Friday, December 29, 2006


I am so excited that I have a 3 day weekend. So far I don't have much planned except for going over to my friend Sheilah's house to play games on Sunday night. I feel like such an old woman. I know that I wont make it until midnight. I was in bed last night by 8pm. I need to do something fun and exciting to remind myself that I am only 24. We were thinking about taking the 4 wheelers to sand lake this weekend but my husband got a wild hair and tore his whole bike apart to paint it 2 weekends ago. I guess I still could go because my bike is all shiny and new just sitting in the garage begging for me to ride it:) I was really happy because Hailey only had to go to daycare one day this week. Mon she was with me, Tue she was with mom, Wed she was with other grandma, Thr she went to daycare, and today she is at home with daddy. I don't feel quite as guilty when she is with family. She starts a new daycare on the 14th. It is a private Christian dayschool. It comes highly recomended and they have a huge waiting list. They squeezed Hailey in because of her age and the class she would be in. I am really excited, this year she starts sign language and next year she will start Spanish as well. I think the structure will be really good for her! Well I better get going. I sure hope 5pm gets here sooner than later!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Day After

I am so exhausted today and all I want to do is go home and play with my baby and all her new toys. We had such a good Christmas, it's hard to believe that it is over already. Sat. we opened presents at home, Sunday we went to my parents house and had dinner and opened presents there, and Yesterday we went to Justin's parents, and 2 different friend's houses. By last night I was so tired that my whole body was aching. What a wonderful Christmas! I got everything on my list and more, but more importantly than that I got to spend some much needed time with my family and friends.

Things I got for Christmas:
Diamond earings
2 different perfumes
gift certificate to American Eagle
Gift certificate to The Difference (A little boutique)
Ipod cover
Ipod adapter
portable DVD player and carrying case
gift certificate to resort on the coast
crock pot
Gift certificate to itunes
North Face jacket
jewlery set
new Bible
Christmas village
Vaccum cleaner
Scrapbooking stuff

electric razor
accoustic guitar/guitar book
Pirates of the Carribean 1 and 2
first season of the A team
Shop vac
assorted tools???
ipod and accessories
extension ladder
new plastics for his 4 wheeler
new Bible
new coat
2 new pairs of jeans
a couple new shirts
Gift certificate to GI JOES

Disney pictures
finger paints
coloring books
plastic Horse and accessories
lifesize ride me pony
4 X-Large plush horses (I'm not kidding it was out of control)
GUESS outfiit
Real pink cowgirl boots
3 new outfits
cowgirl skirt
Charlotte's Web
Dora Movie
Animal masks
Dress up Treasure Chest
Box of 6 pair of dress up shoes
Cabbage patch doll
Cabbage patch newborn doll
doll carrier set
magnet dress up dolls
art kit
pretend makeup kit
new purse
4 new books
new Bible
pretend food
and a zillion other things I can't even remember

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Almost here

Wow! I can't beleive Christmas is almost here! I am so excited for the new year, I just hope it is as good as the last. Justin is out Christmas shopping tonight. I am sure he is having fun at the mall!!! My boss and I took off this morning and spent the day at the mall. It was amazing how many people were there during the day. My boss and I have been working together for about 5 years now and every year we plan a whole day shopping. I guess there are perks to being friends with the boss. Today we sat down for lunch and around the beginning of the year she is looking to offer me an area director of sales position. The condition is that I have to promise not to quit my job when I have another baby. Oh...I don't know what to do it would mean a huge pay increase from what I already make and because I would be over both the Portland and Gladstone properties I would be working 5 minutes away from home 3 days a week. I guess there are alot worse decisions to have to make. I am just going to count my blessings and pray about it for a while. Anyway, Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 15, 2006


I am so glad it's Friday. All I want to do is go home and sit by my fire. We had a huge storm last night. We lost power for about 3 hours, but it was kind of fun! I had my girlfriend Kim over and so we sat by candlelight talking for hours. It is amazing how much we rely on electricity.

Tonight I am going over to my girlfriend Joy's house. She is pretty bummed out because she just broke her ankle. Actually she just got a cast off of her other ankle that she broke about 3 weeks ago. So right now she is pretty upset. We are going to spend alll night watching girlie movies. Tomorrow is baking day and then Sunday is church and the Christmas program. So all in all it should be a very fun weekend! Now all I have to do is make it through today:( I have an appt with one of my clients this morning, a lunch appt with my friend Kim today at the hotel that she works at ( I am actually looking foward to that appt), Christmas cards I have to get sent to all of my clients, a month end report I hae to get done, and 2 weekly reports I have to send to corporate by the end of the day. I will be so glad when I am off of work.

Anyway gotta run!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


I have been so sick today I just want to curl up in a ball and cry. I think it is food poisoning. I ate some chicken salad last night before I went to bed and it hit me at about 1am. It was a veeerrry long night. I went to work today anyway and that what not a very good idea. I was so cranky and tired that I left at 3pm and came home to take a nap. Justin has school tonight so I am on my own with Hailey tonight. I think that all moms should get a certain amount of sick days.

On a happier note I am so excited for Christmas. I bought Justin an acoustic guitar and some lessons because he has really been wanting to learn. I also bought him new plastics for his 4wheeler, some pajamas, an electric razor, the first season of the A Team (don't ask), and a few other movies. I think my Christmas shopping is almost done. So far I have spent about $1200 on Christmas so hopefully that will be about it. ( Obviously shopping was done before I was put on a budget) Roxanne is coming over on Sat. and we are going to bake all day!!! I am really excited, I love that kind of stuff. I wish it could be Christmas all year!!!!!!

Hailey's birthday was this last weekend. We had her party at Safari Sams. It was so much fun. I will post the pictures as soon as I get them on my computer. On Sat I told her that her birthday was here. My sweet baby ran to the window to see! I love that little girl so much. Yesterday she said "mom you are my best friend" ...I am the luckiest mom in the world.

Well I better go. Justin will be home soon and I need to pick up the house!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Is It Friday Yet???

I am so over my job right now. I keep telling myself that I only have a few more months before I can quit and stay at home with my baby girl. Justin and I have made 3 goals that we need to accomplish before I quit my job. 1. We must have a certain amount built up in savings before I quit 2. We must sell our 4runner to get rid of a car payment 3. We must pay cash for a truck for Justin. All of this is not too far out there. My next bonus in Jan. will be about $3,000 and we usually get aout $5000 back for our tax returns on top of the fact that we are saving about $1500 a month right now. Now if only I could stop spending money:( I am trying to get in the habit of watching how much money I spend. Justin and I had our first Money disagreement this weekend. He was getting something down from the top of his closet and an old box of mine fell down on top of him. I came running into the bedroom and horrors of all horrors it was my box of purses. Their was Coach and Guess purses all over and I think even 1 Prada. I couldn't help but burst into laughter at the sight of him sitting in the middle of the floor with a guess purse draped around his neck. Anyway, he didn't find the humor in the situation and now I am on a budget, which is good because I really am trying to be more careful and prepare myself for not being able to just buy something when I want it. Anyway, this will be a good test for me.

Monday, December 04, 2006


Here are a few pictures of our Honeymoon in Jamiaca...Oh to be there right now!