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! ; )


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