Wednesday, February 25, 2009

3 more days...and then life gets REALLY crazy!

Only 3 more days of February. Wow, where has it gone? In my work mind that means we are almost to the end of 1st Quarter, how is that possible! I just finished filing year end taxes, now I have to get ready to do it all over again? Please no! And someone convince Obama that changing every tax form in the history of business is NOT a great idea! No matter how much it means in my pocket everyweek! Oh right, an average of $13, which for me will mean about $6 I'm sure...then you take taxes out of that...and nope, sorry I'd rather keep the old tax forms and be done with it! Please!

But really the end of February means the beginning of one of the craziest months of my life, I am sure! Friday afternoon I leave at 3 for Donnelly to be a cabin leader at our church's youth winter retreat! Should be fun, but above all exhausting! I know I will come back living on very few hours of sleep...its only 2 nights right? How much sleep could I lose? :)
Then next weekend, my dad, sister and brother come to visit! WooHoo! Or I should say they come to move me...lucky them! Yes, that's right they're driving 450 miles to work all weekend. Gotta love family! I'm so excited they are all coming, its going to be so much fun but the moving and shopping will for sure make for another crazy weekend!! I ordered my new mattress and refrigerator this week so that we will have both of those things at the new house for the weekend they are here...I suppose they will want to eat at some point :)
Then if that isn't enough, the next weekend my mom comes! We are going to paint and unpack and everything in my new house! Unfortunately for her she couldn't come the weekend before with the rest of the family, but lucky for me I get to spend two weekends with my family! She's coming Thursday so I'm going to take Friday off work to spend more time with her! Another fun weekend!
And, no wait, that's not all...the next weekend, Jessie, Stephanie & I leave for California for Spring Break! Which will be awesome! We are going to Elk Grove (Sacramento area), where Jessie is from to spend time in her town :) They're going for the whole week but I come back Tuesday night to go back to work! We have lots of fun things planned for those four days! Of course! :) Sunday night we are going to Forever Plaid, a musical at some cool place in Sacramento!? Don't really know...but it sounds exciting!
And then the month will have flown by! I will finally get a weekend at home...with nothing going on...wonder if I will just sleep away that last Saturday of March?! Welcome April! Time moves so fast, I wish there was a way I could simply stop it for savor these last 2 months of (semi) college life...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Without it...

There is no where else I'd rather be. Then right here, in Idaho, with my six best friends. I am so blessed to have met these girls at NNU. I have spent the last four years sharing everything with them. I can't imagine my life without them and certainly wouldn't trade these experiences for anything. Soon it will all be a memory...
It is quickly coming to an end. I don't like to think about what's going to happen come May 11th. It is unknown, scary, but most certainly means saying good bye.
May 10th we will all be up early, getting ready to dawn the monumental black cap and gown. However, before we make our way to the Idaho Center to spend the next five hours in folding chairs on the floor, surrounded by everyone we love, celebrating our accomplishments. We will do the one thing that we always make time for, no matter what else is going on...or what we are going through. There has always been time for coffee. We spend the majority of our time with some type of coffee. When we're happy and need to celebrate, when we're sad and need to mope, when we need to talk or just when we're hanging has always been there.
I don't know how I will handle this next chapter of life, without it.

Friday, February 6, 2009


So after that 5-5-5 I realized I haven't put any pics of Holly on here in awhile...what could I have been thinking?! :) So thought I'd share...these are from Christmas

She helped Jac & I make cookies :) Her bib says "Saw it. Had a fit. Got it."

Tired baby...

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Alright, here it is!
My 5th picture in my 5th folder...

This is Holly Marie during her first week of life...with her Daddy. My uncle Kieth. Can't believe she'll be one in 2 months! Time goes so fast!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The house...

Well for those of you that haven't heard yet...I bought a house this week! I haven't been back yet to take any pictures but here is the MLS listing picture of the house...I have the home inspection today so hopefully I will get some pictures then :)

All windows on the front are bedrooms, except for the bottom right which is the living room.
The entire subdivision has alley access the garage is directly behind the house (attached).
The yard is all in already, with trees, shrubs and then the wing fencing you can see. There is a very little back patio...with very little grass in the back (which I'm thankful for, since I've never mowed a lawn before)...anyone that knows me can attest to the fact that growing things is not my strongpoint. The less yard I have to keep alive, the better!
It is 1538 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath...with all the living area downstairs (and half bath off the living room) and 3 bedrooms upstairs.
The 4th bedroom is downstairs, but will probably be used as an office/den rather then bedroom.
It is off Meridian Rd. between Ustick & McMillan and exactly 8 minutes from my office! :) Which I am pretty excited about! I won't close until March I am not in a hurry to get out of Nampa. But am really looking forward to painting!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

The 25...

This has been going around facebook, so thought I'd add mine to the blog :)

25 random things about me....
1. I was the tallest girl in my 5th grade class...and now am shorter than everyone I know! Well that is everyone over like 12.

2. The only bone I've ever broken is my collar bone. I was one years old and fell off a bench at McDonald's. The doctor had to fashion me a sling, because they didn't make them that small.

3. I'm not very sympathetic. I'm just not. Don't really know what to do in those situations. We all make our own choices...we have to live with the consequences. Deal.

4. I just bought my first house. It is in Meridian, 4 bed 2.5 bath, built in 2009. I made an offer. They countered, I countered, they countered, I countered and they accepted :) (I will post pics soon!)

5. I pronounce Reeses, Reesees and get crap from Jessie for it all the time!

6. I had hernia surgery when I was 18 and have never experienced so much pain in my life. Word of advice: don't stop taking vicadin before the doctor tells you to!

7. I am VERY black and white. There is very little room for grey in my life.

8. I graduated with my BS when I was 20, and my MBA at 22.

9. My mom dropped me on the garage floor when I was a few months old. The doctors told her I was fine, and I've had headaches almost every day since!

10. I have EXTREMELY small hands, seriously. I babysat a 6 yr old girl with bigger hands than me. I've had friends suggest using miracle doesn't work.

11. I like to be alone. If I don't get any time to myself every couple days I become very cranky!

12. I hate wasted time. I won't waste my time on something I don't see lasting. Unfortunately, that also includes people. I just don't have the patience. (Yes, I know my lack of patience should be its own line...but I refuse!)

13. I won't do something just to appease others. If I don't want to, I won't. Definitely NOT a people pleaser. Although I hate conflict...hmm...just realized those kind of contradict themselves...

14. I used to cut the grass at my parents house with scissors. I still to this day have never mowed a lawn! Guess that will be changing soon...due to #4

15. I took piano lessons for 7 years, I can read music but have a terrible ear for it.

16. I worked an entire summer in a fruit packing shed. I started out sorting cherries (torture!) but thankfully was quickly moved to running machinery. Yup, that's right, I was the only one that could fix the label machine :)

17. Growing up I always slept on the top bunk and fought with my sister all the time. Then one summer when we were in Mexico my parents added a bedroom in our basement for her and suddenly we became friends!

18. The men in my family are amazing. Seriously. My dad and brother are two of the highest quality people you will ever meet. I promise, I'm not just biased. It's true :)

19. Until I was 18 I had only lived in one house, since then I have moved 5 times.

20. I've never had cable. Don't know that I ever will.

21. I am frugal. I hate spending $$ on pointless things...or things that won't last. Especially food!!

22. There's this place, Aut-to Mocha, that I would move to my neighborhood if I could. It's in Wenatchee and I go at least once a day when I'm there. And I make everyone that comes to visit Wenatchee with me try a frapita.

23. I hate the name Shelly. Whoever thought it was a good idea to shorten Michelle to Shelly is dumb. If for some reason you can't bring yourself to say Michelle then michi, meesh or michka will all do. But don't even think about calling me shelly!

24. I can read a 200 page book in about two hours. I love to read!

25. I know every episode of FRIENDS by heart. And no, that is not sad :)