Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Eight years ago today...

We brought home my horse Crown! He was almost six months old, never been touched, and total wild. He's still a big baby. This picture was when he was a few days old.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Farmers market and other fun

George and I did lots of stuff yesterday it was so fun! We went back to the Portland farmers market and got some yummy dried cherries and some local made honey. There were a bunch of little kids in costume, it was very cute. I remember three really good ones. There was a dragon, looked like green pjs with a gold horn on the head and gold wings very cute, kid was 3 maybe 4 yrs old. There was a baby in a stroller dressed like a ladybug, that was adorable. And we saw a teeny tiny pirate. He was sooo cute! Maybe 2yrs old, probably younger and he even had an itty bitty hat!

We went to lunch at the Blind Onion (pizza place) we got two big slices of pizza and a drink for $6, not bad huh? We walked back to the market afterwards because we saw some people with apple cider and it looked really good. When we finally found the booth with the cider they were all out except for one gallon, we didn't want that much so we decided to go. We drove back to Vancouver, sat in traffic for a while, and decided to swing by the Vancouver farmers market for some german sausages, the vanc market is so tiny compared to the pdx one! We got the yummy sausages (I think we will have them for dinner tonight) and we got some apples. They are very good, I'm eating one right now! George won't eat them, he says they are too healthy...

We stopped and got movie tickets on our way home, we had planned an evening out with some friends. Buying the tickets was the first time I showed someone my spouse/military ID! We were buying four tickets but they only let you buy two discount tickets per ID, but since we both had ID they let us get four tickets and they were only $6.50 each, for an evening show! Cool huh? Then George made me go look at new cell phones. I like my phone, I know how to use it and it still works, who cares that its almost three years old! George does, he wants a new phone. So we looked at a couple and found one that is buy one get one free. We get a mail in rebate also so both phones would be free. I didn't want George to get them until we checked the consumer reports, so we still don't have them yet.

We went home for a little bit and I fell asleep on the couch in the sun, but I had my feet up on the end of the couch so when I woke up everything was nice and warm but my feet, they were freezing! I think George played computer games and looked up the consumer reports. We left around five to meet our friends (Taylor and Heather) for dinner. We went to a little mexican place, it was yummy. Then we went to the movie which started at 7:10pm. It was good but scary, which was kinda the idea being close to halloween and all. After the movie we all road together to pick up T&H puppies from Heathers parents house, they were puppy sitting. We took the puppies, very cute hound type dogs, back to T&H house.

Then we went to a Halloween party at Taylors sisters friends house. I saw someone that I work with as soon as we got there, it was weird. His name is Keith and he came with his sister who is friends with Taylor's sister, and the world got really small...We had fun at the party, there were a lot of people in costume and they had karaoke, it was loud but fun.
We didn't get home until 1am. I slept in until 10am today. Okay, I think I got it all, hope everyone else is having a good weekend too!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


We love House here, the show...House, I hope you all have seen it. George and I were a tiny bit upset last week when it wasn't on. There was some baseball game on instead, lame. It's really annoying when they skip a week after the season has started, you're all excited for a new episode then WHAM! HAHAHAHA! joke is on you viewer! no show this week sucker!
George promptly went to TV guide online to verify it would be on this week, whew...and it will be, it better be! You east coasties have probably already watched :( no fair. It's not on here for two more hours.

On my way home today a giant red pickup was going to run me over. I was driving up the road to our house, which is a paved but no lines country road. The guy in the giant red pickup was looking at a house that is being built and not watching the road at all. He was driving down the center of the road and drifting over to my side, he totally didn't see me AT ALL. When I realized he wasn't going to move back to his side I started honking (pathetic squeeker honk...) he swerved back to his side and gave me the sheepish sorry smile and wave. He would have squashed me, ugh.

As most of you know, I answer phones all day for an insurance company. Most calls are rather mundane, some are amusing, some stressful. Today I had a lady call to complain about something really stupid. She was very angry and demanding, then she started talking about the fires in CA and how her parents house has burned and the town she was raised in is gone etc. She went on for several minutes while I fixed the issue she was calling about and by the time she hung up she felt so much better after venting about the fires she was full of thank you's, nice huh?

Oh, and can we have invites to Blake's and Miriam's blogs? the email attached to our blog is we haven't been able to see theirs yet!

Friday, October 19, 2007


THE WEDDING PICTURES ARE HERE!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
click the link above to watch the slide show :)

Thursday, October 18, 2007


It was a long time coming, but i finally saw the Transformers movie.

Bravo Michael Bay, Bravo!!


We are supposed to be having a wind storm today. There are some rather angry looking clouds out there, and it's a little breezy, but not really what they were predicting, at least not here. I'm kinda bummed I was looking forward to a good storm! I did notice it's been just windy enough to take a bunch of leaves off the trees, so now we've lost a lot of fall color :(

Sunday, October 14, 2007


So I'm sitting at the table and George walks by with a glass of milk. So I say, mmm can I have a little moo? and he says sure, goes to the fridge and sets the jug of milk on the table. Gee thanks honey, can I have a little moo in a cup please? So he gets a glass comes back to the table, holds the glass to his mouth and says....mooooooo

get it? a little moo in a cup?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Mmmm brown sludge

I made soup,
lentil soup

My favorite, too bad it doesn't look nicer, but is sure tastes good.
George stayed at school until 7pm tonight, which means he won't be home until 8:15 or so :(
I wish it didn't take so long for him to get home. If we lived closed to PSU it would be a lot easier on him, but then, well, we would have to move and icky rent.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Happy Birthday Jamie!

Yesterday was my sister's birthday, she's 38! okay just kidding ;) She's 15months older than me, you figure it out! We had a fun family dinner at home and super yummy Larsons cake YAY! I think there might be some left too, mmm dinner....hey, I went to the gym today, I'm sure it all evens out...kinda...

Saturday, October 6, 2007

mmmmm chickens.....

We have chickens, by we I mean my Mom. There are five chickens and they lay green, blue, and brown eggs, it's like easter eggs every day!


We went to 'The Wedge of Portland' today...It was a cheese festival Yummy! There were lots and lots of people and George didn't like them, it was very crowded. There were 25 cheese vendors in addition to the regular Farmers Market, which I didn't know they had either! There were tons and tons and lots and lots of people and we had to elbow our way through the crowd to get to the yummy cheese. We tried lots of different cheeses and bought lots too. We also got some smoked salmon pate and some dried cherries. And the most amazing part? It didn't rain!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Happy Customer Service Week

In case you didn't know, this is customer services week! So be nice if you call for customer service, I answer lots-o-mad calls and it makes the nice ones far and few between. When you're mad, remember, don't kill the messenger, more than likely it's not that persons fault! Venting is okay just try not to say 'you people...' too many times.
We do our best with every request! catchy huh?