Monday, July 30, 2012

Sad day...

Well our sweet Sunday died this afternoon...they went in for another surgery and she didn't make it through.  Almost 12 great years with her.  It is amazing how close we get to our animals.  They are there for you when you need to cuddle and they always listen.  Dog's are definitely man's best friend.  We buried her on our hill by the lake...that was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.  I am thankful that she did not suffer long...maybe this way was better than her going through a long drawn out death?  I am glad my mom was here...if she had left for Mexico already I don't know what I would have done.  I know it would have been hard for her too.  We got Sunday after our dog Heidi died.  My mom was definitely the closest to Sunday.  She worked from home and was with her all day long.  Poor Georgia, our other dog, doesn't know what to do with herself.  She roams through the house almost like she is looking for Sunday.  Thankfully Georgia is a very high spirited dog so I think she will pull through just fine. Below is a picture of Sunday laying with Georgia...Sunday is the one looking at the camera.  Cute little thing!
Well off of that sad note...I can see the end to my College Algebra class! Thank goodness.  I am so ready for this summer to be over... I don't think I have ever said that before.  I am ready for my senior year of college and I am ready to go back to work! I miss my kids so much! 

Now for some shut has been a long day.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Sundays...I love Sundays.  My honey is off work and we get to go to Church and spend time with family.  Church was very...interesting today.  It always is when almost everyone is out of town but Mark preached today.  Mark is one of the most amazing men I have ever known.  Taking a close second to my Papa.  His main point today was that we need to wait for the Lord...and not just wait for him like we "wait" for the next school year to start or for the weekend to be over so we can go back to work but to really anticipate Him coming back.  This one is a hard one for is hard for me to admit but a lot of times I really dread Him coming back before I get to do what "I want" to do.  Things like get married and have kids.  This is so incredibly selfish of me say that I find being married and having kids as more important then spending the rest of my life with my Lord and Savior.  I can't give up those wants despite the fact that He laid down His life for me...I am not saying any of this to say that God doesn't want me to marry or have kids but it becomes wrong went I put those wants before Him.  Maybe I am the only one who struggles with this feeling...but I bet I am not.  Needless to say this sermon hit me pretty hard today so I thought I would share.  Maybe in sharing this you will learn from it too.  Isaiah 40:27-31 is the reference he used if you would like to see it for yourself.

On another note my grandparents took my brother, fiance and I out to eat for lunch...have I mentioned that I have the greatest grandparents in the world?  They are truly amazing.  They have offered to help pay for parts of the wedding and are always there for me no matter what.  I love them to death! I think we become more aware of how lucky we are as we get older.  You realize how much people really do for you.  I am so thankful the Lord blessed me with my grandparents.

My dog Sunday is doing okay.  She is still at the vet but is healing well.

Now time to spend some mommy daughter time watching a scary movie!  I love my mom...she is the greatest.

First Blog Ever

Okay...this is my first blog...ever.  Actually this is my second one now because I just deleted the "first" one on accident...welcome to my life.  I was worried about starting a blog because I did not really know the "right way" to do a blog but from what I have read there really is no "right way".  To me that is very encouraging!  The reason I decided to start a blog was because I think I have a very interesting life and I thought maybe other people would think so too.

I work at a school for children and adults with special needs and if you have ever known anyone with special needs you know how amazing they are.  They have to work twice as hard as any of us and they are some of the strongest people I know.  They never cease to amaze me!  On top of my students being the most inspirational people I have ever known they are also very entertaining.  There is definitely never a dull moment.

I am also engaged! My picture is of that very moment.  One of the best moments of my life.  So as of right now I am also a wedding planner.  I have always been that person who said that I wouldn't let planning a wedding stress me out...well it is already stressing me out and it is a year away!  Even the fun part (trying on dresses) stressed me out.  But the stress always comes down to money.  I worry way too much about money.  I just have to keep telling myself that everything will fall into place and I still have a year for it to do so.  I just need to RELAX! I will let you know how that goes...

This past summer has been a crazy one.  I feel like I have barely been able to breathe.  I took a Geology class online which was crazy!  I think I passed with a B though!  I am also taking a college algebra class online which started about three weeks ago and I am super behind.  Hopefully I will be able to catch up! But I will let you know how that goes as well.  On top of school this summer there have been many crazy things I have had to deal with but this past week was terrible.  One of my dogs Sunday got into the trash and ate a... well let's call it a "feminine product"...if you catch my drift.  She threw up one on Wednesday and was throwing up that whole day.  The next day she acted perfectly fine.  Ate everything okay and was able to use the bathroom or as the vet's say "defecate"  but I don't like that word one bit.  Then Friday she refused to eat and was unable to use the bathroom(that is actually kind of funny because dogs don't use the bathroom...not mine anyway).  Any who I freaked out because she started walking funny and was very lethargic.  So I took her to a 24 hour emergency clinic.  Talk about SUPER expensive compared to our small town vet.  Anyway...they took radiograms (I think that is what they called them) but they said that a lot of times those "feminine products" don't show up because of the material they are made of.  So poor Sunday had to stay overnight so that they could keep fluids in her.  I was a mess...the last time I took an animal to the pet hospital I had to put him down because it was going to be way too expensive (the "he" I am referring to was Casey and I's hedgehog Zac, may he RIP).  I even cried when I had to sign those terrible papers saying that I gave them permission to kill my poor little guy.  But any who back to last night I cried all night and poor Casey tried so hard to cheer me up.  Thankfully everything went okay with Sunday so I went and picked her up this morning.  She was a little more energetic than she had been the day before.  When I took her to our small town vet he said that he felt strongly in having her go through an exploratory surgery.  I nearly had a heart attack because the night before my mom had told me if we had to do surgery we would most likely have to put her down because we just couldn't afford it.  But thankfully our small town vet charges A LOT less then the emergency hospital was going to.  So poor little Sunday went through surgery this afternoon and woke up a few hours ago.  They said everything went fine...they found TWO "feminine products" in her little tummy (Sunday is a toy schnauzer...7 pounds).  They are going to watch her all weekend to make sure no infection sets in.  I will let you know how that goes too.