Wednesday, November 28, 2007


It never ceases to amaze me how tired I am after cleaning. I just finished cleaning my entire house because our housing assistance people (CIRHA) are coming to do a walk through of our place to make sure it's up to standard and I am just exhausted! It's not much of a posting, but I realized I hadn't posted in a little while so this is what you get. I hope the rest of you have figured out non-exhausting cleaning techniques!

Friday, November 23, 2007

White Christmas

I got thinking about other things I love about this time of year and you know what I forgot, my favorite movie! And it just happened to be on tv! It's White Christmas! I love the music and the story. Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney are absolutely wonderful! If you haven't seen it, I recommend you do.


I have this love/hate relationship with the holiday season. I love it because you get to spend some good quality time with friends and family. For Thanksgiving, I was invited to Bret and Erica's house for dinner. We split the meal up, but Erica made the turkey....can I say "YUM!" She did a fantastic job on the potatoes too! And then for Christmas I get to spend it with my wonderful family, (some I haven't seen in such a long time)!!
But what I hate about it is the stress that it brings of trying to please everybody and make sure you're good or else "Santa" won't come. But what I absolutely hate the most...the snow! I like snow for Christmas, but any other time, no thank you. We got our first snow on Wednesday and let me tell you what a let down that was. Ever since our accident in January...see picture... I've been terrified to drive in the snow.
I'm not just saying that I grip the wheel tight and go 10 miles an hour (which I do), but I start to hyperventilate. When it snows here, the first layer that stays turns into ice, and then the snow packs on top of it. So the roads are a complete mess because of all of the ice. I had to drive to work wednesday night and so I left 45 minutes before I had to be there and got there just in time. So here is a picture of the snow.
I told Doug that this confirmed we are moving somewhere warm when school is over! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and a great weekend! Chow!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Thanks to my friend Debbi I have a stack of books to read! I am really excited that I will have something to do at home when I'm not working...besides cleaning! The first book on my list to read is called Uglies.

I'm not sure at all what it's about but my friends here have read it and say its good. So since they have good taste in books, I'm going to trust them!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Well, I'm officially on my own. I took Whitney and Drew to the airport today and I decided I'd go inside and help them check in, that way Whit wouldn't have to keep an eye on Drew. The agent was so incredibly nice to us. He even gave me a pass to get through security so I could be with them at the great is that?!! It totally made my day. Drew was great while we waited, he watched some of Finding Nemo and was playing with a christams tree they had there. When they finally called for boarding...that's when I started to loose it. I bent down and Drew gave me a hug, I kissed him and then watched them walk away. I stood by the window which is ground level and watched. Drew turned around and waved at me! That's when I lost it. He was so excited, he had this bounce in his walk as he headed to the plane. You could see his happiness in that walk! When he got to the plane, he looked back at the window and waved at me again, and went inside. That's when I had to leave. I kept telling myself, "Just get to the car, you can make it!" As soon as I headed home, the tears started flowing. He hasn't been gone an hour and I already miss him. Man, I am such a baby. All I can do now is pray they get to Salt Lake safely...I'll be waiting their phone call telling me they got there.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

bye, bye Drew

I can't believe that Drew is leaving today. He's headed for Utah with my sister Whitney, so I'll be by myself for two weeks...I'm not quite sure how I'm going to handle things without him. He's not even gone and I'm already missing him and I can't think right now how I'll handle my emotions when Whitney walks away with him. My whole life revolves around that little boy and without him here I just might go crazy! My friend Debbi told me I could come over and borrow some books, so I'll be taking her up on that offer. I'll need something to do when I'm not working and I don't want to clean all day! I'll probably be writing later to share how I handled things at the airport with Drew leaving, so stay tuned....

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Anyone have a good book I can borrow? I'm going crazy here! I need something good, an easy read. Let me know if you're willing to share!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

4th Anniversary

Four years ago today, Doug and I were married! I can't believe it's been four years already, time keeps going faster. Doug has been such a wonderful husband to me and a fabulous father to Drew and I know it's hard for him to be away. It's hard for us to have him away, but I am so proud of him! Doug is doing such a great job in Mesquite that he was pretty much offered a job down there when he's done with school! How excititng is that? You are my hero Doug!
I just want to say thank you to Doug for putting up with me for these past four years. I know I haven't made it that easy, but you never really complain! You are such a wonderful man and I am so greatful that our Heavenly Father sent you to me! I couldn't ask for anyone better! I LOVE YOU DOUG! Happy anniversary!

Monday, November 12, 2007

a thankful project

Thanksgiving is such a great time of year. I love to think about everythng I'm thankful for. My friend Crystal came up with a great idea to show 100 soldiers just how greatful we are for their sacrifices. She is in need of a little help with her project so anyone who would like to help can. Click here to read her idea and see if there is anyway you can help. Thanks everybody!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Thanks Erica

My awesome friend Erica has a post that she does on saturdays called, Saturday's Someone. It's where she can highlight her friends, and this week she highlighted me! So if you all want to check it out click here. She has been so great, she has spent the last two friday nights at my house so I could work. Thanks Erica, I really appreciate everything you and Bret have done for me.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Hey, anyone know where I can find some cool templates for blogger? Maybe ones that have three columns too? Thanks!

Beggar's night

Out here in Iowa people don't trick-or-treat on Halloween, the do it the night before and they call it Beggar's Night. I know, you're all thinking, "Why?" Well, they do it so that adults can party on Halloween and not have to worry about kids being in harms way of those partiers. So we met up with a group of friends and headed out for all of the fun and especially the candy! We only wet around our complex, Maple Grove, and I'm sure glad. It took us a while to do that and Drew got so much candy that his bucket was dragging! But he wouldn't let me carry it for him, so i took part of the handle, and he took the other part. Here are some fun pictures of Drew and his friends going door to door.