Thursday, January 29, 2015

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

If you look real hard you can see little white blobs near the horizon line in the trees, perching herons! And one flying for good measure of course.

  • Getting pink eye from a patient at work. I didn't know she had pink eye though, would have been nice of her to fill me in seeing as how we were sharing protective eyewear for her laser treatments. Until she buys me another pair of contacts and some new mascara, no more treatments.
  • Trying to drive down the road with pink eye. Immediately after I announced to Sarah on Facebook that I had no light sensitivity, bam!, all the sensitivities!!! I made it to work with my eyes only open half the time. True Utah driver over here.
  • Working out in glasses. I don't know how people do it. Maybe it's because I am an overachiever when it comes to sweating but it is darn inconvieniant. Can't wipe my face, my glasses get wet or worse, they fog up. I was planning on the pool this week but I don't know if I have the courage to swim blind.

  • Debi and Barry are here!!!!! Woot Woot!
  • Going to the park for dinner and seeing all the ducks, swans, 6 herons, a crane and a peacock! Best park in town!
  • A home teacher that brings you cupcakes.
  • Homemade Zupa Tuscana soup. So much better than Olive Garden.
  • Reps that know their way to your heart (and business), baked goods and m&m's.
  • Homemade granola. Why is granola so expensive at the stores?
  • Makings Awesome lists that consist almost only of food.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Birthday Shenanigans

I turned the magical age of 30 a bit ago, it was a wonderful day. Chad spoiled me rotten, there were donuts for breakfast, presents brought to me at work during lunch and he let me make my current favorite cake, German Chocolate. Because I love making and eating cake. Especially when there's only 2 of us to eat it.

My work happened to spoil me as well, Café Rio for lunch followed by cake. It's always nice to celebrate while at work. I even got a few little presents from the girl who works with me. Yay!

After work Chad hurried me along to change and then we were off! We grabbed some Chinese takeout and headed out to the desert. He had set up a surprise picnic for me, and it was a surprise. I still was doing the crippled walk, staring at the ground trying not to trip , when all of a sudden I looked up and BAM magical picnic for 2! I kept talking about how I love this reservoir because I feel like it's a little enchanted forest, lots of tangled trees with a beautiful backdrop, and this time it really was my enchanted fairy tale forest.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

  • I got home from getting my hair done when I felt something drip down my forehead. That's right, my scalp was oozing and dripping down my face. The bleach did not agree with my skin this time. Super duper excited about my scabby, itchy scalp. Not gross at all.
  • Your doctor finally talking to you about how you cannot get pregnant on the drugs you've been taking for about a year now. So many mutations!!! So while there were no plans to have the babies, there really aren't now. No flipper babies for us thank you.
  • Long stories short: Last week I found a puddle of pee on a chair in an exam room and then a few days later found desitin all over the exam chair from a very old man butt. Way too much potty talk for a podiatrist office if you ask me.

  • My German Chocolate Birthday Cake. I pretty much polished the whole thing off by myself. Chad helped a little but it took less than a week to devour that guy.
  • Speaking of polishing things off, we blew through the whole series of Friends way too fast. We may be going back and watching even more now because we are that cool.
  • Taking a small hike over the long weekend. It almost killed me but it was so beautiful and fun to be outside again. Thank you baby mutating drugs for allowing me to walk a couple miles.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 Resolutions

If you remember, my resolution for 2014 was to be happy. I thought it would be a simple and straightforward goal, but life is rarely that. It was one of the hardest years of my life. I spent a lot of time depressed, which, as we all know, is kinda sorta the exact opposite of happy. Blerg. While it wasn't the happiest year ever it was one filled with gratitude for my amazing family, all of my family. Aunts and Uncles, cousins, in-laws, my parents, siblings and grandparents, all of them. And oh yeah, my amazing husband. I could not have made it through the year without all of these people helping me, especially Chad. So while it may not have been the happiest year of my life, I was reminded that I have the best family around.

Taking a sitting break in Vegas because walking/standing is hard.
2015 is a new year though, a better year hopefully, cross you fingers people. And while I'm hesitant to make a simple resolution again and jinx myself, I'm doing it anyways. This year I'm going to focus on taking care of my body. I want to get my back and piriformis into the best shape possible and really focus on all areas of self care.

Dad and I at Healthy Posture class
So what does my healthy year look like?

  • More Fruits and Veggies, less processed foods and LESS SUGAR! 
  • My Healthy Posture Class, 3 times a week.
  • Home cooked meals, by Chad... lol, ok and me too occasionally.
  • Trying new classes at my gym, once I've recovered from the Idaho car ride :)
  • Lots of water and remembering to take my vitamins
  • Learn 1 new song on the piano, really reaching for the stars here.
  • Church starts at 9am this year, so much better than 1 o'clock.
  • Stretch in the morning and eat breakfast.
  • Travel and camp in all of the beautiful southwestern places that are so close to us.

This year is all about being the healthiest I can be. I'm trying to focus on all the things I can add into my life to make it healthier and not necessarily on all the things I'm trying to cut out, ahem, all the sugar. It's not about loosing weight or fitting into something but making permanent lifestyle changes so that I'm not dealing with a disability for a year ever again.

Here's to a Happy and Healthy 2015 :)

What are your resolutions this year?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Dirty Thirty

You guys, in just a few days I will be... thirty. It seems absolutely ridiculous.

I initially wrote out this whole post about how cool I am with turning 30 and how it's no big deal. I love my life, and I would much rather be 30 then in my early 20's again. I feel like I know myself and have more confidence. I have the best husband ever, cutie pie animals, live in a beautiful state, and..... I totally feel old saying that I'm almost 30 and am really kinda freaking out, just a bit.

First, is anyone else out there binge watching Friends like it's your job? I was never super into it while it was on and now I'm dangerously close to believing that they are all my real life BFF's. Ok, who am I kidding, I'm already there. Moving on....

It's not even that I feel old saying I'm 30 but more of a feeling of being an imposter. Taylor mentioned he learned from his first job out of college that adults are all just players in an improv show. We are all just winging it all of the time. And I guess that's what I feel 30 is like. I still don't have babies, struggle to pay bills on time, am horrible at cleaning and can't wake up early to save my life. For some reason I figured I would be cured of this by the time I was the magical age of 30. Well, not the babies part, but you get what I'm saying.

So bring it on 30. I'm excited to be done with 29 and start a new year. But mostly I'm excited to eat cake all day.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dear Chad

Every year I think I'm going to write this long, beautiful "love letter" to you as my post. And every year I make it a couple sentences in when I realize that I'm not doing you justice. Somehow I can't ever seem to find the words to describe how much you mean to me. This year especially. You were my rock. You are the funniest, kindest, most giving person I know. I love your creativity and your optimism. I love your adventurous spirit. I love that you really are my best friend. It's been an exciting five years, I can't wait to see what the next five bring us.


Happy 5th Anniversary. I love you!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Busy Bees

Friday we were back to our old shenanigans up in Green Valley. Ah-mazing. Hopefully my dad and Taylor are ready to climb because it's totally happening when they are here.

Saturday was full of photography madness! In the best way! We woke up to rain but decided to press on with a Senior shoot that we had planned. It worked out so well. We got some great pictures in a cute little bookstore and were able to meet up again after the rain dried up to finish his shoot in Snow Canyon.

In between the Senior shoots Chad had another one lined up with my boss' family. They are so fun and we had a blast with them. By the time we finished up we were both dead. All that running around and hiking pooped us out. So we finished up the day at Culvers for our first meal of the day lol.

We were going to go out Sunday and hike around and take even more pictures but I was toast so we hung out at home in our pajamas eating swiss rolls and ice cream watching food network and HGTV. The perfect lazy Sunday!