Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Last Weekend

So it went like this: Girls date at Mexico Restaurant (yes, that's the name. I'm not racist!), haircut, in-laws, kid Halloween parade, bike ride to Mt. Vernon, devouring the left-overs from Mexico Restaurant.

John, Grammy, Barb

Ryan & Alyssa

Halloween Parade

Party Favors


Hair cut/Prius/Nature!

Faith & me 


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George's place

The National Harbor (from afar) 

Friday, October 21, 2011


I have several college credits. Lots. Unfortunately none of them combined make even an Associate's degree. Luckily my year of military school combined with some previous classes got me really close to an Associate's through the Community College of the Air Force. I was still a few classes shy so I have been taking CLEPs to finally get something concrete accomplished. Yesterday I passed my final CLEP in Principles of Management with the bare minimum passing score :) You need a 50 and I scored a 50. I was so happy to have gotten by so close because I feel like I won one over The Man. Oh, I need 50? Fine, that's all your getting!
Now that I have this degree I'm really not too far from a Bachelor's, but the military is cutting education funding at the beginning of the year, so I'll just work on getting some more street smarts in Europe. Dang! I'm sooooooo sad that I have an awesome excuse to not take classes overseas, leaving me with more time to travel. Darn it.
I know it's pretty pathetic to be getting an Associate's at 30, but I know I have undiagnosed ADD. Haha. Just kidding. My real reason for not going to college was that I didn't get accepted to BYU Hawaii, therefore I couldn't bear the thought of going to college to learn. If there was no tropical beach involved, I was not going.
The lesson you can learn from my mistakes, is this; get ADD medication early in life so you can focus on accomplishing boring things like college.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Les Miserables

My mother-in-law and her boyfriend took me to see Les Miserables at the Kennedy Center last weekend! I am not a huge fan of plays or musicals but there are a select few I have always wanted to see and Les Mis was #1 on my list. It might be my favorite story of all time and the performance was amazing. How do these singers not have record albums?! They have way better voices than most famous singers do. Thank you so much Pamela and Sal! I had such a great time and loved every second of the play.

Me & Pamela

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Buff

While I was visiting my family in Colorado Springs, Derek and Andrea Bailey met me in Denver for a weekend trip. We went to Boulder for some breakfast I had seen on Man vs. Food and it was worth the traffic from game day in Boulder! We went to The Buff and I got my order of pancakes with bacon and sausage cooked it the batter. They're called Saddlebags but I didn't really like the imagery. Fat thighs or not, those things are good. I also bought a shirt because it says, "Eat in the Buff" on the back. I wore it on my bike ride and run today and felt extra cool.

I loved Boulder and Denver and could totally live there...in the summer.

Friday, October 7, 2011

I visited my husband

Two weeks ago I went to Arizona to visit Corey and it was amazing! Of course it was amazing. I haven't seen him in two months. Guess what we did?...Went to Tombstone, an Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon Ducks game, hung out. You know. 
After I left Arizona I got to visit my family in Colorado Springs and then Andrea and Derek Bailey (friends from Utah) met me in Denver for a fun filled weekend of eating :) It's too hard to go back to work after that much fun. I had a night full of anxiety before going back to work but I guess I'm okay now. 
Here's a few pictures from Arizona. The game and Tombstone. Uh, I remember Tombstone being a lot bigger but the only other time I was there was when I was 9. The gun fight in the street was less realistic and less terrifying this time.