Monday, September 28, 2009

Here's to Four Years Today!!

On Saturday, Sept. 26th, it was four years ago that Sterling asked me out on our first date. If you hear his side of the story he would say that he asked me if I would like to go with him on Wednesday night to Panda Express, if you ask him he would say that I said "no". Not true, my response was "you don't have to." There is more of a story behind why I said this, but that is all besides the point. Anyway, it came to Wednesday and I realized that I had an hour shift to work on Wednesday night... what to do. Well, I really wanted to go out with Sterling and so I decided to ditch out on work and go on the date (thankfully it was worth it!!) Wednesday night came, he picked me up, we went to dinner, and came back to our apartment complex's game lounge. He offered me an ice cream sandwich and I turned it down (thinking someone else had left it there), then we played a bit of foosball, which he soon learned that I hate it when people just let me win, therefore he decided to just kick my butt, afterwards we started to watch Pirates of the Carribbean, which only lasted MAYBE 45 min until the DVD decided to quite working. Well, we had nothing left so although it was only 9:00 pm, Sterling walked me to the bottom of the stairs to my apartment where I decided to ditch the doorstep scene and run up the stairs. Most guys would probably think that I just wasn't worth the effort after I supposedly said "no", turned down his offer of ice cream sandwich, and ran away without even a handshake.
Well, thankfully Sterling kept pursuing and soon enough we were married. Here we are now with over three years of marriage and two amazing kids. I am very glad that Sterling kept pursuing to date me although he had no signs whatsoever that I was interested in him for a while. I am so lucky to have him as my husband, he is my very best friend and I just couldn't imagine living life without him in it. He will never have any idea how much he really does for me and how much I love him for all he does!! Anyway, it has just been a fun time reflecting on all that has come about since that first date and thought I would share my version of our first date with you all. Love you Sterling and thanks for being so wonderful to me.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The New Apartment

videoThis video is of our new apartment (that is, if I can get it to work). I did have a better one that had music to it but I couldn't get that one to work. Therefore you get to listen to me talk and my kids fussing!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Why Wendy is cooler then I am

I had an interesting thought the other day after my wife came home from visiting someone. I could tell something was wrong and then she went into this story to explain of how she was feeling. Let me start that if I had experienced what she did, we would be $250 poorer, but that is why Wendy is cooler then I am. On Tuesday we went to wash our cars, then we all went shopping at wal-mart. After shopping we piled all the groceries into the Durango and myself and the kids went home and unloaded the car while Wendy took the Kia and got gas and dropped off an invitation. On her way to drop off her invitation she was making a left turn. About 20 yards after doing so the police lights came on she pulled over to the side of the road. Apparently she ran a red light without knowing it. She was trying to figure out where she was and according to the police ran a red light. So my wife decided that it would be in her best interest to get out of the ticket, therefore she began to cry uncontrollably when the policeman came to talk to her. Well needless to say she got out of the ticket and even had the policeman respond to her and say "I want you to know we are not bad people and we are just here to protect you." Had I ran the red-light no cop would have let me off that easy, but that is why Wendy is cooler then me (or she's a woman and can get away with anything.) Love ya Wife. Keep on crying if it keeps us a little richer!

P.S. On Wendy's behalf this was her first time ever being pulled over in her entire life. Kudos to you wifey. Way to go 24 years, 11 months and 2 days without ever being pulled over.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

We have moved!!

Hooray!! We are finally out of our "crap hole" as I like to call it, and into our new place!! We were so excited and couldn't wait to move. Thanks to good friends and a wonderful mother-in-law, we were able to load and unload our truck in two hours on Saturday morning, and be completely unpacked and put away by Saturday night (all but pictures of course).

It is so wonderful to have:

1. quiet but more importantly WORKING a/c's (that's right, we have two of them, one for each side of the apartment, we can now control the a/c in our room to be cooler or warmer than the rest of the apartment
2. a washer and dryer (Is it sad that our highlight is to do laundry now?)
3. a dumpster across the street (Brooklyn now watches me from the apartment while I take out our trash)
4. a parking spot that in right by our door (I can now unload the groceries while the kids are in the apartment instead of hauling two kids and a stroller full of groceries from the car to the apartment!)
5. tons of space
6. a dishwasher that is no longer ruining my dishes
7. a bedroom for the kids where there toys actually fit in their room (because of this, Brooklyn actually plays in her room and absolutely loves it)
8. we finally feel like we have enough living room, kitchen, and dining room space that we can have people over
9. a kitchen where I can cook and watch the kids play at the same time
10. the list can go on and on and on about how wonderful this place is, but I will end with this, I HAVE FINALLY BEEN ABLE TO SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT!! That's right, I was waking up nearly every half our at our other place because the blasted a/c would make an awful noise every time it kicked on during the night. I had to get out of bed and switch it off and then back on again so that the noise would go away. Trevor has been sleeping through the night since about June, so it has really been frustrating that I haven't been. But finally, I know what it is like to actually have a good nights rest!!!

Soon enough I am going to attempt to video our apartment (due to requests) and post it to the blog, if that doesn't work then you will just have to deal with pictures!!