Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... not!!!!

So I woke up this morning to find the whole ground covered in white. I don't mind the snow but its getting to the point where they are shutting down the roads. Here are some pics of the snow.

Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm in the Christmas mood but not in the cleaning mood...

I love decorating for Christmas. I love all the colors, glitter, shine, and just about everything to do with Christmas but in order for me to decorate I have to clean my house. Many of you know me well and know that I'm not a clean freak. I consider myself the type who picks up and cleans the things that need to get done or the type that will hurry up and make my house presentable for guest that come over. Most of you don't know but Tony has been working everyday from 9am to almost 10pm (somedays... if I'm lucky he'll come home around 9:20pm). His assistant that we thought was going to be awesome decided to quit right after we got back from vacation in October. So Tony hasn't really had a day off for a long time. I feel really bad for him and I know I should be a good wife and have the house clean and dinner on the table by the time he gets home. No excuses but I have one... I work so hard at my job that by the time I get off work I don't feel like cleaning up or cooking. I sometimes feel like a terrible wife but I just can't get in the mood for cleaning up or organizing. We've lived in our house for over a year now. I'm not saying its terrible cause its not and people that stop by and see it don't think its messy at all. Granted they only stay downstairs where the living room and kitchen is. Tony and I don't spend much time down there. The terrible thing is now that I think about it... we've lived in our house for more then a year and I still have not decorated it!!!! I just need to pay my mother to come and make it pretty.
Well back to why I'm writing this entry... So as all of you probably celebrated Thanksgiving was Thursday. Tony and I had his cousin Alex and Tony friend and coworker AJ come over for dinner. We made our very first turkey ever and it turned out wonderful. We didn't eat until 6 and ended up having to go to the store to buy tupperware to put the extras away... there was a ton of extras. So we didn't get home until really late... Tony and I didn't want to clean the dishes. The next day was Black Friday... the worse day in the world if you work retail. Tony and I were exhausted and again didn't want to do the dishes. Sat same thing... we both worked all day and were to lazy. Then there was Sunday... Tony and I have decided that on Sundays we don't do any chores or anything that would take away from the spirit being in our home. So as you guessed it we yet again didn't do the dishes. So here it is Monday 9:00 PM... the kitchen is starting to smell... I'm actually surprised that it hadn't started smelling a couple days ago. I can't stand it anymore so I am doing the dishes. Here is a picture of some of the dishes that we had sitting on our counter. I'm sorry its just gross!!!!These weren't even all of them. Before I took this picture I have a ton more. They are in the dishwasher.

Anyways... now for the fun part. As I said before I love Christmas and decorating. While I was trying to do the dishes I pulled out some things for my kitchen.I'm excited to finish the rest later. Well off to bed.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Going to the dark side...

I've always liked the dark fingernails but have always been afraid to try it. I finally broke down and bought Black fingernail polish. Am I crazy? Yes I am but I love how it looks. Is it hard to believe that I actually feel sexy wearing it. It makes me feel mysterious... lol!!!!.

Here is what is looks like... Sexy huh?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My life on July 11, 2010

Outside my window... Neighbors working on their yard.

I am thinking... That the pain in my stomach needs to go away so I feel better.

I am thankful for... Blogs... I know random but I love reading them. I've found some really cool ones also. Ones that have lots of sweepstakes, free stuff, and coupons. They are all lifesavers.

I am wearing.... Comfy PJ bottoms and a sweater... I have the chills so I'm really cold even though its like 100 degrees outside.
I am creating... A ring and scrapbook for work
I am going... To relax and try and feel better. I'm also going to plan my week and figure out everything I need to get done before this weekend.

I am reading... The better homes and gardens mag for this month.

I am hearing... DIY channel on the TV. I'm watching Yard Crashers. I would love for that guy to come to my backyard and make it look good.

On my mind... Feeling better.
From the kitchen... My mom was here this last week and help decorate and little of my kitchen. We now have decorations above the cabinets. Thanks Mom!!!!!

The rest of the week... Monday I am off. I have a eye appointment and then play practice. Tuesday through Thursday work and play practice. Friday and Saturday in Idaho falls for wedding stuff. Sunday is Tony's birthday and he wants to go fishing so we'll probably do that.

Pondering these words... "Girls are like phones. We love to be held, talked too but if you press the wrong button you'll be disconnected! "

A picture to share...

This is the best buy team from Relay for life. Thank you everyone for your help.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Poor House....

This summer has for sure taken its toll on us. We are officially in the poor house. We now have to use our savings account because the money is just not coming in lately. Oh sad... I don't even know where all of our money has gone. We are now going to have to turn to the Lord. Everything is in his hands now. It is going to be rough for a little while but hopefully things will start to turn around. Tony and I have come up with a plan... We are going to be doing a lot more fishing and hanging out at home. So I'm sorry if I have to tell you know if you invite me to do anything that cost money. We are going to try and save everything we've got. If you can please pray that things will start to get better. Thanks for listening.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My Life on July 4, 2010

K... So I got this from a friends blog and love it. She does it once a week. I thought it was a great Idea so I'm a blog copier. Thanks Angie!!!!!

Outside my window... Sunny, clear, no clouds in the sky.

I am thinking... that I need to clean my house. My mom and sisters are coming today and it is trashed.

I am thankful for... My hubby... even though I feel sometimes I don't show I am. He is always there for me and listening. He will take me to movies that he has no desire to see but because it makes me happy he will go and see it.

I am wearing.... A fuzzy bathrobe. Lol... I haven't gotten dressed yet. I'm being lazy.

I am creating... well... in my craft room I have two flower headbands that I started and a picture frame.

I am going... Go shower, get ready for the day, go clean up my house, go to the store and get some food for my family, stop by a bbq with my husband.

I am reading... The Ariana Triliogy... It is amazing.

I am hearing... The TV... Tony left it on the Golf Channel before he left for work. I just haven't changed the channel.

On my mind... Things that always make me happy!

From the kitchen... I've decided to redo my kitchen... well start my kitchen. I'm decorating it in a French Bistro style. Light colors with Black Cast Iron accents. We'll see how it turns out.

The rest of the week... Work and Play rehearsals... If you haven't heard I'm in the musical Bye Bye Birdie. The show will open July 29th and go until August 7th.

Pondering these words... " You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life."
Albert Camus

A picture to share...
Went and saw this movie the other day. Was the best one out of all three.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer post one 2010

Its been forever and I apologize for the delay on a post. Life has been pretty crazy lately with work, life, and musical theater.I don't even remember the last time I posted on my blog or what has happened from then until now. June has been pretty crazy starting with day one. June 2 was our third year anniversary. We decided this year to try and save some money and we went camping.
This is Tony trying to pull out a dead tree for firewood. Lol... it was raining the whole time. It took him an hour just to get the fire started. It was fun though to spend some relaxing time with Tony. Its been a while since we were able to do that. Here are some other pictures of the area that we went to.
The other thing that we've been working on lately is our yard. It was really bad. Weeds has high as my waist.Here is some of the process of what we did...Our new lawn mower!!!!After they were pulled!!!!
Tony and I have been golfing a lot lately also... Don't mind what I look like... Not very attractive. Here are some pics...
The other thing I started this summer was a herb garden and I also planted Gerber daisies. Here is how its going so far. I planted Parsley, Oregano, Basil.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My sweet husband....

I have the best husband ever. He has been the sweetest guy lately. So last week I was doing a career fair for best buy and he sent me a text saying that we were going on a date tonight and that he would send me little hints on to what we were doing. So that night he told me to close my eyes while he was driving. He walked me up to the place and then told me open my eyes. He got us reservations to the Melting Pot. I must say that is one of the best place to eat. It is expensive but the food was great and the atmosphere was amazing. If you go make sure you plan to spend lots of time there. We were there 3 and a half hours. I do recommend though.

So on top of that today my sweet husband got me a Mothers day gift.
I know I don't have any kids but he was just being a sweetheart. He bought me a DSLR Camera. I am so excited to actually use it and take some pictures. I am so grateful to have him in my life. I have the best hubby ever.

Friday, March 5, 2010

leaving for the weekend...

So if you don't see a post from me on Sat. it is because we are heading up to Rexburg for a wedding. One of Tony's friends is getting married tomorrow. I'm just excited to actually get to spend a weekend with him. Yay!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I'm going to Alaska...

So Tony and I have decided that we are going to go to Alaska in July. This is the last summer my brother Brian and his family will be up there. So we might as well go. I'm so excited.... So we now need to save every penny that we make so that we have some to spend on our plane tickets. Yay.....

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happening right now

I just watched American Idol...
Laying in bed...
Waiting for my husband to get home...
Need to go to bed...
I'm extremely tired...
Need to clean my house...
Need to pack for this weekend...
Well I'm going to go to bed now...
Sorry this is a weird post...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March 2

Today was a typical day for us. We both worked and came home and did nothing. Lol... so boring. Here are some pics from last year that I haven't posted. Some are from my brother Kevin's wedding and Seattle.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Golf, American Idol, and planning vacations

So right now the only time that Tony and I have to spend together is at nights when we get home from work. Most of the time we have no to energy to really do anything. So our late night ritual is to watch the golf channel (tony always wins the remote battle so that is what we watch), family guy and futurama. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we always make sure that we record American Idol. Yes, that is right Tony watches American Idol. I got him hooked. There really isn't anyone this season that really stands out yet. I do like the two 16 year old, but it is still early in the show to really see who I like. Right now I'm sitting on the couch watching the PGA tour. I know most of you are thinking that it is boring but for some reason it actually helps me fall asleep (probably cause it is BORING!!!!!) Lol.... Why would anyone in their right mind watch this stuff. I do like watching Tony play though, I go with him cause that is really the only time that I can spend with him. If I don't go then I won't ever see him. Such is life though. Anyways... our other thing, well I like to do it... Tony could care less, is to plan future vacations. Right now the big one is our family reunion trip to Florida and the Bahamas. I just love being able to research area's that I would love to go visit and see the cost and plan what we could do when we're there. I would love to go visit British Colombia. Its absolutely beautiful up there and so much to do. We are planning a trip in August. We may go to California but we're not sure yet. Well it is so time for bed. I was trying to post this before midnight but I didn't make it... but this is my post for the 1st. I'm hoping this month I'm better at posting everyday. Have a great night and fantastic day.

Monday, February 22, 2010

My decorating ideas

So Today my sweet husband let me buy a big Eiffel Tower for our living room. I've decided that I would like to put a European flare to the room. I'll take some pics as soon as I'm done decorating. My other thought is that I'm going to get a canvas and do my own artwork. That way I don't have to fork out a lot of money buy one. I'm excited to work on it. I'll have a lot of time now that Tony has to work everyday for a while. Yesterday his assistant manager decided that he was done and quit, which leaves only Tony and one other sales lady. I feel bad for Tony. It will be stressful for a little bit but we will work though it. I just hope that they can find another manager that is a hard worker and help Tony out. I just wish the old one luck and hope that what ever he is doing is worth quitting in the way that he did. So off the subject of decorating, sorry. Lol... well more later.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Charity event... need donations

So I don't think I have mentioned this on here at all but for Best Buy I'm now in charge of doing all the community service projects for the store. Right now we are going an event on March 17. It is a wonderful event for a great cause. Junior Achievement is a organization that helps teach kids skills that they will need when they grow up but showing them ways with financing to running a business to everyday events. So to help raise money I'm asking for donations for this cause. If you would like to help me out but giving a pledge please let me know. I am only asking for $12 from who ever would like to donate. They event that we are doing in called a Bowl-a-thon. This is where we get the opportunity to bowl and raise even more money for this charity.

The really cool thing that Best Buy does is sets up a store for this kids to run and purchase things at. We give them some money and split them up. Half the kids have to run the store and the other half get to spend the money and manage their money. Then they switch. Its a great thing because we're not just telling them but we're actually giving them hands on experience. So please help me raise some money for them so we can teach more kids every year. Thank you!!!!!

The 2010  bowling theme is "Luck of the Irish."  Click on the graphic  for more information.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My sweet husband

For Valentines day Tony set up the whole house as a surprise for me. He made dinner, bought me these beautiful roses (which is amazing cause he really never buys me them), and a lot of candy. So he made me close my eyes and he guided me down stairs to a candlelit dinner. It was fantastic. He made me Halibut, salad, and garlic bread. Then him and I went up stairs. Up the stairs there was rose petals and candy in a trail heading to the living room and the bedroom.
This is what was on the bed when you followed the trail to the bedroom.
This was what was on the couch when you followed the trail to the living room. I'm am so grateful to have in my life. Its these kind of moments that lets me still know that he still loves me. Not that I don't know that everyday. But he doesn't spoil me very often but when he does its a complete surprise. He is such a great guy. He is my best friend and my everything. I love him and I'm glad that he is mine forever.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My new bedroom

So about three weeks ago Tony decided that he wanted a bigger bed. I of course was like NO... our bed is fine. Well of course he got his way and we got a new bed but in exchange I decided that we needed another dresser. Our clothes don't fit inside the dresser we have right now. Plus soon I'll need new clothes. Lol... that sounds like I'm pregnant but I'm sad to say I still am not. I've actually been working out and losing weight so soon I will need a whole new set of clothes. Actually I just found out that Best Buy has this program where they will set you up with a doctor who will help you out with a weight loss plan. If I make my goal they will give me a $250 gift card to a store of my choice. So wish me luck...

Anyways... about my bedroom. Lol!!!! This is the King size bed that my husband got... if it looks familiar it is. We decided that we didn't want to have to replace the whole set so we bought the same bed only one size bigger. I love our new bedding set though. Tony actually picked it out.

So here is my new dresser. I actually like it a lot. I have a lot more drawers with this one. So now I have a bigger bed that makes my bedroom feel like a luxery hotel room. I just now need to decorate it and get some curtains up. I just keep telling myself "In time" I just need to be patient and I'll be able to get my house in order. I'm just the type who wants it to be done right away. Oh well ...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another day has past and gone...

I don't know about everyone else but it feels like time has been going by so fast. I really don't have a very exciting life and I wonder if that is part of the reason it feels this way. Tony and I work a lot and sleep. That is pretty much the extent of our lives. Fun huh? We really don't even have time to clean our house. How sad is that? I have no solution on how to change it. I'm not trying to complain because we have great lives and we have fun together but it just seems life just keeps flying by. I can't believe that its already Feb. Wow... doesn't it seem like it was just Christmas? Anyways... enough venting for right now.
So I started a new blog. Its called Frenchy's Crafts. Its www.frenchyscrafts.blogspot.com My goal is to show people how to do crafts. I thought I was going to do it once a day but I'm thinking once a week will be good. Not only is there going to be crafts but there is also going to be contests, things people can buy, and my favorite recipes. I just hope everyone will like it and that it will jump start a future business. I would love to open a store or a web business. We'll see how it goes first. I'll do my first craft or blog on it tomorrow. Its my day off... we'll see how it works out. Lol...
Well off to spend some time with my hubby. More later....

Sunday, February 7, 2010


So Tony and I worked on our taxes the other day to find out that we have to pay. Not a little but a little then what we expected. We owe about 1500 dollars. Which is nuts cause we payed almost 10 grand in taxes already. We've come to the conclusion that we will probably never get money back again. Oh well that is what you get for being adults right? Good thing we saved money. Its just a bummer cause that we have to take it out of our Disney . YES... we have a Disney fund. Next year my family is doing family reunion on the Disney Cruise. We decided because Michael will be coming home from his mission and Hannah will be graduating, it would be a fun trip to get everyone together for a vacation. Tony and I have been looking forward to it since last year. We're getting back into shape and trying to get as much of our car and house payed off as possible that way we have no worries before we leave on the trip. I'm excited to go... 1. because I haven't been back since I worked at Disneyworld in 2003 and 2. I get to bring Tony with me. He has never gone and there is so much down there that I would like to share with him. For our first anniversary I took him to Disneyland for the first time. He loved it. He's a big kid anyways so I figure he will be in heaven when he see's what is in store down there. I know for me there are so many changes that it won't be the same since I was there. Plus the last time my family had a vacation was way before I got married. I actually think the last time is when they came to visit me at Disney World. So that was a long time ago. Brian, Kevin and I went on missions, We've all gotten married and Brian and his wife had a baby boy. So there have been a lot of changes since my family was all together. It will be a great place to hang out and see each other again.
That same year is also my 10 year High School Reunion. That makes me feel so old. So my goal before the next year is to lose 40 pounds, get my teeth fixed, and hopefully look and feel better. My husband says that I look great and I don't need to do anything to myself but for me I feel like I'm ready for a change. I've been doing the Biggest Loser workout for the Wii. It is kicking my butt but its actually working. I recommend it for everyone. It always makes me feel fantastic after I do a workout plus it has recipes and a calorie counter. Well worth buying.
Well this is another long blog... Lol. As soon as I either find my camera charger or buy a new camera I'll be able to post some more pics on here. Until then your stuck with my boring typing. Until tomorrow... take care and I hope all is well

Feb. 7, 2010

Nothing interesting happened really today. Tony and I both had to work. I don't mind work now that I'm back in the sales operator position (which is the person who answers and sales over the phone). I'm excited because now I can focus a lot more on the community relations group that I'm now in charge of for my store. Plus this will give me time to spend with Tony now. I'll get three days off instead of only one or two.
We got a new computer finally. I'm excited about it. We finally settled on getting a laptop, even though Tony didn't want one. He really likes desktops but I needed something for when I start school. Not sure when that will be but hopefully in the next year or so. I really need to go back so that I feel like I'm actually doing something with my life. My thought is either I'm going to have a baby (which is not happening any time soon, I'm still having health problems) or at least go back to school and get my teaching degree.
Some updates that I haven't mentioned:
-I won a PS3 at work... Its been a wonderful actually watching blurays. Not really sure how we watched regular movies once we watched an actual bluray on our tv. Amazing!!!!!!
-My brother Brian is on leave in Guam. I keep telling him its more like a vacation then work.
-Tony went to Vegas last week for Golf tournaments. I payed for him to go for Christmas. The poor guy was sick the whole time. I felt so bad for him. He said that he would golf all day and then at night go to the hotel and sleep. He finally got over whatever bug he had a couple days ago.
Sorry I'm pretty boring. We really didn't do anything today.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Long awaited pictures... New house and other fun stuff that I haven't blogged about

So here the pictures of our house. Sorry they are not up to date yet except my craft room but as soon as I'm done decorating and painting then I will get some better pictures.
On the outside now there is some black shutters that they added for us. Its three bedroom, two and a half bath. Plenty of space for us right now. It feels fantastic not having to pay rent now.

My craft room... I love the color Orange now so I decided to paint my craft room orange with white and yellow as accent colors. Plus it matches all of my disney stuff too. I'm a kid still.

Better picture of the color.

Our Christmas tree... we decided not to do a lot this year just cause we still have a lot to do with the house. We also thought that we would put it upstairs cause we don't have any windows facing the street downstairs. I think it turned out great.

My hubby spoiled me this year for Christmas. If you can't tell I actually started crying while opening this one. I've wanted a Cricut for a while but he also got me a special pink one. I'm such a wimp.
Oh so these next pictures are of our nephew and our nieces. This one is of our stinkin' cute nephew Nicholas Taylor Elkins. He was born in July. He looks so much like my brother. I've got to see him twice so far. He lives so far away so I can't spoil him as much as I would like too.
This little girl is our niece Alekksa Kent Sampson. Both of her parents are good friends of ours and they don't have any siblings so we've adopted her as our own.
This little one isn't so little anymore... she just turned 1 in December. This is Danica Aldridge. This Tony's sister Tina's little girl. She is probably one of the happiest babies I've ever seen. She doesn't cry about anything.And this little one is Alyssa Aldrige... Danica's older sister. She is stinkin' adorable. We went up there about a couple weeks ago and I babysat her. When her mom came to get her she started screaming that she didn't want to go with her that she wanted to stay with aunt mana. It was a huge change because a month before she was afraid of both Tony and I. Got to love little kids. She is turning 3 in Feb. I love them to death. They are all so precious and I'm so blessed to have them in my life even if they are all far away.