Monday, September 29, 2008

Stock Program Continues...

4 dinners down,
26 to go.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Holey Moley, a New Update!

I just realized it's been over a month since I last blogged. SO much has gone on since my last one. We've moved, gone to Utah, celebrated our anniversary, and got our Saladmaster business on a roll!

We were able to find a place in the ward. Which I think was a HUGE relief for us. One less change that could have happened in a two week period. Leslie started nursery and we are so excited for her. She loves going in and seeing other kids, playing, having snack, reading, and she loves to do singing time. I am the nursery "Song Lady" for our ward's three different nurseries. I go around each week and sing, occasionally dance, and always have stickers to hand out to the kiddos. I'm rowing to love this calling even though I don't know very many songs! Each week as the kids remember my name, or their parents tell me how much they love singing with me, or their excitement for songs time every time, reminds me why Heavenly Father places into the positions that does. I love being relied on to know these songs and I love that Leslie and I sing them at home. my faves to sing with her are the ones where there are some kind of motions. She's so smart and remembers things so well! She even pretends to "sign" when we sing the alphabet! But, back to the point, I love our ward and am so grateful to be a part of it!

When went to Utah in mid-August for an early anniversary trip. The whole trip was arranged by Matthew. I had no part in it because it was his gift to me for our anniversary. I knew we were going but, all of the other details were secret. We stayed at his sister, Katrina's house. And had a blast playing Rockband with the whole family. Leslie loved getting to meet her cousins and we loved the fresh air! My "gift" part, which was kept secret from me until just before we went, was concert tickets to JACK JOHNSON! Now, those of you who know me well, know that I LOVE JJ. He's my hero and his music ALWAYS makes me happy. When it's sad, bad or stressful times,I can always pop in some JJ and chill. His music connects to my soul and reminds me of better times, past and future. OK, back to the concert, we had lawn seats and weren't to close, but that didn't matter. Matthew and I were able to spend some time without the baby and do something that meant so much to me! The concert AWESOME and JJ is AMAZING live. He never disappoints me! Ever! Hooray JJ!

For our actual anniversary on Sept 10th, my best friend, Shelly, came and babysat for us as our gift. What a gift! A night out as adults is always appreciated! First we went to the temple to do some Sealings. We thought that was a perfect way to celebrate! Besides I can only do those like once a year anyway, because all that kneeling hurts my knees so much! After the temple we went to dinner. We went to the Texas Roadhouse, as usual, but we tried different menu items this time. We got a coupon for our anniversary for a free appetizer and we tried the onion blossom. It was ok, but would have been way better if it had been cooked all the way. Yuck, raw onions! After dinner we decided to go to the movies. We went to see a Matthew movie, I figured it was only fair since I got JJ last month. We saw Babylon AD. It was a very interesting movie. Not something that I really, really needed to see, but I was a cool concept and was pretty well done. The special effects and fights scenes were pretty well done. And I actually do like Vin Diesel so, it worked out. When we came out of the restaurant, we could feel the rain coming. The temperature dropped and it got real quiet. We parked at the theater just as it started to rain. and not teeny tiny sprinkle rain, these were like big mondo drops. And it came FAST! by the time we got to the door of the theater, we were drenched to the core. AND to top it off, we missed the showtime, so we had to go to a different theater! So, we had to venture back into the rain and drive somewhere else! When we got to the other theater, it hadn't rained there at all and didn't until we left. I think we were just cursed by the rain gods or something! It was alot of fun and reminded me of our high school days, when we wouldn't let anything top our date nights!

And lastly, one of the biggest things in our lives right now, is my Saladmaster business. I've officially completely my training phases and am now a consultant. I'm doing solo dinners and have started my Stock Program. We are going to earn our set for free! My goal is to beat the office record for completed stock program. The current record is 65 days. I am going to set a new record and complete it in 50 days! So, I am really going to need the help of all my friends and family to make this happen! Host a dinner for me, help me out and earn free stuff for you too! As of today, I have 1 show down and 29 to go. I have three on the books for next week. If you are interested, I can send you my calendar!

Well, I'm signing off for now, but promise to come back with updates on my Stock Program and more Leslie anecdotes!

Ta Ta for Now!