Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Adventures of Spunkette

Sunday night Rick and I went out to my parents house to visit with them and my grandparents (whom I haven't seen since my sisters wedding in June) I took Spunkette out there with us so that I could clean her cage and show her off. When Rick and I got back to our house, I just left SPunkette out in the care so that it would be one less thing to carry out in the morning.This week both Rick and I wanted to leave the house on time, so that Rick wouldn't be late for work. We were doing really well on packing up and getting ready to leave, when I went to check on Spunkette and noticed that she was not in her cage!! We started searching in the car, in the trunk, under the hood, up under the dash - EVERYWHERE!!! And she was no where to be found. We let Ally come out to see if she could sniff Spunkette out, we started looking around in the yard. Nowhere. Finally I told Rick we had to quit looking and pack up - I would be fine. We packed the car (I left her cage and food at the house)and we headed out. I was really trying to hold it together and Rick tells me he is really sorry and pulls me over to his side and puts his arm around me. I lost it and started to cry about losing my friend. She was just now getting to9 be fun - I could hold her and play with her. And she was gone. She could be dead or just free and then will die cause she is not a wild animal. But she succeed in her life goal of escaping her cage. Then something fell onto my feet and I screamed! It was my long lost Hammy!!!! I scared her half to death and she ran back up into the dash board. Rick pulls over as soon as he can, and we grab the flashlights and start searching. Rick is trying to figure out out to take the dash off and I am worried that she ran up into the vent! But then Rick sees her on his side and pushes her over to my side and coaxed her out and then grabbed her!!! I was so happy! I was shaking (not sure if it was from the scare of her dropping onto my feet or just from being to happy!)I am holding her in my shirt and Rick has to call his parents and ask them to bring the cage and food to us. rick and I were so happy that we found her and that she seemed to be ok. For the rest of the day, she didn't really act like herself. I think that she was just really tired and it got hot in the car. We ended up being about 45 minutes late. But it was ok, cause my Spunkette was safe and back in my care!

I took her outside a couple of days ago and let her play in the grass.:0) She seemed to really like. I was afraid that she would eat to much grass, so I didn't leave her out there to long.

Giving Kisses

Trying to dig her way out

Hasn't she gotten bigger?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Random Pictures

I am just going to post a bunch of random pictures that I have taken so far this week.

Rick actually took these of a random squirrel at the capitol.

I think he has rabies or something!

A Laundry Mat in Morgantown. I thought the little washer and dryer have cute faces.

The neighbor dog. Smitty aka Killer

Me with my Hammy

Ally dog checking out Spunkette

My new hip looking shoes

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Rick and I had a great time in D.C. We parked the car and walked the whole city! We saw lots of cool, old looking buildings, lots of cherry trees and even had dinner with Rick's aunt and uncle who live in CA. I took a total of 180 pictures that day.

I love flowers

The Washington Memorial

The White House

The Lincoln Memorial

Cherry Blossoms

Rick and I with Lincoln

We stayed in Ashland VA that night and slept in really late and then packed up and headed to the VCU Medical Hospital in Richmond. I had my ct scan and then left town.
Tuesday was my appointment to go over my results of the scan. Good news is: I don't need surgery. Bad news is: I have really bad allergies and have to take meds for a very long time. Possible even having to take shots later down the road.
Rick has been working out of Charleston this week and next. I decided not to work at the daycare. Mainly for 2 reasons. 1) I have no car to get to work and 2) I need to do school work and if I work I won't get much done. We have been staying at Rick's house. His dad has been on 'vacation' this week, so Charlie and I have been hanging out all day.
Charlie and Kerri left for a couple of days. So Rick and I have the whole house to ourselves - not even the dogs are here! I cleaned the house really well yesterday. I mopped and did laundry and picked up. My parents and sister were coming over for dinner, so I cooked dinner - a WW friendly dinner I might add. I made a homemade Key Lime pie for dessert that turned out really tart. After we ate, we played Scrabble. It was a really fun and relaxing evening with my family. Which doesn't happen often. I have really enjoyed 'playing house'. It is much more different from living in a hotel suite all week. I can't wait until Rick and I own our own house and can use all of our wedding gifts and have people over.

Our first Easter as Mr. & Mrs.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Big News

I am now a real Aunt!! Cooper Lukas Taylor was born in the country of Slovakia on April 8, 2009 at 10:45 am weighing at 8.5 pounds and 20 inches long to the proud parents of Mikey and Cindy Taylor. I will get to see him in June, but will hopefully get lots of pictures before then.
Taylor Family

Team Impact was pretty cool last weekend. We had lots of church people help out and we had about 90 people come forward. Rick and I hung out with the guys and the wife and daughters that came.

Big Rich

Chip, one of the Team Impact guys loved Spunkette. He got her out and was playing with her. She looked so tiny in his big hands!! I think it helped with her becoming tamer. Cause since then she has been less skitterish and easier to hold and play with.

My Little Piggy

My mom broke her little finger about 2 weeks ago. The bone didn’t break the skin but it was splintered and sticking out of its normal place. She had surgery on it this morning. The doctor put a screw in her finger that is the size of the head on an ink pen. She has to be REALLY careful for the next 6 weeks and not use her hand at all. Just the slightest movement will make the pin pop out and they probably can’t put it back in. The total recovery time is at least 3 months of not using her hand very much.

I have my CT scan on Friday at the VCU Medical hospital. I think this is about the only time that I will ever pray ‘Lord, PLEASE let them find lots of junk in there so that I can have surgery.” :0)

This has been a really short week in Richmond. Rick has Good Friday off, so we decide to have a little bit of fun/alone time before we head back to Charleston. Going to DC to check out the cherry blossoms. Pictures will be coming.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I want so much in life right now. And most of it is unreachable-for the time being.

I want my internet to work again so that I can be in contact with the outside world and all my friends.

I want to live in one place, all the time. I want all my junk to be in one place and not scattered over 4 different houses.

I want to see my turtle and fish every day, not just once a month.

I want my husbands job to be stable and to know where we should be.

I want to be able to cook dinner for my husband every night and not just when we happen to go to camp.

I want to be able to take amazing pictures that people would pay me for.

I want to know how to 'play' with my pictures and make them look better on the computer.

I want to be done with JBC and all the school work.

I want to be able to say what I want to my parents and not be scared.

I want to never have another migraine in my whole entire life.

I want to be a skinny blond. (Ok, the blond part I can do without!)

I want to be a Mommy. (One day done the road.)

I want to be in search of God with my whole being all the time. Not just part of the time when I find it convenient.

I want . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to much right now .