Thursday, February 17, 2011

One Year Older and Wiser too

Wednesday was Ryan's 26th birthday!! Yes he is now closer to 30 than to 20 :(

He started he birthday with German Pancakes (his fave) and a test in Oncology and a full day of classes... YAY!

We went to Bonzai, the Japanese Sushi house in Kirksville. Yes you read that right, sushi in Kirksville! We went with another couple who also had a birthday recently. The girls ate chicken and the boys ate sushi.

We then enjoyed cake and ice cream at our house. Ryan LOVES chocolate, so I made a triple chocolate triple layer cake. In between the layers was chocolate fudge frosting and then the whole cake was covered in milk chocolate icing. And don't forget chocolate ice cream. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!

Ryan got a new pair of shorts, two pairs of shoes, swim trunks, dress socks, and gift cards.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vitamin D

It's surprising what a little Vitamin D can do for you... Today was a beautiful day! A day that makes you want spring to come so much faster. The light at the end of a dark and dreary winter. Today was a small taste of spring :)

I was able to sleep in and wake up to the sun beaming through our bedroom window and warming up the room. I went to the car wash and washed away all the mud and vacuumed all the salt junk from the winter roads. I went shopping and bought a new spring outfit. IT WAS GREAT!

I think that the new year should start in the spring time. I think when the sun finally starts shining and the weather warms up it gives you that extra boost and the feeling of new possibilities. You want to start eating better and loose that winter weight. You want to set new goals and you actually feel like you can achieve them.

Oh how I love spring!! Now if it could just melt all the snow we just got and keep warming up that would be great :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tag Your It

My friend Kenzi tagged me... Now I feel like a real blogger!!!

4 TV shows I watch:
1. The Bachelor (love Emily)
2. Glee
3. Desperate Housewives (I know I know)
4.Greys Anatomy

4 Things I am passionate about:
1. Family
2. Working Hard
3. Ryan
4. Becoming the best wife, mom, sister and friend

4 Phrases I say a lot:
1. "Seriously"
2. "Whatever"
3. "Shut Up"
4. "You're really really dumb, for real"

4 Things I have learned from the past:
1. Parents really do know best.
2. Great friends are necessary
3. Pick your battles
4. I am slowly turning into my mother :(

4 Things I did yesterday:
1. Worked
2. Paid bills
3. Made Dinner
4. Watched a movie with Ryan, (ok I watched the movie and Ryan slept through it)

4 Places I would love to visit:
1. Alaska
2. Caribbean
3. Greece
4. Prague

4 Things I am looking forward to:
1. Winter being over and moving
2. Ryan's graduation
3. Motherhood
4. Living back west!!

4 Things I love about Winter:
1. Thanksgiving and Christmas
2. Sitting in front of the fire, drinking hot chocolate
3. Snow days
4. The start of a new year!

4 People I tag:
1. Alison Coburn
2. Desiree Sandgren
3. Ryan Coburn
4. Emily Luckau

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We Survived

The storm hit and man did it hit!!! Ryan went to school yesterday (Tuesday) and they cancelled class at lunch and we closed the pharmacy so I didn't have to work the rest of the day. And thank goodness... I was talking to my dad as I was driving home and the storm was starting to rage. I couldn't see very far down the street and almost couldn't make it up the small hill to our house.
Luckily I made it home, grabbed me something to eat and went to look out the window and because it was so windy, my foot prints were already GONE!

The snow and the wind blew all night long and created some pretty big drifts... All night we would go look out our back door and watch the drift on our patio grow taller and taller. The snow in our drive way was taller than the bumper of our cars, so we were definitely snowed in :)

Thankfully they came about nine this morning and shoveled the walk way to everyones door and around all the cars and the parking lot. We hurried and measured the snow before it was moved and it was over 18 inches!!

So today we are enjoying siting in our pjs, no work no school, and watching HGTV. Life is good :)