I have to admit that I had slight ulterior motives when I surprised Jarrod with tickets to the Ohio State vs. Wisconsin game for his birthday last month. It has been 3 years since we have had an overnight "just us" date and it was fabulous! It was a huge game anyway, plus being Halloween weekend... the atmosphere was so fun. We spent the whole day walking around campus doing whatever we wanted and going wherever we wanted. Enjoyed the best game of the year and then stayed out until 3 AM like teenagers. I think the best part though was sleeping the next day away. I don't remember the last time I slept until 10. Of course, I also don't remember the last time I stayed up until 3... yeah... it took like a week to recover from that one. :-) 
And this is the only picture we got. :( Oh well. 

We had such a blast we decided to take the boys to their first game the following weekend. Since we pretty much suck this year we got tickets for an amazing price. We headed out early Saturday morning, took the boys to a special breakfast and then made the trek to the stadium.

 The boys LOVED being there. Jayden screamed and yelled the whole time...I swear that boy knows more about football then most grown men.

It was so much fun just having a "boys day" I can see this being a yearly tradition. :-) 

Not sure what happened here. Our OH ended up being an HO... haha! Go Bucks!

30 Before 30

So, I have never been completely into making a whole ton of lists I probably won't check off, but in 3 short months I'm hitting the big 3-0. I have to admit its hit me a little harder than I expected. I don't know why. I've cried every birthday since 24.
I do have some things I want to do before I turn 30. I don't know. I feel like an era of my life is over. Although I've officially been an "adult" for a while, everyone says I still look 18 and get carded EVERY time I buy or order alcohol. I have been looking back over pictures and am dreadfully starting to show a little age. Ya know, the grey hairs here and there, a few creases at the corners of my eyes. I feel like this is my last hurrah for my "kid" years. You really have to start "acting" like and adult when you hit 30.

So here they are. God only knows if I will actually complete them. Some I will probably regret if I actually do them. But whatever.

  1. Get a tattoo. Nothing major. Just a small one on my foot or something.
  2. Be completely ready to run in my first half marathon. 
  3. Be in the best shape of my life.
  4. Dance the night away like I'm 18.
  5. Find a new job. Or get my real estate license transferred to Ohio.
  6. Get the rest of our debt paid off. We're soooo close!
  7. Plan and make reservations for our 10 year anniversary trip so we will actually do it!
  8. Finish painting my house.
  9. Find the time to start reading on a regular basis again. 
  10. Get my basement cleaned out.
  11. Finish Avery's big girl room.
  12. Make curtains for my living room and family room.
  13. Make a meal plan for an entire month. 
  14. Stay home for an entire weekend all by myself. 
  15. And hope that weekend will help me determine if I want any more children.
  16. Do something I am scared to death to do; like skydive; but definitely not that. 
  17. Buy another rental property.
  18. Read to my kids every night for a month.
  19. Learn to say no.
  20. Get all of my pictures printed and in albums.
  21. Get my teeth whitened.
  22. Stress or worry less.
  23. Go to NYC.
  24. Take each of my kids on a date. One on one.
  25. Spend the weekend with just my hubs. 10/29/11
  26. Cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 3 days straight.
  27. Meet some of my amazing blogger/twitter friends.
  28. Finish Christmas shopping before the day before Christmas - for once.
  29. Make at least 3 crafts on my to-do list.
  30. Do whatever I want for an entire week... even if the house doesn't stay clean.

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