Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why doesn't Starbucks deliver?

Because I could go for a lot of coffee right now.  A lot.  
Our weekend was wonderful, but very very tiring.  That kinds seems to be the theme for my life right now.  Bleh.
Seattle was beautiful, even with the snow, and the wedding was wonderful.  I owe you all lots of pictures, but I haven't even started unpacking yet, so you will just have to wait a bit longer.
Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hello World.

So I feel a little bit like my world is out of control.  Do you ever feel that way?  For the last five weeks we have been going almost non-stop.  It has been a love/hate thing for me.  I have been the happiest I have been in a long time, but at the same time it seems like sanity is just out of my reach.  Oh well, I guess I will have plenty of time to rest when I am 80.  Bring on the insanity!!
This weekend was Elijah's birthday.  One whole year has gone by.  And what a year it has been.  We threw him a birthday party on Saturday, but I think I ended up getting the best present of all.  I haven't shared a lot about my family yet, but they mean everything to me.  They absolutely ground me.  If I could be immersed in them everyday I couldn't be happier.  Needless to say, living so far away from them has been horrible for me.  But, on Friday night around 10:30 we were sitting on the couch watching a movie with some friends that had come into town for the birthday party.  Then the door bells rings.  Our first reaction is anger, because if whatever jerk is on the other side of that door wakes up the baby, they are in for it.  So, Don-e goes to the door, and I went to the dvd player to pause the movie.  (We never know where the remotes are anymore.  Thanks 'Ligh!)
So anyway, just as I am starting to look up from the entertainment center my Mother walks into my living room.  Yes, my Mom, the one that lives some 2,ooo miles away.  She had found some plane tickets on sale and decided to surprise us!  I know, amazing, right?  And you want to know what the first thing out of my mouth is?  The first words I say to the woman that birthed me, that I hadn't seen since October?  

"Oh, shit."

Classy, huh?  What can I say.  I am awesome.  But, even after that wonderful reunion, we had a great weekend.  She only got to stay until Sunday evening, but we had a fun, relaxing weekend.  She spend way too much money spoiling my child, but he loved it.  His birthday party was almost as tiring as his birth (ha, I kid) but so much fun.  I will share pictures soon.  And, we are flying to Seattle for my cousin's wedding this weekend.  We leave Friday.  But, to all you robbers out there, don't even think about 'stopping by'.  Our friends that live in Fort Hood are coming to stay for the weekend to keep Hero company, and they are bringing their big dogs with them.  The big dogs that spent all last weekend beating up my pitbull.
I leave you with a picture from the birthday party we went to last weekend.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Only about 3 weeks late...


So, I never showed you Easter pictures.  Sorry..... Our kid, he is a champion egg-hunter.  Even though the little girl that you can barely see in the last picture kept trying to steal his eggs.

In other news, Elijah gets to go to his first birthday party tomorrow.  Not his own, but the daughter of some friends of ours that is also turning one.  It should be fun.  I heard mention that there will be play-doh involved, and Elijah has never experienced the stuff.  I guess my kid is neglected.  I can't wait to show you pictures of that!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Have you ever had to correct something on your credit report?  Anyone?  Yeah, well we are in the middle of it right now.  Some stupid California bank has something reported incorrectly on 
Don-e's credit from a car loan that he had before we were married.  Such. A. Pain.  I have had to write twice trying to dispute this thing, make a billion phone calls, and we are still no where closer to having it fixed.  Plus we are trying to do some movings around with our finances, and this thing is holding that up.  Pain in the butt.

Anyway, I have had my rant, so on to other news.  

This past weekend was so much fun with my brother and sister.  I haven't seen either of them since last October so this was  a big deal for me.  MJ, the brother, got here late Thursday night and we had a pretty relaxed weekend.  He is an infantry soldier so relaxing isn't something that he gets to do often.  On Saturday we went into downtown Austin and did the touristy thing, which was fun.  Don-e and I haven't gotten to know this city very well so it is nice when we have an excuse to do so.  Lycia, the sister, didn't get here until Sunday evening, as she was really only here to help a friend move.  They both left Monday afternoon.  Wah.  Elijah loved being with them though!  Yeah for no more stranger anxiety!