Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Nervousness has set in now, so I apologize for this post. I have a feeling I'll look back on it and laugh at how fragmented it is. Kev just pointed out that there's less than 12 hours until we have to be at the hospital. Thanks, babe. Needed that! For some reason, too, I seem to be having an allergy attack yesterday and today. I can't have any food or drink even water after midnight tonight so I'm not sure how i'm supposed to clean all this snot out of my sinuses. I was really hoping it wasn't a cold because i don't want to put off the surgery or deliver a sick little kid or hold him and sneeze all over him. but I don't feel sick otherwise, just a stuffy, runny nose and cough because of the constant dripping. My photos tomorrow should be just fabulous. :) Red nose and all.
well, that's about all for tonite. Kev says he'll get some photos on here tomorrow night when he comes home . . . he could stay in the hospital room with me but all they have for sitting are those wood and canvas lobby chairs which he doesn't really want to sleep in all night. So he'll come home and feed Maggie and sleep better in our bed instead.
I don't expect to sleep much tonite so I've picked out several movies to keep me busy instead of laying there and imagining the prep and the surgery and the recovery. Of course I wouldn't be thinking about how awesome it will be to finally have him out . . . i have so much else to worry about before I can enjoy that :).
Here we go . . . wish us luck!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Two days after he proposed. This place actually isn't there anymore. In 2002, the area was burned to a crisp when Redding was plagued with wildfire. Now it's just a barren drop-off into the river with a not-so-grand view.
This all happened between Sept of '98 and June of '99. On July 1, 1999, he drove me out to the overlook off of Hilltop and proposed. The pullout overlooks the Sac river and downtown Redding with all its lights and reflection in the water, which I love. Apparently he was planning to get out of the car and get down on one knee and do it properly but as we pulled in he noticed a group of homeless people having quite the party under the lone tree at the edge of the overlook so he decided rather than risk life and limb, and a potential mugging for the ring, we should just stay in the car. I have no recollection of what he said in his proposal mostly because I was acutely aware that there was a fabulous piece of jewelry on his person and I REALLY wanted to have it. But I don't feel bad because he says he can't really remember what he said either. The bottom line was that I said yes and he produced the ring . . . the very first one I had ever looked at in all our wanderings in the Redding mall while we looked for something to occupy our time. We drove back to campus . . . we both lived on campus during the summer and worked for the college . . . and woke up everyone we could find to tell them the good news. Two days later we came back to the spot and took this photo. My parents were in town at the time so he had asked my dad for my hand, and they wanted to see the spot where he had asked me . . . you know, all that sappy stuff that I'm glad we did so I could scrapbook it later.
Today, 7 years and 1 and 3/4 kids later! And still in love. . .
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Kev got a triple and 2 doubles so he was in a good mood. He says he'd rather just hit it out of the park because then he can pass on all that running.
Gennie loved going to all the games but really only cheered when Kev was up . . . "Go Daddy, Go Daddy!" . . . and had more fun playing in the grass with the other team's kids. She apparently learned how to play Duck Duck Goose somewhere along the line because when I went to check to see where she was she was sitting with these kids and playing right along. Kinda hard to make a circle with only 3 players but they were having fun so whatever.
We play again next Tues night and if we win, we might have to play on Thurs., too. Needless to say I'll be otherwise occupied then but Kev says the game's only an hour and since I'll be sleeping I won't even know if he slips out and goes to play. We'll see . . . :)
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Now I have to actually do something with it each day, but luckily it just needs a little mousse and upside-down drying and it's ready. This photo was taken the night I had it cut . . . I wanted to have a record of what it was supposed to look like in case I couldn't get it to act correctly the next day when I tried to do it myself.
I love it.
Except that at the end of the day, I forget that it's all gone and still try to put it up in a ponytail.
Then it kinda looks like Pebbles from the Flintstones. All I need is the tiny bone.
Boy, I look tired in this photo. I should go to sleep.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Oh, and Krista, your present is coming. I'm sure you knew it would be late, like always, but I just wanted to make sure you'll be looking for it! :P