Monday, March 30, 2009

The amazing shrinking women!

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We've got a new bet going! Several chikas and I have decided to change our original bet. We all put in $50 and set a reasonable personal goal for ourselves to accomplish by June 15th. We are going to set up a trip to the casino for the weekend and use the $50 at that time. My goal is to lose 1 pound per week so 12 pounds altogether. I'm already down about 11 so that should be atainable. Whoever doesn't reach their goal has to give up their $50 to the group but can still go to the casino for a girls weekend. I think there are 5 of us altogether so it should be fun to get away and lose weight in the meantime.

I've got my ticker abover for a reminder to me!

Friday, March 27, 2009

It's Official!

Today we signed on our house and it became officially ours! We are very excited to be home owners and especially that we will NEVER have to pay rent and waste our money again!

We celebrated tonight by going to Colin's favorite local Chinese restaurant. (And it was REALLY good, and REALLY unhealthy!) At the end, we got our usual fortune cookie. Colin's said something about going to a sunny beach...I agree! Mine said, "You will be more successful in real estate than in stocks". How crazy is it that I got that fortune on the day we bought our house? C.R.E.E.P.Y!

A bare yard...

Colin and I have been desperately trying to make our yard look nice. We had many plants/trees that we didn't want but were perfectly good so we decided to try and sell them on Craigslist. We didn't think anyone wanted them but...who would have guessed...someone did. They even paid $40 for some Rhodies that really needed to go. The nice thing is, if we had someone come out to the house to excavate the it would have cost about $200. Instead, we made money! They even flipped a huge tire that was loaded with dirt for us so we didn't have to dig it out. Also, it turns out the guy who came to get them for his boss is a good friend of Colin's cousin.

8:00 am, getting 5 Rhodies pulled from the front yard.
One of two large Rhodies that were just using up space in the back yard.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Keep On Truckin'!

I just went to the gym and ran 5k on the treadmill at a time of 32:30. Hopefully that will improve! But it is about 2 minutes faster than last time I did it about a month ago! I've lost a total of 11 pounds since the middle of January! My goal is to lose another 12 lbs by June 15th. Any tips out there? (Other than the obvious!?!)

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Today Keana and I were playing Phase 10 and we heard something that sounded like really loud rain. We looked out the window and it was hailing super hard for about 10-15 minutes. This is what our yard looked like when it was still going strong! We had 2 more hail storms today but they didn't produce as much. The street was all covered in white and was really pretty. Of course it melted quickly.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Looks can be deceptive...

Today was so beautiful outside I just had to go out and do something. We had some big blocks that edged the sidewalk that needed to be pulled out. The problem was, they were about 4 inches into the dirt and had roots growing up into the holes which stuck them in the ground pretty good. It took me almost 2 hours to do, but finally got them all out! I also dug up a good amount of black plastic that was underneath the dirt. Looks really bad now, but this summer when I look back at these pics I won't recognize who's yard this was!

Saturday, March 14, 2009


HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY DAWN! Tonight we celebrated by having a party at Bailey's. Many friends and family showed up and everyone had a nice time! Next up...Ron in May and my mom's in July!

Look what we did today!

Colin and I busted down our Arborvitae trees! It opened up our whole yard and looks great! Or at least they will when the lady buying them picks them up! Yes I said buying, Craigslist is a wonderful thing! Here are a couple pics.

Here is the opened up front yard. No more trees blocking the way! The trees are currently chillin' on the front lawn.
From across the street. Too bad that truck was blocking the way! Before you could only see the garage section. Now you can actually see the house section!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Madison!

Yesterday Tiffani and Trent's daughter Madison turned 1! Colin and I were at the hospital with Brent and Katie when Tiffani had Madison and we are still great friends with them today. Although we don't live close anymore we still get together with them from time to time. For Madison's birthday, I made her this scrapbook layout. Tiffani started her scrapbook (which I got to help with a little) when she was just a baby and now since she is one, I figured she needed an ending page for her first year! The yellow rectangle is a space for one of those messy face cake pictures. :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Photo Tag!

For this tag, go to your pictures, select the 6th photo in the 6 folder. Then tag 6 of your friends. (Thanks Katie and Suzie! Here ya go...)

Ok this is a little embarrassing. haha. I took this picture when I was being goofy at Sunriver last December. :) Pretty sexy huh?

I tag: Katie Swanson, Autum, Carly, Keana, Christia, & Victoria!