Thank you for the “Re-Do”
Dec27

Thank you for the “Re-Do”

Last week at my moms group Heather came up and gave me a red envelope with a card inside.  She told me it was not from her that the person wanted to remain anonymous but wanted to bless Richie and I.  I opened the card and with tears streaming down my face I read these words: “Kylie, Your story about your date to Applebee’s broke my heart for you!  I so remember those days!  I am a firm believer in having regular date nights with your spouse to keep a happy healthy marriage!  Please accept these gift cards as a present from our marriage to yours!  We got you a $50 applebee’s card so that you two can have a “re-do.”  My parents wanted in on this gift and provided a $50 card so that you two could do some guilt free Christmas shopping for your sweet baby!”   OH. MY. WORD!  Talk about a generous gift!!!! Richie and I went on a date last night and had an amazing time.  We both got drinks, an appetizer to split and of course I got a steak hahaha!  It was so much fun getting to spend time with him.  I’m not sure who you are who blessed us but we can’t thank you enough!  We haven’t got to use the giftcard to the store yet but don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about Jaid.  She’s going to get a new teether toy and stock up on some of her favorite snacks. Thank you!...

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We’re new at Thanksgiving
Dec07

We’re new at Thanksgiving

It was the night before Thanksgiving… and I was getting all of our clothes washed and folded for family pictures in the morning. Richie and I decided to jam pack Jaid’s first little Thanksgiving so we didn’t miss out on anything or anyone.   The plan was to get on a ferry and drive to my grandparents house is Ballard for the 5k run and then do family photos in Golden Gardens and then spend some time with family swimming and eating.  After pics we were going to head back on a ferry and go over to Richie’s grandparents house and eat a Thanksgiving meal with his family.  Our neat little plan failed us about 45 minutes into it once we pulled onto the boat and realized we had left the box with all of our clothes for pictures and our stuff to get ready.  I was rocking yoga pants and wasn’t looking photo ready. After a few phone calls Richie tried to get some family members to drive all the way to our house and then to a ferry to drop off our things so we could pick them up on the other side of the water but all efforts were useless once the ferry worker told Lisa, his mom, that they could not take items with out a passenger.  BOO! I mean I get it but I was even more crushed. We ran the Seattle Turkey Trot and headed back to my grandparents to swim and I tried to stay positive.  My family pieced together an outfit for me for the photos.  My mom’s dress, an aunt’s scarf and someone’s shoes.  I was ready to go!  Richie lucked out and got to wear his friend’s sweater and jeans that he had with him and Jaid wore a dress from a cousin that was adorable even though it was a little big on her.  We took our photos and then headed straight for the ferry… again. We got there a half hour early only to find out that the boat was full so we would have to wait an extra hour and fifteen mins.  We were so exhausted and Jaid was passed out in her car seat so we just parked our car in line and waited for the 3:45 boat.  Well 3:45 came and went and our stomachs grew more and more hungry.  Not only did we have to wait a flippin hour but now the boat was running an extra 20 mins late!?! I was so mad and extremely hungry which if you know me is not a good combination.  Richie calls it “hangery.”  I almost...

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