Monday, October 30, 2006

New Fridge

Well, yesterday we had to buy a new fridge. Ours decided to give up the ghost on Saturday night. We knew it was dying just wanted it to last awhile longer. My hubby bought it used when he had the house built 8 years ago. So really, it performed quite admirably.

I was a little bummed about having to buy the new fridge, because we didn't quite yet have the money to buy the one we really wanted. However, we actually came really close. We found am $1800 fridge for $800. That rocked. And it wasn't from Home Depot or Lowe's. There is this store called Jetsons that is only in our area and has like three stores. Well, there prices were no more expensive than any of the big box stores and they could get it to us much quicker. We bought it yesterday and it is arriving today. :O)

So, we are now going to have a side by side fridge with ice and water in the door. That is one of the things I've missed since I got married. So, I am back in business there.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

'Nother Layout

I can't uploead to the gallery I associate with this blog. So, I thought I'd share my latest layout right here. The pictures are from Christmas 2004. You can see the credits herePosted by Picasa


Yesterday, my hubby to me to the Melting Pot for my birthday. It was yummy. We got the big night out. It's a four course meal. The first course was cheese fondue. The second was salad. I had a mushroom salad that was brimming with mushrooms. Yummy!!! Then we had a meat fondue for our main course. And for dessert, chocolate turtle fondue. It was so good. I had never been before,butfore,but I definitely enjoyed myself.

I got my gifts today, which is my actual bday. From my hubby, I got two DS Lite games, Super Mario Brothers and Animal Crossing. I also got money towards a new digi camers. My mom gave me money for the camera as well. Plus money to go out to dinner with my hubby. So, sushi is calling my name. A new place has opened up not too far from my house, so we will be checking that place out courtesy of my mom. :O)

Not too much else to tell. Hope all of my friends are having a great Sunday!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Disappointment but happiness too

I didn't make the second CT I tried for, but you know what I am not as bummed as I had expected. For a brief moment I was bummed, but then I just went on. So not like me. I think it's cause I really love being on Steph's design team. I really like her designs. I think having someone else choose me made it much easier to accept the rejection. And usually I just don't do well with things like this.

Yesterday, I opened a MySpace account yesterday. Mostly because my hubby invited me to do so. Well today, I was contacted by some friends I haven't been in touch with for eight years. That was cool. And to think I had just opened my account. If anyone who reads this blog has an account, feel free to become my friend.

On Monday, I am starting a Biggest Loser challenge on one of my digi forums. I have totally not been motivated to diet lately, so hopefully this will get me back in gear. I do have a very competitive streak.

Be sure and check out my digi gallery. I have another layout done with a Steph Broccolo kit, plus I have completed at least one other layout y'all probably haven't seen, so go check it out.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

I Made a CT

I am so excited, cause I made
Stephanie Braccolo's
CT. The layout here is my first layout for the CT. I have been holding on to this picture for awhile and I think it's the perfect picture for this kit. I am very excited to be on her team. Thanks to Stephanie for inviting me to be on her team.

In other good news, yesterdsay was my husband and I's 6th anniversary of our first date. So, we went to Olive Garden to celebrate as that is where we had our first date. AFterwards, we went to Targer and my sweetie got me a Harry and David's Moose Cruch Bar. It was very yummy. I can highly recommend those.

Also, we recently learned that our car loan will be paid off in January. That mean's we can finally afford a second car and become a two car family. Yeah!!!!

Well, I am going to try publishing this again. Blogger just ate my last attempt. Ugh!!! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Skye is at the Bridge

One of my budgies, Skye, went to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. I'm not sure how old she was. We had her for close to five years and we adopted her when she was already an adult. Our budgies are very bonded to each other, but Skye was still among the sweetest. I am so sad that she is no longer with us.

The good news for Skye is that I am sure she is busy flying again. A couple of years ago, she got out while we were at work. We aren't sure exactly what happened, but we came home to find her with no feathers on her back. While the feathers did return, she was never able to fly again. So, I know she is really enjoying herself right now.

I truly believe that our animals do go to Heaven and that they are waiting for us. I am still so sad that she is gone, but I know that she is happy now. Here's a poem that always makes me cry, but I still love it.

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent; her eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.'

Monday, October 09, 2006

Oh The Things We Do

This is my latest digi layout. You can see the credits here.

But it has so reminded me how I hated the annual tubing trip. I was miserable the whole time. And yet I went every single year. I felt that since it was the church's youth trip. Everyone else who went loved it. I don't think I needed to, but back then I really felt I did. I really wish I wouldn't have gone, because I don't have a single good memory regarding the trips, because I hated tubing so much. It was cold and wet. Plus I hated the actual act of tubing. Just not a good thing to me.

Now, you must wonder why I am going on and on about something that happened more than 20 years ago. Well, it makes me wonder how many of us are doing things we really don't want to do, simply because it's expected. It may not even be necessary tha twe do these things, but we still do, because we feel compelled to do them. I obviously did growing up. And I bet I am still doing it today. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 06, 2006

True Christ Like Love

How the Amish have dealt with the tragedy has truly amazed me. I don't know that I could be so forgiving. I know that I should absolutely be that forgiving, but I just don't know that I could. And amidst all that I have read regarding this tragedy, what I ready today just touched me beyond belief.

The oldest Amish girl to be killed, Marian Fisher who was 13, asked to be shot first. She wanted to try and buy some time for the younger girls. That is so absolutely brave and selfless that it moves me to tears. What an amazing girl. She showed more bravery than may adults would do in the same situation. Truly amazing. And an absolutely amazing expression of true Christ like love. Just amazing.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Four Things About Me

Things you may not have known about me).....
A) Four jobs I have had in my life
1. Telephone Interviewer
2. Classroom Student Observer
3. Title Clerk
4. Grounds Crew

B) Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. 8 Seconds
2. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
3. The Tammy Movies
4. Pure Country

C) Four places I have lived:
1: Texas
2: Utah
3: California
4: Florida

D) Four TV shows I love to watch:
1: The Apprentice
2: King of the Hill
3: Avatar
4: MythBusters

E) Four places I have been on vacation
1: Victoria, BC
2: Sanibel Island, FL
3: Park City, UT
4: Pittsburg, TX

F) Websites I visit daily:
1: Scrapbooking.About.Com
2: Gmail
4: (for work)

G) Four of my favorite foods:
1: Chicken & Dumplings (rolled not dropped)
2: Sushi
3: Duck Confi
4: Cuban Bread

H) Four places I would like to be right now
1: On a cruise
2: Spain
3: Disney World
4: visiting my family

I) Four friends I am tagging:
1: Jen
2: Shannon
3: Darcy
4. Tammy

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


I was at my dh's friend's house last night and he has a metal dance pad for StepMania (like DDR). Now, I have to get one. It was so fun. I'm not getting a metal one yet, but definitely getting a dance pad. So, if anyone has dance pad recommendations, please share them.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

My Day

I completed a couple of layouts, so go check out my digi scrap gallery. I especially like the 4th Anniversary layout.

This weekend was General Conference for the LDS Church. I watched/listened (depending on the cooperation of my cable Internet). They were some great talks. One thing that really stuck with me was something Elder Robert D. Hales said. He said that when we want to talk to God we pray. When we want to hear from God, we read the scriptures. I just thought that was such a great point. Prayer and scripture study really do go hand in hand.

I was also really moved by a story President Thomas S. Monson told. It was of a now grown woman, who when she was a teenager had a battle with cancer. She was supposed to hike Mt. Timpanogos with her young woman's group. She told them they would have to go with out her. When she did, they said no, we will carry you. I was just impressed they would do this. Hiking to the top of Mt. Timp is a grueling hike under the best of circumstances, so that these girls would do that is just amazing.

Well, that about covers my day. I did have an awesome fruit tart that I picked up at Whole Foods yesterday. It was so yummy. :o)

Tomorrow's a new week. Let's hope it's a good one.