Tuesday, July 24, 2007


I have the sweetest husband and friends in the world! They threw me a surprise birthday party last night. It was exactly what I needed! I was down and out about turning 29 and they all made me feel so much better (so did the bottle of wine I drank)! I thought we were just going over to Jared and Cindy’s for dinner but when we got there, everyone was there to surprise me. It was perfect!

Thank you honey. I love you!!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Last year in my 20’s!

So today’s my 29th Birthday. 29 years…how did that happen? Everyone keeps asking me how my birthday is going. Well… it’s going and tomorrow it will be gone. All I can think about is the fact that I have 365 days until I turn 30! I’m usually really excited about my birthday. I love birthdays, just not this one. I’ve decided this is my year to be depressed so I can have fun next year when I actually turn 3-0!

Tonight Brian and I are having dinner over Jared and Cindy’s. I’m actually excited about it. Although I’m depressed about turning 29 I think I would regret not celebrating it. I’m just going to tell myself that we’re celebrating life not my age! Here's to turning 29!

Friday, July 20, 2007

It's Friday and I'd rather be at home.....

I’m sitting here at work, staring at my computer thinking of all the things I could accomplish if I wasn’t here today. I truly believe the work week should only be 4 days!

Here’s the beginning of my list:

1. Finish the laundry
2. Finish painting the trim
3. Sit outside and read a book while the dogs play
4. Watch General Hospital
5. Finish packing for our lake weekend

I know, some of these things don’t sound that exciting but I’d rather being doing them instead of being at work. I’d actually feel like I was accomplishing something today.

As for the weekend, I’m really looking forward to going to the lake with Laurel and Jason. They’ve never been to the Laurent Cottage so I’m excited for them to see what we’ve been talking about. It will be nice and relaxing with just the four of us there. I wish we were there right now!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Weekend at Home

Since April, Brian and I have only had two weekends at home with nothing to do: No weddings, no bachelorette parties, no bridal showers, no birthday parties, no scheduled parties with our friends. This weekend was free. Friday night, I decided to stay in and rent a movie I’d been wanting to see (Because I Said So) while Brian went out with some friends that were in town for a golf tournament. On Saturday, I woke up and started priming the doors to our bedrooms and closets while Brian went golfing (on 3 hrs sleep) with our neighbor. When Brian got home around 3pm, I was still working hard on the doors and the trim (paint everywhere) and Brian planned to start scrapping the trim outside after a short nap. However, we ended up on the couch watching a movie and eating dinner….another relaxing night. Sunday was the best day. Brian and I woke up, went to breakfast and then walked 18 holes, watching a friend of ours was play in a Nationwide event. It was so much fun! After the tournament, we headed home and had a nice dinner outside, drank some wine and Corona, and spent time in the backyard with our pups and on our swing set. We took turns swinging (we only have one swing) and just talked about things and relaxed. While we were outside, Brian said, "Think this is one of my top 10 days". I just smiled. It's one of my top days too!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


It will happen in time. Those are the word my doctor said to me yesterday. I keep repeating those words. Those who know me know that I like to have a schedule, hate being late and like things to go as planned. However, I also like to think of myself as being flexible (don’t laugh). I will do as much as I can to make things happen as planned but if they don’t, I deal with it.

With that being said, Brian and I have been TTC for 2 months now. Two month is really not that long. Most doctors say that if you haven’t conceived after a year there may be a problem. A year…now that’s a long time. Luckily, my doctor said that most couples conceive within the first 6 months if they are actually trying and do not have fertility problems. If we do not conceive by then she said to call her and we will talk about how we would like to proceed.

Since I can’t control when it happens (It will happen in time) I'll keep doing what I’ve been doing. I’ll just keep tracking my cycle, taking my vitamins and eating the right foods. This somehow helps me feel like I have so kind of control over things....

Friday, July 6, 2007

Congratulations - Laurel and Jason!!!

Congratulations to two of my best friends, Laurel and Jason! They’re expecting!! Laurel and Jason stopped by my place last night before volleyball and while we were out back she told me she’s 8 weeks pregnant! My response...I started jumping up and down (while hugging her) and crying. We've have been talking about this for such a long time and it's finally happened! I am so happy that Brian and I are back in Columbus and we get to share this wonder time with the two of them. I’m also excited to have close friends go through this first so they can keep us (well me) calm when it our turn!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

No plans...

It’s funny. Brian and I always seem to have something to do. We never have a night or a weekend to just hang out. If we do we usually find something to do, like paint a room in the house, mow the grass, do housework, have friends over…there’s always something. Well, Tuesday Brian and I both got off work early. My dad was in town so we had an early dinner with him before he headed out. After he left we just looked and each other. We had no plans for the evening: no golf, no volleyball, no scheduled gathering at a friend’s house, no hockey or football game. We took the pups for a walk and then decided to head over to a friends house to hang out. As we were leaving, we looked at each and decided all we really wanted to do was stay home and do something we haven’t done in a while…NOTHING. We headed out back and I read a book while Brian listed music. We just sat on the back patio, watch the fireworks a neighbor was setting off and just enjoyed the night. Later on we headed back into the house and the four of us, Brian, Griswald, Winston and myself, fell asleep on the couch until about midnight.

I have to say, there is nothing I love more than taking a walk with my husband and our pups on a nice evening.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

My Blog

I’ve been debating whether or not to start a blog for a while now. I just wasn’t sure what I would write about or say but I’ve decided that it doesn’t really matter. I’m going to write what I’m feeling or about things that are happening in my life or maybe some days I’ll just post a quote I like. My real reason behind starting a blog is my mom. I want her to have a place to go so she can see what’s happening with Brian and me (Griswald and Winston too!). She moved to Arizona about 5 months ago and although we talk about 3-4 times a week, I want her to have a place where she can come see pictures and maybe read about something I forgot to tell her.