Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Just a few tiny things this week that made me smile and gave me a little joy in my heart:

~ Finding a great deal at IKEA on a little plant and pot for only $1.99 for both! I am doing a great job taking care of it too. :)

~Redecorating my night stand in my bedroom and it turning out wonderous. (*Note: I have now replaced the pictures in the frame of the strangers with Garrett's and my wedding*)

~Playing and cuddling with this little guy:

Friday, February 15, 2008


Happy (late) Valentine's Day! I had a wonderful day yesterday going out to eat to Red Robin with my hubby and exchanging gifts. I got him the "Dan in Real Life" soundtrack, which he has really been wanting, some V-day boxers, and his all time favorite candy "Zours." He got me the cutest poka dot umbrella and some scrapbooking stickers (450 to be exact.)He also bought 10 packs of my favorite cookie/candy. It is a reeces cookie. And he put them out on tin foil and told me he baked them for me! haha. :) The day didn't go exactly as planned,however, but we still had a good time. We were going to see "The Great Debators" at a theatre called The Academy. We have been there before and tickets are only $3. Well, we get to the window at 6:30 PM and the guy asks for our ID's. I didn't bring mine and he said that we couldn't get in...I was confused because the movie is only PG-13. He said that there is alcohol on the premesis and so we couldn't go in without ID...I had just watch two 6 year olds go in with their mom to see "Enchanted"... does that make sense to you?? Me either. Oh well. We just went to the mall and shopped around and then went home to study for a big exam. It was, however, a very happy Valentines Day! :)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

A very RARE day...

It was sunny and warm today in Portland! I could not believe it when I walked out my front door this morning! So, it was a marvelous day outside and Garrett and I tried to enjoy it the best we could before he left for work. We went to a nearby park and took some pictures of eachother and us together and then walked around. Then we went to a nearby driving range and hit some golf balls. It was so much fun! Garrett hit the best shot of the day at 175 yards! Woohoo!! Here are some pictures of this rare but wonderful day in February in Portland:

Friday, February 8, 2008

9:45 PM

Tired. Feeling tired. Sleepy. Very sleepy. Can't fall asleep. Want to fall asleep. Have to pick up husband. Waiting for the clock to turn to 10:30...
....... zzzzz

Friday, February 1, 2008

What About What I Want?

I have such a hard time telling people 'no.' I will always say 'yes' even if it really is not what I want to do or something that I have time to do. I am tired of it! I want to do what I want to do! And I did this week...
I am taking 7 classes this semester that is 16 credits, and that along with work, homework, household chores, and taking care of Garrett can get pretty overwhelming! Well, there is only one class that I am taking this semester that I didn't particularly like. I had it twice a week at 8:00 AM. Not liking my first class in the morning makes it REALLY hard to wake up! haha.
Anyways, to top it all off I am not even required to take this class for my major, I was just taking it to fill up an elective spot.
Anyways, yesterday was the last day to drop a class and I thought about it long and hard and was so conflicted. My inner most heart wanted to drop the class, but I felt bad because I was already put into a small group for that class and I didn't want to let them down or make it hard for them to find a new member of their group.
Finally, I just said to myslef, 'this is my life! And I am going to do what I want!' And I did. I dropped the class yesterday and it felt SO good!
I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. And to top that off everything ended up working out. I contacted the proffesor to let him know that I was dropping the course and talked to one of my group members and they were both so understanding about it! I am just so happy that for once I looked out for myslef and did what I wanted to! :) I paid off!