Monday, September 24, 2012

That Thing I Call Work...

It seems like just yesterday Tab and I got the idea and started research this venture we call The Locker Room.
Bud Clydesdales @ The Locker Room

I look back to a year ago and to be honest I can't believe we made it a year! Now here we are 2 1/2 years later.

I'm blessed with an amazing sister who also works another job to make ends meet but still puts in the late nights and runs on zero sleep so that I can now be home with G Man.

For those who don't know The L Room is a sports bar catering to a mix of people. We are open for lunch for the many businesses in downtown Peoria, we serve dinner and "cater" to the civic center across the street that is home to the Bradley Braves basketball team and hosts many great concerts and events. We are open late night weekends for those partiers. (and by late night I mean late night. We're open until 4am)

I have (or had since I just lost some all-stars to college graduation) an amazing staff that makes my job easier. I don't think of most of them as staff.. We are a family. It's amazing how great everyone that works for us is. We have "Family Dinners" at Restaurants or BBQs on our days off. It's amazing how lucky G is to have such great people in his life. They all Love My Son so much and I am so blessed to have so many amazing people that love him and care for him. 

Megan, Tab, and Amanda. 

Kramer and Cody... Not Working of Course :)
80's Night at the Locker Room 

I have a great cliental that I enjoy building relationships with. It's a good feeling knowing when someone walks in you know what they drink, like to eat, or who their family is.

We have an amazing DJ that is far more than that. He's a friend, a maintenance man, an entertainment director, amd the brains some days :) He is an amazing guy that supports us so much! He's is an amazing Uncle to G and I don't know what it would be like to not have C in our life!

We have out trials every day. We could always have a few more customers, make a few more dollars but that is business and I'm lucky to have the support we do.

These past two years mistakes have been made but learning from them is all that matters.

I Really appreciate the friends who have traveled to Peoria to check it out. It's amazing to know that they care about us and want to see what we have done. And those people in Peoria that continue to support small businesses.

There's been ups,downs,good & bad but that is what makes life so great, you can conquer anything you want to. And I hope we continue to conquer much more in the years to come!

A Look Back...Newborn to 6 Months

A Look Back...
My Mom has taken some amazing pictures for Greyson's Newborn and 6 Months..

Take a Peek!

What a difference 6 Months can Make! 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

7 Months

Wow... 7 Months old..
How does the time go so fast?

Between working.. taking care of Greyson.. and trying to taking care of the house I'm convinced that makes time go so fast.

Greyson is growing by the minute. And doesn't stop moving!
As you can see.. the days of taking pics on his hippo chair are few and far betweem

He's crawling everywhere... Climbs on everything.. Walks across the couch.. to the chair.. to the ottoman... to the hutch.. to the Pack n' Play.. to the Tv...  You Get It, He just walks across everything.

It's only time before he is walking everywhere. We got him a new exersaucer so he could have some more playtime outside of the Pack N' Play while we were trying to get things done. He loves it so.. SCORE

G is an amazing eater! He Loves Breakfast which is usually Oatmeal with some fruit. He has eaten Waffles and loved to munch on them.

He has been doing great at Finger Foods. We still eat Baby Food (pureed/mashed foods) but have been venturing to finger foods. He LOVES LOVES LOVES Puffs... but has also been eating pieces of fruit, pieces of veggies and breads.

He is sleeping well. Bedtime is usually between 8-9. Depends on his mood/naps during the day on when he goes down. But he has been sleeping until 5-6am. Sometimes he will sleep until 7-8... which is amazing!

He has become such a little man and I love watching him explore, grow & learn. He continues to have such an amazing personality that really lights up the room.

We really are blessed to have a little monkey that loves to be around people, is so well behaved when we take him places and a genuinely good baby.

If he wasn't such a good baby, I don't know what I would do with him at work when he is there! 
He is well behaved and loves to play with his toys at the Locker Room. He finally got the hang of it.. although he is only good at moving backwards :)

*Hanging out watching T.V. while momma works*

He really has fallen in love with Derby... He always wants to pet... or pull at Derby... Tries to Play with him.. and loves his collar.. Derby would rather have nothing to do with Greyson..

Greyson Trying to play Tug with Derby.. Derby Trying to Play Tug with Momma

Well until next time ..........

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Celebrating Baptism

Sunday we celebrate Greyson's Baptism 

We were blessed that we had so many family and friends that were able to come support us in G's Baptism

G has two amazing God Parents that will be there with him in his journey of faith and he couldn't be luckier

We had a Great Lunch at My Mom's where we could spend time with all our loving family and friends

His Invite! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

3 Years Later... being Husband and Wife

Wedding Party
Wow! I can't even believe it has been 3 years since I married the love of my life. 
So many things have changed in 3 years. 

We got a dog
Moved To Illinois
And Had a Baby

We certainly have had some ups and downs.
But there isn't anyone I would rather sit on the couch with a  bottle glass of wine with.
There isn't anyone I would rather fight with
There isn't anyone I would rather laugh with
and There isn't anyone I would rather Love.

You are the Peanut Butter to my Jelly {Strawberry of Course}
 The Gravy to my potatoes {Can't have them without}
and the Milk to my Oreos 

You are the most amazing father Bubs could ever have

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a supportive, caring, loving, fun, and amazing husband.
Thank you for always working so hard to provide for G and I.
Thank you for always supporting me in my dreams and goals. 
and Thank you for being the amazing Husband and Dad you are.

I look forward to the next 50 Years following in our Grandparents and Parents Footsteps of Amazing Marriages.

I Can't Forget to Thank All our Amazing Family and Friends for being apart of our Day!

{ Wow.. Can't Believe how much our sisters have grown up! Guess I'll have to post about them to update on how much they have changed! }