Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Guess Christmas came early this year because I found out today that I got the tax processing job at Pricewaterhouse Coopers that I interviewed for last week. The position won't start until January 5th, but I am looking forward to working for a very well-known company like PWC. For those who don't know, PWC is one of the big 4 accounting firms and is ginormous!!! It has a presence in about 150 countries and is very reputable. I am excited to be working for somebody I can trust. What a great way to finish off the year and start a new one. Thanks to all who have helped me in my job search here in Texas, and even though I am still looking for other great opportunities, it is nice to know that I have one in the bag already. Merry Christmas indeed!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
For all of you who don't know yet, Sarah and I are moving to Texas! Well, technically I am already in Texas and have been since Monday, but Sarah will be here shortly when she drives out with her brother Daren and his family for Christmas. After a long and fruitless attempt at finding employment in Southern California, we decided an attempt at the less affected Dallas region was in order. I had my first interview already this week and it went great, so things are looking up. Although we will miss our friends in sunny Southern California, we know that there are new experiences and relationships in store for us in Texas. Both Sarah and I have brothers that live here in the Dallas region with their families and it will be great to see them much more often. We also will be staying with Sarah's parents until I can find employment and save up enough for an apartment of our own. We have mixed feelings about this move, but we both have an overwhelmingly strong feeling that this is the step we need to take right now in our lives. We appreciate the love and hospitality that my parents have shown us while we have lived with them over the past 5 months.
Sarah is looking forward to a well-deserved break from work once I get a job. She has been such an inspiration and blessing to me over these past months. She has been my beacon and my strength during this difficult time. I appreciate her more than can possibly be described for the amount of hard work that she has put in to keep us on our feet and I am so glad that she is such a good worker and has a job that she enjoys. I will always remember the sacrifices she has made in our behalf and I will make it up to her. She will have a sugar daddy very soon (I hope).
For all of those we have left behind, farewell. We love and will miss you. For those of you whom we will now see more often, we can't wait to see you and share this time of our lives with you. And to everybody, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I was really excited to try to make dessert for Thanksgiving this year. Those of you who know me well, know that I am not really an accomplished chef at all, but I was able to make this yummy pumpkin cheesecake and this is how it turned out.
It has whipped cream topping with toasted almonds and caramel topping. Mmmmmm, can't wait to eat it. I though it turned out pretty dang good. I am so proud of myself!...and Gerret.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Okay so I am anxious to see what everyone thinks of the movie. There was sooo much hype for this film. I liked it but was disappointed because no movie can really ever measure up to the book and how you play everything out in your mind. All the small details there vocies the way you imagin them to look all that good stuff. I know they tried really hard to capture all the highlighted points of the storyline but it just doesn't compare. I knew there was a good chance that I would be disappointed but was hoping for more. I want to hear what you all thought of the movie. Do you feel the same way or was it the best movie that you have ever seen like I know several chicks feel.
This was the line wound all the was around the movie theater outside.
I know I know what your thinking how lame but my friend talked me into it so if I did it everyone else was forced to also.So what are your thoughts how did you feel about it yay or nay?
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
This was a beautiful place to get married I loved the moutians in the back.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
1. Coming home to my husband
2. spending time with good friends
3. having the gospel in my life
1. something horrible happening to a family member
2. getting in a plane crash
3. spiders and slithery creatures
1. painting my nails
2. working out at least 3 times a week
3. the Twilight saga
3 Surprising Facts:
1. I am a really shy person in big groups
2. I am a total worry wart
3. I love driving in my car with the music blaring
8 Things I am passionate about:
1. my husband
2. my family
3. having good healthy relationships in this life
4. setting goals and following through with them
5. Really trying to be a understanding person
6. Having a good sense of humor
7. The Gospel
8. Nurturing others
8 Words or Phrases I say often:
1. What can I do for you ( I say this at least 20 times at work)
2. That is sweet
3. Yeah Whatever
4. Hows it going
5. I want that
6. Lets snuggle
7. I will try
8. You're silly
8 Things I Want To Do Before I Die:
2. Go to the Greek Islands
3. Go on a church mission
4. Learn Spanish
5. Have kids
6. Get out of debt
7. Run a marathon
8. Tour Europe
8 Things I Pray For:
1. Good health
2. Safety and security
3. To be busy at work
4. Gerret will get a job
5. Our Sunday School class will behave
6. Opportunities to help people
7. Our families
8. Financial security
8 Things I've Learned:
1. Taking a walk when angry and frustrated will help cool you off
2. Eating healthy foods make you feel better
3. Don't judge someone unless you've walked in their shoes
4. Marriage is tough, but sooooooo worth it
5. Speaking without thinking gets you nowhere fast
6. Reading the scriptures puts you in the right perspective for the day
7. Stepping back and laughing at your situation sometimes makes it so much easier
8. Communication is key to every relationship
8 People I Tag:
Monday, August 11, 2008
My good friend Kelly had her 24th birthday, so we decided to have a girls' night out, which was much needed and totally fun. We were shocked at the price we got at the Omni Hotel next to the stadium in the Gas Lamp District. It was only eighty dollars for a five star hotel. You don't run into that too often, and we had dinner at our favorite restaurant, Bucca Di Beppo! I finished the Twilight Saga and am sad to have it done with. I got the first book thinking, oh I can read while Gerret is gone, but I got so obsessed with the book I breezed through all four of them in about a week and a half. I love those books. It is such an easy read and easy to get into. I am thrilled about the movie and a second version that Stephenie Meyers is writing to the first book Twilight. It's called "Midnight Sun." It is Edward's point of view from the beginning. That is gonna be interesting! So that is the latest with the Montgomerys. Nothing too exciting. Just work and more work and the occasional fun times. We will keep you posted on what's next.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
It's a pretty nice arrangement here as well. All expenses are paid for except for food, which is very helpful at the present time. I am staying right in the very center of Philadelphia at the Marriott Residence Inn and although the amenities here are great, they really don't mean a whole lot without my sweetheart. I miss her so incredibly much, it's getting ridiculous. As the days go by I notice more and more things that I miss about her and I look forward to when she flies out to see me next month so she can get to experience Philadelphia. I am literally a couple blocks away from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell and I can look out my window and see city hall with a statue of William Penn on the top.
To Sarah, I love you. I miss you so much sweety and I appreciate how good you've been about this whole situation. You truly make me the happiest man alive. I don't know what I'd do without you. You are the best.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
It would be so crazy to see some one fall from one of those rides kinda twisted huh.
everyone on the two rides to the left is upside down too.
chelsea brittany cara erin and me
Monday, June 9, 2008
North Hill on compus looking out onto the countryside.
Horseshoe falls, which is Niagara falls in all it's power, plus a rainbow on the Canadian side.
This is American Falls on the American side.
This was an awesome Arizona sunset.
Me being terribly bored on the drive taking ramdom pictures of myself.
While driving through Ohio, we stopped to see the Kirtland, Ohio Temple.
It was beautiful.
Caroline and Kaitlyn climbing on Gerret
Hannah and Austin had this really cute community sprinkler park to cool
off during their hot summer days in Texas. Here they are putting it to good use.
I want one of these to play in too.
Things have been so crazy here for us. We have been in California a week now and haven't had time to post much, so I am getting to it now I guess. I started work again as a massage therapist at La Costa and it's great to be back, but just slow for now it should get busy as the summer goes on. Gerret got the job with the D.E.A and will be leaving within the next two weeks to Indianapolis, we are excited to see where the opportunity will take us and for the cool experience that Gerret will get to have.
We arrived in California on Monday, June 2nd, after our long drive across country. We were so excited to see the sign "Welcome to California" when we crossed the border. We are just so happy to be back and thawing out from the Ithaca winter. We drove from Ithaca, New York to Dallas, Texas and stayed with my parents for a few nights and then continued on to Scottsdale, Arizona where we picked up the moving truck from Todd and Abby Runyan. While there, we got to see Carlyn Swensen and Matt Coates (her fiance). It was a long drive, but went by fast and we are happy we made it safely. I will admit, it was a boring, flat drive 'till we got to the west coast. I forgot how many hills and elevation climbs there are while driving through the desert.
When we stopped in Texas we got to see my brother Eric and his family along with Gerret's brother Kurt and his family. We had a great time visiting with them. Our nieces and nephews were so excited to see Uncle Gerret and to hang all over him and play dress up with him. Gerret is such a good sport. He is gonna be such a great dad when the time comes.