Saturday, November 7, 2009

A nice round number...
















Well... I thought I should update my blog...I dont have major exciting news to bring to you... but Ill just give you a lil update about what has been going on in my world. We went to texas a few weeks ago to visit Amber and Sharon and the rest of the family... By "We" I mean me, My mom and Jack... It was a great trip. Jack did great traveling and the weather was just perfect! The hill country of Texas is a very beautiful place... and I thoroughly enjoyed my mini vacation :) Other than that, it has just been business as usual. As of this morning I am down 75 poundaroos! Yippee! I typically lost about ten a month, so I should be at 80 before the month is over :) The lap- band is such an amazing tool! I have been a touch on the discouraged side about the band lately, and I suppose its all normal. Im just tired of trying to figure out what I can and cannot eat. So I find myself eating the same things every day... I vary between shakes, yogurts, beans, and egg beaters... After 6 months... that gets a lil old... so I am trying to broaden my horizons... and I have found a lap bad chat room that has just been a complete life saver for me! Anyway... I think thats it for now... Im going to post some pics from texas, as well as pics from my BFF's birthday dinner last night. Ill keep you all in the loop as i dwindle away :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

6 month Bandiversary!!
















Well friends, tomorrow will be my 6 months anniversary of going under the knife to change my life. When I reflect back, I realize how quickly I made the decision to have lap-band. I went to the seminar and I was sold. I was sold because I have wanted to do something about my weight for sooooo many years, but I felt defeated. I felt like I would NEVER get it all off, and I would always be overweight. I was happy that I made the decision to have surgery the day of my surgery, and I am even happier about it today! Of course there are some rough days. Last friday qualified as the worst lap band day since I was banded. Yikes! All i can say is that I dont think that I will ever place a tortilla in my mouth again... it was not fun, or cute... wowzers... Anyway, I had a appt with my favorite doc, Dr. Douglas Krahn today... and he didnt let me get a fill. In my heart I knew that I didnt need one, but I have been stuck for about 2 weeks and have not really seen a big weight loss in the last few weeks. I have lost a whopping 70 pounds since my surgery, and I had lost 20 since my last fill 2 months ago, so he was like, No fill for you! lol... He said I was doing incredible, and unless my weight loss slows down, he thinks I just need to keep plugging along... so... that is what I will do :) I finally got the pics of the day that I started the pre-op diet, so I will be posting those for your viewing pleasure... as well as a few pics my mom took of me today to mark my 6 month/70 pound mark. Things are totally on track, as far as my weight loss is concerned LOL.. Ill keep you posted as I near the 100 pound mark... yaaa... cant imagine how happy I will be when I hit 100!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

5 months post surgery update
















Well... tomorrow it will be 5 months since I have had this little band wrapped around my tummy.... and you know what... its been quite the experience LOL. I have had some really rough days, and some really great days.... and overall I am so happy with the results... As of last thursday I am down 64 pounds, and I would like to be at the 70 place by my 6 month bandiversary :) Thats the goal for now....

This weekend we went to the LA County fair, and we had a blast.... I had a hard time with the food factor because it was hard to find something I can actually eat....There are certain times of the month where my band is tighter than others... when my body is retaining more water... and this last week has been that time for me... and I have had several puking episodes becuase I am just extra tight... But I HAD to try some traditional fried fair food LOL... we tried a deep fried snickers, and it was pretty delish... I only had two tiny bites though, so I dont really feel guilty about it :)

I have attached some pics for your viewing pleasure as well... Im keeping it brief tonight because im a sleepy girl :)





Tuesday, September 8, 2009

60 Pounds Lost Pics







These pics are from my 60 pound landmark... I had to buy some new clothes and Marie is good about keeping updated pics of me as I shrink :) Enjoy!

29 forever!!







Well... Today is my birthday :) I am so thankful that Im not working today... People should not have to work on their birthday... and I think that should be a law... but thats a topic I will save for another time! I am sittin in my bed with a hot cup of coffee reflecting and so I thought I better post a blog.... I have had a great 4 day weekend... alot of my family came over last night and we had a bbq and celebrated my birthday which was very nice... I have a incredible family... and being with them always makes me happy! Of course I also got to spend my weekend with my favorite 1 year old, and thats always great....Today on Face Book someone posted this..."Have a great one. I'm probably twice as old as you, so I have a little mileage under my belt. Here's my bit of advice to you. Live life to the fullest, you can't do anything about the past or future so enjoy each minute of every day, don't waste time on what was or might be!!!" That one really stuck with me! That is going to be my goal for the year. I have wasted alot of time in my life by fretting about the future, and regretting the past... but those days are long gone... I do think that 31 is going to be a good year for me... I will be graduating when Im 31... and I will also be very skinny by the time 32 comes around LOL... I think at times we all can get caught up in wondering what life is dealing us, but I am really going to do my best to not worry about it this year... God knows what he is doing... and his ways are not our own... I tell people that all the time, but its time that I start telling myself that too! Anyways,..... thats it for now LOL... I dont have any big plans today... I was going to spend the day at the LA County fair today, but I found out that they are closed today... what in the world?? I am so bummed out! So I think my mom and i are going to spend the day together shopping... Of course I will be going to see my new little guy, Nolan... and my day might hold some time in the sun :) For all of my blog followers, I will be posting a separate blog with some updated weight loss pics today... and in this blog I am including some pics from my birthday party last night... I will update again around the 22nd, at the 6 month baniversary :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Landmarks are good!




I haven't updated in a few weeks so I thought that I better post an update. This blog has proved to be inspirational to me, as well as to others, and that makes me feel pretty good about it. Its always encouraging to look back and see how far I have come. I graduated from Upland High in 1996, yes, I know that was eons ago. Anyways, UHS has a website set up so that everyone can keep in touch ( before FB exploded) and I had posted some pics on there probably 9 years ago. I randomly went to that website the other day and I was shocked to see the pics that I had posted. Of course since all your high school friends would be seeing these pics, I would have chosen the "best" ones to put up. I was literally as big as the side of a house.... I'm going to post the picture because I cant even believe it! I remember that night... I felt pretty...but looking back on it... all I looked was chubby... I know that I have a long ways to go, but wow... that pic was sooooo inspirational to me because it showed the progress that I have made so far. Also... as of this morning I have lost 61 pounds! On September 7th it will be 5 months since I started this journey, and I think I have done really well... I am also pretty confident that I am on track to lose 100 pounds by April 22nd, 2010... I went on a much needed shopping trip yesterday afternoon, and I was pleasantly surprised at the sizes I was able to wear ;) I have had some rough days since April 7th when I started my pre-op diet... but wow has it ever been worth it! I haven't thrown up all week... and I have been able to eat ok... I am learning more and more to be more aware of what I am putting in my mouth. If i don't pay attention, that's when I pay for it. Its just a change in your way of thinking. Of course, I have my flaws... I am not doing good with my water drinking... I have to work on that... and I am not exercising faithfully.... that's not good... I have to work on that too because my body is changing so rapidly... and its turning into a body I have never been before... nothing has ever jiggled on me LOL... and i have some jiggly parts now LOL... I'm just being real!!


This week will be an exciting one for sure. My best friend Kristy is about to have a baby. She is scheduled for an induction on Tuesday morning. She has asked me to be with her when she delivers the baby, and I feel very honored to be a part of this. Some people that I have told have had mixed responses, but I think its probably going to be the most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed in my life. The miracle of life has always amazed me, and everyone knows how I feel about babies :) I cannot wait to see baby Nolan's grand entrance into this world :) I pray that Kristy's labor and delivery goes well with no kinks... I will try to post another blog after he arrives...


I have also scheduled a trip to Texas for the end of October. I have been having that "itch" to get out of town lately and so I just made a spur of the moment decision and im going. Of course Jack and my mom are coming too... and I am so looking forward to seeing my family in Texas...


I think that's it for now... I'm gonna post a few pics for your viewing pleasure :) Catch ya on the flip side!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Im being choked out!


Ok, so its been one week since my last adjustment, and I feel like I need to update my blog because it has been an eventful week as far as the lap-band goes. I used to go to the support group meetings and when the other patients would tell these horror stories about their struggles with eating, I would think, whats wrong with my band? I have no stories like that to tell! Well... This week I have gained SEVERAL stories to tell! For a few days after my adjustment I was on liquids only, but I started having issues even on liquids. I made a shake Saturday morning with 1/2 banana and a few frozen strawberries and it was too thick. I was unable to get it down. So, Jack had a "milk shake" lol... Needless to say I have tried to eat on several occasions but I am just struggling. When I eat something that doesn't go down well, I pay in a very painful way, and it usually ends up coming back up( graphic, I know). I attempted to eat a taco on Tuesday night, and that was the worst bout with getting sick that I have experienced so far. WOW, is all I can say. I was crying and everything. ( those of you that really know me would know that is no big surprise... I cry often) I have been a little depressed over it all because although I do want my band tighter so that I can eat less and lose more weight, but I would like to be able to eat more than one tiny bite at a time. I know you are probably reading this thinking wow, what a terrible thing to go through... But I'm doing ok. Its a complete change of mindset. I have to re-learn how to eat as a "banded" person. Today I am doing better. The key is that I have to eat very slow, and take very small bites, and of course ( like my mom says) CHEW CHEW CHEW. I have also learned another secret. The more "sauce" you can put on food, the easier it goes down.Sauces are not your friend though because of the calories and fat involved in them, so salsa is my new friend. It is good for you, and it moistens everything up. I have not attempted to eat meat yet, and I don't know how that will go. I am a lil scared to try it, but if I never try it, I will never know! These are just a few hurdles in the road. I am still very happy that I had this surgery, and I am excited to look back in a year or so and see how far I have come. Yesterday I had a puke free day, and today so far... no puking! So I am not complaining :) Ill update you all next week and hopefully I can give a victory report about more pounds vanishing forever :) Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Im encouraged!




Well, yesterday was a good day for Jennifer Boggs... It was my final class for this session, and let me tell you... I was never so happy to see a session end. This was a really tough one for me! I had some pretty tough classes. And if you couple that with the fact that I am quite the procrastinator... It has made this last week of school pretty stressful! But the good news is that I do my best work under pressure, so it was all completed and I'm DONE. Yesterday I took the day off to finish up some school work, and I also had an appt with Dr Krahn to get my lap-band tightened up a bit. ( The pic attached is of Dr Krahn and I)I have days where I get a lil discouraged with the lap band because the weight comes off so much slower than alot of people that I know that have had gastric bypass. Anyways, my last fill was at the end of June, and since then I had lost 20 pounds. I was really surprised when they told me that. My doc was VERY pleased with my progress, and wasn't completely convinced that I really needed another fill. Of course, I wanted one because I still felt like I could eat a little too much. So, I got my fill, and I am now on a liquid diet until Sunday. That is no fun! I am hoping that my fill is ok, because I have noticed that I have had a lil bit of a hard time getting the protein shakes down, and even big gulps of water are a lil rough... But I think in a few days it will all even out. Dr. Krahn was very interested in the fact that I blog, and he asked me to get on his website and blog. I have to check it out, but I am very interested because I want to meet people like myself So my grand total as of yesterday is 52 pounds. I will take it! My goal was to lose 100 pounds before my one year "bandiversary" lol...and I am on track to get there, and probably exceed that. Yesterday when I left the doctor's office and was driving to school I was thinking about my decision to have this surgery. I saw alot of people in the waiting room yesterday that were considering weight loss surgery, and I felt their pain. I know how miserable it can be at times to be overweight, and you honestly feel like there is no way out. I had myself convinced that I would always be fat, and my life would be lacking forever because of it. For the first time in years, I really believe that I am not going to be fat forever, and its the best feeling. As I was driving, I just started crying because I can really see myself changing, and its a good thing :) I don't know what my future holds, but I sure hope that in the mix somewhere is a good man who will love me for me, and can see past the scars of the fat girl that I used to be.... Anyways... I'm happy today :) I'm thinner, I have no homework, and to top it all off, Jack is spending the weekend with me!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Update for July




Once again, Im a terrible blogger, and I apologize. I have said this before too, but face book is my latest obsession, so If you want to know what's goin on with me on a more regular basis, find me on the book of faces :) Ok, so today is July 29th, and it has been a lil over three months since my surgery. I have lost a total of 50 pounds! I am really excited about it! I am scheduled for another fill on the 6th of August, and that should help me even more. I still feel like I am able to eat a little bit more than I should be able to. I know that along with the fill will come some uncomfortable times when I eat too quickly, or dont chew enough... but thats the price I have to pay I guess... Im gonna keep my update short and sweet this time because I dont really have any other reports I need to make... Im going to attach a few pics of me and Jack from the weekend. I know I have a loooong ways to go... but this last weekend I felt skinny, and that was a very good feeling for me.... Love you all!




Tuesday, July 7, 2009

dumb Michael Jackson!

Ok, so I dont even consider myself a fan of MJ... However, I know there is this big memorial for him in LA today. Unfortunately I am at work today, and I cant see a single thing! Curiosity is really killing me right now, and I'm dying to see some pics, or maybe some live video feed?? Come on Inland... this is the King of Pop lol... give us some slack... Oh well... :( haha

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Quick Update...

I don't have alot of time this morning for a long post but I wanted to update my blog so that those that follow my blog will know how the life and times of the banded girl are going! lol. Anyways, I haven't weighed in about a week, because my obsession with weighing daily was about to kill me. I weighed last Friday I think, and the grand total is 40 pounds! I will take it!!! There are some days that I regret not having gastric bypass because I would be seeing quicker results, but I do feel like this was a better option for me because in theory, if it comes off slower, I feel like it will stay off. Either way, 40 pounds is 40 pounds, and I'm NOT complaining!! I would say in the next 10 to 20 pounds I am going to have to start buying some new clothes. I had alot of clothes from when I was my thinnest right before Kristy's wedding. Those clothes are now all fitting me again, and some are a lil big... so these are GOOD problems :) On another note, I am looking forward to this weekend... I am off on Monday, thank the Lord, and I am planning on spending alot of time in the sun! I am also planning on spending Saturday with Jack and Allison and my whole family swimming, enjoying yummy food, and then going to the high school to watch the fireworks... I sure do love my family, and its always good to spend time with those you love the most! I hope everyone has a good Independence day, and I will try to post a lil update after I weigh again....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I'm Stuck :(

Well... Today it has been 7 week since my surgery. Last week when I updated I was down 32 pounds, and today, I am STILL down 32 pounds. Its extremely depressing... I know that I need a fill, but I have been trying to be very careful not to eat too much. Maybe its just a lil platuea, but I do not really like it! I went to my first support group thingy on monday night and that was good. I met a few girls that had the same surgery I had, and 2 out of 3 had been very succesful. One of the girls had lost 160 pounds in like a year and a half. THAT is what I want...One ladies story was discouraging though, and I wanted to tell her to stop talking lol. Her band has a leak in it, and in 2 years, she had only lost 78 pounds. The doc that spoke said repairing her band would be a more difficult surgery that the original placement of the band. Right at that moment I said a lil prayer that the Lord would keep his hand on my band LOL. And of course, with my recent lack of weight loss, my imagination went to the worst possible scenario and I starting freaking out. Anyways, next wednesday can't arrive soon enough. I was even thinking about going back on all protien shakes again to get some more weight off, but the shakes kill me... they arent as delicious as I had originally thought.
Well, thats the latest update for now... not super exciting I know... but Its just life! I will try to update again in the next week or so.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Update.... ( I gotta think of more exciting titles lol)

Well... Tomorrow will be 6 weeks since my surgery, and two weeks since my fill. Thing have been going good since the fill. I was able to eat finally, and that was a great day! I couldn't eat very much, and I was so scared about choking, or something, but nothing like that has come close to happening. I noticed right away that I felt like I was able to eat more than I should be. I also noticed that I was hungry a few hours after eating. From what the doctor told me, these are both signs that I might need an adjustment. Of course, I do not allow myself to eat more than I should. I am very careful about watching my portion sizes, because I am so scared that I will gain weight. I called the nurse about my concerns, and I have an appointment for an adjustment on the 17th. She told me that in the meantime, I should drink a shake between meals if I am super hungry. Once again, I'm scared that I'm going to gain, so I haven't been having the shakes between meals. I have dealt with the feeling of hunger for so many weeks that I can handle it LOL. Yesterday I had to have a post-op upper GI and that was interesting. Of course the stuff they make you drink is REALLY bad... but I was able to see the x-ray and actually see the band around my stomach. Its nice to know that after all this, the band really is in there! lol...As of a few days ago, I have lost 32 pounds... so that's a good thing!.......... I know that it would appear from my blog that I have nothing else going on in my life but just living the life of the lap-banded girl... and although getting used to this new life does consume me, there are other things going on. This week is my break from school, and next week I will start my LAST summer session. I will be graduating next spring, and that is super exciting! I saw pics from the graduation that was a few weeks ago, and seeing all my friends that I have been going to school with in their caps and gowns made me even more excited! Lets see what else is going on... of course my little love, Jack is still very much in my life. Next weekend he and I will be spending some quality time with him. I haven't been able to have him since my surgery, because he weighs just a touch over 15 lbs LOL... but I am looking forward to having him for the weekend. My BFF Kristy just found out that she is having a baby boy.... We were all very excited, and shocked, because we were all under the impression that the baby was "100% a girl" That is what her doc said, but the ultra sound a few weeks ago proved very clearly that this baby is going to be a boy. She is due at the very end of August, and it cant come soon enough! I cant wait to hold that little guy in my arms :) Anyways, that's about it for now.... I am going to post a pic soon... I promise! Take care everyone... and I appreciate every one's comments and encouragement... they are much needed and appreciated!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lap- Band Update- My first fill!

Well today it is 4 weeks since my surgery. Up until now I have been on liquids/mushy foods which has been the trial of the last six weeks. These last two weeks have been really hard to stay faithful to the "mushy foods" rule because I feel so "normal" and I want to eat! Today was my first "fill" Up until today the band around my stomach was empty, so my stomach was not restricted making me be able to eat less. The doctor accessed the port on my stomach with a needle and injected about 2 cc's of saline to "inflate" the band. This constricted my stomach and now I will only be able to eat very small portions. When he was filling my band he had me drink water and I needed to tell him when I felt too restricted. I didn't know how I was going to be able to tell, but man, it was easy to tell! When I had too much, it kinda felt like it was backing up in my throat, but since it was just water, after a few seconds it went down. He let a little saline out and then I could feel the water going down, but it wasn't backing up. He said he thought that would be a good spot for me and I would have a good amount of restriction. I am on liquids for the next two days, then on to mushy for a few days. If all that goes well I can start eating again in about 4 days. I cant wait for that! I told my mom I want a big BBQ on memorial day LOL. I will be able to eat only a few bites, but it will be worth it to not have to be sipping on a protein shake while everyone else indulges! As of today, I have lost 27 pounds! That was encouraging. According to my calculations, I had lost 23, but when they weighed me today she said nope, 27! I am excited that I can start working out now, and get back to my regular life somewhat. I know I haven't updated as often as I wanted to, but I have tried to hit all the major landmarks. I will keep you posted on how I do with this fill, and how the weight loss progresses.



P.S. I am attaching some pics of the whole process. The first few are kinda graphic for those scared of needles LOL. The others are me my doc...

Thursday, April 30, 2009

One Week Post-Op

I'm so sorry that I have not updated anything since my surgery! Face book has become my favorite past time and I have neglected my blog terribly! I know that the last time I updated I was just going into my pre-op diet. That went pretty well, after the first 5 days. Those first days were miserable for many different reasons that I will not divulge to you. After those days, I guess my stomach shrunk, and although I reallly wanted to eat, I wasn't miserably hungry. On the day of my surgery, last Wednesday the 22Nd, I had lost 13 pounds! So for all of you that are looking for a good diet... The liquid diet sure works! lol... Anyways, the surgery went well, the nurses were angels and I was home by 3 that afternoon. I had a few bad days after that because the pain was pretty bad. Most of my pain in the first day or two came from the CO2 gas they put in my body during the surgery. It affected my back and shoulders alot. I tried to come back to work on Tuesday, and that didn't really work out too well. I was just wiped out. Yesterday was my first full day at work, and I did OK. By the end of the day I was really tired though. I am still on the liquid diet, and I didn't really get my appetite back until Sunday, so i was a little weak. My band is empty right now. I will go to the doc on the 20th of May for my first fill. After that I should be able to eat regular food, and I cant wait! I am realllllly hungry these days, and the shakes are killing me! I weighed on Tuesday morning and I have lost another 3 pounds, so its minus 16! I promise that I will update more often... and I am going to start taking pics of my progress. I expect that after my fill on the 20Th I will be able to get back to my regular life of eating people food, and going to the gym. I know that will speed up the weight loss process. I'm so happy that I did this, and just pray that these next weeks of liquid/mushy foods will go by quick! Thank you all for your prayers and concerns over the last week. It has really meant alot to me!! Ta Ta for now!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day one of the pre-op diet

Well... Its about noon. This morning was the first day of my pre-op liquid diet. I have to be on this diet for the next two week prior to my surgery. This morning I had a really yummy protein shake with blended strawberries in it and I felt great! Its about noon, and I just felt the first of many stomach growlings. I think by this afternoon the reality of what I just signed up for is going to hit me like a ton of bricks when I'm starving. I had an appt with the Doc who will be preforming my surgery today, and he was really great. I brought my parents because I want them to feel good about this too, and he really took alot of time with us to discuss and answer any questions that any of us may have had. I think my dad might be doing a little better with this whole procedure. And, when he sees my progress, I think he will be even more in favor of it, and hopefully do it himself one day! I had my first weigh in today, and they even took a before picture of me. I'm sure it looked gross, but they didn't let me see it lol. Anyway, surgery is scheduled for the 22nd, and it cant come soon enough!I have attached a pic of what they will actually be doing to me, and you can visit my Dr's website at http://www.westernbariatric.com/ to learn more about it all. I will keep you posted over the next week weeks... if i have the strength to type... jk... On that note, I think I am about to go enjoy a delicious protein shake to take the edge off!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Saturday Morning Reflection

Well... its Saturday morning... I'm sitting in bed with a cup of coffee... and I'm content! I wish I could do this every morning. Typically I sleep until the last second and then bolt out of bed and get ready real quick and leave. Anyway, I was just sitting here reflecting on the last few days... and on the days to come. I cant believe I am going to have this lap band surgery in like 19 days. Last night I watched this video about the surgery. It told me what to expect before, during, and after the surgery. It was very interesting. I didn't get scared when I was watching it even though they talk alot about the risks involved. Thank God, I am a pretty healthy person, for being a chubby girl :). Being the chubby girl has been a life long struggle for me. Its in my genes... my whole family is overweight, except for my mom that is! I have been thinking... My brother and I both ONLY look like our dad... its like my mom wasn't even involved in us...but maybe, just maybe... underneath the chubbiness is a little woman like my mom! Time will tell! The research I have done says that I should lose about 2 pounds a week for the first year. According to my calculations that would be about 120 pounds in the first year... now THAT is exciting. I remember a few years ago, I lost 65 pounds on nutri-system. I cant tell you how good I felt! Now, I have gained about 20 of that back, which is just sick, but it seems like I will lose that pretty quick seeing that I will not be eating solid foods for about 6 weeks starting this Wednesday. I am going to attach my before and after pics from when I lost the weight on nutri-system just so you can get a little preview... I'm just excited! Please pray for me. I know this first two weeks especially is going to be super hard. I went to Costco last night and stocked up on protein powder, juice, jello and broth.... mmmm yummy LOL.... Anyways, Have a great day... Ill post again after my appointment with the doctor on Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Some exciting news :)

OK, so some of you may know this, and some may not. On April 22Nd, I will be having lap band surgery. I am really excited about this journey I am about to go on! Ya, I will have some pretty rough days ahead of me for the next month or so when I am pretty much on a liquid diet, but in the end, I am going to be healthier, and hopefully a little cuter too ;) I am going to use this blog as a sort of journal so that all my family and friends can keep up with my progress. I will be starting the pre-surgery diet on April 8th, and on that day I am going to weigh myself ( of course that's top secret information :) And then I will take a before pic that I will post. I will try to update about once every few weeks to let you all know how I am doing and show you the progress I am making. Just thinking about it right now gets me all excited. The skinny girl inside me is just dying to get out LOL... Anyways, pray for me.... and I will keep you posted.. :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Well its easter right??

Gotta have some little chicks scattered around with it being Spring time :) Remind me to change this layout before 4th of July is upon us... Have a great weekend everyone! I will be spending my weekend with baby Alli, So I will post pics of that soon... I think... :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

If you love something, set it free...

Well... This weekend has been very long and emotional. Thursday night I decided that it was in mine and Sugar's best interest to find her another home. I posted an ad on Craig's list and the calls started coming in. Most of the people that called were clearly nut jobs, but this one lady called Friday night and she just seemed to be exactly what I was looking for! She came Saturday to see Sugar and of course she fell in love with her. She was a touch odd... but like my mom said... you don't have to be "normal" to take care of sugar... it was obvious that she would love her... so I let her go. Now granted, I was totally pmsing, but I literally cried the rest of the day... not just a few tears... I wept... and I was so sad all night. I couldn't fall asleep either. The next morning I thought, I really want to call her and ask her to bring Sugar home. But I resisted. At 8:00 the lady called me and asked me if she could bring Sugar back! Apparently her cat didn't like Sugar, and they had gotten into a fight. She assured me that Sugar was fine, but she just didn't think it was going to work. She brought her home when I was at church and my dad came over to let her in my house. My dad said that she brought Sugar back in a suitcase... ZIPPED up... What??? When i got home from church I was so happy to see her... but she was soooo dirty... and she had a few cuts on her. I was VERY mad... but what can I do?And where was she all night long?? All i know is that I shouldn't have given her away... I made a bad choice, but she came back.... So I am happy :) She was an angel all day yesterday, and slept all night last night... Thank you Lord! So... since she came back to me... she must be meant to be... according to the saying that is.. :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I'm changing Sugar's name to Beelzebub


Hey Everyone... I haven't posted a blog in quite some time so I thought it was time! This has been a busy month as usual with all the things I have going on. I have one more week until this session is done at school, and I am looking forward to having one week off before hitting it again! My weekends have been consumed with school work and my little boyfriend... and of course the kitten from H- E double hockey sticks. I am not home much, and when I get home she is very happy to see me. She continues to rejoice late into the night. One night this week I woke up at about 2 AM and she was making so much noise, but I couldn't find her. I have attached a pic of where I found her. She is too much! I have had to leave and go to my parents several nights because I cant sleep when she is terrorizing the house. And since I have ONE room, I have nowhere to lock her up! I locked her in the bathroom one night and she thought it would be a good idea to try to dig out... so she ripped up some of my linoleum... that was a pleasant surprise too. Anyways... pray for me... I cant wait until Sugar is out of her adolescence. If she doesn't shape up, she is gonna get shipped out!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

update...


Well once again, its been too long since I have posted. Between work, school and just life in general its hard to find time to post. This weekend and the last few weeks in general have been super busy. Work is crazy. We all know that the econonmy is in bad shape, and we have felt if here at work quite a bit. There have been about 10 people laid off in the last 6 months. At this point, I am just thankful to have a job! I have had to take on the sales coordinator job at our Montebello branch, so I have to travel there once a week. Its crazy!


Last weekend was our SCC conference at the church, and it turned out really great! Even though the weather was horrible, there was a good crowd, and the preaching and music was great! Its so funny to me though because I was telling Kristy that its so different going to these conferences as an adult than it was when I was a teenager. Back in the day, I would have stressed all week about what I was going to wear... I would have had rollers in my hair by 2pm to make sure the curl stayed... and It would have just been a major event in my life. It is not like that anymore lol! I didnt even curl my hair on friday night lol and I wore a repeat outfit from last year ( GASP!!) Its always a great conference though, and Im glad I was there!


On saturday I got to see my favorite little boy in the whole wide world, Jack! John had him this weekend and he called me to come up and see him. Please keep him in your prayers. I cant elaborate but we need God to have his will in Jack's life and Jack needs to be in a safe place. So please keep my little guy in your prayers this coming week. I plan to have him next weekend so i cant wait for that! I have attached a lil pic of him... he was so sick and his little eyes look like he has had a rough night but he is still as cute as ever!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Stuff...











I havent blogged in a while, so I felt like it was time to update everyone of the latest and greatest. I just finished my fall 2 session at Chapman and the class that I dreaded the most (Statistics) is over! I have been checking the website daily to see what grade I would get. I got a D on the midterm so I was VERY concerned. I ended up getting a C in the class! For most, that would be a disappointment... but not for me! That is a average, PASSING grade and ill take it!! :) Hmmm lets see what else..... Oh ya... I got Sugar, my kitten a leash... that was an experience LOL. She did pretty good, but ummm... leashes are for dogs... cats dont really go for walks to well. I drug her around most of the time but she did enjoy being outside exploring. Ill attach a few pics. And last but not least, yesterday we decided to go to dumont for the day... we had a blast. I dont have a quad but my brother has taught me to ride his. He took me to "little dumont" which is more my pace. I dont really do too well beings sideways, so I just like the little hills. The quad was having a problem, and everytime it stalled you had to take the seat off and restart it that way. Well, I stall ALOT... so I was forever getting off the bike... dragging it down a hill and restarting it. I think everytime little John came to find me I needed help. It just wasnt my day. I got myself so frustrated that at one point I just let this huge scream out. It was annoying. So I flagged my sister in law down and she rode the bike back to camp, and I rode in the truck LOL.... anyways... It was still fun. I always love going out there. It was beautiful... and I think that's it for now... Im off to clean my house! :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

HELP!

Ok,So I've been blogging for a month or so now, and I still cannot figure out for the life of me how to get friends :( You all have your friends listed on the side of your blog or even at the bottom and I cannot figure out how to do it! Can someone please help me???? Gracias :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

This is what I call and OLD MAID!


Would-be bride, 107, seeks her first husband
Too afraid to wed when young, Chinese woman fears she's a 'burden' to kin


BEIJING - A 107-year-old Chinese woman who was afraid to marry when she was young has decided to look for her first husband and hopes to find a fellow centenarian so they will have something to talk about, a Chinese paper reported.
Wang Guiying is worried she is becoming a burden to her aging nieces and nephews since breaking her leg when she was 102 and had to stop doing chores like washing her clothes.
"I'm already 107 and I still haven't got married," the Chongqing Commercial Times quoted her saying. "What will happen if I don't hurry up and find a husband?"

Born in southern Guizhou province the child of a salt merchant, Wang grew up watching her uncles and other men scold and beat their wives and often found her aunt crying in the woodshed after an attack, the paper said.
"All the married people around there lived like that. Getting married was too frightening," she said of an era when Chinese women had few rights and low social standing.
Many also had their feet bound in an excruciating process aimed at making them look more dainty and marriageable.
Worried about becoming a 'burden' After Wang's father, mother and older sister died, she still shied away from marriage. Instead she moved to the countryside and survived as a farmer until she was 74 years old and no longer strong enough to work in the fields, the report said.
Her nephew in the booming city of Chongqing then took Wang in, but she is worried he and her other nephews and nieces are too old to take care of her now even the youngest is 60.
"My nephews and nieces are getting older and their children are already tied up with their own families and I am becoming more and more of a burden," she said.
Local officials have said they are happy to help Wang search for a 100-year old groom, and suggested her family get in touch with old people's homes to find candidates, the paper said.


WOW! This article makes me feel like a spring chicken! I feel like an old maid sometimes but yikes, this lady is an old maid if I have ever seen it! I sure hope she finds a husband. Wouldn't that be the cutest thing in the world if she got married for the 1st time at 107?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Jack's Birthday Party
















I know I posted a blog a few days ago that it was Jack's birthday. Well, The Lord answers prayers and it worked out for us to see him on Saturday and have a little impromptu celebration for his first birthday! I haven't been feeling good this weekend at all but I wouldn't have missed yesterday for the world. He was so cute with his little cake, and its amazing how much he is walking and growing up! Last night when it was time for us to leave we couldn't find my keys, and we looked everywhere( 4 times) lol... there were nowhere to be found! At ten or so my dad decided that he was going to just drive up to the high desert and bring us the keys because otherwise we were going to be stuck. As you can imagine he wasn't too happy about that LOL. Even now, I have no idea where my keys are and its driving me nuts! I laid in bed last night and I couldn't fall asleep because I was just thinking about all the places they could possibly be. Anyways, ill keep you posted on the case of the missing keys, but meanwhile enjoy these pics of little Jack's 1st birthday party :)

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