Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Fun

After I grew up I always used to think that dressing up for Halloween was kinda dumb. "Why would we want to be something we are not" I always used to say to myself. Then I met Debbie and along with most things in my life, she changed the way I think. I look forward to Halloween.... from carving pumpkins, decorating AND dressing up. I remember the first time I came home to her in the condo in Logan just after she decorated and it just put a smile on my face and felt so homey.

So for a couple of weeks (and probably longer) Debbie had this plan on what we were going to be and how we were going to dress. So put it all together Saturday and went and had some fun with our friends. Debbie helps keep me young :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tip Tuesday.

When we bought our house every bathroom in the house had paper towel holders on the inside of the cupboards. I had no idea how much I would LOVE this. It's the best cleaning tip I could give anyone. A roll of paper towels does a hell of a lot of clean up in bathrooms.. DO THIS TODAY IT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY!

Monday, October 25, 2010

and the winner is...

numbered top left to bottom right.

1. Sam with 12 votes
2. Brock with 11 votes
3. Jeff with 3 votes
4. Debbie with 18 votes
5. Nick with 16 votes
6. Jeff (again) with 8 votes
7. Melissa with 2 votes (but everyone loves Jesus)
8. Josh's with 11 votes.


It didn't really matter if I won I just wanted to beat Sam.. AND BY A LANDSLIDE I DID.. ha ha ha.
Thanks for the fun folk.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Utah Family Weekend.

We did our annual pumpkin carving contest today (Sunday). We don't know who won yet but that really isn't the fun. I LOVE to carve pumpkins and it was as fun this year and even more so.. WHY? It was just me and the boys this year.. Cassidi was at work, Taylor was suppose to come but she ended up not coming down.. So just me and my boys this weekend.
and this pumpkin head!!!

That is a table full of FUN!

We had some of our friends come over and that made it a lot more fun than other years!

Sam and I look like we planned our outfits to be Halloweeny!!

Lots of talking and laughing
and food...
and concentration
and scariness!!
Was a great day and lots of memories made.. On Saturday night me and my boys (Sam, Josh, and Brock) went to a Utah Grizzly game. I had never been to a hockey game and I LOVED it. It was so much fun.
It was "Pink on the Rink" night in honor of breast cancer survivors. We had GREAT seats..
Sam and I cuddling because hockey games are COLD!Brock took his friend Carlos to the Hockey game with us. They LOVED it.. especially when the hockey player got in fights!! BOYS!!!
Friday Night Brock had a spook alley, or haunted house and a dance at Junior High. He set up for the haunted house and then went and had a blast. Brock and his buddy Ryan before they went and spooked the house!!
What a fun weekend...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Travel Tip Tuesday!

There are very few things that make me happier than pulling out and dusting off my passport... It means I am headed to a foreign land (in case you are dense) and that I am about to embark on a new adventure..
We were at Barnes and Noble the other day and we were reading a book on Colombia and the places we will visit on this trip...and I thought this travel tip was one of the best I have ever heard.

Obviously I have always taken a "copy" of my passport with me but I have never thought about scanning it in to the computer and emailing it to myself.. DUH... this means I could pull up a copy of my passport any where I am in the world..

I am not always the sharpest tool in the shed but I know a good idea when I get one..

Countdown to Colombia.. 4 MONTHS.. woot woot!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pillow Hoarding!!

My poor husband has a problem... He gets emotionally, mentally and physically attached to pillows.. I mean the gross, flat kind that probably has more dust mites in them than fibers.. The one that you cringe when you look at them.

I throw pillows away and they show back up and I don't mean just pillows from our bed. Throw , body, new, old, square, round, big, small, feather, fiber.. You name it my husband is attached.

Please help my husband "let go"...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

2 years and counting......

Today on 10-10-10 my wife and I had our 2 year anniversary. The day Debbie and I met I sent my parents an email telling them I met the most beautiful woman in the world ( I still have that email). Today I feel the exact same but more. Debbie is fun, exciting, sexy, beautiful, loving, caring, supportive, great cook, loves all of our kids and I could go on and on. I cant stand being away from her for any length of time and want to share every life experience with her. I am so lucky, thankful and blessed that our broken roads met. (thanks eHarmony :) )

Here is a song I love and would have played this for her 2 years ago.. enjoy
Marry Me!!

Happy Anniversary honey!! I love you more every day.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Its never to late to live Happily Ever After...

6 months before Sam and I met we were both in some pretty rocky relationships. I guess all I can say is it is pretty hard to be 40 and not have a "story" about your love life. Well Sam and I both have "stories".. and not like those easy to read picture book stories they are like those Moby Dick 549 page chapter books that are kinda confusing and you need a dictionary to figure out some parts.. Yeah it was that bad...

So Sammy here is to 2 years of the easiest relationship I have EVER been in and here is to the rest of our lives living HAPPILY EVER AFTER..

now come home..

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Part dos!!

I get asked all the time.

"is Sam REALLY this nice"

The simple answer is YES..

Is our relationship perfect.. HELL NO.. but I can honestly say Sam and I do NOT have a roller coaster relationship. We have never been in an argument that has made us not talk to each other, and we have never broken up. From the second we met it was GO!!

Sam and I had an argument about something (i don't even remember what Now) and Sam said something that hurt my feelings and right away he knew he hurt my feelings. He walked over to me and gave me a hug and said "THAT BROKE MY HEART!!!" He always says he remembers that moment when I looked at him and he could tell that he hurt me and he HATED that feeling.. Ya he is truly this nice!

...but he chews ice!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

We did.. NOW WHAT???

So this week marks Sam and I's 2 year wedding anniversary. The unofficial end of the "newlywed" era and onto the meat and potatoes era of our relationship.. So we have said our I do's and OKAY??? NOW WHAT?

The other day Sam and I were driving home and I said to Sam. "So we are just an old married couple"!!! I know that sounds a little Mayberry but it's exactly how I feel. We know each other's quirks, we have pressed out the wrinkles in our relationship and it is kinda like wearing an old pair of jeans... VERY COMFORTABLE. and to everyone that has been single or in a bad relationship recently COMFORTABLE IS A VERY VERY GOOD THING..

so this week I am going to dedicate my blogging to Sam and I.. and our relationship and things I LOVE and things that we don't quite have perfected yet.. (probably because I have nothing better to do because Sam is in Atlanta, Georgia for the week and I am a little bored)


If Sam and I were boats in the ocean.. Sam would defiantly be the great big cruise ship.. Slow, steady and right on pace. Knowing exactly where it's going, when it has to be to its destinations, and know exactly how to get there.. I would be the jet ski... Fluttering around, jumping the cruise ship waves, and wanting to slide into the beach doing mock 90.. but damn would I have a great time while doing it..
This is Sam and I.. If things aren't exciting I usually don't want much to do with it... and Sam loves excitement but he is probably to cautious... So this works for us. Sam always says that my spontaneity keeps things fun and fresh and I always say I need someone EXACTLY like Sam to keep my jet ski on track... cuz I seem to zip away occasionally if I don't have something to "anchor" me...

So here is to the rest of our life of happy "boating"!

Monday, October 4, 2010

October already!!!!!???

Where did the summer go?? I have been so busy with new responsibilities at work (and some fun) this summer I lost track of time. I have again neglected my blogging duties but as you can see in the below posts... Debbie does a great job at posting and a fantastic job of stirring the pot haha.

Its that time of year again for NACS. I leave for an entire week and its the longest time that I ever leave Debbie and the kids. I hate leaving for that long. So being in the Convenience store business I get to go to the largest trade show of its kind. NACS has thousands of vendors set up booths and try to sell their product. Since I am over Petroleum Services at Maverik I get to look at anything and everything to do with Fuel Pricing, Dispensing, Price Signs, outside customer service items like Red Box, Air Machines, Pay Phones (yes we still have them), Propane tanks, Car Washes, Garbage Cans, Windshield Wash etc.... Oh yeah I am also in charge of the Automotive items in side the store like Oil, Additives, Air Fresheners etc... Yeah its a good thing I have 2 assistants to keep me organized (they are awesome)

So hear I go again. The only thing my family looks forward to is I bring back enough samples of anything I can cram in my suit case from Candy, drinks, sun glasses, air fresheners, t-shirts... you name it, its there.

So here is to another trip.... I love you Debbie and I will miss you and the kids. I will bring back lots of goodies for you.

Friday, October 1, 2010

ruining the world one Botox shot at a time!

This post is in regards to the comments I received about the Botox blog (below) and my response. If you have not read the post below start with the post below and read the comments and than come back to this post!
I ask if you get offended easily or are my Mom or Mother in Law that you may want to stop reading right now because I am on a soap box.
So getting Botox and people like "me" are what is wrong with American women today.. hmmm.. okkk... where do I start.. I don't know how to so I will just tell you a few things about this arrogant "bitch" I think I was called...

  • FIRST I AM NOT THE ONE JUDGING OTHER WOMEN.. I think the obvious comments below is people judging women who don't do EXACTLY what they do.
  • I had 3 kids by the time I was 30 years old.
  • I had BOTH breast removed due to breast cancer at 27.
  • I had a hysterectomy by 33.
  • So if you don't have boobs or a uterus does that still make you a woman?
  • I have been divorced not ONCE but twice. So really far from a "perfect" life.
  • Sometime in my mid 30's I had a couple years I went off my rocker... seriously think complete mental break down and had to redefine myself for a few years.
  • the Botox post was NOT about weight.. It was about wrinkles between my eyes!!!
  • I have stretch marks, cellulite and am 10lbs heavier than I was in high school.
  • I stay at home and cook dinner almost every night and do all the laundry.. Just because I don't work out side of the house does NOT mean I don't work..
  • Yes I have lost some weight the last year but I struggle with weight just like most women.
  • from my chin to my hips I look like Frankenstein.. I have had things tied, taken off, put back on and all together removed.
  • I have chin hairs and toe hair..
  • My girls and my step daughters are beautiful women no matter WHAT SIZE THEY ARE, and if they decide to do chin implants, boob implants, and butt implants... good for them if it makes them feel efing better about themselves... GO FOR IT!

I think you get my frustration with your comments (some so bizarre I did not post). So if a little fricken botox and hair dye pisses you off..... YOU CAN KISS MY SIZE 8 ASS!!!