Saturday, May 3, 2008

Happy Anniversary to me!

Well, today is the day! Eleven years! Woo Hoo!! Here are some pics of us more recently:
We took a trip to Disney last year in February. We had a blast! Here are some pictures from that:

Out of almost 500 pictures there are none of the two of us. Go figure. We'll just have to go back soon!!

Then, in May, we were able to get away for a few days to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. This is where we were today last year (and wishing we were there again!!):

(This was the view from our room!)

Finally, in November, Jon had a Microsoft Conference in Las Vegas and I was able to tag along. This was almost as nice as our vacation above to Punta Cana. I had the days all to myself and lounged at the pool reading and listening to music. It was heavenly. We also rented a convertible while we were there and drove out to the Hoover Dam. And yes, we took the "dam tour!" Here are some pictures from that trip:

So, some of you will be horrified to learn that because I've been so busy with the house stuff I let over $30 of ECB's from CVS expire. I know! So, today I redeemed myself by obtaining about $38 more while spending about $29 OOP. Not bad. I also ran into the manager while I was there and struck up a nice conversation with him. I had been asking him about the SoftSoap Spa Radiance body wash that they have on special (Free after ECB's) and never have in stock. He wrote me a raincheck for three of them and marked on it that I am to receive a gift card for the total amount of three. Yey!! So, I have a raincheck and will still get the ECB's, but in gift card form. I'll take it!!

Finally, I have a funny story to share. We went to Smokey's after Coby's game today with another family. The three kids were sitting together in the same booth. Ella was being whiny and fussy (I think she's still tired from being so sick). I felt so bad for the people sitting in the booth behind her. So, as we were leaving I walked over there to let them know they could now have a peaceful lunch when I saw them signing to each other!! What a blessing!! They couldn't hear her!!

Also, one more thing....If you could please say another prayer for the Morse family. I told you about their son, Jeremy, last week and things are not getting any better. They are getting worse. They were told today that they have a single digit chance of bringing him home. Please visit his site and post in the guestbook if you feel lead. Here is the link:

Jeremy Morse CaringBridge Site

Friday, May 2, 2008


Ella is still sick. I'm actually taking her to the doctors today because I have to get out or I'll go crazy she has these weird bumps on her tongue and quite a few ulcers in her mouth and she says her throat hurts when she swallows. I'm thinking she can't have strep b/c she's already on an antibiotic for a sinus infection. Right?

Anyway, I tried putting her to bed last night with no Motrin but ended up giving her some because by 10:00 she was above 102.

Here are some more pictures. The first two are from Coby's first year and the last one is of the three of us when we went down to the Cherry Blossom Festival in 2002. I've been wanting to get back ever since!

Tomorrow is the big day! Eleven years! Woo Hoo!!

Have a great day. I'll try and post some more recent pics of us tomorrow!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Is this for real!?!

Jon did say I could buy whatever I wanted for it...


Thursday already?!?!

Well, props to me for getting AI wrong again. That takes talent, you know!

Our two pictures today are from 1997. The first is from one of my bridal showers. Notice I'm not dressed up (anyone else remember "Scared Guy?"). That's because my SIL got me realllllly good. I thought I was going over there to pick up a paint brush that does trim without marking the walls. I was so naive!! We had already acquired our rental house and we were doing some painting before we moved in so, NO we didn't not live together before we were married!

This second one is from our first Christmas. Notice my short hair. I thought I would like it. I've gone through many hairstyles in my day. I have to say that I like my current hair the best and my "high school" hair 2nd best. This particular cut has not made my top five. While we're on the subject of hair, look at Jon's!

In other news, you guys can pray about our house situation. We are thoughtfully considering our next move (pardon the pun!). We had a call for a showing today that I had to turn down because Ella is sick. With another fever. Again.

Jon came home yesterday between work and baseball and Worship Team practice and delivered me some Chipotle's chips and salsa (if you have not yet tried this culinary delight I suggested you run to your nearest Chipotle's!). I love medium salsa, but their mild is my favorite because it is chunky fresh!!! Anyway, he then ushered me into the upstairs office (dining room) in a way that made me think I had done something wrong. You know, he called me by my name and took me by the waist. I even said, "What did I do?!?" I'm so paranoid! Anyway, he told me to look on the table and said my anniversary gift was there. I couldn't believe it!! Guess what it is?!?!?!


I was up until 1:00 this morning playing with this little bugger. If anyone knows that trick to getting gmail contacts into it, I'd love to hear from you!

Alright, that's it for now. Ella is calling!

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

AI and a picture...

Not much time this morning....

AI...I think Syesha will be going home. Have no clue who will be in the bottom two with her...Jason?

Here is another picture. This one was taken right around the time we went to the Bahama's. That was in January of 1996, three months after we had started dating...

Monday, April 28, 2008

For Kathi.....

I don't know, Kath.....I think she resembles me a little. This is her when she was closer to my age in the picture (2 1/2).

I gotta go to bed, my brain is fried and I've got Drama Fest tomorrow. I was at the church for 13 hours today getting ready for it. Yep......

Have a great Tuesday!

Happy Monday!

Well, we had a great weekend! Saturdays weather couldn't have been better for a baseball game. We had to lave early for church, but we still had fun while we were there. Ella is totally on this kick to find (and catch) butterflies. She has caught quite a few, actually!

We went to the local bookstore Saturday and yesterday to participate in the Webkinz Extravaganza weekend. The kids ended up with a few more Webkinz as well as trading cards and bookmarks. Coby actually won a Webkinz yesterday and has decided to give it to a friend who does not have any. How sweet!

The open house went alright. We had a few couples through. We are going to do another one this coming Sunday. Again. Ugh!

I'm helping up at out church today and tomorrow for a Drama Fest we are hosting for the local high school's. I'm excited about that. It should be fun.

So, this Saturday is our wedding anniversary and I thought it would be fun to post some old pictures of us throughout the week. Here are todays photo's:

This is me in first grade!

Here is Jon graduating from preschool! Aww.......!

More to come!! Have a great day!