Monday, June 20, 2011

Fathers Day and randoms

Fathers Day this year, just like Mothers Day, was bitter sweet. It was great to celebrate fathers and all that they are, but Lucas and I agreed it is sad to celebrate being a parent when there is no child at home.

Other than the weirdness and sadness of it, we had a great day. When Lucas' alarm went off and he went to get ready I went in the kitchen and made an Ihop inspired breakfast. Yummy scrambled eggs with sausage, red pepper, cheese, green onions, and pepper, orange juice, hash browns, and two pancakes on their own little plate. It was yummy, and Lucas ate all of his and then some more off my plate. That made me feel good :)

Being Sunday, Lucas had to leave for church pretty early, so I spent the morning by myself and then went to meet him at church. He looks so handsome sitting on the stand, and I can never stop looking and grinning at him. One day I made a really weird face at him and he laughed for like three whole minutes on the stand. Being married is amazing.

I think, if anybody has, Lucas has earned the right to be called a Father. He has more self control than anyone I've ever known. He knows who he needs to be, and what he wants and needs to do in order to get the chance to raise Molly, and he never quits. He's positive, righteous, kind, and hilarious. I bet Molly is as proud of him as I am!

After church, we lied around the house and then he opened his gifts, a new hat (too big. He has the smallest head ever.), some shorts, and the movie Battle: LA which we watched while eating Totinos pizza and cuddling. Great Fathers Day.

We also got to call our wonderful Dads, who we are BEYOND blessed to have. I am always talking about my Dad and growing up, and Lucas and I enjoy comparing our Fathers. Though they are different, they are both AMAZING.

Love you Dad! You are the most wonderful man, example, grandfather, parent, and friend. Your constant hard work is a beautiful display of your love for the family, and its hard to feel worthy of all you give us. Thank you for everything! I am grateful for you and for the opportunity it is to be your daughter!

Love you!

John,  Father-in-law of the world! You're the best! You have never once treated me like any less than your own daughter, and I appreciate the love you have shown me. Your example, humor, advice and friendship are some of the best gifts we have. We love you!!! Thank you for all you are!


I'm obsessed with our dog. He's so darn cute! Would you like to come play with us?

I thought you would find this entertaining. I have little to no organization while I work on Molly's memory book. I am the messiest scrapbooker in the world, probably. Here is what the room looked like when I called it a night...

Also, here are the flowers that Emily gave me for my Birthday and the Elephant my Dad got me in Nepal. <3 <3 <3 <3 Thank you!!!

Birthday and a little TMI

Birthdays are the BEST! (posting this a few days late, though :/)

In honor of my 24 years, I decided to spend 24 hours doing whatever I want! That's right, no guilt here. It has been 10 hours and 50 minutes and here is how they have been spent

midnight to 7:30 zonked out.

I dreamed I saw a little boy fall on his bike and hit his head. Nobody would help him and he didn't know his name or where he lived so I spent the rest of the dream trying to help him and carrying him all around town. Hospital closed. No doctor's offices around. Then he stole shampoo when I was talking to people at the hospital and I gave him a little lecture, hugged him and told him we would figure it out. Then there was a mysterious Hawaiian baby in my car and I returned him to his family.

7:30- Wake up (kinda) to Moose making soft grunting sounds that mean "I'm going to ruin your carpet in five minutes. Happy Birthday" I slide out of bed and put on Lucas' sweats and sweatshirt.

He rolls over and lowers his eyebrows and says "No. no I'll take him out. It's your birthday." His eyes close again. Just him thinking of my Birthday in his half out-of-it state made it worth it to get up. I whisper "Birthday people can go outside, too" and take Moose out.

7:37- Get back in bed. What a glorious feeling! I loved it. I sleep until 8:00 and wake up to Lucas rubbing my back and the smell of sausage cooking in the kitchen is filling the house.

8:05- Breakfast! Lucas made me egg McMuffins and orange juice which was all delicious! Even Moose got some, and we usually don't feed him anything but dog food. I thought I should share my many blessings.

8:15- Check my voice-mail and get a really cute message from my in-laws wishing me a Happy Birthday. Love it. Remember that I have had a present waiting to be opened for 2 months that I can finally open. Lucas gets it for me :)
Feel like a little kid when I open any gift. First, a Cricut cartridge that I have been wanting so I can finish Molly's book!!! Woo! and These super cool shoes!

Apparently I had tried them on before when I was half asleep and Susan wanted to know if they fit and trusted I would forget about them. They did fit, and I did forget about them. I did not realize I had seen them before, and felt cool for owning them.

8:20- Call M.I.L. and thank her for the gifts and her nice message. Talk to her for about 15 minutes and love that I married into such an amazing family.

8:35- Decide officially that I was not going to class. I can keep up online, and I just didn't want to go to classes on my birthday! Thank you birthday girl! You are welcome.

8:40- Lucas says he has a surprise for me, and runs out to the car. Comes back with a square under his shirt. He smiles and says "it's nothing big" I remind him he already got me a sewing machine but cant stop smiling at his cute excitement at getting something else. He first hands me a pack with like 60 pieces of gum (I always eat his gum like its m&m's. I cant stop and before I know it my mouth is full and I look like a cow. Now I had my own gum to do it with.) Then he pulls out a 1000 piece puzzle! I love puzzles, and the other day I did one that I have already done, and Moose at three pieces. I was so happy that he knows me so well that I crawled onto his lap and hugged him and kissed him. He's amazing.

8:50- Moose gets jealous that we are cuddly with out him and comes to get in the middle of it. We laugh and start to play with him.

8:55-9:25- Play with Moose and Lucas and we talk about what a beautiful and wonderful morning it is. Wish we did this more often. Check facebook and feel super duper loved by all the nice comments and messages.

9:30- Clean up a little while Lucas is in the shower.

9:40- Lucas gets out of the shower and has a new cologne on, he smells amazing and I hug him too long.

9:45- 10:00- Play with Moose, put some clean laundry away. Set my cool shoes on the dresser to look at until I can wear them.

10:15- Take the trash out. (I don't mind. I like it outside.) Get in the car and drive Lucas to school. See someone walking from really far away and give them a ride, which felt good.

10:30- Blog because I am feeling super duper happy about my life and my blessings and this beautiful birthday.


That was as far as I got keeping track of things i did by the hour. haha.

The rest of my birthday was spent totally relaxing. I spent some time curled up under a blanket on the couch. I took a mid-day nap. I blogged. I did not look at my backpack one time. And I got THREE pages done on Molly's book. each page takes me SO long, so it felt really good to get so much done in one evening. Lucas and I also went out to eat when I randomly got hungry at 3 pm. We didn't get hungry again until it was too late to want to eat a full meal, so we just snacked on stuff. I talked to family on the phone, which is always a birthday treat, and went to bed as soon as I was tired. It was a beautiful and wonderful day and I did spend and entire 24 hours doing only things I wanted to do. :) on only if you are feeling brave and medical stuff doesn't bother you.
If you are content not knowing squirmy stuff...pretend this is the end of my post.

Still here, I see. Brave.

Okay, for like the last week or so I have been feeling this pain in my lower right abdomen every time I twist or bend to quickly. Sometimes it's bad when I am walking. So finally after one especially painful twist, we decide to go to the doctor.

Well, one ultrasound later and it appears I have 2 cysts on my right ovary. This should explain the pain. The doctor says she had one it it hurt her horribly before it popped on its own and the pain goes away.

So, we go home. The next couple days go by and it gets worse and worse, until Tuesday right after class. I get up and put my backpack on and the movement made the pain shoot through me. I had to take baby steps to my next class and try to move slowly to keep from crying.

When I sit it's okay. So I sat through the next class and felt fine. Forgot about it. Stood up and threw my backpack on. Again the twisting made it HORRIBLE. It seriously felt like I got stabbed in my lady parts. I baby stepped to the car, each step was horrible. When I got to the car where Lucas was waiting, I was crying. He helped me into the car and out of it when we got home. (He didn't even ask what was wrong with me, he just immediately got tender and started taking care of me. Love him.) I slowly inched upstairs and just layed around all day because it hurt too bad.

That night I slept great, surprisingly, and woke up with the pain nearly gone.

A final birthday gift was possibly having the cysts pop on their own! Here's hoping. I still have slight pain, so I may be only half way done, but I'm glad the one is gone.

I hope this fight with my body will end soon. Life is too good to spend it fighting a body that refuses to quit falling apart. haha

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SpringHill days are done

So I have worked at the Marriott SpringHill Suites since about October of 2009. I have really enjoyed it and have worked pretty crazy hours and met some pretty crazy friends. It really is a good place to work.

Unfortunately, recently things went downhill between the Hotel and myself, and for reasons I wont post online I felt that it was time for me to end my employment with the Suites.

I hate leaving a job with feelings hurt and awkward emotions, but it was pretty unavoidable this time. ( In order to get the gist-- I felt that certain things were handled dishonestly and I felt hugely disrespected due to some management decisions.) After going and talking to management, I only left feeling more like the work I have put in has been brushed aside too easily and I was kind of a "budget buster" as an employee ever since opening with the hotel. If they dont value me, I dont value them kind of feeling.
I still consider everyone at the hotel a friend, but there comes a time when you know a certain phase of your life is done, and that time is now for me and that job.

I feel both sad and thrilled about being done there.

Even when I like a job, I think the last day there is a great "clean slate" feeling. My last day at the Hotel is this Saturday.

More importantly, though, I turn 24 tomorrow!!!
That means it's been about 22 years since this day

Lucas got me one of these last week and I am so excited to start making things!

Hayley's visit

Last week, for a week and half, Lucas' sister, Hayley, came to stay with us. (Is it just me or was that sentence too comma filled? oh well.)

This is Hayley:

She's a mega babe. And she's really really cool.

So we were really excited for Hayley to come stay with us because we never get to see her, and we like having some family here in Rexburg. (My sister Emily lives here, but we only see her when she needs to do laundry. She's too busy being single and loving her roommates to bother with boring nights with a married couple. I can't really blame her) But anyway, Hayley flew in one weekend.

She said she felt like the girl from the movies who goes to like a Nebraska farm town from NYC. She was in all black, and looked very "city" when she flew into Idaho Falls airport.

Lucas and I are both extremely busy with school this semester, so poor Hayley spent most of her time here watching seasons of Arrested Development and other shows. She seemed to enjoy it. She has been overworking herself in Colorado so she said she enjoyed the time to just do nothing, sleep in, take naps, watch shows, and just blob out. I suppose I too enjoy those times. (However, I can't help but feel like she was just being nice and was probably suffering from intense cabin fever)

In order to do something exciting we went to Idaho Falls and ate and then went to furniture row, which for some reason got both of us girls excited. One day Lucas and Hayley rented a video game and played that together when I went to work.

Even though we didn't do anything overly exciting, we loved having her here. It's so great to have people you love around. We can get pretty lonely up here in the burg.

After like 10 days or so she got to fly back to Denver where her new boyfriend and puppy were waiting for her. She got a TINY new puppy and spent a lot of time away from him to come see us. I felt bad. I dont like tie away from my puppies. haha. Here is her cute little "Chewbacca"  aka "Chewy"

So, if you ever want to come visit us we will love it and you will be bored to tears.

Do it!