Friday, January 30, 2009

...better day?

Just got off the phone with the P family and Bryson is pretty much the same. Some of his lab work came back though...Bone marrow test came back negative, which is fabulous because it means it hasn't spread there yet, and his blood counts have gone up significantly. Hopefully this will make him stronger and able to fight harder. The next step is to have a biopsy on Monday to officially find out what they're dealing with. The docs have explained a few possiblities but it will be better to know for sure.

We are still in shock. How did this happen? Why did this happen? What more does this family have to endure?

The P family found out they were pregnant last January, 4 months after they were married. They weren't planning on getting pregnant at the time but thrilled regardlessly. At the time, Daddy P had just lost his job and was in the process of finding a new one, so Mama P was working big time to support their growing family. Around July Mama P was having severe headaches, which turned out to be extremely high blood pressure. She was taken off of work and put on strict bedrest...Thankfully Daddy P had just found a job (after being unemployed for 6 months). Mama P's pressures stablized but because of her high risk status she was being monitored very closely. In September it was decided that it was time for little Bryson to be born. He wasn't growing at a very good rate and the Docs decided that he'd be better off out than in.

This precious little man was born September 4th weighing in at a whopping 4 lbs 8 oz's. He was born 3 weeks early but did wonderfully. After a difficult labor, Mama P ended up with a C-section where she had to be completely knocked out. She didn't "see" her baby until he was almost 2 hours old. Once this family was home things seemed to be turning around. It finally looked like the stress of the year was over...

New Years Eve the P family called to let us know they wouldn't be able to make it over. Bryson was sick with an upper respiratory infection and Daddy P wasn't feeling so hot either. Turns out Daddy P had some pretty serious kidney stones and ended up being hospitalized several times in a 3 week period. More stress for this already streched thin family. Finally Daddy P was recovered enough to go back to work and now this...

So when I say that this family has already had its share of stress and heartache, I wasn't lying. I'm just trying to understand how bad things keep happening? I'm amazed at the strength of my friends. I'm not sure I would be able to handle everything as gracefully as they have been. They are an amazing family and I feel privileged to be a part of their lives.

So please keep praying for Bryson and his family and we'll keep supporting them in any way that we can. Thanks.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


I wrote a post about the P Family awhile back here... They are part of our FRamily (as my BFF cookie puts it) and they need our help. Their 5 month old Bryson has been sick off and on for about a month now and after numerous doctors visits he was finally admitted to the hospital last night for dehydration and an abnormal blood count. After a thourough examination the hospital doctor noticed a hard area on his stomach. An ultrasound and x-ray were ordered and this morning a CT was done. They've found a tumor growing on his kidney and they've determined that he has Stage 3 cancer. We are completely devestated and in shock. His parents are going through every parents worst nightmare...they feel completely helpless and hopeless.

The plan is to do a few more tests, get a biopsy of the tumor, start chemotherapy and then hopefully remove it. I've seen how prayers have helped MckMama's baby Stellan and Kelly's baby Harper and I'm asking for your prayers for Baby Bryson. The hubby and I are doing everything we can for our dear friends but Bryson's health is out of our hands.

Bryson after bath time, 1 week old

Bryson and I, 6 week old

Smiley baby with his mama, 3 months old

Christmas, 4 months

In the hospital

Please keep Bryson and his family in your prayers...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Mr. Loves-football-more-than-life!

You're an amazing husband, son, brother and uncle.

You are the love of my life, my best friend.

You are an inspiration to your family and friends.

You bring humor into the lives of others.

I love you more and more everyday.

I'm so lucky to spend my life with you.

Happy 27th Birthday!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

better late than never...

Happy Chinese New Year (Yesterday)!

2009 is the year of the Ox.
Ox personality traits:
Still waters run deep, as anyone who has observed an Ox will tell you.

People born in the Year of the Ox are the supremely self-assured, and as a result are noted for inspiring confidence in others. Generally patient and thoughtful, they measure their words, and will speak clearly and concisely often when it matters most.

Born to lead, Ox people can be quite stubborn — but also stubbornly loyal to those they love. However, when opposed, their fierce tempers are legendary. So always follow this very wise advice : never cross an Ox!

Generally placid and easy-going on the outside, the Ox can be very dogmatic. There are no gray areas evident within their narrow scope of vision, and they often only see things as good or bad. Therefore, they are never easily persuaded by a clever argument. Possessing an excellent memory, the Ox can often recall verbatim a conversation weeks or months after it has occured.

Their physical stamina combined with their mental alertness is a distinct advantage when it comes to completing any task at hand. In fact, Oxen can often be seen patiently working away ... long after everyone else has dropped from sheer exhaustion!

Ox people are also generally good with their hands, and together with sterling leadership abilities are often successful as doctors or surgeons, construction managers, army generals or business leaders.

Oxen are most compatible with : Rat, Snake, Rooster
Famous people born in the Year of the Ox : Johann Sebastian Bach, Napoleon Bonaparte, Charlie Chaplin, George Clooney, Walt Disney, Anton Dvorak, Clark Gable, George Frideric Handel, Oscar De La Hoya, Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, Aishwarya Rai, Wayne Rooney, Vincent Van Gogh

The hubby and I went to my parents for dinner on Chinese New Years Eve. We ate the traditional New Years foods for good luck for the upcoming year (the hubby even tried everything surprisingly). This was our first New Years as a married couple so this was our first year to give out "lucky money". It is a tradition that adults give red envelopes with money to the children, since we're married we're now considered "adults".

Normally when you get married you get red envelopes and gifts for your wedding, then more. You're an adult and you don't get anything again until you have children. We are very spoiled however and still get lucky money.
Our Wedding lucky money and gifts

On actual New Years Day you're supposed to wear new clothes, have a clean house, not spend money, not eat meat etc. My mother being so concerned about us, sent us back with vegetarian meals for the day. What she doesn't know is my house looks like it always does, I didn't wear new clothes and I definitely spent money today. But hey, I ate her vegetarian dinner...that's gotta count for something right?

My Parents at Our Wedding Tea Ceremony

After my dad wishing us well...

I love our traditions, and I hope to pass them along to our children one day.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Not Me Monday!

I almost forgot about this weeks "Not Me Monday"...but I figured better late than never! MckMama hosts this fabulous blog carnival every week and if she has time to do it, I should too. Check out her site for more great laughs!

Other than almost forgetting about my "Not Me's" here's what I did NOT do this week...

-I did NOT schedule and appointment for my car to get fixed, make arrangements for the hubby to take my car to the shop then miraculously have my car not be "broken" anymore...

-I did NOT stick to my meal plan and cook every single night last week, and also work every single night to only have Mr. Loves-football-more-than-life eat dinner twice...yes twice! AHHH!

-We did NOT drive 2 hours to my parents house Sunday night to eat dinner then drive back 2 hours home...That would just be a waste of gas and time.

-I am NOT totally psyched about Mr. Football's birthday this week (even though I have no idea what to get him)...and also I'm Not very happy that he will ALWAYS be older than me...Ha!

-I am NOT obsessed with animal planet this week. I did NOT cry like a baby while watching a show about the Presidents dogs and Underdog to Wonderdog...It was be too silly to cry over shows like that, I'm an adult after all!

So what haven't you done this week?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cute Contest!

I'm a little behind in the blogging world, I've been working extra hours since Mr. Football's birthday is a few days away...

But I wanted to get in a quick post about the cutest contest over at The Reality of Happily Ever After. Definitely check it out!

This is Elly Mae and she's just too cute for words!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I will be spending tonight like the last 2 nights, here... work with my lovely babies. I've had some very cute ones lately...its impossible not to bond with them. (this is not an actual picture from where I work, just one I found on the internet. I would never post pictures of my patients, even though I would love to show you how adorable they are.)

The second love of my life (my DVR) will be spending the evening with...

I'm so excited for the season to start! I'm a TV-aholic. I'm not sure how I lived before DVR...

Anyone else have exciting plans for the evening?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Only in my world

Since my car has been running funny, I made an appointment to have it looked at this morning. The lady at the service center asked what was wrong and I said that at higher speeds the car would shake like crazy. She recommended that I make sure there wasn't any ice around the wheels. Obviously I made sure there wasn't any lingering ice before I drove it, and it was still doing the crazy shaking thing. I haven't been driving it because I don't want to end on the side of the road in the snow. So when I got off work this morning I drove my hubbys truck and he drove my car to the dealership.

On the way there, he calls me and asks "How fast did you go before the car started shaking?"
I answered "Over 50 mph"
He said "I've driven over 55 several times and I don't feel anything"

So after he met me near the dealership, determined to prove myself right, I got in the car and drove. I got it up to 50mph, nothing...then 55mph and nothing...then 60mph and nothing... and so on...

We went back to the dealership, picked up his truck and I went home. I wasted an hour of my morning for what??? ICE!!

I'm so done with winter...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Yay! I think Monday is becoming one of my better days in the week. Throughout all of my school life I dreaded Mondays like the plague, then after becoming an adult with a big girl job I found that I still dreaded Mondays...even though I work sporadic days throughout the week. I think the stigma just stuck. Well now, because of MckMama I feel like I have something on dreaded Mondays to look forward too! Check out her site for the rules and other pee-your-pants laughs!

This week I did NOT hide out in the house on my days off to avoid the cold. The hubby and I did NOT eat take out/random things we could find because I refused to go grocery shopping. I'm a very responsible person and I would have prepared for a wretched snow storm...

Because of the snowstorm/freezing weather I did NOT break my car somehow. I am NOT notorious for car problems and my car was NOT shaking like crazy after hitting 50mph on the highway. I then did NOT decide to leave it at work for 4 days and bum rides off people because I didn't want to drive it home...

I would NEVER allow the dogs to sleep with me during the day for warmth. They always sleep in their kennels and letting them sleep with me would NOT cause whining and refusal to go in their kennels for several days after.

I did NOT give the dogs baths one day this week and then decide that they smell really good and I want to bathe them everyday. I'm much more reasonable about dogs skin and hygiene than that.

My Storybook Wedding albums did NOT come this week and are NOT totally fabulous. They did a wonderful job and I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone in the area...

I did NOT break down and plan our meals for the entire week after reading other fabulous blogs about meal planning. I am NOT becoming domesticated afterall...

The hubby, Mama Cookie, Mr. T and I did NOT break out the WII Fit this weekend to have our ego's bashed when all of our Mii's ended up "pleasantly plump" after our weigh-in's. I did NOT end up with a fitness age of 48 because of my excellent balance and I did NOT realize that it was probably a good idea that I didn't participate in organized sports as a child...
Now that I've shared all the things I absolutely did NOT do, how about you? Thanks MckMama for the laughs!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Random Sunday-ness

The other night while I was at work I called home to check on the family...

Me: "Hi, How's your night going?"

Mr. Football: "Fine, I ate healthy tonight." (I'm very guilty of not cooking dinner the nights I work. I just have something small and the hubby has to fend for himself)

Me: "Really, what did you have?"

Mr. Football: "Well I ordered a pizza online and I did it wrong, so I ended up with the wheat crust..."

Me: "Oh, so eating pizza with a wheat crust is healthy?"

Mr. Football: "Yeah..."


That is the man I married exactly 3 months ago today. We may have our issues at times but I love him and he knows how to make me smile.

On another note, today is Mr. P's birthday! He's the baby of the group, finally catching up in age with the rest of us. He's having a bad birthday this year...he's been pretty sick the last few weeks and I'm hoping that he'll be feeling better soon. Happy Birthday!

And finally, I was catching up on everyone elses posts and read about the sweet little Harper. She's a newborn who's fighting for her life right now. I'm not sure exactly what is going on with her but I know she has pneumonia and an enlarged heart that isn't pumping adequately. Please say a prayer for her and her family, my heart just breaks for them. I can only imagine what they must be going through...

Friday, January 16, 2009


I can't even explain how cold it is...

I'm sitting on the couch and I can feel the cold coming through the windows.

There is frost on some of my windows (granted I live in a very old house and the windows are not necessarily the greatest, but its still ridiculous)

My car decided that it was just too cold out to its sitting the the parking garage at work right now. My lovely Little S had to drive me home. And keep in mind, my car is only 3 years old.

The temperature gauge in her car read -15 on the drive home.

I moved the dogs kennels away from the windows and next to the heat vent. I'm worried they will freeze while I'm alseep today.

Yet in 3 short weeks, I'm paying good money to go here.

Is it bad that I'm having second thoughts?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


So I'm pretty bad at setting New Year's resolutions. I never stick to them...halfway through the year I can't even remember what they were.

I went up to bed the other night and the hubby had "It's me or the Dog" on, I'm a huge Animal Planet I had to watch how Victoria would change the behavior of a rambunctious english bulldog. I realized that Jax is very much like this bulldog...he's hyper, pulls on his leash and aggressive towards other dogs (well not so much aggressive, more crying/screeching/whinning when he can't get near them). She was using the "clicker" method...where you "click and treat" the dog for good behavior.

This made me decide that my Goal (a better word than resolution for me) was to make Jax a polite member of doggy society by this summer. He LOVES being outside, he LOVES going for walks and he absolutely LOVES swimming. We took him camping with us last summer and quickly realized that he has no manners at all. He would pull while we walked, escaped his harness on several occasions to chase other dogs, stole the football from our neighbors while knocking over their kids in the process, etc. He had very very bad manners.

So for the rest of the winter we are going to work on basic commands with the clicker in hopes that he will be a little more manageable by spring. Then we'll work on taking him to more public places. Lulu on the other hand hated the whole camping experience. She did NOT like being dirty, getting wet or being around people. She may stay home with a sitter next year.

I HAVE to accomplish this Goal...because He is my motivation...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My First Award!

Littlesack over at Navigating the Quarterlife gave me my first award! I'm so excited! Thanks so much!

Here are the rules:

The honorees are to:

A) first list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!

B) pass the award on to bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.

1. I'm extremely sensitive. I cry all the time, when I'm sad, or happy, or mad, it makes no difference...
2. I'm scared of everything. I don't like it to be dark or quiet so the tv is always on at my house. I completely believe in ghosts and spirits so I can't watch the haunted shows on TV and I change the channel when scary movie commercials come on ("Unborn" is a good example right now).
3. My dad is my hero. I was a mama's girl growing up and I didn't completly appreciate my dad until I became an adult (or close enough). The year before I was born my dad was helping a friend who was having car problems. He was helping to jump-start the car when another car hit him. He lost both legs above the knee. Even through it all he's managed to work everyday and follow his dreams of owning his own of them is an office building where I got married last year!
4. I am the most impatient person...ever. When I want something, I wanted it yesterday. Like right now I'm waiting for my wedding albums to come in the mail. I would hear the mailman if he came, the dogs would definitely let me know, but I still continue to look out the window every few minutes.
5. I LOVE to give gifts. I wish I had tons of money because I find things to buy my friends and family everyday. I LOVE to wrap them up pretty and then I want to give them the gift IMMEDIATELY (see #4). Mr. Football will ask to open presents early all the time, just because he knows I can't wait.
6. I miss my grandma everyday. Both of my parents worked when I was growing up, so I spent everyday with my grandma until I was old enough to stay home alone. She was a huge influence in my life, my first language was vietnamese because that's all she spoke. I was a junior in college when she passed away and I'll remember her forever.
7. My sister bought me my first designer purse when I was in college. It was a white Dooney and Bourke bucket bag with colored hearts on it...and I was hooked. I have since spent an insane amount of money on beautiful purses. I can't help that I love them!
8. I am allergic to alcohol. Any type of alcohol. Even a few sips will make me turn bright red and break out in hives. If I have enough my throat will start to feel tight and by them I'm completely drunk...and we're talking half a drink here. I will occasionally have a few sips of peoples drinks, but I really don't enjoy drinking because it makes me feel awful.
9. I'm addicted to cheesie reality shows. The cheesier the better. I love Real Housewives of OC, all of the Charm Schools, and I just watched VH1's Tool Academy. The Mr. and I watch these shows together before bed and just laugh...
10. I love my alone time. Don't get me wrong, I love spending time with my hubby. Since we work opposite shifts I cherish the 2-3 evenings we have together...but once he goes to bed I feel like I can start my alone time. I do laundry and catch up on my shows that we don't watch together. I read books and blog...
I'd like to pass this award on to...
Becca at Lovely Yellow Ribbons
Emily at Living our own fairy tale
Ashley at Polka Dots and Paisley and
Mary Teresa at Petite, Plump, or Pregnant?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Are you kidding me??!!


OVERNIGHT: Snow likely, 2-4" by noon Tuesday.
Lows low 20s.
TUESDAY: Snow in the morning. Blowing and drifting
snow through the afternoon. Windy and cold. Temperatures falling
into the teens. Wind chills zero to
WEDNESDAY: Snow likely. Another 1-3"
possible. Highs mid teens.
with low temperatures below zero.

I literally just dug my car out of the street....I think I'll
keep driving...South...

Not Me Monday!....Snow Edition

Phewww! It's that time confess all the things I did did not do, and after all the snow we've been slammed with I thought it was only appropriate to go with that theme this Monday.
-We did NOT get over a foot of snow in 2 days...and it is NOT still snowing right now...UGH!
-I did NOT have an anxiety attack after digging my car out of the snow and having my windshield wiper fall off...I was NOT already late for work and I did NOT call Mr. Football hysterical because I had no clue how to fix it...I'm much more reasonable than that.
-I did NOT make yummy Buffalo Chicken dip for Mr. Footballs work training potluck on Saturday morning...and then after having it canceled due to the snow take it to work with me instead Saturday night and tell my co-workers I brought it in to be "nice"...
-One of the perks of working night shift is NOT having traffic to deal with on the way home. I did NOT drive in the middle of the snow covered interstate just because I could...I'm always a very safe and law abiding driver.
-Jax is NOT completely loving the snow...he does not haul booty outside every chance he gets to prance around in it...Lulu is NOT staying in the house the rest of the winter.
-I did NOT park my car in the driveway because I was unloading groceries and then have Mr. Football move it back into the street to shovel the driveway...My car is NOT surrounded by a 3 foot pile of snow now from the plow truck. I may NOT drive it again until Spring.
-Even after all of my complaining about the snow this week, I am NOT planning an amazing snowboarding trip for the second week in February...I do NOT actually LOVE the snow when I'm playing in it...
And that isn't snow related...
My neighbors 2 houses down from us also happen to have a puggle, he's a little bigger and darker than Lulu and he's her boyfriend. A few months ago they got a second puppy, another puggle...(I love my Jax-y but I would have gotten a second puggle if I could have)...
-Well I did NOT get my camera out this week and take pictures of the neighbors puppy with my zoom because I wanted to get a better look at him...I am NOT a stalker of the neighborhood dogs. That would just be creepy. He's very very cute if you wanted to know...
I have to say I don't dread Mondays anymore now that I have my "Not Me" post to look forward too! Thanks MckMama for the blogging carnival! Check out her site for more confessions...What didn't YOU do this week??

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I don't wanna grow up...

So pretty much I'm a huge kid, I always have and I always will be...

So it just makes sense that I LOVE DISNEY WORLD! I love the attractions, I love the atomosphere, I love Mickey and Minnie Mouse. I can deal with the crowds and the ridiculous heat in the middle of the summer. Its just the "happiest place on earth"! I went with my family for my 20th birthday and again with the Mr. and some friends for my 22nd birthday (I couldn't go for my 21st, it just wouldnt be appropriate) and I'm dying to go again!

So the Mr. called me today and told me this...

Filed under: Orlando, Orlando Events — seo2wins @ 10:08 am January 7, 2009

Through December 23, 2009, each active or retired member of the U.S. military may obtain one complimentary 5-day “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” ticket with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun & More options. This ticket is valid for five days of admission into the four Walt Disney World theme parks, plus a total of five visits to a choice of Disney water park, DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park or certain other attractions. During this offer period, active or retired U.S. military personnel may also make a one-time purchase of up to a maximum of five 5-Day “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Companion” tickets (one theme park per day) for $99 per ticket, plus tax, for family members (including spouse) or friends. Although this ticket for family members and friends does not include either the Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More options, this ticket can be upgraded to add either such option, or both, for an additional $25, plus tax, per option. All tickets and options are nontransferable and must be used by December 23, 2009.

YAY!!!! Maybe we'll have to make another trip there this year...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Let me introduce you to...

I completely believe that you have the family your born into and the family that you make...

I feel so lucky that the Mr. and I have such a wonderful family. I'm the youngest of 3, I have an older sister who is the best big sister that anyone could ask for. She's married to her junior high sweetheart who has always been a big brother to me. I also have a big brother (whom I've mentioned in my blog once or twice) who is always there when I need him. Mr. Loves-football-more-than-life is the oldest of 2, he has a younger sister who he's close too. We have amazing parents who have always supported us in everything that we do. We love our family but distance is our issue, my parents live the hour and a half away...

I grew up in the suburbs and had the same friends my entire life. I graduated high school with some of the same people I graduated pre-school with. Leaving for college was absolutely devastating. I knew that I would always have my "home" friends but I had no idea what it was like to have to make new friends. Now I can't imagine my life without these friends.

So I'd like to introduce you to my other "family"...

These are the people who are in our lives everyday...the people we call when we need a favor, the people we have spent countless hours with, the people that I blog about...

First, I want to introduce my bestest, my beloved, "Mama Cookie"...

I've known Mama Cookie since the 7th grade. We met in Student Council and quickly became friends. We both went away from home for college, about 30 minutes from each other. We always car-pooled home together all 4 years...Like I said we were always friends, but we didn't become "best-friends" until our sophomore year of college. We were both going through similar situations with dead-beat boyfriends and heart-wrenching break-ups. She was my rock when I thought my world was crumbling...She's the kind of person who hold your hair back after a rough night, who eats cookie dough with your for days strait, who will go on any road trip anywhere for no reason at all, she will be patient with you while you sit in front of a computer for hours on end waiting for a deployment email...she'll be there for you for your surprise proposal even though she had plans to go out of town, and she'll stand next to you on the biggest day of your life. I had no question that she would be my maid of honor, and I cannot wait until I can return the favor..

She's always been Cookie to me, a childhood nickname, but mama came about because she's the god-mother to my 4 legged children. She's found her other half, Mr. T, and I couldn't be happier for them. He's an amazing boyfriend and friend and he's hilarious. Not a day goes by that he doesn't make me almost pee my pants...

Next I'd like to tell you about the *P* Family...

I met Mrs. P at work...they pretty much call us "twins". Obviously we look nothing alike, but we're similar heights, builds, and we're always together. She is exactly to the day 1 month older than I am, she married her soul mate almost 1 year before I married mine and we live down the street from each other. We were in their wedding and they were in ours. They are truly an amazing couple that I learn from everyday...especially now. They had their first child, Baby B last September and its been amazing to see them transform into parents. I'm not sure where life is going to take us but I know that this family will always be a part of it.
This is Baby B...he's the sweetest cutest baby I've ever met. I'm sure I'm biased but I don't care. In the short 4 months I've had the privilege of knowing him, I'd gladly walk through fire for him. He fills my heart and makes it just a little easier to wait to have one...and harder too I guess. I'm so excited to watch this sweet boy grow up...

Then there's Little S...
We call her Little S because look at her, she's tiny! I also know her from work, she started a year before I did and pretty much taught me everything I know. She's an amazing person, she has a heart of gold. Shes the type of person that will bring you chicken noodle soup when you don't feel good, she'll spend hours on wedding projects just to give you a break, she'll make you a beautiful blue charm to wear on your wedding day...just so you have something blue. She's the type of person I strive to be...She's also the girl who has stolen my brothers heart. They met at our wedding, they walked together actually and have since been inseparable. I'm excited about their relationship and I'm excited to see where it will go...

And finally, Reverend X and Mr. G

I've known the Reverend since 7th grade also, we went to junior high and high school together also. She and I took a trip to Idaho when we were 16 to visit another one of our friends and had the most amazing summer ever. After high school she moved away but we still stayed close. Last summer while planning our wedding our officiant backed out at the last minute. I wasn't sure what I was going to do...then I remembered that the Reverend was an internet ordained minister. I called her immediately and the rest is history. I wasn't sure how our ceremony was going to go since we are so close, but in the end it was better than I could ever imagine. She and her mister, Mr. G are so funny together...hence their Christmas picture. We're hoping that they will move closer to us because we love spending time with them!

I felt like I needed to formally introduce all of my blogging friends to my "family"...Since this blog is about my life, and my life revolves around my family and friends it just makes sense. We are so fortunate to have this close group of friends to fill in as our substitute family. I'm thankful everyday for them and I couldn't imagine my life without them.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I have a sickness

So today I'm pretty much feeling like the lousiest wife ever... I slept all day, which is ok I guess because I worked last night, I ordered pizza for dinner, I've been catching up with my lovely blogging friends, my house is still decorated for Christmas, laundry is hiding all over the house and all I can do is wait for the new episode of Nip Tuck...

Whats wrong with me!!!???

I feel like I have a million things to do, but all I can accomplish today are selfish tasks...

Tomorrow I promise to:

-Catch up on laundry, its a MUST
-Put Christmas decorations away
-Pay lotsa bills
-Clean the house
-Get my oil changed

But tonight...

...I'll be spending with the beautiful Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy

Really....whats wrong with me???

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Not Me Monday

I can't believe its already Monday...this week just flew by. So here we go again with all of the things I did "Not" do this week...

I did NOT call in sick to work twice this week because I would NEVER risk getting my fragile patients sick...and after considering calling in, I did NOT think that would mean I'd have 2 extra days to get ready for our New Year's Eve party...Not Me!

I did NOT thoroughly enjoy only working one day this week...and try to figure out a way to do it all the time...

I am NOT totally excited about getting my Wedding Storybook album this week!

I did NOT have a great time at our New Year's Eve slumber party. Eight 25-35 year olds would NEVER spend the night stuffing their faces, playing board games and watching the Simpsons Movie til 4 in the morning...that would just be juvenile... I did NOT try to be a "real" wife by making a New Year's Day dinner...which included a Glazed ham (which I bought from the store and stuck in the oven), Cheesy Potatoes (leftover from Mama Cookie for our New Years Eve party), and Jiffy Corn Bread...I at least turned the oven on...

I did NOT go out to dinner at Smokey Bones Saturday night and wonder why they were playing 90's music...(XM 90's on 9 to be exact, which is my favorite station)

I was NOT a little dissappointed when we went out after dinner and the club was NOT playing 90's music...

I was NOT sad to say goodbye to my brother after his 2 week trip here. I am NOT dreading his upcoming deployment in June...

Apparently I must have been pretty good this week since all of those things did NOT happen... Just wanted to add that Baby Stellan is doing much much better, make sure to check out MckMama for more laughs!

Friday, January 2, 2009

back to normal...whatever that means

So I'm finally feeling like myself again...other than the occasional cough and ear popping, but I can live with that. This week was pretty unproductive, I'm blaming it on the holiday again.

The hubby and I decided to have a New Year's Eve party at our house this year. We did it last year and it went pretty well. We invited a few of our friends over for dinner and played some games. It's official, we're "old people". The thought of having to get dressed up in cute outfits (but always remembering to be practical because of the snow) and go out to different bars to pay a ridiculous amount of money because its "New Year's Eve" was just too much to deal with. Last year we used the excuse that we were "saving for the wedding"...but this year we're ok with admitting that we're just old.

Most of our friends spent the night, seeing as they were in no condition to drive home and it ended up being a fun slumber party...just like junior high, except there were boys there too. In the morning Mr. loves-football-more-than-life made us all breakfast (yum) and we lounged around all day watching football of course.

Because of the party and being sick I've pretty much done nothing around the house. Don't get me wrong, we "straightened" up for the party but thankfully no one looked in the closets and found our dirty laundry waiting to be done. So it looks like an exciting weekend ahead of me...'s to being back to "normal"...