Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Good News!

So today I finally got some GOOD NEWS that I've been waiting for the past 6 months or so to hear!

My House (in Chandler) .... SOLD!!

(This is NOT the house that Josh and I just got a few months ago out in Maricopa. We are still living there and loving it!)

It's a long story, and I don't have time right now so I'll probably post about it tomorrow. But for now, I have a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders by knowing that I do not have to worry about that house EVER again!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Feb 17th 2009

Tuesday was Josh's day off and he decided he needed to change his car's brakes. He was at home in the garage working on his car when some people came up and started asking him questions about Open Houses in our neighborhood. Turns out they were from ABC News and were doing a story on the housing market in Maricopa. They asked if they could interview Josh and he said okay.
For the next 2 hours they invaded our house with a camera crew, not even giving him a chance to straighten up our house :-? Ughh. (We had just gotten off of a 3 day weekend where we were not home very often and put off the weekend cleaning. sad) They talked to him for almost two hours. They didn't elt him clean himself up either, even though he had been working on his car and was covered in grease and dirt!
I was at work during all of this, so I had no idea what was going on in my home. I received a text message from Josh saying that I needed to call him. When I called, he told me I might want to try to fix my "crazy hairs" because there was a news crew wanting to interview me when I got home. WHAT!? BUT BUT BUT... I went to the gym today, and tanning for the first time in like a year (And when you do that your skin is a nice pink color for a while. ugh!) and I haven't even really put on makeup today!
Well I tried to fix my hair as much as I could, even though there is a portion of my hair that Never likes to be put in place, my "crazy hairs". Threw on some makup and rushed home to my fate.... DUN DUN DUN. just kidding, it wasn't that bad :)
There was a lady waiting at our house to talk to me, following my around my house with a camera, telling me to "act like I'm not even here. Do things you would do every day at this time". Ummmmm Yeah RIGHT! She asked me questions about our new house, that we were sitting in. She asked me a lot about my house in Chandler and the situation that it's in right now. (That's a WHOLE other story I'll write about soon)
They were doing this story because of the fact the Obama was in AZ to talk about his whole plan on helping people that are having mortgage trouble. I kept waiting for her to ask me stuff about that, but it never came up.
After the questions she had Josh and I take our dogs on a walk around the neighborhood and she followed us with her camera. It was a little awkard. LOL. Espescially when people would drive by. I told Josh that our neighbors were going to think we were famous or something! ;)
When we were all done she informed us that her stuff would be on ABC Nightline News at 10:30pm the next night. WOW, that was fast!
I was a little nervous about what they would put on the story and how they would make us look. I watched Nightline last night and our Maricopa story was the first one up...... They showed our street we live on and talked about all of the houses in foreclosure around, they showed the lady that lives across from us (a single mom "struggling to pay her mortgage"). I guess her story was more of what they wanted, and not Josh and my happy story of starting a new life out in Maricopa. LOL, we didn't make it into the segment. Good thing I didn't tell anyone other than my parents . hehe
I was a little relieved, but at the same time annoyed that they took up about 4 hours of our time for nothing :P

Even though we didn't get our beautiful faces on national news, our house and street DID make it on there. They made our street look like almost every house is for sale... which isn't true. But if you're interested in seeing the piece, here is a link

Oh and Josh was SUPPOSED to go to bed at 8pm on tuesday night (He had to work the next morning and has to wake up really early!). But because of the time he took to talk to them, he was put behind in changing his car brakes. After about 5 trips to Auto Zone to get different things to help him, we finally got everything done at 10:45pm. Josh didn't get to bed until after 11:30. Lame.
Of course it wasn't ALL the News reporters fault. lol. There were some other "issues" that Josh ran into while changing the brakes.... like the fact that he needed a special tool to get the brakes back ON. He spent about 2 hours trying to do it by himself before I Googled it and found out we needed this tool. After running back to auto zone and getting it, they were back on within seconds. :) hehe
He also put the wrong type of fluid in the power steering thing.... so we had to flush that out, not a very clean process.
Anyways, everything got done and now Josh's car stops and turn perfectly. lol

Friday, February 13, 2009

February 14th!!

Happy day of LOVE to everyone!!
**I know there are lots of people out there that don't like Valentine's Day.**
(Mostly single people... no offense to the singles)
But I have personally always enjoyed it. :)

I hope you have a great day and spend it with someone that you love!

I will be spending it with this handsome fellow

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Public Restrooms.....
Why do people think it's okay to talk to you while sitting in the stall next to you?? I've never understood it....
I mean, I go in there to Go! Not to sit and chat about my shoes or something. :-/

A N Y W A Y S! That was sort of a lead up to my story of a semi-funny, slightly odd and quite embarassing thing that happened to me.
At my work we have a seperate restroom for men and for women. One day I went and used the restroom and when I tried to open the door to get out... it didn't WORK! The handle would turn but it would not open! I started freaking out, just a little, and kept trying different things to make it open, nothing worked. In the back of my mind I'm thinking of escape routes, like climbing on the stalls and lifting the ceiling tiles out and crawling to my freedom......
Kind of sad that I would almost rather try to escape through the ceiling then have someone find me locked in there. lol

There are some cubicles right by the bathrooms that if people were sitting there, they could hear me very easily. Sadly, the week before this they had moved everybody from that side of the building so there was nobody close enough to hear me.
So I stood there... putting my ear close to door... HOPING that I could hear someone get close enough for me to ask for help....
After what seemed like an hour (but was probably only a few minutes) I heard someone walking.

*sigh* so I knock on the bathroom door.... weird I know.

And I hear one of the guys I work with stop and laugh. He asked if I was wanting in or out. I explained that I was stuck and the door handle was broken, he tried the door and confirmed that I was right. (DUHHH)
He asked I was okay, Yes. If I was claustrophobic, No. Then he told me to wait and he'd be right back.
Well he came back, and brought several other people I work with over to help him 'save me'.
He ended up breaking me free of the bathroom by using a credit card. When he popped it open there was a whole crowd waiting to welcome me back, and to have a good laugh. :-P

The rest of the day, actually more like the Week, everytime I would walk by someone they would giggle and make a joke about the bathroom. I still get jabs about it even now, three months later!

To make me look like even more of a dork at work, a couple of weeks after that incident I had another wonderful moment...
You know those stickers that stores put on the back of your jeans that show what size they are??

Like this kinda...
Well apparently the jeans I chose to wear to work that day had never been worn before. And unbeknownst to me, they still had this lovely sticker on them.
I walked around almost the WHOLE DAY with this thing running down my backside, and not a single person said anything to me. LOL!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Feb 1st 2008

6 Month Wedding Aniversary!!

Wow! I can't believe that Josh and I have been married for 6 months already! The time has really gone by fast. It seems like yesterday when I firts met him, but at the same time it feels like we've been with each other forever!
I'm SOOOO happy with my Joshy Pooh and I love him SOOOOO much!
I feel so lucky to have him as my husband, and I'm glad that we get to be with eachother forever! I don't know how people can be happy being married for this life only.....
Josh I love you! Thank you for being so amazing!

Josh and I on our first (mini) honeymoon!