Much Mo Betta

Since I don’t want to leave my blog with a long ranting post πŸ˜‰ Here’s an update on things in my world.

This week has been going much better!! I went into First Flight on Tuesday and they refunded the $105 worth of overage charges they cost us. They were very polite and sweet about it and apologized several time for the mess up and inconvenience….so I’m not furious at them anymore, lol. Our wonderful parents (both sets of them) were their normal wonderful selves and helped us out in our pinch *thank you guys!!!!!!!!!!* and my mom gave me a great idea about what to do to get rid of the high interest on our ring payment.

Up till this month Bob and I had never ever used a credit card. That was another thing that was freaking me out too-I know what bad news they can be!!! But then I figured that if we’re in our mid-ish 20s and this is the first time we’ve ever had to use one then we’re actually pretty well off. And as long as we’re not out buying a flat screen tv for ourselves with it I suppose I shouldn’t freak out if we need to use one to by a vacuum cleaner!!!

Amber’s been worse this week than last week, poor baby! But her 2nd toofer made it’s grand debut yesterday (after a night of being up every 1 1/2 to 2 hours screaming at the top of her lungs, poor thing :S) But now that it’s poking through she seems to be doing much much better. Last night she was only up 3 times and today she’s been in a pretty good mood.

Also we’ve been getting good news about Laramie–hurrah!! We found out that it’s only costs around $600ish per month for a 2 bed apartment πŸ˜€ Which is exactly what I was hoping for. I’m kinda bummed out about downgrading from our condo (I’ve LOVED my huge kitchen and we’ve never had less than 1.5 baths) but am totally willing to sacrifice in order for Bob to get his degree. I was worried that because of the odd timing of us moving there (middle of a semester) that we would also have a slim selection but my in-laws sent us a newspaper from Laramie and looking at the classifieds there were at least 10 places I would have been interested in looking into πŸ™‚ So that of course is very good news!

But anyways…didn’t want to go on forever…just to let everyone know that God is good πŸ˜€ and I’m in a much better mood πŸ˜‰

Here’s some pics of my cutie patootie πŸ˜€

A no good, very bad, pretty much horrible week

So it’s been quite the week and I don’t mean that at all in a good way…..where should I even begin? Monday kicked things off with a bang with Amber teething like there is no tomorrow and shots on top of that which she seemed to be a little more sensitive to this time.

Then Tuesday was the real bad day–other than today of course, but more on that later. It kicked off with Amber screaming inconsolably at the top of her lungs at 6–waking Bob up about an hour before he actually had to get up–poor guy couldn’t go back to sleep and just got up, needles to say he became a very cranky pants. He got swamped by the guys at work trying to talk him out of getting out of the Coast Guard–they pretty much convinced him that if he does we’ll land in the poor house, yeah because we’re doing so well financially now!!!! πŸ˜› So he’s all doubting himself and worried that he’s making a terrible decision which makes me stress because I think he’s about to change his mind yet again and I’m kinda nervous about everything too–I mean it is a big life change!! I truly do think it will be for the better though…I mean the next 3 years are going to be tough as can be, I realize that, but we’re struggling so much right now and Bob just really isn’t happy with what he’s doing and I want to see him in a job he really likes and has a passion for–and maybe actually pays something half way decent!! Anywho…off of that rant onto my next one–so I’m in a kafufful mood anyways then Bob calls up saying that the collections department just called him and we’re a month late on our Escape loan. What??!!! So I freak out, try to figure out if I paid it, find the check but can’t find if it got pulled out of our account or not, and call them back. I figured it maybe got lost in the mail. So I give the guy our account info and he’s like OK we’ll draft this out cancel the check you sent us. So I go to Wells Fargo to cancel it and guess what? It can’t be cancelled because it’s already been cashed! So to make a long story a tiny bit shorter 5 phone calls later we know it’s been cashed but no one has any clue where on earth the money went–great. We fax them the photocopy and tell them to stop the payment from the first phone conversation since the money was taken out and I don’t want to overdraft our account by them hitting it twice.

Fast forward to today….I check our account and see a wonderful -101 balance O.O After going HUH????!!!!! I realize that they went ahead and took the money out anyways–how very nice of them! 5 phone conversations today later we find out that they finally did find out where the first check went to–they got it and so it really was their bad in the first place, and the only thing they can do is have me haul in a ton of paperwork on Monday–rehash this whole story for the billionth time–show them the $270 worth of overage fees they cost us and get reimbursed for it. Can I let out a loud UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!

So we go to take the boat out to try to forget this awful morning and relax and then Amber ends up screaming the entire time….and Bob finds out the front of his boat is all cracked……and his CD player in his truck quit working right before our 2,000 mile road trip across the US…..oh and our vacuum just broke…..Oh and I forgot to mention I looked at the due by date wrong on the loan for my ring and sent the check in 2 days late so instead of 0% APR we were supposed to have now we’re paying 26% and we owe more this month then last month even with last month’s payment. :S

Sigh……..so……..yeah…….I know that God’s in control and everyone has times like these. It’s not even that in and of themselves these things are such a big deal cuz they’re not at all…especially considering the trials that so many people I know have to deal with, this stuff is incredibly petty…it’s just the fact they all got dumped on us at once, it’s a little overwhelming πŸ™ I really am fine…and I know it’ll get better soon…I just thought I’d rant for awhile because sometimes that make you feel a little bit better. And if I rant on here no one has to “listen” that doesn’t want to πŸ™‚

Dos Mas

Here are two more pages–I really love how the Splish Splash one turned out πŸ˜€

I’ve been tagged

I’ve been tagged by Jaimin πŸ˜€

Bob & I

Together: We’ve been married for 3 years, and “together” for 6 years.
Who eats more? Me πŸ˜› Nursing makes you HUNGRY!
Who said I love you first? Honestly have no idea–we eased into it so much it was just like one day I realized we’d been saying “I Love You” for awhile. Bob was the first one to tell me how in love with me he was and that he wanted to get married though.
Who sings better? We have a standing argument about that but neither would win American Idol lol
Who is smarter? We’re about equally smart in totally different ways and areas
Who does the laundry? Me–I have no idea how he did it on his own for a year because he’s helpless
Who does the dishes? The dishywashy πŸ˜‰ But I load and unload it
Who pays the bills? Me, Bob is helpless when it comes to finances–his mom did it for him up until we got married-even when he wasn’t living with them anymore, lol!!!
Who mows the lawn? The Mexicans–lol! And they do it bright and early every Friday morning and wake me up–boo hiss
Who cooks dinner? Me–he pitched in several times when I was pregnant and so sick and right after I had Amber and was recovering from my C section though
Who drives when you are together? Bob–I won’t drive with him because he’s the worst backseat driver ever!
Who is more stubborn? Both of us–like Jaimin said, it makes it interesting when you’re trying to raise a child!!!
Whose parents do you see the most? About even right now but hopefully soon it will be mine πŸ™‚
Who kissed who first? Bob–it was short and sweet!
Who proposed? Bob but I knew it was coming and had already started planning the wedding-lol! so I guess it was pretty much mutual…4 months into dating we had decided we were going to marry each other
Who is more sensitive? Me–I am a girl after all
Who has more friends? Me–but he has more friends that live here because of guys at work.
Who has more siblings? Me, he only has one brother and I have 3 siblings-4 if you count my new sis in law πŸ˜€
Who wears the pants in the family? We do work together as a team, but when it comes to major decisions, Matt’s decision is usually the final

I Tag: Heidi, Sarah, and Mary-because they’re my only fellow bloggers, lol

Amber’s first "meal"


On Sunday we gave Amber her first “real” food. The look she got on her face was priceless when she first tasted it. After that first spoonful she couldn’t get enough though. She kept reaching out for the spoon having to “help” me feed her each spoonful, I have a feeling she’s going to be one of those toddlers who demands on feeding themselves πŸ™‚ She of course ended up with a mess on her face which was too cute. I think her favorite part of the whole experience was getting to sit in her high chair for the first time and banging her spoon on it.

6 Months!!!

It’s so hard to believe my sweet little girl is half a year old already! Amber had her 6 month well baby apt. yesterday. The doctor said she seems like a very happy very healthy baby, of course she didn’t see her all morning long when she was screaming bloody murder about her teeth coming in. She was an angel for the apt though so that was a blessing! She is in the 95th percentile for height at 27 1/2 in. Yepp no question that Bob’s the daddy πŸ™‚ At 22 lbs 2 oz!!!!!!!!!!!! She continues to be way off the charts for weight–my genes? Hehe just joking πŸ˜€ The shots were no fun of course but now she won’t have to get any more till she’s a year old–Yey!!

8.8.08

As hard as it is to believe my “little” brother Daniel is now married!!! It seems like we were both just little bitty kids running around and playing together. We headed down to Greenville SC last Tuesday to hang out with my family and attend Daniel and Allegra’s wedding on Friday. We had an awesome time hanging out with my family and getting to catch up with some old friends that I hadn’t seen in forever like Jeremiah and Ashley, and Mary. It was also the first time my Grandma Middlemass, Aunt Chris, and Jessica had gotten to see Amber so that was really special too. Everyone thought she was just adorable and chunky of course πŸ˜‰

The wedding was absolutely beautiful. Other than my own πŸ˜‰ it was the very nicest wedding I’ve ever been to. Allegra was a gorgeous bride and her and Dan just make the cutest couple!!
Bob and I were both in the wedding so that was a ton of fun and he got to walk me down the aisle πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ So that was pretty awesome and it brought back lots of wonderful memories of our own wedding.
The church they got married in was beautiful and they had a string quartet and piano for their music which sounded absolutely amazing!!!! I’m so jealous! Wish we would have had access to cool stuff like that in Wyoming lol. Oh and they had a chocolate fountain/fondue pot at their reception–one of my favorite parts πŸ˜‰ Hehe. The ceremony was short and sweet but very touching…I admit I did cry a little!!! It was amazing to get to be a part of it all and I’m so excited that we will actually be able to hang out with them when we move back to Wyoming!!

Dream Come True

On Saturday for my birthday present I got to go to the Rascal Flatts concert in Raliegh. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I’ve been a huge fan ever since they came out with their first single 8 years ago and it’s always been one of my biggest dreams to see them in concert. To put the icing on the cake *birthday pun hehe* Lara got to go with me to it. I have decided that I have the BEST husband in the world because Bob drove us and sat out in the car with Amber for 5 hours while we were at the concert!!! She of course was extremely cranky :S (can’t believe I left him alone with a teething baby for that long–oopss) But it was the first time since she was born that I had left her with anyone!! So I think I was long overdue for a Mom’s Night Out!!! The concert was absolutely amazing!!! Best birthday present ever! I thought we were going to have to be in the “nose bleed” section but since we showed up 2 hours early we actually got really good seats. It was Lara’s first concert ever and I think she was pretty impressed.
Taylor Swift opened up for them and was really good, I really like her cd and think if she would have come out when I was 16 or so I would have really loved her. As it is I like her music but am a little beyond telling boys I’m gonna burn their pictures πŸ˜‰ Rascal Flatts sounded and looked amazing and the set was unbelivable! It was definately an experience I will never ever forget!!!!!!!!!

Ah hah!!

So yesterday I finally figured out why Amber has been so cranky and not sleeping well lately-she’s cutting her first tooth!! I found the little stub on her bottom gums yesterday and the poor gums themselves are all red and swollen..poor baby–no wonder she’s been such a grump!! Hopefully now that we know what’s wrong we can try to make her comfortable!!

Here are the pics of her rolling over the first time πŸ™‚ Yepp she was naked-it was right before bath time. Her favorite part of the day is being naked before her bath, lol. She gets all wiggly and happy about it which probably explains why she rolled over for the first time then πŸ˜‰ Yesterday she rolled over a couple more times…every time she does she gets all excited and proud of herself πŸ™‚

Yipes!!!!!

This is the nastiest, scariest, meanest looking spider I have ever seen in my whole life!!! I saw it while I was chasing after a lizard right on our front porch!!! Those things in front of it’s face are it’s FANGS!!!! Good heavens…….there are certainly some things about North Carolina that I will not miss!!!! Here’s another pic so you can get an idea of how huge it is!!!