Thursday, December 17, 2009

K... I'm a huge slacker.

Its been a while since I've posted a blog. So here is the update. Tony and I yet again moved. This time for good. Tony got promoted to Store manager in Boise Idaho. So we are a little closer to home now. We moved in Sept, right after my brother Kevin got married. It actually worked out great. Kevin got married in Portland so I was able to drive out and see them. The next week Tony and I packed up again and drove out to Boise. We were lucky enough to have some of Tony's family here to house us for a little while until we found our own place. Which we found a cute little house and closed on Oct. 9. I will have some pics soon to show of the house. Its 3 bedroom, 2 and a half bath. It was finished in Aug of this year. So we are the first people to ever live in it. Its also in a cute little town called Kuna. Right in the middle of Boise (where Tony works) and Nampa (where I work). We have a wonderful ward. Everyone one is so nice and welcoming. This is actually the first place that I can remember that our home teachers are actually coming to visit us and calling to make sure that everything is going well every week. I'm very grateful for that. It keeps us going and helps us know that we are truley important in the Lords eyes. On a another note... back to the house. Tony let me have one of the rooms just for myself. So I'm turning it into my craft room. My friend Bekka was here a week ago and for Christmas bought me paint and supplies to help make that room my very own. I painted it a beautiful deep orange color. It looks amazing with my white shelves and soon to be white bookcase. I'm hoping to start my own business and use that room as an office also. The only problem is that when we have children that room will be the nursery. I told Tony that he better start looking for a plan for a mini house in the backyard so he can build me a craft room in there. We'll see what happens.
Tony and I decided that for a couple days we are going to go see family before Christmas to exchange presents and spend time with them. We left last night after work and are going to be leaving tomorrow night. We both have to work on Sat. Its been great visiting and see everyone. Our nieces have grown up so much. Alyssa, is 2, used to be so scared of us but today wanted nothing to do with anyone else but us. We brought her shopping and had a fun day of making crafts for her parents. Danica is turning 1 tomorrow and is just a doll. She is extremely happy all the time. I don't think I've ever heard her cry before. Tomorrow is her first birthday party. It will be fun. After the party we're going to head to my families house and see them. I wished we lived closer. Some days all I want is to hang out with my mom like we used to. Oh well I guess four hours isn't as bad as the 15 we were driving from Rapid City.
On a different note... we've been so blessed this year. The Lord has really been looking after us. Because of the move, Tony got a bonus that paid off most of our debt. So we decided that this would be the best time to buy a house. Because we closed on our house before nov. 30, We qualified for the $8000 tax credit. That helped with the down payment and also payed for the appliances that we still needed to get. We have been so grateful to the Lord for helping us out. It was a huge move and we prayed a lot to know if it was the right thing to do.
I will do my best to keep up on whats going on in our lives. Its been a busy time of year. I hope all is well with everyone... Have a Merry Christmas!!!!!

I've done 53 out of the 99

Ok here's what you do.... Copy this to your blog and select the ones that you have done and make them BOLD.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (sort of)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Have been published
81. Visited the Redwoods
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Monday, June 15, 2009

Long Time... NO Posts!!!!

I've been so bad with the postings lately. Sorry guys... Not like there to interesting though. So here's the update:
1.Tony and I love Spokane. Its beautiful... lots to do... plus we're not to far away from family.
2. My brother Kevin got engaged. He's marrying a wonderful girl named Leesa who just happens to live in Washington about four hours away from us. Their getting married in the Portland Temple in August. It will be fun.
3. Brian and Shaune are expecting my first nephew in July. I'm so excited. Now I have two nieces and a nephew. Our family just keeps getting bigger and I'm enjoying every minute of it.
4. Tony and I just celebrated out 2 anniversary. We went to Idaho for four days and spent it with family. Also drove Leesa down to visit Kevin. I'm glad she's ok with weird families.
5. I'm switching positions at work. Right now I'm working in the digital imaging department (I still work for best buy, I sell cameras) but their switching me to Sales Operator, hopefully full time.
6. Tony and I went fishing last thursday... I got completely burned. But Doctor Beckett says I need more sun so I'm trying to be outside more.
7. Went to the Doctor and he put me back on birth control... but he thinks it will help us. I'm on it for two months to see if it will get my body working again. He says my heart looks healthy but my insulin got worse... I just can't win.
8. P90x worked but then I got sick and stopped doing it... Oh well, now I have the fitness channel on demand so I've been working out with those.
9. Tony and I are going to be in Idaho for about a week in July. We decided to save money this time instead of actually going to a vacation spot. His birthday is that week... I'm excited.
10. Ok so I told you that I'm boring... That really has not been anything to exciting going on.... Oh I do golf a lot now with Tony. Still not good but I'm getting there.
Well I'll have some pictures coming soon to put on this and I'll try and do better.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


So... everyone will think I'm nuts but I started the p90x workout. Yup the one that is on TV. I started it last Monday. Lets just say I'm in pain and I can't bend down to pick anything up because of how sore I am. Other then that I recommend it to everyone. I've already lost a couple of inches around my waist and its only been a week. Whats crazy is that I'm actually pushing myself so get through all the reps and i feel fantastic. I'll post some pics as soon as I can. I'll keep you up dated on my progress. Tony is says he's going to start on it too.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Life in Spokane

Well... its been awhile. We just got internet on Monday. Let me just say its a lifesaver. Spokane is beautiful with a ton to do. Well soon... once the snow melts and summer is here. Tony and i got to go golfing for the first time in a while. It was 70 degrees outside. Just beautiful... I'm looking forward to more weather like that.

Our new apartment is two minutes away from both Tony and my's work. It makes it easy for us both. In the summer we talked about maybe getting bikes and riding them to work. Save on money. Here's a picture of what we see from our back window. Made me laugh...

Thats right... Furniture row. My dad laughed and told me to get binoculars so I can spy on Tony. LOL!!!!

So tonight we ate at the most wonderful restuarnt.

It was so tasty. I highly recommend it if there is one near you. The best Chinese food we had ever tasted. I recommend the lettuce wraps. Yummy!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

All you need is Love!!!!

So... today Tony flew back to Rapid City. The punk forgot his cell phone charger and of course his phone died so all day I've been extremely worried about him. He finally called me at about 9 to let me know that he made it home. He said oh yeah I've been home for over an hour. What a punkface!!!!
So I was so excited I found this project at one of the craft stores and did it in a couple minutes. Here's a pic!!!
It turned out really cute. Its going to look great in my living room.
Can I just say how stinkin' cute my little sis' is? Well she is!!! Just adorable. She is always giving me hugs and wants to hang out with me. I just love it. I've missed her a ton since we moved away. I'm trying to convince my mom to let her stay with us this summer. It would be such a blast!!!. She is always wanting to take pictures also. Hers some silly ones. I love them.

Silly girl!!!!
This one's cute!!!

Wow... my face looks sick. I have lost a lot of weight but you can't tell in these pictures.
Well time for bed. Got to get up early for some wedding stuff. Have a great night!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ok so... here is the crazy time that I've had lately!!!!!

First of all... I just have to say that it is so nice to be around family again. Of course I miss my hubby but its just nice to talk to my mom and hang out with my family. I drove to Idaho last Thursday. Let me just say that was one of the scariest drives I've ever experienced. The roads were icy and I was driving through a snow storm most of the way. At times I couldn't even see. It was complete white outs. I saw a couple cars go off the road and one smashed up car. It was scary. I prayed the whole time that the Lord would protect me from my stupid mistake of driving. I should have just listened to my mom and took a plane. It ended up good and I made it safely 17 hours later. It was only supposed to take me 12. I keep telling myself that it was worth it and so far it seems like it was.

This is in Montana right beforethe big storm.

Sat. My best friend Angella went through the temple. It was one of the best feelings I have ever felt. I was so honored. She asked me to be her escort. At the same session my brother Michael went through for the first time also. So it was double for me. It was a very spiritual time for us. Ang looked absolutely beautiful. Her soon to be hubby was so nervous to the point that he was shaking so bad. It was funny (sorry Josh, Tony was shaking too). It was a little hard for me cause Tony wasn't there. I miss him a ton.
Sunday I flew out to Spokane and finally after two weeks of not seeing Tony got to spend two and a half days with him. But that was an adventure. The moment we both landed we checked into our hotel room and then off we were to find housing. That day we must have looked at 5 different places. None jumped out at us. Monday we got up early and headed out again to find housing. This time we probably looked at about 20 different places. Talk about tiring. Well about 4 that afternoon we were on our way to look at another place... this time following a lady to show us a town house. We were in the middle of crossing an unprotected intersection (we had the right a way) this gentlemen who wasn't paying attention ran right into us. Tony saw him and he swerved so that the guy wouldn't hit me. He ended up hitting the back passenger side bending the tire axel and riping off the bumper. He hit us with so much force that we spun in a circle and ended up in the poor old lady's yard.

If you see the tire is completely bent.
Talk about an experience. I've got a pretty nasty bruise on my arm and one on my knee and Tony has a nasty one of one of his knees also. So that pretty much ruined any plans that we had of still looking. It took the tow company over an hour to get to us and we had to go and get another rental car. Oh well though... That's life right? I flew back yesterday afternoon. We settled with a new apartment. Its less expensive then what we're paying right now. By almost two hundred dollars.

The Kitchen Another angle of the kitchen

Dining Room Living Room

Guest Bathroom Spare Bedroom
I flew out at 4pm. Worst flight ever. Really bumpy... Because of the car wreck I'm a little jumpy anyways. I sat though by a returned missionary on the way to Idaho Falls. He was such a nice guy and we just talked about his experience down in Mexico. Scary place... I'm glad that I was in the states some times.
Today was a fantastic day. I threw a bridal shower for Angella. Mom and I did a ton of running around trying to get everything done for it. It turned out wonderful and fun.

Its time for bed... I'm getting my hair done tomorrow. Yeah!!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

So I started on the Kitchen...

I know I'm so boring... What else am I going to talk about? This is what is going on in my boring life. I just started on the kitchen. Can I just tell you I hate the kitchen!!!! I always dread it. Oh well... I have one more day to get the majority of the packing done. I just hope that Tony can get the rest done before I get back. We'll see right. Well I'd better get back.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Still Packing...

So here's how things are turning out for us so far. Tony is in Boise Idaho working at the other store for a few days. He'll be coming home on Wed. Thursday I'll be leaving for Idaho. Friday... Spa day. I deserve one. Saturday... Temple (yay Angella and my brother Michael are going through) and Amy's unbirthday party. Sunday... (here's the fun part) I'm flying out at 1pm to Spokane Washington. Tony is flying out from Rapid City on the same day. We'll meet up at the airport and then from there find housing. We only have a couple days cause Tuesday I'm flying back out at 4pm to Idaho. Wed... Angella's Bridal shower. Thurs... hopefully see some friends. Fri... Set up the reception. Sat... the big day for Ang (The Wedding). I'm so excited. I can't wait to see her and my family. Sunday... Michael's farewell. Monday... Drive home early so that I can go bowling. Tuesday... load trailer. Wed... finish loading trailer. Thursday, Friday, or Saturday... Leave for Spokane Washington. So I've got some crazy things happened. Oh what fun!!!
One of our wedding pictures. Through that in cause Angella is getting married and it made me think of it.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Sorry this is going to be a quick blog for the day. I've got to get back to packing. So I'm trying to get origanized. LOL.... I know funny right. That is my goal so I bought some scrapbooking bins to keep my stuff together for the move. I really hope there is a Hobby Lobby where I move to. Its become my second home. Like I said this is a short one.
Here are some of the pages I've been working on.

Friday, February 20, 2009

My not so busy day....

Well, Tony is off and gone to Vegas. I'm stuck here at the apartment without a vehicle and I'm doing nothing. Tuesday is going to be my official last day of work here... well until I start at the best buy there. We also got this letter from our bank saying that our account might have been compromised and that they are shutting down our cards on the 23rd. Bad timing. Tony is gone and he won't have any money and I'm leaving the 24Th and will have no money. Come on... I've checked out accounts and everything is exactly counted for. All written in our checkbook. He's going to call on that tomorrow. We're thinking its because he transferred 300 dollars from our savings account into our checking account. You would think that they would call us first before they did things like this. Anyways... I'm completely stressed out and when that happens I get lazy. I just find that I have no energy what so ever. Does anyone else get that way? At work... my job is to sit and answer phones. Which I'm not complaining... No one else gets to do that. they now want me to find someone in the store that is good enough to take my place. Not to brag or anything but I do my job good and get it done. Richard, my boss, is really sad about us leaving. He told me that he doesn't think anyone really can replace me but I'm going to try my hardest to find someone that I think will do a great job and keep the install appointment and paperwork organized they way that I do. Oh well though... Sorry this is a long boring blog. Its hard to think of things to say when 1). You don't have any kids and 2). Nothing really exciting hasn't taken place. Well I'm done boring you now. Hopefully I can write something better tomorrow.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Joys of moving...

Ok so heres the story... Tony got sort of promoted. Meaning he's still in the same position but going to a better store and better location. That bad part is we have to move again and this time sooner then we had to last time. They are giving us until the second week of March to get out there. Well here is the problem... Tony is leaving for Vegas tonight for bowling nationals. Thats right he's a bowling nerd. He's also taking my car which leaves me carless. Luckily the people I work with are lifesavers and picking me up for work. Well after Vegas he is going to run the Boise store for 4 days so that his friend and the store manager can take his daughter to have surgery. I guess something happened and that store no longer has an assistant manager. Anywho... in the meantime I'm going to be bustin' my butt to get the apartment all nice and pretty. I guess this apartments are wanted and there is a huge list of people waiting for one to be available. So when he gets back I leave for a couple weeks for Idaho for my friends wedding. Leaving my hubby behind with just boxes of stuff. While I'm there they want to fly me out and him out to (Oh yeah I forgot to mention where we are going... my bad) Spokane Washington to find housing. Well I can only stay for a couple days so pray for us that we find something quick. Then I'll go back to Idaho and drive home. Right when I get home we will pack up and drive out to Spokane. Talk about stressful. We though feel really good about it and know that the Lord will be on our side no matter what happens. Fun stuff right... Well there is the exciting news of the week. Here are some pictures of what stuff I have to pack still.
This are some boxes that best buy gave me today... Yay for big boxes....
My living room... My hubby wants to sell our sofa, I don't know if I can part with it. I love it!!!!
My messy spare bedroom. We're getting rid of the bed and computer desk and making it into a scrapbooking room in our new place.
My kitchen... this will take the longest.
Here is one of the heaviest pieces of all... the bed. I love it but its really heavy. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Well it didn't take long when I forgot to write a day. Oh well though. So I'm so excited cause in a a week I'm going to be in Idaho. My best friend Angella is getting married. Yay!!!! Well I've been hard a work getting ready for it. I'm throwing her a Bridal Shower.
These are the invitations I've been working on for it. I think they turned out really cute. I'm finally done with them so now they are off to the girls.
This picture makes me look really pale. SICK!!!