Saturday, July 28, 2007

Lightning Storm

Tonight was an awesome thunder and lightning storm. It sounds and feels like it is right over us. It is so loud, and bright. The lights have gone off twice, but came back on right away. It doesn't seem like its going anywhere seems to be over us for about 15-20 minutes now! It is raining like crazy out there. In just about 10 minutes of the rain, it looks flooded in areas. Of course, this area has been SO dry lately, its hard to soak in, I guess.
I can feel the thunder in my chest, that's how loud it is! Crazy. I wanted to sit on the porch/deck and watch it, but it is raining too hard, and it's soaked. We just stood with the door open for a while. It is really neat!!

Engagement Pictures

We had some fun taking our engagement pictures. We decided just to do them ourselves. No point in paying a photographer to do what we can do. Well, yeah, they would do a better job, and get way more pictures than us, and could get things that we can't get, but hey...way cheaper!! :)
Here is our favorite, along with some fun shots!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

New Car!

We decided that since I kept having problem after problem with my car, that it was time for a new one. On Friday, I went out to my car to go to work, and it wouldn't start. It hissed at me. It was really weird. Last weekend, fuses kept blowing. A few weeks before my drivers side window broke off its track (that was my fault, but still), and the passenger side window doesn't always go up when you push the button. So, instead of dumping more money into it...I decided just to say good bye. I owed more than it was worth, so it was quite a struggle dealing with these car people. However, I finally found someone willing to work with me.
I found this cute car. Its a Mazda 3, 2007. In the used lot, but only with 66 miles on it. Sweet! There is a funny story as to why its in the used lot...but I won't share that. We drove it off the lot tonight, and I am so happy with it. I love it! I will post pictures of me in my new car soon, but here is the internet search photo. It looks about exactly the same but tinting isn't as dark. Ours is white, but a sparkly white. I have never named a car before, but I felt this one needed a name. So...we (by we, I mean, me) named her Pearl!

Monday, July 16, 2007


Settle down.

Here is your new post.

The reason I have been off for a while is I worked nights, then after two night shifts, we left straight away for NY Friday morning. Shaun's Dad and sister each had birthdays this weekend.

It was a great weekend, we had a ton of fun, and lots of leisure/rest time. Of course, it is a 6 hour drive from here, so I tried to sleep in the backseat (after working 12 hrs), but it was hard, and I didn't sleep terribly well. At least I got a doze or two.

We went out to dinner, played some games, made dinner and baked a cake for them. We went to church on Sunday, then relaxed. On Monday we drove to meet his 93 year old Grandmother. She is super cute. Then headed off to see his old college and old college roommate. His name is Jason, and he seems pretty cool. Went to dinner with him, and we just got back.

Of course, the first thing I did was post. That way you could get an update immediately! (That's for you Jeffrey!)

Oh...I got a new assignment. I will be working just outside Baltimore. We will find an apt half way between, so neither of us has a long commute. Both about 30-40 minutes. Better than an hour or more. That will start about middle of August.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I love quizzes..

Your Relationship Will Last... A Long Time!

Your guy is ideal, as close to Mr. Perfect as he could be
If you took this quiz, you may be doubting that...
Don't! No guy is perfect but yours comes really close
You guys will last for many years, as long as you appreciate him!

Your Love Life is Like Casablanca

"Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time."

For you, love is never finished. If you've loved someone once, you'll always love them.
You're an old fashioned romantic... even if your relationships don't end up as romantic as you'd like.

Your love style: Traditional and understated

Your Hollywood Ending Will Be: Complicated and ambiguous

You Are Very Happy

Your life is totally together, and you enjoy every day.
And you don't need a quiz to tell you that!
You know how to find pleasure in the little things...
And even when life isn't so great, you have a good sense of perspective.

Your Emoticon Is Smiling

Right now, you're feeling cheerful and content - without a care in the world.

Your Depression Level: 0%

You aren't depressed, and you probably already knew that.
Like everyone else, you have ups and downs.
But unlike most people, you've mastered keeping your mood stable.

You Are a Good Student of Men

You're pretty good at knowing what men are thinking
But you're not dead on 100% of the time
Let your guy off the hook sometimes... because you may be reading him all wrong!

You're an Passionate Kisser

For you, kissing is all about following your urges
If someone's hot, you'll go in for the kiss - end of story
You can keep any relationship hot with your steamy kisses
A total spark plug - your kisses are bound to get you in trouble

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Date Night

I got all caught up in Saturday, that I forgot to blog about our date Friday night. We had an amazing dinner at Red lobster, then headed to see Transformers. Shaun has been counting down the days to see this. It was released July 3rd, but we didn't get a chance to see it until Fri.
The dinner was great, complete with dessert. I love Red Lobster, it is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants...well it definetely my favorite around here. All my personal favorites aren't around here, so RL takes #1 slot until we move to something closer. Hopefully be nearer to Baltimore come August.
As far as the movie was REALLY good. I was never a fan of transformers before, but they did a great job. Creative storyline, amazing effects, and of course...its cool to see anything just transform before your eyes. It wasn't cartoon or computer was actually a movie. Pretty neat. I was very impressed. It was long, but it didn't feel like it during. I recommend it to everyone!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

We are ENGAGED!!

Shaun asked me to marry him today. I guess they say it is the luckiest day ever for a reason!! 7-07-07!! Three has always been a good number for us, but 7 will do too! He surprised me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers with a love note. After I was done reading, I turned around and he had the ring, and asked me to marry him. Of course I said YES!!!
Here are a few pictures of the ring and flowers!!

Friday, July 06, 2007

HP 5

Harry Potter : Order of the Phoenix Movie is going to be released in just a few days. July 11th. Originally it was supposed to be released July13th, but apparently, changed their minds. I so cannot wait. Shaun and I watched the Goblet of Fire (4th movie) about a week ago. It got me back into the mood for Harry. So, I went out the other day, and bought book 5 and book 6 again. I have read both before, but it has been a while. And while the movie comes out next week, the 7th and final book is relased on July 21. So, I wanted to re-read book to get ready to see the movie, then re-read book 6 to get ready for the release of the final book. I cannot wait. I love both the movies and the books. Of course, the books are better, but thats just because you can fit so much more into books, and the movies would be rediculously long if they included every detail. Plus the books keep your imagination working and keep you turning the pages for more. I love that. So, while I am working nights, I am getting as much Harry Potter as I can in. So far in two nights of reading...I am well into Chapter 6. So many adventures, so little time...

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


HappyFourth of July to all my fellow bloggers!! Hope you have a great night of family, fun, and fireworks. I, however, have to work. Grrr. I agreed to work a couple weeks of nights to help fill the spot of a recently departed nurse. I wanted to be a team player, but am really regretting agreeing to it. Oh well. Only 6 shifts of nights, then I am back to days! :)

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Me and my guy ...

Your Relationship is Strong

You've built the foundation of a great relationship, and it would take a lot to shake it.
Through good communication and respect, you have a true love that can last a lifetime.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

King's Dominion

More fun in the gift shop!

Before riding Avalanche. It was like a bobsled, a lot of fun!!

Anaconda. Fastest and highest of them all in the park. Even went underwater once. Pretty neat!

All four of us standing in line. The longest line was for Volcano, we stood in line for about 2 hours, but all the other lines were less than half hour, most with only 5-10 minute wait. I am glad we didn't have to wait 2 hours for every ride. That wouldn't have been fun.

Yeah, we know we're cute!

There was a ton of water in this park!

So, as you can see, we had a blast at King's Dominion. Tammy and Andrea came up on Thursday night. Went to dinner and a movie. We went and saw Live Free or Die Hard. It was really good. I love a great action flick. Had some awesome stunt work and amazing special effects. Bruce Willis seems like he should be 80 by now, but he still looks good!
I had to work Friday, so Shaun and the girls just piddled around Hagerstown until I got home. Then the party started. Hehe...kidding. I was so tired from getting home so late Thursday night that I fell asleep about 15 minutes after we started a movie at home. Saturday, we headed off to King's Dominion. Shaun had been wanting to go since his birthday, so we were really looking forward to it, and getting very excited toward the end of the week. It was a blast. They have a water park, that we were gonna spend a few hours at, but we couldn't fit everything into the locker, so we decided not to go. That's ok though, cuz we got to spend more time with the coasters. We went on about 8 of them. There we a couple Andrea wanted to go on that Shaun and I said no way. We know our limits.
Volcano was the first, and it starts off with a fast acceleration. Then spits you out upside down at the top of the volcano. It was super fun. It is the type of ride where your feet dangle.
The other super cool one was the Anaconda. The last one we rode. It takes you upside down several times. See above pictures.
We also went on about 3 or 4 wooden coasters. They we fun, but you really get thrown around. Some are really violent. By the last one, my shoulder was really hurting.
We also went on a cool ride. It looks like a kiddie ride cuz its just one car at a time. But, you get moving fast, and the way it makes sharp turns, really makes you feel like you are gonna fall off the track. It was neat.
So, short of making this a really long post (I know, too late)...I won't explain every ride we went on. Just wanted to share some of my favorites. After the park we went to dinner then said good-bye to the girls. They headed back south that night. Otherwise their drive on Sunday would have been long, and Andrea had to work Sunday evening.
Overall, it was a fun-filled weekend, and we had a blast!