Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Big 24!

John turned the big 24 this year...we have both agreed that birthday's just aren't what they used to be, but we are of course glad we get to celebrate them together every year. Since John's birthday is pretty close to Memorial Weekend every usually lasts for a couple of days :) This is year on John's actual birthday we went and ate at Texas was yummy and the atmosphere is fun!

After dinner we came home for cake and ice cream! Brandon and Jessica came over to give John his gift. They got him a University of Utah jacket, which he most definitely wanted. (he can't wait for football season to start)

Here is the cake...Cookies and Cream (John's Fav)

Before we had cake...I made everyone put on these ridiculous birthday hats we had laying around from last year. Even Charlie had to wear one :) He wasn't too happy about it and after I found him under the couch chewing it into a million pieces.

The Birthday celebrations continued through the weekend...

Friday we enjoyed staying home and relaxing...we were so looking forward to this three day weekend ahead. We made dinner and watched Harry Potter (we are getting so excited for the last and final one to come to theaters in July)

On Saturday, we met the Huston Clan for dinner at California Pizza Kitchen, ate some Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, did some shopping and saw Pirates of the Caribbean 4. I absolutely loved the movie and would recommend it to all. (Sorry no picture at dinner)

I love John so much! I hope this year all his birthday wishes can come true :) I look forward to every year we get to celebrate birthdays together. He is truly the best husband for me and I am so grateful for him every day.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shows, Shows, and More Shows...

Phantom of the Opera

Beatles- LOVE

Little Mermaid

Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band

Mama Mia

Jon Schmidt

Nashville Tribute Band

Mary Poppins

Blue Man Group

South Pacific

Beauty & the Beast

Million Dollar Quartet


Between Las Vegas, St. George, Sandy Ampitheater, and Capitol Theater…I think we’ve got a lot of shows we are seeing this coming year! (Saving the best for last of course)

We love WICKED so much that we decided to buy season tickets at Capitol Theater so we could get the best seats available. It beats waiting in line for ten hours, freezing our butts off (actually, what am I talking about haha?! I wasn’t there freezing my butt off, John was)

First round of shows starts in less than a week! Can’t Wait!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Negative Nancy...

So, today I am kind of being a Negative Nancy. We are allowed a couple of these a year right?! So today I am choosing to use one of mine.

So...if you're not ready to hear me vent, then I suggest not reading any further...

I know I am blessed, don't get me just seems a little unfair today and I feel bad saying that because I know my life isn't unfair, but at the same time I am wondering why I am having to go through situations in my life right now and why I can't just be given all the answers. I know I may never understand the trials I am given or why I must sit back and wait for things to come in my life, but man it sucks!

Why is it when you are doing what is right you can't receive those blessings you truly desire...

I'm not sure why things happened the way they did a month ago. I don't understand why we had to lose our chance at becoming parents...I know it will eventually come again and maybe this is all to truly test my patience...but I am discouraged. Next week we would have found out if we were were having a boy or's sad. And even though a lot of people don't understand or wonder what the heck is wrong with me, or why I am not over this's hard...everyday is hard.

I would take back the sickness, the no sleep, and feeling like I just ran a marathon for anything...

So, now that I have most definitely out done my Negative Nancy attitude, I will try to have a better day and remember what I have been blessed with and continue to pray for those other blessing I truly desire for John and I.

Husband's birthday is in three days!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Oh Benson!

I still remember the day we got Benson... We rescued him at only six weeks old. My dad was NOT happy that we were getting another dog, but it sure was love at first sight.

Benson was a good puppy for the most part. He did decide to chew up a few of my things...but what dog doesn't :)

We never knew Benson would be such a big dog when he grew never would have suspected him to turn out looking like a horse when he could fit in just your two hands and couldn't even get up the stairs.

We are going to miss those cute little eyes, and the excitement he brought to all of our lives.

Benson had to be put to sleep yesterday. He has been suffering from cancer in his kidney's and last month they gave him a month to live. I am going to miss this little (big) guy. He has been such a good friend. I miss you buddy, but know I'll get to see you again some days. We love you

P.S.- Charlie will especially miss jumping on your tail and getting you all ruffled up when he comes over to see you.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Catching Up...

Well, you would think now that I am done with school that I would have more time to get on here and blog away...but that hasn't been the case. are a couple of updates!

Mom got her results back from the Doctor and CANCER HAS NOT SPREAD!!! What a relief! She is scheduled for surgery on the 19th.

For Mother's day, we got to talk to Joshua! He is doing wonderful on his mission and we can't wait to see him in eight months!! We had a great time visiting with John's family and my family and celebrating two of the most wonderful women in our life.

School grades came out and I got A's :) Which really surprised me, considering I was pretty sick for the last month and half...but with the help of my husband (yes, he did one of my papers) I was able to pull through :)

John just started school for the summer and has been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY! Our watching movie dates usually have to wait until the weekends now...but that's okay. We would rather have him get done with school quicker.

The weather is finally nice which means BBQ's. Our favorite meals to cook are those in the Spring and summer times. We also planted out vegetable plants, flower, and the yard to looking beautiful. Hope this good weather sticks around...

John was at insta-care all day yesterday with yet another Kidney Stone. I hope I don't have to see doctors, the ER, or insta-care for at least a couple of months...out visits to those places have been way too much lately. I only want to see the doctor if they have some good news to give us :)

This weekend I went with some gals from my side of the family and Uncle Brent to see an Alice and Wonderland Ballet. My cousin Mindy's daughter is an amazing ballet dancer! I am so glad they invited us to go. I loved every minute of it :) Even my sweet little cousin Savanna squirming around on my lap the whole time. I told John when I got home, that it made me think of what it will be like when I have little girls...and then I got emotional...hope that time comes soon for us!

So...that's what's been going on with us :) Here's to another week! Lets hope the next couple come and go real quick! I am desperately in a need of a vacation.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Mom

On Friday, my family was given news that my mom has an 85 percent chance of having Ovarian though I have so many thoughts running through my head, I am needing to keep my mind on a positive note, not just for my sake, but for the sake of my mom. I'm not understanding why things are happening the way they are right now in my life, but I am hoping I can be guided and comforted because I have never needed it more.

I love my mom so much. She is such a inspiration to me and has been my entire life. My mom's life hasn't been easy. She has had a lot of hardships she has had to overcome. She has shown unwavering amounts of faith and trust in our Savior and I know she'll get through this.

There are so many things I love about my mom, but the most is that she is literally my best friend. My mom and I are very close and talk on the phone at least twice a day...most of the time three :) Even if it's just a quick one minute conversation. Since she can't tuck me in every night still, we call each other before we go to bed. I get emotional just thinking about all the amazing things about this lady. I love her so much! She has been such a strength to me, especially these last couple of weeks as John and I have had to deal with our loss and our trials. It's now my turn to be there for her and be a strength.

As we wait this next week out to hear results, I want my mom to know how much she means to me. I also want her to know that no matter what news we are given, she is a strong lady and can make it through anything. I want her to know that I am always here for her.

Please keep my mom and my family in your prayers :)

Mom...if you are reading this...I love you so much! Hang in there.
Randi Rooster

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Not a Pitty Party

So...This is post is not a pitty party, I just simply need to write up my feelings. After all...this is my blog ha ha :)

Remember how those good and bad days will come and go...well a bad day has come. As I sit here trying to remember how strong I have been these last couple of weeks...I am not feeling so strong today and that's okay I guess. It's been rough today as I realize I am done with school for the semester and well...though there are many things coming up and many things to look forward to, I find myself feeling really empty still.

Today would have been my 12 week appt. and maybe that's half of the reason I feel so down today. It breaks my heart when I think about all the changes John and I were preparing for and though one day we will get that chance to become parents again, it is still hard to not have that to look forward to right now.

As I write this post I feel so guilty that I feel so down today...but I have the right to feel this way...right? I feel guilty because I know how blessed I am and I hate to feel so upset when I have been given so much. There is nothing more that John and I want then to have children...It's that whole trust in the Lord thing and it will happen when it's supposed to.

I'm still trying to learn patience...that's something I'll be working on forever.

So...Like I said, this is not a pitty party, just needed to vent :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Like a good neighbor...

When I got home from work today, it was quite the adventure! It was such a beautiful day that I thought it would be nice to take Charlie on a walk to our favorite park

**Side note: most people when going on a walk, walk to the park. Well...not us :) We drive because it's about two-three miles away.

So back to my story...I loaded Charlie in the car and we headed to the park. When we arrived I remember that I left his collar at the house. So I put on his harness, which can I just mention it does not fit him very good anymore! As I was trying my very hardest to get this on Charlie, I set my keys down on the seat.

Charlie was all ready to go! We got out of the car and began our walk. This is when I noticed...I LEFT MY KEYS ON THE FRONT SEAT...AND THE CAR WAS LOCKED.

Oh gets worse believe it or not! I had no cell phone :( I couldn't get a hold of John and remember before how I said that my house was at least three miles away?!

Charlie and I walked our sad little faces over to some teenagers who were playing tennis and asked if we could use their phones to call John. I of course tried to call John three times...and no answer. We finally excepted the fact that we were going to have to walk home. Now most people would say that three miles is not that far to walk, but it is when you are walking by farm lands up the mountain and there aren't sidewalks. All you've got is some dirt and sticks stabbing you in the feet as you walk... I was in flip flops and my feet were about to die!

We also ran into an encounter with a horse (On the opposite side of a fence) but Charlie was not going to have any of it. He began to roll around on the ground, crying like someone was trying to kill him. For heaven sakes Charlie!!! All the horse did was stare at you! So the rest of the walk towards our house Charlie refused to walk and kept trying to play chicken by the side of the road, so I had to carry him.

As we were approaching the main road wondering how much farther we could make it...John came screeching around the corner and saves us ha ha. He said he called those teenagers back and figured after I had been gone for thirty minutes it was time he come find us.

We definitely shared some laughs...but not Charlie! He was parched and just wanted to get home and drink some water. John and I headed back to the park to meet the lock smith. It took all of thirty seconds for them to open my car. and then We were homeward bound. I can definitely tell you that won't happen again...but if it does...

Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Is that SPRING I see???

So, the rain and snow this year has been out of control! John's parents got four inches of snow on Saturday! Can you believe it?! We most definitely live in Utah. Of course the snow was melted by late afternoon because the sun then came out and didn't give the snow much of a chance to stick around. We are so ready for some warm weather. Occasionally this Spring we have had a few days that have been really nice and you can tell everyone is just ready to be outside going on walks, doing yard work, and just enjoying some sun.

That's how today is :) and I checked the weather this's supposed to be in the 60's all week...I am so looking forward to it! Sunshine always adds a little bit more happiness to life. I love being able to come home from work and take Charlie on a walk to our favorite park. Not only does it make him sooo happy, but it gets me out as well.

There are days I wish I could work outside during the day...So I always make sure to take a little break and go sit outside when it's warm :) It's crazy to me when I think about how it is already May! Soon enough Summer will be here and we are so excited. I can't wait to put on my new swimsuit from DownEast Outfitters and bask away in the nice hot sun. (with my 50 SPF of course ha ha) for the snow...I hope you stay away until the fall/ winter seasons. I hope this will be the last of you for the next little while.

P.S.- Amber's shower was a success! I loved being able to see everyone and how much we have all changed. Lots of people are pregnant...hopefully our chance will come again soon :) We feel more than ready and I am sure the Lord is well aware of that.

When we are doing what we are suppose to...our lives will be blessed!

Vegas and St. George in a month!!!!