Monday, December 29, 2008

A Very Hard Day

So today was a hard day for me....
It all began around 6 pm last night. i came home from shopping to find that Bella was missing. Sean and i drove around the neighborhood hours looking for her and couldn''t find her. Needless to say we called our the local shelters, contacted the homeowners association, and had posters made. But haven't had any response yet.
For those of you who dont't know, I purchased Bella the Feburary after Sean propsed. She is a very important part of our family and i have been crying quite a bit today and yesterday.


I have been having some back pain for a while now. Today i went to the doctor to find out that i am in the early stages of scoliosis. i didn't really know much about it, besides knowing that it means you have a crooked spine. after reading up on scoliosis alot of things made sense, upper back pain, fatigue, the knot between my shoulder blades. I start therapy tomorrow and based on that, the doctor will decide what else is needed.

So with all that ... Today really sucked, but i try to remind my self that is could be worse. at times its hard to imagine it getting worse, but it could be worse. I just try to keep faith that GOd has many plans for me, and while i may not understand them, i must trust in him.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Our One Year Anniversary

I cant believe we are just 9 days from our one year anniversary! This time last year, I was going from one store to another looking for last minute bridal party gifts or looking for goodies to stuff baskets for our out of town guests, and a little Christmas shopping here and there. It was such a hectic week. I told my mom I felt like i had nothing to do this year, after such a a crazy 2007.

Anniversary Plans~

We originally planned on attending the Dallas/W hotel rocking NYE, and go big. But after some thought, why spend $400 on our anniversary??? It was more important to just be together and take in the importance of the day. With that said, we have decided to stay home, maybe go to the corner bar around 11 and ring in the new years then come home and relax.

New years day, my parents are hosting a dinner for us and our wedding party and close friends and family. We will probably watch the wedding DVD, eat the top of the wedding cake (hope its still good), and just reflect on what this year has been for us.

2009 Plans~

As a couple we have decided the 2009 is the year of the baby!!! well baby making!!! wait that's kinda graphic.... oh well you get the point. Ideally, we would like to get pregnant in August or September, so to avoid taking maternity leave. (for those of you who dont know, teachers dont get a traditional maternity leave, we take disability. which means partial pay and up to 3 weeks with out pay :S ) So having the baby during the summer would be more convenient, plus i wouldn't have to leave my students for 2-3 months! So we will keep you posted on that scene. We also have both decided to get healthier. i know that sounds like such a typical resolution, but its very important to us that we are healthy so that we can enjoy life with young children.

Well I hope everyone has a very blessed Christmas and a happy new year!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas!!!!!

Well, everyone who knows me, knows how much I love the holidays. We decorated our Christmas tree and fire place at thanksgiving.

I've also finished most of my shopping. Just a few little goodies to pick up here and there, and finsish up our christmas card. I must say though, hearing all the music and seeing all the lights just gets me into the christmas spirit.

Sean and I have decided to go and take christmas pics at Santa's village. hopefully this is a tradition that we can continue with our children!!!

So far we have decided to cook at home and spend christmas just the two of us. Last year, with all of the wedding plans and last minute to-do's it all went by so fast, that we missed our holiday. So we are definately looking forward to spending our first christmas as husband and wife together

Not to mention we are only a few weeks away from our 1 year anniversary. it's hard to imagine that its been a year already. i will definitely keep you all posted on those plans, as soon as we finalize things.

i guess thats all for now.... i wish you all a very blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

wedding video