Friday, January 30, 2009


OK so i finally did it! I have been joking and saying I was going to do this for a long time!!! I want to be edgy and different... But u know the long blond just can't really allow me to do that. I was leaving for work yesterday and made up my mind I was whacking them... (this is why I don't leave any sharp tools at home. I get these ideas and act instant on them. I learned my lesson)

I walked into the living room and told Nick of these bang envisions. He said, "I don't think you should, because it will take forever to grow out and you might not like it anyway. I think you should go pin it up..."

I responded. "I know I just need a change. Something I have never seen on me before. I am to predictable."

He thought for a minute and said, "It's ultimately your choice, I am just trying to be the Devil's advocate."

I kissed him and said thank you. Then went and pinned my hair up.

I came to work still thinking of the bangs I had been dreaming of...
Before I left work, I began discussing the situation with the girls. They were all over it, "you should, you should, you SHOULD. It will always grow. I like to with side bangs..."
I went to town....
I pulled that pin out, and whipped out those new sharp scissors out...
Made the first cut and it was all over.
Although it took me about 3o min to cut silly bangs that on someone else would take me 3 min.


I like them I feel different.
Alot of people will think they look like a little kid... but then others who have an eye for style will know other wise...
This is the first picture of them. I look in my phone this morning.

My inspiration. We saw Bride Wars 2 weeks ago. I loved it!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


We received our wedding album in the mail today!!! YIPEEE
It is unreal... Absolutely breath taking.
I told Nick if I died tomorrow, and he gets remarried please don't let her do anything to this album. You have to keep it! ;o)
I really love it.
I will cherish it forever!
It looks better than I could have ever imagined!!!!
We also got purse size mini books. They are the exact same as the 10x14 but just a 4x4.
They are adorable.
I will post some pictures.
I couldn't be more pleased!!!
Thank you JMP!!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ABC's of me!

Always like to be on time.

Brave. I am not scared to do anything. This worries my mom a little.

Constantly planning. Even if it doesn't happen that way. I still liked thinking of the plan. Also Creative.

Drives like a granny. Thank for teaching me that Dad!

Everyone's friend. I try to be.

Follower of My Savior Jesus CHRIST! and Future mom! I cant wait

Goal setting.

Hair stylist! It is fun!!!


Just doesn't get mad. Just SAD! Ask Nick.

Kinda like cake... OKAY OKAY OKAY I REALLY like cake!!!

Lactose intolerant. Not fun. Soy is my friend.

Mommy of Vix and Mav.

Nick's LOVER!!! ;o)

Original. I like to be different. Ride the short bus mostly....

Primary teacher. I really love those kids. Who wouldn't???

Quick to want to fix someone's problems or cheer them up!

Really likes to workout.

Super duper Strong... Ok really just more that most girls. I like to know that if a guy tried to mug or rape me. I could kill them with my fist!!! I would also poke them in the eyes really hard! I have really thought about this a lot! I took a class in Krav Maga (isrealan self defense) It was halarious, but did make you think of how to react in a scarty sitiation instead of just freaking out!

Tv shows... My fav Biggest Loser. Sadly we are watching Bachelor and that silly one that comes on afterward.

Upset when people don't do what they say they are going to.

Very picky eater. Not too proud of this one.

Wife and always trying to be a better one!

Xcellent cook... Nick told me that one.

Young. I had to cause I tell Nick he is old all the time!! ;o)

Zealous for life!!!

TAG! Britni, Haley, Shally, Courtney, Chels, Holly, Amanda, and Melissa

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Birthday MOMMY!

Today is my Mom's birthday, I am having my family over for Dinner tonight.
Nick had to fly out to Tampa Bay this morning. It was kinda a last minute thing. He was going to rotisserie a great big pork tenderloin, but I can do it in the oven instead! I hope it is just as good.
I am so blessed to have the great mom that I have. I can't imagine any other person in my life. No one or anything could ever have her place. I am sure glad I have got to spend another year with her. I am looking forward to spending more time together next week. We are all going skiing in Park City! It will be a great time!

I have a beautiful woman I am lucky enough to call MY MOMMY! I love YOU!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Last night

Last night was lots of fun. A while back we had planned a get together. My parents, Nick and I, Our bishop and his wife Melissa, and His second counselor and his wife Karen. We couldn't get it all quite coordinated. Last night worked for everyone. We went to Manna Bread and Wine a restaurant we hadn't ever been before. IT was really amazing food. I had a pork tenderloin stuffed with elk and a chipolte cherry sauce. I loved it. Nick had a dish called Wild Hog German Schnitzel. I thought it sounded NASTY, But it actually turned out not that bad! The bread was great, and the salad was good. The best part was this coconut cake we had for dessert.... YUMMMYYY so moist! I loved it. the restaurant had a really great cozy atmosphere too.
The topic at dinner was every one's story of how they met!!! It took the whole two hours!!! Everyone had such a good story. Each couple's were all so different. All really sweet and special. It was funny. We laughed the whole night! I think we all had a great time.
When we got home I finally gave Nick his hot rock massage. He had to wait quite a while.. I hope it was well worth the wait. He seemed to like it!
This morning was crazy I was running late because I coun't find my keys, and my phone is messed up and not charging. I couldn't take it with me because it was almost dead. I made it to work on time though. Everyone at the salon is going to be crazy busy today.. That is a good thing though!!!!! HAPPY SATURDAY!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Wow it's Thursday already.

I am so glad that Nick is home. All of his stuff went really great in Utah. He seems really excited, so I am happy for him.

We got to hang out yesterday with the dogs in the front yard not even on leashes. It was the most beautiful day! About 73 degrees no wind!!!! It was perfect. Then Nick made me dinner, and we watched The Biggest Loser I saved from night before. It's our favorite.

I did Holly's hair for her bridal pictures yesterday, and it turned out awesome. She is going to look breathtaking!!!! I can't wait to see how they turnout. She had lots of awesome creative places to go. I know they will be great!

Nick is starting church basketball tonight, and he recruited my 6'8, college athlete brother to play on our team!!! That should be lots of fun!!! He is pumped. First game is tonight!!!

I am thankful I have a middle finger left! I got my Hikari's back freshly sharpened a couple days ago. They are killing my finger.... They are sharper than they have ever been. I have cut some great hair, along with my finger. That is the good news. It's also been so dry that they don't heal fast because I can't put lotion on because it burns too bad. Band aid's don't stay on when you have your hands in a shampoo bowl all day! I hope for no more.

I can't wait to go to spin here in a bit. I look forward to it all week!

For really great news... Blurb is back up and running for Blogger now. That is where you get the book made of your blog. Everyone check it out I started working on my book last night. It is going to take forever!!!! It will be well worth it though.

I am also getting out wedding albums any day now. I seriously can't wait to see them!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bad Night

SO i woke up thinking Maverick was sick... BAD sick Blood and all...
I rush to the vet first thing in the morning, and I am in the waiting room, and someone says, "Ouch, what happened to her leg?'"
I look down and vixen has the most horrific gash on the back of her front leg.
I am freaking out feeling like the worst mommy. I have no idea how it happened or when. SHe was never limping, whining, or even looking at it.
Needless to say, they have no idea what was up with Mav. Dr. Polk just told me to watch him, and make sure he is back to normal.
As for Miss, Vixen she had to have 4 stitches and antibiotic. Looks like she will be fine, and she will get them out at her next round of shots! It was so sad though. I could hardly function at work! I can't even post a picture b/c I feel embarrassed to show everyone how I let my doggie get hurt.

Monday, January 19, 2009

They are growing fasst!!!

The puppies are doing so good. They are really starting to mind and listen to the commands we give. We are just trying hard to be consistent and a stern. WE ARE THE PACK LEADER! We are trying all of the Dog Whisperer tips! It is amazing how well they respond!
They are really growing fast. I thought that just this week they got tons bigger. I think they weigh about 20 Lbs each.

Last night Nick had to fly to Utah for some business things. While he was packing yesterday he asked me if I was going to let the dog sleep with me in our bed... I told him I didn't know. We will see...

We watched a movie last night and they were being so good, I knew I was not going to be able to put them in the kennel. I told Nick I was going to have to try it...
I got ready for bed and they laid there and watched me until I came to bed. Within 5 seconds, they were settled snuggled up to me. They didn't move all night long. Normally we get them up by 6:30 or 7. At 7:20 they still hadn't moved. It was hard to get them up. I am thinking they liked sleeping with Mommy!!! It made it lots better than being alone when Nick's gone.

We have 2 more nights until Daddy kicks them out!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

It is cold in Lubbock Texas

I went for a swim this morning and when I left an hour later soaking wet I was FREEZING to death. When I got in my car it said 18 degrees, and of course wind blowing as always here. It wasn't too much fun. The pool was nice and warm, so that made it well worth it! I have been enjoying a new spinning class thats awesome on Thursday mornings. Yesterday there was three girls from church in the class that was fun. The instructor reminds me of Jillian from The Biggest Loser. She is always yelling and screaming. I get a kick out of it, and it makes me work so hard! I love it. There are some serious cycling people in this class with the special shoes that clip in and all! I feel as a newbie!!! It is a great workout. Yesterday I also got to stay for power. Already pretty tight from my Yoga X from the day before, it was interesting. A great total body workout!!! The same teacher, so of course I pushed myself to the limit! So great week of workouts!!!
On the other hand my poor husband has a bum toe. He was up most of the night, and I was up off and on! I really hope that it gets better quickly. I know he is in a lot of pain!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who left me sweet messages about my talk. Thanks to all the people who told me in person, and to the one who left a sweet treat on our door step! It makes you smile when people are so kind and thoughtful! Nick and I had a super fun day yesterday hanging out and getting stuff. I took a great nap laying on his chest during an episode of The Dog Whisperer. That is our new fav show! The puppies are doing great! They got their 12 week shots yesterday, and the vet said they look great!!! We were worried they were a little thin, but he said they looked ideal for a wiem! That made us feel good! Our vet told us of a Weimaraner trainer that is right outside of Lubbock. We called and left him a message, hopefully we can set up a time they will go off too school. At least we will be able to visit a lot with them being so close!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Nick and I were asked to speak in Church today of Conversion.
When I think about that it would be 10 days long. How do I condense that into 15 minutes??? Pretty difficult for me. It is so precious to me , and there is so much too it! I didn't want to leave things out, but I didn't want to run so long either. There is so much to say but I went with about a tenth of it! Maybe just an outline without all the details!
I WAS nervous, but I was very glad to be able to share it too! I thought it went well. I hardly cried at all! That is HUGE for me.
Nick's talk was really great. Even though he was raised in the Church, he has a really great story, I left him with only about ten minutes! I am sorry babe. He hit points that were unforgettable I must say!
For all of you who were wanting more of the story. Here was my talk from today...

We Are Nick and Natalie Sorensen,
We are so excited about being in this wonderful ward with all of you great people. We cannot wait to get to know you all better.
As for now, Here is OUR STORY in the briefest way possible…

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Natalie. She was a spunky blonde with big brown eyes and a zest for life. She lived with her family in Lubbock, Texas and had one brother, Matt. At twelve, Natalie could never have known the plans that fate had in store for her, nor could she have known that Matt’s best friend Adam would be a stepping stone to the path that would lead her to eternal happiness. Adam's Dad and Stepmom lived in Kansas.

Soon, Natalie would first lay eyes on Nick.

Nick grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He had just graduated from High School and had decided to go play baseball in Liberal, Kansas. He happened to know a family that lived there, and became fast friends with them, staying in their home. They had 3 kids, one of them named Adam.

Adam’s dad took Nick with him on a trip to Lubbock. He met a twelve-year-old girl whose name was Natalie--she thought Nick was amazing… and the crush started there, but she was young, and time flew by as she had fun with friends.

Nick visited again, 2 years later. Natalie thought he was the cutest boy she had ever seen, and he made her laugh. Someday, I am going to marry a boy just like Nick… she thought.

Years passed, and Nick visited Lubbock again. This time Natalie was 18.

They became great friends, and were very comfortable with each other. He was a lot older, but the chemistry was there. Natalie played it cool, but whom was she kidding? She was head over heels!

But life was too busy for them both. Nick’s career took him to Florida, while Natalie started her career in hair.

Three years passed… and thanks to Natalie’s mom (and a little help from the Man upstairs), the two were brought together again.

This time… they saw each other differently. This time, their hearts were open to each other. But it wasn’t easy. Nick was living in Utah, and Natalie had opened her own salon in Lubbock.

But miles didn’t matter. Not anymore. They just made it work, traveling to see each other, and having a blast doing it.

They both spent a lot of time at the airport. But on May 16th, the Dallas airport would become special. Natalie flew in, fully expecting to see her friend pick her up to take her home.

What she saw was Nick… dressed in her favorite blue shirt. Her eyes filled with tears as he bent down on one knee and asked for her to be his eternal companion.

Our wedding celebration took place on September 30, 2008 in Cancun Mexico.

As for me, my journey into the church came by way of Nick being a part of my life. As he was careful not to push upon me his beliefs, I was eager to know how he was raised, and what he believed. I thought there has to be something to this. He is the most amazing guy I have known. He kept very high standards, while enjoying America’s favorite past time. I didn’t know anyone like him. It really struck me.

The first time I was in Salt Lake after we began dating, we went to an ice cream shop. As we were walking back out to the car, a missionary stopped us. He said, “Are you guys members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints?” Nick quickly spoke up, “Yes, I am, and she is just here visiting me.” He responded kindly “Well, I hope you enjoy your visit here, I will leave you with these. Good Night.” I immediately got in the car and started laughing. We had driven all around in the valley earlier that day, and I had seen an LDS church about every couple of blocks it seemed like. I was humored by the fact that they would actually send out missionaries, it seemed everyone was a member or there wouldn’t be so many churches! Nick responded, “Yea they have missionaries all over. “

As soon as I was not around Nick the next day, I pulled those 3 pamphlets he gave me out of my purse. I could not wait to begin reading them. I read them about three times each. I agreed with some of the statements, having grown up Southern Baptist. Although some thoughts like Apostasy, had me more puzzled. I had a close relationship with my Heavenly Father, and I knew Jesus Christ was my savior without a doubt. I had been raised to CHOOSE THE RIGHT, but we had used the acronym WWJD for What Would Jesus Do? I remember thinking that in my head many times in making a decision. After sitting there and thinking about all that I read I thought to myself when Nick gets back I am going to ask him some of these questions, and see if he believes this Plan of Salvation like I read about. As he arrived I began bombarding him with questions. To my surprise he answered them direct and brief very much in line with what I had read.

As I returned home from my trip I began my own studies. I bought a few books. Some written my members of the Church, and some were not. I would read parts of them daily. When Nick and I would talk at night, we would usually spend 15 to 30 minutes daily discussing beliefs and scriptures. This really was a learning time for both of us to really search within, and ask ourselves what we exactly thought as an individual.

Many things such as a lay clergy, weekly partaking of the bread, and family nights of study together made my heart swell. I felt immediate peace that those were great things that Christ would want us to do and be a part of.

But at the same time there were many things I really had a hard time making logic. At this point in my life I was only seeking knowledge, not praying and seeking the Lord to show me truths. I would be online for hours at night reading scripture after scripture going back and fourth on different issues being left with frustrations and no answers. It was not making sense. One day I would see it one way, and then I would read another passage that would lead me to believe it in a different way.

I had been tossing around the idea of attending a meeting here in Lubbock. I had got online a couple of times to see where and when I would go. Each week I would be looking forward to it, until Sunday would come, and I would change my mind. Finally I bit the bullet. I attended the fourth Ward November 5, 2007. It was the first Sunday of the month, so of course it was a fast and testimony meeting. As I walked in I saw 5 or 6 people who were clients of mine, and of course welcomed me with open arms. I was still a little nervous, but I was glad that I was there. I “WAS” (past tense) not one to easily cry in public. As for this day prove different. As much as I could try holding it back, I could not. I didn’t even really know why I was crying but I was. I attended a few more Sundays with these same feelings before I met the missionaries. I was feeling the Spirit strongly. I didn’t think that everyone’s beliefs were wrong by any means. I had met some amazing people, and I knew they had a savoir in their lives. I felt they were Christians whether I completely agreed or not.

They came into the salon for haircuts complementary of someone!!! I set up a time I could talk to them, because I wanted to know some facts. Nick was careful not to bring it up too much, or when I would which was a lot, he would answer briefly. He would occasionally follow with if you want to talk about this with someone the missionaries would be great. They are teaching about this all day long everyday and would probably be able to answer all your questions. I had a spiral that I would write them down everyday, and Nick would sometimes have to call his Dad or Brother and get me an answer.

I met up with them at the church building, because my brother was living with me at the time and would have thought I was nuts when he came home to them in my living room. The meeting lasted almost three hours, and it ended because they had to be somewhere for dinner. I had all my questions ready. I had prayed on the way over for the first time. Lord, help, me to have an open heart. I want you to be able to teach me what you would want me to learn. Help me to have discernment and be able to recognize if something is not in alignment with your word or plan for my life. He answered my prayer in a big way. They presented the Plan of Salvation, and it made sense to me. It really seemed to be complete. It answered a lot of my questions. I had peace in my heart. In my mind I was freaking out, because I got an answer I did not ever think I would get.

We met again the next week and the questioning began all over again. I had a whole week to read, search for a glitch, or a tough subject that would stump them. Question after question was answered in a wise manner. I would leave each meeting with a huge smile on my face. I know I wore them out, but I know they loved it. They knew they were teaching, as Christ would have. Never giving up one bit. We continued meeting every week for several months. We would talk for hours. I really looked foreword to it although out the week.

I was to the point that I would answer my own questions. I knew the truth. It all came down to this simple question. Was Joseph Smith truly a prophet of God? I wanted him to be, so that all that I feeling would be valid. But, I also wanted the answer to be no, so I would not have to face my friends, family, and peers that I believed he was. I knew that it would be the hardest thing I have faced in my life. I wanted it to be easy, and I knew it wasn’t going to be.

I had begun reading the Book of Mormon in its entirety. I was reading three hours a day some days. I woke up early to read, and would fall asleep reading. I truly couldn’t put it down. I prayed I would truly recognize in my heart whether or whether not it was indeed GOD’S Word. I had the spirit with me so strongly during that time. I was very joyful through challenges in my life that I would not have normally felt that way. I could feel a change in my heart. I felt I was able to feel even closer to my Heavenly Father had I ever had before. I was following him. It felt so wonderful.

As I came close to the end…
I knew without any doubts that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. That he was chosen by God to restore the one and only TRUE Church to this earth. He was inspired to do the things he did in establishing the early church, and publishing The Book of Mormon. I know that the Priesthood was restored to the earth through his prophet to perform ordinances, which can cleanse your soul and bind this on earth and heaven. I know that God’s plan for our Salvation includes us knowing him before we were born to this earth, and that we are to follow him and serve him until the day that we will return to be with him again. I had been revealed the truth it it’s entirely, and could not deny it being a part of my life. I wanted to continue to walk with my Lord and Savior as the center of my Life. I knew what he was leading me to make a choice that was hard for me on earth, but the blessings in Heaven are abundant. I knew I was to surrender MY pride in this life, caring about what others thought of me, and to be baptized with the proper authority into the Church established by Christ himself. Although I thought about many times what was ahead of me, I stood strong in the knowledge that I had was true and I was being obedient to my heavenly father. Not everyone around me was able to feel that same way I did. It was very hard. I wanted to be able to share all of that with them, but some ears aren’t willing to hear. Some people’s hearts will be hardened. I feel that you pray and ask for the strength you need for God to help you through. I would remind myself of Christ’s life. Was it easy for him, did he have everyone on his side, did everyone cheer on the work of the lord he was doing. Not at all!!! His life was full of being mock, spat, on, and beaten for what he knew was true. I knew nothing that I was going to go through would come even close to what he had experienced. I knew I could tell people the testimony I had in my heart, and stand firm upon that and not waiver. As I look back on the hardest decision I have ever made in my life to this day so far. I have much joy in knowing that I was able to follow a command from my Lord, that at many times I never thought that I could have ever done. I have received an unconceivable amount of blessings in so many different aspects of life. I have joy that only comes from the Lord.

These Scriptures I love…
"If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me" (Moroni 7:33)
The Apostle Paul taught that "faith is the substance [assurance] of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1)
" Then we will feel that the word is good, for it will begin to enlarge our souls and enlighten our understanding. This will strengthen our faith. As we continually nurture the word in our hearts, "with great diligence, and with patience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree springing up unto everlasting life." (See Alma 32:26–43.)

Nick’s father baptized me on April 18, 2008. I was able to receive the Holy Ghost and be confirmed as member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on April 19, 2008. It was an amazing time in my life. The whole experience was one I feel very privileged to have received. The Lord is merciful, and will wait on you till you are ready. Then he will pour out so many blessings into your life for being obedient to him. I am thankful for all of those who prayed for me, talked with me, and taught me. I am also incredibly thankful for one of my greatest friends and everything that she did for me and is still doing, Sister Jessica Swensen. I have so much more to learn, and I look forward anxiously toward gaining that knowledge to share with others.
I know that the Savior taught us on earth this truth that applied to my life and all of yours:
“Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given unto you. “
3 Nephi 18:20
I leave this with you in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Last night was amazing. I came home from work tired. We went and grabbed some take out, and brought it back to the house. We had rented a movie a couple of nights ago that we decided to watch. I think it was called Surfer Dude. Was it the best movie??? NO. But Matthew McConaughey with no shirt on for almost two hours didn't make it the worst movies ever either! After the movie nice surprised me with a hot rock massage. Now talk about something that felt good! Wow.
He read the book and knew how to do it and all. He used massage oils, and a heating pad to lay on. It was magnificent. Tonight is his turn to get one!!! I was so relaxed I could hardly move, and I got the best nights sleep! I have the BEST HUBBY! THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am very thankful I am feeling better. Being sick is just not any fun. I am feeling tons better. Thank you for everyone who thought about me.

I am thankful that God makes us feel loved and secure when we need it most! He knows us so personally, and always knows our needs before we do!

I am thankful for my husband. I am am so blessed to have someone in my life that constantly brings out the best in me. Nick's example of the way he lives his life, makes me want to continually be better. He is so giving, unselfish, and is able to think of others needs.

I am so thankful for out little CHOOSE THE RIGHT 7 years olds. Well they are really six right now, but they are just angels. They are very smart, and want to learn more about their Heavenly Father. They are at the age they work hard for you to notice and be pleased with them. They are precious. I am so glad that I have the opportunity to be involved in their lives. One of the boys told me, only about 20 min into class, I already LOVE my new teacher. It warmed my heart. I already love them, and can't wait to see their growth this year as they are preparing for baptism. You are able learn a lot for a 6 year old.
It is going to be a wonderful year.

I am thankful for my sweet puppies. They are doing so good. They are heathly as can be. We have been watching The Dog Whisperer on National Geographic channel. We are really getting a lot out of the show. Nick and I think that Caesar Millan is AMAZING. We have been putting into practice some of the things that he does to train dogs on the show. The dogs are already responding. They know that as soon as you come inside the house, you go strait to the bed and lay down. They mostly stay there with few reminders until we call them. THEY ARE JUST SMART! It has been fun starting to train the pups with Nick. I just have to stay firm!

I am thankful for my job. I am thankful for the girls that work at the Salon with me. They are all very hard working and have lots of great qualities that they posses. When it all comes together everyones strengths and weakness it makes for a really great team! I love that everyone had their individual personality and that they never change. I am thankful that they have the same goals in mind as I do. I really hope that despite the declining economy we can rise and give the best service experience. That we will become a step above everyone else. I know that we will be able to make this year success! Thanks to them for their hard work!

I am thankful we have been asked to speak this week at church. Last week there was a lady visiting that has two young kids and is a single MOM. I really hope that she is back this week so she is able to hear my story. I am talking on my conversion. I know it is encouraging to hear what someone else has gone though, and the blessings they received from it! I hope it goes well. I bore my testimony this last Sunday, and I was crying so hard I couldn't even understand myself. Hopefully I will have it together a little more!

HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT WEEKEND. Think about what you are thankful for....

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I hate being sick!

Nick was sick over NEW year's. He is still a nice person when he is sick. You hardly even know he isn't feeling well. Me on the other hand, am a WIMP. I can hardly function! He takes such good care of me when I am sick. I am very thankful for that. Hopefully I will be back to normal tomm. I started not feeling well on Saturday. We really just laid low over the weekend, hoping I would get better. Then when I woke today I was hurting all over! I didn't want to stick it out and get all the girls at work sick. Everyone there just got done passing the stomach bug around. Luckily, I didn't get that one. Hope everything is back to normal after today. I have been drinking OJ like none other. That is my all time favorite sick day remedy, and it normally does the trick. We will see!

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Years Day

We had a party at our house New Years Day.
The day consisted of lots of football, relaxing, dog training, and fun!
We decided to cook the long awaited TUR-DUC-HEN.
Anyone wondering what that treat is???
It is a boneless duck, stuffed inside a boneless chicken, stuffed inside a semi-boneless turkey. Then all topped off with a creole dressing/stuffing.
I liked the turkey more than I like a regular turkey. It was much more moist and tender. The duck was capital D for Disgusting. All in all it's not something I will ever crave, but would make again.

Thanks to everyone that came to our house to bring in the first day of 2009 with us!!!
Also, Happy New Year from MAVERICK!

New Years Eve

A couple from church, Melissa and Joe, had a get together at their house on NYE. Derrick and Rachel, and Dave and Chelsea were also part of the festivities. They all have two children, although one of those is still in the tummy! We all brought different kinds of snacks, and soda. We ate and got to know each other, well we got to know them better yet. They are all really great people. We found out that Melissa, Rachel, and I have birthdays three days in a row!!! We decided it would be a great idea to have a big birthday bash!
What better way to ring in the New Year.....

Then playing Wii till 2:30 AM OUCH!!!!!
We played all the sports, but ended out the night with a battle of the SEXES! Te prize at stake was if the girls won, we got a group picture on the tripod. If we lost it was an all girl pic.
Here is what we got with much deserving great effort!
It was lots of fun nevertheless. Everyone thought it was hilarious to watch Nick and I almost kill each other in a boxing match!
We are the only couple though who hasn't gone and bought a gaming station! We really thought it would be best for our marriage, to only engage in this extreme competition occasionally when invited over to a friends house.
NOTE: Nick fits in the dog house, but he can run MUCH faster than me!

Here are some of everyone else...

Rachel and Derrick strategically placing those punches...

Chels and Dave going at it.

Chuck Norris and Jack Black our fighters!!!

Nick and Derrick in a serious round!!!

Last but not least Melissa and Joe hashin' it out!
Great times you guys. Can't wait to beat the guys next time!!!
It had to have been my injured baseball arm... I am full strength next time! ;o)