Monday, January 26, 2009

Life Happens

So I don't really have anything specific to say. But I haven't posted in awhile and wanted to update so the avid readers of my stupendous blog, all three or four of you :), would know what's what in my life. I went down to Sin City last weekend for my great-grandma's 89th birthday bash! Talk about a long drive. If any of you read Rachael's blog ignore her if she tries to talk about how awful the drive was since she didn't drive AT ALL on the drive down and only for three hours on the drive back. It was a last minute decision to go since somebody *cough* rachael*cough* couldn't make up her mind if she wanted to come down or not. She decided at about 7 o'clock at night. So I ended up driving through the night because pregnancy apparently makes you really tired. An excuse if you ask me... Anywho it was a fun drive with the sisters. Bean provided the junk food, Rachael provided the gas, and I provided the driving services. We rolled into town around 5 AM. I was exhausted. Don't worry though, Rach woke me up at 8 because she couldn't sleep. At the party I saw about 80 people that I didn't recognize, but who all seemed to know me. Don't you hate that? When you go to a family function and everyone claims to know you and for all you know they could be some hobo off the street looking for a free meal! But the party turned out great and my grandma was very excited that everyone could be there. The next day we went swimming (in the middle of January!) and I got a tan line! It was pretty awesome! Then just us kids went out on the town. Okay me rach and bean only made it through dinner before we called it a night. We had been on the strip the night before and I gotta be honest when I say once you've seen it one time is enough. Not that I don't love all the sparkly lights but being around so many people is exhausting. Not to mention having to practically babysit Rachael. I forgot how much work she requires. She almost gave me a heart attack when she ran out in the street because she needed water from the Mcdonald's across the street.
Anywho I have moved back to Idaho to help my dad out with all the animals. It's practically a zoo there now. We now have three dogs, three cats, a rat, and two gerbils. It's fun, but crazy. Deke is finally starting to adjust. The first couple of days were a little rough. He didn't know what to do with the big dogs so he'd just puff up in a ball and freeze. Not very smart survival wise, but oh well. The other cats HATE him! Abby, the old one, just lies on her blanket and hisses. Missy goes into full attack mode when he comes into the room. He'll walk by the table to get to his food and she'll launch herself at him! My poor baby doesn't even have claws to defend himself! But it's slowly getting better. I love my singles ward! I know most people hate singles wards, but this one has all my friends from high school and it's nice because you don't have to go through the 'interview' process with the guys. That is basically my life in a nutshell. It';s a long post, but its been awhile. Peace!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

All About Deke

So most of you know that I have a super cute cat named Deke, but for those of you who don't I felt it was my responsibility that you know about the little man who is the love of my life! I adopted Deke when he was only three weeks old. He was abandoned by some mean lady who didn't want him or his brothers. I was doing my working interview at a vet clinic when he was dropped off and I just had to have him. It didn't matter that I wasn't allowed to have pets where I was living. Our first night together was a little rough because he wasn't potty trained. I finally ended up locking him in the bathroom with a litterbox. He is now going on five months and he is the fuzziest and cutest man ever! My life revolves around this little dude. He is a siamese mix so he has pretty blue eyes and the tan and gray markings. He LOVES to talk. He follows me all over the house just talking, talking, talking. If I'm in the kitchen he;s on the counter "helping" me cook. Mostly he just steals pieces of food and runs off. Decorating for christmas was an adventure because of course he wanted to "help" again. He thought that all the shiny decorations on the tree where his personal play things. He's very spoiled and didn't understand that they were not put there for him. And the garland was his favorite. He thought it was the best thing in the world to get all wrapped up in it like it was some kind of camouflage. He has more energy than any kid I have ever met. But I'm totally in love with him. I really can't tell him no. If he wants something he'll look at me with his head cocked to one side and just meow and it's the cutest thing ever so I give in. It's usually him wanting a drink of whatever I'm drinking or a bite of whatever I'm eating. He gets kinda gassy because of the people food but that's okay! LOL! Anywho I just wanted you all to know about the 8 inch man who rocks my world!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I'm gonna be the BEST aunt EVER!!!

It's about time Rachael posted that she's having a freakin baby! I've been wanting to tell everyone since i found out. I'm pretty sure that she knew before she officially found out or she at least had suspicions. A week before she found out she made me feel her boobs so i could tell her whether or not they felt swollen. Hello! Like I'm going to be the one to notice if they have gotten bigger. I think that was a question for bengy, not me. Oh well. I do what I have to... :) Anywho I am so excited! Although it feels like I'm pregnant too. Not in the actual sense but in the sense that I'm living it through Rach. And not because I want to. The day after she found out she called just to make sure that we hadn't "forgotten" that she was having a baby. How could you forget something like that?! I get daily updates on how she's feeling, her mood swings, what she read online, new statistics about miscarriages, updates on her list of things to buy, etc. You know, that normal stuff that people who are only 6 weeks along think about! Jeez the mood swings are already getting bad. For example... Rachael called me. So I do the normal thing and call back right? Apparently this was the WRONG thing to do because she somehow forgot that she had called and freaked out on me for saying that she had called me. Confusing or what?! So now when I miss a call I don't know if I should return the call or not. Will she get mad if I do call back or if I don't? Choices, choices, choices... Okay so I be exaggerating a little bit, but the story about the phone call is totally true. I've never been a big fan of children but now having to go through a pregnancy I'm pretty darn positive I never want to have children. I hate feeling sick. That is the worst feeling ever. And then I would have to get fat (fatter than I already am) and your feet get swollen and you can't sleep on your stomach! That is my favorite sleeping position! So not only do I have to go without sleep for 9 months, I have to gain weight and then push a 10 lb IT through a rather small opening, only to face 18 years of stress and craziness raising a goo-producing creature! That just has no appeal for me at all. Babies might be cute while they are sleeping but once they wake up... Hello! No thanks. But don't get me wrong. I am going to spoil my little nieces and nephews like crazy and sleep soundly every night knowing that if the kid starts crying I can just give it back! Oh the joys of being an aunt... :-)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm Back!

Hello fellow bloggers! It's me, Amber Coffey. And I'm back in the blogging world! I left when my douche bag of an ex-fiance broke my heart and canceled my wedding five weeks before we were supposed to start our forever together, but it worked out in the end. I am now living with my mom which doesn't sound too exciting but it has its perks. For example, she loves to eat out and if I go with her she buys. She also loves to shop and so do I. Which is great because then she usually buys things for me while we are at the store! My sisters would call me a mooch but I say you gotta take advantage of the good stuff while you can. I have the cutest kitty cat in the whole world. He is named Deke and he is very feisty! My world basically revolves around this little guy which is sad but so true. I have taken the semester off of school (no surprise if you know me) and have decided to just take my time and figure out what I want. I know that I want to travel. Antarctica is the first place on my list. I would also love to work at Sea World and go to Australia. I definitely want to spend a summer backpacking in Europe and sleeping in hostels and eating all kinds of crazy foods. Basically I want to see the world. Too bad that requires a lot of money. So I'll just take it one country at a time. I'm going to Haiwaii for spring break! I only got two months before we leave! And i know that Haiwaii is not a country but really a state, but since you have to cross an ocean to get to it I'm just going to pretend. I love doing spontaneous things. Like the summer that my twin sister and I decided last minute to spend our last summer together working at a fish factory in Alaska! I L-O-V-E Alaska! I would move there in a heartbeat. I know that it gets cold in the winter but it's totally worth it. It is beautiful! I have spent three summers up there and I miss it everyday. I love being out in 'nature' although I'm not a huge fan of exercise... If you saw me you would understand. I HATE running but love going for easy walks and riding my bike. I love boating and fishing. Four wheeling and snow mobiling are definitely activities that I like to do. I love reading. I own a lot of books. I love reading a book more than once too. You catch more details the second time. And I love action movies! Anything that has violence with a twist of magic and I'm all for it! 300 is probably one of the best movies created EVER. Okay I've babbled on long enough. Peace!