+ Scott's marathon journey! He recently signed up to run a marathon in an effort to raise funds for our friends who are adopting a little girl from South Africa. You can read more about Scott's journey in raising money and training for his first full marathon by following his brand-new blog. If you want to donate, we would LOVE that! You can donate through our friends' Go Fund Me page (and read more about their adoption story!).
+ Family member suffering from cancer...may not have much time left. Praying for peace for all.
+ Life changes on the horizon (nothing to report yet...just continuing to anticipate new things in the coming year(s))
+ Scott & I were selected to present at a national conference on a framework I developed for creating academic success plan. It's extremely humbling that my proposal was selected, especially considering this is my first time presenting at a conference as a professional and it's on the national-level! The Curleys are going to Vegas, baby! The conference is in October, but we hope to get the majority of the presentation planned out and developed over the summer, since we will be so busy in the months leading up to the conference.
+ getting ready for SOAR this summer (GSU's orientation)
+ plans for my FYE (First Year Experience) class that I'm teaching in the fall
+ In true Christy fashion, I'm hoping for better sleep for Grayson! You may be confused because just a couple posts ago I was proclaiming that sleep was "GREAT!" Well, it was. But now we're in the 18-month sleep regression (trust me--it's a thing!). Grayson is still sleeping relatively well at night, and alternating nighttime parenting duties with Scott is working wonderfully. But lately he has been really fighting going down at bedtime, and it's been challenging to say the least! Yesterday he didn't even nap until 5 pm!!! Say what?!?
|passed out at 5 pm! I tried to wake him, but he was out for an hour!|
|Someone is quite snuggly in mom's place in the bed this morning (after I was up for the day)|
+ Went on a date with Scott yesterday afternoon! This is sadly only our second "real" date since having Grayson. We do at-home dates, lunch break dates, and even work-related dates fairly regularly. But this is only the second time we've left Grayson with a sitter for the sole purpose of going on a date! We had lunch, got some froyo, and saw Cinderella in the theater. It was a great time!
|Uncle Brett babysat yesterday. He did great! But he was VERY excited when we got home! (I'm talking about Brett, not Grayson! Grayson was totally fine the whole time. He loves his "BET!") :)|
+ Enjoyed having dinner with Scott's aunt and uncle. We made tacos, had a few drinks, and sang Disney Sing-a-long Songs. It was sort of like karaoke... ha!
+ Had a dinner with some great friends last night!
+ Reached by Aly Condie. It's the third book in the Matched trilogy. I really liked the first book, didn't really care for the second, and this one is only okay, but much better than the previous one. Fortunately, I found this at the library and I borrowed the other two, so it's cost me nothing!
+ Reading through Acts in the Bible with Scott in the mornings
+ Our office book club took a hiatus since this semester has been so busy for most of us, but I will still read The Power of Habit during my lunch break every now and then. I have every intention of reading it, but it doesn't have as high a priority as a library book that has to be returned in two weeks!
+ The current season of The Voice - no spoiler alerts! We are still in the knockouts!
+ current season of Nashville and Grey's...impatiently waiting for new episodes...!!
+ Season 4 of Downtown Abbey
+ Youtube videos of Sesame Street songs, "I Like to Move It" from Madagascar, and clips of minions!
+ TSwift's 1989...will I ever tire of it? Not as long as it keeps Grayson happy in the car! :p
+ the above stated Youtube clips!
+ "The Hotdog Song" from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Grayson has never seen an episode, but he has a tickle-me-Mickey who also sings that song if you push a button on his foot. Grayson LOVES dancing around to it over and over and over and over. It's hilarious and adorable, but also, come on...enough hot dog!
+ Grayson's hotdog dance -- the first dozen times a day :)