Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve!

I have so much to post about but most of it isn't very nice and back to my Mom's advice if you don't have anything nice to say...

But the few that I can't keep to myself.

1. I have found a new reason not to appreciate the "Make My Day Law". For those of you that don't know this law, it states that if someone is on your property against your wishes (i.e. breaking in to your home) you have the "right" to shoot them without being prosecuted. It has always bothered me to some degree that we as a country can argue so fiercely about killing an unborn child through abortion and executing a mass murderer through the death penalty, but when it comes to someone breaking into our home we have every right in the world to shoot them thus taking their lives. Does anyone reading this know how many hoops a police officer has to jump through after firing their weapon with or without a fatal shot, but again we as civilians can open fire without question. I know the age old saying that an armed society is a polite society but at what point do we still get to live our lives without fear that the guy driving next to us is going to open fire because I didn't use my blinker. The reason that I bring this up is because here in Colorado Springs we recently had a home owner shoot and kill a man in his early twenties for being in his back yard. Of course at first thought everyone assumed this young man was breaking in, but no he was just someone that had too much to drink at a football party and thought it was his house and he was trying to open up the back door. I have been this drunk before (not that I am proud of it), the kind where you can't even walk much less be asked what your address is and yet no one shot me. Of course we will never know if the home owner opened his door holding on to his gun and asked the stranger what he was doing, but I believe I am safe to assume that he did not...the slurred speech would have given away the intruders true intentions. So this day I say a little prayer for all of my friends after parties, please let us the DD's in the world know your address before we drop you off.

2. New Year's Eve resolution...I can't seem to come up with one. I gave up on weight loss ones years ago and it wouldn't help much this year anyways. Let's revisit some of my older resolutions, one year I resolved not to hand out my phone number at bars anymore (which made it so I didn't have to avoid my cell phone rings but it also made it so I didn't have a date for years...seems like a fair trade after all I pay for the cell service I should be able to pick it up at anytime). I have resolved to shovel the driveway after it snows after falling on my butt too many times to count from the ice mounds. Make my bed in the morning, keep my bathroom clean both of which have enabled me to feel slightly more like an adult. But this year I am drawing a blank, I suppose I have until midnight tonight to come up with one.

On a more positive note...Happy New Year's everyone, I wish we could be there to hug each and every one of you!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Back in Colorado.

It's always bitter sweet to be back in Colorado especially when we leave Indiana. Home is home and the animals miss us terribly when we are gone, but being back in Indiana as often as we have been able to makes it another home back there. Which means I start taking it for granted, if we could just move Colorado and Indiana closer to each other.

We had an amazing trip and already miss everyone back there so much. It was awesome to be back for Christmas because everything was so well decorated and felt so cozy and warm. And we were able to make it to Joe's grandparents house for their annual Christmas Day celebration, I can't tell you how much family traditions mean to me. After just reading my Aunt's blog about missing my grandparents I am even more grateful for the trips we make to visit family.

On another note, we just started week 20 of my pregnancy. Crazy to think we are half way. When we were back in Indiana Laura and I would start talking about what a miracle it is to think we have human beings growing inside of us but then we would get too far involved in the thoughts and have to change the subject before we started crying.

I should get back to work...Hi to everyone back in our second home. We love and miss you! :-)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Jeans...terrible Jeans.

So I decided I should buy a couple of pairs of new jeans (I haven't bought any in a while). Being that my waistline is growing with or without my permission I wanted to grab the size bigger so they will fit longer. Well that size of jeans is apparently the cutoff to morbidly obese. I put them on and they looked like clown pants, I would have to fold over the waist just to get them to be belt-able. Instead of having a couple of pairs that I could fit in for a while I opted for the non clown pants that will need to do some major aerobics to fit in here in a month. Grrr-eat, just what I need more clothes I have to stretch out just to wear. Needless to say I don't consider this a successful shopping day.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Perhaps I was just raised differently. Wait scratch that, I WAS raised differently.

We just had a girl quit on our basketball team because "she wasn't happy". The only thing I can say about that is she must have seen how hard college and the military truly are. Let's not forget that the Air Force Academy is not only one of the best educations you can get, but also one of the only ones that doesn't come with a student loan but rather a career. Sure it's different, I mean hell you learn to fly planes that sounds a little different than what Colorado College has to offer. The issue I have with this particular player quitting is that it leaves us with only 6 girls on the team, unfortunately injuries are rampant on a college team. Which also means if we lose one more player our season is done. I can already imagine the conversation between my player that just quit and her parents "Oh honey, if it's too hard just come home...". Whereas my Mom would have said "Oh, suck it's hard."

On that note, all I have to say is thanks made a person that doesn't quit when times get hard.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ahhh Colorado.

Colorado cracks me up. It snowed last night, nearly 3 inches. Now for those of you that remember my last post that is nothing compared to the 10 inches we got the other day. But the schools are canceled today, not the other day just today. Like as if they had extra snow days and forgot to use one the other day. Although it did allow the ten year old from down the street to stop by and make 10 bucks to shovel our driveway. By the way I love paying kids to do things like that, what an awesome way to get kids some extra money and make them accountable for their workmanship...oh yeah and I didn't have to put on clothes yet this morning always a plus.

I had another doctor's appointment yesterday and first off everything is going along just wonderfully and secondly I guess by now I should be able to feel the baby. I can't feel it at all and someone told me that it may feel like gas bubbles. Hmmm, for me because I eat so many crazy things I have basically had some kind of stomach issues for the last 20 years. I hope the baby will eventually grow into big boy or girl moves that feel more like something I may be able to recognize or better yet not recognize at all so they will feel foreign.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I missed the month of November!

Wow, I just realized that I missed the entire month of November in the blog shameful.

So here are some updates...

We just got back from Mexico which was a wonderful time as always, and I managed to find plenty to do without scuba diving or drinking my body weight in Cervases. The boys went golfing several times, I opted out simply due to cost...after all it was the only thing on Joe's mind and for me it would have just been pretty cool. I did come along one day to take pictures and drive the cart.

It is officially winter here in Colorado, we got 10 inches of snow this weekend and are having firewood dropped off today. We went snowboarding one time before Mexico and while there wasn't very much snow on the ground it was still fun. I am not sure how many more times I will make it up though, my schedule is so busy and I only have until January 1st.

The pregnancy is still going along the same, which for those of you that don't ask me twice a day (thanks Mom) the answer is completely unnoticeable. I haven't gained weight, or been sick or any of the other adverse reactions that I read about in What to Expect When You're Expecting. In fact I was talking to one of my friends the other day and it feels more like I am preparing to get pregnant, like eating better, taking vitamins, and not drinking rather than already pregnant. I am completely thankful for this and could not even imagine how it would be different if I were sick or felt awful all the time like some of my friends have. I am just into my 4th month now and patiently waiting for the 5th month to find out the sex. We just got back all of our genetic tests and we have a 90% assurance that we will have a baby without a severe genetic disorder. Just one of the many things Joe and I have to be thankful for. I must admit that I am slightly taken back by the fact I can hide a melon (the current size of my uterus) and a navel orange (the size of the baby) in my midsection without gaining a notch on my belt.

Although as I am writing this I can think of one thing that has changed, I am so absentminded. In fact I just rebooted a server in the middle of the day for no reason...why because the button was sitting there, must have been entirely too tempting for my little fingers. I have to date dropped 4 entire bottles of condiments only to explode on my feet while Joe is watching asking if I am ok. The dishes aren't safe around me anymore because I just seem to let go of things, almost like I forget that I am holding on to them.

So that's an update on our lives here...I PROMISE to blog more this month. :-)