Tuesday, November 16, 2010

3 Things Friday- On Location

My disclaimer....I was using my phone to write this post and it froze up and never sent it...so better late then never.

We are on location at willamette falls hospital, waiting on my brother to come out of surgery. His very first time with an IV and hospital for any reason It made me start to think about the last time I had surgery so here is a walk down memory lane.

1. I have undergone 2 surgeries. The first one was when I was 2 years old I got tubes in my ears. So I don't really remember it or being nervous about it. The second one was I was 8. I got my tonsils taken out. between being nervous and on drugs I don't remember too much about that day, other then the doctor being really big and asking me to count down from 10.. So I was had something to prove, because how old did this guy think I am...of course I can count down. Well I got to 9 and was out. Next thing was a nurse waking me up to go back to my parents. on the way home I threw up in our Astro Mini van, and I was directly behind my mom so she got sprayed pretty good~ That will teach her to take me to get surgry!
2. I have broken both my ankles! So needless to say I hate crutches with a passion, if I never have to see one again it will be too soon. I broke the first one my Junior year of highschool, playing Volleyball. I went up for a hit and came down on it sideways and it popped. 
the other ankle was my Freshman year of college, I was running and came down it it sideways - I really should learn how to walk and not step sideways. 
3. I am allergic to a lot of crazy things, and as I get older I get weireder! I have become allergic to Soy- If I choose to disobey that (even if a soy chia tea taste better then a reg chia tea) I  delvelop a rash from head to toe and a nice 103 fever to acompany it - itching a looking like I have flees all over my body for a cup of Chai tea is not worth it any more...but believe me it took me a couple breaks of the rules to figure it out. 
I am allergic to Neosporn- YES the medicine desined to help you heal with out scars and fast, causes me to swell up like a balloon. So we are a Neo free house! ONLY POLYsporn allowed. 
(and no it does not work as good) 
I am allergic to Atorpine- In my last 3 things Friday I shared what happens if I get that~ my very weird passing out and potential concussion if I hit my head. Garlic, a type of ani-histamine, and I cant think of any more at this time. 

I will be going into my 3rd surgry tomorrow. I will be a little less wiser......I am getting all 4 of my wisdom teeth out. I have 2 impacted, causing me to look like a chipmunk at the moment I'm a little swollen, and the worst pain of my life so far.

Nic and Cole 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Buying a House!! - True Colors

First Impressions are key- you only get one chance to make that first impression, and statistics say you have 6 seconds before someone will make a judgment even with out words spoke!!

What or how do you start the, buying a house process.....in all reality we are house purchasing virgins....I dont know what to do or how to start. :)
So we have been looking online at houses, dozens of the same looking houses for sale, too much land, not enough, house needs A LOT of work, the house is too much money for that condition...in town house vs out of town..so on and so forth. And then we saw it.....we have found OUR favorite....we loved it and decide we want to go look at! So we call up their realitor and schedule a visit which happened this last Sunday.
As we pull up, and at first glance-first impression, we already see signs of disappointment. What could it be...well only a HUGE and way overpowering flag for this house and on it.... a giant U of O - ok really??!!! gross !! So as we ignored what we proceeded to walk under to get in this otherwise beautiful house, we open the door, and I was already in love. The living room has so much character and warm feelings..a fire place ...big nice windows...amazing wood floors...arch ways that lead into the hall and kitchen... and then I walked in a little further....and I walked into my worst nightmare! Green and Yellow and ducks paraphernalia every where in sight..the pictures, the magnets all over the ridge, the stuffed ducks in the shelf's, the mini flags, the coffee mugs out on display, the candles, the pom poms, and yes, even the table cloth had ducks on it...and to top off this there was green paint on the walls. For any Beaver fan that would be misery walking through, but for my husband (who by his own words, "bleeds orange and black") it was like a cruel mocking joke. Trying to putt the images out of our mind, and ignore the decor we walked through the house and saw all the fun and unique things this house has and the bad taste began to go away. 
Moral of the story, the FIRST house visit us V-home owners saw, was not so attractive and a little- -lets not joke EXTENSIVELY and distastefully decorated -might even say tacky...but I am a Beavers fan so I am a little partial to my colors. But we do love the house and so the process begins...and thank the Lord the decorations will not be coming with the house!!! The realtor in the funnest way told me that we can negotiate the "pretty decorations into the price of the house" ha ha!

Nic and Cole- 

Friday, November 5, 2010

3 Things Friday-

What a crazy week it has been , thank goodness its Friday, I thought thursday was going to last all day!!!!!

1. I hate to drive. I get really distracted by the head lights and oncoming traffic and end up more stressed out from driving then anything else. I get headaches and I sweat (but I do do a good job, so if I drive your children around please don't be scared) And I HATE with a passion driving in the dark. Interesting fact= I would rather talk on the phone while driving then anywhere else, it for some reason is more fun while in the car to talk to someone. (But of course on my fancy blue tooth-hands free)
Even at Pats Acres I get all nervous driving! i look calm and collected but my heart is racing and my hands are sweating!

2. I LOVE books, to collect them, read them and put them on my bookshelf. i guess you could call it my hobby or collection. 
And yes I do judge a book by its cover, the book better be cute and stylish or old and classic, and I will or wont purchase it by the way the book looks. Between Tom and myself we have 90+books. 

3.  THIS IS MY FAVORITE ONE!!! :) My dream is to one day own my own clothing line. We are going to name it Brittingham's Inc. (open for suggestions still-its negotiable) We would have different lines that would include the Nollie's - Jeans and shirts made for tall people built like an athlete. We would have the Cole's for short straight builds. I think I will have boots (of course I will) and that line with be the Sarie Jane's. And so on... And we would nick name our jeans - BRITTS!- OK I love it!!! 
And one day I would love to be walking down the street (and I picture myself in boots and a cute tunic and leggings with some great accessory!) I over hear someone say...."ohh my goodness are you wearing a pair of Britts?!!" Makes me smile just thinking of it. I have some other unique ideas but i cant share so no one steals my edge. haha! And one day I want to bless those hard working mammas that buy their kids new cloths and have to pass on their own! 
And on a similar side note,I wanted to give a shout out to my dear sweet friend Cara- she is one of those very self-less mom of 5, who gives and gives and I am so proud of her and her new purchase of skinny's, and ridding boots-she is looking pretty hot!! (I have a cute picture of her sporting her outfit and can not upload it! :( )  

Nic and Cole 

Monday, November 1, 2010

3 Things Friday- Noelle

When Friday hits there is a sound you can hear all over the school and probably all over every work force,  a sigh of relief....."ahhh the work week is ALMOST over" and "ahhh I get to hang out with my husband for the weekend" - well the second one is what I say!

3 Things You Should know About Me Friday:

1. I love to sleep...It is a God given gift that I treasure everyday and wish I could do more.
2. I have passed out at the Eye doctor and the dentist, and my latest fainting spell came at my sisters dermatologist appointment. We walked into her room and I knew that I wasnt going to make it out of there. So 15 min later Noelle passes out and the last thing I said to her doctor was "I am going to need some smelling salt"  And down I went. I was told later that I passed out and the doctor and nurse carried me to the next room and put me on the examining table, took my blood pressure and temperature.
You have got to watch out for those "Lehman Girls "they are fainter's...and when we are both laying on the doctors table passed out I think they put your name in the the black book for doctors! The "do not treat List" or the "Treat at your own risk" I have woke up to  doctors with wide eyes and sweat beading off their heads. Because they went into their Field of expertise thinking "this is not life endangering procedures I am going to be doing ...in and out patient..I don't really need to know how to work an oxygen tank and mask for a patient BECAUSE Who passes out at the eye doctor or the dentist or for goodness sake the Dermatologist office? The Answer is ME. and well NOELLE
3. I would choose Mints such as Tick Tacks, Mentos, or Gum over chocolate any day!!! 

Sorry that this 3 things Friday came out on Monday :) Happy Monday to you, Happy November 1st-And I read a post today on facebook, that said there is 53 days and 12 hours until CHRISTMAS is here! :)

Nic & Cole