Memorable Moment Monday – Holiday Weekend Edition

So it has been a long holiday weekend of being on the go, but it has been really fun for sure. Friday night we just chilled at the house, and I got to Skype with Ann  (my oldest bloggie friend) for 1.5 hours. I’ve missed you, girl!! I’m trying to figure out how to swing a quick family trip to St. Louis this fall to visit her and to introduce Stella to Charlie’s extended family that all lives out there. In a perfect world, the Cards will be in the playoffs in October and we could even catch a game. We shall see. 🙂

On Saturday, we took Stella out to a BBQ/party that went all afternoon and into the evening. Our friends here have a daughter who is 12 days older than Stella, and the husband’s parents have a great property about five minutes outside of town. It has a GORGEOUS lush lawn (rare in our part of CO!) and stellar views. It was an awesome party!

Actually crawling on the grass since it wasn’t burnt to a crisp like our yard!

On Sunday, we headed to the Labor Day weekend rodeo here in town. It’s a PRCA rodeo, so there are lots of great competitions, plus they do some local events as well. It was a little rough because Stella only got a 30 minute quick nap in, but it was really fun.

Dressed in her Osh Kosh B’Gosh dress at the rodeo. 🙂

Then last night, we brought Stella up to Charlie’s parent’s house (they live about 10-15 minutes away from us) and we came back into town to tear it up during our first night out on the town without a baby. Not gonna lie, I had my sad moments, but we successfully got pretty drunk, talked to a ton of people, got in a couple slow dances to the live band, and stumbled our way home.

Out 1st night out on the town without the baby!

It was great fun, and Stella did great at her grandparent’s house. She woke up once at midnight, so they gave her a 2oz bottle, and after a little battle to get her back to sleep, she slept straight through until 7:30am! I woke up at 5am painfully engorged, so I drunk pump&dumped, then went back to sleep until 9am!! At nine I had to get up to pump&dump again (yes, I was that drunk the night before – ouch), and then Charlie and I went out for a delicious breakfast together. Charlie’s Mom brought Stella home at 11:30 after her morning nap (2+ hrs!), and seeing the smile that lit up her face when she saw me…. *Heart Melted* Oh my gosh, it was awesome.

Today we just laid around the house all afternoon relaxing, and we stopped by another friend’s surprise birthday part this evening before coming back home and putting Stella to bed. Now we’re watching The Bachelor Pad while I write up this post. Quite the successful weekend. 🙂


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  1. I have said this before…but of you make it to STL I so want to meet you guys there!!!

    1. I’d love that S!

  2. 1. the view in that first picture is AMAZING…once again I am totally jealous of your precious little town.

    2. Great pic of you and Charlie.

    3. I am so glad y’all had a great time out..YAY for drunk pumping and dumping 🙂

    4. I am in the process of cutting back on breastfeeding in prep for total weaning and DEARGODTHEENGORGEMENT…that is all….

  3. I’m so glad that you guys had a great time last night, and that the reunion with your wee one was so happy! Love the pics!

  4. Great pic of you two!

  5. I love the picture of GIANT! BABY!

  6. That first picture is awesome. Beautiful baby and beautiful scenery!

  7. annabelle151 · · Reply

    I’m so glad we got to Skype!! Next time I’ll make sure the boyfriend is around so you guys can meet him. Ah, love you doll!! xoxo

  8. Night out without baby, woot! Great pics as always! 🙂

  9. So she’s sleeping well, it sounds? That’s awesome!

    What a fun weekend!

    1. Well, she sleeps better for Grandma than for me. I’m working on a sleep update post here soon… always a work in progress!

      1. Will always be, I think. Some days/nights are better than others…. for the rest of our lives 😉

  10. Does she constantly rip out the grass and try to eat it? I want to put my girls down in the grass to play more but all they do is eat it!

    LOVE Stella’s face in the flowery dress rodeo photo.

    1. Hm…I guess i don’t pay that close of attention? I figure it doesn’t hurt my dog…. 😉

  11. So great that the two of you got a whole night together to drink, dance and have a generally awesome time!! 🙂

  12. Sounds like a fabulous weekend! Yay for some adult time!!! I love the pic of Stella on the grass. Every time I put Alex on the grass she just cries!

  13. I’m saying it too, if you come to STL, you are too close for us NOT to finally meet! Glad you had a great time out on the town, just you and C, and that Stella did so well for her grandparents!

  14. It sounds perfect Josey. It is hard but doesn’t it feel good to get you and Charlie time?

  15. I’m glad you guys had a great night! It’s awesome to hear she slept so well by your in-laws too! 🙂

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