Monday, June 29, 2009

Oh yay!

A couple of my bestest girlfriends are coming down to see me & NZ!

We were supposed to have a girls weekend +1 boy back in May, but a wrench got thrown in the works just a few days before they were to join us for fun. They've been two of the best friends a girl could have...

So..We just set a new date.

This time, nothing can come between us and fun. Double bonus, it's close to Miss Jen's birthday so I get to make a cake!!

I'm so super excited!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

What did we get ourselves into?

What did we get ourselves into? It's a whole lotta dirt for a girl that doesn't "do" dirt. The end result is going to be sooooo worth it though.

BEFORE...DURING.... Our backyard's getting a brand new look.. A huge thank you to our future-sister-in-law's family for coming up and helping excavate and rid us of the disgusting iceplant/yucca tree, cinder block wall thing the previous owner had constructed.

Stay tuned...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Real Lucky

Okay, my guilty pleasure ( one of many) has been known by many for quite a lonnnng time, but I can't say that I'm ready to quit it, seeing as I just watched my DVR'd premiere of MTV's REAL WORLD.

Real World? Uhm, more like real lu-cky?!

This season's footage is from CANCUN..As in Cancun, MEXICO..

Really, MTV?! Living for months in CANCUN is hardly realistic...but OMG will I ever be looking forward to 7:00 pm. on Wednesday nights!

My favorites at the beginning of the show rarely end up my faves by the end...I like to make predictions about hook-ups, blow outs and basically who's walk and who's talk..but this season spells it out pretty good from the get go.

Girl with promise "piercing" and her love list writing boyfriend?...I give her two eps, three max before she is hooking up with someone else..

Tatted out music guy?? All I can say is "ick"..He's so ick that if I were the girl that hooked up with him on the first episode, I would just totally skip the opportunity to watch my fifteen minutes of fame when the show aired..Wayyy too embarassing.

Football Stud and fellow Hooterific castmate? Cuddling is not okay when Football Stud has a girl back home. End of story....... He "honestly" tells his girlfriend about it then follows up the bomb he dropped with " You cool with it"? Acts surprised when girlfriend back home no longer wants to come visit. Get with it, dude. Your girlfriend and I could be friends..I like the way she thinks. Have fun with Hootergirl.

Hooteriffic white girl...I predict she will have problems with every other female castmate. Envy sucks.

The two girls who claimed to be instant BFF's will have a falling out..most likely over a guy..and no longer want to be BFF's. I even predict one may get herself kicked off the show..Cat fight anyone? They may be little but they look scrappy.

PaperTowel guy...Funny as hell..At this point, he is my favorite. We shall see how he proceeds to let me down through out the show..But so far, so good.

Token Gay guy..Love him too. He's frank and seems to fit in with everyone..He may be the know, the guy who just sits back and lets drama unfold around him...

Anyhow, with one episode down, I am already liking this Cancun group of Real Worlders...but each season makes me feel that-much-older... Maybe I like the show because I was never as wild and reckless as the castmates are...and I lived vicariously through them. I may never know the answer as to why I get so much joy out of watching this show, but thank you MTV.

Real World never disappoints and this season's cast members in Cancun are Real Lucky.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hear him roar

We've unleashed a lion...

Beav, you're such the trend setter, dude.

Friday, June 19, 2009

A little love goes a long way

Since I can not be wrapped around her little finger, I'll have to settle for having the memory of her wrapped around mine.
This little blue box with the most perfect ring was waiting for me upon my return home from work today. Inscribed with I love you around the band, and our little girl's initials inside, this gift from NZ touched my heart.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A real Conversation stopper

I've been back at work since 10 days postpartum...some half days in there, and some days off, but all in all, I got back into the office fairly soon, if I do say so myself. Better to stay busy than to sit and wallow.

One of my fears in going back to work was how I would answer The Questions.

I laid awake at night, thinking of just how to word my answers, as to make people feel less like an a$$ for asking a seemingly harmless question. And really, there is no way around it. No one expects to hear the answer that comes out of my mouth, and once they do...they are at a loss for words.

It's a real conversation stopper.

Some people just look at me and my non-pregnant belly, and say nothing because theyfigured it out for themselves. I had the UPS man say, " Hey, Not much longer..look at that belly" and I bet he felt like the biggest a$$ when I replied that I was no longer expecting...and even more so when he asked how she was doing....Others stare a bit and then give me this questioning look, like, "Hey, I thought you were......"

Me: "Pregnant?" "Yeah, I was. She didn't make it."

I knew that I would have to deal with The Questions at some point, especially since my work involves seeing an average of 30-40 faces per day. I've received so much support from friends, family, patients etc., but I really wish I could erase it all and still be a beaming expectant mother, proudly flaunting the ever growing belly.

I can't hide that I was pregnant, and I really don't want to hide it. I don't mind talking about it..But I have come to learn that there is no easy way to put it out there. I just wish people wouldn't feel bad for asking what happened.

What's done is done, it sucks, it's not fair but don't feel bad for us..

Although NZ are still dealing with our loss we know that when you really want something, you'll go to any measure and fight a good fight to get it.

Which is just what we plan on doing.

Until then, I will be the queen of conversation stoppers.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Life Ain't Always Beautiful...

Life Ain't Always Beautiful, but as Gary Allan will sing, " It's a beautiful ride"...

Dude. I'm stoked.

Gary Allan.

My super duper favorite country artist is MY town!

I have such a music crush on California-bred country man, Gary Allan. No, I don't want to date him, marry him or have his babies..I've already got a great husband that I wouldn't trade for the World..but like, if I could just borrow him for one night to come sing to me..Uhm, yeah..I might just melt.

NZ even jokes that Gary Allan is my other boyfriend when one of his songs comes on. We've seen him in concert once already..He played for a crowd of about 200 at Thunderbird Stadium in Vacaville a few years back..and we were lucky enough to be down in front with all the other fans. I've been to some great concerts in my time, but the one at T bird was the most memorable. One because of the small crowd size, and 2 because,'s my man G to the A to the R Y Allan.

As soon as I heard the ad on the radio this morning I texted NZ and asked if we could go, and his reply?


A night out with my husband singing along to my favorite songs.

I'd say I'm a pretty lucky girl.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Celebrate good times, c'mon!

We spent the afternoon at NZ's uncle Bruce & aunt Nena's house to celebrate Pilar's graduation from medical school...and, of course, in pure Zentil fashion..a slew of birthdays along side..So, Happy Birthday goes out to the June babies, Mark, Victor and Lan ( and also to those not attending, Dennis & Adele) Seems like June and November are the big birthday months for the Zentil familia. Gives NZ and I something to aim for..Maybe by next June we'll add another to the brood. Hey, a girl can hope, right?

Anyways, it was great to spend time with everyone and especially fun to watch the circus duo of Uncle Nick and Tasha...If they ever lose their day jobs, I heard that Ringling Bros. is hiring..

Cupcake extrordinaire

I swear, that sister of mine is too damn creative...
Check out the cupcake bouquet she made for our grandma's bday celebration...Are we lucky to have her in our family or what? This is just wayyy too cute.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A breath of fresh air

NZ and I got a breath of fresh air from work, life and responsibilities this past weekend...And it couldn't have arrived at a better time. We spent the weekend in Northern California on what could quite possibly been the nicest June weekends, ever.

Having both lived in Davis for 8 plus years, we were prepared to melt. It's not unusual for the Sac area to top 100 degrees well into the evenings. Instead we arrived to what I will call HEAVEN. ( yes, I am still talking about Sacramento..and no, I'm not crazy..but the weather was heaven- like..promise....)

On top of the near perfect weather, we spent time with people we love, but see far too little. Thanks to Tim & Rebecca for getting hitched...which brought us together with a bunch of old friends to share in their special day.

Thanks to my pop & Mary for having NZ and I up to their house for a few days of quad riding and fishing, and living life in the slow lane..

Although it took an entire day of driving home, it was well worth it, and we'd do it all over again in a heartbeat, but alas, reality calls...
Time to head back to work.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Outside Kitty-O!

Tuesday, June 2nd was a big night in the Zentil household.

It was the first official night for Beaver as an outside kitty, and it managed to break my heart even more than it's already broken ( is that even possible?). We pulled a motel 6 and left the light on for him, so he could finagle his way around the garage, but his cries were pitiful...

On another note, we were able to unveil the new sofa and enjoy the plushness, minus the blanket fort we had created the past 2 months to keep Beav from scratching the vertical areas. Although our nephew will miss Aunt Brie's "magic carpets" on the couch, they had to go... So, you dude, but you're fate has been sealed.