Tornado Warning

Odd thing happened this evening. In the past thirty minutes the loud sirens have gone off. This is the first time that I remember them since we’ve lived in this house. They sure are loud. When I lived with my parents, we didn’t close enough to sirens to hear them unless we were outside and everything was quiet.

I wonder where we learn what to do when we hear the sirens. I’ve decided my house isn’t tornado proof and it’s a good thing I’m not scared of tornadoes. If you know any stories from my childhood, you’ll know I was taught not to fear nature, especially tornadoes, but I do seem to be a bit scared of the sirens. I don’t like being home alone when they go off. Maybe it’s because I recently read The Book Thief, a book that takes place during WWII in Germany, but all I can think of when I hear the sirens is war. Hmm…..well, I just had to get it out. Hope everyone else out there has survived the SIREN. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love….

MY HUSBAND!!! Since today is really my three year anniversary, or should I say ours, I would say it’s an appropriate time to tell the world how truly amazing my husband is. I’m rarely really vocal about it, but it’s only because words can’t really express how I feel. I married the most amazing, perfect person, but doesn’t that sound somewhat cliche? I’ve never known someone who is more patient and understanding. Will put up with my silly moods, and is 100% behind me.

We spent our anniversary doing pretty much nothing, even though we both took the day off. But I was thinking today about how wonderful it is to be able to do nothing with someone…..we went to his school together, ran some errands, I wandered the yard taking photos, we messed around iTunes, played some Pogo, ate some dinner, sang some songs, really nothing out of the ordinary, but we are so peaceful together. I love doing nothing we Zach…..it’s always an amazing time.

I’ve noticed lately that other people don’t really like their spouses. They feel the need to hide things and if they have a day off want to be on their own. I can’t imagine not wanting to be around Zach. I guess in a nutshell, I made a great decision when I decided to marry him. There is no one I’d rather spend the rest of my life with.

Zach — No words can express, (and sometimes not even my actions) but you are the world to me and I can’t imagine life without you! I LOVE YOU!!

Funny Bird…or Wednesday Morning Wake-up

I’ve been meaning to post this all week, but I forget. Oops.

Last Tuesday I came home and it was a beautiful day, so I opened the back door for the dogs and left it open for them to run in and out. They generally like to watch people getting their mail. I totally forgot it was open and eventually went to bed. Zach normally closes up the house, so I don’t worry about it.

Wednesday morning I wake up and it is freezing in the bedroom. I figure it’s just because we left the window open. I close the window and go take my shower. After I get out of the shower, I notice that the dogs are no where to be found and they are usually still sleeping on the bed. Again, I just go about my business. A few minutes later I hear some weird noises downstairs and then Guinness comes up, looks at Zach on the bed, tucks his ears and goes to his bed. Again, I keep getting ready. Finally, I decided I can’t take it any longer and I go downstairs. In the kitchen I see Lexi staring at a bird.

I run up stairs screaming, “Zach, we have a creature.”
“What?”
“There is a bird in the kitchen. I’m going to get the camera and take pictures.”

Now remember I’m still not ready for work and it’s actually past the time I’m suppose to have left. Sometimes I think I can warp to school or something. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, turns out Zach forgot to lock up the house and the back door was open all night. Who knows when the bird got in, but it was pretty freaked out. I’m just thankful I’d turned the heater off a few days before or it would have been trying to heat the outdoors all night. ๐Ÿ™‚ Below are my rushed attempts at capturing the bird.




I love people!!!

I went out to dinner with two teachers this evening that I rarely hang out with. It’s been a new thing the three of us hanging out, which is a bit odd. Both of them have children my age and older, but they are truly great people. And on the way home I was just thinking about all the people I’ve met in life and I really think in the last year I’ve met some of the best people ever……adults and students alike. And I’m just happy. Happy to know so many awesome people. I hope I’m making impacts on their lives as well. And as always…..I hope I never lose touch with them. Is that reality? Probably not, but for today we’ll pretend it will happen. If you are reading this it means you are my friend and just know I LOVE YOU!

PS….show me some love and sign my guest book under the Heros section of my page. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, PPS or PSS, whatever it is. If you know me at all, you know I love Switchfoot and I’ve listening to their album Nothing is Sound for almost two years now and I was driving home on Sunday with Zach and the song Shadow Proves the Sunshine came on and I finally got the message. Amazing…..I could sing almost every word in the song, but it’s taken me forever to actually GET it. Yay for me! ๐Ÿ™‚ And that is why I love Switchfoot so much…..I never get it the first time.