Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Yes, this is another post from the request of Jessie. She keeps me on my toes when it comes to the blogging world.
I've never had so many people grab at my hands in my entire life. It reminds me of all those people in the world who automatically grab at a pregnant woman's belly :) Ha ha... Strange side note. But No, I'm not pregnant... My cute sister is which is why I probably thought of the previous remark. I'm going to be an aunt again!

This semester is coming to and end and that means that it's time for Matt and I to start planning the WEDDING! Yes, I said it! We are engaged! I try not to let my excitement show through at work and school so that I don't look like a silly fool but it's hard to concentrate sometimes.

The wonderful day is February 28th, 2009! I am so very happy and lucky to have found such an awesome man to spend my life with.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

For all those avid golfers out there!

I wish I could say all of yesterday was absolutely amazing but work was work, at least the evening was awesome! I went on a picnic with Matt by a lake with the classic: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! O ya! I wish I'd taken a picture of the huge grapes we devoured. One word. Hungry! :)
After our lovely picnic we went to a place of miniature business. What is that one might say? Is it a school for tiny people the size of ants?... "This place needs to be at least three times this large!"

No.... The real answer is miniature golfing! It had been years since I'd gone and I'd have to say that we tore the place up! Not really. But if the scoring system was the same as it is in basketball I think I did pretty good. Who would have thought that a tiny whole surrounded by felt grass could be so hard to aim at? I won't mention the scores because, frankly, I made the executive decision to stop keeping count after hole.... 11 ish. I was THAT GOOD! HA Lots of fun! Matt tried making me look better by adding numbers to his score sheet, which I believe he did not earn the way I had! :)

FYI to all those scouters out there interested in helping out this miniature business. You should look into seeing if you can make improvements on this place. I don't think my wrecking balls helped out either.... oops.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

This is for Jessie! :)

For all those constant reminders; here's lookin at you kid!

I'm very happy with my life and have much to be thankful for!
There hasn't been any recent changes but over all I'm glad to be where I am. I've been working at ASI as a clerk for several months now and like much of the people I work with. With certain events at work I've come to respect those individuals that have a talent for motivating others. It's not an easy process. And I am no good at all in that department!

I've realize how ridiculously nerdy I truly am with my recent discovery about my fascination with learning about infectious diseases. I learned about Botox treatments ( non cosmetic) just last night and had the opportunity to seek out further knowledge from professionals. Its very intriguing how a poison (C. botulinum) may be both beneficial and deadly. Its truly perplexing!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Starting summer off with a bang!

This week has been pretty amazing! A friend from St. George, Utah came up to play in the Alaska wilderness with superman and myself! Sweet times!
Sunday evening started off by blowing out her birthday candles and talking late into the night.
Monday we slept in, made a glorious breakfast of toast with eggs and Jimmy Dean sausage! We headed off to the UAA ice-rink to skate around. We laughed bunches because little girls that couldn’t have been more than 10 were ripping the place up while we were falling and running into walls. OK! So, I was the only one that ran into the wall… what ev! We chilled at home till 6 of us LADIES went to Orso’s for dinner. I had Calamari for my first time.
Tuesday we (us girls and superman) packed up our camping gear and headed out on the Old Seward Highway to Homer, Alaska. We drove 90 miles to the City of Hope (FYI… called Hope because the kids can only “Hope” to get out! Puny! ) We hiked 5.5 miles, starting in the Chugach National Forest and crossing into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and then back. The ankles were rather sore but the view was worth every step! I shouldn’t be complaining though because I dragged superman along and he was sick but hardly said a word. Once we made it back to superman’s car we drove onward to Homer- another 167 miles. A quick stop in Soldotna provided a delicious snack to hold us over till dinner at Sals restaurant. Huge cinnamon rolls! We arrived in Homer at 10:00 ish pm, set up camp, ate, and played games before we fell asleep.
Wednesday morning we took a bike ride down the Homer spit to Lands End and skipped rocks on the beach. We roasted hotdogs for lunch over a fire and headed out. A quick stop in Soldotna for gas, a photo op at the wood carvings, and the snow caves in Turnagain Pass provided an opportunity to stretch out legs. We arrived home, cleaned up and ran to Diamond High School’s pool for a swim. We both hadn’t been for a while so it was very fun! We ate dinner late and popped in the movie Night at the Museum.
Thursday was a lazy day till mid afternoon. We went canoeing at Jewel Lake and had a short picnic on the water. FYI… We loaded the canoe onto our monster truck with our beefy arms and we have pictures to prove it. Too bad my brother could lift that sucker with his pinky if he wanted to while we struggled a bit, but we still did it! Us LADIES went to Glacier Brew House for dinner. I’ve found that I’m not fond of blue cheese! Can we say interesting?.... Then later this evening we said good bye at the airport.