Sunday, May 30, 2010


I have so much to say, I don't know where to begin. As Fraulein Maria would say (sing) "Let's start at the very beginning. A very good place to start."
Kade and I are doing pretty well! In April we had our 5 year anniversary, and to celebrate, we went to see Brian Regan at Tuachan (St. George) and spent the rest of the weekend in Las Vegas. Kade has about 970 hours out of the 1000 needed before he can start putting out his application. SO CLOSE!!! I have been moved up to the Murray office to be the HR rep for all HR needs there. It's pretty exciting most of the time, while sometimes I think to myself "Did you really just do that?!?", and the other times I'm thinking "what the crap did I get myself into???" Life has been pretty good!
I titled this entry "Speechless" because I have found myself to be so when it comes to blogging. I'm asked a lot if I'm ever going to update our blog, but I find myself struggling to do so for a few reasons. I read a lot of people's blogs and for the most part enjoy reading what they are up to, and what they are thinking and feeling. I have not been of the mindset that this is something I can share all that on. I have been of the mindset that this is more for updating readers on what Kade and I are doing with our lives. Since our lives have been primarily plugging along, there's not too much to say that most people don't know. We go to work, come home, go to bed and get up and start all over. That has a negative connotation to it, but I don't mean it that way. That's just basically what we do. We have had some adventures in there, but I'm usually too busy having the adventure to worry about blogging about it. I was actually talking to someone about this very thing, and she agreed with me, that there really isn't much to talk about, unless you have kids! She has two adorable little girls and is constantly updating with funny things. I however do not have kids, and it would be weird if I posted pictures of Kade in the tub... ;) But I think the biggest reason I haven't been one to share what's on my mind is for fear of offending people. I don't think I am an offensive person, or I try not to be anyway, but somehow I manage to offend. Honestly though, I think if you hang out with anyone long enough, they will find a way of being offensive to you, or to someone around you. It's part of being human. The whole point of sharing this is that I have recently been given a new perspective. It's information I've known for years, but I've had an experience that just really drove it home for me. I'm not responsible for ANYONE'S feelings but my own. We cannot control they way others perceive us, our words or our actions. All we can do is our best and keep going from there. If others choose to be offended, that is their choice, and they have that right. My dad likes to say that they best way to get revenge is to live a good life. As harsh as that sounds, I know what he's saying. Basically it doesn't do me any good to fret about it, so go on and live my life. So that's what I'm working on. Doing and saying things (or not doing and saying things) because I want to do or say them, or because it's the right thing to do or say. If you found this offensive, TOO BAD!!! :D
On a totally different subject, tomorrow is Memorial Day. My heart is full of gratitude to those selfless men and women that risk everything to protect our freedom and way of life. There are no words that can properly thank you for all you do. You are all true hero's in my eyes and will always be a shining example of selfless sacrifice. Thank you. God Bless You.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I'm finally elaborating!! 4 months later... ;)

So I figured I should just get the elaboration done and then hopefully I will be better at this. In order to move this along, I'm just going to show pictures. So here we go!

Mountain Biking Adventures

This is what happens when Kade flies over the handle bars of his mountain bike!
(Notice the smile on his face...)
And this is what happens to Megan when she attempts anything of the athletic nature!
I'm so pathetic...

Salmon River

The whole gang

Kade sporting the bird hat!

The 3 generations of important men in my life.

Kade, my Grandpa and my dad way off in the distance.

(the guy in the shorts is my sister's father in law)

Kade didn't catch any fish, but he finally caught a crawdad!

What a beautiful place to try out fly fishing


I'm still not very good at getting current pics of this beautiful little girl. She's even more cute now that she is 6 months old. :)

Our fall drive

So there is a visual tour of our summer/fall activities minus our FANTASTIC trip to Mexico. That will have to be a post all by itself. There are just too many great pics.

A quick catch up of the other things I wrote about. Kade's location has picked up over the last little while. He is now around the 900 hour mark! YAY!!! So close! My company recovered and we are all back to "normal" now. I finished my PHR class in November and took the certification test in January which I PASSED!!! What that means now is that I'm certified in Human Resources. Basically I have a piece of paper that says I know what I'm talking about, and I'll hopefully be able to get good HR jobs where ever we end up.

Well there you have it! We're just pluggin' away. Hopefully now that I've done that, I'll be better at blogging more frequently. Wish me luck!