Thursday, November 19, 2009

Montana The Dog

Meet Montana the dog:

Age: 6
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Favorite Food: Lamb flavored dog food - Kirkland brand
Favorite Snack: Dog biscuits
Favorite thing to do when bored: Chew on raw hides
Favorite Things to do: Go on a walk, go to the dog park, sleep, and get massages by my parents
Theme Song: My buddy, My buddy, My buddy and me
If He could talk: He would sound like Barry White
One thing he will NEVER do: Chase a ball and bring it back

Montana currently resides in Redondo Beach with his mom and dad and loves it there very much. Montana has the mentallity of a human 3 yr. old and can understand 273 words of the English language. He's gentle and loving to people of all ages and animals. He is most like Kiel in these ways:
  1. They are both madly in love with Melissa

  2. They hog the fan

  3. Don't like covers until the middle of the night

  4. Eat whatever is in front of them

  5. Sleep very heavily

  6. Territorial

  7. Don't like to share their toys

  8. Adorable looking

  9. Have short hair and green eyes

  10. Shake their butt when they walk

Montana finally re-joined our household Sunday, November 14th after 8 months of living in the bay area without his mommy. We are so happy to have him! (Even Kiel!)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Redpoint Makeup 50% Off!!!

Hi All -

I just thought I'd share Intelligent Beauty will no longer be selling the brand Redpoint, so they are having a blowout sale.

Makes great stocking stuffers. Go here:

Happy shopping!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Last 22 Hours

Since 11:52 pm, November 9th, Kiel's been doing this:

(notice the mt. dew can on the table)

And drinking this: Kiel + no sleep + 2 cases of Mt. Dew + non-stop gaming = Melissa to get the heck out of dodge

Bay area here I come!!

Kiel, be a doll and at least put the bed together by the time I get back ;)

xoxo -


ps - please excuse the mess, in our horrendous looking apartment. We haven't quite settled yet.
pps - I'll let you know when the gaming session ends, he plans on pulling an all nighter again.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

This Is It

I know, I know - we all have mixed feelings about this guy. But I think we can agree that he was weird, had a childhood that none of us envy and was uber talented. (I just wanted to use the word "uber" in a sentence.)

The death of Michael made me feel a little empty inside and I guess I could say my mom probably felt the same when Frank Sinatra died...she cried that day.

I don't know how to cope with the deaths of my childhood entertainers: Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze and when Michael J Fox goes....I don't want to think about it.

So this weekend in honor of MJ - my friends: Beth, Monica and I saw the movie THIS IS IT, and oh man, that was IT.

We all cried, laughed, sang along to the songs (until the audience told us to shhhhh) and oooohed and awwwwed about the talent. Oh the talent! The singing, the dancing and the creative directing. One things for sure Beth and I would have sold Kiel's left foot to go see him live. And it would have been the best concert we ever went to.

I could just see us now, scrimping our pennies to buy tickets the day they went on sale and planning our outfits months in advanced. I probably would have worn a gold glitter jacket with an MJ t-shirt and Beth a MJ hat. We would have compiled all of his music on our i-pods and jammed the whole way there, while practicing our Thriller dance moves of course.

Then MJ would come out and perform, live, in front of us and we would have screamed our heads off and probably cried real tears of excitement and joy. Michael, oh it's really Michael! Afterwards we would be so shaky with adrenaline we would have to go somewhere to talk about all of the amazing dance moves but our voices would be gone so we would have to whisper. Beth's favorite part would have been Thriller, ooooh that was amazing I agree! But how can you like that better than BAD? Oh and Billie Jean, I loved when he performed Billie Jean. Oh Beth we loved it all, how can we choose?

But one things for sure we can now die happy that we went to the most amazing concert of our lives. No one will ever top one.

Instead we took our dreams where we had to... the movie theaters and contemplated buying MJ t-shirts at Charlotte Russe for the event. Beth cried during the opening scene, Monica and I balled afterwards. We then went shopping at Nordi's to help us with our woes. It is amazing how a good pair of leather boots can make me feel better even after the tragedy of MJ.

(but they are really cute boots, don't you think?)

Is he gone? Is he really gone?

No Melissa, he will live forever.

Thanks for that, Monica.

And thanks girls for the wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Remember This?

That was taken the day we signed our first lease together to what would be our first apartment as a married couple.

Kiel and I are finally moved out! Thank you! This was probably our hardest move, seriously. I had a melt down and collapsed in the hallway and cried...Kiel will probably be more than happy to tell you about it.

Things we will miss about our old place...

1. The ocean view
2. The balcony
3. The washers and dryers that take cards (now we have coins...boooo!)
4. The 2 min. walk to the ocean and pier
5. The Mexican music on Sunday
6. The awesome pool, and hot tubs.

Things we happily say goodbye to...

1. Mr. smoker of weed and tobacco (morning and night)... and for the last time Kiel will yell, CIGARETTES ARE BAD FOR YOU!
2. Mr. whistler man....and for the last time Kiel will yell, SHUTUP!
3. The crazy, football screaming lady during Melissa's Sunday nap...and for the last time Melissa will yell, NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR STUPID GAME! YOU HEARD ME, SHUTUP! HA HA YOU CAN'T SEE ME BUT I CAN SEE YOU.
4. Our storage, or lack there of.
5. The cheap paint.
6. The cheap counter tops and unleveled stove.

Things we like about our new apartment...

1. It's way bigger
2. Rent is cheaper
3. Montana can live there (Melissa likes this one, Kiel's coping...bravely)
4. We have two bathrooms
5. Kiel doesn't have to share a closet with Melissa
6. We have a separated dining area ;)

ps, I don't know why I chose to do a top 6, it just worked out that way.

pps, You can stop by to see us anytime. But call Melissa, Kiel keeps the news to himself ;)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Baby Update!

I had my 2nd ultra sound today to make sure the baby was healthy and genetically safe and sound. All turned out great! Baby is normal and healthy. The baby was so much bigger than the last time I saw it. I was amazed on how fast they grow.

I have pictures and a live DVD, but it freaks me out when I see other babies in other wombs so I won't post accept upon request. Of course my own baby was not freaky at all and really adorable (lumpy head and all). My Dr. did a 3D ultra sound as well, just for fun, so I really got a close look at the baby. It slept the whole time and did one side turn when the Dr. tried to wake it up.

Kiel and I find out what it is, so I can stop saying "it" on December 14th.

I'm 12 and half weeks and my due date still remains May 15th.

That's all!

xoxo - Melissa