Friday, September 30, 2011

September? What?!

Holy cow! It's the last day of September already!! Where did the month go?? Forget about the month, where did the YEAR go??? I contemplated waiting a whole year before I posted again, I mean I made it this long why not hold out a little longer? ha And might I just say, you know it's been WAY too long when the whole layout of the blog tools have completely changed and your linked fonts no longer work. haha  

Well rather than bore you with a year long run down that would probably take a year to read I'll just start out with a summary of the month, because September has been pretty epic.  

Orlando has a new professional soccer team and some friends of ours got free box seats for the championship game, and they invited us along. B is not a soccer person but because he loves me he graciously joined us and the game was so good even B was way into it! Orlando won which is awesome for it being their first season as a team.

I am VERY proud/excited about my curbside find that was for FREE "Sounds good to MEEE" (name the movie) It's a sewing table, the top opens up to be bigger and has a hole for the machine. I'm going to fix it up eventually. I can't wait!

B got a new truck! This was a joyous moment in the Judd household. (Tears of joy may or may not have been shed) We were really struggling with just the one car. I feel so independent and finally out of my teens (again!) 

September is such a great time of year, fall is coming, cooler weather and a PLETHORA of birthdays to celebrate!!! (Including yours truly. See it really is a great month ;) ) A family in our ward has two kids (they're around mine and Brandon's age... ok more like around Brandon's age. ha) who are Irish Twins! For 3 days they are the same age. Pretty cool! They are such a fun family. When they heard my birthday was in between the two of them they invited us to join in the festivities! We each got our own cakes, had a huge delicious dinner and played Scategories after (I haven't played that since I was a kid! I miss that game!)

I got these babies from B. He hid them in the fridge, so when we were making dinner and I went to get something from the fridge and you could imagine my surprise/confusion to seeing a big orange shoe box in there! haha I love him! His dad gave me matching running shorts. Thanks Kim! Time to hit the gym! (ha that rhymed.)

A co-worker surprised me with this bouquet of sugar cookies. They are bees and the flower cookie in the middle says "Happy 'Bee' Lated Birthday!" So cute and so yummy!

Hanging out with these awesome girls on my b-day! I really have made some awesome friends out here. I'm so grateful for them! And my friend's daughter I'm holding is probably the cutest, most well behave little girl ever! Love her to death! (also notice more cake! DEFINITELY need to hit the gym!)

Also can't forget Cyndi!!! She's the mastermind behind my b-day party (and mamma of the cutest baby ever refer to comment I made above) Again I'm so grateful for these ladies!

Next I went to one of my other besties house, she lives about an hour or so from me so we don't get to see each other often, but her B-day is the day after mine (More proof that September is the best month ever) so we had a Birthday Extravaganza! Her daughters made me notes like the one above and her other daughter left one on my pillow that said "Sweet Dreams" and had a sleeping eye mask for me to wear. so cute! We crafted, watched movies.  Then the following morning I took their family pictures, we went to lunch, did some b-day shopping and went and saw "The Help" (my 2nd time seeing it her first) LOVE THAT MOVIE!!! It was a fantastic trip.  Another friend I truly love and admire!

I'll end my picture collage with the adorable shoes I bought in said shopping trip (above) I got these and a cute shirt at Ross with the birthday money my Mother-in-Law sent me. Thank you Linda I'm so thankful for your generosity. :)

Yes it's the last day of September, but we haven't ended the festivities just yet.  Dave and Vanessa (who is also a September Birthday! see all kinds of awesomeness comes from being born in this blessed month!) came into town yesterday.  They are staying with us for the weekend and it has been a blast! Last night our hair blew in our faces with their rented convertible and they treated us to the most amazing dinner at Cuba Libre the restaurant had a fantastic deal going on that is ending today (we got there just in time!) and it made it so that we were able to eat all kinds of great food with an amazing savings in price. Tomorrow we will be treating them to Disney World.  It will be fantastic and I can't wait!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Videos and Pictures as promised

We made it safe and sound to Utah. We stopped at Costco in St. George and I got yelled at by the guy at the sample table for getting seconds, I wish I had a good comeback for him but unfortunately I was in too much shock, I thought he was kidding at first so I was going to joke back but then realized he was dead serious and I decided just eat my sample and go. Awkward.

Little things will amuse you too if you'd been in a car for 12 hrs.

Directly on my left was my mom and as you can see the back is packed to the roof.

This was directly to my right and was head high.

Yeah it's gonna be a long drive.
They made it so this video couldn't be embedded so follow the link, its a bit of a new twist on the Christmas story. ;)

Digital Nativity Story

Happy Festivus!!!

Happy Christmas Eve!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

On the road again...

So I failed at getting a video up last night oops! Well I'll post 2 videos later today. Anyhoo... We got up at the crack of dawn and packed the car and left only an hour later than planned (a Christmas miracle!) and my mom would like the world to know that it wasnt her that made us late for once (and yet ANOTHER christmas miracle!) We are currently on the road headed to UT. We just crossed the Nevada state line. The car is packed to the max! My mom and I are all cozy in the back seat I'm going to try to post pictures, I've never blogged from my phone before so let's give it ago...
Haha this just in... My husband just threw orange peels out the window of a car going 80mi an hr car just as a hwy protrol car drove by. Good work honey.

Ok pictures aren't working I'll have to post them later... By the way am I the only person in the world that hates the smell of oranges? I've been getting a lot of crap about it and with my husband eating them right now I'm getting sick... This is going to be a long drive...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Home for the holidays

Well I'm headed home!  At this very moment!  The husband and I are in the air as we speak.  I'm very excited about this free wi-fi that Virgin America is offering during the holiday season.  The trip started out a little rough, but with all Christmas stories there seems to be a Christmas miracle in there some where!  We got to the airport in plenty of time.  Virgin Atlantic's lines were out the door so we were very excited to see only a couple of people in line at Virgin America, one them being our friend/co-worker Bob Sichel, that was fun.  When we checked our bags things started to go down hill... They claimed they needed to charge extra because of them being "sports equipment" (Snowboard and Wakeboard) We were not happy about this since it was totally unexpected and was going to cost us a total of $100!  We paid the people and went on our way.  After waiting forever in security I put my bag through and was flagged because I completely disregarded the fact that some Christmas gifts I put in it were liquid!  They were going to make me check my bag, meaning I had to go back to the ticket counter, pay MORE money that I didn't have and on top of it all I had very little time to make it to the plane.  I rushed back to the counter and they told me I was too late! I was freaking out! I was going to have to toss my gifts out!  And then the Christmas Miracle began... They decided to check my bag free of charge, they then realized I wouldn't make the flight and a supervisor took pity on me.  He went ahead and switched us to the later flight which was a direct flight to LA (our other flight had a layover in San Fran) and it would get us there earlier than our original flight! Although our boards were already on the first flight so we will have to wait at LAX for that plane anyway.  Normally there's a $100 fee plus whatever the price difference of the ticket is to do this but he did it for FREE! Oh I was SOOO happy!!! AND THEN he proceeds to tell me that they shouldn't have charged us extra for our boards so they gave us a refund! HALLELUJAH!  Happy Festivus! Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Angels sang! Now we're sitting on the plane with awesome leather seats, our own TVs, free wi-fi and cool purple lighting.  Virgin Airlines are the way to travel for sure!

I've decided to celebrate this Christmas week by posting some fun videos, be sure to check back each day for some Christmas cheer! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

I love this time of year!  This morning started out great with the usual Turkey Bowl, unfortunately Brandon had to work this morning and missed it.  But it was really fun!  We had a great turn out consisting of Clermont Ward and Minneola - split into 4 teams - and then we even did a little Clermont youth vs. the leaders, and of course leaders won... again! Keep trying guys! ;) After football some of us stayed behind and played a little game of soccer.  My legs are KILLING me!  Remember how I was training for that 1/2 marathon?  Yeah my month long trip was the beginning of the end of my training.  I have only ran once since August, so needless to say I didn't participate in the event.  So today was pretty killer considering.  The rest of the afternoon has been pretty low key since Brandon is still at work.  I made my pumpkin cheesecake that my awesome sister-in-law gave me the recipe for about a year or so ago.  It has always turned out great except for this year... I'm pretty sure not having a hand mixer was the problem.  Oh well I'm sure it will taste better than it looks.  Some friends of mine from CA just moved out here not far from us so we're going to get with them and have a feast like you wouldn't believe! I can't wait!!  Well I better get to my cooking assignments... But first I just wanted to say how thankful I am for all my many blessings!  For my wonderful husband who makes me laugh, and is so hard working at all he does.  For my family for their love and support, they have taught me so much and we've had so many great memories over the years! I'm thankful for my friends, we're all so spread out, which is why I'm thankful for Facebook and Blogs so I can still feel apart of your lives! :) Most of all I'm thankful for the Gospel and my Savior Jesus Christ, for the sacrifice he gave so that I can be blessed with this life and the ability to repent when I've messed up.  I'm thankful that through Him I can be made whole so that I can one day live with my loving Heavenly Father again.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy your meals! :) And enjoy this little clip... I love Dallin H. Oaks!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What did you say?

So here's some awesome conversations that have taken place over the last little while...

1. Yesterday I called my nephew to wish him a happy birthday. Later that night I had the following text conversation with my Sister-in-law:

Hahahaha I love that kid!
 2. At church on Sunday I was teaching my primary class about the word of wisdom. I wrote on slips of paper different items that the WofW warns us about. ie Coffee and I drew a picture of a Starbucks coffee cup on it. etc. I gave a piece of paper to 2 kids and had them role play. The idea was to teach the kids to say no to these items. I called up 2 boys and handed them the last slip of paper. I noticed it said "tea" on it and I thought to myself "oh that's kinda girly but whatever it's all I have left" and I gave it to them anyway. I said "Ok try to get him to take the tea" and this kid, who is usually very quiet and very hard to get him to participate says in an English accent/girly kinda voice "would you like to come to my tea party!?" while shaking the picture at him. The whole class died laughing!

3. Phone call to Brandon the other day:
M: I need you to do me a favor, What's Allen's number?
B: Where's your cell phone?
M: Um.. I locked myself out of my office... everything is inside! :/
B: Are you at the homeless place?
M: Yes.
B: Oh honey. :(
And by "Homeless place" he means the half way house for ex-con's.

4. This one happened about a month ago but it still makes me laugh. My nephew called to tell us he lost his first tooth. I asked if his dad (Mike) had tied his tooth to a door knob with a string and shut the door. He said "no but he was going to tie my tooth to his truck and drive away." Brandon said, "what if your head went with it?" Ryan said, "THAT"s what I was thinking!" hahahaha I love that kid.

5. Brandon woke me up at 2 am to move me from the couch to the bed. The 8 min conversation that followed went like this:

M: You're sitting on my snowman!
B: What?
M: My snowman! He's melting
...B: Why is he melting?
M: Cuz Christmas is over and he's an ornament
B: Why is he an ornament?
M: Cuz that's what we are in charge of
B: Oh

He continued to interview me (which I found out he recorded it all on his phone) and I got so frustrated with him because he kept laughing at me when I was so certain I was making total sense! He kept asking what we were in charge of and after refusing to say anymore since he was just going to laugh at me, I finally gave in and said "pin coushion" and he had the audasity to laugh more and he continued to interview me! So I said, "No. I tell you something that makes TOTAL sense, and you're acting like I'm this idiot that doesn't know anything." hahahahahha I was so mad. I'm really glad he got it recorded though. It has really made my day.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Birthday... to me...?

Well my goodness it's been forever since I posted last! My birthday was over a month ago and nothing too exciting happened. Brandon was sick and I had to work. But I did come home to cookies and this lovely little home made banner by my wonderful husband who despite his feeling poopy he still did his best to make my day special. Love you honey!

Nice touch hun! ;)
ugh it won't let you click on the picture!? weird. Well the last page says
"you are old. Love you :)"