Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone! I decided to dress up for Qqest's 1st Annual costume contest. Instead of one costume, I decided to bring two just in case. I thought it would give me a better chance of winning. Yes, I love winning! First, I dressed as an Academy Award winner. I wasn't able to borrow Julia Roberts' vintage Valentino dress so I brought my old prom dress. Yes, I still fit in it after all these years. Laura dressed as a 20's flapper girl. So cute!

The most scariest award goes to...Lourine as the devil woman.

Keven was also scary as the joker.

Security, security...we need some protection from Ese

Watch out for the dirty old man-Mark

Renae was the most sporty costume dresser. I loved your outfit! Way cute.

And, don't forget about Bat Woman-Stephanie.

Sonny and Cher even showed up. Cerra, you are freaking me out-you look like a boy. Ahh!
The most creative dynamic duo award goes to you two.

My second costume-A pregnant jogger. If only I was really pregnant!

Watch out for Carol H. That is one scary mask.

Here is the Implementation Department all dressed up in their best costumes. Even Mindy dressed up. :)

And the winner goes to.....Josh Kelly as Jack Sparrow. What a great costume! Way to go Josh!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hey Sweetheart!

Lately I've been running at the Alta High School track for my running program. Last week after I finished my run and had gone to my car, I heard, "Hey Sweetheart!" I thought to myself, oh no he didn't just call me sweetheart in my best ebonics accent. After thinking about the whole event, I thought well that was kind of cool. I was a red faced babe. Now, don't take it the wrong way, I wasn't embarrassed that he had called me sweetheart but I had just run. So I guess I still have it. I am one hot mama!

Halloween Date Night

Last night, Adrian and I went to the PWC Halloween party in Orem for our date night. The party was in a barn and there were tons of things to do. The activites were mostly for the children but we still had a blast. We got to make caramel apples which was Adrian's favorite treat. My favorite part was when Adrian won this giant glass jar filled with candy. He had to guess how many fireballs were in the jar. I think my luck is rubbing off on other people. I almost won another prize-I was only three off but someone else was closer to the actual number. Oh well! It was just funny to see how Adrian was securely holding the jar like it was his prized possession. He was quite proud of winning! It was cute! I also got to hold Cameron and Erin's baby Claire so that was fun. She is such a good baby. The funny part was at the end when the owners told everyone that they could take as much candy home that they could find. I took a few extra pieces and a few small pumpkins. Now we are set for our own trick or treaters next week. I can't wait to see how many kids come to our neighborhood. My favorite part of Halloween is seeing the children's cute costumes. Thanks Adrian for the fun date night. Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

One fine day!

My day started when I ran in the morning. I'm on my fourth week and it is starting to get a little hard but very rewarding. Then it was off to Brighton's bridal shower with Cassie and Tiffany. It sure is harder with two babies. We were about an hour late because one baby needed feeding, and we needed to pick up Grandma's gift. Oh well! We made our grand entrance. Congrats Brighton for finding your one true love. Jordan seems like a great catch. I'm so happy for you! Sorry that we won't be able to attend your wedding. We will be in California for our Thanksgiving break. Afterwards, Adrian and I went to Zupas with Clint and Chelsea. Chelsea is one of Adrian's accounting friends. I loved Zupas. I had a berry salad and the lobster bisque. Delicious! They also give you some bread and a chocolate covered strawberry. Then we headed to the movies to see Eagle Eye. Great movie! Very intriguing. Then it was a night of DDR (dance dance revolution). Clint was actually pretty good and Chelsea beat one of my high scores. Adrian and I will need some practice. Overall, it was one fine day to say the least. Thanks friends for making it a spectacular day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

5 Things

5 shows I love to watch . . .
1-Greys Anatomy
3-American Idol
4-CSI Special Victims Unit
5-I love Lucy

5 favorite resturaunts . . .
1-Miceli's (They have waiters and waitresses who sing to everyone. It is a very fun environment.)
2-Bombay House (Indian Restaurant here in Utah-Yummy!)
3-Rain Forest Cafe
4-Brown Derby (MGM in Florida)
5-Macaroni Grill

5 things that happened yesterday . . .
1-I ran an extra repetition on the Alta View High School track due to the small crowd that motivated me.
2-Adrian and I made dinner together.
3-I did a lot of things for my co-workers because I was all caught up on my work. Hurray!
4-I continued to knit a christmas stocking for a co-worker's daughter
5-I woke up.

5 things I look forward to . . .
1-Getting pregnant
2-A finished basement
3-Moving to either London or California
4-Thanksgiving break
5-Um...having children. Did I mention that already?? It is just something I really want at this time in my life.

5 things on my wish list . . .
1-A baby
2-To feel content with my life
3-To have lots and lots of money
4-To have a gospel centered family
5-To travel around the world with my honey

The Couch to 5K Running Program

So, I found this running program online and have been doing it consistently for three weeks now. It is for nine weeks straight. The website is if you would like to get off the couch and run a 5K too. I would love to run a marathon someday but I don't see that happening since it is such a long run. Holy smokes! I look up to those who can run a marathon. My brother Jason just ran the St George marathon. Go Jason! You are an inspiration to many people including myself. Well, my goal is to run for three miles straight which I haven't done since high school. I used to run cross country and track and now it is incredibly hard to run a mile. Pathetic, I know. However, I am quite proud of myself for dedicating my time to running three times a week. Does anyone else have a running or exercise program? I would love to start another program after this one but we shall see.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Things I've done

I saw this on Heather's blog so I thought it would be fun to see what I've done. The things I've done are highlighted in BOLD. I'm embarrassed by a few but who really cares. I still have lots to do.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Visited London
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (I sell christmas stockings, does that count?)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt -I tied a quilt, does that count?
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London-Almost
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible-Does the New Testament count?
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Decorating for Halloween

I love to decorate for any holiday! It is one of my favorite things to do. I was actually quite proud of myself when I put together the decorations for our kitchen island (it is the picture with the flowers, autumn greetings sign, and glass jars with potpourri). Didn't I do a fabulous job? Well, it is a lot easier to decorate for a holiday than your normal day to day decorations. It would be easier if I had a ton of money to spend but we are on a budget. Anyway, Adrian and I went to Tai Pan to get a couple of Halloween decorations and there were so many to choose from. We wanted a pumpkin and some flowers to go in our basket. We also wanted to find an autumn wreath which we did. Yippee! Tai Pan also had a ton of christmas decorations which distracted us but we stuck with our plan to buy only autumn type decor. Once December is here we will be back. We have a few ideas in mind. But for now, we will enjoy our Halloween/Thanksgiving decorations. Does anyone else love to decorate for the holiday?