Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The object is to copy & paste the list of "99 things" to your blog & bold the things you've done!!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Have been published
81. Visited the Redwoods
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Horrible Blogger

I admit it- I officially suck at blogging!
Even when I try to commit to it- I fail miserably!
Well let me give you the rundown really fast of what has gone down since this last pathetic post on Valentines Day.

Brent and I took a vacation to Vegas for a long 5 day weekend. It was a blast but we decided it would be the last one for a LONG time. Too much dirty there- billboards, taxis, shows, AND all the pornography graffiti the streets on the strip. YUCK! Definitely had fun though.

At the end of March I went to Florida with my family for week long vacation enjoying the sun and and of course Universal Studios! My family used to go to FL (we drove from CO) every year and do Disney, Busch Gardens, Universal or just the beach! It was a great vacation with great company

We went to General Conference in UT with our good buddy Lance. It's always fun to bring someone that has not been able to feel just the amazing spirit of that place and to listen to a Prophet's voice and testimony. Lance also found a great pen pal while there (a sister missionary with whom he is still writing.

I went to Glenwood Springs with Brent while he was working up there for a few days. I loved it and got to lay out in the "sun" and read a book while in the Hot springs. I love small vacations like that- might need another one here pretty soon!

Becca had some decision making to do- as in which Law School she wanted to attend and invited me to go to Portland with her. Seeing as we were some of the original people to read Twilight we decided that while we were in the area to visit the sights. I hate being a Twilight fan these days just because it has gotten so popular and Im a little embarrassed that I am but I'll admit Im a closet fan. Fun times Road tripping, hiking, and being Twilight geeks for a little bit!

Towards the end of May Brent and I then headed South East and visited his Aunt and Uncle in Georgia. We had a lot of fun hanging out with cousins, watching baseball games, and just being in the South! Love it. Brent also took me on a date night down to Chattanooga, TN on a River Cruise where we enjoyed Prime Rib, great dinner, and some fun dancing. I was impressed with Brent's dancing skills

BRENT'S BIRTHDAY was the beginning of June. We didn't do anything too adventurous and exciting. He was stoked because I got him a brand new Power tool set (even though we really haven't used them yet). But he loves those boy toys! 18Volt

And then of course we went to Alaska for fun! What a blast... Brent was sick and a little bit of a bum some of the days (mainly because I wasn't giving him enough attention while he was sick). But we had so much fun with Heather and Scott and my parents. Good to see the ol' Lodge where we (Heather and I) used to work. Who can not LOVE that landscape? I miss it...

I love the fact that I have the flexibility with my job to just pick up and take off with my husband when he is taken somewhere to work. Beginning of this month we went to Moab and had so much fun for another long weekend. Great dinners thanks to EnCana, went ATV riding while Brent was at work and laid out by the pool. Beautiful scenery.

The next weekend Brent's family decided to do a weekend up in Steamboat. Great food, great company, hiking, watching the air balloons, Gondola rides, touring the town, and tubing the river was all great fun!

Busy month- then we went to Bear Lake for the Douglas Family Reunion. I LOVE Bear Lake- Have you seen that water? It looks it should be on the Gulf of Mexico. Pristine. Family fun, great competition, wakeboarding, water-skiing, jet-skis (I got a little crazy and threw both Brent and I off but we were not hurt- it was fun), and of course good food and fun people.

Our first anniversary! Wow- one year? Didn't we just get married yesterday? Time flies by... We didn't do anything special for our anniversary this time around just a very nice dinner at The Chophouse. My family went camping at Fulford Caves this weekend so we joined them. Had a blast caving and getting dirty (Brent was a little scared for me since Im more adventurous and decided to lead the troops down a hole we weren't sure made it back to the front) He's a good husband though. We had some AMAZING food via the dutch ovens. YUM! And of course I love being with my family and especially the nieces!

End of the month- we flew over to SLC for some wedding fun. Our friends Jason and Tiffany were married in the Salt Lake Temple. Beautiful ceremony, and also some great food at the luncheon. (As you can tell, I love food- since that's the main thing these trips revolve around. We went down to Provo the night before too so that I could hang out with my old girlfriends that I miss so much.

Well we went to Texas! For what you ask? Well of course we wanted to see the BYU opening game in the new Texas stadium in Arlington. That's where I was born too! And what a game that was... So much energy coming from the BYU section! What a blast. We also were able to eat some Blue Bell Ice Cream which is a family favorite (Giblette's and our little Douglas Family now)and some Spring Creek BBQ. We also were able to get some Speedzone racing in too. Good times.

Brent and I also were on a co-ed softball team on Tuesdays August through October. No we were not very good- but we had fun hanging out with friends and enjoying the sport.

Well of course- September through December is hunting season so Brent has been gone at least 4 weekends now already elk hunting, bird hunting, bear hunting, and deer hunting. Oh the wife of a hunter... I like it too though!

Okay and the biggest news of the month is that I had my first ultrasound this month... Yep I'm pregnant! 12 weeks. The due date is May 5th! No we were not trying- not even close- we were preventing. But somehow I ended up prego! I was distraught at first- a complete mess really. But I am excited now and ready for the life altering change ! ;-)

More blogs to come! I pwomise...