Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Removing the Speck in My Eye. Literally.

So, last Saturday afternoon, the hubs and I were working really hard in the yard, trying to tame the jungle that came along with the house. Later that night, like 9, we were just hanging out when all of a sudden, there was a SERIOUS pain in my eye. It felt like there was an eyelash in there, but WAY worse. Ryan could see something up in the inside of my eyelid, but couldn't get it out. The next step was heading to Mom and Pop's to see if Lee Ann could get the speck out (Moms are usually pretty good at these things...) but there was no luck. I really did NOT want to go to the Emergency Room, mostly because I didn't want to pay someone $100 to remove a dumb speck in my eye.  

Needless to say, down to the ER we head. Right when we walk in there's a chick with a broken nose with all this bloody gauze in her lap. This is the second reason I did not want to go to the ER, sick! Anyways, we sit there for a while and then are called back. The doc put numbing drops in and proceeded to have his way with my poor little eye. I swear during his ungodly years in med school, he didn't take a class on gentleness. If he did, he failed. At first he couldn't get it, so he decided to use a super long q-tip and do a dry sweep of my eye. There was serious pain, but...VICTORY! The culprit was a small little thorn, small but poky. 

The best part was the company we shared at the ER. We never actually saw the face of this woman, but she was priceless. Ryan was apparently unaware that hospital gowns open from the back and was mortified when he saw this old lady's underoos. She did not speak with a normal voice, but a scratchy, witch-like whisper. We could only see her feet when she'd walk past our little room, and she only had one shoe. Then the cussing began. She really hated the nurse, especially when she came to check on her and the lady said, "I thought I told you to stay away from me you b*****." The nurse told her that she was the only nurse available, and that if she wanted to be taken care of, she was her only option. The details are a bit fuzzy, but at one point some head nurse lady had to come to sort out their rocky relationship.  Some good news from the ER, one lady across the way found out she was preggers. 

After writing this entire thing, I am faced with the reality that I have a serious eavesdropping problem... :) 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Working Hard.

We have been so blessed by our new home...Here are some more photos! 

Michelle and I working on the Master.

Lauren primed the bathroom...what a lifesaver!!

Ryan and Matt working on the high parts.

Okay, so the house had been vacant for about a year and so the yard was kind of a weed jungle. We spent most of the afternoon digging up the old stuff and we're hoping to plant the new stuff this weekend. :)

My sweet husband trimming the Spanish Broom, aren't they beautiful? 


Ryan had wanted a pipe for a long time, (I think it's a man thing,) so I got him one for Valentine's Day. He has enjoyed our new porch where he can smoke his pipe like an 
old man. (Isn't this picture a little creepy?)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Our home.

The outside of 7200 Emily St!

Here are some painting photos! Thanks for all of the help!

Classic Mom and Dad.

Momma working hard. 

Hard working hubby!

Monday, April 13, 2009


Last week, Ryan and I became official adults by buying our first house! Many of you know it's been quite a journey...The first house we put an offer on was super cute, but WAY out in Egypt. The second house was the "grandma house," which was totally adorable, but had a LOT of work that it needed. I guess the third time's a charm. After saying good-bye to grammy, we randomly found the Emily house. It is perfect for us! It has a lovely backyard with a great covered porch, 3 good sized bedrooms, and is in a great area of town. I hate the small dark brown tile that is in the hallways, kitchen and bathrooms, but eventually we can tear that up. 

We closed last Tuesday. The paint in the house wasn't bad, but dirty. The new fresh coat of paint really makes it feel new and ours. :) We had some SERIOUS help from wonderful friends and family to help paint and move our stuff from the apartment. To those of you who helped, we are forever grateful! 

Here are a few "before," pics, I'll post some painting photos soon. 

This was outside the title company...we were excited.

The dining room side of the great room. 
Fireplace/awkward built in TV stand. 

Guest bath. 


Thursday, April 2, 2009

We were dancing queens...

So Ryan surprised me with tickets to Mamma Mia for my birthday in March. Not the movie, the real, live musical! I had no idea how much fun we were going to have. It was really quite humorous and the music was great. I even caught my sweet husband tapping his foot to the beat AND in the days following singing the songs around our apartment. :) The best part was after the show some of the actors were selling different merchandise for charity in the lobby.  Ryan decided to "good game," chest bump the small male asian dancer as if they were besties and he had just won the Superbowl. It was fantastic. Anyways, if you ever get the chance to see it live, DO IT!