Saturday, March 28, 2009


This morning both Shane and I were up by 6:45am.  It was a bit exhausting!!!  I have had to be to work at 7 every morning this week.  Me, not being a morning person + early mornings all week+ training the most ADHD person of my life+ little sleep= A DISASTER!!!!  I was in training Kelsey today( for the final day).  She did really well.  Shane and I were laying in bed this morning and he was so cute telling me about how I was during the night.  I woke up at around 3 for a bathroom run and from then on I was pretty active during the night from what he said (It's no wonder I have been so tired today).  I finished work and rushed home to my husband and waiting in-laws.  Shane and I got changed, pulled the pizza out of the oven, packed it up and off we went.  We went down to our cousin Benjamin's baptism.  This is a really special day in our family because Grandpa Pedersen and Uncle Rob (Benjamin's dad) are not memebers of the church.  Benjamin was so cute as he was ready to be baptized.  I played the piano.  Christopher, Benjamins 4 year old brother sang I am a Child of God.  It was so sweet!  When I was done playing the first verse, he looked at me like "what in the world are you doing?"  I asked him if he wanted to keep singing (having been instructed he only was going to sing one verse).  He looked at me and said nope, and sat down.  It was a very spiritual experience.  It took me right back to the feelings I have every time I am in the temple, and especially when I was making my eternal covenants in May.  It is such a great feeling.  We all went to Grandma and Grandpa Pedersens house for Easter dinner, since I will be in Utah during Easter.  It was such a fun time.  I ate so much food I was extremely uncomfortable!  The drive home went well.  I forgot my purse and realized about 10 minutes into the drive.  I was happy to get home!  

Shane has been really really REALLY busy with school and work!!!!  It is getting to be a bit crazy.  I am heading into my widow part of the semester.  It happens after midterms, until finals are over.  Shane is so so busy!!  He is working on programming a golf simulator game and what not for a company in Red Deer.  He has been contracted to work with them since last summer.  It has been a lot of waiting for the program to get here from Germany.  The company that he is working for had a contract with a speed radar company to coincide with this golf simulator.  The contract ended this month and there is another company putting up some competition for the radar rights.  Shane is anxiously working to get this all done so that his company can get the rights and the other company is out of luck.  He is so smart and such a hard worker (his company should be very happy to have him).  He is almost done with it all.  We have been promised a part of the company and all of the earnings for when this goes through.  Who knows, maybe this could be our big break and we will be millionaires (wishful thinking is always fun).

Anyways, that's what is going on with us.  Also, I have re-discovered my love of nail polish.  I got my nails done a month ago.  They have MASSIVE grow out, but I am not wanting to get them done again.  I have been coming up with creative ways to paint the area of the growout.  Last week was a line and polka dots, this week is a zig-zag line across the clear and white nails.  What a party!  It's time for all my creativity to come out!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


So I sent in my AVON order last night.  I am really excited about this one.  Once everything is said and I done it looks like I will make about $200.00.  I think it is really a blessing that I can do this.  It is amazing what money there is to be made in it.  It's just a matter of time.  I really like sharing these wonderful products with ladies.  I have them share with me how their proucts work and how they feel about them.  Maybe I will start a blog and ask ladies to share...  maybe that's pushing it a little too far, but none the less, I am going to have a big order show up at my house next Tuesday.  I am going to have to hustle to get it all out.  I am leaving to Utah 1 week later.  I look forward to time on my own.  Shane has been so sweet!  Last night was his last hockey game and of coarse I had to go (wouldn't any wife)?  It was a lot of fun except for the fact that the heaters weren't working and I FROZE the whole time.  I got some good shots of him though, so it was all good.  I also got 27 pages in the Ensign read, which is also a good thing.  We got home and after showers we were in bed after 1am.  7 came quick.  Cash was a bit stressful this morning!!!  I was so exhausted and we were out money, not to mention it took us FOREVER to finish.  We will see how tomorrow goes.  Shane was really sweet to comfort me and to take time for me.  I am grateful for our marriage.  It is such a wonderful feeling to be number one in someones life!  He is so wonderful!  We are looking forward to Shane's cousin Benjamins baptism.  Shane is going to confirm him, which I think will be really neat.  Life is good!  We count our blessings on a daily basis!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


So yesterday I took my letter into Earls saying that I am quitting my job.  I was there early in the morning training Kelsey and then I just dropped it off since Angela nor Renata were there yet.  I am going to go in today and talk with them to see how it all went over.  It probably wasn't the best idea to take the letter in the day before my day off, but I needed to give them a full two weeks and that was why I took it in yesterday.  Anyways, my last day will be April 6 and then my trip to Utah for a week.  I am going to go to the gym in the mornings and also I am going to spend a lot of time reading.  Our bishop has asked us to read the Book of Mormon by May 25.  I am going to do it so it will be nice to have time to myself to do that.  We went out to dinner with Shanes family yesterday.  It was really nice, we went to Red Lobster.  I converted his whole family to the jumbo coconut shrimp.  I really like it a lot.  I rushed to my visiting teaching appointments.  It is really good to have that spiritual time visiting with sisters.  It's amazing just how much I get out of it when I am there.  I love Lindsey my partner.  She is great and always has such good input.  Anyways, I was so nervous and stressed about my job.  When I get really stressed I go into shut down mode.  I slept for most of the day yesterday just so I wouldn't have to deal with how I was feeling.  It was like I was ending a relationship (which I guess in a way I am).  Shane is so good to comfort me and to tell me that I am doing the right thing.  He is so perfect for me.  A true blessing in my life!  Anyways, today is going to be a good one.  I am sending in my avon order tonight.  It's already over $500.  Presidents club apprentice, here I come!!!!  I am going to start looking for people to build my team.  I think it will be great to have so much time off of work to do things like spend time in stores talking to women about avon, or even going to strip malls and handing out catalots.  I really like doing avon, I think it's a great stress reliever.  Not to mention I will have time to deliver my products whenever AND lots and lots of evenings to spend with Shane!  Well, enough with my rambling.  I will post how my talk with Angela goes later.

Monday, March 23, 2009


So after reading Crystals blog, I figure that I need to do better at blogging what is going on in our lives.  My life has been a bit crazy lately and as a result, I have not exactly been wanting to share what has been going on.  I started working a lot more.  I mean a LOT more.  I work from 9-5 everyday!  It is a little rough, but I am getting used to it.  Angela and I decided that it is time for me to take a break... This means... a trip for me, but where!  Shane and I talked and since we both can't take a trip down to Utah until December, we decided that it would be best for me to take a trip down to see my family now.  We talked about driving and decided that it definitely was not safe for me to do... not to mention how long and tedious the drive is.  So... I spen a bit of last week looking at flights and decided that it would be a good idea if I flew, Shane agreed.  So, we booked my flight and I am going to be gone for a whole week. I decided that I would take the day after I get home off as well since I land at 12:04am and still have to go through customs and get back home from the airport.  I think it is going to be great!  Shane is doing well.  This semester is a lot easier on him.  I do have to admit, I am quite jealous of his computer, it gets all of his time doing his homework. :(  So feeling a little down yesterday, I called Shane from work and asked him if we could go to the temple (this is a 8-9 hour process).  He said he thought that would be a good idea.... so, we jumped in the corolla after I got home from work and had an amazing temple session.  The closest temple is 3 hours away in Cardston.  On the way home I was telling Shane that I want to write a letter to President Monson and thank him for the temple soon coming to Calgary (2.5 years).  Shane and I decided that we will go to the temple 1 time a week.  I am so grateful for the gospel in my life.  Church was  a bit crazy today.  We got stuck trying to get out thanks to the foot and a half of snow that fell last night.  We did drive home in the storm :(  It was pretty funny.  We were 1/2 an hour late due to this and missed the sacrament.  It is not a fun way to start off the week for sure!  Anyways, tomorrow is Monday... PAYDAY Monday and I am incharge while Ange is gone.  Wish me luck!  2 Weeks and 2 days until Utah.  HOORAY!!!