Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Where is My Chocolate Bar?

For Easter Sunday I made this really scrumptious pie. One of the ingredients for the pie was 1 oz of chocolate to melt and drizzle over the dessert. I figured this was a good excuse to buy my favorite chocolate bar.

Behold the chocolatey goodness!

I took about 1/4 of that deliciousness and used it for dessert, and figured the rest could be saved for later.

The next day I really wanted my chocolate bar. This is when the hunt for the chocolate bar began. It was kind of like our own little version of Easter egg hunting. (Edit: Ryan was actually the one looking. I was sitting on the couch directing him. Yes, I am sometimes lazy.) It was not where I left it. It was not in the cupboard. It was not in the Easter box my parents sent me. It was not in the fridge. It was not in our room. I told Ryan to look in the spice drawer or the junk drawer and he was like, "That's not where it belongs!" It wasn't in either place.

I was really sad. And pouted. And ate a pickle instead.

2 hours later, Ryan saved the day by randomly finding the Symphony chocolate bar. It was in the laundry room, of course!

Chocolate bars don't belong in laundry rooms.

Not sure how it got there, maybe Ryan's subtle hint that I need to do laundry soon?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Not an April Fools Joke

Ryan and I like to think we are funny on occasion. So when I found out I was pregnant, I told Ryan we should tell our family on April Fool's Day. Great idea, right? I was really excited.

Out of my siblings:

Sibling #1:I got home from work 1 am on April Fool's Day. My brother and sister-in-law live in Washington, so it was exactly midnight for them. I got on facebook and sent him a facebook chat message. Our conversation went something like this:

Me: So guess what??
Brother: What?
Me: Ryan and I are pregnant!
Brother: Haha, I don't believe you.
Me: What! Why not!
Brother: Because if it were real, you would've called.

Then I called him. And spent the next 30 minutes trying to convince them that I was really telling the truth. He then asked why we waited till April Fool's Day to tell everyone. Just thought it would be funny...I even sent him pictures to prove I was telling the truth. He then said that he would only believe me if I called April 2 at 12:01 and told them I was pregnant. He then went on to say if I really was pregnant, they would write a song for the baby about how they didn't believe. I am looking forward to that song.

Sibling #2: My sister believed me right off the bat, until I mentioned it was April Fool's Day. And then she was like, "I'm confused! Oh well! I'll believe you until you tell me it's a joke!"

Sibling #3: My other sister already knew.

Sibling #4: On my other brother I tried a new tactic. I called him on the phone and said, "Guess what! I'm NOT pregnant! April Fool's!

Brother: Haha, very funny
Me: No, I said I'm NOT pregnant.....April Fool's
Brother: Wait, what?
Me: I really am pregnant!

Took a second.

As for Ryan's siblings--his sister didn't even question it at all. His brother on the other hand was not sure what to believe! He had to call Ryan's parents to confirm. His mom pretended not to know anything about it at first, and then took pity and confirmed the non April Fool's joke.

So all in all, I have decided boys are just more suspicious than girls and that telling people you are pregnant on April Fool's Day is just way too much fun.

My "Official" One Month Picture
(Not much to see!)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Okay. So enough hinting, it is official.

Ryan and I are going to be parents! (and not just to a cat--to a real live human baby!)

We saw our little "peanut" today. He wasn't moving around too much, and I was tempted to poke my belly to wake him up. Doctor said he is a-okay and everything looks good. Wow, there really is a baby in there. I'm glad I'm not sick for nothing.

The baby is due November 16, and I am 10 weeks along. We are really excited and a little nervous to be parents. And for some reason we are already referring to him as a he. I'm not sure, just thinks he's a boy.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kitty on a Diet

Someone in this household has been packing on a few pounds lately. That someone can also be found by her empty food bowl day and night begging... Yes, it is our cat Lily. (Who were you thinking??)

We came home from Christmas break to a fat cat. Giving her access to food 24/7 may have been a bad idea. Depression and abandonment may have also contributed to her rapid weight gain.

A cat her size is supposed to eat 1/2-1 cup of cat food a day. If it were up to her, she would eat 5 cups. We have been trying to limit the amount of food we give her, but she has found a way around this.

Why wait for food when you can get it straight from the bag. Yummm!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Love Story

Once upon a time, Boy Meets Girl.

Boy dates Girl. And falls in love.

Boy proposes to Girl.

Boy marries Girl.

They are now together forever.

The End.


Almost 2 years ago, Ryan and I were married in the Atlanta, Georgia LDS temple. We were one of the last ones to get married there before they closed it for over 18 months to remodel it.

Well, guess what! The temple is done, and for a short time it is open for the public to view! I really wish I could go, but Utah is just too far away from Georgia right now. LDS temples are very dear to me because that is where my husband and I were married forever. In the LDS religion, we believe that families can be together forever. How beautiful is that--a chance to be with your loved ones forever.

Anyways, I recommend that you go see it while you can. It is a beautiful place!

Go HERE for more info on how to tour the temple.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ding Dong Ditch

Ryan pulled an all-nighter last night. He has done far too many this semester. He stays up all night and goes to his 8 am class bright and early. We have actually dragged a bed out in the living room, so we can be in the same room when I sleep. Sad, huh?

Well, this afternoon he came home from class, crawled into bed, and fell right to sleep. He had his phone next to him. Sometime during his little nap, he received 5 texts in a row (his phone likes to save up texts and then send them all at once). His text sound is a "ding dong!", kinda like a door bell.

After 5 "ding dongs", Ryan got out of bed, grumbling. He started walking out of the room.

"Ryan, where are you going?"

"I'm answering the door!"

"Uh Ryan, that was your phone not the door. Ryan!! Ryan!"

He was pretty groggy and confused, but finally figured it out. He opened his phone and deleted all the texts without reading them. Oops.

It's a good thing I told him, otherwise he would've gotten to the door and thought someone door bell ditched us.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My New Friend Fred

Yesterday I noticed a lump directly under my chin. It is a pretty big lump--about the size of a quarter.

Today it started hurting when I move my neck and talk...basically when I do anything at all. Luckily I work with lots of trained doctors and nurses, and a doc told me it is nothing to worry about, just an inflamed lymph node that is caused by an infection/bacteria in my mouth/nose area. Weird! I have not had any problems except for mild congestion.

He did say that if it got bigger, I might need to get it removed. Gross.

Times like this I am grateful I work in an ER!

So I wait. In the meantime, I will name my lump Fred and hope he goes away soon.