Sunday, November 23, 2008


Thanks to those of you who answered my plea for help. It was actually very helpfull to know I have resources. Thanks Shauna for leaving that link to quickbooks-Awsome! I had no idea that Erin worked for a law firm in accounting. Erin, I may be calling you in the future!

I will be in Utah for thanksgiving and then the kids and I will stay for another 2 weeks. Christian is off track until January 5th (don't you just love year round school?). When we get back I'm hoping that Steve and Keri will be here with their new Baby (Calvin Wallace-is that not such an adorable name?) and I'm thinking it will be a bit crazy around here. So, if I don't get to posting, I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I've been crazy busy with Jamie's Law Firm, my online teaching job, the other accounting job I picked up cause I thought it would be "fun". Not to mention I'm also a full-time mom. So, just for fun, here is a breakdown of my house chores and how often they get done:
  • Laundry-once a week, sometimes I wait two weeks.
  • Bathrooms-once a month-if I'm lucky
  • Vacuum-Three times since I've lived in this house (been here 6 months)
  • Weeds-Let's just say I'm praying for snow to cover the ground
  • Make beds-Three times since I've been in this house (probably the same day I vacuumed)
So, now you know when you come to my house to stay away from using the restrooms and what ever you do, don't lay on the floor. I feel like my house is always a mess. I'm hoping many of you are experiencing the same thing, but doing a better job of keeping your homes organized and clean.

So, I'm actually writing to see if anybody has any Quickbooks experience. I'm dealing with a retainer account (liability account), which needs to run through my invoices. It's for Law Firms. I need someone to walk me through a process. I've completely messed up my books with trial and error, and now I know I have hours ahead of me in order to get it all straightened out. If it wasn't for the invoice, I would have it figured out, but that dang invoice is complicating my process. Here I am an accountant and for the life of me can't figure out how to process a retainer account! Alright, so I'm venting. But, if anybody knows what I'm talking about, I would LOVE the help!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Check this out!

I was going through old photos for my Dad (who is working on a top secret project), and came across these great memories. Ah, those were the days! Funny, these are only a few years old, but it feels like such a long time ago.

This is what it meant to go study at the law school. Meating at Stans for shakes and then stopping by our house for some video games. Who said law school was hard?

I love this pic. It's Summer and Christian when Christian is only a few days old. How precious.

Nico and Hallie. It's Nico's birthday and look who's blowing out the Candles! I LOVE it. I laughed so hard when I found it, I had to post it!

Look at these two love birds. I think they are still dating in this photo. Don't they look cute?

So life is super busy these days. We've been blessed with more clients for Jamie and more work for me. I hope we get the hang out it soon. Life doesn't seem to slow down and I find myself wishing everyday I had a few extra hours to finish all that I have to do. Does anybody else feel that way? Sometimes I want to let it all go and do NOTHING. I was so behind on watching my shows that I finally sat down to watch Desperate, and had 6 NEW episodes. Who does that? How did I let it get so far?

One thing I have accomplished this past week is put up my Christmas stuff. I keep getting comments about how Thanksgiving is this poor holiday people don't celebrate anymore, blah blah blah blah. I'm going to be gone for 2 1/2 weeks after Thanksgiving, and I dont' want to pull my Christmas stuff out for 1 week, only to take it down again. I love Christmas and would seriously consider keeping my decorations up all year-but I bet Jamie wouldn't be down with that. Anybody out there with me? Anyway, hope you enjoyed the pics above-it was a fun trip down memory lane.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Isabella's Blessing

Isabella was blessed on September 28th. It was such a nice beautiful day. We had my family and Jamie's family together. How fun that such a small thing can have so much power to bring two families together. I loved having my brother Adrian with his family, Elli and her family and my parents there. Jamie's family came up from Colorado Springs so we had the Ogdens and Mom Townsend. Dad Townsend was in California, so we missed him. We also had the Hunters come and that was fun because our boys have had so much fun with their girls. I wish Isabella could know how much she is loved. She is only 3 months old, but she already has the love of her parents, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She is one lucky girl. All these photos are courtesy of my super talented sister Elli. I love having such a talented photographer in the family.

Look at those baby blue eyes! She looks so content in this photo-I love it.
Our baby girl in her cute blessing dress. Why do they make those dresses so slippery?

With Grandma Townsend

With Abu and Papa Sosa. My Dad has a very cute relationship with her already. She will talk to him on the phone. She'll talk to him more than she does to anybody else I know including myself. It's so cute to watch her try so hard to tell him things. Ah, those precious moments. If they could only last forever...