I had the urge to write a blog about some of the things that I am grateful for. First and formost I am grateful for such a loving and caring husband. Even though I can be extremely stubborn at times he is always always there for me and truly loves me unconditionally! I am soo grateful for my beautiful home. I love it out here in the country and seriously wouldn't ask for anything else. I can't describe the feeling I have when I walk outside in the morning and there is just total peace! I love laying in the hammock with Kelly watching and listening to the Texas thunderstorms. And I am soo sorry for the people who don't get to experience this! I have 3 wonderful doggies! I love different things about each one of them! Abby, is honestly the best dog I have ever had and it will be really hard to lose her. Pinky, oh my! I do love how she keeps our rodent population around the house down. And the more I get to know her the sweeter she gets. Khloe, oh so cute, sweet, adorable, gosh I am soo glad I got her!! I am soo happy that I finally got a puppy!! I am stopping at 3 dogs and they are all awesome! How could I ever live without my nieces!? Ashlee is growing up so quickly and it excites me when I go to her house and she runs up to give me a big huge! And she is now calling me on the phone too. How cute!! Now, Brookelyn is soo independent. She and I have a special bond that I know Ashlee and I will have someday, but I treasure our bond we have. My sister is my rock at times. She is always always there for me. Not many sisters can say they are as close as we are. I cannot tell anyone how grateful I am that my grandma took me into her home when she did. She gave me stability in my life. I can't imagine how different my life would have been if she didn't. She told me once that she always wanted 6 children but her dr. suggested that she stop at 5. And there was me, the 6th child! That feeling is indescribable! I know there is soo much more that I am grateful for but seriously I would be here all day and I need to get some lunch and go to work!
I recently received a new puppy. She just turned 12 weeks yesterday and she is soo sweet! I have a friend up at work (yes I've only been there for 3 or 4 weeks and I already got suckered!) and her nana breeds English Shepherds. Well this puppy's right eye is just a little bit smaller than the other eye and she couldn't get papers. So she just gave Kelly and me the puppy! I had our vet look at her and everything is fine! She is soo cute and SOFT!! Everybody has fallen in love with her and I think I've giving my mother-in-law puppy fever!! OOPS! Anyways, for some reason I ALWAYS think I'm exempt from the everyday normal stuff. Like if I dont want something to happen then I for some reason think it wont happen. Khloe (my new puppy) is chewing on everything!!! I honestly didn't think she would! I thought she would be the model puppy! The first night I think we let her sleep in the room with us and then the second night we got a crate for her and placed it on the other end of the house. She whined a few times that night. So last night we put the crate next to my side of the bed so she could see me and absolutely no whining all night long!! Honestly she is a good puppy, not too hyper, doesn't chew up things too bad, and I couldn't believe we didn't hear a peep from her all night!! The other dogs we a bit snobby the first few days but not Pinky is warming up to Khole! Abby is just old and prob needs more attention now from us, b/c she doesn't want to play around with the others. I am soo glad we got Khloe. I have never had a puppy, a kitten yes, but not a puppy. Well I better get ready for the day. I am taking Khloe to Petsmart and to Candice's to meet them all!!
Today on my way out of work, the phone rang and it was my little niece, Ashlee. Now she is almost 2 and doesn't say many actual words, but tries to everyday. She said to me "Is this RiRi?" Yes that is me, my nieces call me RiRi. The story is that my sister said when I was little I couldn't even pronounce my name correctly so why should we assume my nieces could so I was to be Aunt Ri (my middle name is Renee). Well Miss B. started to call me RiRi so it stuck! I was soo excited that my other little niece now likes to call me and talk to me! I always get soo excited when Miss B. asks to call me. I wasn't having a bad day but my day sure did a lot brighter when Ashlee called!! I am soo proud of my nieces! They are such lovely girls! I miss them dearly when I dont get to see them often! Even though they only live an hour away, I so wish they lived closer. They can live in my backyard! Well that is all I really had to say tonight. I am so tired! I'm still getting used to my new work schedule and we had a busy busy couple of weeks!
I often take many things for granted. It is so nice when I just step back and realize "wow I really do have everything I have ever wanted"! I have seriously the perfect husband, I have a GREAT new job that I LOVE!!, I have a beautiful home ( I love living in the country), I have wonderful dogs ( maybe a new puppy will be joining soon), I still really really love my car, and so much more. I woke up this morning on my own (not by an alarm clock) thinking about how forunate my husband and I really are! It's soo easy to go through life not realizing how lucky we really are. I would not change anything! So much has changed since my last bloggs. All for the better! Things are going great!! I need to get ready so I can go see my Beautiful neices and my wonderful sister!! I will blogg more. At least once a week, maybe more!
Ok so it's been a while since my last posting and i did promise I would post more. What can I say, I'm not a writer, and really I have been quite busy. Kelly and I went on the most amazing road trip ever!!! We drove 4,000 miles, and guess what, we only argued once. I got mad b/c I didn't think he was enjoying this book I got on a cd and well I'm a girl and I got pissy. I think that's damn good for being in a car hours at a time with your husband, or anybody really. We had a great time seeing family in Arizona and New Mexico. We watched my baby sister graduate high school. OMG! She cant be that grown up yet. That makes me feel old and I'm not!! You couldn't believe some of the scenery we saw driving up the coast of CA. It's soo amazing there. If you haven't made a trip to CA (any part really) you must!!! We got to my dad's place in Napa (pre-fires) and did the whole San Fran thing and some of the Napa thing. San Fran was soo F*ing cold. Prob the coldest I've ever been there. It's always chilly though. After we left my dad's we went to Yosemite National Park and I'm telling you this is the prettiest place we have ever been to!! OMG! I so wish we had more time there. Someday we want to drive there and camp out for a week or so. And Candice I have to take your girls with me, b/c they have to see this place and you wouldn't be able to handle the roads at all! When we first drove in the park it was 91ish degrees and when we exited the park out the other end 2 1/2 hours later it was 54 degrees and snow on the ground! Absolutely breathtaking!! We stayed the night on a ski resort with the view of a mountain out our window. Again Breathtaking!! Then we headed to Vegas. It was an 8 hour drive maybe?. And yeah, we almost seriously ran out of gas!! No one told us we wouldn't see a darn gas station for 200 miles!! We have a 19.1 gallon tank and we filled up 18.1 gallons. That's too close!! Vegas was very interesting. Not bad, Kelly and I just aren't into gambling and drinking so we can pass up Vegas. But it was cool to see all the hotels and we loved the water show!! After there we headed to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Hoover Dam was pretty cool but we thought the Grand Canyon was ok. It was soo crowded and actually boring and dry, duh! Oh well, now we can say we've been there! We stopped in New Mexico to see some fam and then headed home! We were soo happy to finally be home. We missed our home and family and dogs!! We were gone almost two weeks, but what a wonderful vacation!! It was a our last and actually first BIG vacation before we plan to start our family. And dont worry we dont plan on starting soon. I actually have more to write but this is already a long blog and its late so I'll continue more tomorrow.
Ok, so this is my first blog on here. I’ve been doing a few blogs on my myspace and it has been very therapeutic and thought why not try it on here. A little background info: I just quit my job from Pastafina where I have been for the past 3 ½ years. It’s feels a bit weird not going there anymore to work but nice. I am tired of the drama and crap that is involved in the restaurant world (even though I like to hear the gossip and I’m sure I was the gossip at times as well). Now I am looking for a new “real” job. I have a lead on one right now but we will see what happens. My husband, Kelly, and I have just celebrated our one year anniversary! It has been a crazy crazy year! I never really believed people when they told me that when you get married things change, even if you lived together before you got married. They really do! Some for the best and some for the worst. It has been a rough past 6 months or so. I think I’ve been depressed and I feel like I’ve been in a whole different world. I have had no motivation for anything! My idea of a perfect day was to lie in bed and watch movies all day! You cant do that in real life. My poor husband has stuck by me through the thick and thin! I couldn’t have asked for a better guy to spend the rest of my life with than him. We are in counseling to get through these tough times we have had and to make our relationship even stronger. I have an older sister, Candice who I see often and I’m sure you will hear about her a lot!! We are very very close! We know each other better than we even know ourselves at times. I also have two lovely nieces, Miss B (Brookelyn) and Ash (Ashlee). I also have a little sister, Lindsay, who lives in Ca who I’m not able to see often. But soon Kelly and I are driving our new honda pilot to California to see Linsday graduate high school!! We are making a whole road trip out of it. My dad also live in California about 6 hours north of my little sis. I will make sure to post some blogs as we go on our road trip! I am so excited about being a blogger! I never thought I would ever be into blogging! We shall see how long this lasts, but I have a feeling it will help me and I will truely enjoy it! I will put up pictures soon and will keep posting more blogs!!