Monday, September 26, 2016


I am back in the States, back at home with my family and I think I am finally passed the jet lag. Let me tell you, jet lag this time around has been awful. I barely slept Wednesday night after being up for 24 hours and Friday night was even worse. Let's just hope the sleepless nights are done.

I had the best time in Europe, but I am definitely glad to be back to my family. I have some recaps planned for the sights, food, shopping and everything in between. I hope to get some of those out this week. So stay tuned. But let me just say that Scotland was beautiful. So much greenery and beauty.

But for now, I am going to recap my weekend.

Friday I went to work and I dragged butt big time. But luckily, I only worked a half day. After work, I got lunch by myself and then picked up the girls from daycare. They napped briefly on the way home and then full on meltdowns ensued, so they took a 2 1/2 hour nap once we got home. I was able to catch up on some shows, take a short nap myself and some chores around the house. Once the girls got up, we played around the house. Let me just say that in the two weeks that I was gone, my girls grew up so much. Or I seem to think so. They play so much more, they say so many more words and they are just at a great stage right now. So much fun!!!

Once Rory got home from golfing, we took the girls and Walter on a walk since the weather was perfect. After our walk, we headed to Mexican food. I hadn't had Mexican food in forever and I was craving it. It was a risk taking the girls since dinner time is hit or miss with them, but I am happy to report that they were extremely happy. They tried a bunch of new foods and were such sweet ladies at the dinner table. Plus I got to have a margarita.
Radio Flyer Wagaon

After dinner, we went home to play some more and then we put the girls to bed. We watched more shows, but I ended up falling asleep at 8:30 on the couch. Jet lag.

Saturday morning we had the Nevada Wolf Pack game on tv, so I grabbed us some coffee and pastries at the local coffee shop and we spent our morning watching the Pack lose. Such a disappointment. After the girls naps, we had an even bigger disappointment with appliance shopping. We are getting so close to starting our renovations, so we have to get our appliances. There was not a great selection on anything and we didn't get anything. Doesn't it suck when you have the money to spend but you can't find anything to buy? Our only success was a stop at Target. 
Cath Kids backpacks
 Cath Kids London backpacks
Cath Kids backpacks
These backpacks that I got the girls in England were a huge hit! They wore them everywhere all weekend.

That evening we took another walk with the girls and Walter after the girls ate dinner. Then it was time for baths and quiet time. Once the girls went to bed, we ordered some pizza and watched American Horror Story.

Sunday morning we went out to breakfast because European breakfast leaves much to be desired. The only breakfast I enjoyed was pastries and coffee. I had the best huevos rancheros and the best time with my family. After breakfast, we headed to the mall to get the girls new shoes, some more clothes (Old Navy is having up to 60% off children's clothing FYI) and look at more appliances.

We headed home around noon so we could get the girls their lunch and get them down for their naps. They took decent naps and while they were sleeping, I headed out to get some diaper rash cream (Walgreens is the only place that sells this stuff) and to the grocery store. 

Once I got back and the girls were up, we ate snacks and played while Rory did some yard work. After he finished, we took another long walk and then headed to my in-laws for dinner. My sister-in-law and nephew are in town until Thursday so we went over for dinner. The girls played in the water, had family time and we got to all catch up.

I forgot to mention that after I took my car into Subaru for the finishing of the oil consumption test, it failed and now my car is getting a new short block put into it. I have a brand new 2017 Subaru Legacy and it has me wanting a new car. 

Anyways, back to Sunday night. We headed home late and the girls were exhausted. We put them down and about an hour later Sutton started screaming and thrashing around in bed. By the time I got in there, Rory had picked her up and was trying to calm her down, but I told him to put her down because she was having a night terror and not to wake her or calm her. She needs to do it on her own because if she wakes up, she could be terrified or have the flight or fight response. It is the first time one of our girls has had night terrors, but I remember reading on them a couple months back. We just made sure she didn't hurt herself when she thrashed around. She was fine within a couple minutes and back to sleep. So crazy to see it happen. I hope it doesn't happen often or never again at that.

After Sutton's night terror, the girls never slept that well and were up off and on through the night. I am exhausted, but we did have a pretty great weekend. 

Today I am linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.


  1. Oh wow... that has to be so troubling watching your baby go through the night terror but makes sense on why you just need to let them go through it.
    I know they have to be so happy your home!!!!
    THOSE BACKPACKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Welcome back!!! Hoping the jet lag is getting better (that is the worst) and glad that the night terror wasn't too bad!

  3. Aw that night terror sounds so sad! You knew just what to do, though!

  4. Oh no, not night terrors!! My brother had those for years and they were always so horrible to watch. I'm glad that you knew what to do!

    And oh my word, the girls with their little backpacks! So stinking cute!

  5. Welcome back!! It sounds like a good weekend despite those night terrors. Brayden had those alot when he was little and they are so so scary! But also so normal, but still scary!

    The girls looked so cute in the wagon!

  6. Yay for being home and back with your girls! I'm so sorry Sutton had night terrors. Poor baby girl. And poor mom and daddy. Love the girls little backpacks.

  7. Now I am badly craving Mexican food. I have not gone to a good Mexican restaurant in a while.

  8. Awe the girls backpacks are adorable! I got one from PBK for #babybigtruck for Christmas last year and she LOVES it!

  9. I love the picture of your girls in the little wagon! they are so adorable!

  10. Mmmm...Mexican food. I haven't had that in so long. I need some ASAP. I'm so sorry about Sutton's night terrors. :(