Friday, February 27, 2009

Big Brother and Big Sisters!

Hey! I am doing a charity bowling tournament for BBBS! It is a great cause and if you could give a few $$ that would be greatly appreciated!
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Thursday, February 26, 2009



So this is the Pearl! Cole and I are SO excited to go. I keep hoping the price will drop a bit (not likely) so we could get a better cabin. I always guarantee an inside so I know if that is all I get I will be happy.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cruising with the IRS?

So Cole and I discussed it and decided that we could do this trip for just the two of us for very little money. I had just gotten home from work and walked in the door when Cole said there was bad news. He had a letter from the IRS saying we owed back taxes in 2007. NOOOOOOOOO! My vacation plans up smoke! Cole took it remarkably well I was so impressed. There were no broken chairs or holes in the wall. Now Cole and I live fairly simply. We don't have any Swiss bank accounts or off shore depositories in the Caymans. So I was completely thrown back that we would owe anything....Well it turns out that we don't! THEY made a mistake. I called and spend FOREVER on the phone but it was fairly simple procedure and now all is fine. So it is off to the beautiful Pacific Northwest! I am so excited!

If anyone wishes to join us, come on down! It is really a good deal!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Need a Vacation!

So anyone who has heard me jabber on has heard how sad I am that we do not have any big vacations planned for this year. I have my work travel of course, and Me and Cole's getaway weekends but no time just for us. Well I think that is going to change. Cole and I are taking G and Kane to the Black Hills over spring break fun but lots of work. Well I think I found a great deal on a cruise going up the Pacific Coast in May for 6 days $220 pp plus all the weirdo taxes and fees. I have two free airline tickets so that would take care of that expense plus I have some free hotel nights as well if I wanted to use them. I think this would work. It stops in San Francisco (ewwww) and Astoria Oregon (goonies land!). It ends up it my second favorite North American City Vancouver! (Anyone who cares Anderson Island is my favorite since it will be my home...someday). Yes this could work. I have never been on Norwegian Cruise Line but I know Mom and Dad really like it because of the freestyle thing. So we will see.....

Friday, February 13, 2009

Is this my kid?




After G did his hair for his choir concert, I told him he looked like Robert Smith. He then asked me who that was. I am old.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I am a GREAT AUNT! (Hey I am only 34!)


Seth and Nicole welcomed their first little girl Prudence Elizabeth Greer. She was born yesterday February 10th in Orem. Keith and Jenni are now grandparents!

Monday, February 9, 2009

TJ's Visit


So TJ came down this weekend and spent Saturday and Sunday with us. We celebrated his birthday at Chuck E Cheese's. He turned 17! And most importantly, he cut his hair! I think he looks great!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Geraden's Preference Dance



Geraden was asked to Preference by Nicole. He went with a group of friends and had a great time. I am really glad I bought that tux. It was new on ebay ($60) and he has already worn it three times. Bargain!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Babysitting

So Brat went to Disneyland (get in free on your birthday!) and I watched her kids last night. This was the first time that she and Ian have been away from all the kids since their honeymoon. Well the kids are cute but they can be such a pain. I had forgotten all the things little kids get in to and how they don't listen. You know how some women say they "forget" the pain of childbirth so that they can do it again, well I must have totally blocked out todlerhood. Diapers, bottles, they all are so foreign to me now. I can say quite happily that I do not miss it.