Tuesday, October 28, 2008

no news...

hi there!

so, about the previous posts...

no news... just something fun!

kevin and i can't have kids and i thought it would be fun to see what they would have looked like!
fun website!

have a good week!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008


here is a fun little tag about my "quirks" that i found on angie's blog! let's give this a try!

1. toilet paper must be hung correctly! the correct way is to have the paper rolling from the top... not the bottom! it has taken me 6 years of "helping" kevin figure this out! but i think we've finally got it!

2. i have to go to the bathroom and brush my teeth before i can do anything in the morning!

3. i am a pack rat... but sometimes i get on these crazy cleaning binges and wipe out everything! that can be a good thing... but sometimes it's not often enough! lol!

4. i love making lists! i will make a list for any occasion! i love when i cross something off the list. if i do something that is not on the list... i will add it just so i can cross it off!

5. i love mugs! the minute it starts getting cold i have to start making hot chocolate! i have christmas mugs, valentine mugs, gilmore girl mugs and i just got a new pumpkin mug for my birthday! i can't wait to make my first batch of hot chocolate in my new mug!

6. i like the bed "made" every day! i am not too concerned about it being all tucked in and fancy-like, just make sure all of the covers are neatly brought up to the pillows! (another thing i am still working on with my cute hubby!)

i tag anyone who wants to give this a try! it's pretty fun!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

happy birthday to me! :-)

today is my very favorite day of year!
have always loved my birthday. a few years ago i got a book that describes me to a tee!
the book is called "Happy to You! It's your birthday!" by Mary Engelbreit.
here are some of my favorite quotes from the book!:
"I have occasionally been accused of treating my birthday as a national holiday. I confess to being guilty as charged!"

"If you woke up today and the sun seemed to be shining a little brighter, the birds seemed to be chirping a little more cheerfully, and everyone seemed to be treating you especially nice, it can only mean one thing... It's your birthday!"

"When it's my day to be Birthday Queen, my first official decree is always to extend the duration of my birthday to an entire week!"

"Some people consider their birthday a solemn occasion- a time to reflect on the past year in solitude and quiet contemplation. To that, I say "Phooey!" "

"I truly believe that there should be nothing ordinary about one's birthday -even for adults. On ever other day of the year, we are defined by what we do and the roles we play... but on our birthdays, we are more... we are royalty! It's a short reign, so when it's your turn on the throne, make it count!"

"Rise and shine and prepare for the royal treatment because today is all about you!"

"...My best advice on having a happy birthday is to spread the fun around. Invite all your friends to join in, but accept your place in the spotlight. Revel in it! Tomorrow it will be someone else's chance, so enjoy your moment of glory."

i couldn't have said any of these wise words better myself! here are just a few more random quotes about birthdays!

"One cannot have too large a party." -Jane Austin

"A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return." -Bhagavad Gita

"Make your birthday a one-of-a-kind event." -Wendy Webb

what a day!

thanks to you all for all of your birthday messages and wishes!

Monday, October 13, 2008

things i miss...

i am usually very excited about the future and what it has to bring, but lately i have been thinking about a few things that i miss from the past...

* bella, edward and jacob- i finished the last book in the twilight series last weekend, and i have to say... i am missing them! for months they have been part of my everyday! whether i have been reading or thinking about what i read! i may just have to start the series over... again!

* fall- let's be honest... haven't seen too much fall yet! lately it has been winter! and that is just not cool!

* my friends from college- i hung out with some very cool people while attending adams state college in alamosa, colorado! we had many great adventures! i miss them the very most this time of year! tara, jeff, leanna, jim, wendy, mandy, darrell, marlo, logan, ami, cody, jeremy, alyson, kristi, kim, craig... the list goes on!

* my indiana family!- family doesn't come any better than that!

* the rib tips at ruby tuesdays- they were my fav! they were served over mashed potatoes! yummy! they took it off the menu a few years ago... i haven't really been back since!

* the excitement of dating/flirting- the butterflies when the cute boy walked in... the way he smiled when he saw you... man...

* my cute scrapbook friends!- we had some good times on those scrapbook trips! dinners were the best! so many laughs! maryruth, kris, carma, laura, micaela, vicki, teri, doris... love ya!

* parties at school- i loved the holidays at school: valentines day, christmas, halloween, birthdays! the parties were so much fun! i remember in the 5th grade we were able to have a ice cream sundae party for valentines! that was so fun! my mom came as the parent helper! i loved it!

* getting real letters in the mail- don't get me wrong...i love modern technology... email, text messages and IM! but i loved getting a letter in the mail from a friend or family member telling me all about the happenings in their life!

* my beautiful grandmother- was was one of the most amazing women i have ever met. talk about classy! that was her! she was fun and kind and loving! i think about her often!

* playing monopoly and eating sunflower seeds all night on the weekends with my best friend as a teenager- this was before we could drive! we would spend hours and hours playing! it was fun! i never was very good, but it was still fun to play with her!

even with missing all of these things... i still "don't miss" many many more! lol! i am very grateful for what i have. i need to make a list of things i love too!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

about me...

i have seen this on a few blogs and thought it was really cute...

About me....

20 years ago I was:
1. turning 16
2. high school volleyball manager
3. with my best friend everyday

10 years ago I was:
1. enjoying single life
2. hanging out with great friends
3. working 2-3 jobs

5 years ago I was:
1. married to kevin
2. working at sam's club
3. trying to have a baby

3 years ago I was:
1. excited for my brother to come home
2. moving into a home
3. getting to know my new ward

1 year ago I was:
1. going to celine dion for my birthday
2. buying a car
3. traveling to scrapbook conventions

So far this year I have:
1. bought a truck
2. gone to time out for women and scrapbook expo
3. joined Curves

Yesterday I:
1. went on a drive with kevin and carol (his sister)
2. went to dinner for carol's birthday
3. learned a new game... free parking

Today I:
1. took carol to the airport
2. watched iron man
3. cuddled with kevin

Tomorrow I will:
1. go to work
2. meet with our financial advisor
3. work on my christmas cards

Thursday, October 09, 2008

one week ago...

a miracle was born!

my cute friends, maryruth and joey francks, had a beautiful baby boy last week!

after more than 10 years of trying to have a baby, their prayers were answered!

welcome to the world little joey! you are one loved little boy!

may you all be blessed... everyday!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

a good reminder...

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than
the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure,
than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more
important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a
company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice
everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot
change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a
certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do
is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am
convinced that life is 10% w hat happens to me and 90% of how I react to
it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."

Charles R. Swindoll quotes (American Writer and Clergyman, b.1934)

while i was on my mission, i had this quote in my planner. i read it probably 3-4 times a week. i love it! i believe in having a good attitude and the direct result that attitude will play in your life!