Saturday, December 5, 2009

Framing Process

Yesterday the framers put up our walls for the first level of our new house! I am so excited and proud, no words can describe it! What a wonderful Christmas this will be. There is only one more thing that would top this Christmas off and that would be the news of us expanding our family and so far it does not look it is our time yet. The framers say next week, Tuesday to be exact, they will be working on the upstairs!!! I never really dreamed of building a house until I married Kelly. I never really dreamed of many things until I meet Kelly! I know I may say this often but I am very blessed that I have Kelly in my life and I know he feels the same. He lets me know this every day! In the mornings he makes my lunch for me and even makes me breakfast if I have time to eat it!

Oh I am so angry right now! I just put my video that I made of walking through our house and facebook took it off b/c of copyright laws. I have a song on there that I didn't sing so I guess I have to have Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's permission! So stupid. I'll find another way to share my video. Next I'll try youtube. Guess I better figure it out. I'll post pictures and hopefully a video later on!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Last week we finally poured the concrete!! Our house is finally on it's way! Now we have no idea when the house will be finished or when we will start but it's so relieving for the slab to be done!! I think we will start framing pretty soon. As I type this, Kelly is talking with one of the guys that is helping Kelly build our house, right now. They are trying to figure out how much material we will need to frame it!!! I will keep everyone updated.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Favorite Time of the Year!

Thought I would post another blog. I am so excited that Halloween is over, now time for the 2 "important" holidays!! This time of the year is my favorite time of the year!! Cooler weather, good meals, great desserts, and more importantly it's the time we get to spend wonderful quality time with our families! I kind of wish Thanksgiving and Christmas were a little more spread out but I will take what I can get! I cannot wait till our house is finished. I am going shopping right after Christmas for next year's decorations! You just wait, the house we live in now isn't decorated for any holiday really but the end of next year it will be so decked out! My best friend, Tonya and I are planning an awesome Christmas party! It's going to be so much fun and like no other Christmas party that you've gone to. We are so pumped and have already started planning the big ol shin-dig.
I truely believe that next year will be an awesome year for Kelly and I. I do feel that next year will be a big year of change! I'm hoping by the end of next year we will either be having a baby or expecting one soon. And then we have our house. Our wonderful, much talked about house! It is really coming along and I will post more pictures soon. Dont take it the wrong way every year has been a great year for us but next year will be BIG! I can feel it! No matter what happens next year, every year Kelly and I get closer and closer. We are so blessed!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

And Here We Go...

Ok so we have started our house now!!!  We got the forms up back in May I think but now we are really starting to make some major progress!
This was back in May or June
A few weeks ago, Kelly and his dad worked their tails off for a couple of days while it wasn't raining and was dry enough to work. It has been raining here for 3 or 4 weeks nonstop it seems like! Today is Sunday and the last day we had rain was Tuesday, and we (aka Kelly) got to work on our house!! We now have a crew (the concrete guy and his worker) helping Kelly and they are
making a lot of progress! Kelly said hopefully by the end of tomorrow we can put the plastic down and then Tues and Wed tie the steel. And yes that means by the end of this coming week we should be able to pour the slab!! Weather permitting of course. It is suppose to rain Wed, but that is the only day as of right now. I've been checking the weather every single day! I am so excited! We still dont really know when we will start framing but hey we are starting to get there! I imagine how our house will be and I get so excited  everytime I think of it! I know I've said this in the past before but this house is truely much more than "just a house" to me. It's our family's future! We will raise our family in this house, they wont ever have to move around from house/apartment to another. We will have a happy and stable life for them! Kelly and I are both extremely excited to start our family and hope to bring a new little one to the new house when we move in! Keep us in your prayers as we try to expand our family!

This was taken this morning

Monday, September 28, 2009

Just A Quickie

So here is a quick little update. I have spent this weekend in Houston with my bestfriends! I have had a great time and it will be bitter sweet leaving to go home tomorrow. Sweet because I miss my Greta and Husband and doggies very much and can't wait to see their smiling faces tomorrow. It's hard being away from Kelly and makes me appreciate having him close to me every night and snuggling! It's how I start my day and it's also how I end my day. Leaving will also be kind of bitter because these two girls are some of my closest friends and I do miss them. I have friends home but you know what I mean, you can never replace the long time relationships! However I am so excited that my other best friend, Tonya, has moved back to Granbury! I have so dearly missed having a bestfriend close to home! I just hope we will be able to spend more time together now. Kelly has been at home working on our new house. Roughing in the plumbing. This is the first dry weekend that we have had in a few weeks and they say we might get some rain on Thursday so we have to get a lot done in a short period of time. I know Kelly can do it but I feel bad but it is very hard work. My boy works hard!! I love him more than anything in the whole world!
We got a new desktop computer so I'm hoping to keep everything a bit more organized on it and I will be posting more blogs and will be keeping everyone up to speed on how the house is coming along! Also sometime this week, I will take pictures of our current house and post them. There are still a lot of people who haven't seen the house we live in yet and I'm excited to share some photos!

I am so happy about where Kelly and I are at in life and get so excited thinking about our future together. I probably think and worry about our future a little too much but I like to plan everything and I love to dream! If I talk about our house too much or talk about our kids (even though we dont have any yet) it's just because I am so happy and excited about everything. I have a really nice picture of what everything is going to look like and the conversations we will be having in our new house. I picture how the kids will be running up and down the stairs, tracking in mud all throughout the house, and how we, as a family, will gather around the rocked fireplace on a cold winter night drinking our hot cocoa. This house that Kelly is building us, is more than just a house to me, it's our future and man does it look GOOD!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Getting up there

I woke up this morning was did some deep thinking. What have I done with my life so far? Where am I going? I am really excited for where my life is going, not so happy with all the choices I've made but you live and you learn from the past and your move on! For the life of me I couldn't remember how old I was this morning. I thought I was 25. It wasn't until I did the math that I realized, I'm 26 years old. WOW!! That's four years away from 30! I really need to take a deep breath and relax and just enjoy where I am at today. I have a big habit of when things are going good for me,I find a way to make things go sour. I'm not comfortable with things going smoothly for some reason. Maybe I can blame my childhood for this?! I do this without thinking about it. It wasn't until last summer that I realize I do it (actually my counselor helped me realize this). From this day forward I'm going to enjoy life and not dwell on what I want right at that moment. In time I will get everything that will make me happy, I just have to be patient. Our house is coming along, slowly but surely, and we have plans to start our family soon!! You know life is not bad at all. We aren't strapped for cash (like too many people these days), we are lucky enough to build a big beautiful house out here on the ranch, we have 4 awesome pets that we love and adore, and our family is amazing! I'm also taking another shot of a vegetable garden. Wish me luck! I bought a book to help me this time!
The point of this blog is that I have finally realized how I act (very selfish!) and that things are never as bad as you think they are. Unfortunately I always think the grass is greener on the other side and really it's not! Please don't get me wrong I am a very grateful and happy person, it's just this week is always a rough week for me, some years it's rougher than others but I get through it! I always do!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


So today I remembered what this coming Wednesday is (I dont ever forget just sometimes I lose track of time): 6 years ago Aug 19, my son Kyle was born and 12 years ago my mom past away. I know I've talked about Kyle before on a few blogs but have not really talked much about my mother. You know after you lose a loved one, things are never the same. The grieving gets easier but it never goes away. I think you grieve for the rest of your life. It's not a bad thing, but is a bit hard at times. When my mother died I was a freshman in high school, actually I missed my second week of high school b/c my mother was in the hospital in a coma. That whole freshman year I was lost and kind of in a daze. I was failing most of my classes. I wasn't really there at all. I remember when I first got my driver's licence I kept thinking to myself, "there is someone that I haven't told about my new car and about my licence". Finally one day it hit me, it was my mother, she didn't get to see me for that major milestone in my life. Every time I have a big event in my life I always think of my mother and how much I miss her. The next major event in my life (I hope) will be having a baby. It saddens me at times because everyone has their mother to spoil their child rotten but I don't. I know I have my grandmother (which I am so glad I have her I would be lost without her), I have Candice, my dad, and lots of other family members who love and cherish me, but it's not the same. But that's life and life isn't fair. I've known that for many many years. It is important to know that I have no regrets and honestly I wouldn't change anything. I love my life. I am a true believer that everything in life happens for a reason. We may not understand it but it does. All the events in my life led me to who I am and where I am today. If even one thing hadn't happened then I may not have meet Kelly and married him! I wouldn't trade that for anything in the whole world! He is the sweetest guy anyone could ever ask for and I love him dearly!
Every now and then I can still hear my mother's laugh. Unfortunately, these memories come and go. But one thing I don't ever ever forget is how much she loved me! I know she had a rough life, but she tried and she always let us know that she loved us! I really wish Kelly could have met her and vice versa. They would have really loved each other I know. I often see someone at a restaurant or at the store that has some quality that reminds me of my mother and I hope that never stops! In a weird way it's comforting. It kind of reminds me that she is always here and is looking down on me.
I can still hear my mother and sister laugh/chuckle at me at my piano recital. It wasn't mean, it was well deserved! I had terrible stage fright and froze up at every recital. And maybe they weren't laughing at me and I just dreamt it, but I knew they were thinking it! LOL. I cherish these memories and am glad I have them! I know there are people out there that don't have any memories of a parent and I am lucky for the years I did have my mother here with me!
This Wed I will be taking flowers to their grave site like I do most years. This week in August is a biter/sweet week. I am sad they are gone but at the same time I am happy for the life that I have now!

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Today was the first day since the scorpion episode that I truly enjoyed my shower!! While I was washing my face I felt something on my foot (same foot that the devil was crawling up) and thought to myself "it's just water just enjoy this shower" Everytime I get in the shower this week I keep thinking it's gonna come back. I think to myself that this scorpion has it out for me and it's going to get me one way or another! I think I'm over it now! Or at least I hope for now I am. I'm sure sometime next year I'll see another one. Its been about one every year or so.
I woke up this morning and layed in bed with Kelly for a few hours and then went for a run. The run was a killer but in the end I was glad I went! I took Pinky and Khloe with me. Abby is just too old to go anymore. It's really sad but it's part of life! My goal is to try to get back into my running routine. I was so good last year but ever since I hurt my knee I've falling off the wagon (as Oprah and Kirsti Ally would say). It's so hard when you've stopped for so long! Maybe I'll become pregnant soon so I can stop trying to get back to my high school weight. I will still workout but just not as hard! Wish me luck this week!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


So let me just start off by saying taking a nice hot shower is one of the best parts of my day! I love taking my showers! I got in the shower this morning and felt something crawling on my foot. Out of reaction i jumped out of the shower and shook my foot. A damn scorpion was on my foot! It didn't sting me thank God!! So I try my hardest to get a cup full of water to drown him and make him go back in the drain. So now I'm scared as shit and not enjoying my hot shower at all. I started bathing while also keeping an eye on the drain for that sucker to come out. And yes while I was washing my face he came back!!! Damn suckers can swim! OMG!! I did not know that but it makes sense he did come out of the DRAIN! Oh and I closed the drain thinking he cant up through b/c it's closed. Oh I'm so wrong! I called Kelly and he said "Yeah they can get through small spaces" Well no shit!!! I found out the hard way. I jumped out of the shower again and got my volumizer bottle and killed that sucker. Oh at least I hope so! It is no fun taking a shower with one eye on the damn drain! I would feel something on my leg or my foot and I would jump again. It was just the water running down my leg. My heart is still racing!! So scary! I really think there should be a manual for a city girl moving out to the country. A what to expect and what to do when...

Here lately we have had a few ticks in the house. I'm sure you are thinking well put some frontline on your dogs. They are on frontline and they are tick free. It's Kelly who is bring them home! Every time he has gone into the woods this year comes home with a tick on his body! Freakin nasty!! He said that he usually gets one tick on him in a year not one every time he goes into the woods. A few weeks ago I was in the closet putting my makeup on ( I have a large mirror in there and sit on the floor to put my makeup on) and saw a spider on me. I took it to Kelly and asked what kind of spider this was and he said "Babe, that's not a spider, it's a tick" OMG so nasty! I guess I've never seen one before. And the other morning I woke up and saw a tick crawling on my pillow! Seriously! I've had enough "country" bugs for a year or so! If I see another nasty bug I am going to get a hotel for a few days while Kelly sprays the whole house and our entire yard! Greta eats any bug she sees so if we didn't have her I wonder how many more bugs I might see! Thanks Greta! She's got my back!
Kelly gets mad at me sometimes when I freak out about these little bugs, but in my head I think to myself what if this little bug gets inside me somehow. What if it lays eggs inside my body and what damage can this nasty little bug do to me!? He doesn't really get mad but frustrated b/c these bugs wont kill me and if I got bit by a black widow (yes we have those too) then I'll just go to the hospital. But I say to myself what if I dont know I bit me and my arm turns blue and black and the doctors have to take it off! My mind wanders and I know the hospital isn't far if anything were to ever happen. Yes Kelly and Kit grew up with all these bugs and snakes and they turned out just fine. It's still scary! I am a country girl now but there is still a city girl inside somewhere!

Greta's Walk

Greta hiding in the brush!

The Family walking together!

Yesterday I felt very family-ish and felt inclined to go on a walk with my family. I for some reason picked Greta up like a little baby and decided she should go with us. From time to time I'll feel more family-ish than other times. I started our walk with our 3 dogs, Kelly, and Greta. I started to carry Greta (which btw she was staying still while I held her). I put her down after just a few minutes into our walk. I told Kelly "How cool would it be if Greta would walk with us like the dogs do". And she did!!! I was scared to let her go b/c I had no idea if she would run or not. She does get some free time outside in our yard almost everyday. I think it's her favorite time of the day!! She plays with Khloe and it's soo cute!! When I let her down she kind of just stood there wondering what the hell was going on. I kept on calling her but Kelly said to just walk away and she will come follow. She did! He was right! It was soo cute. She would cry when she got too far behind and she would gallop and run. By the end of our walk, which was only a half a mile, she was panting. Her little tongue would stick in and out while her heart was racing. I suppose I should ask the vet if it ok for her to go on , what I feel is a long walk for a cat! Who the hell has a cat that goes on walks with them?! I do!! And I love it! Not only does she fetch she now walks with the family!! What an awesome cat I have!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Just to clearify, kyle's father is not my husband Kelly. It's a different Kelly. I started dating Kelly langdon about a month or so after Kyle died.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Kyle part 2

He was born August 19, 2003. I delivered at Harris Methodist downtown Ft. Worth. Their NICU was all full so Kyle had to go next door to Cook's. Looking back I'm glad he went there. The two hospitals were connected so I got to see him as much as I wanted. I had a full day of visitors. Around 9 or 10 pm the nurse's aid came in to give me medicine and to check up on me. I told her I would like to go see my son. I hadn't seen him since I delivered and quite frankly I didn't remember much. She was soo sweet and said she would take me to see him after she is through with her rounds. 11pm rolls around and I finally get to see my son. He was a chubby 5 lbs. 10oz. I was quite impressed he had some dark brown hair and such broad shoulders. It was soo awesome to finally meet him! Went back to my room and got some sleep, not much. I had the morphine button and sometime in the middle of the night I remember waking up and paging my nurse to tell her my button had not been working. I guess I was in pain and obviously loopy. We were arguing back and forth and Finally she left. Apparently I had just pushed the button and forgot. Oops! The next morning the doctor came by to see how things were going and he told me that he would let me stay at the hospital the max number of days allowed since Kyle was not going home anytime soon. After a day or two I learned how to wheel myself, I did not want to have to depend on anyone. I can do it myself! And then after 3 days I learned to walk slowly!! Very very slowly! I think I recovered faster than most from my c-section but honestly I had no choice. I had to do what I had to do. Kyle was all that I had time to worry about. I believe it was day 4 that I went home. I think I slept in my own bed that night but the next night I was moving into the hotel room til Kyle got out of the hospital. It was right down the road from Cooks. I believe day 4 or day 5 is when they did Kyle's surgery and started to push some of his organs into his body. He was doing okay. Day 5 my grandma and I left the hospital and had a nice dinner and crashed at the hotel. We had only been sleeping for a little bit when my cell phone rang. I asked the nurse to call me at anytime if Kyle gets worse. I sat there for a few minutes wondering if I should wake my grandma or wait until they call again saying to come up. They just informed me that he wasn't doing well but they would call if things got really bad. Finally I woke grandma and we rushed to the hospital. Kelly ( not my husband now, Kyle's father) had been there all night with him. He was sleeping in the waiting room and when I got there I didn't even wake him I went straight to Kyle. I think my grandma woke him to tell him they called me. After being by his side for what felt to me just a short time, there was an emergency flown in and NICU was closed to all visitors. They had to get this new baby stable and settled in. So off to the waiting room I go. I was not about to leave. I told my grandma that she could go get some rest and that I would be fine but she insisted on staying right there with me. The nurses were kind enough to get us a private room to sleep. Sometime later that morning not sure when I got up and showered and waited some more in the waiting room. Kelly had been there all the previous day and all night without much sleep. So he went back to Granbury to clean up and maybe take a small nap.
Oh I almost forgot, around day 3 or 4 I took my aunt down to see Kyle and his eyes were open! I saw his beautiful blue eyes! It was soo nice to see! That was the only time I saw them open.
Ok later of day 6 one of the NICU doctors pulled me to the side and showed me how serious his condition really was. Up to this point I didn't really know or think of how serious this is. He showed me Kyle's lung x-rays in comparison to a preemies x-rays. Kyle's were smaller! So much smaller. They asked me if something were to happen do I want them to resuscitate? Well as a mother of course I want them to do whatever they can to bring him back, but the reality was if they did bring him back, what would his quality of life be. The doctor also informed me that they can sometimes do more harm resuscitating an infant. So I told him no. DNR. A few hours later Kyle was going down hill quickly! I called his father and told him to rush back. His heart rate was slowing getting slower and slower. His nurse asked me if I wanted her to take him off the machine so I could hold him. As much as I wanted to hold him a huge part of me was like "Well what if I keep him on this machine just a little longer, he can come back." So I said no, keep him on the machines, please. After a long hard battle, I saw on the machine his heart stop. It was so hard to see. I knew this could happen. All the doctors told me that he could die, but you never think it will happen to you. The nurse took Kyle off the machines and let me hold him. I held him and rocked him. My baby was gone. He lived 6 days. I ran out and called Kelly on his phone and told him he was gone. Looking back now, I know I should have not told him over the phone but I wasn't thinking. My grandma came back and she held him. When Kelly got there he held him. And after everyone held him I held him again. I wanted to be the last one to hold my baby. Cook's hospital was a great hospital. They were all so kind to us. They made me a little impression of his foot, gave me a teddy bear someone gave him. I have his little blood pressure arm band, his thermometer.I treasure all these little things of his. We had a very nice graveside funeral. He is buried in the same cemetery as my mother. It felt like a week that I didn't get out of bed. I don't remembering answering my phone or calling anyone back. I just needed some time to myself. After a couple of, my sister found me a counselor. I went there once a week and made a scrapbook of all of Kyle's stuff and stuff I got throughout the pregnancy. The scrapbook helped me get through my tough times. I still think about Kyle often, as I always will. I do not get uncomfortable talking about him ever. I don't want to say it's not hard anymore, especially now, Kelly and I are somewhat trying. Every now and then I have a hard time, but he will be forever loved and forever missed!

I don't mind if people ask me questions. I wrote these blogs so people can be informed.

Kyle David Van Zandt
Aug 19, 2003- Aug 26, 2003

Praying for the future, hoping everything would turn out okay

His intestines, spleen, and liver were all in his umbilical cord

Mother and son

Kyle David Van Zandt

So I have probably been needing to do this blog but never had the urge to do it. But for some reason while I was laying in bed last night I thought to myself that I needed to make this blog today. Kelly and I will someday hopefully soon will be pregnant and have a baby of our own and I would like to let everyone know the reason why I know I will be having a scheduled C-section. A little over 6 years ago I found out that I was pregnant. This was a huge surprise and very very unexpected! I had just moved back home in November 2002 with my grandmother to save some money. It was a very troubling and hard time in my life. I was soo scared to tell anyone let alone my grandmother. This was the last thing she needed in her life as well. I had been dating a guy for a little over a year but we weren't serious. I finally got the courage to tell my grandmother, she was in shock but at the same time she was there for me. She always had and always will be. Kyle's father and I were not dating during the pregnancy. So I went to my doctor visits just like everyone does and was getting excited about finding out the sex of the baby. My grandmother, sister, and my best friend Tonya all went with me to this exciting appointment!! It's A BOY!! It was clearly a boy! I was so thrilled! Like usual at the 20 weeks visit they do some measurements also to make sure everything was going like scheduled. Well that's when we found out there was something wrong with Kyle. My dr was not sure exactly what was wrong so he sent me to a high risk dr. I really didn't know what to expect and honestly I dont think anything else sunk in but the fact that it was a boy. The day came and my grandmother and I both went to visit with the high risk dr and the geneticist and they explained to me that Kyle had an Omphalocele.

What is an omphalocele?
An omphalocele is a congenital (found at birth) malformation in which variable amounts of abdominal contents protrude into the base of the umbilical cord. As the fetus grows in pregnancy, the intestines grow and get longer and project from the abdomen into the umbilical cord. This growth is taking place from the sixth to the tenth week of pregnancy. Normally the intestines return rapidly into the abdomen by the eleventh week of pregnancy. If this fails to happen, an omphalocele is present. It is important to remember that you did not do anything to make this happen. However, more than half of all infants born with an omphalocele may have other birth defects. Some of these defects may be serious.

At this time they told me what other complications can come with this birth defect. There could be chromosome normalities, the baby could have down syndrome, heart defects, and the list goes on. They suggested I get an amniocentesis. So a couple days later I came back to get the amnio and had to be on bed rest for a couple of days due to the risk of miscarriage after an amnio. I think it was about two weeks or so I got the results back. No Down Syndrome, No Trisomy 13. I'm not really pro-abortion but at this point I had considered aborting if either of these came back positive. So I continued to see the high risk doctor along with going to the normal appointments with my regular OB. And by the way my grandmother went to the majority of these appointments with me if not all and the appointment with the high risk doctor could take hours. He was one of the few high risk doctor for all of ft worth and the surrounding areas. I remember we had to wait in the waiting room before every being seen by the doctor for 3 or 4 hours. So thank you grandma! I don't know if I had ever thanked her for that! It meant soo much to me. Here I was, just turned 20 and faced with soo many hard decisions. I joined a couple of online groups with other moms that this has happened to or is happening to. I did my research on what to do after he is born, how long would he be in the hospital. I even met with a pediatric surgeon to see what they suggest and to get prepared! I do feel that for how young I was and how much I was hurting and scared I was somewhat prepared. When a baby has an ompalocele the severity can be anywhere from a small omphalocele to a giant omphalocele. Giant omphalocele being the most sever

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Crafty Bug is Back!

I am soo excited... my creative bug is coming back!! I learned how to make those bows that moms put on their children and I've joined this company selling vinyl letters that you can put on walls and many other surfaces! I was so excited yesterday bc I decided that I wanted to also start some woodworking.( Yes I know it's a bit crazy but I worked on the ban saw the other day and loved it!) How nice would it be if I can make my own wooden signs and not have to depend on Kelly. So I decided to go to Barnes and noble today after my dentist appt and go get a book on simple woodworking. But woke up and my freakin allergies are killing me!!! It sucks! I dont feel like doing anything today but hopefully after I shower and get up I'll feel better! Hopefully if I dont feel up to being creative today I can at least feel well enough to plant our tomato plants in the garden! I am also joining a craft fair sometime in Oct. the date and venue are not known at this time but I will keep everyone updated! I posted a picture of a hair bow holder that I'm making, so let me know if you want one and what colors. Well I better get going I have a dentist appt soon and I have many cavities I fear!! Oh yeah how can I forget this tid bit of info my best friend Tonya is moving back to Texas in about a week!!!! I cannot wait!!!! TTYL

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I've been off work for the last two days and it has been nice!! I am not looking forward to working the next 3 days!! I enjoy spending time at home with my little Greta! Yesterday I went into Ft. Worth to get a book for a new bible study I joined. All day yesterday I went back and forth on if I was going to go or not. I am glad I did. I think I will really enjoy the bible study. Today I went to good ol Wal-Mart to get food for the house. We have been out of everything for the past week, maybe even two weeks! I hate going to Wally World! So hopefully today I got enough stuff to last for a couple of weeks or so. Right now I am making a pot roast. This is my first time to ever make it. We shall see how it tastes. I'm a bit scared that the potatoes and carrots wont be cooked all the way but you live and you learn! I am trying to venture out on cooking dinner. All I ever cook is chicken b/c honestly that's all I know how to make. Chicken, pasta side, salad, and bread! We eat that a couple times a week! How boring!! Plus it's really easy and after working 9 1/2 hours I do not want to spend a lot of time on dinner. I know, just wait until I have kids! Then I will never want to cook! I'm going to have to get creative like my grandmother did growing up. She always cooked last night's dinner into a new dish! I need to go spend a week with her and have her teach me how to cook leftovers! Growing up she didn't teach me b/c I did not want to learn and she didn't want to pressure me. It's 4:35 and I think I'm going to go now and try to rest. I am soo tired for some reason! Oh wait, it's b/c my husband woke up at 7ish this morning for work and he likes to snuggle!! I know Candice, when is he going to learn! The answer is never! I am such a light sleeper all he has to do is get out of bed and I'm awake! I hate it! If he gets out of bed and gets ready for work I can go back to sleep quickly, but when he snuggles I wake up and I'm up for the day! and I can't always nap during the day! Oh lordy! Things will be different when we have kids! If I EVER get a day to sleep in, or he gets up for work and I'm sleeping and the baby is sleeping, HE WILL NOT snuggle or else!! Anyways, I'm trying to blog more often, again I know! Key word is TRY!

Monday, April 6, 2009

New House!!

Hola!! So my husband drew our plans for our new house!! I am so excited!!! It will have 3 bedrooms, a HUGE craft room (Martha will be proud!), a gun room (for Kelly of course), and nice big open country kitchen, a nice open living room with a 25ft. peak ceiling, and a wooden wrap-a-round porch! It's my dream home!!! Kelly is going to get a pool table and make a table top for it so when we have a bunch of guests over we will have room for them. It will be awesome! There will be more details later. We should start the slab sometime in the next month. Should is the KEY word! They say in the next two weeks but we'll see. I'm sending a copy of my plans to my dad in CA, hopefully he'll have some suggestions for us. I'll try to get a digital copy and post it on here so everyone can see as well! OMG, my craft room will be a dream. It will be like a Martha Stewart room! (Hopefully it will stay organized!) Well I need to finish watching The Hills!! I'll blog more, well I'll try!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My New Celeb Crush

Ok I know I haven't blogged in a long time and it's way over due. I have a lot of stuff to blog about but I promise I will blog about that soon! Right now I just wanted to let everyone know that my new celeb crush, Jesse McCartney, replied back to me on Twitter. All he said was "Thanks" after I told him I'm turning into his new biggest fan and that I think he's pretty darn cute with his new hair color. But wow! So excited! Anways, I better get to bed, I have my cat wearing an E-collar to my left and a snoring husband to my right. Can't get much better than that!! Man, 7 am comes way too early!! Night!