Goodbye 2017, Bring on 2018!

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas spent with loved ones. 

We have had a busy last couple weeks. From Adam and the Vikings winning the NFC North, fun Christmas activities, and Adam finding out he made the Pro Bowl! With playoffs right around the corner we are defiantly hoping for a first round bye and home playoff games! 

The last few weeks I've been super busy buying and wrapping gifts. Last year we decided that each Christmas we would help out a couple families who can't afford to buy gifts. This year (with the Vikings help) we received 5 families from the Salvation Army to buy gifts for. FIVE families is a lot, especially when I'm doing all the work ordering/ finding gifts and trying to wrap them... all while watching my little man (nap times came in clutch). We got them all wrapped, loaded in the car, and took them to Winter Park for the families last Friday. All of the work was SO worth it. Seeing the kids faces when they saw all the gifts was priceless. Adam and I are so thankful we are able to give back to others in need. God has given us this platform and we want to use it for good as much as we can!

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Adam played on Saturday night at Lambeau field in Green Bay, the day before Christmas Eve (luckily it wasn't on Christmas Eve like last year). I did not go...with it being a night game, 0 degrees, and right before Christmas. I was more than ok staying home with little man and watching the game in my nice warm bed lol;) I do love Lambeau and have been to two of Adam's games there a couple years back and it is such a fun environment to watch football! The Vikings came out with another win and are currently 12-3 with there last regular season game against the Bears this weekend! 

Christmas Eve morning Adam had a team lift, but then had the rest of the day and Christmas Day off, which was awesome! We went to church the afternoon of Christmas Eve with my parents and then we came back to our house, ate chili and opened gifts. Christmas Day we helped Asher open his gifts from "Santa" and then we went over to my parents and they cooked us a nice meal! With Adam's football schedule it makes it hard to travel anywhere for Holidays. It's super nice my parents live close so we have them to celebrate with (we celebrated with Adam's family a couple weeks ago). 

We are excited for 2018 and can't wait to see what exciting things lie ahead! I pray for good health, safety and many more fun family memories. We are hoping the Vikings continue to play well and maybe even make it to the Super Bowl!!! If not, we are so excited Adam was honored with his first Pro Bowl selection which is in Orlando this year. Only a couple receivers get picked each year so it's such an honor. It was near impossible for Adam to even make it to the NFL, and now to make the Pro Bow is just incredible. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers for Adam and for our family! I wish you and your family a great 2018:)

 

xoxo,

MRS T

Carolina trip!

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Well we made it back from Carolina in one piece..and no sicknesses! We had such a great weekend in Charolette, and Asher did great on the trip. 

Asher hasn't flown since last Spring so I was a little nervous flying with him this time around because he's a lot more active. But he ended up doing great. Luckily he is a really content and good baby who doesn't fuss/cry too much. He slept a little on the flight there and home. Otherwise he was watching the iPad, eating snacks, or looking out the planes window (he really loved to look out the window). Tips I would give moms who are flying with a one year old would be to bring lots of snacks, change there diaper right before the flight (and hope he/she doesn't poop on the flight), download shows that will keep them entertained, and bring books/toys (things they normally love at home). 

I think we brought the MN weather with because it was a pretty cold weekend, especially for North Carolina. It was snowy/rainy Friday night and Saturday but luckily sunny and 40 for the game on Sunday (and our seats were in the sun so it felt way warmer). My brother and SIL met us at the hotel Friday night. They live in Virginia so it was only a couple hour drive for them. We ordered pizza and just hung out at the hotel that night...especially having a tired baby and not the greatest weather to go walk around in. Saturday we got to explore a little which was fun. We went to this great breakfast spot, called Amelie's French Bakery, which was super cute and had good food. We got a suggestion to go see these little Bears that sing Christmas songs every hour. It was so cute and Asher loved it. We walked around some more, looked at the different buildings, and all the Christmas decorations. We went to dinner with Adam Saturday night and then we were all pooped from walking around all day so we just hung out in the hotel and went to bed.

*Side note--It's definitely harder to do a lot when you have a baby with you. With nap schedules thrown off and just having them in a new environment... but Asher did so great this trip and luckily he is such a go with the flow type of kid! 

Sunday was gameday! Asher, my brother and I got to go on the field before the game to see Adam which was really cool. Adam loves to see Asher before each game and get his good luck kiss! Asher did better then I expected throughout the game. He mostly sat still the whole time and was clapping, eating, and watching everyone. I don't think he could have done any better. It was such a great game and the Vikings almost came back and won but couldn't pull it off in the end. Adam is overall healthy and he had a great game and I'm so proud of him. The scariest part of the game was seeing Adam drop down after his catch and grab his knee..for those who saw. It makes me want to throw up anytime I see him get even the slightest hurt...and grabbing his knee scared me even more (I've gone through a torn ACL and it is not fun). Luckily he is ok and he is getting treatment each day from the trainers, so he will be ready to go for this weekends game! Overall it was such a fun weekend, and it was even more special to be with family. I don't get to see my brother and SIL too much so it was great to be with them. Asher loved being with them too and he especially loved when Uncle would lift him up to fly!

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Adam was in good spirits after the game (Asher helps make anyone instantly happier) and the team is ready to start a new win streak! I've loved traveling to the last two away games and wish I could be at every single one, but with having kids it makes it a lot harder. It'd definitely a lot more relaxing being home. It's way easier to wait for Adam to get back (the team flies home right after games which is super nice). Adam knows we are with him in spirit and are supporting him 100% whether we are there at the game or at home watching and cheering for him on tv! I hope you all have a great week and GO VIKES!

 

xoxo,

MRST 

 

Girls Atlanta trip!

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend! Me and two of my friends (who I've known since middle school) and my mom made a quick one night trip to Atlanta for the Vikings game! 

I was super excited about this trip #1 because I haven't been to an away game in two years and #2 I haven't gotten away for the night by myself for along time! I wanted it to be a quick trip where I'd only be gone one night but could still have a good time and obviously go to the Vikings game. We flew out at 11am Saturday and returned Sunday night after the game and were home by about 10pm. My dad volunteered to watch Asher, which was so nice of him. Asher just loves my dad and vice versa so I know they had a great time and they are both alive and doing well (besides my dad being tired from chasing little man);)  Even though I knew I'd miss Asher (I miss him even when I'm gone a couple hours lol) it really was nice to have a little away time!

Sooo now that you know how excited I was to go on this trip let me tell you what really went down... 

We got to the hotel around 3:30 and sat around in the lobby for awhile waiting for Adam to get there (we were planning to go to dinner with him). Adam and the team got to the hotel around 5 and then we all went to dinner together. Adam had chapel and meetings at 7 so he left and us girls went to the mall right by our hotel and walked around for a couple hours, which was a lot of fun. That's pretty much all we did that night, besides getting back to the room and watching the Grinch on tv (lol nothing too exciting I know..except I do love the grinch). Anyways, ever since the mall my stomach had been feeling super weird. Adam came to say goodnight around 9:30 and by that time I was not feeling good at all. That night was awful you guys! I was up every half hour throwing up, no joke! I know I didn't have food poising because I had shared stuff with my friends throughout the day. And it obviously wasn't alcohol because I only had one glass of wine at dinner. I had gotten the 24 hour flu...and I got it bad. I was up all night which means my mom and friends were too because they could hear me all night. Of course the one weekend I wanted to just relax and have some fun with my friends and enjoy Adams game...and I get sick (but hey thats life, shi* happens)!!! 

So the next day was Sunday, game day. I was not going to miss Adam's game no matter how crappy I felt. I hadn't thrown up since about 5:30 that morning but my stomach was still not ok plus I was so weak and tired from not sleeping all night. I honestly would have stayed in bed all day if it wasn't for our flight being right after the game... plus I really wanted to see the new stadium in Atlanta and watch my hubby play. So I sucked it up and with the help of my great friends and mom (theres nothing like your mom when your sick right?!) we went to the game. I ate a few crackers when we got to the stadium and drank some ginger ale. I was fine throughout the game, definitely not my best and definitely not somewhere I'd wanna be after a night like that, but it was still fun and I tried to make the most out of the situation. Well it ended being a great game and most importantly the Vikes came out with a WIN and Adam was safe! We had a few other uh oh moments throughout this trip from sketchy gas stations, losing wallets (but then finding them), and wrong turns but overall it will be a trip to remember. I'm glad my friends still had fun and I wish I could have been more cheery with them but we still had quite a few laughs and experiences that made the trip worth it. I'm feeling much better today and pretty much back to myself. This weekend we will be heading to another away game in Carolina, this time with little Ash man coming along (this will be his first away game so I'm super excited..even though it will be a lot of work)! My brother and sister in law lives only a couple hours from Carolina so it will be great to see him. My parents are also coming along so it will be nice to have the help. Here's to hoping this trip goes a little smoother for me! MAKE it a great week everyone and gooooo Vikes!

xoxo,

MRS T

"Thielen" Thankful

                   Asher last Thanksgiving..1 1/2 months old!

                   Asher last Thanksgiving..1 1/2 months old!

Happy week of Thanksgiving everyone and welcome to my first TIMEOUT post! I am excited to have this as well as my main blog because it's a good way to check in with me. The main goal of this is to share a little about whats going on with our family each week, share some advice, and other fun things! I will still be doing my longer posts just not every week like I will with these! 

With it being Thanksgiving in a couple of days I want to share a little about why I am thankful, not just this week, not just on Thanksgiving, but everyday. I really make it a goal to be thankful each day, so every morning and night I pray and say what I'm thankful for. I thank God for simple things in life... things like having a roof over my head, for my health/safety, and for great family/friends in our life. I'm thankful for a God who loves us unconditionally. I'm thankful for my wonderful husband and son, and for there health and happiness... I am truly thankful God chose them to be in my life. Our family has been blessed and we may have more than others... but everything is not perfect in our lives and we have tough times just like everyone else. I am thankful for the bad and good times we've experienced because they have taught us valuable lessons. I pray that any of you who are going through a difficult time to just stop and think about what you are thankful for (and don't say nothing because there's always something), whether big or small. I really do think it's so important to be thankful not just on Thanksgiving but everyday! I do love Christmas and yes sometimes I wish we could skip to it but I am also so glad there is a Holiday where people can pause for one day and think about how much they really do have. 

Anyone have any big Thanksgiving plans? Our Holidays have been a little different since Adam has been in the NFL. He usually is either playing or has practice...so getting together with family can be difficult. Last year Adam played on almost every Holiday including Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas Eve,and New Years Eve. His game falls on Thanksgiving again this year which kind of stinks but is also a blessing that he even gets to play the game he loves in front thousands of people. The game is at Detroit and luckily he flies home right after so we should have him back by 7pm (giving him just enough time to give Ash man a good night kiss before bed and then snuggle with his awesome wife;)). Asher and I will be having turkey and all the yummy sides with my parents, who thankfully live close to us...and just like last year I will save a BIG plate for Adam for when het gets home:) I hope you all have a wonderful, happy, and thankful Thanksgiving and get to spend it with family/loved ones!

                                                "Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. His love endures forever." - Psalm 107:1 xoxo, MRS T

                                                "Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. His love endures forever." - Psalm 107:1

xoxo,

MRS T