Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Ok, so here are some pics and details from my trip to Wisconsin:
Sunday: Justin picked me up and gave me my Christmas present which was a NEW DIGITAL CAMERA!!! It's pretty much the nicest camera ever!!! Then we went to the Johnson's for dinner. I LOVED visiting them
Monday: Justin had to go to work so I stayed home with his niece until it was time to get on the bus. Then we played cards with his family and went to FHE. It was SO fun to be there again with everyone!!!!
Tuesday: We took the sister's down to Zone Conference in Madison. While they were in their meetings we went to lunch, shopping, and visited more people from the mission. Then Justin took us out to dinner and we headed home in a terrible snow storm.
Wednesday: We went to pick out a Christmas tree and decorated it. Then we went to the ward talent show. That was hilarious!!!
Thursday: We pretty much stayed in all day. Just played cards and watched movies.
Friday: We went to see Justin's new nephew (2 days old!) and to see Twilight in the Dells. Then Justin took me out to Pedro's for dinner. YUMMY!!!

Saturday: We went to the St. Paul Minnesota temple with Marty Klish, Amy Mann, and Justin's mom. It was really snowy that day... pretty scary drive, but I was cuddled up in the back seat with Justin and Amy.
Sunday: We went to Church and then over to Amy's house for dinner. We sang Christmas songs around the piano and had a blast!

Monday: I few out this day. I did everything I could to convince him to come back with me, but alas, it didn't work. It only took 2 hours longer than planned to fly home...not nearly as bad as lots of other people.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I'm HOME!!!

Ok, so this is just a quick update for all you peeps who love me. I'm now home from Wisconsin....which is bitter-sweet. It was REALLY REALLY hard to leave Justin there and not sneak him on in my luggage (who cares about the extra luggage fees.....he would have fit....maybe) however I am VERY excited to be home for my first Christmas in 2 years!!!!! I'll be posting more later about my trip and providing pictures of course. I love you all! Have a great Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mourning, but counting my blessings

On Sunday we got a phone call from my Uncle in California that my grandpa (mom's dad) had died. He was sitting in his chair watching TV/sleeping and he made some snoring noises and sounded like he was having a hard time breathing. Lois (his wife) couldn't wake him up and called an ambulance. They tried to revive him, but couldn't. This is my first experience with someone close to me dying, and I think that I'm handling it ok. I feel very blessed to know that he is in the Spirit World now and not suffering from physical pains anymore, but I still miss my grampa. So on Sunday night I offered to drive my mom to Cali on Tuesday (Dec. 9), which meant that I'd have to take my last final on Monday. So we drove to Cali on Tuesday and on Wednesday we got to have a personal viewing of gramps. He is being cremated so he isn't being embalmed for a viewing/burial. Cami will be flying out on Thursday and the memorial service will be on Friday. We'll drive home Saturday and I'll fly out to Wisconsin on Sunday morning. This turned out to be a very busy week, but I feel very blessed to have so many wonderful things to occupy my life. I'll miss you grampa Ferd! I know you're watching over us.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Who's that girl?

So, I was a little bold and DYIED MY HAIR today! I just wanted a change and nobody will let me cut it up to my chin, so I decided to color it. WAHOO!!! So, life had been going great! I just took my first of 4 finals today and got a 96%. GO ME! I have 2 more this week and one next week. ALSO, I have been so blessed in Mary Kay and I have won TONS of prizes!!!! I got a free brush set, a bracelet, charm, handbag and 6 boxes (a tower) filled with prizes! I LOVE Mary Kay! I have a blast and I love to help women love their look and skin! I LOVE MY LIFE! Oh, and only 11 more days till Wisconsin baby!!! WAHOO!!!!