Monday, October 31, 2005

happy halloween

We had a pretty fun night tonight. Rhea (Kyle's sister) invited us over to hand out candy and have supper with her and her husband. Kyle's mom & dad came too. Kyle got off work a little late, so most of the trick or treaters had come and gone by the time we got there. But, there were two teenage boys that had a pretty good KISS costume. (Am, remember? - My roomies Kris, Am, and Am's brother and I all dressed up as KISS for Halloween one year in college. It was an awesome costume). I used to love dressing up. This year, I didn't really care if I did or if I didn't. Hopefully next year, I'll have a little more excitement.

We watched "Fever Pitch" tonight. It's a cute movie. You should definitely rent it.

Ok, I'm tired. Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

whoa, where have i been?

I really didn't realize it had been this long since I posted. Lots of fun new stuff has been happening, so sorry for that. Oct 19-20, I got to fly in the corporate plane to our headquarters in New Mexico for a little training and to meet some of the people I speak with daily on the phone. It was really fun. In fact, I even go to co-pilot the plane. Well, they wouldn't let me touch anything but an inconsequential altimeter setting. But, it was better for everyone that way. I did get to wear the headphones at least. I even have a picture:

More posts to come...

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Last night, I went with Kyle and his co-worker, Jeff, to go hunting. We went out on Kyle's grandparents' land. It was actually more fun that I expected, although nothing was shot. We went out and found a place to sit, where we could see the deer down in the field below us (there were two small bucks in that group). We also were on the deer trail, so we could easily see if any deer came down from either side. Three deer appeared on the spot that Jeff was sure none would, so they were directly behind us. So, we had to be really still so they would walk down. At this point, my feet are falling asleep and being still is getting impossible. Finally, the deer must've seen or smelled us, and they turned around. So, we went walking up the hill to see if there were any deer in the canyon. There were SO MANY back there. They just kept coming, too, it was really funny. There were at least 15 deer back there. But, we couldn't find a buck from where we were. And by the time we moved to a good shooting position, it was getting dark, and you can't hunt after dark. So, they're going back Wed. while I'm in New Mexico. It was an anti-climatic hunting trip, but it was a great hike! :)

girl fest - last chapter

Sunday I went to church, went shopping, and then cleaned the house :(

Not really a girl fest....

Saturday, October 15, 2005

girl fest...continued

Last night was fun. I started with Princess Diaries 2, which was only worth a few tears... Is it bad that I wanted her to end up with the nice prince, not the playboy? Then, I headed to a coffee shop to try to tackle a few more chapters of Anna Karenina. It's taking me way to long to get through this book. Even the library thinks so. Then, a little shopping... at K-mart... for make up. Then back for round 2 of movie mania. I started Prozac nation and hated it, so didn't finish. Fell asleep on the couch instead. Woke up this morning at 8 with a phone call. Tasha needed a babysitter. So I babysat this morning for her 3 boys, then went to a movie with Rhea. We saw In Her Shoes. It was really good, I cried a lot. That's basically how I rate movies. I actually needed napkins for this movie. Sometimes, my hand will suffice, I can just wipe away a few tears. Other times, I leave with a wet sleeve. When I have to use the popcorn-butter stained napkins, you know it was a good movie. Anyway, I've been doing some website work, and now I need to go dig up my wrecked garden (remember the snow storm?) and then I'm going out to eat with Rhea & Harley. Looking forward to round 3 of movie mania after that. So far, a very good day!

Friday, October 14, 2005

a very girly weekend....

Kyle is leaving me this weekend for hunting. He's leaving this morning and won't be home until sometime Sunday. So, I'm anticipating a very girly weekend. I'm going to rent all the girly movies he doesn't want to see, get a pedicure, bake goodies, go to a girly movie with the in-laws and NOT cook. I'm very excited to sleep in and just have a good, relaxing weekend.

Friday, October 07, 2005

shoot. where'd I put my keys?

I've noticed a stupid quirk that I have lately. Every time I leave my car, I throw my keys into my purse. Except when I get home, then I leave them in the car. But all, other times, I throw them in purse. And then before I get out of the car, I have to double check to make sure they're in my purse. I haven't locked my keys in my car for a really long time. Why do I do this?

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

weekend adventure

This weekend, we headed over to Sundance to try out a mountain biking trail we had heard about. Kyle was really excited and I was sort of excited. We found the trail and it looked promising. So, we started up the trail and continued uphill. I didn't realize we were going uphill, just thought that it was really hard. I was really hating it. It was really rocky and I kept getting stopped going up a hill by a rock and ended up having to walk my bike more than I would have liked. I was complaining like crazy and sweating like a pig. I'm sure Kyle was ready to kill me and leave me out there. Then, we turned around. It was so much fun going down the mountain. I went from totally hating it to totally loving it in basically 4 seconds. I pretty much didn't have to pedal at all the whole way back to the car. At one point, we stopped and I said to Kyle "I didn't realize we were riding uphill that whole way. " Which, of course, he knew and couldn't believe that I couldn't tell. Anyway, after the ride, went drove around and "explored" the area (we haven't spent any time there previous to this) and found lots of cool things and beautiful scenery. The pics are posted below.

A pretty lake we found. Posted by Picasa

The view from the fire watch tower. Posted by Picasa

Me on the bridge we found. Posted by Picasa

Kyle on a bridge we found.
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Some deer that we kept seeing all day. Posted by Picasa

In the Hills near Sundance Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 03, 2005

woo hoo!

Last night, I was finally able to order a new laptop. Kyle and I had been waiting to order one (well, he kept postponing the order) until we had paid off a few more bills. Well, he finally decided that we were ready to order one. This is what I am getting. A 15" Power Book. I'm entering the world of Mac's. Yikes! I'm super excited to get a new laptop. It won't ship for 2-3 weeks, though. That sucks, I'm too impatient. Why can't they just deliver it to me in an hour? Anyway, I'm really looking forward to spending the weekends on the couch instead of stuck in the office. And getting work done while we're travelling. Watching movies ANYWHERE. There's so much fun to be had/work to be done/etc. Yay!