Friday, September 26, 2008


Hello everyone,
You know how I've been looking for a job for a long while now not knowing what to do? Well I came up with a brilliant idea yesterday. Hm... ready for it..... Flowers. Yes I know, I'm a genious. I don't know why I didn't think about using my other talent that I've used for years. The thing is that when I think about doing flowers for a living is that I don't really think of it as work. Its something I enjoy doing and would love to have my own business one day just for the fun of it. Ya know when Devin is paying the bills. When I don't really have to make money. I could have it for something for me to do and relieve stress.
So I've realized that the Interior Design department down here is completely dead at the moment so I will rely on my floral talents and their tiny paychecks to pay the bills. But this will be something I actually enjoy. Go figure. And there will always be a need for flowers, holidays, weddings, and funerals. So I went out and about the city with a few adresses in hand, my resume and some pictures of my work. Low and behold, people were interested in me. They were impressed. So I have a few good leads and will be helping a shop next week doing high school dance flowers. Oh and the other good thing about flowers are the hours. Mon-Fri 9-5 and possibly 9-2 on sat. Not bad. Much better than working at Walmart and McDonalds 24- 7.
So I'm excited about this new adventure. I am also looking into becoming a event planner/ bridal consultant since that is a big market down here. By working with a company that is well established I can learn alot and get ins for the right places. Anyhoo... wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Horray for fun things to keep us busy!

I must admit that I just recently read all of the Twilight series for the first time, and I love them. Well most of them. I love the story and the romance of Bella and Edward. I'm am an Edward fan all the way and think that Jacob never stood a chance. I loved the first two books especially. I think the first one is my favorite and I'm super excited for the movie to come out. But I must complain about the final stupid book "Breaking Dawn." Yes it had its funny, romantic parts that kept you on your toes, but the whole having a baby thing completely pissed me off. I felt like we waited so long for this couple to get together and she has to go and ruin it with a stupid kid. They were completely robbed of their time together as newly weds. I think that she could have made a lot better book if she would have went in a different direction. Oh and the entire book of Jacob pissed me off as well. I am not a Jacob fan and so this section was just really annoying. Also there were a lot of things in the book that didn't make sense or that contradicted itself. I think she should have taken her time and thought more about the story. Oh and they didn't even get to fight at the end. Ugg... I think they should have fought and had a true ending with the chance to show everyone's talents. Anyhoo.. I'll get off my twilight box and move on to other things I'm grateful for.
I love facebook. I have found so many friends that I have lost track of. Its so nice to see what everyone is up to without necessarily having to contact them. Is that aweful to say? I just think that our lives are so busy and its hard to just keep up with our families these days. So I am grateful. It may be juvinille, but hey its better than myspace.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Hello Everyone!

Sorry I still really haven't got the hang of this blog thing, but I will figure it out. The truth is we're more facebook people. I think it might be a bit easier. Cheesy but easy. Anyhoo, we are on our 6th week down here in Arizona and thinking that it's alright. I definately don't want to live here forever but it's alright for school. Devin is really liking school so far. Its just the beginning so its not that intense yet. Fortunately he also found out that he has a high school football buddy in his lab group so that helps immensly. He actually studies becasue he wants to now, such a difference from undergrad.

I'm still looking for a job. I was picky in the beginning only wanting the best firms but now I've been sending a resume to everyone. Including any kind of receptionist work. I've decided that the economy sucks and that I'll take anything I can get in order to pay the bills. Which better happen fast cause our savings is quickly depleting. So in between looking for a job and searching for a job I sit by the pool. Which is nice but still really hot. I'll be glad when its below 100.

Good news is that we have somehow become popular down here. We have 4 different couple friends that like to do things with us, and so its sometimes hard to ballance our different relationships with people. I was really homesick at first. Missing my family and the fact we could go outside for more than 5 minutes, so having some friends is a really nice change. I'm very grateful for all the cheap fun things we do to keep my mind off other things.

Anyhoo, I know that this is a boring update, but not much is really going on. I'll get some photos posted soon once I figure out how to do it. Thanks all for your love and keeping in touch!