Monday, September 18, 2006

Our Newest Addition

Just because we have so much time on our hands, we've added a new addition to our family.

His name is Ballard and he is 8 weeks old today!

If you're expecting a package...

...I'm sorry. I'm behind on everything because of the wedding. Laundry, getting my car washed, and sending out packages. I have three sitting on my kitchen table that need to be sent, I just can't seem to get around to it. So Heather, Kelli and Melissa, I promise they'll be in the mail soon! It doesn't mean I love you or think about you any less. At this point, I'm beyond belated...I'm just late!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

1 month

I can't believe the wedding is only a month away...the last 7 months have flown by, and what used to seem so far off, is now right around the corner. Most of the plans are made, although I do have quite a few projects I'm working on which is helping me stay busy and not too nervous about the big day.

Our pastor asked us to mail him some general information about our families and more detailed info about ourselves including our hobbies and why we love the other person. We've known about this task for months but wasn't one that had to be done in a hurry. Last night I told Michael he had to complete it today so that I could send it off. He e-mailed it to me at work and I almost cried...he's not a many of many descriptive words (for instance, when asked why he loves me, he often replies "because I do"). So today I opened up an e-mail with a bunch of reasons and they were awesome to read.

Today at work about 20 of us delivered meals to senior citizens around town for United Way. Myself and two other co-workers delivered to 9 people and it was a wonderful experience, the people delivering the meals are often the only people the seniors see all day and they were so nice and wanted to chat. I definitely think it's something I will do again.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Book Club

I responded last week to an ad on Craigslist for a new book club looking for members. I received an evite from the coordinator to her house to introduce ourselves and pick out a book. I thought this was a tad big strange, only because I thought we could have picked a book and then met to discuss; however, I really don't have any social life in Ann Arbor, so I went.

When I got there I walked into a room of 7 girls who were awesome, in the same boat I was in and 3 1/2 hours later I walked out with renewed hope for living in the Midwest. These girls were all different from one another, different careers, backgrounds, etc, but we all felt instantly comfortable and talked up a storm.

I can't wait to get to know them better!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Happy B-Day!

Happy 29th Birthday Heather! I hope you had a great day (despite having to work). May the last year of your 20's be filled with great times, good friends and wonderful memories!

Friday, September 01, 2006

A Spot

About 5 months ago I got a dark spot on my bottom lip. I had an appointment with my dermatologist for something else and I pointed it out to her. I told her it has started with a little zit-like bump that I picked at and then when it healed the dark spot was there with a white ring around it. She said it looked fine and was probably trauma from me picking at it. The spot started to lighten and last week it looked like it was almost gone.

Well driving to work on Wednesday I looked in the mirror and noticed that it was back to its old dark self, and then on Thursday it was all white and raised. So of course I called the dermatologist who is booked for 2 weeks, but my wedding is in 6 weeks and I don't really want something crazy on my lip!

Let's just say hours have been spent searching the web for "white dot" "lip" and "lip cancer" and anything else I can obsess about, because thats what I do best when I'm not feeling well. I always work the smallest problem up into some crazy thing in my head only to find out its something small.