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Saturday, December 26, 2009

White First Christmas

This year we had a white Christmas. The entire state of Oklahoma was in a state emergency because of the weather. Oklahoma City got record levels of snow reaching 14 inches, our area only got a couple of inches. The wind chill though was very brutal so we stayed indoors for the holiday. We entertained ourselves by watching movies and of course Christmas movies as well.

We cooked dinner on Christmas. We made prime rib roast and it turned out very good! It was our first time with this cut of meat. We did a reciepe we recieved from a wine club and served it with the wine as well. Had to take a picture! Very simple ingredients of just salt and pepper but it made a delicious crust and was yummy. Lakers played as well on Christmas but did not do very good. I guess it was big game against Shaq so Justin was bummed. We played new Wii games- Where's Waldo and Family Feud- very fun!! Where's Waldo brought back memories we both loved those books as kids and had fun paying it!
We got an early Christmas present on Wednesday when I got the dye radiograph done and we found out everything is open. The dye made it's way to the ovaries! I took medicine last week to help me with ovulation this month so we will see how that does. Thank you for all of your prayers and wishes for us. We appreciate it so much and appreciate all of your support. Love y'all so much! xoxo~G and J

Friday, December 18, 2009

First Christmas

Our first Christmas! We bought a real tree this week to put up. This is the tree right after we put it up and lights on. We did not realize the ornaments do not come with hooks so those are still not up on the tree yet! We did rig up our own hooks for the ornaments that said "First Christmas" so we could put those up.

Our tree topper the pug angel! Way too cute!! Only a mug a momma could love! :)
This is the houndies checking it out for the first time. The dogs do surprisingly well with the tree, (so far at least) I know I probably just jinked myself! They have a bit of short term memory, every time we reenter the living room they do a double take and have to go sniff it up. I tried to put the skirt up high enough to avoid them from realizing there is water in that stand.
New update on the fertility, this past week started BCP and then abruptly stopped taking them so I would start which it did work. Who knew I would be so excited about a period?! :)So I am scheduled for the HSG test next week and will know more at that time what to do next.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My 29th birthday weekend

I can not believe I am 29 yrs old, thought I would wake up feeling so much older or something but I feel the same! We had an amazing weekend. Our celebration started off on Friday. We had wine and cheese at the house and then went out to the local community theater. The play of The Christmas Carol was being done and was very good! There were tons of kids in the production and they all did so good. On Saturday we headed down to Oklahoma City for some shopping with all the other people of Oklahoma. We continued on our journey south bound for dinner and Christmas lights.
We see billboards for a restaurant in Turner Falls area which is very beautiful. We finally took time out to make a special trip to check it out. It is called the Cliff at Cedarvale and it was pretty good. It was probably better as a beer joint to enjoy live music and night life but none the less we had a good time. We had Green Chile burger and Cheesecake. Yum!
After dinner we went to Ardmore Festival of Lights. Last trip back from Texas we saw it from the Interstate but we are never in that area at night we usually try to make it back earlier than that so we went back to check it out. It is 1 1/2 miles of lights through a park down there. I wanted to get out to take pics but new rule this year is you have to stay in your car at all times. But we got some pics from the car and it was pretty creative everything they did with those lights!

He is brushing his teeth! Yay oral hygiene...the little things that excite us in the profession! :)

This morning I got breakfast in bed with my favorite pancakes in the shape of 2-9!! My husband is so creative brought the biggest smile to my face!!! Thank you everyone for all the great birthday wishes! I appreciate it so much. I had a very hard week with fertility junk and this weekend really cheered me up! I love you all so much!! xoxo G and J

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ready for Christmas

We are all ready for Christmas! We are all decorated and in the spirit. We absolutely love this time of year, makes me so happy! We got our Christmas cards all done to be mailed this week. It got cold here this weekend, so we made yummy chili to keep our bellys warm. It did not snow here though unlike Texas weather! Justin got a new Xbox game and he is really liking learning how to assassinate different characters. I got stuff to make some Christmas treats for edible gifts, so I will be baking away! We drew names for secret santa at the office so we got together some things for that. All the houndies are doing good, they are sporting their Christmas collars. Still no changes with our baby making. I have stopped any ovulating since the new doctor had me stop taking one of the meds. He tried another med to get me to start but no luck so far, I am to call Tuesday if still nothing. So we will see what that brings. We hope everyone is ready for Christmas! We send our love to each of you!! xoxo~G and J

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have loved doing new recipes each year while we continue to grow as cooks. This year Justin grilled the turkey outside which was a learning experience for us in it self! Our propane tank ran out sometime during the cooking of it so needless to say turkey was done around 10pm so it was a late dinner. We had all the side dishes cooked and ready hours before that so we just waited on the turkey. But we managed to keep ourselves entertained with Mario Brothers on the Wii and broke out the old school Battleship board game. My mom drove up from Houston the day before to be with us. I love when we get to spend long weekends together- I absolutely cherish that time! For Black Friday we went out in the afternoon but I totally do not have the patience for all the madness so it was a short lived excursion. That night our downtown had the Christmas lighting ceremony. Santa and Mrs. Claus were there taking pics. There were carolers and carriage rides. We waited for awhile for the fireworks but they did not do the show while we were there. Usually we can see them from our front yard but for some reason we could not this time. We woke up early on Saturday headed to Dallas to meet friends for the Tech vs Baylor game at the new Dallas Cowboy Stadium. The stadium is huge and unbelievable! Luckily Tech pulled off a win but it was very close game! We got to see my friends from college and really enjoyed catching up with them! Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. We send all of our love and hope everyone has a good week coming up after such a great weekend! xoxo~G and J

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy 29th Birthday Justin!!

Happy 29th Birthday Justin!! Today is Justin's 29th birthday, we did most of our celebrating this past weekend. He shares a birthday with one of our close friend's son so they played XBox on Saturday. We all had a yummy dinner at their house and then went bowling. Justin got the new Super Mario brothers game for his birthday and we had an interesting time learning to play that game. Justin is very good at video games and I on the other hand am not! The girls at his work made him a yummy lunch today. We had pizza tonight and german chocolate cake. Happy Birthday Justin! I love you so much!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Justin's best friend from dental school Andy sent him a Kobe Laker jersey. He is so excited and absolutely loves it! Wanted to post some pictures for Andy and tell him how much he rocks!! Thanks Andy you are the best!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Daze in a Maze

Friday we headed to Guthrie for a CE course. Our office consultant did her first seminar. She did such an amazing job and is so inspirational! We went out to Daze in a Maze on Saturday. It was an absolutely beautiful weekend for November in Oklahoma! The family designs a maze through 7 acres of corn field luckily for the first one they give you a map to assist you but you are completely one your own on the second one. It was a hoot trying to figure out the second one- we could not help but feel like lab rats in a science experiment. They had a petting zoo out there and horses to ride. The kids dug up dinosaur bones and climbed on hay bail pyramids. We also went out to a local winery Indian Creek Vineyard. On Sunday they have live music so we sat out there with friends and had a lot of fun. They brought their kids out there and tossed the football and played volleyball. We wanted to grab lunch at a Bar-B-Q place right out of town on the way to the vineyard but they have very random hours and were not opened. Hopefully we'll get to eat out there a different time! Hopefully everyone had a great weekend and has a great week ahead!! all our love~G and J
Amy leading us with the map!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

New Doctor

The doctor I have been seeing closed his practice and I had to find a new doctor for fertility treatment. I found a doctor that is known to be good with fertility issues. I met with the new doctor today and hopefully things will keep getting better. He wanted to do a few more tests so I got more blood drawn again today and we will see! The next step is testing fallopian tubes by a dye test so we will be setting that up for next month. This past weekend for Halloween the local theater had a scary play we went to watch on Friday. We grabbed dinner out before and watched the zombie parade on the scare on the square while we ate. On Saturday we stayed home and handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters- they were all so cute! We watched fun Halloween movies all day and of course couldn't miss the OU game! Hope everyone had so much fun celebrating Halloween. I love this time of year get so excited for all the holidays coming up! Hope everyone has a great week!! xoxo~G and J

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure was in Oklahoma City Bricktown on Saturday. We went down on Friday night and stayed at hotel within walking distance from the race. We stayed at the Colcord Hotel which was very cool. It was the first skyscraper Oklahoma City had and the first building with an elevator. Needless to say it has been redone and was super nice. The Race was early Saturday morning. We participated with a team this year. It is one formed by our trainer- called Team Finer. She did a great job with the shirts and it was a lot of fun. The turn out was amazing and they changed the course this year to keep us all on our toes! Once the Race was over we hurried home to make it to Justin's assistant from Ocean Dental's baby shower. Her friend did a Rock theme shower and it was super cute. After the shower we headed to The Ritz's for a yummy dinner Amy made and carved pumpkins with the boys. It was so much fun and we got into the spirit of Halloween! Hope everyone had a great weekend! It has already gotten cold in Oklahoma which is my favorite! We send our love to you!!xoxo~G and J

Sunday, October 4, 2009


We celebrated Octoberfest this weekend. Everyone dressed up and it was so much fun!! We divided up a German themed menu with our friends and had a pot luck German meal. All of the food ended up being so yummy and turned out to be a great treat! We each brought different German beer to sample as well. I made a yummy Harvest sangria and of course the jager machine was fired up. We watched the Sooner game and were pulling for those Boomer Sooners but huge upset!
Thinking this is going to have to become a tradition......

Hayley and Erin dressed up for Octoberfest!

The Ritz family all decked out. The boys looked so cute! Such great sports!!! Amy is so talented and actually made her and the boys outfits, you rock Amy!


Wednesday, September 30, 2009


This past weekend we went to Vegas with the Galindo family! We had such a great time and wish we were still there!:) Thank you Summer and Augie for an awesome weekend, we miss you guys!! We stayed at the Excalibur hotel.
This is at the Bellagio hotel they have their fall exhibit out and it is beautiful. They had pumpkins close to 1,000 pounds- pretty crazy! We had to touch it to see if they were real and failed to notice the 'Thank you for not touching the exhibit' sign...woops!

At the Golden Nugget they have a shark tank in the middle of their pool with a slide going through the tank! They had black jack tables out side too that we played at for awhile.
Justin with Grandma Eva! Eva lives in Vegas and avoids the strip at all costs, as would we if we lived there. But she braved it for breakfast with us. We loved seeing her and wish we could have enjoyed more time with her but it was such a short trip that flew by way too fast.
Downtown they have a light show over the canopy that was very cool. There is a ton of different talent from spray paint artists, bands, and solo instrumentalists.