Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My Long Thankful Recap

It has been some time now since I have written a REAL blog entry.

So many thing have happened since my last entry.

Lets see if I can do this in order:

+ Ryan's surgery was on Oct. 7th, I'm so THANKFUL that it went well. He had his surgery in Simi Valley at the Aspen Cener and they were absolutely great. He was in and out in record time, I think I waited for a whole 45 minutes before I was brought in to sit with him while he woke up from anesthesia. I brought him home and he recovered fairly quickly.

+ My dad's birthday was Oct. 29th and I was THANKFUL to have our family together to celebrate his birthday with a pizza party he requested. I made a gorgeous double chocolate cake only to have screwed up by trying to write "Happy Birthday Dad" and having a huge glob of icing plop out and make it look ugly but it was still so darn good.

+ Halloween came and went. I wasn't able to have my Kid's Halloween Party this year but I was THANKFUL to still fit in my Mrs. Incredible costume and join our friends in a walk around the neighborhood to trick-or-treat.

+ November kind of came and went. I was THANKFUL to be able to spend the holiday with my mom's family and my dad's family, although missing out on spending it with my husband and his family. It was fun to get all together like we have for so many years and be THANKFUL for all that we have. This was the first Thanksgiving without my Grandpa Ernie but I sure know he was with us, especially since Margret made the gravy and it came out so good. He definitely played a part in that. Side note- Margret doesn't really cook. A few Thanksgivings ago she attempted to make the traditional pumpkin pie, however, her pumpkin pie had two crusts...yep...two! SO you now know what I mean by my grandpa helping her out :)

+ My mom and I went shopping on Black Friday. I was THANKFUL for the tradition we've kept on, the laughs we had, the time we spent together, the sales we made, and the open Denny's we found at 2:30am!

+ Last but DEFINITELY not least, I'm THANKFUL for the little person growing inside of me. Ryan and I found out on October 21st that we're having a baby! We had our first ultrasound on November 20th and have pictures of the little one. All my tests came out normal and the baby has a strong heartbeat. As of today, I am 10 weeks and 5 days pregnant. The baby is due June 26, 2009. We are blessed.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008



Monday, October 6, 2008

Boo...No More Fun Outings

We ended our "jump up and go" mentality with a BAM this weekend.

Our friends hosted game night on Saturday and cooked up a wonderful, tasty, spicy jambalaya (hence the BAM). We went through 2 bottles of wine, an 18 pack of Tecate, and 13 refills of Dr. Pepper. The chosen game of the night was Catch Phrase! I had never played Catch Phrase so I didn't know what to expect. OH.MY.GOSH this game is so freaking FUN! Mr. M and I stayed for 11 HOURS eating, drinking, yelling, playing, hitting, laughing, and teasing. We are a rambunctious group who have all known each other for years. You wouldn't believe all the weird, obscene words that were being yelled out. If you haven't played this game yet, you need to jump in the car, go to target, purchase the game, and get a group of your closest friends together and play it tonight. It is THAT much fun.

Why is this post titles, "Boo...No More Fun Outings"? Mr. M hurt his knee at work and tomorrow he has knee surgery. Thankfully it is just a scope this time. He hurt his knee while playing basketball about two years ago and needed an ACL replacement. He'll be on crutches for a while, while he heals up. We'll be on HOUSE ARREST for some time.

Please keep Mr. M in your prayers tomorrow OR cross your fingers for him OR think happy thoughts at 9:00am tomorrow.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Whoa, I've been TAGGED!

I have been a lurker on so many blogs for a while now so I know most of the INs and OUTs of blogging. Never did I think I'd get tagged so quickly!

I have been tagged by Brooke. Thanks for starting me off right!

Whoa! "I'm so excited, I'm so excited, I'm so....scared". NOT! But do you know where that line is from? (Just a little bit of trivia for ya)

Six random things about myself:

1. I LOVE ketchup. I don't just like it, I LOVE it...from eggs to cheese doritos to grilled cheese sandwiches and Original Lays potato chips I love it. I kid you not, I use at least a half of a bottle while eating breakfast or lunch in a restaurant. I've been bet on for my love of ketchup and WON. The bet was that after I piled TONS of ketchup on my hamburger that I was bound to have a least one splat on the plate. L-O-V-E.

2. I make THE BEST potato salad. It is my own recipe and is so freaking good. Compliments are always given when I make it.

3. I was so shy growing up that I couldn't call and order a pizza. I never played ANY sports because I didn't want people to come and watch me play, and yet I was Senior Class President

4. My husband and I are trying to get pregnant :)

5. I LOVE entertaining. I do it ALL the time. We have sweet gatherings for any reason at all.

6. I know TONS of random lines from Cocktail and La Bamba and often perform them while camping

The "rules" of the game are as follows:
1. Post the rules on your blog
2. Write 6 random things about yourself
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post

I am now tagging:
Reality TV Junkie
...A Charmed Life...
Wan Life to Live
Say It, Don't Spray It!
Alison's BlahBlahBlog

Just Chic Events

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lake Day(s)

Whoa! That was a huge mistake...a post with only pictures?

Here is my brief recap of our outings:

We decided to go to the Lake since my Dad would be camping for one day (Friday). He had his spot and we swung by to pick up him and his baby Lucy (Jack Russell). We spent the whole day with family and friend on the lake.

Here I am with Baby J- He HAD to be in the driver's seat (almost) at all times

Mr and Mr.s M

The J Family

Dad and Lucy

These are in the wrong order, I know but each time I try to upload my pictures it always puts the last ones first. Help anyone? I use the "Add Image" tool and can't seem to figure it out. I guess from now on I'll just add in the last pictures first.

Getting ready to go to the lake

No room for our baby Claudius :(

Baby J's first life jacket and first time on a boat

Dad and Baby J- He loved the water
We went to the lake the following Monday too (9/29). I do have more pictures of that day however, I think I'll add them in a seperate post since I'm having trouble with the "add image" tool.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mini Vacation

Ok, so we've been back from the lake for a while now and I have ALREADY been slacking off on my blog.

We had a GREAT trip!

Our new trailer is so awesome, I don't know how we ever managed without it. We went out fishing everyday we were there and caught a lot of fish. My mom (is deathly afraid of water) had no problem jumping on the pontoon boat and had fun on it. Mr. M and I are now thinking about trading in the Chaparral for a pontoon!

Leaving ON TIME!

Rick and Dad

The Moms Hanging Out

Mr. M Chillin'


Casting Out

Dad Caught a Fish

Mom is Fishing

She Caught a Fish!

Good Night

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Great Models

Today is my mom and dad's 31st wedding anniversary. They went to dinner, cruised in my dad's 51 Chevy and my mom said, "dad played our song."

Every year they go on a mini vacation during the week of their anniversary. This year it's not a week long trip and we're going too! We'll be taking our trailer up to Lake Nacimiento to visit Mr.M's mom and stepdad. It'll be a GREAT trip, we're all really looking forward to it.

This will be our trailer's maiden voyage so hopefully we don't end up forgetting to many things. I really should be asleep right now since we're leaving at 6:00 am but I couldn't miss posting on the second day of having my blog so here you go!

See ya again on Sunday. Here's a map of the "Dragon Lake." (do you see it?)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Many New Beginnings

Welcome to my BLOG! I have lurked for long enough and decided to finally start a blog of my own. I'm not sure if I'll have too many readers but this will definitely be a GREAT way for me to keep track of the many things that go on in my life...especially all the NEW beginnings.

I'm a new wife as of May 24, 2008 and we're now trying to start a family.

Follow me through it all...