Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I love him!!!

Today Hubby and I are celebrating our two-year wedding anniversary. It always sounds funny saying "2 years" because we have been together much longer than that!

So I am taking a sappy stroll down memory lane and sharing that special day with all of you! :) Hope you don't mind! :)

Getting the marriage license...

Seeing my daddy for the first time as a bride...

Death march...(KIDDING!!!) My dad walking me down...



You May Now Kiss The Bride...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

FFF on Sunday! :)

I tend to always miss Kimmy's Fabulous Foto Friday these days! I am in school for 7 hours that day and by the time I get home...I am wiped out!

So...I figure it's better late than never...right??

I am sharing my pics from our trip to Tahoe! These are from the snow park! It was A LOT of fun! Poor munchkin didn't care for the big hill you can sled down - so we had to opt for smaller hills! :) Nevertheless - it was fun and I wish I was still up there!

Getting ready to play...

Weee! This sled thing is fun!

Mommy and Munchkin

YAY Sled!

My heart...

Sleddin' Down The Hill...

Now I think YOU should play along! It's fun! :) Plus...we all like looking at your pictures - believe it or not! So if you want to join in on Friday (or any day you can actually get around to it!) head on over to Kimmy's and have some fun! :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Probably Not.

As you read in my last post, I was considering going private. There is one reason in particular as to why I was thinking about it...

This past weekend we went away to Tahoe. It was BEAUTIFUL! I had SO MUCH fun and couldn't have asked for a better weekend! I will be posting pictures and talking about all that soon enough!

On the way home it took us SEVEN HOURS to reach our house. It is normally a three hour trip. There was a ton of snow and a ton of people which caused it to be a longggg trip. For those of you who don't live in California and are blessed to live where there is actual snow, you probably never experience the madness known as chain control. Since us Californians don't really drive in snow that much, they have check points to make sure you are either in 4wd or have your chains on. These chain controls cause A LOT of congestion and with in-experienced drivers, you also get a lot of accidents.

Here is what it looked like on the way up (which this section was probably only 15 minutes of congestion)

And the way back...(this was MANY MANY hours of congestion)

So on our final stretch of freeway home, both Erik and I agreed we were completely exhausted and would unpack everything the following day. We normally unpack everything right when we get home, but we were just too tired.

We arrived home and hubby said he'd go in the house and turn on the heater so it could warm up for the munchkin. As he enters the garage all I hear is him yell the 'f' word. I knew immediately something wasn't right and I hopped out of the car and my neighbors ran over. We had been broken into.

Granted, they only broke into our garage and could have VERY EASILY gotten into our home, but it still felt like a total violation. They stole hubby's $6,000 dirtbike and broke down the side door to get to it.

It felt like a TOTAL violation and felt pretty creepy because I am sure the guy that did it had been watching us and knew we had left out of town on vacation. They had arrested the guy the very next day (while we were in Tahoe) and had the dirtbike in the impound yard. $350 later...we have it back home - and in good condition (which is another blessing!).

I started thinking of all the different possibilities of how this could have happened. I figured maybe I blogged about it and people knew. I figured perhaps my facebook gave it away we were gone, and thus an open target for the holiday weekend. Come to find out, the guy that was arrested doesn't know us nor do we know him.

So I have decided NOT to go private right now. I will make sure to not announce when I am on vacation until AFTER the fact now and I will probably be more careful on what I put out there for the entire world to read!

So that is why I was thinking of doing that. I am still shocked we were violated like that. I think about what would have happened if hubby was on shift and I was home alone with the munchkin. It scares me. We live in a REALLY good neighborhood and most of our neighbors were shocked it happened too. Guess it only takes one person to make a "totally safe neighborhood" not as safe anymore.

So that's why. I will keep it open for the world to see now...just will be a lot more careful on what I share! :)

Monday, February 16, 2009


Just got back from a weekend getaway and am POOPED. There will not be a Thankful Tuesday tomorrow because of it! I know, I am fired.

Our 3 hour trip took us 7 hours to get home! Plus after we got home...well...I will save that for another blog here soon.

Also, I MAY be setting this blog to private for a bit. IF I do, I will let you know and if you still care to read up on my boring life, you may need to share your email with me! I will let you know if I decide to go that route...I am just undecided at the moment and figure I should sleep on it until I know for sure if I want to do that. Like I said...that will all be another blog here soon!

So...please forgive me for not having a Thankful Tuesday tomorrow! I hope you will join me next week instead!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I Wonder Wednesday...

Just some thoughts I have been wondering about...

1. I wonder if I will EVER 'get' math. Ever.

2. I wonder why the munchkin finds great joy in throwing her books and toys all over the place...VERY spastically?

3. I wonder why people that have sat on their divorce for about 4 years (or even longer) all of a sudden have a MAJOR urgency to get it finished?

4. I wonder why some people read my blog every day - especially people who no longer want me in their life. If they don't want me in their life - why read up on my life? Makes no sense. I also wonder if they realize I can see they visit this blog.

5. I wonder what hubby has planned for Valentine's Day. We will be out of town but he is being VERY secretive on what we will be doing that day.

6. I wonder why people don't always try their best to control their unruly children in places where they SHOULD be controlled?

7. I wonder if I could ever live on the east coast with their crazy -20 below weather?

8. I wonder how much longer our country is going to be in this economic state.

9. I wonder how that lady that just gave birth to 8 babies is going to take care of them and do it sanely?? Sometimes I find it hard just taking care of one!!!

10. I wonder if anyone else wonders things on this Wednesday and if so - if they will blog about it??

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thankful Tuesday...This Past Week...

I was so sick this past week but I still managed to find things to be thankful for! These are in NO particular order!

1. I am so very thankful for my friend Trina coming over and taking the munchkin so I could sleep. Having pneumonia and taking care of a munchkin is not an easy task. I am SO thankful she was there to help out!

2. I am so very thankful for my sister-in-law driving all the way down from Napa to bring me a scantron for school. I was too sick to go to school on Thursday and needed the scantron for Friday and she went to the school, bought my dumb scantron and brought it to me! I couldn't be more thankful!

3. I am so very thankful that hubby also allowed me to sleep...for two days straight. He also took the couch (although it was REALLY because he didn't want to get sick) so I could sleep uninterrupted. He also kept the monitor with him and got up with the munchkin. SO. VERY. THANKFUL.

4. I am also so very thankful for my mom spending two whole days here helping me with the munchkin. Again, this pneumonia kicked my ass and I am so thankful she was here to help and allow me to sleep - despite having a lot of things going on with her own life.

5. I am so very thankful for the mother-in-law coming over Thursday, thinking I had school, and still wanting to put the munchkin to bed for me. I always welcome the extra help!!

6. I am so very thankful that my teacher on Tuesday let us go early. Sitting in class with 103 fever SUCKED. MAJOR. ASS. SO thankful I got to leave early!

7. I am thankful my doctor prescribed antibiotics. I had a VERY tough time with my doctor. They don't like to prescribe antibiotics anymore and with some begging and downright insisting, he prescribed them. If he hadn't, I would have probably been admitted. Good thing he listened! :)

8. I am thankful that I felt well enough to make it to class on Friday. It's such a longgggggggggg day that if I miss ONE day - I am screwed. I am SO thankful that with all the extra help, I was able to make it!

9. I am thankful that hubby allowed me to get my two-week long homework assignment done yesterday. It took 8 hours - but it's DONE!

10. And lastly - but DEFINITELY not least...I am SO VERY THANKFUL I am feeling better!!!!! :)



Welcome to Thankful Tuesday! I hope you will take the time to participate this week! It is a great feeling to stop and reflect on all the things you are thankful for! It can do wonders for a bad mood and can do wonders to remind you of the little things that sometimes we all take for granted!

So for this week's assignment...

Your topic is:

THIS PAST WEEK. Yes we have done this before but I felt like doing it again! Plus I can do that because I said so! :)

So what you do is simple...

1. Post a new blog listing ten things that you are thankful for in regards to this week's topic! Feel free to do more than 10!

2. Be sure to link my blog somewhere in your post. (Shameless plug...I know!)

3. Come back later on in the day (after I have posted my post (which will probably be some time around 10 California time)) and sign Mr. Linky that will be at the bottom of my post. This will let everyone know you have participated.

4. Leave a comment for the person that signed above you (or if you are first, leave a comment for me).

5. If you are feeling generous, leave a comment for at least 3 people...or even more!

That's it! :) Pretty simple! Now get to work!

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Day In The Life...

I got this idea from Becky and her husband Matt. Yeah, I am not too original...sue me.

So today I am going to share with you a day in my life. It isn't really exciting I can assure you that. But perhaps you will get a little glimpse of what it's like to be me! :)

So here we are, leaving the house. Yes that says 9:11 am. Yes I am leaving 40 minutes late because I spent 40 minutes looking for my wallet to find it in the diaper bag (I SO don't remember putting it in there!). Good thing I own the company and CAN be late! During those extra 40 minutes I also managed to get a HUGE bruise on my arm from looking through my trunk for my wallet. I hit my arm on the trunk somehow and the pain literally brought tears to my eyes and made me want to vomit. It should look VERY sexy in a short sleeved-shirt! Oh and yes...my check engine light is on. That thing comes on and goes off as it pleases!

This is my beautiful send-off in the morning! Can't ask for anything more perfect than two sleepy heads saying goodbye!

This is me driving. Hey - I am not talking or texting so I am not breaking the law! Nothing that says I can't take pictures and drive!

This is the red light that is THE LONGEST RED LIGHT ON THE PLANET. I waited for 6 minutes. I am curious how long the other cars in front of me were waiting before I got there.

Got to work. This is my office.

Then I worked. I worked and worked and decided it was time for lunch. Hubby and Munchkin met me for lunch and I ate stuff not allowed on my diet. I even ordered dessert! :)

This is what my desk REALLY looks like when I work. I am a MESSY worker. Hubby can never comprehend why my desk looks like this, yet I manage to get things done!

And that is where my pictures have to end. My cell phone is dead. Must be because I took so many pictures and had to email them to myself! But it is just about 5pm and I am getting ready to leave. I normally would be staying late tonight but I realized earlier that hubby has my electronic key in his car. Once it hits 5pm, I cannot get back into the building if I needed to.

I also have clients coming to the house this evening as well. I will go home and work until probably 7 or so, where I will then retire and RELAX with some homework. Bleh.

Told you it isn't too exciting to be me! LOL! Be sure to come back tomorrow and join in for Thankful Tuesday!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Feels Like Forever!!

Sorry I have been M-I-A. Thank you to everyone that emailed me to make sure I am doing okay! I really appreciate you taking the time to do that! I also REALLY appreciate all the nice comments too! You all know how to make someone feel better! :)

So...I was sick. With pneumonia. I tend to get it once a year. I had it REALLY bad when I was younger and was told that at least once a year, I'd get it again. They were right because every year, right around this time, it tends to pop up. This time it came out of no where and pretty much kept me in bed for a week. I am SO THANKFUL for hubby's job during these times so he can help out with the munchkin. I also am so thankful for my friends that helped out and my mom who spent two days here. It's nice people like to babysit! :) I feel like I slept an entire week away and that I lost all this time from my life. I know a week isn't too long of a time - but when you are sleeping through most of it, it sure feels that way!

I am better now. I have a cough but that will hopefully go away soon! I even made it to class on Friday - all 7 hours worth! :) Yesterday I also ventured out of my house to meet up with a friend before she moves out of state.

Today, I am stuck in front of the computer doing a histology compendium for school. It is a longgggggggg drawn out process but I prefer to get it done early so I don't have to cram it all in next week! I highly doubt I'll finish it today but at least it's started! :)

So please forgive me for not commenting and being around but hopefully I will find more time in the days to follow!

Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Thankful Tuesday

There will not be a Thankful Tuesday today because I am super sick!! Hope to be back at it next week!!