Thursday, March 19, 2009

I AM Crazy

Nala and our newest sweet mistake.

I'm feeling optomistic. So I thought I'd enlighten you with a blog. So enjoy it, my few readers.
On Monday I was driving Jodie back to work after lunch when said the strangest thing. "What would you think about getting another puppy?"
A million thoughts flew through my head. "Are you kidding me?! Nala is just at four months and is finally almost completely housetrained. She sleeps through the night and is just about to be enrolled in training school. No, no, no, NO! Absolutely not."
Then my stupid heart took over. "Nala does love other dogs... it would be nice for her to have a playmate while I'm away at work. I have been sad that she's getting older and losing her puppy features. She used to cuddle. I love cuddling. I love the puppy barks and awkward running. I love watching them grow and training them..."
So I went with the good old "I'll think about it."
He must be crazy. I must be crazy. Well maybe I'll just go look at them; it's only half an hour away. It'd be nice to drive in the country.
So we went. And we looked. And my heart just melted. I wanted them all. Before I knew it I was walking out of the house with a 9 week old German Short Haired Pointer.
She cries at night, pees on the floor, cries when I'm not around her, digs a little, and has stolen my heart.
When we introduced her to Nala, we were a little nervous. How would this shy crying puppy handle our clumsy white ball of energy that is Nala? Much to our dismay, we found that she stood up for herself. She is shorter than Nala's legs and still wouldn't be pushed around. I turned to Jodie, "She's got a lot of moxie." Then my words registered. Moxie. "Moxie," I said again and looked him in the eye. "It's perfect," he agreed.
And so I'd like to introduce you to our other dog, Moxie.

Sleeping after a long afternoon of tag and tug-o-war with Nala.

Moxie chewing pinecones.

And if I get another dog while I still have these two, you have my permission to shoot me.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Procrastination Pay-off

Nothing special today. Just procrastinating on finishing cleaning the house before Reagan (my wonderful sister-in-law&heart) gets here. So sorry if my house is dirty Reagan, but at least I got another blog posted, right? So here are some pictures:
Jodie and I goofing around on Christmas morning. I think he looks so cute here!
Some of my bridesmaids and I before the wedding started.
Jodie and I on our way to Kansas City for our honeymoon.
I'm so excited that I finally got a recent decent shot of Nala. She is showing off her polka-dotted tongue in this picture.
I don't have a camera yet, since mine was destroyed in the wreck, so I don't have any pictures of North Carolina recently. But within the next few days I'll be receiving my official wedding photos and I'm sooooo excited for that!
Otherwise I have been cleaning, reading and most importantly beginning a work-out regiment. I'm super excited for it, partly because I'd like to lose some weight before summertime. (The typical woman bathing suit issue!) But I do actually enjoy working out and eating healthy, because of the way it makes me feel. I just feel so much happier. And now that I don't have all of the temptations in front of me, Grandma's Mexican food and Mom's comfort food, it should be easier. My friend Stephanie got me hooked up with a weight loss website and it's really helpful:
It's on and so far is really interesting!
Keep on keeping on friends!
I forgot. Nala is growing up so fast. It seems like just yesterday that she was scared of her own shadow and didn't understand how the leash worked. Today I took her jogging(!) and she did great, though the traffic did scare her slightly. She is constantly playing and loves to chew, but so far not on furniture. She makes me so happy

Friday, January 23, 2009

2009: A Year Unlike Any Other

So obviously I didn't keep this updated before the wedding. I was just a little busy. But I knew that once I settled down in North Carolina I wanted to keep my Kansas friends and family updated on my life here. Little did I know the complications that awaited me:

Jan. 1st: Jodie and I left Topeka with all of our belongings in a U-Haul Trailer and headed to North Carolina.

Jan. 2nd: 4 AM- While driving through Kentucky with Jodie asleep in the backseat, the trailer began to swerve our car back and forth driving us into an embankment and totalling the Jimmy and the trailer. Jodie and I were sore and scraped up and I had to go to the hospital for a case of whiplash. Thankfully we were okay. In the Doctor's words, "Battered and bruised, but not broken." We were so blessed.

Jan. 3: After spending the night in a hotel, we took off for North Carolina again in a larger U-Haul trailer loaded with our belongings that survived the wreck. I slept the majority of the way, thanks to the muscle relaxer that the Dr. prescribed.

Later that night when we finally arrived home our neighbors came out to greet us with the news that our house had been broken into. Thankfully there wasn't much in the house and we only lost an X-Box 360, a projector, and Jodie's assault pack.

Jan. 5: Jodie returned to work.

Jan. 6: My friend Danielle and I visited the local animal shelter and I fell in love with a two month old puppy. Jodie gave me the okay and Nala entered our lives. She's so much bigger now, but it's hard to get a picture of her because she won't ever stay still!

Nala all dirty on her way home from the shelter.

After her first bath, back when she was still shy.
She has been a handful, but I love her so much and am so grateful that I have something to keep me busy.
Jan. 10: Jodie left for Sniper School at Ft. Benning, GA. He will be back on Feb. 13. He's doing so well there; he has passed every test and is pretty much being the BAMF that he is! :)
Nothing big has happened since then. I've been working on setting up the house and have been trying to adjust to military life and have begun to look for a job. Reagan is coming up next weekend and I am very much looking foward to that! Though the events of the last month haven't been the best, I am trying my best to stay positive and am actually not miserable. I feel like they are teaching me responsibility as I continue to deal with insurances and the like. I miss all of my friends and family and especially my husband, but life is good and I can't complain!
All my love,

Monday, September 29, 2008

Jodelodi Went to the Carolinas

A week ago yesterday I got back from North (and South) Carolina. In no particular order, here are some pictures.

The face that I miss so much...
Sunrise on the Atlantic. (Off our balcony at Myrtle Beach)
Jodie playing Rock Band with Simms and Scott.
Jodie and I on a moped... so much fun!

Jodie and I at Myrtle Beach.

Roses he sent. They say, "I love you more. Yours forever, Jodie"

I'm still not sure if looking at these photos make me more or less lonely. Because I miss him so much right now it's hard to imagine missing him more...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

El Bloggo Primero

My last experience with a blog ended three years ago. So forgive me if I'm a little rusty.

I promised myself that I wouldn't get back into this, but considering my life will be changing drastically in four months (moving, marriage, army life...) I'd like to:

~Chart the progress and hopefully see a good change in myself.

~Have updates for friends and family to see even if they aren't close by. :(

~Try to keep myself calm and organized to reduce stress.

That... that's about it.

Here are some facts about me that might help you understand me better.

1. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was a freshman in high school. I tell you this to warn you that my thoughts don't always seem to flow smoothly.
2. I try to use lists to keep myself on topic and to be organized. That and I think they look pretty.
3. I like pictures and think I'll post pictures regularly. Even if they don't make sense. Like the picture at the top of this that I can't seem to get rid of. I did want to show it later. I think to reiterate the point that I don't like Uggs at all. In fact I don't like any ridiculous footwear...
4. I don't like ridiculous footwear. Especially Uggs. Crocs piss me off too.
5. I am a dork. But at least I'm comfortable with the fact, right?
Okay. I hope that you are all satisfied. I can't promise that I will always have a good point or story in these, but I sure will try. Maybe.