Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'm Coming Home!!

I am so excited to be heading back to Illinois I can hardly stand it. Work is going to be terrible tomorrow, I can just tell. I'm hoping I can finally get some Gem City nachos this trip as I have only had them once since I've moved & my body craves them! We will see!!

The Shaver family has definitely been busy this week. Hailey's midterm report says that she is reading right at grade level, and her teacher told us to keep up the good work at home. We are absolutely ecstatic about the progress that she has made. Danny & I are also getting excited because in March she will start spring soccer which is so much fun. Unfortunately March also brings her birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese that we promised her which I'm sure will guarantee a headache! I'm also sure it will be a lot of fun.

Danny was a wonderful Valentine this year. On Friday at work, right before we were supposed to go to lunch, he walks in carrying a vase with 2 dozen roses & a burrito bowl from Chipotle which is my favorite food. Awesome considering we weren't supposed to do presents this year! Saturday morning we baby sat for a woman whom we work with's grandaughter, Isabelle. She is the sweetest little girl & the easiest child ever. Miss Isabelle is a year old and we adore her. Saturday night I made homemade fried chicken for us for the first time, and it actually turned out well. Sunday morning we woke up to really bad head colds and we basically didn't move from the couch or bed all day. Good thing we feel better now.

We have cabin fever really bad. All we want is warm weather so we can be outside. I think Hailey said it best when she said, "I wish that groundhog hadn't seen his shadow." So cute. I've attached a few pictures too. I can't figure out how to put text below the pictures yet, so the pictures are of my roses, Hailey & Isabelle, and then a picture of myself with Jeff Ross the comedian we saw a few weeks ago. Oh & by the way, when you see me tomorrow, you will see me as 12 pounds slimmer! Oh yeah!

******This Just in****** IT'S 14 POUNDS NOW!!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Another day, another dollar.

I'm not very good at keeping up with this blog I don't think. This is going to take some practice I guess! To be fair, we've also been kind of busy with some things and there hasn't been a ton of time in which to blog. Last weekend was so nice that Danny, Hailey, Journey, and I just played outside for the majority of the time. I wanted to enjoy the nice weather while we could. That meant walking between 5-6 miles which kind of wore me out! We enjoyed the Super Bowl with Danny's parents, or I should say Danny & Hailey did. I kept up my tradition of sleeping through it for the 2nd year in a row.

On Tuesday, Danny & I both went to the doctor. We've both been putting off check ups for way too long. I just want Aunt Jane in Kansas City, and he hates doctors. I apparently have 3 moles that look highly suspicious and need to be biopsied. I feel fairly confident that they will turn out fine, but it is better to be safe than sorry. The really rotten news came from Danny's doctor. Danny has a really hard time sleeping, so back in September, the doctor whom he and his family had gone to for years prescribed him a pill to help with anxiety. We find out on Tuesday from the new doctor that this pill is the WORST thing that a recovering alcoholic can take as it is habit forming and actually incites cravings. GREAT! So now we have to work on weaning Danny off of this pill following a guide from his doctor. I know that mistakes happen easily, but this kind of stresses me out!

On a positive note, Hailey's reading continues to improve which is wonderful. These classes seem to really be helping her which is great. I am down 8 pounds so far and seem to be continuing to lose so I am thrilled about that! Danny & I have also found a church close to where we live that we are going to start getting involved with. We really enjoy going and feel that this will be a great place for us to get plugged in to.