Wednesday, November 26, 2008

this just in!!!

GO DADDY!! It's looks freaking gorgeous!!! Love you dad, congrats!!! Oh man, this makes me so exited for Jared's elk hunt, i hope he gets one!!!

It's Raining, It's Pouring, Work is REALLY Boring!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rain!!! It's incredible and there is nothing like the smell of rain to put me in a good mood. Too bad being at work is offsetting that happy feeling. Seriously, I work at a school, well technically in the District Office, but what school employee works! It wouldn't be so bad if the office wasn't right next to an elementary school, noone is there today, so it makes me feel like I shouldn't be here today either! BUT, i came into work at 6 this morning, and it was so dark and peaceful. No screaming kids, no crabby teachers, no stuffy district peopl to deal with, it was GREAT! I just sat on the playground when i first got in and enjoyed simply watching the rain. It looked so beautiful coming down between all the trees and the basketball court lights just barely illuminated it, like i said...INCREDIBLE!!! Rain is one of my most favorite things in the whole world!!! OH, and I checked the weather for this weekend at the cabin...80% chance of snow tonight and tomorrow, YES!!

*on a side note, did anyone see the sunrise this morning, WOW! I've never seen such beautiful shades of orange!! LOVE this day

Thursday, November 20, 2008

time for TWILIGHT

TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! Well, it's at midnight, but today i'm going to go to the theater and see Twilight!! I couldn't be more exited about this right now, and I have that funny feeling that today is one of those, "oh my gosh, how many times am i going to look at the clock" days??!?! I feel like i've been waiting for this movie forever! and it's finally come, WOOHOO! I hope so badly that it is a good as it has the potential to be. I'm not too freaked out about it being perfect aligned with the book, I just want to see a good movie! And i want to see alot of Edward! (is that SO pathetic, c'mon you all are thinking it too!) But seriously, I really like Robert Pattinson - yes i was a big Cedric fan, and I cried my eyes out when he died, so I am thrilled to get to watch him again, especially in this role! I have to admit, No, i'm not the biggest Kristen Stewart fan, but I'm not letting it bug me. Truth be told, I think it's impossible for anyone on this planet to play the characters from this book as perfectly as they are in my mind. The best part about this evening is that my husband is coming along with me! He rolls his eyes at every mention of the word Twilight, but he LOVES me and he's going because I begged him to be there, and we truly do like going everywhere together. I hate being away from him, even my 9 little hours at work, so I'm very glad he's coming tonight. Thanks hubby! I just hope me and my sisters don't kill him with our post Twilight chatter!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

HOLIDAY getting to know YOU!

Welcome to the 2008 Holiday Edition of Getting to Know You!(more like getting to know me)
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? mmmmm Egg Nog! so much it makes me sick
2. Does Santa wrap presents or sit them under the tree? why would Santa forget to wrap a present???
3. Colored or white lights on tree and house? Both, but lots of Color on the house!!
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No, but i think i will!
5. When do you put your decorations up? They're already half-way there!
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Home made mashed potatoes with the skin left ON!!
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? waking up super early with all of my brothers and sisters, gathering around the tree in our P.J.'s and each of us wrapped up in blankets!!!!
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I believe in the Magic of Christmas, but if you want to get technical i was too young and my sister Jenny told me, it okay, I forgive her, I probably did something mean to piss her off anyways
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? No
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Lot's of Blue's White's and Silver's
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I love Snow, and i've always dreamed of a White Christmas!!
12. Can you ice skate? technically yes I can skate, but no i am not good at it and I fall quite frequently!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? my most memorable gift was when we got a Nintendo with a really cool pad for games, all of us were freaking out!
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Family
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Sugar Cookies
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? decorating
17. What tops your tree? i'm not a huge fan of tree toppings, i don't think we had one last year
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? giving, but i do enjoy the receiving as well!
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? I want a Hippopatamus for Christmas, lol!
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? Only the starburst flavored kind!
I tag everyone who read this far!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Weekend at Parks

So out of nowhere we decided to go to the cabin last weekend, and like always, it was GREAT! We left late Friday and had to come back Sunday by 4, for some church meetings, but even that short of a trip was tons of fun. I never want to leave, and i usually drag my butt when it comes to packing up. The weather was so good, and so cold, but I love it cause we got to have a fireplace and actually NEEDed it! Jared brought up his homework and wrote a paper most the day, I brought up the XBOX and played more Fable 2 - still not finished! We only saw one elk, and no it wasn't the cool new elk statue that's up there, it was a real one. On Saturday night, Jared took me on a date date (long story, but i'm sure you can guess) we went to Olive Garden and had some yummy food, and then we went to the Lowell Observatory. It was awesome, i love astronomy and i am so hypnotized by the beauty in Space. I wish i could have taken pictures of what we saw, but you can't, so just go there next time you're in Flagstaff, it's super cool! Sunday we just lounged around, made some good breakfast, and cleaned up. Gary and Janet showed up Sunday morning and Tom and his friend Lance came up just before we left to put up new shingles. I wish we could of stayed longer to help and see the finished product, but i think it's gonna look really nice!! I guess i'll get to see soon, we'll be up there for Thanksgiving and Elk season, and i can't wait!! Here's a few pictures that i took......

The cool new Elk - I tried to convince people that it was real....they didn't

buy it Jared being such a good boy and doing his homework, even with me bugging him constantly
the lovely fire that I made
Ready for our 'date date'
me and my new buddy, i think i'll call him Nacho
yes, i made Jared stand by it too, but he thought it was lame


Well, it's mid November, so naturally I am now posting my Halloween pictures. This year we threw a party at our house and it was lots of fun! I love having family and friends around and i think that's why I love the holidays so much!! I didn't take many pictures of the party, but I know my sister did, so i will have to steal some shots from her. But for now here's one of our costumes......

I was a crazy version of the Road Warrior from MAD MAX (thank you Dennis for your drawing!)And Jared was a turd and wouldn't pose - he was the Reaper!!! (notice the XBOX controller in hand, ahh so typical :)