Sunday, July 21, 2013

Three Year Anniversary

Today is our three year anniversary!!! We celebrated all weekend.  We took a mini vacation to Baltimore Friday night to Saturday night.  We spent the night in a hotel and stayed in watching tv and eating pizza.  It was nice to just relax after a long week of work.  Saturday we woke up and went to the Baltimore Aquarium and Inner Harbor.  It was about 105 degrees and we were melting.  The Baltimore aquarium was a lot of fun.  It was a little crowded and I swear the A/C was not on high.  We saw lots of fish, sharks, the dolphin show, jellyfish.  It was well put together. I love dolphins. The trainer was so cool to watch, she just jumped into the tank and swam with them. 

Later for lunch we ate at the cheesecake factory.  There was a long wait so we took a seat in the terrace but it was very hot.  We both had some delicious fancy burgers and shared a piece of white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake.  It was so delicious, we were so full.  We also walked around arundel mills mall.  It was fun.  Later that night we came back and just kinda crashed.  Jason bought me a massage and I gave him a new leather wallet and a cute jar of gummy worms that says, "Hooked on you".  

I cannot believe that three years has gone by.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to be married to him.  He always makes me laugh and knows how to make me smile.  We have such a fun time together just hanging out and going to all our sport events.  I love ya lots babe. Thanks for always being my best friend and for being a great husband.  I am lucky to have you in my life.  I am excited to see what the next few years bring.
A cute dolphin

Our delicious cheesecake

Aquarium picture

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ingrown toenail surgery

Both my big toes had ingrown toenails in them. So, Saturday July 13th I went and got the surgery done. I was nervous all week about it.  I  am not the biggest fan of needles so I made Jason come with me to hold my hand while they did it.  The doctor and nurse were very sweet.  The nurse told me I had a high tolerance to pain and that I would do well when I had a kid. I laughed, she said this is actually nothing like birth but you will do fine.  After the pain of my big toes being numbed was over it was all fine. The numbness was supposed to work for 24 hours.  I didn't watch any of the surgery but the nurse told Jason to take pictures so I could see it later.  They were going to tape my toe in red tape but the nurse said the tape was too small. So she gave me the choice of blue or pink tape.  I of course went with blue tape!!! Go Cougars!!! 

It was funny.  As the nurse was putting the chair up this big thud happened. She forgot to move the trash can and the remote fell. It was a little scary.  Then while I was getting up I knocked off the foot rest.  I waddled out of the room and Jason drove the car up to the door.  I luckily have been on some pain medicine and antibiotics.  Jason has been awesome at taking care of me.  I forgot that I was having surgery so I am off to work tomorrow all day.   I work with toddlers so I am going to be very cautious of their little feet.

Day 2 has been a little painful.  The numbing medicine has worn off and I woke up in a lot of pain. The pain medicine has helped a little bit.  I slept a lot today. I never felt anything during the surgery. But here is a picture of my toes before and after the surgery.  Those are tooth pick sticks on both sides of my toe. It never hurt.  I loved the paper they placed down for my feet.they were smiling feet.  It was a wild adventure, but I am slowly surviving it.

My feet after surgery

All bandaged up

Fourth of July Weekend

On the Fourth of July we decided to go downtown Washington D.C. to see the fireworks and hear the concert.  That morning our ward had a breakfast and a small program to celebrate the Fourth of July.  Later that afternoon we went to see Despicable Me 2, which is awesome.  It was a warm day so we waited till it got cooler to go through security to go sit on the capital lawn to watch the concert.  The concert was fun to listen too.  Scotty McCreery, Cory Montieth, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Jack Evancko were some of the singers.  The fireworks were awesome, they also shot off cannons which scared me at first.  We began walking to the metro as the fireworks were going off to try and avoid the masses of people that were riding metro home.  We got on early and got a seat on the train home home.  Unfortunately, on the way home we got caught in between stations because the train in front of us had a malfunction and we were stuck for 20 minutes or so.  The next day both of us had to work, I worked all day with only 8 of my kids in my class. 

Saturday, of that same weekend we had tickets to the Washington Nationals baseball game.  The Nats won the game 5-4.  It was an exciting game.  It was a hot day but we got lucky that our seats were in the shade. After the game we had a post game concert. Thompson square was the band that was playing.  We were excited since we both like country music.  It was such a fun concert, it lasted for an hour and a half.  It was a good weekend.  I am so grateful for those that have served in the armed services so that me and my family can have the freedoms we enjoy daily.

Me and my minion from my happy meal
Jason and I on capital hill

The capital view

The Washington Monument and the fireworks

Me and Teddy Roosevelt

Me and the Pig
Bryce Harper in the oufield

Thompson square on the jumbo tron

The concert on the field