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Saturday, January 3, 2009


Pre-publishing again :) It's Friday day, and I've snuck out to do some work. I really need to get back to the "FOB", though - LOL! But, I got Fridays and Saturdays done. Captain America is leaving tomorrow (or today, for you guys). I'm gonna miss him, but I'll see him on Tuesday, so it's not really like goodbye, now is it. And then, hopefully we'll be back together in February. If the guys in charge of orders ever gets his act together. We should have had orders before Christmas Exodus. Oh well. Hopefully we'll get them on Monday. Keep your fingers crossed for us :)

This WordArt request is from Dawn. How funny is this! LOL! Click on the image below to go to my box.net account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!

Spoiled - Batik Regular
just, well, loved - ATCitadelScript
I'm, not - Effloresce

Friday, January 2, 2009


Captain America leaves tomorrow. Wow did vacation go fast! The people who's house we were staying at are coming home today, so we're back out at the cabins again. The kids were really excited that it was the same cabin from last week. Funny, how something so small makes them so happy. LOL! I snuck into town to grab some wi-fi, and the kids are playing video games with there dad. One more day - we get to go on a date tonight! I'm excited! My friend, Ann, is watching the kids for us. I SO love my ward, and the new friends that I've made here. You guys are the BEST!!!

Wow, sorry girls :) I think this is the first time since I started my WordArt blog that I didn't have something for ya :) Well, I guess here it is, so I technically have something for ya, but it wasn't on time, and I knew it :( I did make this for you last night, though. And if I had had internet, I would have posted it for ya. But I didn't. So sorry :)

I thought it was kinda fun and funky, so enjoy! Click on the image below to go to my box.net account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well, our temple trip was WONDERFUL! We did end up getting to go. Thank goodness :) Maren and Chet watched the kids on Monday night, and we drove up to Woodburn (about 20 minutes from the temple). We got a hotel room, and met my parents at the temple on Tuesday at noon. We went to lunch at Applebees first, then did a session.

We even got to do some sealings. I'd never done those before, so that was AWESOME. For those of you not familiar with the temple, we believe that a husband and wife can be sealed together (married) for time and all eternity in the temple. And it's not really fair for those people who died and never got a chance to be sealed in the temple, so we can do their temple work for them (proxy). That's why doing our genealogy is so important. Then, those individuals who have passed on can choose wether they want to accept the sealing or not. Fair for everyone. Everyone gets the same chance. Same with baptism.

Anyway, we helped with a few proxy temple sealings. It really was nice. It reminded me of renewing our vows. A chance to hear again the promises we made when we were married back in 1996. I'm so glad that Captain America is my husband, and I love him dearly. What a great man I have. Even with all of his short comings, I'll keep him (LOL!)!!!! Here's a few pics from our trip.

Aren't these wood doors gorgeous!

Here we are in the atrium.

These are a little out of order, but that's ok. Here's Captain America and I at lunch at Applebees.

And, we stopped at Cold Stone Creamery on the way home. OH.MY.GOSH! I got something SUPER chocolately. Can't remember the name, but it was AMAZING. It had chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce, fudge, brownines, and chocolate chips. Wow. I was LOVIN' it! Hehehehe. (Chocolate Devotion, my mom just remembered :)

So tonight (pre-publishing), we're gonna go to the neighbors house (the Mitchells - I preschool with April) for New Year's Eve games. It'll be fun! After the kids go to bed, so it will be even more fun :) I'm at my mom's briefly to publish this post, and pick up a movie. They bought Eagle Eye, and Captain America and I are gonna watch it before we go over to the Mitchells house. Well, if I get off the computer and get back to the FOB (LOL!). So, gotta run, girls.

Happy New Years everyone :) Hope your 2008 was FANTASTIC, and wishing you an even better 2009!!!! Click on the image below to go to my box.net account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work :)

Happy, New, Year - Pussycat
Happy, New, Year! - CK_Alis_Hand_Official (or something like that)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve

More pre-publishing. You know, I don't really like the impersonableness (yes, I just made that up on my own - hehehe) of pre-publishing. And I kinda feel like I'm rambling on. Me? Not me? I don't ramble, right? LOL!

So do you all have plans for New Year's Eve? We've gone to a few New Years parties in the past (all for families), and they're kinda fun. One time, we did a New Year's Eve party where we counted down the minutes till New Year's early, so that we could go and put the kids to bed. I think it was like 10 pm or something. Ha! I think that's a GREAT idea - LOL! Don't know if we have any plans or not right now? Maybe we'll get together with another couple in the Ward (congregation). They live RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the place we're staying. How cool would that be, to have friends as next door neighbors?

You know, when I finally get back to my internet, I'm gonna have DAYS worth of emails to answer. Just so you all know, if it takes a while for me to respond, it's because I've been away from email for 2 weeks, and my inbox is CROWDED and OVERFLOWING. So, just be patient with me. LOL!

OK, it's a little abstract, but hey, it grows on ya. Just give it a chance. You'll like it too :) Hehehehe. Click on the image below to go to my box.net account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!

New - Stephanie Marie JF
All rest - Pharmacy (yes, I know I overuse this one, but hey, everyone needs a stand by favorite, right?)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Can't Smile Without You

OK, I'm pre-publishing again. It's only Sunday evening for me, but what, like Tuesday for you guys? I think thats right :) I should be in Portland right about now. My friend, Maren (LOVE you, girl) and her hubby are watching my kiddos for me. The kids slept over last night, and Captain America and I drove up to Portland. We're gonna go to the Portland Temple today! I'm SO excited. It's been so long since I've been able to go. That's the temple where we were married in back in June of 1996. Beautiful temple. So, I hope that everything is going as planned, and that we're actually able to make the trip. I know that Portland was buried under snow for a while there, but surely it's better now? Right? Please? LOL!

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Smile - Jeffriana JF

Monday, December 29, 2008


Hehehehe, this is the only family picture that we have so far. Um, I think I need to make this a higher priority, or this will be the Christmas Card photo for this year (yeah, I think they're gonna end up being Valentines Day Cards and newsletters - I wanna wait till we KNOW where we're gonna be stationed before I send them out, and we need to get the list out of storage - sigh). So, My goal for the next 6 days is to get a SPECTATULAR family picture taken :) I know I can do better than this - LOL! (showering for me would help - hehehe)

We decided to go to Eugene on Saturday. I just love spur of the moment trips. I didn't used to be like that, but the more into the Army lifestyle we're getting, the more I do. We just loaded up at 2pm, and headed over. It was RAINING. I mean, really bringing it. Standing water on the road kind of raining. But we didn't care. Captain America just drove a little slower :) We went to Wal-Mart (of course!), and out to eat at Izzys (woohoo for x-mas money), then over to Chucky Cheese. We had some really good token coupons, and the kids just had a blast! It was some really nice family time. I think the kids will remember that trip for years to come :)

And how's my diet coming, you ask (ok, so you didn't ask, but I'm volunteering!)? Well, I was really good for 1 day (hehehe), and ended up losing 2 lbs, but then not so good the next day, and the 2 lbs were back. BUT, I did learn that with the 2 lb weight drop, my dress will fit again. SO, all I need to do is cut the 2 lbs before the dance, and not gain anymore, and I'll be fine. Then, after graduation, I can work on getting back to my pre-holiday weight :) hehehe. No use super dieting while Captain America's here. That's just no fun - LOL! Of course, eating Ice Cream and "Bar in a Jar" sauce while I'm supposed to be blogging isn't really helping the whole "Dress" cause. I'll have to watch out for that next time - LMBO!!!

Oh, I REALLY liked this saying when I came across it! I'm SO glad for all of the friends that I have. They really are such a great support to me. You know, I've never really had a "best" girl friend that I do everything with, and I'm so glad that I found Maren here in Florence. She's just AWESOME! And even though I'm thoroughly enjoying this time with my hubby, I must say, I MISS YOU Maren :) Can't wait to hang out again!

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Friendship - His Name Is Honey
All rest - Hobbes

Sunday, December 28, 2008

All Bundled Up

So, it's Friday night, and I'm pre-publishing again. Sneaking away every night is just not working for me. So, I'm doing a few nights in a row. I know, it makes for boring posts, but that's all I've got for ya - LOL!

You know, as I sat here on my mom's couch, I was trying to think of a cute little story to tell you, or a funny thing that a kid had said, but I've got nothing. LOL! The WordArt will have to do for today. I'll try and think of something clever tomorrow. Try, being the operative word. LOL!

Here we go! I KNOW that you can all use this one - LOL! Is it as cold where you are as where I am? The Oregon Coast is NOT supposed to be this chilly. OK, so it's not as bad as Chicago was (I'm SO glad that I'm not living there - hehehehe), but dang it's cold. But , that DOES give me the excuse to layer. And we all LOVE layering, don't we.

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