Thursday, December 24, 2009


This is long overdue by now. When I started blogging, I told myself I had to stick with it, and of course life got in the way. Sorry.... Since October, I went to College station for a Texas A&M game (which was unlike anything I have ever seen before), Jordan and I traveled to Dallas for Thanksgiving and just two weeks ago, Jordan had major knee surgery. We have been waiting on this to happen for a while now and cant believe it has already come and gone. We have been extremely busy lately and time has flown by. We plan to be at home on Christmas, just the two of us (Jordan is on travel restrictions for a few more weeks and riding in the car is extremely painful for him), so we will postpone our celebration with our families until next week.

My New Year's resolution is to join a gym and work out or swim at least 3-4 times a week. I went to look at The Cherry Creek Athletic club yesterday and loved it! I felt like I was in a resort of some kind and the options were endless. I plan on joining within the next few weeks and then Jordan will join with me once he is able to walk. He plans to work with a rehab trainer at first and then get in shape for his bicycle. I plan to get a one piece suit, a swim cap and goggles and get in shape the water way! Woo-Hoo, I love new beginnings!Life is good, God is great and I have the world to be thankful for!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Swimming Mania

I just need to vent...

Since I only work 3 days a week, I have a lot of time off to spend with Jackson. We call it mommy-doggy time. We have one of two things that he loves to do; go to the park and throw the ball for hours or go swimming at a special indoor dog pool. Today we decided to go swimming. Jackson absolutely loves it. I think he can recognize the road we take to get there now because he starts to whine when we get on the highway. He cannot stand it when we get there and he knows what is about to happen. The girls at the front desk know that I like to pay first when I get inside, instead of when we leave because he tends to be quite a pill when we have to exit the building(which is where my story is going). Gaining control of him is not a task my skinny little arms are good at.

(See how he has his eye on that green toy in her hand. He is about to go crazy.)

He has a history of swimmers tail, which is over exertion and use of his tail. Also very common in labs. It becomes limp and flaccid and he can't use it for about a day. Today I noticed that his tail was showing signs of becoming limp after about 45 minutes of swim. That to me means time to go....So I thought..

I took him outside to go potty one last time and off we were to the car. On my way out the door, a lady who worked there stopped me and said "oh his tail looks loose". I acknowledged her statement, and thought it was amusing that she described it as 'loose'.  I laughed as we were almost out the door, when Jackson turned around and saw a woman coming up behind us. He took off running towards her, my hand still in the loop on the leash, and just like that he had pulled so hard that I fell to the ground. I looked down and the side of my pinky nail was hanging off. How on earth did that even happen? The pain was throbbing and blood was slowly dripping down the side of my hand (sorry if this is graphic) and onto the ground. A girl had to chase him down, step on the leash as he had taken off running through the building like a mad man. I do not know what had gotten into him but oh boy was he in trouble.

As a girl held my dog for me outside the bathroom, another woman helped me heal my wounds and band-aid up my poor nail. Needless to say I was very upset and beyond angry at his little furry butt. Sadly, he had to be escorted out to the car. I thought that only happens to drunk guys at bars??? Ughhh, you would think that 3 months at boot camp would help, but not today!

Monday, October 12, 2009

27 dresses

In August, I was honored to stand up with one of my best friends as she married her prince charming. It was  one of the most beautiful weddings, not to mention days, that I have ever seen. I paid close attention as she planned every precise detail through the months, and even got to participate in some of the planning... cake testing! Since she cannot eat gluten, dairy, or soy, she needed some fresh taste buds to pick out what would be quite the discussion piece for a beautiful reception. Everything from the invitations, to the flowers, to the sparklers that made a tunnel for their grand departure, was chosen with so much perfection and presented in a grand, elaborate way! Needless to say, everyone had a great time, the food was amazing, the music was rockin' and the wine never let up!

The Beautiful bride and her bridesmaids.

Brittany and I enjoying the evening

Cute couple dancing ; )

Not only was Brit's wedding fabulous, but another great friend of mine married her prince in May. So, to Nashville I flew to be apart of her wedding. I have known Jen since 4th grade, so it was special for me to be a part of her wedding, as it will be special for me to have her a part of mine. Once again, another beautiful wedding in a peaceful garden setting. Well, peaceful may be pushing it to say the least. During the 20 minute ceremony, sirens went flying by that set a car alarms off, squawking birds flew overhead, and even an ice cream truck with cute little childhood tunes strolled through the neighborhood. Caught in such a beautiful moment of the couple saying their vows, it was hard to hold back the laughter because of all the loud sounds. It ended up being another wonderful wedding with another beautiful couple.

Eating goldfish and fruit snacks with Jen before the walk down the aisle

Plums in the pink room. I loved these dresses!

Last February (2008) ANOTHER wedding was added to my list. A great friend, who stood right by my side through nursing school, married her Army man, Phil.  A beautiful Boulder wedding, with a romantic ambience and good company, will forever be in my memory. Emily was a beautiful bride!

E squared (Emily and Emily)

 Great friends of mine are getting married in June and October (I will be standing up in both of them). I cannot wait for next summers wedding season. "True love is the souls recognition of its counterpoints in another"- haha
I am truly blessed to have such great friends who think of me as someone they want standing up with them in the most special day of their lives! I can't wait for my special day now... I'm getting so used to being a bridesmaid, it'll be so strange when it will be my special day, all about me... I can't wait!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

First time

I typically like to think that I live a pretty simple life, that tends to be uneventful, but through the cracks, there is a lot that goes on with me that goes unnoticed! So, that is why I am going to start keeping a blog. I like to think of it as a scrapbook of memories, without all the work of actually scrapbooking. Between work, Jordan and my little fuzz ball Jackson, family, friends and life in general, hopefully I can get creative and come up with some entertaining blogs. Thank you to Jordan for making my blog page sweet and pretty, and encouraging me to see the world through words. So for today, I am stuck at work, waiting to watch the Broncos vs. Patriots game, and working my magic healing sick kiddos! More to come! GO BRONCOS!