Saturday, January 16, 2010

Only ONE dollar!!!!

Brooke and I just got back from Wal-Mart and I had the BEST shopping EVER today!!!!!!!!! They had tons of racks of clothes for one dollar!! I got two dresses. They're not the most gorgeous dresses I've ever seen, but for Heaven't sake, they were only a dollar! I also got a ton of Christmas stuff that was only 25 cents or 10 cents. I'm not going to have to buy ANY decorations next year. We should have enough to do the whole house! We also found racks of baby clothes for $1. Now, as discussed in the last blog, we still have not decided for sure when to have kids, but I still bought a few really cute outfits. For one buck, heck, I'll give it away for a shower gift (if you're reading this and you're pregnant and inviting me to your shower, beware that the gift may have only cost $1 :). Anyways, there was this really cute red hoodie with a football on it that says TOUCHDOWN!! And then there was this really cute sleeper with footballs all over it and then a little girl outfit with hearts and stuff. Super cute stuff!! Kinda made me want a baby more, but I'm sure that'll change whenever the wind blows!! Not much else goin on in our world. I think Nick gave up on hunting, so we actually got to sleep in this morning instead of waking up at 5:00am. Not that I ever STAYED awake, but his alarm always woke me up for awhile. We actually got to go on a date last night!! It was SOOOOOOO nice. We went to Olive Garden for dinner. I ended up getting my dinner for free because they put shrimp in it instead of chicken (GAG ME!!! I hate shrimp). Then we went to see The Lovely Bones......which was TOTALLY dumb. We actually went to see Blind Side, but it was sold out, of course. We always have HORRIBLE luck with movies. Either the ones we want to see aren't available or we just pick the most absolutely WORST movie there is out there. But I had actually kind of wanted to see The Lovely Bones, but it's nothing like the previews. I thought it would be a murder mystery, but she spends most of her time floating around in a world that's not heaven, but not earth. DUMB!!! Don't waste your money. Other than that, it's been the same old stuff! Working our lives away and enjoying eachother and our families when we can. Did I ever mention I have the CUTEST neices ever??? They were so funny at our family dinner. I just love spending time with them, but unfortunately, that doesn't happen very often. Well that's all for now folks. Hope everyone's having a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A bad day for both of us

Man, it seems like Tuesdays are just NEVER good days!!! Nick and I both had bad days today. Work was nuts for both of us and we're just praying it gets easier as the week goes on. So, we're talking about the baby thing........and it's SOOOO confusing! I want a baby, but more so on some days than others. Like today, I am SO glad I can just go home and crash and not have to take care of anyone else or anything else. I like that my time is mine. But on the other hand, I know that'll change and I won't feel that way as soon as I have a baby. Nick is wanting to get a move on it because he'll be 28 in March (GASP!!). I think that number is freaking him out and he keeps saying he's getting old and he doesn't want to be 30 and having his 1st kid. And I say, "What the heck is wrong with being a first time dad at age 30??" We just keep going back and forth and it's like we can't get on the same page. When he's ready, I'm not and when I'm ready, he's not. But that's okay. I think we'll stop "using preventative measures" in March and I guess when God wants me pregnant, I'll get pregnant! That's a good timeline to go with. On a more positive note, I'm loving working with the youth. They're HILARIOUS!! It ALMOST makes me feel like a teenager again.....except when it's 2:00am and we're doing a lock in and they're all going 90 miles and hour and me and Kendra are crashed out on our air mattresses :) Then I feel old. But we went ice skating last Saturday and let me tell you what a work out that is!! It was fun, but scary. Kayleen kept pulling us behind her wheelchair and that was AWESOME!! Got to go 8 miles an hour without having to do anything but hold on!!! Well I'm off for now, but will try to update as much as possible. With work being so crazy, I'm usually drained by the end of the day, but am really hoping to keep this blog going!! God bless you all!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Is it Friday yet??

Well today at work, we started learning our new EMR system (Electronic Medical Records). Let me tell you what it's like to cram 1 month's worth the education into 8 hours.......it's HORRIBLE!!!!!! I certainly remember why I hated school so much. I can't stand just sitting in one spot for an entire day (unless it's in bed and my husband is close by and I can watch TV and play the Wii--then it's okay!). It's going to make things easier in the future, but right now my job has just gotten about 10 times more complicated. Hopefully the transition from paper charts to electronic charts will be easier than anticipated. Keep your fingers crossed for me!! On the other hand, we did get free lunch from Jason's Deli. I had the marinated chicken salad and it was DELICIOUS. Trying to eat healthier. Not going on any big crash diet, but I figure if I make a couple of small changes, they'll add up eventually. But we'll see how that goes! Nothing else new really going on. Brooke has FULLY recovered from her wisdom teeth being removed. Poor girl....had the chipmunk cheeks for a week :) But they are finally going down and she's looking as gorgeous as ever. It was my mom's birthday on Sunday and all of the girls in the family (minus Cara, due to her having just popped out a child) got together for brunch at Granite City. Now let me tell you, the food was excellent, but the company was even better. We had a good time just visiting and enjoying eachother. We hardly ever get to do that and it was nice to be able to catch up with everyone. All of the aunts were telling stories on eachother and it was fun to hear some of the things they did when they were younger. Those Davis girls were quite the wild ones!! I'm gonna have to spice up my life so I have some exciting stories for my future children and neices........any ideas? :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Close, but no cigar!

Nick ALMOST got a deer today!! Bless his heart. He called me and was so excited because for one, he'd actually SEEN a deer and two, he'd shot at it twice. Unfortunately, he didn't get it. His sight wasn't set right or something like that. But now he's bound and determined to get one before the extended season is over. We went driving yesterday around sunset and saw about 15 deer in our neighbors fields. It's just killing him, because we live right in the middle of all of this wildlife, but nobody will let him hunt on their land so he has to go to all of the public hunting land. They're all very nice when they say no, but......it sucks for him. Everyone keep your fingers crossed that it happens tomorrow! Not much else going on. Getting ready for the youth lock in. Should be fun!! Just hoping it doesn't snow a lot while we're skating, thus making it hard to get home :( I love, love, LOVE the snow, but only if it comes without ice! Makes everything look SOOOO pretty. I'm just hoping we get enough to actually go sledding sometime soon. We have this huge open field that we own that would be perfect for sledding behind the truck, but so far there just hasn't been enough snow. Hope everyone has a great Saturday (if there's even anyone reading this:)!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Lazy Days

Well today has been a lazy day so far. For me, not for Nick :) Nick got up at 5:00am to go hunting........he unfortunately didn't get a deer this morning, but is going to try again tomorrow. Hey, at least nobody can ever say he's not persistent!! He's got 10 more days of the extended season, so hopefully he'll get something by then. If you're reading this, toss up a prayer that he gets one and doesn't get discouraged!! I, on the other hand, woke up around 10:00 and played Mario Brothers--which I now am totally addicted to--for an hour, then got ready and went to lunch with an old friend that I hadn't seen in FOREVER!! It felt really good to catch up with her and hopefully we can keep talking! We were talking about as the older you get, the harder it is to keep in touch with people.......or more like the less effort we put into keeping in touch with people. Granted, life gets much busier with a full time job and spouses and children, but I'm going to try to do better about getting together with friends and people I love. Between playing Mario Brothers and seeing my high school friend, I feel almost like a teenager today!! Oh to be 16 again and for my biggest worry to be what I'm going to wear to school on Monday. But then, my life has been EXTREMELY blessed in the past 9 years, so maybe I don't want to be 16 again. It's just so weird to think that my next "BIG" birthday will be 30.....SCAAAAARRRYYY!!!!! Man, that just sounds so old and on the inside I feel like I should still be at least a decade away from 30. But oh well......tis the cycle of life. I've been helping with the youth group and we have a lock in tomorrow. PRAY FOR ME!! They have so much energy I almost can't keep up. And man, they can stay awake SOOO late. Not that I don't remember doing that, but I certainly can't do it anymore :) We're going ice skating and then doing a gift exchange. Oh, we're also practicing for youth Sunday, so anyone who wants to come to that, it's the last Sunday in January and it's going to be AWESOME!! I'm really proud of them. We're doing a drama that's going to rock your socks off!! Hope to see you all there.