Monday, June 29, 2009


I know my family will think this post is cheesy, but I really can't believe that Matthew and I have been married for a year already. We were bothing talking about how quickly it has gone and how it still feels like we just got married the other day. I know most people say the first year of marriage is the hardest, well if that is the hardest I'm REALLY looking forward to all the years to come! Matthew I love you and all the wonderful things you have done for me and our relationship. We truly are great friends and lovers! I can't wait to see what the years ahead will bring!
I love you!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

It's finally a BOY!

Friday at 7:30 a.m. Rachel, had her second child. Throughout Rachel's pregnancy she was told that she was having a girl, but when the doctor saw the baby it was a BOY! We finally have a nephew in the Daino family. His name is Brayden Austin Speagle, 8 pounds 3 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long. He is definitely all boy and so adorable. In the two days that I have seen him I haven't even heard him cry. He is such a good baby. Makayla is starting to warm up to him, too. The first day, Makayla said that Brayden could not go home with her. We are all excited about Brayden. We all had to go exchange our baby gifts though for boy stuff instead of girl. It is fun to finally get to look at baby boy stuff. We are still trying to figure out how to spoil a boy, though. We have the girls down pat.

Welcome to the world BRAYDEN!

On another note. The other day I found two 4 leaf clovers, and to our surprise they were actually lucky. On that same day after I found the clovers, Matthew received two phone calls about job interviews! Boy, am I excited that we are finally having some hits in the job search! I really hope that something works out soon.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Moving to Statesville

Matthew and I have both graduated from Western Carolina University and are beginning the beautiful world of job hunting in this great economic time. In hopes of finding a job for Matthew we moved to Statesville, which would give us better access to the larger cities like Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh. I finished up work on Tuesday and the plan was to head out from Cherokee Wednesday morning about 10. Well, Matthew woke up with a bad stomach bug and was struggling. I finished up the rest of the light packing and got everything ready to go. Matthew, finally, made it out of the bed and outside to move the last few things that I couldn't. This probably wasn't such a good idea because he then got very sick. Afterwards, he said he felt better and was ready to head out. So we began our trip to Statesville with Matthew having to stop at his mom's work and I had to stop at the Dr. office to get some paper work. After we finished our errands we hit the highway. About 30 minutes into the drive Matthew calls me and says he isn't feeling well and needed to stop at a rest area, but that I should keep going. I didn't think much of it and continued my drive. It wasn't until an hour later that Matthew calls me and I found out that he was in the ER! So I freak out wondering what to do because I was about an 1hour and 30 minutes away from him. But anyways, he ended up having a reversed allergic reaction to some Imodium he took in the morning and causes his muscles to contract severely, increased his heart rate to 140 and not to mention his stomach ache. They gave him some nausea medicine and a ton of benedryl so legally he couldn't leave the hospital without someone to pick him up because he wasn't allowed to drive. So luckily, his Aunt Sue signed the release form and being a RN herself thought Matthew was well enough now to drive. So, drugged out on benedryl Matthew finished driving to Statesville for an hour and a half. I don't know how me managed to make it to the house but he did and for that I am grateful! Once he walked into the house he laid on the couch and he was out the rest of the day. What a crazy trip. Glad my husband is safe and sound now.