Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Here I am!

It is 17 days until my wedding and although we are right on track and nothing to catastrophic has happened I am a big ball of stress! There is no logical reason for this stress. Its almost like My mind subconsciously knows brides are supposed to be stressed and obliged without even asking if it was OK with me! anyway, I think it will be loads of fun for all of the family to get together and hopefully enjoy ourselves. My best advice to brides out there. just relax! its not going to be perfect and that is just how weddings go! now if only I could take my own advice!

Soon I will be starting a blog based on the journey taken while launching my skincare line, black sheep skin care. stay tuned!

Monday, April 26, 2010

crispy me!

Yesterday was really productive. Diane and I got the raised beds ready for planting and then planted veggies, We made a flower bed bigger and transplanted irises... then we realized that we dug up too many irises and weeded the other flower beds so we could plant the left over irises in them. then we brushed the horses. then I took a shower because I was filthy! Through all of this I was wearing sunscreen and still managed to get burned to a crisp. My original plan was to prune back my grandmas grapes today but now it looks like i will be staying in trying to recover.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Alaska dog honored for leading troopers to fire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Buddy the German shepherd was hailed Friday as a hero for guiding Alaska State Troopers through winding back roads to a fire at his owners' workshop.

"Buddy's pluckiness is a bright spot among an otherwise tragic event for the Heinrichs family," Col. Audie Holloway, head of the troopers, said in a statement.

The dog, whose good deed was caught on a patrol car's dashcam video, received a stainless steel dog bowl engraved with words of appreciation from troopers for his "diligence and assistance."

The dashcam video shows Buddy meeting the trooper's vehicle, then dashing to the Caswell Lakes property on April 4.

According to troopers, the dog and owner Ben Heinrichs were in a detached workshop when a heater ignited chemicals. The 23-year-old man ran outside to put out the flames, closing the door to keep the blaze from spreading.

Heinrichs then realized Buddy was still inside the burning building and let the dog out, but suffered minor burns on his face and second-degree burns on his hand. Buddy was not injured.

"Buddy, we need to get help," Heinrichs told the dog, who then ran into the nearby woods and onto Caswell Loop Road.

That's where Buddy encountered the trooper, Terrence Shanigan, whose global positioning device had failed while responding to a call about the fire. He was working with dispatchers to find the property in an area with about 75 miles of back roads.

Troopers said Shanigan was about to make a wrong turn at an intersection when his vehicle lights caught Buddy. The dog eyed the trooper and began running down a side road.

The video shows Buddy occasionally looking back at the patrol car as he raced ahead, galloping around three turns before arriving in front of the blaze, which was very close to the Heinrichs' home. What came next was not caught on the video, but troopers said Buddy jumped up and down and nudged Shanigan as he approached the workshop, then darted into the woods.

From there, the trooper guided firefighters to the scene.

The workshop was destroyed and a shed was heavily damaged, but only some window trim on the house was scorched.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Women cause earthquakes?

I would never guess that women are the cause of earthquakes! I'm glad we have cleared that up! It couldn't just be that the earth is shifting and the tectonic plates are rubbing together?!?

If you want to look into it yourself I got this at:

Article to follow:

Women to blame for earthquakes, says Iran cleric

Women behaving promiscuously are causing the earth to shake, according to cleric, as Ahmadinejad predicts Tehran quake

A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes.

Iranian woman An Iranian woman waits for the bus under a poster of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images

Iran is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries, and the cleric's unusual explanation for why the earth shakes follows a prediction by the president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, that a quake is certain to hit Tehran and that many of its 12 million inhabitants should relocate.

"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes," Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Women in the Islamic Republic are required by law to cover from head to toe, but many, especially the young, ignore some of the more strict codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair. "What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble?" Sedighi asked during a prayer sermon last week. "There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam's moral codes." Seismologists have warned for at least two decades that it is likely the sprawling capital will be struck by a catastrophic quake in the near future. Some experts have even suggested Iran should move its capital to a less seismically active location. Tehran straddles scores of fault lines, including one more than 50 miles long, though it has not suffered a major quake since 1830.

In 2003, a powerful earthquake hit the southern city of Bam, killing 31,000 people – about a quarter of that city's population – and destroying its ancient mud-built citadel.

"A divine authority told me to tell the people to make a general repentance. Why? Because calamities threaten us," said Sedighi, Tehran's acting Friday prayer leader. Referring to the violence that followed last June's disputed presidential election, he said: "The political earthquake that occurred was a reaction to some of the actions [that took place]. And now, if a natural earthquake hits Tehran, no one will be able to confront such a calamity but God's power, only God's power ... So let's not disappoint God."

The Iranian government and its security forces have been locked in a bloody battle with a large opposition movement that accuses Ahmadinejad of winning last year's vote by fraud.

Ahmadinejad made his quake prediction two weeks ago but said he could not give an exact date. He acknowledged that he could not order all of Tehran's 12m people to evacuate. "But provisions have to be made ... at least 5 million should leave Tehran so it is less crowded," the president said.

The welfare minister, Sadeq Mahsooli, said prayers and pleas for forgiveness were the best "formulae to repel earthquakes. We cannot invent a system that prevents earthquakes, but God has created this system and that is to avoid sins, to pray, to seek forgiveness, pay alms and self-sacrifice," Mahsooli said.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

So close!

I woke up this morning and realized that yesterday there were only 60 days left until Nick and I get married. that means today there are only 59 days until we get married. before you know it there will only be 30days and so on! This wedding is creeping up fast and part of me is very, very excited and part of me is really scared! the scared part is all about having so much to do and so little time. Any one who has been happily married or wants to be married will already understand the excitement.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Its that time of year again!

I hope to always be in the situation where I can have some kind of garden. even if its a garden out of pots! Living where I'm at right I have the opportunity to take a part in a large garden! Within the next few days I plan on planting herbs in some pots. and then putting the pots next to the dipper system because as we all know from last year I'm not good at watering things.Next I will be Planting some tomatoes and lettuce. There will probably be carrots, corn, onions, squash and pumpkins and who knows what else! The possibilities are endless! Happy Spring!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

the most beautiful seat belt ad you have ever seen!

This is a must see. Don't forget the tissue box.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

a game of thrones on HBO.

I'm really excited to see if they do a good job on the game of thrones. I really enjoyed reading the series and it will be a bummer if they don't do it justice on "the big screen" they have a good cast so here's hoping!

I believe the music is from 2 steps from hell. My favorite "epic" music!

This trailer is fan made but I thought it was very well done and it was a pretty good depiction of the story (for a trailer).

do I have to title this thing?

Today I sent off invitations to the wedding. Nick went to Seattle with his best friend Micah today and I went to hang out with Christina. We did a lot of catching up and had lunch at kings row.
Next we looked through year books where I Remembered how much I hated high school and why. Then she taught me how to 10step!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Just stuff

This month Nick and I have watched a few new movies.

Movie #1 Precious This movie is very well made. Its a good movie but it is a very, very
hard subject matter. I'm not sure I will watch this again. Its very good but This movie is too hard for me to watch.

Movie #2 The time Travelers wife. This movie was very good. It was a downer though.

We also watched the 2nd season of Black lagoon. I wish the would release more of them in the U.S.
Within the last couple of monthers I have read the Glass Castle,

The Anansi Boys,

I'm finally going to finish a Feast For Crows (almost done)


The wedding planning is moving along. We are finally done with invitations!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

my weekend

Holly and Heidi and I went to Tri cities to get their dresses sized. then Holly and Heidi went to the temple and I proceeded home to continue with the flue (I'm Lucky I didn't have serious problems while driving). My stomach is still sensitive but I am recovering.

On more positive notes I saw the blind side which I thought was very good.

Nick is finishing up his job with the author (Terry Winetsky) and Picked up another job creating an advertisement for Shaw and sons. We are excited for new opportunities and more projects to put in his portfolio. The eventual goal is something more steady.

The wedding is coming along and we are getting very excited.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Birthday Bash!

Yesterday Nick and I went to Nicks moms birthday bash! We went and ate at viasniors (which I probably spelled wrong) all you need to know about it is it is a Mexican restaurant. Of course Nick dad told them that it was her birthday so at the end they put a sombrero on her and we all sang happy birthday, the kids sang as elderly people. then we tried to use a $25 off coupon and they added a $22 gratuity. we thought that was interesting. anyway.. If Jen sends me pictures of the night there will be pictures to come!

Friday, March 19, 2010

busy times

I realize it has been a very long time since i have really kept up with the blog. Its been very busy. Since the last time I blogged I have paid for a wedding cake ( layers are lemon, chocolate and Bavarian creme, and vanilla bean with raspberry) , made a down payment on flowers, made a down payment on rentals, got my dress fitted, purchased dresses for bridesmaids and flower girls, decided to go with color families instead of specific colors. Still working on invites and time is running out.

things tat I have done that are not wedding related? I have done a lot but the most important is Noni's ( Nick's grandma) Surprise party. It was a lot of fun and Nick and I played "Zombie Apocalypse" with the kids when they got bored with staying inside.

Nick is still looking for a graphics job that is not free lance. He is keeping busy with side jobs though.

until next time!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


as my wedding day approaches I realize how poor I actually am. something that I have been looking for is a cookbook, something along the lines of healthy eating on a budget. I haven't been able to find one so I am thinking about experimenting as I go and making my own cookbook. my first recipe is cake balls. its not really healthy but they are super good and pretty cheap.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Bridesmaid dresses

Picking bridesmaid dresses is the thing I hate most about wedding planning. you have to find that "perfect" dress that will fit all body types, is in the right color, fits the budget, and in this case is also very modest. Having a really hard time with it... going to talk to nick and see about changing the bridesmaid dress color.