Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Here it is

So, I tired wearing my hair straight and curled out like the pic I posted before. It just didn't work. My hair is WAY too thick and too much of it. She even thinned it out a lot. When I staighten it, it is flat (no volume) and accepts no curl. So, I tried blowdrying and curling, and it just made a big poof ball. The next day, decided to leave it curly (since my hair turned curly in 2000), might as well use what I have. I love it curly. Way cute. This pic is from the airshow we went to this weekend. I will post more pics of that soon. It was a self-portrait from my camera phone. Pretty neat, huh?
Shaun loves my new hair cut. He thinks it is sassy and fun. What do you all think? Sorry to Mara and Zoe. I know you didn't want me to cut my hair, but I am donating it, so it going to a great cause...Locks of Love. They make real hair wigs for small children.

Friday, July 25, 2008


I'm doing it. I am cutting my hair. I made an appt today at a salon for noon. Shaun won't be able to come with me, but I am going to do it. He wanted to come to hold my hand, but time wise it just didn't work out. He works Mon-Fri til 5p. Today I have off, then we are going out of town when he comes home. I wanted to get it done before we go so I have all weekend to play with it and get used to styling it. I would hate to just get it done, then have to go to work. I wouldn't have any clue how I need to style it. Now I have 5 days to master it, before presenting it to anyone at work.

I am a bit nervous, but knowing that I am donating it to a good cause makes things a bit easier. And its just hair, right? It will come back. If I don't like it, I can start growing it out right away! I think I will like it though!!

Wish me luck. I will post a pic of me with the new hair cut as soon as I can.

On other news. We are headed to NY to see Shaun's dad. Gonna see the Thunderbirds. I haven't seen them since I was a kid. I hope it is as cool as I remember. Shaun should be home around 2 or 3, then we can head out of town. Excited to get away for a weekend.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I am considering cutting my hair again. I know that I have done it in the past, and everyone loved it. I have been wanting something different for a while now. Even before the wedding. I knew I would regret it if I made any drastic changes before my wedding, so I didn't. Then, Jeni, cut my hair for the wedding and made some extra layers and cleaned it up a bit. Now, it is due for another cut, and I want something different. It is getting WAY too long. I was thinking of going just below the shoulders, but I feel that would just cut hair off, and I would have the same look. I want a different look.
So, I was looking online at some photos. I found a cute bob, with my curls, I think would look really cute. I ran it by Shaun, he is cool with it, but of course wants me to keep my long hair. He said if I wanted to cut it then I should. I just know how he feels. Of course, I was thinking, if I was to cut it, might as well cut enough to make it eligible for donation to locks of love. Just a thought.
Here is an example of what I was thinking. Of course, it will look slightly different on me, but I think really cute. I even like the bangs. Enough of a change.
When my hair is long for a while, I want it short. When it is short for a while, I want it long. It has been long for about 3-4 years now. Last time it was cut, I was in nursing school (I think), about 5 yrs ago. Tell me what you think. Good, bad, indifferent, I want to hear from you!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


We have frequent fire drills at work. Kind of like when you were in school. But, at the hospital, you just close all the doors, make sure the hallways are clear, then wait till it stops. Typically if you are in the middle of something, you just carry on with what you are doing.
Well, the other night, I noticed the lights go off. I was in the middle of getting some medication for my patient, I just continued. Well, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed the other nurses and some of the firefighters (they were around cuz they just dropped off a pt) were scurrying around, closing all the doors. I thought they were moving a bit quick, and one of the firefighters was carrying a fire extinguisher. Sometimes we like to play things up a bit, so I just thought to myself "Wow, they are really taking this drill seriously".
Turns out, there was a real fire in one of the rooms. I guess the tv started sparking then black smoke started coming out of it. The tv wasn't even on. It wasn't my pt's room, but there was someone in it. Don't worry, they got out safe. The firefighter jumped to the rescue, used the extinguisher, out it out, then grabbed the tv down from the platform it rests on, ran it outside, and threw it on the ground. As he is throwing it he says "I am tired of this place."
There were a couple other FF's out there, had no clue what was going one. It was pretty funny. Of course, the fire alarm alerted the fire station, and about 10 minutes later had a bunch of other ff's here. It was funny. No one was injured, and the smoke was all cleared out within a few hours. We just went on with the night.
It isn't often we get activity like that. Mostly just sniffly noses, broken bones, few heart attacks and strokes. That's about it.

Friday, July 11, 2008

More Favs

Cannot choose between all these, they are SO good. Here is a couple more that we love!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Couple for now


We got our wedding proofs today! So excited. They are super beautiful, so now we can start ordering! We have a few prints as part of our package and an album, and a big pic or two. So we will have to sit down and decide. Mom/Dad and Shaun's Dad get the prints. It is only fair. We just want the album and one of the wall pics. Mom and Dad kept our engagement pic.
Shaun hasn't seen them yet, as he isn't home, but he will soon!! Can't wait til he gets to. Yay!!
I think we have decided to buy the rights to the photos as well, so we can order more later too.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Nothing exciting to report. Have a few days off to look forward to. One of the girls from work invited me to a "Slumber/toy party" Not 100% sure what to expect, but a fun girls night out I guess. I am not completely stupid, I do know what it is, just not 100% sure of what the parties are like. I hear they are a ton of fun, and hilarious. I will have to report back to you.
Did not do anything for the 4th. I have seen firework shows in the past, so we didn't go see anythis year. Only had one night off. Maybe next year!! Thanks Jeffrey for showing your video.
Headed to NY at the end of this month to visit the in-laws. Guess we are going to take in an air show. Sounds like some fun! Excited about that.
Shaun has been busy making things all over. He really enjoys making things out of wood. Keeps him busy and we have neat projects all over the house.
Shaun has to leave in little more than a month. He will be gone a whole month too, still not looking forward to that...though Mara is coming to visit, so that is great news. Can't wait to see you Mara!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Just a quick one

Had a ton of fun and spent WAY too much money, but hey, you only live once, right??

Williamsburg was a ton of fun. We did Jamestown on Friday. Played at Water Country USA all day on Saturday, and enjoyed Colonial Williamsburg on Sunday. The weather was way too hot, but we survived!!

Now it is back to work I go. I had better work a few extra shifts coming up soon, so I can pay for our little adventures!!

Here is a couple pics...

Oh, and we did end up back at the hotel. Camping just isn't working our for us this year so far. Way too hot, and then thunderstorm/rain in the evenings. Yeah, not really ideal camping weather.