Monday, March 31, 2008

New photo shoot

Hop over to my photoblog and take a look at these two lovebirds.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Needed this today (thanks Jessa)

I'm not an American Idol fan but this chick has really stood out since her win and I have to say that I really enjoy her music. This is one of my absolute favorite hymns too =)

and for giggles here in my current obsession. I want to play this over and over and over....

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Up for hire

Well I'm back on the job market. I'm so frustrated that I'm in this position and I'm hoping there is a resolution out there for me and my family. Being the breadwinner and a person who requires medications to live the stress of this situation is really getting to me. So I throwing it all out there into the universe I need a job! My requirements = $45k a year, medical benefits & Sundays off. I work really hard giving 120% and am always willing to learn something new. If you know of anything please let me know!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hot Stuff!

I had so much FUN with these two lovebirds. Here is a teaser of my time with them. I did my first attempt of a vintage wash on this photo. O really like it in black and white too! Can't wait until I can learn photoshop and really do some damage =) By the way aren't they gonna have some seriously cute kids!

Well since there were only 4 people who entered the blogoversary candy give away by the posted time I was going to just roll a dice and photograph the fun event. However I have discovered that I own no dice. So I went to the good ol stand by and asked it to generate a random integer between 1 & 4 and here's what the result was:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers: 3

Timestamp: 2008-03-25 03:08:10 UTC

That means Amie is the winner. You can claim your prize a $25 gift card to here:

along with my babysitting services for the evening of your choice =) Congrats girl.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Now picture me jumping up and down clapping like a little kid.........

(don't forget to pause the music down below before watching the video)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Pageant

We went out to Mesa last night for the Easter Pageant - Jesus the Christ. It is an annual pageant depicting the life of Jesus and his ministry. The show is beautiful, held outside in the gorgeous AZ spring weather (it was in the 80's yesterday) and the music is moving. We always bring out a little dinner kick back with our feet in the grass and enjoy a little together time waiting for the show time to roll around. Last night we met up with our good friends Amie & Danny and their children for the fun and had a great time as usual!

Here are a few shots of the pageant.

Adam & Eve

Christ teaching in the Temple as a child.

John the Baptist.

Christ gathering his disciples (look how amazing Christ's image is in the picture).
Bestowing the Priesthood power to his Apostles.

Christ healing the sick.

In the Garden of Gethsemane.
Christ being condemned to crucifixion.
The ascension of Christ after his Resurrection.
The night was wonderful and we really enjoyed the Spirit we were able to feel. If you are in AZ the two weeks prior to Easter I enjourage you to stop by the Temple grounds and enjoy the free show. And if you have any questions or interests in Jesus or my beliefs please feel free to go check this out.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I owe, I owe so off to..............

work I go. Yes daily I spend hours upon hours sitting here at my desk, which is where I check most of my blogs daily while on breaks or my lunch. So I thought it was only fitting to share with ya'll where I spend most of my day and the few faces I love to see at work. So here we go.
This is is my life; files, files, files. I spend 8 hours a day looking for, editing, updating & processing legal files. Each of these files contains the police report, victim information, case notes, criminal history and discovery for the case. These bad boys are on most days the bane of my existence.
Here's Tiffany, she's a sweetie with a wicked sense of humor. She's also one of the strongest women I've met; single mom to a totally awesome 4 year old (you've seen them on my photoblog) and she is graduating soon with two degrees! She's also one of the most level headed person I've ever met!
This is my boss' office. Believe it or not this is tidy and only about 3 days worth of work is really represented here!
Ok now here's my little land. This is my happy faced guy who makes me smile when the crazy mean people at my job make me mad.

On Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday when I look to my left I see Stacy. She rocks! Stacy is 24 and a powerhouse for sure. She is graduating in May with her Masters in Criminal Justice. Stacy is a Victim's Advocate and she does such a great job with the people. She worked at the County for quite a while too so she really knows her stuff. Stacy is also crafty and a scrapbooker! We get a long so well
And this is my little world.

To the left, yes all that paper is mine. Yikes!

Here's more of my files!

And here is my girl Nichole. She is the nicest person on the block. Nichole works circles around everyone in the office. She's always early and works 8 solid hours, no excuses! She has a 12 year old and a 10 month old that are so beautiful, I get to photograph them next month! Oh and her hubby was just recently laid off and needs a job if any of you know of any jobs out there he has years of management experience and works as hard as his wife.
Thanks for joining me on my little tour of my work. Now in honor of this being my blogoversary share with me in the comment section your favorite job ever and why and you'll be entered in a happy little blog candy drawing. You have until Thursday midnight to enter (PST) and the winner (by random drawing) will be announced On Saturday - Good Luck!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Scrippy Scrappy - Hap Hap Happy

Here are a few of my latest scrappy projects. These have been done over the last month at two different crops. Enjoy.

On this LO I scraped the lyrics of one of my favorite songs with a recent photo of the hubs.

Here's our puppy girl with her Christmas present. I need a title for this one. Any ideas?

This was New Years 05 in Disneyland. Any suggestions on a title for this one too?

DJ & I as Bella & Edward at the Trunk or Treat =)

My Asher kitty. I still need to add my journaling on this page.

You can't see it but I added blue bling to the flowers (my favorite LO)

Oh how I love the layers. This is my lovely SIL & her hubs my BIL.

And a fun night of Smores with friends. I wasn't sure about this LO, but it's growing on me.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Weekend in review and an update

We had a great weekend, hands down just what I needed after the crappy week I had. I was so burnt out about life and horrible spiteful people by the end of the week. It was so wonderful to unwind.
Friday night we met up with my girlfriends Heather and Carrie and their hubby's to head out to Oregano's downtown Phoenix for some seriously good eats. We all drove out there together and got to talk and hang out which was so wonderful. I really miss talking to people who have my perspective on life, who truly care about my answer to their "how are you question" and who like me just the way I am. So I was just fine when we arrived and had to wait an hour to be seated. Let me tell you this food is worth the wait! I have not had one thing on the menu that I didn't love. And if you are a fan of chicken wings you have to try their oven baked wings with the medium gold sauce (it's not on the menu, you have to ask for it by name). We had a great time talking and I came home so relaxed.

Saturday DJ got up and helped a friend of ours pack up her house and get ready to move back east this week. I slept in and lazied around the house. When I got up I puttered around the yard and dyed my hair and edited some photos and then just enjoyed some time with my hunny......sigh I love doing that.

Sunday we went to church and I got to enjoy one of my favorite couples in this whole wide world give talks. Amie and Danny rocked their talks. I really enjoyed the message they brought and my girl shared part of one of my favorite hymns accapella, gave me goosebumps! I loved the enthusiasm Danny had in his voice during his talks. I have been so blessed to have their friendship in my life. I have a great group of friends and I know that without question any of them would help me at the drop of a hat. But I know when I call Amie I get 100% honest hands down shirt off her back last can of tomato soup friendship. Love ya girl.
Then we went over to Heather and Dave's for Sunday dinner. DJ and I made some super yummy mac n cheese. We had a great time hanging with the kids and stayed to watch Baptists at our BBQ. It was so much fun, DJ and I felt like we were teenagers again. It was a great day.

Monday I got to meet up with one of my girls, Jessa. She taught me while she was down here on her mission. She was able to come back down here with her parents to show them around. I was able to go out to dinner with the three of them and had a blast. Her parents were the sweetest most down to earth couple and I could see how much they love Jessa, just like me, so we all got along like peas and carrots. 3 hours flew right on by and I can't wait to go back up to Kaysville to stay with my new friends!

OK here is my update on my year of no fear. I figured I would tackle things as they presented themselves in my life, rather then making a list. So this past month has provided me with one of my biggest fears/problems that I have harbored the longest in my life. Therefore the next fear I've been working on is the too nice for my own good factor.
Way to many times I have worried about what people will think about me before I worried about how what they were doing to me actually made me feel. I have been given many reminders about how life is too short to let myself worry for one more day about people who don't care about me. So to the girl at my new job who's giving me the silent treatment because I didn't back down when she tried to intimidate me, I don't really care. If you want to expend all that energy on being mad go right on ahead and and make yourself mad everyday - I don't care anymore, I choose to be happy.And to the "friend" who chooses to judge and tear down my faults - I don't care anymore. Believe me I know that I have faults and that's why I'm thankful for the chance each day to make changes, repent and try again. I no longer care about making you happy by feeling bad. I choose to surround myself with people who love and support me, who really care about me and again I choose to be happy.

This may sound harsh and completely un-Christ like but I'm not refusing to turn the other cheek here I promise. I wish nothing but good to these people who have hurt me and given the opportunity I would give service to them and their families if they needed anything. However it's not healthy for me to spend so much time, energy and emotion feeling bad about other people's choices. So I have not backed down and I continue to be sincere when I see these people and say Hello, how are you or have a good day, I choose to be happy even if they choose not to be. Ah free agency my Heavenly Father's greatest gift. So to all my friends, with sincerity, I love you all, thank you for your support in my life and it's ya'll that make me happy!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

New shoot

I have a new photo shoot up over at my photoblog. Go take a peek :)

Friday, March 7, 2008

60 Things You Possibly Didn't Know About Me
1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
Scrappy stuff, a bag with some paper trash & a pair of shoes.

2. When was the last time you threw up?
1994. Bad night, bad, bad night. My body just doesn’t like to throw-up. I can count on one hand all the times I remember and my mother told me that I didn’t do it much as a baby either.

3. What's your favorite curse word?
Son of a motherless goat. (have idea what it means – been saying it since high school)

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
Sadly I only have one today so far – my hubby

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
I was checking my messages at my office desk, wishing I could go back home and sleep just a little bit more.

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Entering plea agreements & arrest warrants.

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?
Entering plea agreements & arrest warrants.

8. Have you ever been to a strip club?

9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
Thank you.

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
Mint chocolate chip is my all time favorite. However I really like Cherry Garcia from Ben & Jerry’s too, yummmmmm.

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Iced peppermint herbal tea, so refreshing!

12. What are you wearing right now?
Black capris, blue cotton shirt & black heals.

13. What was the last thing you ate?
Sesame bagel w/ pineapple cream cheese.

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
No, thought about it though. Nice Spring weather makes me want to clothes shop.

15. When was the last time you ran?
I don’t run. Bad knees, asthma and 100 extra pounds… running for me.

16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
Coyotes opener. We went to the game back in October, it was awesome.

17. What was your first paid job & how old were you?
I was 15 years ole and I was a veterinarian’s assistant. It was a great job!

18. Who is the last person you emailed?
My grandfather. We need to get a reliable A/C tech to come look at our A/C unit since our bills last summer were 3 times the average for a house our size with the A/C set at 86 degrees ($275 a month!) and I figured who better to do some serious research on companies then my retired gramps? He just loves this kind of stuff – 10$ bucks says I get a spreadsheet from him with all the info for at least 5 companies :)

19. Ever go camping?
I have back when I was about 6-9 years old. I slept on the ground and bathed in the lake. I was one with nature and we have never felt the need to try again, lol.

20. Do you have a tan?
nope I just freckle more in the summer.

21. What is the farthest you’ve been away from your home?
I’ve been to both Hawaii & Maui.

22. What’s the last book you read?
Just started Eragon. I know I’m behind on that one, but my entire family got to read it before it came back around to me, and I’m pretty sure my hubby read it twice!

23. Miracle Whip or Mayo?
MAYO!!!!!!!!! Can’t stand Miracle Whip. I’ve only bought the stuff once and that was for a cole slaw recipe which turned out pretty good.

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
Yes. It has to be poured from the can/bottle over ice and then I usually need a straw, though I’ll drink it slower if I don’t have a straw.

25. What did your last IM say?
Don’t IM :(

26. Are you someone's best friend?
I think so.

27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Work, then going out to a yummy dinner with good friends, gonna be a great night.

28. Where is your mom right now?
On the I-10 going to work in Phoenix.

29. Look to your left, what do you see?
Plea agreements and arrest warrants, my pen cup, a fan, my drink, a photo of my hubby & the dog, hand sanitizer & lotion.

30. What color is your watch?
Don’t wear one, never have, never will.

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia ?
Jelly fish and the fact that Christmas to them is the hot time of the year – weird!!!!!!!!!

32. Would you consider plastic surgery?
Yes! Sign me up I’ll go right now for everything they offer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

33. What is your birthstone?
Garnet. I like it but it’s always set in gold and I hate gold. I only have a few things that are gold and I only wear those because of who gave them to me.

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
Drive through always, I hate going inside and dealing with the lines.

35.How many kids do you want?
2-3, though I’ll be happy with one, which hopefully we’ll be blessed with soon……………..

36. Do you have a dog?
Yes, Roxanne she’s a 7 year old boxer.

37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
Water company – who ticked me off big time.

38. Have you met anyone famous?
Yes, quite a few in my former life. I have talked to many famous people regarding their taxes – movies, music, sports – but you’ll have to ask me in person cause I’m not posting it here. My latest off the job meeting was last April in the Pensacola airport. We were standing in line for the security check point when I tell DJ that I swear I hear someone who sounds like Boston Rob from Survivor/Amazing Race. I then make some out loud statement about how I thinks he’s slimy as I turn around and realize he’s actually standing 3 people behind me, and he heard me, and he seemed to not like me, probably a good call that I didn’t ask for an autograph right?

39. Any plans today?
Maybe book club tonight, haven’t hear if it’s going on or not.

40. How many states have you lived in?
Just CA for 25 years and here.

41. Ever go to college?
Yep. Graduated with a B.A. in English Literature and ½ way through my Masters.

42. Where are you right now?

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
Mean people with really bad attitudes & money issues.

44. Last song listened to?
Love Song by Sara Barieilles – my current favorite.

45. What was your first car?
1986 Chevy Celebrity. I totaled it 6 weeks later when my current boyfriend thought he’d show off and pass me on a one lane road in the middle of an S curve. When he saw the other car coming straight at him he jumped back into my lane. I swerved to miss him hit the embankment, the impact

46. Are you allergic to anything?
Grass, Mulberry trees, Olive trees, Dust, Dust mites, Penicillin

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?I love my flip flops for running errands and my pointy black heals at work.

48. Are you jealous of anyone?Sadly yes. I tend to envy my friends who get to stay home, I really really really want to do that.

49. How long have you known your oldest friend?
I’ve know Abigail since birth but I would say we’ve been true friends since the age of 13 so 15 years.

50. Is anyone jealous of you?
I’m gonna say that’s a negative ghost rider.

51. What time is it?
12:05pm Thursday

52. Do any of your friends have children?
pretty much all of them, there are a few out there who a freebirds though.

53. Do you eat healthy?
I try, but often fail miserably

54. What do you usually do during the day?
Get up early, go to work for 9 hours, come home cook, clean, work on calling stuff, edit photo shoots, grocery shop, laundry and then usually fall into bed around midnight.

55. Do you hate anyone right now?
I plead the 5th.

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
Multiple times daily.

57 What is your middle name?
Davis - use to be my maddien name.

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Yes!!!!!! Oh how I love roller coasters. Probably the biggest reason I want to lose my weight, so DJ and I can go back and I don’t freak out about being embarrassed about going on the rollercoaster’s.

60. How did you get one of your scars?
The one under my chin was from when I was 5 yrs old. I remember it like yesterday. My parents were remodeling the bathroom and had just put in the new vanity. The marble countertop was a raw edge that was going to be finished the next week. Well I was taking a bath, playing away and I wanted to get the soap on the vanity rather then the soap in the tub. So rather then get out of the tub and take the 2 steps to the sink I crawled over the toilet and went to grab the soap when my wet slippery little body slipped and my chin came down super hard on the counter’s edge right on the bone. I split a 2 inch cut right open and began screaming bloody murder. 4 hours later I had 28 stitches and a new no baths alone policy. My poor mom, she was super scared. I soaked 3 washcloths with blood before we even got to the ER!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Bad couple of weeks

Sorry there have been no posts, it's been a bad couple of weeks. I'll be back this weekend with a new photoshoot and some new posts. However in the mean time this made me laugh so I thought I would share.