Tuesday, January 17, 2012

sad puppy

it's the worst thing in the universe when your baby is sick.
and when i say baby i mean my little Padme baby.
last thursday and friday she was acting really weird.
all tired and her eyes were really glossy/red and she went through most of the day without opening them and when she did she would just squint at everything.
i was immediately worried, like a good mama should be, and starting googling around to see what could possibly be wrong with her.
boy, was that a bad idea.
i started seeing all these scary things about how squinting and glossy eyes can mean she's going blind!
i talked to Matt and told him our pup needs to see a vet because if something really bad is going on i want to stop it before it gets worse.
the vet was so nice and let us come in the same day to get her checked.
she had all these horrible tests done to her eyes and i felt so bad for her.
she let the doctor stick things in her eyes and turn her eyes green (seriously weird).
she was such a champ though! she didn't even try to yank her head away or anything!
she's the best pup ever!
after all the crazy tests we found out she's a very healthy girl (yay!) and she didn't have anything serious but she does have conjuctivitis.
basically her eyes were hurting her a lot so the only thing she could do to make it stop was keep them closed as much as possible.
poor baby!
we were sent home with some eye medicine for her and the vet said she should be better in a few days.
she was so sad all night after the vet.
sick padme
i babied the heck out of her to make up for it though.
now it's been 3 full days of the eye medicine and i think she's doing better.
she'll actually keep her eyes open now and i don't notice as much glossy eye-ness.
her eyes are still a little red but we have to continue the medicine for a while so i'm sure that'll go away soon.
i hated this whole ordeal probably just as much as she did.
i can only imagine what future me is going to be like when i have a real little person to take care of and they get sick.
i'm sure i'll be a wreck!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mustache Party

so it was finner finner chicken dinner's first birthday party on saturday and we were lucky enough to be invited!
it was a mustache themed party!
seriously does it get any cuter than that??
answer: no way jose!
i just can't believe this little guy is already one.
i remember holding him when he was just born and now he's all grown up. 
now back to the amazing party!
picture it guys...mustaches everywhere. mustache inspired food. mustache games. mustache necklaces. 
it was AMAZING!
look at this fancy gentleman.
mustache finn 1
Finn having a blast tearing into his mustache cake.
mustache finn 2
the mustache guests
finn's mustache party
your Aunt Nikki and Uncle Matt LOVE you!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

patience and presents

man, 2012 has been a doozy so far. 
apparently when i asked that 2012 help me grow as a person it didn't want to waste any time.
and it has also decided that my number one strength i need to practice is patience.
which is probably one of the most annoying things to practice ever ever ever ever.
before this i thought i was a relatively patient person.
 i would wait at a restaurant for the waitress to come by without getting upset or wait for my turn on the slide without shoving the other kids.
in my mind that means i'm patient.
but there are so many things going on right now and patience is kinda getting in the way of life and it's making me grumpy and worried and ughhhh.
so here i sit, pretending to be patient while my mind goes berserk thinking about all the things i could be doing if i could just know everything right now.
my level of stress couldn't be higher.
dang you 2012 and your patience-learning ways. 

in other news...
i haven't had a chance to tell the universe about our most amazing late Christmas presents.
the Kindle!!
i was lucky enough to get a large gift card to use on an item of my choosing and this is what i chose!
i'm sure most people will be surprised because i'm more the type to plop myself down in front of the tv rather than pick up a book but i seriously love this thing.
i've already read like 4 books and i've only had it a couple weeks.
i really think it makes me read faster. it has magical powers that can do that ya know.
so now anybody and everybody should give me book recommendations since i'm all smart and bookish now!

and our second amazing present...
iPhone 4s!
Matt has been begging for an iPhone since the day he found out about them and i've been the terrible grinchy wife who wouldn't let him get one.
well now i'm an angel sent from above because i bought him one!
he got the black one and i got the white one and now we're busy iPhoning it up.
we got words with friends going on and everyone should start a game with me!
username: ohNIKKIissocool
and Matt is seriously in love with Siri. so weird.
and we finally joined the world of Instagram.
kindle time. i think Padme likes my new reading self because we get a bunch of cuddle time together.
my favorite picture of Padme ever.
close up
close up of yours truly.

so if you put together our new iPhones and my Kindle you realize that Matt and i have gone up about 20 cool points in just the last couple weeks.
that's right!!

now i'm gonna go try my hardest to continue being patient.
so far my Google reader is testing me because it hasn't been working.
yes i know how lame that sounds but let's be honest, you would be peeved too.

Friday, January 6, 2012

oh my gosh

there could not possibly be a cuter way to propose to someone!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Note to 2012

dear 2012,
i'm really excited for everything you might bring to my little family. i feel like this year could really be our most exciting and adventurous yet! 2011 was a little rude to me but i know you won't be like that. i know you'll be the year for growing and building self esteem and confidence and basically really becoming the person i've always wanted to be. i also know you'll be full of creativity and hopefully some good health thrown in there too, that would be nice. but mostly i want you to be a year full of love and fun! 
let's see if we can make that happen.
love, Nikki

Sunday, January 1, 2012

bye bye 2011, helloooo 2012

Matt and i rang in the New Year with Han and Leia...and sparkling cider.
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and i didn't even have to wake Matt up to kiss me at midnight!
and now 2011 is overrrr!
so weird.
i've really been digging the bloggy posts where people put pics of their adventures for each month so here's mine!

January - not a lot happened but i gots my hairs cut
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February - valentine's day!
March - trip to Sedona
03-05-2011 Sedona Trip 095
April - made a wall and repainted our downstairs
May - Harry Potter camping trip
June - birthday trip to the Wildlife World Zoo
July - trip to Seaworld
San Diego July 2011 028
August - shark week!
Shirt Making 032
September - got a little puffer fish
October - trip to Endor
November - 5 year anniversary
December - my Etsy shop opened and did amazing!