Saturday, November 26, 2011

I was thinking today how truly blessed I am. My entire marriage, all 1.5 years of it, I have not HAD to work. I of course have worked because I like working. I love working with people and make money. But today I realized that Mr. O has always been able to provide for us on his income alone. That does not mean that we are rich by any means, nor does it mean that he has a high paying job. It simply means that we are able to live within our means and for that I am grateful.

Before we got married I was very worried about how we would even survive. I had just gotten home from school and had no prospects for a job. Mr. O had a job but it only paid $10 a hour and it was not full time. We were doomed to be working a zillion jobs and have no money. At least that is what I thought. My sweet husband taught me a valuable lesson  after we got engaged. He told me not to worry because we were doing the right thing. He said that everything would work out and it did. He got a better job that could support us and I got a job as well. From that time we have moved, lost jobs, gained jobs, quit jobs, bought a car, went on vacations and so much more. In the end money did not matter because we had each other and our faith in the Lord. We knew that as long as we were following the Lord everything would fall into place and it has.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

December 17

I can't wait till that day. Actually I can't wait till the week that day falls into because I will be DONE with school. I will officially graduate on the 17th of December. I have four weeks left, including this week, until I can say I am a college graduate. I can't wait. I don't want to work on school anymore. I just want to be done. At least for now. I might change my mind in the future. Maybe a Masters is in my future. For now I just want my future to have a college degree and no more homework.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Mr. O wants a new big screen TV real bad. He has been searching online as much as possible. He has even tried to bribe me in order for me to say OK to spending lots of money on a new TV. This crazy kick he is on started with his birthday and the present I got him. Skyrim is this new video game that just came out. He has wanted it for months, 9 do be exact. Well when he finally got it he realized that it was designed for big flat screen TVs. He of course has to have one so he can enjoy his game better. Here I thought I married an adult. Turns out he is just a big kid with a job.

Monday, November 14, 2011

One of my favorite holidays

HALLOWEEN! I know this is two weeks late, but I have been busy.

Meet Bucky our pumpkin. Mr. O named him. When we first bought our pumpkin his name was Jack O because he was going to be a Jack O Lantern, but when we carved him we gave him buck teeth thus his name. I was so excited to carve a pumpkin with Mr. O. Even though we have been married for a year and a half now, this was the first time we bought a pumpkin together. I ended up carving it while Mr. O "supervised", I told him he was mean for not helping.

Our favorite take and bake pizza place had a special last month. A Jack O Lantern pizza! I just had to have one. We went the entire month without one because someone, Mr. O, kept refusing. Finally on Halloween I told him we were getting one and that was that. It was the last day they were offering the pizza.
 It is really cute right? I just love pumpkins. I also love pizza so when the two came together I could not resist.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Beach

While on our vacation we went to our favorite spot. Morro Strand. I don't think we can visit the SLO area and not go there. I have a love of sand dollars and am always on the look out for them. I can't leave a beach without one, at least that is my goal. This trip did not disappoint.
We found the biggest sand dollar! It is at least three inches big. I have never seen one so big. It now lives in the bowl of sand dollars in my kitchen. It is no longer brown though, it has turned a green color. No matter I love it any ways.

The other night we had the missionaries over for dinner and one of them noticed my collection. He is from Tonga and had never seen one before. At least that is what I think he said. He just learned English a couple months ago. He wondered if we lived near the beach. I was sad to report that we lived hours away. I offered to give him one, but he declined because he thought he would break it.


I just love to go on vacation! I don't know anyone who does not look forward to a vacation. Although I am sure there are people like that out there. For my birthday this year Mr. O took me on vacation. We went to my favorite place on the planet! SLO! I love it there and miss it so much. We had so much fun!

We stayed with our brother and sister in law, in their master bedroom I might add. They are currently re doing their house and we were lucky enough to end up there. We had our own bathroom and shower! That meant we did not have to share with our cute but messy nieces and nephews. Talk about a blessing.

My goal was to go to a pumpkin patch while we were there because my birthday is just two days before Halloween. It is not Halloween without a pumpkin patch.

The best part was the fake ghosts. Look how cute little Tobin is. I just love that little boy.

We also went on  a hay ride! My first ever. It was so much fun, mostly because Tobin sat next to me pointing out everything. The world through the eyes of a three year old is amazing.
You can't really tell but I was super excited about the hay ride. We rode by an olive orchard that apparently grows them for martini's. Our driver joked that they were water with vodak.

These were our trusting horses. They are "super strong" according to Tobin. I would have to agree considering all the people they can pull. That is Mr. O chatting it up with our driver.

Going to the pumpkin patch and going on a hay ride was the high light of the trip. Even though I kept sneezing the entire time. I must be allergic to hay or something. It does not matter because I am going on a hay ride next year.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The cutest little boys

This past weekend I went over to SLO all by myself on the train/bus. It was a little nerve racking to go all alone. It was the first time I had ever been away from Mr. O for more than a night. I was gone for three days. I almost cried when the train pulled away. I am such a baby. I went over to be a nanny for the week to my fabulous old boss. I wish will lived closer so I could still work for her. I am in love with sausage and pepperoni (not their real names by the way). While I was there I had them dress up in their Halloween costumes.
I forgot my camera once again, so this is a semi poor picture from my phone. Don't they melt your heart? Pep was a pilot like his grandpa. He was so excited to put on his costume. Sausage was a dragon and was not thrilled to wear his costume. It had a stuff tail, cute little booties, dragon head hat, and dragon gloves. I wanted them to be dressed up for the rest of the night, but Sausage would not have it. He was grumpy from being sick and missing his momma.

I am so grateful I got to watch them this weekend. They make me so excited to be a momma someday. It made being away from Mr. O not so bad. Of course I was over the moon to get back to him. He was pretty excited to see me too.