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Showing posts from September, 2014


As I write this, it has been 9.5 weeks post surgery and I have been working now for the last 2.5 weeks.  Below is a photo on the morning of my first day back to work (sorry it's a little fuzzy but it's the only one I have).  I actually look pretty tired in the photo and believe me, I was.  While I was certainly not prepared to go back to work, I'm glad to be getting back into a normal routine.  Life has been busy since then, playing catch-up on housework, studying when I can, having guests over, beings guests of others, and enjoying Duck football!

The parents of a coworker/girlfriend of mine invited me to a Duck game and I had a great time.  We had great seats and bonus, the Ducks won!  What's really neat is that she has become a really good friend of mine and I feel super blessed to have her in my life.  And to think it all started on the first day of work when we learned we were both Duck fans!

On the morning of that Duck game, I went out for coffee with one of my best…


Here is Part 1 of the birthday festivities!


This morning as I was going through my feed on instagram, there was a loop giveaway that I joined.  In order to participate in this particular giveaway I had to share (with all other followers) my most embarrassing moment.  Part of me right now is horrified to expose this, but the other part of me thinks it's hilarious...probably since it was back in college eleven years ago and it is mostly out of people's minds.
I hope.
A group of us were coming home from track and field championships in one of those large 15 passenger vans you see below.  We were packed in there pretty tight and since I was one of the last ones to get in, I ended up sitting in the first row of seats.  I was battling some upset stomach and bloating the entire three hour ride home and even had to shift positions in my seat every so often.  You must know that back then, I was incredibly shy.  Actually, until I get to know someone, mostly I am still super quiet.  I get misunderstood a lot actually.  But I digres…


So I'm a little overdue but thought I'd update you on how we celebrated my birthday!  Since I wasn't back to work yet at that time (only about 5 weeks post surgery), I had the day free.  My morning was filled up with light grocery shopping (as I still wasn't able to lift more than 10lbs) and errands while my husband worked the majority of the day.  He ended up getting off work early and took care of an appointment before we headed out to dinner.  He surprised me and sort of swept me off of my feet by taking me to Brasada Ranch.  It had been on my to-see list for literally years now and I was so excited to finally check it out!  He presented me with a thin box which held the necklace I had purchased just a few hours earlier for hubby to gift me with.  :) 

The photo below shows where we enjoyed our dinner under the covered patio and watched the sunset as it dropped behind the mountains.


The photo on the right would have looked even more dramatic if the heater had b…