Friday, May 27, 2011


Its confession Friday again and that means the weekend is here.  I am really ready for it to warm up and stay warm, we got out pool passes for the community pool and I would really like to go soon.  Don't have a whole lot planned for the holiday week, but I'm sure it is going to be a good time.

I confess that Joe is recovering a lot better after having is wisdom teeth removed that I thought he was going to.  I enjoyed taking care of him while I could.

I confess I took both dogs with me on Wednesday to my moms because of the possible storms.  I would hate for something to happen and not be able to fine one of them.

I confess this time next year I will be a married woman, holy cow it sounds crazy to say that.

I confess I didn't wait till the last minute to do my midterms this week, I already have them both done.

I confess I am tired of rain and storms, I haven't been able to walk everyday because of the weather.

I confess Joe bought me a new Stethoscope that should be here today.  I can't wait to get it I am so excited about it.  Sounds kinda sad I am excited over something like that.

I confess at least once a week I am cleaning up poop or puke from Maggie or Moose, never a dull moment.

I confess Maggie lays on the couch with her head on the pillow everyday and sleeps.  Moose lays in the sun and sleeps.  They lay there almost all day.

I confess I can't wait till our new concrete pad is finished in the backyard.  I am ready to have some BBQ's with some friends.

I confess I hope this summer doesn't fly by, I really want to enjoy it.  Even though I will be in class part of the summer.

I think I am done with my confession Friday, hope everyone has a good Memorial Weekend.  Stop and remember the true reason for the holiday weekend.  Keeping everyone in Joplin in my thoughts and prayers, I hope you do the same.

Add your own confessions if you want.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up!!!

Friday night I was on crew in Dupo, didn't have any calls.  I was not upset by this.  Saturday we went to the Tim McGraw concert.  It was nothing compared to the Jason Aldean concert.  We think Tim was drunk through the whole concert.  You couldn't understand a word he was saying.  We were more excited to see The Band Perry and Luke Bryan.  They were both really good.  We left the concert early we didn't want to spend 2 hours trying to get out of the parking lot again.  
Even though the concert wasn't that great we still have a good time and got good pictures out
of it.  After we left the concert we went and got something to eat and then went back to Brandy Inn for Stephen's birthday.  Joe and Greg wanted to have a drink with him for his birthday.  I was the DD, so no drinking for me.  They got a fire call around 1:30 or 2:00 so Emily and I went and sat at the fire house till they got done.  It took way longer than we thought so I took Emily to her car and came back to wait for the boys.  They got done at 4:30 I had to be at home at 5:00 to be on ambulance crew.  I walked in the door at 4:55.  Nothing like cutting it close.  Slept till 11:00 and got up and did homework.  And here I sit watching Netflix not wanting to do anything.  Had a good weekend, can't wait for the next concert.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Day 30

A picture of someone I miss
My Grandpa Luther Cooper
There is not a day that goes by I do not think of him.
It has been 6 years, but some days it still seems like it was yesterday.
I would love to walk down the street to grandma and grandpa's house one more time and for grandpa to ask me if I want some peanuts, when he and I both know I don't eat peanuts.
I would love to be sitting in the living room and hear him at the kitchen table tapping his spoon in his coffee cup reading the paper.  I would love to go eat Chinese food with him one more time or to hear him blow is nose in a restaurant and have everyone look at your table.  I would like to sit with him and grandma one more time and watch Jeopardy and Oprah like they did everyday.  He may be gone, but he is definitely not forgotten.  I love and miss you grandpa!

Confession Friday!!!

I know I missed last week, hope I can make up for it this week,

I confess that my blog has been slacking, I am going to try and work on making it better.

I confess that going on a field trip with 4 1st grade classes was fun, but a lot of work.  There were kids everywhere.  I know if I got asked to go again I wouldn't think twice about going.

I confess that I don't like when my mom goes out of town, I feel like my life is missing something when she is gone.  I normally talk to her everyday and when she is on vacation I don't get to talk to her as much.

I confess I am really bad about putting things off till the very end, and then I am rushing around to get things done.

I confess I am excited to get engagement pictures done, but I don't think we are going to get them done till the fall.  I don't want sweat rolling down our faces in the pictures.

I confess I have all but one of my books bought for my summer classes (class doesn't start till July).  Nothing wrong with getting them early right??

I confess I tried to sell or pre-lit Christmas tree in my moms yard sale and no one wanted it.  Now what am I going to do with it.

I confess I really like to cook for Joe, I just don't like to clean up when I am done.

I confess I think it has been to long since I have seen my family in the south, maybe when mom gets back we can go down for a day.

I confess some days I wish I was a dog, they really have the life.  They get to go outside when they want, get a treat when they come inside and they pretty much sleep the rest of the day.

I confess I can't wait till Kiersten comes to visit. 

I confess I am ready for summer to be here, I want to go swimming and four wheeling.

I confess I think I did pretty good considering I didn't have time to confess last week.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Playing Catch Up!!

OK... I know I am really behind on my posts, but I have had a lot going on and I figured homework is more important that posting (I think everyone would agree with me).  Anyway... there has been a lot happened since the last time I updated.

So last Thursday night I am home along because Joe was at work at his part time job.  I left Khaos (the police dog) in the back yard while I ran to the store to get a can of biscuits, I wanted to make biscuits and gravy and we didn't have any biscuits.  Anyway I get back from the store and check to make sure Khaos is still in the back yard.  Check he is still there, but there is blood all over the steps and the concrete.  I'm thinking to myself what did he do and what am I going to do, Joe is at work.  So i go outside to see what he did and notice that his dewclaw nail is sticking out to the side and blood dripping from it.  The other one looks fine.  So I call Rick (Joe's dad) to see if he can come look at it.  He was in class, so that was out.  He told me to call the K9 officers from County.  First, neither answered and then Justin called me back.  He said he would come over and take a look.  Justin looked at it and said he needed to go to the vet and have it checked.  I had to call Joe at work and tell me what was going on, he was busy, but said he would call the vet and call me back.  Justin and I got his paw wrapped with some gauze and tapped it so at least it would be protected.  The vet said we should just leave it wrapped and bring him in tomorrow.  Take him to the vet and she said he just bent the nail all the way back and exposed what is under the nail.  She said just keep it wrapped for 5-6 days.  Khaos did fine with having his paw wrapped, he didn't do fine with not being able to go to work for 2 days.  We took the wrap off last night and he got to go back to work today.  He was one happy dog.

Friday night we went to the Jason Aldean concert.  We knew getting out of the parking lot was going to be a nightmare so we decided to leave the concert early.  WRONG!!! 2 hours later we finally made it out of the parking lot, yes just the parking lot.  That was the worst part of the night.  The concert was great, I would go see him again.

I was on ambulance crew all weekend, wasn't to bad got my homework done.  Tuesday night I went to the Cardinal's game with Nikki, Heather, and Julie.  Mom gave me tickets from work and they were great seats.  Four rows from the field, Julie said they were the best seats she had ever sat in.  I went to the Cardinal's game again Wednesday night (I know tough life right). 

I registered for my summer classes and I am happy and nervous to say I start my first nursing class this summer.  I am excited to start the nursing classes, I hope I can make some good friends at school.  I know last week I missed Confession Friday, so I will try and make it a good confession tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Field Trip With Noah

Today I got to go with Noah to The Magic House for his field trip.  We had a lot of fun, just didn't have enough time to see everything.  Here are some of the pictures that I took.
Noah's hair wasn't long enough to stand up.
After we ate lunch.
Noah and his friend Nate.

Day 29

A picture that can always make me smile.
This picture is from before Joe and I even started dating.
It was like 2 in the morning and the table behind us didn't like us talking pictures.
I smile every time I see this picture.

Day 28

A picture of something I am afraid of.
I don't like them.  I almost stepped on one when we were in vacation.
I wasn't really paying attention, but good thing Joe was,
because he saw it and caught me in time.

Day 27

A picture of myself and a family member.
This is a picture of Kennedy and me on her first Christmas.
They really do grow up fast, not that she is not still cute and sweet.
There is just something about holding a sleeping baby.

Day 26

A picture of something that means a lot to me

I could post a picture of some of my family
but then I would be leaving people out.
The most important thing to me is my family.
I don't know what I would do without them.
So I'm not going to post a picture because I don't want
to leave any family members out.

Day 25

A picture of my day

(I know this really should be from last week, but this is my day today)

I got to go with Noah on his field trip to The Magic House with school. 
I will post some pictures in another post.

Day 24

A picture of something I wish I could change.

I don't have a picture for this because everything happens for a reason.
If I would change something I wouldn't be where I am today.
I don't live my life thinking I can change things.
I just take one day at a time and go with it.

Day 23

A picture of my favorite book
So I have four favorite books, at least they all go together.
I can't wait for Breaking Dawn to come out, I am can't wait to see it.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up!

Friday night I was on Ambulance crew in Dupo, I didn't have any calls.  Which means I got to sleep the whole night, always a good thing.  Saturday I had Joe's cousin Becky's shower.  Had a good time with Joe's family.  Went and got pedicures after the shower.  I love to get pedicures.  Saturday night I was on Ambulance crew in Millstadt again no calls. 

Sunday was Mother's Day and since I was on Ambulance crew and couldn't leave town Mom and Larry and Nikki and the kids came up and we went to lunch as Margarita's.  The food was great and mom loved her Mother's Day gift.  Josh and Nikki went in with Joe and I and we got mom an Ipod Touch and the Nike walking kit.  I know who would have thought she would know how to work an Ipod (she doesn't yet, I still have to show her how to use it).  Hope it goes easy.  After lunch I came home and worked on our thank you cards for the wedding.  I know I probably sound crazy but I am hand making all of them.  Good thing I started early so I don't have to rush.  I just hope everyone likes it when they get them.  After Joe got home from work we went over to his moms to give her, her mother's day gift.  She was really excited to be able to go get some new shoes.  We watched some TV with her (Sister Wives) YES Joe totally hated it, he just doesn't see the point in the show.  I can' see where he is coming from.  I think just about anyone could have their own TV show anymore.  After we left Fran's we went to Joe's dad's to give Nancy her gift.  She loved it as well.  Guess I am doing good picking out the gifts so far.  After we came home Joe did some homework.  When he was done he asked me what do you want to do now.  I told him honestly I could go to bed now, he said that is exactly what i wanted to hear.  At 10 pm we were in bed. 

Not a cray weekend, but it was fun.

Day 22

A picture of something I wish I was better at.

I wish I was better at working out.
I don't think there is anything fun about working out.
I try to workout as much as I can but to me there is nothing fun about working out.
I am trying to stay healthy, but some days working out just don't sound like fun.

Day 21

A picture of something I wish I could forget.

I can't think of anything that I would want to forget.
Everything that has happened in my life has happened for a reason.
I wouldn't be who I am today without the things that have happened in the past.
I may not like everything that has happened, but I can't forget it.
Sorry I don't have a picture to go with this.

Day 20

A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.
Disney World!!
I know not what you were expecting.  I have been there twice already.
I can't wait to go back again.  Joe has never been and I know he is going to love it.
I can't wait to see his face when we get to go. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Confession Friday!

I confess that I made the best dinner Joe and I have had since we moved into the house.  I really wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but it was great.  There was no leftovers.

I confess that I am really into wrapping presents right now.

I confess we got a deep freeze a week ago and we still have no food to put in it.  I guess I need to go to the store.

I confess that I don't know what I am going to watch at 4:00 when Oprah is over.

I confess that I want to have another girls night out.  This time I need to have a ride home before I get there.

I confess for there only being Joe and I we make a lot of trash.  I think I have to empty the trash almost everyday.

I confess I am excited for the Millstadt yard sales.

I confess I am excited to give my mom her mother's day gift.  She is going to love it.

Day 19

A picture and a letter
I have no clue what I am suppose to put here.
I am just going to post my own thing.

They makes up our family.
We treat our dogs like children.
They are a big part of us.  I don't even like it when they go
to the groomers because the house is so quiet without them.
I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Day 18

A picture of my biggest insecurity.
My stomach/weight
I have been doing Weight Watchers to try and loose some weight.
I know I don't need to loose a lot, but I just don't like my stomach.
My motivation is of course the wedding.  Even if I don't lose any
the dress will hide it, so that a good thing.I don't think anyone is every happy with
 their body, but I guess it could always be worse.

Day 17

A picture of something that has made a huge impact on my life lately.
Nursing School!
It is a love hate relationship.  Some days I love school and others I can't wait to be done.
I can finally say I know what I want to be when I grow up.  Come on August 2013.
I know right now graduation seems so far away, but I can say classes go by really fast.
I can't wait to be done with school and start working.
I either want to work in Labor and Delivery, ER, or with Children (I think).
Who knows after clinicals that may all change.  Joe has given me all the support I need for school.
He is even nice enough to not make me work full time until I am done with school.
I think I am pretty lucky to have him.

Day 16

A picture of someone who inspires me
My Grandma Colleen Cooper
I know its not a picture of just her, but I love this picture of her with 2 of her great grandchildren.
She is one of the strongest women I know, she has always been there for me.
I would spend everyday after school and in the summer at her house while my mom worked.
No matter what my cousins or I did, I have never in my life heard her yell.
I don't think she has a mean bone in her body.  She would do anything for anyone.
I am very grateful that I got and still get to spend time with her. 
I love you Grandma!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 15

A picture of something I want to do before I die
I want to go to Hawaii, at least once.
It would probably be a place I would want to go again.

Day 14

A picture of someone I couldn't imagine my life without.
This was an easy one.  I couldn't imagine my life without Joe.
He is always there for me when I need anything even if it is just to complain
(even though he really doesn't want to hear it)
I love him more than anything and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him.

Day 13

A picture of my favorite band or artist
I have seen him once in concert and will be seeing him again real soon.
Second I would have to say Rascal Flatts.
I have seen them twice in concert and will see them again this summer.
I don't think they have a song that I don't like.  And they always put on a good show.