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