Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Baby and Sissy...

I got home from work last night at 8:15 and Sadie was out in the front yard with my mom. I thought it was just because my mom was a little lonely, but I soon learned that a few moments before my arrival, Sadie found Birdie's sister. I soon named her Sissy Birdie. The 2 of them were so incredibly cute! They cuddled up all night together. It was just what Baby Birdie needed. I was so excited because now Baby wasn't alone. I thought Sissy may even help her survive through the next couple of weeks. This is a picture of baby. He doesn't have all of his feathers yet, but he is super cute. Every time he gets hungry he looks at you, opens his mouth, and chirps like crazy. It's adorable. Sissy didn't really do much last night. She only cuddled up in the corner and went to sleep. At first we tried to seperate them with a towel, but Baby was very persistant and found his way over to Sissy. It was so cute watching them cuddle together. When I woke up this morning and put Sadie outside I checked on the birds. They were very hungry and were chirping like crazy, but they were both still cuddled up in the corner together. It was so cute. I kept Sadie outside and went upstairs to read. A few hours later, or about 20 minutes ago, I got a text from Terry saying that Sissy got out and Sadie ate her. It broke my heart. I ran downstairs to see what was going on. I thought maybe Terry was joking. I found Sadie by the door with pieces of Sissy in her mouth and on the ground. I immediately starting crying. I love every animal very much and it breaks my heart that Sadie, who I love more than anything can do that do a helpless animal. I know she didn't know better, but it still breaks my heart. There is nothing left of Sissy to bury, but I will always remember her.

This is Sissy Birdie. You can see she is a few weeks older then Baby. She had all of her feathers and could walk around a lot better. I think she came to find Baby and tell their parents where he is. Sissy was just a baby and even though we only had a her for a few hours I loved her very much.

Monday, June 16, 2008

RIP Frank Rumph and Tony Butterfield

So, since I woke up feeling great today... I didn't mind that one of my oldest friends from high school texted me at 9am. Her and her husband, one of my other long time friends, Cortland, came back to town for the weekend and since they couldn't make it for any of the 8 funerals in the last 3 years they had no idea where any of the grave sites were. I figured I haven't been out there in a while so I should go visit them.
As you know, Buchanan has had 6 young men die fighting in the war and I was especially good friends with 1. RIP Tony... However, on top of those 6, 2 others have lost their lives as well. Including one of my best friends since the 9th grade... RIP FRANK RUMPH.
This was Frank his senior year. Many who know Frank knew of his outrageous stuggles in his life. However, a year ago, Frank decided to change his life and go into rehab... He had been clean and sober for 10 months and was happier then ever. However, on April 16, 2008, Frank died of a heart attack. Not because he had relapsed, but because his heart simply couldn't take anymore from the years of drug abuse. Frank was an amazing person and he'll always be remembered. This is Frank the day before he died...

Tony was another great friend of mine. Our senior year of high school Tony started dating my best friend MacKenzie. She was finally happy. Tony came back from boot camp, but I didn't see him. He left for his first tour and never came back. Tony and 6 other men entered a house in Iraq not knowing what was inside. A bomb went off. Tony helped one soldier out of the burning house only to go back in for the others. Tony came out one more time, but went in again. That time, Tony didn't make it out. Tony saved the lives of 2 men that day and was awarded the Purple Heart. His headstone now reads, "Our Hero." Tony really is a hero and he too will always be remembered.

I hate being sick...

The last few days have been so incredibly horrible. I would wake up with the worst headache and not want to do anything all day. I had so many things that I needed to do, but didn't do any of them. Not only did I have a really bad headache, but I also had a sore throat and a runny nose. I think I got it from Hayden on Thursday. Oh well... So, I pretty much slept ALL day. Sunday was Father's Day of course. I went to church with my family, but didn't stay the whole time because my headache came back in the middle of sunday school. Before church I took 3 huge pills and not even 3 hours later it came back! How retarded is that? So, me being me... I know it's really bad for you to take more than the recommended dose and so close together because the old pills are still in your system, but I did it anyway. So I took those 3 (recommended is only 2) before church and then after sunday school (which is 2 hours after and your supposed to take them every 4hrs) I took 3 more. I felt great and my headache was finally gone for good! BUT, those were the last daytime ones so I knew I would be screwed today. I decided to take some nightime ones before I went to bed and hope that I would kick this before today, but I woke up with the same runny nose and I noticed that I developed a cough! HOWEVER, NO HEADACHE!! I was ecstatic!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Baby Birdie

Yesterday while we were doing yardwork a baby bird fell off of our roof. It happens all the time, but it's so incredibly sad because they usually die. However, this one didn't! It's so small and cute. Terry picked it up and made it a little house. I feel so bad because I know it needs to be taken care of by it's mother, but sometimes if you put a baby bird back in it's nest the mom wont take care of it. I couldn't kill it and I couldn't just let it die... so we have taken it into our house. For the last 2 days we have been digging for worms, crushing them up, and feeding them to Birdie. I know there is a great chance that Birdie might die before he's ready to fly away, but I am hoping that he lives. If he doesn't, I have already found a burial spot for him in our backyard. My parents don't know about it yet, but I can always do it without them finding out. I was going to take a picture of him, but he's still a little scared of everything around him. Maybe in a few days he'll be ready.

Virtual Hairstyle

I had to try it... I have been thinking about getting my hair cut and getting highlights for a long time now, but I wasn't sure how it would look. So when Kristi told me that she found this virtual hairstyle thing I was really excited. It's really fun to play aroung with. Some of the hairstyles are a bit crazy, but some of them actually aren't bad. I played around with a few...
After I did these 3 I decided to take a risk and play around. I thought maybe if I changed it to blonde I would end up looking like one of my sisters. Here are a few...

I then decided that 1) You will never see my hair blonde... EVER! and 2) I don't look like any of my sisters. I did more funny ones, but they are too horrible to post. Let's just say that I look better blonde then red. lol... Kristi has the website on her page if you want to try it!! The only rules are that if you do try it... you have to post it!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Sadie is my wonderful, adorable little pug. I love her to death! Sadie used to sleep with me every night when she first started living with me. It was easier that way because she used to sleep in Jon's bed every night. However, when summer ended and school started it got really annoying. Every time she would wake up, I would wake up. She was still a puppy and wasn't sleeping through the whole night yet so she would get up and play at like 4 a.m. I was exhausted all day! I put up with it for one semester and during Christmas, but when the next semester started I decided to keep Sadie in her pen during the night. It wasn't bad at all and there were nights where I would try to have her sleep with me, but she would end up jumping back into her pen and go to bed. So when summer started and I didn't have class anymore I had Sadie sleep with me for a few nights. She is quite the cuddler and she makes herself comfortable in any spot. Even on my head. It's really cute. She wakes up every morning and spends about an hour looking out the window. I still haven't figured out what she looks at, but it's really cute.
At 6:40 a.m. my Mom comes in to say goodbye when she leaves for work and for some reason Sadie thinks it's time to wake up. At first I would just open the blinds and get more sleep while she looked out the window, but now the window doesn't keep her attention as well as it used to and she starts barking at the people outside, so I started putting her back in the pen. She cried all morning until I picked her back up and put her in bed with me. After a few days of that I just started ignoring her and yelling at her. She would lay down and cry quietter and give me this face. She looks and soudnds so incredibly sad. So, she started sleeping with me again and it's now her fault that I am awake at 6:15 writing a blog about her. The last couple of days when Sadie starts making this face, I go in the guest room to finish sleeping. However, this morning something quite different happend.

Sadie woke me up at 5:30 in the morning this morning. She came right up to my face and started giving me kisses. I put my blanket over her and she fell right to sleep again. I was so incredibly happy. However, at 6:11 this morning I woke up to Sadie throwing up in my bed. It was the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. I didn't know why she was sick. I cleaned up my bed and then reorganized her pen so the carpet was covered just in case she got sick again.
I groom dogs. I cut the hair of 2 yorkies and my pug, I clip their nails, clean their ears, and brush their teeth. So, I recently bought Sadie a new toothbrush which she loved. It has bristles on both ends! I usually put toothpaste on it and brush her teeth and then I give it to her and she chews on the bristles for a little while. This is how I have brushed her teeth since she came to live with me. It's really cute to watch. She loves it! However, this morning while I was cleaning her pen I found her toothbrush half eaten! I am pretty sure that is what is making he sick. When I grabbed it she thought I was playing with her so she snatched it out of my hand and ran away with it. When I try to take things away from Sadie or try to put her in the pen when she doesn't want to go she hides under the bed. It's not impossible to get her out since I own such a small bed, but it's really cute. She doesn't just hide under the bed, but she pokes her head out and watches me. She thinks that I can't see her. I got her out, put her in the pen, and went to sleep in the guest room, but the computer was calling my name. I couldn't go back to sleep so I blogged.
I love my puppy to death, but whoever said dogs aren't like babies lied. She is just like a baby... ony with a scrunched face and big googly eyes.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Not a typical Friday...

I decided to sleep in yesterday because it had been a long week and I felt I needed it. However, because I was so lazy I had to rush to get everything done before work. I got ready in record time and made it to Kristi's house by 11:15. I almost forgot the charger which is the reason I was going over there in the first place and I did forget the deep frier. Ooops! Since I was so early I had time to relax when I got there. After she got home from the bank we watched Disturbia, great movie, and Blog hopped for a while. I love hanging out with my sister. Anyway, before I knew it, it was 12:30 and I had to meet my friend Emily for sushi. YUMMY! Kristi asked me to drop something off for her. Of course I did, but I wasn't quite sure how to get there.

So I picked Emily up first and figured we could share this adventure together. Kristi gave me a map to make it easier, but when we got there they were doing all this construction! They signs were really close to the lanes and I accidently hit one. No damage to my car, but all the workers laughed at me. Anyway, I had to find all different ways to try to get around it and when I finally did we found out we passed the building way before the construction! Oh man it was quite an adventure. The things I do for my family! So Emily and I went for sushi and I must say that I am a good sushi picker. Then I headed off to work. However, before I tell you that I have to tell you a story...

Ok, I bought a new shirt 2 weeks ago from American Eagle and I absolutely loved it... until I wore it to work on Thursday. So, as many of you know... before I can leave I have to clean the whole office, including the bathrooms. I was cleaning the toilets with this new toilet cleaner my boss got me. At first I was really excited because it was green, but in the middle of my cleaning the toilet I accidently splashed the water onto my shirt. This new cleaner had bleach in it! It totally ruined my shirt, which made me really upset!

So, when I got to work I told my boss what happend. I told him we needed to open a fund to reimburse people for their ruined clothes since he has ruined a couple of shirst at work too. We were just joking around though. This is the first job I have actually enjoyed (except for the cleaning part). I can joke around with my boss' and some night we all just make fun of each other. So, after everyone left he came up to me and told me to write shirt on the bottom of my pay check and he would give me $30. That is like a whole day of me working! Lol... I of course told him he didn't have to and that my shirt didn't even cost that much to beign with. He replied, "Then go buy a nicer one!"

So today my Mom and I went on a shopping spree! I bought my shirt, not the same color but still cute. We went to Aeropostale for mom because she likes the long shorts and they were 50% off. After 20mins she finally talked me into trying a pair on because I will need some for the Athletic Training program. Surprisingly I liked them. Not saying I will start wearing them, but I guess they are ok for the program. For any of you who know me... I hate long shorts so this is a big step! I am really excited for my first camp on June 21-24. It's just high school, but I can't wait!


The morning after Donny's graduation, I woke up bright and early even though I was exhausted from the night before. Kristi and I went to Sarah and Miranda's award ceremony. I would have taken pics, but my mom had my camera still. Anyway, Sarah got perfect attendence and High Honor Roll and Miranda got Character Counts for Trustworthiness. Would would have guessed!! Sarah was a little upset that she didn't get a medal for reader of the month, but Kristi and I both understood. There were kids with over 200 points! It was a bit ridiculous, but good for them right?

I love Sarah, Miranda, and Hayden. They are the 3 cutest kids in the whole world and I can't wait till Kristi has her 4th and last kid. He doen't have a name yet even though Chris and I like to joke about it. Sarah has always been so smart, but this year I hear Miranda is giving her a run for her money. She got straight A's and is reading at a higher level then most 1st graders. Who would have known. She went through so much in the first grade and has come out quite accomplished!

After the awards ceremony we went back to Kristi's house and watched the beginning of The Hills season 2. She has been such a trooper in downloading all the shows I am crazily obsessed with! I love you Kristi. Around 11:30 we got lunch and headed to the park to meet Kristi's long time friend Jennifer. It was Jennifer and her 2 kids, Kristi and Hayden, Jennifers sister, Ashley, who brought her son, and Ashleys friend, Michelle, who brought her 2 kids. It was so cute to watch them all play together. I can't wait till I can have play dates of my own. Although Donny has already given up hope, I am still holding out for a great husband and 3-4 kids. The other day he told me I should go on the Bachelor! What a character, but I love him. For the record... I would not go on the Bachelor, I would be a Bachelorette and that wont happen until I get really desperate. Or when I hit like 27. Whichever one comes first : )

Class of 2008

So, my little brother graduated on Wednesday night. It's so crazy to be in the stadium thinking that I was in his position 3 years ago. I had never gotten a chance to sit in the stadium before because I was always cheering at the football games so it was a whole new experience. We got there an hour early and there were NO seats. We ended up sitting like 3 rows from the very very top and we were all smooshed in. However, in true Buchanan style, the graduation was great. They walked in the same way they always do and they spelled out 2008. Chris and I were a little disappointed because there were no jets during the National Anthem, but I guess it was still ok. Anywat, in the middle of my crazy high school flashbacks I actually managed to listen to some of the speakers and the names that were being called out. It is so crazy to hear all of the accomplishments that student recieve now. One student had a 4.6 and took 10 AP classes! I was absolutely amazed!

The one thing that was different from previouse years was that this year they set out 6 blue and white stars on the field representing all 6 of the Buchanan graduates that have lost their lives in the line of duty. I knew 4 of the 6 and one was an especially good friend of mine. RIP Tony! It hit me really hard because the last time I saw Tony we were graduating and then he left for Iraq. I have been to too many funerals in the last 3 years and I don't want to go to another one for another 30. It was beautiful they way they presented it. They had 6 white doves, one for each soldier, and then during the moment of silence they released a bunch more. The second group of doves flew into the bushes at first and then had to be shewed out, but it was still beautiful.

Anyway, the graduation was short and sweet. The speaker had a "Lights, Camera, Action" theme and related high school to a movie with Lindsay Lohan in it somewhere. There were 700 students in Donny's class, but it seemed to go by much faster than in previous years. Donny had them call out his full name, but I would have done the same thing. I am so proud of him for graduating!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Graduation time...

My little brother, Donny, is graduating tomorrow! I am so excited for him, but I have to admit that it's a little scary to think about. Donny and I used to do everything together. I have known him his whole life and it's weird to think that he is so grown up now.

Yesterday Donny, Kristi and her family, and I all went to my Dad's house for dinner. I knew my cousin Sonja and Aunt Helen were gonna be there, but to my surprise it was also my Uncle Brian, his wife, and his kids and their kids. It's so crazy to see people you haven't seen in forever. It sucks that my aunt and her family live close (compared to every one else in our family) and we never see them. Family is a big deal to me so when I see family that I haven't seen in a while it makes me sad that I don't get to see them more. I missed my grandparents and my aunts and cousins.

So, it was almost time to leave and I saw Jills, my step-mom, scrapbook. I love looking at her pages because I love scrapbooking too. She's a lot better then me, but it always gives me ideas for mine. In the back of the book she had 2 pages. One had pictures of me and my brothers and sisters and the last one had pictures of me, Cody, Donny, and Wyatt. This page especially caught my attention because I don't really think about all the fun we used to have together anymore. Cody and Wyatt still live in Fresno of course, but I rarely see them. It makes me sad because the four of us used to be so close. I wish we still were.

On the way home I was talking to Donny about it. We went through the longest trip down memory lane. It started out with the of us and how we used to watch movies in Cody's water bed or how we would play Monopoly on nintendo until we were so tired (thanks Wyatt for stealing all of my money just so you could win lol). It then turned into just me and Donny and how we used to clean out our pan cupboards and sit in them with pillows all day just eating Cheerios. We talked about how we used to sit in front of the TV in laundry baskets watching Power Rangers. Donny and I were best friends. Which is why I am happy he decided to stay home for at least another year. I am a little upset that I will no longer be getting his room or his bed, but I can live with it I guess. Anyway, I am so proud of him and I love him very much.

Monday, June 2, 2008

So I finally gave in...

So I finally decided to give in. I read Kristi's and Sheryl's blogs at least once a day and decided that I might as well give this blog thing a try. It actually seems sort of fun. I feel like such a computer geek! I have myspace for most of my friends, facebook for Ayda, and now a blog for Kristi and Sheryl. I figured it was a good way to keep in touch with other family members like Cody and my soon to be step-sister in-law, Ashley, who I only met yesterday. I am not a stalker I promise. I just like family. So I guess we will see how this all works out.