Thursday, June 25, 2009


The house is ours! We closed last Tuesday!

Everything went pretty well. There were a couple numbers wrong on a few documents so we had to wait for the bank to fax over new, corrected ones. But that's not a big deal when you leave with a HOUSE! We were both so excited that we started painting right away Tuesday night! We were there last night until 1am too. It's easy to lose track of the time when you are so excited!

The neighbors on both sides of us came over right away and welcomed us to the neighborhood. We have a young family with 3 girls on one side, and a 20-something guy and his girlfriend on the other. It seems like a really friendly neighborhood! I already have so much pride for that house. It was built in 1950, and nobody has lived there in a needs a little (or a ton) of TLC. But we are ready to take on the challenge! We have already done SO MUCH to that house, and we've only owned it for two days!! We have the entire dining room/living room/hallway painted. We have the lawnmower built, flowers planted EVERYWHERE, a tree trimmed, and I bought new shrubs to be planted tomorrow!! I can't wait!!

I love this picture, you can see how freaking excited he is to have this house!!

Rex isn't so sure about his new digs quite yet...

Tom painting

Me painting!

Time to get some sleep since I have a feeling it's going to be a looooooong night tomorrow!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Last Sunday Tom came home early. (He was up in the Boundry waters camping for a week.)He scared the crap out of me though! I was taking a nap, he wasn't due home until Monday night. I heard *bang*bang* on the door and someone yelling my name! Talk about quite the way to wake me up! Here's some pictures from his trip.
Sunset reflection

A moose in the river

Tom on a rock, haha

So after he got cleaned up we went out to lunch and saw The Hangover. It was good. But I don't think it's as good as we had heard? It was funny, but not pee-your-pants funny. If that makes sense?

Wednesday was our 3 year anniversary! It's crazy to think about where we are as a couple 3 years after our first date! We've been through a lot! In some ways I feel like I've been with Tom a lot longer...and in other ways those 3 years FLEW by! And here we are, living 200 miles away from our families, with a new puppy, about to buy our first house! So to celebrate we went out to the Macaroni grill. It was delish, of course! And I had a peach martini (or three) which were amazing as well! It was a good night for sure!

Us: 3 years, countless smiles & tears, one puppy, and a house hunt later!

Tonight we met up with some friends of ours and went out to dinner. She is pregnant and looked beautiful! She was seriously glowing, they aren't kidding when they say how happy & beautiful pregnant women look! (Now that she is over the morning sickness anyway!) They find out the sex on Friday and I'm excited for them! They are a sweet couple. :)

Here's all of us at dinner.

Time to go pack some more... only 3 more days!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Workin' on my fitness

So I know I've blogged about this before, but I am trying to lose weight. I started in Jan of 2008 and I have lost 40 pounds now. Obviously the weight came off really slow. But I was trying to do small changes that I could keep up forever. I am confident that I will be able to keep the weight off this way. Anyway, I still want to lose around 7 more pounds. I am 5'7" and my goal is a size 8. I can get that size on right now. But it is too tight to actually wear and be comfortable.

I worked up to exercising 6 days a week. Then May happened. :( We were house hunting, there was my birthday, mothers day, graduation and of course, bronchitis. (which lingered well into June.) I don't really like excuses when it comes to exercising. You just need to suck it up and do it. And here I am, and I haven't really had a good workout in over a month! Yikes!

So I went to the gym today and WOW! I lost a ton of my strength already! I'm hoping it comes back soon!! I was able to jog for 30 mins only a month ago, and now? I had to walk for 30 mins and I was sweaty and slightly out of breath! I know having such a bad lung infection is part of it, but really?! How pathetic!!! After that I took Rex for a little walk and came back and did level 1 of the 30 Day Shred. That Jillian is killer normally, but of course it was really bad getting back into it. Boo!

Oh well. There's nothing I can do now but to dive back into it tomorrow and keep going strong until I'm back up to my previous level of fitness!

Also, Tom comes home in 2 days. I miss him.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Furball Friday!


In honor of Friday, I introduce to you....Furball Friday! Tom & I have 4 animals. 3 cats, and 1 dog. And since I don't have a real baby to take pictures of, they get the brunt of it. :) Enjoy!

Kelso, who was the 1st "born" :)

Ms. Beula

Stewie (Tom's cat)

And our newest addition, Rex! Check out his fishing vest sent from Tom's brother!

You'll never guess what I got in the mail today! The return address simply said "Grandma" I opened it and there was a card that said, "Wishing you happiness (and babies!) Love, Grandma" And inside the package was two onsies. One pink, and one blue!

Simply put, my mom is weird.

She REALLY wants grandbabies. When I asked her what was up with the baby clothes she said she was "just practicing!" Sheesh.

P.S. Holding those baby clothes may or may not have really made me wish I had a little baby to put in them. :(

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Figured I need to post something a little more upbeat since I just got a lot off my chest in the past post!

Saw this over at MissNorthernBelle...


1. What are your middle names?

Juanita & Adam

2. How long have you been together?

3 years (on the 17th!)

3. How long did you know each other before you started dating?

We didn't know each other before.

4. Who asked Whom out?

I'm embarrassed to admit this. We met online and he sent me a message asking if you could go out for drinks sometime. Our first "date" was June 17th, 2006. And we've been together ever since!

5. How old are each of you?

24 & 27 (almost 28)

6. Who's siblings do you see the most?

It used to be his. But now we moved away from both our families, so it's pretty even now.

7. Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?

It USED to be his ex situation. Now that that's over (thank, goodness!) I would have to say money?? We have so much we would like to do, and not enough $$ to do it! But isn't that almost everyone?! Haha

8. Did you go to the same school?


9. Who is smarter?

It goes both ways. I'm stronger in some areas, and he's stronger in others.

10. Who is the most sensitive?

ME!!!!! For sure! I am too sensitive sometimes!

11. Where do you eat out as most as a couple?

I can't really think of one place that is "ours." We like to try new places all the time!

12. Where is the furthest you have traveled as a couple?

How pathetic! We haven't even left the state! (Okay, we have been to Wisconsin. But seriously, that's LITERALLY one minute away, just over a bridge. That so does NOT count!)

13. Who has the craziest ex's?

We both have crazy ex's! But I'm going with HIM on this one!!!!!

14. Who has the worst temper?

Sadly, me for sure!

15. Who does the cooking?

We both do

16. Who is the neat freak?

Neither? We are pretty similar in that area. Unless we are having guests over. Then I am a total neat freak all the way!

17. Who is more stubborn?

Me, what can I say? I'm a Taurus!

18. Who hogs the bed?


19. Who wakes up earlier?

We wake up at the same time. Even on weekends, usually.

20. Where was your first date?

At a bar. Classy, I know.

21. Who is more jealous?

What is with these questions? I am...

22. How long did it take to get serious?

Not very long. Couple months?

23. Who eats more?

This is a horrible question?! He usually eats more than I do because I am on a diet (or whatever you want to call it!) I have to watch what I eat, and I always will. But I could eat as much as him if I didn't have such a crappy metabolism!

24. Who's better with the computer?

He is. He does it for a living, though.

25. Who drives when you are together?

Depends where we go. He has a truck and I have a depending on what we are doing determines who drives!


How can it already be June 11th?! Seriously! I have a feeling my summer is going to FLY by! Tom is gone-again. This is his 2nd week-long "guys only" trip this summer. Am I wrong for being a little (okay, a lot) pissed about this? Considering I've been asking him since MARCH to plan a little vacay for us? And we have nothing? And now it's too late for me to request any vacation the rest of the summer? Yeah. I'm trying to control my anger because it's not going to solve anything. He knows I'm mad. And I have too many other things going on right now to get too worked up over a stupid man. Ugh.

Secondly, we close in 12 days! I am freaking out. We have a ton of packing to do. Tons of cleaning to do...etc

And my cute little puppy? PISSING.ME.OFF. He hasn't had one accident since 3 days after we got him---as long as we are home. Apparently, he thinks when we are at work he can shit where ever he wants. But when we are home, he is Mr. Perfect Puppy. He needs to knock this crap off, now! He's not looking so "cute" anymore! Ugh!

This summer also seems to be the summer of weddings. After we close, we are out of town the next two weekends in a row. Because, ya know, we don't need to PACK OR MOVE OR ANYTHING. So my friend H is getting married on the 27th. We had a falling out about a year and a half ago. She got knocked up after dating a guy for 3 MONTHS. Then they got engaged 2 MONTHS after that. Now they have been together a year and a half? And have a 6 mo old daughter and are getting married. While I'm not really jealous (because that happened WAY too fast for me!) I'm still bitter. Tom & I have been together 3 years and we're not even engaged yet. And I'm pissed she chose this guy over everyone else in her life. After she swore up and down she would never become one of "those" girls. Whatever. I'm going to this wedding and I doubt I will speak or see her much after that.

Then we have ANOTHER wedding to go to on July 4th. Isn't that selfish?! Make people give up their plans for July 4th to go to your wedding? I mean, sure, we could have said no. But we're being good sports and attending. We don't want to hurt their feelings. But seriously, I have better things to do. Oh well.

I have to order invites for our housewarming party (August 15th) soon. But at the same time I can't even think about that right now. Too much other stuff to do.

Also, Poptarts are evil. They are no good for this "getting in shape" business. Yikes!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Is it June 23rd yet?! I'm getting SO ready to move into our new house and start working on it! (Except we have nothing packed yet. Not one single thing. We should get on that!)

Last night we went to an appliance outlet and to Menards. We didn't really find anything we liked. So tonight we are heading to Lowes and Sears. But can I just say how freaking overwhelmed I am?! I didn't realize picking out appliances would be so much work and so confusing! There are almost too many options, it's hard to narrow it down. At least we know we want stainless and we have a smaller I guess that helps narrow it down a little...

We will have our house in a little over 2 weeks. That doesn't seem real yet!

Also, Rex had his vet appt last night. He got more shots which he was not happy about...but he has gained a full pound in the past 3 weeks! That's huge for such a little guy! I was worried he wasn't getting enough food because he seemed hungry even after I fed him his dinner...but obviously he's growing fine and I don't need to worry.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I went to the doctor yesterday and it turns out I have bronchitis. Fun. I've been coughing so hard and for so long that my insides feel bruised & sore. I feel like I've been hit by a car!

So I came home at noon from work today. Obviously I've been working all week and it's only making it worse. So I got to indulge in some great daytime tv! I am watching the Tyra show (I know, I know...) and Megan McCain is a guest. I can't believe I'm going to say this (considering I dislike her father and the Republican party...) But I sort of....LIKE her! She seems very educated and she actually SUPPORTS gay marriage! There have been so many people making fun of her weight lately, and she told them to kiss her ass! I know I shouldn't judge her by her father, but it shocked me to hear that come from a McCain!

Anyway, enough of that...Rex has a vet appt tonight. He needs his booster shots. Then Tom & I are going to check out Lowes for appliances. We went to Home Depot last night and we were kinda let down by their selection. We're also bummed that we probably won't be able to afford granite for our kitchen. :( I did get some paint ideas though!

Time to go back to bed... Ugh. Bronchitis sucks!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Graduation & Germs

My sister graduated from high last Friday! It's crazy to think I graduated 6 years ago and my little sister is now starting college soon! Yikes!

So I headed up north for her graduation ceremony Friday night and then stayed for her party on Saturday. I was up until 1am he
lping my mom finish things for the party and Tom stayed up until 3:30am! I can't believe how much help Tom was! He was really going out of his way to help my mom. I don't know a lot of people who would stay up until 3:30 hanging up streamers! He's amazing like that. :)

Of course I woke up sick on Saturday. I knew it was coming, Tom had been sick for over a week. It was only a matter of time before I got sick too. :( But I still had a good weekend and the party was a success! I ate too much food (of course) and am finding it reallllllly hard to get back into my diet now.

The class of 2009!

Me & the graduate

...And of course one of Rex enjoying the party!

Congrats, Sandra!