Monday, July 21, 2008

Wild Weekend

This weekend was very busy for Bryan and I. I got my hair done with Jess and mom, we went to see Batman, went shopping, got sick, and finalised a few big decisions.

Jess, mom, and I got to the same hair girl in McKinney. So, every six to eight weeks we plan on spending at least 3 hours together getting our hair done. After my last hair cut everyone kept telling me how I needed to get highlights, and put some color in my hair. But I've never colored my hair and really didn't want to. however, every summer my hair gets this natural red tint to it. It's usually so pretty! This summer, for some reason, my hair didn't turn red at all! So I've been very sad about that. So when it came time for us to get our hair done this last Saturday I decided that I would have her put in a few red highlights. It turned out so cute! So I tried taking some pictures to put up so y'all could see. Because she did exactly what I wanted and blended the color so well that you could only see the red in the sun... it doesn't show up in any pictures! So Just imagine my hair... now imagine it being in the sun and having a pretty red shine to it... See- Beautiful!

OK if you haven't seen this movie yet you MUST go see it! Don't worry I won't spoil anything for you, but just know it was awesome! It was such a good story and had a few really cool twists! I know it's two and half hours, and that sounds like a really long time, but it's worth every minute! I never had that feeling of "when is it going to end" or "OK, I get it, move on"! They did an awesome job!

Have you been to Targets clearance racks lately? They have some pretty cool stuff for really cheap! I got two really soft, stretch, t-shirts (one blue with a circle neck, and one green with a v-neck) for $4 each! I also got a cute orange sweater/3/4 sleeved t-shirt thing. That was only $7! And I got a jacket for $8. I know it's summer and you're thinking why do you need a jacket or sweater in the summer, but if you were in my classroom all day you would want them too! I swear it never gets above 70 degrees! "Brr"!

OK, Decision #1: Remember that house that we found that was totally PERFECT? Well, Bryan kept having panic attacks every time we talked about buying a house so we put that on hold for a few days. Then when we went to revisit the idea Bryan explained that the reason he really didn't want to get into a house is because he would much rather start a family right now. After many many many long and upsetting conversations Bryan still would not agree with me that we should get into a house now and start a family in a year or two. So here's the end result ... we're getting new furniture, and a nicer apartment, and in a year or two we will look for houses again.
Bye, Bye, House!

Decision #2: While we were getting our hair done Jessica said she was considering letting me throw her a baby shower. Before Saturday she was 100% against having one! So Ben and I had been sneaking around behind her back and setting things up. I even started a blog page that will be on the invitations! I am totally excited about it! And it's great now because I can actually talk about it openly with out having to worry about her finding out! Good choice Jess!

Summer Cold-
I had no idea you could get sick during the summer! Friday morning I woke up and had the worst soar throught ever! I figgured that I had just slept with my mouth open or something, but no matter how much water I drank it still hurt. Then Saturday, along with the continuing soar throught, my nose got all stuffy and I started getting light headed pretty randomly. Sunday rolls around and I was exausted! I slept horrable, and was so tired all day! This morning I called my Dr. and told her what was going on and she said it might be strep so she wanted me to come in asap! So I went it, almost gaged on a cotton swab ( I swear they stick those things half way to your stomach!), and found out that I didn't have streap! Thank goodness! She said that it was probably just a summer cold. Did you catch that? -A SUMMER (meaning hot and in no way chilly) COLD (usualy the thing you catch after being outside too long in the winter)! I guess she could tell that I had no cluse what she was talking about because she went on to explain that it was basicaly just really bad allergies that would me me feel like I would if I had a cold. So she gave me a very cool Rx for some miracle drugs and I came home and crashed for a few hours.

Well, that was my weekend... how was yours?

Monday, July 14, 2008


Well, Bryan and I are stuck. As many of you may know Bryan and I have been looking at houses recently. We have looked in Wylie, Plano, Allen, and Princeton. This last weekend Bryan and I found a house that we fell in love with! It was perfect- about 2000 sq/ft, new kitchen appliances and cabinets, 4 bedrooms (or 3 and an office), 2 bathrooms, built in 2005, BEAUTIFUL home! So here's what happened-

We found out the the deadline for bidding on this house ended Sunday at midnight. Unfortunately we wouldn't have our mortgage lone ready until Tuesday. So we were both totally disappointed and thought that we had lost the house. So Sunday morning rolls around and our broker calls us and says to place a bid on the house. She said we could defiantly afford X dollars so to bid that much. So then Bryan and I start to get excited about it again until we pull out a mortgage calculator and find out that yeah we can afford that much, but we would be very tight every month. So now we're back to no house. Then we start thinking of our down payment and how much we really have saved and what if we put a lot more into the down then we originally had planned and what about this and that, and all this other stuff came up! So to cut a really long story short we were very stressed all day long and could think about anything else except this house and if we could afford it or not. Eventually we decided that we were going to place a bid and just bid low- this way if we got it then is was "meant to be" and if we didn't then it wasn't! So Bryan calls his dad to place the offer and we find out that his dad's licence had expired. So all that stress was for nothing because we can't even place an offer! Once again Bryan and I were sad, but figured it really wasn't meant to be. So then we started talking about maybe staying in an apartment for another year and having a baby, then when Bryan was in a better job we would revisit this whole house thing.

This morning Bryan and I were talking about having a baby and how happy we would be with starting our family. As I'm sure you all know we almost started our family a few months ago, but ran into ... (we'll call it) a glitch. So while we had planned on getting into a house and then having a baby, we had accepted the fact that maybe we were supposed to wait a little while on the house. WELL- I was talking to someone about this house and how great it was, but couldn't remember the year it was built. So I logged on to the website where we found it and you would never believe what I found. The house didn't sell! Had Bryan and I made that offer last night we would have gotten the house! I called Bryan and told him this and now we are back to maybe this is supposed to be our house. Now it has gone to a daily deadline and whoever bids the highest the soonest gets it (meaning if we were to bid today we would probably get it even if our bid was pretty low)! The sucky part about all of this is you never know when someone is going to bid. This house could be on the market for another two weeks or it could be gone tomorrow! So Bryan and I have to decide - Are we going to find another realtor and bid on this house? Should we wait for his dad's licence to renew and if it's gone then it's gone? OR Should we just stick with an apartment for another year and start a family now?

The stress begins again! I hate being in limbo like this. I want that house so bad I can't stand it. But I also want to start a family. Bryan and I have a lot to think about, and a very short time to make some very important decisions! (Talk about your "good grief" situations!)

Friday, July 11, 2008

I'm Not Alone!

As many of you know my darling husband is a HUGE gamer! And not. So we spend many of our nights with him at the computer and me in front of the TV. I usually last about and hour or two before I start begging Bryan to get off the computer and pay attention to me. Well- tonight Bryan and I were actually spending time together talking about houses and playing around on-line when he asked the dreaded question "can I play world of warcraft now?"! I was sitting at the computer when he asked. I thought I was being funny and typed 'I hate World of Warcraft' into the google search bar. AND GUESS WHAT... I'm not alone! lol- there are tons of chat rooms and blogs about how much people hate that game! I found this very amusing so I started to click on one, but Bryan didn't think it was funny so he pulled the computer chair around and "helped" me up out of it! (It was all good fun) After he logged on he commented that I should "join a club" - now I just have to figure out which one of the many I want to join!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Summer Summary

Lots to blog about... lots and lots! First there's the preschool. I love kids. I want to work with them for the rest of my life. I have gone to school for years to learn about them so I can teach them. I love kids... but I hate preschool!!! I just can't do it! It definitely takes a special person to teach anything Kindergarten or under! It's one thing to have a kid smart mouth to you and be disrespectful (that I can handle) it's whole different thing for a child to throw a truck at your face and then bite you when you try to get them to say sorry! I COULD deal with this and accept it as part of my job, but why?! It's not worth the stress. But hey, if you would rather go home with a bloody nose instead of a headache you have my great admiration! I can stand preschool for about two months then - I'm done!
There's also this buying a house business... good grief! Bryan and I have been looking at foreclosures and HUD homes to try and get a better home for less money. Unfortunately neither of us are really the " I know how to fix it" kind of people. So We have to look for the least damaged house available in those categories. A new fence, carpet, some pain, those are thing I can handle. Damaged foundation, mold in the walls, a wall where there shouldn't be one... those things are a little out of my range. So there's that issue. There's also the stress of when to move. Which is where Bryan and I are right now. I want to move in August so that by the time our lease is up all the work that needs to be done in our house can be done. Bryan would rather wait until the last minute so that we aren't paying bills in both places at once. I see both sides... I like my reasoning better though!
I also taught my first RS lesson on Sunday. That was probably the most nerve wrecking thing I have ever done! It turned out well though. After I got myself under control and started breathing again it went really well. A RS president from another ward was there and asked if she could copy the lesson. I took that as a pretty big compliment. I sent her all of my quotes and visuals through e-mail and she responded by asking where I got my hand outs. That made me feel good about it! So yeah I guess I did ok, but I am SO glad that I don't have to do it ever again!
I still have more to talk about, but I can only sit at the computer for so long! I'll come back to finish later- hopefully I'll get some pictures up too!