Friday, February 19, 2010


The day I've been waiting 1 year, 7 months, 18 days and some 14 odd hours has finally arrived. Doug's last day of work and last day living out of town is here!!!! My husband is finally moving into our house with me and Sophie. We are so excited to begin this new adventure, slightly nervous but highly optimistic. It's crazy to think back on our adventure and life thus far together. We never thought we'd be living this long apart, let alone be newlyweds and doing this. So it's February 19th and at 5:10 PM my husband pulled into the driveway for the first time as a resident of Ankeny.
Now the difficult part begins. We've got five days to get the house reorganized, his place in Fairfield, IA packed up and get him moved back to start his new job. There are lots of transitions that will take place in this short amount of time but I can't wait to start.
This past week I wasn't able to get much accomplished around the house as I was on a business trip in Vegas. Had a blast but I'm pretty sure my liver is shot and I now have lots of work to catch up on. Wish us luck in this new chapter and we're looking forward to providing new updates soon!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

So many blogs, not enough time in the day

My best friend, Brooke, has gotten me addicted to several blogs. It would have been fine if this addicition developed over several days, or even weeks for that matter. But sadly my friends, this addiction happened in less than 24 hours.
I said I was going to do a better job of updating my own blog, which I have. The problem is, is that this makes me look at other blogs. Sometimes for inspiration, sometimes to see what is going on in other peoples lives.....Brooke has introduced me to several fabulous sites this morning
and finally

All of these sites have made my productivity level for the day come to a screeching hault. While I've enjoyed every minute of my web browsing, I now have a grocery list a mile long with items I want to try, five pieces of art work being shipped to the house, a new pair of earrings and a new collar for the dog.

All in all, I believe it was a great shopping day and I can't wait for all the packages to arrive. It's going to be like having Christmas all over again. Look at the time - better get off to bed!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Knee Surgery

Well, Doug finally had what we hope will be his final knee surgery on Monday, February 1st. The surgery took 3.5 hours and went well. He's been in a lot of pain and the meds keep him in and out of consiousness, but he's being absolutely great about everything.
Exercises his knee two times a day with the therapy instructions they gave him and hope in six weeks to be able to put weight on his leg. Till then, I will play the role of taxi driver extraordinaire! Because of the surgery Doug had to take this week off from work. It's been great to have him home but we wish it wasn't under these conditions. Sophie has really enjoyed having dad around. She's really careful of all the medical equipment filling up the living room. I'm exhausted and still have a cake to bake to go with dinner tonight. Talk to you all soon!