Thursday, October 29, 2009

Another busy month..

Things have been changing.  Things have been crazy.

Hopefully within the next week I can get things back to normal and blogging regularly.  Hopefully yall are doing great.

November Goals

  • Work on my work schedule
  • Save more $$ (actual goal for 2009 savings almost complete)
  • Don't Box Us In Photo Shoot
  • One on One with Jamie Delaine
  • Alan Jackson concert
  • Winter Photography Seminar
  • American Cancer Society Relay For Life Kick Off Party
  • Christmas card list
  • Graduation Stuff
  • Christmas shopping
  • Holiday plans

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Husband is Perfect....FOR ME!

Wow, it seems like we've been together for life.  It turns out that for most of our lives we have known each other (he says he doesn't remember) and for the most part, we've been together.
We're those high school sweethearts that worked out.  We are that couple that was really meant to be together. 

Our story...

While at 4-H Camp (one of the coolest places on earth), we met but we were just there hanging around each other.  (We were in 4th and 5th grade).  Then in high school, I thought he was just the cutest thing ever...I still do!  We went to homecoming together when I was a freshman and we've been together ever since. 

This is our homecoming picture.  I think it's gross.  Look at those braces, my BIG CHEESE smile, and my ugly shoes.  Also...look at J's gross belt.


Then as seniors...we went in the Boogie Bus to prom.  It was fun and hilarious!  I think I was looking good, but J looks like a dork!

Then...This happened.  THE NAVY. 

He was stationed in Chicago first...

Then San Diego...

Then we got engaged..

Then Married...

Then he was stationed in Japan...

Now we have a house...
That has been through a hurricane (Gustav) right after we moved in...Then it snowed last December. (Yep, the shutters were still missing) but we have new ones now!
We have a dog... DAISY!  She is so cute.  J gave her to be for my birthday a long time ago.  She is perfect!

Now...we've been together for 8 years.  Actually, it's been 8 years last weekend since we started dating.  And I can honestly say that I wouldn't change much.  Maybe a few little things but he is perfect (minus the temper sometimes and his lack of patience...he's working on them.)  He is perfect for me.
I know that I am truly blessed and can tell that God put us together for reasons.  Reasons that I couldn't understand before and reasons that I have yet to find out.  He makes me a better person.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Weekend...(Part 2)

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Wow...The Weekend (Part 1=Saturday)

WARNING: So many pictures to come!

We went tailgating ALL day on Saturday, watched the game at our house, and then we went to visit our niece on Sunday!

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Then our friends Chris and Amanda...
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Some played flip cup and others just drank straight from the bottle...

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Then there is Stevie.  As in Stevie Wonder...he is bling, dressed as a hot dog and eating all the grass he can find!Friends 075

We ate A LOT!  Chris and James cooked a gumbo and it was delicious.
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We sprayed silly string on some Florida Fans!Friends 071

And then I had to enjoy my friends' baby...Isabella!
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We watched the game...the BAD game. :o(  Then we all crashed!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

October Goals

Well since it's already 1 week into October, I should lay these goals out for myself. 

  • Run 4 times a week
  • Drink more water
  • Cook at least 3 nights a week.
    • Tuesdays are late nights at work
    • 2 nights are left overs
    • 1 night of eating out/date night
  • Have a fun date night with J once a week
  • Save more money
  • Read 2 books
  • Book 3 1 photo shoots for this month
  • Book at least 1 wedding
  • Spend the day with Mom
  • Organize office
  • Donate all older clothes
  • Make curtains for laundry room
  • Relay For Life training and website stuff

I'm starting off with nothing TOO major, because the month is already filling up.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Girls' Weekend

Wow, it was a girls weekend.  I got to Alabama early by myself so I could have time to see my family without the stress of everyone being around.  My aunt put me to work which was fine and then on Friday my mom, godmother, mother-in-law, and aunt (MIL's friend....we call aunt) all showed up.  WOW!  They wanted to shop and shop we did.  The weather was great until Sunday morning when I wanted to get into the water.  I was there the whole weekend and only got on the pier.  Now it just gives me another excuse to go back soon!

I did get to see everyone but not for long enough which is another reason to go back.

Now...I should be studying for my Religions of the World test that I didn't study for all weekend.  Why do they make tests the day after fall break?!?

Pictures to come!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

She is So Happy

She looks old in these pictures.  She is only 6 1/2 though.  My scruffy little golden.  My running partner, my friend, my foot rest, and the one who always listens when I talk.

I enjoyed taking these pictures of her today.  She was feeling great in the cool weather so she wanted to play more than pose.

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Fall Break + Hunting Season = Girls' Weekend

Well it's my fall break from school and work and opening weekend of hunting season which means I won't see or probably hear from my husband very much this weekend.  Mom and I decided that we would go to Gulf Shores to see our family.  Then it turned into a girls weekend.  I get to leave before them but Mom, my Nanny, my mother-in-law, and aunt are all coming also.  So we will see how this will go. 

I am so excited to visit with my aunt and help with a charity event.  I'm also very excited to hang out with these wonderful, fun, beautiful girls!
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I just can't wait!  I missed B's birthday last month...which sucks.  Makes me feel bad because I hate missing family events much less my younger cousins birthday.

Now, my problem....I haven't packed!  I am about to write a list of all the things that need to be put into my car.  However, today I did manage to clean out my car, the fridge, and do laundry today!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I Miss Her Already...

So we were gone for the weekend and when we came back on Monday Sassy was open-mouth breathing.  This isn't good.  She's my 16 year old cat that I really don't know life without.  I watched her for a few minutes trying to recall what I know about veterinary medicine.  I decided to bring her up to work.  We tapped her chest and got 50mls of fluid off of one side and 60mls off of the other.  I gave her some oxygen and she seemed better; at least a lot more comfortable.

I brought her to work with me yesterday to do blood work and radiographs to see what was going on.  We ended up pulling another 110mls off of one side of her chest.  The other was empty. She stayed in the oxygen cage to keep her calm and comfortable while I was at work.
The results were in....
It's amazing that she was alive and living this long.  She looked so much better than she probably should have.  She had tumors all over her lungs, rib fractures from breathing so hard, and a leak in a lung (could be from fracture or from chest tap).
I brought her home, fed her lots, and loved on her.  She seemed a lot better.  Today we had a great day.  We spent some good time together this morning and then I went to school and lunch.  I got home and hung out with her a little more.  I went for a run and then ate supper with the hubs and all of a sudden she looked as if she couldn't catch her breath.  It was getting worse.

I knew the decision I was going to have to make, I just didn't think that it would be this soon.  I called Mom (what I always do) and she gave me the courage to make the decision that I needed.  It was time for her even if it wasn't time for me. 
Luckily I have great friends that I work with and one called the other to inform them that I was coming up to work to let her rest. 
It was sad for me but I know she has had a great life.  We've been together for 16 years (I got her in September 1993). 
Normally at work we make clay paws for owners.  I didn't want my paw to be from after she was gone so they made it before. 

In all this, J has been great.  He loved the cat and hated the litter box but he understood that I was upset and how hard the decision was.  I was really worried about not being able to make the decision at the right time.  I just wanted her to be ok.  I can't believe she's gone.  Tomorrow I am going to Mom's to bury her there.  I know we won't be in this house forever and I don't want to leave her behind. 

I'm glad I took some pictures of her last night... (even if she looks old)
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I'm writing in hopes that this will help me deal with all of this.  I'm not sure if it is.  I want to snuggle with her.  It feels empty around our house already.