Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Surprise Photos

So, I know this is a little out of order, but these are the pictures of my family when we told them that we were preggo. We had to take a few shots because people didn't really think that Tony was serious when he told everyone on the countdown. I love how Bauer (my nephew) isn't interested in the least bit in what is going on, but in his defense, he is 3.

Pre surprise shot.

Taken right as Tony said it. I'm not really sure what my older brother is doing with the ball on his head, but oh well.
This had to be the best reaction shot out of them all. Aubrey... I would say I'm sorry for posting it, but in all reality, I'm not ;)






Friday, December 26, 2008

Oh Baby!

So, I know it won't be a surprise to some of you, but for those of you who don't know.... We're having a baby!! We found out right before Christmas, and thought that since we have already told our family, we would share the news with those who like to look at our blog. We are really excited about it because we have been trying for a few months and it finally stuck this time. We are due around the end of August/beginning of September. So, I will keep you updated on how things go with my appointments. If you have any advice, let me know. :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Tree, Mini Thanksgiving, and Fishing

Its been a while since I have had something to post. My friends wanted to see a picture of my tree and so I snapped some shots of that and found these other ones that I thought you might be interested in looking at.
We made off like bandits with this tree. We were going to go buy a real one because you can get trees starting at $14.95, but we went to Wal-Mart to pick up our decorations first and found this little pre-lit beauty for $35!! We couldn't pass it up because it was that or 2 years of buying the "Charlie Brown" tree at the lot for $14.95. The ornaments were $5 for 24 (so we got 2 different colors) and then we went to Michaels and spent a little more on ribbon to wrap and make bows. So here it is!!

Here is a close up of all the elements we used in our tree. The ribbon didn't match perfectly, but I think it still turned out really well. Thanks, Audra for helping me make the bows :)This is what it looks like with the lights off. Yes, our star is none other than an ornament missing its hook cap :\
And with the lights on :)

Next on the agenda is our Mini Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time at the Millers for a real thanksgiving, but I wanted to make another pie, and have an evening that didn't involve cuts and month-long bruises. Tony Made the hens, the green bean casserole, and the candied yams, and I made the mashed potatoes, the pie and the stuffing. How's that for team work?!
The Spread. Doesn't that Cornish Hen look tasty???
Our neighbor Audra was out of town so we thought that her husband Tony would want something a little more satisfying than cereal or hot dogs on Sunday.
Me digging in! Don't you love my flannel PJ pants?
Tony displaying the yummy pie I made.

Lastly, Here is our fishing trip we took up in the mountains with his dad. I had a good time once I my medicine kicked in. Unfortunately, it kicked in after we had finished our bumpy drive.
Me and Tony caught a fish. Ok, He caught it and I pulled the poor sucker in. So, I caught 1/2 a fish.
I mainly took pictures up in the mountains, I thought this was cool looking.
Me holding the fish I "caught".
My manly Fisherman.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Photo Tag

So as previously stated by the instructions I chose the 4th picture in the 4th folder. Well This is it! Dulce's First Birthday Photo. He is my older sisters dog and I thought the picture was amusing so I kept it. He is a cute dog despite the fact that he is practically naked (due to skin mites :( ). He has a tender heart and a big mamas boy. I love him. Anyway, there it is! I tag Emily, Aubrey, Becca, Bethany, and Jen. :) This is a fun one and takes no time at all so just go to the 4th folder and select the 4th picture and post it!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Look What I Can Do!!

So as many of you know I have been trying to get my blog lookn' savvy for a long time. I had been looking at the 'cutest blog on the block' in utter bewilderment by how they got their blogs so cute. Well! I finally figured it out (with the help of TCBOTB). This is my first attempt at the whole scrapbook look, and I would have to say it looks pretty snazzy. On top of all this I got to mess around with Photoshop all day long. It's not completely centered, but I have all Christmas season to figure it out. Anyway... tell me what you think!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thanksgiving... The Neglected Step-Child?

So I don't know about any of you, but I love Thanksgiving. Each year it seems like as soon as Halloween is over we jump at the opportunity to celebrate Christmas. Don't get me wrong, but they are already playing music in stores, driving Santa around on the fire truck, and are days away from dedicating radio stations to the "Sounds of Christmas". I know that we are still a few days away, but what other holiday do you really get to spend time with your family and enjoy such an elaborate spread of food and express your thanks. Ok, so maybe a lot of them, but it still isn't one to be pushed to the wayside.

I love the colors, the smells in the air and holiday candles, and the time that I get to do what I love... Eat, make a pie, and visit with family. Anyway, sorry about my rant, but I just thought I would give Thanksgiving the credit it deserves.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Want A Chance To Win A Quilt?


So I was looking through my blog websites and I came across a quilt giveaway. This particular site has some really neat designs and I am actually thinking of buying a pattern even if I don't win one. The instructions are really easy and it takes no time at all. Here is the Link:


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fun Pics and Updates

It has taken me a long time to actually post something because I have been soo busy getting my new apartment all put together. I still have some things to do, but I am finally done with the bedroom and am really close to getting the living room done. I am excited. Moving in a new place is exicting, but I think that when we move somewhere new we forget about all the work that it takes to get it all together. Anyway! I know these pictures are a little past due, but I don't have internet at my new place yet, and I thought that I would get them on now or they would never get posted at all.

What's this??!! How did that get there?? Well I'm sorry to say that there is no baby yet, but the pumkin patch did have the perfect pumkin to give me this cute baby bump (Turkey Timer Included!).

Me and Tony at the Pumkin Patch.


What a goof, huh??


The Birthday cake.... I relly didn't realize how pale I really was... ok so maybe I did, but it is just shocking to see it from everyone elses view.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Tony... And Me :)


Tony and I, as some of you may know, have the same birthday. I know that most of you may be thinking "Really? That's really cool". It is cool in some ways, but in a lot of ways is kinda stinky. Neither of us have a day to ourselves to really feel special, and I feel bad because I think Tony feels like he is giving up his special day to make me feel like I had a proper celebration. Its kinda like we are twins, but for obvious reasons not. This year more than any was a real eye opener because he wanted a specific cake to be made, but then back-peddled saying "Do whatever Traci wants. That will make me happy". It made me sad because this is just further proof to my previous theory but also shows me what a sweet and loving husband I have. In years to come I'm really gonna pull out some surprises for Tony to make it special him. I don't want him to feel like he has to relinquish his birthday into the mix of multi-celebrant holidays.

Anyway, yesterday wasn't the best of birthdays because Tony has been sick all weekend long with the stomach flu. Despite all this, his mom was really nice and made us a fabulous dinner and a birthday cake that had what both of us enjoyed. It was a German chocolate cake with coconut pecan icing on one half for Tony and cream cheese icing on the other for me ;) There were 49 candles and enough fire to roast wienies. (This may be our last time combining our ages with candles because someone is bound to call the fire department with the alleged accusation of a bon fire blistering from our tabletop.) Also, our nephew Grant was super cute. He was demonstrating his way on how to blow out the candles..... the wet way. Needless to say we kept him on the other side of the table. Our booty included an iTunes gift card, aid in purchasing a new mattress, a french_butter_dish, and Tony got G's. Thanks to those who sent birthday cards, they were wonderful. I would have to say that my favorite part of the day was to hear from family members. We miss them a lot and love to know how they are doing. Thanks to all who made this day special and Happy Birthday Tony and Traci :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I admit... I'm a nerd...

So I was watching a couple shows the other day and while skipping commercials I happened to see a clip of the new Twilight movie. It was super exciting to actually see it on TV because now I know that it is getting close. It will be here before I know it! I know that it is probably super lame that I am so excited about it, but I have little to get excited about these days. Which in itself is, also, very sad. Anyway, just humor me and watch the clip. If you haven't read the books then give the movie a shot. I think that if you watch the movie you will be intrigued about what happens in the books. I have already convinced my sister to read them (whom doesn't read much other than the scriptures) and I think I am very close to getting my mom to read them as well. Anyway, enough said. Here it is for your viewing pleasure :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Updates and Rants...

So I haven't really had anything super blog worthy, but I thought I would give you guys a bit of an update. This is gonna be long one so you have been forewarned. Tony has started his Job with ADT (Finally!!!) and I have yet to find a job. I have found that craiglist is not a reliable source for job searching because you will apply for dozens of jobs, get the run around, and the best response you will get is from 'Sister Mary Joseph', apparent CEO of career experts. Which might I add is not even a real response because when I was told I had to pay $100 for a resume template, I responded back with "I can't afford that.....", all she said was "Thank you for your response I will pass this information on to your potential employers.....". (which she had sent me the same email the time before). ???? :/

Anyway, Tony is having a great time with his new job, but he is a little stir crazy because they are having him start on square one with the training. He also has to go out of town to do a crash course on the products and sales tips next month for a few days. He isn't so excited with that because Tony has this unexplained issue with flying.. Besides that we are going to be moving into our new place at the first of the month. We are pretty excited about this. Things are really starting to turn around. There is nothing like hitting rock bottom (well almost) that really puts a positive prospective on your future. (If this statement sounds strange its because it probably is, but if you think about it, things can only get better).

Also, I have been running around CSUS campus with Emily and am proud to say that we made it all the way around and back to her house without taking a walking break. I decided to be a little adventurous and run on one of our off days around my neighborhood. I now completely understand why trainers and health articles suggest working out with a buddy because it is hard to keep yourself moven' when no one is watching. I ran the same distance by myself, but I really like having the company of my friend (and my sweetheart driving behind us to keep us safe) much better. We Rock Em!

So now for the 'rant' portion of my blog.... Today I was out applying for a few more jobs and running errands. Being that it is close to election day everyone has their yard signs of who they are going to vote for and what their views are on certain propositions. As many of you may be aware, California has a proposition to protect the definition of marriage. While out I saw one of the most appalling displays in advertisement. Someone had the nerve to take a "Yes On 8" sign from someone (Mandy-Maybe this is where your yard sign went ;P) and Sharpied in "No on 8". I understand that people have different views than mine, but don't be a larcenous cheap wad. (Sorry if the language is a little strong..) I was, however, glad to see that it was taken down by the time I was on my way home. This isn't even the worst of it. I know of a family that had their car pretty heavily vandalized because they were making a stand on what they believed. All I can say is people need to grow up learn how to deal with opposition.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I've Been Tagged


I have been tagged a few times and so now I'm afraid that I am running out of things to say, but Here goes...
I was tagged by Alicia
1. Lately I have been a victim of day time cooking shows. I sit there and drool over most of what is being made and then go and email myself the recipe.
2. I have moved more times in the past 2-3 years than most people do their whole lifetime. (11 times just in case you were wondering.) Some of them were mini moves, but I still had to pack and unpack so I think it counts.
3. I tried fish and crab for the first time a month ago and actually didn't mind it that much. If you know anything about Boardmans, you would know that seafood has no business on our table... Tony has been trying to get me past it for years. So, we went to Red Lobster on evening and I tried a bit of his fish. It wasn't too bad.
4. I love to run. It is my time of meditation and it makes me feel absolutely wonderful when I'm done. Call me crazy, but I kinda like the wiggly jelly feeling my legs get when I finally hit the stop button on the treadmill.
5. I have decided that I am really looking forward to being a house wife and mother. Since moving back I have been home a lot looking for jobs. I like to do laundry and having things clean and be there when my sweet husband comes home to see me. I want to be mother because I am a kid at heart and love to play all the games little kids do anyway, so why not have a good excuse.
6. Veggies no longer go missing under my napkin or left for the garbage disposal. If you would have asked me a few years ago about my favorite veggies here is what I would have told you: Carrots, Celery, Cucumbers, Corn, Green Beans, Iceberg Lettuce, Pickles, and potatoes. I still really like these but I have incorporated more colorful veggies to my diet. To name just a few broccoli, asparagus, various squash, and Zucchini. It just goes to show you never know what you will like until you try it.
7. I am really looking forward to being able to decorate my own place. I am tired of "college furniture" and hand-me-downs. Don't get me wrong they are great when you don't have any money, but I am looking forward to getting furniture that no one else sat on it before me or is inches from resembling a hammock.
I know I am supposed to tag others, but I'm going to leave it up to a volunteer basis.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Positive Step Forward

So today I went out with Tony and Roger to go and walk the streets for Proposition 8. For those of you who are not familiar with Prop 8, to sum it up, it is a proposition to protect marriage as only between a man and a woman in the state of California. Anyway, I went out and knocked a few streets with Tony and I would have to say it wasn't that bad. Tony did most of the talking, but I put in a few words here and there. We got a lot of really good responses and only one guy that said that "heterosexuals 'screwed' up marriage with the divorce rate as proof (blah blah blah)". I was really excited about it. I'm sure that it was just blind luck that we got so many good responses, but what a night. Its kinda scary to imagine what kinds of collateral damage that will happen if it doesn't pass. Apparently France did a study on something similar to this and decided not to pass it because of the harm it would do to society. They didn't report what they found, but if France wouldn't even pass it, it must have been bad.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Back In Turlock

So on Saturday Tony and I packed up the contents of our apartment and cleaned to be ready to drive the following morning. I can tell that this whole moving process is getting a little old because normally I am extremely organized when I am packing things into boxes. I like to make the unpacking as effortless as possible. This time I didn't care where it went, just as long as it was in a box or a trash bag and into the truck. The drive wasn't really that bad, but I haven't driven by myself for long periods of time in a while so I wasn't conditioned for it anymore. I spent the majority of the time singing super loud, patting my cheeks, and the later part of my trip I bought a snickers and gulped down a 32 oz Siete (Or in other words a 32 oz soda from a 7Eleven or some other gas station).
It is really nice to be in town though. I will say that I am enjoying the weather a lot better than in Phoenix. It is cooler here and it actually feels like it is starting to become fall. I'm excited that there are deciduous trees here. That is my favorite thing about fall is the trees changing colors. I am also excited that I am going back to my old ward. There are a lot of younger couples in the ward that we were friends with.
There are things that I am going to miss about Phoenix. Mainly the people. We are going to miss Sarah and Jared (my sister and her Fiance) and some of people that we worked with. I am also going to miss the fact that where we lived was awesome for shopping. We lived right behind a mall and we were 5 minutes or less from Wal*Mart, Costco, or Target. I guess it shouldn't matter because we didn't do much shopping anyway, but there were a lot of great restaurants close by. Anyway, to sum it up I'm glad that the move is over.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Till We Meet Again Little Bean


I knew this day was coming, but I didn't really think it would come so soon. My little Brother Ben (whom we call 'Bean' as a nickname) went into the MTC today. I had planned on going up to see him off, but we had some things come up and I wasn't able to go. Anyway, it just kinda hit me that I wouldn't really be able to talk to him on a regular basis about normal things for a while. I know that I will still be able to talk to him, but it won't be the same. On top of that, I'll know in the back of my mind that when I go home for Christmas he won't be there to dazzle us with his inconceivable DDR skills and the 'Von Trapp' family choir will be incomplete the next couple of years. It seemed like yesterday that I was on speakerphone in my sisters living room waiting for him to open his letter and that it was still months away. Anyway, its just a little sad to say the least. Good luck Elder Boardman on your new adventure in Melbourne Australia speaking Mandarin Chinese

Monday, September 8, 2008

Funny Commercial

So Tony and I were watching Something on the Internet (I'm not sure that I recall what it was) and we saw this commercial come on. I thought it was pretty funny. Watch it all the way through though.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Yay! I did it!

I have been poking at the HTML on my blog for a long time trying to get it to look just right. I finally got the 2 side bars that I wanted, and I really like the backgrounds on everything. "It'll do, Donkey" flashed through my mind when I looked at my page for the first time. I think that the only thing I would change at this point is my picture in my header. It isn't very visually exciting (though it did take me a ridiculous amount of time on photoshop to put that photo together). I kinda want a more scrapbook type look. perhaps it will be my next project. This post is more for me than anything else, but I thought I would share my success with you guys just the same. :) You can't see right now, but I did a little happy dance when I finally got it all up and running.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Book Review: The Host


So just before the hunt I purchased The Host to read while on my trip. I know that I vowed never to buy another book until I read it first, but it was 14 something before tax and I obviously love the author. I had gotten mixed reviews from different family members and friends, but decided I wanted to make my own opinion about it. I read it and really liked it. The book was a little slower than other books I've read, but overall I would have to say it was good and worth reading if you like a little science fiction and a touch of romance. I think that she captures human emotions really well. I have heard that she is going to make a trilogy out of it by some and others think that there was enough closure on this book that a three book set wouldn't be necessary. Anyway I would give this book 3.5 out of 5

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Roxy's Race.







Well, the end of May or the Beg. of June Roxy was in a Wiener dog race with a bunch of other dogs. The winner got a year supply of dog food an everyone else received a 5# bag of food. Roxy ran about 5 feet and turned around to go back to my friend who was holding her at the starting line. He is in the Blue hoodie.No Gold medal for her. O well she is a good dog so I guess we will keep her.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Trip of Firsts

So as you can see from the last entry we posted, we went on vacation to southern Utah to go bow hunting. This is my take on the experience.
Anyone who knows me or my immediate family knows that hunting/camping is not on our priority list of "hot vacation destinations". We do like to camp every once and a while, but lets just say that many summers on the road to Utah staying in KOA campgrounds kinda wore out the camping spirit. (The bugs seemed to congregate in the showers so we joked that we gave the audience of the bug kingdom a little show. On top of that, there wasn't a single summer that my sister Rachel wouldn't throw up right outside our pop-up trailer at any(and almost every) location.) Anyway, I did have a blast on this trip. There were a lot of things that I had never done before.

I went to my grandmas house on Sunday to visit her for part of the week. I had a lot of fun and learned a valuable skill. I spent the greater part of my visit helping her bottle fruit and vegetables. We bottled apples, pickles, and tomatoes while I was there. Everything was done by hand. By the time we finished my hands were all brown and pruney and had cuts all over. While I was there, my grandma told me a couple times that she thought God had sent me to her to help her with the work. I think she was right. Canning/bottling your own food is hard work and I can't imagine doing it alone. The amazing part about it is my grandma is 73, I'm 22, and she came out of there with more energy than I did. She was telling me to go relax and read my book while she cleaned up dishes or made a meal for the two of us. I felt a little bad that I didn't help her more, but she seemed to enjoy my company just the same. Aside from bottling, we watched the Olympics, movies, and she drove me around town to show me the new changes. She also told me that she knew the ladies that started Stampin' Up!. They have a warehouse in Kanab, UT that was absolutely massive. Its funny to think that it started out of some lady's living room. I was also able to visit with my cousins and aunt. I didn't get to spend much time with them, but I was glad that I was able to see them.

Tony came to pick me up on Wednesday morning. We went out early as he said the next morning and shot his buck. While we were riding on the quad I realized how much I love the cold. There is a certain crispness about it that is comforting, reminds me of the holiday season, and doesn't threaten to melt my skin off or spontaneous combustion like heat does (at least for me because my skin is so fair). It was a fun trip because I had never really experienced hunting in its entirety, never drove or really sat on a quad before, and it was really nice to hang out and get to know his family a little better. I have had very limited chances to really hang out with his brother Travis and I am very glad that the opportunity came. I had so much fun talking and joking with him.

At the tail end of our trip we drove up to Tony's sisters house to visit her family and mom. We had a great time and Hilary is such a good hostess. She was very accommodating and her kids are a lot of fun. I really enjoy visiting the Martins. Chris reminds me a little of my family in ways that it kinda tricks me into thinking I'm back home. Their new baby is super cute and it was a good experience to see the home life part of having a baby. To wrap up the trip Tony's parents, Tony and I went to Tai Pan. I had never been before, but there were a lot of really nice things at great prices. I got a couple Halloween decorations, thanks to mom and pops, and just was in heaven dreaming of what my future home would look like. All in all the trip was a nice break to the normal routine and I'm looking forward to our next vacation. The only thing missing from the trip was the Days. We were bummed when they didn't come. Anyway, Sorry for the novel. I tried to summarize it as much as possible.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

TONY-The Great White Hunter










The past week has been amazing. I got to do one of my favorite things in this world with the people that I love. Traci and I along with my Dad, Brother and his son, my brother-in-law and his two sons and my dads business partner and his son went hunting in southern Utah for a week. We were hunting right by Duck Creek Village. That's right between Ceder City and Kanab Utah. We rode quads for a week and Hunted for the elusive Mule Deer. We saw tons of does. The bucks were less in number but we still had some shots at some. Without writing a book on the trip I shot 7 times at 6 Bucks. The last day of the hunt Traci and I woke up early and took off into the woods. about 9am I saw a 2 point(2x2) 65 yards away. The deer was quartering towards me with his head bent towards his body. I pulled back and released the arrow. It went in and out of his neck and then into his chest. the arrow hit his wind pipe, his major arteries in his neck, his lungs, and liver. He rad 45 yards and then fell. I'm no robin hood but from the distance and how he was standing there wasn't a better way for me to hit him than the way I did. Sorry if this is a little graphic for you. Here are some pictures of the hunt. Ill post more in a bit.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Baby Hungry.... Finally

I have never really been one of those girls that has planned out every detail as far as my married life. I never was a big 'baby' type of girl when I was in YW. Every other girl in my ward would always swarm the new mothers while I hung out with the guys. There have been a couple turn of events that have changed my perspective on wanting a kid:
First off, when we moved to California Tony and I were able to hang out with the Days each Sunday and I grew rather attached to their kids, Harrison especially. Soon after we had moved there they called us to be Sunbeam teachers for the ward and we had the cutest kids in our class imaginable. They were soo precious and so much fun that it started to eat at my anti-kid shell. On top of that there were a lot of my friends that were having babies and I saw how happy they were and was able to interact with them and see them interact with them. The thing that pushed me over the edge of baby hunger was ironically while reading a particular book. I don't want to expose which book it is at the moment, but if you are interested in knowing which book it is just email me or text me and I'll let you know. I guess the whole reason why I am writing this post is because I need a little help. I don't feel that I need to finish school right away and I know that I'll never be financially stable (at least anytime soon), but I need to know how to prepare as much as possible. I have a couple pretty specific questions.
-Should I pay extra money to get maternity insurance or are their ways of getting the coverage without paying out the nose?
- What do I want to look for when choosing an OBGYN??

Any information you can give would really help me out. I'm not sure how soon we will start trying, but I thought I should be prepared so that when the day comes that we do get prego then I'm not super stressed about getting everything squared away.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

AMAAAZING!!!

So I just finished Breaking Dawn last night at like 1:30a. Well I guess you could say this morning. It was soooo so good that I want to read it again just to catch all the details I might have missed. The only thing unpleasant about the experience was the part when my almost brother-in-law tried to spoil the ending with his false accusations through texts and "behind my back" comments. I really was getting annoyed. He is a huge tease, but if he knew me at all he would shy from ruining something that I am so passionate about. I hate when people ruin things because they think that it is funny. I left him a really nasty text because one of his accusations seemed like it was going to happen and then it didn't. I told him that if he had been right I would have made hungry grizzle bears look tame. He merely thought that this was funny, but little does he know that I can be rather frightening if my rage is tapped into too much. Anyway, again if you haven't read the book yet, you must because they are awesome and mildly addicting.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Do your remember when....?

Do You Remember When. . .Here is a fun little game I saw on my sister Amanda's blog. Here are the directions:1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses.If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. You can Post one about me (Tony) or Traci or Both. Enjoy, I know I will.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

It's Here!


The new Stephenie Meyer book Breaking Dawn came out today! I had preordered it and it wasn't going to get to me until the 5th. This obviously was unexceptable, so I went to Wal*Mart this morning and picked up a copy which included a button and a sheet of stickers. I read the first three chapters before work this morning and am anxiously awaiting the rest. Meanwhile, Aubrey (my sister-in-law) texts me and wonders how far along I am in the book and it is driving us both Crazy! I love the book so far and am excited to have time to read it later. Again if you haven't read the series, read it! Twilight (the first book) is being made into a movie and is coming out in December!! Woot! Sorry if this is of little interest to you, but there really isn't anything going on right now. I will have more to post in a couple of weeks.

Monday, July 28, 2008

2 for 2


So last week my sales were kinda slow. Phoenix is probably the best market I have sold in but the most beat up. Next time you go through a neighborhood where ever you live look at all of the security signs in the front yard. You will notice that most of the ones you see are ADT. For you that don't know much about alarm companies, ADT has been around for about 138 years. Needles to say they are the largest in the country. However, Here in Phoenix they are not. American Alarm has more signs in the neighborhoods than any other company and we have only been in business for 6 years. Anyway, the neighbor hood I was in today was covered with American Alarm signs. I got out o my car and Sold the first two houses that were next to each other. I have never done that. Going 2 for 2 in kinda hard to do. Anyway I am really proud of my self. Hopefully I can get a new catalytic converter soon. Who steals a Catalytic converter from an 89 pickup?

We've been Robbed!!!

So, today when I saw Tony at work he had told me that we had the Catalytic Converter stolen off of the truck. They had taken a metal saw to it and cut it clean off. As if this vehicle wasn't ghetto enough with its faded paint job, bond-o, cigarette burned seats, no AC and a slew of other things, someone had to make it roar louder than a diesel truck (and not in good way). It was deafening to drive. I wanted to get home as fast as I could but the harder I pressed the gas the louder it got. Needless to say this couldn't have come at a more inconvenient time. We were just starting to get on top of all of our bills and now we have to worry about fixing the old lemon. (sorry Tony if you read this... I love the truck and all, but lets be honest its seen better days...) It just always seems that when you are able to take one step forward, you always get pushed two steps back.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Undergoing Construction....

So this is my first attempt into making my blog more my own idea. There are a few things that I would still like to do to it but am not sure how to do it. For example, I want to make my header to have a bit of flair to it so it looks more like a scrapbook page. So any suggestions?? What do you think?? Too Flowery?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Dark Knight


Wow yes this new Batman was a little dark but boy was it good! I don't know about all of y'all but I liked it. I wouldn't take any kids to it unless you want to wake up to your kids having bad dreams. I thought that the joker was played to the T. Anyway tell me what you thought. Leave me a comment and let me know what you liked about it and or what you didn't. Do you think Two face will be in the next one or are you one of those that thinks he really Died? (posted by Tony)

Friday, July 18, 2008

News

So there really hasn't really been a whole lot going on lately. I was chosen to be on a makeover show on the local news station. I am officially a blonde. And the best part of the whole process is that it was free! She did a full weave of 2 colors in my hair and then cut it on the show. What a difference! It isn't all gold and nasty, and my skin looks a million times better. Look how happy I am :) Tony finds me absolutely irresistable. I know that they aren't the best pictures but they are the best I could muster up for now.
On top of the fabulous makeover Tony and I got new phones. No more ghetto Razr!! I am the proud owner of a BlackBerry Curve. It gives me full internet access and my facebook, email, texts and blackberry messanges can be immediately accessed with ease. I suppose that is all that I really have to report for now. Tony is doing fabulous in his sales and I am finally getting over my illness. I have been on antibiotics that have 1 made me nauseated and 2 made it appear as though I was trying to dye easter eggs bright orange in my toilet... if you know what I mean. (Tony took pictures of it cuz he is a gross boy and thought it was funny)

Monday, June 30, 2008

At last...

So we are finally all moved in (well almost... we still have clothes to sort through). In some ways it seems like we never left and we were just on a long vacation. Although, I will say that our apartment is looking a lot better than that last time. We actually have pictures and real plates, and a dresser! We did have to jimmy rig (sp) a TV (two Sterelite drawers) stand and our night stands (storage totes), but at least it looks decent. I am working back at my old job and I am loving it. I still deal with angry people, but at least I know how to handle them and I can answer most of their questions. At any rate things are going well. It is nice having my sister in the same complex. We had dinner last night and then talked and played games. We have decided that Sarah is banned from talking to Roxy because she gets too excited and pees, but we don't have to worry about Jared because Roxy is horrified of him for some reason. She will go and hide behind Tony and her eyes get really wide when he tries to hold her. It is quite funny actually, but rather sad. Anyway, there really isn't much going on. I just thought that you would be interested in knowing that we are doing ok. :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

On the Road Again...

So I know that this isn't going to be a suprise to anyone, but Tony and I are moving yet again. (big shocker eh?) We are moving to Arizona (again) to go to school and to get a better handle on our finances. We wanted things to go well here in Utah, but since there is such a huge wait list for the nursing schools and his job didn't really work out (long story) we felt really good about going to AZ. We will keep you all posted on how things go. This is going to be the last move for the next 3 years (hopefully *crosses fingers*)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Boardman's Biggest Loser Contest


So the Boardman family (my family obviously) had a Biggest Loser Contest to lose weight, but more importantly get healthy. We Started this about 4 months ago and I decided to join the fun. I am proud to say that I was the winner after losing just over 12% of my weight during that time, but since September I have lost a total of 35 lbs. I don't say this to brag or anything, I am just really proud of myself because it was really easy to put the weight on and took a lot of effort to take it off. Thanks to all of you who provided support in all of this. (Specifically my family, friends in Turlock 3rd and 4th, and co-workers). I couldn't have done it without you :) I don't care about the Prize money, but the real prize is how good I look and feel.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Confession....


Fact: I have become OBSESSED with the Twilight Series books. I read all three books in less than a week and I am not embarrassed to admit that.


If you have not read these books already I highly recommend them. They are so gripping and intense that I had to force myself to go to bed (I realized this at 2:30a each night) I was inevitably exhausted, but well worth it. My friend Roberta delightfully gave me the flu, but that just allowed me more time to read them uninterrupted. Tony was gone this week and so this was absolutely perfect. I think the reason why I loved the books so much was because Edward's character reminded me so much of Tony... well besides the whole vampire aspect (and doesn't have the physical description of Edward, but I still think that he is totally breathtaking none the less).... You'd have to first read the books to know Edward's character, but more importantly know Tony the way that I know him. Without going into all the gooshy details this is why I think Tony is my "Edward": First off he hunts (not in the same way, but still) He will do absolutely anything in his power to protect me (even if he does go overboard sometimes), he thinks I am the most beautiful woman in the world, he is always looking out for my feelings, and he loves me more than words describes. On top of all that I honestly think that Bella reminds me of myself a little bit. This is why I think I'm Tony's "Bella": I am sometimes reckless and stupid, stubborn, yet firm about my decisions and actions, I have had some of her same internal conflicts, and I can be a huge klutz at times (not enough to hospitalize myself, but I always have cuts and bruises from running into things). The only difference is that I don't have to drink blood to be with him for eternity. As I write all this I'm sure it makes me sound ├╝ber crazy, but I have not been excited about reading as I am now. I can't wait for Eclipse's sequel to come out in August and the Twilight movie in December (even though I think that they could have picked a better looking actor to play Edward... Robert Pattinson is cute, but not at all how I pictured him)!!!! Anyway, I'll stop boring you all with my new obsession, but I thought I would update and explain my bit of a disappearance.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

It's a Scary Wheel barrow!

So the other day Tony and I took Roxy out for a walk. We were going on our usual rout by the Temple and this time there was a wheel barrow in the middle of the side walk. She obviously has never seen one before and didn't quite know what to think of it. She got all perky and started barking at it, but didn't dare go near it. She went up the circled driveway to avoid it but her leash stopped short of her escape. It was the funniest thing. Tony and I just laughed at her.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Ah, Such Service


So this is going to be the most random post that I have posted, but there really isn't anything going on now that I am working full time. Anyway, Tony and I have a vice called take out. Today we went to Panda Express and got the usual. Since pot stickers seem to rotate slower than the other sides they really only make a couple orders at a time. I am not surprised if I have to wait for them. This time was the best service that we have received in all of our many visits to Panda. The guy that was serving us gave us a very generous order of orange chicken for starters, then while we waited he gave us an order of Cream cheese ragoons and a cup for whatever we wanted, and then on top of all of that he gave me an extra pot sticker! Needless to say we were really impressed and have earned our business. It's a shame that good service is so rare these days... It really makes you appreciate it even more when it does come.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I found my Game!


Well some of you might know but the last two weeks have been very hard for me in my selling. I went two full weeks of not selling a single system. In that past two years I have never gone that long without selling before. Well yesterday was the end of the curse. Yes I sold a system. It feels good to be back in the race. Things will only get better from here. Just to let you guys know too, the company that Im selling for is FTR security. Its a Monitronics dealer. Here is there logo. If anyone wants or needs a system, Ill get you the Friends/family hook up (basically its a total steal and I make nothing on it but hey your home and family will be protected.) Have a good one!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Update

So not a whole lot has been going on since we have been here. I have been working full time at Walmart. I guess I don't mind it so much, but it is a little monotonous. I got used to working on the sales floor at OSH that I don't so much know what to do with myself now that I am back on registers. I try to help out in the Garden Center as much as possible bc I need to learn more about the plants. I really couldn't tell you what certain flowers look like. They are all pretty and all about the same. Other than work I really don't have a life. Tony is gone all day so I am at home alone and the noise of the TV and Roxy is what keeps me sane. I am glad that Rachel and Becca are close by. I don't get to see Becca that often because she works a lot, but Rachel has come over the last couple of weeks for dinner. It has been nice. Anyway, that is really about it. Its a little sad I would say.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tony Is sick!!!


Dont worry I dont have anything wrong with me. for the past 4 weeks I have been struggling with allergies. Two of those weeks were in Cali, and the last two have been here in Utah. However yesterday I started to cough really bad and my allergies turned into a cold. I am taking it easy cuase I dont want it to turn into anything worse. I guess I just need to let it run its course. Do any of you have any Ideas to get rid of a cold faster? Please let me know

Monday, May 5, 2008

Wal-E-World

So the past week I have been spending a lot of time searching for a job. I regrettably say that this the best that I have been able to snag so far :/ Good old Wal-e-World. I guess there are worse jobs (if you need some examples just watch Dirty Jobs on Discovery Channel). Starting tomorrow I will be the newest garden cashier. The interview was a breeze thanks to my short lived retail experience at OSH. I was offered the position concluding the interview and went to Orem to submit my 'sample' to make sure I'm clean. Good times. I will say that this will be the 2nd best paying job next to American Alarm that I have ever had. I think that I might be a full timer so I will be offered benefits. I said on my availability that I wasn't able to work on Sundays and they didn't try to negotiate with me working them in me interview. So hopefully they won't be a succubus and slowly sucker me in to working Sundays. Anyway, That is about all that is going on. I have just been up keeping the apartment (pictures are soon to come.. we are getting a futon and so we will have something to sit on.... Yay!!!)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Best Wife Ever



I must say that My Wife is the best woman in the world. We have been married for 2 years and a week. Two days after we got married I dragged my beautiful wife all over this great country of ours. We have been to Oklahoma, Virginia, Alabama, Los Angeles, Idaho, Arizona, Central Cali, and now in Utah. We probably have one more move in us. The great thing is that even though this has been tough, My Queen has not complained. Sure I'm sure she hasn't been a fan, but she is willing to be by my side. Traci is my best friend, my sweet heart, and my strength. Life isn't always rainbows and butterflies but with Traci at my side, It sure is a great journey. Its been a great 2 years Traci and I look forward to the next 2 and the Eternities. I love you!!! (p.s. Some times I work allot so give Traci a call, I know she would love to chat with her friends and family)
 

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