Tuesday, August 30, 2011

3 Years & Disneyland

Today I celebrate 3 years of marriage with my husband. We've been together for 6 years. Man how time flies! I still remember the look on his face when he saw me get out of my Dad's car and make my way down the aisle. That look will always stick with me. There was only me in that look. I felt so beautiful and gorgeous and I knew as I walked down that aisle that this was the man I was spending the rest of my life with. He is my world and I am his.
August 30, 2008

So we celebrated our third anniversary at Disneyland. We decided that since I had never been there before that now would be a good time to go. Before we have kids, so that we could enjoy it and enjoy us before kids. I will always remember how much fun we had. This trip is not something that will likely be forgotten anytime soon. I mean who could forget 36 hours of driving [total, round trip] and 23 hours of walking. 

The important thing is that it was just us. We didn't bring anyone else with us, we spent the time having fun, laughing, and talking. Although my feet and calves really hated me for the next few days after that, I think I would do it all over again in a heart beat. Just not anytime soon!

Happy 3rd Anniversary to us!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday

{one} what's your guilty pleasure tv show?
SOA! lol, for those who don't know what that is it is Son's of Anarchy! Jax is freaking hot!

{two} ear piercings on men: yes or no?
Oh Yummy. Of course {but it really depends on what they have in their ears}.

{three} do you have dish or comcast?
Direct TV.
{four} what's your favorite current fashion trend?
Jeans and Tank-tops =]
{five} if you could learn to do anything, money not being an issue, what would it be?
A computer programmer.
{six} red or white wine?
Red. I'll drink white on occasion though.
{seven} what type of food is your favorite (ex. italian, mexican, etc.)
Chinese Food!!!!! I can't get enough of it. 
{eight} hp or mac?
Undecided. I really want a Mac but I only have experience with HP, so we will see when the time comes.
{nine} what color is your bedroom?
At the present moment, a boring white. But I am going to be changing that up as soon as I can.
{ten} what's your favorite form of exercise?
Yoga or walking. I find both very relaxing.

Hop on over to Leigh Ashley's blog  to participate in this weeks Wee Bit Wednesday blog hop!

Monday, August 22, 2011

I'm Home!

Doesn't that picture above just about say it all? I am HOME! In my own bed, snuggling next to my hubby (well sort of anyway). Most importantly, I am able to relax.

Not that spending time with my sissy is not relaxing, but we usually only have one mode when she comes home. Usually that mode is:


And do we ever go. In bed somewhere between 10 PM and 2 AM and back up between 6 AM and 8AM to do it all over again. 

I am tired. I am ready to relax. I get about 2 days of that before the hubs and I runaway on our vacation.

Celebrating 3 years of marriage and in 4 months 6 years together.

Oh man, where has the time gone? Sometimes it still feels like yesterday that we met and started talking. I can't believe it will be 6 years in the next 4 months or that we have survived 3 years of marriage.

The point is we survived 3 very trying years of marriage and we are all the more in love for it.

Maybe one of these days I'll fill you in on why those years were trying. Right now it is way more writing than I care to get into at the present moment.

All I have left to say is:


Friday, August 19, 2011

Blog Stalk Friday && Photo Dump

Over at the ★Rockin' Mama★: we are stalking each other. So link up and have fun stalking all these rad women! I know I am!

Now on to some awesome photos from the last few days:

Doesn't it look like we are having a blast?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Right Now and an Award!

I love it when Bri comes home. It is always a nice surprise to get away from the everyday norm and have a mini vacay with her. Right now she is home for a few weeks before going back overseas for another 6 months. If I could convince my husband to move back to North Carolina I would. As it is I just have to settle for saving some money for a plane ticket to go see her when she gets back.

So on to some awesome news! Over at Rockin’ Mama, Destiny gave me the Versatile Blogger Award! I am so excited and stoked to get this award! Thanks girl your totally rock!

The Rules after accepting the Versatile Blogger Award are:

• Thank the person who gave you the award & link back to them in your post.
• Share 7 things about yourself
.• Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs.

1. I am a book nerd! I love supernatural stories. I don’t like nonfiction, I get sleepy when I read it. Can you say boring?
2.  Did you know I sell Mary Kay? I do! I love it, and it flows very well with my photography too! Running a business is hard work. I fire myself daily and then rehire myself an moment later, lol.
3. The hubby and I are trying really hard to conceive our first baby. If there are any tips or tricks to conceiving quickly they would be awesome. We have already been trying for almost a year.
4. I am a daddy’s girl. My dad is the most amazing person I know. We have the best relationship.
5.  I'm not a partier. Never have been, I would rather chill at home and have a beer than go to a bar.
6. I have never been to Disney Land, but we are hopefully going really soon!
7. I've got plenty of nephews and nieces, all of them are really not blood except for two, but I love them all. They are my world—and probably still will be after I have kiddos of my own. Ha! The way I see it is I will have plenty of baby sitters when I finally pop one out, since I am literally the last of my friends to get pregnant and have rug rats of my own.

There I do believe I followed all the rules! Now on to some really awesome new bloggers I have recently 

Hailey – Moonlit Nights
Stacie – Simply Stacie
Ann Marie – Household 6 Diva
Holly – Holly Days

PS. trying to come up with 15 new bloggers who I have been stalking recently was hard, but these girls made the cut! Again thank you for the award Destiny!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wordless Wednesday [with words]

My best friend flew in from Afghanistan today! I get to spend pretty much two weeks with her! Well until she has to go back for six more months.

I love this girl more than anything in the world and I so glad to have her home with me right now!

and then, she {snapped}

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Short and Long of It

This post is really hard to write. 

(deep breathe)

The other day I went to the doctor and found out after a few tests that I had a miscarriage. I was not very far along at all. The hubby and I have been trying since the beginning of the year to get pregnant. There I was, there we were, living our dream, and then it was gone. I was and then I wasn’t anymore. I was not far enough along where I got to really see any change or anything like that, but the thought of it was exciting. I had a complete break down Friday after I found out. I cried and I called Matt. We talked shortly about it promising to talk more after he got off work. I was in Yakima for a photo shoot when the test results came back in from the doctor. This was something I was glad I heard over the phone, glad I was at a friend’s home. Glad that they understood what just happened. Other than my sister being irritated that she was all dressed up, she was sympathetic about what happened and rescheduled with me for another date.

After talking to some friends and being able to reach Matt at work I came to the understanding that I need to feel something other than this intense sadness, so I went out with my friends the following night to remind myself to live life to the fullest. This reminded me that life is short and sometimes it can be very short. 

Sometimes it can be gone before it gets started or before you can really even grasp what is going on. I have to believe that someday I will get to meet this beautiful soul. I have to believe that or this would be so much harder to deal with.

So now after a few days of being able to process all of this and talking to my wonderful husband and friends I can safely say that I can start picking up the pieces of this. I can start moving on with my husband. We can keep trying to get pregnant and hope that that next time is the one where we will being to experience the full joy of a pregnancy.

I am a little more prepared now. My doctor and I talked about options to help get me pregnant. One option was to start taking prenatal vitamins and folic acid (B9) to help get my body ready for a baby. The other things we talked about were ones that I was already trying to do. Get healthy. Start adding more water to my diet and start cutting out soda and coffee from my diet. Cut out the junk food and replace that with healthier options like fruits and veggies. He also told me that if I am really craving that soda or coffee or chocolate bar and I try substituting it with something healthy and the craving does not go away to just give in. Give in and get that chocolate bar or drink that soda/coffee drink. He told me that a lot of times when people start dieting they diet to hard and ignore the cravings their bodies are telling them they need.
Just that simple, give in; give in so I don’t binge later.

Binging is bad, and I have dieted hard before then binged and felt horrible about it. Tina is helping me stick to my diet and exercise plan because she is trying also. We think it would be fun to be pregnant at the same time. So there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I can get past this and I will be able to experience motherhood and Matt will be able to experience fatherhood.

Thanks for letting me ramble/vent and work through these feelings. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ramblings on Friendship

There comes a time in your life when you start to realize who is really there for you and who is not. I feel like that time has come for me. I have put myself out there and tried to be there for many people to only get stomped on or crushed. I call or text or facebook people who say they are my friends only to not get a response back or to feel like they are only hanging out because they feel obligated to.

I feel like now is the time to step back and wait for them to make the same effort that I have. It should never be one sided. No one should ever make you feel like you are second best. When you are friends with someone they should put just as much effort into said friendship as you do.

Call me selfish, but I want the type of friendship where you have to call each other at least once a day or your texting each other all day long for no apparent reason. I want the type of friendship that comes with truly being friends with someone because you like them for who they are.

I am tired of the one way street. I have plenty of “friends” who say hi now and again, who want to hang out every once in a while. I have those friends who you do not talk to for months on end, or even years and when we do talk it is like no time has passed us at all, we just pick up right where we left off.

Sometimes that just is not enough. I have plenty of friends, but I guess you can say what I am truly wanting is a best friend. Someone who takes the time to get to know me and breaks down the walls I have built to keep people at arm’s length. Someone who realizes that I have trust issues and doesn’t mind shoving those issues aside because they understand why I have those issues.

Some might say, “what about your husband?” To which I say, “what about him?” He is my friend, my partner, my everything, but that is not the type of friend I am talking about here. I love him with all my heart and nothing will change that reality. The person I am talking about here is someone whom my husband would accept and be friends with also.

So I want to know, who is your best friend? Or if you do not really have one, what is your experience with this? Have you ever found yourself in this situation before?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I did it again...

I swore I was not going to do this, but I did.

I went from a brunette....

to being a red head!

What do you guys think?

and then, she {snapped}

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SAFE Yard Sale

On Saturday we had a yard sale to help raise money for SAFE. We did an amazing job and raised $200 for the charity! Warning this post is picture heavy! Here are your Washington Modified Dolls in action: