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Friday, December 10, 2010

Hustle and Bustled

First off, here's my new stuff for the week! I hope you guys like it!!! Click HERE to go to my store. And remember, first week, it's 20% off!

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Good morning, all! Hope today is a FABULOUS day for you :) How was your Thursday?

I woke up at normal time, read scriptures, said prayers, got kids ready for school, then off to the bus, then hung with Jimmy for a while. I told him he couldn't turn on TV until his room was clean, so he complained for a while, and after about an hour, he decided to clean it - hehe.

And while I was supposed to be loading products into my store in the morning, I decided to bake zucchini bread instead. And didn't really have time to do it. But I did it anyway - hehe.

And soon it was ALMOST time for me to hike, so I got dressed, and left Jake with directions on how to get the bread out, and headed out with Kari. We drove to the Franklin Mountains, Tom Mayes area. SO awesome over there. It was sunny and beautiful today, PERFECT for a hike :)

Here's me right before leaving.

This particular hike was great! Wide enough for 2 people to walk side by side, and hard enough that it got the blood pumping, but not too bad. JUST right. Here's a few pics from the view on top of the mountain.

We headed back down, and noticed some park rangers, and a dude talking photos at the bottom. He came over to us and asked if he could use our pictures in the paper. He was doing a story about this particular park, and the hiking trails. So he took some pictures of us, and interviewed us about who we are, where we're from, why we like the park, and junk. And we're gonna be in the El Paso Times! hehe. I'm famous!!! LOL!

And then we headed back home. And yeah, I was running a bit behind. Jake and Captain America were home when I got there, and I had just enough time to grab an apple and head out the door. I had a counseling session on the West side. I took the Saturn, and headed out. I'd get lunch when I got back.

It was a good session, and I feel like I'm really learning a lot about myself. Thanks, Dr Slade! You rock!

I headed home, and talked to my mom on the bluetooth the whole way home. It was fun :)

Captain America got home a few minutes after me, and I had lunch, and started working on my work for the day. He went to take a nap, since he hadn't slept well last night, and we're gonna be out late at the ball tonight. Should be a grand time!

It's now 2:35pm, and I need to run and get Jim from the bus. I may or may not get back on here and blog about the ball. YOu may have to wait till tomorrow to read about it - hehe :)

OK, it's 11:53 pm, and I'm back. Briefly... Im SO tired, and need to go to bed. But I wanted to show you the pictures from the ball! It was SOOO much fun! I'll pop back on here tomorrow and give more fun details, but for now, here's the pics!

Me all pretty for the ball!
New eyeshadow color to compliment my dress

I like to be modest, and my underclothes kept hanging out, so I finally put on a white tank top to cover up the "skin" and such. I thought it was better :)

And we headed to Little Cesars to get the kids a pizza - hehe. We were the FANCIEST people at Little Cesaers, let me tell ya!

We dropped off the pizzas at home, and headed to the ball. Parked, and were almost to the door when Captain America realized that he'd left the tickets at home. So we went back to the car, drove home, grabbed the tickets, and back to the ball we went.

Here's Captain America and I when we found our seats. Actually, we switched tables (table crashed) with another couple so we could sit with the "fun" people. hehe. They were pretty rowdy!

Pretty centerpieces
German Chocolate Cake with a fudgey frosting, whipped cream, and raspberry glaze. OMGosh!
Here's what my meal was. Beef, with red potatoes (I don't eat potatoes...) and steamed veggies (yum!) and I had a dinner roll.
I scraffed down the dinner (we had a salad too) and then was the first person at my table to break out the dessert. hehe :)

There was a TON of alcohol, but no Diet soda. Hmpf! So I was stuck with WATER!
Tammy and I. She's pretty fun! Loud, but fun - hehe.
And then, after the ball was all over, we headed to Howdys for a soda. Mmmm, Howdys! We were SO fancy - hehe :)

And then, because we were out of a few of the basics, food wise, at home, we headed to Walmart. In our formal wear - hehe...

And let me tell you, wearing a Formal to Walmart gets you a TON of stares. Some good, some not so much - hehe. The greeter sure liked it!

Captain America was kinda embarassed, but I was loving it - hehe :) He noticed all of the weird looks, but I was enjoying all of the people smiling at me :) It's not every day you see someone in full Military Dress and a formal walking the isle of Walmarts, you know!

(Chocolate Chips and Gingherbread Marshmallows....only the basics, you know...)

Here's another FABULOUS layout by Sharon! I can't believe that I forgot to post this layout AND the preview last night! I must have been really tired :) hehe

Click on the link below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!


Stephanie said...

I will never get used to the blues... I miss the greens already! But you guys looked AMAZING! I'm so sad that they canceled our ball this year! :( I'm glad you had a great time!!

The Reay Family said...

I just loved the dress you choose. Good taste you have. I had a "ball" at our last Dining out event. It was the first time I actually stayed and danced! Do you remember the shaffle? yeah, we did that one...."to the right, to the right, to the right. To the left, to the left, to the left. Ryan was so embarrassed! I had fun. Ryan had to stay until the end cause he was the one putting it all together, so he had to make sure all the drunks were picked up and home safe. I had the most fun watching the dance once everyone had a few too many to drink. Military traditions are awesome. It sets us apart.

Allanna said...

I'm glad you chose that formal. (It was my favorite of your new ones. Which are ALL pretty, of course. ^_^)

And yay for being FAMOUS!
(I knew you were. ^_^)

I'm glad that you had fun at the ball AND at Wal-mart. I almost want to get a formal now to wear to Wal-Mart. ^_^

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Dec. 10, 2010. Thanks again.

Marilou said...

You both looked so elegant!!

Thank you for the sentiment!

Sandy_in_MD said...

Glad you had fun at the ball - the Walmart visit is a great way to end the evening! Thanks so much for today's word art.

deb said...

You two looked marvelous! Thank you for the awesome word art!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [11 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Unknown said...

Bethany -- what pretty views from your hike, certainly nothing like the scenery around my immediate area - now the mountains have some pretty views but not around the neighborhood -- looks like you guys had fun at the ball, like the dress you choose, you both looked very nice -- must admit I would have kinda been emabarassed to walk around Wal-mart too. Thanks for the freebies:)