Thursday, February 26, 2009

Weekly Update...

Well this week has been... interesting to say the least.

Monday was fine... just a progressive headache. Dealt with a stubborn puppy who doesnt like to obey 100% of the time, oh well. Took some pain killers (tylenol) and went to bed.

Woke up at around 3 am with severe pain in my back and neck which in turn morphed into a full blown migraine and limited moblity in my back.

I laid awake for a few hours trying to relax and go back to sleep... then Ryans alarm went off... if was 5:30 in the morning. Ry wakes up to sniffles and random deep breathing and asks me if everything is ok... I burst out into tears "No... I hurt".

Ryan flips t he lights on... gives me a blessing then calls into work to inform them... he will be running late.

Our trip to the ER was... lovely as it always is. I dispise going to the ER because unless you are bleeding or have some life or death compilcations they just give you a band aid and send you on your way... which is what they did for me.

So Tuesday I was taking muscle relaxers, Tylenol and laying on a heating pad.

After well over 24 hours on a heating pad with the top half of my back drenched in Tiger Balm I finally started to feel some progress.

B eing pregnant really puts a damper on my ability to take heavy pain killers to aliviate my constant back pain.

Wednesday I went into my Dr. and asked for a refereal to a physical therapist... She basically told me that there was no other option than physical therapy ... I love being right!

Last night was also date night... We went to Best Buy and bought Ryan a laptop... he is one expensive date... and then went to TGI Fridays. I am not gonna lie that was probably one of the best stakes I have ever had... and this coming from a steak lover means a lot!

As for today I get to continue my hairpulling puppy training. Ryan says it will teach me more patience... I thought I was a pretty patient person I guess I was wrong.

So far today Zoe has refused to come when asked and only goes to the bathroom outside when... she feels like it. We are slowly but surely getting her trained. We might have to out source though.

Today I also bought 2 round trip tickets to SAN DIEGO!!!! I am so excited... granted I am not bubbling over to see Ryans family (I resever that for my side of the family) BUT I am pretty stoked to get out of NY and into some sunny weather... something a little above freezing.

**Sigh** life is good when Uncle Sam gives you your hard earned money back! Thank you Tax Return!!!

The rest of our tax return will be spent on home improvments, debts and baby stuff. Very exciting.

How has your week been?


Friday, February 20, 2009

Another Package!

WooHoo a little bit of Utopia!

Yet another package came for me today. Amidst the green packing popcorn were two bubble wrapped jars of Farmans Genuine Dill Pickles... Boy does my family know me! All I asked for for my upcoming birthday, March 25th if anyone is feeling generous he he, were pickles... I just cant enjoy eating these pickles out here. Ask and ye shall receive. My sweet grandma still holds the title of Sweet Grandma... Thanks for the pickles Grandma!

Want to know a little more about the "King Pickle"... follow this link.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pregnancy Update... plus some extras....

Today I had my second Dr. appointment and it went really well. We heard a much stronger heartbeat and made another appointment to have an ultrasound to check on the babies progress. I have actually lost about 5 pounds in all two and a half since the last visit so they just want to make sure that everything is up to par.

Today was an overall good day... minus the small blizzard outside...

A package showed up to the house today... Birthday came early for Danielle.
My dad sent a nice care package with some pregnancy books, recipe book, homemade jams and salsa and... PICKLES!!!! Yes daddy dearest loves me enough to ship my favorite pickles all the way from Washington.

This is how they came packaged lucky for me there were buried in packaging peanuts so as not to destroy such amazing contents. THANKS PAPA!!!!
I had the opportunity to hang out with my husband on his day off... always a pleasure.

Got in some cuddle time with my posse...

Oh and indulged myself in some leftover Halloween candy... small sweet tart craving.

Did I mention we are kennel training our new puppy... lol... Zorro loves taunting Zoe... he sits outside her kennel while she whines to be let out... He is probably laughing and thinking... stupid dog they dont put me in a cage. lol... but they are good friends, they play all day and cuddle.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sorry So Late...

WooHoo For Valentines Day!

I know I said I would be posting my Valentines Day present the day after Valentines but... well life has been a little... hectic here. I haven't slept all that well these last couple of nights and when I tell you what I got as a present you will understand.... Instead of telling you I will show you!

Ryan surprised me the morning of Valentines Day he woke me up after being at work all night and gave me a card... a very very cute card I might add. After reading the card I gave him a big hug and thanked him and he asked me if I wanted my present. I replied with " You got me a present?! Really! Thank you!" So he digs around in his backpack and hands me a collar... and then a leash. I spouted out with "You got me a puppy!?!" He said no... not yet but if you get dressed real fast we can go pick one out that you want. I leaped out of bed and threw some clothes on devoured a bagel then we headed out the door.

We headed to the local shelter and to our dismay it would not be open for another 2 and a half hours. So we headed to PetSmart to pick up supplies hoping that would kill some time. Once in PetSmart we heard puppies barking and headed to the adoption center.

I inspected all of the puppies, some not so little, and decided on four that both Ryan and I liked. Well... One we both really liked and with a name like Pickles we thought it was meant to be... but seeing his cage and him gnawing on his own paws... we had to think twice.

The first Dog we had the chance of holding and playing with ended up coming home with us but not after we tried out a few other dogs as well.

Her name WAS Marcie but we decided she was more of a Zoe...

She is a very sweet 12 week Lab/Hound mix and we couldnt be happier with our pick.

Zoe is super smart and after the first day already knows her new name. By the second day she accomplished climbing up and down stairs, has become best friends with our cat Zorro, plays fetch, can walk on a leash and is somewhat house trained... somewhat.

As for my sleepless nights I have been dealing with a husband who is working the gravyard shift and a puppy who doesnt like her kennel. Zoe also has kennel cough which she has an Vet apointment today to get taken care of.
Although having a puppy is a lot of work up front we know that she will be an awsome addition to our family and what a more perfect time to have her in our lives with a new baby on the way, not to mention Zoe is the perfect cuddle buddy for me when Ryan is not at home.

I think Ryan did an excellent job finding a Valentines Day present... our past Valentines have been kind of well... uneventful but this year made up for it 10 fold. (first Valentines he was out floating on a Ship in the middle of the Persian Gulf and our second... we just didnt have the money).

Thanks Ryan!!! :)


Saturday, February 14, 2009

I Love Him!!!

I had an AWESOME Valentines Day... Ryan is so good to me and I couldnt have asked for a better eternal companion and best friend to spend forever with.

I will fill you in on my Awesome Valentines Day tomorrow ... as for me right now... I gotta get some sleep this baby has been making me tired all stinkin day.

Hope everyones day was awesome as well!!!


Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentines Day. Does anyone have fun plans?! Ryan says he has something up his sleeve... we'll see.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Obama... Still Not His Biggest Fan

Welcome To Obamaland...

I was practically forced to watch the Presidential Address since it was being broadcast on 6 or so channels. My curiosity got the better of my and I caved to see what "intelligent" things he had to say.

I will admit I didn't really care much to listen to what he had to say in all of the debates and so forth so when I had heard he was a wonderful speaker I figured he was, well ... a good speaker.This was not the case the other night.

In my opinion Obama should take up dancing, because all he did was dance and tip toe around the answers. Very few of the questions that were asked were ever answered.

Not only was it aggravating to listen to him NOT answer anything but he is a horrible speaker in general. I was bewildered as I watched him "umm, Uhh... umm" his way through so called answers.

As if giving half-hearted replys were not bad enough he went through the same pattern every time someone asked a question. His response went something to the effect of: a brief explanation of the question and heading to an answer, quickly get off topic, show a little attitude(as if some blame was being placed on him for something), come up with some lame story that had everything to do with some podunk town and nothing to do with the topic, this was followed by him calling on the next person for their question, and then the cycle continues.

My opinion still stands of Obama, if anything it is more concreate. He doesn't have the best interest of this country at heart. If a man cant swallow his pride long enough to place his hand on his heart during the pledge of allegiance then what makes the people of this country think that he has the humility to think of anyone other than himself and his "legacy" in the reign of his presidency.

Here is a link if you would like to watch it for yourself.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

High School Tag

Pasco High School

1. What year did you graduate? 2002

2. Did you date someone from high school? Sure I guess... I didnt date a whole lot in high school but had a boyfriend my senior year from a different school.

3. What kind of car did you drive? Nope... I begged for rides from friends and my cousin... thanks again Kori and all of my friends!!!

4. What was the most embarrassing moment of high school? Probably when I was cheering at a game and was pummeled by a basketball player and sent airborne. Yeah... I didnt get to many "are you ok?!" ... I got more points and laughs for a reaction.

5. Were you a party animal? I didnt party and the one "party" I did go to was kind of lame... so I stuck to my mormon parties and that was good enough for me... at least those ones were fun but I wasnt invited a lot of the times.

6. Were you considered a flirt? Yes... not my fault though it is my personality.

7. Were you in band, orchestra or choir? Nope.

8. Were you a nerd? Haha... yeah I would say I qualified.

9. Were you on any varsity teams? Dance team, Cheer and Track... but only because they needed jumpers in track.

10. Did you get expended or expelled? No I was a pretty good kid

11. Can you still sing the fight song? Yes... how can I forget we had to sing and dance to it way to many times. lol.

12. Who were your favorite teachers? Mr. Jackson... great teacher and my seminary teacher Bishop Banks... man I miss him... he helped me through a lot of issues in high school.

13. What classes do you wish you would have taken? I loved all of my classes... maybe yearbook or the school paper.

14. What was your schools full name? Pasco Senior High School

15. School mascot? We were the Bulldogs... and I still get excited to see a bulldog!

16. Did you go to homecoming and who with? Yeah... I never was asked.

17. Where did you go on senior skip day? I skipped a lot... so I dont even remember which one was skip day.

18. Were you in any clubs? I was in a lot of clubs... Key club, FCCLA, spirit club... those were the main ones though.

19. Who was your prom date? Jr. year I went with my best friend Jason Pierce and had a lot of fun. Senior year I went with a boyfriend at the time and we tripled with Melissa and Emily... it was a lot of fun until his parents ruined it. long story short he dropped me off a 10.

20. What do you remember most about graduation? I did my happy dance on stage... and well... I hate to say I remember it but ... emily fell... one of those things you kind of cant forget.

21. What advice would you give yourself? focus more on school than popularity... your not going to be popular in high school so dont try so hard.

22. Are you planning on going to any of your reunions? Maybe... I think it would be fun to show everyone I am not the looser they thought I was but then again I dont really feel like wasting my time.

23. If you could go back and do it again would you? Only if I could spend time with my true friends from high school.

I tag anyone who went to high school! haha.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

We have to coolest cat EVER!

Now that I have proof of our 'fetching cat'...

Ok so I really love animals... always have and probably always will. I love dogs... I think they are great companions, they are smart, funny and just all around wonderful to have around. Well since we don't have a dog... we couldn't go any longer without our other cat Ferrari, who decided to go MIA the day we left San Diego on our trip out here, we were given a cat and named him Zorro the Masked Kitty.

Now many of you are probably wondering why I am mentioning my cat that I have already introduced on blogger in this article. Well because we found out just how cool our cat is... he can play fetch! Yes, you read right... fetch. It is hilarious. He has a ball that has little bell in it and will pick it up in his mouth and drop it close by and wait for one of us to toss it. Once tossed he jets off after it, pounces on it, bats it around like a soccer ball and picks it up with his mouth and brings it back.

He has been doing this for a little while now but Ryan had not yet experienced it until last night and now Ryan is in amazement that our cat really truely thinks, and acts, like a dog.

So far Zorro comes when he is called, plays fetch, plays hide and seek and tag. I think we can safety say that we have a pretty cool cat.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I Did It... I Finally Did It...

I know I have talked about cutting my hair for well over a year now but I just couldn't go on any longer. I said goodbye to 7 inches of hair, I was an inch shy of being able to donate.

I went into the salon and told the lady who was cutting my hair that no one besides me aunt has taken scissors to my hair since I was 12... and if she did a good job she would have a very very loyal customer. She did a phenomenal job, I think, and yes she will have a returning customer... I am so glad that I didn't have to experience a stylist who would make me regret cutting my hair.

So what do you all think? Does it suit me?