patient: "i've been thinking about you a lot..."
me: "oh really."
patient: "yeah, just hoping you'd be back tonight."
me: "so you missed me..."
patient: "yeah... i missed you."
patient: "i really appreciate all the time you've spent with me."
me: BIGGEST smile/heart ever.
nickname at work: "RED"
pronounced... "REIII-ED" [2 syllables]
(after explaining his dream to me)
dan: "would you care if beyonce kissed me?"
me: "no, i'd just be excited."
dan: "that's what i figured."
my patient's sitter: "she looks like a barbie doll doesn't she?"
"you are the best nurse around here. once your older you will REALLY know your stuff, but you already do."
REALLY??? how are these people so sweet to me??! it's love.
i caught a NINE pound monstrous catfish from the raft. it was quite terrifying. i excitedly started to reel it in and once i got a glimpse of how monstrous and disgusting it was i nervously made dan finish reeling it in and got all frantic, almost cried &kept saying "don't let it touch me! get it away from me!" that feroucious fish broke the line right before we got him up, which i wasn't heartbroken about. it would have been a LITTLE crowded on that 2 person raft with all 3 of us. needless to say, it was one of the prouder moments of my young life. didn't have the camera on that trip- BUMMER.
the rope swing is our favorite. we swing out so far over the river and i just love the feeling of flying through the air! we even met the guy who made it and he did some rope swings tricks for us. very entertaining.
we then trudge through the woods and walk back up to part of the river where we started. last time i trudged through a barb wire fence (which dan so conveniently stepped over without even realizing). i have some scratches, but i felt pretty tough with bloody scratches on my legs like no big deal. we got sonic after with coupons and they basically paid US to eat there... and they didn't take our coupons so we can go get some more 49 cent milkshakes!
we're huckleberry finn and jim. i'm jim be default. :}
april 10&11, 2010: we celebrated!!
"the first year is the hardest." we heard that far too many times. i guess it's a breeze from here:]. we had some emotional times, it's true. but i blame that on YAZ (i would strongly recommend it to NOBODY). we have learned so much about ourselves &each other. it has been so wonderful to have such a strong bond &connection with another person, who i know i will always have. i love him 1000x more &so much deeper &more true than one year ago. i don't have to rely on just being "in love" anymore, it is so much more than that. [although we are, &i'm happy to say, as cutesy, cuddly, &in love as we were one year ago].
might be my profile pic right now.
it looks better sideways:]. ps- very proud of dan for his artistic styling &flattering angles in this one; we've been working on that.
our dining locale of choice...
here dan goes again with his artistic skills taking over. pretty cute little place. we're all for early dinner with the golden agers.
we were UTTERLY bamboozled &flabbergasted by these noodles DYED WITH SQUID INK... have you ever heard of that before in your LIFE? i know, me either. i was literally yelling when i saw them. "WHAT IS THAT!?!??!?!" everyone was so amused by my childlike enthusiasm. they were big raviolis. [we made sure to avoid anything with spinach.]
our personalized, grafitti-ed aged wine bottle [2004 probably].
look at how cute our town is.
we so pleasantly stumbled across the sweetest banjo player. he played us dan's favorite song, "dueling banjos," which he pulled off very well for playing by himself. he even gave me a t-shirt (picture to follow). there were a couple little girls dancing right behind us, &dan loved it so much he did a jig or two of his own...
we then ventured off to one of dan's natural discoveries. [dan often stands in model-esque positions like this without even realizing it. eye candy, i'd say]
outfit change! this is the shirt that was so kindly given to me to promote his "firehouse lodge" if we ever need a place to have a party. i bet he would even play the banjo for free.
the flowing river we were playing next to. this outfit change is most true to the alabamian inside. &i'm holding the sweet little flower dan picked for me.
what's next? none other than the m o s t divine, delicious, &delectable cherry cobbler. and a relaxing night by the fire.
how cute is he? he doesn't even try.
we then had a very exciting late night adventure at PUBLIX [the bogo's blew our mind] &look at ALL these flowers dan got me!! he pays no expense for my glee...
our actual anniversary was on sunday, i was a little tired at church that day. this our sweet friend max/teng buo from taiwan. he's probably a prodigy... learned how to tie a tye in one try! i feel like that's not normal.
one year exactly from our wedding! same dress i wore to the temple, same suit:].
so after church i slept &slept... and what did i wake up to??? THIS... carrot/roll faces and everything. REALLY???! i know. those pork chops were brined to perfection.
this is my happiest, groggiest face.