Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to pop in real quick to say Merry Christmas to all of my zero blog followers.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Technology Time Out

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile.  Now that I am back home and putting things together I'm going to take a brief technology time out for the holidays.  I promise to be back and blogging more in the new year and maybe even to find some people to follow my blog!  Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Back from Vacation!

We are back from vacation and it was awesome!  W did so well on the plane.  Caught our first flight at 5:30am and then our connecting flight to Jamaica at 9am and he was such a champ.  He nursed on take off and landing and slept for the better part of both flights.  He was a little fussy on the returning flights, but by no means did he have a full blown meltdown. 

It was so great to spend uninterrupted and 95% technology free time with Aaron and W.  After spending so much time away for work this year it really was needed for our family.  As much as I loved our trip, it was not as relaxing as I had hoped it would be, but traveling with a toddler rarely is.  W loved the pool and floating around in his raft that we bought him for his birthday.  He also learned that he loves to eat sand by the fist full.  YUCK!

I am so happy I was able to spend so much time with the two most important men in my life.  One thing I wish we could have done differently is bring someone with us so Aaron and I could have had some adult time and enjoyed the evening activities that the resort offered, but there's always next time.  I already told my sister and she cannot wait for us to plan another vacation.  

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I wanted to quickly share this picture of W and his birthday cake. 
In a few days we will be celebrating his birthday (as well as our anniversary) in Jamaica!  See y'all later!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Day After Election Day!

It is November 7th and the day after Election Day which means it's time for W and I to say goodbye to Mimers (my mom) and head back home!  It has been a long 20ish days living out of a hotel in the middle of nowhere, but now we can head home to my husband and dog and relax and start planning our first family vacation!

I know W has been with me the entire trip, but I spent so little time with him that I REALLY missed him.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Posting on the run!

This is a quick post from the campaign trail. It has been crazy and I miss my little guy so much I could cry. I see him every might but we are lacking in quality time. Being a working mom has to be one of the toughest things I have every done. Thank God Election Day almost here and W and I ca head home and back to our normal routine

Today it is barely noon and we've already been to two breakfasts nada turkey dinner. I feel like I could puke! One of the breakfasts we attended had homemade pumpkin cream puffs and they were so yummy. The priest is a baker and he did not disappoint.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I'm nuts!

I must have been nuts for trying to start a blog a week out from election day.  I promise to post as much as I can over the next week, but things have gone from crazy to INSANE!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween from the Road!

W and I have been on a work trip for the last 12 days and won't be returning home for another 7 days for a grand total of 19 days on the road living out of a hotel.  This is the longest I have had him away from home, but he seems to be handling it very well. 

One thing I could not forgive myself for is missing W's first Halloween, so on Saturday I took him to a Halloween parade I had to be at for work.  Following the parade we handed out candy with my candidate at his house.  He looked so cute dressed up as a little lion.  Here is a back view of my little guy.
Hopefully I will have a better picture to post tomorrow.
Yesterday I had to work 13 hours and didn't make it back to the hotel until 9:30 thanks to the wintry mix I had the pleasure of driving through in the mountains.  When I got to the hotel W was already sleeping.  Last night was the first night that I didn't get to nurse West to bed. It made me so sad and made it all the more real that he is growing up and won't be nursing much longer.  He did wake up at 3am and not want to go back to sleep until he got to nurse and that made me feel better. I ended up letting him sleep in bed with me the rest of the night (that would be working mommy guilt).  I really did enjoy snuggling with him after being away all day. I think I need that catch up time just as much if not more than him.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Time to get things started!

I know there are a TON of working mom blogs out there, but somehow, I hope mine will be somewhat different and unique.  I am a working mom.  I work in politics (specifically on political campaigns).  My job requires me to put in long days and travel.  My son is only 11 months old, but this past year I have managed to take him with me on every work trip I have taken with the help of my wonderful mother.

My son, W, and I took our first work trip when he was 9 weeks old.  We took a five hour car ride to work with a candidate.  On our way we picked up my mother and she watched my little guy while I worked.  On top of the travel I am also still nursing my sweet boy and let me tell you traveling and pumping is a job all in of itself!