Monday, December 26, 2005

christmas break!

i miss having a Christmas break. This year, the company I work for gave us Friday and Monday off. Friday was the bake-a-thon with Rhea. We made TONS of holiday treats. It was really fun. Then Friday night, we got together with the Irby family and opened our Christmas presents. It was really fun, and by the end of the evening, I was falling asleep on the couch... then the floor...

Today, I've been working all morning on websites. I decided to take a break to update my blog. I may head over to Java Jae's this afternoon to do some work there and grab some lunch. Nothing too exciting, but I'm not at work!!!

I haven't said anything about our trip to Minneapolis, which was GREAT. We had so much fun and got to see so many of friends. We hope that ALL of you can make it out to Wyoming and see us sometime. It was a really good weekend and we even got to make some new friends. We spent all day Saturday with some friends of Andi & Jesse's and really enjoyed hanging out with them and their adorable kids. It was a great trip, but went too fast!

Ok, I better get back to work. I'll try to post some pics soon.

5 interesting things about me....

I got tagged by Angela, so here are 5 interesting things about me:

1. I have lots of jobs - I have my full-time job as a SCADA administrator, and I am the web design coordinator for Visionary, I do part time web design work for my own company too.
2. I LOVE cereal, and I usually eat cereal for lunch. My current favorite - Honeycomb.
3. I have a very large family, 4 brothers, 3 sisters and one soon-to-be step-sister. My dad recently got engaged.
4. I LOVE reading and once I pick up a book, I pretty much don't do anything else until I'm done.
5. I don't like to cook, but I love to bake. As a result, Kyle doesn't get home-cooked suppers very often, but there is never a shortage of cookies, cakes, and brownies :)

I tag:
Heidi & Tim

Monday, December 12, 2005


Last Wednesday, we upgraded our SCADA servers at work. As the SCADA Administrator, this was my responsiblity to oversee and make sure everything was working. We had someone from the company that built our software there to do the actual upgrade, but I had to make sure all of our data made it into the system correctly and that everything was working. So much stress. I ended up staying late every day last week and worked some this weekend and then put in a 12 hour day today. I love my job, but I'm ready for everything to be perfect again. Tomorrow we're driving over to Rapid City to catch a flight to Minneapolis on Wednesday. VACATION! I'm SO ready to get away for a while and just relax and shop and sit in the hot tub and relax and relax and shop. I think Kyle is starting to get excited too. I've gotten to the point this past week (and even as early as this morning) that I was so stressed out that anything said with the wrong tone brought me to the brink of tears. I hate being that emotional. But, I staying late (and going in early) today helped and I think I'll be ready to take off tomorrow..... let's hope. Here's how I'm relaxing tonight:

Staring at the Christmas Tree.

Monday, December 05, 2005

christmas tree success!

How do you spell success? G-R-E-E-N-H-O-U-S-E! We went to the local greenhouse and got our Christmas tree tonight!!!! Yay! It's up in our living room and the furniture has been rearranged. We're letting it fall and get used to our house before we decorate it. But, I did decorate the mantle and I think it looks pretty cute. I'll post some pics once we get the tree done - hopefully tomorrow night!