Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A new family has arrived in our condo complex!

So, Nicholas and I went and got celebratory Coldstone ice cream on Monday night (for our fire claim report blessing) and upon our return noticed something. We saw a little head pop out from behind the dumpster. We thought it was a cat so we called it, and it turned out to be a raccoon! Nicholas freaked out because he thought it was going to attack me (isn't he sweet) but i wasn't scared.

So, we call our friend Michael to come see it, because it was reeking havoc and trying to break into the laundry room (see picture below!)

When he got down to where we were he couldn't believe it. The raccoon at this point was trying to climb the archway to get to the upstairs complexes. It was at this point that Michael's wife Natalie saw another one sitting on the upstairs neighbors porch like a giant cat. Everyone was too scared to go knock on the lady's door to tell her she had a raccoon, everyone except for me that is! :) We kept hearing scratching but we didn't see any raccoons on the outside and Michael joked that there were babies. I didn't believe him. So, after about 5 minutes I went up there to see what was going on and warn the lady of her raccoon friend and guess what!!!! There was a whole family!!! Michael was right! :) There were 3 babies (see one the family below) and the mom up there. At this point the lady came to the door and was like "oh that's what that sound was."
At this point, there were about 1/2 of the families of the complex out and looking at our new friends. Nicholas and Carlos' wife went and scared the raccoons and they ran out the far end of the complex. I wonder if these guys are responsible for some of the trash mess??? Anyway, you don't expect to see these guys in the middle of town, so I thought it would be interesting to share with you all!


Monday, November 26, 2007

My best friend

If you are married, take time to read the lyrics of the following song. I was listening to it on the way home from school today, and boy... it really hit home. To my lovely hubby, read the words, and know that this is exactly how I feel about you! :) I will always love you, and know that no matter what happens, I will support you in everything you do!

Your wife

Tim McGraw-Best Friend

I never had no one
I could count on
Ive been let down so many times
I was tired of hurtin
So tired of searchin
til you walked into my life
It was a feelin
Id never known
And for the first time
I didn't feel alone

You're more than a lover
There could never be another
To make me feel the way you do
Oh we just get closer
I fall in love all over
Everytime I look at you
I don't know where Id be
Without you here with me
Life with you makes perfect sense
You're my best friend
You're my best friend, oh yeah

You stand by me
And you believe in me
Like nobody ever has
When my world goes crazy
You're right there to save me
You make me see how much I have
And I still tremble
When we touch
And oh the look in your eyes
When we make love

(Chorus 2x)

You're my best friend!

Thats it...Plain and simple!


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Wedding Thank-you notes

I am sitting here writing my wedding thank you notes. Man, I can't believe how time consuming it is! But, it's definitely worth it, since we got so many nice gifts from people. I am about a fourth done, and am hoping to have it done by the end of the weekend.

Man I wish I had nicer handwriting, and that Nicholas had legible handwriting so he could help me write them.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Wow, it doesn't seem like a year since last thanksgiving. Last year at this time, Nicholas and I had only been dating for 3 months and I already knew that I wanted to marry him. This year, we are happily married and celebrating all of our "firsts" together. One of the "firsts" is today... and I am so thankful that we are sharing it together.

Tonight we are going to my parents' house for dinner, and I can't wait! I love getting together with my whole family (including my grandma, aunt, and cousin). It is a great time to fellowship with one another and eat some yummy food. On the menu tonight is turkey ,mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, veggies, pie, olives, salad, and more! Nicholas and I are responsible for the sweet potato casserole and olives... anyone have any good recipes?

I want to end with some things I am thankful for....

1. My Husband, Nicholas... he is the love of my life, and I will love him for always
2. My family and friends.... they are so supportive and without their love and help I would not be who I am today
3. I am thankful that God protected our town so much during the recent fires, the fire got 2 blocks from our house but we are safe and sound
4. I am thankful for living in such an amazing country, where we have so many freedoms.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. As you go throughout this day and week, try and think of everything you can be thankful for, and don't look at the negative. So often we focus on the "bad" things in life, when in fact we have so much more good.

Just think about it.


A new commitment

Hi, if you don't know me, I am Heather. I just got married, and life is amazing. Welcome to my blog!

Ok, ok so I know I haven't posted anything since may but I am making it a goal to blog post every day, ok... maybe every other day. But, I will be a regular blogger now. I sure have enough things to talk about, I am a chatter box.

So, welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy my thoughts. My husband Nicholas is actually the one who inspired me to do this... and he is a regular blogger. I love reading his blog too, and am honored when he writes about me. Keep up with him at

Please leave comments and have discussions with me on topics. This should be fun!

Adios for now~