Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Hair Makes Pregnant Hips Feel Smaller

So I colored my hair this week. I have never gone darker than my natural color, but I am super pleased with how it turned out. I think it is my favorite change so far- at least I more immediately loved it than any other color before. The pics aren't the greatest, but you get the idea.

Soren's Birthday!

So I should start by saying that we really wish we could have celebrated Soren's birthday with many of you that are so far away. We really miss our family and friends, but are grateful for the new friends were were able to share it with.

Soren turned 27 on the 18th and had a great day/week. It started on Saturday when we went to REI's garage sale and found hiking boots for both Soren and I. He has wanted boots for me about as much as for him, so it was a fun morning for him. We went to see the new James Bond movie that night and really enjoyed it.

On Tuesday I made him waffles with whipped cream and fruit and sent him off to work. He came home to eat calzones (his FAVORITE) for dinner. We went to my ceramics class together and I daresay he had fun helping me glaze. I was impressed. After class all our neighbors came over to eat cookies and ice cream and hang out. It was really fun.

The last picture is of Soren with his new Pocket Rocket stove. Its not a great picture, but I took off the flash so you can see the flame. He boiled water in the living room just to try it out. I guess you are never too old to play with your toys. :)

Port Angeles Trip- part B

On the way home from Port Angeles we took a trip to the Olympic Game Park. It sounded like a great idea. You can feed the animals bread and there are tons of animals-lions, tigers, and bears, ect. So we drove out there and paid the ridiculously high entry fee and bought a loaf of bread to feed the animals. We were then given rules like- DONT GET OUT OF THE CAR!!!, KEEP YOUR CAR MOVING BECAUSE THE ANIMALS CAN DAMAGE IT, ECT.

I started to get nervous, but had no idea what I was in for. Holy cow, I don't remember the last time I was so scared in real life. The animals literally started to stampede our car when they saw us coming. They knew we had food and that they would have to fight for it. It started with the little peacocks chasing us, but seriously the llamas were INSANE! They chased our car for quarter of a mile, down a hill. One of them slid down a ravine to catch us. I was terrified! There are pictures of it chasing us down!

The zebras were also pretty bad. They blocked the road in front of us and as you can see got up in our faces. I just cracked the window and slid the bread out. I was so afraid they would ram our car. After the zebras were the water buffulo. They were beasts!!!! I just kept squealing at Soren to keep driving.

The bears were what we were looking forward to. We both love bears, but it was sooo soo sad to see them. They were very unhappy and just sat there looking fat and miserable. We finished our bread on them and I didn't want to stay and see them anymore.
There were lots of other animals whom I just felt bad for or was scared of. It was definitely not what I was expecting. Quite the experience, let me tell you.

This was my favorite friend at the park. Pretty much the craziest looking little beast I have ever seen.

Port Angeles Trip- part A

I know, I know I have a lot of catching up to do. I appreciate my fans patience in waiting for a new post.

On Halloween Soren took the 2nd section of the CPA exam. He just found out that he more than passed with an 87. Yay!!!!

So unfortunately pretty much the day after Halloween Soren had to go out of town for a work trip. I wasn't real excited to give him up so soon after he finally finished studying. So since I don't have a job I went with. We went to Port Angeles which is more north and west of where we are. Also it may sound familiar to you Twilight fans. Yes it is the neighboring town to Forks. We didn't make it out to Forks or La Push, but we plan to at some point because it is BEAUTIFUL up there.

We had to take a ferry across and then drive for a few hours to get there. Soren loves being out on the deck, so I get to endure the wind. He loves these pics.

We made it to Port Angeles and stayed for 2 1/2 days. I explored while Soren worked and then we got to hang out at night. I walked around the downtown of Port Angeles and found out that there are real places in the town that correspond with places in the book. So below is supposedly the store where Bella shopped for dresses, the bookstore, and the Italian place where her and Edward ate. They aren't the same shops as in the movie, but they do exist.

We also went hiking while we were out there in the Olympic National Forest. It was incredible!!! I have never seen such amazing and beautiful scenery. It is so green, so mossy, and so mystical. Wow, I could become a hiker if this was my backyard.

Monday, November 3, 2008


We had a fun halloween here in wa. The weather was amazing, just warm enough and no rain. We didn't spend much time on costumes this year so it was a mad scramble the hour before the festivities to find something. I wore my ballet leotard and tights from high school and Soren dressed up in his hiking gear. I told him it wasn't a costume since its his everyday wear so he put a twist on it. He dressed as a hiker (who's pants blew away while he was going to the bathroom.) Hence the sleeping pad wrapped around the waist and the toilet paper. We went to the church for Trunk or Treat and passed out candy. Afterwards we went to our neighbors and watched The Boogey Man and ate spooky treats.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Tagged by Courtney Mangum
8 Tag

8 TV shows I like to watch:
1. House
2. What Not to Wear
3. Gilmore Girls
4. Ellen
5. Extreme Make0ver: Home Edition
6. Oprah
7. The Office
8. Planet Earth

8 things that happened yesterday:
1. Went shopping for majorly discounted Halloween decorations
2. Watched BMX biking and skateboarding at the LG Action World Championships
3. Went to the loudest concert I have ever been to- MXPX is much better on CD
4. Visited the first and largest REI in exsistance
5. Ate Subway at a Dia de los Muertos celebration
6. Ate a delicious cookiedough and Reeses Blizzard
7. Drove up to Queen Anne Hill to overlook Seattle
8. Enjoyed classic 'Selena' movie night with my neighbor Eve.

8 Favorite places to eat:
1. Bucca di Beppo
2. Subway
3. Zupas
4. Coldstone
5. Happy Sumo
6. Wendy's
7. California Burger Company
8. Pizza Hut---I know I am classy :)

8 things I’m looking forward to:
1. Christmas- I can't wait to go home
2. Finding out what we are having- we'll find out on Christmas
3. My ceramics class I started last week
4. Fresh pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving
5. Looking pregnant
6. Going to the Nutcracker with Soren later this month!
7. Seeing my friends in Utah again
8. Getting in really good shape before this little baby comes

8 people I tag:
Kelli Duthrie, Kris Draper, Bethany Adair, Seidi Bennett, Helena Zenk, Mandy Abbott, MaryIrene Allen, Janisa Tharp