Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A day of ROMANCE ;)

Let me tell you why I love Valentines Day.  Its the one day I can get my wonderful husband to willing do all sorts of romantic gestures! ROMANCE ROMANCE ROMANCE! lol.  
We had a really nice time.  Tony had work all day and I had school all day so we celebrated in the evening. I came home first to find..the apartment.. CLEAN! HOORAY!  The dishes were done and everything in order. Already this was a great day.  After Tony came home we went out to eat and came home to watch a movie ( of MY choice! so of course a cheesy romantic one) We had candy, flowers, cards, balloons and even rose petals  ooo-la-la
...Except.. we both ended up falling asleep we were so tired! Tony actually fell asleep, water bottle in hand, and we both woke up at 3 AM with a soaking wet bed. lol. 

ALSO- I had no sugar this V-day.  Which.. actually wasn't hard!  Can you believe it?!  I am not craving sugar at all now and even noticed a decrease in my delicious carb addiction.  This is my third week sugar free, and I have to say, I feel a lot better. I don't feel as sluggish and have even lost a few lbs.  Maybe this no sugar thing isn't so bad after all? ;)

Here are a few pictures of  yesterday.

I lovelovelove flowers. Thanks hubby!

Its not a holiday with out treats, even if I can't eat them- I made sugar cookie bouquets!



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THIS is Tony and I Valentines Day 2005..

Cute huh?

 Us  Valentines Day 2011



And we still have so many more to come :)
Hope everyone had a wonderful day!
Heather & Tony

Friday, February 11, 2011

We love the temple.

Recently we got to go through the Sacramento temple with my sister and her family to watch them get sealed. It was such an amazing experience! I had never seen a family ( including children) be sealed to their parents like that.  How grateful we are for families, and that we can all be together, forever.  :D

It was SO bright outside!


I think one person is looking at the camera lol.  Gotta love family! <3

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Daniel's Birthday

I<3 friends.














As of late..

Hello friends! I can't believe it is already February. Much has happened since we last blogged.  School has started again and I am now at Sacramento State!  I really like! ( More than I thought I would..) The campus is really gorgeous and its great having Amy around to show me the ropes.  This semester I'm taking.. Nutrition and wellness, bio 20, Modern Middle East and California government and Legislature. I am sad to report that I am late almost every day.  Getting here on time is near IMPOSSIBLE!  If commuting and traffic wasn't enough there's the the whole parking issue which is a whole other story. I have already received one parking ticket :( :(


Tony is also in school and really enjoying it.  The other day we were driving and he told me how eye opening his human development class is.  A class on marriage and the family unit was bound to touch on polygamy and of course it did.  It was horrifying to hear what the world knows about Mormons.  Of course they blamed polygamy on the Ladder Day Saints, which is so sad.  Instructors really need to be clear on the fact that the Mormon Church does in no way accept or agree with the those people who unfortunately call the selves Mormons [Fundamentalists]  ANYWAY- I was very proud when Hubby told me he stood up and cleared up all the false ideas that were discussed, and backed up our faith.  GO Tony Go!


More breaking news.. ( and if you know me well you know how intense this is..)  I, Heather Marie Ricker..


...have given up sugary treats.


YES it's true.  I decided that I may be addicted to such sugary goodness! ..being as I want and crave them allllllll the time. Ask Tony. I would much rather order dessert at a restaurant then dinner. In fact if he didn't make me eat real food I doubt I would! HA! It's not that I'm clueless about nutrition, it IS my major after all, but Chocolate is just...heavenly.  So today is officially day three without a single cookie, pastry, piece of cake, pie, ice cream, bite of candy, half of brownie NOTHING! Not one. How has it been?
Honestly? The first two days I had a bad headache. I can't officially say it was from the sugar withdrawals.. but I have my suspicions. I really was able to count how many times in a day I crave sugar and how many times it is flaunted in my face!  At work on my break there were left over pastries.. being thrown away if  no one wanted them..at the chiropractor office they had fresh baked cookies in the waiting room.. and we were the only ones in there! At lunch my mom wanted to share dessert.. Tony wanted to split a kit kat, brownies at the in laws,  ice cream cones AHHHH!
But- I am determined. We will see if my body stops craving sugar eventually. :)


Equally as devastating, someone stole our checking account information and bailed someone out of jail on our account!! A couple hundred dollars later our bank called and reported suspicious activity. Can you believe it? We are so careful with our cards. We had to change our bank cards and everything.  Now we are looking into buying a shredder...
Well, time for class. Adios amigos!


XOXO
The Rickers.




PS- As I am typing this very sentence there is a man sitting right next to me enjoying a huge moist, wonderfully delicious  chocolate chip cookie... shoot me now!