Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Resolution

This year, Matt and I have decided to make a New Years Resolution.  We want to make an effort to get together with friends at least once a month.  We so often say, "Let's get together sometime soon",  "We should do this more often", "Let's hang out once things calm down", etc...  Well, we all know those 'soons' and 'oftens' come and go and things never really 'calm down', so....cue New Years Resolution!

Our plan, host a dinner party at least once a month for our friends (or meet at a restaurant, if that's easier).  So, please check your schedule and find a few nights (weekdays or weekends, whatever works best for you) that you'd like to come over and let us know!

Yes, if you are reading this, we are talking about YOU and your family!

Alex and Steve, Jerome and Becky, Brian and Sabrina, Nathaniel and Haley, Stacey and Dan, Vince and Christi, Natalie and Mike, Sean and Jessica, Jen and Tim, Brooke and Zach, Jenni and Nick, Ryan and Sarah, Lacy and Dave, Mimi and Jeff, Alex and Hannah, Hailey, Kayla, Jenny, Carrie, Laura, Tina and many more!  

A Big Thank You to Vince and Christi for already getting 2 dates set!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Tonsil Recovery

A good colleague/friend from work told me I needed three things to make it through a tonsillectomy as an adult; Ice packs, Jamba Juice and lots of TLC from a loving hubby.  I had many other suggestions from lots of people and I made sure I was stocked up on as much as I could.

Now, my recovery seemed easier than many stories I have heard or read online, BUT, that being said, it still was not fun.  I just kept telling myself, it's not very often, as an adult, that we are given permission to lounge around in our PJ's for 2 full weeks and do NOTHING.  I needed to savor it.

Thanks to my amazing husband, I was able to do just that.  Now, he and I don't get severely hurt or ill very often, so even after almost 9 years of marriage, we still haven't had many opportunities to nurse each other.

Let me say, Matt made it through with flying colors. Waking up in 2-3 times each night to give me food, ice and medicine during Christmas break, cleaning the house while I had my feet up, laying around with me and watching movies, cooking dinners, making Jell-O, and running to the store for random things.  After being home bound with each other, basically 24/7 for 10 days straight, I love him more now than any day in the last 12 years since we met!

Thank you for everything you did for me, and especially all the things you did behind the scenes, while I was drugged.  I really appreciate it!

Love you babe!

Spike's Gift to us

Spike clearly thought we did a nice job taking care of him this year and he knew what mommy and daddy would want for Christmas!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate Dipped Cookies

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Spike

One year ago Today

Spike last month after a bath!

1 year ago today, Matt and I brought home our little guy.  He has been a wonderful addition. We were both nervous about what a Hedgehog would be like, and we couldn't be more happy!  He has settled in to a nice little routine with us.  We hope we have many more years with him.