Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006 Highlights

ok... i have been thinking about 2006, and i will be honest, i am not sad to see it go... however, we did have some good times too.
so, here are our hightlights from 2006!
i was given a new church assignment to work with the youth. it was great to get to know these wonderful girls! i was able to go to "girls camp". it was amazing and i am very grateful that i was able to go. i have made friends, young and "old" alike, that i will cherish forever!
i learned how to crochet and made my very first potholder/washcloth thingy!
sam, my little brother, lived with us for most of the year and we sure had fun! great memories that i will cherish forever! thanks sam!
mom was able to come up to logan and visit this year! ya rah!
i did lots of traveling with creating keepsakes. i was able to travel to: st. louis, missouri; kansas city, kansas; manchester, new hampshire and nashville, tennesee. i have made fabulous friends and i am honored to know each and every one of them!
i was also able to travel with ! they are on online store that sells a little bit of everything for scrapbooking, and they have the best prices for adhesive! i went to phoenix, arizona and seattle, washington with them! i am hoping to travel quite a bit more for them in 2007!
i love the month of october. it is my birthday month! kevin took me to salt lake city for the weekend of my birthday this year! we had a great time!
while i was in new hampshire for a ck show, i was able to fly out a week early and spend some time with my dad in connecticut! we had a great time and did lots of fun stuff! i got to see my brother, marcus and his mom margaret too! this was a fantastic trip that i hope to do again really soon!
kevin changed jobs again... big surprise i know! i call it his 8 month itch! i am hoping that he will keep his new job at LeGrande Johnson Construction for more than 8 months! it seems to be a good place to be that treats their employees well. beside the fact that he was layed off the week after thanksgiving. :( he is doing well at being my "house husband" and i am very proud of him.
kevin had a fun year filled with getting lots of new "toys"! some of his new collections include:
a new bike, psp (play station portable)- complete with games, carrying case and fun accessories!, and a new top of the line phone! he is quite spoiled! good thing he is cute!
august was a hard month for us, but before the craziness hit, we had a great visit from ann's , my best friend, mom! she flew in for ann's birthday and we had a blast! one of the highlights of the weekend was going up logan canyon and having a picnic. ann, julie, maryann, mom, sam and kevin and i had a really great time!
october also brought extreme makeover: home edition to logan utah! what a fun week that was! it aired on 11/26/06 and was incredible!
i also discovered my new favorite sweet treat! candy cane kisses! yummy!
happy new year everyone! i just toasted in 2007 with my sweetheart and a glass of sparking cider! may this new year be filled with health, love, laughter and happiness!
Happy New Year! 2007!!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas Memories 2006

i love this time of year... i really do... but i have to admit... i am always a little relieved to have it done too. we really are blessed. we were surrounded by family and friends this year.
here are a few of our pictures to help remember this fun time of year... my mom came up for christmas eve's eve. we all had a great time looking at christmas lights, eating scones, watching christmas movies, drinking hot chocolate and shopping! we had so much fun! oh... did i forget?... we at turkey dinner too!
on christmas eve my best friend, ann, and her roommate, (and our friend) julie came over for dinner, presents and a fun new game. yes... the title of "sweets and snacks superstar" belongs to annie! she is a "SUPERSTAR"!
we sure laughed a lot and learned all we ever wanted to know ( and more ) about cookies, candy, ice cream and desserts, chocolate and snacks! good thing "that was easy!"

kevin and i had a nice quiet christmas at home. it was fun to relax and enjoy just being home.
kevin spoiled me rotten this christmas. what a good man i married!

we had a great christmas! the only thing missing was my little brother, sam. we love you sam! and miss you tons!

merry christmas to all and to all a good night...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Tis the Season!

I love this wonderful time of year! Nothing makes me feel more in the spirit than good old fashioned Christmas Concert!

So far I have gone to 2! Every year for the last 11 years I have gone to Michael McLean's Fogotten Carols. It is truly the start of the season when I go!

Tonight we went to the Voicemale concert. They are 6 guys who sing accapella. Awesome! They have so much fun on stage! It is so entertaining to go!

I have been quite stressed the last few weeks, but I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! I am hoping that the lights are Christmas lights, cuz they are my favorite!

Merry Christmas everyone... May your season be filled with love and laughter... that is what it is all about...


Monday, December 04, 2006

Happy Birthday Kevin!

Today is Kevin's 30th Birthday! Wahoo!

Blow out the Candles and Make a Wish! Today is ALL ABOUT YOU!

Here is my sweetheart in the beginning...

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Indiana Facts

many of you may or may not know, but i was born in indiana! it is a very special place to me. my mom grew up there and we have family there still. my uncle steve, his wife paula and their 3 great kids, carrie, mike and thomas.

when my uncle sent me and email with this info, i couldn't help but post it. so enjoy a bit of history about my favorite state!

Indiana Facts

Tomato juice was first served at a French Lick Hotel in 1925. The first tomato juice factory was also in French Lick, IN.

The world's largest orchid species collection is found at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

The first regulated speed limit on Indiana roads was initiated in 1921. 20 - 25 mph!!

An average of 400 funnel clouds are sighted each year in Indiana.

The city of Gary, Indiana, was built on fill brought from the bottom of Lake Michigan through suction pipes.

There are only two Adams fireplaces in the United States. One is in the White House and the other in the Diner Home in Indiana.

Josie Orr, wife of former Indiana Governor Robert Orr, flew bombers and cargo planes during World War II.

The Indianapolis Methodist Hospital is the largest Hospital in the Midwest.

One of the first complete bathrooms in Indianapolis was in the home of Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley.

The career of Dorothy Lamour (famous for the Crosby-Hope Road Movies) was launched in Indianapolis.

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart was once a Professor at Purdue University.

Crown Hill Cemetery (Indianapolis) is the largest cemetery in the U.S.

The library in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana houses one of the largest genealogy libraries in America.

Wabash, Indiana was the first electrified city in the U.S.

Pendleton, Indiana was the site of the first hanging of a white man for killing Indians.

The Courthouse roof in Greensburg, Indiana has a tree growing from it.

The world's first transistor radio was made in Indianapolis.

Clark Gable and wife Carole Lombard (a Hoosier) honeymooned at Lake Barbee near Warsaw, Indiana.

The American Beauty Rose was developed at Richmond, Indiana.

Elkhart, Indiana is the band instrument capitol of the World.

Frank Sinatra first sang with the Tommy Dorsey band at the Lyric Theater in Indianapolis.

Purdue Alumnus, Earl Butz, served as the Secretary of Agriculture.

U.S. 231 is the longest highway in Indiana (231miles).

Johnny Appleseed is buried at Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The singing McGuire Sisters spent their childhood summers at the Church of God Campground in Anderson, Indiana.

The main station of the Underground Railroad was in Fountain County, Indiana.

There are 154 acres of sculpture gardens and trails at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

La Porte County is the only county in America having 2 functioning Courthouses. I think we can add Vanderburgh County in with that also.

Nancy Hanks Lincoln is buried in Posey County,Indiana.

Crawfordsville, Indiana (Montgomery County) and the Falls of the Ohio State park in southern Ind. are the only sites in the World where crinoids are found. (What is a crinoid, you ask? A form of deep-water marine life that looks something like a starfish.)

Pendleton, Indiana was the site of the 'Fall Creek Massacre.' A museum housing 3500 artifacts of pioneer heritage now exists on that site.

St. Meinrad Archabbey is located in Spencer County and is one of only 2 archabbeys in the U.S. and seven in the world. (Abbey Press is an operation of the archabbey.)

A Buzz Bomb (German - WWII), believed to be the only one on public display in the nation, can be found on the Putnam County Courthouse lawn in Greencastle.

Roberta Turpin Willett was born in Indiana.

Red Skelton was born in Vincennes, Indiana.

May West was from Bedford, Indiana. (as was Claude Akins)

Forrest Tucker(actor) was from Pendleton, Indiana.

You can't ship wine to Indiana. (So how does it get here???????)

Bob Greise is from Evansville, Indiana. (Purdue boy)

Toni Tenille (of The Captain and Tenille) is from Indiana.

Oprah Winfrey built her residence in Indiana.

Florence Henderson is from Indiana.

John Mellancamp is a Hoosier and resides in Bloomington.

The much sought-after Hoosier Cabinets are an Indiana product.

90% of the world's popcorn is grown in Indiana.

The Jackson Five are from Indiana as well as 'Super Fan' Russ McLeod.

The birthplace of the automobile, the pneumatic rubber tire, the aluminum casting process, stainless steel and the first push-button car radio was in Kokomo, Indiana.

fun, huh?