Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hate Mail.

I've told Brian this, but it's really bothering me and I need to vent.

Lately I've been getting a barrage of nasty emails from an address that I do not know. It started off as just a few emails telling me that I "suck" and other various light insults. After the first couple, I just stopped responding to them and eventually they increased in viciousness. Topping with this person emailing and telling me to abort and all that. It got a little scary, but both of us know who it is, it's Brian's ex-girlfriend/ex-best friend.

We haven't had the best of relationships, it's a long story. The most I'll say is that we've gotten into a few altercations in the past.

Anyways, Brian has kept calling her and telling her to stop. She keeps claiming it isn't her and since we have no real way of proving it was her, we can't do anything.

In some lighter news we picked up the new puppy today. Brian and her have been inseparable since we picked her up. It's adorable. He walks to another room and a few seconds later she jogs up behind him.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Holiday Family Time and the MOA.

Brian and I got back yesterday, a lot faster than when we went there. Mainly because there wasn't any Holiday traffic also cause my beautiful mom packed us a lot of food. HI MOM! I'm done now.

Brian and I had a conversation about who would write about this, I got to, so please enjoy our shopping trip to the Mall of America.

We brought little Rachel along with us, she wanted to play at the amusement park while we shopped. She is only four, so one of us had to follow her around. Brian was tasked with carting her around, while I went shopping.

I've always gotten really great gifts from my parents and family, now that we have money to give equally great gifts, we are! So I went shopping, since my mom now knows about this blog, I will not mention what I bought. Just to give an idea, Brian was not happy with how much I bought.

On Brian's side, he took her to the amusement park in the mall and claims that Rachel rode the swing ride, somewhere around 11 times. Rachel claims over a hundred times. Brian bought her a funnel cake as they made their way over to Santa. They were in the line for about an hour, before Rachel sat on his lap.

Brian reports that she wants three things for Christmas:

1. Sophie. She wants my doggy.
2. The life size pony. She's getting it from her dad.
3. She wants us to name one of the twins after her. That's not going to happen.

While this was going on Brian got hit on by one of the elves. She snuck her phone number in the photo card we got from Santa. I threw it out the window.

Just to be safe.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Holidays and Random Musings.

Sorry I haven't been making it to all your blogs over the past week, I've been a little busy and not so bored lately. With the baby girls, we had to make our announcements to family and assorted friends. Also, we've been having a little trouble with both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Then the usual trouble of parents vying for attention.

The first story from the past week is that we are having a bit of a problem with our holiday plans. We both want to make the trip back to the Twin Cities, to see assorted friends and family. The problem arises from our parents. Brian doesn't really want to see his parents over the holidays, but I'm trying to get him to, for the babies. So over the past week, we've been getting emails and calls about who we are going to have Thanksgiving dinner with. It has kind of erupted into something similar to the 08 presidential races.

My mom and dad both want us to come to their place for the dinner. As per usual it will be full of screaming kids and screaming adults. I'm used to it, while Brian isn't. His past Thanksgiving dinner before we started dating was sitting in his apartment while eating Chinese. Brian may have let slip that my parent's Thanksgiving is loud and noisy, with tons of kids. So their platform, was that it will be nice and quiet at their dinner.

Eventually it was a crazy back and forth, like something on a sitcom. "We'll have casual clothing!" "We'll have all your favorite food!" Yeah I know they both really don't care about seeing Brian and this is just an attempt to show who would be the better grandparents, but it's getting weird now.

We're still leaning toward my parents, because Brian is fairly sure he is going to get in a physical fight with either his brother or dad. Also, the odds of being called a skank at my parents is drastically lower.

We are probably going to see his family a little bit, but not go there for dinner.

One last thing about Thanksgiving, if you want a funny story, ask Brian what last Thanksgiving was like.


As far as Christmas goes, we are in the same boat. Brian doesn't really want to have anything to do with his parents of Christmas because his exes family attends their Christmas functions. Guess we are going to be spending a lot of time with my family during the holidays.


My parents have had a little trouble with the names for the girls. They like Katherine, but they think Nozomi might be too, weird. We tried telling them that it's a nice name because that way Brian feels that they are going to be a bit more connected to their heritage. They were fine with it after that, but my mom keeps sending me baby names.


Just to mention on something earlier in this post, yes Brian's mom called me a skank. To my face. In English.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Big Baby News!

We got a call this morning, that our doctor had a cancellation and could fit us in today. So we went and learned some amazing news! First the more important news, everything is healthy and right on time. Now the big news.


We're having TWINS! Two little baby girls! We had a name plan for this and they will be named, Katherine and Nozomi!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Hair and Pregnancy Update!

Yesterday I made my way to the salon and got my hair changed back to blonde, the stylist found the closest color to match my blonde hair and away we went. Then I started to think, maybe I should spice it up a bit for not only myself, but Halloween.

Here it is!

In about a week, Brian and I are going in for the 15th week check up and we haven't had an in-depth checkup since I first got pregnant. This is one of the first times we might get to see the sex and if the baby is truly healthy. We are really excited about it and we're are really hoping for the best.

I was talking to my mom yesterday and she jokingly said, "Well, who knows, you might end up with twins." TWINS!? It was in the back of my head for a long time and now I'm thinking about it seriously. My Mom and my Aunt both had a set of twins and my Mom and Aunt are twins. Oh geez... Brian just kind of dismissed the whole thing by saying that the odds for the happening are so against that even happening. He reminded me that my sister didn't have twins when she had her baby. Then he told me he would be twice as happy if he had two little ones!

I have a great husband!

Monday, October 27, 2008

How Brian Ruined my Day.

You would have thunk that he would have learned his lesson about making his pregnant wife angry. Obviously he doesn't read the memos I send him.
He took my copy of LittleBigPlanet (I didn't forget spaces, that's how it is spelled) and brought it to work with him, where no doubt he is collecting all my items! I had my perfect little Sackgirl in my head and he stole my copy!

Brian, I know where you sleep, I know where you work and I know where you are thanks to the computer chip in your head (the last one may or may not be true). So when you get home I'm going to stay up all night playing this game and not letting you play it!

I'm not unstable right now... Okay, maybe a little.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Miscellaneous Facts with Illustrations!

I figured most of you, if not all don't know much about me. I think the most that you know is what Brian has let leak in emails and blogging. I'm here to clear things up and hopefully make reading my posts and Brian's posts clearer.

Fact #1:
I'm a big time gamer, but lately no games have come out that I'm interested in. We pre-ordered LittleBigPlanet and I can't wait till we get it.
I can also correctly pronounce XBOX.

Fact #2:
All the women on both sides of my family are blond and so am I. Wait Ashley, your chosen picture and the picture on Brian's blog, you clearly have brown hair. What's up with that? The answer is simple, I change my hair color every year or so and I haven't been a natural blond since I was 18. I'm thinking though, once the baby is born I'll switch back to blond hair. What kind of blond am I? Well, I have very light blond hair and I'm not too keen on it. I look like one of those creepy girls from Children of the Damned.

Brian always goes on about how he's half Japanese and he loves being a dual citizen. What he hasn't told you is that I'm full blooded German. My dad is a third generation German immigrant, born in Wisconsin and my mom immigrated from Berlin when she was a little girl. I'm also fluent in German, French and I'm currently learning Japanese.

Like Brian with Japanese, I tend to swear in German when angry and I have a small accent as well. I've only been to Germany a few times and I hope to go again when the baby is a bit older.

Fact #4:
I'm voting for Obama.

Fun Fact #5:
This is what our faces looked like when we found out I really was pregnant.
Good times...