Friday, May 23, 2008

Backyard...or Zoo??

For some reason our backyard has turned into a place for the animals. We have had a bird feeder outside for a long time now, but it used to be hanging right outside the kitchen window. One day when it was REALLY windy I took it down and set it on the patio table so it would stop tapping against the glass. Before I did this, I never once saw a bird eat from it. Ever since it's been on the table, we've had visitors! There are 2 cardinals (a male and female) that come several times a day now. I'm starting to feel like they're ours. It's become "their" feeded almost and I think it's really cool. I see them everyday eating and interacting and it's really neat. In the past week or two we've also had 2 bunnies hopping through the grass. I finally got a picture of one of them today. Whenever I see them I throw some baby carrots out there, but I never actually witness them eating them. Today, however, I got to watch one of the rabbits nibbling away at the carrots. Bunnies are soooooo cute!! It's so much fun to see the animals come back and visit us!
Ok, so maybe I should mention the other visitor we had today. I was watching one of the bunnies and trying to figure out what he was staring out. I finally spotted the slithering SNAKE gliding through the grass right next the fence! I hope he goes away and NEVER comes back!

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Ok, so I decided last week that I was going to get serious about losing these last 5-10 lbs. Actually I HAD lost them, I just gained them back. (Dang it!) So this past week I tried to get back to making better choices and making it to the gym a little more often. It obviously didn't work out too well because I GAINED almost a pound. That leaves me no choice but to start counting my points again and being very strict about it. I'm really going to put forth an effort this week so I'll let you know how it goes. Next weigh-in is next Sunday!! :)

Also, Brad has been an assistant manager for 1 week now and it's going great! His hours are different so we're getting used to that, but they're definitely not bad hours. Nothing bad has happened at his store yet (haha!) and hopefully it will stay that way. His last week in training was food school and he got to make donuts and a cake on the last day. This is a picture of the cake he made. He's the best hubby ever...and the cake was delicious!! (Maybe that's why I gained a pound!!) Oh well :)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Good Looking Couple ;)

Spring semester is over..woo hoo!!! The last few weeks have been a little stressful and I finally feel like I can relax a little. I have so many projects around the house I want to do (or should I say NEED to do) and I can finally start on some of them. I don't really get a break from school, however, since I'm doing Maymester, Summer I, and Summer II, but it defnitely won't be as intense as this past semester. Knowing that I will graduate in 7 months makes it much easier to push myself.

Ok, on to something a little more exciting. Brad and I finally got pictures done together for the first time since the wedding. Can you believe that was 3 1/2 years ago?? A lady that I babysit for is starting her own photography business. We went to the Botanic Gardens and stayed mainly in the Rose Garden area. The pictures turned out great! We were so happy with them that we ordered probably too many and now have pictures of ourselves all over our house. :-) To see all of the pictures that were taking, go to, click on Portraits, then Clients, and the password is bradcindy. They won't stay up forever, but at least for another week or so. If anyone needs or wants pictures done, I HIGHLY recommend Erin. She is awesome!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

It's May already?!?!

Wow, I can't believe it's May already. I guess time really does fly because we sure are having fun! We slept in our new king size bed last night. It was awesome! We have been wanting one for a long time and are so excited to finally have it. We saved the $50 delivery charge by picking it up and putting it together ourselves. I actually drove the truck home with everything loaded in the back of it!! Brad met me up there on his way home from work to drive it, but I felt like I could handle it so he just followed me home. I did a good job if I do say so myself! :-) Once we got home we unloaded it and put it together without any problems. It was definitely worth saving the money!

As for the MRI - the results came back and everything looked great! I'm so glad that it looked ok, but that still leaves the question of what is causing the pain. Oh well...maybe it is just scar tissue flaring up. We may never know. I talked to the fertility clinic today and we still have 8 frozen embryos. As soon as the bloodwork results are in, we will talk with the doctor and find out what the next step is. I never IN MY WILDEST DREAMS thought I would be dealing with all of this, especially at this age!!