Thursday, August 27, 2009

New!! Car!! Very!! Excited!!

Let me preface this with saying I am not bragging. I am just super excited and want to share my good news with the people I love...

For a while now I have been contemplating buying a car. As much as I love my Toyota 4 Runner, the gas mileage is not so great. I knew SUVs were known for having bad gas mileage but when I bought it, I bought it because I my Passat had gotten into some high water, messed up the engine, and so I was frustrated and wanted a vehicle higher off the ground. Well now I am tired of filling up my gas tank all the time and paying so much money for gas. Yes, we do plan on having children so when I went shopping for a new car that was one of my questions...can a car seat fit in the backseat easily without moving the seats up.

So yesterday I drove down to Fort Worth to pick up Lillie Bear. She's been in "dog heaven" with my parents for the past couple of weeks and it was time for her to come home. I got down there really early so I decided to go look at all the car lots off of 820/30. For a while now I have seen the Honda Accords and have just loved them. When I first saw one I thought it was a BMW. I couldn't believe it was a Honda Accord. So I stopped in and immediately told the guy I wasn't going to buy a car but that I wanted to see if a Honda Accord was even the size of car I would like to drive. I was honestly wanting to just sit in the car so I could be like, "Yep, that's what I thought, this car is too small." Then I would be finished day dreaming about it and just go on with my life. WELL...I sat in the car (front, back, all 4 spots) and this car is extremely roomy!!! Then I was thinking, "Well, the trunk is probably small so that will be a deal breaker." The salesman, David, opened the trunk and WOW...I swear it has the same amount of space as my 4 Runner. So, heck! What was my argument now for NOT buying this car? I didn't have one. On top of that, it gets 30mpg highway compared to my 21mpg highway on my 4 Runner. It also has a 6 disc CD player...woohoo!!! The thing it has the most that I absolutely love...A SUNROOF!!! Most of my cars have always had one but when I bought my 4 Runner I thought I wouldn't miss it. Boy was I wrong. All my friends cars that I get into they all have sunroofs and I open every one of them!!! :)

Now came time to see if I could even afford this car. I told David that he shouldn't even bother running numbers because I obviously still owe on my 4 Runner and payments would be too much. He said, "well if you have great credit, let's just run the numbers, it won't hurt and see where we are at." I had no hopes at all of getting this car so I was just chilling out waiting to see what they would say. Well what do you know, my payments would actually be $30 cheaper a month. So then I said, "Well, my husband has to say it's okay and he is against me getting a car." They insisted that I drive it home (way far away from the dealership) and have him drive it and see how he likes it. So as I am driving off in this nice car that I am falling in love with by the second I call Morgan and tell him what's going on expecting for him to get mad. He didn't!!! He comes home, test drives it, I educate him on how it's going to save us tons of money in gas, the safety issues, etc. and he says, "Sweetie, if you want this car you can have it!" I almost fell over. Never expected him to say that because he has always told me, "YOU WILL NEVER DRIVE A CAR!!!"

So last night I went to bed and prayed about it. I prayed that I would have a clear view on if I should buy this car or not. Before I went to bed I read about 50 reviews of this car and 99% were great!! I couldn't go to sleep so about 0130 I finally got up and made a list of all my questions for David about the car. I then was able to fall asleep...

So today when I took the car back I was still undecided. I wanted to drive my 4 Runner again because I wasn't used to driving so low in the Honda. I got back in my 4 Runner and felt so weird. I felt like I was mammoth woman and I realized then I was much more comfy in the Honda and it was much smoother. So Honda Accord was my decision and David answered all of my questions! This entire process went so smooth and so quick!!

I know by this point you are thinking your evening will not be complete unless you see my new car...especially since you just read this looong, boring story of how I came to drive my new car so here are two pictures...

The front of the car...obviously, ha...they put the visor on the sunroof for free today after I sweet talked them into doing it. hehe!!

Here's the side view...highly recommend this car if anyone is thinking of buying one!!!! Of course, I have only owned it for a total of 4 hours now. But I am sure my opinion will still be the same in a couple of years from now!! Oh, and it's black on black. About everyone that sees it has a first reaction of, "wow, it's pretty." Then the second reaction, "Black? With Lillie?" Yes I say!! Let's just say I will be living with a lint roller brush in my car from here on out!
So all in all, I am so thankful that God has blessed Morgan and myself with this new car and he gave me the clear vision that yes, this was the car for me compared to my 4 Runner!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Random Thoughts of the Day

My friend posted this on facebook today and I was crying from laughing so hard so I thought I would share it with all of you. Sadly, I relate/agree with some of these...ENJOY!!

I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?

Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.

Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no Internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

There is a great need for sarcasm font.

Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the f was going on when I first saw it.I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone is laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

The other night I hit a new low at an open bar. I had already hopped on highway blackout when, inevitably I had to find a bathroom. Eventually I decided it was probably on the other side of the bar so I tried to walk over there, but ran into a guy coming the other way. We played that, Both go left, Both go right game to no avail, so I finally put out my hand to guide myself past and that's is when I realized, yup, that's a mirror I just tried to walk through. And the guy on the other side is me. Even cats can recognize their own image.

How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

Was learning cursive really necessary?

Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say"

Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

I love the sense of camaraderie when a n entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"

What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever

.I would like to officially coin the phrase 'catching the swine flu' to be used as a way to make fun of a friend for hooking up with an overweight woman. Example: "Dave caught the swine flu last night."

Bad decisions make good stories.

Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA . No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes don't win, they are executed.

I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damnit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light Internet stalking.

I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

I think that if, years down the road when I'm trying to have a kid, I find out that I'm sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the fact that I was not aware of my condition in college.

Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on and the link takes me to a video instead of text.

I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimate d that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.

Monday, August 17, 2009


My two friends that I have known the looongest in my life delivered their baby boys a day apart back in July! WOW! This would be Holli and Stacey. Stacey was in our wedding and Holli was my Matron of Honor. Originally Stacey was scheduled to deliver the same day as Holli, but they moved her up a day earlier. How cool would that have been if they delivered on the same day?!? Anyway, sweet Stacey delivered where I work and thank God (literally), I was there that day!!! Now I must say, most of the time my job becomes a repetitive thing...get up, go to work, help moms recover and teach them about "baby" things, etc. I would never say it's boring. We are so busy and it's fun! It's just usually the same thing, to a point because after all, every patient is different. But when Stacey was there that day it was so exciting. We have a monitor up stairs on our floor (L&D is right below us) and we can watch the women progress. Now I will be honest, in the year and a half I have worked there, I barely even glanced at the monitor. With Stacey there delivering, I couldn't take my eyes off of it and towards the end all of us nurses were gathered around it like we were watching a movie or something. It was so neat to see when she was pushing!! I felt like I was down stairs with her, even though I wasn't. I went to lunch with Stacey and Cole last week and I snapped this picture of them. Aren't they precious? I think so!!!

Then the next day, I went to see Holli and Wyatt. I didn't get a picture of Wyatt. I guess because I was too busy holding him. :) He's such a sweet boy!! I did get a picture of Tatum. She's such a sweet girl. She was our flower girl and did a PERFECT job!! Tatum is such a great big sister! She has her own baby doll that she feeds and has Holli help change her diaper. It's the sweetest thing. I asked Tatum if her baby doll had a name and she said, "No." I told her she should name it "Laura." HaHa!! We were sitting on the couch together and she just turned her head to look at me and gave me this sweet little smile. She was probably really thinking, "Yeah, right!" :) Then later this girl name, Isabella, came on TV so I told her she could name the baby doll, "Isabella." Actually, Tatum will probably continue to call her baby doll, "Him, " even though it's a girl. I just LOVE kids!!!! Anyway, so here's a picture of Tatum...the sweetest little girl on earth!

Monday, August 3, 2009


I always...

tell Morgan I love him when one of us leaves the house.
brush my teeth as soon as I get out of bed.
take a shower every day.
go at least 5-10 miles over the speed limit...if not more.
am in bed by 9 pm...even if I don't work the next day.
have to watch TV before I go to bed.
get pedicures instead of attempting to do it myself.
am on time...have never been late to work.
talk to Lillie like she's my sweet pea.
wear flip flops...even during the winter.
HATE the drive home from work!!!
drink my H2O with Crystal Light Fruit Punch flavoring.
prefer text/email compared to an actual phone conversation...I know, that's sad!

I sometimes...

over think things.
take naps during the day.
laugh too loud.
take things too seriously.
actually work out when I say I am going to work out.
wish I could get on a plane and fly to Mexico for a spur of the moment vacation.
buy too many lotions/perfumes from Bath & Body Works.
actually answer the phone when someone calls me.
sing like I am a good singer...ha!

I never...

like to drink beer.
(rarely) make the bed.
want to get out of our cozy bed and leave Morgan to go to work.
want to imagine life without Morgan or my family.
have a messy brain can't function if it's messy.
have enough patience with other drivers...need to work on that!
can sleep an entire night without having to go to the bathroom at least once.
can stay mad at Morgan no matter how hard I try.

(Inspired by Brittani and Cassie)