So, here we sit. It's 7:30 on Tuesday night and we are sitting on the couch. We are "too full" from eating at the pizza buffet tonight. :)
We talked about if we should blog or not on Tuesday nights. And we figured, why not? We'll use this opportunity to talk about our life in general and how our little resolution is going.
Before we decided to stop eating out, we had planned a little get-away to a local hotel/waterpark. It had originally started as a plan to go to the Wisconsin Dells, but we missed out on booking our reservations before a really great deal was no longer available. We felt like we were desperate to get out of the house and do something. Our family could really use a fun break. So we decided to just book a room at a local hotel that has an indoor waterpark. Jack is SO excited. He has been asking for several months "when can we stay at a hotel again?" He loves staying in hotels. So when we told him that we were going to stay in a hotel on Thursday, he was just thrilled. And to have a waterpark on top of that? Really awesome! We are so thankful to be able to use Christmas money from family to pay for most of our little vacation. Hopefully this will be just what we need to relax and have some fun right now.
What are we going to eat at the hotel? I (Stephanie) was pushing for us to have an "exception" on Thursday night and go out to dinner. But, no. We will be strong. I am going to make a dinner that we can reheat at the hotel, we will have muffins/fruit for breakfast on Friday, and sandwiches for lunch. Super easy. Plus, I'm sure Jack will get a kick out of eating in the hotel room instead of going to a noisy restaurant. At least, we can hope that he will. (Things often have a way of backfiring on us!)
In other news, we are all absolutely exhausted at our house. For those of you that don't know, Jack has never been a good sleeper. We have been through a sleep study, MRIs, EEGs, and several doctors...and it all comes down to autism and/or behavior. There is something that causes him to wake up in the middle of the night and/or early...we just have no clue what it is. We have blackout curtains, white noise machine, warmer jammies, cooler jammies, warmer blankets, cooler blankets, fan, etc. You name it, we've probably tried it. So right now we're in this pattern of Jack waking up once or twice at night and then waking up around 4:30 am. For the day. 4:30 is EARLY! And it feels even earlier when you're pregnant. So, needless to say, we're tired. :) I am praying that this pattern breaks sometime soon and maybe we can get a little break at some point.
Not much else "blog-worthy" stuff going on around our house! We'll be back tomorrow with a really yummy-looking recipe. I'm actually really excited to make this one.