Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fun with the Fam

The other night Lacey, my mom and me decided to play Dance 2 on Wii.  Where were the boys? One was alseep on the couch, the other on the laptop and my dad was watching who got the highest score.  I always wondered why I am so competitive....well I learned this week. My dad rubs it in the others face when someone beats the other kid. No wonder I always have to be #1. lol

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I've Been Tagged.....

I have been tagged by my friend Gracie over at Gracie Pie and thought how fun it would be play along!!!

1. You must post these rules.

2. Each per­son must post 11 things about them­selves on their blog.

3. Answer the ques­tions the tag­ger set for you in their post, and cre­ate 11 new ques­tions for the peo­ple you tag to answer.

4. You have to choose 11 peo­ple to tag and link them on the post.

5. Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.

6. No tag backs.

7. No stuff in the tag­ging sec­tion about ‘you are tagged if you are read­ing this.’ You legit­i­mately have to tag 11 people
Here goes nothin'.......

11 Random Facts about ME....

  1. I drink close to a gallon of water every day
  2. I was home schooled until my junior year of high school
  3. I hate when people wear chocolate brown and black together. It is really hard for me to take them seriously when they can't even match clothing.
  4. I gave up coffee earlier this year. I <3 coffee....I <3 the smell of it and the taste.
  5. I LOVE going to North Dakota for vacation. There isn't any where else where I relax like I do in ND.
  6. I have lived in California for 7 years and I still miss my family just as much as when I first moved.
  7. I feel lost without my cell phone.
  8. I hate snow and the cold weather that comes with it. The only reason I wouldn't consider moving to North Dakota is due to the snow and cold.
  9. I bought my dream car at 23 and I am still driving it.
  10. Sometimes I still feel like I am 5 yrs old. I got mad while we were traveling last week. I wanted to stop my feet and throw a fit right there. I knew if I did I would feel so much better. Instead I had to act my age and held my temper tantrum.
  11. I have lived for a yr and a half without a dishwasher. I never thought I could do it.

Gracie's Questions for me!

1. What made you choose your career? Was it what you thought you wanted to be when you grew up? 
I didn't really pick a career I just sort of fell into it. I had been working in the retail world and I am SICK of nights/weekends. Someone that had previously worked for me got a job at a third party administrators and told me about an opening. I applied and was hired. I planned to work there a couple years. 11 years later I am still in the business.

When I grew up I wanted to be a nurse and a mom. We are working on the mommy portion. lol
2. Do you have any body modifications ( tats, piercings , ect) and what is your favorite one?
Yes, I have 2 tattoos. One of my shoulder and one on my toe. The toe one is my favorite probably because I can see it.
3. What is your favorite childhood memory?
Playing Bear with my dad, brother and sister. You can read about HERE.
4. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
The Bahamas. I have always wanted to go there and I would love to be laying on the beach right now!
5. How long does it take you to get ready for work in the morning?
30 minutes if I don't have to wash my hair and 45 minutes if I have to wash my hair. I get ready quickly in the mornings.
6. What is your biggest regret in life thus far?
I wish I had gone to college right out of high school and got a 4 year degree. My priorities were so much different back then. I wish I had known then what I know now.
7. What was the dumbest thing you have done that should have killed you, but didn't?
I don't have one specific thing I can remember that might have killed me. I was walking around the farm today and told Art I don't know how we didn't get super hurt as kids. There is a junk pile and we use to climb all over it when we were little. Amazing we didn't fall and break something.
8. What is the scariest thing you have ever had to do?
When I had to take BART to San Francisco for the very first time all alone. I was sure someone was going to try to kill me either on the train or in the parking lot. Craziest thing to be scared of because now I take BART every single day to work.
9. If you could swap places with anyone for the day, who would it be?
The President of the United States.....there isn't anyone else I would like to trade places with.
10. What is your favorite dish to cook/bake?
I don't have one thing that I like to cook/bake. I like to cook a lot of different things.
11. What is the most you have ever paid for a pair of jeans?
I paid around $40 bucks for a pair of Seven Jeans. I actually just sold them recently for the same price I bought them for 5 yrs ago. I don't spend a lot on jeans.

Here are my questions for the people I tagged below.....

1. What is your favorite holiday?

2. If you could go anywhere for a day where would you go?

3. What is your favorite meal?

4. What is your biggest pet peeve?

5. What is one goal you have for yourself in 2012?

6. What is your favorite website?

7. What store do you shop at the most?

8. What size shoe do you wear?

9. Jeans or sweats?

10. When is the last time you had your hair cut/trimmed?

11. Who do you talk/text to the most every day?

The lucky tagged people are:

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Forever Lazy

I have been joking around with friends about Forever Lazy. The infomercials are out of control & insane! People wearing these insane things to football games, out and about and to the bathroom. When someone mentions they are cold I would suggest a Forever Lazy.

Well wasn't I surprised when I opened a gift from my MIL and she bought me a Forever Lazy.  Then Art opened one and I couldn't stop laughing.  At first I wasn't sure I was going to keep the thing. Art wanted to take a picture in them together. Then he wanted to take them to ND for Christmas. I couldn't tell my family about them because he wanted to get up on Christmas morning wearing his Forever Lazy.

They are actually super warm. We wore them to bed one night.  The house got to be 57 and we stayed warm. Art wears his to bed almost every night and doesn't use a blanket.

My parents referred to us as smurfs. I think my dad was secretly jealous because he wanted one.

Butt Flap

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas in California

We had Christmas with the Post's the week before Christmas and before leaving for the tundra! 

Christmas Tree with presents

Christmas Feast!
My father in law teases me that I take pictures of everything, so I don't forget it. I told him I took a picture of our food, so next year we know what to make different.

Everyone waiting to open presents!

MIL opening her family personalized calendar

MIL decided she has to start smiling in pictures. She asked if she ever takes any serious pictures and I told her no.


Forever Lazy!

Victoria Secret gift pack

Sammy and Dora started fighting over a toy

Sammy got it away from Dora

Then Dora stole it back and put it with her stash under the coffee table.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Saturday Pinterest - Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve

Today is my one of two FAVORITE days of the entire year besides my birthday!!!!  Growing up we always opened our gifts on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day santa brought us our stockings. Stockings are my FAVORITE part of Christmas. I would tell my mom growing up to put my biggest gift in my stocking. I just love stockings!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Can someone please explain to me WHY this phone has 2 receivers?  There has to be a reason, but I can't think of it. This phone was in the room at the doctors office.  It was just soooo random to me!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Things I won't miss & one thing I will miss.....

There are a few things I will NOT be missing while I am on vacation. Just to name a few.

  1. 5am alarm
  2. Racing to make my train
  3. Traffic - oh glorious ND there is NO traffic!
  4. Clients screaming
  5. Occupy Wallstreet Protesters
  6. Driving - I am hoping to do a lot of riding instead of driving

Here is one things I am going to miss terribly!!!

Our poor little man has to stay home. I tried to take him with us, but the airline wants $200 to put him under our seat.  I can't imagine stuffing him under our seat for 5+ hours. Where would we take him to the bathroom in between stops?  If we put him under the plane it would cost $400.  The poor little man would be so scared by the time we got there. We will all 3 suffer and be apart for 10 days. I can't believe I am one of those dog people who is heart broken over leaving him. Yep....I am one of those now!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Hallelujah....I can hear angels singing....Today is my last day of work until next year. Hallelujah!!!!!

I am going to enjoy every.single.moment of the next 2 weeks!

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

I have been on the fairly good list this year. Here are a few of my favorite things I would really like you to bring me!

1. Fur Vest

2. Cognac Boots

3. Fur Scarf

4. Leopard Slippers

I think the problem with my list is I have only disclosed to my mom that I would like the leopard slippers! Hopefully you are a mind reader and know what I wanted already!  Here are some pictures, so you know exactly what I would like. I am negotiable on the leopard slippers...I just want some slippers.