Saturday, December 25, 2010

Holiday Loot!

Happy Holidays!

Hope you all got what you wanted from Santa! Here is my list of loot received:

Bones Season 5 (most desired item I might add)
Supernatural Season 5
Design Perfume  (my signature scent, which I was wearing on my 1st date w/John and on the day we got married)
Capricorn One DVD
Black fleece jammie pants w/white shirt
2 pair of purple fuzzy socks
Vanilla jasmine bath set
Lavendar vanilla bath set
Elvis Presley calendar
2 stockings full of every kind of chocolate imagineable
Boston Terrier socks
Rainbow socks
Fabrige egg pendant
20.00 target gift card
10.00 target gift card
Vanilla candle set
Banana coconut shampoo/conditioner, lotion, spray, and body wash
Reindeer blend whole bean Caribou Coffee
Nine West purple wallet (that matches my nine west purple purse!)

John's Loot (afterall,this is the OSBOURNE blog, not just April's)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 1
Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 2
2 star wars tee-shirts
2 star wars action figures (he's a collector)
1 star wars battle scene
Knife set
Nivea body wash/shave/shampoo
2 sets of socks
Grey sweatshirt/pullover
Maroon soft sweater
Turtles made with Cashews
Turtles made with Pecans
Chiltons 1996 Ford F150 manual
Lindor Truffles
Black fleece lounge pants
Ear buds for iPod

not a bad haul huh? :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Getting Married in Las Vegas

I got married in Las Vegas in April of 1997.

When John and I were 1st planning on getting married, we went to the church I went to from the time I was 4 to talk to my pastor, and to begin making plans. I went and was fitted for a custom wedding dress, chose invitations, all that stuff you do to plan a wedding. As I was doing this, 2 things occurred to me. #1. Its expensive (obviously) and #2. it seems like a lot of the things you do is more about everyone else than about the event itself, which is about you and the person you’re marrying.
So I took my Mom and Dad’s advise and began looking into getting married in Las Vegas. It seemed a lot more adventurous, and more about John and I than everyone else, which is sort of how I feel its suppose to be.
John and I got married at “Las Vegas Wedding Gardens”, and we stayed at The Riviera Hotel & Casino. I still think of the time we had there fondly, and I hope that the Riviera is there for a while because it would mean a lot to me to be able to stay there again and re-experience memories with John, and create new ones.

Friday, December 10, 2010

He's A Rebel

See the way he walks down the street

Watch the way he shuffles his feet

My, he holds his head up high

When he goes walking by

He's my guy
When he holds my hand, I'm so proud

'Cause he's not just one of the crowd

My baby's always the one

To try the things they've never done

And just because of that, they say

He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good

He's a rebel 'cause he never ever does what he should

But just because he doesn't do what everybody else does,

That's no reason why I can't give him all my love

He's always good to me,

Always treats me tenderly

'Cause he's not a rebel, oh no no no

He's not a rebel, oh no no no, to me

 If they don't like him that way,

They won't like me after today

And I'll be standing right by his side when they say

He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good

He's a rebel 'cause he never ever does what he should

But just because he doesn't do what everybody else does,

That's no reason why we can't share a love

He's always good to me

Good to him, I try to be

'Cause he's not a rebel, oh no no no

He's not a rebel, oh no no no, to me

where the heck have I been?!

1st let me apologize, I know I have millions of readers out there wondering where the hell I am, I am constantly being barraged with complaints I don't blog enough. ;)

In late October I was diagnosed with severe Endometriosis - numerous fibrioids, one the size of a baseball. So surgery of a hysterectomy was scheduled on November 15th. Okay, so that has been complete, and I am feeling fine, and am back to work - so all is well with the world again. No worries. 

Mom and Dad are going to more "officially" retire and begin to live their dream, to travel the USA and have Minnesota as their "home base". Right after Christmas, (literally, December 26th) they begin their journey, starting at Arizona, and then moving on to Nevada. Not sure where they will end up next, but they are apprehensively excited. I am happy they are able to do this. 

Crohn's wise all is well. Very strong remission. (knock on wood)

I am no longer on speaking terms with my younger sister and her family, Rachel. I miss the person she was, and wish her the best, which I do mean truely.

Unfortunatley, because of some of the choices she has made and the actions she has responded with, not only do I forsee her life being more difficult than it needs to be, but as a direct result so will Kathryn's, and thus Tylers. Hind sight is 20/20 though and often we don't see our mistakes until its way too late to remedy them. I hope I am wrong, but I don't  think I am. I am not the only one who sees this and thinks this way. Several family members agree. Maybe someday she will be someone I am able to associate with again.

During the past stressful year, one thing as become clear, I have married the best man on earth. He has stood by me, supported me, loved me and done everything in his power to insure my happiness, health, and love. I don't even want to imagine my life without him, for I would surely be lost. Love you John.

peace, out!