Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 31

Worked and then ran some errands to the paint store and Home Depot. Then had dinner with a friend :-)

Our Paint Fan Courtesy of my Dad

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 30

Spent some time packing today. So much to get done :-)

Most of our cups

More House Pics

Here are the pictures of the upstairs. I have a few more to post but will do that later in the week. I will also post up pics as we start to fix things up and move in :-)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Some Pics of the House

I took a bunch of pictures of the house today. Here are pictures of the bottom half the house. I will post up the top half later. I realized that I forgot to take pictures of the downstairs bathroom, probably because my Mom was in there cleaning :-)

A Year in Pictures: Day 29

I found this skirt today when my Mom and I went to get cleaning supplies for the bathroom. I think it would be perfect for my friend Katie :-). I will be posting up pics later of the house, took a lot when we were there today.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 28

I got to spend the day with a dear friend! So much fun catching up!! I also made dinner tonight which include making chips.Mr. J makes fun of me saying that it is "fancy"

Friday, January 27, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 27

I took a few pics of this but for some reason the better one didn't save. So you can't really see but on the left all of the horses had their heads sticking out of the trailer. It looked funny.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Our House Story

We are ready to make it official to everyone (no we are not getting marry) we have a house!! I know many of you have known about our house hunt but I didn't want to tell the world yet that we finally got a house until we had the keys!! I have heard some great stories from other people about their house search and I wanted to make sure to write type ours down.

We first went out in August to look what our price range would buy us. We then made a plan to look for houses starting in late October/Early November. We did lots of searching online and our realtor sent us listings too. We found a house online that we liked and added it to our list to look at Veteran's Day weekend. We looked at five houses that day and decided to offer on the one we had found online. We absolutely loved it and it just needed a good cleaning and minor stuff. Couldn't believe that it had been that easy to find a house that we liked. Well the house was set to go to auction at the end of the month but once an offer goes in they stop auction. Well I guess the bank didn't get that memo and decided to sell the house at auction. So we were left with hunting for a house again. We went out again found another one that had a huge yard and no appliances. So the bank decided they didn't want to have to put an appliance in for us so they wouldn't accept our kind of loan. So we decided to offer on a house on a golf course. Well it took forever to hear back from the owners and we didn't have a good feeling about it. So we decided to go look one more time at this split level we had already looked at. We decided to rescind the offer on the golf course house and put it on the split level. We heard back pretty fast that the bank had accepted the offer and that we could move onto the inspection. We had a inspection on Jan. 7 and only little things were found. A very good thing!! Papers were signed on Tuesday and now we have the keys!! Here is to moving and the endless list of things to do around the house :-)
More pics to come once we go over to the house on Sunday. Due to the snow last week the people couldn't get the rest of their stuff out so they have until Saturday to do so. 

The day of inspection

A Year in Pictures: Day 26

We got the key tonight!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 24

After a day of work it was nice to meet a fabulous friend for Mexican food.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 23

I guess this is what happens after a week of not wanting to go outside in the snow to take down the recycling. Just a little embarrassing :-)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 22

After being in class all weekend my brain is done thinking for awhile. But I did make a yummy smoothie this morning before class.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 21

Well the snow is melting so it is business as usual. That means heading back to school for the winter quarter.

Friday, January 20, 2012

A Year in Picture: Day 20

We have no power, internet/cable or cell reception so I'm blogging from Rock Bottom Brewery in Bellevue. We had to escape!!
One of the things we did today to keep entertained
 Update: Power came back on around 7 and we also got internet and cable back!! So I was able to upload my pic for today. But our phones are still not working. We can get texts and send them sometimes but not enough reception for phone calls.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 19

You guessed it snow day number three and they already canceled school tomorrow. The state has also declared a state of emergency. but we made it out of the house to get lunch and go to target. But we came home to no cable or internet. What am I going to do...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 18

Well it was another snow day and Mr.J gets one too. We actually got lots of snow here. So I feel like we did need the snow day. Oh and we are having one again tomorrow. I might go crazy being at home. I'm planning my escape :-)
Homemade Beef Stroganoff is perfect for a snowy day!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snow Day = Craft Day

Since I ended up with a snow day I decided to start some projects. The first one I did was Mr. J's Valentine's Day gift. I know a little early but I know if I don't do it now it won't get done. On Pinterest I saw using a deck of cards to make of book of "52 reasons why I love you". I decided to make it using an old deck of cards, a book ring, sticker paper and a couple of stickers.
Since we are both Cougars I used an old deck of Cougar cards
I punched a hole in the corner of each card
I typed out my 52 reasons (a lot easier than I thought) and printed them out on printable sticker paper that I had

I used my paper slicer to trim down the reasons so they would fit on the cards. I also printed a few on paper first to make sure it would fit before printing on the sticker paper.

I peeled a little bit of the backing off and cut the reason out. I found this easier then peeling each individual square.
Here are the cards with their reasons stuck on.

Here is the cover I used some stickers I had from my scrapbooking supplies.

Here is the finish product!! Now to find a place to hide it until V-day :-)

A Year in Pictures: Day 17

Well today was a snow day but I didn't have any snow in my area so I ventured out to Target and Costco. I picked up my newest print that I got from the lovely ladies at

Now to work on some of my other projects :)
I know exactly where it is going to go!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 16

Even though it is a day off from school I headed into the store to work. Luckily I got to carpool due to the weather. We weren't that busy but had lots of freight to do. Need a cup?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 15

Here is the snow that everyone else was posting pictures of yesterday. It took until this morning to make an appearance and there isn't very much.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 14

Well it is suppose to be snowing today and other places around us are getting snow but no snow for us. Oh well we are still having a lazy day and enjoying some last freedom before school next weekend. Also Happy Birthday to my Great Uncle Frank!!
If it wasn't so cold out it would be perfect.

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 13

After a long week it was nice to look forward to a date night. Plus we got to make it a double date with Miss and her hubby!!

Our drinks while waiting

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 12

This was on my drive into work tonight. Once again not the greatest picture buy you get the idea.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 11

Well today did not go as planned Mr. J's car broke down so I had to rescue him. He had class tonight so I got to ride the light rail to work. Here is a not so good picture of the bus tunnel under my work.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The funny things kids say

So I have taught first grade and kindergarten and have always laughed at what my students have said. Well I had been told that older kids say funny things too but I had never really experienced it until today when I subbed in my friends 4th grade classroom.
I over heard two students talking one was tell the other that she should of called me Mrs. and not Miss. He then turned to me and said you are a Mrs. and our teacher is a Miss right?
Me: No, I'm a Miss
Boy: But you have a ring (note my ring is on my right hand)
Me: It's on the wrong hand
Boy: Does it mean you are engaged?
Me: No, it was a gift from my parents when I turned 18
Differnet girl: That was a long time ago and it still fits
Me: Yes
Girl: (then the girl touches my ring) It is a little tight
So I have been called old and fat today. But I do love these kiddos and look forward to when I get to be in their room. Plus they gave me a good laugh today.

A Year in Pictures: Day 10

I went to Costco after work to pick up my goodies I ordered through their photo center!!!
New Subway Art for February and 2012 Calendar

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 9

I finally finished my college scrapbook!!! It only took 3 years after leaving Pullman to do. Now on to other scrapbooks :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 8

Today I got to have lunch with my best friend. So much fun catching up!! Plus we went to Michaels after lunch :)
Yummy Panera!!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 7

This was one of my Christmas presents from Mr.J. He adopted me a baby penguin :) Meet Chilly he likes to hangout in our bedroom above the bed.

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 6

Today I got to teach in one of my favorite classrooms plus I got to wear jeans with my favorite shoes. And it is also Friday!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 5

So today I have been paying bills and I did a workout DVD. Now I'm torn with this decision to read my new book that the nice UPS person delivered or clean...

If you know me I think reading might win :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 4

It was a very rainy day today. I could of totally rocked the cougar rain boots but instead used my new umbrella from my dear friend Melissa.