Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Triangular Marriage

Quote: "A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge." -Thomas Carlyle

I haven't posted in awhile. I've been swammmped at work. I love being swamped at work though so as sad as I've been to have to abandon my blog I can't lie...I've been happy in the craziness.

This past weekend we went to Charlotte, NC to watch two family friends get married. It was SUCH.A.FUN. weekend. My family hit the dance floor for the first song played at 7:30pm and didn't stop dancing until 11pm. Literally we tore it up. I don't remember the last time I had that much fun. It just further proves that my family is the greatest family on earth. I love them so much and am glad they are everything to me.

Fam at the Rehersal Dinner

Dancing the night away

Yeah-we know we're sexy

About to become Mr. & Mrs. Rob Fitzgerald

One thing that was different (for me at least) this weekend was the type of wedding Rob & Pilar had. They had a wedding that didn't really involve religion or God. This is fine for them... it was still a beautiful and sentimental wedding. It was their perfect day and we were all so happy for them.

Watching them get married by the Magistrate in front of everyone made me realize that their wedding was missing a HUGE element(s) that I know I require in my own personal wedding...

God. Faith. Religion.

I believe (and hope that) my wedding day will involve more than just me and my husband. I think it is essential that God be a third part of my wedding day triangle. I myself have such a strong faith and I can't wait to find someone to stand on the alter with me and share that faith and love with one another. I want God, faith, religion to be an integral part of my wedding as well as the rest of my life long marriage.

I want a triangular marriage. I want to stand up in front of everyone I love and give myself to my husband under the guidance of my savor.

I normally don't like to share my prayers, beliefs, feelings etc outloud and in public forums like a blog. I enjoy the personal relationship I have with the Lord and I like the sincerity of it. This past weekend just has been weighing on my mind.

Now don't get me wrong... I thought the wedding was absolutely wonderful and I know the bride and groom did too. They did their wedding exactly how they wanted to and I think it was perfect for them. I think people all over should get married how they want to, when they want to, and with as much or as little religion involved as they want to. It's up to the individual couple to decide how religious they want their wedding to be. Just because they didn't have a spiritual wedding doesn't mean they don't believe in God and have a strong faith in their everyday lives and marriages.

Basically... I'm not trying to judge anyone through this post. These are just my personal opinions.

 I just believe that God should be a huge part of a marriage (and life).

So that was my religious rant and I'm done now.

Amen. Smell ya later.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Quote: "Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner." -Les Brown

Do you ever have days where you just wake up happy? I love when that happens.

Today was just one of those days. I woke up, took a deep breath, and was like "lets do this thing".

It didn't hurt that my sister dropped off my puppy this morning at 7:45am and I was so happy to see them both. Reecie had a sleepover at my parent's house last night so my sister Ann dropped her off on her way to nannying this morning. What a great sister and doggie Auntie she is.

All-in-All lately I've been very content and pretty darn happy with my life.

**My life is where I want it to be at this time.

**I have family and friends who I love and feel the love returned each day from them.

**I have a job that I actually enjoy going to each day (rewind a year and I never thought I would have left my job from hell and found this one I really like).

**Most days I feel like I'm learning and bettering myself.

**I have a puppy who makes me feel needed and feel joy each and every day.

Reecie was loving on my brother this
 weekend after his shoulder surgery.

**I love my new car and new apartment and feel so blessed that I fell into them so randomly.

**I have a strong faith and trust in the power of prayer.

**I've been strong and struggled through the pain of a hard break-up and feel like I've learned more from myself from it than I thought I would. I still feel sad and miss him alot but I know it happened for a reason and I pray that someone better fitted to me and my life comes along.

**I have a soccer team that I love and a sport that I am thrilled to play each week. --Tonight I am going to try to play with my stress fracture. The doctor said as long as I take it easy I can start playing through the pain. (Fingers Crossed)

**I've been training, workingout, and eating healthy and I love the way I feel and am starting to look.

After I worked out last night I made
 Kale & Mushrooms with Salmon. It.Was.So.Delicious.

**I am healthy (minus the stress fracture) and I am able to wake up each morning and do the things I want to do.

**I like who I am and who I am becoming.

I could really go on and on about what makes me feel happy and blessed but there are just too many things.

Right now I am just in a good place. I hope it continues and I hope my happiness and positivity radiates off onto others who need a little "life booster".

This post kind of makes me sound like a craz-o who is on "happy pills". Or that I am drunk. ha

Smell ya later sunshines.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Puppy Panic Attack

Quote: "A good dog deserves a good bone." -US Proverb

*warning: if you don't like to talk about puppy barf don't read ha

So last night I had my very first "mommy scare". It was the worst feeling in the world and it was just for my puppy. I cannot imagine that feeling when it's for my own human child.

I went home to my parents house for the superbowl last night. I was spending the night there because I had an early doctors appointment close by this morning. At about 11:30 pm my dad was taking some ibuprofen and dropped one. Little baby Reecie swooped right in and ate the ibuprofen as my dad tried to quickly grab it. I immediately tried to get it out of her mouth but it was too late.

My dad thought she'd be fine since it was only 200mg and he took her upstairs to snuggle with her.

I started to feel weird about it and I googled what happens if a 10 pound puppy gets an ibuprofen. The results were really scary!!!

Ibuprofen causes kidney failure and internal bleeding in dogs. Reecie is small so the one pill was really dangerous for her. Other dogs her size have died because of eating just one pill.

I quickly called the Emergency 24 hour vet and they said I needed to make her vomit immediately.

We had to squirt 1/2 a tablespoon of Hydrogen Peroxide into her mouth. Within 5 minutes she stood up and vomitted. I praised the good Lord for allowing my puppy to yak. I never thought I'd be happy to see my dog upchuck onto the floor -but hey things change when you're a puppy mom. ha

As soon as she got that pill out of her I finally felt like I could breathe. I hated knowing that she had something dangerous inside of her. It was a terrible feeling!

As soon as she threw up she was good as new and back to her normal happy puppy self.

It may sound like a minor crisis (and I guess it wasn't that big of a deal) but man was it scary for me.

Hope this post didn't make you feel gaggy. ha

******If you own a dog it is  REALLY important to know about inducing vomitting with Hydrogen Peroxide. I had NO IDEA 1/2 a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide would be a potential life saver. It's a super quick and easy way to get them to throw up whatever they ate.*****

Smell ya later.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Random Thoughts

Quote: " To be happy, make other people happy." -W. Clement Stone

So I've been a little absent from blogging lately.

  • Work has been crazy (good crazy but crazy none-the-less).

  •  I've been going to alot of doctors appointments lately. I've had shin splints in both legs since my senior year of highschool. I've always just sucked it up and dealt with them. But lately my left shin/ankle has been KILLING me. I love playing soccer but I've been in such pain I cry the whole way home afterwards. SO I went and got it checked out. I had to do a bone scan. After many days of paitently waiting it turns out I have a stress fracture in my Left shin and I have moderate-sever shin splints in my right.
Meet my sexy new accessory.

 Jealous? I know, you should be.

  • I will NEVER buy dog food anywhere but Costco again. I've been paying $12 for a baby bag every few weeks. I can buy a whopping 50lb bag at Costco for $12. Reecie shall feast for months!!! -It's the little things that make use dog-mamas excited.

  • On another note- I will never buy frozen berries for smoothies anywhere else for the same price saving reason. I'm in berry bliss.

  • I've been doing the Paleo diet (only eating meats, veggies, and fruit) for almost a month now. And I've been working out everyday. Even with the stress fracture- I've been riding the stationary bike and pumpin' iron (ha).  I'm down about 1 & 1/2 pant sizes!! I never really weigh myself because I don't care what the number is. But I am loving how I feel and look. I'm a whole new woman (recently single... here I come fellas?)

  • Don't you just love taking naps with your best pal?

Or napping -ON THEM- rather? How cute are my dogs?

That's all my random thoughts for now I guess.

I'll leave you with this little gem...

Love you all long time.

Smell ya later.