Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saying Goodbye... For Now

Hello fellow bloggers -

Well, after thoughtful consideration, I have decided to give it a shot with the new blog. I'm actually a little uneasy about the switch since I'm one that is very against change, but I have been trying to put into perspective the things in life that are important. And I realized that change is one of them.

So I'm taking the first step into the world of change... and am changing my blog site (hey... nobody said it had to be LEAPS here people! Babysteps!).

I have posted my first blog to the new site --

I will work on getting everything transfered from this site to the new one. In the mean time, check out the new site! I'm excited about the change, but like I said, also a little uneasy! This blog site has been good to me... but it's time to move on... I think. For now. We'll see what happens. Hell, I'll probably be back to using this site in a few weeks! :)

Thanks for following, though! :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Three things

Number 1: Being sick sucks. True, it sometimes does give you a day away from work, but when you feel like poo, it doesn't really count as a day off. Matt and I celebrated the Clark Christmas by getting the Clark flu bug that made its rounds over the weekend. Patty first, followed by Steve, Chel, then Matt and myself. As of today, Michael has been the only healthy one... but I don't know how much longer that can last!

Number 2: Prior to getting sick, the Clark Christmas was wonderful! Gramma Donna kept saying, "Oh my goodness, you all just did way too much", which is always what I love to hear! I'm a giver, what can I say! Seeing smiles on peoples faces after you've given them something they didn't expect but love, is pretty wonderful! Matt and I also loaded up -- I got the entire 'Twilight' series, which made me very happy (even though I have already read them all - I started to re-read the first book again!). Steve got us the 'Decade of Dominance' DVD's, which basically details the Bill Snyder era (part one), which will be fun to watch. I got some new sweaters from Patty and a gift card from Forever 21 from Michael and Chel (yessss!) and money from Gramma Donna and Grandad Jim. Donna just kept saying she's never had to buy for girls so she though money was a good way to go (I concur, but her story of how she went to Dillard's to get us Sarah Jessica Parker perfume was quite on track!).

Number 3: Lastly, I am considering switching blogs. I would not delete this one because it holds too many good stories for me to just destroy! I have attached the link for you just to browse (there isn't anything on it yet but a picture and I might still do a new backdrop, but this is the jist of it!) -- I am wanting your feedback because I'm not the one that reads this thing on a regular basis, I just write on it on a regular basis. I like the other blog because I can change the pictures on the blog header and it just looks more clean -- me to a 'T'! :) Anywho, it's just a thought. I'll take votes though -- yay or nay to a new blog!

Happy first full week of January, everyone!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2009, everyone!

Matt & I spent New Years Eve in Kansas City with all of my good pals (minus a few important ones!). It was hosted by the Siders and we crammed as many people as we possibly could in every nook and cranny they had in their house! It was a great night, full of laughs (which always accompanies our large gatherings!) and lots of pictures!

Chad and Nicole rode up with us to KC so they got to trek along with us to Nebraska Furniture Mart this morning. I had never been there before so when we pulled up, I almost started hyperventilating - this place is gynormous!!! Seriously, it's absolutely huge and is full of anything and everything you could possibly ever need for your house!

We split up, Matt and I heading to the bedroom section, while Nic and Chad went on to the TV's. Matt and I decided we could have stayed there all day looking at everything!!! We checked out the bed we have been eyeing online and love it in person, too! We also tested a mattress that was on sale. So... we'll see! We know what we want, now we just need to buy it - which is always what takes us a year to accomplish! :)

Off to Sedan tomorrow after work for the Clark Christmas... and then Christmas is over for another year. I think it all went by a little too quickly!

Happy New Year to all of my blog followers... I hope 2009 brings you much joy and happiness!

Monday, December 29, 2008


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Where are we? Texas or something?!

One of the things that I love about this time of year is the bitterly cold weather. I'm a strange one that enjoys having to put on double-layers of clothes, gloves, hats and scarves just to go outside for five minutes. It is also something that Matt likes since he is used to spending Christmas in Illinois, where it is almost always snowing and atleast in single digits.

We kept watching the forecast all week. The meteorologists were expecting unusually high temperatures for this time of year, but I kept blowing it off, saying that you can never really trust a weather forecast, especially in Kansas where the weather changes every 10 minutes.

Well... this time, they got it right.

It was literally NOT COLD out Christmas day and ridiculously warm the day after Christmas. We all received an e-mail on Christmas day from my uncle Steve, who lives in Houston, who said that it felt like the tropics down there so my aunt Sherron was going to turn the air conditioning to 68 to make it feel a little more Christmasy! I only mention this because it felt like the tropics here as well! It was 71 out last night!!

Ofcourse, today the weather has done its normal switcharoo -- it's cold out. Not as cold as I like, but it's in the 30's... and there is an ice/snow storm making its way towards Wichita as I type.

So... another year passes and my hopes of a white Christmas have failed. Apparently Mother Nature and Old Man Winter decided to really screw with our minds this year!

Welcome to Kansas -- Land of Dorothy, Toto and really f'd up weather!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas time is here...

Today is my last day of work since I'm taking tomorrow off... and I am so happy! I've decided I'm fine with coming to work on a Monday as long as it means I don't have to come back the next day! :)

Matt and I leave for Sedan tomorrow afternoon. Luckily, I was in Sedan this weekend so I was able to take almost all of of our gifts home. If I hadn't made the trip, it would be a tight squeeze trying to get everything in the car to go home, including our dog and his kennel!

Why was I home this weekend when I was only a few days away from being there for longer than 24 hours? Well, I made the 1.75 hour drive home to a) get my hair highlighted and trimmed - which hadn't been done in months - and b) to go to the Nutcracker ballet on Sunday.

The Nutcracker used to be an annual trip for my mom and I. In fact, because of The Nutcracker and Ms. Shoup (a former teacher at Sedan), I met Natalie Shoup, who had come to down to visit her sister for the weekend. Natalie went with us to the ballet and then about 10 years later, she became a Kappa! Fun (and true) story!

I hadn't been to the ballet since I was in 4th or 5th grade... but I'm not sure why I stayed away for so long. I LOVE the ballet! I think its because I really just want to be as poised and graceful as the ballerinas are rather than a very loud cheerleader (though my personality was not meant for the ballerina world!). I find myself mesmerized by the dancing though and am determined to have one of my children be a dancer... and have her teach me everything so we can dance together. Can't you picture that? My poor children are going to be embarassed their entire lives by their parents.

Anywho, the ballet was a good time. And any time spent with both my mom and sister is always an entertaining time so I'm glad I made the 1.75 hour drive... even though I'm doing it again in 24 hours. :)

If I don't see or talk to any of you before then, have a very Merry Christmas and a happy, happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Out of Hand

I apologize for my incessant amount of blogging today, but I couldn't keep this one away.

Someone posted this website on their facebook status -- You upload pictures of you and your signifigant other to see what your future child will look like. I thought, "Oh, why not! Might be fun!"

Boy, was I wrong!

Just look at the kid's picture... doesn't he look like a little shit?!! Seriously, the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture was, "What a little shit!"

So... To those that thought I might get on the baby track any time soon, you can kiss that thought buh-bye. All because of this little shit's picture!

PS. It doesn't help to change up the pictures of myself or Matt -- I tried it!

PPS. I also did not pick out the duck outfit... it might be cute if it was on a baby, but not a 3-year-old -- he reminds me of a pissed off Ralphie from "A Christmas Story" when he has to put on the bunny outfit his aunt made him!