Monday, September 22, 2008

Yes, I am THAT excited

So today I was reading one of my celebrity gossip sites (guilty pleasure!) and saw that one of my very favorite bands (The Killers) were coming out with a new cd in November!! So I listened to the new song called Human and I LOVE it. So I was reading comments about the song from other people and one person mentioned that Keane (another one of my very favorite bands) is coming out with a cd!! So on Youtube I found their new single called Spiralling and LOVE that! Their cd comes out on October 13. This all happened within a 5 minute time frame. So then I was thinking, I wonder what my other favorite favorite FAVORITE band is up to... and found out that Snow Patrol is coming out with a cd at the END OF OCTOBER!!! I found their single on Youtube and listened to that and it's amazing, too! So now my computer has three windows that I'm going to keep open until the cd's come out so I can keep listening to the songs. In other words, Brent is going to be sick of listening to the songs before I even get the cd, but at least he will get to take my other Killers and Snow Patrol cd's out of the cd player in the car!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fun with friends at the Puyallup Fair!

Brent and I went to the Puyallup Fair this year with our friends Dan, Brianne, and their adorable baby Lana. We had such a fun time!
Here we are watching Mutton Bustin'. This is always my favorite part at rodeos and it was hilarious to watch the poor kids ride the sheep. The last kid fell into a pile of sheep poop. Good thing he was the winner! I wouldn't want to walk around the fair like that for the rest of the day.

Next we ate funnel cake! I love funnel cake and it was amazing! I hate it when it's crunchy and the roof of your mouth hurts after eating it, but this was cooked just right. We also played skee ball for a while and Brent, Brianne and I won little stuffed dogs. Basically it's two more toys that Macie has to play with now and she loves them even if they are half the size of her.

Lana during skee ball

After that we went and watched a cooking presentation for waterless cookware. It was AWESOME and the food tasted really good. I am such a sucker for things like that (just ask my Kirby vacuum) and Brent told me maybe next year we can get some (I think he's just hoping I forget :)). Anyway the lady doing the presentation made some jokes about cooking Lana in one of the pots (creepy!) and Brianne won the door prize (nice kitchen scissors).

After that we came back to our house and watched the BYU game (BYU beat UCLA 59-0!!) which made the boys in VERY good moods and then we played Wii until the Wii (see what I did there?) hours of the morning. We had an awesome time and I'm so glad we have friends up here that we can do fun stuff with!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I've been tagged!

My good friend from high school Kathryn tagged me! So here ya go!

First one:Post these rules on your blog.List: 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

3 Joys:
1. Brent (even though he is complaining about me hogging the computer at this very moment)
2. Macie and the kitties
3. Seattle weather!

3 fears:
1. Something happening to Brent
2. Snakes
3. Bad guys getting me

3 goals:
1. Try to use our elliptical machine more
2. Have a good attitude more often
3. Try to learn SOME patience since I have none

3 obsessions/collections:
1. Hand washing! I seriously wash my hands at least 35 times a day.
2. Trying to save money. Lately I've been getting into coupon clipping
3. Kashi GoLean cereal. I eat at least 2 bowls a day

Facts about me:
1. I have to tell Brent how to drive. If I don't I start vibrating and turn red and feel like I'm going to explode.
2. I have the three cutest pets on the planet and for now they really are my kids.
3. There is no invention in the world that I hate more than skate shoes.

Second one:Rules:Each player answers the questions themselves.At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names.

Ten years ago:
1. I was on my school's varsity badminton team.
2. I went to the 'N Sync concert for my birthday
3. I had my first boyfriend

5 things to do on today's "to do" list:
1. Take a nap (I love Sunday!)
2. Make stir fry for dinner
3. Help Brent get ready for New York
4. Give Mace her medicine
5. Watch the MTV VMA's.

5 snacks I enjoy:
2. Gala apples
3. Kashi cereal with walnuts!
4. Fiber One bars
5. Garbanzo beans

5 things I would do if I was a millionaire:
1. Pay off my house!
2. Travel
3. Go on a shopping spree at Sephora
4. Get the NBA channel so Brent can watch all the Jazz games
5. Save

Five place I have lived:
1. Herminie, Pennsylvania
2. Sammamish, WA
3. Provo, UT
4. Layton, UT
5. Everett, WA

Done! I am tagging Taffee, Brianne, Sharee and Adam/Becka (whoever feels like it :) )

Friday, September 5, 2008

A Night in the Puppy-ER

Yesterday when I woke up from a nap this is what I saw laying next to me: Since this is what I normally see:I knew something was wrong. I watched her throughout the afternoon and around six she threw up and then started throwing up from the other end. She seemed ok after she threw up so I thought she just needed to get something out of her system, but around 9:30 she seemed worse so we made a trip to the Emergency Vet. After getting her termperature taken (sorry Mace!), getting weighed (7.7 lbs!) and the nurse getting a stool sample (sorry Mace!) we thought we were ok. The nurse came back in and had to get another stool sample because they didn't get enough the first time (sorry Mace!!) and then we waited for an hour while they tested it. The highlights of the wait were me seeing a weight chart on the wall that reaffirmed the fact that Maggie is obese and seeing a spider crawl across the floor that was the size of my palm. Seriously, I thought I was going to open the door to the room for that thing to get out.

After waiting patiently for a couple hours we found out that Macie has some bad bacteria in her that made her sick. She is now on puppy amoxicilian and some supplement for her food. She is also taking pro-biotics to help her get good bacteria back in her system. She had a rough night last night after we got back (and I had a rough morning cleaning up after the rough night) but now she seems like she is doing a little better. The doctor said that it should take about five days for her to be all better. Seriously, I can't believe how stressed and worried I was for our puppy, I don't want to know what it's like when we have a baby!!

Macie and a stressed out Dad waiting and waiting and waiting
The look on Macie's face when the Dr. gave her the diagnosis

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


After Brent got back from New York for training he found out that he got promoted at work! So now he is a financial planning consultant! I am so proud of him for all the hard work that he has been doing since he's started in Seattle. He also passed his insurance test so now he is licensed to sell insurance stuff (I'm know there's more to it than that, but I always zone out when he starts telling me about work). So if there is anyone that needs financial advisement, Brent is your man! Great job love!!!!!!!