Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Home, Sweet Home...

I love getting to see my family, and not having to worry about schoolwork or anything for an entire month!! I just get to hang out. On Friday I went and watched Four Christmases with Michael Montanez, but before I left Dani & I snapped some pictures together.
*My eyes are opened really wide and I don't really know why*

Take My Advice...

It is so nice to be back in Lovell for Christmas. Even though I've only been here a little over a week, lots has happened.

First after I got into Lovell on the twelfth (Friday), I came to my house for about a half hour and then went up to Billings to stay with Melissa. The roads from Laramie to Lovell were great and so were the roads from Lovell to Billings. The next day was a totally different story. Overnight it snowed so much, and I couldn't get home. The road was closed from Lovell to Billings, which I've never heard of happening before. I was a little bumbed since it was my birthday, but Melissa and I had a really fun time.

On Tuesday I had a dentist appointment: a cleaning in the morning at 10:00, and then to see Scotty at 1:00. I knew it had been awhile since I had last been to the dentist, but come to find out I hadn't been there in 10 YEARS!!!!! I couldn't believe it. On top of that I had 11 cavities, 3 of which were so deep the lady that cleaned my teeth thought they could be a root canal.

Scotty was sick and couldn't make my appointment on Tuesday, so I went in again on Thursday to get some of my cavities filled. So I got to go to the Lovell vs. Rocky game with a numb mouth (not very fun!!).

I was supposed to have a dentist appointment yesterday at 10:00 in the morning, but he was running way behind. Once again I was reschedualed and went in this morning at 8:00!!! Boy was I tired & really didn't want to go, but I figured I might as well get it over with. So now I have about half of my cavities filled and get to come back again for spring break and go get some more filled!!!


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Survey...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper for sure
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. Not as much mess, and you don't got to worry about any critters that came with the tree in your house.
3. When do you put up the tree? Usually during one of the first weeks of December
4. When do you take the tree down? Usually one or two weeks after Christmas (or whenever my mom is ready for it to be down :D)
5. Do you like eggnog? YUCK, the smell makes me gag
6. Favorite gift received as a child? I loved the blanket my mom made me that we opened on Christmas eve
7. Hardest person to buy for? My Dad
8. Easiest person to buy for? Any of my sisters because we like similar things, but now probably Katelyn & Jake cuz little kids r so easy to shop for
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Not at my house in Laramie :(
10. Best Christmas gift you ever received? The Wii
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Can't really think of one
12. Favorite Christmas Movie(s):How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Fred Clause, the Santa Clause 1, 2, & 3
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd week in Christmas, whenever I can
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?? Not that I recall
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? On Christmas eve when we have family over and eat dinner & have shake n' bake chicken nuggets.
16. Lights on the tree? It wouldn't be a Christmas tree without them
17. Favorite Christmas song? Little Toy Trains, Mary did You Know, Angels We Have Heard on High, etc. (I have a lot)
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Well I'm going to travel to my home for Christmas!!
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? I can because I know the song. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Doner, Blitzen, and Rudolf of course!!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? A star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We open pjs and slippers on Christmas Eve and everything else Christmas morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Busy stores and HUGE lines
23. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Whatever my mom makes :) but I love ham
24. Do you send Christmas cards? No
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Guitar Hero :)

An Exciting Night...

Katelyn asked me once if she could spend the night over at my house, but Kara had told her no. She was so disappointed, and it broke my heart. I'm not sure why but every time I go to leave either Katelyn or Jacob beg me not to leave. Maybe they don't see me enough (even though I'm over there A LOT!!)

Kylie went home to visit her family for the weekend, and since I was home alone I decided to ask Kara if the kids could come sleep at my house. When the answer was yes, I asked Katelyn and Jacob if they wanted to. Well, Katelyn was ecstatic, Jacob said yes but wasn't as pumped as Katelyn. After getting everything gathered up and loaded in the car, we hadn't even left the parking lot when both the kids said they missed their mom and dad. I was sure this "sleep over" was only going to be a movie and then home night.

After a imaginative game of Barbies, we all settled onto our beds that were on the living room floor where we watched a movie. By 9:30 the kids were out. At 11:30 I heard a little cry coming from Jacob. When I went and picked him up, he fell asleep instantly on my shoulder. After discovering I couldn't lay him down on the floor without him crying, he laid on my stomach while I was on the couch. Around 2:30 in the morning Jacob went and laid back on the floor and fell fast asleep. Nobody else aroused until 6:15, where I was woken up by a soft petting on my hand. Katelyn needed more chocolate milk (boy can those kids drink a ton of milk!!) After that, they were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed!!!

Katelyn and Jacob were impressed with my french toast making skills, I made it just like their mom!! After changing to a different movie about three times along with coloring some pictures, the kids packed up, and we headed back the their house at 9:30.

I absolutely love those kids, and they're so much fun!! I'm so glad that I can be down here and get to be with them and Kara & Jason!! Thanks Kate & Jake for a super fun night, and thanks Kara & Jase for trusting me with your kids and letting them come!!!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

How Time Flies...

I can't believe how fast this semester is gone. I'm almost done with my first semester at college, WHOO HOO!!!! I just had my last chemistry class today tomorrow is my last day for all my other classes, CRAZY. The year definitely goes faster since classes are only a semester, you can live through anything for 4 months.

I had my lab finals this week. Tuesday was Biology, which wasn't too bad. Wednesday was my Chemistry Lab Final. I think I did pretty well over all, but there were a few questions that I had no idea how to do, and of course they were in the section worth the most points!! I'm nervous for finals, but happy there's no class so I can spend all day studying for each one.