Saturday, March 27, 2010
Just wanted to check up and let everyone know what's going on in our lives... Will is addicted to the TV right now... March Madness. Go figure...... I am addicted to America's Next Top Model which is on Wednesday's AND Project Runway which is on Thursday's. I know, I know, I'm a nerd.
Porter will be in the 3rd grade this coming year. Crazy.
My little brother and his wife are expecting a little girl in July!!! I cannot wait. I am going to be an aunt!!!
I am in a TV commercial right now that airs on the CW (channel 15 or 30) and ABC (channel 4). It's for Frenze Bridal. One of my friends family's owns the store. I saw the commercial for the first time the other day! It was awesome. I am now officially, famous. hahahahaha If you get a chance to see it, I am one of the bridesmaids. (The only blonde.)
Anyway, enough for now... I'll write again soon.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Anyway, Thanksgiving and Christmas flew by.. they were great! New Years Eve, we spent and the house, playing games with Porter all night. It was so much fun. Will and I attended the 7th Annual Christmas Luau with our friends on the 16th of December. But I forgot my cameral, so no pics... I need to get some emailed to me from people who did remember their camera's. Also, Porter turned 8 last weekend (Jan. 10th). I cannot believe he is that old. It has flown by.
My younger brother (Kale), and his wife (Brittany), announced last month that they are expecting!!! I AM GOING TO BE AN AUNT!!! I am so excited, I can't stand it! Brittany is due late July/early August. They are going to be GREAT parents. My Mom is really excited too. She is going to be a Grandma!! (well, she already kinda was...)
My youngest brother (Everett), got his girlfriend (Nina) a puppy for her birthday, which was this past Monday (Jan. 11th). And I bet you can't guess what kind of puppy it is...??...?? ~~ hahahahaha ~~ a Weenie Dog (Dachshund) of course!! What else would it be?? He is the cutest little thing. They named him Albert (after one of Ev's favorite authors) and his coloring is called "Piebald". Basically, he is white with black spots and an undertone of brown spots. Definitely cute!! (I forgot my camera when I saw him, so I will post pics soon.)
Anyway, that's about all the news I have for now. Cecil and Red are still being Cecil and Red, they are good boys.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
We had spaghetti for dinner last night, and I'm fine, so I know it wasn't from that. He didn't have school yesterday, so he stayed home (at his Mom's) while she was at work.. (she just works at a salon right down the street from their house). I asked him what he ate yesterday and all he said was "candy". Great. All day, ALL he ate was candy. Maybe that's what made him sick. TOO many sweets.
Anyway, we were planning on taking him trick-or-treating. That didn't happen. Will went out and rented Transformers 2 and a video game, so we just stayed home and relaxed.
We did manage to carve pumpkins last night before Porter got sick. Well.... I made dinner and Will and Po did the carving. They turned out really cute. Hopefully next year will be more eventful and none of us will be sick....
Thursday, October 29, 2009
1) Get a roll of orange yarn and a few bags of roasted pumpkin seeds. Glue them all over a cheap orange sweat suit. Go as pumpkin guts.
2) Wrap yourself in a roll of orange felt. Cut armholes and put an orange ski cap on your head. Go as a carrot stick.
3) Throw a white sheet over your head, and cut a hole for your head to come through. Wear a yellow hat and paint your face yellow with make up. Go as a fried egg.
4) Dress like a mailman. Get a stuffed dog and sew it's mouth to your pant leg.
5) Get a large box. Cut a hole for your head and arms. Wrap it with gift wrapping paper and put a big bow on your head. Make a large gift tag out of construction paper that says, "To: Women, From: God." This year, you can honestly say you're God's gift to women.
6) Get a bunch of Barbie dolls and a black sweat suit. Attach the dolls randomly all over the sweat suit. You're a babe magnet.
7) Wear a black sweat suit and randomly attach single socks all over your clothes. You're the sock thief from the drier.
8) Paint your car or bicycle tires with black paint. Lay old clothes front-down on the street and drive over them. Let them dry, put them on and go as road kill.
9) Tie a sneaker to the top of your head, wear all pink and paint your face pink. Go as a piece of gum.
10) Dress as a dog and put a cardboard cone around your neck to keep you from scratching for fleas.
11) Get a rubber pig's nose and wrap yourself in a blanket. Go as a pig in a blanket.
12) Plaster yourself with name tags, using a different name on each, and go as a someone having an identity crisis.
Well, as I lay in bed last night... all these ideas were running through my head. I decided on #9.A piece of bubblegum stuck to the bottom of a shoe... You can't really tell, but it's a flip-flop fastened to my hat. (I didn't want to have to wear a heavy shoe on my head all day...) Everybody got a kick out of it. (I didn't win the contest, but it was still fun.) There were quite a few interesting costumes. One of the teams at my work has one guy and five girls, so they came as Warren Jeffs and the Sister Wives. One of the girls is actually about eight months pregnant, so it was pretty funny.
Another girl came dressed as a box of Franzia wine. (wine included) She made the box herself and it was actually pretty cool. One of the owners was a Samurai and the other was Sponge Bob. There was another group of five who dressed up as One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. REALLY CUTE. Medusa and a bunch of others....
Will has his work Halloween party tomorrow... His team is doing a group thing too. They are going to be the 'Rock of Love' cast... (with Brett Michaels from Poison) and Will was assigned to play 'Big John', Brett's bodyguard on the show. There are only two guys on the team, so all the girls get to dress up like skanks, I guess. LOL!
Anyway, it freakin' snowed on Tuesday (10/27) and it snowed bad. All day long! Redick has never really been out in the snow, so of course, we took him out. I don't think he liked it too much. He probably didn't know what to think of it.
This is a normal 'meal time' around our house. The boys always have to be right in the middle of everything. Have to know what's going on and what they might be missing out on. Dorks. They sure are cute dorks though.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
He can do any type of videography, but his specialty is weddings. He does such an awesome job. Ever since high school, he has always been interested in film. He is great with a camera, and has a talent for what things look like through the camera.
Anyway, enough about that... Kale and Britt's dog, Charlie, (weenie dog of course) had to have back surgery about a week ago. Poor little guy... He isn't very old either, about 5 years is all. But, with weenie dogs, you have to be extremely careful. Their backs can get injured very easily. They got him home earlier in the week, and he is recovering. Slowly, but surely. This is a picture of little Charlie.
And this is little Charlie with his Dad (Kale) and Mom (Britt).These pics were from when we went camping with Kale and Britt in September of 2008. We didn't have Cecil yet. (Actually, this was the same weekend that we found Cecil!) When we were getting ready to go, Kale had mentioned that some of our friends (who are also their neighbors) had a Dachshund who had just had puppies. So Porter and I walked across the street to check them out while Will and Kale got the camper ready. And it's all history from there...
So back to Charlie..... he is on the mend, and his Mommy and Daddy are taking good care of him. I went out to my Mom's today to spend some time with her. We went up to Kale and Britt's to see the little guy and he seems to be doing well. He is just very limited on what he can do and Kale (and Britt) have to really monitor him so that he doesn't jump up on anything or go up and down stairs. Poor guy. No fun for him.
This morning, Porter had his last soccer game at 11:30. He scored 5 out of the 9 goals his team got. They won! He is such a good athlete.Porter is number 3.
Before I went out to my Mom's today, my Dad had invited me to bring Porter up and pick out some pumpkins (before they freeze). My dad has his own little garden in the back yard. It's actually a decent size garden. He has planted everything. Tomato's, cherry tomato's, cucumbers, peas, carrots, watermelons, cantaloupes, and pumpkins... (I can't remember it all.) When we got there, Kale was actually there too. He was helping my Dad fix his boat.
My Dad tells Porter that he's his "Grandpa" and Porter just loves it. He calls him Grandpa. It's so cute. Here's my Dad, Kale, and Po, getting ready to pick some pumpkins. Porter sure liked the boat. He loved the driver's seat.
Anyway, enough for now...
Friday, October 16, 2009
Then I saw this one! Just exactly how many Kermit's did they have to kill for this?? Poor guys..
Then Kermit got his revenge!
Anyway, speaking of work... both Will and I have new jobs. And I can honestly say that I am the happiest that I have been in a llllooooonnnngggg time. I love my job. I'm basically my own boss. I work for a medical staffing firm in Murray. I was hired in July, about a week after I was laid off from the architecture firm. Will knew a girl that worked at this place, and sent her my resume. Next thing I know, I had a phone interview, then a "real" interview the next day! I finally had one more "real" interview and was hired on the spot. They started me out at $3 more than what I made at the architecture place! And the benefits are awesome. AND THE BEST PART OF IT ALL!?!?!?! We have happy hour every Friday at 4:00. We stay clocked in and all gather in the kitchen for a glass of wine and conversation, to get to know everyone. There are only about 45 employees, so it's a smaller company. Me and my loud laugh fit right in!! I am so blessed to have lost my last job. It brought me to bigger and better things.
To top it off, Will actually got a job (finally) with one of our competing companies. Funny, right? I talked to the owner's of my company and they said it was no big deal. Nice! He started about 3 weeks ago and he loves his job too. It's different than any other he's had in the past. Instead of being pressured by numbers and sales and junk, he's in a support position. He is the only person on his team that does what he does. Makes you feel important! He's so used to feeling the pressure of selling and hitting certain numbers, that this was a refreshing change.
Right now, we are down to one car. (couldn't afford both... so this has been going on for about 3 months) But it works out pretty well because Will works 8-5 and I work 9-6, so we just swap out the car at lunch. It does make it hectic sometimes, but for now, we have to do what we have to do. :)
With all the sickness that's been going around lately... We've been loading up on Vitamin C. But low and behold... my whole freakin' office (well, pretty close anyway) came down with the flu. I woke up last Thursday morning with the headache from hell, so I stayed in bed all day. As the day wore on, it got worse... and worse... and worse.... by the time Will got home from work and Porter's soccer game (about 7:00) I couldn't even roll over in bed, I was in so much pain. I mean, my back ALWAYS hurts anyway, but it was to the point that I was crying. The last time I hurt this bad, I was actually diagnosed with Strep. So... that's what I thought it was. Will and Po took me to the instacare down the street from us, and they did a strep test and a flu test (which by the way, is the most unpleasant thing I have ever had to do). They stick a freakin' long a$$ swab all the way up your nose. I swear, it touched my brain. My eyes were watering so bad. Anyway, both came back negative. The doc said that the flu test isn't all that accurate, so he asked me if I wanted to treat it as the flu anyway, just in case. So, I left with a Tami flu prescription and told to take Tylenol til my 102 temperature came down. I was dying!!!!!!!! Friday sucked, so I stayed home again... Saturday, I got a little energy back, and Sunday I was actually up doing laundry and chores and stuff. All in all, I'm glad it only lasted a few days.. but now I'm screwed on vacation hours (PTO) because it put me in the hole about 18 hours. (I left early on Monday...) So, I just have to work an extra hour here and there to make up the hours (which is nice that they let you do that instead of just taking it out of the PTO you get bi-weekly anyway...
OK, OK.... enough out of me. I will write again soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I haven't wrote much about this summer.. (we haven't had the internet..) so, it's time to play "catch-up".
Will's parents came home the end of June and left again the middle of August. We spent some time with them at the cabin (Bear Lake) and here are some pics...
This is the cabin at sunset... The boys didn't dare to go down the stairs, so it was perfect!We went down to the beach for a few hours... Porter had fun with his cousins... (Po is in the goggles)The boys learned how to swim (their first time in a lake) Red LOVED the water. Cecil hated it..Will took Reddick out on the lake quite a few times on this raft. He had so much fun. And we went to dinner with Will's parents the night before they left (and one of their friends). Well, that's all I have the time for now... I'll write more soon!