Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
*I just finished my last class that I need for my Credit Management accreditation. That was terribly stressful and I am so releived to be done for a little while. It was only one 2-hour class once a week and it was all-comsuming for me. I have no idea how people do college and work full time, or have a family to take care of. That's amazing to me!!
* I am in charge of my work's Christmas Party every year. I have to get vendor's to donate gifts to give away at the party, choose and reserve the place, try to please everyone with their different food preferences. Its a lot of work, but I enjoy it.
* One family Christmas party down, The Madsen Christmas party. That wasn't too terribly stressful because I didn't really do anything.
* All the other normal things around this time of the year.........shopping, shipping, sleeping, eating.
Still to come.......Christmas Eve Breakfast for everone at my work that I do every year and Grandma Baker's Christmas Eve Party. Busy, busy.
What has made everything worse is that I have been sick. This week I got the flu. Monday at 2am all the lovely effects of the flu started presenting themselves. I won't go into detail, you know what I am talking about. I feel as though I have fully recovered now, thank GOODNESS!!
By the way, I don't usually get sick, and never the flu. This year I got a flu shot, go figure.
Now I have no more excuses. Back to business!
I would have posted pictures but Justin has downloaded them to our home computer and I rarely get to use that computer. If Justin isn't on it, Kenlee is. Anyway I will make a honest attempt to put up some pictures. Until then...........
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
We had all of Justin's family, that were here in Utah, over for Thanskgiving dinner. It was yummy and turned out really well. I stole this picture, I'm not sure why now that I see how horrible I look in it.....
This is us girls in the kitchen, left to right, Karla, Jenn, Natalie, Aubrey and silly me!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A couple of my friends haven't even read the books! I have no idea how they have waited this long. I guess if you haven't read one, then you don't know what you are missing. Maybe this will entice them enough to break down and read them finally, maybe not.
Kenlee and I are doing much, much better. We have almost finished off our antibiotics. I still have to take her in to the doctor just to make sure that her infection is gone.
We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house again this year for Justin's family. It should be a full house. I just wish I had a finished basement to have more room for everybody to stretch out. It should be fun anyway.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday night, rather 1am Monday morning, Kenlee woke up screaming about her side hurting. I waited for a little while, then decided to take her to the ER. They found that she has another UTI and strep throat. Oh, turns out I have strep too! I have been sick for the past week and not getting any better. So now we are both on antibiotics. I took time off work Monday and Tuesday to be home with her. We are both feeling much better now and back to work and school.
I am sad because I wanted to save at least one vacation day for December so I could have an extra Christmas day off. Such is life, right?
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Believe it or not but there are a ton of fish in there. I guess they are a little camera shy.
Justin has fabricated an automatic water changing system for it. Now when he changes the water, no more hoses and water all over the floors and walls, all he does is turn a little valve under the sink and it does it on its own. Its fabulous! We did have to support the floor in the basement so the floor wouldn't sink.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
He is a man of his word, if he says he'll do it, he will. He can't understand people that say they will do something , then don't. He works so hard for our family every day and has the scars to prove it. He can't stand to leave something undone, it makes him crazy. He always remembers to give us kisses and "I love You"s. Kenlee and I are his life and he is ours, neither would be the same without the other!
Happy Birthday Honey!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I am so glad its over and I don't think she'll get another party until she turns 16!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Kenlee turns 10 years old TODAY!!
did in my office for her. How cute is that?
We brought cupcakes for everyone. She hasn't sat still since she woke up, she's so excited!!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Here she is modeling it for the camera!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
She wants to have a party this year. Its a significant milestone so I guess that's what we'll do.
So, this weekend will be spent making invitations.
Here's my dilema......who do you invite? Of course she wants as many friends as possible; kids from school, cousins, neighbor friends. Where do you draw the line? Do you have 2 parties?
I was thinking about doing age appropriate games and activities, so little ones might make things too chaotic. What to do, what to do...
By the way.....
My dad is out of the hospital. He is home now and feeling so much better.
I think Avery might be home too. Nobody has told me and I know he was doing much better.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Kenlee is super excited as you can tell by this picture.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
We even got Justin and Gary to do their hand in the paraffin wax with a bit of convincing. Notice that they only did one hand....also notice that they both had band-aids on their left hands. They work with their hands and had some cuts that are in the healing process.
Friday, September 5, 2008
*Being a mother (although I stink on ice at it)!
*Having my parents be proud of me.
*Reading, my new found hobby!
3Fears: (Actually 4)
*Losing loved ones. Doesn't everyone have this fear?
*Having something bad happen to Kenlee during the day at school or at daycare and being at work, which it way too far from her!
*Being on a weight rollercoaster for the rest of my lfe.
*Being in a bank or store when its being robbed and having to strip down to my underwear. I know it's totally irrational, but I think about it every morning when I'm getting dressed.
*Get CBA credentials. Almost there! I'm taking my last class now.
*Paying off the last of our debt and having a substantial savings.
*Make more money than Justin! (kind of a joke, but not really)
I just realized they all have to do with money, what does that say about me?
*Reading, all the extra time I have, even when I should be doing other things.
*Soda, I have to have 2 fountain sodas everyday. I don't ever drink more than half of them, I just feel like I have to have one at all times.
*Body Scrub! Breathe Romance Body Scrub in Amber Myrrh. I bought it on clearance at Bath and Body works and its discontinued now!!!! I have been using it everyday and can't imagine living without it! (I did find some on eBay so I'm not totally panicking yet)
*I listen to AM talk radio in my car every week day. I rarely turn my radio to FM.
*I have been at my current job for over 10 years. I started here when I was 19 years old!
*I have to make my bed every day, even on the weekend. My whole house could be a wreck and it wouldn't bother me as bad as not having my bed made.
Well Aubrey, there ya go! More than you or anyone ever wanted to know!
Now I tag..... Crystal, Randi, Sarah, Amy, Sharley and anyone else who wants to share!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I offered to give Natalie a pedicure. The poor girl can barely touch her feet, she's pregnant and due in just a couple weeks. All the little girls wanted theirs nails painted too, of course. So that is how I spent my evening, painting nails. I'm not complaining though, I actually enjoy doing it.
Oh, that reminds me....If anyone has any tomatoes from their garden that they don't know what to do with, let me know. I meant to take some home from from Debbie's house, but forgot. I'm kicking myself because that's what I have been craving for weeks now...."Real Tomatoes"!
On Monday, our little family decided to check out the Utah Museum of Natural History. It was free and we have wanted to go for a while now. Not exactly what we expected (i.e., Night at the Museum). While in SLC we wanted to find something else to do together so we drove downtown. We went on a tour of the Beehive House and ate lunch at The Lion House Pantry. Kenlee had never been in or around Temple Square so it was a new adventure for her. We would have stuck around and did some more sight-seeing but she was not in the best mood. But hey, we did something as a family, it counts!
The weekend before last, the 30th of August, our neighbors gathered for a boating adventure. Amy Baker had been planning this for months. We were all really excited. Unfortunately, their boat broke again! They have had so much trouble with that thing this year, its very disappointing for them. Needless to say, we didn't get to do any serious boating. Although we did (the girls) jump in just to get wet after Amy had persuaded us. Then we ate in the boat (on the trailer) in the parking lot. After, we decided to come back to our place and play games. Justin got out his extra large poker table so that all of us could fit together. It turned out to be a lot of fun! I have not laughed so hard in quite some time. Its so nice that we can be such good friends with all our neighbors.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I won't spoil it for any of you, don't worry. I have to say that I have conflicting feelings about how it ended. All in all, I'm satisfied.
I have discovered that I really like reading. It's not just the stories either, it's the escape. I have time to myself..............so nice.
Next on my list.....The Host. I have a new found love for Stephenie Meyer and intend to read everything she ever writes.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I am doing this mostly to see who really loves me.....don't let me down!!!
Here are the directions:
1. Add a comment on my blog of a memory or two that you and I had together. It can be anything fun that you remember. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot or not at all, just put any memories you have.
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments. Try to keep it going on your blog with your friends!
1)FOUR PLACES I GO TO OVER AND OVER:
2) FOUR OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT:
3) FOUR PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW:
4) FOUR TV SHOWS THAT I WATCH:
Now it's your turn, whoever you are!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Our trailer is not selling. We have had some calls and actually showed it to a few people. The first couple we showed it to happened to know Grandma Madsen. She was talking to me about her life and everything and she mentioned that she was a librarian at Joel P. Jensen Middle School, not actually when Grandma Madsen taught there, but shortly after her retirement. I can't remember exactly how she knew her but she did. Their last name was Minza or Mensa or something like that. They didn't buy it though. :( So now we just keep waiting and crossing our fingers!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
This is a picture of us (except Sarah who unfortunately couldn't make it) out with Mandi at Chili's for a going away dinner "Girl's Only"
Picture left to right, top to bottom: Amanda, Mandi, Me (Krista), Amy and Sharley
Thursday, July 10, 2008
But...Justin had a good time and got some much needed time off.
Kenlee and I spent the holiday with my boss Phil and his family. They had losts of yummy things to eat and a ton of fireworks. Kenlee really enjoyed it, I think she might take after her dad and his pyromania. I just really enjoyed having a 3 day weekend, I wish I had one every week.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
bother me that much, but it is. I think I'll blame Justin, he's
been calling me middle-aged for years now. Doesn't he realize
that if I am middle-aged then so is he? I used to think 30 was old.
I used to think time just dragged on. Now, it's amazing to me how
time flies by and so much faster the older you get.
On a side note.....I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to lose
20 pounds by the time I turned 30. Well, as of this morning,
I'm half way there! Only 4 weeks to go,
I hope I can do it. Wish me luck!!!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I am so glad that we bought our Civic Hybrid. Not to brag, but I can go over 500 miles on a tank. It was almost 600 when I didn't have to use the A/C. It has been wonderful!
Camping will sure be expensive this year. I just can't wait!