Sunday, March 8, 2009

Due to the request of an update of my life, I have decided to post a new blog.

I am very busy these days, between 40 hour weeks at work, Karsen and Matt, and sleep, precious sleep. 

Work: I work at Polaris Lab's. We do oil and fluid analysis. Exciting, I know. I work nights, so I get to see Karsen when I wake up in the afternoon. 

I am also finishing up reading the Twilight series. I must say, they became my favorite books and I am sad to only have about 100 pages left of the 4th book. 

I am also still working on my teacher certification. I am hoping to feel prepared enough to take my content exams at the end of this month. Fingers crossed.

Life is pretty much normal, Karsen is getting bigger by the second and I am loving every minute of it. As well as his daddy, I love every second I get to spend with that man, Anony Mouse. 

That about sums it up :o)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

It has been a while since I have posted and made the decision that I needed to, even though the only reader of the blog is my "landlord" and I am simply the "renter". I have been busy applying for jobs the last few weeks and have become discouraged, but it will happen, I just know it. 

Today Matt and I planted 52 flowers. I dug the holes and he planted them. The yard looks fantastic. 

Jan has been watching Karsen for me a lot so that I can take care of job stuff and catch up on sleep. 

I thought I had more to say, but I don't. I will post more later. 

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas was wonderful! 

We (Karsen and I) woke up around 8, Jan watched him so that I could shower and get ready for the day. 

Matt and I had been in the kitchen late on Christmas Eve. I made the potato salad and dressing and he made the pecan and cherry pies. yum. 

I made it to bed around 2 on Christmas Eve. So back to Christmas. After I was ready to go I got back into the kitchen. Then my parents came over and we opened presents. Matt and I got a Wii. It is soooooo much fun. We all got lots of other presents and it was nice. Karsen got more toys than any sweet boy needs. There are many still in the packages. 

I had my mother help me out in the kitchen. I needed to make a lot of stuff. I started with the homemade mac and cheese. It was good at Thanksgiving, but AMAZING at Christmas. It was all gone before 6 that evening and it was a 13 x 9 pan. I also made a broccoli rice casserole, it didn't turn out well, but thats ok. I warmed up the ham and turkey, dressing, and rolls. So we had ham and turkey, mac and cheese, broccoli rice casserole, potato salad, dressing, deviled eggs, and rolls. I made everything from scratch, except for the ham and turkey and the rolls. 

It was a wonderful  meal. And a wonderful day with my family!! I really enjoyed myself. The next day I went shopping with my parents, Joe, and Tanya. Matt and I ran some errands and then he came home and installed Jan's new garage door opener. Then Matt and I went on a date. It was nice to have some alone time with my baby. I love that man so much. I have spent today playing on the Wii, taking care of the boy, and then getting myself ready for the day. Matt and I are going to run some more errands and stuff later today. 

I am so blessed. I love my family so much. 

Monday, December 22, 2008


I have been waiting to post this blog for about a week, after I took my last final last week. I knew all of my grades except for that one. I left the final feeling confident that I had done well and was finished with college. As I awaited the posting of my grades I began to doubt my success, my professor had mentioned that a lot of people had written the term paper incorrectly, yada yada yada. I began to worry that I was one of those people and that I would not be done with college because of Human Genetics. He posted the exams scores and I got about the average. Now I was just worrying about my final grade. 

I had been anxiously awaiting the posting of my grades. I logged on after I had fed Karsen lunch and was just playing on the internet. The Genetics grade was posted. I PASSED! I got a B-, which is much better than I had expected to get, sadly. I am officially done with college! The last 4 1/2 years of my life have finally come to an end. I will get my degree mailed to me in a few weeks, my $30,000 piece of paper. 


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and best wishes from my family to yours!

I feel another kind of accomplishment. Not everyone has a college degree. Not everyone has a healthy baby boy. I am 22 years old and have both. I am so incredibly blessed. I have a sweet, healthy baby boy, a wonderful man by my side, the best family any one could ever ask for, and now on my list of accomplishments, I have a college degree. I just can't believe that its true, I am a college graduate. And I am a mommy!!!! Two great accomplishments. 

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I had a few minutes before class and I figured I would write a post. Today has been a good day thus far. It is the final day of class for my college career. I have one final today and the other 5 are spread out over the next 2 weeks. It feels so good to know that this chapter of the book of my life is finally coming to a close. It has been one of the greatest chapters in my life. I have come a lot farther and grown up a lot more than I ever imagined. At the same time, I do not feel ready to have "adulthood" thrust upon me. 

I would also like to say that my mom does not have a brain tumor and is going to undergo some tests on Monday to determine where these headaches are coming from. I wish there was something  I could do for my mommy, alas, there is not. I sit here waiting for my final polisci lecture to begin and hopefully end rather quickly and am so pleased with where life has taken me. I feel like taking a moment to reflect.  4 1/2 years ago I started my college career at Texas Tech and I still consider myself a Red Raider. I loved that school so much and it is where I met the love of my life and we became parents to the most wonderful boy in the world. Now I live in Houston and am receiving my degree from UofH, definitely not my school of choice, but a degree is a degree. 

Enough feeling nostalgic. I read something on a message board today that made me laugh and I called Matt to share. After the debacle that is the tie breaker in the big 12 (football) and the whining of Mack Brown (UT) to get his team ranked above Tech, someone hired a plane to fly a banner that is oh so appropriate. It read, "Hey Mack, Quit Whining, You Knew the Rules". I had a nice laugh with that. 

Go Tech!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What a day, what a day!

Where, oh where, do I begin?

It was a long, hard, busy, day. But it was wonderful :o). 

Here is the breakdown. 

We (Karsen and I) woke up at 7:30, thank you son. I jumped in the shower, fixed my hair, and make-up, got dressed, came downstairs, and I fixed Karsen some milk and breakfast. Then I got into the kitchen and started cooking! First I started to eggs, I wanted to get them boiled and out of the way. Then I cut the broccoli and steamed it. Then I made the cheese sauce and set it aside. Karsen decided he didn't want to play by himself any longer so I brought him in the kitchen in his walker. I then got the corn bread in the oven so I could get it baked. I then started cutting up the vegetables for the cornbread dressing. I cooked the veggies and made the stock for the cornbread. Once the cornbread was done baking I let it cool down and I made the green bean casserole and sat it aside. Next I finished with the corn bread dressing. I then cuddled with Karsen and made his lunch. Matt got home and helped me to clean up a bit. Matt started working on his banana pudding and decided we needed to have some macaroni and cheese so I went to the store to get the stuff to make it. I got everything I needed and Matt finished up his banana pudding and I made the home made macaroni and cheese. Then I left to go get the ham and turkey from Honey Baked Ham. Needless to say, I didn't realize I would be standing in line and I was wearing some boots. I stood in line for about an hour. My feet were KILLING me. I got home and got back in the kitchen. Wait, I made the mac and cheese when I got home. Jan got home a little after me and we visited for a bit. Then I got everything in the oven and ready to go and I left Matt with a few directions for the cooking and I left to get my parents. I drove across town and picked them up, then drove back. Then we got everything ready and ate. My, oh my, it was a wonderful meal!! Everyone loved all of my food. yummmm. Matt's banana pudding was GREAT too!! yummmm. After more visiting, I drove them all home and drove back. I got home and Matt helped me do dishes and clean up. He did a GREAT job of cleaning the house, oh how I love that man of mine. 

Now I am writing this and Matt and I are watching tv. I am going to hit the hay and get some sleep. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008