Monday, May 31, 2010


Notice the man in the wheelchair is the only one standing....
I received this in an e-mail and found it very fitting:

It is the Veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of press.
It is the Veteran, not the poet, who gave us freedom of speech.
It is the Veteran, not the campus organizer, who gave us freedom to assemble.
It is the Veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Veteran who salutes the flag.
It is the Veteran who serves under the flag (see above photo...they serve under it in both life and death).

May we all take the day to remember what it really all is about. Thank you Veterans our country would be nothing without you!
Happy remembrance day to all my friends-thank a Veteran!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pretty Exciting...

All my scrappin' friends check out what I get to do each month over at Ella starting next might just get a little love from me!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

5 Years.....

Happy Anniversary to my awesome hubby!!
"I'll Love You Forever,
I'll Like You For Always,
As Long As I'm Living,
My (Sweetheart) You'll Be"(luckily we get a whole lot more than just the living part!)
It'll be 5 Years tomorrow...and I would say we have earned those 5 years!
It hasn't always been easy, but it has most definently been worth it. I loved you then, and I love you now.
Thanks for putting up with me, and loving me inspite of myself.
Thanks for seeing my potential and loving me as if I have already met it.
Thanks for being you and loving me!
You make my days a little brighter and my nights a little warmer.
You make my moments sweeter and worth more than I could have ever imagined.
I love the man you are becoming and the man you were.
I love how amazing you are with kids.
I love how you put your heart and soul into everything you do.
I love how devoted to your family you are.
I love your passion for life and adventures.
I love that you have goals and plans for our future.
I love that you try your hardest to be the best man you can.
I love that you hold the priesthood and look forward to the day that you can show our children how much it means to hold it and use it.
I love that you support me.
But most of all I LOVE YOU!
Here's to Eternity!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Finally A Nice Weekend!!

We finally had a nice night to enjoy the outdoors!! I went with Eric to a friends pond to fish...really I did more casting and photo taking. I didn't catch any fish...can't imagine why-look how fantastic my lure was...reminded me of scrapbooking and cherries, hehe! Eric did finally catch one as we were leaving. We walked down to the river before he caught it though and spooked a moose, they really are funny looking animals!! Like a mix between a horse/donkey/and some animal that I cannot place...very doofy when they run. It stayed there the whole time watching us. I am sure it was not impressed when I jumped the creek and Eric tried to help me but ended up dragging my through the mud-not pretty!! I also finally did some more work in the garage and in the house...this is the new coffee table that is part of my upcoming birthday-it matches perfect and fits so much better than the other one. I was pretty proud of myself, I brought it in the house all by myself and moved the old one out. I have been neglecting working out so I figured that was a good place to start. We also started softball tonight....and WON, so exciting to be playing again-but I am definitely out of shape!!
Nice weekends for all my friends!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Master bedroom...just put the bed together last night!!

Guest's getting there!
Hallway...finally the photos are going up!
This post is for my wonderful friend Linds and myself (and all the rest of you out there that keep up with our mostly uninteresting life). For me it's to stand as a reminder that sometimes I do eat good food (instead of frozen burritos at 10 pm-like last night) and sometimes-really not all that often-but sometimes,I do make my bed and keep my house clean ;0). Also this stands as a reminder that sometimes I do nice things for the hubs, like: drive 20 minutes out of town (leaving an unfinished scrapbooking page) to take pictures of the biggest Brown he's ever caught-while getting hailed on in unpleasant places (for heaven's sake why can't they make pants that don't gap in the waist and squeeze my mondo thighs?), while running through cow poo with the possibility of getting dropped in a stream, and having hands so cold they burn-fun times for sure. For Linds...this is to show that I am unpacking-albeit slowly-and getting my rooms put together!
Fun times for all my friends!!
PS...just bought the new camera-call me if you are needing photos, it should be here in a week...WAHOOO!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Meeting Ella...

Have you met Ella yet??

I am guest blogging here at one of the coolest new online scrapbooking sites-I am sooooo excited!! Check it out and make sure you spend some time there....look around and get inspired!

PS...their books are completely 'green'-just download them and either keep them on your computer or put them on a cd. They make great gifts and have such great material in them!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cutting For Love

I decided after I donated my hair for the first time to here that I wanted to continue to donate my hair. It's a weird feeling of anticipation all day for me, and definitely hard when they chop the ponytail off (wanted to cry for sure this time). I know people say it's just hair-it will grow back-but usually they are the ones with short hair! My hair is kind of like a comforting blanket-it's always there! It is super easy to do and cheap to maintain! I have a little moment of panic after they cut it off, "It's like crap-did I really want to do that? Will I be able to even do my hair? What if they end up messing it up and they have no where to go but a boys botch cut?" I know-silly really, but none the less it is a hard decision that I have to talk myself into and pump myself up for. I made the decision about a month ago and before I could change my mind I made an appointment and didn't tell anyone-even Eric when I was doing it. When I went in I brought a couple photos, but told the awesome stylist that she could just go for it and do what she thought was best. I am still getting used to the back being short, and I learned today that I can't take showers at night or it is awful and hard to do in the morning. I think the color is daring and super fun, but I am still adjusting to it as well. It's funny when I can't feel it on my neck, or I hold it out of the way of the drinking fountain, or move it so it doesn't get caught on my computer bags straps, even better is when I have to double take in a mirror, or when the little kiddos at work say "Mrs. O is that really you? Did your hair change colors? Did you cut your hair?"-the looks on their faces are priceless and their compliments mean the world to me! I know that I am cutting for a great cause, and knowing that I can make even a small difference this way makes it all worth it. I cannot even imagine how hard it would be to lose your hair. I remember watching my Grandma's hair thin and fall out. My heart aches for those young kids and adults who have to go through the pains and embarrassment of losing their hair. My fear might make me second guess a decision after it is made, but the realization that my hair can and will grow back completely changes my outlook! Here's to another 2+ years growing my hair to anticipate a cut for love! I challenge you all to join me in my cut for love!

New styles for all my friends!