Thursday, December 8, 2011

2011 Highlights

2011 was a rollercoaster ride for sure. Bringing home Rufus to losing a job to finding out we're pregnant and then Johnny's shorting hours at work.  We are blessed to have a roof over our heads and to have a beautiful baby girl growing inside of me. 

This December I don't feel to worried about decorating as I am entering my third trimester and feel like I just need more sleep and getting Ellie Joanne's room ready for her is more on our minds than decorating for Christmas.  We may still get a tree but we do have a puppy in our house that loves to chew on anything that we're not looking at.  Just last week he at the post off our bed.  He definetly keeps us on our toes.  Hopefully he settles down when Ellie arrives. 

Can't wait for 2012 and a baby shower and Ellie to arrive.  We are excited that she'll be joining our family and all our adventures for the year.  I'm sure I'll be updating more frequently with a growing baby in our house and wanting to write it down somewhere for a keepsake. 

Merry Christmas to all our family and friends and a happy new year to us all!

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Post. LOL.

I started this space in the wonderful intent on keeping up with family and friends.  Although I'm not exactly sure who reads.  These past couple of months have been crazy.  From picking up Rufus, to having my mom come to town for my birthday, getting laid off, going to a fertility doctor and then the BIG NEWS: FINDING OUT WE'RE PREGNANT!!

I'll start with getting laid off.  I was told Early June, not thrilled but going with the flow with life.  I went to a fertility doctor late June, just a consult but talked about a few tests and such that I was suppose to do.  Then two days later I find out I'm pregnant.  Total shock.  And excitement!

So today I am 16 weeks pregnant and feeling all the little pains in my back and stretching of my belly.  Hopefully I can find out the gender later this week but if not I'll be waiting another long 4 weeks.  It's okay, I'm just really enjoy this time.

I'm also trying really hard to find a job before I start showing and then it becomes obvious to my interviewer and then I feel that I become a liability and they'd have to figure something out while I was on maternity leave and may choose someone else who isn't pregnant or not showing at the moment.

The big question: When are you due?  February 15th.  The significance in February?  Johnny's Birthday the 17th, my dad's birthday on the 7th.  This baby I'm sure is going to have quite the entrance into this world.

Happy Summer, Hello Fall.  Hopefully I'll be updating soon on the gender of this amazing addition to our family!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Introducing puppy Rufus

I woke up two saturdays ago, got online and started googling for boxer puppies. Just browsing, I swear. Found a classified website for selling puppies and there was an ad for a litter in Sutherlin. Which is aproximetely 2 hours away. I called them up and asked if they still had puppies. Asked if they had males left and they said 2. So we texted them back and said we wanted the "fancy" boxer. That just meant the fawn boxer with a white chest. They said he's yours. We made our way to Sutherlin. Luckily Johnny has a friend who lives in Sutherlin so Molle, Johnny and I had a place to hang out with our new addition. It wasn't but half way down to Sutherlin that a light bulb went off and I said we need to name him. And with some back and forth vetos we finally said we should stick with the name Rufus.

There was a pitbull puppy in our lives once before ( a friends) named Rufus and we were in love with him. He had to be put down because he made some not wise decisions so we decided to go with the name. In honor or memory of him.

In the past two weeks we have all adjusted to puppy life. Mollie is starting to play more with the puppy and sit on him and love on him more and more each day. Johnny was on puppy duty for the first week since he had no work and my spring break was last week so I ended up on puppy duty. Rufus is slowly but surely learning his name and is starting to get the idea of where to go potty. OUTSIDE PLEASE! He seems to be a quick learner just can't wait for all the "accidents" to be done with.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Year

Here's the guest room all painted and even bought a futon, just looking for an inexpensive tv to help entertain our guests if need be :)

Here's the before picture of the living room. Johnny and a friend knocked out the bricks and cedar paneling while I was at work so I got out of that project :)
The after for the living room, but before I put decor up on the walls. All I have to say is if you want to see more you'll have to show up at our door :)

Just realized I haven't posted anything about our house and all that we've accomplished so far. We've painted the bedroom, hallway, guestroom, living room and laundry room. Altho the hallway color isn't quite what we were going for so we're going to get another bucket of paint and redo the color. I've planned out our themes for the bathrooms and kitchen and dining room just need to paint the kitchen and dining room to put up some of the decor that we've collected for the walls.

Friday, October 8, 2010

We're in our house!

We started moving two weekends ago and have been officially in our house since then. I'm slow to updating due to lack of internet connection for a week and then just getting by the next week through work and every evening being busy with something going on.

We're enjoying the projects that we want to do around the house. Like painting and texturing walls. I hope our living room gets put back together soon. I miss sitting on my couches and enjoying my coffee and reading a book. We do have the master bedroom all painted and definetly looks lived in. I started painting the walls in the hallway, which I should be finishing since it is my day off work but I'm waiting for Johnny to get home instead. hehe.

Little by little, isn't that how it's suppose to go. So far we are only living in our kitchen, master bath and bedroom and we do have internet and our computers in there place, in the office. Of course we will have to take everything out of said office when we get to painting those walls too. Oh yes almost forgot. Our t.v. is in the bedroom so we can at least watch a show from time to time and our DVD's that we have been getting through Netflix.

I think that's about it. Love the neigborhood. Nice and quiet during the day and full of kiddos running around the street in the evening. Now on to the next chapter of our lives!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer Update

So we're half way through our summer. Or maybe I should say my summer break. We went to Central California for the fourth of July and hung out with my mom's side of the family. It was really alot of fun. That's about it for the exciting things we've done for summer. LOL we're regular old party animals. haha.

Anyways, the results from all that blood work I had done was pretty much all good news. I'm a healthy 28 year old woman...except that I have too many follicles on my ovaries and is preventing me to ovulate. So the doctor has diagnosed PCOS (polyistic ovarian syndrome). I've started taking Metformin twice a day to keep the bad follicles flowing so I am actually menstrating. And the medicine is working. Now I have to keep my eyes open and alert to get the ovulation timing correct and hopefully Johnny and I will be able to start a family soon. Keep your fingers crossed it all works out. If this medicine doesn't work I'll go see a fertility specialist where they will most likely start me on Clomid. I'm just hoping it doesn't take that long. hehe.

Onto the update on house hunting...oh my goodness. I didn't realize how hard it was gonna be. We found a house and we put an offer on it and mysteriously there happened to be 2 other offers at the same exact time. Needless to say it's not going to work out so we're back to square one. Ugh, I just wish that our house was out there right now. It's like finding a diamond in the ruff. So many to look at to find our gem. I'm hoping to find our gem sooner rather than later cuz I'm stressing myself out and get depressed when there's no new houses on the market.

Ohh and stress isn't good if I'm trying to concieve so I was hoping to have less stress but I've managed to add stress to my life. I'm actually looking forward to working again at the end of August. It honestly can't come soon enough. LOL

Oh yes, I almost forgot. Johnny talked me into trading in my Xterra, which I love to death and would have never gotten rid of it for anything, for a pickup truck. All my friends were appalled cuz they knew how much I loved my guess is that I must really love my husband. And now I'm training myself to be calm and confident in driving a manual car. Cuz I think he's more in love with the truck than the car now. So the mazda is mine, which I have anxieties driving and the truck is his. LOL

okay time to get off...he wants to go for ice cream!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Update on Life

Haven't been on much...and not much to say.

Johnny and I are getting back to life and planning on our next adventures in life. We have decided that's it's a good idea to start looking for a house to buy. I'm excited to be able to focus on something so big this summer when I'm not working.

We have also decided to start working on adding to our family. So far, I have been to the doctor's to give my blood for a bunch of tests to make sure I'm healthy as can be.

Hopefully I'll have more fun things to update this summer and fall!