Friday, March 26, 2010

Going Wireless

We finally made the switch to wireless internet - what a world of difference! I'm not limited to surfing the web in our bedroom while trying to keep David off of the printer and out of, well, everything, lol. I prefer to have the computer in a less private setting anyway. Plus, Jason and I can use separate laptops at the same time - yay! Overall, I feel like we made a great decision :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Harry Potter and Politics

Unfortunately, this weekend was spent (for me at least) in bed terribly sick! ABC Family was kind enough to show every harry potter movie all day saturday and sunday. While it was a bit much, at least I didn't have to worry about constantly flipping through the channels looking for something to watch. Sunday night was their premier of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Without a doubt, my least favorite character in this movie is Professor Umbridge for obvious reasons. In the scene where all the students are back at school (in the dining hall) and Professor Dumbledor is giving announcements, Professor Umbridge forces her way into giving her own welcome speech in which she says a number of things. One such thing is that "Progress for the sake of progress, must be discouraged"... take a hint Obama...

I am against Universal Health Care.

Will it help us (my family) currently? Yes, but I do not intend to stay in my current situation forever. When one of my children have an illness or even an emergency, I don't want to have to go on a waiting list because the doctors and hospitals are so busy and full that they cannot handle patients. I don't want hospitals to close because they're not making any money off patients who don't have private health insurance. And I don't want to be forced to have health insurance or pay a penalty!!! Among the numerous issues I have with our new "law", these are what currently bugging me. Probably because I am still sick... idk. I just wish our law makers would stop doing what they think is best and do their jobs! Polls have shown (I apologize for the lack of links to these polls) that the majority of Americans oppose health care... so why, then did the House vote not reflect that? I am sad that Congress just increased the national deficit for our children

I am frustrated

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Anxiously Waiting...


I finally did it... After 4 months of waiting, I finally ordered the dress!! The Giraffe print is actually going to be dark brown, but it will look every bit as glorious!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

David's 1st Birthday Parties!

My baby is 1!!!!!!! Well, he will be in 4 days - I absolutely cannot believe it! We celebrated with our families this past weekend. Here are some pics as well as his professional pictures taken a couple weeks ago.
I made Cake Pops instead of a cake and they were so fun! I got lots of compliments!

A pretty satisfied little boy :)

Happy Birthday my sweet boy!!!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Have I mentioned how completely left out I feel sometimes??

I feel like I have no idea what's happening with everyone's lives!!! Seeing that I've always been a straight forward kind of person, I'm just going to lay it all out there. Let me preface this by saying that I AM NOT mad at anyone... this is my blog where I share my feelings so I'm going to write as if I am journaling. I would appreciate it if the contents of this post were not gossiped about or taken offense to. So, here goes...

I have a sister in law who is expecting... expecting a baby in a few weeks and I have no idea how she's feeling. I make an effort to text (I don't call before 9pm so I don't use up our cell minutes) and get no response. When I saw her last, we stayed at their house and even though we were together a lot, I wasn't so much feeling the "quality time". We used to stay up giggling to the wee hours of the morning... not so much anymore. I miss the bond that I feel we no longer have.

I have another sister in law who's family has decided to relocate FAAARRRRR away... I have been feeling a need to strengthen our bond recently, but since I can't just pick up the phone and call, I've been struggling.

I have yet ANOTHER sister in law who is getting married in 2 months... or so I've heard. While most of the family has been notified via phone call of the wedding plans, we have not.

I have a grandpa who has cancer. My grandma notified me via e-mail... which still trumps my mom who never mentioned anything at all - even though we had spoken hours before my grandma told me.

I have a cousin who is getting married in 1 month. Growing up we were as close as could be. Now we barely speak.

Now let me state that I DO understand that I cannot be the most important person in these people's lives... but aren't we supposed to share our greatest joys and deepest sorrows with the people we love and who will be there for us no matter what? I also understand that distance can be a challenge, but I thought it was supposed to make the heart grow fonder. Being so far away has definitely made me more grateful for the family I have. I'm sad that it's taken me this long (especially with my husband's family). After we got married, I had family issues that I needed to resolve which weighed heavily on me. I feel like I wasn't emotionally able to make relationships with Jason's family that I would have liked. Then David was born which dramatically altered our family unit again. Everyone's lives have been so crazy and have changed so much which is why I feel communication is so important. I want to have the kind of relationships where I can call just to talk and feel like I need a motive to start a conversation... but I don't always feel welcome to do so. This past Christmas time, I pretty much lost my oldest friend (seriously, we had been friends since we were 3). We're at completely different stages in life and are both busy... but I hope we can catch up sometime in the future. I just don't want to miss out on family because we're all so busy.

I don't know if any of that made sense or not. As I said earlier, this is where I like to share my feelings... even if it's just ramblings.

Monday, March 8, 2010

It's official!

Doesn't it look heavenly?

January 4th, 2011 - Jason, David and I will depart St. Louis for the Philippines!!! :D

Are there about a thousand different things I would have like to put that money towards? Yes, but, for us, this is a once in a lifetime chance. We are completely out of debt minus my car and student loans which are acceptable forms of debt, mind you. We got our tickets for cheap and Jason has been dying to go back since the moment he set foot back on American soil almost 3 years ago. Because David is still under 2, he doesn't need his own seat so we'll be able to take him while saving money and not have to find a babysitter for a week and a half. The time change will definitely prove to be difficult, but we'll manage. I've always found the PI to be an intriguing place, but I would say that Jason's desire to return to his mission is the main reason for our trip. We are so excited!!!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Not only did I wake up exactly 45 minutes before Sacrament meeting, in my rush to get out the door this morning, I broke my thumb... awesome.

We've been living without internet this weekend up until about right at this moment... awesome again.

David turns 1 in 13 days... how did THAT happen?!?

Road trip this weekend - St. Louis here we come!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Getting back into it

We have officially lived in Springfield for 6 months - the time has gone soooooo fast! We've been busy with the holidays and me with my sewing project (done done DONE!!!!!:D). However, Spring is upon us!!! That means cleaning and projects and, for me at least, Pampered Chef! I've been slacking and have gotten back into goal mode. I will be having my Grand "Re-opening" Party March 19th! That's a Friday night at 6:30pm at our apartment. If you would like an invitation, please reply with your address and I'll be sure to get one out to you. Just because you don't live "near" us doesn't mean you can't participate... I would be more than happy to mail you a catalog or even do a virtual party with you so you can earn FREE products and enjoy special discounts for a YEAR after you host your party. March's host and guest special is discounts on our fabulous bamboo products which resist staining and warping along with being a renewable resource! You can enjoy the benefits of wood while being environmentally friendly.

Anyway, just a little blurb about my current business situation... contact me anytime with questions!!!
Throughout my late adolescense and adulthood, I have had many positions (professionally and volunteer basis) that have helped me develop skills necessary to serve as a liaison to the community on behalf of a professional organization. I have spent many years in various organizations which have helped me grow skills such as public speaking, note taking, and scheduling. I am proficient in organization and mediation – always keeping the mindset of finding middle ground and while meeting the needs of those involved. I excel in the area of community outreach and thrive in situations where I am given reign to be creative and managerial. I am committed to achieving the best outcome and feel I have many fantastic qualities to contribute to any organization.