Thursday, February 15, 2007

Our Great Adventure

A few years ago, I met this guy. I thought he was really sweet, but kind of wild and crazy. He always had a story, but back then so did I! He was fun! So much fun, that I found myself always wanting to be around him. We would jump in the car with some loud music and drive out to nowhere and not think anything of it. We would eat Mexican food the day after a long night out, share stories, and not think anything of it. We would move me (he would move me) from apt to apt to house and I would not think anything of it. We would watch the presidential debates together and not think anything of it. Life has a funny way of preparing you for what lies ahead, without you even knowing it so that when the time finally comes it is smooth, effortless and fun. Over the years, the many wild nights, the sleepy days, the sunny lake trips, I fell in love. So madly in love that I thanked God one day for putting him in my life...and I did not think anything of it. It was that easy. It is no accident who you fall in love with. This is the person that is shaped to your love, to your everything. Love isn't always kind, it isn't always perfect. It is an adventure, full of ups, downs, kisses, and hugs. This is OUR GREAT ADVENTURE, and I think the world of it!

J.R. I love you so much. I truly am the luckiest girl in the world. I am forever grateful to share my life and my love with you. I am so glad you were made for me and I was made for you.

Our Valentine's Day was perfect, as I hope it was for all of you. We decided to just spend a relaxing evening at home. We both luckily got home right at the same time, so we were able to walk up together. I unlocked the door and this is what I saw...
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There was music playing, candles lit everywhere, rose petals and the most beautiful bouquet of white roses with a white envelope underneath it. I just couldn't believe my eyes! It was stunning and so special. It was a joint effort between Scott, Mom, and obviously JR. Mom had gotten us some gorgeous silver serving silverware so Scott got that from her and set her gift up with rose petals and some candles. He also helped JR coordinate and run all the errands, he was a big help! Thank you Scott for helping make Valentine's so special! Look at the flowers JR picked for me! They are so amazing!
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Mom had little hearts with our names that went along with our gift that were so cute!
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JR, this was the best Valentine's Day ever! You made it so intimate and special. I love you!
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Although, we don't have any pics, I did do something really sweet for JR! Don't think I don't spoil him too! We had agreed to not do too much this Valentine's (JR went all out though) but I remembered that he'd tried some cookies one day from a really great bakery here so I called them a week ago and had a dozen of his favorite cookies, peanut butter and choc. chip delivered to his office. The package I sent also had a mini milk to go with his cookies (he loves milk and cookies) a rose, and a card. I just wanted to surprise him! I think he loved his surprise :)

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We then made a dinner together at home...JR mastered mom's famous rice. (I burned it twice and had to throw it all out. Embarrasing.) I make Nancy's food, he make's mom's. Done. Haha! We then had dinner by the fire, and went to bed early!! Happy Valentine's Day everybody!

P.S. I forgot the most important part!! In the white envelope was a certificate for a one hour swedish massage at the Riviera Salon and Spa!!!!!! AHHHH! I was so excited, I've been wanting one for so long! Best gift ever!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Yesterday was a day of great accomplishment for me! Therefore I thought I'd dedicate a post to my glorious day of achievements.

The first news is that I am scheduled to get ALL of my braces off in 3 weeks!!!!! Yeah, you heard right! Can you believe that? I am paying the price for it thought, b/c they have tightened my teeth so much that I can't hardly eat. My ortho had made a pretty significant gap in my lower teeth to help accomodate some shifting teeth in my last appt, and yesterday they closed that gap with some extra-strength wiring. Needless to say, my mouth is in serious pain :( They look good though, haha! I never thought I would ever go thru the process of braces, but for once in my life I decided to do something like this on my own which in my book registers as a great achievement!! YAY! So, mark your calenders for March 5th! There is a chance that on that day we see some movement that must still be made which would delay the removal another week or two. So keep your fingers crossed!!

My second news is that....drumroll....I RAN A WHOLE MILE yesterday! I did it, I did it, I did it. I know you are all probably laughing at me right now, b/c it's pretty standard that most people have no problem in being able to run miles at a time. I however, could not previously run to save my life. I don't like to run, in fact I might hate it. My body tells me NO, when I try. Yesterday though, I really didn't feel like going to the gym but I went reluctantly, telling myself I'd do a light workout. Little did I know that I would conquer the treadmill!! HAHA! There was one open treadmill which at 6pm is a miracle at our gym, so I started my little Ipod and started jogging to my planned 1/4 mile. I got to a 1/4 mile and realized I wasn't dying so I tried a little more and soon enough I reached 1/2 mile!! I was so in shock/tired that I ran and told JR how excited I was! He was so proud! So he told me to try one more 1/2 to see if I could run a whole mile. I walked away thinking he was out of his mind, so I got a drink of water and got back on my "special" treadmill and did another 1/2!!! Although, I must admit that on this one towards the end I thought I was just going to fall over and die. I literally had to go find a corner and sit and talk myself out of my near-death experience. I DID IT! I ran one whole mile. Again, I must reiterate while you all are chuckling about my silly accomplishment but in my world this is huge, and has given me some much needed motivation! Yay for me!

Also, JR is getting really "muscle-y" and tan! Well me too! Yay for us!! Okay, thanks for listening about my great day of achievements! Hope your day was full of success as well, haha!!

In closing---these are some sweet pictures of Em and I that we took together over the wknd. I truly cherish every moment I have with her and I think these pictures show what a neat relationship we have! Love Love.

~My princess~

I'm a thinker...

She's a thinker!

We were Who's!!

Some fun with the self-timer, ha!

My angry face...

Her angry face, how cute is that?!?

Emma, I love you so much!!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

I made him do a survey!!

How well do u know your girl?

1) The Basics

Her age: 23

Her Birthday: 07/31/1983

How long have you been together: Almost 1 and 1/2 years!

How Long did you know each other before you got together? We were great friends for about 4 or 5 years before we got together.

What physical features attracted you to her first? Her eyes, big boobs and those Argentine hips.

Hair color: You never know with this one, most of the time it is blonde.

Hair style: Pretty long, and getting longer. Never short!


How serious is it: Very Serious. Not yet marriage but pretty close.

Are you "in love": No doubt

Do your parents like her: Both of them love her like their own.

Do her parents like you: More than her.

Do you trust her: Always.

Do you share a toothbrush with her? If I need to.

Does she let you wear her pants? She know's her role. So yes.

Do you have a shirt of hers that you sleep with? I don't sleep in it but I have one OU shirt that I wear sometimes.

Do you like the way she smells: Well..... Most of the time. Ha

Can you picture having kids with her: For sure.

What bothers you the most about her: Her messiness, but it has gotten much better. Nothing major.

Does she have a temper: Sometimes, Damn Argentines.

Are you happy to be with her: 100%

Does she embarrass you in pubic? Not that I can remember.

Does she smoke or do drugs?: No, used to smoke but I layed the law down on that issue.


Does she have any piercings?: Just in her ears.

Does she have any scars that you know of?: Yes she does, from her wonderful driving.

Is she a Party girl or Stay at home?: Stay at home now but used to be the Party Girl at OU.

Is she Outgoing or Shy?:Not at all shy,yet can seem stand offish at times but that usually means that she has gone to visit "Natalie Land", a place where most of us can not and do not want to go.

Does she love her dad?: More than anything in the world.

Would she hang out with you and YOUR friends?: For sure, she loves my friends just as I love hers.

Does she Sing? Yes, as loud as she can when she doesn't think that anyone is listening.


How well do u know your man?

1) The Basics

His age: 26

His Birthday: October 20, 1981

How long have you been together: This month is our 1 yr. 6 month!! Wow!

How Long did you know each other before you got together? Um, about 4 years...but I knew he loved me way before HA!

What physical features attracted you to him first? Gosh, so many things...he was really tan at the time and his eyes.

Hair color: Dark dark brown--He has great hair!

Hair style: Has kept it longer since he's been with me!! I'm not a fan of the short-do. Nope, looks army-ish. Not my thing!


How serious is it: That's it!

Are you "in love": Truly, Madly, Deeply :)

Do your parents like him: They both love him so much. He always helps my mom with stuff and fits into my family so well.

Do his parents like you: Well, I sure hope they do!

Do you trust him: Don't you have to??

Do you share a toothbrush with him? We have...whatever.

Does he let you wear his pants? Haha, well he gives me all the sweatpants that he ends up shrinking in the wash! He gets so mad, but I WIN!!

Do you have a shirt of his that you sleep with? He's given me a few but, I'll sneak some away when he's not looking :)

Do you like the way he smells: JR always smells good--literally. This man does not have B.O.! I swear! Although, he does make up for it with his stinky stinky farts...make me gag.

Can you picture having kids with him: Yes, ofcourse.

What bothers you the most about him: Um, little things that every couple deals with. I can't really complain---he's the clean one.

Does he have a temper: Uh, yeah. It's diff from mine. I seem to be the only person to really "taunt" his temper, haha!

Are you happy to be with him: Absolutely

Does he embarrass you in pubic? Only when he farts, and does the "walk away", making it look like I did that.

Does he smoke or do drugs?:Nope and Nope


Does he have any piercings?: Haha, no that would be funny!

Does he have any scars that you know of?: He has one on his forehead, and one on his lower abs from his surgery.

Is he a Party dude or Stay at home?: He def likes to have a good time with his friends, but has become WAY more of a homebody than he has ever been.

Is he Outgoing or Shy?: OUTGOING

Does he love his mama?: Oh my!!! YES YES YES! Has a wonderful relationship with his mom.

Would he hang out with you and YOUR friends?: Yeah, he's pretty good about that.

Does he Sing? He's actually pretty good, ha!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Superbowl Sunday

Okay, I didn't grow up watching OU/OSU or many Cowboy games for that JR finds it increasingly stressful/frustrating/annoying how much I don't know about sports. In my defense though, I truly truly like football. It's the game itself I don't quite understand completely. I came across this funny joke in honor of the Superbowl and my understanding of the game, or really, lack thereof.

**With the Super Bowl around the corner, this might help those who don't understand the game! Football FINALLY makes sense!**

A guy took his girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience."Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over like 25 cents."Dumbfounded, her date asked, "What do you mean?""Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was: 'Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!' I'm like...Helloooooo? It's only 25 cents!!!!

**Disclaimer** I am learning. Give me a break!