18th Reason I LOVE Being Married2aGeek – Disneyland

When Eric and I went to Disneyland on 3/1/2014 and it was quite the trip. First of all, it was a last minute decision. A couple weeks prior we decided to just go, we wanted a vacation. It was before many schools would be on Spring Break, and they had a decent deal going on so it seemed like the right time. We had also talked about doing a fun vacation before we had children. So we both got time off for a great 5 days – Saturday through Wednesday. When we got in the car at our house to start the drive Eric turned on Disney music. He had made me a mix of Disney songs to listen to on the way. He really is thoughtful and appreciates my love for all things Disney.

Once we got to the hotel, the Disneyland Hotel, (yes we chose there!) we were getting settled and checking out all of the little details in the room. The hotel was very cute! Eric was using the restroom and when he came out I told him I needed to tell him something. I told him that someone else really wanted to come with us to Disneyland and didn’t want to wait until they were older. He then saw a red Mickey Mouse onsie and a positive pregnancy test. My favorite line… “So you have been using tampons for no reason? Or faking it?” HAHA I am good 🙂

*I was afraid that Eric would be upset that I waited until we got to Disneyland to tell him. I had found out I was pregnant the previous week on Wednesday I believe. On the drive to California I kept thinking he might be upset with me because we could have cancelled our trip since I knew about the pregnancy beforehand. By the way you have no idea how hard it is to keep a secret for a few days, and then sit in a car for hours and not spill the news!*

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He was very happy. I was so happy to have let the secret out. It was a long couple of days with such a huge secret. The rest of our trip was fantastic. We has a lot of fun, the weather was nice for the most part, and I got to go to one of my favorite vacation spots with my growing family.

1st Pregnancy

And this my friends is the Reason #18 I absolutely LOVE being Married2aGeek – Chandler, Disneyland, and personalized playlists. ❤

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Chandler – 8 Months Old

I love you through and through… I love your happy side, your sad side, your silly side, your mad side…

I love you through and through… yesterday, today, and tomorrow too.  (Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak)

Here is what Chandler was up to this month:

– Walking Daddy out to his car in the mornings and waving “bye-bye”

– Going to Top Golf for Father’s Day with Mommy, Daddy, Grandpa and Mimi

– Swimming

– Reading books with Mommy (we are also still doing the BofM365 at bedtime)

– Loving bath time

– Chasing the cat around the house

– Giving open mouth Kisses *Muah!

– Attempting to walk along the couch

– Spending a week a Grandpa and Grandma’s house with Mommy for Grandma’s birthday and the 4th of July

– Getting his 4th tooth while at Grandpa and Grandma’s. This made for a grumpy/feverish little boy for a couple days.

– Copying and Mimicking more and more daily

– Drinking out of a straw

– So much more!!

LOVE this Adorable Baby

LOVE this Adorable Baby

Daddy sure missed you when we were gone for a  week. You two were so happy to see each other. I love watching Daddy and you play and interact.

He would stand up all day if he could

Happy 8 months little one. Mommy loves you so much! xoxxo


17th Reason I LOVE Being Married2aGeek – Microsoft Band

Today my Geek came home from work and asked me to put away his lunchbox while he was playing with the baby. I went to the kitchen and was going to take out the Tupperware and I found a Microsoft Band waiting inside just for me! ❤

Lunchbox Surprise!

Lunchbox Surprise!

Let me tell you, the packaging for this product gets an “A+.” Simple yet sleek. My Geek said the Surfaces were packed in a similar way. Nice Job Microsoft! We had dinner plans, but I couldn’t wait to open it and set it up. It was pretty simple to figure out. The only thing I had a difficult time with was connecting the band to my phone via Bluetooth. My phone couldn’t “find” the band but after a few tries it worked itself out. I would also say the band could be a little more appealing to female wearers, it is pretty masculine/bulky. Anyways, the band connected with the phone app and I was in business. Woohoo!

The Band!

The Band!

Holy Moly, the box for this is fancy! ;)

Holy Moly, the box for this is fancy! 😉

I am excited to use the band and be a “tester” for my Geek. He said after I use it for a while he will decide if he would like one as well. I am glad he values my opinion so much. This is the 17th Reason I absolutely LOVE being Married2aGeek!

Bad Blurry Selfie, but

Bad Blurry Selfie, but “Thumb’s Up” for the Microsoft Band!

I look forward to using this band and being more healthy. I need to lose all the weight I gained while pregnant before my baby turns one (otherwise it isn’t baby weight… it is just weight)!! Here is to the next 4 months of hard work and to using the Microsoft Band as a motivational tool. Let’s do this!

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16th Reason I LOVE Being Married2aGeek

I’m so glad when daddy comes home,

Glad as I can be;

Clap my hands and shout for joy,

Then climb upon his knee,

Put my arms around his neck,

Hug him tight like this,

Pat his cheeks, then give him what?

A great big kiss.

– (Children’s Songbook)

If our son, Chandler could talk I know he would sing that song to his Daddy. He is always so happy to see Daddy get home from work! Since Father’s Day was yesterday it just seems fitting that reason #16 I absolutely LOVE being Married2aGeek is that he is an amazing Father. I know this isn’t a geeky reason but it is so important to me and makes me love him more and more daily.

Now here is the only Geeky part about this post. When deciding what I wanted to do for Eric, I decided to get him the complete Star Wars Saga since he had previously mentioned that he wanted to watch those with Chandler when he is older. I also decided to get him and Chandler matching shirts (maybe a bit cheesy, oh well). Don’t laugh but I had to research to make sure that Luke Skywalker was a Jedi and the relationship between him and Darth Vadar. I haven’t watched Star Wars completely and I suppose I will have to give it a chance.

Father & Son

The rest of this post is about our Father’s Day!

Cinnamon Rolls with orange icing

Cinnamon Rolls with orange icing

Father's Day Card made with Silhouette Portrait

Father’s Day Card made with Silhouette Portrait

Father's Day Card made with Silhouette Portrait

Father’s Day Card made with Silhouette Portrait

Chandler's Little Hand

Chandler’s Little Hand

After our breakfast and Chandler gave Eric his gift we went to meet up with some of his Family at Top Golf. Chandler was such a good baby all day!

All the Boys <3

All the Boys ❤

Top Golf with the Fam. ❤

Chandler and Uncle Ausin

Chandler and Uncle Austin

After Top Golf we spent the rest of the day swimming, visiting, and grilling burgers. What a great Father’s Day. I sure Love my Geek! He is an amazing Father!

He was exhausted after such a long day celebrating!

He was exhausted after such a long day celebrating!

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15th Reason I LOVE Being Married2aGeek

When my Geek went to Build this year all of the attendees received a HP Spectre x360. Once he got home from the conference he installed Windows 10 Preview on the new laptop.

Lately, I have been using the laptop and I have really come to like this laptop and Windows 10 (although it does have a few glitches). I give both a thumbs up!

This shows how non technical I am… But I really like the touch screen on the laptop and that I can use it in tablet mode. As for Windows 10, I actually really really LOVE the little photo editor capability that is apart of it. I know all you Windows 10 critics out there probably find this to be absolutely useless information. Oh well.

Me using the Windows 10 Preview. I am fancy. ❤

Since my opinion about the laptop and Windows 10 aren’t of any great value I will just get on with my point. I absolutely LOVE Being Married2aGeek because he continually introduces me to the newest and greatest. If it weren’t for him I wouldn’t have access to all of this AWESOME stuff. I sure am blessed.

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14th Reason I LOVE Being Married2aGeek

Christmas morning we were at his parents. I had one present from my geek under the tree and I waited patiently to open it. I actually didn’t spoil the fun by snooping so I had no idea what he got me. Once I finally got the gift I was so curious. I took off the wrapping paper and found a taped box with no indication as to what was inside. I quickly tore off the tape and found some interesting things inside…. There were rocks… there were cute little cut out snowflakes… there were pieces of random wrapping paper…. and there was a QR Code taped to the bottom of the box that I finally found.

I had to ask my geek how to scan the QR code with my phone since I had forgotten but I quickly got it done. Once scanned an app (that he downloaded on my without my knowledge) popped up and the game began. I had to click on each tile which led me to a clue. Once I typed in the correct answer the app let me know that I was correct and I moved on to the next clue. See if you can figure out the present. I won’t put the answer until the end.

After typing in the answer to all of the clues correctly (I figured it out quickly, how could I not? It is one store I LOVE!) a notification popped up in the app letting me know that I could claim my Christmas present.

I then claimed a gift card to White House Black Market that he purchased for me.

MOST UNIQUE, FUN GIFT! This is Reason #14 that I absolutely LOVE being Married2aGeek!!

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13th Reason I LOVE Being Married2aGeek

Last Friday Eric and I went out. It was just the two of us and I was so happy to be out with my hubby. We put our son to sleep, left him in the care of my sister, and snuck out of the house. Movie Theatre Time!!! Going to the movies is our thing… Ok it used to be our thing pre baby.

Thanks to my husband we chose to watch Jurassic World. I absolutely loved it. Then Saturday and Sunday we spent time watching the first 3 Jurassic Park movies on tv. I had not seen those since I was a kid! I thoroughly enjoyed watching them all.

It was a good weekend. Hubby – Thanks for taking me to watch movies I would normally not go see in the theatre and then having me watch the entire collection in one weekend! That is the 13th Reason I absolutely LOVE being Married2aGeek.

Plus… Chris Pratt. Need I say more? 😉

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11th and 12th Reason I LOVE Being Married2aGeek

With my weekend over I need to catch up on my 30 reasons so let us get right to it!

Reason #11 that I absolutely LOVE being married2ageek –  Not only do I now recognize software/technical jargon but I actually understand it a bit and can follow a conversation about it. Heck, I even knew what E3 2015 was and that it is going on now! More on E3

Reason #12 that I absolutely LOVE being married2ageek – I looked good at work! (Cue Superhero Theme Music) Between my knowledge and my Geeks knowledge I was able to accomplish anything!

Before becoming a stay at home mom I was working fulltime and I remember my boss asking me if I knew how to compile a few lists to send out hundreds of emails about our new location. I knew there was an easy way to do this rather than copying and pasting each entry. After a quick text to my husband I had it sent out in less than an hour – before it was taking the company forever to accomplish this simple task. Time is money. $$

Later today I will post reasons #13 & #14. Duty Calls! My baby is awake ❤

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10th Reason I LOVE Being Married2aGeek

This is a throwback to a post I wrote a bit ago.

I must say my geeky husband is pretty crafty. We bought a Silhouette Portrait last year and Eric has created two ADORABLE personalized bedrooms. He has also helped me figure out the computer program for the Silhouette and this is reason #10 I LOVE being Married2aGeek. My Geek is always ready to teach me how to use any computer program and helps me catch on to using them more efficiently.

I must say this has helped me become much more technologically savvy than ever. 😉

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9th Reason I LOVE Being Married2aGeek

At some point in every girl’s life she wants to be offered a sweater from her crush. She wants to wear her boyfriends away varsity football jersey at the home football game. Later in life,  she is married to you and she wants to wear your shirts to bed or when lounging around the house. This is the way it is. You can’t stop it, so embrace it.

Yeah this is Eric's. He got it at Build in Redmond a few years ago

Yeah this is Eric’s. He got it at Build in Redmond a few years ago

My geek has almost accepted this and it is reason #9 that I absolutely LOVE being married2ageek. I wear all of his geeky shirts. At first he thought he could stop this and he bought me a Microsoft jacket when in Redmond (it’s actually quite cute) and a geeky shirt from the m&m store in Vegas.

Jacket he got me while in Redmond. He was hoping it would prevent me from borrowing his sweaters and shirts.

Jacket he got me while in Redmond at Build. It almost stopped me from stealing his.

It has been a few years now and I think he finally understands. You can buy me geeky shirts if you want but I will still end up wearing yours to bed. It’s life, every wife does it occasionally. 🙂 ❤

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