Saturday, December 27, 2008

2008 Tag

2008 Tag
Who kissed you on new years? Aaron
New Year's Resolution this year? To get out of debt
Does it snow where you live? Yes
Do you like hot chocolate? YES!
Have you ever been to Times Square to watch the ball drop? Nope...that is sad, I lived in Jersey!
Who was your Valentine? Aaron
Did you do anything romantic? Just stayed home
Do you care if the groundhog sees its shadow or not? No
What did you receive for Valentine' s Day? Jewelry
Are you Irish? A little...
Do you like cornbread beef and cabbage? No
What did you do for St Patrick's day? worked
Are you happy when Winter is pretty much over? I wish it was over by March
Do you like the rain? Love it
Did you play an April Fool' s joke on anyone this year?'s Aaron's birthday in our house
Do you get tons of candy for Easter? No
Do you celebrate 4/20? No thanks
Do you love the month of April? It's ok...can't complain
What is your favorite flower? Daisy
Finish the phrase " April showers…" brings May flowers....I couldn't think of anything clever
Do you celebrate May 16th: National Piercing Day? No
Is May anything special to you? nope
What year did/will you graduate from high school? 2002 - but it was May 31
Did you do anything fun during this month? Not in 2008
Have a favorite baseball team? New York Yankees
What did you do on the 4th of July? Went to grandmas for a BBQ
Did you go to the fireworks? We watched them from our backyard
Did you blast the A/C all day? no...we weren't really home
What was your favorite summer memory of '08? Hanging out with friends, puppies and our 4th Anniversary
Did you have a sunburn? Just one...stupid yard sale
Did you go to the pool a lot? No...not once in 2008
Are you attending college/school? No
Do you like fall better than summer? Yes
What happened this month? New job!
What were you for Halloween? Nothing, just wore a witch hat this year
What is your favorite candy? Skittles and Chocolate wafers
What was your favorite part about this month? Canada's Thanksgiving!
Whose house did you going to for Thanksgiving? My in-laws and then my parents
What are you thankful for? Aaron, and my family
Do you love stuffing? No
Anything special in this month? I had surgery
Do you celebrate Christmas? Of's my favorite!
Have you ever been kissed under the mistletoe? Yes.. by Aaron
Get anything special last year? nothing comes to mind...but I got a cuddlebug this year!
What do you want this year? It's over...and I got it!
What do you love most about December? Christmas decorations!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Party

We held our first ever Christmas party last night. We had so much fun! We started with a game of Catch Phrase. Then we ate some yummy food! Then it was time for White Elephant gifts! For the white elephant game, in order to get a gift you have to roll dice, if it is doubles, then you can take a gift from the center or steal from someone else. The presents stay wrapped until everyone has a gift. We ended the night with the famous couch game!

Donny, Chad, Shalise
Donny, Chad
Aaron got the funniest gift! A body art and tattoo set!

Tyler, Megan, Lilan
Shalise, Chad, Lilan
Tyler, Shalise, Chad, Tim
Chad, Shalise, Tyler, Aaron
Chad, Shalise, Aaron
Lilan, Aaron, Chad, Tyler
Aaron, Tim, Donny
Shalise, Chad, Donny, Tyler
Thanks Tanya, Donny, Megan, Tyler, Lilian, Tim, Shalise and Chad for spending a wonderful evening with us! We love this time of year and are glad we were able to spend some of it with you! We love you all! Merry Christmas! We were missing some great friends who had plans, or live out of town...maybe next year you'll be able to make it!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Tag

20 Things I am thankful for:
1. My husband - Aaron
2. My Mom and Dad
3. My Siblings
4. My extended family
5. The church
6. My friends
7. Music
8. My dogs
9. Living next to my family
10. My pillow
11. My heating bill...because it keeps me warm
12. My eyes, ears, mouth, arms and legs
13. That I have food to eat
14. My car
15. My pictures
16. Growing up in New Jersey
17. My medical benefits
18. My job
19. My doctors
20. The people willing to read this
Christmas Tags
1. Wrapping paper or gift bag? Wrapping!
2. When do you put the tree up? As soon as possible! Sometimes before Halloween, but usually mid - November!
3. When do you take the tree down? After my birthday which is January 4th
4. Eggnog? Yuck
5. Favorite gift received as a child? I don't remember
6. Hardest person to buy for?? My brother Andrew
7. Easiest person to buy for? My Mom
8. Do you have a nativity scene? yes - 4
9. Mail or email Christmas cards? Home made - mail
10. Worst Christmas gift ever received? Cookbook and an empty block for knifes!
11. Favorite Christmas movie? So many...probably Elf!
12. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I shop all year for Christmas
13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No
14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? There's so much! I think Grandma's caramel and shortbread!
15. Lights on the tree? Of's pre-lit! White lights only
16. Favorite Christmas song? Forgotten Carols
17. Least favorite Christmas song? Anything by Neil Diamond
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Just visit families in the valley
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Of course- Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen and I recall the most famous of them all...Rudolph!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Santa Hat
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Aaron and I open our gifts to each other on Christmas Eve because we are too busy Christmas day traveling to other houses.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? spending $$$
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Red and White
24. Favorite Christmas dinner? Turkey and potatoes
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? To be healthy and happy all of 2009!
ANOTHER TAG!These are a few of my favorite things…..
Five favorite treats during the holidays:
1. Caramel
2. Sugar Cookies
3. Shortbread
4. No bake chocolate chip cookies
5. Toffee
Five favorite Christmas movies:
1. Elf
2. Santa Clause is Coming to Town
3. White Christmas
4. Muppet Christmas Carol
5. Polar Express
Five Traditions during the holidays:
1. Opening Aaron's presents on Christmas Eve
2. Spending time with our families
3. Going to my parents real early to watch my siblings open their presents from Santa
4. Putting up my Christmas village
5. Christmas breakfast

Friday, November 28, 2008


Yesterday was a great day. We started off sleeping in. I got up around 9:30. We watched the parade and then the Purina dog show. (We love watching the dog show, but our dogs hate it...they stare at the TV and bark like crazy!) We were so excited to see that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel won the Toy group! Then we went to Aaron's parents for the Sperry's Thanksgiving lunch/diner. We stayed there are a while, Aaron played with nephew's and I looked though the ad's to see what crazy deals there would be on black Friday. Then we went to my parents for diner with my Grandparents. We played games and watched the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving show. (For those of you who don't know my Grandpa's name is Charlie Brown) It was a nice, relaxing day. It is so hard to believe that the holiday's are upon us already.
I want to take this time to say what I am grateful for. I am so grateful for my family, extended and immediate. They mean everything to me. I have the most supportive parents and the coolest siblings. I am so grateful that every single one of my family members are my best friends. I am so grateful for my Mom and everything she does for me, even after getting married. I am grateful that I can tell her anything. I am grateful for my Dad. I know that if I need him, he will be here. I am grateful for all that he is teaching Aaron. I am grateful for Bryant and the friendship that we have. I am grateful that after everything we have been though it has only brought us closer! I a grateful for Andrew and his willingness to do anything for me and always being able to put a smile on my face. I am grateful for Tricia and her sweet spirit and her sense of humor! I am grateful for my in-laws for raising a wonderful son, and for all the support they continue to give us. I am grateful for my wonderful friends. I don't have many, but the friends I have mean the world to me. I am especially grateful for Tanya and Megan. I have never had friends like them, we cry, we laugh, we laugh until we cry! I am grateful for my dogs! Yes, my dogs, because they remind me that anything is possible, if I can concur my biggest fear, then I can do anything! Even though I wish I didn't have to work, I am grateful for my job. Especially in these hard times.
I know this has been a long boring blog, I have one more thing to be grateful for. I saved the best for last. I am most grateful for my loving husband, Aaron. I know that he loves me with all my heart, and I am grateful that I don't have to question that. I am grateful that he gets along with and loves my family. He is so hard working and takes such good care of me. I love him with all my heart.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Favorite Time of Year!

I know it's a little early to be getting ready for Christmas! Christmas music is on the radio and movies are on TV. The Stores are decorating and some house have their lights on. So I have started getting ready. We put up our Christmas lights before my surgery and turn them on every night. Our deal was that we could turn them on, on Thanksgiving or until we found another house with them on...we found another house that same night so they have been on ever since! Aaron got all of my Christmas boxes down last night, with some help from our dear friend Donny. I have 14 big boxes of decorations and will need to add a few boxes to it this year! We will start decorating today! I am so excited. We added some fun new stuff to the decorations this year. First, we bought a revolving tree stand...meaning our tree will spin! Last night we bought a tree train that will go in the middle of the tree and spin around. I can't wait! I will take pictures when it is all done. And if you want to come visit, you are more then welcome! I really go all out...Christmas village and all! I am really excited for this time of year and can't wait for it to begin. I love that it always seems to come a little early in my house.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I am going to attempt to write a post. I am really sore and dizzy. Mostly dizzy! So my hernia surgery went pretty well. I am in a lot of pain, but with the help of ice and meds I think I will make it! Aaron has been such a big help. He gives me my meds right when I need them, if it wasn't for him I wouldn't have any idea when to take what! Tuesday Ikea was having a great sale on somethings we need...specifically a dining room table. We sold our old dining room table at our last yard sale. Ikea had this set on sale for $59! So Aaron went a little before 10. There was a huge line. They only had 200 tables and he was 193!

We have sold all of the puppies! We now have a quite, clean house! Well I think that is everything. I am not sure. I am so out of it. So I hope you enjoyed reading this blog! :)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Halloween Fun

We didn't do much for Halloween this year. We had some fun at my moms. In the window behind us they played "Thriller". My dad put up some pretty cool lights in the house. And we watched "Young Frankenstein".
Me and my goofy husband!

Oh how he makes me laugh!

And here is my goofy dad in the wig!


It is the start of the Holiday season! My favorite time of year! I can't wait to start listing to Christmas music and decorating. And I can't wait to see my Canadian Grandparents who are coming out for Christmas! The month of November will be a busy one for us. We have a week off together starting the 10th. But instead of doing anything fun I will be having surgery. I have a hernia, I have had it for about 6 years! We will be changing over the lights at Hale Theatre for the "Christmas Carol". And of course there is Thanksgiving!!! I just want to tell everyone to enjoy this holiday season, no matter your circumstances, what matters is the feeling you get and being with the ones you love.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I am...
i am: watching my little sister
i think: it should always be 73 degrees!
i know: that my family loves me
i want: to pop my neck but am resisting the temptation
i have: too many dogs at the moment!
i miss: my Nanny!
i dislike: people who complain about being pregnant
i fear: bats
i feel: STRESSED!
i hear: Tricia and Aaron talking
i smell: puppies all the time!
i crave: money!
i cry: and then get all stuffed up :(
i usually: sing in the shower
i wonder: why, out of all the people in the USA, we can only find McCain and Obama!
i regret: letting Bella and Jonathan outside together
i love: Aaron! :)
i care: about my job
i always: use the snooze on my alarm clock
i worry: about everything
i am not: pregnant
i remember: nothing
i believe: in good customer service!
i dance: when no one is home! Not even Aaron!
i sing: all the time! :)
i don’t always: like to be around people
i argue: with stupid comcast all the time!
i write: on my blog
i win: Nertz
i lose: my mind
i wish: I can't tell, or it won't come true
i listen: to anyone who wants to talk
i don't understand: why our cars keep breaking!
i can usually be found: in front of the tv
i am scared: that I won't be a 'mommy'
i need: to focus more on the gospel
i am happy: with my family and friends
i tag: anyone who wants to take the time to do it....enjoy! :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I am finally posting pictures of the puppies! They are about 5 weeks old now. We know we are keeping one and his name is Hawkeye. But we aren't 100% sure which one. We are about 90% sure which one.
"Scruffy" "Hawkeye"


Running towards the camera....these are my favorite!

"Scruffy" is Tricia's favorite and she "named him"

"Andrew" because his head is bigger then his thing


Saturday, September 06, 2008


No, I am not making my blog private...yet...I haven't had any problems so far except I feel like no one is reading. :(
Nothing special happened today. Just a relaxing, lazy, Saturday. Aaron and I slept in. (I haven't been able to do that since I started my new job.) Aaron went fishing with my Dad. They left around 2. So I decided to take a trip to Target to get some stuff to organize my scrapbook paper and supplies. When I left Target, I realized I hadn't had anything to eat, so I stopped at Quizno's. There were 3 people in line a head of me. From listening to their conversation, it was a husband and wife and the wife's sister. The sisters were ordering when another customer walked in. He was a little shorter then me, which is SHORT! He had dark curly hair and glasses and was wearing a dark blue jumper like a mechanic would wear. He stood in front of me. I sighed thinking I was going to have to get mean, and when I am mean...I am MEAN! I was thinking of things to say, when one of the ladies put her arm around me and put me in front of the short man. She told me I was next. Lucky for him, she was there....I was about to let him have it. When the ladies moved down, I stepped to the side, the short man was much too close. But when I took a step so did he. I ordered my usual, turkey, ranch and tomato, no onions. I picked up a bag of chips. I noticed the man pick up the same kind of chips. I started to get creeped out a little. I took another step. So did the short man. It was his turn to order. He ordered a turkey and cheddar, but substituted the cheddar for swiss. I noticed that he was trying to say as much as possible to what I had said. I was now getting more creeped out. The ladies where now sitting, but kept their eye on me. I also noticed the boys working were trying to distract the short man. I quickly paid and got my Pepsi. On my way out I thanked the ladies again. The creepy feeling did not go away. I ran to my car and took the long way home in case he wanted to follow me. Even though I never saw him leave, and never saw anyone behind me. I don't know if I have seen too many movies, or Law and Order's. Or maybe it was the spirit. I will say that I am grateful my mom taught me to be aware of my surrounding and follow the prompting I receive.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Today was a great day! It all started at exactly August 20, 2008 12:01 AM. Aaron took me into my office and on my chair was a dozen roses and the next two books in the Twilight series. (Which I have fallen in love with!) We finally went to bed around 1:30. We woke up around 9:30. I thought I got up before Aaron so I could read, but he was awake too. We got up and got ready to go. We went to Einsteins for breakfast. Then we went to Wal-mart and PetSmart to do some shopping...I know Wal-mart isn't really shopping. But we got much needed camping chairs. Then we went to a movie. When it was over I went grocery shopping for this weekends camping trip. Then Aaron and I went to the Macaroni Grill for diner. We were having fun coloring on the table, when the waitress came over and apologized for the food taking so long. (We didn't think that it had been long at all.) She said that the manager was bring over the food. When he gave us our plates he said the meal was on them. Cool! Free diner!! We looked at the time and it had been 45 minutes. We thought it had only been 15 minutes. We were in no rush and were enjoying being with each other. We weren't upset, but were quite happy with free food! I had written on the table "Happy Anniversary Aaron", and waitress noticed and gave us free cake! I suggest that everyone go the Macaroni Grill on their anniversary! Then we went to Boarders and picked up the rest of the Twilight series! It was been a wonderful day.
I am so grateful for Aaron. He has bee such a light in my life. I have never had a better friend. I love him with all my heart.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


So today I really didn't have much to do being my last day at Marriott so I decided what a better way to spend my time! 200 Have and Have nots! BOLD the haves! (Thanks Melinda!) :)
1. Touched an iceberg
2. Slept under the stars
3. Been a part of a hockey fight
4. Changed a baby's diaper
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Swam with wild dolphins
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a tarantula
10. Said "I love you" and meant it
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Bet on a winning horse
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Taken an ice cold bath
28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Ridden a roller coaster
31. Hit a home run
32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
33. Adopted an accent for fun
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
36. Loved your job 90% of the time
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Watched wild whales
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
41. Gone sky diving
42. Visited Ireland
43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited India
45. Bench-pressed your own weight
46. Milked a cow
47. Alphabetized your personal files
48. Ever worn a superhero costume
49. Sung karaoke
50. Lounged around in bed all day
51. Gone scuba diving
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Done something you should regret, but don't
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Been in a movie
60. Gone without food for 3 days
61. Made cookies from scratch
62. Won first prize in a costume contest
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Been in a combat zone
65. Spoken more than one language fluently
66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
67. Bounced a check
68. Read - and understood - your credit report
69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
71. Called or written your Congress person
72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
74. Helped an animal give birth
75. Been fired or laid off from a job
76. Won money
77. Broken a bone
78. Ridden a motorcycle
79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
81. Slept through an entire flight
82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
83. Eaten sushi
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read The Bible cover to cover
86. Changed someones mind about something you care deeply about
87. Gotten someone fired for their actions
88. Gone back to school
89. Changed your name (last name only)
90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands
91. Eaten fried green tomatoes
92. Read The Iliad
93. Taught yourself an art from scratch
94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
97. Been elected to public office
98. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
101. Had a booth at a street fair
102. Dyed your hair
103. Been a DJ
104. Rocked a baby to sleep
105. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all fours
106. Raked your carpet
107. Brought out the best in people
108. Brought out the worst in people
109. Worn a mood ring
110. Rode a horse
111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe
113. Buried a child
114. Gone to a Broadway play
115. Been inside the pyramids
116. Shot a basketball into a basket
117. Danced at a disco
118. Played in a band
119. Shot a bird
120. Gone to an arboretum
121. Tutored someone
122. Ridden a train
123. Brought an old fad back into style
124. Eaten caviar
125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need
126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant
127. Published a book
128. Pieced a quilt
129. Lived in an historic place
130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage
131. Asked for a raise
132. Made a hole-in-one - if mini golf count?
133. Gone deep sea fishing
134. Gone roller skating
135. Run a marathon
136. Learned to surf
137. Invented something
138. Flown first class
139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite
140. Flown in a helicopter
141. Visited Africa
142. Sang a solo
143. Gone spelunking
144. Learned how to take a compliment
145. Written a love-story
146. Seen Michelangelo’s David
147. Had your portrait painted
148. Written a fan letter
149. Spent the night in something haunted
150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
151. Ran away
152. Learned to juggle
153. Been a boss
154. Sat on a jury
155. Lied about your weight
156. Gone on a diet
157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
158. Written a poem
159. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox
160. Gotten food poisoning
161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
162. Hiked the Grand Canyon
163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
164. Gone to the opera
165. Gotten a letter from someone famous
166. Worn knickers
167. Ridden in a limousine
168. Attended the Olympics
169. Can hula or waltz
170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
171. Been stuck in an elevator
172. Had a revelatory dream
173. Thought you might crash in an airplane
174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
175. Saved someone’s life
176. Eaten raw whale
177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
178. Laughed till your side hurt
179. Straddled the equator
180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
182. Sent a message in a bottle
183. Spent the night in a hotel
184. Been a cashier
185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
186. Joined a union
187. Donated blood or plasma
188. Built a campfire
189. Kept a blog
190. Had hives
191. Worn custom made shoes or boots
192. Made a PowerPoint presentation
193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course
194. Served at a soup kitchen
195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube
196. Know CPR
197. Ridden in or owned a convertible
198. Found a long lost friend
199. Helped solve a crime
200. Responded to a NJP newsletter

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Summer Fun

We have had quite the week. Months ago we planned a camping trip with my family. We started this tradition last year. We always have so much fun camping with them. We planned on going up Friday as soon as Aaron got off work. So I was in charge of getting ready. We got most of it ready Thursday night except for the food and packing the car. Well as we were settling down for bed, around 11:30, Bella started having her puppies. I don't know how familiar any of you are about dogs having puppies, but dogs have a puppy an hour. So we knew we were in for a long night! I tried to let Aaron sleep as much as possible because he had to work and I didn't. The first puppy was born at 11:40. An hour later puppy number 2 was born. By this time, I am struggling to stay awake. Aaron was asleep in the living room because it was father away from Bella. After the second puppy was born I knew I had a hour, so I went and lied on the couch. Around 1:30 Bella started crying, and was getting ready for the 3rd puppy. I went in, but she kept crying, it woke Aaron so he came to check on her. As soon as he came in the room, she stopped crying and did her thing. Aaron tried to go back in the living room, but as soon as he left she started crying again. He ended up having to sleep in the bathroom. She didn't make another sound. Around 2:30 she had a forth. Puppy number 3 was a stillborn, but the other 3 are healthy and happy. Aaron got about 3 hours of sleep. I got about 3 1/2 hours. I woke up on Friday early to bring my Jeep into Big O Tires to get a new tire. When I got home I finished getting everything ready, however I couldn't pack the car, because it wasn't home. So I had to wait till Aaron got home so we could go pick up the Jeep. So as soon as he pulled in we ran to Big O. When we got home Aaron got the dogs ready...puppies and all, while I packed up the Jeep. All thous years of Tetris really paid off. We got to Current Creek about 5:30. We had a nice relaxing weekend with my family. We didn't get much sleep, but it was a lot of fun. I will do another post with pictures about the camping trip. I started reading "Twilight"...I will let you know how I feel about it when I am about a year! ; )

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Good Times....

My friend was doing this on her blog and it looked fun.
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses.
If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

With the new rug...

So with the arrival of the new rug, we thought it would be good to get a new vacuum. Our old one wasn't that old, and works great, however it just doesn't cut it with dog hair. It gets clogged up and then spits everything back out...gross! So we got a new vacuum that is made for dog hair. In fact the name of the vacuum is the Bissell Per Hair Eraser. I love it! I am vacuuming all the time now. And now I realize how little our other vacuum was working with the dog hair.

New Rug!

This is our new rug for our dinning room. I wanted the black one but then realized that the dog hair would show up really bad on the black, so we went with the ivory. The sunflowers match our kitchen. So we were really able to tie the rooms together! Well, it is really that new anymore I am just behind on posting. I love it so much. So does Johnathan! He loves to roll on it and when we are watching TV and not paying attention to him, he goes and lies on the rug and usually falls asleep. (Which is amazing by the way, because he usually can't fall asleep outside of his kennel!)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Our Puppies!

Here are two of our puppies. They are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. We have one boy and one girl.
This is me and John. He is a mamma's boy. He follows me everywhere. I have been working really hard on training him. He is a fast learner. The newest trick was roll over and it took him 5 minutes to learn it!

Here is my little sister Tricia playing with John. He loves her so much.

This is our Bella. She is our princess. We think she is pregnant, and she gets really hot. Her favorite spot is the tile by the garage door. It is the coolest place to put her belly! This is John again. I was showing my mom and sister our new tricks and they only picture we got was him sitting. But he sits so well!

Friends and Games

About a month ago we had some of our dear friends over for a BBQ and games. We all played American Idol for the XBOX, and then the boys went and played one of our favorite games, Settlers of Catan. Here are some pictures!
Aaron, Tyler Smith and Donny Domer

Megan Smith and Tanya Strickland soon to be Domer...and Domer might be with two "m"s!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


So I have been wondering how personal I should be, and if people even read this. That is why I added the counter. But now I have added a poll. I know that some people who get VERY personal with their blogs, but there are others who hardly say anything. So I thought I would poll the people who do read my blog what they want to hear. Personal or not. I know that some of you will try to be funny....Bryant....but I really would like every ones honest opinion.

Thanks for all of your help! Love you all!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Counter, Roommates, and Life!

I added a counter to see how many people look at my blog, but realized very quickly that it won't be totally accurate because every time I look at my blog it counts me too! But when I last looked at the counter it said 12, and I know that I haven't looked 12 times!

Aaron and I are pretty excited! We are getting new "roommates" today. Our best friends Megan and Tyler Smith are moving in our basement! We love to hang out with them and play rockband, or play board games, or watch "Freaks and Geeks" and "Soap"! We are glad to have them live in the same house so we don't have to drive to visit, which is only bad because gas is $4 a gallon! Which I am sure I don't need to explain!

Everything else is going great! We love our new place. We have so much room and the dogs love having a yard to play in with no leash! Sorry, I still don't have pictures of the new place, and even though I can now scan pictures, our computer broke. It doesn't turn on any more. So, I can write posts at work, but I can't post pictures. :(

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Our Favorite You Tube Video!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


So now I am learning how to scan our pictures, which more using the fact that we don't have a digital camera! As you can see I have added some picture of us from the beginning. You will also be able to tell we don't have a 3rd Anniversary picture. There are a couple of reasons for that. One, our 2nd Anniversary was really taken about May 2007, we were a little late. Also we couldn't afford it at the time. But good news in a few weeks we will be adding our 4th Anniversary! Time flies when you are having fun! I can't believe it's been four years! Sometimes it feels longer, and other times it is like we are just married! We are still loving every minute! Anyway, I hope you are all enjoying the new blog....I myself think it is looking good! : )

Sunday, June 08, 2008

My little secret

So right now, unfortunately Aaron and I have to work both Saturdays and Sundays. My job can get pretty boring on the weekends, so here is my little secret....I go thought my friends blogs and steal ideas. But even more, I go though all of their friends blogs. It keeps me awake. I know a lot of them. I get ideas from all of them. So I just want to say thanks to everyone for putting their friends link on their blogs....and thanks for keeping me awake. I also love reading updates on everyone. Facebook is fun, but blogging is better for keeping up on each other! : )

Monday, May 12, 2008


So I am figuring this blogging thing out more and more!!! Now I have a cool new template. I had a hard time picking one though! I liked so many, but in honor of your 3 dogs, I decided on the paw print. Not that they will care or even see the blog!

Not much has been going on. We are settling in very nicely and loving the house. We are having a hard time figuring out the sprinkler system, the front yard keeps going on and off, but the water for outside is free. : ) July 4th and 5th we are going to have a yard sale and we are pretty excited about that. And hopefully soon, we will get a digital camera so we can start posting pictures!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


I am starting to figure this blogging thing out!!! YEAH!!! Turns out I just need to play with it! (And a lot of help from Ginny!)

Not too much to update on. Aaron went to the Jazz game last night. Tricia came over to hang out with me. We watched Hairspray. (Well, she watched it, I slept. I wasn't feeling good.) On Friday we went to a friends house and had an "Office" party! We were all so glad to have the "Office" back on. It was a ton of fun!

Not much else is happening. Just living life as usual.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I can't figure this thing out. I have tried adding links to my friends blog and it didn't work. I tried several times and thought I figured it out....but obviously I didn't! I will get it someday.

In case you are wondering why there aren't any pictures....we don't have a digital camera. I am going to start getting CD's when I get film developed until we get a digital.

I know that everyone starts out their blog not know what to do, but I have had this blog for about a year and still haven't figured it out....any notes will be helpful!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ok, so I was reading my sad little blog and realized that I am way behind!

Aaron no longer works at Lowe's. He was attacked trying to help someone, who turned out to be robbing the place. Aaron asked if he need help finding anything and the guy hit him in the head with a wrench and started to run. Aaron yelled, "HEY!" and the guy turned and threw the wrench at him and it hit him in the elbow. It hit him so hard it chipped the bone. It also bruised his side. He started to have panic attacks when he would go to work, so we started looking for something else. He now works for Frito Lay and loving it....especially the pay checks!

I still work for Marriott Vacation Club, but I am now a supervisor. Now I get to talk to all the angry owners. So I fight all day. It really isn't that bad. I mostly answer questions for other associates. Every once and a while I get to fight with a customer.

Not much else going on. We are loving the new place and we are almost all unpacked. And I mean ALL....since we have been married 3 1/2 years ago we have never fully unpacked....we are almost done unpacking the last of the boxes. It's like Christmas!!! We are finding this we have totally forgotten about. We plan on having a yard sale in July to get rid of some stuff.

Well, that is it for now....

Friday, February 29, 2008

I promise I will be better!

I know that I haven't been very good at keeping this up to date! I am going to be better! I promise!!!!

Aaron and I are getting ready to move. We are so excited! We will be able to save close to $300 a month that we are going to put aside for a home! I will post pictures when we move!

Other than that, not much is going on. We are busy working and that is about it.


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