Friday, February 27, 2009
1) On Wednesday, B and I went to a local Catholic church to partake in Ash Wednesday. He is Catholic and I am not, but I enjoy doing things with him like this, as he does the same with me at my church. I gave up alcohol for 40 days and 40 nights. So far, I keep forgeting, but not in the way of actually having a drink. I think about it, or someone mentions it, and then I suddenly remember that no, I will not be having any alcohol this month.
2) I worked all day Thursday and then came home and played more Zelda. Seriously, that game is adicting! I love it.
3) Today, I babysat, got the 5 month old to sleep for 2 hours in his crib, put his sick brother to bed, and enjoyed quiet time with sister. It was nice.
Tomorrow I will be working some more and then I am off to Denver!! Ash will be in town with her brother, hubs, and son. I have not seen them since the wedding and I can't wait!! Also, I will be spending the night with MIL and that is ALWAYS fun. We like wine, but remember, I am not going to be drinking any. Huh, this is a little harder than I thought it would be.
Have a great weekend!!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
The other night I went out to dinner with a dear friend from college. I had not seen her since our friend's wedding a year and a half ago. Talking with her was so easy and the time we had spent apart went away. We talked about everything and it was wonderful. One of those "wonders" is that she has a new boyfriend that, for her, is a big deal and I could not be happier for her. She was talking about how this past Valentine's Day was the first one she had ever spent with a serious boyfriend. Last year was my first VD with a serious boyfriend too (even though we were already engaged at that point...we started dating the week AFTER VD...). We both shared how fun all those "firsts" are and then, I was beside myself.
B and I have had A LOT of firsts together. To me, there are two different kinds of "firsts". For example, your VERY first kiss EVER and your first kiss with your husband or boyfriend. See what I'm saying?
*First kiss with B was at ESPN Zone in Denver. PERFECT!
*First time we cuddled on the couch we watched The Departed.
*First time he met my parents was at 5am in the morning.
*First time we danced together was at a country bar in Greeley.
*I gave B his FIRST pink eye ever.
*First verbal "I love you" on St. Patty's Day in a hot tub.
*First time we talked about marriage B freaked out.
*First time we went to see a movie together in the movie theater was 300.
*First time ever proposed to.
*First time holidays with family members.
*First road trip to MI and OH Summer 2007.
*First wedding together was the friend's I mentioned above.
*First VD together.
*First YEAR together without any real fight.
*Saying I DO for the FIRST and LAST time ever.
*Signing our first lease.
*Moving in together for the first time.
...see how many moments there are of firsts, even after getting married?? We don't even have a family yet!
Well, one of two things happened this weekend : Apartment shopping. Last year, I did all the dirty work and the first place we saw was the one we moved into. Secondly, after that conversation with my friend, I realized that there are a TON more firsts to come. Like two things at once: flying together for the first time and going out of the country together for the first time. I am just so glad that we can still have those "Oh Wow!" moments the first time something like that happens. I think that is why we are so in love. We appreciate the big and small things in our lives and I kinda miss those first moments of butterflies in my tummy the 2.5 seconds before he would kiss me in the very beginning. Don't worry, I still get butterflies sometimes! But it is different. I am so glad that we are blessed to have this time and many more moments and memories to come with each other.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
You all know how much I want a baby, right? And if you don't, then I'm sorry. Now you know. I want a baby. This is not a new development since getting married. No way. I have wanted to be a mother for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl, I would play house with the neighbor boy down the street (Heidi, do you remember Matthew??) and I would shove my baby dolls up my shirt, sit around for 9 minutes (my version of 9 months) and out popped our child. This was never ending and my love for children and becoming a mother grew when my cousins were born. There is a HUGE age gap between me and a bunch of my cousins. Most of them were born after I had turned nine until I was about fifteen. On my dad's side, my brother is the youngest of the "older" cousins with a seven year age gap between him and the next cousin born. I am only giving you this boring info so that you can see that babies and children have been apart of my life forever.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Happy LOVE day to everyone!! This will be a quick post, as my lovely hubs is making be breakfast and demanding that I go play Zelda. Can I get an AMEN for not having the not-so-lovely monthly visitor on an oh-so-special day?! This is the first year in forever that this has happened and I am SOOO happy! And hubs is very glad about this fact, of course.
Friday, February 13, 2009
I am so behind. Thank you to Tabitha, Jessica and Passionate Bookworm for the lovely awards. You're blogs are just as wonderful too!! So here, I am going to pass some out as well.
Today, B and I became Miricle Makers. We are making a monthly donation, most likely for the rest of our lives, to the Children's Hospital. It starts at $15/month=.50 cents per day! You can do a one time donation our do what B and I are doing. Whatever is in your heart.
Thank you and please leave a comment letting me know what you do. (even if you don' that is okay)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
My mother in law is one of my most favorite people. I know for a lot of wives, this is not the story and I feel so blessed to have this kind of relationship with her. Since day one, we have been able to talk about (almost) anything and if I don't see her every couple weeks I start to really miss her. We do live in different towns, only about an hour apart, and we really can't see each other every weekend. I wish we could!
Then I really started getting hungary.
The food arrived. But I could not eat it right away. There was no one to cover my spot so I could eat and well, we're really not supposed to eat at the desk. This fact in and of itself really started pushing me over the edge.
I was so hungary, my stomach hurt. I felt tears wedging in the corners of my eyes. Then I seriously said, "Screw it!", and I ate. I ate too fast. Now my tummy hurts.
I am one of those people that, if I don't eat, I get very cranky. Anyone else like that?? It sucks.
Thats all for now.
Monday, February 9, 2009
I spent quality time with B.
We went to bed last night around midnight and slept soundlessly until 10am!! Yeah, I can't believe it either! Usually the dogs or something else wakes us up but no. We slept like babies and felt so refreshed when we woke up this morning. The doggies were ready to go outside and it was super windy. Butte likes smelling the air when that happens.
We watched a bit of TV (TYRA Show!), B made brunch (grilled cheese-the big kid way with bacon, cheese, turkey), took showers and then....
We layed back down on our amazing bed and read. Quietly. Without music or the phones ringing or TV background noise. Nothing. It was blissful.
Then we went to the store to get our upstairs lady some milk and then took the dogs to the dog park. It was really nice outside and the wind had died down. But Tulo was being such an A-HOLE!! He was growling and snapping at every dog that came through the gate and it was BEYOND embarrassing to keep yelling his name and pulling him away from the other dogs. We don't know what has gotten into him. Maybe it is a male thing, or an age thing. He is neutered and about a year and a half now. Pretty much out of the puppy stage. We are lost. No idea what is going on here and we just want him to be able to have fun. Did you see Marley and Me? It was great! But I fear that Tulo will get us kicked out of the park, like when Marley poops in the ocean on the dog beach? Yeah, so not cool.
Then, I had to go to work. Not so blissfully.
Thank you God, for a great day with my husband and the doggies. AMEN!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
2) How long till you got married? Since that English class? 18 months. Started dating officially Feb 23, 2007, got engaged Nov 28th, 2007 and then got married Aug 8, 2008
3) How long have you been married? SIX MONTHS TODAY!!!
4) Your favorite feature of his? his eyes. We both have hazel eyes and his have this outline on the inside of the color that reminds me of sunflowers, my favorite flower.
5) Your favorite quality of his? He is the most generous, easy going person I have ever known.
6) Does he have a nickname for you? Sar-bear and Angel Cake
7) His favorite food? STEAK! I just bought him one today. :)
8) What is his favorite sport to watch? ANYTHING but soccer and golf.
9) When was your first kiss? Feb 22 at ESPN Zone
10) Whats your favorite thing to do as a couple? Watch movies and play with our dogs. We love going to the dog park. We also love hanging out with friends and riding our bikes around town when the weather is nice.
11) Do you have kids? Not yet.
12) Does he have a hidden talent? Um not really. His fingers are super double jointed...but that is about it.
13) How old is he? 24
14) Who said I love you first? He did.
15) What do you admire most about him? How he can make me laugh and be happy when I am in the worst mood. He always makes the bad stuff just go away.
16) What is his favorite type of music? punk rock and classic rock
17) Do you think he will read this? no
18) I tag: All you wives out there!! :)
Friday, February 6, 2009
1 Corinthians 7:5 button on my side bar? Here is the verse:
5Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. (NIV version)
Okay, so that verse is quite deep and could be used in other circumstances, aside from the lovemaking. All I'm here to talk about is the bedroom dance, people! And I think that this verse really is all about lovemaking. It is sad, but true, that there are times when each of us (yes, you and me too!) just are not in the mood and make the most fun gift ever a chore and that is not fun. Hubs will take note quickly when you start feeling that way and seriously, that is just not fair to him or yourself (I think that is what the "self-control" part is all about).
Pray about it. If you start feeling like other things are getting in the way of the most intimate time with your hubs, ask God to help clear your mind and show you that things like Gossip Girl, being tired, the kids-whatever-are not worth flushing your sex life down the drain. (Side note: I hate using cliches but this was necessary.) I will pray for you. And I will continue to pray for me and B.
Funny story: (I hope this is no surprise to anyone and if it is, too late now!! ;))
B and I did not wait to have sex before we got married and neither of us have any regrets about it. We knew that we were going to get married. End of story. I am not going to sit here and try to make excuses for the one of the best parts of our relationship. Not necessary.
Anyway, because we did not live in the same town until we actually got married and moved in together, it was rather difficult to do the deed. I lived at home and, for a time, so did B. We also both had jobs that kept us late and driving the 30-60min to see each other every night was not gonna happen (especially when gas prices were so high). So we would talk about how it would be when we did finally get married. Sex everyday. Twice a day. I know, you're all laughing. It is not like that, but in a way, I wish it was. There is a book about how to have sex for 101 days straight. The name (and Google) are failing me right now. But it sounds like the idea behind the verse and the book could change so much in a relationship, for the better of course.
So, I urge you, blogland wives, to take the challenge and please, thoughts, comments, antidotes are always welcome!!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
#1: Choose a minimum of 7 spectacular blogs that you can't live without and pass this goodie on to them
#2: Post the "chosen ones" on your blog in link form AND
#3: List 10 honest things about yourself
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Thank you, Tabitha, for the letter assignment. Here's how this works:
If you want to participate, leave a comment on this post and I will assign you a letter. You then write about 10 things you love that begin with your assigned letter and post them on your blog. When people comment on your posted list, you give them a letter and the chain continues on and on.
Now, in NO particular order...my list of T's.
Tigers, especially the white ones. Sooooo beautiful.
Talking. I love conversing with others, but only when it is meaningful. I hate small talk.
Texting. While I am not an addict like some people I know, I do love it when my hubs texts me that he loves me while I am working.
Tuaca. This stuff is so yummy. It is really great with coke and also fine as a shot. B used it to make a marg and I did not really dig on it, but he loved it. Also, Bestie loves it with apple cider. The hot stuff. MMMMmmmm.
Turtles. So graceful and majestic. I think they also have one of the coolest mating patterns of any animal.
Touching. I love physical touch. If I did not have it everyday, I might just not survive. I am a hugger and kisser and cuddler.
Trivia. I love gaining facts about stuff like tv shows, movies, celebrities, animals, food...anything.
Travel. While I am not a huge fan of flying, I love getting places. I love the East Coast, England, and Cabo. I hope to venture elsewhere in the future!
Taking pictures. I love photography. I have never had formal training, but I like to think I have a natural eye for a good photo.
Tool. Saved the best and BIGGEST pic for last. I LOVE this band. They are amazing and I hope to someday see them live. B just got me the L CD today and now I can listen to Schism whenever I want!!