Monday, January 31, 2011


Today I am basing my post on things that I find funny... However my definition of funny is sometimes quite different from the norm, so just go with me on this... :)

Today I was feeling incredibly lazy, so for dinner I decided to eat a microwavable dinner... I had to cook the meal for 2.5 minutes, while it was cooking I moved and started a new load of laundry, I fed my dogs, I cleared off the counters, I poured a cup of milk AND drank half of it! ALL in 2.5 minutes!!! Isn't it FUNNY how we always complain that there is never enough time during the day? (And I'm NOT pointing any fingers because I am the WORST at using that line) I have no idea why I noticed this today, but I couldn't believe how much I actually got done in those 2.5 minutes! I just thought it was kind of FUNNY!

A couple of weeks ago some friends of ours gave us a big ol' dogloo because they were moving and don't have dogs so they don't need it. Our dogs like to run in and out and play tag in it, but they don't really use it as a house (Ken would KILL me if I made them sleep outside!) Well yesterday these friends call me and ask if we use the dogloo at all... They recently took in a dog and need a place for it to sleep... So they texted me and came and picked it up, even though I never gave them the ok and didn't even get the text until 3 hours later!! Isn't it FUNNY how some people are total INDIAN GIVERS!! Now don't get me wrong, I'm not mad, my dogs just played with the thing... but I just found it kind of FUNNY that they saw nothing wrong with coming to MY house, getting into MY backyard, and taking MY dogloo without even getting my consent... Hmmm...

The weather for this week is forecasting a 30% chance of snow for tonight and tomorrow... Every person I know or have talked to here in Brownfield has been or will be going to the store to stock up on water, milk, bread, and soup! haha I thought that was REALLY FUNNY! Isn't it funny that people who rarely see snow FREAK OUT when more than half an inch accumulates on the ground! Our whole town pretty much shuts down whenever it snows! My co-workers were cautioning me all day about how HORRIBLE Texans are at driving in the snow! Hopefully I don't end up on the street with some bad drivers! We'll see what happens tonight and how many people hole up inside if it really does snow!

I bought some new shampoo and conditioner over the weekend because I had run out. I bought a different brand than I usually do because my hair was starting to get super static-y and for some reason I attribute that to a continued use of the same kind of S/C! lol Anyway I was at work, with my hair in a ponytail and every time my hair hit my face I could smell just how WONDERFUL my new S/C is! To me it was a little bit FUNNY because when I use/smell a particular scent for an extended period of time its like I almost stop smelling it completely, and the fact that I could actually smell how great my hair was made me smile :)

These are a few things that I thought were kind of funny... Whether you could follow my reasoning or not is a whole different story! But I hope you enjoyed my little tid bits none the less! :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Random Thoughts Today

This post is solely based on my random thoughts today. Its a boring Saturday while Ken is at work so I have had plenty of time to let my mind wander :)

1. Have you ever been at a crossroads in your life? Gotten to a point where you know you have to make a decision that could change the course of your life for good... Ya, me too. I feel like Ken and I have been constantly coming up on junctions over the last year or so, and they just keep on coming! Good Grief can't life just settle down for like 2 seconds? Guess not! :) At least it keeps life interesting... Right?

2. I LOVE getting my hair cut! Well trimmed I should say. Ken would probably KILL me if I CUT it :) I've been trying to grow it out but the ends were splitting something horrible, so I went in today to get a trim and it was like Heaven! I just love how your hair feels so much more healthy after its trimmed!

3. I've always kind of wanted to try the whole headband thing, but I just never really thought I could pull it off. You know what I mean, those super cute girls with the pony tail and headband... Ok maybe its just me. But I bought a couple today and I'm going to try it out for church tomorrow :) We'll see how it goes!

4. I really like cheese quesadillas... Like I REALLY like them, I could eat atleast one everyday and be happy. I had one tonight in fact, and I was pleasantly suprised when I opened the pack of tortillas (which were a brand we had never tried before so i was a little skeptical) and found them to be probably the softest, most tasty tortillas I've ever had! It was awesome :)

5. I used to think that I preferred citrus scented candles above all others, but I realized today that the last 4-5 candle purchases I have made have all been more of a baked goods/foodsy type scent. Such as hazelnut, pumpkin spice, cinnamon ect... I guess I found my true preference :)

Such is the crazy wanderings of my mind! I hope you enjoyed it :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Part 2! Oh how I just LOVE my family!

Some more pictures of our BEAWESOME vacation with Val, Perry, and the kids! Seriously, it was the most fun I've had in SO LONG! I miss them so much!!

Claire, Val and I! We are pretty cute. Just sayin! Well atleast Claire is, there is NO denying that!
Again Claire is so adorable! And looks just like her Daddy! He was focused on a video game I think!

My sister is SO SASSY!! I totally LOVE it!! Not to mention how totally HOT she is ;)

Oh my Ruby-doo... I love her so much! She has a little leap frog laptop she brought to our house and she accidentally left it here. You can plug it into a real laptop and leave her "emails", and it knows her name so everytime you push the letter R it says "R, thats the first letter of YOUR name Ruby!" Its so cute, and I'm totally lame and miss her so much so I play with it now and then... It will be a sad day when I mail it back to her!

I know its a little dark, but this picture is really amazing! I just love her! She is such a doll!
I CANNOT get enough of my family! I feel so lucky that they came and visited us! I hope hope hope that MORE of our family will be able to make a trip sometime soon!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Val and Perry came down to visit us in Texas for 4 FULL DAYS! It was so awesome! We played on the playground, explored Carlsbad Caverns and Kens rig, and stayed up late playing video games together! The girls were absolute troopers! We spent a lot of time in the car and they were great the whole way! They are so adorable! I was pretty devastated to see them go!

Its pretty much tradition to get a picture on the massive horse when someone comes to Texas :)

Ruby, Ken, and I. Seriously, how ADORABLE is this little girl??!! You can't see it, but Ruby was wearing a bow in her hair and wanted me to as well, so I have one of her little pink bows gracing my ponytail ;)

The Big Texan in Amarillo! Home of the FREE 72oz steak! IF you can finish it, a salad, a baked potato, and 2 rolls...

Oh Val and Perry... I LOVE THEM!

This picture actually has nothing to do with Val and Perry's visit, but I threw it in anyway. :) It was our Christmas Card picture and the latest nice picture we have as a family. :) Aren't we cute!
Having family here was so amazing! I already miss them so much! There will be plenty more pictures to come, my computer is slow at adding them, so day by day I'll add a few more!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I LOVE DAYS OFF!!! Today was the first of Ken's 7 days off. I had to work ALL day, but there is no better feeling than coming home to him! And tomorrow my seester and her family will be here! Oh this is going to be a SUPERFANTASTIC week off!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


So my dogs are super sweet and super handsome... MOST of the time. Yesterday was NOT one of those times! My sister and her family are coming to town so I spent my day off yesterday at the laundry mat washing all our bedding. BORING. So when everything finally finished,one of the King sized blankets was still a little damp, but it was a beautiful WARM day so I figured I would just hang it up outside for a few hours and let it dry. BAD IDEA! I figured I would be keeping the dogs inside from that time on so I wouldn't have to worry about it getting shredded... Well I totally FORGOT about the blanket and let the dogs out to go potty before going to bed. Well after I put everyone to bed and was closing up the house I remembered I needed to bring in the blanket... OR NOT. I went outside and and it pretty much looked like it had snowed outside (which DOES NOT happen in West Texas very often). After only 20 MINUTES of being outside they had COMPLETELY destroyed that blanket. WHOOPS my bad. Good thing I didn't really care for it :) Such is my life... And I love it!

Monday, January 17, 2011


Only 3 more wake ups until Val, Big P, Ruby-doo and Claire get here!! I’m so excited I can’t stand it! They will be here for 4 full days and its going to be a blast!! You can expect a few sweet posts after this extreme Family Outing!!! :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The little things...

Once in a while, being so far away from old friends and family really gets me down. So with this being the start of a new year and all I've been trying to be better at taking stock of the "little things" in my life that bring me joy. Here are a few...

1. My husband - This man is amazing. He makes me smile and laugh. He works harder than any man I know, and sacrifices so much for our little family. Every morning he tells me (or texts me if he's at work :) that he loves me and that I'm the most beautiful girl in the world. Some days I honestly don't know what I would do without that.

2. My dogs - Ya most days they are just HUGE, SMELLY, MOSTERS... But every once in a while they sit at my feet and look at me with their big brown eyes and I can just tell they love me no matter what. Even if I do kick 'em outside because I can't stand them in my little house most of the time.

3. The Sunshine - I really take this for granted here in Texas! It is sunny ALL THE TIME! I miss the snow and the cold, but its a beautiful thing to walk outside and feel the sun on your skin pretty much everyday!

Last but NOT least...

4. Modern Technology - ESPECIALLY Skype! I can always SEE my family and my little nieces and nephews anytime I want because of this technology, and I'm so grateful for it! They are growing up so fast and I hate missing it!

When you're feeling down and out, just remember the "little things"