Saturday, January 14, 2012

Signs I am turning into a full blown adult...

I just turned 26 and I think I lost my adult virginity. This is why...
* I wore knee high tights for the first time (I only think of old church going ladies wearing those, no offence).
*I enjoy listening to NPR (national public radio). NPR screams nerd and business people to me.
*Went pants shopping in the junior department and they only covered half my ass. (Unfortunetely I am no longer into feeling the breeze from behind) :)
*I made myself a dentist appointment with a dentist I chose.
*I actually feel excited to go to school to expand my knowledge in my career. (A career has not been in my thoughts before)
*The worst, this morning I ran out into the driveway with my robe on as Rillz was leaving for work just to give him a Multi vitamin. Yep, just for a freaking multi vitamin.

I, Melinda Jean Rivera, am becoming an adult.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

year 2011

I started writing another post and my computer crashed on me. It has been over 4 weeks since I have had my laptop working correctly. It is fixed, thanks dad, but I wont get it back until Saturday. So, therefore, I am doing another kindle post (which is much harder than a laptop to type on). I decided to write on events and prices of 2011. So in the future I will have it for my kids to look at and compare (that is if the world continues after 2012). Haha.
Prices (based on national averages)
Gas: $3.89
House rent: $955.00
New house to buy: $202,100
Bread: $1.98
Gallon of milk: $3.39
Dozen eggs: $1.25
Wages: $40,925
Unemployment: 9.2 %
Movie ticket: $8.20
First class stamp: 44 ¢
College tuition: $7,605

Also, I have already 1/2 way completed one of my new years resolutions. The dentist. As fate has it, 2 days ago a bottom tooth chipped. So it helped kick my butt in gear and find a dentist. My appointment is next Thursday (the 19th). I may pee my pants a little that day out of nervousness! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

1st Birthdays

Rillz and I had 2 nieces and 1 nephew who had their first birthdays in 2011.
Brecken Miller turned one. Happy Birthday! We celebrated it on the 4th of July. Hence the awesome firworks cake! This little dude popped out having a strong personality. He loves making people laugh. Brecken is the toughest and most prone accident baby I have known. He went through a phase of hitting his head against people/walls/floor. Gunnar better watch out because this kid is a brick! But on the other spectrum... Brecken is also a HUGE cuddle bug! I love that when Rillz and I see him he wants hugs and kisses and just to snuggle. We love this sweet boy!

Before fireworks. The mosquitos attacked us all that night.

These two are so cute together.

Gracey Noone - The week before our wedding our niece turned 1. In the hawaiian culture the 1st birthday is the biggest! Gracey had a party in hawaii with 300 people! Wow. Can't wait for my baby to turn 1. Yikes. For whatever reason I didn't get any pictures. They live in Florida so we don't get to see her often. She is a very loved little girl!

Camden Tracy - In her first year this little girl has racked up the frequent flyer miles! This girl just melts our hearts. She really transformed into a little character. She was a difficult little thing with not much emotions for a while. But then one day Camden just became this little bundle of joy. She had so much personality just sprout over night! There is just something about her that has the sweetest little spirit that is so calming when your with her. We just can't get enough of her. Rillz named her Lani Girl! We love little Camden!
Can you tell from the pictures someones mommy loves Zebra pattern!?!
Camden ate her cupcake with a spoon. Didn't want to get her hands dirty. Silly girl.
When the party started... she wasn't to happy
Love her cake!

We also added a new little baby in 2011!
Brent and Noelle had new addition...
Iris Kathryn Hollingsworth Born October 19.
Welcome to the world sweet Iris!
We first met her on Thanksgiving

Her first holiday... Halloween
Sideways picture (oops) on Thanksgiving
Happy birthday to all the babies in our family!

Dog Toys

Our dogs got toys for christmas.

Fun for dogs...

Not fun for humans...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

I have really been wanting to catch up on this years blot posts but working 15 hour days for the last couple weeks has really left me no time for anything. So I will post this for now from my kindle.
I was looking at my new years resolutions from last year and was pretty proud that all but one had been accomplished. We got engaged, married, worked out more and Rillz moved up in his job. It was a very successful year. Of course the highlight being the wedding. For this year Rillz's goal is to do his absolute best at work and eventually get promoted again. My goals are to continue my education (this is what I didn't accomplish in 2011), establish a family doctor and dentist (I am freaked out by the dentist so this is a big one for me), continue to save with couponing, take care of my little garden, and the biggest one for Rillz and me is to have no credit card or motorcycle debt, and have a baby (obviously we cant totaly control this one, but still a goal). We are excited to see what 2012 has in store for us.