Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Ok this is kinda cool. I don't really believe in this stuff to much, but really most of it is pretty spot on. I'm a "Scorpio" and Brian is an "Aquarius."

Scorpio & Aquarius Romantic Compatibility
When Scorpio and Aquarius make a love match, it is a fusion of two very different life philosophies and many very different needs. There is much chance for friction here. Where Scorpio faces their inner emotional world directly and with an intense energy, thinking deeply about the more hidden undercurrents of life, Aquarius takes that same sort of energy and turns it outward. With their unusual, idealistic and, above all else, very social outlook on life, Aquarius seems an odd choice for the more introverted Scorpio. Aquarius needs a crowd to feel stimulated, and they're always looking around the room for the next interesting person to get to know. Scorpio, on the other hand, desires engaging, probing and very intimate time with their romantic mates. This pair may seem to have very little in common, but they both have such strong wills that, when focused on their relationship, can get them what they need and want.
Both Scorpio and Aquarius can be uncooperative and opinionated: They like things to go their way, no questions asked! For this love match, though, 'their ways' are very dissimilar. Scorpio is inquisitive, digging deeply into the hidden meaning of things, always asking questions and wanting to know where things are going and why. Aquarius is progressive and affable yet does not enjoy detail. Scorpio may be enticed by their differences, as Aquarius shows them new, exterior worlds but may end up frustrated trying to get answers from this eccentric enigma. Aquarius does not welcome possessiveness, either, preferring to belong to the world rather than one single person. But a stinging Scorpion can be fiercely possessive, and they require more attention than an Aquarian might be able to give. If Aquarius slows down and pays attention, they may find the devotion Scorpio provides to be a great support.
The Planets Mars and Pluto rule Scorpio, and the Planets Saturn and Uranus rule Aquarius. Mars is a revolutionary, aggressive and spirited masculine energy, and Pluto enlightens these impulses and adds a rebirthing, cyclical quality. Saturn is a cool, contained energy, and Uranus is about all things different and unusual. Mars is emotional, reacting without thinking things through; such is the nature of Scorpio. Saturn demands of Aquarius much hard work and discipline, while Uranus gives them that forward thinking mind. A gentle Scorpio lover, careful not to tether an Aquarius in too tightly can teach their mate about a life based on emotional intuition, one that quiets the intellect sometimes in favor of physical sensation. Understanding Aquarians can teach their serious Scorpio mates to calm down, to detach themselves from uncontrollable situations and to reevaluate their goals if they get off course.
Scorpio is a Water Sign, and Aquarius is an Air Sign. Air is about the intellect, so Aquarius tackles life as one chance to grow and explore after another, while Scorpio is more analytical. Scorpio looks for purpose, and Aquarius seeks stimulation. These love mates have trouble understanding one another's origin of thought. Confrontations arise is Scorpio's possessiveness gets the better of them or if Aquarius seems too cool and flippant and denies Scorpio emotional reassurance. Both need to learn that they view the world in different ways and they should celebrate and laugh at their differences.
Scorpio and Aquarius are both Fixed Signs. Both can be unyielding, dogmatic and persevering. If they have a plan, they'll stick to it until their efforts are rewarded. Once they have made up their minds that they are good mates for one another, they will never be discouraged from maintaining the relationship. But they may have such contradictory approaches to life that their relationship gets more difficult than it is pleasurable. If they believe in the value of the relationship, they will be able to overcome differences.
What's the best thing about the Scorpio-Aquarius relationship? Their capacity for success in their synergy. Both Signs have very powerful personalities, so neither will openly dominate the other. Once they can appreciate their differences, come together and agree on their individual roles within the relationship, the results can be intensely gratifying.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Our Pets/Babies

Sometimes Brian says that our house is a zoo, but the reality is that we couldn't live with out our babies.
He's our little devil, if he's not sleeping YOU AREN'T SLEEPING. He has a meow you could hear from a mile away and he's not shy about using it. To be honest he's kind of prissy. His attitude let's you KNOW that he is better than you. I will admit he's very smart. One of his hobbies is to sit and watch the water in the toilet to see when it will start moving again, we flush it once or twice so we can watch him freak out. Just recently he's figured out the button that makes it do it's magic and will tap the handle with his little paw, but he's just not strong enough. We're learning his language (what mean's he wants out, or if he's thirsty or wants wet food), and sometimes we think he's learning ours, but then he doesn't just a few minutes later.
The delicate little flower. She is very dainty and feminine. She also is a little slow. She slobbers a lot and is no stranger to falling off of the counter. The thing we love most about lilly is that, plain and simple, she's very loving and sweet. She loves to be outside hunting and exploring (we found her in the field one day following us on a walk), and will come in and sleep on her bed (or her mom) all day if she can.
Our first dog. We got Abbi from the shelter in Rock Springs when she was about 9 weeks old. She is a Black Lab/ Pitbull mix. When we went to the shelter I told Brian that i WOULD NOT get a pitbull, but i saw Abbi and I knew we couldn't live without her. She had very floppy ears and puppy eyes that still wont quit. She loves running and chasing Brian on his dirt bike up hill, but she's a big girl and sometimes it's hard for her to get all the way up the hill. If there's a stick or ball within 10 miles it's automatically hers, and she will chase it wherever it goes. Unfortunatly her favorite treats are wood and balls, so it's hard to keep any of her favorite toys very long. She is the baby of the family, she has selective hearing, and when it's time to cuddle IT'S TIME TO CUDDLE (mom being on the treadmill is no excuse).
We got Huck from the shelter in Jackson Hole. He's our little wiggle butt. Always up for a love or a cuddle, well always up for anything I guess. He's full of energy, a night owl and also very excited when it's time to get up in the morning. When Abbi and Huck escape he's the brains and Abbi's the muscles. When we first got him we thought Huck Finn was a cute name (that's what his former family names him) and we've called him that since, but recently we decided that Pete is a more fitting name since he's white trash!

Our story

We met in Evanston in September of 2006 while Brian an operator on a swab rig for D&D and Cara was working as a pharmacy tech at City Drug. At the time Brian was working out of town all week we would spend every weekend together and very quickly fell in love. We got engaged on May 5th 2007 and moved to Rock Springs for Brian's job.
We got married on September 29th, 2007 at Depot square in Evanston. It was a beatiful snowy day, and the happiest day of our lives. It was so much fun to have all of our family and friends there to help us celebrate.
Since then we've made Big Piney our home, where we are much happier (Rock Springs is a dump). Brian is a contract pumper for Cabot Oil & Gas (CHA CHING!), and Cara works at National Oilwell. We've since acquired 2 dogs and 2 cats (all our shelter babies) that we just can't seem to give enough attention to. We have 4 nephews (Kyler and Korbin Gaston, Eli Williams and Andan Cloward) and 3 beautiful neices (Ava Williams, Bella Cloward and Ellie Schwartzkopf). We love spending time with our family (when we can get days off), riding our dirt bike and 4-wheeler and hanging out enjoying each others company and that of friends.