Sunday, December 30, 2007


It is so crazy that I'm pregnant! First of all, I don't feel hardly any different then I did before I was "with child": no nausea, not super sensitive to smells, etc. It just doesn't seem real!
However, my boobs are sore, and I am very unmotivated and tired (totally not like me, at all). So I'm trying to get used to the fact that my DREAM has come true- I'm growing a teeny tiny little one in my tummy, the one who I already love so very much. I just want to feel something!! I think it will be more real when I see the doctor, which isn't until January 18th!

As for KK--he is an excited daddy-to-be. We were going to try to keep it a secret until after the first doctor's visit, however, he is so happy and proud that I think he would tell a stranger if he had the chance. I'm so happy that he is so happy to be a poppa. It's going to be great.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The BEST early Christmas Gift!

WE'RE GONNA HAVE A BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Holiday Hoopla!

WOW- 2 memes in 2 days! It's like meme-palooza round here! My sweet cousin Ann tagged me, and I'm not gonna be a scrooge about it- so here you go!

here are the rules:
1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas
2. Please refer to it as a 'hoopla' and not the dreaded 'm'-word
3. You have to specifically tag people when you're done.
None of this "if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged" stuff is allowed.
4. Please try and do it as quickly as possible. The Christmas season will be over before we know it
Got the rules?
Here's my list:
1. I have a fake Christmas tree, this is the first year I've decorated it- and I love how easy it is! It only took me 30 minutes! Also, you can manipulate the branches :)
2. I was afraid of Santa coming into my house when I was little, so I always slept with my little bro on Christmas Eve
3. I love spending Christmas Eve with my parents: my mom makes it very magical
4. I can't wait to have kids to do fun kid stuff that makes Christmas what it is!
5. I really want a pretty nativity set: the one I have has the figurines glued to the stable- not pretty or fun
6. I have only bought 2 presents for Christmas. And I'm not even freaked out!
7. I really want to go to Christmas Eve or Christmas Day church service, but I dont' want to go by myself.
8. It makes me sad to think about how many of my students dread the holidays, because of their terrible home lives.
9. Therefore, I wish I had more $$$ so I could give them presents and happy memories!
10. I really wish Rose could be home for christmas, and not preparing to deploy to Iraq.
11. I have not watched a single Christmas movie: not by choice!
12. I love Clamation Christmas

Mine sucked, sorry. I did the best I could considering that I was suppossed to do it fast. And I tag You, and You and You

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Random Crap

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes- my mom's friend in high school
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? The last time I cried was thinking about Rose being in Iraq
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING sometimes- it is very teacher-like
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? I hope I will!
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes, I am a loyal friend... and I'm freaking awesome
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A Lot? Me, no! Why would you ask such a damning question! haha, I probably use it too much, and not always at the right times...
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I love Cocoa Pebbles!
12. DO YOU THINK YOU'RE STRONG?I'm tough, not strong
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Rocky Road and PB Chocolate
15. RED OR PINK? Red
16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My pony keg that I keep around my waist. and my zits- when will I conquer puberty?
18.WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YO U WEARING? Brown snow boats- it's winter! and some jeans
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE ? Cookies! (reason for pony keg waist)
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Rain-slush-snow falling :(
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? something bright! Like yellow!
23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Clean Laundry, Babies, my husband's shirts, my momma
25. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? College basketball, football, baseball, and softball.
26. HAIR COLOR?dark blonde
27. EYE COLOR?blue
28. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Not no mo, lasik baby
29, FAVORITE FOOD? CAKE!!!!!!!!!!
30. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings, definitely
31. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Superbad- hilarious!
32. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? grey hooded sweatshirt
33. SUMMER OR WINTER? I love them all
34. HUGS OR KISSES? both
36. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? None :( that's what Christmas break is for! 37.WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? don't have one
38. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV.Late LAST NIGHT? Late??? Hah! I am in bed by 9:00 every night!
39. FAVORITE SOUND Babies cooing and sighing
42. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Yes, I am amazing at everything. Just kidding, but I do speak a little spanish and I am very good at eating
43. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Coeur d Alene, ID

I tag ann, marriage 101, rachel, and andrea

Friday, December 14, 2007

Let it Snow!

Here is what it looks like right now in my town (I stole this picture from a news website). Growing up, I never really appreciated the snow. Around my teenage years, in fact, I began to despise it. I hated having to shovel it, drive in it; hated having to wear bulky sweaters to school- not to mention totally uncool snow boots, which I found were a necessity if there was any chance of keeping my jeans dry.

Now, for the first year time in about 10 years- I'm loving it! I love how, when I take my doggies for their morning potty, how peaceful the mornings are. The world is quiet, clean, and so calming. It is like everything is in a deep sleep under a big, white blanket. It is a great way to start my mornings, I've found myself really looking forward to it- amazing.

The snow does make me ache for kiddos to share it with. I need an excuse to make snow angels, snowmen, and throw snowballs (as much as I love KK, he's not going for it). Thankfully, my mom is still the biggest kid at heart, and we are planning to make a snowman this weekend.
Come to think of it, everything makes me ache for a baby. This time of year especially.
But, I just need to focus on what I do have, and that is a beautiful, safe place to live- and a momma who will play with me!

Monday, December 10, 2007

The wonderful person you see with me in these pictures (one of them has been edited because someone decided to flip off the camera) is my best friend ROSE. Rose and I were sorority sisters, and could have possibly been separated at birth. She is the other half of weirdness that makes me whole. She is my favorite person. We have so much fun together, and we never ever fight. In fact, we laugh so much that my cheeks literally hurt every time I talk to her.
Rose is currently serving in the Air Force in Turkey with her husband, Jon. They met in the Air Force ROTC. In the next 2-3 weeks, Rose will leave Jon and be stationed in Iraq. for 6 months. Needless to say, this is the worst news I've ever received from anyone in my life. And to make matters worse, Rose is scared. She has never been scared of ANYTHING in her life- she is tough-as-nails. She didn't even cry at her own wedding, for pete's sake!
Being the sentimental that I am, thinking about my sweet Rose being in Iraq brings tears to my eyes. As I write this I'm holding back sobs. I guess it's never hit home for me what this horrible war is doing to our country until my beloved friend has to be a part of it. I feel selfish for saying that, but it's the truth.
So everyday for the past month and a half, my heart breaks a little for my dear friend. It breaks because she is leaving her husband for 6 months. It breaks because she is going to be in an unsafe country doing who- knows -what for 6 months. It breaks because there is a chance she won't come back. It breaks because Rose doesn't deserve to have to do this. She doesn't want to do this. She's too good of a person, and I can't live without her.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

Our first Thanksgiving in our new home went over without incident. We hosted my parents, brother, grandma, and Uncle Bill at our house this year.
My husband cooked a glorious turkey, using a recipe he got from Alton Brown in which he soaked the turkey in a big bucket of brine overnight, then stuffed the inside with apples, cinnamon sticks, and onions. It was sooo good, fancy smanchy! I didn't pay much attention to his whole process as I was frantically cleaning my house from top to bottom so it would shine for my Grandma to see it for the first time. The meal was delicious, and so fun to spend it with my family, seven was the perfect number for a relaxing afternoon.
The best part was when my dad thought the cornbread stuffing was "Thanksgiving juevos" and we had to explain to him that no one in their right mind would eat scrambled eggs with a turkey and mashed potatoes(would they?).
I was worried because it was the first holiday since my Grandpa passed away three weeks ago, and I did not want our holiday to turn into a sad event. The mood stayed happy and lite, and we talked about Grandpa all afternoon, it was a peaceful way to ease into our first holiday season without him. I miss him so much still, and it is amazing how much of a void he leaves us all in our lives. But we know he is up in heaven, smiling down and wishing he could be there with us, and is, in a way.

So tonight I set up my fake Christmas tree and decorated it- I will post a picture this week.... Tomorrow I am going to climb up on the roof and hang lights- not because my husband won't help me do it- but because I really like to. It makes me wish so badly for some kiddos to make the holidays magical...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What the? I hate my human body

So if you'll notice my little lilypie ovulation ticker above, it says I am on day 3 of my cycle (depending what day you are reading this). The truth is, I am still on my OLD cycle, day 32!

But, don't worry folks, not pregnant, confirmed that today with a home test. Aunt Flow is just taking her sweet time coming for her monthly visit that I dread ever so much lately,
and making me spend precious money on pregnancy tests, when I could be spending my money bottles of wine and beer- since I'm not pregnant I can still drink that...

So needless to say I'm about ready to shoot my body, except that I still need it to do things like torture me with indecisive behavior. So I did the next best thing- I scheduled an appointment for the hubster and myself to visit with my OB/GYN. Our "fertility consult" is scheduled for the day after Christmas, so it will be like a belated present to figure out why we are broken. It's real frustrating to be the "normal kid" and have everything you don't want to happen on time come early (ie boobs and periods), and then when you finally think that you're ready to be a parent, YOU CAN"T GET IT DONE!

Can you tell I'm sick of trying to get pregnant???

Thursday, November 8, 2007


We've had a breakthrough on the baby-making front. Before you pee your pants... I'm not pregnant. I do, however, now know that I was not ovulating when every website/books/discussion board, etc. says you normally ovulate. I've been taking my temperature every day this month, and thanks to my handy dandy basil body thermometer , I now realize that I am ovulating one week later then previously suspected. Interesting, I know. And quite a realization, I might add.
Silly us- we were doing it so much the week before, we were too tired to even make an effort the week after, thus completely missing the egg-sperm rond-a-voo! (how you do spell that??)
So, I can breath a big sigh of relief. I know my who-ha, and his swimmers, are doing their jobs, they just need more time is all.
Now, armed with this fascinating knowledge, I should be pregnant within the next two cycles! ...Right, because it's as simple as that.

Keep us in your prayers, ladies!

Monday, November 5, 2007

What I've Learned

Losing my Grandpa this past week made me learn so much about him. It is amazing, and somewhat sad, to think about how much of someone who you feel you know so well you really don't really know about.
What I knew of my grandpa I knew of him being my grandpa. I didn't realize how athletic he was as a young man, or the story of him and Grandma's wedding, having kids, etc. I only knew, or cared about OUR memories... it made me question how well I know my family, or how well they know me.

Losing him taught me to take time to listen to the people I care about, and really learn about who they were, and how that makes them who they are. Their stories become my stories, their lives helped shape mine.

I am so proud to say that my Grandpa had a lot of influence over my childhood and who I am becoming as an adult. He was a great man, and I am thankful to say that he had a part of my life and my growing up. I can't wait to teach my kids the lessons he taught me, and share the stories of Grandpa Myklebust.
I miss him so much, and will miss him every single day. But I am so thankful to him for all the gifts, and memories, he gave me.

I love you Grampy, Save a spot for me in heaven!

Monday, October 29, 2007

We Will Miss you Grandpa

My dear sweet Grandpa passed away on Sunday.

I miss him.

Friday, October 26, 2007

May I Say

May I say that I am soo00 looking forward to the weekend!?

May I say that the money situation has gotten SO MUCH better. The hubster sent off checks yesterday, balanced the checkbook, figured out how much we can spend and save, and even calculated a "cushion" for unforeseen expenses. I am so proud (*tear). May I say that I'm glad I married the guy after all :)

May I say that I am so NOT looking forward to writing this ginormus paper for my Research Methodologies in Education class this weekend (but only this quarter and the next, and I'm done with my Master's Degree!)

May I also say that in between working on the dreaded paper, I am going to bake fun pumpkin goodies! I love pumpkins, using them to decorate my porch, carving them for jack-o-lanterns, and also eating them! (well not the pumpkin itself, but you get the idea...) This weekend I'm going to try pumpkin bread and muffins. I'M REAL EXCITED!

Have a happy weekend everybody :) Sleep in, enjoy the fall weather, and bake some fall goodies!

Monday, October 22, 2007

The truth about our money

So, remember in my last blog where I was talking about needing more money? What I really should have said is that I feel like I need more control of my money. And when I say me, I mean my husband. We do not see eye-to-eye when it comes to money. My husband does not seem to have a saving plan at this point in our lives. He does, however, seem to have a great spending plan. It's like the money is burnin' a hole in his damn pocket! He always wants new shirts, new "work pants", new shoes, new socks, new hunting shit, you name it. He never seems to wonder if I want to buy anything new, or save any of our precious small incomes. It's very annoying. Like when he bought a shotgun, because it was on sale, and just simply charged it. Did I mention I HATE CREDIT CARD DEBT?

Needless to say, the zit came to a head last week, and we had a blow out fight. I mean huge. Like worse than I've ever fought with anyone in my life (I'm not a big fighter). The conclusion: he is now in charge of paying our bills, and we are splitting our left over income, after bills and shared living expenses. That way, he can buy his useless crap, and I can squander whatever I want. Believe me, I still don't feel 100% better about it, but now he can SEE where the money is going, and it will curb some of his spending habits, I'm hopeing.
And, with MY money spent on what I WANT, WHEN I Want...At least I will feel secure :)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Extra Dough

I've decided I want to do something to make a little extra "cushion" every month. And I'm not talking about my ass (believe me, I've got that area covered), I'm talking about money.
Being a teacher who is married to a teacher does not exactly mean that el dinero is pouring in. Each month we get a set amount, and we only get paid once, on the 25th of each month.

First of all, let me just say that getting paid once a month totally sucks. Couple that with not getting paid very much once a month, and we've got problems.
I know that I helped to create the lack of extra cash problem myself: KK and I did buy a house that was a little over our price range, but we figured we were investing in our future, and that decision was not one that I regret or feel uncomfortable with at all. I've got a gorgeous home that I can raise lots of chillens' in...I just want a little bit of some extra money to actually buy something for me once in awhile. I mean, you should see my bras and underwears, they are not doing a sufficient job at this point.

So friends, what should I do? I don't want to actually work at a physical 2nd job, like a bookstore or something. With working on my master's degree and teaching, it's just not feasible for my sanity to have to leave one job and go to another.
I want to do something that I can do from home, or sell something, like MaryKay (not really MaryKay, I'm not the face of makeup or beauty) but an at-home sales rep or something. I'm looking to make around $500 a month. Something that won't take up too much time, and doesn't require a constant commitment. I am very friendly and outgoing, and would feel comfortable doing just about anything... I just need some ideas to get me started in the right direction.
It better be good too: seriously, you do not want me to start posting pictures of my horribly neglected underwear drawer.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

No Fair!

How come everyone is always asking me if we are pregnant yet, and when I of course say NO, they just say, "don't worry, it'll happen". Why don't they give me advice!? Or tell me, "I totally sympathize, it is taking/took us forever too."
C'mon people! I need some sympathy and advice here!

My hubster doesn't even give sympathy anymore- in fact, he acts frustrated when I am pouty the day my damn period comes. He's getting real sick of the once-a-month frowny face that I put on... it's like our little pattern: the blasted Aunt Flo visits, 2 weeks later I announce
"It's O (vulation) week! And I try to make him "do it" with me every other day for AT LEAST a week (my poor husband is in denial that he has a low sex drive... but that's a whole nother post). So after O week, 2 more weeks pass by, and I always forget about our path to conception (this are the bliss-free days). Around day 29 of my cycle, I start to remember, and wonder, and pray. But, I NEVER feel different, NEVER feel pregnant, but always hope hope hope.... and then the damn period comes and blasts every hope I have out of the water.

So, what I'm asking from you people is your TTC stories, and struggles. I want to know that other people struggled, but YES! they still got pregnant! I want hints/ suggestions to boost our chances.. I'll take anything! Seriously, it's been 6 months for me. What do I do now? When do I start to freak out ?

Friday, October 5, 2007

Her little secret

My mom is a closet smoker. She has done it for basically my entire life: I can remember her smoking as a child, and then her and my godmother went through this big awakening and "quit". I was a little little girl when this happened, but I remember it clearly because I stole a piece of her nicorette gum and chewed it. Needless to say, that was not a fun taste or experience, forever burning it onto my mind.

Last weekend I went down to U of Idaho to watch the football game with my Dad. My dad is always very open with my brother and I, and I appreciate his ability to not only see us as his children, but as his best friends as well.
My dad is a smoker too, however, he does not try to hide it. The subject came up that I really want my dad to stop slowly killing himself with this awful habit. My dad is having surgery this month on his neck (he has some disks that are crushed and ruining his nerves) and he promised that the surgery will be the time he needs to stop. He also has a back up promise- if he cannot do it on his own he will get help. He knows it is important to me and his family to take care of his body, which made me happy to hear.

Now, back to my mom. My brother and I have always known she was smoking on the sly- she would go outside to "let the dogs out" and come back smelling stinky and smoky. Or we would come out to the garage and she would be frazzled and weird.
Neither my brother nor I have ever actually approached her about it because it is an awkward situation for us both. Well, I learned from my dad that my mom smokes a pack a day. A PACK!! I was figuring like 2 or 3 cigs a day to take the edge off... she's a nurse for crying in the night!

So now I'm worried. I'm worried she will develop lung cancer and my beautiful, kind, warm, loving momma will get sick. I'm so scared and worried about losing her early. I'm also angry at her for being so selfish and secretive. My dad said that she even hides it from her co-workers and best friends. It's a problem.

So, my dilemma is how to approach her. I don't even know how to talk to her about something like this, or how to bring it up. I was thinking of writing her a letter, that way she can see my feelings but not feel embarrassed or ashamed.

I don't want my mom to be ashamed. I don't want her to have a broken heart from my pain.

I just want her to quit.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

It's over

Well, I've officially broken off my TV relationship with Desperate Housewives. I wasn't loving the gals last year towards the end of the season, and the first 5 minutes of the season premiere last night did me in. It's just getting outta control and totally unbelievable. It is almost sci-fi drama or something.
So now I'm looking for a new 8:00 Sunday night show... or maybe I should dedicate that time to reading books. I love to read, and I read a ton in the summer, but once school starts and I am back teaching classes and taking my master's classes, I just don't have the desire. Now that I've got an open time slot, why not fill it with something somewhat engaging for my mind? Plus, our town library just moved into a brand new, beautiful building, and it might be a great idea to trot down there and check it out... please give me some suggestions of books you love to inspire my desire!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I want a new layout

HELP smarty pants bloggers! I want to change my layout, but every time I try to put in a layout I find on the web, it wipes out my pictures, blog links, etc. I don't know how to edit it to keep those elements. I'm pretty computer savvy, but this is driving me nuts!

Monday, September 24, 2007


So I don't know if I'm losing any weight on my new diet, but I sure feel good! I weighed myself this morning and I weigh exactly the same as I remember weighing last year around Christmas time. Either I was really fat then or I'm exagerating this whole weight loss thing.
I've been walking for at least 45 minutes (not strolling either, like sweating it up speed walk/run) everyday and eating very healthy. It helps so much that KK is on the wagon with me, in fact, as we speak he is downstairs on the elliptical trainer.

I love listening to the iPod while I walk. Love it. Like I look forward to it during the day. I speed up and jog when a really good jam song comes on- like Rascal Flatts , Keith Urban or any bootie shakin song. I even turn it up loud, like I"m a kid again. I accidentally turned it up too loud the other day, and my ears rang all night afterwards! Ooops!
I downloaded LimeWire onto our computer this weekend, and I picked out some new grooves to add to "kelli's music" playlist. I'm waiting right now for KK to finish his workout and give me the iPOD so I can go for my walk and jam to my new tunes! (Don't worry- he doesn't listen to my bootie shakin mix- he has his own called "kk's music", which includes Queen, Van Halen, and other hair bands- yuck)

So fellow blogger buddies- give me the names of your favorite workout songs so I can add them to my list! You will feel good knowing you played a part in my weight loss success, I promise.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Season Premiere Week!

It is pathetic that the most exciting part of my upcoming week is that all the TV shows I watch are premiering. I mean, I'm in a serious dilemma about how to handle having The Office and Grey's Anatomy on the same night, at the same time. We used to have a Tivo but canceled it because of under use, and I'm now regretting that decision.
My carefully-thought-out solution is to watch Grey's on Thursday night, and watch The Office the following day on the Internet. It is the only logical solution that I can see- other than going to Goodwill and buying a VCR to record it the old fashioned way on the TV in the basement.
Wow. I never imagined my critical thinking skills could come in so handy.

In fact, what am I doing still on the Internet? I'm going to look through the TV guide that came in Sunday's paper AHORA MISMO and write down my shows and days/times they premiere. I'm packing it in tight this year, because I'm going to try out some of the shows ABC is launching. I'll let you know how my week goes! I'M SO EXCITED!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Whew! that was fun

So I had a fabulous weekend. Fabulous. It was the most fun I've had in a long time. I went down to Moscow, ID for a 10 year anniversary ofmy sorority (Kappa Delta) colonizing on the U of Idaho campus. I saw a good chunk of girls there that I hadn't seen since college, considering I only keep in touch with about two of them on a regular basis. It was really good to see all of them and to see that we have all evolved from girls who partied a lot and wore sweatpants on a regular basis, to contributing members of the working world and society. It was even good to see the weird ones, and to see that yes, they are still weird, even in the adult world.

The part that sucked about the weekend was seeing that I, along with only TWO OTHER GIRLS, am the chunky ones. That's not a good thing. Everyone else has lost the beer bulge and/or junk food habit and become this cute, fit, 20-something woman. GRRRRRR

I try to rationalize it and say that I have been married longer than most of them, (some aren't marred), so they haven't had time to gain the happy newlywed bulge. I also was happy that I haven't gained any weight, which the other two have, since college.

Of course everyone took a billion pictures, so I have proof staring at me in the face every day.
Notice the fat roll. It's like a pony keg. So it's a good think I'm doing Commit2fit, cause I really need to loose weight to compete with my pretty sorority sisters! I forget (being a teacher) that I'm only 25- and that 25 year olds are still supposed to be cute and in style. Great. I'm so bad at that.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

Whoa Britney! and some other stuff

I know I'm not the only one who thinks this, but Britney Spears really needs to be done with the singing career. Seriously.
So anyways... this week is going to be awesome! Myself and my dear friend Lynne are going to see Keith Urban on Thursday in his current tour, Love, something, something, and the whole crazy something ( I know I butchered the name of the tour, but I'm too lazy to look it up) . I'm really excited because I love him, his music, and he is cute. I'm also excited because The Wreckers are opening for him, and I love them too! (even though I only know like 2 songs and am too cheap to buy the CD- I'll pretend to sing along with all the other songs)
But the real super fun will come Friday, when I drive 96 miles south to Moscow for my sorority's 10 year anniversary of being on the University of Idaho campus- yeah for Kappa Delta! Needless to say, I've been waiting for this weekend since June. All my sorority sisters are going to be there...without husbands! That means crazy drinking followed by dancing at the clubs, which never happens when the men come along.
I'm also excited to watch WSU beat the crap out of the Vandals at the football game. Yes, I know, I should be more optomistic about my beloved U of I Vandals, but really, WSU is a much better team, so let's live in reality. I love football, but I also love to tailgate, super fun times. And I'm planning on doing both!
This weekend will be a good time for me to unwind, see my friends, and remember that I am still only 25, and that isn't very old. I forgot about that sometimes, in that I am perceived as old because of my profession (teacher) and that I am surrounded by older people in almost every situation (my husband is 7 years my senior, so that makes for almost all older friends).
It will not, however, be a good weekend to stick to the new diet plan I just joined at school/work.
I'm really excited about this diet plan, Commit2fit, because it is not very hard- it is simply healthy living. The plan encourages whole grains and no processed foods- low caffiene and sodium, and no white flour or sugar I don't feel like I am restricted from eating anything that I normally shove in my face, just picking smarter choices when I do it. It also encourages eating every 2 hours, which cannot be bad no matter how you look at it. The plan also teaches 8 healthy living habits over 8 weeks. This week's habit: drink around 1 gallon of water each day. I LOVE water- I love to drink it and buy fancy water bottles to drink it from, HOWEVER, I teach in a portable that does not have a bathroom. Therefore the closest pottie is about a 5-7 minute trip when it's all said and done, with me running from my portable to the building and back. So this should be interesting, to say the least. I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

First Week of School

Whew! I made it through the first week of school. I'm feeling very optimistic about this year's students. I have small class sizes, and nice kids that seem ready to learn Spanish. This is the first year that I haven't coached cheer leading, and I AM LOVING THE FREE TIME! Last year was so hectic; it is a great feeling to spend as much time as I need after school to make meaningful, fun lesson plans. My students don't know how lucky they are (ha ha)!

This is my favorite time of year. Fall is in the air, but the sun is still shining and it is pleasant to be outside. Kris starts hunting season next weekend, so it will be nice to have Saturdays to relax and get stuff done around the house, minus one dog and one husband. I love fall sports- we have been watching one of my dearest friends' coach our high school volleyball team, and also watching our reigning state champs football team beat the crap out of everyone! That is what is nice about being a high school teacher- the opportunity to see young, athletic talent. It's a good job, good life, and I'm happy to be living it.

** Come November, I might be singing a different tune- hell, it's only been one week! ;-)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

The Big... 1!!

KK and I will celebrate our first year together as husband and wifey on Sunday.

It is hard to believe that it was one year ago that we had our BIG day.. it seems like it went sooo quick, but also seems like a lifetime ago. It is also crazy to reflect on how much we have done since last August: we completely updated a home, put it on the market, and sold it. We moved into a brand new house, got a new car, and decided to expand our family (still working on that one)
Let me just say that I am truly blessed with this man. He is mellow, hard-working, caring, and loves my crazy self no matter what ! He even lets me show him my karate moves, in the bathroom, without calling the looney-bin to come pick me up. Seriosly, I am a strange gal, it must be weird to watch me sometimes.... Anyways, KK is great, and I'm SUPER BLESSED to have him. I really don't know how I got so lucky. I thank God for him every day.

We're heading up to the cabin for the weekend to celebrate and relax... our last hoorah before going back to school on Wednesday- I can't believe summer is over :-(

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Not Again!

Here I am, living yet another baby-less month. This month, I'm very sad. I'm not a sad gal- I find happiness in all situations- but I just can't make a joke this time.
I'm starting to believe that God doesn't want this to happen for us. I feel like I'm supposed to T be learning patience, and faith. I know that the BIG PLAN exists for me, that God has me in the palm of His hand, and that He has a reason and season for it all- but I am so sad. I want this. I want a little family of three. My loving husband deserves so much to be a daddy. And he's sad too. He even suggested I might go to the doctor. I'm not ready to face that yet. I don't want something to be wrong.
I'm trying to listen to my positive friends: they all talk about how we have had such a stressful lifestyle since we started trying to conceive- the house was for sale, then sold, then living in the dreaded basement. Everyone just says "oh, yeah, for SURE it will happen any second now that you are in your new house", like being in our great house is supposed to solve everything. Truth is, I feel exactly the same way, stress-wise, as I did when we weren't selling/in limbo/living in hell/moving. I've been stressed before, and I don't feel that way right now. I don't really feel stressed about being pregnant at all. I just feel upset that I'm not. I can't figure it out.
I've got a great husband, who I am so in love with lately you can't even believe it. Our relationship is awesome, we've almost hit the year mark! I love my house and family, I'm thankful for where we are living and am looking forward to getting back to teaching soon... SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM!!!!!!!!??????????????
Angry and sad, that's how I feel. I can't stop thinking about it.
So I ask the experts out there in blog land- should I see the doc? Has anyone ever tried any of those fertility drugs they sell on Please prayer for me, and give any advice!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

New House & New Car

Here is a "real-life" picture of my new digs. Pay no mind to the dirt yard, hydro-seed is on the (long) list of to-do's :)
Also, notice the white Toyota Camry in the garage- I thought I was making a sacrifice by turning in my Highlander to reduce my monthly car payments... gotta have more moolah to spend on my cute new house! turns out- I LOVE the Camry! Not only is it cute and sporty, it gets great gas mileage, is totally comfy- and I love having a white car! There's something to be said about white cars: classy, cute, and practical for North Idaho weather.. you get it.

Other than that- life has been pretty steady... I've got one more week at the water company, then I'm taking a week and a half break before we have to be back at school, getting all ready for the kiddos to start another year. Weird how summer flies by, but winter goes soooo slooooowww.... but it will be nice to be back into the swing of my 'real' job. I like getting off work by 4 at the latest- plus, school starting means fall, which means FOOTBALL!

Friday, July 27, 2007


YES, YES, YES! We are signing the final paperwork Monday at noon, and MOVING INTO OUR NEW HOUSE!! I'm so ready! Not only is our house totally gorgeous, exactly what we've wanted, and brand new- it's OURS! No mother-in-laws, no annoying dogs that aren't ours, just me, my man, and our two pups. What a relief! Life can begin again!
Now... how can I blow all this month's paycheck on cute stuff to decorate it...

Monday, July 23, 2007


I've got zits. Lots of them. On my face, on my chest, and on my back. Like I'm 14 and going through puberty. (If I had access to downloading pics onto a computer, I would illustrate there disgusting-ness). I do not know what my problem is! I woke up with a huge colony on the right side of my upper lip- my face was swollen for cryin' out loud. I'm not sure what do to- any suggestions people?
I act like this is a new occurrence- it's not. It's never-ending really. No topical solution has worked. I've tried a local acne specialist. I've tried Proactiv. I've tried organic solutions, etc. You name it, I've tried it. I've also been on antibiotics, but that is out of the question currently because of trying to be prego. Also, I don't want to depend on any pills to have clear skin! I'm frustrated. I shouldn't have white puffy yuck bubbles on my face. I shouldn't have to be embarrassed to wear tank tops because of my chack-ne and back-ne. I mean geez, I've got enough physical problems plaguing me- now this? Wasn't this supposed to end after college?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Good Times & some frustrations

I'm back, and I love Roche Harbor! I had so much fun with Lynne and her family-she's got 5 kiddos- it was great to have fun the old fashion way. We went crabbing during the day, shrimping at night, rented kayaks, and even saw two seals! I enjoyed myself very much, and loved the vacation time. I love being around the ocean: definitely a vacation spot for the future with my hubbie.
I also had a sad moment- not pregnant again. I actually cried from disappointment this time. Usually, I get bummed but I know in the back of my mind that it's not the right time. But this time, I was ready to be pregnant.
Now I'm starting to feel like it is never going to happen for me. I will never get that gift of being pregnant, and I can't understand what isn't working. How long are we going to have to try at this? I'm average on everything: average height, weight, shoe size, cycle length, etc etc. I just don't understand why I can't be average at getting pregnant- or if that even exists!
I'm clueless and frustrated.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Takin' a little VACATION

I am taking off tomorrow to watch my dearest friend, Lynne, renew her vows for her 10 year anniversary in Roche Harbor (soo romantical)
Have great days!

Friday, July 6, 2007

I hate money

Moving and closing dates and putting money down is not fun. I hate being stressed out about money! This month in limbo thing is killing me. I come home from having dinner with a dear friend from high school, and my husband is down in the dumps, which does not happen often. So I'm worried, ask him what's wrong. He says he feels bad that he has to have his wife live in him mom's basement. He feels like I am trying to avoid coming there after work at all costs (ding ding ding, we have a winner!), he's worried about putting the rest of the down payment down on July 31st. We are scrapping every penny to make it, by the way, so that stress does not make for a fun time.

I just hate that we are at the tail end of our first year of marriage, and we have had to be so high stress for the past 4 months! I know it will all be worth it in the end, and moving into that beautiful home August 1st will be a dream come true, but for now, I want my happy marriage back!
I guess having to exist together, with 2 dogs, in a basement, is not conducive to happiness..
I'm taking deep breaths in and out, living each day as it comes, and PRAYING, a lot.

Friday, June 29, 2007

All Moved Out

We're officially homeless. Our house closed this morning, the money's in the bank, and we are living in my mother-in-law's basement. Which, by the way, might be the worst and craziest thing I've ever experienced. At least I have my husband, so we can remind one another that we are not in this alone. It's only been 3 days, and I'm close to losing sanity. I will post pictures to show you the make-shift living arrangements, and that will explain the whole scenario to you lucky people who only have your imaginations to paint the picture of the situation we have blindly thrown ourselves into.

This woman has gone bonkers. She needs friends, lots of them. Charity work, volunteering, part-time position. Something. She has no life, and it shows. And apparently she isn't much for housework either. I will spare all the details, but just a taste: I was watching TV on the couch the other night, it was around 10:45. I was up late (for me) because the next day would be full of moving and cleaning excitement, so I was trying to gear up, or down, for that. Ok, so it's 10:45, and I hear some not so light footsteps come down the stairs. To spy. I'm wondering if this happens every night, and I'm just asleep and miss it. So I get up, turn around, and my dear mother-in-law is standing behind me, and she says "honey, you need to go to bed". Oh really!? You are going to tell me what to do now? Like I am not capable of judging my own sleeping needs? Incredible. So, being the nice sweet daughter in law that I am, I say: " That is precisely what I am doing." (and it was sarcastic, just to be clear) . And I shut off the TV, walk past the moo-moo and crazy hair, and throw myself into bed, with my husband, who is blissfully asleep in his penguin boxers and missed the whole thing.

Don't worry, we only have 32 days left.

Friday, June 22, 2007

down with tri-athletes

This is the first time in a long time I'm not looking forward to enjoying my weekend. The Iron man Triathlon is here this weekend. And for us normal people who LIVE HERE, it is such a pain. We have to be involved in traffic jams, from the 40,000 some people that the event drags to town (hello, aren't these people supposed to be running/swimming/biking?) We also have to be involved in finding alternate routes if we want to travel anywhere, because the damn bike route takes up a million miles of normal road. Which in turn compounds the traffic jam problem. Cramping my style big time.
So the plan should be to head up to the family cabin up in the boondocks, where people are normal and do not have to put themselves through that physical and mental pain to feel like a champion. But no oh oh, instead my small family will be packing up our meager belongings, and I will also heading to 2 baby showers, in between being pissed off about my town o' events.
Now, I am strangely happy to attend the baby showers. Which is weird because it if weren't for the baby showers, we would say 'piss off' to the packing, and head up to the cabin. I think it subconsciously is because that means I don't have to pack during that time, which is a weird cycle of thought, if you think about it.
So, here is what I need to buy tonight after work to prepare:
1. Baby gift for Willow and baby Alexis
2. Baby gift for Jennifer and baby Danielle
3. Anniversary gift for Mom and Dad: 29 YEARS! can you believe it?
Awesome. I love making lists. Having it typed out, staring at me, makes all the things in my head minimal, and makes my life easier!!
Enjoy your marathon- athlete -free weekend!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Moving is a one time deal

Let me start with a disclaimer *** I am very blessed and happy that we sold our house and are moving into our dream home***

With that said: closing on a house is a pain in the friggin ass! Dealing with getting our house ready to vacate, thinking about living in my mother-in-law's basement, packing boxes and realizing everything you own is crap, and planning for all the new expenses, i.e. mortgage, new fence, grass, blah blah forever... I am exhausted! My body is tired, my brain is tired, not fun. I cannot wait until next Friday, when we are done with our old house, and can focus on the fun new house ahead.

I have also learned that I am not good with business details. I just want someone to tell me how much money I'm forking out every month, and that is all I care about. I realize this is not the right attitude to have, but my brain does not care. When my husband starts talking about 5% down, contingency, yadda yadda yadda- you get the picture. I'm super good at paying the bills, organizing our lives on a daily basis-- but the business side is not my cup 0' tea.

Big Breath, whooooooooo........ I need a glass of wine.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Hallmark Hammertime Commercial

Happy Father's Day! I LOVE this commercial :)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Here's the details

So, like I posted Friday, we SOLD our house! It has been quite the process: we had a real estate agent who we listed with last year, she was one of our friends, but could not get the job done. So we took it off the market 3 weeks before our wedding in August, and got a home equity line of credit to do some repairs. We ended up painting every wall, replacing every floor, painted the exterior, adding a deck with stairs (who builds a deck with no stairs?)
and also installed A/C.
After doing all of that we re-listed with the same person as before on March 8th, 2007. And, Nothing. No showings, no interest, no offers! And we had to make the hard decision to drop our friend and go with a guy my husband's real estate buddy suggested. And 5 days later, WE SOLD OUR HOUSE!

So now we are going to make an offer on a new house, which I will take pictures of later, and post. The new house is still in the same housing development we live in currently, but it in the 15th addition, which is the newest addition. It won't be finished until the middle of July but, It is a super cute, Kris and Kelli can build our lives together home. I'm really excited! But also not enjoying the paperwork process of applying for a loan, making offers, signing offers, etc. Not my cup o tea. That's why I'm not in business, just education.

And also, our house closes June 29th, and the new house closes August 1st. What will we do for one month why we overlap, you ask? We are going to, dum, dum, dum, live with Kris's mother. In her basement. Now really, it could be worse. And although my mother-in-law certainly is great compared to some horror stories I've heard, it is still weird to think of sleeping in a bed, with your husband, in the middle of your mother-in-law's basement. Not to mention that the carpet down there is Celtic Green. My biggest fear is that her non-existent house keeping will drive me nuts ( I am a clean freak). But, the bright side is I'm working 40 hours a week, and it will provide some funny and interesting future posts!

Friday, June 8, 2007


WE SOLD OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

The ever -changing hair

I got my haircut today!

I feel like my hair changes month to month, mostly because it grows dang fast...It grew 4 inches in 3 months! At the beginning of the school year, my hair was long from getting married August 26th. (see profile pic) Then, I cut it short and had it razored, with some sweeping bangs added.

That experience taught me I am NOT a bang person. I wore those suckers pinned back via bobby pin until about 2 weeks ago, when they finally grew back long enough to tuck behind my ears.

This time, I just got about 1.5 inches cut off, and had my wondeeful hairdresser ( I love her) flip it under, to see what it would look like. With this style, I can curl it under, or flip it out, and I can still have the cute, fun, short hair due... but still squeeze most of the hair into a pony tail, and use one of those elastice head band thingys to keep the whispies out of my face for the summer time.
I forgot to mention that I have naturally curly hair, so I also have the option to put some gel in it wet and leave it crazy curly( I'll add a pic later). I also tried wearing my bangs back like this, but now that I look at it... is my face too round to pull it off?

Monday, June 4, 2007

I'm still a bloggin idiot

So, I tried to install this really cool flowers template on my blog. It didn't work and messed up all the cool crap I had :-( I want a cool blogger background!!!! *sniffle,sniffle

So, if I used to visit your blog, and had a link to it on my blog, and it has since been erased, please don't take it personal! Just send me a link of cool sites and I will surely add them! And if anyone knows how to GET cool blogger templates, user friendly, let me know!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

I had a fabulous weekend ! My two oldest friends, Kacee and Rebecca, came over for a BBQ on Friday- it was sooooo nice to laugh, drink wine, and just relax with people who know you the best and who just feel good to be around.

Then Saturday, KK and I went up to the south fork of the Coeur d'Alene River. Kris practiced his drift boat rowing abilities, and I practiced my sunbathing abilities. Kris caught some fish, I swam (freezing), and we just spend good quality hubbie/wife time together in one of God's greatest places. We take for granted how beautiful it is to live in the area we do: so much undiscovered nature. It is amazing! And I am going to get my fishing license this week, and I will become a fly-fishing queen by summer's end!

P.S. Being exposed in my bathing suit for more than 1 hour at a time taught me two important things: #1 sunscreen can NEVER be over applied #2 I am way too fat for a 25 year old

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fun Weekend & Random Teaching Comment

Since all the other blogs that I read wrote about their Memorial Day Weekend, I figured I should add mine to the mix.
We didn't have school Friday because of a Flex Day in the district (teachers exchange collaboration time for days off throughout the year). So Friday was the annual "Timberwolf Tee-Off" Golf Tournament. This event is a scramble type tournament at a local golf course, and mostly coaches and booster members play: all of the proceeds benefit athletics. Since my husband and myself coach at Lake City, we usually participate in some way. Plus, who am I kidding, you get to drive around in golf carts and drink all day with your work friends! I'M IN!! And don't let it fool you, I am a horrible golfer. So I mostly just hit the ball every once in awhile and drank, a lot. By the time it was all said and done, and we made it to the Booster Club President's house for a BBQ, I was toast. I went home at 9:oo. I'm such a cool 25 year old. Needless to say, I got a good night's rest and got through the hangover that had developed at around 6:00.
Kris, on the other hand, went out all night with LCHS alums who he taught (since he is 7 years older than me he actually has former students who are of drinking age). Well Kris always forgets he is not 21, like his former students. He went out until around 1:30am and then was a horrible, hungover 32-year-old on Saturday morning. I was getting very antsy, because we were going to my parent's cabin for the weekend. I have never wanted to get away from town as much as I did that morning.
I finally got the hungover man that was my husband out of bed and into the shower, which he dry-heaved through- hehe. And we loaded up the dogs, some campin clothes, and headed up north to the Moyie River. We had a blast! My parents and brother were up there too, and it was so nice to relax with the fam. We mostly read books, played card games ( I LOVE CARDS!), and watched some DVDS.
The highlight of the weekend was Sunday, when my brother,dad, Kris and I took a raft trip down the Moyie. I felt all adventurous because I don't usually do anything "crazy" like that. It was so awesome! It was a 4 hour raft trip, through some big ole rapids. At one point, the raft was completely full of water! I have no idea what number the rapids were, but they were moving and fun! My dad is also hilarious in everything he does, like Clark Griswold funny, so that made the trip that much more enjoyable.

Needless to say, it was restful and gave me back some much needed down time...and I am making it through our last "official" week of teaching before finals start next week.

I Love Memorial Day Weekend at the Cabin:)

AND my random teaching comment of the day... my Spanish 2 class is watching "The Land Before Time" (really, it is part of the curriculum, for its use of commands)... and I can't watch ANY part of the damn movie without feely weepy and sad!! This was the first movie my parents took me too, and I cried for hours after seeing it! It really disturbs me that sweet little "piecito" (Little Foot) looses his poor momma at such a young age.... I could go on and on. So instead of watch with my class, I set a bad example and work on grading papers.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

What a Man

I am officially in love with my husband. Not that I wasn't before, but he was so sweet today I just thanked my lucky stars to be so blessed with him.

Let me set the scene: Every year, the school that both he and I teach at rewards students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher a day at the local theme park, Silverwood. K.K. and I are always chaperons, as well as my friend Sandy.
Sandy brought her sweet baby girl, Ellen (who is adopted from China, and was a little flower fairy in our wedding). Ellen is 2 and TOTALLY cute.
Well, of course it down-poured while we were at Silverwood- like hail balls and thunder, super fun times.
So Ellen was getting bored under the food court pavilion where we found shelter.
And here comes Super Kris, MY husband. He scooped up Ellen and tickled her, took her over to look at the Ferris wheel, chased her around,and held her on his lap for a really long time- it was melt-your-heart cute. And, it was my husband! All the ladies were giving him the awwww face, and I was so proud, cause, HE'S ALL MINE LADIES!
Oh man, we need to have a baby soon, we gotta lotta love to spread around

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Well, definately not pregnant this month. Guess we will have to have another go of it in 10-14 days. I usually am a patient person, but this particular area is hard to wait for. I am a firm believer in God and His plan, but I still turn into that bratty little child and ask, "why can't I have it noooowww??" I know that there is a grander plan and timing is everything, so I just need to relax and let nature take its course.

I am a doer, though. When I want stuff done, it gets done. I mean, look at my life. I graduated college and secured a teaching job, at the school I wanted, in the teaching area I wanted, (something that is VERY hard to do in my area, I might add) and I did it all before the age of 23.
So, now that we have tried 2 times to get pregnant, with no results, I am racing through my brain all of the physical problems I could have and what am I going to do if it is all of a sudden 6 months later, and we're still trying??
I know, I know... everyone is going to tell me to just relax, because stressing out does not help matters. But really, I'm not stressed. I just want to be pregnant! My heart swells every time I hear a baby make any noise, when my friends all show me their nurseries and fun clothes, books, toys they are all buying for their new babies, I just feel lonely. My husband is getting antsy too. He looked at me across dinner 2 nights ago and said, "we really need to get serious about this baby-making business, Kel."

I know my turn will come soon, but I want to take my turn NOW!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Whew! Glad that's over

So this is how my Mother's Day started off. I got to thinking about it, and 7 of my friends are pregnant at the moment- SEVEN! Not just seven people who I know, SEVEN people I interact with on a daily or at least weekly basis. THREE of these people happen to be my close friends, and out of the seven ladies in my bible study, FOUR are pregnant! That is a lotta women with child... and NOT ONE OF THEM IS ME!! Ok Ok, so I've only been "trying" for 2 months now, but I WANT ONE TOO! Today my hubbie and I had a serious talk- we are going to really work hard at it next ovulation period, or when the moon, stars, and hay is all growing the right direction, as my husband seems to think this whole pregnancy thing is a wives' tale or something...silly man.

Ok, so that was the morning of Mother's Day.
Then I get this call from my own Mother at around 2:00ish, telling me my Grandpa has slipped into a non-responsive state and I better come say goodbye. Not to confuse anyone, I'm not making light of this, just feels good to talk about it this way, now that it's all over. So Kris and I rush over to visit him in the nursing home, and it's bad. Real. Scary. Bad. I thought yesterday was the last day my sweet Grampy would be around, and I could never tell him thanks for all the fun memories and just how great he is and how much I absolutely love him in my whole heart. Thinking about naming my first born son something with Robert Kenneth it in. Everyone was crying, it was so horrible. We left around 8:30, and I had a bad night of no sleep and dreams in between of Grandpa of the 90s.. good times, good times
So my mom calls me at 7:00 this morning to tell me that Grandpa came out of it, back to the old grumpy, tired, Grandpa that we all know and love (dearly). What a relief! But not a day I want to see again soon.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Good Day

Today has been a great day. My husband and I finally got our tax return back, and we went crazy spending! Well, not really, and if I was a 21 year old looking at my life, I would think, boooring place to spend money.
We bought:
- Deck stain and stained our awesome, huge deck
- A big table that seats six, for our newly painted/stained awesome deck
-6 chairs for our big table
- A red maple tree from the best nursery, Northland, to replace the tree our dogs' pee killed over the winter (cheap tree from Home Depot)
-2 tickets to the BIG EASY to watch Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band tonight!

It was super fun digging around in my plants this morning. I finally set up a bird bath my mother-in-law gave me at my bridal shower. I also cleaned up the yard and planted some free perennials we got from Teacher Appreciation Week at school. Now all I need to do is clean the house, and I will be set! Only, it's not too fun cleaning inside on a sunny day- maybe I'll just wait for the next cloudy one, hehe.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

7 random things

Kerdog tagged me to list off 7 random things about myself... pretty much everything I do is random, so hopefully this won't be too hard!
1. My first job, at 15 years old, was a hostess with the mostess at Denny's
2. I lived in Spain for 6 months as a foreign exchange student my junior year of college
3. I was in a sorority, Kappa Delta, at the University of Idaho
4. I really like animals, I could be that crazy cat person, if my dog and husband didn't hate them!
5. I am an internet junkie
6. I love to learn! I am getting my Master's Degree in Educational Administration currently, but still want another one in Technology.
7. I wish I had more time to watch MORE reality TV - I LOVE IT

I'm tagging cougchick, kristi, ann, and sara :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Summer Job

Considering that there is a little over a month's worth of school left ( I am a Spanish teacher at Lake City High School) I have begun the summer job search. We could use the extra money and I can't imagine spending 2.5 months relaxing (too much OCD for that!). I am thinking of a fun, part-time serving position or something else that is non-stress and where I won't run into a lot of high schoolers... if any of y'all out there have a suggestion, send it my way!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Dear Baby

Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the miracle of love.

-- Maureen Hawkins

Friday, May 4, 2007

Whoo Hoo For Friday!

I love Fridays- I never get sick of them! Grey's Anatomy was soooo good last night, although the producers were totally hooking us loyal viewers into their spin off show with Addison- which by the way I think will be pretty good.. the guy from WINGS is still soo hot, even after all these years! And Taye Diggs, love looking at that man... I'm really happy that Meridith and Shepard are working it out, they are, aren't they? Man, I live for my TV! It's the only excitement I have- Tuesday and Wednesday is American Idol ( GO BLAKE) and Thursday is Grey's! It keeps me going... but Fridays are so good I don't even need TV :)
Wish me luck at Bloomsday- don't worry, I'm not running, just don't want to get the shin splits that plague me every year!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

What a Difference a coat of Paint makes!


We are trying (for the 2nd time) to sell our house. This house was Kris's before we got married, and it really is a lovely house, just not the floor plan of our dreams, especially with the thought of having small children in the near future... the reason being the split level designs provides lots o stairs! Hopefully enhancing the curb appeal with increase a buyer's desire to MAKE AN OFFER! Keep us in your prayers, we wanna new home to start a new family!
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Thursday, April 26, 2007

What a week

I am so tired! Softball games are pretty much consuming my life- good thing next week is our last week of the regular season... then comes stress time- districts followed by STATE. I just want it to be over, so I can be lazy like I used to be- man I miss those days.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

My 1st Blog

So, I'm starting this blog because I need to write down what I'm thinking and not feel like I have to be judged on my thoughts. I know that I don't always think the right way or say the right thing, but I want a place to say what I want, and feel better! for getting it out there.

I'm also wanting to chat with other gals out there like me. My husband and I started trying to get pregnant one month ago. This is my ultimate dream, to be a mommy! I have dreamed about it my whole life, it is what I want to do the most . I already love my babies, and they aren't even made yet! It would probably surprise a lot of people to know that I think that way. I'm not the type of person who acts like a super mom- I wasn't the person who planned her entire wedding day before it happened, or named my babies when I was in 7th grade- I wasn't even really sure I would ever get the chance to have a family until I met my husband, Kris. Now I am getting really excited at the prospect of it, and I can't wait until the day comes. So here I am, and this is me. I think this blog will be really theraputic for me, thanks for reading about my life!
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