Thursday, June 25, 2009

Phoenix Photos

The Hubs and I went to Phoenix last month and I'm just getting around to putting up some photos. We had so much fun! We absolutely adore Phoenix and already want to go back.

We drove there; a harrowing 14 hour drive. We got through it by watching seasons of "Friends" on the laptop and spending quality time together. We went hiking, went to a Diamondbacks game on Memorial Day, ate great food, drove around the different suburbs. It was wonderful.

Entering New Mexico!

The landscape along the way was breathtaking. This one is in New Mexico.

We drove through a wicked nasty storm in Flagstaff on the way to Phoenix. It was hailing and pouring and lightening bolts were everywhere. It was insane how different the mountains of Flagstaff are compared to the desert heat just two hours away in Phoenix.

Steve and I in front of the fountains in Glendale. The Jobing.Com Arena (catchy little name, right?) and University of Phoenix Stadium have this little oasis surrounding it with shops, restaurants, movie theatre, outdoor fun, etc. We spent several hours there just enjoying.

We ate at the Glendale oasis at a Japanese place called Kabuki. This is our calamari and edamame appetizer. Both very good!

This is our sushi: California Rolls, Phildelphia Rolls and Spicy Tuna Rolls. YUM!!

We drove up to Surprise for a little house hunting (wishful thinking). After several occasions of seeing people tooling around in golf carts, I just had to take a picture. This bad-boy was parked in front of Fry's (king soopers, basically). If you look closely, it even has a license plate.

Part of the Glendale oasis area.

Chase Field on Memorial Day

Chase Field sells sliced caramel apples. I get one every time we're there.

My hubby and I with the field.

Happy Memorial Day!

Military troops holding the flag while the National Anthem is played.

Us at the field again.

Steve is obsessed with college baseball. ASU has one of the best college baseball teams in the country and they just happened to be playing while we were there. The stadium is gorgeous and we sat in the general admission area. It's all grass and families come with coolers and blankets and chairs and just picnic while watching the game. It was so much fun.

On the way home, we had to drive over this huge pass because we skipped New Mexico and came home through the Four Corners. It was 97 degrees when we left Phoenix and when we got to the pass about seven hours later it was a blizzard!

Beautiful Arizona Landscape

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


"Well that's why babies are you don't kill them."

A friend telling another friend that kids are cute when they're little because if you knew what they grew into, you'd kill them.

Monday, June 15, 2009


One of my best friends is pregnant. Kelcy, this one's for you :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

You Down with G.O.D.?

I had lunch plans with my friend Christine today at 12:30. I put it on my Outlook calendar because, let's face it, I'm a busy girl. If you have Outlook you know that the boxes can be small and cut off letters on the main calendar. When I glanced at it, I noticed something.

Quite the conversation starter, right? "I had lunch with Christ today. What did you do?"

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

FYI, I'm Not Stupid

I understand that Steve and I have been married over three years. I also understand that, according to most people, that means we need to hop on the baby train.

But you need to understand that I'm not an idiot. When I say I haven't been feeling well and my stomach has been upset, don't look at me with raised eyebrows and ask if I'm pregnant. I think I would know if my queasiness had anything to do with pregnancy and you can bet that if there's even a remote possibility that it could be, I probably wouldn't be just casually throwing it out there.

You can count on two things:
1) If I were pregnant I wouldn't coyly say "oh gee, my stomach hurts and my period is late. Hmm, wonder why? (pause for dramatic effect)"

2) When I do get pregnant, I'll be smart enough to keep the pregnancy symptoms out of regular conversation until we plan on telling people.

And this blog post does not include my mother. Since she is the woman that went through 23+ hours of labor with me, she reserves the right to ask if I'm pregnant any time she wants.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Weird Habit

Lately I've noticed that if I get someone's voicemail my automatic urge is to just slide my phone closed and hang up. I'm not sure if it's because I'm impatient and don't want to sit through the greeting or maybe it's just that it wasn't that important and I'll try them later.

Or just maybe it's because every time I leave a message the person calls me back and says "what's up?" and I ask if they got my message and they say "I haven't checked it yet."

Hmmm, how do ya like that?

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Caged Bird

Right now I feel like a bird
Caged without a key
Everyone comes to stare at me
So much joy and revelry
They dont know how I feel inside
Through my smile I cry
They dont know what theyre doing to me
Keeping me from flying
Thats why I say that I know why the caged bird sings
Only joy comes from song
Shes so rare and beautiful to others
But I just set her free so she can fly, fly, fly
Spreading her wings and her song
Let her fly, fly, fly, the whole world to see
Hmmm hey ooh shes like a caged bird
Fly, fly, ooh, just let her fly, just let her fly, just let her fly
Spread wings
Spread beauty

This song by Alicia Keys is beautiful. It came up on my mp3 player today and I had an emotional moment. Though I joke around and smile and act happy, underneath I'm torn up. Like the song says, "Through my smile I cry."

At this point in my life I feel like the caged bird. I can't go forward yet I can't go back. This is not a new feeling to me since I wrote about it here in February. There's just no end in sight to these things that are causing this situation and it's hard to remain positive all the time.

I'm not unhappy all the time but I have a lot of time on my hands to think. I have a great support team in my husband, friends and family but when it comes down to it, it's my and Steve's life that is getting put on hold.

I want to spread my wings and fly. I want to feel that I'm living my life and not just existing, because that's what I feel like right now; I feel like I'm merely existing because everything else needed to be put on hold. Yes we've taken a few vacations and done stuff to our house (yay!) but in the grand scheme of things it's just fun stuff holding us over until we can continue down our path.

Monday, June 01, 2009


"So I had Botox before I was 40. So what? Does that make me a bad person?"

A man at a Chili's in Scottsdale telling his male companion over four glasses of white wine. Let me repeat, this was at a Chili's, in the middle of the day, on a weekday.


I'm so excited for the new fall series "Glee". This show completely brings out my inner band/performing arts geek-ness and the pilot episode has me hooked!