Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!!

I just wanted to throw up some pics from this weekend. It was pretty good weekend. It was a good Christmas. I got to see great friends and our families! I will add more. I just wanted to give everyone something to check out! Merry Christmas and we send you a lot of love! Here is a run down of the picks..
My nephew Mikey and my nieces Rachel and Nikya. #2 Steve and Chris "It's the mad fat chick killers" #3 Anita, Sam, Lexie and Keith #4 Lexie, Anita, Steve, Chris, Sam in the back, Brian in the front, Keith and me. #5 Me and Brian #6 Pizzy Pearl twelve- Brian, Steve, Chris, Keith and Sam

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Happy Birthday Christy

I just wanted to wish my sister a happy 28th birthday. We went to the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland. It was a good time. She cashed in on some presents! I will be adding pictures soon!
We love you Christy!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

The new Inxs

I'm not really sure how I feel about the "new" Inxs. I loved the original Inxs when I was younger. Michael Hutchence was incredible. It's hard to replace someone like him. It was terrible to hear of his death. It came 2 months to the day my younger sister died. Michael just had this incredible sexy way about him as a front man. I remember a quote that Bono, the lead singer of U2 said about him. " He was oxygen, a light in a room, a light in the dark." I just think that you really can't replace an icon like him.
The guy they picked to front their band is pretty good. But is it really Inxs without MIchael? It just seemed odd to see them on VH1 playing live. JD, the new lead singer, is half their age. The guys in the band could be his father. It seems strange to me is all. I do like their new song, but it is hard for me to buy that this is Inxs, not seeing Michael in taking lead. JD has a lot to live up to!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Cavs- courtside seats!

Brian's boss called last night and asked us if we wanted to go to the game with him and his wife. He had courtside tickets. What idiot would turn that down? So I got to see Lebron James upclose. Not to mention a few other unexpected b-ball fans. Rapper Jay-Z and singer from Destiny's Child, Beyonce. We were pretty close to them. Even though the Cavs lost, I still had a great time being up close. Seeing the sweat drip off the players. Being able to read their lips when they were trash talking. Seeing every expression in Lebrons face. Especially when there were bs calls from the refs. It was great! I guess I can cross that off my list. I've always wanted to sit court side at a game! This year just keeps getting better.

Nikya- The mix master and pro decorator.

Nikya and I got to spend some time together. We made cookies and decorated our Christmas tree. She is quite a little pro at everything. Always wants to do it by herself.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Get to scratch one more thing off my life list!

I get to scratch one more thing off my life list. This is how it came about. Brian, this summer, got involved in Team In Training to run in honor of his little cousin who has leukemia. The guys that he met while doing this are tri-athletes. The asked him to to an Ironman in Nice, France. While looking at the map we realized that Nice is very close to the border of Italy. Brian talked to the guys last night and they are all interested in going to Rome. I have wanted to go to Italy for so long. I have famly that lives there that I have never met. Part of my heritage is a big part of Italy. I can't wait to see it! Not that I don't like the fact I'm going to France. That is great too! We will be able to visit Cannes and Monaco. It will be amazing to get to see those 2 countries. I told Brian that now that we will have seen Italy, we can go back to Ireland. I stil want to see Greece. But for the time being, Italy was big on my list. I've wanted to see Greece because that is where western civilization started. I think it would be amazing to see it. This is going to be great! I can't wait!

Monday, November 28, 2005

My friends from work

My friends from work came to my
wedding and I just wanted to place a pic
of my hizzies on my blog!
Nicole, me, LInda, Christina

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Chad and Natalie Wedding pics

Pics: Group pic at the end of the night (Tracy, Chad, Anita, Chad K, Natalie, Sam, Keith, Me, Lexie, Brian) ; The boys before the ceremony getting ready; Chad, Keith and Sam up to no good ; Chad and Tracy; Sam and Anita after rehearsal; me and my hubby; Mr and Mrs. Kohler, Lexie and Keith; "The Wives/girlfriend Club" ; Mr and Mrs. Kohler's first dance.; Brian, Sam, Chad and Joey getting ready.

Thanksgiving Party 2005

Pics: Frank and Michelle with Betsy's daughter Sam, Group pic, Steve carving the rest of the turkey for me, Me- THE COOK!, Turkey Cupcakes brought by Bridget, Bridget with the pup pups! ,


I've been busy these last 2 weeks. Lots of things going on. Most importantly Harry Potters new movie came out! I give it 2 greasy popcorn/chocolate covered thumbs up! It was great! Our flag football fall season ended. I won't be able to play winterball because I may be working every weekend at the beginning of the year to get some extra money to pay some bills. I was so proud of my team and their hard work, the fights with refs, the mouthing off! It was great!
We had thanksgiving with our friends. I cooked and thankfully didn't kill anyone. In fact it was pretty good food. I do need a bigger oven. I can't wait to have our own house. (I want one of those in the wall double ovens! That would be great!!!
Then our friend Chad got married to Natalie. It was a beautiful ceremony. I"m going to post some pics here. It was good time all around. We are so happy for them. Natalie looked so beautiful! Everything was so nice! It was good being with our friends. I like seeing Brian in a tux too! He is just so handsome!

I got my Coldplay tickets for march 20th. I can't wait!!! Dave Matthews has his DVD from the Red Rocks coming out . I wasn't paying attention this year. I was hoping to see Dave play at the Red Rocks. It is one of my life goals and he spent an entire weekend there. I was so involved in the wedding at that time though I didn't know that. I will see them there though and it will be great! I have lots of life goals. Going to Italy, Greece, New Zeland, Austraila. Then other european countries, but those are the places I want to go first and most importantly. Brian has been asked to go to France to do an Ironman. I think he would do well. I would like to go though it isn't first on my list. But there is great history there and it would be great to see the old country.
Hopefully we can go next June. ANd hopefully there will be a little one on the way at the time! I can't wait to start a family!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

This is a pic of me on Halloween. I'm sitting out front our place waiting for trick o' treaters! :) Brian took the pic of me. Kootie is on the mend. His eye is still a little..icky, but it's getting better everyday..
I received more bad news. It seems never ending this month. My patient John who has been doing so wonderful the last 2 years relapsed. It breaks my heart! Brian and I were hoping to go out to see him in Colorado where he and his wife moved. We have always wanted to go to Colorado. It's just one of those times of the year. Usually November seems to be the time of year where patients get sick again or they pass on. But I feel that John and my other patient will pull through. I'm so optimistic about it. I have been trying to not get too close to my patients. But it hard because you spend almost every day with them for 6 weeks. ANd then they come back again for transplant and you may spend another 2 months with the patient everyday. Depending on how treatment goes..

I guess my dad also called my sister and told her my grandfather isn't doing so well. He has kidney cancer. He chose not to get treatment. He told me he was a lucky man and had a great life, great children and grandchildren. He has lived long enough. I often question if God is real. There people suffter. And it seems so bad. ( maybe it doesn't help the line of work I'm in.) I'm someone that has not been to church in awhile. And I have seen a lot of pain and suffering. So it is easy for me to question if God is real. But then it happened....

The other day I believe God answered me. Because he is the only one that could've protected me the way I was. I was at an intersection. The other side of the road had an arrow as it always does to go. Well we got the green light after the arrow on the other side turned off. I went and I was pretty close to the curb for what ever reason. A jeep on the other side of the road thought it would be o.k. if he went through the light after the arrows were gone. He was seriously 6 inches away from my driver side door before he stopped. He almost slammed into my side of the car. I pulled away and looked in the rear view mirror and saw the other cars behind me actually had to go around the jeep because he had been that far in my lane. I freaked out!! I could've been killed! But I wasn't . God had to have protected me. There was no way that that car could've missed me by merely inches. It was like a barrier was there that stopped it. But I'm safe. (not that I will forget that anytime soon) It had to be a miracle. So I will go on smiling still, knowing that God is out there still and things happen for His reason.

Friday, November 11, 2005


Kootie is doing great! His eye should be back to normal in no time! It should be almost 100% in another week. I don't want to go to work tonight. I want to go out with my friends. Brian will be down in the Ohio University area for a bachelor party this weekend. I hate working evenings on the weekend. I want to go out and have some fun! I've barely got to really spend time with my friends this year because I have been so busy with the wedding, then in Hawaii, working overtime to pay for the wedding and a weekend contract to pay for wedding. I just want to really play!!! But I won't complain. My wedding was great!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Poor little Kootie!

My poor little puppy Kootie. This weekend we noticed drainage around his left eye. So I took him in to the vet yesterday (monday). His eye was clouded over. He has an ulcer of the cornea. He is getting drops for his eye to prevent infection. I guess the ulcer could spead if he gets an infection. He is being so good about it. He has been sleeping a lot. Just not feeling well I guess. It breaks my heart, my poor little guy! Smoosh is being a good brother.
I'll let you know what the vet says on Thursday. He has to go back to get his eye checked to see if it is healing properly. Pugs are more at risk for damage to their eyes because of how they are shaped and positioned in the head. I love my little boys!

Sunday, November 06, 2005


I spent some time with Nikya as well on Saturday. She is such a brat sometimes, but I can alwasy catch her in a moment like this! She is the cutest little model!

LB, Steve and Destiny

BRian and I met Steve and LB (my friend from North Carolina who I was introduced by my best friend Michelle) for dinner where Destiny works at Bistro 70 in Painesville! It was some serious good food! Anyway, Destiny and Laura got to know each other at my rehearsal dinner and wedding day. They hit it off as did Steve and Laura. Laura came up to spend some time with Steve. ( I guess he is great or something! hahaha!) We had a great time! I haven't got to spend much time with Destiny and Steve over the last few years. SO it was great having time with them and Laura.
I'm hoping to back down to North Carolina to see Michelle, Laura and my friend Cindy soon! I love those girls!