Thursday, November 24

Gareth & Sian

Last week, Steve and I e-mailed his niece & nephew that we have sort of lost contact with. Kayleigh (which is Gareth & Sian's sister) sent them a forward and I stole their e-mail addresses off of that e-mail (yeah!).

So here is what they have been up to:
Sian (see photo below) currently lives in the U.K. (that is where her father is originally from), she has a daughter Lauren with her boyfriend. If Sian sends me pictures, I will be more than happy to post them :) The photo below is from 2002. That is Sian & Kayleigh.

Gareth has been in the Army for the past few years and is currently stationed in Italy with his wife Irma. They have been married over a year, almost two years now I believe. If Gareth will send photos, I will be more than happy to post them too :) See below for picture of Gareth from 2002 as well.

I sent them this link so they can view our web log. It's so great that we have gotten in touch with Sian & Gareth again.

Steve and I have missed you guys a lot and can't wait to see you both again soon (hopefully).

Monday, November 14

Pretty Funny

So my mother-in-law forwarded me this e-mail and I thought I would post it. It's pretty funny!

1. My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn't.
2. I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
3. I Work Hard Because Millions On Welfare Depend on Me!
4. Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.
5. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
6. Don't take life too seriously; no one gets out alive.
7. You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.
8. Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.
9. NyQuil, the stuffy, sneezy, why-the-heck-is-the-room-spinning medicine.
10. The gene pool could use a little chlorine.
11. Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.
12. Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
13.Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I Grew up.
14. A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
15. They call it PMS because MadCow Disease was already taken.
16. A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.
17. Ham and eggs. A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.
18. The trouble with life is there's no background music.
19. The original point and click interface was a Smith and Wesson.
20. I smile because I don't know what the hell is going on.
The funniest one was #15... ha, ha, ha... That is hysterical!!

Saturday, November 12

Steve's Eyes - Part II

Ok, take a good look at the photo above. If you notice, Steve's left eye is looking straight at the camera and his right eye is looking up and away. If he relaxes his eyes it happens all the time, but it didn't use to. Here's a short story of how we discovered this.
About 6 months ago, Steve was playing video games one evening, it was pretty late (almost bed time) and I walked up infront of him on the couch. He looked up at me and I noticed that his right eye was still watching the TV and his left eye was looking at me. I freaked out a little and he closed his eyes and was able to fix it, both eyes looked back at me and it was fine. He had been complaing about double vision for little while and I didn't pay much attention to it. Well, seeing his eyes go two different ways got my attention. The following day I made an eye appointment for that weekend.
At the eye appointment Steve met with the doctor and told her that his eyes have been getting very tired lately and he thinks he might need glasses. He told her that he has double vision sometimes and it causes headaches. He also mentioned what happend a few nights before where his wife (me) completely freaked out. The doctor asked if he had always had a wandering eye, Steve told her he didn't. She then referred him to an eye specialist. She advised him that it is not normal for someone to all of a sudden one day start having a wandering eye. Oh, and he didn't need glasses. He has 20/20 vision.
So here we are on the waiting list for the eye specialist. Just to get in to see him took about 4 months. We finally got in and the first test they do is to see how bad his wandering eye is. Now, keep in mind that all the rest of these facts are coming just from Steve and I got them at bits and pieces (ex: "Oh, and the doctor said this". (2 days later) "Did I tell you this already?"), so on, and so on. But here is what I pieced together. After the wandering eye test, he informed Steve that it's not a wandering eye but nerve damage. Wandering eyes are very consistant, you can't force them to really go away. When Steve relaxes his eyes and they are tired, he starts having double vision, but he can unrelax them and fix his eye. So we have ruled out wandering eye.
New problem: eye nerve damage - what is causing the nerve damage? He was at his first appointment for about an hour and a half doing different eye tests, they dialated his eyes, etc. All those tests came back that he still didn't need glasses. He was then scheduled to see a "Nerve Damage Eye Specialist", same office/different doctor. That appointment lasted about 2 hours and he was then referred to have a MRI scan done.
He went for his MRI and the results came back clean. That ruled out brain tumor and M.S. When Steve went to talk with the specialist about his MRI results, the specialist was completly baffeled. He asked Steve if his symptoms were still there and when Steve told him they are getting worse he had the strangest look on his face. Oh, and yes, I went for the MRI results with Steve.
Today, we went for more blood tests, the specialist is now testing him for a thyroid disorder. I will keep you up to date on the results of that. We are still in the dark about what it could be, but at least the two worst senarios are ruled out. We have a follow-up appointment with the specialist the week after Thanksgiving to review his blood tests. I'll let you know more then!

Wednesday, November 9

Halloween Goodies!

This is Riley Michael (Isn't he cute??) on Halloween. This is my friend Carly's little boy. He is such a chub now. Very, very handsome too (I would say adorable, but some father figures have decided that it's not "manly" to call their son adorable - but he is adorable). Ok, here is his photo.

Tuesday, November 8

20 Random Things About Me!

I was Tagged by Crystal (once again I don't know how to link the name back to her site otherwise I would - sorry). Here are 20 random things about me.

1. I am a natural blond and you can tell by my ditsyness :).
2. I was married just 2 weeks after my 21st Birthday.
3. I don't go to church as much as I should and I feel very guity about it.
4. I'm addicted to shopping and have to control myself a lot.
5. I love smells. Lotions, candles, perfume, cologne, shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, all of it.
6. I'm scared of balloons. I hate them. They scare me (the popping sound).
7. My very first pet was my Grandma's black cat named Lurch.
8. I worry too much about what other people think about me. It's really bad sometimes because I'll say something really stupid and then I won't drop it until I know they aren't mad. It drives Steve NUTS!
9. I'm allergic to cats. I get migrain headaches when I am around them much. So I usually don't pet them.
10. I can't wait to move back home to be with my family & friends. I miss them a lot!
11. My favorite food is sandwiches. Jimmy Johns, Quiznos, Subway, Capriottis and Port of Subs are all my favorite.
12. My favorite hobby is scrapbooking. When I want to relax I like to read too.
13. My favorite color is pink.
14. My first real dog was 4 years ago and I was scared to death of him. He was a whole 8 pounds. I love him now though.
15. I love NASCAR - Yes, I know - weird.
16. I love to play darts and it's really easy for me to hit the bullseye for some reason.
17. I'm very self conscious about my body.
18. I still, to this day, have not figured right from left without using my hands.
19. Christmas is my favorite season.
20. I regret not knowing more about my grandparents pasts. My Grandma lived in Germany during WWII and my Grandpa was in the Army and I don't know that much about it.

Ok, I'm going to tag Brooke & Trish (sorry, you're the only other person I know that wasn't tagged already).

I'll post again soon!

Monday, November 7

Steve's Eyes

Ugh, I just did this REALLY, REALLY long post yesterday and it is completely gone. I'm not sure where it went but it's not here anymore. OUY!!! I'll have to retype it out tomorrow. It's about Steve's eyes that I said I had an interesting picture and I would post it later and tell you want is going on. I'll tell you all tomorrow. Sorry :(

Wedding Pictures

I spent this weekend with Steve's sister Amy & his neice Kayleigh. This past May, Amy & Matt were married here at Mt. Charleston. Well, this weekend we worked on her wedding photos for her wedding scrapbook. It was so much fun. Today I brought some of my wedding photos so I could scan them in over at her house. I wanted to make them black & white. Here are a couple that were scanned in.
Getting Ready - I love this Picture of My Sister Kelly. She looks so cute! Everyone was blowing bubbles in the church because it was raining outside.This was when we were introduced at the reception.
Me & Stephanie in the Limo.Me, Steve, Amy & Steve R. in the Limo.My sister Kelly, my Dad & Jackie. I love this picture.This is the wedding party. Top: Gareth (Groomsman), Steve R. (Best Man), Amy (Maid of Honor), Stephanie (Bridesmaid). Bottom: Steve (Groom), Sara (Bride)Steve & My Sister JackieKayleigh (Flower Girl) & Jeremy (Ring Bearor). They really liked each other.Jeremy "Smoochin" Kayleigh. Ok, he really liked her ;) I love this picture too!

Alright, that was more than a few. I really need to go to bed now. I'll post again soon!


Saturday, November 5

Me & My Sister Jackie!

Tuesday, November 1

Happy Halloween!

Attached are some pictures that Steve & I both took at our works. I will explain each picture below.

To start, Steve had a pumpkin carving contest at his work last Friday. Each department had to come up with something to do with a pumpkin. Here are some pictures of what his group of guys decided to do. They did end up winning 2nd place. I was totally shocked.

That's right folks... a vomiting Pumpkin - Named Steve too :)

The photo above is Larry (on the left, Slot Project Manager) and Steve (on the right).

On Monday a few of us at my work decided to dress up. We all brought something sweet to share and had a sugar-fest all day. It was so much fun and put us in just the right mood to have trick-or-treaters all night. Below are some photos.

Me (left) as a farmer & Trish (right) as phocohantas <--- Not sure on spelling ;)

Nicole as a big Cookie.

Jessica (top) and Trish (bottom) being silly.

Sorry It's been so long since I have posted. We have been really, really busy. I will post later. I have an interesting picture of Steve's eyes that I want to show you. I'll post again soon!

Love, Sara