Monday, February 23, 2009

Good things come in 3's!

I've always heard that good things come in 3's, but in the last two weeks it has effected me directly. 2 weeks ago tonight, my best friend, Pam Perry told me that she was 13 weeks pregnant. Two days later another really good friend Elizabeth Reinking, told me she had just gotten engaged. At that point, I kept thinking "Good things come in 3's" so what's the 3rd one going to be. Well, a week or so passed and #3 finally came.

I'M PREGNANT!!!! I took a test at Kaiser on Thursday and it came back inconclusive. I was frustrated, especially when my doctor told me that she wanted me to wait until Wednesday to take another one. I figured that I would go in on Monday and not tell Ken I was going earlier. As every day passed, it was driving me nuts not knowing if I was pregnant. I came up to Ken after church on Sunday and told Ken I wanted to go to the store and he said that he was going to surprise me and say we should go to the store. We headed off to Bel-Air to buy the test and since my sister and nieces were at my parents this weekend, I figured we'd head over to my parents house after we took the test. The test turned positive immediately. I didn't even have a chance to finish taking the test. I was in a fog, almost forgetting my jacket in the bathroom. I ran out of the bathroom to Ken who was waiting in the deli and said "We're pregnant!" We were really excited! So, excited that I managed to give myself a paper cut on the E.P.T. box.

By the time we reached my parents 5 minutes later, I decided to bring the stick in with me, which hadn't been the plan originally. I thought I'd want to throw it away. I walked in to my parents house and said, "Uh, I'm pregnant!" Everyone starting screaming and hugging Ken & me.

The baby should be here at the end of October. We're even more excited because Pam is just 10 weeks ahead of us. Unfortunately, Elizabeth's wedding is October 24th in San Diego so I'm going to miss the wedding :( Rachel says that she will hold the phone up so I can hear everything.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day!

Ken & I have never celebrated Valentine's Day on the actual Valentine's Day. It seems like it always falls during the week or I have an opportunity to work that night, so we've always done something the weekend before or after. This year Ken decided he wanted to try a new recipe, pork loin, red potatoes, corn and french bread and because I had to work on Valentine's Day (my choice), we celebrated tonight.
The pork loin turned out pretty good. My only complaint was having to wait until 730PM to eat it. I should have started in on the french bread an hour earlier :) I'm so grateful to have a husband who will make me dinner. He was so cute about the whole thing and wanted to do it himself, even when he accidently used chives instead of thyme. I laughed, he did not. Come on, it was really funny!!!! They both are green. It still tasted good.
During dinner we talked about what we have done for Valentine's Day over the last 4 we've had together. Our first Valentine's Day, Ken was on a business trip to Oklahoma so we went to Monterey for the weekend two weeks later. The next year Ken made us dinner at home along with chocolate covered strawberries. Last year, we went to dinner at The Esquire Grill downtown and to see "The Bucket List" along with a whole theatre of senior adults.
It was really nice to spend the entire afternoon and evening with Ken. We even toasted each other with our IBC Rootbeer's. We really are going to try to go out next Valentine's Day, if we can.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Old Friends

Elizabeth hanging out with Brendan

Rachel, Elizabeth, Me & Brendan the bear

Brendan trying to eat the napkin dispenser.

Last weekend, Ken & I drove down to Riverside, CA to visit Rachel, Scott & Brendan Keys. Rachel and I have been friends since 8th grade. I've been talking about going down to visit her and another old friend, Elizabeth since we left for college almost 8 years ago. We had a great weekend and were really busy! We went to look at model homes on our way home from pancakes and wine tasting with Elizabeth. Unfortunately, the first set of model homes was a 55+ community. Our first clue should have been the sign that said "active adult community". We did a lot of driving, but it was nice to be out.

The wine tasting was fun, even though Ken & I don't drink wine. Elizabeth got a great video on her blog of the wine tasting and breakfast. (

The only downside of the trip was the drive, but the trip was worth it! It was great to see that even though years pass that some things never change. I can't wait to get down there again to visit them.