Friday, August 22, 2008


I really can't believe it has been a month since I started my new job! Time has flown by. I think I am finally feeling settled and somewhat adjusted. I recently came to a point of acceptance- this position is more demanding, more stressful, and takes more energy than I expected. I was warned it would be quite a "big" job, but that's hard to understand until you start doing the work! The transition has been a bit overwhelming at times, but I feel like I have began to develop my own groove and go with the flow.

On another note- I am very excited for the weekend! The next few weeks are going to be busy. Tonight we head to Michigan to spend time with some great friends. On Wednesday we leave for Seattle to visit friends and family. Our 4 year wedding anniversary is also quickly approaching, along with both of our birthdays! September is always a packed month!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, August 15, 2008

NOTE: This post from below.... yeah, I was trying to post that about 3 weeks ago and it wasn't going through,I tried about 7 times. Anyway it JUST showed up today, seven times! Weird! Thanks Melissa for pointing it out ASAP so I didn't look like a crazy woman!

Mamma Mia! The Movie - Chiquitita (video)

Mamma Mia!

I loved this movie! There are other scenes that are far better than this one- however, it hit the spot! I am so grateful for GREAT friends- who I know would come running with whatever I need. Whether that be tissues, bible verses, a stiff cocktail, a long run, or just a good long talk- I know you are there for me and I am so happy to be able to just "be" with good friends! You know who you are- you all take on various roles whether that means you reach my soul in a spiritual, personal, professional, or just down right fun way! Truth be told- the best of friends do all those things!

Which is why I love Chiquitita- I deeply treasure my friends who I know would do this, and so much more, for me!

P.S. I can't get enough of this movie- I am a sucker for Broadway goes Hollywood! (Doesn't mean I don't appreciate Broadway in all its entireity- it just isn't as easy to see!)

P.P.S. Special shout out to Annie Mc/H who also recognized the importance of this film and suggested it was "blog-worthy". I agree- but Annie- start a blog! Any one else think so- here is you chance to say so! In a happy way of course :)

Monday, August 11, 2008


Coming soon.... the story of the grill bandit.

Summary: A neighbor snatches Jon and Stacy's minature grill from their yard and runs. A casual Sunday afternoon turns into chaos as the Peterson's attempt to get their grill back. Once the local police get involved, the whole block comes out to support the cause. This tale is filled with suspense, drama, and a cliff hanger ending.