Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I have been off work since last Thursday and don't go back until Monday the 4th. Yes, I am the luckiest person alive. Yes, I've been resting A LOT. Some people might call it being lazy...they're just jealous. I literally have been wearing the same pajama bottoms my mom made me in 9th grade since Thursday. I've been wooing Corey with my mad hot sex appeal. Flannel pajama bottoms, oversized sweatshirt, furry boot slippers and grandma undies I bought on accident the other day. I paid $6 for those things. I can't just throw 'em away!
So today I dragged myself out of bed at 8 (doesn't sound too lazy but I get up at 3:30 am every normal day so I am sleeping in about 4 1/2 hours. Converted to a normal person's schedule, that's like getting up at noon) and was looking at facebook and blogs and decided to look at stranger's blogs until I found a connection. I think I started at Stefanie Farnsworth's blog and looked at someone on her list, secretly judged that person for being cooler than me, then clicked on one of their friends until about an hour later when I clicked on a blog by someone from Oregon that my cousin Josh had left a comment on.
I know you're amazed at my dedication and determination. I've accomplished a lot today and I know you can do the same. Use me as your mental motivation this New Years as you're trying to achieve your resolutions. We all have days where it doesn't seem possible to achieve those goals but when the going gets tough, remember me, sitting on my couch in my pajama bottoms that have lasted 14 years (on a gross side note, these pajamas were made out of my older brothers bed sheets. Thanks mom), my furry boots that keep me warm 'cause the thermostat isn't within arm's reach and all the obstacles I overcame to find the one connection I so desired. Well, 1 New Year's Resolution down! My next resolution will be to turn 29! I am not into goals I can't achieve.

What can I say? Corey is a lucky man. You're lucky I didn't show off the granny panties!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day

Well, we don't really have any unusual Christmas traditions so today was pretty much like most other Christian American families. We opened presents from under the tree, stayed in our pajamas most of the day and ate a lot. Corey made duck for our Christmas dinner and it was amazing. Pamela, Corey's mom, came over and we hung out all day cooking, eating, watching movies, playing Wii and laying around the house. Pretty uneventful but just the way I like it. After I opened all of my awesome presents I always like to put them all on and parade around the house. Corey got me an ipod shuffle for running, Mario Brothers and Oakleys I can wear with my uniform. I normally just wear my old unauthorized glasses but now I'll be totally legit! Except for my purse. I've yet to find a military approved purse. Oh well! It's better to ask forgiveness than permission. I also got a new blender/food processor from my mom that I love and the new Whitney Houston cd.
Corey got movies, gift cards for a new shotgun, a pigeon thrower, a new knife and a book. The real Christmas miracle today was the duck that Corey made. It literally tasted like an angel. He also made an incredible chocolate cake, pudding, oreo surprise with hot fudge all over it kind of thing. This is why I am completely helpless against obesity. One of my New Year's Resolution is to combat this horrible epidemic by not eating every 10 minutes as I have been doing all day. We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you all enjoy a safe and memorable New Years. New decade!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow Storm 2009

Our area got hit by a blizzard yesterday and left us with about 28 inches of snow. It depends on who you talk to. The weather channel had been talking about it for days so on Friday people were stocking up for the year's biggest storm. I found it funny how packed the supermarkets were and how long people willingly waited in line for. I'm lazy so if I enter a grocery store and find that the line will take any longer than 20 minutes, I'm outta there and Corey and I will drink water or eat our hands if it comes down to it. But really, the snow will probably last 2 days on the road. Why the crazy rush to the store?
Luckily we had enough food in our cupboards for 2-5 days so we were able to enjoy our evening and yesterday were all rested and ready to play in the snow. Our friends, Jason and Christina, have several 4 wheel drive vehicles so they picked us up and we went 4 wheelin' in the mountains. We pulled 2 people out of snow banks and we crossed a stream. The first guy we helped was great 'cause he looked like an Abercrombie model out on a date in his classic, retro Land Cruiser trying to impress a girl. They made it about 20 feet past the 'drive at your own risk' sign and ended up in the bank. I got out and took pictures to make him feel even more uncomfortable about the fact that some other guy had to help him out.

When we got home late last night, this is how I found my car. I can't stress how serious I am about the next place we move to WILL have a 2 car garage. I'm serious people. Very serious.

Here are some other pictures from the day.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Old Motorcycle=New Camera!

I FINALLY sold my motorcycle! I bought a brand new 2005 Yamaha VStar 4 years ago and have not ridden it in 2 years. I loved that bike but it was time for it to go. I'm way too afraid to ride it in traffic here and Corey has no interest in ever attempting to ride a motorcycle again so it's been sitting in a consignment shop for the last 6 months and someone finally took it off my hands. Well I couldn't just let all that money go into savings! Duh, I had to buy something that I'd been wanting for 2 or 3 months. I really had been wanting this new dslr for a while so I finally got it and love it. I wish I were a really amazing photographer but I think it'll be a while. Like after some classes to find out what all the buttons are for.
We also got our Christmas tree. I love having my own tree! I started out the season trying to be all cute and decorative but that ambition quickly died away and now I'm regretting my holiday frenzy. I started making Christmas suckers but discovered molds for chocolate covered pretzels and got real excited about that. I ended up making over 100 and just finished wrapping them up. I left them out unwrapped for a few days hoping that Corey would eat the majority of them so I wouldn't have to do much else but I made myself just finish it up and now I will not be doing anything creative or cute for the rest of the year.