December 5, 2007

"All the boats are gone!"

I just had to blog this before I forget. -such an "aw, how cute" moment (I think).

So, today Kryssa has a temp of 103. :( Poor thing. Well, she's been laying around all day, drinking juice, snacking on light foods and watching cartoons. After a while, she ended up falling asleep -the last thing she was watching was Dora and Benny getting on a boat to cross the river -. I'm on the phone with my sis when she wakes up, looks at me and the short conversation goes something like this:


"What's the matter, baby?"

"They're all gone."

"What's all gone, love?"

"There aren't any more." -showing me her hands as if something was supposed to be in there.

"There aren't any more what?"

"The boats! They're all gone. There isn't a boat for me." -looking around from side to side now

"Okay. Well, go back to sleep. When you wake up, we'll look for a boat for you, okay."


"I'll help you look for a boat, when you wake up. It's okay, go back to sleep, love."

"What boat mommy?" -at this point I realized that she wasn't just talking about what she was dreaming -she had been talking in her sleep, with her eyes open --dreaming with her eyes open, I guess. Because after I told her I'd help her find a boat when she wakes up, I could tell that her eyes really looked awake now -not as sleepy looking as before. Plus, she had no idea what I was talking about and then she fell right back to sleep after I confused her talking about looking for boats!! lol --it was so cute. She was soooo serious about what she was saying. Her voice was sad and she was looking around --probably for Dora and Benny!! ha ha ha. Ah, I hope I remember this one for a long while . . .

As I was sitting here typing, she woke up talking, once again. This time she said "Mommy? I think . . . Simon says that we should stop doing that." I went over to her and asked where she was going -because she was taking her blanket off, about to get up like she was on mission --but she had just opened her eyes! Then she started crying telling me that she wanted to go finish playing. So apparently, in her dream, she was in the classroom playing Simon Says and in real life, she got sad when I told her that she wasn't playing -that she was sleeping. She kept telling me, while crying, "But, no Mommy. i wasn't sleeping, I was playing. It's not sleep time. i don't want you to keep putting me to sleep. I want to go play . . . " --I was rubbing her hair as she was crying and talking -and then she was out just as fast as she was ready to go finish playing Simon Says! Lol! poor thing.

Her fever is pretty high -if it doesn't get better and she keeps dreaming these things -thinking it's real - I might have to take her to TxMed or something. I know that when a fever gets to be too much for one's body sometimes it causes hallucinations! :( I pray that it's just a kid's dream . . .

But hasn't that ever happened to you? you're so sick and out of it that you can't tell what's the dream and what's real?!? --I know I've experienced that . . .

Please keep her in your prayers --a fever of 103 makes me nervous.


December 2, 2007


Ah, my parents just recently left our house -we were playing "Monopoly Here & Now" -talk about earning the millions!!! lol

Today's been a nice "home" day. I made chorizo and egg tacos for breakfast and that was about all the physical work (besides a couple of potty breaks w/ Kryssa) I had to do until late in the evening -I cut my dad's hair (snipped a piece of my skin off my hand :( -ha ha), got help fixing our vacuum cleaner...

So, my parents visited twice today -ha ha, they just couldn't stay away. It's been a nice calm day -lots of fun around here being silly, joking around --I just can't believe that it is December already --and that tomorrow is Sunday :( My weekend was my only time off w/ my family and it's almost over . . . tomorrow there is a bday party to attend, groceries to buy, laundry to work on, and probably some other errands that need some "running".

Our tree is decorated and our house has a fun little light show . . . Christmas is near . . . Make sure you spread that "Holiday Cheer"!!


**TTC update --so far so good (as far as I know). We should be able to find out if this round of fert. meds. worked --in about 3 wks or so . . . God willing, we'll have wonderful baby news! January will be a year already (since we've been TTC) -it seems to have gone by soooo quickly. i can't believe it! I remember thinking, in January '07, how far away winter '07 seemed to be (we were thinking that we would have baby 2 by winter '07, as in right now...) --But here we are, winter '07, no baby, no pregnancy . . . BUT many blessings and growth -our marriage has grown in so many ways, this year has been such a challenge in SO many ways -God knows what's best -and we had to just "trust" and have "faith" in ways that we never could have imagined . . . and because of everything we've experienced we have united and strengthened as husband and wife in the most perfect way (I say perfect as in for us -not that we are perfect). God is good and we are amazed and so thankful -everyday- for the way He chooses (has chosen) to guide and care for us . . . so, back to the 'meds' --ha ha-- I think we've decided that this was the last round of those particular meds (due to the HORRIBLE side effects :( -the side effects make me wonder why I chose to do another round in the first place . . . I must have forgotten how horrible I felt the last time -but I made sure to tell chris and my mom to remind me of the most recent side effects -to make sure they remind me that I have said "no more". . . if, for some reason, we fail to conceive -once again- we have decided to move on to the next option . . . I'll share if and when we reach that bridge. So, stay tuned for the TTC update -to come in several weeks...

night night
-this was a lot longer and more detailed than I meant it to be -ha ha-

November 27, 2007

He sure is Green

We are watching The Grinch (Jim Carrey) --well, it's actually paused right now, as Chris puts Kryssa to sleep. Well, I'm having wonderful night . . . Chris is on vacation this week -but tomorrow is my only day off this week!! :( So we are going to stay up late and watch Christmas movies. Next we're watching Mr. Beans Holiday (we've never seen that one).

Earlier, before The Grinch, we watched Vacancy! Yikes . . . I hadn't watched a suspensful movie like that since . .. I don't even know the name of it --something about murders happening in the order of the hotel room number the person was staying in -don't know. Well, that was probably sometime in 2003!! So, I was all tense and snuggled real close to Chris -not knowing what to expect . . . and it turns out that it was just a quick 1hour, 20min., movie! Ugh . . . it was actually a very boring, blah, ending -if you ask me. Eh, oh well.

So, I don't know what we are going to do tomorrow -for now, all we have planned is sleeping in and having breakfast together, the three of us -which does not happen often enough :(- I hope to successfully make omlets -ha ha ;)

Nighty night all!

November 24, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I'm soooo excited!! Chris put up some of the Christmas lights about a week ago -and, since Thanksgiving, we've been turning them on --we have them connected to a box that syncs (sp?) the lights to music and it's basically a mini light show. It's so much fun to listen and watch!! :D

Our Thanksgiving was soooo wonderful. It was our first year that we had a small get together. It was just the 3 of us and my FIL. So, it was different -but quite memorable. Chris cooked the majority and that was the "bestest" part!! :D He picked some Rachel Ray recipes for mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, and gravy ---Mmmmmmm!!! It was all sooooo very delicious. I have some pics that I should post, huh?! :D

Oh, I don't know if I've already put this in blog -but we finally finished painting all of downstairs -we had our living and dining room painting and we just recently (about 2 wks ago) painted our kitchen and breakfast/"classroom" area. It's so exciting. Everything is going very well and we have been soooo blessed- just with little things here and there -and spending some wonderful family and hubby/wifey time together. It's a wonderful "calm" (and rainbow) after the storm. :)

OH!! And we just got back from purchasing a fresh tree --it's our first fresh tree together (being married and even as a family, of course ;) ). So, it's actually still tied on the roof of our car. LOL, it was so exciting for me to be driving down the roads with a tree on our car --lol, I'm a goober, I know, ha ha. The funniest part, I think, was when we climbed out of the car like a circus act: the tree is tied around the roof of the car --of course--but that means that all the doors, except for the driver's door, is tied shut!! lol So, Chris gets out of his door and then Kryssa climbs out of the same door and then I came out too!! I can only imagine how that looked . . . the whole family climbing out of one door!! lol!!

So, we are just relaxing before bringing the tree in and then after we do that -we will go and purchase some lights and a couple more items to add to our collection of ornaments. We are all so excited. Oh, Chris may be more excited due to just receiving an iPod Touch from his Dad!!! How crazy is that?! He got an early Christmas gift, I guess. I have a feeling he's still going to get something from his dad on Christmas . . .

I bought a "sit 'n spin" for the kids and Kryssa is busy spinning away -she LOVES it- while I type out my exciting update of how wonderful everything is going for us right now -Praise God- and while Chris plays with his new "toy" (his iPod Touch).

Last but not least, I guess I can add that Chris bought me 2 new winter tops --the one I'm wearing right now is soooo super duper comfy . . . I'm LOVING WINTER!!!!!!!

--okay, we're going to cut the tree off of our car now . . . ha ha, I'll let you know how that goes . . .

have a wonderful 'rest of the weekend'!!

November 17, 2007

update -it's been a lawwwwwng time!

Well, tonight sure was a big event in our lives --we said goodbye to skylar as we introduced her to her new family. Poor Kryssa took it super duper hard. I've been preparing her for about 2 weeks now -but I can't even imagine what must have been running through her mind as she realized that skylar really wasn't getting back in the car with us -to come back "home". :(

It hit me again when we came home . . . I kicked off my shoes and put the bags down, in the kitchen, getting ready to say, under my breathe, "oh, I guess I'll take the dog out." . . . Then as I walked towards the cage (the light was off in the classroom) it HIT me: "There's no Skylar . . . wow! . . . she's really not there. The cage isn't empty because she is outside waiting to come in -she's just not here anymore . . ." --so Chris packed up the cage and put it in the garage.

So, the classroom really looks so much more like a classroom now. There's sooooo much space (now that our 60lb dog is gone). We've done so many little home improvements with much re-arranging, painting, and remodeling-- having a 'breakfast' area again just feels SOOOOO wonderful!!

We have a super busy week ahead of us --but I'm really looking forward to it! :D Chris is off this weekend and it's going to be great! We are going to finish up some of our little "projects" around the house and then start decorating for CHRISTMAS!!! I'm sooooo excited!!!

I have some other updates -but I'm going to share those in about two weeks or so --once I have more details to share. :D

So, tonight, I felt JOY!! Praise God. Of course, I had mixed emotions about skylar and our super "so sad" daughter --but overall, the night has been very enjoyable with Chris and Kryssa. I'm looking forward to the rest of the weekend -to enjoy with my family.

October 31, 2007

Ah, Halloween (a relaxing ah, not scared ah)

So, I hope this doesn't get too long . . .

Today, I really felt like super mom!! :D It's a great feeling -but not something I'd like to do every day. So, I had a last minute Yum-Yummies! order that came in yesterday and I had them ready to go --all I needed was a box before delivery--. So, Kryssa and I went to purchase the box. From there we went to deliver them. After that, we went to purchase last minute things for Chris and Kryssa's costumes. Let me see . . . and then . . . I think we came home and started the whole busy busy stuff --I made Kryssa's bat wings, ears and mask. Then I baked our cupcakes for tonight. While those were cooling, I started on Chris's Jack head (from last year -but it needed some improvements). By that time, my parents arrived and then shortly after came chris and then right after him came his dad. So, the FUN started!! :D Pizza, cupcakes, candy, "Batty" and Jack were great for entertainment. Then the "fun" got a little hectic -right before "trick or treat" time. I'm so happy -Stacie, Gavin, and Nichole came over- Kryssa had a little friend to trick or treat with!! :D Then a little later, Ashley, Amanda, and Hannah joined us --so Kryssa had two little friends to trick or treat with. She had a BLAST!!!!

So, Chris was Jack again --but this time he could actually see out of the Jack head -lol- So, he had a BLAST! He even went to a couple of houses, as Jack, to trick or treat and he said that the reactions were great -lol-.

Well, I didn't want this to get too long . . . soooooo, we had a wonderful day, evening, and night!! :D Kryssa was thrilled to be the little bat she wanted to be --she didn't want to take her wings off when it was potty/bed time. I had a wonderful time seeing how Chris and Kryssa enjoyed their costumes --that was enough for me. But then you add friends and family . . . it only gets better!!! :D

October 10, 2007

Maybe you can answer this for me

OKay, so, this is something I've asked over and over and still continue to ask --what are your thoughts . . . what's your answer . . . please don't hesitate to say it like it is (or at least your version of what it is) --spill it.

If everything happens for a reason . . .

If destiny is already set . . .

If What's meant to be Will be . . .

when something happens or is happening --is that situation happening because its surroundings have caused it to happen? Is there a way to keep 'certain things' from happening . . .


are those situations lined up and waiting to happen -regardless of any of the surroundings? Like TOUGH, it is what it is and now you just have to figure out the solution -even if you're not ready to figure it all out . . .

Is it possible to know what's coming before it comes --like a warning of how to avoid and/or be prepared for those certain things --OR is that "knowing" creating it all --causing it all TO happen . . . the very thing that is trying to be avoided?!?!

Does any of it make sense?

. . .
I look forward to reading your response
. . .

Have you seen the movie SlidingDoors? --I wonder if situations could be altered by skipping around them, by looking the other way, by just not knowing little bits of information --by changing things up instead of doing the usual . . .

No "wake up call" this morning

Well, Kryssa is in Austin. We dropped her off at Grandma and Grandpa's last night and they drove to Austin this morning. We will be picking her up tomorrow. It's been really really strange around here. Normally, if she spends the night with Grandma, I see her the next day around this time 2pm, sometimes earlier. But last night, Chris and I joked, "Did you check on Kryssa?", as we jumped into bed. We always check on her one last time before we turn off our light and settle into bed. Well, this morning, I heard a russling noise and my first thought was, "oh, here comes Kryssa." --then I remembered, "oh, wait. Kryssa isn't here . . . what was that noise then?" Then I realize that my cats are making a bunch of noise waiting to come out of their room. I am sooooo used to Kryssa coming down the hallway and jumping into bed with me to wake me up. No need for an alarm --she wakes me up around 8:40am every morning. So, today, I dosed off again and didn't wake up until 1pm!!! Oh my!! I got more than enough rest . . . so, it's been really wierd being here at home without my energetic 3 year old. I miss her, I do, but I'm enjoying this time too.

So, enough blogging, I have to go enjoy being "Mishelly" w/ Chris --not mommy and daddy, until tomorrow!! hee hee I get to bake, clean, go out, and work w/out Kryssa. It's going to be different . . .

(I know I know, it may not sound like a lot of fun to clean -but it has to get done and I'm sure it will get done quicker than usual. Baking is what I really enjoy doing and without her here to aske to "taste it" every 10 mins . . . well, that will go by quickly also -ha ha. And working -well, with the work that I do, she basically "comes to work with me" every time I work. So, I am working tonight and it will just be me and a baby --she will be sad to know she didn't get to see him again -but I know she is having a blast with Antie and Uncle, in Austin!! Yay for her and Yay for us!! :D

Enjoy your weekend!

October 9, 2007

"for the realz"

i wish there was way to know if people are being real. I mean, is it too much to ask for? I can't make anyone change their ways --but why communicate something if it's not what you really mean to say. Why act friendly if it's quite the opposite of what you really feel. why not find a way to say what you really want to say -- why not live real?

at some point the real motives will be revealed along with everything else that is real.

ugh . . . well, that's my dirt for today. I think . . . ha ha

October 8, 2007

Yeah, this subject, AGAIN

So, I just had to get on and blog about 'this'

So, let me just say, this is just a little 'me' vent. I hope you understand. I do my best to be as 'real' as I can with those around me --so, when I've said 'congratulations', I have meant it. If you know me well, you know that this is just a little emotional vent.

Okay, geez, I don't know who will read this . . . but here it is . . .

So, this month is the 10th month of us TTC. :( Yes, it has been 10 months already. Well, I just read news of another pregnancy and my first reaction was "Oh, how WONDERFUL!!!". Then it hit me that right before I sat and opened my computer, I had expressed to Chris how sad I was/am about our 'journey' of TTC. Also, about an hour before, I had made some kind of comment to Chris -along the lines of "Geez, I can't believe how many pregnant people we know. I know our time will come --but I really can't believe . . . well, I guess I can believe it, I just didn't think it would take this long to conceive . . .". (we had actually been talking about it on the way home tonight) I kind of got over that little moment and then I came home to read some wonderful news for a wonderful person. I had my little cry and felt better, for the most part. Okay, so, I hope no one gets offended --I hope I am understood . . . I am emotional and a little overwhelmed with TTC. It hasn't happened in 10 months and I just wish we could be next. So, I think we have heard the "great news" from 14 or 15 different people around us. Seriously. No Joke! Some time in May, I think, we had only heard news of 8 pregnancies, and now, it's almost doubled . . . The last pregnancy we counted was at 12 or so and then about 2 weeks ago or so, we heard of one, then several days ago, I heard of another and then tonight, I heard of another! So, the number just keeps going up and up.

So, yes, maybe I seem a little coo coo about this --but until you have walked this road, some people just might not understand. Also, I DO KNOW that some people have waited longer and been through a lot more than our 10 months --but it is a tough road and I just pray that my 10 months don't turn into 15 or 20 . . . some times people try to encourage me by telling me how they "tried" for 3 years, some even 7! -and that my 10 months aren't that bad . . . I know that there will always be someone with a heavier load --but right now, this is one my 'heavy loads'.

I just really can't wait for everyone to have their baby --because, there is just something soooooo amazing and heart warming about a newborn!!! :D So, see, I really am super excited for all these pregnancies -I mean, I wouldn't be "me" if I wasn't . . .but this situation is a tear jerker for me -every here and there.

God knows why I must walk this road --with everything else that is going on in my life right now, I have been able to keep my mind off "baby", for the most part. But tonight it hit me, after seeing 3 'bellies' and hearing the 2nd 'good news' this week.

So, now that I've typed this out --I kind of wonder why I sat and typed it all out. I guess that typing this helped me feel better --now that I've let it out.

Once, again, I'm not some cooky "need to be pregnant" lady . . . just a 'real' person, TTC, learning how to cope with and overcome the hurdles that are placed in front of me right now.

October 4, 2007

where's the snooze button?!

7:45am --rise and shine: according to Kryssa. I know I said that I didn't want to sleep in too much, but waking up before 8am?! That's not much of sleeping in at all. Except, compared to when I was working those full time weeks --I was up by 6am, working by 6:30 . . . so, I guess 7:45 isn't all that bad?!

So, I didn't get any morning quiet time -which is actually really important . . . it's a good way to start the day. But that didn't happen this morning because Kryssa woke everyone up :( .

I guess I should get some housework done before I head out to have lunch and shop . . .

September 30, 2007

Yup, I'm 25!

Okay, so it's about time that I take some time to blog . . . so, I'll blog about about MY BRITHDAY!!

So, my bday celebration started on Wednesday -9/26. I drove up to Austin and my sis took me out to The Cheesecake Factory, YUM!! I had my favorite, meat loaf. Then, for dessert, I ordered a slice of WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TRUFFLE --
Creamy Cheesecake Swirled with White Chocolate and Raspberry--. Oh how delicious!! Then we did some girly shopping and I got some great fun stuff from Bath & Body Works. We shopped and shopped and I didn't find much of what she was hoping I would find --from my bday wish list-- BUT I do LOVE all the Bath & Body Works items and accessories that I received!!

My sis and her hubby bbq'd some chicken . . . I drove back home and Kryssa had fallen asleep on the road so straight to bed she went and Chris and I got to enjoy some quiet time together. :)

The next little adventure was on Thursday --we enjoyed a free movie (with the donation of 3 cans of food) . . . well, we actually didn't "enjoy" it all that much! GOOD LUCK CHUCK was not a hit for us . . . then the sad emotional moment came: My party had to be canceled .. So, the day I had been looking for seemed to come to an end. I was no longer excited and looking forward to turning 25. Little did I know that it would still turn out to be one of the best, if not THE BEST, bday ever!!!

So, Friday, 9/28, after sobbing and moping some more about having my party canceled, I got several phone calls from my great friends asking if I wanted to do somthing to celebrate, if they could take me out, or even have me over for dinner . . . I really appreciate my wonderful friends --those sure are "Friends"--. Well, Chris gave me a call and let me know that Kryssa would be staying with my parents over night so that he could take me out --whatever I wanted to do (to make up for the cancelation of my celebration)-- SO . . . I chose to go to my childhood favorite (still my favorite) restaurant, Mexican Manhattan (over the River Walk). I ate my favorite little meal and then from there we happened to run into one of Chris's business customers who owns the River City PediCab business and he gave us a complimentary ride to the Alamo area --where we took a horse and carriage ride! :) Now, that has some great meaning in our life together: On our very first date we took a horse and carriage ride together (12/2001) --and we hadn't taken another ride since then. So, it brought back some wonderful memories!! And then from there, Chris and I went and stood (and took pictures) in the pavilion where we shared our very first dance (the same night of our first date). We just stood there for a while, thinking "wow . . . remember?! . . ." Then we went back to the River and walked around for a bit --after that, we finally headed home. :) That night SO made up for my party being canceled --but Chris didn't think so apparently---he still felt horrible.

Saturday, I woke up bright and early and started on a cake order for Patricia, an old friend from middle school. After finishing that up, I rushed off to a rehearsal . . . then Patricia came over to pick up the cake --we hung out for a bit and played guitar hero -hee hee!!-. Oh, I forgot to mention that, while at rehearsal, I recieved my first gift: a scrap book box (is that what it's called, Monica?) --it is so BEAUTIFUL and I can't wait to fill it up with some pictures :) . So, then when Patricia got to the house, I received my second gift of the day: foot cream, scrub, soak and a pair of slippers!!! "Oh, Chriii-issss . . . you can give me a fot massage now . . . " Lol!! I really enjoyed Patricia's company. We hadn't spent any time like that since we were 13 or so --something like that!! Wow! Huh?!

Then came the big suprise --so, Chris had been out all day (kryssa too, she was at Grandma's till Chris picked her up after work) -he worked in the morning and then did some serious shopping -apparently. Well, when we were playing guitar hero, he tells me not to go to the garage. I see him, through the window, opening up his trunk and since I really like suprises, I scoot over to avoid seeing what he would be pulling out of his trunk. Then I hear him doing stuff in the garage (wrapping the 'gift' I'm assuming). Well, dinner plans for that evening were at Olive Garden. It was supposed to be my parents, father-in-law and Jess and Marissa . . . as we are on our way to the restaurant, he realizes that he forgot the gift in the garage and he fusses a bit about how he can't believe it!! I try to convince him to turn around --I really wanted whatever gift I was going to get from him to be opened with the others--. Well, traffic, going the opposite direction, was horrible so he said there was no way that we would make it on time if we turned back around on 1604. :( I was a bit bummed but figured it would be nice to open it up and enjoy it together, at home.

A big suprise at Olive Garden --Chris had called some of my friends (that I had invited to the Friday Celebration) to celebrate with our family at Olive Garden. It was soooo nice to see everyone! So, not only did he pull that off without me knowing about it (at all!!), he also, bought me a beautiful boquet of pink roses --he actually went to a flower shop, picked out flowers and had them arranged for me . . . Wow!! For him to do something like that --that is super special!!! :D

Dinner was delicous . . . OH, I forgot to mention how earlier that day I got a phone call from him asking what I thought abot him 'buying' a cake for me instead of making it this year (he has always made my bday cakes, since we've been together) --I understood that he was pressed for time so the best thing I could think of was an ice cream cake from Baskin Robins!! :p So, the cookies 'n cream cake was super yummy!!! After, dinner and dessert (and the crazy bday song), I opened up my gifts . . . my father-in-law got me Godiva chocolates, Season 3 of Grey's Anatomy and a really cool cook book stand/holder!! :) My mom and dad gave me a Payless gift card (which I asked for and was super happy to get!! I can never decide what shoes to get -between the American Eagle shoes and new Airwalks . . . ), more chocolates (Lindt Truffles, Gheredilli *spelling*), Old Navy gift card, Brain Age 2 (for my dslight). So, far I was getting everything from my wish list . . . Ciara got me a super cute pair of knee high socks (magenta and pink striped) and a special Willow Tree figuring :) . So, then we started chit chatting and talking about how we are going to have a girls night to watch Grey's Anatomy and eat chocolates . . . then in the middle of all the laughs and chit chat, I see Chris handing me a beautifully wrapped box. I had NO idea it was the Mac because we had agreed that I would get it in October when the new operating system comes out . . . So, I start trying to guess what it might be and as I rip off the paper, I don't recognize the box (since I've never seen a mac box . . .) until I see the words "MacBook". I couldn' believe it!!! I was TOTALLY suprised! He got me GOOOOOOD!!! :D The whole day was amazing and full of suprises!! :D

Celebrating my 25th was so memorable and beyond "enjoyable" --I LOVED being with great people that night and, of course, I LOVED getting my Mac!!! I felt soooo spoiled. But my family was really happy for me . . . "THANKS HUNNY!!!"

I've been jumping around all day -besides while singing, cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping-- and I'm loving every second of learning and playing with my comp. My comp is voice command capable!! How super cool is that? Okay, so maybe you already know that --or have a feature like that---. But I've been talking to my comp all night and it even talks back!! Lol . . . if I say "computer, tell me a joke" --IT WILL!!! LOL!!! Oh, and I'm really getting a kick out of the 'photo booth' program it has . . . so, you might be seeing some super silly photos of me in the near future . . .

Anyway!! I look forward to enjoying all of my gifts . . .

Thank you, to any and everyone, who sent me a comment or message . . . or phone call, text message, etc. And especially those who were able to celebrate with us at the last minute. Turning 25 turned out to be just as wonderful as I had hoped.

I even wondered at some point "was the party cancelation part of this whole bday suprise?!? . . ." --j/k --he still feels horrible that it had to be canceled --but either way, it turned out to be WONDERFUL!!! :D

September 9, 2007

...don't know...

So, I'm just testing out my blog settings -colors, etc. . . . -
I have no idea what happened to the settings that I had.  I went to switch my preference to USA, instead of Australia, and then when I saw my blog again, all the colors had been switched around.  I don't know why that would have affected it --???


I don't know what kind of weekend we had.  I got sick again . . . well, I had felt better on Friday -so I was out- then it hit me again Friday night --fever and all .  So, today was okay -I guess.  I mean, I still feel UGH (sore throat, ear ache, stuffy/runny nose, sneezing, coughing --UGH!!!).  But I was well enough to go run the 'important' errands --including a short time with the Grandparents for Grandparents day.  My night was going well until "stuff" happened . . . BLAH!!    Kryssa is just not being her normal self.  She throws the BIGGEST fit for bed time.  It's only been going on for a short while.  So, I don't know where it is coming from.  Well, tonight was a rough night --it caused things to get a little tense in the house. 
Um, a funny thing . . . we bought the kitties some little shirts --LOL--.  I put one on Pinky, a couple of hours ago, and she had the strangest reaction . . . I should have been video taping her.  She was crawling around, super low to the ground, rolling around with her claws out . . . her eyes were CRAZY!!! LOL  She looked really cute though.  BUT I will have to return them anyway because they are too small.  Oh, I wish I would have recorded her --maybe I'll put it back on her tomorrow and record.  We got some fantastic laughs out of it . . .

So, I'm sitting here hacking/coughing away --it's that nasty tickly dry cough.  It tickles sooooooo badly that you just have to cough --but it sounds like a hissy "smoker's" cough-- but it's just nasty dry cough that causes a headache!!!    I should be sleeping right now anyway because I have to wake up at 6am to care for the "wittle baby"!!!  I'm looking forward to having him over this week -but I'm going to have to get used to going to sleep early and waking up early all over again . . .

So, I'd love to hear about your weekend! 

Night night . . .

September 6, 2007

"Mr. Mom"

So, I'm in bed -still- BUT doing quite a bit better than yesterday and the day before.  The fever is gone -for the most part, my throat isn't as swollen, my body doesn't ache as much . . . my ears still hurt, my nose is still runny and stuffy, my body is still uncomfortable, I still have a painful cough, my voice sounds funny -unless, it's a "good" moment.  I'm watching all sorts of baby shows on TLC -so, I'm having my "I want a baby" moment -LOL!!!
I have the next 3 days to get well before I start working a 55 hour week! YIKES!!!  That's sooooo not my norm!! ha ha ha --But, I'm excited to have Gabriel for the week again!!  
Chris has been wonderful these past few days.  I wasn't sure what it was going to be like because we were both off yesterday and whenever I've been sick, I am the one home with Kryssa and he is out at work.  So, it was great to se how he jumped right in and took care of everything!!!  Praise God!!  I went downstairs this morning and realized that Chris had cleaned the entire downstais!!! How wonderful, huh?!    Yesterday, him and Kryssa were like best buds . . . it was great to see!  I missed her so much -she came into my room only to say bye and good night . . . I still haven't been able to cuddle and smother her with kisses .  They went out for lunch together, ran errands together . . . he was even the one to take Kryssa to her 3 year check up -which I don't think he's ever done . . .
So, Kryssa is still growing on the bottom of the curve -she's in the 10 percentile . . . crazy, huh?!  She is 35 inches and only 26 pounds -ha ha ha!!  I knew babies under a year that weighed about what she weighs right now, at 3!! lol  So, her doctore finally agrees that she is just going to be a petite little girl.  The doctor estimated that, with the way she is growing now, that she will grow to be about 5' 1" --which is what I am . . .  --my poor baby!  ha ha ha  The great news is that, according to Kryssa's evaluation, she is mentally growing along a 4 year old level!! Yay, right?!  BUT she unfortunately likes to act like a one and a half year old!!!! LOL --seriously though.  She has her moments where she likes to show off her "big girl" skill but then the other time, she babbles like a baby and wants me to hold her and do everything for her --when I KNOW that she is able to do it all on her own.  I just tell myself that she will get to that point in life where she won't want me to help her anymore --and I will still want to help her.  So, I might as well enjoy whatever I can right now . . . right?!  hee hee

So, if you want to bring me soup and crackers -giggle- you'll be my new best friend!! LOL
*just teasin' --Chris stocked me up yesterday  --but anything else, feel free -"tee hee"

September 3, 2007

Her first Build-A-Bear!

Ah, it's been a great long weekend!!
So, no picnic -due to the 'ify' weather -BUT, we still had plenty to do and we enjoyed having all that time together!!
We visited North Star Mall and that is where Kryssa had her first Build A Bear experience. She had a BLAST!!

So, tonight she even brushed his teeth and took him potty (pretend, of course!)

September 2, 2007

It's all in this moment

Miracle of the Moment -steven curtis chapman

It's time for letting go
All of our "if onlies"
Cause we don't have a time machine

And even if we did
Would we really want to use it
Would we really want to go change everything

Cause we are who and where and what we are for now
And this is the only moment we can do anything about

So breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment

There's only One who knows
What's really out there waiting
And all the moments yet to be
And all we need to know
Is He's out there waiting
To Him the future's history

And He has given us a treasure called right now
And this is the only moment we can do anything about

So breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment

And if it brings you tears
Then taste them as they fall
Let them soften your heart

And if it brings you laughter
Then throw your head back
And let it go
Let it go, yeah
You gotta let it go

And listen to your heartbeat

And breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment

And breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now (here and now)
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss the miracle
Of the moment

plain and simple is GREAT!

Yay!  So, we went to James Avery and bought new wedding bands today!!!
Five years ago, it was about the "bling" --now, it's just about not ruining the "bling".  So, we bought plain wedding bands to wear 'everyday' and then every now and then -plus special occasions- we will enjoy wearing our original sets.  Yes, it's a little sad.  But now that we haven't been wearing anything since August 10, plain is just as wonderful for us.  It felt like we had just said "I do" all over again --we kept, okay, well, maybe it was just me -ha ha, I kept looking at the rings saying "Yay!!  We have rings on again!!" --you know, like when you first get an engagement ring or your wedding rings, you look at it/them and get all excited to have a 'ring' on that finger!!
Wow, we could have saved some serious money buying something like this in the very beginning -ha ha ha . . . oh well, that's how one learns, right?!

Today was just a day of walking almost all the stores at 1604/Bandera.  Well, I guess we didn't make to to very many stores -we were out for about 7 hours or so but we just lasted so long in each store:  James Avery (our rings!), Family Christian Store (a "Smile, God Loves You" decal for my car -yay!!), TJMax (some "stuff" for me), Linens & Things (a chocolate fountain!! --great deal:  it was the display, on clearance, for only 10 dollars!!!  Regular price is 50 . . . super cool, huh?!?  , and some fun "stuff" for the house), Barnes & Noble ('For Men Only' --because I bought 'For Women Only' last week and it's such a great book.  When I found out there was one for men, we just had to get it!!--, and 'The Five Love Languages'), then we went to Half Price books (New Bible, a fiction that I've been wanting, a calendar/planner for '08).  After all that, it was already 9:30pm or so and we were starving  --so we tried Salsalitos for the very first time.  It was sooo delicious.  We have decided that there is no need to drive all the way to Gringo's now, when ever we are in the mood for good mexican food  -hee hee !!
Tomorrow we are having a picnic, if Kryssa is better (she got some serious ant bites and ended up needing antibiotics due to too much venom in one particular area.  her hand was soooo super swollen and then today she was running a temp off and on  --poor thing.  She has her super cranky moments when those bites start bugging her . . .).  So, we'll see how tomorrow goes . . .
night night.  We had rented a movie for tonight -but Chris crashed on the couch a while ago --he's had a horrible headache since about 9pm or so.  I sure hope my loved ones feel better tomorrow. 
enjoy the rest of your weekend -hopefully you have monday off!!!

August 29, 2007

wow, long time no see

So, it's been a while since I've been here --to blog--.

Um, let's see.  I think I have realized that I will never finish our Vegas Trip blog  .  So, something that I can blog about --Chris's bday celebration/bday!!  He had a blast!  My gift to him was getting VIP @ Bliss Ultra Lounge.  He felt special --and I felt great being able to do something like that for him.  Now, I don't know that I will EVER pay that kind of money for Grey Goose again . . . SERIOUSLY!!!  And the part that bugs me a bit more than the total at the end of the night (which doesn't really bug me because I knew how much it was going to be . . . ) is that everyone else probably had more drinks from what I purchased for the bday boy than he did!!  I mean, not that I didn't want others to drink what was there --that's not what I mean at all!-- I just wish that Chris didn't get back up to our section and ask "it's all gone already?!"   Well, either way, I didn't want him to get drunk or wasted or whatever else could happen with too much alcohol --So, all in all, it really worked out wonderfully.  I looked at it this way:  the money that I payed was mainly for the VIP section (I could have gotten the smaller VIP but what's the fun in that?!  I wanted him to "party like a rock star" -as everyone told him to, ha ha ha and how could he do that if he would have just blended in with everyone else?! --Chris has to have the BEST, right?!  --so, yes, the money was mainly for the section, not really the alcohol because there is no way that was a 'normal' price for those bottles!! -- so, our section ROCKED and it sure is a celebration that he enjoyed --it seems like everyone else did too.  And THAT's what's important.  A nice group of people went out to celebrate with him (mainly WaMu peeps --with the exception of 4, me included.) and everyone got their "groove" on . . . some waaaay more than others!! LOL  --so, I probably ended up saving some money compared to renting out a facility, purchasing food and drinks, booking a dj and so on . . . see?!  ha ha ha

So, some of you know, 'Mishelly doesn't ger her groove on these days' . . . only in the privacy of my own home!! ha ha ha.  Well, I got bold and went down to dance --until I kept on getting grabbed and touched by one particular guy.  And where was my honey?!  Up there sitting w/ friends!!  The only reason I had gone down to dance was because he wanted me to and then he some how relocated back up there . . .?  So, the first time this guy put his hands on me was like this:  I'm dancing with two other girls and out of no where I feel this hand on my hip/waist.  I KNEW it wasn't Chris, just by the touch (you just know your man's touch!! --and that sure wasn't Chris --UGH!!!).  So, I give him some 'UGH' look and flick his hand off as I continue to dance and move away from him. He got closer to us girls and started trying to show off his dance moves.  When no one responded to him --we all kind of shifted away from him and kept dancing (ignoring him so he would just leave)-- he "smoothly" danced across to another group of girls to "groove" with.  ha ha . . . Well, another song or two later, the same guy passes, and yes, it was crowded by this time so you either wait until people move out of your way or you squeeeeeze through --not my type of environment!!-- so he squeezed through once, right up agains my but -pausing to hold on to me- I basically shoved my elbows  around (while continuing to dance) as I moved away --then he passed again!!  This time his hand somehow finds its way to my butt!!!!!  AH!! "OH NO HE DI-N'T!!!" I was soooooo upset and disgusted --I WASN'T THERE FOR ANY OTHER REASON BUT TO CELEBRATE WITH MY HUSBAND!!-- So, I turn around, throw his hand off of me and scream out "EXCUSE ME!!" ( even if I wasn't mad, I would have had to scream, the music is beyond "loud" in that place.)  I couldn't even dance anymore; I was so irritated --Chris was there with me the last two times that guy passed.  But it's so crowded, chris didn't know anything until I told him -after it had already happened.  Then Chris just danced behind me and if 'dude' wanted to come up and grab again --haha-- he would have had to squeeze between me and chris . . . I couldn't believe it.  I mean, I don't fit in with the super slim, short dress, high heeled, flirty dancin' gals (which, I'm not judging . . . or at least, I don't mean to, but I could probably understand a little better if I fit that "super hot and sexy, asking for it" image --I seriously doubt I did.  There were plenty of young ladies who were there to dance with 'people', I saw them . . . so maybe that's what upset me most.  I was not, in any way, trying to get that type of "grabby" attention --I could have slapped him!! (which I really wanted to --but then again, I am the one that chose to go there, right?! . . . so, I guess I didn't feel I could get that upset --maybe I'm wrong, but that is what I imagined going out to a club would be like?!?)

Anyway --so, I went back up to our section . . . and I took a moment to just watch how that 'guy' was just moving from lady to lady trying to get a positive response, I guess.  Later in the night, I managed to make my way to the restrooms, this time alone (lol, yes, I normally go in a group --especially in a place like that! ha ha).  Well, by that time, late in the night, I was soooo exhausted and the look on my face seemed to be in need of a smile --or so I was told . . . lol.  A tall blk guy puts his hand on my back, as I pass by, like he knows it's okay to touch me or something, and says,

guy: "you should smile."

me: "HUH?!"

guy: "I saw you dancing earlier and you have such a beautiful smile.  You really should smile more."

me:"Oh.  I'm tired." (as I walk off to the restroom)

lol.  It took me a while to realize that I was in a place where people use corny lines like that!! lol.  I can't say that anything like that had ever been said to me --so, as I was in the restroom, I realized that my reaction probably wasn't what he was hoping for.  In my mind, when he was telling me that I should smile more, I was thinking to myself, "I really have to pee.  Why exactly do you feel the need to care if I smile or not?!? --where did you come from?!" ha ha ha  It wasn't 'till I got back to sit down, and share what had just happened, that I was told what a lame, old, corny pick up line that was.  Then I was like "OH!!  (ha ha) He was really hoping to 'pick' up a lady that way?" --then I realized why I never really chose to live the "club" scene.  I probably came off as rude (or another word) to those guys --but I wasn't there for them; so, they just irritated me . . . and then made me laugh.  Poor them; they were really hoping to meet someone that night and they were just wasting their precious "skill" on rude 'ol, married, un-interested, Me. 

Other than the 'stuff' that annoyed me, I had a blast!!  I danced, w/ a girlfriend, on one of those table/bench things --just for the heck of having fun!  I took a whole bunch of photos of things that some people might not even remember they did!! ha ha ha  Chris thought it would be funny to say "we should do this every weekend!" --I thought he was joking . . . and then I realized that he wasn't.  Opposites sure do attract! hee hee

So, for his bday, I made him a dozen JUMBO Funfetti cupcakes (his favorite, of course: funfetti!!) w/ chocolate covered strawberries.    Those were for his work and for the house, I made him a vanilla cake, filled with strawberry, frosted with cream cheese frosting and topped with chocolate covered strawberries and a chocolate drizzle.

I sure hope he enjoyed his 26th celebration . . . I'm pooooooped!! ha ha ha -sorry it was so long.  I guess I had a bit more than usual to share -hee hee.

August 20, 2007

it's all about the bling --until...

the same bling keeps costing more money!!

Well, I'll start of with saying that I love my wedding rings!  When I don't wear them, I feel naked .  Well, the story goes . . .
On August 10th, we went to get our rings cleaned and inspected.  We dropped them off and then walked around for 5 mins or so.  When we went back, anxious to see them all sparkly and pretty, we were told that she couldn't clean them because about 4 diamonds on Chris's band were a little loose and ALL of the diamonds on my band were extremely loose!!!   So, she couldn't even sign off on the inspection . . . She put them in little bags until we could take them in to get repaired.  We were at Ingram and since we are closer to La Cantera, we just asked for the total estimate and then we would drop them off at La Cantera.  Well, they are just sitting on the counter for now .  It's such a sad sad story -lol.
After having Kryssa, I had to get my rings resized -slightly bigger-.  I was shocked with how much it all came out to ---when you add it all up:  $ to seperate all three rings, $ to resize all three rings, $ to re-solder all three rings back together, $$$ to re-engrave my wedding band (something like $5 for the first 5 characters and then $1.75 per character after that --my ring had approx. 22 characters!!!!) --so, you add it all up and it turned out to be about 200 dollars or so.  Well, now I have to pay for my stones to be reset?!  It's $15 per stone or $45 for four or more --so It's going to be $30-$45 for Chris's band,  and for my set it is going to be $__ to get them separated, $45 for my wedding band stones to be reset, $___ to get them re-soldered back together, and that's hoping that none of the engagement stones need to be re-set!!!   Boooo hoooo!!!  (While I'm at it, I should get the little nuggets re-done too -the wear and tear on this set was not explained to us!! ha ha --I just have to remind myself that they are 5 years old already --plus some months on the engagement rings. )  I just can't believe it.  I mean, I love them, they're beautiful --but we are thinking about  going to purchase some simple wedding bands to wear for everyday use and only wear our actual wedding set for special occassions/every now and then.  How sad!!  I'm sure mine was worse because my ring gets bumped quite a bit due to the way the solitare sticks out . . . not that it's super HUGE or anything -lol!!  It's just easy to bump on things because it's not flush with the other bands . . .
So, I am a little excited to shop around for a new wedding band -but it's somewhat sad to think that my beautiful wedding set might not be on my finger every day . . . sniffle!  I'm sooo tempted just to take my chances and wear it after it gets fixed --I mean, it did last five years before it needed to be reset, right?!    So, approx. $90 on resetting my rings every five years or so isn't bad at all -when you think of it that way, right? hee hee
So, Diamonds are a girls' best friend -until they start costing an extra couple hundred every year -on top of what your man already paid!!! 
Well, at least Kryssa got something good out of our ring browsing.  Chris bought her the cutest little flower earrings at James Avery!!  --They look soooo cute on her

August 19, 2007

8/19/07 -new song

I'm not always strong
And sometimes I'm even wrong
But I win when I choose
And I can't stand to lose
But I can't always be
The rock that you see
When the nights get too long
And I just can't go on

The woman in me
Needs you to be
The man in my arms
To hold tenderly
Cause I'm a woman in love
And it's you I run to
Yeah the woman in me
Needs the man in you

When the world wants too much
And it feels cold and out of touch
It's a beautiful place
When you kiss my face

The woman in me
Needs you to be
The man in my arms
To hold tenderly
Cause I'm a woman in love
And it's you I run to
Yeah the woman in me
Needs the man in you

Yeah the woman in me
Needs the man in you

I need you baby
Yeah yeah Oh baby...

August 15, 2007

What goes down, must come up --?!

Well, let me just say, "IF YOU HAVE A WEAK TUMMY, DON'T READ THIS ONE!!" --sorry . . .

So, today was my first day of work -for the week.  We had a very nice day -except for my child learning how to cope with being 3.  She has become, I hate to say this, but it's the only way I can seem to explain it . . . bratty.  This too shall pass, I believe!  So far, so good, with our little night time routine.  She is in her bed, laying down, and not screaming!!  Praise God! 
Well, anyway, to the crazy part of my day/night.  I got a phone call from Chris saying that he was trying to come home early because he was not feeling well.  When Chris misses work due to "not feeling well" he is beyond not feeling well.  Poor thing . . . sure enough, he has been throwing up since he's been home .  I was on my way out the door, when I heard him getting sick.  Well, I go up to comfort him (he's an adult, I know.  But I know how horrible it is to feel that sick) -and I end up cleaning up quite a yucky mess .  .  . UGH!!!  Not "ugh" to cleaning up after him . . . he's sick and I will take very good care of him --"UGH" to the fact that I have pretty much been cleaning up throw up since last Wednesday!!   Kryssa was sick and throwing up all night Wednesday and then more throw up on Friday night/Saturday morning! ---This is kind of a gross blog, huh?!  lol . . . ---
So, anyway, when I get back home, he is getting sick again -poor thing!  So, I do what I need to take care of him.  Then I come downstairs, and as I'm sitting here working, I hear Skylar's stomach making some strange noises.  I go check on her and, believe it or not, Skylar is throwing up in her cage right before my eyes!!!  UGH!!!  I just couldn't believe it was happening that way . . . So, I head back upstairs to check on Chris and Kryssa and then back downstairs to clean up the mess from Skylar's tummy.  Once I finished that, I head back upstairs and bathe Kryssa . . .
The house is quite, my dog is sleeping, Chris is sleeping and it sure seems as though Kryssa is sleeping too . . . WOW!!   --Now this is what I call quite time.  And right now, I really need some quite time . . .
**Oh, and to top it all off, I was supposed to start watching a little nine month old tomorrow; but I will have to make a phone call to that family at 6:30am letting them know the situation --it will be up to them if they still want to bring their son.  It will be quite a risk, though, because Chris is running a pretty high temp, which means that this is more than likely a stomach flu/virus that he is fighting .  --from my experience, very easy to catch/spread . . .
So, I will head to bed now -everyone is sleeping and it seems as though I can "clock out" for a couple of hours -until someone wakes up and calls out for me (more than likely it will be Kryssa -but as sick and Chris is, he might be first?!).  God willing, this passes before morning. 
Keep our household in prayer, please. 
Thanks a bunch -night night.

August 8, 2007

here's the news

There is nothing exciting to share  -sorry.
I will start the meds again soon and the doctor is giving me double the dose of clomid this time around.  I know that God has perfect timing -I'm just really looking forward to that "time" .
I'm still going to my spa treatment -which I hope feels really good and not causes more pain -for whatever reason?!
My next appt with the doctor will be on Sept. 21. 

**Oh, and by the way, Pinky did end up getting car sick again today -on the way over there and on the way back too!!! -UGH!   So, the vet gave her some meds for me to keep on hand for our next car ride (who knows when that will be though).  My kitties are healthy and they got the all clear!!   Now they can get declawed!!! Woohoo!!

Hopefully I can enjoy my me time to either just think about absolutely nothing OR reflect on life and how wonderful everything is -what I do have to be greatful for . . . --No, I'm not depressed over the "news" or anything like that -but some good "me time" is needed.  So, thank God for my 2 hours tonight.

There are many other things to stay busy with:  Kryssa's party, Chris's Party, my Party!! -hee hee, 1st day of school, the little 9month old's first day ---and everyone else's pregnancies!!!  At least I have that, right?  Seriously!!    Oh, and Chris gets off early tomorrow and then he's off all day on Friday, for Kryssa's bday . . . Oh my!!  I can't believe "Friday" is just a day and a half away?!?  My little "baby" will be 3!!!  Eeeek!

August 7, 2007

animals, animals, and celebrations

Okay, so today we had a Zoo field trip.  It went very well.  I have some pics that I will add to my album soon.
Tomorrow, the kitties have a vet appt at 8:30am!!  That's super early for me -to be driving my pets around -ha ha ha
Then I plan on having lunch with my dad -after getting the cats back home and hopefully not having a mess to clean up (pinky gets car sick every time :( YUCK!)
Kryssa will go to Tia Monica's by 1pm and then at 1:30pm I have an appt. with my doctor  -Only God knows the news I will hear . . .
After picking Kryssa back up we will run some final errands for her birthday.  Then at 6:45pm I will begin my 2 hour pampering session at Spa d'sante!!! I'm soooooo excited for that.   And daddy and Kryssa will do who knows what kind of "Fun" daddy stuff that goes on when I'm not around -lol!! --So, no matter what news I get at my appt., I will have my spa appt. to look forward to.  --I'm ready . . .
Well, nighty night.  I have so much on my mind but it is cuddle time!!  and I must put the rest in God's hands . . .
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

August 4, 2007

I should have worn my dancing shoes

We just got home from my cousin's wedding reception.  Boy oh boy, my feet HURT!!!  Lol, I wore the most comfortable dress shoes that I own -but they just weren't comfortable enough to wear while setting up a cake, cutting and serving the cake, or while dancing the night away . . . Kryssa had a BLAST dancing!! She got the party started.  She was the only one on the dance floor for a while -she didn't care, she was having a grand time with the whole dance floor to herself!! ha ha ha
So, the cake turned out just as we had pictured it to be -Praise God!!  We were so happy and we just kept on looking at it all night -LOL!!  We were the ones to cut and serve it and when I started undoing the decorations, I looked at my mom and Chris, and said, "Get a good look at it because here it goes . . . ".  That is the saddest part about creating Yummies -the image only lasts so long before it is eaten away.  BUT, it was nice to see everyone enjoying -taking pictures and then when they ate it.
I'm sorry, I don't have pictures right now to post; but you KNOW I will post them as soon as I get them.  I feel that this wedding cake is one of the best Yummies I have ever been a part of.  It was a great experience and I am glad that I was asked to do that.    Now I have the experience of creating a wedding cake -and some exciting photos to share and add to my "portfolio"!!!
So, I'll post again soon . . .

August 3, 2007

Burn Baby Burn!!!

Okay, so I just had to post that we just had a Dance Dance Rovolution workout session and I burned 159 calories and it showed that it was equivalent to jogging 4.something miles -close to 5 miles!! Woohoo!!
Let's lose this weight Baby!!!

August 2, 2007

To test or not to test -that IS the question...

So, our "conception plan" didn't go as planned.  It wasn't even our fault though, that's what's most frustrating!!  I went for my blood work like I was supposed to and then days passed and I didn't hear from my doctor.  I called and found out that my blood work was lost in the process because the lady that did it remembers packing it up and filling out my form and sending it off -but the results that came back for me were blank . . .   The test was never done!  So, they don't know what happened to my blood -whether it got lost on the way or misplaced when it should have been tested.  Either way, I don't get to find out if the medicine actually did its job.  SO . . . I called to see what's next and I was told that I could test already and that it would be an accurate result.  I don't know what I want to do.  Today is day 46 (from when we started this whole process) --I can't believe 46 days have gone by already . . . I guess I've been so busy that I haven't been soooo consumed in the whole "baby" thing like I was a couple of months ago.  Or, I guess, I also know that we are taking some steps to assist us -so maybe just knowing that has put my mind more at ease . . . who knows!!  I mean, I give God the credit too, of course.  I put it in his hands when we started this whole process and I have just been staying positive "Our time will come.  And when it is time, it will be so wonderful to have such great news!!"  Well, I have an appointment with my doctor on the 8th; so, a part of me just wants to wait until then to test at my appt.  But the other part of me wants to take a test to find out already -lol.  Oh, DRAMA!! lol!!  Okay, so, I could spend 15 dollars on a home test and then another 30 for my appt (which includes a test too) -so that would be two tests, just a few days apart, for 45 dollars. . . OR I could be just a little more patient and pay only 30, see the doctor and get a result there . . . I am a little nervous to test   . . . okay,  A LOT!!  I don't want to see another negative -but at the same time I really do have peace that even if I don't get the result that I want -everything will work out for us.  I do believe that.  But I am human and my emotions are just a little on edge when it comes to this.  Geez, just thinking about all of this right now creates a lump in my throat and butterflies in my tummy.  I really pray that it's positive . . . how exciting would that be?!  lol, even my mom, yesterday, told me that we need to hurry up and give Kryssa a sibling!!  I laughed and said "we're working on it -there's only so much we can do!" --but at the same time, I was thinking "Mom!  You're not helping!!" Lol!!  She only said that because I was telling her a story about what Kryssa was doing yesterday morning and it was about her playing and talking all to herself -but like she was really talking to someone else (does that make sense? -basically, if you just heard her, you would think that someone else is there with her; but then you see that she is all alone having such a wonderful little conversation/playtime -poor thing!!)

OH, something freaky happened last week . . . LOL.  Kryssa was sitting on the floor, next to where I was standing, and she was just staring at me (she was in time-out so I thought she was just trying to get my attention).  Well, I looked at her and she got this strange look on her face as she asked "Mommy?  You got a baby in your tummy?" --can you imagine the shock that hit me?!  I have NEVER told her about how babies are in tummies or anything.  So, I have no idea where she heard that from -but at the same time I thought, I sure could have a baby in my tummy . . . Then to the people that were present, I looked at them and said, "okay, that was freaky!  It's going to be freaky if I find out next week I'm pregnant!!" --how strange is that?!
Okay, so this is my blog for today . . . maybe even the week.  I hadn't blogged on TTC in a while -this is all really on my mind right now -all day and until I fall asleep.  I think I will just try to wait until the 8th, save some money, and still find out results . . .

July 30, 2007

This is how it goes

Well, it is late and I don't want to stay up much longer -but here is a little update of what's been going on:
Marguerite, my niece, headed back home today.    She had been in SA since the 9th of July and she had stayed with us since the 14th.  I had such a wonderful time -I hope she did too-.  It's hard to believe that my nieces are so "grown up" already . . .
Well, I got to see more family this weekend too.  My other niece, Jensyn, was in town along with 3 of my other sisters.  I enjoyed getting to see them -even though it wasn't for long
Well, Thursday I worked and then we went to church for rehearsal. 
Friday, Marguerite baked cupcakes and we picked up Jensyn to join us for a road trip to Austin.  It was GREAT!!  So, I got to see another sister too!!  Ha ha, all four sisters in one weekend?!  Wow, God is good!!!   Well, I had to drop off the girls at the hotel (with their moms) on our way back in to SA -so I didn't get home until 3:30AM!!!!  Wow, what an adventure!  lol
Saturday, Chris, Kryssa and I went to Fiesta Texas.  Chris purchased season passes for us all (kryssa has her first little season pass -hee hee) We visited the water park first and enjoyed hours of fun -UNTIL . . . Kryssa got stung by a yellow jacket .  I couldn't believe it -WHAT LUCK, HUH?!  (that's her second sting in just several months -poor thing!!!)  Well, after about an hour or so, she calmed down and was able to walk -it stung her on the tip of her big toe :( - We enjoyed the rest of the evening at Fiesta Texas.  She rode several rides and Chris rode one, I believe . . .
Later that night, around 11:30 or so, I managed to drive 30 mins to pick up the girls to take them back to our house for a sleep over and so that they could go to church with us . . .
Sunday, we (chris, Kryssa, Jensyn, Marguerite and I) went to church, I had a blast singing!!   The message was GREAT!!  Oh, and my parents went, which really made my day!!  Later we met up with my parents, again, and my nieces, and had lunch.  Then we (jensysn, marguerite, chris and i) spontaneously went to Fiesta texas for about an hour -before we had to have the girls back at my parent's so that they could get picked up by their moms to head back to Dallas.  Oh, and while at Fiesta Texas, I whitnessed an accident -pretty ugly!!  So, I stayed to give a statement. Poor people, man!!
From my parents, we went to a BBQ gathering and I managed to stain the people's carpet BLUE!   I left my powerade bottle open, on the floor next to my chair, and forgot about it and then the next thing I knew, I think someone moved the chair or something, I don't know what happened?! . . . someone was soaking up blue liquid! OH NO!!!  I felt horrible!!!
From there we went to Walmart and spent some money -I don't know WHY!!!  lol -but we ended up buying Dance Dance Revolution for PS2!  Super cool . . . Super fun . . . also a great work out! ha ha ha -Someone told me how it has a work out program/game and keeps track of calories that are being burned -well, it does and I love that feature/game.  So, now we are extremely pooped!!!  I'm ready for a good night's rest because tomorrow I have quite a bit to do with shopping for Kryssa's party and . . . well, I really don't remember what else ----Oh!  One thing is getting my hair changed back to my original color!  I can't deal with it . . . I don't like the job that was done and I definitely don't feel that I got my money's worth.  So, I know I have other errands to run.  I just wanted to blog --I feel like I haven't done it in a while.

I am still working on my "home" blog . . . sorry -thanks for being patient. --to some of you  --hee hee, and the others please be a little more patient.
Have a wonderful monday!!

Oh, I forgot to say that I have one more child, a 9 month old, enrolling for one week in August and one week in September.  I'm really excited!  I love getting 'new' kids -and it's super exciting that he's a little 9 month old . . . BABY!!!  hee hee
The other thing I forgot to add is that I have the wedding cake to make for this Saturday!! ha ha ha . . . I'm super excited about that!  I got free range --I can do just about anything I want, design it how ever I'd like!! How cool is that?!?
-so I think that's it now . . .
night night