Thursday, May 26, 2005

I forgot to introduce our first pet... meet Steve. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

Wow, I almost spaced it today. It wasn't till 5:30 today, when Mark called that I realized it was our anniversary... pretty momentous huh? I was thinking of our trip next week back home to Sea-town, and perhaps staying at a quant bed-n-breakfast, or going to see orcas in the Sound, or going to the Seattle temple, or something to that effect, that I forgot what the real date was.
I guess we've been busy with a sick puppy, baby shower at work today, and adjusting back to DC time from San Fran that we overlooked the importance of the 24th of May.

Quick recap:
-Went to San Fran for a week. Mark's bro, graduated from Berkley (double major; Integrated Bio and Molecular Cell Bio) Pretty impressive. I would have liked to double major in Industrial design; animation & product design, but I'd be in school for another 4 years. No thanks.

-Visited Mark's old mission grounds in Fresno and Modesto with Cambodian Families that he worked with. That was cool. We were fed so much good Cambodian food! Spicy + Stinky = Good Cambodian food.

-I finally got to see more of the San Fran area. I wouldn't mind moving there if it weren't for the traffic.

-Watched Star Wars on opening night... ummm morning? the midnight showing. That was cool. The freaks and geeks do come out at night. I guess I'm one of them.

-Went to an ice cream shop, Fentons, in Oakland, where Mark ate a gia-normous ice cream sunday in 20mins for a free t-shirt. Brian, you're right, the sleeves are a bit funky.

-While we were away, we left our little Lucy with friends to take care of. But she didn't do to good, and got really sick. After many tests, x-rays, and $$$ (poor Lucy) the vet said she had Juvenile Hypoglycemia. I guess a lot of puppies from small breed dogs have that problem. They expend their energy faster than they are eating food and gaining weight. So, poor Lucy was at the animal hospital for 3 nights hooked up to an IV, while her humans were far away in CA wishing they could be there to make her feel better.
She's doing much better now. We feed her every few hours and make sure she's taking naps and not playing hard.
-Had a baby shower at work today. That was cool. A lot of people I've never really talked to showed up, gave gifts, or donated to a gift card to Target. It was a VERY generous gift card too! I wish I knew who gave to the gift card cause its going to be a huge help to us. All the millions of diapers we'll be going through soon.

I guess that's all for now. I need to get to bed. I'll have to wake up in a few hours to feed Lucy again. She's like my practice baby. When our baby comes I'll be an old pro. ;)

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Lucy taking a little dog-nap. She's so cute! She's like my practice baby. I call home just to ask Mark how Lucy is doing. I don't know how I will handle being away in CA for a whole week without her!  Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mother's/Birthday Day!

Being that its Mother's day and Mark's birthday is in a few days, we got us a little yorkie puppy! Meet little Lucy!

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Where is the love?

The nice thing about having a female OB/GYN is that she's female and understands. The bad thing about having a female OB/GYN is that she's female, and understands, and has no sympathy, and may tell you about how she was performing surgeries 2 days before she delivered her own baby. "It's all normal, just tough it."
As if being pregnant didn't already mean that emotions are running high; her remarks just threw me over the edge! I really didn't want to hear that its "normal" or that "some pregnant women have it worse then you". I should be grateful I'm not bed-ridden, but a few words of real encoragement would have made a big difference in my day.

On a lighter note...
I'm working on a quilt made of pieces of scrap material I got in Hawaii from a place that makes childrens aloha print clothing. I've never made a quilt before, but I've planned it out in my mind and I think it looks good in my head.
I'm making it public knowledge that its my goal to finish it BEFORE 6 June. And you all can hold me to it.
I have a huge problem with projects like these. I get great project ideas, get through the design phase, but the momentum dies out before its completion date. What does that mean? Perhaps, I question my original idea and design, and don't complete the project because I'm afriad of finding out that my design wasn't as good as I thought, and could have just bought the same item, made in China, sold at Target, for the cost of just the materials.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Old man time and I don't get along...

No one told me it was May!!!
I've come to realize that one day I'm going to find myself in the hospital, a video camera in my face, doctor strapping me to all kinds of machines, with a nurse telling me its time to push, and I'm yelling, "What the... I'm not ready! I'll be ready when I'M READY!"
I've never really looked at pregnant women before, so just going by what random people say when I tell them I'm in my 7th month, "wow, you look good!", I must be doing good.
So far no strangers have tried to touch my stomach. I figured it out. If I make eye contact with them before they direct their eyes and reach for my stomach, they feel awkward and forget about it. hehehe

We spent a weekend in Salt Lake City, to see a friend get married, visit friends, and see my parents and brother too. It wasn't long enough for us to see everyone we wanted. So, if we missed you, we're sorry. I think this is going to be a yearly 'Mecca' for us to go to The Valley. So, perhaps we'll catch you next time.
Mark and I liked driving through Provo, and reminiscing over the old days. I feel so old, even when I've only been away for 2 years. A few things have changed, but it’s comforting to see our old trashy apartments look just the way we left them!
We love renting cars from SLC! Every time we’ve rented, we get a free upgrade to a mid size SUV. This time we got a Ford Escape. It was pretty fun to drive. And in Utah you almost need an S-U-V because the roads S-U-C-K. I can’t tell you how annoying it was to drive our Camry out there. It would bottom out and make such a horrible scrapping sound; you’d think you drive the Flintstone’s car by the end of the week!
We’ll post pics of our trip soon.

Did I mention we got a fish? He’s name’s Steve. We had our friends from Norfolk, VA, visiting us for a weekend, and their 2 yr old little boy Abe was so excited to see Steve the fish. Abe is just too cute! When he actually meets someone named Steve, I can just picture him saying “Steve? Fish?”