Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A stroke of bad luck

I am not a lucky person!!!! I'm the kind of person that if something has to go wrong it will most likely happen to me. Don't get me wrong I am definitely a very blessed person just not lucky. Today all except two of my co-workers called in or are on vacation. So, what that means is I get to pull triple duty. I knew when I arrived at work at 6:30 this morning I had a long day in store. I also had a doctor's appointment today at 11:45 that I didn't have time to go to, but I did. I went to the doctor's office and had to wait an hour because someone double booked that appointment time. The doctor gave me absolute great news........that he needed to run more tests (I really feel like a lab rat). After waiting an hour and having the doctor poke and prod at me.... he sent me to get my blood drawn which took another 30 minutes. No lunch and an hour and forty five minutes later I was back at work. My boss came to me an hour later and asked if I was busy I looked at my desk piled with files and paper work and jokingly said "No not at all". He said great cause you have just been pulled for a random drug test..........In my head I'm thinking okay I needed a break anyway.....That should take about 1/2 hour....right???? WRONG! I got in a car accident. I'm not a bad driver it's just that I didn't see the stop sign until it was a little too late. I hit this person's car and landed right on top of the snow bank. But why stop at just hitting one car......the car I hit also hit a parked car.......that's right that means I'm responsible for both. I called dispatch who informed me that there were 4 wrecks in the Idaho Falls area so it might take sometime for an officer to respond. 45 minutes later an officer arrived. Take in mind it was 20 below today and I'm standing outside making phone calls. I called my mom and she said sounds like you haven't had a very good day....I laughed...wanted to cry and said”that’s why I have insurance." On the bright side of things the officer didn't give me the $76.00 ticket, but warned me instead and told me he hopes I have a better week. Although it's been a stroke of bad luck for me today I am so very blessed. I'm blessed that I have insurance(both car and medical).........I'm blessed that I have a job(even though I'm over worked)...........I'm blessed with supportive friends..........and I'm so blessed for my family. My sister asked me to come over tonight and I did. My nieces and nephews are so amazing and I love them sooooo much...............it was good to be with them. After I visited them I came home and Queinton came over to visit but he was sleeping. It's so amazing how no matter how bad your week is children can make your day so much better. Next week I go to Maryland with James and Tiff to see my niece Kristin get baptized...I can't wait to see her. So despite the trials I face in this life I realize that I’m better off being blessed then I am being lucky. Hope you all have a great week. Love ya

Monday, January 19, 2009

Boise Fun!!!!

This weekend I got to spend time with some of my friends from Boise(the picture to the left is my good friends Mandy and Sharlee... I haven't seen Sharlee in forever and it was so nice to catch up.....I hope things continue to go well for you and your new guy). It was so fun to see some of my good friends and get caught up. Whenever I got to Boise I don't get to see everyone that I would like, but it is always so much fun. Annabeth.... I hope that you got the gift I left you on your doorstep...Sorry I missed you I was so sad. Happy Late Birthday. Maria sorry about McKall, but she is so gorgeous and so are you. I heard back from University of Utah for the advance standing program. They are very competitive and only accept I think 20-25 people. I am currently on the alternate list if anyone decides not to go. I should be hearing back from University of Las Vegas and Boise State soon. I'm also applying to NNU and Walla Walla, but their deadlines are not until March. So, I will have them in a week before the deadline. Things at work are going well and they just published a story in the Post Register this week about Elder Abuse. I'm so glad that the community is recognizing this horrific crime that occurs everyday in our communities and throughout the nation. Other then working and playin there is not much going on in this girl's life.....I'll continue to keep ya all posted on school. Anyway, I love you all and hope everything is going well for everyone. I'll talk to you later.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Make Over's

For Christmas we draw names in our family, and this year I got the opportunity to shop for my mom. I don't know about the rest of you, but I always find it hard in picking gifts for my parents. They always seem to have everything. For those of you who know my mom...you know she never does anything for herself. So this year I decided to give her a mini makeover. I bought her several outfits, and then bought her a gift certificate to get her hair done. I thought since my mom was getting her hair done I would do mine to. We decided to try out a virtual hairstyle website to determine the best hair cut. We downloaded our pictures on http://www.virtual-hairstyle.net/ and decided on a haircut. For those of you who know me....know I rarely...by rarely I mean never cut my hair short. BUT I decided to give it a try. I mean what did I have to lose. So you will all have to let me know what you think of my new haircut. This process was so much fun. We not only got hair cuts, but we also decided to do facial waxing using over the counter products. We both quickly learned that it was a bad idea........Note to Self....WAXING REALLY HURTS. My mom ended up chickening out on the facial wax, and got some wax stuck to her face. I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants. My mom is so funny. When she was getting her hair done she was getting so mad at me because I was laughing so hard and taking pictures of her. I couldn't help myself. She has let me know that she will get me back. I have posted pictures, but don't tell my mom or she will kill me.

MY New Hair Cut

My new haircut. My hair hasn't been this short since high school.

MoM's Make Over

Mom before, During, and after her make over. Throughout her hair cut she kept looking at me and mouthing the words.... she's still cutting.... I was laughing so hard.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Pictures of Kristin and Mathew who weren't able to be here for Green Bay Packer Picture

These are my beautiful nieces and nephew's. No I am not a packer fan, but I think they all look so cute in their packer uniforms. Of course Jonah is trying to escape.

New Year....New Changes

Several of my friends have blogs, and I have decide to start one of my own. 2008 has been a year of trials, and I look forward to 2009. I'm so excited to see what my future beholds. I am so lucky to have the family that I do. They are amazing. Mathew who turned 9 in September was able to spend some of the Christmas break with us, and it was so good to see him. I love my nieces and nephews, and they have brought such peace and happiness to my life. My niece Kristin was not able to spend Christmas with us this year. I can't believe that she will be 8 in February. She is growing up so fast. Gavin is 6 and is so smart.....I think he takes after me. Quentin turned 3 in December, and he has so much love and energy. Caroline is 19 months old and is very quite with the cutest personality. Then there are the twins who are 18 months old Jonah and Isabelle. Jonah has turned into a holy terror and Isabelle is a little princess. This past year I have learned the importance of family.  I am so grateful for my family and the love they have given to me. I am currently in the process of apply for grad school, and should be finding out soon which school's have accepted me. This year I start my year out fresh with no complicated relationships that have taken up too much of my life, and in March I will help coach basketball for the special Olympics again. I look forward to this new start, and being able to focus on bettering myself. Thanks to everyone who has been here for me this past year. I love you all.......and I'll keep ya posted on the NEW details of my amazing life.