Roman Reigns and Monday Night RAWs – Throw Back Thursday

Three years ago Matt and I saw Wrestlemania in San Jose. We had attended the Monday Night RAW the following night and they had announced another RAW show in August. When it was finally our time to get seats after waiting in the long line, I joked we’d be in the last row. Matt was more optimistic, in fact he was pretty confident Roman Reigns would enter right near our section. It turns out he was right.


We had an amazing time at the show. The lineup featured a tribute to Rowdy Roddy Piper who had just passed on, and some other fantastic moments including having Seth trash talk his rival and the whole audience using their cell phones to be the “firefly” effect for the Wyatt Family’s promo that  I put in a collage.

Roman Reigns I

Matt and I  had proudly wore our Suplex City San Jose Shirts to that first RAW. Unfortunately, that was the shirt of Roman Reign’s main rival. While we both cheered on many wrestlers, Roman was the only one Matt mentioned in our wedding vows, that he would cheer on Roman with me.

our wedding

So as a major fan, when we went to RAW another time, I made sure to wear Roman’s shirt and stickers on my face, in case he came down our section a second time, which he did.



Our friends were amazed we were two for two with this. Matt had even joked he should buy a Powerball Ticket, but neither of us has.

On Monday RAW will again come to the SAP Center. With a new job for me that I can’t  leave early from and William, there is no way for us to attend. Still, I look forward to bringing him to wrestling events in a few years when he can appreciate them.

~ Danielle

The Cosleeping Debate

With the exception of the one night before Christmas Eve, when Candy took William up with her to give Matt and I a night to sleep without distractions, William has always slept in the same room as me. He’s slept in his bassinet and in a portable crib. I’ve nursed him on our bed,yet never let him be bundled up onto our bed. One night I’d finished nursing William when Matt suggested we let him get under the covers for just a few moments.


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Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go! A Book to Be Read in Utero – Book Review 

As a child one of my favorite books was Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, I even remember enjoying it so much as a young adult when it was read in part at a graduation ceremony I attended. So I was excited to get Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go! A Book to Be Read in Utero as a baby shower book.

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Super Bowl 52 Party

For many years I’d watched the Super Bowl at some sort of party. Matt and I had gone to a few together, and had even thrown a few. This year we decided to try something different, using the money we would spend on a party to go to a party at a restaurant right outside the 49ers Stadium. At first, we were planning on bringing William. I was told I could, however, as we got closer to the day, we agreed it would be too loud and chaotic for him, so he stayed home with Candy to watch the game and cheer on his temporary favorite team, The Philadelphia Eagles. I love how he even looks like a football player all bulked up with shoulder pads for this one.


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Rolling Over Attempts 

Today we had a lot of fun putting William on his puzzle mat. For the first time that I can remember he did the all arms and legs spread out position that I sometimes do to spread out while sleeping that Matt and I joke is acting like a starfish. I made a collage of some of his moments trying to roll completely over with and without help to show Candy.

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Baby Teething Toy – Product Review 

With William clearly teething, I decided to buy him some smaller and easier to hold teething toys. Ashton Bee’s Organic BPA Freezeable Teething Toys were an Amazon Best Buy Pick and with five of them in a package for a low price, I had to give them a try.



BPA Free Natural Organiz Freeer Safe Teether by Ashtonbee

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Attending Almaden Hills United Methodist Church – Then and Now 

A little over a year ago, on January 29, 2017, I set foot for the first time in what would become my home church. For about six months prior to this, different people from my mom to my hairdresser, and even a pastor on the radio asking his audience (in general) were asking me when I would return to a church for regular attendance. It had been years since I had attended Menlo Park Presbyterian with Colleen on a regular basis, and I knew I’d have to find one someday. That someday became an actual day when my friend Amber asked me and suggested I attend Almaden Hills United Methodist Church. She promised I’d love it, and I knew it was something special when I walked in and this was the first hymn played.

almaden song

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