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!!!