Saturday, July 17, 2010

Eenie Meenie ASL

Brit and her BFF Calli took ASL 2 at school, and this was their final project in class. They did such a good job! Especially Calli being Justin Beiber.... their teacher loved it so much she showed it to their whole school! I have to say I'm very im pressed they could get that much done together, its usually just joking around and being silly with those 2.... great job girls!

Time Is Ticking...

I can't believe how this summer is just flying past us. Each year I swear summer gets shorter and shorter. This summer is a bit different though, some of our best friends are leaving us to go onto bigger and better things. Our friend, Jeff, is leaving this next week to go to Chicago and make something of himself at school. Later, we will say goodbye to Kevin, and Audrey too. I know we will see them again, but I'm going to miss the time with them. While the majority of our friends will still be here, which I am very thankful for, its just not going to be the same without the whole group together.
Sometimes I think I just want to get out of here, start fresh at school, and make a great adventure out of it. I hear all my friends talking, Lawyers, Doctors, Nurses, Politicians.. and I think to myself, 'well I just do hair'. And then after a moment I realize how much I really enjoy my job. I really love what I do and I would not change how I have planned out my life. I'm happy with my husband, and I know he is just as happy with me.
I sometimes think how different life would be if I had not met Joey, he had a chance to go to college on a football scholership in Virginia, but some unfortunate events in his life kept him from going. At the time he was very upset, but now he tells me he is so glad at the outcome of not going. And trust me... I am too :)
We all think about the "What If's" in life, and I have realized that you cannot clog your mind with those thoughts, they will tear you apart inside and make you forget what is really important. Instead, think of all the positives in your life that you have now that you would not have if you had gone a different road in life. You will realize how great you really have it.
And besides, I think I would miss my family too much if I left :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A New Obsession

So... Joey and I have this show that we found that we are OBSESSED with! Its called Criminal Minds;
Its disgusting and twisted and I can't get enough of it!
Its just about this special crime scene unit that goes all over the country solving crimes the local officers can't figure out. Joey's brother, Jereld, has all the seasons so we watch a few episodes before we go to bed every night, which is not a good idea because I jump at every noise in the night. But that doesn't matter because I love it all the same!
And... the cute buff black guy makes it super easy to watch :-)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Friends, Fights And Lots Of Sun!

Holy cow! This weekend was a great one, and Joey and I packed as much as we could into it. It all started Friday night at Anderson Cove at Pineview. Its one of my favorite places, its a great lake with lots of beachy sand
(except this year, the water was so high!)
We had a nice fire that night, but we all turned in a little early so we could play all day Saturday.
When we got the boat out Saturday morning, we were puting around when Dad and Joey looked under the hood and saw that we had a leak. Dad being Dad, he found some random things at the little store and the campground and luckily was able to fix the boat.
He took all of our friends out while Joey and I relaxed with everyone else on the beach. It was nice and relaxing to just sit and do nothing!

Saturday night, Joey and I went back to town to our friends, Ryan and LaRen's house for the big PPV UFC fight, Brock Lesner vs Shane Carwin. It was a great fight, there were lots of little fights before, so while we watched we had lots of yummy treats. Joey and Ryan had a bet on who would win. Everyone at the party wanted Carwin to win,
everyone except Joey that is.....
So it was very intense when the fight started. It went into the second round, at first we all though Lesner was going to lose because Carwin beat the crap out of him in the first round. Well..... Lesner came back in the second round and won with a tap out from Carwin. We met some really fun people at the party, it was a great time!

Sunday morning, Joey and I got up super early and headed back up to Pineview. We were out on the lake all day long. While Dad visited with the friends, us kids
(not really kids anymore)
layed out on Doug's giant tube.
We had water fights with the younger ones, and later had some big wrestling matches on who would be thrown into the water first. And of course... Doug documented all of it,
thanks Doug!
We got on the boat later in the afternoon, I love doing a few laps around the lake, finding a good spot to sit and swim and have some lunch. I love swimming and being in the water,
Joey not so much. ;-)
After a few hours we decided to dock the boat and relax a little longer on the beach before it was time for dinner. I love watching the kids play in the water, its really true when people say that they grow up so fast. I remember when everyone of those cute kids were born. Makes me feel old :-(
For dinner we had some yummy grilled chicken, and sat by the fire for a while before Joey and I headed home. Sadly, I had to work Monday morning.

I am very thankful for Joey, everyone kept telling me how much they just loved him. And I want everyone to know that he loves them just as much! He fits in with my family so well, I was so happy every time someone told me that they liked them or how sweet he was. Even Paula Bond asked me how I found someone who could fit in so well, "He is just like your dad" she said. And I love everyone for it :-)

This past weekend was one of the best I have had for a very long time. Everyone we were with this weekend are not only my friends, they are my family and I love every moment I get to spend with them. Can't wait for the next trip!