Thursday, August 31, 2006

Flashback Friday

This is my sister Connie and I on a kayaking trip on the Blackfoot River in 2002. She could see what was ahead of me before I could. We really got close when we moved to a small town north of Sioux City, IA right before highschool. There were many trials that we went through, but the stuff that I remember more are the simple memories. Like when we would hide in eachothers' room and scare the crap out of the other, or making up words to songs on our long trip to school(45-60 minutes each way), and the long nights of staying up late playing double solitare and talking about what was going on in our highschool lives! She knows me like very few on this planet do and always thinks of others feelings above her own. She is amazing and loving, and her support has got me through some of my toughest times! Love you so much Connie!

CellPhone Fiasco

So for everyone that has tried to call me in the past month, sorry I couldn't let you know what was going on by changing my voicemail, like, Jackie, Jess K, AmyT.... But my cellphone was lost somewhere between here and Oregon City, OR where we stayed on our way home from N.Cal. Well we tracked it down by the calls the other person was making (yes, they were roaming) and it pointed to the maid that cleaned our room. So there was an investigation and I didn't want to let them know we were on to them. *mission impossible music playing in the background* Well, the hotel has been extremely cooperative and are paying for a new phone and all the charges the lady incurred! The charges only came to about $40, but my phone would've been a minimum of $140 to replace with the cheapest phone available. (Get insurance on your is worth it!) Here is my plug for the Rivershore Hotel and Kathy, the manager, whom I will thank personally when we stay there next time we travel that way! This entire resolution was such a blessing from God, because we had already chalked it up to our own foolishness and she did not have to take the financial responsiblity for the ladys theft. In the meantime, all of my phone numbers that are in that phone are completely lost, so to save me calling 411 or looking on the internet for everyone I know, if you could shoot me an email to
Thanks! Looks like Jesse's not the only investigator in the family!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Ten on Tuesday(monday because tommorrow I just won't have time!)

1. What do you get when you cross a 4 year old and a roll of green crepe paper:

Colton's version of the Incredible Hulk (with a green sword)

2. Frosted Flakes turn into concrete if you don't rinse out the bowl immediately after eating.

3. No matter how many times you ask or make them go, if try to go somewhere with a van full of kids, someone will have to "go" as soon as you pull out of the driveway!

4. I will no longer buy my son white underwear...use your imagination.

5. Making meatloaf is fun no matter how old you are!

6. I wish SpongeBob was educational because it is just way too funny. In the meantime we have Little Einsteins!

7. A couple of nickels can go a long way at the Big Springs Fish Hatchery.

8. No matter how many times I look through Colton's baby book, I still cry!

9. Special treat for myself: Fun new socks.

10. Good friends may come and go, but the time spent together is priceless.

Amber's lil' sister up on stage with Apologetix at the DownPour Festival!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

School Transitions

Hello all! Just a quick note today because I have two extra little ones! As the school year starts, though Colton doesn't start til next year, my two that I am watching/teaching are. :( Sad. But that also means that I get new little ones and God provides! Today I am watching 4 year old and 3 year old brothers of a recently single dad who is starting college full time next week. If you all know my story, of my ex and I, it is eerily the same, except that the mom has removed herself from the picture. Prayers are needed! Anyway on a lighter note, I get the priviledge of watching and teaching these two cuties! I will also start watching another 4 year old boy on a half-day basis. Yup, you heard it, add it up...4 boys! I pray they don't call a mutiny and Jesse will find me tied up with them dancing around me like Lord of the Flies!!! Hee Hee!

Also my sister, Connie, found out yesterday that they are having a boy!!! (Due in January) With all the talk of babies, Colton has informed me that he wants to grow small so that he can fit in my belly and crawl out again! Funny! (Just so I didn't pique your curiosity, we're not preggo yet!) :( Soon hopefully!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Vacation Highlights

Here are some highlights from our Northern California trip! We had a great time and really got to spend some quality time with family!

Thanks LB for :)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

New use for treadmills!

If you are getting bored with your treadmill workout, check this out! Ha!
You tube: Here it goes again

Why I like capris/gauchos

Sorry everyone, I'm still in vacation mode and yes I still have a partially full suitcase. Eventually the clothes will cycle through being worn, then washed, then into the closet, so really I am saving time by not putting them away. Um...even I'm not buying that logic! Anyway I am in the process of getting the pics uploaded, which really means I haven't done that yet either! So here's a blog that really has nothing to do with anything.

Why I like capris/gauchos:
1. I only have to shave up to my knees.
2. They look cute with flip flops or sassy shoes
3. I can change the look of an outfit from casual to sassy in the change of shoes (see #2)
4. I can pretend that it is still summer eventhough it's getting chilly at night!
5. I feel somewhat trendy (please don't let leggings come back into style)
6. I can relate to a pair of pants that really doesn't have an identity- are shorts, are they pants, they really don't know!!!
Yes, I do realize that my blog wasn't very clever, but I think I am funny!*chuckle at myself*

Monday, August 07, 2006

Vacation Blog

Sorry it has been so long since I have blogged! Vacation has been great! We are in Northern California (not hot, sunny beaches-think chilly, cloudy redwoods and cold beaches)! It has been very refreshing to get away from home. I have been taking care of Jesse's grandma while his parents took a much-needed getaway for 5 days. His grandma suffered a stroke almost a year ago and loss control of her left side and speech. (Picture from summer 2005, Helena, Montana a month before her stroke). We celebrated her 79th birthday August 1. Prayers are always welcome!

Anyway, Jesse and I got to sneak away by ourselves to Trinidad for a walk on the pier, fresh fish & chips and clam chowder! Jesse also fixed a delicious crab dinner with a crab scrabmbled eggs the next morning with the leftovers! Yummy! We also spent an afternoon on the beach "agate hunting" and burying eachother in the chilly sand(pictures when I get them uploaded). Today we are going to the beach again to do surf fishing and play in the sand again! Being from the midwest I really haven't experienced much of the "ocean stuff". More to post as soon as I can!