Sunday, December 28, 2008

Look at that belly grow!

I just had to share two pics super quick. My sweet husband was the photographer!

Here is a picture of me at about 10 weeks pregnant:

And just 5 short weeks later, here is a pic of me at 15 weeks:

Dusty thinks it is so cute--he loves it! He is a pretty awesome husband; he always reminds me of how beautiful he thinks I am. And you need it when your body goes through changes like this; belly, acne, bloated, swelling--its not all so grand. I LOVE my husband!!

And what a Merry Christmas it was....

I can't believe its over...finished...thats it. Weren't we just counting down the days to when school would be getting out? Now Christmas is already over! Time flies when you're as busy as we have been in the past week or so!

We got out of school for the break on the 19th...which I didn't even really get to enjoy because I had to rush home to finish packing for our flight which left that very night. We got to California about 9:00pm--11:00pm on my Texas preggo watch. We were greeted by Dusty's mom, Chuck, and Anna--two of Dusty's very best friends. Love them! We all went to a nice steak dinner at a place called Flemings. It was the best steak I think I have ever had. By the time dinner was finished, it was about 11:00--1:00am for me. For those of you who don't know, since becoming pregnant, I'm in the bed by 9 or 9:30--hell, I get up at 5am everyday for work. I'm a tired mama to be! As you can guess, I was ready for the bed. By the time we got back to Toni's house and unpacked enough for bedtime, it was 3:30am Texas time. Ouch! I had been up almost 24 hours people! It was brutal!! But well worth it!

Saturday we hung out at Toni's house with Dusty's brother's family: Chad, Dawn, Courtney, Casey, and Corey. That was a fun day. We literally played Rock Band on the Wii all day long.

That night, we had good California BBQ--yes they do have BBQ and its not so shabby! We had tri-tip, twice baked potatoes, yummy bread, and salad. It was delish. :) I'm not biased or anything though, my hubby did make the tri-tip. :) We had a great day with everyone; lots of laughter and fun!

Sunday we went up to the mountains to see Dusty's Aunt Pam and Uncle Walt. They have a cabin in a little mountain community called Camp Nelson. It is unbelievable, beautiful, breathtaking--you can't help but feel closer to God when you're in the midst of something so gorgeous. We couldn't actually get to her cabin--her's is pretty high up and the roads were too snowy and icy for us to make it up. Don't think we didn't try though--3 times to be exact. Dusty drove up this little narrow, winding, road up hill and everytime--stuck. I was pretty nervous; all I could focus on was the cliff directly out my passenger seat window. It was an adventure! We ended up backing down and going to someone else's cabin where Pam and Walt met us. We met some of the nicest people there; let us join on their little happy hour--too bad I couldn't partake! It was a great time! Here are some pics of the scenery:

Sunday night, we came down the hill and back to Toni's house where we met up with some more of Dusty's old friends; Derek and Kathy. They have two kids now; Ramsey and Dayton with another one on the way. She is about 3 weeks ahead of me. The last time we saw them they were just newly married and had one little tiny baby--Dayton. Crazy how much time had gone by. It was great seeing them. And can you believe that I took no pictures of their cute kids?!

Monday was our last full day, so we went to see Dusty's Uncle Allan and Aunt Janelle. We spent the morning at their house just catching up; it was good to see them. After that, we headed out to Visalia where Chuck and Anna live. We spent the day just hanging out with them and their two precious kids. We went to lunch, drove around town, played some Wii, and had some pizza for dinner. We have so much fun with them; I hate that we don't get to see them on a regular basis. Chuck and Anna are great friends; I'm glad I can call them friends of mine now too! Everytime Dusty and I leave from spending time with them, we're always a little bummed because we know it will be awhile before we can do it again. Again--can you believe I took no pictures of our day with them?! I really should have at least taken some of their kids; too cute for words.

Tuesday morning was our last morning. We packed, jumped in the car, and headed to the airport. Parts of us were ready to come home, but parts of us wished we could have stayed longer. Its something that will always be a part of our life no matter where we live, we will always be saying by to someone. When you have family in California and family in Texas, there's no easy solution.

Wednesday was Christmas Eve and Dusty had to return to work. Poor guy. That evening, we went to Church with my folks and saw my mama performing in the choir. She did amazing! Her choir is pretty good. Nothing puts you in the Christmas spirit quite like those Christmas hymns. The next day we went to Muenster for Christmas. Yay! We spent the morning and lunch at my Mom's side of the family. It was good fun and even better food. It was a bit somber at times though; the first Christmas since Calvin passed away. We had bunches of pictures of Christmases past with him and did lots of reminiscing. We finished out the day by going out to my Aunt's house on my Dad's side. We did some skeet shooting, played some Texas hold em, and ate more food! It was a great day and we had lots of fun. I can't believe its come and gone already. I love my family--the Cali fam and the Texas fam! We can't wait for next Christmas though, when we have a little baby to share it with!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


So we went to the genetic counselor doctor person on Monday to do part one of the screening for Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18, and one other abnormality. They did an extremely detailed sonogram where we got to see our little one again. I always love seeing him/her! I could sit there and watch that sonogram for forever! We got to see all kinds of cool things--the nose, the mouth, all the little fingers and toes! It was amazing! And the baby was just jumping all over the place; busy busy! At one point we saw the little legs stretching and kicking like crazy. AND we got to heat the heartbeat--the most mindblowing thing ever. Anyways...everything looked and measured perfectly! Now we just have to wait for the blood test results next week to get the final word that everything is looking great!
Here is a little picture of our little one...can you see the face?! Isn't he/she precious?!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

2nd Trimester!!

Yippee!! We are officially in our second trimester as of today! Woo hoo!! It is very exciting--may all the sickness be behind me! We go to the doctor twice this week. One for our screening, which is tomorrow. This will determine the likelihood of any genetic abnormalities such as Down Syndrome. Based on those results we will decide if amniocentesis is needed. Thursday we go back for our 12 week checkup. I'm pretty sure we will get to hear the heartbeat for the first time--we have seen it, but at 8 weeks, its too early to hear. So we're super excited about that! Wish us luck--I'm a bit nervous about the screening.
By the some maternity clothes yesterday! Yaaay! None of my pants were fitting anymore, I'm talking not even zipping up part of the way. I got a few pair of jeans and some work pants--hallelujah!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sick...and more sick

So I'm about 9 1/2 weeks pregnant at this point and I'm ready for the sickness part of pregnancy to take a vacation. Less than 3 weeks and I'll be in my 2nd trimester..hopefully I'm one of the lucky ones whose sickness ends with the 1st trimester. Fortunately I'm not throwing up every morning but I have had my share. My biggest issues are the queazy stomach and food aversions. I can barely go into my kitchen and especially the fridge because the smells of all the foods is too much. I'm getting sick just thinking about it. Oh and lets not forget I work in an elementary school--funky smells are common place, especially in the fabulous cafeteria. Its like Russian Roulet every day I walk in there...can I make it in and out while keeping it all in the tummy? Going to the grocery store used to be therapeutic to me...but now I can barely make it. I actually dread it--too many funk smells. What really bites is that it takes me such a long time to figure out what I want to eat; then I get it and feel like crap after I'm done. See one of the things they don't tell you about pregnancy is that your intestines slow down to help absorb more nutrients for the growing baby. This means food just sits in the belly--its the sickest feeling in the world. Ugh. I feel like poo as we speak.

Its too early for me to be showing, but I'm so bloated, I just look like I have some chub going on--no fair. I want to wear maternity clothes already! And I've just begun developing the pregnancy glow--no, its not what you think...its actually not so grand. Breakouts. Like I'm 16 all over again. Geez! And could I be anymore exhausted?! I come home from work and I am done. No exercising, no cooking, nothing. My poor husband. He is great though...very understanding..patient...very patient. :) Love him to pieces!

All in all, sickness does suck...but I try not to complain despite what you just read. I didn't feel this way last time and we weren't so lucky. So this must mean all is well! Its all about the end result anyways...its all worth it!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Alright....its been awhile hasn't it folks?! Well...I've been waiting and waiting until the right time to share our news....and decided what better time than now! We are PREGNANT!!!!! I learned shortly after my last blog about losing weight and haven't had the urge to write about anything else since because nothing is as exciting as this! At this point, we are about 9 weeks along--I'm due June 21st. I have been sicker than a dog this go around, which is a good sign since last time I wasn't at all. And we all know what happened with that one. :( We went to the doctor yesterday and had nothing but great news! She said that the baby is the perfect size, the heartbeat is great, and that as far along as I am that the chance of miscarriage this time is about 2%. I cried when I heard her say that. The biggest weight off of my shoulders that you can imagine. This whole pregnancy up until yesterday, I have stressed and worried about that question "will this one make it?" We got to have a sonogram done yesterday too and that was about the coolest thing ever. The baby is 2cm--and already has little arm and leg "buds"! The heart was just pumping away too! We got see he/she wiggle once...I'm telling you, it the most amazing thing to see--to know that is growing in my tummy as we speak. Its an awesome feeling. Anyways...I decided after the positive appt yesterday it was time to share! We are over the top excited!! Here are two little pictures of Baby Dominie!! Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ugh... its time I admit it and get real with myself. I am officially in need of losing some weight. Ugh. Not a lot...but enough to make me dislike the way my entire wardrobe looks on me. Boo. Most people would look at me and thing I am fine, but I don't agree. It all started when I got preggers back in May...I really enjoyed the excuse of getting to eat what I wanted. And then when the whole preggers thing ended, I felt a little sorry for myself and continued on that track! Oh well. What's done is done. So as of today, I'm joining Weight Watchers in the hopes I'll like my wardrobe and my reflection a little better! Wish me luck!!


Saturday, September 27, 2008

I'm back!

Wow...didn't realize it had been a whole month since the last time I wrote on here. Yikes!! Guess that goes to show you that, indeed, my life has gotten busier. We have been in school almost 6 weeks already..can't believe the first 6 weeks of the year is almost finished. It has been a much different year than I have ever had...and not necessarily in a good way. Some of you know what I'm talking about! ;) It has been more stressful...more demanding....crazy's been the hardest start to a school year I have ever had. I am holding out that it gets better at some has to. Right? Ugh.

Now on to some exciting news....Monday is mine and Dusty's 1 year wedding anniversary! Yippee! Can't believe it has been a year...guess time flies when you're having fun! We are celebrating tonite and treating ourselves to a nice dinner. We are such homebodies , and when we do go out its to our little fave restaurant right across the highway in good ole Sachse, TX--so I'm very excited! I don't know where we are going yet...Dusty has yet to tell me, but I'm sure it will be great. It doesn't matter where I am, as long as he is with me, its all good! When you hit milestones like this, you can't help but to reflect on the prior year. We all know our first year was...umm how can I put this...exciting--full of surprises! Compared to the couple we were a year ago getting ready to walk down the aisle, we are very different. We didn't know a thing about how hard life could be...and on the plus side, just how much you can love one person. Its amazing how much we have grown in one year; individually and as a couple. Can't wait for many more annivarsarys to come!! LOVE my man!!!

Well...I must begin to get beautified for tonite! Peace!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

I survived! First week of school and Kris's Wedding!

So...its Saturday morning after the first week of school...and I survived...just barely. ;) Not one dinner was cooked this week. All take out and frozen pizzas--too tired to stand in the kitchen and make anything. It was so good to see my little ones again...I missed them. The week was a success over all. I was swamped with things to get done, scheduling, meetings, etc--but I LOVE it. I've decided that I'm one of those people who does better under pressure with a full plate of things to complete. I love being as busy as I was this past week. But I think more than anything, it just re-confirms for me that I am so lucky to be in a position that I love, that I look forward to going to work every morning. Don't get me wrong, it isn't all roses. Things like politics, law makers, budget issues etc tend to have a way of making education harder than it should be. I won't go into detail, but to deal with those kinds of issues day in and day out, making the money we do make, people have to know that the majority of teachers teach because they love what they do and who they do it for--the kids. Teaching is a calling and definately not for the faint of heart. Alright....enough of my soapbox. :)

Last weekend my cousin Kris Anne went from being a Trevathan to a McIntire! All I can say is that my little tomboy of a cousin transformed into a breathtakingly beautiful bride.

Isn't she lovely....

We had a great time at the wedding. It was beautiful. The whole fam was there and, true to tradition, it was one fun party! I am blessed with a huge loving family. The older I get, the more I realize that what we have is uncommon--this little Felderhoff-Fuhrmann-Trevathan clan we have. We run about 50 deep at this point, with Grandma at the helm and Grandpa orchestrating it all from up above. Everyone is there for everyone. When my uncle, Calvin--my mom's brother--passed away, everyone on my dad's side of the family was there at the wake, the rosary, the church service, and the funeral. It was an amazing feeling to look around and see them all there for us. To feel that kind of love and support is like a warm blanket wrapped around you. And thats just one example. Dusty and I had a pretty tough first year of marriage and we always felt the love and support from everyone through it all. It a remarkable bond that we all share. I LOVE my family! We are always looking for excuses to get together...always looking for something to celebrate just so we can all party again. I don't know what I would do or where I would be without my family. I am so blessed.

Back to the was a blast! We took the dance floor over in true Felderhoff all nite...and even went to a local bar for post wedding partying! Here are a few pictures from the weekend.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Back to school...and stuff

I am exhausted. School started yesterday. No kids--just us teachers. My brain is overflowing with information. I haven't had more than 2 hours in my classroom this week to get it ready for my students next week. I'll never understand why we aren't given more time to prepare in the week before school. Could have started last week I guess, but oh that's right, I was still teaching summer school. I was kicked out of my school at 6 last nite which meant I got to do as much as I could from home. I worked until 9:30 and I still have an immense load of work to get done. Despite all of my "tired-ness", I LOVE being this busy. I really do. Crazy huh? I do better when I'm under pressure and going in a million different directions. And...I absolutey cannot wait to see my kids next week! Yay!!!

I went to my cousin, Kris Anne's, bachelorette party this past Saturday. (She is getting married this Saturday, the 23rd! yay!)

Isn't she cute?! My lil bride to be!

The party was a blast! We went to a few places in downtown Fort Worth and danced and laughed and partied all nite long! Can't wait for the wedding!! I would normally put more pictures up here, but my batteries in my camera decided to die after the first shot. :(

Did I ever mention all the bridesmaid dress drama I have had this summer? Well let me tell ya, it the reason I'm ready for these weddings to be done with! (I love my girls and am honored to be part of their big day, but the dresses have done me in!) I was fitted for both dresses back in April--before I became preggers. Getting pregnant and then miscarrying all happened in between getting sized and receiving the dresses. When Alyson's wedding was about a month away, I tried the dress on. It didn't fit--not even close. It was so bad that my Mom and I were convinced that I was sized wrong. We took it to a tailor--she fixed it. I got my dress for Kris's wedding only one week ago. I tried it on and you guessed it, didn't fit either. What was so strange about it all was that the dresses were fitting in the waist, but not in the bust. Weird. We took it the our tailor again. After a beratement from this Vietnemese woman telling me "You need lose weight, you go on diet" over and over again, I'm almost in tears. It took my Mom telling her that I miscarried to get her to shut up. We left and took it to the tailor the dress store uses all the way out in Richland Hills. The whole way out there, my Mom and I are trying to figure out what happened to these dresses. Could my body really have changed that much from being preggers for only 8 weeks? We get finally get out there where they remeasured me. Sure enough, my bust line grew 2 whole inches!! Who knew! Thankfully this tailor was nice to me and didn't tell me how I needed to lose weight, he just worked his magic and got the dress to fit me just right. (after a couple trips to Richland Hills!) Thank goodness! Now you know why I'm ready for a wedding break!

Like I said, I am TIRED. I'm going to bed....


Monday, August 11, 2008

Beach Wedding!!

We went to Port Aransas on Thursday to celebrate Alyson and Danny's wedding. We had a BLAST! When we got there Thursday, we immediately went down to the beach with Alyson for some pre wedding relaxation. Initially, it was just Alyson, Dusty, and myself...oh and don't forget her dog, Diesel. Slowly but surely, others started to arrive. We had a great time meeting her and Danny's family and friends--so great of a time that I think at one point Alyson thought about skipping the rehearsal that evening and going straight to dinner! I swear, she might be the most laid back bride ever. :)
This maid of honor finally decided for the two of us, Alyson and myself, that we needed to at least get showered up for the evening's events. So we made our way up to our rooms. Boo. We wanted to stay on the beach. We all met in the lobby to go through the next day's ceremony. It was the quickest rehearsal I have ever been a part of . She lined us up, said walk, told us to stand, then told us to walk out. I wasn't kidding when I said she was laid back!

We headed out to dinner afterwards where they had yummy steak and shrimp and troughs full of beer! It was pretty close to heaven. :)
Dusty sure liked the beer troughs....;)

The next day was the wedding. We got up and spent most of the day finishing all of the last minute things she needed to get done for the ceremony and reception. Once that was done, we headed up to the room for mimosas--it was time to get ready!

Axe EM!

The ceremony was on the on the beach and our aisle was the boardwalk. It was so pretty. The sun had just started to set and the wind had died down just enough. It was gorgeous!

The ceremony was short and sweet...I had the perfect view of Danny saying his vows. I saw his chin start to tremble just a bit. It was so sweet. I'm so happy for my best friend, Alyson,--she found a super good guy! Yay for the newly married Glass couple!!!!!

The reception was a blast by the way....the camera didn't make it to that event!! I had to give a toast which I was unprepared for. I thought I heard I wouldn't have to--maybe that was just wishful thinking. Everyone said I did a good maybe it wasn't so bad. We partied and partied til early in the morning!! It was a great time had by all!

Dusty and I took advantage of the beautiful scenery and snapped some shots of ourselves...enjoy!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's been awhile....

Hello all...its been awhile since I have written a new I feel the need to do a little updating....

I went back to work this week...teaching session 2 of summer school. Originally, I decided to teach summer school to help us pay off some debt, but the more I learn about myself, the more I know that 3 months off for me is too much. Way too much. Maybe if I had expendible income and could travel around the world, than maybe I wouldn't think 3 months was so bad. One month off is ample. :)

When I say summer school, I'm talking about something different than you may be imagining. I'm teaching Special Ed summer school. The kids who not only deal with cognitive and physical challenges who I teach in the regular school year, but also have severe behavior challenges in addition to that. If you want to learn how patient you can be, trade places with me for a, not a day...just an'd be surprised! Despite all the intense and hard work it is, I LOVE it. LOVE my kids! You can't help but to fall in love with these kids--they are rockstars! It is an all consuming, physically demanding, emotionally draining job that I wouldn't trade for the world. I am one of the lucky ones who absolutely loves their job--because we all know teachers don't do it for the money! ;)

One of Dusty's oldest friends and her new little family came in town yesterday. Shea, Kyle, and their little bubby, Carson. One of THE cutest kids I have ever seen. Can't believe I didn't take any pictures. We hadn't seen them since our wedding almost a year ago. They were only over for maybe an hour, but it was great to see them! Wish they lived closer than Arkansas!

One of my bestest friends, Alyson, is getting married next Friday--8-8-08! I am the matron of it just me or does "matron" sound old? Whatever! I can't wait. They are getting married barefeet in the sand on the it! I guess since I'm the matron of honor, that means I have to give a toast, correct? Any of you out there done that before? I think I'm just going to shoot from the hip...I do better that way. Stay tuned for pictures!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy anniversary to my parents!!!

Today is my parents' 35th wedding anniversary! Wow. 35 years. Its hard to wrap your brain around it. Together for 35 years!!
Aren't they cute?!
My parents are a living example of a happy, good, solid, and loving marriage. In a world where half of marriages end in divorce, they prove that love and commitment prevails. They know they are in it until the end. After all, that's what the vows say.."til death do us part." Marriage is hard work. You hear it said all the time, but until you're in it yourself, you don't quite know what that means. Two people have to be committed to the other no matter what. I don't understand why people forget that the vows say "for better" and "for worse".
In our first 10 months of marriage, Dusty and I are learning all about that hard work. Like I said in my earlier blogs, we have already been through some things that people married 10 yrs haven't experienced. Don't get me wrong, I know we are blessed and things could always be harder. But, it hasn't been an easy first year of marriage by any means. We have gotten through these things because we are committed to each other--for better, for worse. We know we will be together the rest of our lives. I am so lucky to have found someone who values marriage the same as I do--a man that tells me "we are a team, you and me, for eternity." (Love my husband!) Marriage is forever. I can't wait for us to hit our 35th anniversary! Our life together truly gets better every single day!
Happy 35th anniversary to my incredibly awesome parents!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The kitchen is finished!!...Well at least the floor is...

In addition to our living room, we began work on our kitchen floor. Like I said, our wonderful home was built in 1984...the level of taste was not what it is today my friends. We had a beautiful floral linoleum floor. (yuck) It looked fairly was wasn't hideous...but I'm not digging the floral patters people.
Here is the beforePretty huh? ;)

Since becoming a married homeowner, I have become addicted to those house flipping shows (and let's not forget the Food Network!!). I've seen a bunch of houses doing concrete in their kitchens. I immediately loved that idea...I thought that would be a great way to do something different yet inexpensive. Then I meet my good friend, Kelley, who also happens to be one of my aides at work. (Love her!) She and her husband have the best decorated, most eclectic house ever...and their kitchen floor was also concrete. It was a sign!

So, when Dusty and I finally got serious about beginning home improvements, that was my big suggestion. I have good ideas every once in awhile. Usually, its my stud of a husband who thinks things up--he is a genius when it comes to any kind of construction/ artwork stuff. He is remarkable.

In between coats of paint, Dusty began ripping up the ever so pretty linoleum.

It came up somewhat easy at first until Dusty discovered a second layer on linoleum underneath. And that was even uglier. Thank goodness they covered that crap up--I may have passed on the house! Anyways...the whole process ended up taking Dusty 3 days start to finish. Like I said, I had the idea on this one. He was the elbow grease! Gotta love him!!!

When you do the concrete finish, you have to put some sort of concrete sealer on it. And that takes forever and a day to dry.

The floor was finally dry enough to be functionable 3 days later. We still want to paint the cabinets a lighter color and change out that pretty salmon colored countertop. But I think the floor makes a huge difference.

Stay tuned...more changes to come!!!!

My husband turned 30!!

So...when do you officially start feeling old? Is it when kids start calling you "ma'am" at the grocery store? Is it when staying up until midnite kicks your ass? Is it when you begin talking about "good grass" and you're actually referring to someone's lawn? Is it when cleaning your house gives you an odd sense of peace? Or is it when going to the grocery store alone is almost therapeutic? When you no longer think of speed limits as a challenge?

Or, my friends, is it when you're husband turns 30? Well mine did, and I do. Not so much old...but not necessarily feeling as young as I once did.

Anyways...back to my wonderfully gorgeous rockstar of a husband! He had a pretty major birthday this weekend..the big 3-0! His mom made a surprise trip out here all the way from California to surprise her boy!
My beautiful mother in law!......(she'd probably kill me if she saw this photo up here!)

The weekend started with a Rangers baseball game. They played the White Sox and lost on a bad call...booo. My parents joined us for the occasion. It was fun, but 100 degree heat + $6 beers + way too many people can put a damper on things. I particularly enjoyed the ass sweat stain left on my dress after sitting in my seat for an hour. Pure bliss. Oh and lets not forget the major traffic jam on I-30 on the way home. Nothing like sitting on the highway at a complete stop when you have to pee so bad its about to shoot out of your eyes.

All in all...we did have a great time despite what you just read. Good family + baseball + beer always equals a marvelous time! My husband was happy--watching a baseball game and drinking some beer are two of his favorite things!

The next day, Dusty's actual birthday, we got up and went to see the movie Hancock. Let me just tell ya folks, it was a great movie. Loved it! After the movie, Toni (my M-O-L), informed us that she wanted to buy Dusty a Wii for his big day! We proceeded to Wal Mart--no dice. We then headed over to Target--no luck there either. (And let me add, everytime Dusty and I go shopping, we see Wiis just lined up.) So we all jumped back in the car, again, and headed back to Best Buy--they didn't have it either. You know what happens next, we all get back in the car again and go to Circuit City, Game Crazy, and Game Stop--you guessed it folks, nada. We get home and I get on the phone to call around to find a Wii. I think I called 40 different stores and none of them had one. My poor hubby was disappointed needless to say.

We decided it was time to start his little party. My parents came over to the house where we had a ton of food and a ton of beer. Dusty got on the grill to cook tri-tip. And for those Texans out there who don't know what in the hell tri-tip is (like I didn't), its a cut of beef that is hugely popular in Cali. Its like their version of brisket, but better! The cooler was filled to the brim with all kinds of beer. Despite our troubles with the Wii, we were about to have a great day!!

Toni working hard in the kitchen....

Does he look 30..or drunk...or both? Our little man looking a little water-logged...hey, he was celebrating in his own way!

After many, many beers.....

The day after the big 30, Dusty was still yearning for that Wii. He got up and got on the internet to find some different Game Crazy locations. The first one he called--Frisco. They had one left! We all got our butts in gear and jumped back in that car for the 30 min trek to Frisco....

We got it!! Yay!!I didn't think I would enjoy this Wii thing as much as I do. We have played non stop since we got it. I am sore in places I haven't been in years!! Tennis is my favorite! But bowling is a pretty good time as well. Let me just tell you about Guitar Hero.....oh my is the most addicting thing ever. You really feel like a rockstar when the songs are going! Last nite as we were playing, we kept looking at each other in between songs with our guitars hanging around our necks and said "man, are we dorks or what?"...who cares, its way too much fun!

Dusty going at it....
When its all said and done, who cares if my husband is 30...40...50...thank goodness he is here with me and healthy. Age is just a number. I think we have proven that with our new Wii addiction! ( I don't really feel old, just not that young anymore! ;)