Friday, March 27, 2009

Rantin' and ravin'**

...About my new phone! Hahaha... I really don't have a good blog topic. So I thought I would brag on my new phone, hehe.

So starting from the beginning... Michael had a very craptastic phone. Something was wrong with the charge port and his phone would not even hold a charge throughout ONE day! So we go to Sprint to replace his phone, and decide instead of just getting a replacement, let's upgrade his phone. And then, of course, instead of just upgrading his phone, let's upgrade mine too!

I had my phone for more than two years. It was the first phone that was actually MINE. Michael's phone was a year younger than mine, but it started out being crappier than mine, even when it was new, haha. Because we had our phones for that long, I was eligible for a $150 free upgrade and Michael was eligible for $75, so we figured why not.

We looked through all of the phones for quite some time. It's very annoying because the actual retail price is in very very very small print, and the price that is in the big numbers is for like all these rebates and yada yada yada. So it was hard to get a good idea of what the phones were going to cost. I was tempted to get the Instinct, but I'm a freak about fingerprints, and the fact that the whole phone is essentially a screen would mean that I'd constantly be cleaning off my phone. It is also more expensive, which would make me even more paranoid about something bad happening to the phone.

Neither of us wanted to get the typical flip or brick phone, so we decided we liked the side sliding ones. This brought us to the Rumor or the Rant. The price difference wasn't huge, about $20. The saleslady of course told us that the more expensive one, the Rant, was the better phone. I went back to compare the features, and indeed the Rant has EV-DO, which makes your internet better, and gives you things like the TV right on your phone.

We both got Rants, mine is Purple, his is Black. We changed our plan, almost doubling the cost
, but now I have MTV and Comedy Central, plus a ton of other cool things, on my phone! We also now have unlimited texting, so if you have my number go ahead and text whenever you want .

Now you know the story of my new phone. I really only write these blogs from my own boredom. I like writing, even if it's random and unimportant. I applaud anyone who reads this whole thing, hahaha.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I love the Shred:).**

So today was day two, level two of my Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred, twelve days overall! At the end of level one I was waist-25, hips-34 1/4, thigh-18 3/4. I was actually surprised to see any change at all, hehe, but the workout is awesome! I'm pretty much sore everyday, and it is totally worth it, because I am feeling great. I definitely cannot wait to be done with the strict 30 days I've put myself on, because I'm really excited to start running! I'd really like to run the Army ten miler this year. I figure six months should be enough to get prepared don't you think? I guess we'll see, lol.

Anyways, this weekend we went up to North Carolina to see Michael's family. It was fun, and with everyone spread out it's hard to get everyone together, but it happened. Pictures were taken on Saturday and the amazing photographer managed to get McKaleigh to smile in EVERY picture!!! She looked simply adorable in each picture, so we just had to decide which picture Michael and I looked best in.

Well it's bed time for me:) I'll write more later this week!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Maybe it's time to blog again?

I keep up with my MySpace blog pretty well ( I forget about this one though!

To update from my last blog, we've paid off about 7k in debt since I last wrote. A big chunk of that was from our tax refund, but nonetheless we're making progress! It's nice to have our income loosened up since we have fewer minimum payments now. We totally got rid of the 5k in random unsecured debt and the 2k in credit card debt! We're down to student loans and car.

I love feeling like we're getting ahead... then Michael has to go and break his computer, there goes 300 dollars. It's a desktop, not a laptop, and he did just buy things to rebuild a computer, instead of actually getting a new computer. At least he found a cheap way to do things.

His computer stuff just got in today, so of course he'll put it together tonight, when he FINALLY gets home. He's had to work til 9 every night so far this week and most days he doesn't get home til 7 anyways. Even though MOST units get released at 5. It's bad enough I have to be a single mom when he deploys, but I'm practically a single mom now. He's at work almost 12 hours everyday, because of PT in the morning. I'm sick of his unit. I love where we live, but because of them, I can't wait to leave! It felt good to let that out, lol... Not including PT, the Army is typically 9-5, with exceptions for certain things. But his unit has been going non-stop for the last couple months. Even on days where he's supposed to get off early or have the day off, he ends up needing to go in, or gets home later than what is assumed early. Blah di blah di blah.... I'm done now, haha.

I forgot this month!**

So I didn't post on the third to say that McKaleigh was another month older, lol. It had to end some time. Not much has changed though. She's getting closer and closer to sitting on her own, but she's not quite there yet. McKaleigh can almost reach the toys in her jumperoo, but still can't touch the floor when she's sitting in it! We put our Wii Fit box underneath her, lol. Michael can make her laugh, but I only really make her smile a lot, haha. She's at a fun age. Whenever she lays down now her feet go straight up so she can grab at them. Her hand eye coordination is getting really good, too. Yesterday my phone was sitting close to her and she picked it up and decided it was hers to chew on, or should I say "gum" on, no teeth yet.

Back to baby names, because I like them so much, lol... These are all of my possible scenarios, haha... I'm only planning on three, but four is a possibility.

Two girls:
McKaleigh Elizabeth Anne
Mariela Stephanie Lynn
Mallory Julianna Renee
4th: Melanie Patricia Jane or Torin Joseph Lee

One girl, one boy:
McKaleigh Elizabeth Anne
Mariela Stephanie Lynn
Torin Joseph Lee
4th: Tucker Adrian Ray or Mallory Julianna Renee

Two boys:
McKaleigh Elizabeth Anne
Torin Joseph Lee
Eli Sanford Ray
4th: Scarlett Julianna Renee or Schuyler Adrian Robert

I love them, but can still wait to have number two:) I just like making plans, haha!

Also, today is day one of my 30 Day Shred! It's a Jillian Michaels' workout, and I love Jillian, hehe. If the name sounds familiar but you're not quite sure why, think "Biggest Loser." I measured today and I actually wasn't too upset by the results, lol, but I wouldn't mind losing an inch all over. Right now I'm waist-25, hips-35, and thigh-19. You do three different levels, one every ten days. At the end of each level I'm going to post my measurements again. I'm excited, today's workout was a lot of fun! Intense, but fun:). Then after my 30 Day Shred, which with Sunday breaks will take me 35 days, I'm going to start a month of running. Then hopefully the month after that I'll be able to combine them both into my workout.

I love exercising, I don't know what I'll do when I (eventually) go back to work, lol, well that's still quite a ways away, haha.