Thursday, January 28, 2010


So I am no longer a spray tan virgin! It was quite the experience and I still haven't decided if I like it or not. They say the color will keep coming for the next couple days, but A LOT of color rinsed off in the shower this morning. I tried to keep going through the "rules" in my head as I didn't use my normal loofah and just basically rinsed off and used soap in my pits, feet and other places you need to clean regularly! They say the "excess color" will rinse off, but it seemed like more. Maybe the shower was too hot...I did read something about that...Maybe it's just that I'm addicted to color right away and did NOT want to see any go away...or I just want to keep my $$$'s worth!

I am a little orange/dirty looking on my hands and knees, but a little extra scrubbing will take care of that, no problem. I will be posting pictures from this weekend, so YOU can be the judge of a spray tan!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


So, I was REALLY good at working out nearly every night, but after 2 months, Jillian and I just grew apart and I hate to say it...SHE GOT BORING! I need to find something else to keep my attention because I was doing soooo well. My drive to workout is also down and I can't wait to go outside and take walks again! I am happy to say that I can comfortably fit in all my size 10 work clothes, so I don't feel like I have to wear the same outfits all the time. My closet grew 10 fold just by losing about 5 pounds! Now I don't have to worry about buying new clothes for awhile because I really don't NEED them!

Any suggestions for a new workout (that doesn't cost an arm and a leg!) Let me know!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Things are a bit overwhelming in my life right now as the daily stressors of "am I going to get a job today" and will we have enough money to even BUY a house? Now add 2 online classes ( which I've never done before) and the daily tantrums of a 19-month-old boy...WHEW~

They will be a little less hectic after this weekend(Jan 30)...Lindsey and Jarod's wedding!!! Super DUPER excited about this and cannot wait for this momentous occasion to happen, but it WILL make my life a little easier. Then it will be on to keeping the house in tip top shape so SOMEONE will want to buy it! And the ever fun house hunting. We probably should already be doing this, but like I said, it's been CRAZY.

I know most of you have been thinking, I have broken my "resolution" to blog 2 times a week and it's not even February!!! OH WELL~! Life goes on and as I get acquainted with my new schedule (and by the way, jobs have been coming lately....and it's about 1 month until I start my long-term job for the rest of the year, so that will be one stressor down!) it will be even easier to do.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Date Night

Jared and I got to have a date night tonight. We originally thought to use our gift card to Red Lobster, but about 2 minutes after discussing that our friends Dan and Courtney called and wanted to know what we were up to. We all decided to go out to eat together and the grandparents were going to watch the kids!

Turns out Reef got to eat at Red Lobster anyway, because it was cousin Taylor's birthday and the rest of the family was going to eat there!

WE had a nice meal at LaPaz, but felt like we were rushed out of there b/c there were many more waiting to eat! Then we had some yummy drinks at a bar (the name just flew out of my head and I can't catch it!) and were home by 10. Sometimes those nights are the enjoy yourself and are still in bed by 11~

Reef was a good boy for grammy and grampy despite having one of the worst diaper rashes he had ever had! Poor baby. It was pretty much cleared up by the next morning...whoo who!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Years BLOG resolution

If you can read (and I'm sure most of you can, otherwise, I guess you're just here for pictures!) then you may have noticed that I haven't blogged the WHOLE ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER!!!

Not that I've really been all that busy...but I have started a workout, I may have mentioned it=Jillian Michael's 30 day shred and that cuts into my blogging time. Also, A TON of our favorite shows have been new and I just can't seem to keep caught up with them. ALSO...the winter time just makes me want to curl up in bed with a good book (or DVR'd show) and RELAX! Enough slacking! I vow to update the blog AT LEAST 2 times a week. I am purposely starting off small because this semester is going to be a BUSY, BUSY one:

~I am taking 6 hours of graduate classes online through UNL (to keep my teaching certificate current)

~I am going to be doing a long-term maternity leave teaching 1st grade at McPhee Elementary from March 5th-ish to the end of the year

~We are debating on putting our house on the market and looking for houses to get the stellar $6500 stimulus (2nd time homeowner) from OBAMA

~I have to keep the house cleaner if the house is on the market...HELP!

~I'm going to be joining a book club (hopefully) and enjoying time with other women who enjoy reading as much as I!

And the regular stuff...laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, keeping up with an 18 month old...

Hope this clears up my slacking! and here are some pictures I got off my phone...some are newer and some are quite old!