Sunday, April 19, 2009

What were my parents thinking??

Just recently my step dad, Greg, sent me some old pictures that I never even knew existed. Isn't it funny that you don't remember some things from the past until you see a much like this one....
I saw this picture and I just about died!!! I was probably 9 years old when this picture was taken. It was at my Mom & Greg's wedding. Ok...who in the world allowed me to pick out those glasses?? Holy smokes! Those suckers are HUGE!! And didn't my mother ever teach me to cross my legs when I had a dress on? can see right up my dress! Which I 'm sure when Greg took this picture...he was totally thinking blackmail.....
And the bangs...what is with the bangs???
Anyway, I had to share...maybe to give you all a good laugh. Cracks me up everytime I see it. My cousin Madi is there next to me. Doesn't look like we liked each other very much huh... Haha, we did! We used to play all the time during the summer. I would tag along with Greg up to Grandma Haywards house and Madi, Robert and I would do just about anything we could to drive Grandma nuts. We were always in trouble!
Now, a lesson to be learned, PLEASE don't let your kids look so nerdy!! haha!

Strawberry Poundcake

Yesterday was my 24th Birthday. I can't believe I'm already 24. I know its not that old, but you know what I mean. Sometimes I set back and think how different I used to picture my life. I used to think I would at least have a kid or two by now! Ha...that just isn't least not like we would like anyway.
Anyway, I spent the afternoon with some friends at a Scentsy Party where I took some of my bags and purses. I'm so glad that my friend asked me to bring them because I ended up selling $150.00 worth of stuff. I was so excited about that because the internet has been kind of slow and I haven't had time to keep up with it with all of my custom orders from people around town.
I also got to talk with almost everyone from my family. My dad remembered to call this year, Mom and Greg were in Florida with Carrie and her kids, and they all called and sang Happy Birthday to me. That was so nice. I haven't seen the kids for so long. Sure do miss them. It was also nice to talk to my sister. I haven't talked to her for awhile either! It meant alot to me that they called and I got to talk to them.
Something else special about this particular Saturday; My husband didn't play any mean tricks on me because it was my birthday! What a nice break!! :) He made me dinner and this awesome tower of Strawberry Pound Cake. Loved it....was sooo good.

Easter was good, we spent Saturday with Ryan's family. It's always so much fun to go down there and see our neices, Emma & Lucy. They are so darn cute, we love to go play with them.
Sunday we went to church and then we just came home and relaxed and did nothing! Thats what I love so much about Sunday's, they are so relaxing and you just get to set around and sleep and do nothing!
This weekend we are going to Rigby to see my family. I can't wait! We haven't been down since Christmas time! Everybody came and helped us move in January, and I saw my Dad in March, but other than that we haven't seen anyone. I really get excited to go home and hang out. I'll be counting down the days.....
But for now, I'm exhausted. We have spent all day working on our first little home project. More pictures to come soon!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


So.....this is the newest edition to our family. My new Beetle. Last summer Ryan and I sold our Lexus because it was rear wheel drive and it did nothing but set in a pile of snow all winter long. We went 7 LONG months with only my little green honda. Which I have had since 2003. Can I just tell you that shuffleing one car really is quite the task. It worked out most of the time because we both work in Jerome, so one or the other would drop the other off at work. We literally had to arrange our work schedules to the same hours, lunch time and everything. Even doctors appointments had to coordinate. I don't know how we did it...but we did.
Well, US Bank decided that they were going to cut everyone's pay by 5% because of the economy and so Ryan's hours got cut back 2 per week. Not alot, but enough to really throw our schedule into a whirlwind. Ryan would have to get up, shower, take me to work, come back home and finish getting ready, and then go into his job. It was a nightmare, and a waste of gas.
So.....I begged and pleaded and this is what I ended up with! I love it!
Yes...I is not family oriented, but I'm small enough, that if we were to ever have a baby, I could definitely maneuver a car seat into the back somehow. I bet you all you mama's are laughing at me....but I will make it work! My sister made it work with her Camero! :) When you love your love your beetle!
It's my little race car, fully equipped with a turbo and everything. This thing goes so fast!
Even Lucy loves it....I took a picture of her because she was running on the dash. She will not get out of the bug, everytime I go out in the garage to get my purse out of it or something, she gets in and will not get out! The other day I tried to grab her and she growled at me and ran to the passenger side and sat on the floor so I couldn't reach her. I'm not sure why she likes it so much, but she does.... what a dog!
So....we just leave her in there and when she wants to get out, she gets out. Usually Ryan has to yell at her before she'll listen. Funny how that is...I hope our kids listen to me, because Lucy doesn't. She only minds Ryan. I'm probably really scaring you all.

Anyhow, I hadn't blogged for awhile and couldn't really think of anything to blog about, and this is really the most recent thing that has happened to there you have it! We're Buggin now!