Saturday, January 24, 2009

My Trip to Canton!

Josh has been studying ALL day long today and I didn't just want to sit around the house all day. Plus my wedding ring warranty requires my ring to be inspected/cleaned by the store every six months....the closest store is in Canton, which is about an hour south of where we live. So I went down to Canton this morning. When I left, the roads were TERRIBLE! After almost hitting another car, I ALMOST decided that I should maybe just go back home. But I had to get my ring cleaned by the end of the month, so I thought I should just keep going. This is what it looked like driving down there:

But once I got down there....THE SUN WAS SHINING!!! I was TOTALLY excited. It had been soo long since I really have been out in the sun. I heard from someone that Cleveland is actually like the second or third cloudiest city in the US and I believe! I just HAD to take pictures of the BLUE sky and the sun. So, here they are:

Even though I am not the BIGGEST fan of the cold and snow, I do think that it is very beautiful! I've been wanting to take pictures of it too, so when I got back that is exactly what I did. I hope you enjoy them! The snow flakes were HUGE and it really just looked beautiful....For all of my friends/family back in Oklahoma, this is what a real winter looks like EVERYDAY!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I Know, I am totally Lame

So, no pictures again on this post. I keep trying to get myself to go outside and take some of the snow, but for some reason I just can't ever get off the couch to go do it. There is tons of snow and although I am not crazy about, I do think that it looks very beautiful. I just wanted to let everyone know that we did come home to hot water on Sunday after church! So all is good there! Other than that, not much has been going on. We have the new Chronicles of Narnia movie at home from Netflix. I hope to be able to watch it tonight. Has anyone seen it? Is it good? I hope it's good, I don't want to get my hopes up though. Oh and I didn't watch American Idol at all this week, did I miss anyone that was just amazing? Let me know!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


A few weeks/months ago I wrote a post about it being cold. I now wish that I had that kind of cold instead of the cold that we have now! To say the very least, it has been EXTREMELY cold here. The high on Friday was only SIX degrees!!! YIKES! That was cold. Oh and the wind was blowing. It's gone way into the negatives at night too. (Being from Oklahoma, this is totally new to me!) The schools in the area were actually closed due to the cold. I thought it was funny that they closed for cold but not for a foot of snow!!! It has snowed just about every day this week....sometimes it's only been an inch or so though. Last night I think we got another 6 inches though! Life in January in Ohio is getting pretty boring. I don't enjoy sliding all over the roads constantly or being in the cold with the wind blowing! So, I have been pretty much staying inside. We haven't really been up to anything new. I have been working and Josh has been going to school and that has pretty much been our lives for the last little bit.

If you notice though, I am actually posting on a Sunday...Something I hardly ever do. But we don't have church til 1PM and..........WE GOT A NEW DESKTOP! That's right, we have an actual computer to use! How exciting is that! It's been something we have wanted for a while. We have been shopping around quite a bit and found a GREAT deal at Best Buy and couldn't say no to it. So, we now have a REALLY nice desktop/monitor/keyboard and everything! (Ok, the keyboard came with the computer, so it's nothing spectacular, but I LOVE it) I am totally excited about having the computer especially when Josh has the laptop when he is studying at school! I now have something to do!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

The other thing that I have been doing this week is watching TV! I think I am a total addict now! But I have only found good shows to watch in the beginning of the week. It seems like there isn't anything good on on Thursdays/Fridays. Maybe that's a good thing though. The shows that I now HAVE TO watch are:
  • The Biggest Loser---I have never watched it before, but I love it! It's very emotional though. Josh was making fun of me last week for crying at the end. But I couldn't help it!
  • American Idol---I haven't followed this show since the second season, but I am totally going to get into it this season!
  • The Bachelor---I always made fun of my roommates/sisters for LOVING this show, but I have now joined them and I really like it!
  • Momma's Boys---It's almost over, but I think this show is HILARIOUS!
  • Law & Order SVU---Can't get enough! I even watch old season on Netflix Online!

I better stop there or everyone is going to know what kind of total loser I have been!

Total change of subject, but I just thought that I could post about this! Yesterday afternoon, we lost our hot water! We still don't have any. Since today is Sunday, we took sponge/cup baths this morning. Hopefully we smell decent enough to go to church! We got a note on our door this morning that said that they are working on it, but we still have no hot water!

I hope you all have a great Sunday! And enjoy MLK Day tomorrow while I am still stuck at work...Yuck! I do plan on taking a few pictures today outside, so I will try and post those later, but don't count on it. Until next time that I decide to write something!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Mom is Celebrating Her __st Birthday Today!

She would totally KILL me if I told the whole world how old she is turning today, so I decided to play nice! I did want to tell her Happy Birthday though! My mom is awesome! I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world....except for maybe a million dollars :)...Although she can be totally dorky sometimes, I know that she would do ANYTHING to help out her kids in any way possible! Growing up, she taught me that it was ok to skip school/work on your birthday in order to go shopping, which I still have done every year so far. (I just feel bad that she is actually "working" herself today.) She is a GREAT example to me too. As I have gotten older, I have learned quite a few things about my mom....some good and some bad, but one of my favorite things about my mom is that she is one of those "Secret Spiritual People." I'm not sure how to describe it, but she WAY more spiritual about things than what most people probably guess. She goes to the temple often, reads her scriptures pretty much everyday and when I go to her with a problem, her part of her solution always is something spiritual. I love you mom!!! Happy Birthday!

(At work and don't have access to all my pics, but here are a few of my mom!)