Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween & Throw Back Thursday

Happy  Halloween everyone! Since today is also Thursday, I thought I would do Throw Back Thursday, Halloween edition!

No costume here, just playing with Pumpkins

A Pumpkin. Quite possibly my favorite costume.
It was so warm!
A Bride

A Witch
I hope everyone has a great Halloween! And remember, there is never such a thing as too much candy! 


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Louie's Halloween Costumes

I love Halloween and have always loved dressing up in fun costumes. But this year, I am even more excited because I have someone else that I can dress up in costumes. 

That's right! I am one of those people. I dress my dog up for Halloween. Deal with it!

Last year we didn't have Louie yet, so this was the first year that we got to do anything like this with him. And my dog is weird and likes clothes. And I am not lying when I say this. If you pull a sweater or a bandanna out for him he gets excited and starts jumping around and then will sit in front of you so that you can put it on him. Weird, I know. 

So of course, I had to get him a costume. Or maybe two. We couldn't decide between these two that we loved, so when I went to the Halloween store and saw that they had both of them, I decided to just buy both. I mean who says a dog can't have more than one costume? Not to mention that he will probably wear these next year too. 

This first costume my Husband found on ThinkGeek and he wanted it so badly. We had already said that we wanted a different costume though, so I told him we could wait and do it next year. Well, when I saw it at the store it was just so cute, so I decided to get it. And I am glad that I did because Louie absolutely loves it and it ended up being my favorite of the two that we picked out for him. 

 He loves his costume. And the little cape on it is so cute. When he runs it kind of flaps in the wind and it is just adorable. 

The original costume that we had picked out for him was also one that they had at the Halloween store. I looked at the back of the packaging and it said that for his breed size that we should get a small. Well, they didn't have a small so I got a medium figuring it would just be a little big on him. So I got it home and it was actually a little too small on him. Not sure how that worked out, but it's not a big deal since I can fix it. 

I still think this costume is cute, but it definitely doesn't fit the way that I would have liked it too. But he still looks damn cute in it. And I think that once I fix it, it will look a lot better. 

We have always said that when his hair gets really long that he looks like an Ewok and this costume has now confirmed this. And we actually haven't taken him to the groomers because we wanted his hair to be longer specifically for this. But after Halloween he is going because his hair is getting out of control. 

Louie didn't seem to like this costume as much as his Underdog one, but he still liked it. And I have to agree with him on his costume choice. I think Underdog is way cuter on him. What do you guys think?

So yes, I am one of those people that dresses my dog up. But when he looks so cute in everything, how can you resist not putting him in something? I think that would just be a travesty! And I personally feel that I  would be robbing the world of the cuteness that is Louie in a Halloween costume!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hawaii Days 7-10

Okay so I know fours days in one post is a lot, but after your best friend gives birth to the most beautiful little girl, you don't really go out and do anything. 

A few hours after Lou gave birth and we had plenty of time to take in Baby G, Lou's Husband took us home to get some sleep. I mean we had all been up since the morning before with little to no sleep at all. So to say that we were tired is a huge understatement. Although because of all the excitement and adrenaline due to Baby G's arrival, we barely noticed how tired we were until we got in the car to make the trip back to their place. 

We grabbed some food on the way and I immediately scarfed it down and then within probably twenty minutes, I passed out. Lou's Husband headed back to the hospital to stay with her and Baby G for the night. Which was fine by me. I knew that I was probably going to be doing nothing but sleeping the next few days. So the remainder of day 6 was spent sleeping and almost all of day 7 I slept or just sat on the couch watching TV. 

Day 8 which was Friday, Lou, her Husband and Baby G all came home from the Hospital. We didn't do anything that day either. We were just so excited that they were home that we just spent the day at the house hanging out and admiring Baby G. 

We started Day 9 by going to breakfast at Zippy's. The food was really good, but I found a few menu items to be kind of weird. But for those that live in Hawaii, this is normal. I am just not used to seeing it on a menu here in CO.

Spam on the menu
After breakfast we ran a few errands and did a little bit of shopping and then headed back to their place for the rest of the night. We were all pretty exhausted at this point, so a night with nothing to do sounded amazing to me. I am pretty sure I passed out pretty quickly this night.

Sunday morning we all got up and headed back into town so that we could finish up our souvenir shopping. I had a few things that I needed to get for a few family members. My Brother for instance insisted that I bring him back a new dashboard Hula Girl because the one I bought him in 2006 had broken. So we went back to Waikiki and went to the Hale Koa and the Rainbow Bizarre.

While we were shopping, we were also walking right along the beach and it was a gorgeous day. So of course I had to snap a few pics.

After we finished up our shopping, which took a few hours, we headed back to the other side of the island. Lou's Husband dropped all of us off at home and then he went and grabbed us some dinner. After dinner, I started gathering all of my stuff and started packing my bags since my flight was the next morning and we had to be up super early to head to the airport. After I finished my packing, I just hung out with Lou and everyone else and just tried to soak in all the time I had left with her.

I couldn't believe how quickly the week had gone by. And with Baby G making her arrival, it seemed like the week went by even more quickly. I was really sad that I was leaving because I knew that I was going to instantly miss my best friend and her new little family. But unfortunately the real world was calling and I had to get back to my family and work.

It was an amazing week. I got to spend some time with my best friend. I got to watch her become a Mom. I got to see her Husband become a Dad. And I got to see them become an even bigger family. I loved every minute that I got to spend with them. I couldn't have asked for a better vacation. 


Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend Recap

Hello lovelies! I don't know about most of you, but I have a case of the Monday's real bad today. I didn't want to get out of bed. It was so warm and I had a couple of kitties and a dog that wanted to be extra snugly this morning. It was real rough getting out of bed. 

I feel like I am on repeat lately because once again we had a busy weekend. Friday night we grabbed some food on our way home and then snuggled up on the couch and watched three episodes of Game of Thrones. We just started the first season a few weeks ago and I am so hooked. We are halfway through the first season and I can't wait to see what else happens. 

Saturday morning we got up pretty early to head down to Manitou for the Emma Crawford Coffin Races. They do this every year the weekend before Halloween and neither of us had ever gone. And this year, my Husbands company had their own entry in the races. So we picked up our friend Bret on the way and headed down for the festivities. They were a lot of fun. The costumes were awesome and there was so much creativity everywhere. It was very cool. And my Husbands company won for Best Coffin!

After the races we ran around trying to find all the pieces for our costumes because of course we waited til the last  minute to do everything. After running around all afternoon, we headed home to just relax. I carved a pumpkin why the Hubs and Bret watched TV. 

Sunday was again super busy. I got up around 8 and immediately started on my laundry. There was no avoiding it anymore. There were piles everywhere. I then spent the rest of my morning running around. My first stop was at the Spirit Halloween store to get the last piece of my costume. Then I headed to Target to buy some new sheets and a comforter for our bed. Then I did our grocery shopping for the week. 

After I got home I continued my laundry and waited for my Mom to show up with a few things of mine. Once she got there we unloaded everything and then she headed out to go to my brothers. I then had to hop in the shower so that I could head to my friend KB's so that we could go downtown to watch the Rapids game. 

Unfortunately the Rapids lost which means that their first playoff game will be away this Wednesday at Seattle. Which is not what we were hoping for, but oh well. Hopefully they play like they did the last time we played Seattle when we beat them 5-1. 

After the game I headed home to finish up the remainder of my laundry and to get started on my costume. I got one part of it done, which is great, but I still have to finish the rest. Hopefully I can get everything done in time. We have a very busy week ahead of us. Let's just say that although I am looking forward to Halloween and all the fun activities that are surrounding it this year, I am definitely looking forward to this week being over. 

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hawaii Day 6: Baby G's Arrival

As I told you in yesterday's post, Lou's water had finally broke and we headed to the hospital. It was about 9 pm when we arrived at the hospital on Tuesday night. They took us back to a triage room where they had to confirm that her water had indeed broke and then they would admit her. 

Well I won't get into all the details but our first hour there was really scary. They confirmed that her water broke and started doing all the stuff they needed to do to admit her. Well the IV part didn't go so well and at one point they were getting ready to wheel her back to the OR for an emergency c section. But thankfully they ended up not having to do that and everything was fine and the eventually moved her to her own room. 

After what seemed like a really long night, a few episodes of Firefly and a showing of Wayne's World, Baby G finally made her debut into the world. She was born on September 25th and weighed in at 6 lbs and 12 oz! 

I of course cried as soon as she was born. That is my MO after all. I always cry. But she is absolutely beautiful and looks just like Lou, which I absolutely love! Now I am just waiting for that red hair to start showing up more :)

I am so incredibly excited for my best friend and her Husband. I watched her become a Mom in an instance. And for something that you would think would take some time getting used to seeing, seemed so natural. You could see the love in her face as she stared down at this beautiful baby girl and in that second you could instantly see that she went from being your best friend to being your best friend that is now a Mom. It didn't seem like anything had changed at all. Things just seemed like they were right and it felt as if everything was supposed to be this way. And I loved that feeling. 

Lou, I am so incredibly proud of you. You did such an amazing job during this entire pregnancy and especially during labor. I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for you, but seeing you become a Mom made me have so much more respect for you. You are Wonder Woman and I am so blessed to call you my best friend. And I am already so in love with your little girl. I can't wait to watch you guys grow together as a family. And I can't wait to see that red hair come in! I love you guys so much and I am thankful that you let me be apart of such a special moment in your life. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hawaii Days 4 & 5

Monday rolled around and Lou still hadn't gone into labor, so unfortunately she had to go to work. But thankfully she only had to work half days. So I slept in a little bit and then got up and got to work on doing some more loads of baby laundry. We had been working on this all weekend and still hadn't even put a dent in it. So I attempted to get more of it done. 

After a few hours of sitting around I got ready for the day and by the time I was done, Lou and her Husband had both arrived at home so that they could go to hopefully her last Doctors appointment. So I decided to tag along just to get out of the house and see a little bit more of the island. 

After her appointment we went and got some stuff from the store and then headed back to their place so that I could make dinner for everyone. I made Stuffed Bell Peppers because this has always been one of Lou's favorite dishes of mine. So I was happy to make them for her. 

We ended the evening by just hanging out around the house and watching TV. It was a pretty uneventful day, but it was definitely needed after the busy weekend that we had. 

Tuesday morning I woke up pretty early and happened to catch Lou before she went to work that morning. I asked her how she was feeling and she said that her stomach really hurt and I don't mean in an upset stomach kind of way. I mean like her stomach was super tight and it hurt to move. But since she wasn't really showing any signs of labor, she headed to work. 

I once again spent my morning just relaxing on the couch and watching TV. I didn't really feel the need to do much since we had finished all the laundry the night before and had gotten it all put away. So I just watched TV and waited for Lou to get home because we had decided to go to the beach that afternoon once she got off work. 

Around 12:30 pm Lou and her Husband both showed up and then we all got ready to head to the beach. We made a stop at this delicious sandwich shop on our way down to grab lunch. It was called Storto's and it was in Haleiwa. We also stopped at Lanikai Juice and got some fresh pineapple juice. Yum!! Once we had everything we needed, we headed down to the beach.

It was kind of overcast, but still really warm so it was a pretty perfect day for the beach. We had a lot of fun just hanging out on the beach at first but then decided it was time to go in the water. I always forget that the water is salty until I get a little bit of it in my mouth and than it taste disgusting, haha! The water was great though. It was warm and pretty calm for the most part. So we just sat in the water and bobbed around for a few hours before we decided that we were done for the day. So we packed everything up, hit the showers to rinse off, changed and then headed back towards Haleiwa.

We decided to make one last stop in Haleiwa before heading back to their place. We stopped at this little road side store called Matsumoto Shaved Ice. This place is apparently known world wide. And they have all kinds of different flavors of shaved ice and you can add things on it like condensed milk and a few other things. And from what Lou and her Husband told us, the line for this place is usually wrapped around the building, but we got really lucky and the line was super short. So we all went in and got some shaved ice. Lou told me to get the condensed milk on it, which I wasn't sure about. My suspicions were right, I didn't like that part of it at all, but the rest of it was pretty good!

After getting the shaved ice we headed back to their place to hang out for the rest of the evening. We thought we would just hang out at the house that night and have some dinner and watch TV. Lou's Husband had decided to run to the store to get a few things that we needed to make dinner. Lou decided to hop in the shower while he was gone but within a few minutes came out and told me and her Mom that she was pretty sure that her water had just broke. 

Queue all kinds of excitement!!! I called Lou's Husband and told him to come home to which he replied "That's really weird! I just got off the phone with my Dad and he had called to tell me that he had a dream about fish jumping which means that someone that you know that is pregnant, their water just broke or is about to break." I thought that was really interesting. He also told me something about how his Dad said he had another dream about something else that indicates that someone is having twins. Again, with the twins thing!!!! I don't know if he was just joking or if he was being serious, haha! 

Once Lou's Husband got home we got everything ready to go. We packed up the remainder of Lou's hospital bag with everything that she needed. I showed Lou's Husband how to strap the car seat into the car properly and how to take it off and on the base. Once we had everything ready to go and packed in the car we all loaded up and made the 45 minute drive to the hospital. 

It was time for Baby G to make her way into the world and we were all so excited! I think Lou's Husband was more excited than any of us. It was the cutest thing to watch him trying to get everything together because you could just see the excitement on his face. And we were all especially excited that we would all be there to witness her coming into this world. 


Monday, October 21, 2013

Weekend Recap

Hello Monday. I am not real thrilled to see you, but that might be because I know that this week is going to be rough considering this will be the first full week I have worked in over a month, ugh! Yeah, so I already have that working against me this week. 

Before I get into the weekend recap, I wanted to take a sec to say Congratulations to my Sister-In-Law, Ali (The Husbands Sister), on the birth of her little boy last week. Sawyer made his debut last Monday and he is just a doll. So if anyone is wondering that makes six Nieces and Nephews that my Husband and I have. And it will soon be seven since my other Sister-In-Law is pregnant and due in March! Our family is a growing!

Onto the weekend. My weekend started on Friday this week. Some good friends/co-workers of ours were getting married in Estes Park, CO on Friday, so we took the day off to go. It's a good three hour drive from where we live, so we left with what we thought was plenty of time to get there. Well due to unfortunate circumstances (a semi rollover) we were running late and ended up missing the whole ceremony. I was so mad, but we did get to attend the reception.

A good portion of our friends and some of my fellow co-workers were also there, so it was a lot of fun to spend time with everyone outside of the office. The food was really good, the drinks were delicious, and the cake was A-MAZ-ING! I could have eaten six pieces of it! We  I danced up a storm along with a few other friends and we just had a good time celebrating our friends marriage. It was a good night, that is for sure. 

After the reception we headed back to Denver to stay the night at Aran's parents house so that we could spend some time with his family the next day. We woke up the next day around ten and started our day. Aran's older Brother was in town and he brought his new girlfriend Sara, who I just absolutely love. We all headed to lunch at one of my favorite places to eat, Jim N' Nick's. After lunch, Aran, his Brother and Sara all headed to a game store and Aran's Mom and I went to Ulta. We also went to Barnes & Noble where I found these really cute Halloween tote bags. 

After our little shopping adventure we all met back up at Savory Spice Shop to get a few things that we all needed then we headed back to his parents house to relax a little bit before we needed to head to church. We headed to church around 4:30 pm. After church we all went to get dinner together and then headed to the Park Meadows Mall to do a little bit more shopping. After all of this, Aran and I headed back home. It had been a long couple of days and we were ready to get home and sleep in our own bed. 

Sunday was kind of a lazy day. I woke up around 9 and made myself some breakfast and just watched TV for a while. Then around 1:30 I headed to the airport to pick my friends up from their trip to Vegas. Luckies! And then I did some grocery shopping and then headed home to do some Halloween decorating and to make dinner.

I made something that my Mom makes all the time and is one of my favorite cold weather foods. Chicken and Dumplings Soup. Yummy! It was my first time making the dumplings and they were super easy. Next time we are going to try and make them from scratch instead of from the box though. But it turned out delicious! 

The rest of the night was spent on the couch screaming at the TV because the Broncos were sucking it up last night! Ugh! Oh well. We were bound to lose at some point, I just hope they can learn from their mistakes and come back next week and kick some ass! 

Our weekend was once again jam packed. It was fun and eventful, but I am really looking forward to next weekend. We have zero plans and I am going to try my hardest to keep it that way. How was your weekend?


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hawaii Day 2 & 3

My second day in Hawaii, which was Saturday, was a pretty laid back one. We got up, had some breakfast and then got ready for the day. Lou, her Mom and myself headed out to do some shopping and run some errands. Lou also drove us around a bit and showed us more of the island. And we also stopped and had shakes at this burger place called Teddy's. And holy freaking crap was that place good! 

We ended our day by going grocery shopping for the week and then going back to her place and making dinner and watching a movie. It was a pretty calm and uneventful day, but it was very much needed. 

On Sunday we all managed to sleep in for a little bit. Which was amazing! The four hour time difference along with the long day on Friday was really starting to catch up to me. Once everybody was up and around, we had planned on going to the beach for the day, but we wanted to stop at the PX first on base. By the time we got done at the PX it ended up being too late to go to the beach. 

So instead of the beach we headed to the Dole Plantation. I was really excited about this. I love pineapple, so I was really excited to get my hands on some fresh stuff. The first thing we did upon going into the Dole Plantation, we picked our own pearls. These little stands are all over the island and they aren't that expensive, which is nice, but the sales people are kind of pushy about you turning your pearl into a piece of jewelry. 

But I did pick a pearl and I got a pink one! I did end up having it turned into a necklace, but this was the only thing that I bought myself while I was over there, so I felt that it was justified, haha! They also gave me an extra oyster since I bought something and this one had twin pearls in it. The lady told me that is usually an indication that you will have twins at some point. I told her she was funny and then gave her the stink eye!

After our pearl picking adventure we finally made our way around the plantation. It really is just a big gift store, but they had some cool stuff. AND they had the most delicious pineapple ice cream. I could eat gallons of that stuff. It was so yummy! It was a very pretty place. I would love to go back again someday.

 After we were done at the Dole Plantation, we headed down towards Haleiba to get some dinner. Our restaurant of choice, Macky's Shrimp Truck. I wasn't too sure about this at first, because I have never eaten seafood from a truck before, but this place was delicious! The shrimp was soooooooo good! I would eat there over and over again if I could. Damn! I'm hungry now, haha!

After dinner we headed down to the North Shore to watch the sun set. It was absolutely beautiful and we decided to take the opportunity to take some pictures. I mean how often do you get to see such a beautiful sunset over the beach. Well for me, never. Lou on the other hand, she could see it every day. But still, it was beautiful. 

I couldn't get over how pretty all the colors were. I could have stared at this sunset forever. But unfortunately the sun did eventually go away and you couldn't see the pretty colors anymore, so we left and headed back to their place for the night. 

My first weekend in Hawaii was definitely a great one. Not only did I get to spend some much needed best friend time with Lou, but we got to see some beautiful sights and eat some great food. It was definitely a great start to my vacation. 


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hawaii Day 1

Friday morning, September 20th, I was up way too early so that I could catch my flight to Hawaii. My flight was at 8:45 am which meant that I wanted to be there about 6:45 and I was so nervous and excited that of course I couldn't sleep so I woke up around 3:30 am. Yeah, that's me. Big ball of stress, nerves and excitement. I got ready and my Father-In-Law took me to the airport since I had gone up to their place the night before.

Once he dropped me off I got checked in, went through security and then found my gate. Once I knew where I was going, I went and grabbed some food since I had a little bit of time until it was time to board. Shortly after I finished my food, my flight boarded. The first flight to Seattle was only a couple of hours, so I listened to my iPod and slept a little bit, but since it was a shorter flight I didn't  do much. 

Once I was in Seattle I had a four hour layover, but it went by pretty quickly since it took me at least half an hour to get to my next gate and then I got some Starbucks and some lunch. My next flight was from Seattle to Bellingham, WA. And the plane was a little cracker jack plane. I hate those, but it was a super short flight. Like 30 minutes. Once I was in Bellingham I had another hour or so til my last flight which was direct to Honolulu.

My flight to Honolulu was about five and half hours long. And it was a very light load as far as passengers go, so I had an entire row to myself which was super nice. I got to stretch out. I also bought the in flight entertainment for $10 so I got to enjoy the last two Harry Potter movies which took up most of my time, so my flight really seemed to go by quickly. My $10 was very much worth it!

I landed in Hawaii around 7 pm local time. I was so excited and anxious to see the bestie that it took all that I had not to run through the airport to go find my luggage. After I did get my luggage, I was waiting outside the airport for them. And I was looking for their car so intently that I didn't even realize that Lou had gotten out of the car a ways down and was walking toward me. She said something to get my attention and when I realized it was her I screamed and ran towards her and threw my arms around her. I was soooooooo excited to see her that I had a hard time not crying. It was just so great to be with my best friend again.

Once we had all my luggage loaded into the car, we headed into Waikiki where we went to the Hale Koa and had dinner at this really great place that I can't remember the name of. But I remember that it had crazy 80's neon colors and weird shapes on the menu. Lou and I decided that it looked like it belonged on the set of "Saved By The Bell." Lou and I both ordered a stone fired pizza while her Mom and Husband both ordered some type of fish. All of our food was delicious despite the menu looking all crazy. I would definitely go back and eat there again. 

We were just finishing up dinner when we saw a family at a table near us all jump up and start panicking. Then they yelled out for a doctor or a nurse. One of the men at the table was having a heart attack. I have never seen anything like that actually happen before but it was really scary. Lou's Mom has been a Nurse and in the medical field for a very long time and Lou's Husband is trained in combat medic stuff because he is in the Army, so they both jumped up and helped until the Ambulance arrived. It was crazy seeing something like this actually happen. I feel like it only happens in the movies/TV, but it was definitely real life. I felt so awful for the family. You could just see how upset they were. 

After dinner and all of the commotion, we decided to just walk around Waikiki for a little bit. We went down and walked on the edge of the beach for a little bit and played in the water. I was just so excited to be there so I was kind of just soaking everything in. We kept walking along the beach and we came upon a couple of service men and women who kept kicking a bunch of trash all over the beach and saying "oops" instead of picking it up. So Lou, being 9 months pregnant bent over and picked it up and said something along the lines of, "Don't worry, I am 9 months pregnant and I picked it up." Then one of the service men turned around and was yelling at her and got in her face which her Husband was not okay with! He got right back in his face. I just couldn't believe that he tried to go after a pregnant Woman. It was just crazy and stupid and he shouldn't have done what he did, but it happened. 

After all the craziness and fun and some more walking around, we finally headed back to their place which was on the other side of the island. By the time we got there it was pretty late so we all headed to bed. At that point I had been up for over 24 hours and I was definitely starting to feel the effects of it. I definitely slept very well that night. 

It was a long day, but it ended in the best way possible, with me being reunited with my best friend. And I couldn't have asked for a better first day of vacation. And the week only got better, so check in tomorrow for another recap!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Weekend Recap

Hey guys! Remember me? Yeah, I know. I have still been a bad blogger. I'm sorry! But, I thought I would stop in, since ya know, this is my blog. 

I am spending my day today at a Supervisor Seminar Training something or other, so I wanted to at least give you guys a weekend recap post to read. Tomorrow I hope to have my first Hawaii Recap post up. Onto the weekend though. 

So even though I hadn't quite started my weekend yet, I wanted to tell you guys about something that happened at lunch on Friday. A very good friend of mine, P, who I work with, went to Buffalo Wild Wings with me for lunch. He is one of my Husbands best friends too, so I spend quite a bit of time with him. So when we got to BWW for lunch, we sat down and our waitress came over. P took one look at her and then couldn't stop talking about how cute she was. So I decided to take matters into my own hands like any good friend would do. I wrote a nice little note on the back of our receipt to this cute little waitress. I gave her his number and told her that he was a nice guy and that he would really like to talk to her and get to know her. P kept telling me that it wasn't going to work and that she would never call or text. He said that if she did though that he would give me $10. So we left to go back to work and left it at that. 

No joke, I woke up to a text from him on Saturday morning asking me who I put up to text him. And of course I hadn't and had to convince him of that. But as the day went on he text me and told me that it really was her that text him and that he owed me big. Glad that I could be of service and that will be $10 please! 

Okay, now onto my real weekend. Friday after work the Hubby and I along with one of my friends went over to American Furniture Warehouse where the previous weekend we had purchased a 3 piece coffee table set. They only had one left but it was in another city, so they had to have it transferred down to our store and wasn't available for pick up until Friday. So we get there, we checked in at the customer pick up area and then were given a pager and told that when it went off it would tell us which door to back up to to get our stuff. 

About 20 minutes later our pager went off and we went and got into my friends truck and went to go pull up to the door that our little pager told us to go to. Well there was someone in the spot that we were supposed to pull into. So we waited for probably 10 minutes until this guy was done getting his stuff. We pulled up, got out of the truck, gave them our pager and our receipt and just got confused looks from the guys working there. They kept asking us all these questions about if it would be under a different name and a bunch of other things. I was starting to get worried. They told us they would be back because they had to go talk to their manager. About 20 minutes later they told us that we could go ahead and park our vehicle and that we needed to go in and talk to someone at Customer Service. 

We parked, went in and found the Customer Service desk and found that the Manager was waiting for us. After no one would give us any answers, he finally was able to tell us what was going on. Apparently our furniture got loaded into someone else's car. Specifically, the car that was in front of us while we were waiting. And this guy was apparently already home in a town a half an hour away. I was absolutely pissed. How could this even happen? Thankfully everyone we dealt with was very nice and friendly and they arranged to have our furniture picked up the next day and were going to deliver it and set it up for us. And I got a free stuffed tiger out of the deal. It was just frustrating more than anything, but it all got fixed so I can't really be too mad.

Our tables. This is from the website and not the actual ones in our house.
After we found out the fate of our furniture, we decided to go to dinner. We went to one of my favorite pizza places, Il Vicino. It was delicious as usual and we had a great time with my friend eating and talking and just trying to forget everything that happened with the furniture. After dinner we went home and did a little bit of housework and then went to bed.

Saturday morning we got up really early and headed out to go get new tires put on our car and to have our ABS light checked out. I have been so busy that I didn't even get to tell you guys that our car broke down on Monday. The only working car we had, broke down. Queue a breakdown here. It was not easy on me, but thankfully we have some amazing friends that helped us out with getting to and from work. And my Dad helped us out big time with parts and labor thankfully. But the car had to be towed to my Dad's work so we think that caused the ABS light to come on, so we wanted to get that fixed. Unfortunately they couldn't figure out why it was on either, so I guess we are just going to deal with it. 

After that we headed to my Brothers house to meet up with them to go to the Pumpkin Patch with my Nieces. So we packed up all the kids and headed out. We got there and within 10 minutes they had already found the Pumpkins that they wanted. It didn't take them long at all, haha! We took a little bit longer to pick out ours, but I think we picked the perfect ones! After the pumpkins had been picked, we walked around a bit and I took a picture in front of the farms wagon. I actually have a picture of me and my brother on this same wagon when I was really little, so I wanted to get a picture of me with it now. As my Husband put it, I was getting all nostalgic on him.

After the pumpkin patch we headed home so that our tables could be delivered. While we waited around for them to get there I did some more house work. After they delivered our tables we went and did some shopping and had dinner with our friend Bret. And then we came home and watched the first two episodes of "Game of Thrones" and I am hooked. I can't wait to watch even more of it. I then proceeded to fall asleep on the couch while we watched SNL, so I finally pulled myself off the couch and headed to bed.

Sunday I got up around 9 and immediately got started running errands. I went to Target and finished up some of my Fall Swap shopping(dont' forget to get your packages in the mail by Tuesday since I know the Post Office is closed Today). Then I went and got some groceries and then headed home to get ready. 

The best part of my weekend was Sunday afternoon. My Mom is in town for her job right now so we all headed to my Brothers house to have an early dinner. I was so excited to see my Mom and Step Dad. I haven't seen them since last January, so it has been a while. So we spent the afternoon catching up and eating and watching my Nieces run around the house like crazy people. It was a great afternoon and I am so glad that I got to spend some time with her. 

The rest of Sunday was spent just watching TV and writing some blog posts. Ya know, nothing too amazing, haha! It was a very busy weekend once again. I don't know that we will ever get a weekend with nothing to do, but oh well. 

I hope you guys had a great weekend and I hope that your Monday isn't too tough on you. Have a great day everyone!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Remember Me?

Remember me? Yeah, I blog here every now and then. I know I haven't had a real blog post up in a while, but I promise I have not fallen off the face of the earth. 

So much has been going on since I got back from Hawaii on Monday that I have had no time to do anything other than work and getting a few things done at home. Oh and catching up on all the shows I missed, haha! Priorities people!

But I have almost gotten myself completely caught up at work. It has only taken me four days to dig out from being gone for ten days. I am getting to a point where I can almost see the top of my desk. Yay!

And I have a ton of stuff to do at home this weekend too. I mean it is October 4th already and I haven't even started decorating for Halloween! What is wrong with me? So I am planning on pulling out all of our decorations this weekend and going to town on that. I guess I should probably do some real housework too, huh?! And I have things I need to do in the yard as well, but if it is cold like it is today (currently 40 degrees as I type this) I may not get to do any of that. But we shall see. 

Do you guys have any fun plans for the weekend?