Thursday, April 17, 2008

Farmer Nico

I love Fort Collins because they offer these really great classes for the kids. Nicolas just got done doing a Pee Wee Farmers class where 3 and 4 year olds learned all about the farm and the animals. They got to pet goats, milk goats, gather eggs from the chicks, make ice cream and many other activities. Today was the last day and the kids got to go on pony rides led by their parents. Nico decided to ride "Brownie" because his favorite dessert is Brownies. Well, Brownie was hungry and every time we got near a patch of grass, Brownie took off in a trot to get his green grass. I couldn't keep Brownie from running and poor Nico got a bit jittery. He was done after the third "snack" break Brownie took. Anyway, here are some photos of the great adventures we had today.
After Nico's teacher noticed I couldn't guide the horse very well, she took over and had Brownie do one last lap around the track. Nico did have fun, even though he was done after riding the hungry runaway pony.

Jamie's Website

Jamie just redid his webiste and has new photos of the kids. Here is a link to his website You can also listen to old Doug Valley stuff from the old days when he played in a band with his best friends from High School. Of course they were in college when they played as Doug Valley, but the little child inside has to live on forever!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Ten Year Anniversary

I'm a slacker, I know. We had our ten year anniversary on February 28th and the following weekend we had a night off up in Denver. It seems like Jamie and I don't get alot of alone time these days. It was so nice to hang out and just be together. I love being reminded of what a great man I married. He's amazing in so many ways, the first being that he married me-unbelievable! When we met I had a missionary and was convinced that I was going to wait for that missionary! Jamie didn't even think twice about it, he kept asking me out. I finally said yes, then he kept trying to kiss me and I was just too stubborn to realize what I was missing. Anyway, to make a long story short, we met in September of 1997, but December 1997 we knew we wanted to get married and were married February 28, 1998. How time flies when your having fun! Jamie is exaclty what I need in my life. Now, if only we could find more time together!

Monday, April 7, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I ignore being tagged way too much, so this time I'm doing it-and because Sandee tagged me, I just couldn't say no :)!
The rules: Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names; then goes to their blog, leaves them a comment by letting them know that they've been tagged and invites them to read your blog.

1. My worst habbit is I like to stick ANYTHING that will fit under my fingernails. Mostly I do it with bedsheets because they fit nicely and are soft. Jamie thinks it's gross, I just get the biggest relief out of doing it. I notice that I do it alot when I'm stressed out, or in deep thought. Wierd, I know.

2. I have OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). Not slightly, but BIG TIME. It has gotten better since I got married, but for example, before I was married. I had to turn off the lights at least 5 times. Check the stove at least three times. Get in bed with my right leg two times (yes, up and down). Lay my clothes in drawers in order and folded specifically. If my shirts didn't lay perfectly flat, I would pick them up and start all over. Now, the worst is when Jamie is gone, I check the lights and turn off the fireplace more than once. I also still have to walk back the same way I came. If I went around a post to get to a building, I MUST go around the same way, or the string attached to my butt will wrap around the post and I will get stuck. Okay, that is way more wierd than the fingrenail thing.

3. I love sour stuff. Give me chocolate I'll be content, give me cake I'll smile, give me sour candy straws and my mouth will start salivating before I can open the wrapper-Okay, it's salivating just thinking about it.

4. I hate scary movies. I haven't watched one since high school and I don't feel like I'm missing anything. The scariest movie I ever saw was the Changeling and I don't think I'll ever watch it again. Oh, Lady in white (Disney?) also scared me to death. I like suspense, but not scary. HATE scary movies.

5. I hate spending money. My husband is the spender and I'm the money pincher. If I could put all my money away and live in a dump-I would totally do it. Jamie wouldn't be too happy, but I would LOVE it. I love shopping with Elisa because she buys EVERYTHING and I feel like I bought all that stuff as well without spending a penny! I am getting better though, I promised Jamie he can buy a big screen TV when we move into our new house in Castle Rock!

6. I love cooking! My favorite things to make lately are anything with beef. Tonight we're having grilled steaks and tomorrow I'm making beef Milanesas. I love that our new house will have a nice big kitchen and I can't wait!

Okay, I'm tagging Elisa, Angie, Korby, Laurel and Brittany (my new blogger friend)