Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Favorite things

I'm not picky- Yeah, and I'm not a mind reader. So why don't you just say what you want rather than say I'm not picky, do what you want... and then get pissed off because it is not what you wanted????

Spinning and Pilates class???- What the heck is that? If I go to a hour spinning class it is because I was the cardio benefit of an hour spinning class. I am really confused when you want me to spin for 45 min, then you expect me to flop around on a mat on the floor after I am all sweaty and slippery. I also REALLY appreciate you being able to fit YOGA into it to. Next time can we do water Yoga, and mix in some zumba? c'mon people

Totally off the subject- So I went to a zumba class today, and there was this lone guy in the class. Quite the rarity actually to have one good looking marine in a zumba class with like 20 other gym moms. I was pretty amused about it, untill I saw the teacher. At first nothing special cute girl with red and blonde hair, nothing out of the ordinary. Untill she started dancing. HOLY COW white girls aren't supposed to be able to move their butts like that! Seriously, I found my self just standing there, hypnotized by the booty. I have never seen anything like it. So for me it just made me feel inadaquit, and I felt totally lame being in the class. I know why single and handsome was there though... LOL

My son is the best!- No sarcasm there, he really is! So he told me when he grows up he wants to build houses. I asked him if he would build one for me and he said yeah, then he added "but I would build one for Daddy next door so you guys wouldn't have to fight. "

From the mouth of babes huh? I'm actually really embarassed to post this but sometimes you have to remember the bad as well as the good


I went through some of the pictures I had on my computer and I got a little nostalgic. These are the ones that stood out too me.

My Tommy has always been the sweetest little boy. He is a little trooper, in his little life already he has moved 8 times. I can't say enough about him. As a baby he went everywhere with us, we never left him at home. One day I am going to write a full blog about him (and one about each of the girls).

This is the very first time Dan met baby Georgia. It was in an airport, and she slept through the whole thing but I love this picture because he is holding her so tight. Dan came back to visit for one week during his airforce training. Even though we had 2 kids, it was truly like a honeymoon. It was the best week I have ever spent with him.

This is a picture of my grandpa Foster. He is someone I really look up to. I just adore the way he has aged, he has just never became old. He really doesn't seem much older to me now than he did when I was a kid. In this picture he is holding Georgia. He has always had such an amazing way with her :)

This is me and my nephew Zach, who I miss dearly. He is such a sweet little boy, and he has such a sweet spirit, but all boy.

This was one of the most memorable days of my life. While Dan was PA in the airforce he took me up in a KC- 130 and we flew from Layton Utah all the way to the grand canyon. All the sudden I look out the window and there were 5 F-16's flying in formation right outside my window!! I got to actually watch the f-16 refuel... absolutly amazing. This was also the day that I decided to let Dan follow his dreams and become a marine.

I tried so hard one day to take "sexy" pictures for Dan with my friend Ashley... I really liked this one, but Dan hated them ALL!! LOL

This is me as a little girl, does it remind you of Georgia at all??? I think so

This is my friend Ashley and me, I'm the one in the ridiculous hat. The day we met we just hit it off, we did all kinds of crazy things together. We played strip poker on a LDS church roof, we would take clothes in fitting rooms and try them on and take pictures, we really did everything together. The only shame is we have totally different taste in guys, in highschool it was good because we never wanted to date the same guy. But it seems after highschool we have grown apart because of the men in our lives. It makes me really sad, so Ash, if you read this, you and I need to meet up for a girls weekend.

This was my wedding day. I was 19 and 5 months pregnant, Dan was 20. It was a really scary time, but the one thing that I love about this picture is how tightly we were holding eachothers hands. No matter how crazy life was, we could hold on to eachother. I can't say the last 5 years have always been easy, but I would say it was worth it.

This is my little Kat, its amazing how young she is but how many different stories I have about her. One of the scariest moments was the day after she was born when her doctor came in and woke up me up and said "Katherine is not able to breathe on her own we are going to have to put her on a ventilator". I thought I was going to lose my baby. I am SO thankful for this little child that I have been blessed with.

Well thats it for now. I'm sure I will have many more nostalgic moments to come :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My dream last night...


I had a dream that I rented a hotel room for 2 nights... for just me. I got to take a bath with no interruptions, watch what I wanted on TV, I slept through the night with no one waking me up, and I slept in as late as I wanted. I think I even took naps during the day.

Now why am I SO desperate for sleep that I am dreaming about it? LOL! I really would LOVE to rent a hotel for myself for a couple nights. It would be nice just to have silence for a few moments.

Every time I sit down to blog, it makes me have to go #2! Really! Its frustrating every time I am sitting and concentrating writing my blog, I have to get up and go. Maybe it is the whole sitting and concentrating thing? TMI??? solution-- if you don't want to hear about it don't read the paragraph titled POOP.
Two miles and a pilates class
I went to the gym today. I have some new pet peeves. The guy on the treadmill next to me had a blue tooth head piece in, and was carrying on a really really loud conversation. Even worse... I think he was a real estate agent. Of all the people that I have met I think real estate agents have the worst cell phone etiquette. I am not saying all real estate agents... but wow... they would make phone calls at their grandmothers funerals. (I am not talking about you Ashley, in case you read this). I understand why I mean, when you have a real estate agent you really expect them to answer your calls so...
My other pet peeve, farting in pilates class. We will refer to her as L&S (loud and smelly) I'm sure it happens all the time, but it is not fun to be by the person doing it. We were doing this crazy exercise on a ball where are basically kneeling on the ball with your hands on the floor. So your butt... WAY up high. That is when it began for L&S. The first time I practically fell off the ball laughing, but it kept going through the rest of the class...
So on that note, I just thought of a great prank for April fools next year!
Dear Gym Scale,
I hate you

Saturday, May 23, 2009

would you push him?

BEIJING – Chen Fuchao, a man heavily in debt, had been contemplating suicide on a bridge in southern China for hours when a passer-by came up, shook his hand — and pushed him off the ledge

I just found that quote from a news source. Of course I laughed a little, how do you come up to someone, shake his hand, then push him off a ledge?? Freaking crazy!

So today I found a good home for the kittens... YAY no more kittens!! I'm a little sad, but mostly happy. I figured I would find them homes now while they are still really cute, down the road if I had to get rid of them I don't know if I would be able to find good homes.

Thats pretty much it for today!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

may 22, 2009

Today started at 1am with a phone call. Usually when you get a phone call at 1am it is something really important. So I was startled awake, jumped up and got the phone. It was my friend complaining about her divorce, which if it was a new or urgent complaint I might understand a phone call at that time. No, no... her divorce was over a year ago. So back to bed at 1:30.
Then dogs barking, cats attacking my feet, Tommy and Georgia both had bad dreams, and I had to feed the baby. Then 6:30 rolls around and the kids think it is time to wake up. So I turned on cartoons and laid on the couch. Knock knock, the neighbor needs jumper cables at 7 am. Ring Ring, my husband FINALLY calls me (at 7:30) because he wants me to check the weather and send him a text. Go upstairs check the weather txt him with the report, then back on the couch. Lay down... baby crying. At this point I gave up trying to sleep.
In this time period Georgia was able to:
A. Get into the peanut butter
B. Dye the bathtub yellow
C. Bleach her hair
D. color all over herself with red permanent marker
E. all of the above
The answer was E!!! I have no idea how she turned the bathtub yellow, how she got into the haircolor, or where she found the red permanent marker. The peanut butter thing happens a lot. NOT a good start to the day

I rinsed out Georgias hair as fast as I could but you can see, she did change her hair color a little... its not too obvious.

The rest of the day we just played dress up, took pictures, went to the gym (144.6 lbs), went to the dollar store. It turned out to be a pretty fun day, but it did not start out well.

I'm so in love with this baby!!

What a handsome boy my son is!\

Georgia playing dress up

Dentist fears..

I finally decided to make an appointment that I have been afraid of for YEARS. Yes, I go to the dentist pretty regularly. But there is one thing that I have put off. Getting a crown on my front tooth. June 4th at 10:30 am (in stafford VA)
When I was 12 I was hit in the mouth with a baseball. It almost knocked out my front tooth but the braces I was wearing held my tooth in. (and cut up my gums bad)... The tooth turned gray and ended up dying so they gave me a root canal. They told me back then that the root canal weakens the tooth and eventually I would have to get a crown. I have had to have the tooth internally bleached many times. Now it is cracked, and it keeps getting darker, it is time for a crown...

I am very self consious about smiling because of this... so why am I afraid to get a crown??? and why am I willing to drive all the way up to VA to do it?

The first step in getting a crown is filing a tooth down to the core of the tooth... This picture has two teeth prepared for crowns.

It makes me so sick to think about having my front tooth filed down to that.... of course my teeth aren't that nasty... and my gums aren't that nasty either. But I still feel like vomiting thinking about the process.
Then they take impressions and send them to a lab to make my crown. I get a temporary crown, and I go back in 3 weeks to get the permanent crown...
Then I should have a beautiful smile... but what if I went to a crappy dentist and they screwed up my front tooth???? how do you know if a dentist is good or not untill you try them out?? would you try out a dentist on YOUR front tooth??? I'm just going to someone I trust. I have enough anxiety about it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

my night is now complete!!

My night just got SO much better... I went to these pictures are all from there.

WOW... this picture is really impressive!
there is but one decade this picture could have been taken

Jessica, I saw this picture and thought of you,
If you and your husband
ever want to borrow my cats so you guys
can get your picture taken... feel free :)

What photographer thought of this pose for siblings???
Amber, maybe when your kids grow up you can try this.

what an unlucky tree

Now this is JUST sexy!

I am all for maternity pictures,
but I think this couple might be from Jacksonville NC

I can't stop laughing...

This post is not worth reading... BORING!

I have just complained myself into a horrible funk! I don't like being in a funk. So I am going to really make an effort to be positive. I really feel like something has to change, and I really have a lot of options but I am just not sure what I am going to do.

Update: on my weight loss goal for while Dan is gone!!!

I started at 146.7 and now I am 147!!! wait... crap, that means I have gained weight. oops. I'm really not that worried about it, I probably drank a glass of water before I stepped on the scale.

I was offered a job today!!

It's with my arch-nemisis, ***** ****. I would make enough to pay someone to watch my kids... and I really think my kids need a change of scenery. I hate the thought of leaving Kat. I really think it would be good for the older kids, and it would probably be good for me too. The only problem is I really would be taking another BIG bite of humble pie.

I would definently be able to make some money... but I would HATE to tell anyone where I worked.

Smellin funky

I really think the reason I am getting in this huge funk, is because I am getting antsy about the deployment coming up. Dan just starting to be gone for his work up, already I am feeling trapped in my house, tied down with kids. Doing the same chores over and over and over... I adore my kids, and I am really thankful for this time with them. But it is hard for both the kids and I to not have a break from the monotony.

I think I am going to do it... I think I am going to get a part time job, If it doesn't work, I will quit :) My other options would include: going back to school, moving across country to be near family, gaining a lot of weight then trying out for the show biggest loser... really... I'm young I could do anything.... I could even start a letter writing campaign for a ridiculous cause.... ooohhhh

Seriously this has been the STUPIDEST blog ever... so I really hope you didn't waste your time and read all the way to the bottom. Anyone want to come over for late night, kids are in bed margaritas???

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I can't stand this nasty little town

So I set up an ad on a local website, all you Jvillers know the one. I said I was would do hair out of my house. I got an email, saying I shouldn't take business from local salons. They continued on to say that I probably live for free in base housing and we don't pay taxes. She went on a rampage insulting the military in this town. The locals think the military families have it SO easy... I say let them join... If this is the life they want c'mon and join.

So here is my response:

LOL- I actually appreciate you being concerned about my license being legit.

Living on base is not free. If you live on base they take a large portion of income out of your check, its called your BAH. There are a lot of perks to being in the military, our theaters on base are really cheap, ooh and our commissary sells food for less than a grocery store in town. so if you envy the amount a private makes (1,399 a month) maybe you too should join the military, that way you could live on base for "free"

The name calling is really cute, did you make it up yourself? Kitchen beautician... it even rhymes.

I really hope you have a wonderful day, because really your ignorance has made mine :)

Have you guys ran into this attitude? I can't stand it, and I run into it a lot. If camp Lejeune was not in this town. This town would not exist.

Monday, May 18, 2009

weekend update...

1. Strays- So around our house we have a problem with stray cats. Our neighbor feeds them then captures them and takes them to get them fixed and releases them. I think it is great that she is doing it, I really don't have an issue with her. But as stray cats go, they have babies.

My dogs have been barking SO much for WEEKS! It has made me really mad, but I think I figured out why. I found two little kitties under my house. I know the mom must have been taking care of them for a while because they survived this long, but when I found them they were just skinny tiny kittens. So of course I took them to the animal shelter. They gave me a HUGE guilt trip, and told me they were a high volume kill shelter, and chances are they would kill the cats. Soooo... well... guilt trips work on me. I took them home. The kids got attached to them and they each had their favorites.

Then Dan gets home. I thought he was going to be LIVID!!! I think he got really likes them though. he said we can only keep them if he chose the names. So he named them Franco and Eman... by the way they are female kittens. The kittens have been using the litter box, and they are really sweet. The two of them are inseparable. They are always together, sleeping a cuddling. Don't they look like a heart in the picture?

2. Raleigh trip- So Friday night Dan has to go to Raleigh to pick up a Marine from jail. We decide to go as a family because the kids really like car rides and there is plenty of room in the SUV. We drive 2 1/2 hours to the jail. The guy wasn't there... and we drove 2 1/2 hours home... very frustrating waste of a Friday night.

3. Prom hair- On Saturday I got to do hair for a girl for prom. When I first met her she had really dark dyed brown hair. Over the last few months we have colored and cut her hair. Finally I got to style her for prom! This is the reason I do hair :) She said this is the most beautiful she has ever felt in her life!

4. Beach- So after I did the prom hair on Saturday we went to the beach as a family. I got to meet some of Dan's friends and their wives. I thought they were all incredibly nice. The kids had a BLAST! They just loved all the attention they got from the guys. Even though Dan and I were fighting, it was really good to take a break from that and have some fun.

5. Monsters vs. Aliens- On Sunday, we went to the base theaters and saw Monsters vs. Aliens. We went to the movie pretty much just for Tommy, but it was a really cute movie. I could not believe how reasonable the prices were. Tickets for us all to get in was $5, not per person... that was the TOTAL price. We also got popcorn and drinks. So for 2 bags of popcorn and 4 drinks the total was $11.
The last time we went to the theaters as a family we spent almost $50! So at the base we were able to watch a move AND buy a TON more snacks than I would normally buy for $16 total... AMAZING!!
That was my weekend... nice and busy :)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

my plans...

1. This weekend...

Dan leaves on Monday for a few weeks, I am not too thrilled about him leaving. SO being the passive aggressive person that I am, I am going to feed him eggs all day on sunday. We are going to start with steak and eggs in the morning, then egg salad sandwiches for lunch, for a snack? Bacon and egg quiche. Lastly for dinner I will make him some kind of egg thing as well. I will make sure there is some quiche left over for him to take with him in the morning.

So are you wondering why exactly this is passive agressive? If Danny eats too many eggs, which he loves eating, he rips the NASTIEST farts ever. So I am thinking it should make the bus ride to AP hill a little more interesting for the other guys :)

2. While dan is gone...

I am going to try and lose 10 lbs. I still go to the gym all the time, but it has become a place to relax without kids rather than a place to work out. So I have become a little lazy, and I have been eating massive amounts of junk food. For instance the carrot cake I had for breakfast this morning.

10 lbs might be a little high, but it is a nice round number. What am I supposed to aim for??? 8. I always eat healthier while Dan is gone, and hopefully I can keep my butt moving in the gym :)

3. June 3rd.

I am going to drive up to virginia and meet my husband at the Marine corps museum in stafford. I am hoping I will be able to meet all the new babies that have been born since I have been gone.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

weekend carnival

This last weekend we went to a carnival on base. The rides weren't in the best condition, but it was free so what the heck...

My kids loved the merry-go-round. They were WAY too busy to look at the camera and smile :)

Tommy then wanted to go on a kids ride that spins you pretty fast. It was a lot of fun at first. just look at that grin!

The guy who was working the ride thought he would be extra nice and give the kids a really long ride. But as you can see from Georgia's face it started to be a little less fun, and she was getting dizzy.

The guy REALLY was being generous with the length of the ride, and well, he wouldn't stop it. So after seeing this look on Tommy's face I decided it needed to stop NOW. It wasn't so much fun anymore. They both recovered quickly but neither of them wanted to go on anymore rides.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I was trying to be nice... I swear!

Have you ever had a day where you were really trying to be nice, but it kept getting messed up???

Today was one of those days for me. Dan came home from work, and showed me a bug bite that he had. He then got into the shower. When he got got out of the shower it looked like the bug bite had spread... FAST! He had blisters all over his arms and back. So I told him he needs to have it looked at. As he was about to walk out the door, we looked at it again and noticed it was just where his sunburn was. His sunburn was blistering and peeling, he was scratching it and said I wish I just had sandpaper to rub all this skin off. I offered my exfoliant. Well have you ever heard the saying rubbing salt into a wound?? oops... bad idea

He goes to rinse it off and for some reason he decided to try to do it without getting all the way in the shower... I offer to help. I get a cup, and dump water all over his back. This spreads it up his neck and head. Apparently not what he wanted.

Then he is looking for a towel dripping water all over my floors. Do you want some help finding a towel I ask? so I hand him the nearest one I could find. I noticed it was in an odd place, but didn't think much of it. While he is using it he starts YELLING... I was thinking sheesh what now??? Well apparently the dogs layed on the towel I gave him. Then he rubbed hair all over his back. NASTY!!

So then he goes to the fridge, and find out I had drank the last beer. oops :) He starts ranting about how he is going to start a blog titled... "the stupid things Kim does" kinda mean, but well deserved. I told him I would go get him a 12 pack if he did not start that blog.

did you even know they sold Nasty light in bottles??

I get to the shell station grab some cheap nasty beer, and go to check out. The guy asks me how old I am. I pause... wait... umm... 23... then he asks to see my ID. I guess most people know their age right away. Then I realize CRAP... I'm not 23 I'm 24. Now I look like I have a fake ID, I am buying crappy beer so I look like a college student. So then I try and distract him from my mistake. You guys sell socks? that's weird, do you sell many? Then he says... That's not the weirdest thing we sell. I said oh yeah? he then says WEED!!!

OMG!! this guy just offered to sell me WEED! So now I look like a poor college student who apparently must want weed???? GAH! I finish buying the beer and get out of there.

One last picture of the day just for giggles.... this is why I have to hide peanut butter in my house. If she finds the peanut butter, like she did today. She takes a big hand full and it is like her movie snack and will just lick it until it is gone. On the plus side, it keeps her occupied....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Anti-cellulite recipe :)

Ok, so here is my recipe. no, I am not crazy :)

The base is....

coffee grounds and olive oil or jojoba oil

The coffee grounds adds caffeine, and exfoliates skin really well. Caffeine is the main ingredient in most over the counter anti cellulite treatments. Caffeine increases blood flow, and acts as a diuretic, so it dehydrates fat cells. The olive oil is mainly a carrier oil, but it is also very good for the skin and leaves the skin feeling very soft.

other things I add:
Rosemary essential oil- Tones skin (don't use while pregnant)
Grapefruit or citrus essential oils- works as astringent/ detox
Fennel oil

So that's it. I don't measure I just put used coffee grounds in a bowl, add a good amount of oil, then add essential oils. The massage while applying goes a long way. It also increases blood flow. So get neked, get in the shower and apply it libberly wherever you have cellulite. Rub it in and use it to exfoliate. Leave it on about 10 min. Then turn on water and rinse off. Results are temporary, and you should notice a difference after 1-3 times.

Don't try and rinse off in the bath tub, it has to be the shower.... this is kinda messy :)

Easy huh? I have also read that Caffeine is in a lot of face products, and eye creams and such. I am considering trying coffee grounds on my face as well. I will not add the oils, I might try just adding some to my face wash. If nothing else it will exfoliate.

So let me know if you try it.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers day weekend!

This weekend has been amazing :) I got to go spend time in the ocean on my new surf board, I really suck and surfing right now, but I love it! My sweet Tommy made me a mothers day card. All on his own, no one even told him to do it. This weekend was so perfect to recharge my spirits.

I have been rearranging my house lately and trying to figure out the best place to have my salon area. I think I found it! I cut my husbands hair tonight and the lighting was PERFECT! I am really excited to have a room specifically designated for doing hair. I can not wait to start really doing hair again. I really take a lot of pride in doing hair, and I really get frustrated that I am doing it out of my house rather than in a nice salon.

Every time I try to stop doing hair, I find myself missing it so badly. So I am really hoping that if I am able to create a nicer area in my home, that I will be able to feel proud of my work and where I am working.

I am off to make my homemade anti-cellulite goo. Really, it actually works. It's not a permanent fix, but it works long enough to get my butt in a bikini :) I was thinking about doing before and after pictures, but really how many pictures of my butt do you really want to see?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Let me begin with the truth... I have had a few glasses of wine tonight. So enjoy :)

Today I got the most awesome mothers day gift!! A freaking surf board! I took surfing lessons a few weeks ago, and it was the one thing I REALLY REALLY wanted but I thought it was really selfish to get. Dan and I agreed that it was a mothers/fathers day gift, because he says he is really interested in surfing as well. So here is the picture of the beauty.... I guess I need to come up with a name for the board :)This is just a picture of it on a bed, but we actually went out to the beach today and tried it out. I would have had pictures of that as well, but I have a horrible fear of taking my camera to the beach. I am afraid I will get it wet or sandy and have it break. So anyways Dan and I and the kids went to the beach. I had a brand new (used) surfboard so I wanted to get the the water QUICK! Well I started putting sunscreen on the kids... Then I expected Dan to finish... well our communication must have been horrible. Because ALL of us have sun burns!!! I know the last post has an edited picture of my sunburn last week. I guess suburns are contagious, because now that I am getting over mine... well see for your self

My poor Tommy, I was being so care full when I did his face not to get it in his eyes. He has burnt spots around his eyes. Dan got sunscreen on his belly and legs, but Tommy's poor back Oh my Gosh is so red!!...

My Georgia has really pretty skin. It is pretty dark naturally, darker than Dan's even. Oh the Indian blood coming out in her. I was hurrying when I put the sunscreen on her, I got it on her face and on her back quickly. But I missed right by her straps and her shoulders.

Lastly my baby Kat. Yes, even her. Hers is just barely, but how do you justify it at all on a little tiny 6 month old? There is one half of her face that got pink, even though she was out of the sun most of the time.

I feel like the most horrible mom ever! They keep waking up crying because they hurt. I went and bought aloe and burn spray so they would feel better. And they have all had Tylenol.

My husband has it worst of all!! He did not put any sunscreen on and he is burnt! I don't feel responsible for the burn but I hate seeing him uncomfortable.

So enough about sunburns already, Yes, we know what causes them, and Yes we know how to prevent them. (even though I didn't do a good job)

COCKROACHES!!--- Holy mother of all swear words. This is the one thing I can't handle. We live in an area that is infamous with cockroaches, they were here when we first moved in. I had an exterminator out in Feb after we moved in this house. Once again the problem with this house is it is all owner DIY and lots of issues with it including lots of hiding places for insects.

So as I was coming upstairs I saw one. AHHHHHHHHHHH! I really don't see them that often but when I do they scare me to death. So I grab a shoe... and smooch him, and twist, hoping to tear his body apart. But the bastard is FAST, He is trying to get away. I am screaming and hitting the stairs with the shoe. The dogs start barking and try to come save me, but I got him. Here is a picture after I killed him.

So I check on him 15 min later after I calm down. I figure I better get the body out of the way and throw it away... yeah well it is still alive!!! if you notice the head is completely removed from the body and guts are squished out, but it is still moving (I thought about getting a video). NASTY NASTY creatures!!!! My biggest fear is that one day I am going to find out when I am putting my shoes on... GAHHHH! Maybe that is why I have only been wearing sandals.

Well anyways, I really had a freaking awesome day today. Even with the sunburn and cockroaches. I hope everyone has a wonderful mothers day tomorrow :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

sunburn 2009

This sunburn was so special I decided to devote an ENTIRE blog post to it :)

My First blog

This is the reason that I decided to start a blog.... Yes, it is a door. This door took me 5 months and 6 days to get. The people that we are renting our house from thinks doors are over-rated, so we didn't have one. We had a storm door but this new door is special, it has a lock on it. After fighting with them for months, and dozens of phone calls. I had a friend act like a pimp and offer her husbands services to me. No, he is not a whore, just an attorney :) He made one phone call, and got me a door. Oh, the power of 7 years of school!! I am incredibly grateful to the Lowe family. I can't even tell you how many nights I spent awake thinking that someone could just walk into my house.

So how does this justify starting a blog? Jessica told me to start a blog, so I did I thought it would give me a reason to post a picture of my new door. The other reason to start a blog???

This handsome man told me that blogs were lame. I find a lot of the things that he thinks are lame to be a good use of my time :) (Like taking a surfing lesson, going to church, and taking a day off work)

This handsome man is my husband. He had to wear a suit for something today and I could not remember the last time he was in a civilian suit. I had to take a picture.

These are the flowers my mom sent me for Mothers day. Pretty, right? I am not sure about the florist having all yellow flowers and just one pink rose. I really appreciated the flowers though.

So I have a confession to make, I sent my mom and MIL not only the same set of fruit flowers, but what I wrote on the cards was exactly the same. I am actually feeling pretty guilty about it. Usually I really go out of my way to try to put a lot of thought into gifts, I try to make them very personal. I did the bare minimum this year. I will have to make it up to them another time.

Well this is it for my first blog. How did I do? Should I delete this and pretend I never tried???