, sunshine, friends, family, and I can honestly say it was the happiest day I can remember! I married a great man that makes me laugh, and also challenges me every day. Ryan, I love you so much! It's been a busy few years and I fully expect that to continue, but it's been a great ride! Can't wait to see what's in store for us this year!

Here are some of my favorite pics from that amazing day 3 years ago!
Also, the music playing are songs from our wedding day! True Companion and Songbird were during the ceremony and Last Day of My Life was our first dance! Aahhh!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Blustery Day!

My goodness, we've got a bit of wind today!!! Ha! I walked out to get the mail this morning with Lila and her face was priceless when she felt that "breeze" on her face! Geez, I thought we were gonna blow away!!
I am enjoying my week off! The whole weekend was quite enjoyable and am facing 5 whole days before I head back to work!!! Hooray! Saturday started out amazing, for no other reason than I slept a full night through, then after an hour up with the munchkin, she decided she wanted to take another nap, and so did I! Oh the glory of sleep! The rest of day was spent putzing around the house while Ry worked on his car, and we ended the day with a gathering at our friend Jake's for his annual Wild Game Feed, which as expected was delicious!!! Lila got a bit "insistent" towards the end of the night that she was "all-done" and it was time to go home! Yesterday was nice too, the morning was relaxing and then Ryan's sister Kris, and her family came for a visit. Kris is taking photography classes and was sweet enough to take a few of our family! I was very happy with how they turned out, especially since it was really windy yesterday too and by the time we got outside, Lila was getting a little cranky.
Tonight and tomorrow, we have dinner plans with friends and family, so it should be a really great week! I'm hoping that the wind will die down, so I can take Lila out for her 1 year pictures! I know, a year already.... CRAZY!!! Maybe I'll hit up the zoo sometime too... that's the beauty of it... I can just play it by ear! Lovely! Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We miss you

1 year ago today the world lost one of the most dynamic, positive, happy people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Beth, we love you and miss you every day!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Birthday Weekend

This past weekend was just jammed packed with stuff going on, and it went so fast, but we had a good time! Saturday, Grandma and Grandpa Volovsek came down and picked miss Lila up by 8:30 and Ryan and I were out the door by 9:45am. We headed out for our friends' wedding in Sioux Falls, SD which was a good 6 1/2 hours of driving there and back. It was great because we got to carpool part of the way with our friends Heather and Jason, so that made it MUCH more tolerable! The wedding was really nice and again... we want to wish Adam and Angela the biggest Congrats!
(These are a few pics from the wedding!)
Sunday morning came much too quick and again Ryan and I were bustling to get out the door. I was missing my baby like crazy and anxious to get up to Eagan and see her! It was Ryan's 30th Birthday!!! and 2 of his sisters also had birthday's over the weekend, so we had a family birthday lunch and hung out at the parents place! It was nice to see everyone and watch all the kids play together. Happy Birthday again to Krisser and Heather! Love you ladies!
Lila, unfortunately is a sicky little girl. Boo:( She had diarrhea all night for Grandma and Grandpa. She acts OK and isn't really whiny or fussy, so I have no idea what the problem is. Teeth? Virus? I have no clue?! If it weren't for her exploding pants and raw little tushy... you'd never know there was an issue. Her appetitie is still good and she's getting plenty of fluids, so I guess we'll just ride it out and see what happens!
After most of the family left, Ryan and I left Lila with G-ma and G-pa again and headed to the Xcel Center to watcha preseason Wild Game against the Blackhawks! It was a fun game... a goal and 2 fights just 3 minutes in... gotta love hockey!! We picked the munchin up on our way home and had a nice night. Of course, Lila was up in the middle of the night cause she pooped through her jammies and wasn't very happy about the clean up process, but all is well now. Ok, this has been long enough, I'm back to work tonight and need a nap, so have a great week!
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday!!

Just wanted to tell Ryan one more time today...
Happy 30th Birthday and I LOVE YOU!!!!
I had a great day with you, hope you had fun!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another Day

I've made it half-way through my yucky stretch of work and start on part 2 tonight. It's been a rough couple of days, partly because I haven't been feeling the best and am insanely tired, and partly because Lila has been in sort of a funk. One minute she's laughing and dancing around the living room, the next minute she's having an utter meltdown on the floor, what??? Also, I'm frusterated because for some reason, whenever I am home and put her to bed, she decides to get up at 2am screaming. All weekend, while Ryan had her and I was working, she slept through the night. Last night, I put her to bed and of course I spent 45 minutes in the middle of the night trying to get her back to bed. Seriously, makes me feel just rotten... what the heck? (I try to tell myself that she just misses me cause I'm gone at night so much, so she has to get in extra snuggle time... )
Right now, Lila is napping, I have laundry going and need to go out on poop patrol, so I'll make the rest of this quick! This weekend Ry and I are going to our friends' wedding in South Dakota and although it's going to be a ton of driving, we're carpooling part of the way with our friends Heather and Jason, so that should provide for some entertainment! On Sunday, Ryan turns the big 30!!! We are having a little get-together with his family, then going to a WILD game that night! Should be fun! It's going to be a pretty packed weekend, but should be a good time!
Lastly, the fall is a REALLY busy time for our family and there are about a million birthdays and anniversary's, so I'm going to quickly try and cover all bases and hopefully not forget anyone! Here goes....

Happy Birthday to: Kris, Heather, RYAN, Tessa, Collin, Major, Jeff, Bella, Kaiya and Me!
Happy 10th Anniversary to Heather and Jason Quint!

Friday, September 11, 2009


Today please remember those nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives 8 years ago. And remember why you are blessed and priveledged and PROUD to be an American!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Week in review

Good evening all! I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend, we sure did! Ryan had both Friday and Monday off, so it was a nice couple of days together!!! Friday I went and got my hair done (such a luxury to have 2 hours spent just on you!) and then had a nice evening with our neighbors. Saturday we had a great neighborhood party with some awesome ribs, corn on the cob, and all sorts of yummy sides! Sunday was chill out day, and we spent the afternoon and evening on Monday visiting my Mom, Alan, and sister Alex, then Ryan's sister's family! It really went much too quick, but we all enjoyed it!

This week, I've been off work and Tuesday was a great day! Ryan was back at work, but Lila and I spent the day together outside taking walks, and just hanging around the house. I even left my dirty house and laundry go, so I could watch some TV while she napped!! AWESOME!!! Today... now that was a different story. I had the game plan in my head that I was gonna power clean today, and all in all, I did get quite a bit accomplished, but didn't check off all my "to-do's". This was mostly because Lila pulled a Jeckyl and Hyde on me from yesterday to today. Yesterday, she was the world's sweetest most charming baby! Today, well... lets just say she wasnt' that. Eesh! It was a rough day! Oh well, she's not like this very often, so I'm thinking tomorrow will be a whole new ball game (I'm hoping anyway!)

Tomorrow, I've got some errands to run and am going to meet up with my friend Sarah for lunch, So Excited!! Then when Ryan gets home from work, him and I are going to an interview with a lady in Jordan for potential daycare for Lila. Hopefully it works out!

I'm back to work on Friday to start my six 12's in seven days...yucka! Oh well, take one day at a time, right? Okay, so I'm gonna go take care of Miss Cranky Pants, then snuggle up with Ry on the couch for a bit! Have a great night!!!
P.S. These are just a few recent pics of the Lila the Grouch (she's not so cranky in these!)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

5 hours and counting!

Well, a very early good morning to you all! It's not even 2am and already I'm getting antsy to for 7:30 when I can leave work and go pick up my sweet little girl!!! I miss her so SO much when I have these stretches at work, and I just can't wait to snuggle and smooch those delicious cheeks of hers! Last night when Ryan and her got home, she had the biggest smile for me and I spent the short evening with her, marveling at how quickly children grow. Just 3 weeks ago, she was taking just a few shaky steps, now she's a walking machine who loves to go, go, go!

This weekend should be a great one! I have an appointment to have a little "me" time and get my hair done on Friday! Ryan has a day off, so I get to spend a bit of time getting taken care of!! Saturday, the weather is supposed to be gorgeous and we are planning to attend a neighborhood BBQ! I'm so excited for Tom's slow-roasted ribs... YUMMY! We may spend some time either Sunday or Monday with my mom and Alan, but all plans are just relaxed and easy! Really... could there be a better weekend?! I have a whole 8 days off work starting at 7:30 this morning, and am tickled about it! I'm so happy that I get to spend time with Lila and my awesome hubs...oh come on ... these next 5 hours need to go by a little quicker!

Have a great Labor Day weekend! Be safe and be happy!