Friday, June 27, 2008

all work and no play..

makes me a very dull girl.. and a little crazy..

Sunday, June 22, 2008


it's already 98 degrees this morning - and it's only 10 am.. it's too hot to study..

Friday, June 13, 2008

my girl likes to study all the time

so today - like every other day this week - we headed over to momma jax - to studying for this giant 'nursing' test we have coming up..
we have been good little students and studied and answered practice questions every day... today we spent 5 hours answering and reviewing 200 practice questions.. it was brutal.. and my brain is done..

lizard, jax, and power sitting around a computer - reading questions - then arguing about the answer..

as painful as today was - i'd say it was a success..

on our lunch break we headed out to the back yard - jackie's husband is a lover of all things great and small - and has adopted multiple tortoises - it's always odd to be sitting in a back yard - and to have a tortoise walk right by you..
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Saturday, June 07, 2008

from the dad

my dad sent me this.. and it made me laugh.. so i pass it on..

Alcohol Study

A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles in a year.

Another study found Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a


That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon.

Kind of makes you proud to be American

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

all done..

the truck is done and working just fine.. no new car for me today..


ben just informed me that he has two wires that need to be re-connected - he's just not sure where..
i'm not feeling the confidence..

on the plus side - if this doesn't work i get to go out and buy a new car today..

business time

ever since we got back from mexico ben's looked like this:

he has been working on putting the truck back together since sunday -
here's the tally:
days worked on truck - 4 (and that's just putting it back together - he spent two days taking the damn thing apart)
bolts broken - 2 and 1 stripped
new tools bought for this specific project - 4

so far the truck is winning... ben's working from home today - just so he can finish this project - so today - in between working his actual job he is somehow fitting in working on the truck..

taking a conference call - on a break from the truck

i've spent the last two days on the couch studying for my state board test..
so - lesson learned: mexico - much more fun then home.. i need a pool and some wine STAT..

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

and the fun continues

on one of my favorite mexican adventures i got to swim with a sea lion (big thanks to brandon and chelsea for that one)
i had so much fun
here i am bonding with my new best friend

she was so cute - and so sweet.. i wanted to take her home - ben said no

drinks by the pool

getting my tan on
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mas photos

our last night in mexico we headed down town - we had some awesome (though somewhat scary food) - then we walked around down town - we had a great time - and ben looked pretty impressive with three ladies on his arm..

ben and all his ladies

our dinner frightened me a little

nicole and lizard with a super cool statue
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