Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Dogs, Heart Monitors, Babies, and Islands.....

We had a pretty happenin' weekend.

It started off on Friday when Peter and I cooked steak, asparagus, potatoes and homemade peach cobbler. (Yes Lindsey, I'm putting down what I ate AGAIN!) ahha.
After we were through with dinner we headed up to Brad and Brittney's apartment. They live in the same building as us and only one floor up. Brittney has been Sarah's roommate for the last 8 or 9 years and recently married Brad who also went to ACU and was in the music department with me. They were leaving on their honeymoon, 2 weeks late, so we decided to wish them off with some peach cobbler. Sarah, my sister was up there as well. We had a good time laughing and reminiscing. Sarah decided for us that we needed to haul my keyboard up to their apartment and have a sing-a-long. It was pretty refreshing to worship along side of them in the apartment on Friday night. It was pretty special.

Also, Friday, I started wearing my 30 day heart monitor. You can't really see it, thankfully. I'm not sure what's wrong with me, but I've been having these weird heart flutters. They came at the beginning of June and miraculously went away. And, well, they came back with avengeance. So, the cardiologist I was referred to sent me this 30 day thing. So, I have to be patient. The flutters don't bother me thankfully, but last week my chest was pretty tight and I couldn't breathe well. It may have had nothing to do with the flutters, but just in case they are doing this test. I've had it on since Friday night. Thankfully, you can take it off to shower. The adhesive strips are a killer. I have to replace them every 5 days. It's like pulling 3 really sticky band-aid's off!! Ugh.
Anyways, so just pray that it's nothing. I'm pretty sure it's hormonal and has something to do with my body adjusting to normal life off of BC.

Saturday morning, we got up early to head to Wichita Falls. On the way there, we stopped by Mallory and Jason's to pick up the island Peter built for his sister. In this picture you can see the cement counter tops. One of the tops has a piece of wood on it. He worked SO HARD on it. Andrea will paint it black after the primer drys. She was so excited!!!!! And, I think Peter was too....

While we were there, I got to snuggle Kai. You can see pics of him if you click on Mallory and Jason's link. Anyways we headed to Wichita Falls to see our new niece, Layla-Grayce. She is PRECIOUS!!! Right now she is a little under 6 pounds. So, little, and so amazing! I got to play with her sister Henslee the whole weekend. She really took a liking to me and wanted to be by my side the whole time. We played, and played and played. She found my eye shadow kit on Sunday and here is the outcome.

We also found out that my parents have been running a Vet clinic at their house this week. It all started with Belle.

Poor Belle went to the Vet last week to get her shots and such. While she was there, she was infected with a case of Kennel Cough. This is a terrible thing for dogs. Belle had a 104 degree fever and was coughing up stuff. My mom rushed her to the emergency vet clinic. She had to give her cough suppressant with codine and antibiotic. Poor Belle.
The very next morning Charlie caught the virus.

Because of this, my mom had to take 2 days off of work because my dad was out of town on a business trip. My mom was also trying to work on very large project for school at the same time. Eventually, Sally got it.

Thankfully, hers was not bad. She usually stays away from Belle and Charlie anyways. So, their saliva was pretty far away I guess. My mom had already started pumping her and Carly with antibiotics just in case.
Well, then Carly got sick. As you can see in this picture she has an IV attached to her foot. Well, just in case anyway. She apparently started having diarrhea that was bloody. TMI I realize. It was uncontrollable. She was also vomiting. So, my mom had to take her to the emergency room, followed by her doctor.

When I talked to my mom on the phone yesterday evening, she was hauling Carly home in her VW Beetle. Carly is NOT the smallest of Dachsund's you see. So, I could hear the horn honking and some other things. My mom needs a massage and a day at the spa. If you would like to help her cause just let me know. hahaah.........

She sent me these pics last night. The dogs have mostly been resting due to the amount of Codine in their systems. You can tell Charlie is drunk by her S.E.D (Saggy Eye Disease.) We laugh at this alot.

I hope things are better at the Carrigan Vet Clinic today.

I finished a really great book by Karen Kingsbury yesterday. It's about reconciliation. I cried most of the way through it. I'm off to buy another book today. I'm on a roll for some reason. Could it be that I'm bored at work? Yes. :) Hey, at least it's keeping me from spending HOURS blogging.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

I'm an AUNT!!!!!!!!

It's offical. This is the first child in the family that has been born after Peter and I got married! I mean I do have 3 other niece's and nephews from the Abrigg's, but this one is really special!!!
Meet Layla-Grayce Hickman! I'll have to take credit for that name. Actually, I'm going to have to give Sunni credit. I went to a website on her page that had that name! Anyways Sunni, Ashlee says thanks!
Her sister Henslee is VERY proud! I cannot WAIT to go meet her on Saturday morning! I am just ITCHING to get there! :) Congrats Ashlee, Scott and Henslee! :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

50 Things..........

50 Things about me you may not know.

1. I hate to sing in front of 2 or 3 people.
2. I get splotchy when I get nervous or cry.
3. I love to cook.
4. I keep our apartment clean, but not my car.
5. I want a dog as soon as possible.
6. I want a baby as soon as possible. ahhaa
7. I could eat chips and salsa (specific kinds) for every meal.
8. I sleep at least 9 hours every night.
9. I take a bath every night, no matter if I have showered twice that day.
10. I love to stare at people and eves drop into strangers conversations. (Peter hates this.)
11. I hate unloading and loading the dishwasher.
12. I have a unhealthy obsession with New York.
13. I pinch my stomach when I get nervous or sick. (this results in bruises.) my mom thought I might need to go to the psychiatric hospital for a while....kidding.
14. I am a pen/sharpie collector. I get giddy when I get new pins.
15. When I am nervous I laugh alot.
16. I love to wakeboard, but secretly I am scared of it.
17. I am scared to get in the ocean, but I love going to the beach. :) Does this make sense?
18. I am scared to throw up. I'll be nauseated for 3 days before I actually throw up. :) hahaha.
19. I'm not sure what I will do when I get pregnant. PRAY? Oh...yea.
20. I have these really annoying chin hairs that I have to pluck. All because of Cassy, my roommate in college. She had an obsession with the tweezers and got after my blonde chin hairs one day.
21. I fall asleep in almost every movie I watch past 9 oclock. (Theater or not.)
22. I have lived in 6 apartments in the last 6 years!
23. I am ready for a real home. (see 22.)
24. I get allergy shots once a week.
25. I was in love with my husband my junior and senior year of high school.
26. I actually drove by his house daily. (Stalking?) Maybe.
27. My stalking paid off and I won his heart. ;)
28. I'm a hypochondriac about getting sick. Most any kind of sickness.
29. I joined The Village recovery for my unhealthy FEAR issues.
30. Almost every night, I have an extremely weird dream.
31. I didn't kiss boy until I was 18.
32. I had braces for 6 years.
33. Along with my braces, I wore almost every single appliance known in the orthodontic world. hmmmm.
34. I have sung in almost 70 weddings.
35. I have been a bridesmaid 11 times. 11 times = 11 dresses hanging at my parents house.
36. Peter tells me I morph into a different person when I talk to my mom on the phone. I have several voices apparently.
37. Everytime I stretch I chant C-O-U-G-A-R-S SWITCH. Freshman volleyball anyone? :)
38. I love sour patch kids and hot tamales.
39. I have been in 4 car wrecks.
40. I have received 2 speeding tickets since the age of 16.
41. I have an unhealthy obsession with dogs and babies.
42. I try to run as fast as my husband. I fail miserably and almost pass out. Afterall, he is "White Lightning."
43. I don't have anything else to say.
44. Oh, I HATE fruit flies.

Friday, July 06, 2007

4th of July and more...

Well, is it just me or did yesterday feel like Monday?
It was crazy! I seriously thought all day it was Monday. Hmm, seems I was mistaken.

We had a great 4th of July. Tuesday night Natasha and Thomas came over on Tuesday night. We got to hear all about their honeymoon to Hawaii. We sat out on the balcony and low and behold, FIREWORKS right in front of our eyes! We had the perfect seat! They were shooting the at the local park which happens to be down the street from our apartments. We then watched a movie, but I fell asleep. What else is new?
Wednesday we woke up and decided it would be cool to run to the local L.A. Fitness. Mistake on our parts as the mosquitos had a hay day on the back of my legs and arms. It was like they were following me! We worked out pretty hard. I made Peter run back and get the car to come get me afterwards. I did'nt need to get eaten again. Afterall, I had about 30 from the weekend and the run combined. I hate mosquitos, but they LOVVVVVE me. After that we made our condiments tray and headed over to our small group pool party and cookout. The weather was beautiful. I have a nice sunburn to prove it. My upper chest and upper back are a nice magenta color. We played hours of water volleyball and ate some glorious hamburgers and hotdogs! YUM!
After we were tired of the sun we headed over to Bahama Bucks while the guys played poker. I was BEAT. I was asleep by 9. I woke up with a horrible sunburn headache around midnight and it has still not gone away. It's Friday might I add.

Peter and I will just take it easy this weekend. I need to catch up on my housework. We do have a wedding to go to tomorrow, but other than that, I'm looking forward to getting our apartment deep cleaned.

The job front is going well. We were actually extremely busy yesterday oddly enough. It made for a fast day.

Well, I'm out for now. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

OH and SHOUT OUT to Lauren and Rebekah for joining the blog-o-sphere!!! WOOHOO!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Gateway Getaway

Meet Charlie

Well, Charlie is semi back into our lives and we are thrilled! Charlie is Peter's dog he had when he lived in a house. He had to give her to some of his friends who have 2 kids for the past year and half. But, due to unfortunate events, they were going to have to give her away. WE got first dibs. So, we thought about it LONG and hard. We had no choice but to take her, but we knew she would be miserable in our 750 square foot of fun. So, I called my parents. hahaha...and they said yes! So, Peter picked Charlie up and we drove to Abilene. It took us 4 miserable hours due to rain, traffice, construction and wrecks. But, we made it and now Charlie has 3 friends. Well, sort of friends. Here is Charlie and Belle, our black lab. There might be some of Sally, my parents German Short-Haired Pointer.

Charlie LOVES the water. Everytime she goes outside she gets in it, which results in my dad having to towel her off. See last pic.

Hunting Squirrels with Belle and Sally

Peter and Charlie. She LOVVVVVVVES Peter and remembers him immediately every time!

Belle and Charlie. This took some work.

Getting dried off and being pestered by Belle.

When we get a home soon, she will come back to Dallas and be with her Daddy.