Friday, February 27, 2009

Serenade by Noah

Ok, so I found a new wedding song. I got Noah some Beatrix Potter DVD's for his birthday. I was at his house while he was watching the Peter Rabbit video (or as he says "Peta Cottontail" in a British accent) and I heard him singing this song. It was so cute. I actually found the piano music for it and now it's in my Songs to Play at the Wedding book. Martha actually had him call me at the office the other day and sing it to me. All he really sings is "" Very cute! Maybe I should just have him sing it at the wedding. John is preparing to move to another military base. He is actually getting some time to sleep now and he usually answers the phone when I call more "hang on, there's a loud tank going by" any more. We are going to try and Skype on Sunday if the weather isn't bad. The dress hasn't yet come. It's supposed to be here on Tuesday at the latest.

Quote of the Day: "It was a weird day. I accidentally cross-dressed." -Michael Scott

Sunday, February 22, 2009

!!!ON SALE!!!

I just bought a wedding gown. Literally minutes ago, I hit the "pay by credit card" button. I found it on a site that sells pre owned wedding dresses. It's an Allure gown that sells for $1100 (yeah right!) and because it is discontinued I bought it at a HUGE discount. It's not any on the ones pictured here. John reads my blog so I can't post it. I'm hoping it works. I can return it if it stinks. More info after it gets here.

Quote of the Day: "Hello everyone! As you know, we are six days away from Phyllis’ wedding. So get your suits to the dry-cleaners, get your hair ‘did’ and Karen…you might want to invest in a dress or a skirt of some kind if you don’t already have one. This may be Phyllis’ only wedding ever. It’s my job to ensure that none of you look like ragamuffins." -Michael Scott

Monday, February 16, 2009

Barn Day

Well, it was riding day at the barn. Scout and Lilly were the first to meet me and they were very skeptical. Once they realized I wasn't after them they relaxed. Scout actually ran about 50 laps in the pasture and almost took out a gate he was so excited.

Up first was Cole. He wasn't concerned about the riding as much as a noise coming from John's house inaudible to everyone but himself.

Noah took his first few steps on a horse. Lilly acted perfect. She didn't really have a choice.

Then, he was on trainer duty.

He was also the cheering section. He would clap and say "Yeah Haji!"

And, then it was time to clean up. Thank goodness I had a helper.

Quote of the Day
Wallace: Did you shout "fire," causing a panic?
Dwight: Yes, I shouted fire. I shouted many things. I also shouted instructions on how to get out of the building so you can imagine my frustration, as safety officer, when nobody would heed of, would heeded, heeded of--
Michael: Headed of-
Dwight: When no one would take headed of my instructions.
Michael: Heed. Take heed.
Dwight: I don't see my co-workers-
Michael Scott: Take heed of-
Dwight: -heeding this. Right now.
Wallace: Right...what?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine Suprise

Guess what I got today! They are beautiful. I was just admiring them when Dave came up behind me and silly-stringed the back of my head. Thank you John for the flowers. I can't wait to show them off.

It's paint buying season. We found someone to paint John's house and they can start as early as next week. That means a frantic run to the Home Depot to buy more of the paint I already had and pick a new color for the giant paneled room. I sort of have a color idea picked out but I'm nervous about painting large areas. They are even going to paint my purple bathroom. I have to decide if I want the ceiling painted silver or the tin put up. Ah, the fun stress begins. I'll try to get pictures up of the happenings. Oh, I have to move all the furniture also. I think that calls for leaving work early.

Happy Valentines Day!

Quote of the Day: "You spend your whole life trying to get people to like you and then you run over one person with your car - not even one of the popular ones - and everybody gets on your case. Doesn't make any sense." -Michael Scott

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Horse Tales

Lilly learned to canter!! Wahoo. It only took about 2 weeks for her to recognize the signal. And, she's great! She does an even better canter than Cole. And SO much slower. I can't wait to show her in May. I'm putting her in every class they offer. I just got back from walking Holly. She has been trying to dig out of her pen so I figured she might want to go on a little walk. By walk I mean she dragged me around the yard and halfway around the pond. Then she just gave out. I about had to carry her home. She's really showing her age. I found a cool tank charm on ebay the other day...and...well, I bought it. It's so little but it's heavy.

Quote of the Day:
Toby: Didn’t you lose a lot of money from that other investment? The one from the email?

Michael: You know what Toby? When the son of the deposed king of Nigeria emails you directly -- asking you for help – you help. His father ran the freaking country ok?

Monday, February 02, 2009


I have a new cell phone! Everybody celebrate! It's a Nextel i580. I can take photos and ...uh...other stuff. I have cool new ringtones. My dad got me an army issue (tough) phone. I guess he felt sorry for me. Everytime I called ANYONE on my phone it would cut off. Poor John. I don't know how many times I dropped his calls. Now when I drop it off of my horse I don't have to worry about messing it up. I played dance dance revolution last night at the Super Bowl party. Since football isn't my thing we broke out the XBox and danced...and looked like idiots. Sometimes it's fun to look like an idiot. I'm hoping it snows tonight. I just emailed this photo to Country Magazine. Hope I get in. They said it can take up to a year but it took Martha and Noah one month. I'm going to beat that record.

Quote of the Day: "Who's that sportscaster that bit that lady? Marv Something? Andy is like Marv Something: great sportscaster, big weirdo creep." -Michael Scott