See ya next year!!!!
P.S. I am a new autie to a brand new little boy, Winston!!! Post to come!
Can I just say that I hate this day? It is really sad that we have a "fools day"... lets all play pranks on one another and scare each other, irritate each other, etc. It is annoying and just rude. I love April, and this is just a bad way to say, "Happy April 1st!" So... I am taking something that Kelsi did for St. Pattys day and I am going to trust in my handy dandy google tool and find out where this LAME holiday even came from.
Mark Twain said, "The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." WHAT??? Remember that we are mean and like to play pranks on people?? I dont think so!
"Once upon a time, back in 16th-century France, before computers, people celebrated New Year's Day on March 25, the advent of spring. It was afestive time. They partied steadily until April 1. In 1564, when the calendar reformed and became Gregorian, King Charles IXproclaimed, perhaps pompously, that New Year's Day should be celebrated on January 1 instead of in the spring. Diehard conservatives resisted the change (or perhaps didn't hear about it due to the absence of e-mail) and continued to celebrate New Year's from March 25 to April 1. During this period of spring festivity, the more flexible French mocked the rigidrevelers by sending them foolish gifts and invitations to non-existent parties. The victim of an April Fools' Day prank was called a "poisson d'avril," or an "April fish," because at that time of year, the sun was leaving thezodiacal sign of Pisces. April Fools' Day hit its stride (avoiding thebanana peel) in England in the 18th century, and was brought to colonial America by the English, Scottish, and French. No fooling."
I also found that in Scotland, April Fools Day is 48 hours long... the call the second day Taily Day and it is dedicated to pranks involving the booty!!
I am glad this day is only one day here. I wish it didnt even exist. I think its lame. But there you have it people, some history on April Fools Day.
Oh, have a Happy Easter!
I left Las Vegas one year ago today... March 31st, 2009... these are some of the things I left behind...
While I was at Panorama, I worked at all three buildings and am very blessed for the experience I had there, the people I met, and the knowledge I learned. I miss it there... a lot. It is very different going from that place to this place...
That is my new building that I manage, but I will get back to that...
Some other things I left behind in Vegas were some amazing friends...
I wish I still kept in better touch with them... Vegas friends... I miss you :-(
Since being in Arizona, I have been very busy with work. I have said in the past that my move to Vegas was a career choice for me, but I have to say that being here in Arizona has definitely expanded my career. I have worked very hard, learned soooo much, and I truely love my job. But, its not all work all the time... you gotta have some play in there as well. Here is my year in review in Scottsdale, Arizona... (warning... picture overload)...
Yes... I have been a busy bee... I am so so so glad my family is here in Phoenix with me. I love my family!!!
so here is to me starting to blog again... I have some new ideas!!! Lots to post about, like, such as, California weekends, the grand opening of Phase II in my building, and some fun random posts!!! Don't worry, I'll be back!! :-)
I have always envied how hot she looks in this movie and in college I used to have a picture of her in my room to motivate me because I wanted to look like her. So, its time again!!!
Ultimate goal? A body like this by May!!! Wish me luck!
My mom has the cutest magnet/picture board that she bought at a craft fair in Utah... Jordyn and I have always been envious of this board and we have talked about getting one ever since my mom bought hers. "We can totally make that" we would say... so FINALLY we had a weekend where we were both free and started our board making project!
Last time we were in Florida, Jordyn took down the dimensions for the board. They were very detailed, with a list of the exact sizes of wood we needed, how to connect the wood to the sheet metal, the size of the wood, the width of the wood, the length of the wood... get the point??? We were sure we had everything we needed to make our boards just as cute as Moms and not have to pay over 50 bucks for it :-)
Before we left for Home Depot, Carl, Jordyn's husband asked us how we were going to cut the wood. We both looked at him with a confused stare and said, "Duh, the guys at Home Depot will cut the wood for us", he then did this lil huff and said, "They don't cut wood at Home Depot!"... well, he was wrong!!!! Jordyn and I probably spent about an hour and a half playing with the wood and laying in out in the aisle of the store to make sure it would be just right. Our handy helper cut all of our wood for us, we bought our sheet metal, screws, nails, and a staple gun and we were good to go!!!
We let it dry...
Then we hammered in the brackets to keep the wood together...
We screwed in the sheet metal (after cutting it a bit to make it fit)...
and VIOLA!!! all done! If only it were as simple as it sounds. It took us a long time to finally figure out the best way to do it, but we are very happy with the finished product!
THEN.. to make our board even better, we made magnets for it on Saturday night!!! Now all we need is pictures and cards and notes and whatever else to fill up our fun new boards!
Thanks J for doing this with me... SO FUN!!!