Thursday, September 30, 2010

Days 4, 5 & 6? I've lost count

Day 5-Definition of love.

In the year and a bit that I've been married, my definition of love (in one word!) is:


Day 6-My day

It's going alright. It's currently 85* yeah I know, It's SEPTEMBER and it's 85* in OREGON!!!.


Ryan has class tonight from 6-10 (bleh!) But that means time alone with my puppies and time to take a bubble bath, watch dancing with the stars whilst I already know the results and I'm just as critical as Bruno. (which in my opinion, yeah he was kinda harsh to Mr. Bolton, but that's his job, he's nowhere compared to as mean as Simon Cowell)

I'm planning on vacuuming, cleaning the spare room, and working on baby bowles' present that I need to finish up before the wedding next weekend (!)

Day 7-My best friend

My best friend is Ryan, but outside of marriage, my best friend is Caitlin Leigh. She was my "yellow" bridesmaid for those of you who don't know.

She's intelligent, theatrical, adventurous, creative, trustworthy, knowledgeable, dependable, hilarious, helpful, supportive, and keeps me in line.

I love her.  She's awesome. 

I was talking to Ryan the other day about how he doesn't have any (close) friends. At least ones that he doesn't hang out with. and I said to him, "Honey, I know you have friends, you should hang out with them, like I do with Caitlin, you need a Caitlin, heck, everyone needs a Caitlin"

So true.

We're taking guitar class together and it's a blast, I don't know why we didn't discover community education classes sooner. It is so much fun to have the "girl time" once a week and at the same time be learning something fun we can share together.

Everyone needs a Caitlin who you can talk to about anything and know she'll be 
there to listen and someone to go on adventures with. 

Who's Your Caitlin?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 3 & 4

Day 3

My parents.

My parents are Jim and Denny Bowles.

They were married 30 years ago in the Manti Temple.

First off, I am a daddy's girl through & through. My dad is a nurse anthesitist. He has worked at Kaiser for about 21 years. He is quite the handy man around the house. Loves BYU football. ( I think the word love is kind of an understatement, nothing rings more true to say that he bleeds blue) He likes fully cooked chocolate chip cookies, action movies and was once a big star trek watcher. My dad is kinda of a goober sometimes. He loves making people laugh and prefers to see the good in people. His "dream dog" is a border collie. When Jedi (the first family dog) was alive, after he would give her a bath he would play "torro torro" which was like bull fighting with her with a towel to make drying her off more like a game and a lot more entertaining. As far as I know he's only ticklish on his feet. He reads alot of books. He has been known to dress up in a grass skirt and coconut bra and sing a parody of aloha oy. He loves to swing and ballroom dance.He likes Kozy Shack pudding and hot tamales when they are in a bag, not a box, they stay fresher that way. He would give me and my brothers father's blessings at the begining of every school year. He enjoys playing card games with the family. He is my dad. I love him very much.

My mom's favorite color is purple. She is a kindergarten teacher. She takes a nap almost every day after school. She gets excited when reading "duck! rabbit!" or any of the pigeon books. She loves going to the sock hop at school and getting to wear her saddle shoes and polka dot skirt. She makes excellent chocolate chip cookies, sheet cake, easy bake chocolate cake, cheesy chicken, and apple pie. She tends to go for more of a romantic comedy genre of movies. She loves to sew but wishes she had more time to do so, espeically quilts.. She misses her two grandsons terribly and is always so impressed with how smart they are, she also loves her first granddaughter Ivy and how much fun she is, and I know she is SO excited for her second granddaughter to be coming in December. She gets car sick if she doesn't sit in the front. She likes to play cards and swing dance. She misses her teaching partner Donna Brown who recently retired. Dianne "me" Morgan is her best friend. She prefers seats/couches/chairs that when she sits in them her feet can touch the ground, but she's kinda short, so furniture like that is hard to come by. She likes french dip sandwhiches, and stealing cookie dough out of the mixer. She is my mom. I love her very much.

Day 4-What I ate Today

Eggo waffles.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 2, First Love

My first love was when I was 14. It was my freshman year and it was the first boy that really respected me and liked me and thought I was amazing. I had had “boyfriends” before him, so it wasn’t like he was the first guy to ever say I was pretty, but he definitely had a significant impact on the beginning and future of high school. 
I had more confidence in my self. 
In middle school, I was very disliked and horribly teased by all the boys, except the creepers, and they don’t count. So my first love really got me into the relationship world in a good way. Him and I are still friends today. 
I know every relationship is a learning experience, learning more about your self and how to deal with others in a highly emotional situation. I dated a lot in high school and college. With every relationship I had, serious or casual, they showed me the qualities I wanted and needed in a future spouse, so although my first love wasn’t one of those romantic stories that we were high school sweethearts, got married and rode off into the sunset, he helped me start out on the right journey to find my true love. My one and only, my wonderfully patient, dorky, cuddly and loving husband, Ryan.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 1, Introduce.

I copied this from a friend of mine. I thought it was such a great way to get to know people, and it gives me something to write about every day =] Here is the schedule:

Day 01 – Introduce
Day 02 – Your first love
Day 03 – Your parents
Day 04 – What you ate today
Day 05 – Your definition of love
Day 06 – Your day
Day 07 – Your best friend
Day 08 – A moment
Day 09 – Your beliefs
Day 10 – What you wore today
Day 11 – Your siblings
Day 12 – What’s in your bag
Day 13 – This week
Day 14 – What you wore today
Day 15 – Your dreams
Day 16 – Your first kiss
Day 17 – Your favorite memory
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday
Day 19 – Something you regret
Day 20 – This month
Day 21 – Another moment
Day 22 – Something that upsets you
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry
Day 25 – A first
Day 26 – Your fears
Day 27 – Your favorite place
Day 28 – Something that you miss
Day 29 – Your aspirations
Day 30 – One last moment

My dear newly pregnant friend Amanda posted this on her blog here. She's so fun. I'm so excited for her and her hubby. I also love her "your baby is the size of a _____" calculator, mostly cause it has to do with food and it's adorable. ANYWHO.

Hopefully this schedule will force me to be more faithful in my blogging for my two followers (ha!)

My name is Alyse Marie Wecker, I am the only daughter of Jim & Denny Bowles. Before I was married to my husband Ryan, I had lived in the same house since I was 23 days old. I was named after the dog. I love pizza. Seriously, if at any given time pizza doesn't sound good to me, you know something is wrong.

I love music, and singing. My dream since 3rd grade was to be in concert choir and barlow sound. the latter unfortunately didn't happen, but I was able to be in the musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and that was probably the highlight of my high school career. That and being in Mr. Corkett's history class. 

I love my family, I love how much fun and laughter and game playing there is when we're together and lots of good food of course. 

I love ANIMALS! I have two dogs, Benson & Artie (who is my first puppy!) and one cat, O'Mally and they are my babies. I love the comfort and unconditional love animals give you. They are so much fun.
One day Ryan and I hope to have chickens, goats and ducks! So much fun!

I love to craft, even though I'm not very good at it. Lately I've been getting into looking at amazing craft websites and dreaming and planning my future home and how I want to decorate it.

My favorite color is blue.

My favorite Disney princess is Jasmine.

My favorite Halloween costume of the past, I was a speed bump, (dad was a traffic light)
I love watching castle, white collar, covert affairs, pretty little liarsm big bang theory & Smallville.

When I was younger I was convinced that I was going to convert Tom Welling & marry him. 

I always go to bed with socks on, but 98% of the time wake up with them nowhere to be found.

I love my husband Ryan, he is amazingly patient and selfless and I don't know what I did to deserve him.

I'm pretty dang good at mario kart and super mario brothers. Ryan can kick my trash at almost any wii fit game, but I dominate him on the soccer ball head kicking one. Boo Yah

I like to say Boo Yah, even though that apparently isn't cool.

I have polka dot rainboots that I love.

My dad has this awesome armoire that I'm pretty sure he just bought at DI or goodwill. But  when my parents revamped their bedroom I insisted i wanted to keep it in the family and make it a family heirloom of sorts.

I therefore have 1 armoire, and 3 couches in my garage, oh and one hammock. 

I'm slightly a pack rat.

I love flowers. If I could I would grow a beautiful garden so I could always have fresh flowers in the house and have flowers to give friends. Flowers are a happy maker.

I love italian food. I also love strawberry watermelon creamosas.

I love snuggling.

I believe in being honest. 

I have over 2000 photos on my computer. I love photography.

My dream is to be a professional ballroom dancer.

That's me in a nut shell.

And you are?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Recent Happenings

As you might have probably seen on facebook,

We got a new car!!

It's a green, 2011 Kia Soul.

I love it. 

It so much more comfortable and safe then the Mazda, and lets face it, the Mazda was losing it's luster and starting to give us unexpected expenses. It was only worth about $500, but our sales guy let us trade it in for $800 which was nice. We are actually just leasing it for 3 years, and after that time is up we can either give it back and see what's new, refinance to purchase it, or try to sell it.

My dream car right now is the Kia Sorento, but that is a TON of space for just us and the dogs so we figured  the soul would best fit our needs right now and we can upgrade once babies start coming into the mix. So we're leasing what we need for now, instead of buying what we could grow into, it was better for us financially

I get great gas mileage, about 34.4 MPG on the freeway, which is perfect since I've moved to a different location at work and now my drive is about 20 minutes on the freeway instead of 5  in town.

It has an awesome stereo system, Aux, USB and ipod capability.  And the speakers light up and change colors. Woo!

Super fun. Very exciting, my first new car.



In other news,

Ryan has been offered a IT position in a developing business plan. Due to the upcoming Obama health plan, all medical facilities will need to back up the last 7 years of their patient information and go all electronic. Ryan will be the IT guy to help make that happen. It will be about 6 months-a year until we start see some actual profit, but we're both pretty excited about it. The guy that is getting this started already has his own business and can do taxes, accounting, HR, and payroll so it should be smooth sailing. Ryan is definitely a planner and a thinker, he doesn't just jump in to things so the fact that they are just going in blindly and are making plans and ironing out all the details makes him more comfortable and super excited about it.

School will be starting up for him next week which I'm sure he's dreading, but the sooner it starts the sooner it's over is my opinion. He'll be taking a database course this semester so that will actually be really helpful for the IT medical job.

I also will be going back to school next week.

Not quite in the way you're thinking though, I'll just be taking another "community education" class like I did in the spring, last time it was belly dancing (which is SUPER fun, I totally recommend this to any one) this term it's going to be...

*drum roll please*

Guitar Lessons!
I'll be taking them with Caitlin every Wednesday for the next couple of months, I'm pretty excited about it. 
Ryan was all confused why I wouldn't want him to teach me and I said, "because if I get mad at my teacher, then I'm not mad at you" haha.

Anyways, hope you are all doing well enjoying the beginning of fall.
I'm LOVING it!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Raining, Cats & Dogs.

Yes yes, I know.It rains a lot in Oregon. Approx 36.3 inches per year.
I was born in Oregon, I was raised in Oregon, I grew up in Oregon, my parents were even so gracious enough to inform me I was conceived in Oregon.

I'm used to the rain. I even like it.

I've missed the cold, the fireplaces, the boots, scarves and jackets, hot cocoa and the desire to bake because it warms my house and doesn't over heat it.

I'm excited for fall/winter.

I was worried that Artie would be a little stinker about the rain, its the first time he's ever seen it ya know. I was afraid he wouldn't want to go into the grass to do his business, but last night when we went on out walk he was running as fast as ever after Benson and both of them got completely SOAKED, but he did fine. He was rather playful when I was drying him off, he kept trying to play tug-o-war. He's so funny. He's gotten so big too!

Artie and Benson have gotten SO much better with each other, they play together when Artie gets in "rabbit mode" (he's a little speed demon running around on the grass) and it's just awesome to see them getting along.
Sometimes Artie still tries to bug Benson when he is definitely not in the mood to play, but Benson lets him know when he has enough.

Mally has gotten more used to Artie too, meaning he doesn't get within 2 feet of him unless he's sleeping or else he'll be attacked and Artie will walk away triumphantly with a small tuft of his fur. On the plus side, the faster Artie gets, the faster Mally runs so he's getting some good exercise.

One night we had all three of the animals on the bed, well, once both the older boys knew Artie was asleep.
I don't know what I'd do with out my boys. They make life more of an adventure, and I know some of the time Ryan is cursing under his breath. But when you wake up to puppy kisses and see big brown eyes staring at you and he's curled up against your chest.. it just makes it all worth it some how.