Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Mall of AMERICA

Thursday February 28, 2008

This weekend Dusty and I took a trip with some friends to Minneapolis to see the Mall of America, the largest mall in the US. Yes, it was quite impressive. It has 5 floors, one of which is a movie theater, and a theme park in the middle. We wanted to ride the roller costars but the lines were way to long. Now you would expect a mall of this magnitude to have unique stores such as Pottery Barn, or Tiffany’s… No instead they choose to fill up space by having multiples of stores. Such as 2 American Eagles, 4 Clair’s, and 2 Old Navy’s. But it’s fun to play in fancy stores like Bloomingdale’s and Chanel.

Dusty was very excited to shop!

The Marc Jacobs purse I wish I could buy, BUT it cost $500.00.

Our friend, Marc Farmer, who we actually found out is family! Our long lost great, great, great.... cousin.

Home Sweet Home

Thursday February 28, 2008

After 2 years of being married and 3 different homes I finally bought some curtains! YEA! Of course thanks to Shellie who had to mail me the final pieces because no Target in the state of North Dakota or Minnesota carried 3 matching curtains in any set.

I love them!!! They really make a difference in this tiny house!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wearing Her Sunglasses at Night

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Yes, We love to torcher our dogs… after all they’re the closest thing I have to kids. Dusty got these sun shades after his eye appointment. Doesn’t Mira look totally cool in them?!?

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Sunday February 17, 2008

Tagged by Smelly Shelly

If I tagged you here's what you do. Post the words in all caps below and fill in info about yourself. Then, at the end you tell who you are tagging & go and tag 5 friends on their blogs. It's just a way to get to know fun little things about people.

TEN YEARS AGO… I was 13 and in the 7th grade. I played the flute in band and it was my goal to not practice as much as possible. That way I could sit last chair on the back row next to the cute trumpet players. I was also Miss Smarty Pants who got in trouble all the time. My mom enjoyed several parent-teacher conferences.

FIVE PLACES I’VE LIVED… I was born in Iowa and moved to Texas at 3. I stayed in Texas for 20 years until a month ago when Dusty and I moved to the North Pole (aka Grand Forks, ND).

FIVE THINGS ON MY TO DO LIST… Clean my house, Find a new job, Sell Scentsy.. Yay!, meet new friends, and teach Grey to play dead.

I ENJOY… being married and having a husband who supports me. Snuggling with my furry babies… and my husband.

THREE BAD HABITS… being shy, complaining, making grumpy faces.

FIVE THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME… 1) I hate when other people touch my face. 2) I’m a germophobic when it comes to public places and bathrooms. 3) I love taking photos. 4) I love reading gossip websites and often look at them during work. 5) I hate watching sports

FIVE JOBS I HAVE HAD… File clerk at a law firm, Nanny, Marketing Coordinator at a dental office, bowling alley shoe deodorizer (but only for the discount), Legal Assistant at same law firm, and currently looking for a new job.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Winner Winner Chichen Dinner

Saturday February 16, 2008

I just want a certain agriculture family to know that Prescription Pain Pill Abuse IS a crime. And if ever referred to as such in a gaming atmosphere points should rightfully be rewarded (i.e. Scattergories). And from this day forward brilliant thinkers should never be questioned over such an obviously accurate answer.

Section 841. Prohibited acts A

(a) Unlawful acts Except as authorized by this subchapter, it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally - (1) to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, a controlled substance; or (2) to create, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to distribute or dispense, a counterfeit substance. (b) Penalties Except as otherwise provided in section 849, 859, 860, or 861 of this title, any person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall be sentenced as follows: (1)(A) In the case of a violation of subsection (a) of this section involving - (i) 1 kilogram or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin; (ii) 5 kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of - (I) coca leaves, except coca leaves and extracts of coca leaves from which cocaine, ecgonine, and derivatives of ecgonine or their salts have been removed; (II) cocaine, its salts, optical and geometric isomers, and salts of isomers; (III) ecgonine, its derivatives, their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; or (IV) any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of any of the substances referred to in subclauses (I) through (III);

Such person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment which may not be less than 10 years or more than life and if death or serious bodily injury results from the use of such substance shall be not less than 20 years or more than life, a fine not to exceed the greater of that authorized in accordance with the provisions of title 18 or $4,000,000 if the defendant is an individual or $10,000,000 if the defendant is other than an individual, or both. If any person commits such a violation after a prior conviction for a felony drug offense has become final, such person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment which may not be less than 20 years and not more than life imprisonment and if death or serious bodily injury results from the use of such substance shall be sentenced to life imprisonment, a fine not to exceed the greater of twice that authorized in accordance with the provisions of title 18 or $8,000,000 if the defendant is an individual or $20,000,000 if the defendant is other than an individual, or both. If any person commits a violation of this subparagraph or of section 849, 859, 860, or 861 of this title after two or more prior convictions for a felony drug offense have become final, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory term of life imprisonment without release and fined in accordance with the preceding sentence. Notwithstanding section 3583 of title 18, any sentence under this subparagraph shall, in the absence of such a prior conviction, impose a term of supervised release of at least 5 years in addition to such term of imprisonment and shall, if there was such a prior conviction, impose a term of supervised release of at least 10 years in addition to such term of imprisonment. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the court shall not place on probation or suspend the sentence of any person sentenced under this subparagraph. No person sentenced under this subparagraph shall be eligible for parole during the term of imprisonment imposed therein.

Not to mention it's against the Word of Wisdom!
Doctrine and Covenants 89

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Our New Can Opener

Thursday February 14, 2008

This lovely Sunday Dusty and I spent the day napping. We had a dinner at a friend’s house only to come home to a Puppy Surprise.

As you can see Grey the destroyer has struck again.
We found that stupidly we forgot to block off our food shelves before we left the dogs in the basement. This time I guess Grey decided to have a fiesta and turned into a psycho can eater! She ate the tuna packets and shredded oatmeal packets. She found a can of soup with the pop-top, opened it and ate it! She also went after the corn, the Rotel and tomato paste. If we had given her just a little more time she could have chewed right through the can!! Now to be fair I know it wasn’t all Grey. I bet Mira and Lynus had their fair share of partying too. I just think Grey is the only one with a strong enough jaw to chew through metal.

Does any one want a free, very well-behaved dog?

Grey prefers chicken and vegetable soup.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Every Kiss Doesn’t Begin with Kay…Anymore

Wednesday February 13, 2008

So this past Friday Dusty and I went to the mall because I needed a few things for the Military Ball. After we finished our shopping we started wondering around the jewelry stores, just for fun. I found one necklace at Kay’s that I really liked and the lady insisted I try it and several others on. I’m sure all of you know how pushy those jewelry sales women are, especially around Valentines Day. Next thing I know she’s throwing numbers at us and pulls out her calculator to figure a total cost. (This is after we’ve told her several times we’re just looking.) Of course I can’t just say no, or I’m not interested, so I come up with a sly way to leave. I say, “Well now that my husband knows which one I really like maybe he can come back when I’m not around and pick one out for a special occasion that’s coming up.” The ladies seem to really like this idea so they let us leave with out any nail marks in our arms.
(Now the great flaw in my plan.)
So the very next day (Saturday) I’m at the mall to get my hair done for the Ball and Dusty decides to wonder around while he waits. As he walks by Kay’s the ladies recognize him and call him over. He stops by and they start back into their sales pitch again. So what does Dusty say to get out this time…. “My wife told me not to come back.” The ladies’ jaws drop and Dusty walks directly across the hallway to Helzberg Diamond!!
I think we can officially cut up our Kay’s credit card now because I certainly won’t be able to show my face there again!

Again, Dusty and I came down stairs to find all three dogs snuggled on the couch. They were actually all lined up watching out the window for the mailman. And no, my dogs are not normally allowed on the couch, only for photographical purposes.


Monday, February 11, 2008

The Stroke of Midnight

Monday, February 11, 2008

This weekend Dusty and I went to The Military Ball. It was so much fun! Well, I should say getting ready for the ball was so much fun! The Ball it self was actually really boring. I could have put needles in my eyes it was so boring. We had assign seating and got placed at a table where nobody knew anyone. So it was a nice long awkward dinner. But the food was amazing! I’ve never been to an event where the food tasted so good, not even when I went to the Texas Gaylord. The night started out with toasts to anyone you can imagine, the President, the Troops, the fallen Troops, the US, freedom, you name it we toasted it. They gave us non-alcoholic wine that tasted like onion grapes so I just pretended to sip. After the toasting I noticed no one drank their onion grape juice either. Then there was a guest speaker who I personally think was the worst speaker I’ve ever had to sit through. I tried my best to listen but for the life of me I cannot tell you what the heck was the point of his speech. He just rambled on about Amelia Airheart for 30 minutes! He also repeated about half the story twice so really his speech was only 15 minuets given twice. And he's a prophesier at the University so I feel really bad for his students. Finally we had a dance. Dancing consisted of back-to-back country music thrown in with the electric slide and ended with plenty of booty bumping (after the commanding officers left of course).

We were told there was a very strict dress code. My dress had to be a dark color and well below the knee (any thing less was dishonorable). It also needed to be modest, not flashy or glitzy. Apparently only a hand full of girls follows these rules, everyone else follows the high school prom rule. But aside from all that, I really loved it. Everything was beautiful and very classy. I love getting all dressed up and going out some where elegant. I also finally got to meet Dusty’s friends and leaders. Next time I’ll know not to worry so much about my dress.

My very handsome date.

There was a blizzard that day so it was very cold. I felt like I had frost bite on my toes walking inside. I personally don’t recommend having a formal event in the coldest month of the year.

These are our friends from the ward, the Piersons, they're doing the helicopter program too.

These are my totally awesome shoes that my husband let me buy even though they were ridiculously expensive.

And that's pretty much the only pictures I have because there really wasn't a hole lot to take pictures of.

Monday, February 4, 2008

It's About Time

Monday February 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Well I’ve only been waiting a month to see fresh snow and we finally got some today. It snowed ALL day!! We got a good 10 inches. What a horrible day to be at work. But we still had fun when I got home. I just love the snow; it covers up all the dirty mud. It’s like a fresh clean start.

We took the dogs out to play; you can’t see them to well because it was starting to get dark. Mira wouldn’t play. She just stood by the door, well that is right after Grey tackled her into a big snow pile!
Also, I was really hoping to avoid it but…. I slipped on the ice! No not just slid, I would call it more of a flop, flat onto my butt! A total whip out. Luckily no one was looking but it was still pretty mortifying. We won’t be showing any pictures of that.