Tuesday, May 12, 2009
*arrived in cabo recovering from the stomach flu...i think it officially healed me
*excited to see ash & spenser
*the first bite of chips & guac were heavenly
*we didn't waste anytime and went straight to laying out...i was totally okay with that
*ate incredible food the entire trip either at the resort or out in town...oh my seriously some of the yummiest food ever...still think about it sometimes
*the resort was huge and absolutely incredible...rick i can't say it enough...thank you!!
*saw a momma and baby whale jumping around in the water while we were laying out at the resort...a truly breath-taking sight...reminds you how amazing God is
*miami vice was a tasty drink, but stayed faithful to my malibu 7 for the most part
*so thankful for family time
*chips & guac still heavenly
*taught the fam how to play bohnanza...might have made up our own rules, but it was fun
*took a catamaran to go snorkeling...the boat crew was awesome
*laughed so hard with ash trying to run in our flippers
*boat crew laughed so hard at me, as the waves took me down while trying to run in flippers
*everyone went snorkeling and it was wonderful...ash and i got kinda cold, but that's just a minor detail
*put sunscreen on my lips everyday to prevent cold sores...i forgot the day of the snorkeling trip
*last bite of chips & guac even more heavenly
*last night we went into town to have dinner at a hole-in-the wall restaurant...kinda, but the boat of seafood we were served was so stinkin good
*ended trip with some hagen das ice cream...good idea ash & amanda
*overall the trip was incredible and i will post pictures later (or if you are on facebook...they are there)
*wanted to do a mexican thank you dinner for rick...oober excited because i found the recipe for chipotle's stuff...it was yummy
*was reminded how truly blessed i am
*got to go to brunch with my beautiful mother-in-law (and gary, abbey & adam) and celebrate her and all of the wonderful things she does for us!!
*thank you mom for loving me unconditionally and for teaching me how to love others...you are an incredible example to so many and especially to me...you make me want to be a better woman and strive to one day be a mom like you! i love you to the moon and back times twenty four and forever and always! :)
*thank you kelly for loving me as i am your own...you have no idea how grateful i am to have you in my life...some of my favorite qualities in adam are the ones so evident in you, thank you for raising the greatest man and for sharing him with me... you are a wonderful blessing in my life!
*thank you mary for taking us as your own...you are so loving and kind to us...you deal with the good side and the not so good side of us and still accept us for who we are! thank you for all you do for us!
*happy mother's day mom, kelly, mary, grandma zaumseil, grandma foster, grandma berres, gloria, betsy, kris, and karen! you are some of the greatest women we know and we are so very thankful to have each one of you in our lives!!
*p.s. happy first mother's day to the beautiful brittany gauntt...anna grace is lucky to have you as a momma
*1 year anniversary coming up sooo soon
*going to grand view lodge to celebrate...couldn't be more excited!
*abbey is graduating in less than a month...it has been so fun to watch her grow and blossom into this indredible, Godly, beautiful (inside & out) woman!!
*realizing how much i use the exclamation mark and trying to cut back on it...don't look at the sentence above
*ashley moves back to minnesota (hopefully) june 1st
*tons of family will be in town for abbey's graduation, and i cannot wait...i love family
*dan & dana are getting married in june and we are so excited for them...adam is a groomsmen (probably the best looking one too!)
*wishing i was either at trader joes or laying out right now
*i would wish that i was doing something with adam, but he would be working...so i would wish that he wasn't working and it was raining and we could snuggle on the couch and watch a movie and eat double stuffed oreos
*actually i wouldn't really want to eat oreos...i have recently been on a chips and salsa kick (so yummy) and a trader joes animal cracker kick and a dark chocolate peanut m&m kick, so i would probably have one of those...or all :)
*i wish my mom lived in mn (or somewhere a bit closer)
*my sister had a really fun weekend, and i haven't got to talk to her at all about it and i am oober excited to hear about it and just to talk to her
*my best friend brittany moore had appendix surgery last week and just got out of the hospital and i am anxious to talk to her as well to hear how she is doing
*adam and i are going camping with my dad & mary & nikki sometime in july and we are pretty pumped
*zida cut their store in half because it really was too big, and now it looks awesome (i have to brag...kelly did all the design and rearranging, and it looks incredible)
*i truly believe in a vegan lifestyle, but cannot afford to be one
*my husband is incredible and everyday God reminds me how amazing he truly is and how blessed i am to have him in my life
*jess and i are really starting a business that will rock your socks off, but we haven't found a weekend yet for us to start creating things...it will happen soon though
*i wish adam and i could go to north carolina this summer
*i absolutely love my nanny job, and truly believe he is the cutest little boy i know
*reading people's blog is a lot easier for me to do, than to keep up with my own...i would like to be better about it so i don't have 10 page posts every time (like this one)
*i am subbing today, and am able to write all of this because it is my prep time and have nothing to prep...i am teaching sign language which i was excited about because i love sign language, but they are watching a disney movie today (it has nothing to do with sign language...hmm)
*a new boy walked in to class today and said "sh*t, you are fine!"
*i told him i was fine sending him to the office if he chose to use language like that again...i didn't hear much from him the rest of class
*a girl in one of the classes (i have subbed for this teacher several times) noticed i chopped off all my hair and had a sweet comment about it...after she left the class, i prayed that when adam and i have kids that they are more like her, than the "sh*t, you are fine" boy...is that bad?
*adam is playing for trinity's (our new church we go to) softball team, and so does gary...which i think is neat they play together
*they have a game tonight and i am excited to go and excited about it being nice outside
*he is also playing with his uncle's team again, and aaron is playing this year too...i haven't been able to make it to a game, but i hope to make it to this weeks
*might be starting a garden...more like a few pots with tomatoes, beans, and maybe blueberries...really wish i could plant some peonies, but i haven't looked into how to plant those!
*currently my toes are so cold that they burn and my fingernails are turning blue, the rest of my body is okay temp wise...all because i drank ice cold water from the fountain...poor circulation stinks (this is why i order water w/ no ice...i promise i am not being prissy...i just don't enjoy my fingers, toes, and lips getting so cold they feel like they are on fire!)
*class starts again in 5 minutes and i have already gone through a venti coffee...should probably visit the restroom before the kids get here
*sorry for the lengthy post and hopefully i will be better about posting
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
*garza and mom came to visit... it was so fun having garza up here! i so enjoyed his visit and getting to spend some time with him...we decided that he should move up here! then mom came in on saturday morning, so she and i had girls day and garza, adam & rick had guys day! i know the boys had a good time, but couldn't tell you all the details of their day because i obviously wasn't there! i do know it consisted of town hall brewery, u of m tour, and maybe lunch at bww! i do know girls day was oh so fun!! i miss my mom so much, we always have so much fun together (and with nikki too!) so we started the day of going straight to grand ave with the idea of doing some shopping, but we made it through one store and decided we needed lunch in order to effectively shop :) so i took her to cafe latte... i think one of my new favorite places to eathttp://www.cafelatte.com/index.html! so mom and i shoved our faces and in between bites had rory & lorelai (mom & daughter on gilmore girls) like conversations! lunch was so so so yummy, and having mom there with me was even better!! then we went to bread & chocolate and samples all the delicious desserts :) then once we were re-fueled we were able to start shopping! we walked all down grand (which by the way it was a perfect sunny day in minnesota and was so fun to be walking outside) and stopped in all sorts of fun stores and boutiques...and of course all the while talking each others ears off! mom got to experience my downtown driving and parking skills...haha...and learned how small my bladder really is at starbucks...i won't go into details and it probably won't be as funny (one of those had to be there moments!) we seriously stopped in almost all the stores, and then headed off to home goods, and then came back home to meet the boys for a good home cooked meal made by all! we got to take both garza and mom to our new church on sunday which was exciting for us to show them our new church home! we then enjoyed a yummy sunday dinner with kelly & gary and then had to send zach back to texas :( while the boys went to the airport mom and i went to get a chick flick (i won't say the name in case people liked it) which mom and i must not have been in a girly mood because we spent most of the movie making fun of it and giggling at the cheesiness :) oops! the next few days we enjoyed mall of america and all it has to offer, general store, zida, pink door, kazolees, and much more! she came and nannied with me mon & wed, and also fell in love with sammy boy! we got to just hang out at the house some too which was nice i know for adam to steal in some time with her! we also had to send mom back to texas which was no fun! we definitely enjoyed both of their visits and would like to remind them and everyone else that our guest rooms are now empty...just saying!! (p.s we have no pictures with mom or garza...sad day! we were just having too much fun to remember to bust out the camera!)
*speaking of business...i need to double check with my business partner (jess) before i reveal too much, but let me just say jess and i have come up with a fabulous new business i know you all are going to love...i promise to give an update once i make sure we can officially let the world know!! YAY!! we are pretty excited!!
well this is a pretty lengthy post so i better stop here! i am sure there will be a part two! plus adam and i have a walk to get to w/ harley! then some yummy dinner, maybe a movie, and off to bed! we hope you all have a wonderful week and a fabulous easter!! love you all!
Monday, March 2, 2009
those are just the ones i can remember! i forgot to bookmark the places after we looked at them...oops! then after that we head into summer with abbey's graduation, dan & dana's wedding, kelly's birthday, nikki's birthday (hopefully a visit to see her, or she comes here to visit), mom's birthday, etc...and the list could keep going until i got to christmas! which since i realized i titled this blog MARCH madness, maybe i shoud just stick to march...there is just such much excitement it was hard to contain it all!! we hope everyone is doing well and love you all!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Adam has been busy busy busy as well! Honey-doers will be appearing at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show (that is HUGE news...very exciting to be invited to have a booth at this!!!) He has been doing a lot of work to prepare of this, and have got a lot of awesome things for the show! I am excited to see their display...it is going to look great! It is March 4-8 and they have to put in long days for this, so pray for energy for both he and Rick during this because they are putting long hours in! The Honey-Doers do awesome work so I am excited to see the response they get from this! They already stay really busy and I know this will only bring in more business for them!
Adam and I are babysitting Sam (the little boy I nanny some days) tonight and we are both excited to spend some time with him! He is the cutest boy ever...and so much fun! We are ordering pizza and getting ready for a fun filled night with an 18month old :)
Since we have been a bit busy, I have ignored the blog a bit...which I really want to get updated! I wanted to put some pictures up of both our birthdays and Valentines day...yes this is how behind I am...those were a while ago :) But I did want to update you all on some exciting news...I think I official have an "business idea"that I am really going to go with this time and be serious about!! (Read the previous post for some of my "ideas" I have come up with!!) I talked to my mom and Adam about this last night, and I told them both I am SERIOUS about this one! I am really going to follow up with it, and I think it is just perfect! I will not tell you any more about the new "idea" yet...there are still some details before I tell too much :) I am trying to come up with a catchy name for my business, and as soon as I get some of the details worked out I will post about the business and get some of your ideas for a name! I am oober excited about this if you can't tell and I can't wait to tell everyone about it :)
Well we are off to hang out with the "Chunkers" that's what we call Sam...he is such a chunk! I will write again soon! Love you all!
Friday, February 13, 2009
I guess until then...back to the paper!