Monday, December 15, 2008

Here are some pics from the beginning of my trip:

ice cream face

ice cream kisses

sophi getting ready for her preschool Christmas performance

on our way to the performance

typical gabe face

sophi and mommy

oh yeah, it snowed that night, a lot. it felt like utah. i wax nostalgic.

another snippet

videogabey is asleep and carli and sophi ran to target... so i have a minute to blog. this is a video i took while carli and i were supposed to be practicing a song. oh yeah: carli got asked to sing in her sacrament meeting this past sunday and she volunteered me to play with her on the violin. back to the video. i can't tell if i like donny's dancing more, or sophi's. tell me what you think!

Friday, December 12, 2008

james insisted

i know i haven't blogged in forever. i am in houston and refuse to spend any waking moment without my babies. they are in bed now. today we were at the mall and james found one of those portrait booths. ya know the ones that charge you five dollars for one picture?? he insisted that carli and i get in and make ugly faces. so here it is:

i think, wait, i know that i look freakin' hideous. and carli kind of reminds me of a dinosaur. awesome.

Monday, December 8, 2008

See the countdown on the right side of the page?? That's right: I'M DONE WITH FIRST SEMESTER!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I Did It!!







41 minutes 23 seconds

Thursday, December 4, 2008

proud girl

i am really proud of myself. in preparation for the run on saturday i ran a full 5k today! never before has this been done by me. i ran it in less than 45 minutes which is awesome for my short little legs.

Monday, December 1, 2008

answering machine

Anyone who knows us well knows that James doesn't like to answer the phone when I call. Just kidding, I really don't know why he doesn't answer his phone...ever, but it bugs me so much. So last night I called him and I knew he was at home. When he didn't answer his cell phone or our house phone I left him this message. You will have to turn the volume up a lot on your computer. video

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday Drive

James and I were driving around tonight and we started talking about the Killers new CD. He asked me if I had heard one of the songs and I said that I didn't know. The song was called "Joy Ride". So then we made a stop at HEB for some Mrs. Richardson's hot fudge. Delicious. When we got back in the car I asked him to play me the song. Here is the convo:

Mary: Hey play me that song.
James: What song?
Mary: Ya know, the song,.... a bug's life.
James: What?
Mary: Um, fire fly
James: What are you talking about?
Mary: June bug
James: I have no idea what you're saying

Anyway. We finally got it figured out and he played me the song. It was awesome.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today was absolutely wonderful. I am so glad that James and I got to spend it together without anyone else. It was the first time and will probably be the last time that that happens. Aaaawwww, special. We ate so much today. James couldn't stand up straight because he was so full. Funny. After we feasted we, of course, took a nap. After that we stuck with my family's tradition and went to see a movie. James Bond movie. It was awesome. Oh, please, if you live in Midland, come eat leftovers! We have SO much food. Anyway, here are the pictures:i was so ready to eat!
here we are after we ate. can you see how full we were??
And just for fun- this is a picture of me after our run this morning. It doesn't matter how little or how long I run, I will always have a red puffy face when I am done. Enjoy.

pre-thanksgiving

I know it is in fact Thanksgiving, but we haven't eaten yet, so this can be a "pre-Thanksgiving" post. James and I woke up at 7:00 this morning to the smell of baking turkey. YUM! I let the turkey cook all night, and let me tell you, it is DE-lish. We then went for a run. I actually ran a whole mile-and-a-half. I haven't done that since, well, never. It was probably hilarious to drive past us because I was practically hyperventilating while James is almost walking next to me. That's right, me running is the equivalent of James walking leisurely. Next weekend I am running in the Jingle Bell Run 5K and I WILL be ready for it. OK that's all, I will post pictures of our feast later. Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

i splurged


After two and a half years of marriage, I finally splurged and bought our household a butter dish. I know I am one crazy gal. I was so excited that I had to take some pictures.

And here is a picture of me telling the turkey that it's going down.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"There is such thing as good grief, just ask Charlie Brown..."

That is what I have to say today: "Good grief!" I started my quest of making a Thanksgiving dinner with the purchase of all the necessary grocery items. I was surprised and overwhelmed at how incredibly packed the grocery store was. Ya know the way you feel when you have been stuck in traffic for over an hour? Well I personally start frantically laughing like, "Let's move it people". That is how I felt at the grocery store today. There was one woman in particular whose grocery shopping needs were much more important than everyone else's. She NEEDED to get to her groceries and she was going to cut you off and run you over to get to them. I felt like pulling her hair, but alas I refrained.

I finally got all my groceries and got the crap outta there. As I was driving home with the air conditioner blasting and my iPod on shuffle, Michael Buble comes on and starts singing, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...." I had to laugh.

Monday, November 24, 2008

TODAY WAS MY LAST CLINICAL. WOO HOO!

my weekend

i had a really fun weekend. on saturday morning i got up bright and early to go support my buddies. they ran a 5K for Make a Wish. Cool. i was going to run with them, but ya know, the surgery, my kidneys, blah blah blah. and, they all ran it in less than 30 minutes. Seriously, that is less than a 10 minute mile. I could never... ever.... really.

ismail, fernando, kristen, and stephanie

and i got a new beanie. have i ever mentioned that i absolutely love beanies? i love beanies. i don't like any other types of hats. but if it is cold outside, i could wear a beanie everyday. the beanie has a cute little button on the side that you can't really see because of my glasses, which i had to wear because we were going to a movie. so. there ya go. fun weekend!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

ugh! (disappointing movie and a bad book)

yes people, i went and saw twilight yesterday. i was very disappointed. kristen stewart is a TERRIBLE actress. and all the background music made me want to gag. i've read the book and love it, but the movie was not great.

about the book (not twilight, a different one). i have one question for oprah winfrey: why oh why do you like to make people sad with your choice of books? i have been reading a book called the story of edgar sawtelle. if you are reading this book then stop reading this blog right now. SPOILER. the beginning and middle of this book were great. then at the very end everyone dies. if you know me then you know that i absolutely hate these kinds of stories. why can't books and movies all end pleasantly without a barn fire and an uncle killing his nephew because his nephew knows that his uncle also killed his father?? yeah, that's what i was reading last night. i wish james would've been awake when i finally went to bed. he could've cheered me up with one of his many dorky jokes or funny faces. oh well.

here's something that will cheer me up: my last clinical of the semester is tomorrow!! YEEHAW!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

hallelujah!!

i finally got my stent out. yay! i was so nervous to get this thing out. but it didn't hurt at all. i could feel it all the way up by my kidney when they started to pull, weird. but no pain, and it's over! this is exactly what it looked like, except mine was more curly-Q. i am so glad to be done with this.


On our way home from the doctor's office we got a call saying i had some flowers waiting for me at our apartment. that just made my day.

Thank you Suzie for these. They smell delightful and they are so cute. I have the best mother-in-law in the world. Love you Suzie!

And this next picture is meant to make everyone's day:

james getting a haircut

Saturday, November 15, 2008

update

Before: I was super nervous. I couldn't even put lotion on my face after I got out of the shower. All you girls know how that feels.After: I feel like somebody beat the crap out of me, but just in my left kidney region.

Don't I look super cute in this picture? My face gives me away: I feel pretty crappy.

Lots of sleeping has taken place. Last night James and I hung out and watched Casino Royale to prepare for the new James Bond movie. We can't wait, we might even go see it today if I am feeling up to it.

Anyway, there ya go. I am doing fine and James is taking really good care of me (Dad). Love y'all.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

i'm nervous

that's all.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

that title is not a type-o. that is the procedure that i am having this friday. if you wanna be cool then you can just call it lithotripsy. last week i got a ct scan of my kidneys. as you all know, i have had a kidney stone before. the results show that i have not one, not two, but THREE kidney stones!! i have one honker that is partially blocking my ureter (the tube that takes the pee from your kidney to your bladder) on my left side, and two little guys in each kidney. i couldn't believe it when i saw it. so on friday i get to have this big sucker blasted into tiny pieces and a stint put in my ureter to party with me over the weekend. then next week i will get it taken out and hopefully all the pieces of this rock will come out with it. i am really nervous.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

yummy



i was just browsing through the pictures on my computer and i found some old pics of gabey. they were so beautiful that i couldn't resist posting them. in the top two pictures he was probably around 10 months old. and in the bottom one he is 2 years old! he still has chubby hands. he is absolutely delicious. love you gabers.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

i am one lucky gal

has your stomach ever hurt so bad that you just get goosebumps all over your body? did you need to curl up in a ball on your bathroom floor? that is where i was last night at 1:30 am. okay i didn't lay on the actual floor, but i did lay on our bathroom rug. i have no idea what was wrong with me, but man was i a sicky. as i lay there on the floor waves of chills and goosebumps would run through my body about every 2 minutes. i was miserable. james finally came in the bathroom at about 2:00 am and asked what the crap was wrong with me. i told him i didn't know and finally crawled my way back to bed. as i lay there shivering james asked me if i needed anything. i said no, but he knew better than to believe me. he got up, got dressed, and went to the store to get me some medicine and a sprite. we're talking about james mcallister here, who, according to my grandpa, "goes to sleep with the chickens." jamesey loves his sleep. he obviously loves me more. thanks james for being so wonderful to me. i love the crap out of you.

Friday, October 31, 2008

i voted

so now if America goes down the crapper atleast i will know that i did my part.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Pictures!!


i look like a freakin' chipmunk in this picture. but isn't my teacher the coolest??

stephanie, me, and martha

left to right: ms. madewell, ismail, tami, katherine, sarah, martha, tiffany, nan, chris, stephanie, me

martha, steph, nan, and me (nan actually rapped in class!)

nan and steph

the 80's girlies

ms. madewell, best nursing school teacher ever

ready for our workout. martha, ismail, and me (doesn't ismail look like pauly bleaker?)

we rock the party. this was my face in like every picture

fernando and ismail

ismail, martha, me, raul (the guy who kicks our butts at the gym every other day), fernando, kristen, jocelyn, and steph

i love stephanie's face!

once again with the face
ninja turtles and the chippendale dancer