Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Today many blogger's are having a moment of silent for a sweet little boy named Cohen who passed away far too early in his life. To read about his brave fight for life in the few days he was here on earth click here. I am praying for his parents, grandparents, and everyone else who was touched by his life today. I cannot imagine what this family is going through right now.The day I read he was born I cried for his parents who waited so long for him, and when I read he passed away my heart just broke and I cried again. Cohen is in the best place now, resting peacefully with God.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Opinions Please

I got this crazy idea yesterday and before I can really start to figure out if this is something I can make a reality, I need opinions. I need to know if you would even want this service, find it worthwhile,and be willing to pay for it. If you happen to think this is the dumbest idea ever, you can tell me, just be nice about it, please. Or give me ideas as to how I could improve it. So here it goes...

In my obsession with strollers I started thinking, wouldn't it be great to be able to go to a store that had every stroller you could ever imagine, an get to really test drive it? I'm not talking wheel it around the store, I mean fold it up, put it in the car, and get it out of the car! What if you could not only "test drive" it, but you could rent it for a day or even a week? Really put the stroller to the test, to see if it fits your needs and wants. With so many strollers out there it is so hard to decide what works best for you simply off other people's reviews and suggestions. It sucks to spend hundreds of dollars on something you think is going to be great, only to discover it has far more flaws than you had hoped for. And maybe I should throw this out there, I'm not talking about the strollers they have at BRU (not that there is anything wrong with those) I'm talking Quinny, Orbit, Bugaboo, Britax, Bumbleride, Peg Perego, BOB, Phil & Ted, Maclaren, you get the idea!

So, would you go to a store like that? What would you be willing to pay to rent a stroller for a day? Do you think this is a waste of time? I'm clearly looking for input. I just don't know if I am the only person obsessed with strollers that would love a place like this.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


In less than four hours I will be 27 years old. I'm big on birthdays, always have been. Not that I ever had elaborate birthday parties, but birthdays are a big deal in my family. In my 20's I tried to always plan fun birthday parties; night out on the town, wine tasting limo tour, weekends in Palm Springs...I just like to enjoy my birthday.

This year I will be working for my birthday. But after work T and I are going out to dinner. Then Sunday I am hanging with my family and having dinner with them. Next weekend we are headed to Palm Springs for the weekend to celebrate with my family! I can't wait.

Last year at this time I was hoping and praying for an engagement ring for my birthday. While I didn't get it on my birthday I did eventually get it! So here are my hopes for my 27th year.

1) Get pregnant - Hopefully by this time next year I will be knocked up.

2) Move - Whether or not we move out of state, we need to figure out where we are going and where we are going to make "home"

3) Lose weight - I have to get my butt in shape, for lots of reasons. For myself, for my health, for my husband, for getting pregnant and for not getting out of control when I do get pregnant, and for labor (I want a natural labor and can't expect my out of shape body to be able to handle that)

4) Work on my friendships - I need to start being a better friend, and for a few people I need to stop giving so much to a friendship that isn't really there. I also want to create new friendships with amazing people!

5) Graduate - If things go as scheduled I will FINALLY be graduating next May. I have to get this done.

I can't wait to see what this next year God has in store for me. I'm going to try this year to go with the flow, not stress out and accept whatever God throws my way. I may not understand why it is happening, but God has a plan and reason, and one day I will understand. Here's to 27!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I am exhausted. I started my new job this past Monday, and for the first time in my life I have to get up, early! I am so accustom to waking up around 10am. Well, now I have to be up at 6:30 and it is KICKING MY ASS. Monday I came home and fell asleep at 6:30pm, and slept until 6:30 the next morning! Right now I am struggling to keep my eyes open; and I had a Red Bull at 5pm. I am hoping I get used to this, really soon. I hate feeling exhausted all the time. I would nap when the girls nap, but I am at work, and I feel bad doing that.

That being said, the twins I am nannying for are fabulous! I was pretty sure one hated me the first two days, but today she wouldn't let me put her I think we are past the hate. And while I love the little ladies, I pray that T and I never have twins! lol Seriously, I hope and pray God blesses us with children, but I would never "hope" for twins. People who hope for twins or multiples are OUT OF THEIR MIND.

I have to get to bed before I pass out on the laptop. Only one more day until my birthday and I am too tired to be excited. This is so unlike me.

P.S. Random tidbit for the day, I am SO excited for John Mayer & Keith Urban Crossroads on CMT. Two of my favorite guys! Can't wait.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Little Update

I haven't posted in a few weeks, but I don't think anyone reads my blog so I doubt it matters! So, what's going on in our life...well after seven years I am finally quitting my job at Chili's.You have no idea how long I have wanted to quit for. I have hated/loathed/despised that place for at least 5 of the 7 years. But after this weekend I don't have to go in anymore. No more rude customers, no more being people's bitch, no more crappy tips, and most of all, no more wondering if I can pay the bills each month.

Next week I start a new job as a nanny for the most adorable four month old twin girls. I am so excited. The family seems awesome, which is hard to find sometimes. I feel really blessed and I know God worked everything out so this opportunity would work for all of us.

Warning: Possible TMI! As for us having a baby, things have taken a interesting turn. Since we got married we have done nothing to avoid getting pregnant, and while it has only been three months, nothing happened. I had a routine doctor's appointment a few weeks ago and things came back that my thyroid was low. I'm waiting to see a specialist, but from what I understand I have hyperthyroidism. Not a big deal, except it messes with a womans menstral cycle, which would explain a lot of things. I started doing some research and it's apparently a bad idea to get pregnant until the thyroid issues are under control. Well, then I discovered that I don't think I am ovulating each month. So, today I started charting. I am hoping this will answer some quesions, and now when I am giving the go ahead to get pregnant at least I will have it down already! Like I said, I still need to see a specialist, but I am hoping it won't be more than six months until I am okay to starting really trying to get pregnant. In the meantime I spend my days daydreaming about planning a nursery and having a little one of our own. Hopefully I can meet the specialist soon and find out what is really going on.

So that is life right now. We are going to Texas in July and I couldn't be more excited! This is going to be a great HAS to be a great trip! And in just two weeks I will be turning 27. I had a hard time last year on my birthday, so I am hoping this year is better. Besides, the weekend after my birthday we are going to Palm Springs with my parents and sister, so it really can't be bad, right?! Two days of laying in the pool, drinking Pina Coladas, bbq'ing and hanging out with my favorite people in the whole wide world! I can't wait!
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