Sunday, September 28, 2008

Colds, sore throats, and rashes

I know I know! Im lame and am waayy behind in my blogs. I put honeymoon pics up on facebook and I definitely need to blog about that because it was an exciting one. Life still isn't slowing down!! I cant believe it's almost been 2 months since Brent and I were married. Life is moving faster than I thought it would. It's just been a crazy ride and it seems like we have something going every week. Brent has been sick for the past 3 weeks- ever since Lucy's wedding! It started out with a simple cold... which is still weird because Brent "never gets sick". Starting with allergy symptoms- itchy eyes, stuffy nose and the like. And then it turned into the flu I think- He had a fever, runny nose, headaches, and was going to bed at 9:00pm. He was tired all the time and his symptoms kept getting worse. And then last week it started going into his throat. He had the absolute WORST sore throat! So he went to the Doctor finally and the Doc told him that it was probably bacterial infection. So he put him on amoxicillin and called it good. We were hoping for a smooth recovery. Well that's when things just got even worse. His throat started to swell horribly... and when Brent asked me to look down his throat- it was severely swollen and red and there were white spots on the back of it. Apparently these were pus.
Well I told Brent to go back to the Doctor after 3 days (last Monday) and things were getting worse. The previous Doc wasn't there so he got a student Doctor substitute. Well that Doctor told Brent it was viral and that he should stop taking the antibiotics and to just get some good rest.
His throat again kept getting worse so he took off work the next day. Mornings of course were the worst to the point where he couldn't breathe. Later during the days though he would feel a lot better.
This last Friday we spent the night at his parents house because we were planning on driving to UT with them the next morning. We thought that Brent would be okay since it had the same pattern the last few days. But Brent woke up at 3am on Sat and felt horrible. His throat was killing him, he couldn't breathe very well, and to top it off- he had a horrible rash all over his chest and back. The rash looks to me like Measles but that is so rare these days. So we didn't go to UT unfortunately and went to the Urgent Care room instead. Well this Doctor told him that it was most likely bacterial in his throat. He thinks the rash is an allergic reaction to the amoxicillin he was taking so he gave him a stronger antibiotics. His throat looked horrible yesterday- with the pus and he developed sores on the back of his throat. It's supposedly is called herpingina or something like that (not herpes) which are open sores on your throat that occur when your body gets run down.
Oh I just feel so bad for Brent. Today his throat is looking better but his rash has gotten significantly worse. The Doc called in some steroids that should help expedite the rash process. I wish there was something more I could do for him. Mainly Im just making him tea every few hours and letting him rest. Hopefully he gets better by Wed. because he has a big interview down in Dallas.
My poor hubby...

Anyways that's kind of been our life lately. More fun blogs to come...

Monday, August 25, 2008

well Im a married woman now...

Sorry it has taken me so long to post another blog.. but here it is!
The wedding was fantastic! It was so great to see so many people come and celebrate with us. A special thanks to friends and family that came early to help with the prep! Ya'll are awesome! We flew out to Costa Rica the next day and were there for 11 days! We had so much fun and I'll have to do a different blog for it because we had quite the experience!! We got home on the 19th at 11PM and were just wiped out the next day. But neither of us worked so we got to open our presents and clean up and get all of our stuff from our parents houses. Thursday we both worked so we didnt get much else done. (I still need to go grocery shopping-the whole cooking thing is a little intimidating for me) Then on Friday we left for Utah for Heather's wedding. It was a lot of fun and good food- Cold Stone catered the reception. Heather looked beautiful too. We just got home las night and have a week to rest and work and clean... and grocery shop before Im off to Spokane for Lucy and David's wedding! Life just never slows down like I thought it might after we got married. But it's just so fun... Im still getting used to sleeping in the same bed with somebody moving around at night. Luckily neither of us snore ;-)
More blogs to come when I get pictures...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Batman rocked my socks

So as you would have it... I officially LOVE Batman! I loved the Batman Begins (Christian Bale is just so sexy). ;-) I could probably have done without Batman and Robin with George Clooney and Shwartzenegger making it into more of a joke. Oh those were the bad days. The old ones with Adam West was where it all started to make Batman into more of a happy superhero than an average guy revenging (is that a word?) his parents who innocently died in bypassing crime. Then we have Val Kilmer... and dont get me wrong- I love the guy! But also made a horrible Batman (or maybe it was just the writers of that script). Either way they did a fantastic job with Batman Begins and now with The Dark Knight. There are definitely no pointy nipples on the bat suit! haha. Christian Bale portrays a fantastic batman who is certainly human with some awesome ass kicking skills.
What I love about this new movie- The Dark Knight- is there is pain, death, fear and hate. And of course there is also hope and love. But the movie is darker than every other Batman before. But that is exactly how it is supposed to be!
As for Heath Ledger.. I was absolutely blown away by his superior acting level. He was marvelous in that he was exactly how he was supposed to represent- A psycho! haha I give him 3 thumbs up.. if I had an extra! Loved the movie, and all the actors in it. Anybody else's thoughts?

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Another Summer schpeal

Well hello there again! Im sorry to disappoint but unfortunately I have no proof to document these next event...
Continued summer update:

June 17- I went through the temple and took out my own endowment! For those of you who dont know what that is- it is making more covenants and promises to our Heavenly Father and abiding by them. It was a very exciting night. My parents and Brent's parents were there, and my Mema and Papa, and Brent's brother and his wife. And what better way to celebrate than going to Olive Garden afterwards! Goodness I LOVE that place.

June 20- We decided to go camping up by Fulford Caves. We both love to camp! and Michelle and Clint decided to come with us. The first night while Clint and Brent were fishing in the pond- some crazy drunk out of his mind guy came up to where Michelle and I were sitting and plopped himself down in one of our chairs. He looked absolutely horrible with matted hair, and food all stuck in his teeth and in the corners of his mouth. But what was funny was that he reminded me a little of Napoleon Dynamite with his Doritos stuffed to the max in his cargo pant pockets. We were dying of laughter. But he kept asking us stupid questions like "Where the F*#^ did you get your t-shirt?" We didn't appreciate the profanity so we just ignored him and he went away. But while he was leaving a car was pulling around looking for a camping spot... He runs in front of the car and says "Stop" and then runs to the drivers open window and says "License and registration please". He put his foot under the cars tire and his hands in the window so he couldn't drive away. And then he started yelling at him with the F word because he was trying to get away. Can we say psycho anyone? We found out it was the LDS scoutmaster in the car with 3 little 11 year olds in the car. Oh dear! Needless to say- we had a psycho on our hands! After the boys came back from fishing- Crazy comes back and sees Clint gutting the fish by the fire and comes up right behind him and just stands there waiting for Clint to notice him. Michelle and I are kinda giggling to ourselves... Clint stands up and asks the guy to leave. Drunk guy yells "What are you gonna do cut my throat out? Dont cut my throat out... Dont you DARE cut my throat out". (yup definitely crazy). SO then drunk guy tells us how much of @$$-holes we are... Throws the F word in there just a few more times for good measure, then starts walking down the road (with all his camping gear) and screaming "I am NOT a litter bug". Yeah we werent quite sure what to make of it either! Hahaha. We kept an eye out that night for any sign of him returning since he told us his sister was coming to pick him up, but luckily we never saw the guy again. The next day we hiked 7 miles up to Silver Lake(?). The snow drifts were still 6 feet high and all through the trail... made it quite difficult. It was a good workout though. Brent and I decided to go back down once the snow was getting ridiculous- but Michelle and Clint trekked on and didnt get back to the campsite until 8, dinner time with foil brown trout dinners. Delicious! It was a good weekend. I love camping!

July 4- Unfortunately I had to work this day down in CO Springs... but that night we went tot he air force base to watch the fireworks!! I love them- something about lighting up the sky with brilliant colors and patterns. It's magnificent! Right at the finale we got in our car to beat the crowd and watched it from the car... Right as we turned on the car the radio came on with the Perfect Finale song to go with the fireworks- "Proud to be an American" and it ended exactly with the fireworks. It was somewhat moving! After that we went home and watched a movie and fell asleep I think.

More updates to come! 9 days til the big day! Crazy!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Summer summer

So Im just starting to get the blog bug... aka: where you begin adding blogger into your daily routine.
Well people it is official- I have EXACTLY one month until I am a married woman! It is just uncanny how fast time is flying by.
In light of this news- I decided to post today! Although I don't think I could blog anymore about Brent and I than I already have. So here is a partial update on my summer thus far...

1.) April 14- Amy Jo and Afton did my Bridals on the Salt Flats. So fun! I love those girls to death!

2.) April 19- I went back to Hawaii this summer right after finals. I love that place! Mainly the beach... I went snorkeling on a Sunday morning and my knee got slammed into a coral reef (OUCH!) I swam immediately to shore once I saw how much it was bleeding because a shark attack would not be my favorite way to die! No thanks! Anyways that's what I get for going out on the Sabbath.

3.) May 3- I came home in May and worked! Emergency Dental Care- we can get you out of pain TODAY- Relief is only a call away!

4.) May 15- Amy Jo came and did our engagements. We had a lot of fun just playing and going hiking in between shot times. Amy is such a good friend! I miss her!

5.) June 9- Brent's Birthday!! This was my favorite day. I surprised Brent with his bday gift and boy was it a good one- I was at his place the whole day even though he thought I was at work. I made him a good home cooked meal (Mesquite Pork Roast, Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes, Spinach Strawberry almond salad, and rolls, and Orange Julius drinks). I also cleaned his place and then when he was about to come home, I ran outside, locked the door, and pulled around just in time when he had pulled up so it looked like I was just getting there too. He unlocked his door and walked in and his jaw dropped. The food was already on the table hot and ready, with candles on the table and counter, and music playing in the background. He turned on me and accused me of lying to him about going to work. haha. We ate dinner and then ate the chocolate chip cookie pie I had made him for his bday cake. Then he opened his very sarcastic bday card and then his present in the living room which was Kenneth Cole cologne (it smells AMAZING). After that he figured I had to be done but no...
I told him he had one more present on his bed. He hadn't gone into his room at all yet... His first question to me, "Is it lingerie?" haha BOYS! I told him to go look. He opens the door and sees all BRAND spankin new bedroom furniture. Dark wood finish, king size bed frame, new mattresses, dresser and mirror, and a nightstand. I had moved his furniture all around that morning and put his current bed (it was on rollers) and dresser into the guest room and had the new stuff delivered. YAY! He was definitely NOT expecting that! haha- everything just went all too perfect! We had been talking about getting a new bed since his was only a double, and his dresser was from the 2nd grade. Anyways- he was excited! And so am I... I figured it appropriate to get a new bed since we were getting married soon!

Anyways so that is probably good for now! More updates coming soon...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I like sci fi??

So I have been reading the new book by Stephenie Meyer to help suppress my anxiety for the 4th book of the Twilight series to come out (August 2nd People!!!). And I have thoroughly enjoyed this book- The Host. Wow she really has an imagination doesn't she?! It is so completely different than the series but it caught my intrigue from the very beginning. I highly recommend it to those who want an interesting book to read. I also like how she very subtly incorporates religious beliefs. She's sneaky! I like her. And I definitely like her writing.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Ring Finger!

Soooooo I know that many of you have wanted to hear the story of how we got engaged! It's kind of a funny one...
To be honest we were not planning on getting engaged this weekend- in fact probably not until after I came home for the summer. But we went ring shopping to get an idea of what I wanted. We had gone ring shopping once before and we had found this ring and I loved it, but we decided not to get it since it was our first time actually ring shopping and I didn't know if it was exactly what I wanted. So we are out in Salt Lake, going to plenty of different stores- and I cant find anything that I like as much. So we go back to Zales to find this one ring. The first store didn't have it, second one didn't have it, so we went to another one- and lo and behold- they have ONE left, and everything about it is perfect, the size of the ring, the carat of the diamond, etc. Now this ring is on clearance for 70% off because it is being discontinued. So these are the last of them. So we might as well get it now right? So Brent turns to me and asks- "so do you love me"?. I said of course. So he handed his cc to the lady to swipe it. The lady takes everything (the certificate, the ring, the lifetime warranty) and we follow her up to the front... as she is getting our bag together- she asks me if I would like to wear the ring outside of the store. I don't remember saying yes, I think I was a little startled by the question. My hand was on the table so she grabs my hand and slips it on my finger. We walk out of the store- holding hands... "Well I guess we're engaged?!!!". hahaha so thats pretty much it. Brent tried to get it back, but it was already on my finger so I told him he doesn't have to ask me. He turns to me and said that he had wanted it to be much more romantic but I told him not to worry about it. So we called our families the next day and the rest is history!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I guess there's big news...

Okay Okay Okay.. I have gone without writing long enough! Im sorry friends. But in light of recent big news, I feel like I should probably update friends and family. 2 weeks ago- I got engaged!
For those of you who don't know the story. I will give it to you now. Long story short:

Girl decides to go on mission.
Girl starts filling out mission papers.
Girl goes on blind date with boy.
Girl still planning on going on mission.
It gets closer to the date to turn them in, but girl doesn't feel right about turning them in yet.
Girl keeps dating boy.
Girl still really REALLY wants to go on mission but now is kind of wrapped up in boy.
Boy breaks up with girl to let her decide what she really wants to do with her life, and tells her to contact him when she's figured it out.
Girl has puffy red eyes for next two days, and fasts and prays to get some direction.
Girl receives answer.
Girl calls boy to let him know.
Girl and boy get back together and start talking marriage (a month later).
Boy kind of proposes.
Girl of course says yes.
And 9 months later- here we are!

Brent is amazing! He is definitely an unexpected curve ball in my life, but I love the kid to death! I guess that's kind of the point of the whole marriage thing eh?! I have always been one that was really scared of marriage and commitment. But with Brent- it just came easy. He makes it so easy to love him and trust him, that this entire marriage decision ended up being much easier than I ever thought it would be!
Thank goodness for a Heavenly Father that is willing to guide and direct me in my decisions! I am very happy and the date is going to be August 8, for those of you who would like to join us in celebration!