Friday, August 31, 2007
I hope it POURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
About three and a half years ago I was involved in a 7 car pile up. Lucky for me, I wasn't at fault and didn't suffer any broken bones. However, my car was totalled and I have serious neck and back problems. I was told by the doctors after that with physical therapy and time the pain would go away. HA! The pain hasn't gone away and it hasn't gotten less either. There are some days that are better than others, but there are more days than not that are filled with pain. Some of the pain is tolerable, but then there are times like the last week that are so unbearable to deal with that I want to rip my head off to not feel it anymore. I have done physical therapy and although it helps, there are still bad days. So to me, I felt like I was just pissing money away. The only thing that seems to remotely help me anymore are injections. And while they help, to get them hurts like a son of a bitch and then I get sore from where I am injected. But once that wears off, it does help for awhile.
I am not so sure what flared up the pain this bad this time, but whatever it is, I need to not do it again. When I hurt like this, I get super cranky, quiet, moody and just don't want to deal with anything or anyone. It sucks. This could explain me not even wanting to blog really. I have an appointment next week though for some injections, so hopefully the pain will go away soon.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
This place is seriously so beautiful. It is very dry right now and all the creeks are dry for the most part. But it is still just amazing. Usually the hillsides are covered in wild flowers.
It was nice just to be out and away, just the two of us.
We drove by my families cabin. This is one of my favorite vacations. Up there, you have nothing to worry about except for what you are going to eat next and when you are going to take a nap. It is seriously just like heaven.
Just some more of the sights up there. Could you imagine waking up to this every day???
We had such a great time and still got some rest in. It is weekends like that, that I truly enjoy and cherish. I love just packing up and going and experiencing. Plus, going to paradise is always a great thing!
Friday, August 24, 2007
My love and I! =)
Looks like I was buttering him up for something!
Us drinking after dealing with my wacky family!
This is one I didn't know was taken, but thought it was good.
The day was a good one and I am so thankful that I finally have at least a couple pictures of him and I. Now y'all know what my man looks like...FINALLY!
What do you all think? Should I get it??
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tonight's plan: to bed early!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I woke up Saturday morning tired from being out late from the concert, but excited for the adventure. I also was happy to be cuddled by the precious Swae who informed me that I didn't need to go and needed to stay home with them. She is too cute. I finished packing and took my shower and was ready to go. The morning was spent trying to spend as much time with the kids and Eli and having Swae break my heart. She made sure to give me a couple of her rings to take with me so that I could think about her. I don't do well leaving people or having people leave me even if I know it is for a day or four. I just don't do good. In fact, I had a minor break down before we even left the house for the airport. I am such a baby.
The ride to the airport was very quiet. I was full of a million different emotions and I couldn't really grasp any of them. I mean, how can you be so excited to go away with your best friends for four days and be so sad and torn at the same time. So much of me when we got to the airport wanted to make up an excuse not to go on the trip, but then I realized I was just being crazy. I just don't do good leaving people. I gave the kids a ton of kisses, finally pried myself away from Swae's hug, and said my goodbyes to Eli. So funny I had such a hard time doing it even though I knew it would just be for a few days. I sat there choked up for a good solid ten minutes after I watched him drive away.
About ten minutes after I was dropped off, Kara and Tara arrived. We went in and got our boarding passes and were on our way to go find our gate. We didn’t have that much time before we boarded and there were already a few people waiting in line to board, so we jumped in line and sat on our suitcases and just talked about how excited we were to be going and then how much we missed our men. Yes, we are all lame like that. It happens. We board the plan and instantly plan that we are going to drink a Bloody Mary on our way from Reno to Las Vegas since Kara had the little coupon things. I was shocked at how strong the damn things were. I was gagging just to get it down. I think one of the funniest things was Tara went to grab her camera to take a picture and when she did, she spilled a little of her drink on Kara’s lap. Alright, might now be funny right now, but it will be a little later.
This is us on the plane (me, Kara, Tara).
Before we knew it, we were in Vegas. We get off the plane and instantly head into the little bar and order up some yummy margaritas and nachos. Kara was the only smart one who had eaten anything before leaving Reno. We didn’t have long before our next flight but figured nachos are easy to make and shouldn’t take too much time, so we would be safe. Not so much. Before we were even a quarter of the way into our drink, it was time for us to be out in line and get ready to board. So we ask our super cute (not hot, but personality cute) waitress for our nachos to go, got a to-go up for our margarita and head to the gate. As we are standing in line I put the nachos down on my suitcase and we were chatting away. Next thing we knew, the line was moving. Kara handed me her drink, I was trying to hold both of our drinks and my suitcase and move in line when all of a sudden the nachos start to fall, I go to grab them forgetting I have TWO drinks in my hand and part of a drink spills down Kara’s ass. Yes, now I am rolling because this is the second drink spilled on her and we aren’t even to Park City and we are only TWO drinks in! She took it like a champ though and grabbed her drink and I picked up the nachos. Good thing they were in a good container or they would have been everywhere!
Everyone should keep in mind that at this point we are standing in line with a bunch of Mormon’s (I have no problem with Mormons!!!) and they don’t really see drinking as my friends and I do. So we had some that were looking at us like we were nuts and others that were laughing it up at the good time we seemed to be having. They wouldn’t let us on the plane with our drinks, so we had to sit right by the guy and try to chug them. Freezing ass cold margaritas don’t go down all that well. All they manage to do is give you a really bad brain freeze!
I was feeling a little bit “buzzed” as I sat down for the flight to Salt Lake City and was very thankful for the yummy nachos that we had brought along with us. We had numerous people make comments of how we smelled up the entire plane of your yummy little feast. I am not lying, these were by far the best damn nachos that I had ever eaten. I actually still crave them now they were so freaking good. We were through eating them before the plane started moving and I was asleep before we even left the ground. When I woke, we were just landing in Salt Lake and I was quite happy that I missed the flight. Flying isn’t one of my most favorite things.
Off the plane we were on our way to get our rental car. This trip had been planned for months and months and the rental car booked for that long as well. The guy at the car place seemed to be a little nervous with the three of us standing there and Tara drilling him on where a good place to go drinking was in Utah. She is so funny some times. He starts to hand Kara the keys and said, “Ok, so you will have a silver PT Cruiser…” and before he could finish Kara totally cut him off. “Um, do you have anything else?” and starts laughing. “This is a way cute car for you girls.” HA! Yeah right. Kara argues with him and the only way we could get another vehicle to drive was if we paid like $20 extra a day or something like that. So we settled for the “PT Loser” as shown below.
We jumped in our little ugly car and headed off to Park City. The drive was short…thankfully since the stupid radio stations weren’t coming in and there really wasn’t anything good to listen too. We all forgot to bring CD’s. Once there, we picked up Debbie, who is married to Paul’s (Kara’s fiancé) godfather and she took us to the condo they were putting us in for our trip. I couldn’t believe they were paying for us to stay there, but was very thankful because that little city is very expensive.
We about died when we walked in. This condo was absolutely wonderful. It was two bedrooms, three bath, a full living room, full kitchen, balcony that you can get to from the living room and also one of the rooms. The other room had its own little mini balcony. And one of the bathrooms had a jacuzzi tub. It was awesome. We didn’t spend much time there because we were going on a big group dinner outing and only had time to put our bags down and change. Then off we went.
We went to this really fun restaurant on Main Street and drank wine and had yummy appetizers and food. The food was delicious. I had yummy chesse ravioli’s and lots and lots of wine. The wine selection was super delicious. We seriously were there just drinking and talking for like two hours. After Kara, Tara, and I went on a journey to find us some where to have a drink. We go to walk into No Name Saloon (that is really the name) and are instantly asked if we have a membership. Yes, that’s right. You have to pay a membership to get into a bar before you pay to drink. So crazy how it all works. We say we have one and walk right in. We ordered one drink there and realized that wasn’t a fun enough place to be and started walking a little further down Main Street. That is when we see a place called Harey-O’s and we go in. It was pretty dead and so we walked around checking it out since it is so different than Reno and as soon as it started getting busy, girls got on stage and on the bar and started dancing in little booty shorts or shirts and bikini tops. We had a few drinks and then called it a night. We were tired from traveling and figured it was time for some rest.
Day 1 was done and I was so thankful to be going to sleep…I was exhausted.
(the next two days are going to take me a little bit to write…)
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I however am very skeptical on participating considering what I have been through where my blog and work are concerned. I love that it is anonymous and looks like people are getting a ton off their chest.
Oh yea, and now my forearm of my right arm is killing me! :( But I guess it's worth it to spend time like that with my man.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Here is my sister, Kara, and I hanging out before the concert!
Me and my best friend! Oh how much I love this girl.
Here is Kara and her fiance Paul. They are the ones getting married in Park City next summer.
My beautiful mom, sister, and me.
This is the firework show that started concert! It was amazing...the picture definitely doesn't do it justice.
This is the hot guitarist that shook hour hands!!!
Here is the lead singer.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Maybe I will have some fun stories come next week from our fun weekend. Hope you all have a great weekend!!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I am just so sad. I just brought up thousands and thousands of memories of my Papa. I remember when he got little Tilly as a puppy. Oh the poor thing. I used to smother her. I would dress her up in people clothes and make her do any and everything with me. I was convinced that she knew how to count if you held up your fingers. I later figured out when I was older she just would bark until you gave her a treat. She was such a wonderful dog and oh so loyal to my Papa. I guess I am a little surprised she made it this long without him being around. I know her and the other one that is left were and still are lost without him, just as we all are. I guess now I should be happy to know that they are together.
Just brought back a lot of memories and kills me knowing my Papa is gone. God I miss him...
I was thinking that maybe I should keep how I feel about them and the fun that we have with them off my blog. But then there is a part of me that thinks, what harm is it? Kasey, their mom, is fully aware of how much I care about the kids and love them. She is fully aware of how good I am with them. And the same goes with her family. But I know that they aren't happy about the situation and I think that could come into play and cause problems. So I just don't really know what to do. The last thing that I need or Eli needs is any more shit coming our way. Things are going far too well and really it would all be unnecessary.
What do you all think?
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Last night when we were taking them to their mom's, Swae sang to me the entire way. She was so cute. She would say, "Do you know this one Stephie?" and then sing her little heart out. They both do some of the cutest things and I feel so blessed to spend the time with them that I do. I love them so much.
And they both give the best hugs!!!!! I just HEART them!
I got off work, went and grabbed Kara and we went to Buffalo Wild Wings where we could enjoy some yummy boneless wings and a red bull vodka. From there we went up to my parents where my mom and sister were finishing getting ready and where we did some touch ups to ourselves and were on our way! We listened to their CD on the way up there. It was so super nice outside and there was already tons of people there when we got there. My mom was already feeling a pretty good buzz, so she insisted that we keep on drinking...so, we did. We were just about through our first drink there, which was super YUM when Kara's fiance finally met up with us. And of course, we had to get another round. Standing by all the vendors, I ran into a bunch of my friends and actually found out that my close friend, Dawn, was in our same row.
After a few drinks we made it to our seats and were shocked to see how great our seats actually were! The way that they had the stage set up was that VIP was directly in front and was all closed in. Well the part that enclosed them was also stage so that band members could walk around and the one part was like five feet from us! It was amazing. Rascal Flatts puts on a great show and I know that next time they come if they are doing a two night show again, I will for sure get tickets for both nights. It was spectacular. I can't wait to post pictures. The lighting, the energy, the music...absolutely great. Not to mention, once the stupid security stopped being douchebags, we were able to stand next to the stage and that is when we were touched by the band members shaking our hands!!! It was incredible. We were yelling and screaming so much that my voice started cracking. It was hysterical.
My sister and my mom had a blast. I was so happy to share it with them and we actually got an awesome picture of the three of us. The three of us never really do much together and lately, I haven't spent much time with my mom. Them coming was a surprise from my dad. My sister looked absolutely gorgeous and my mom was so much fun to hang out with.
HAHAHAHAA!!!! I almost forgot. When we were walking out of the concert, we wanted a group picture and were trying to find someone sober enough to take it so it turned out good. I got to talking (I think to Kara) and when I turned around I saw my little sister talking to some dude. I about flipped the fuck out. I walked up and pushed him away from her and said, "Don't be talking to my little sister!!!" My sis about died. She was like, "Sis, I was asking him to take our picture for us." I couldn't help but start laughing. I have never been so protective of her in my life and was ready to beat this guy down for looking at her and talking to her. I said sorry and told him I just care about her and he took our picture. My sister still laughs about it and brings it up constantly!
We didn't get out of there til late and I didn't end up getting to the house until after midnight. I was so tired and knew I had an early morning coming with packing for the trip and trying to spend as much time as possible with Eli and the kids that I just went right to bed.
We both come from families that are big hunters. That is all I have known my entire life. Everyone in my family hunts. My sister drew her first dear tag this year and my cousin (yes, a girl) got her second. So this is just second nature. The reason we went Friday night is because there are some ranches that are over populated by rabbits and the ranchers are actually asking for help to get rid of them because now tons of coyotes are migrating their way which is no good for live stock and so on.
Maybe I am fighting something though because now that I think about it, my tummy got upset after I ate my toast this morning too...hhhhmmmmmm....
Let's just say that you listen to her radio almost every day and you listen to the same station each day. That means you are hearing the same song over and over and over and it really does start to get old no matter how much you may like the station or the songs. Wouldn't you think one day of having another station on wouldn't be a bad thing, but a nice change?!?!?!?
What would you say to your office mate if this were you?
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
The weekend we just had was super eventful. I don't know how things get so crazy and how there is always so much going on all at once. The boy and I went spot lighting on Friday night just the two of us. We seriously had the best time. We talked and laughed about things for hours. It is so nice to be with someone that you can spend hours upon hours with and never tire of them and actually want to spend more time. That is how it was. We left town around 5:30 and didn't go to sleep until 4:00am! It was one of the best nights I have had and one that I wouldn't mind repeating. We got up at 6:30am to drive back to town. I had a family reunion I needed to be at by 11. We didn't make it by 11, but that was because when we got into town, we made some breakfast and took some time getting ready. The best part about it is I didn't even have to ask Eli to go. He just came because he wanted to...like it was natural. It was cute. We spent hours with my family. I actually had family in town from Ireland. It was their first time EVER being in the States before. They danced, sang, drank...oh they were fun. Eli and I were tired from only getting a couple hours of sleep, so we left for a few hours to nap, but were able to make it back to the family gathering that moved from the park to my grandpa's house. It was such a long day, but so nice. I love my family. They are so much fun and Eli really fit in and got along well with everyone.
Sunday was a great day. We got to sleep in which felt so freaking good! It seems that we are always so much on the go, but oh the fun that we have. So Sunday we got up, got some stuff done around the house, went to lunch and then just cruised around doing whatever made us happy. Then we stopped to play some pool and have a couple drinks. Then home for dinner and a movie. Just a nice relaxing day that was very much needed. I swear him and I have more fun together. It is so nice how things have worked out. I am one lucky girl!
It is amazing to me the amount of people that go behind other people's backs. I have learned through the years that you can't trust everyone and sitting back you really see the types of games that get played. I am learning that there are people in my life, that act as though they care about me, my situation and all that is going on, but it is just that...an act. I am tired of adults playing the games of high school children. I am tired of people "acting" like a friend. Why go through the effort to act? Honestly, you could spend the energy on something else so much more satisfying in the long run.
This may make no sense, but it is just how I am feeling right now. Other than that, my life couldn't be better and I couldn't be happier. I am still planning on posting about my weekend a couple weeks ago. I have just been super crazy busy at work.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
On Sunday, we went shooting at the Gun Club and then went to BJ's with his parents. I had mentioned to him earlier in the day that I wanted to stop by Target and pick up a new purse. I am just sick of the little one I have been carrying around and was ready for something a little bigger and wasn't about to go spend a shit ton of money on one. I was ok settling for a cheap purse for now. After lunch we get in the truck and he says, "You still want to get that new purse?" Of course I say yes. And that is when I was told he was taking me to the Coach store where I best find something I liked since I didn't the last time we went in there. I looked at him like he was an alien! My response to him was something along the lines of, "Honey, there is a big difference between $20 and $300. Let's just go to Target." I lost that battle. I had no choice but to go in the Coach store. (I hated every minute of it...hahaha) Now, last time he took me in there, I did a very good job not to let him see me linger on any purse for too long and therefore was able to walk out of the store without a new purse. I tried doing the same thing on Sunday, but no such luck. The sneaky thing saw the one that caught my eye and I couldn't lie to him about liking the damn thing. I truly did try to talk him out of getting it, but I lost and I ended up walking out of the store with my pretty new purse in hand. It is oh so beautiful. I will have Shannon help me and put up a picture of it tomorrow for sure.
I love being spoiled and loved!! =)
Then I came to a conclusion. I just need a break. I need a break from the office. I just need time away, more than just the weekend. And lucky for me, I get the break I so very much need this weekend...which could also be why this week isn't go by all that quick. I am so excited for my weekend. On Friday night I am going to the Rascal Flatts concert in Tahoe. It's going to be such a good time. I booked these tickets for myself on Valentine's day. No, I am not going to the concert alone. I will be going with Kara, her fiance Paul, my sister and my mom. It should be a good time. I am actually hoping to get my mom good and liquored up because she is a blast and starts to get all crazy. Her and I had a good time drunk in Cabo! I hope my friends get to see her in rare form! I was thinking about drinking that night, but then decided I will be the good one to make sure that we all make it back to Reno safe. We were going to stay up in Tahoe, but the rooms were too expensive and my friends and I are catching a plane early Saturday morning. So I will get us all home safe and be able to spend the rest of the night with Eli and then him and the kiddos will drop me at the airport in the morning. I am happy that I get to see them before I leave.
On Saturday will be going to Park City, Utah to plan my best friends wedding. I am so excited. It will be four days with just us girls. It is the first time that the three of us will have gone on a trip together. That is just insane to me. So I get two days off next week...very much needed. From what I hear, the three of us are going to have our own condo and there are so many things that we are going to be doing. It should be nothing short of a great time. We will definitely be getting a ton of pictures, so maybe, I will share them since I have never posted a picture on my blog.