Friday, November 21, 2008

Just some pictures

I was just looking through some pics from the past few months/yearish and wanted to post them. Enjoy!

Most awesome day ever - Wedding Day! November 24, 2007

Opening Day with the Cardinals 2008

Because, yeah, he's just that cool, lol

At my family's pig roast Oct. 2008

Don't punch me daddy! Don't punch me! lol
Also pig roast 08.

Jaders chilling by the fire

Jason getting lasik surgery Feb 08

Mason's Birthday! March 21 2008... So cute!

More upbeat today, lol

Ugh... I am so tired I can barely see straight! And tired of not posting upbeat blogs, lol. Basically, I am so sick and can't get any sleep at night - I'll fall asleep, toss and turn forever, wake up with a mouth full of cotton (at least that's what it feels like), and be up the rest of the night. Occasionally I'll be able to fall back asleep after Jason leaves for work, but, even then, that only lasts about 45 minutes. So then I get up, get ready and head off to work. Anyway, enough... I must be happy! :)

Today is Jason's last day of work at the old folks home - YAY!!!!!!!!!!! No more lonely weekends, early morning alarms, no more working by myself, and lots more early morning cuddling! lol... I have been looking forward to this day for, like, 2 months and it's finally here!

Another exciting note - my house is no longer freezing! Thanks to my always awesome sis in law, Linda, Jason and I have an amazing electric fireplace! It's gorgeous and very warm - yay! So, Jason and I have re arranged our house twice now this week to make room for baby and the fireplace... totally worth it!

Life is super great right now. More time with Jason, semester winding down, warmth, more time with Jason and *drum roll* Mine and Jason's one year anniversary!!!!! I cannot believe how fast the last year went. We had so much fun! My brother in law said something to the effect of "Well, now the hardest part is over..." and I laughed! I was like, "If this is the hardest part, then I've got nothing to worry about" lol. Seriously, yeah, we had some disagreements, but nothing worth giving up on. I love Jason so much and am so happy to know that my time with him will never end!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


So, yesterday I was doing some laundry and i guess I decided to try to claw the door frame which I was walking through and got a splinter under my nail - wayyyy ouchie! Anyway, I went home and immediately starting fishing out pieces of wood from under my fingernail - just what I was hoping to do yesterday. Joy. So I got a big chunk out and assumed that was it. I went and put peroxide under my nail and some antibiotic ointment. My finger was still swollen and red, but the wood in this woman's house is, like, 100 years old so I thought maybe that would explain the swelling... not really. So, today my finger was still red and swollen and, now, numb above the first knuckle. I decided to dig some more *ugh* and found an even more ginormous splinter waayyy under my nail. So I sucked it up and pulled it out too. Two days full of ouchie and sickness - gross!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Icky Sicky

Today was Jason's day off from the old folks home which means it was my day off from the crazy house. Jason and I rearranged our bedroom and it is awesome!!!!! I love it so much and it looks tons bigger! So I spent most of my day straightening things up and organizing to make more room for baby - 3 1/2 months left!!

Anyway, we had to run some errands and by the time we were finised, I was not feeling good at all! My throat hurts so bad and I have a head ache! I keep having flash backs to this time last year when I had the ulcer in my throat and I just keep praying that I won't have to go through that again - so hard! I spent some time with my sis in law on sunday and her and my nephews have been sick for a while, but she says that it's not the same symptoms so I'm not sure where it came from dang it! lol, well, atleast I have insurance so I can go to the doctor! Anyway, I'm still feeling pretty crappy so I'm going to make this a short post

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's almost here!!!

It's almost the single most awesome day in history - my 21st birthday!!!!!!!! While I don't plan to spend it like most people (completely wasted hanging out in a casino), I AM excited to go hang out with my family! After Jason leaves for work, I am going to pack up me and the puppy and head off to work, then to mom and dad's - yay! I haven't seen them in, ummmmm.... a month or so. Way too long, way too long. I am so sad that I won't be able to spend my birthday with Jason... :( But he has to work and has his state nursing exam that night - dang! But we're going to hang out Friday so I guess that's cool. I hope I get a super awesome surprise tomorrow!!!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Up Early... again

So I was exhausted last night! I fell asleep at 9 - very early compared to other recent nights. However, I was woken up by Jason calling me saying he needs to go to the hospital. Apparently he knocked heads with another guy at EQ basketball last night and split open his eye brow... joy. Jason wanted to keep playing but I made him come home. After looking at it closer, I decided he wasn't in dyer need of stitches so I just cleaned it up and put a band aid on it and he's doing fine. So he took a shower and came to bed. After sleeping for about half an hour, the puppy decided she was going to whine until Jason put her in bed with us - not what I wanted, but she wouldn't stop!! So she slept by Jason's feet most of the night. Around 2 in the morning, I woke up to her whining more and found out she had wedged herself between the mattress and the foot board! I felt so bad but she was fine and fell right back to sleep.

Needless to say, it was kind of a restless night. And, of course, now that I'm awake, I won't be going back to sleep anytime soon. Sad day... but I'm unfortunately getting used to it, lol

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Look-y at my puppy!!!

Here she is! Our newest addition. We named her Molly after another Golden Retriever I had a few years ago. She is 3 months old and so cuddly!
Jason has been wanting a puppy forever and after unsuccessfully telling him a baby was going to be enough, we came home with Molly on Tuesday. She really is a sweetheart though and we love her. The best part is I don't have to pay ridiculous vet bills because I can do it all myself! I've already started worming her and cleaning her ears. All I have left is giving her her shots! I kneww working in vet clinics would pay off someday...

It's really hard to leave her at home because she has so obviously been abused. She HATES cars and will avoid them at all costs. She is also terrified of the bathroom of all places. As I sit here watching her sleep, she must be having some crazy dreams because she will twitch and whine before violently waking up - it makes me so sad! Atleast I am able to spend most of my day with her. She is so excited when I come home and she LOVES Jason. Eventhough house training is kind of difficult, it is totally worth having her around - she keeps me company while Jason is at school.

They are so sweet!

Needing a Handbasket

Because we all know where we're going... No, I am not an Obama supporter. Eventhough I am in a position to accept help from this "Spread the Wealth" theory - I don't want it! I have been taught my whole life to work hard or what I want and to not promote the welfare system. Seriously, it's like those VW commercials with Brooke Sheilds about people getting pregnant for a mini-van... only in real life, it's for a welfare check - STUPID!

I just don't understand how people can be so easily persuaded. Do Obama supporters really think he can accomplish his ridiculous goals? Everything takes time and he only wants to serve one term? Not going to happen.

I just want to point out that I did not want a Commander in Chief who has no military experience. I voted for a guy who spent more time in a POW camp than Obama has spent in Congress... think about it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election and Puppy Day!

Today has been a fun day so far. Jason and I slept in - I actually slept in past 7!! We woke up, I gave Jason a haircut, and we ate breakfast. Once breakfast was over and cleaned up, Jason and I headed to the polls! We got there, we were pleasantly surprised by the line. It was less than an hour from the time we got in line, to the time we got back into the car to go home... only, we didn't go home. For weeks, Jason has been saying how much he wants a puppy. Well, today he got his wish. We went to the Humane Society and adopted the cutest Golden Retriever puppy! We've named her Molly and love our newest addition!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

It's my Son!!!

Here he is!!!! We went back for our follow up ultrasound yesterday and came home with a CD full of pics - how awesome!

We talked to the doctor about the baby's cyst and he is very optimistic. He said the cyst has gotten smaller which is exactly what we needed to hear! He said that the cyst could be a genetic "marker". Basically, babies who have this cyst have an increased risk for Trisomy 18. Trisomy 18 is a genetic disorder where the baby has 3 18th Chromosomes instead of 2 and is unfortunately fatal. About 95% of fetuses die in eutero and the percent that are born alive, die within about 2 months. The good news is that another big indicator of Trisomy 18 is a heart defect which my baby does not have - yay!!! Plus I am significantly younger than most mothers whose babies are diagnosed with Trisomy 18 so things are looking great!

Besides getting such awesome news yesterday, Jason and I also had a lot of Halloween fun! After the doctor, we went to our ward's Trunk or Treat which was actually a lot of fun. Then we went to fright fest at 6 flags which was ALL for Jason! The lines were much worse than any summer day when I had been there - not to mention that I couldn't even get on a ride! I did ride Scooby Doo - oh yay. But, Jason had fun and that's why we went. Besides that, we just spent the day together which is always great! Especially when he works every day of the week including Saturday and Sunday from 3 - 11pm. It makes for a lonely night. Jason is such a hard worker and still finds time for school and me - he's amazing! lol
Throughout my late adolescense and adulthood, I have had many positions (professionally and volunteer basis) that have helped me develop skills necessary to serve as a liaison to the community on behalf of a professional organization. I have spent many years in various organizations which have helped me grow skills such as public speaking, note taking, and scheduling. I am proficient in organization and mediation – always keeping the mindset of finding middle ground and while meeting the needs of those involved. I excel in the area of community outreach and thrive in situations where I am given reign to be creative and managerial. I am committed to achieving the best outcome and feel I have many fantastic qualities to contribute to any organization.