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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Carving....

On Tuesday, I decided it was finally time to go forth and buy our small little family a pumpkin and take part in the time old tradition that is pumpkin carving. However, I didn't actually get to it until last night! Oh, well. Let me take you on my journey....

Step 1.
Cut out top of pumpkin.
Yes, I bought a tablecloth and place mats for Halloween. Aren't they cute?

Step 2.
Take out all the pumpkin GUTS!!!

Step 3.
Pick out pattern and place on pumpkin.

Step 4.
Make an outline of pattern onto the pumpkin.
Okay, do not judge how fat I look in this picture. I was wearing one of Ty's shirts and was waaaay big on me.

Don't worry. That injury on my finger is not from this activity.

Step 5.
Get about thus far and call for reinforcements.

Ty brought out the BIG knife!!!

Step 6.
After awhile, decide to relocate to the coffee table so you can watch a movie while completing the task.

Keeping a watchful eye over his shoulder.

We were a little on edge by the time we finished this project.

But it was well worth the effort!

Not the greatest picture in the world, but it definitely shows of our work. Yay!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Finally Tagged!

So I've finally been tagged! I was beginning to think it might never happen. Lol. You have to give five answers to each of the questions and pass it on. To pass it on, you name them on your blog and you leave a comment notifying them on their blog. Wellp, here it goes....

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:

1. Hoping to go the Youth Church Dances
2. Girls Campin' it up!
3. In 7th grade
4. Crushing on Prince William
5. Starting the Anne of Green Gables book series

5 things on my to-do list today:

1. Unpack from the last two days
2. Do laundry
3. Get rid of my headache
4. Clean the house
5. Make my hubby dinner

5 snacks I enjoy:

1. Chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. Popcorn
3. Crackers, cheese, and apples
4. Yogurt covered raisins
5. More Chocolate

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:

1. Pay off all the bills, and pay tithing regularly :)
2. Build an awesome house
3. Put amazing landscaping around the house
4. Travel around the world
5. Donate to charities

5 places I have lived:

1. Mae Valley, Moses Lake, WA
2. Rexburg, ID
3. Kirkland, WA
4. "The Base", Moses Lake, WA
5. We're looking at buying a house.....but still in Moses Lake, WA

5 jobs I have had:

1. JRCC - secretary for my Dad's company (speaks for itself)
2. Gymboree (probably my favorite job, everyone was sooo nice)
3. Fashion Bug (it's not always better at the bug)
4. Nanny (never, ever doing THAT again)
5. Secretary/Massage Practitioner at the Chiropractic office

5 people I tag:

1. Amber
2. Nichole
3. Portia
4. Rachelle
5. Ashley

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Okay, I know I'm lame to be posting about these stupid little details, but they just get me all kinds of excited!!!

I had looked up online what our baggage allowances are, then talked to my dad. I found out that because we have scheduled our flight before the change in baggage allowance, we will be allowed 2 checked bags, a carry-on, plus a laptop bag, purse, or briefcase. That means Ty and I each will be allowed up to 3 pieces of luggage, plus another bag to carry-on. Wooohoo!!

Well, we didn't really have anything all that equipped for such a voyage and decided that now was a good a time as any to find something appropriate for our needs. I searched through numerous online sites and took into account other stores (including Costco) that I knew we could get luggage from. Hands down, the best price was When, Ty came home I asked him about it and he said that if that was the set I wanted to go for it!

I couldn't resist taking a picture when I got them! They are so pretty and big! The four little pouches at the bottom are actually little organizers. I'm really looking forward to using them.

I wanted to take a picture of them open to show how big they are. The one on the left has the one smaller inside of it. Easy storage. If you look closely enough, you'll see (on the right one) that there is a zipper there. You put all your belongings in the suitcase and it's all completely protected after to zip up the cover!

I've decided to do a "pre-pack" soon, so I'll be able to tell if I can manage to put more things in there and if I need more room for things. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


So, I had originally planned to have posted a couple of weeks ago. But life gets in the way and there really isn't much you can do. Also, I know at the end of the last post, I said that the luggage was next, oh and believe me I'm excited about it, but I actually got these sooner than planned and wanted to share my excitement!

First of all, getting a passport takes some time and a good dollar (more like 100 good dollars) to get. We wanted to make sure that we would have them in enough time. My mom, the wonderful lady that she is, went down to the Post Office in Moses Lake, and picked up applications for just about everyone she could. I started to fill it out, but had some questions about different little things to fill in and didn't want to make a mistake, since these are official government documents. Ty, the amazing computer genius that HE is, looked it all up online, and what do ya know? You can fill it out online, print it, and take in it when you apply. Hooray!

Now for those who might want to know, you can get your passport pics done at Wal-mart two different ways. You could travel the little more expensive route and get them done in the professional photography center at the front of the store (like I did, for almost $11) and only wait a grand total of about 2 minutes and have them in hand. Or if you want a smaller price (close to $8), go to the Photo Center and wait for an hour whilst they process. When we went to get Ty's done (they don't do it in the Ephrata Wal-mart), the girl at the Photography center said they were out of the paper, but we could (and she wasn't supposed to tell us this) go back to the photo center and get it done for cheeper! Ummm, did I mention that this was the same girl who took my picture!!! Oh well.

Okay, so the actual getting of the passports, apparently not as easy as we least not in Ephrata! We picked a day I didn't have to work and went to Ephrata. We had lunch and then shot over to the Post Office before Ty's lunch was over to get it done. Wrong, you have to go to the Clerk's Office at the Court House. So, we high-tail on over there. And after the maze of get to the office, we finally found it. We stood there while the lady was BABBELING and asking all kinds of questions about my family in Germany and if we had gone before and all the things she LOVED about the country, to finally have her ask for Ty's Birth Certificate, only then realizing that we didn't have either of ours!!!!!!!!!! I was more than upset. We wasted so much time with her talking that Ty was late getting back from lunch. Luckily, it's not that big of a deal for him and he wasn't horribly late. But we decided to come up with an alternate route. After finding all of our information that we would NEED, we found out that you can go to the Moses Lake Post Office, but only between certain hours, no appointment needed. We got there right before the huge lined began to form, and the time it took for the Clerk's office to get to the point they did with Ty's passport, we had finished both of ours. They said that it would take about three weeks until we got them. However, two weeks later......

We got these!!!!

You can see that I was quite anxious to make mine official and couldn't wait to sign it. Ty is much more leisure than I am. Of course, he's not to excited about the actual travel part. Germany, should be fun, but the flying and airports and what not are going to be more fun for me than him.
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