Thursday, August 21, 2008

Happy Freaking Birthday

For my birthday we rearranged our living room:

We bought another bookshelf with birthday money from wonderful grandparents in Dallas.
We got a free chair, because we live at a seminary and lots of people leave things they do not want anymore by our dumpster. And, I bought a new pillow.


And last night we both just kept talking about how much we like our living room.

And I also got an electric toothbrush from Doug.
Some more Gilmore Girls from Karen.
A cookie jar from Target. (Thanks Mom and Dad!)

And Doug decided to write his own greeting on my Birthday cake:


I am glad I was able to stop laughing before I decided to eat the cake.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

How the Olympics have effected the Castles: Part II.

Doug and I have watched nearly all of the gymnastic events. Even though they get progressively more frustrating to watch. We have talked many times about the obviously underage Chinese gymnasts. Doug and sister Jeanette were talking yesterday and they decided they should check the Chinese kids teeth. They won't lie.

And then Doug said, " If you can make someone pee in a cup you should be able to look in a person's mouth".

Monday, August 18, 2008

How the Olympics have effected the Castles.

The other night I was all tucked into bed getting ready to fall asleep when hott husband, Castle came into the room. He put his hands over his head, jumped in the air, and spun in the air. He gracefully landed on the bed. This went on for several minutes. And it has happened every night since.

Friday, August 8, 2008

good news.

Well, hott husband castle is on the mend. He woke up two days ago saying that he was feeling a bit better. And then yesterday he let me look down his throat with a flashlight for like the 867th time and I could see that the swelling was going down. Praise the Lord! I am pretty happy to have him back.

And, some more good news:

My dear, beloved friend Bentley is engaged to be married.
Bentley and I have been good friends since high school. We bonded in band and I think it would be safe to say that she is the best thing that has come out of my time in the high school band.
I remember laying in her bed with her talking about this boy named Spencer.
She liked him but did not know what he was thinking.
And, as it turns out they were on the same page.
And after dating for over three years, they are engaged to be married.

Here we are at my wedding:

And, here she is with her future husband.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

"I am 98.5% percent sure it is mono"

Last night Doug and I made our first trip to an emergency room.
The sickness would just not leave Doug's poor body and the medicine doctor number 1 prescribed did not even put a dent on the pain and misery.
As the doctor asked questions and felt around his body he was sure it was mono.
After blood work and lots of questions with three health care professionals, it was determined it is indeed mono.

We left the hospital with a prescription for some Vicodin for the throat pain, instructions to rest, and relief to just know what is going on in his body.

I asked Doug if he wanted me to take a picture of him laying in the hospital bed with the fashionable gown on and the band around his wrist and for some reason he said no. So we do not have any visual proof of our experience last night.

But if you want a visual you can type in "mono throat" in google and look at images if you want to get really sick to your stomach and if you want to see what my poor husband has been living with.