Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I think the first post I ever wrote was on this day two years ago. It was T and I's first anniversary and I decided it was time to start a blog.
This year, it is our third anniversary and it has been an exciting year. After moving to Oregon last year we have been busy in many ways.
T has been working at Bally Total Fitness since we moved here. She is a personal trainer and very good at it. The beginning of the year marked the time where she started to get very busy. In the last year she spent two of the months in the top five in all Oregon and Washington in most sales, one of those months she was number one. She has had a new fitness director almost every couple of months and every time a new one comes in they fall in love with T. They love her effort, her work ethic, and her passion for health and fitness. Speaking of love, her clients love her more then they love their own kids. All her clients are female and each one acts like another mother to her. Sometimes T will go hang out with her clients since they get along so well.
I have also been busy. Since moving to Oregon I have been working on getting my Doctor of Chiropractic at Western States Chiropractic College. I have spent many hours in the library and taken more exams then I would like to count. It has been hard at times but overall I am really enjoying it. I can tell I am going to enjoy helping people through Chiropractic.
The most exciting event this year is the news of a new addition to our family. We're going from 2 to 3. It's a boy and T and I have gotten very excited in the last few months to welcome him into the world. He should be here sometime in early February.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Sample Griffey Bobble Head
All the people to my left waiting for a bobble head
All the people to my right
T and J at our seats
T in front of the Tillamook Cheese Factories Baby Loaf Bus
The line up for the demolition derby
All out brawl
All six of them sleeping
Drinking some milk
Sitting with Mama
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
We are having a baby boy! and I couldn't be happier. I'll admit, the thought of having a little girl would have been cute, however, having a boy is a father's dream come true. T seems a little disappointed with the idea that she'll have to deal with two boys in the house now. It took her a little while to get used to the fact that we were prego, so I think it wont be too long before she is excited to be having a boy.
Here are a few of the ultrasound pictures.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks. J and I have both been just too busy with school and work to update our blog. I will start with the baby update. We recently had to switch doctors because apparently our insurance was not covering this doctor. We were really bummed out because we really liked him. We had our first appointment with the new doctor and she was alright. She said my baby was measuring a little big. I guess I grow my babies large. Haha. Anyway everything seems to be going fine. We have our big ultrasound scheduled for next Friday that will tell us the gender as well as the growth of the baby. We are really excited for this appointment. By the way in the picture of me, I am about 16 weeks. Everyone keeps asking to see my baby bump so there you go. Not much of one. I will take another one at 20 weeks and maybe I will be a little bigger.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I still feel pretty good. I am extremely happy that I've been able to keep up my daily exercise routine. I also havn't had to cancel on one client since being pregnant. Anyway we will keep you posted.
Monday, July 27, 2009
We don't know where they are but we have a general idea...I stalked her the other day after she got done eating.
A few days ago she was sitting on our back door mat, as usual in the morning. I gave her food and she just gave it a quick smell, turned, and walked away very limber and slow. I knew she was about to burst as she left without eating. She didn't return to our back door for a couple of days and I really started to get worried.
Finally, on Saturday, she came back. She had obviously had her litter. She was much thinner and practically inhaling the food I gave her. After she ate, she didn't stick around as she normally had. She left...and I followed.
I stalked her two properties over until she spotted me. Then she sat under a bush and just watched me. She was not about to reveal where her babies were. I didn't stay long because I didn't want to make her nervous. She only comes in the morning now to eat, most likely to not leave her babies alone at night.
I'd like to find then before something happens to them. Last night, I saw a raccoon wondering around, which made me nervous. Hopefully the kittens are OK.
I'll keep you posted if anything changes.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
First, I need to take a minute and explain where I'm coming from. I am, and always have been, a major animal lover. I love their company and unconditional love. I find the suffering of animals to be so sad and cannot bear it. You could say animals have a large soft spot in my heart. Here's an example of what I'm talking about. A few years back I was watching a horse race on TV and one of the horses broke it's leg during the race and there would have been no way to save the leg so they put the horse down to relieve it's suffering. It broke my heart and I had to turn the TV off.
Now the current issue. A cat showed up on our back porch a few weeks back and she looked starving. I gave her some milk and turkey in hopes to give her a little sustenance. To make a long story short, she has showed up every night since and is now starting to come during the day as well. To make my anxiety worse, she is unmistakeably pregnant. Now I'm taking care of two pregnant women! Since she's been coming I have noticed her fattening up a little and her coat of fur looks much better. She was first super skittish, running away every time I opened the sliding door. Now, I'll sit outside and she allows me to pet her. She's adorable and I wish I could keep her but our apartment has a 'no pet' policy. T thinks we should call the Humane Society. I think we should keep feeding her and hope she has the litter outside our apartment, then we'll move to another apartment and keep her and her babies.
My anxiety is getting worse by the day as I see her getting further along in her pregnancy.
What should I do?
Here's some cute pictures of her to help you devise your advice.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Second Place Cobbler
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I know I'm a weekend late but that's just how it's going to be while I'm in school. I should be studying for a neuro anatomy exam but I really couldn't be bothered right now.
About the weekend. It started last Friday when T and I attended the Portland Beaver's games with some other students from my school. The Beavers are a Triple A baseball farm team for the San Diego Padres. It was fun, not because they are good because they're not, but because we got seats in the box suites. Along with a great view we got a ton of food and food makes every experience better. T and I did what most poor students do with free food...we pounded it down like it was going out of style. The Beaver's were going to get beat but they ended up tying it up late in the game so it went into extra innings. T is not a big baseball fan so we didn't stay to witness the outcome. The trip home that night was interesting as well. We parked outside of downtown and took the light rail train, the MAX, to the stadium. I'm going to post a separate blog to describe our trip home on the MAX so stay tuned.
Saturday, I played in a school Golf Tournament while T took a trip to the beach with her sister. Golf is my new addiction so I play with every dollar I get and any time I can. It was a 4 man best ball tourney, which means all four members hit their own ball then you choose the best stroke. Then all 4 members hit again from the chosen spot and continue until the ball is in the hole. It's a really fun way to play golf because you work together as a team and it's easy to shoot low scores, which makes you feel your golf game is better than it is. I played in the Fall tourney my school had and I wasn't very good. My team still tied for second though. Since than I've gotten my new clubs and have played a lot and in my opinion have improved remarkably. This time I was with a slightly different team and I played my best golf yet. We used a bunch of my shots and I came in 3rd in the long drive competition. In the end my team tied with two other teams for first. The tie breaker was determined by which team played the hardest hole of the course the best or in the least amount of strokes. The chosen hole was a par 5 and thanks to two amazing shots and a good putt by one of my team members, we eagled the hole, meaning we made it in three shots. SO, WE WON! A group of professors from my school have won the tourney for many years and to see the look on their faces when they realized they got beat by a bunch of underclassmen was priceless. Here's a picture of the final postings.
At the beach, T and her sister's family enjoyed a day at the Tillamook cheese factory and climbing Cape Kiwanda at Pacific City. Cape Kiwanda is a huge sand dune that is tough to climb but awesome to run down. She had to carry her 2 year-old nephew all the way to the top. Luckily she's a personal trainer because I wouldn't have been able to do that.
Sunday, after church, we went with T's same sister and her family and climbed Multnomah Falls. It's the tallest free falling water fall in the United States at over 600 feet. The climb is straight up but only a mile so it doesn't take long. This time T and I switched off carrying her 10 month old niece up the trail. It was a little taste of what it will be like when we have our own kids. Here's a picture of Multnomah Falls.
On Monday, we took the opportunity to go on another hike to one of the most beautiful places in all of Oregon, Silver Falls state park. It's a park with 10 different waterfalls and if you go at this time of year they're the biggest due to the snow melt. Plus all the trees and flowers are in bloom so it's amazing. We did the longest hike which is about 8.5 miles and you see all 10 waterfalls. I didn't take pictures of all the falls but quite a few of them. One of the pictures is from behind the falls because the trail takes you behind three of them or so. After the hike I decided Silver Creek Falls is my favorite place in Oregon. By the way all these photos were taken with my cell phone, not bad for a phone huh?