Sunday, December 28, 2008

9 Years and Counting!

So I am a little late with this post, but better late than never. As of December 11th, Phillip and I have been married 9 years!

The week before our anniversary Phillip had a trip planned for us, but would not tell me where we were going. I pretty much knew that it was going to be a trip to the Smokies but what I didn't know was that wasn't the real surprise! We got to the cabin after making our now traditional stop at the Apple Barn to eat lunch, I took a conference call, jumped in the hot tub (which made me miss our hot tub that is sitting at our empty house in Mburg), and then started getting ready to go out to eat. We were both on our computers waiting on the other to decide what we wanted to eat when we heard a car drive by. A minute later there was a knock at the door. I said something like who in the world could that be and Phillip said "I don't know come here." I just thought that Phillip wanted me to go to the door with him because he was scared to go to the door by himself...this would not be out of character for him....he actually makes the dogs walk up the stairs after him at night because he is afraid the boogie man will grab his ankles. Anyway, he opened the door and there stood Martha and Chris! I was in shock for like 5 minutes! Phillip had planned the trip around them so that they could spend the 3 nights with us!

We had a great time, but then I had Martha withdrawal and Phillip had Chris withdrawal. I think they need to move closer!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Completion of a Life Dream!

By no means would I like to make my exit tomorrow, but if I does happen at least I can say that I have finally seen New Kids On The Block live in concert!

I have never seen so many people in one place in my life! I can't believe how excited I got as the lights went down and I was waiting for my first glimpse of the guys that ruled my world for a very large chunk of my adolescent life. I have no idea when I have ever had so much fun or screamed so loud! They were amazing and the crowd was amazing! Words can't explain, but I can't wait to get another opportunity to see them again, and I have already informed Phillip that I will be spending what ever it costs to get my sister and I as close to the front as possible!!!!

SOOOO glad you guys are back!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ready For Fall!

I don't really have anything interesting to report, just thought I would share some pictures of the first use of our fire pit! We had plenty of sticks to burn after the massive winds that we had about a week ago.

Andie and Phillip (Carson is under the blanket on the left) poor kid will have to wait awhile for his first smoore....

Tony had his hands full trying to keep Cameron on his lap and making smoores for the both of them!

And since I haven't put a pic of my favorite puppies up in awhile I will do that!

I still don't understand how people can walk past those faces and not hug and kiss them......

Sunday, August 31, 2008

With Apologies to the Beach Volleyball Community

Phillip would like to apologize to all those fans who hated to see the May-Treanor/Walsh dynasty end. He has decided that their loss today was due to the fact that he was in the stands. Why else would their streak end?

Anyway we had a good time! It was hot, but there was a nice breeze so it was not horrible. Plus they constantly had people walking around with water sprayers to keep everyone cool. Good for everyone who didn't have to worry about a camera in their lap!
4 Gold Medalist

Monday, August 25, 2008

Long Overdue Update

So much has happened since my last entry! It seems like every time I thought about posting I decided to wait because something else was coming up soon that I might as well wait for, or I needed to download pics from my camera and it was upstairs which is much further than it use to be, or I was just to tired/lazy!

Well I will do my best to summarize the last few months...

I am now a pharmacist! I passed both my NAPLEX and law exam on the first tries. It was a huge relief for both myself and Phillip. I still have to remind myself that I don't have to study or do any homework ever again! That and of course the pay raise is nice!

I do miss school no matter how crazy that sounds. I was reading a pharmacy magazine on my lunch one day and turned the page to an article written by two of my professors. I immediately felt this intense sadness because I realized I was stuck in this horrible job (more on that in a minute) and wouldn't be seeing my friends anytime soon :(

Yes, my job sucks. I have great technicians and a wonderful intern, but my partner.........I can not begin to describe how horrible she is. My favorite is when she says other people need psychiatric help. I just can't believe she doesn't see how crazy she is! But it is not only her, many of our customers are huge problems. I have never seen so many CII scripts ( scripts like oxycontin and percocet for you non pharmacy people) in my entire pharmacy career. And they all want a certain manufacture for a certain price. And if you don't have it or tell them it is too soon to fill, you better find your earplugs fast because they love to express their unhappiness.
Enough of bad things! Onto good things!

My house-I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! We are slowly adding furniture, but it will be a long time before the house will be full, and we still haven't hung the first picture. I just enjoy the clean uncluttered look to much right now. It took awhile to get the fence up but Phillip did a great job picking it out and after some help from family got it put up in just two days. The dogs love it and of course we love not having to take them out on leashes all day!

Jocelyn's wedding- I was so excited to see my friends (except for Nancy couldn't come) for the weekend! I don't think Phillip really wanted to go at first, but he had a great time hanging out with everyone and has already asked when we are going back to see everyone.

Phillip's new car- Poor thing had to wait forever (not really) but he finally got to get his car (and I finally get to actually drive my Murano!) He decided on an Infiniti G37 Coupe. It is a KY blue color (not my choice...). He is like a little kid when he talks about it. It is so cute, he thinks everyone is looking at him when he drives by! It is a nice car, but come on, it's no Murano!

Baby Carson!- Sept 14th by sister calls and tells me that she is having contractions but they are not regular or that strong. Good news- it is the start of my 4 days off. Bad news- her husband Tony and Phillip are in Washington DC working and my parents are about 12 hours away helping my brother move. This leaves me..... Luckily my sister is a Weber! It was her first day back at school getting her classroom ready, attending meetings, and meeting her students and their parents during open house that evening, but she made it through the entire day and was still able to eat dinner with me when she came over to pick up her 2 year old from my house. It was about 12:30 am when she called me and told me our husbands were about and hour away, but she didn't think she could wait that long. I told her I would be right over even if it was right in the middle of the women's all-around of the Olympics!!!!! When I got there she was intent on sticking it out to wait on Tony to get home. They finally got home and packed and they were off to the hospital and I was on my way home with my nephew whose only concern at almost 2 in the morning was helping his Aunt Geegee (evidently that is my name, Phillip is PipPip!)make an egg..... After convincing him that we would make an egg in the morning he arranged his stuffed animals in the guest bed and went to sleep, for a little while that is, then he wanted his back rubbed, then he wanted his mommy, then he went to sleep. Then Tony called saying that as soon as they had gotten her checked in she was ready to go and Carson would be born within the hour. I knew at that time she had waited to long and had missed the opportunity to get her epidural that she so badly wanted! But she made it and actually said that she would take this labor over her first in which she had to be induced and pushed for HOURS! Carson was born at 3:20 AM, weighed 8 lbs 10oz, and was 20.5 inches long!

This is Cameron's first look at his brother!
Moving Grandma- This event took place the day after Carson was born. The lucky participants were myself, my brother Eddie, my parents, and of course Grandma. It started off bad and didn't get any better. This was not my parents first trip to help her pack, but evidently their pleas for her to get rid of some stuff and start packing fell on deaf ears.....since she actually hears very little that is probably exactly what happened! It took all day to pack her up and move her from the little trailer she had lived in for more than 40 years but it did get done.
We moved her into her new apartment the next morning, set up furniture, and found things she needed right away, but we left her with her second bedroom full of boxes. My dad went back the next several days and was shocked to see the amount of progress she has made so far! I hope she will be very happy in her new little apartment. It is only 15 min from my parents but she still gets to live in her own area and hopefully meet new people, plus if she decides she doesn't like it she is going to have to find some other people to help her move!

I can't think of anything else at this moment, plus I am tired of typing!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Goodbye Timeclocks!

Today was (hopefully) the last day that I will ever have to punch a time clock! Starting June 1st I will be a Graduate Intern on salary!
Today will also be our last trip to Kobe! I am going to miss that food sooooooo much! I never get tired of it.
Our "official" closing date is Tuesday @4. I say official, but our underwriter has not yet gotten all the paper work finished. They called today and wanted me to set up a salary key. I had no idea what that was and neither did they. But several emails and 20 phone calls later I got the number. I don't even think that it will give them the information that they will need. They want to be able to confirm my graduate intern salary but I think it will only give them my current salary until Kmart changes it in the computer around June 1st. I have already told my sister that we may be bringing a moving truck to her house and moving in with them if something happens at the closing!
Let the packing begin!

Friday, May 16, 2008

In Limbo

I am trying to keep myself occupied by working a little and trying to study but all I really want to do it pack up this house and get into my new one!
I am driving Phillip crazy by asking daily if we have heard anything about our closing date. I think what is making me so nuts is that he doesn't seem to mind that we still don't have a set date or appointment. Our paper work says that we will close on the 27th or 28th. He seems to think that since it is in the paper work that everything will magically work out.
Also, Wells Fargo is still working on our paper work which makes me panic at the thought of them saying they changed their mind and won't approve the loan until I am at my full salary. Again, Phillip tells me he is not worried about it. I can't help it. There is just something in me that likes to know were I will be living in the next two weeks.
I also need to know when I can start packing! I don't want to start to early because where am I going to put all the boxes and what if I pack something and find out that I need it later? I guess I will just have to wait a little longer....

Sunday, May 11, 2008

That's Dr. Weber-Roe...

I have officially graduated from pharmacy school!

Years ago I use to write myself a letter at midnight on New Years Eve so that I could read it at the same time the next year. They were very silly letters just wishing myself a good new year and asking if I had accomplished some of the things I had set out to do. A few weeks ago when I was going through an old box I ran across one of those letters. I read it and was amazed at how much I have accomplished since that time. In the letter I asked myself things like had Phillip and I set a date for the wedding, did I have that little black lab puppy that I wanted so badly, and had I decided if I wanted to pursue pharmacy school yet? Well, Phillip and I will be married for 9 years in December, I now have two black labs which I love more than anything, and yes I decided that I would give pharmacy school a try.

It is so hard for me remember what it felt like to be the person that wrote that letter. I remember being afraid to tell the people closest to me that I wanted to apply to pharmacy school because I thought that they would laugh. I remember the amazement I felt when I actually started getting invitations for interviews. I remember after my interview at Shenandoah calling my parents and telling them that this is were I wanted to be. I remember calling my mother in tears when I got the email congratulating me on my acceptance to Shenandoah. I remember the first day of orientation wondering how I would ever make it past the first semester. I remember dreading the start of rotations and then actually enjoying them after I realizing that I had strengths that I never knew I had.
Now that it is all over and done, I will always remember the friends that I have made during my time at the BJDSOP. I will always remember that Phillip stuck with me no matter how hard it was to be so far from home. I will always remember Eli's speech at the hooding ceremony that made us all cry. I will always remember the look on my dad's face when he said "Congratulations Dr. Weber-Roe. " And I will always try to remember that I have strengths that I don't yet know about.

So here is a huge thanks to all of my family, friends, faculty, and coworkers who have been there for me during this roller coaster ride!

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Countdown.....

The big day is almost here! Only 3 days of VERY LONG reviews away then hooding and graduation! I did decide to skip the 4 hour law review that is taking place at this moment. I feel for all of my friend who a currently wishing they could drill a hole in their head (Nancy!). A few people convinced me that listening to her go over VA law would confuse me with KY law and we just can't have that.

I did do something productive with the time, I mowed the grass, and I am getting ready to start working on some calculations. That always puts me in a wonderful mood......

I leave you with a few pictures of Phollies 2008 and our class cookout at Dr. Lizer's lake house! I love my friends and am going to miss them sooooooo much!

Nancy and Kenzie
Me and Martha
Dr. Stolte, Jessica, and Jarred

Jim, Vance, Lori, Alaska, and Jocelyn

Jessica and Sarah

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Our New House

We made an offer on the house that we found and they excepted with only a few small changes. Good for us that they didn't realize we were willing to go up quite a bit more! Here is a picture of the front of the house.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Back On Land

Well, we are back in the USA and on dry land. Still waiting on my land legs to return....

The cruise was wonderful and in addition to a few souvenirs, I also brought back a few extra pounds from all the great food!

The only low part was when Phillip checked his email one day and found out that the sale of our house fell apart :( The woman had not done her homework and during the inspection she found out that the house was a double wide (we actually prefer the term manufactured home......) so she decided to back out. Phillip was so mad and it must have taken me three hours to remind him that we were in no worse situation then we were a week ago. The news was very depressing. I was so happy that we wouldn't have to worry about getting the dogs out of the house for showings or trying to find someone who would mow the grass after we moved, plus we would have a nice down payment for the house that we found.

Yes, we found a house! We carved out a few hours to look at houses before and after the cruise. There are tons of great houses for our price range and I am sure we could look for weeks, but we think that we may make an offer in the next few days. We both really love the house and are satisfied with the yard even if we did want something a little bigger, the only negative that really bothers us is that it is in a HOA. So we get to pay money every year so that some committee can tell us what fence we can and cannot put in our yard.

Anyway, I leave you with a picture of Phillip and I at the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Phillip hates this picture because the wind has blown his shirt up and makes him look really fat!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Who Said The Housing Market Is Down?

Well, unless something happens we have sold the house! They made an offer, we countered and they accepted! Only three weeks on the market! I don't think we could have asked for anything better.
Going to pack now....really.....well maybe after this movie is over, or in the morning.......

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Ready For Vacation!

It's not that I haven't had anything to post about, I have just been lazy!

In the past few weeks we have shown the house several times and to several people more than once. I think that is a good sign even if I am not expecting miracles. So far we have had no negative comments which has surprised me. I really expected to hear that people thought the carpet should be replaced or they didn't like the paint in the guest bedroom. I think the only reason we haven't heard about the paint is because it works with the current decor. If the room was empty, people might wonder why we decided that pink was a wise decision.....

The dogs are fast asleep right now. I don't think they even care that it is almost dinner time! Martha and I took them to Harpers Ferry National Park for a hike while people were looking at the house. She was my lifesaver today! The other day when I had to take the dogs out of the house for a showing I was getting Bailey out of the car and hurt my back. He looks smaller than Sadie, but he is solid muscle and heavy! Anyway, there is no way I could have gotten the dogs in and out of the car without her today! I am going to miss my Martha so much when we move!!!!!!

I was able to get a cute pic of us!

Hopefully I will be able to move easier tomorrow since I have to pack for our cruise and I really need to mow the lawn and pull some weeds in the front of the house!

Sadie is now awake and is asking for dinner, so I should end this now and go take care of her majesty!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

That Amazing Clevinger Clan

Yes today was my last day and it was wonderful and all...but on to even more exciting news!

One of my friends from pharmacy school, Lindsey and her husband Cortney recently adopted an adorable baby from Ethiopia, but evidently having a new baby, a new job, and newly built house was just not enough to keep her busy! I just read on her blog that they have gotten the go ahead to adopt an 8 year old girl that they met while they were in Ethiopia! I knew when I read the first sentence of the blog that she was about to make a big announcement. I could not be happier for this amazing family! Most importantly I could not be happier for Pacey! Pacey is their black lab, and I am sure that Lindsey is giving him lots of love and attention, but I think he will be thrilled to have this little girl to run around with!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

One More To Go

Tomorrow is the day that I have been looking forward to for 4 years. Tomorrow when I leave Waynesboro hospital I will officially be done with rotations forever. It is very exciting but also scary knowing that my life as a student is almost over and the real world is tapping on my door.
I guess if I ever become nostalgic I should just look at my student loans and that should take care of that!
As good as it will feel tomorrow, I can't imagine how I will feel when I am done with those two little test that will make these four years actually mean something!
Just as a side note, Monday will be the 11th anniversary of the first day that I walked into the pharmacy at Kmart and began my pharmacy career. If I remember correctly, Dave had red hair back then! Maybe it was working with me that turned it white......

What's in a Title?

In my first attempt at blogging, I wanted to explain the title of my blog. Before I begin I have to give credit to my sister who actually suggested the title. Thanks Andie!

It all started with Penny, my black lab growing up, and my grandfather. One of my grandfather's favorite activities was flipping through the channels and yelling at the people on the t.v before flipping to the next channel. When we visited, Penny would always stand in front of the t.v. effectively blocking my grandfather's view and he would always say "Dag burnt, get out of the way two cents". Of course my brother, sister, and myself would always get mad and tell him that her name was not two cents it was Penny!

Many years later after both Penny and my grandfather were gone and I was married, I got my own puppy and of course she was a black lab. I had decided long before I saw her that I wanted to name my first puppy Penny 2cents, but after looking at her face I knew that I could never call her Penny without thinking about how much I missed the first Penny. In the end we called her Sadie, but we kept 2cents as her middle name in honor of both my grandfather and Penny.

In addition to that heartwarming story, this blog is me putting my 2 cents in, so there you go!