Dec 31, 2008

Reflecting back

Well, today is New Year's eve and I've been thinking a lot about this year. 2008 has been a very sad and tragic year, as well as happy.
I found out I was pregnant in April, but it ended in a miscarriage in October.
I got married to one of the best guys ever in December! I also ended up with an awesome family.
I also lost a pretty good job, but ended up in another one that is so much better even if it is a step down from what I was doing in the past.
There's so many things that I look back on that I wish never happened or wished it would have gone a different way, but it makes me more excited for what 2009 is going to bring.
We're getting a new president, Aaron's going to graduate, I'm going to return to school, we're going to go home back to Ohio so Aaron can meet the rest of my family, and so much more.
My attitude has changed so much in just this past year. I'm so much happier and more calm.
With that said...Happy New Year to everyone! I hope it's a great one for you all!
Dec 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Yes, today is Christmas and it was a busy day!
I went to meet the rest of the inlaws on Aaron's dad's side of the family. They seemed to be very stuck up. I didn't care for them much, except Aaron's cousin, Nick, who I've known for awhile.
We were there for 2 hours before we decided to move on to the next house...my sister's!
We had Justin and Carrie with us and I was nervous because...well, my sisters and brother can come off a little too strong, but Carrie and Justin loved them! It was good to see them. I wish I was about to go to Stephanie's to see my nephew, but she wasn't answering her phone.
After being in the valley all morning and afternoon, we headed back into Anchorage to go to Gramma and Poppy T's house to have Christmas with Seth, his parents, Cindy, Tony, Caden, Zak, and the grandparents. I had fun. My family was never really into being together all the time, so it was nice to have that sense of family around the holidays. Aaron's family does EVERYTHING together and I think it's so awesome!
After Gramma T's house, all of us came home and we had an AWESOME seafood dinner....crab legs and scallops. It was so delicious!
Dec 14, 2008

What is wrong with people?

I just want to remind people, I'm happy with being married. I think I made the right choice for myself. So why do people have to keep talking shit? It's really pissing me off.
Dec 5, 2008

MARRIED!

I'm so happy! I am now the new Mrs. Brown!
Aaron and I tied the knot at 2:30pm today at the Nesbett Courthouse. It was a very tiny ceremony with just Aaron's parents and a family friend. Some of the family members are hurt that they were not invited, but Aaron and I really just wanted the 2 witnesses required by law. We don't have a lot of money and wanted to wait a year to have a huge ceremony when we renew our vows. I'm going to enjoy my 2 day stay at the Hilton!
Dec 4, 2008

I'm getting married tomorrow!

Well I'm sitting here packing for a small honeymoon that we're having. We are going to stay 2 nights at the Hilton hotel where we're going to pamper ourselves before I go back to work on Monday.

I'm so nervous. I keep questioning myself if this is what I really want or if I'm making the right decision. I think I am. Other people on the other hand keep telling me I'm going to regret it or that I'm making a huge mistake. It seems to be the girls that Aaron knows that are making the comments that it's a big mistake. Aaron tells me that they are jealous or something. I think I'm making the right choice. I've loved Aaron for a really long time now and I'm happy with him. I'm helping him with his school work so he can better himself so he can get a great job. In turn, I'll go back to school and finish so we can make something of ourselves and have the great house we always wanted.

After saying this, I know that I'm not making a mistake.

I'm so excited for tomorrow!!!
Nov 30, 2008

Victory is mine!

I finally finished the book Twilight!
Gah! It took me forever with working all these weird hours. I'm lucky to get enough time to take a crap or shower. Which reminds me, I need to shower before I go to bed.
Everyone is doing good on the home front. I'm getting married in LESS THAN A WEEK! Omgah, I'm so nervous. I'm super excited though. Oh gawd, I just sounded like I was 17. *Goes out back and shots myself in the head*
Anyway, this new job is really kicking my ass. I probably run around like 10 miles a day running around the store all day long! And our store is still small! We don't turn to a supercenter until October, but the guys are working on the front of the building right now. I don't know how they do it all while it's snowing hardcore non-stop for 2 days straight. We seriously have like a foot of snow already and 6 inches of it is on the streets! I can't wait for summer to get here and winter JUST started. Ugh!
Well, I'm going to bed. Another early day at work tomorrow.
Yay *Please note there is so much sarcasm in that "yay"*
Ciao.
Nov 28, 2008

Fire at work

So I was at work today and all of a sudden the fire alarm went off. Everyone's just staring at each other like they don't know what the hell is going on. My customer left the line freaking out. The rest of the managers came by and started telling us that it wasn't a fake drill...we actually had a fire!
Everyone just starts running for the doors and stands outside of them. Duh! Run the hell away. I start yelling at people to move across to the parking lot and they look at me like I'm dumb. Luckily I had my phone on me to capture the stupidity...

This is everyone looking around like they don't know what to do...
Fire trucks coming!
More people dumbfounded...and another truck

2 fire trucks and more crowd.Fire truck!
So needless to say, today was really interesting. It amazes me still how dumb people can be. Oh, and I have no idea what started the fire...it probably was a drill after all LoL. This is why I hate working Black Fridays!!!

P.S. I was at the post office a few weeks ago and noticed what my truck looked like in the window. It is funny. Enjoy =]


Nov 27, 2008

Free Range Kids?

So I was channel surfing earlier and I came across the Dr. Phil show. It was about Extreme Moms. The first lady that was on the show freaked me out! She allowed her 9 year old son to travel around NYC by himself. There was a specific route he had to take and within a 1 mile radius, there were 380 something sexual predators that lived on those streets. I was shocked! I can understand not wanting to smother your kids and letting them having their independence, but when is going too far?
You can read her blog below....

http://freerangekids.wordpress.com/
Nov 26, 2008

To be thankful

Well Thanksgiving is tomorrow and it got me thinking of everything I'm thankful for.

I'm thankful to be living after health complications.
I'm thankful for meeting Aaron. He has changed my whole outlook on life. I never thought I would be able to love again after my last ex, but he has changed that for me.
I'm thankful to Aaron's family. They opened their arms up to me from Day 1 and have treated me just like their own.
I'm thankful to have my family still around me.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday and remember what you can give thanks for!
Nov 23, 2008

Beginning to understand the term Monster-in-law...

So, as I've mentioned before, Aaron and I are getting married on December 5th. That's less than 2 weeks away!! I'm so excited. Even though we're having a civil ceremony, it doesn't matter to me. We are going to have a formal setting next year on our 1 year anniversary because we'll have some money then.

Well usually in a civil ceremony at a courthouse, you have 2 people there. Usually the witnesses. Well Aaron's mom keeps insisting on inviting the whole freaking family and I'm getting pissed!! She's telling me that I have to invite all of Aaron's family including his maternal and paternal grandparents. I don't want that! Aaron and I both agreed on just the 2 witnesses. At most, adding a couple more people, but no more than 5. I tried talking to Aaron's mother about this, but she keeps saying how the grandparents will be angry if they aren't invited. Then the aunts and uncles that Aaron NEVER TALKS TO! will be angry or something. Screw that! Am I being unresonable? This is just something that him and I want to do privately. Nothing fancy until next year. If that wasn't bad, you should have been there for the convo about having the formal ceremony of renewal of the vows...

So I was looking at venues to have it and Aaron's mother came down and asked what I was doing. I want a wedding somewhere else other than Anchorage. I have been to every corner of this town and I'm sick of it! So I want to have something out of town and BEAUTIFUL. So I was looking at the rental rates for Aleyeska Ski Resort. Our families both ski so I thought it would be fun. Well Aaron's mother just totally flipped on me! Telling me that it was the worst thing to ever do to have everyone drive 40 miles to go to a wedding. Ugh I'm so sick and tired of it all. I'm beginning to think I'll just let her plan the whole thing so she can have a "second wedding"....Oh, and have every Tom, Dick, Harry, and Jane at the courthouse with us too.
Nov 20, 2008

Hormones, cramping, and a new job!

Bleh, so I'm ragging for the first time since the miscarriage and it sucks. I forgot what it felt like. I hate being a woman sometimes. The cramping is killing me and I'm so hormonal. Worse than when I was pregnant! I was crying earlier over something I heard on the TV that made me angry. Ugh.

On a lighter note, 2 more weeks until Aaron and I are getting married. I'm so excited! We decided we are going to have a civil ceremony with just immediate family and the grandparents on Aaron's side. I just wanted a few people there, but instead of arguing with Aaron's mom about it, I just agreed to have the grandparents there as well. Next year on our one year anniversary, we're going to have a renewal of vows that's really formal like a wedding. We'll be able to afford it then because he'll be out of school and be working. Also, I got a job the other day so I'll be able to save for that as well. I start working next week. Yay! I've been sick and tired of being couped up in this house with Aaron's mom all the time. Can you say insane?

I've been reading the book Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. IT'S SO FREAKING AWESOME! Never been into that kind of reading, but once I started, I was unable to put it down. The movie comes out on Friday, but I'll go see it next week when there aren't so many people going. I hate going to a new movie because all the people jammed in a little room watching a movie...it get's freaking hot. Especially in the wintertime with the heater on and everyone breathing digusting popcorn breath.

Went back to church last Sunday. I haven't been there since I became pregnant. Everyone remembered me and was happy to have me come back. Only reason I went was because I'm a memeber and there was an annual business meeting that all members had to attend. I guess I'll go back this Sunday. This one really nice lady named Teresa came over and prayed for me. She had heard about the loss of the baby and was really happy that Aaron and I came back. I forgot how peaceful I felt after going to church. I just wish I had more time to spend in the church. Aaron and I wanted to take the Engaged/Newlywed class that one of the pastors leads, but it's only on Wednesday nights, but Aaron has school Wednesday nights. Hopefully she will answer my email about an alternative that we can do on Fridays or on the weekends.

Meh, I'm going to go back to reading Twilight. I only have about 6 more chapters to finish before I can start on the next book. I can't wait!
Nov 12, 2008

Update

Sorry I haven't updated in awhile, but things have been busy.

I had a doctor's appt and I'm healed from everything. The doctor did a really good job and there's no scarring in my uterus from the D&C. She would like to see us become pregnant again soon, but I don't know if I'm ready for that. It was pretty traumatic to lose Katelynn being 6 months pregnant. I don't know. We'll see.

Well, we came up with a date. Aaron and I are getting married on December 5th. We're going to have a civil ceremony right now, and we'll renew our wedding vows next December 5th on our anniversary and have it more formal. With him being in school, we really don't have a lot of money for a formal wedding, but we want to get married now. Our families are happy about it, but other people have been giving us crap about it, but we've let it all roll off our back. We know what we want, and that's all that matters.

Isn't my ring purdy??
Oct 20, 2008

I'm engaged!

Well, Aaron finally proposed to me. To be honest, I wasn't expecting him to ever propose to me. Especially after losing the baby.
I'm really excited though!

I was lounging in the recliner looking like crap because I just got home from surgery. He started being all lovey dovey to me which is weird. Then he got down on one knee and proposed to me! I don't wear much jewelry so Aaron had no idea what kind of taste I had, so instead of putting a ring on my finger, he slipped his credit card in my hand and told me to buy any ring I wanted. I about died!

Now, me, who is always looking for a bargain coz I'm a cheap ass, found an awesome deal on the ring I chose. It's being resized for me at the moment. I can't wait to get it!!
Oct 13, 2008

R.I.P. Katelynn Rose-Michelle Brown...I'm going to miss you.







I lost her today October 13, 2008 at 12:10pm due to a placental abruption. I love her so much and I'm going to miss her. We were so ready to have her. I'm so heartbroken and torn.

Mommy loves you Katelynn. We'll see each other again...
Oct 8, 2008

The Truth about Sarah Palin

1) As mayor of Wasilla, Palin made rape victims pay for their own forensic evidence kits (VIDEO)

2) Palin is opposed to abortion in cases of rape and incest (even if victims are children)

3) Palin believes creationism should be taught in public schools

4) Palin believes that man coexisted with dinosaurs only 6,000 years ago

5) While mayor of Wasilla Palin tried to fire the librarian because she refused to censor books (VIDEO)

6) Palin has no international experience and only obtained her first passport in 2007 (VIDEO)

7) Palin supports the Alaskan Independence Party which seeks independence from the USA (VIDEO)

8) Palin is presently under investigation in Alaska for abuse of power

9) Palin offered a bounty of $150 for each left front leg of freshly killed wolves

10) Palin promotes aerial hunting of wolves even though Alaskans voted twice to ban it (VIDEO)

11) Palin used $400,000 of state money to fund a propaganda campaign in support of aerial hunting

12) Palin believes man-made global warming is a farce

13) Palin strongly supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

14) Palin is a champion for big oil and her campaign slogan has become "Drill, baby, drill!
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15) Palin is suing the federal government to prevent listing the polar bear as an endangered species

16) Palin is opposed to listing the unique Cook Inlet beluga whale as an endangered species

There is a wonderful website that has more information and links to all the interviews and newspaper articles. This website was created by Alaskans. Please spread the word!

http://www.grizzlybay.org/SarahPalinInfoPage.htm
Oct 7, 2008

Sarah Palin links! =]

I prepared a short list of my favorite Sarah Palin links of late. Enjoy!

***Note*** Author cannot be held responsible for migraines, explosive vomiting, rashes, or nightmares resulting from use of this post.

Where does Palin stand on the big issues? Here's a breakdown.

Charlie Gibson interviews Palin about the Bush Doctrine; Palin clearly has no clue what what he's talking about.

Despite calling herself a feminist, Palin unapologetically opposes abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. Someone brilliantly hatches the idea to make donations to Planned Parenthood in Palin's name. The campaign generates nearly $800,000 in contributions.

Like conspiracy theories? Here's an intriguing one about a possible coverup re: Palin and daughter Bristol's pregnancy.

Palin majored in journalism. However, when asked what newspapers she regularly read before McCain tapped her, she fails to name even one.

Matt Damon suggests that Palin as president would be like a bad Disney movie. Specifically, like THIS bad Disney movie.

We already know that Palin wants to overturn Roe v. Wade; Katie Couric wants to know, what other Supreme Court decisions does she want reversed? Sarah assures her there are plenty, but cannot name a single one.

When asked for examples of her running mate's deregulation record, Palin cannot cite one, and promises to "get back to" Couric on it.

When pressed about her claim that living next to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, Palin gives new and frightening meaning to the word "choke". Incidentally, THIS is another fun way to enjoy that particular sound byte.

Just for fun: Does Palin have tattooed lip liner?

Tina Fey's SNL Palin impression; and here's the other one.

Evangelicals pray over Palin, to fortify her against witches!

All kidding aside, this woman is dangerously close to ending up in the White House. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION INFO IS CURRENT...AND VOTE!

Keira's Obituary

Donna is doing much better since the car accident on Sept. 20th. Below is the obituary for the baby she lost in the accident. You can find it below at the Frontiersman.

Frontiersman newspaper article

Keira Marie Campbell-Gallant

Published on Saturday, October 4, 2008 8:48 PM AKDT

Keira Marie Campbell-Gallant, just 3 weeks from birth, died Sept. 20, 2008 as a result of a vehicle accident on the Parks Highway at Spring Street in Meadow Lakes.
Funeral Services were held Sept. 30 at the Wasilla Chapel of Valley Funeral Home & Crematory. The pastors of the First Baptist Church of Palmer officiated.



“Keira, you were loved so much before you had even come into this world,” her family wrote. “Daddy and you had our games already and your mommy couldn’t wait to see you and hold you. Our whole family was so excited for your arrival, but now you are with our Lord watching over us. Now all I need from you is for you to be your mommy’s guardian angel. We all love you and will see you again soon.”



She is is survived by her parents Donna Gallant and Jason Campbell of Wasilla; maternal grandparents Dianne and Tim Abell of Big Lake and John Gallant of Texas; paternal grandmother Barbara Hatch of Ogden, Utah; great-grandparents Betty and Bill Martin of Lowell, Mass., Jeanne Jones of Ogden and John Jones of Benton, Ark.; aunt Michelle Gallant of Big Lake; uncle Bryce Jones of Wasilla; and sisters Lexie Bogner of Big Lake and Reagan Delaney of Wasilla.



Memorial contributions may be made to the trust fund in her name at the Mat-Su Federal Credit Union, account No. 125504.
Valley Funeral Homes & Crematory of Palmer and Wasilla is assisting the family.

Because I live in Alaska, I have to be for something I don't believe?

I just want to make this clear...I am not for, nor do I support, Sarah Palin.
Just because I live in Alaska, doesn't mean I have to be for someone that doesn't have any right to be where she's at.

I think it's great that Sarah Palin wants to further her career and take it somewhere higher than a state that a lot of people don't know about, (Yes it's true, I don't live in an igloo and I don't hunt whale for it's blubber.) but I believe she should do it the right way -- By working her way up to the top. Educate yourself over years of experience and try picking up a USA Today, New York Times, or read an effing military newspaper! Anchorage Daily News isn't going to cut it when you want to learn about foreign affairs. I read the paper everyday, and there's only 10 line blurbs about anything in the Middle East.

Nor do I believe that I should be for her because she's a woman. Does McCain seriously think that getting a pretty woman will win votes? Sorry, but everyone is ready for a change and everyone is actually educating themselves about this next election. It's too crucial in our country not to. Call me a sheep, but it's better than being a Lemming.

I will be the first to admit that I don't know shit about politics. But I do know how to listen and read. And I know a bullshitter when I hear one. It's funny how you ask a direct question to either McCain or Palin, and they give you this caca vague answer. I want to know more details people! Americans deserve the right to know your real intentions!!

For those of you that have called me a sheep, I have one word for you.....

BaaaAAAAaaaHHHHHhhhhhhHH!

=]

Ciao.
Oct 6, 2008

Sarah Palin - Say it ain't so, Joe!

With a wink of an eye and a “You betcha,” Alaska’s governor Sarah Palin proved exactly why she isn’t fit to be vice president of this country. Throughout the entire vice presidential debate with Senator Joe Biden, Palin’s “Look cute-evade questions-and when in doubt call John a Maverick” plan just screamed inexperience. To me it is evident that the Grand Old Party’s vice presidential candidate was chosen as a gimmick, a ploy, a plot to trick America’s people who are looking for someone to relate to. Here is this lip stick wearing hockey mom of five from “real world” Wasilla, Alaska, and to some you’d think it was the second coming of FDR- a president who actually did this country SOME good. I on the other hand, have NOT had the wool pulled over my eyes.

Her “abstinence only” sex education plan is about as hypocritical as a war protestor joining the Army. How does anyone expect this woman to inspire a nation when she couldn’t even inspire her own daughter to abstain from sex? When it comes to our youth and sex, I think we need to have the “hope for the best, prepare for the worst” kind of attitude- hope these teens won’t go out and have sex, but prepare like everyone IS going to. We would be too na├»ve to think that by completely avoiding any discussion about the sex, birth control and any other contraceptives we can prevent our children from having sex.

Then there is her knowledge on foreign affairs, more specifically Russia. Congratulations, Sarah, you can see Russia from Alaska- and I can see Canada from Montana, am I now qualified in foreign affairs? Palin also claimed to have numerous contacts with foreign officials- including Britain's ambassador to Washington, Sir Nigel Sheinwald. However, that meeting never happened.

When pressed by Katie Couric in a televised interview, Palin was asked about MCain reversing his prior position against regulation of the financial markets and how he then suddenly began supporting greater federal regulation of Wall Street. Palin insisted that MCain had supported regulation, then deflected the question by repeating her line about McCain being a maverick and "taking shots" from his own party. Like I said, when I doubt, call John a maverick. Couric asked again for examples of McCain supporting more regulation rather than the abolishing regulations. Palin finally admitted she did not know of any examples, saying, "I'll try to find ya some, and I'll bring 'em to ya." You know what, Sarah? I would really like a vice president who doesn’t talk like a freshman student.

How is it that there are still people in this country that think this woman could potentially be our president (because whether you like it or not, McCain IS old and COULD die while in office)? Now I know that she isn’t running for president. I also know that it is McCain and Obama we are supposed to be focusing on, but quite frankly, the idea of this woman being anywhere near the White House scares the crap out of me.

My biggest issues with this whole “Palinmania” are those who say Sarah Palin is for women. ANY woman who makes rape victims pay for their own rape kits IS NOT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS! Any woman who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, even in the cases of rape and incest IS NOT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS!

We MUST, for the sake of this country, our future and our children make sure THIS woman is not voted into office. She would be a true hindrance to the change this country needs. She would be, without a doubt, a slap in the face to what Susan B. Anthony, Jeanette Rankin and others who came before worked so hard to gain.
Oct 5, 2008

It's officially winter

Today marks the first day of winter. It snowed today. I'm not looking forward to it at all! We haven't had much of a summer, which means a HORRIBLE winter. Gah! The ground is still too warm for it to stick, but it's almost that time. The mountains are about 75% covered which means not much more time before the snow will stick. *Sigh* I need to find a new car fast and sell my other one.

I found an awesome glider chair I wanna get at Baby Depot in Burlingtons. I almost fell asleep. I think I might buy it this weekend. I need Aaron to move it LoL.

We lost all the leaves on the trees =[



















Kind of blurry, but the mountains are in the background full of snow.

Oct 4, 2008

The saying is correct...."3rd time's a charm!"

Like I stated yesterday, I won $100 on a ticket raffle at Bingo. Well, I decided that I wanted to go again today, and I WON $1,000! I was so excited when the caller called B15. And I didn't have to split the pot with 13 others like last time!

Bingo!

Aaron and I played Bingo today and I won $100 at the raffle. This is the second time in a row that I've won at Bingo. I almost want to go tomorrow coz of the saying "3rd time's a charm". We'll see.
Sep 29, 2008

Emotional and mentally hard day

I went to the hospital with Debbie and visited with Donna. This is my first time I've met her. It sucks that I met her after the accident, but she was happy to have visitors.

We decided to go to the cafeteria to get something to eat while Donna tried to nap before the doctor was scheduled to come in. We were down there for about 15 minutes, when Donna called and said she wanted us to come back up there because a doctor came in.

We get back up to her room and there is a wound specialist there hovering over Donna. He saw us come in and turned around to introduce himself to us. When he moved, is when I almost broke down.

The wound specialist was cleaning Donna's wound on her stomach. I assumed there was going to be some stitches from the emergency c-section they did, but I was wrong. There, I saw this very large hole in her stomach full of tissue and blood, where the baby used to be. They were unable to stitch the wound because of problems. They have to come in and clean it a few times a day to keep it from getting infected. I was so shocked seeing her like that.

I know the guy that caused the accident, and every time I think about it, I just want to go to his house and hurt him like he hurt Donna. I couldn't imagine being in a car accident like that and losing my baby. I felt horrible sitting with her while she's going through the loss of her baby and be sitting there being healthy and still pregnant.

When we left, I was really quiet and Debbie tried to make me feel better about it. I haven't been able to get the picture out of my head.

Kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness month a few days early!

I know it's a few days early, but I'm kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness month a few days early.October is such an important month in my life because my mother was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer when she was only 38. With some treatment, she was able to get rid of it and has been cancer free now for 8 years!I know some women dread going to the gynecologist, let alone getting their boobs smashed with really cold metal, but read some of these facts:

♦ An estimated 182,800 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2008.
♦ Approximately 42,200 deaths will occur in women from breast cancer in 2008.
♦ One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.
♦ Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.
Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.

And these numbers keep raising.

To start off, I'm linking a few good sites to read. Please talk to your family and know your risk. Do a self breast check every month. It's very simple to do and can be done in a minute while taking a shower, or even while laying around watching TV. Doing a simple self-exam is how my mother caught hers.

Susan Komen for the Cure: Breast Self Awareness
Susan G. Komen for the Cure: How to do a breast self-exam

Please read and watch the video and share with your girlfriends.

Early protection can save your life!

P.S. I'll be updating blog all month long with tips and facts. Oh, and sport the pink so show you're a supporter!


Sep 27, 2008

Well it's official....the paternity results have come in

Well, it's official....I'm an aunt! Joe paid for a paternity test and it came back that he is 99.99% the dad. I'm so happy for him. I called my mom and told her she's a gramma to 2 kids in the same year LoL. She feels really old now. I wish Joe and Stephanie the best with Benjamin and I really hope those 2 grow up some and are there for that baby.

Fall is here!

Fall is here! Granted it means winter is almost near, but I absolutely love the colors and the smell in the air.

I was talking to some family back in Ohio, and they said the leaves haven't changed yet. I have one word for you all...."Nanananabooboo!"

LoL.Fall time also means another thing to Alaskans. No more 22 hour sunlight. As much as I'm going to miss summer, I'm going to miss the sunlight. But it also means I can take more pictures of sunsets which I love! Aaron and I were driving to Walmart the other day and the sun was setting. The clouds were in such the right spot that I got an awesome shot. I was hoping for a better shot, but the traffic wasn't moving!!! Grr.



Snow has also started on the mountains. I am dreading that part!!! But it's still beautiful.


Sep 21, 2008

Collision sends at least 7 to hospital; 3 in critical condition

Collision sends at least 7 to hospitals; 3 in critical condition
By Jeremiah Bartz

Frontiersman

Published on Monday, September 22, 2008 11:31 PM AKDT

WASILLA — Seven people were sent to area hospitals as the result of a two-car accident that happened just outside Wasilla late Saturday afternoon. Three are listed in critical condition as of Sunday morning.The accident, which involved an older model Chevy Blazer sports utility vehicle and an older model Plymouth Horizon sedan, was near the intersection of Spring Drive and the Parks Highway, in front of the Meadow Creek Center.The driver of the Blazer is a 15-year-old girl, according to a report issued by Alaska State Troopers. Four passengers were in the vehicle, including 20-year-old Kyle Bissonette, of Wasilla. The other three passengers are juveniles.
Alaska State Troopers on the scene report the Blazer, traveling south on the Parks Highway toward Wasilla, was observed crossing the center line. As the Blazer tried to swerve back into traffic, the vehicle was T-boned by the Plymouth, which was traveling northbound toward Big Lake.Two adults were in the Plymouth. Both were taken from the scene to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle was 19-year-old Donna Gallant, of Big Lake. Wasilla's Timothy Abell, 44, was the passenger according to the AST report. According to Troopers on scene, Gallant is pregnant.One of the juvenile passengers of the Blazer was medevaced from the scene to Providence Medical Center in Anchorage with critical injuries. Bisonette, the 15-year-old driver and two juvenile passengers were transported to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. The two juvenile passengers were later transported to Alaska Regional Medical Center and Alaska Native Medical Center, according to AST reports.In addition, AST reports from the scene were that at least one person was ejected from the Blazer as result of the accident.Troopers responded to the scene at about 4:15 p.m. and as of about 6 p.m., AST officials had closed off a 40-yard section of the Parks Highway and were diverting traffic through the parking lot of the Meadow Lakes Center.


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Donna is Aaron's cousin. She was 8 months pregnant and lost her baby because of this accident. All because of Kyle's irresponsibility. I know Kyle as well. He's one of my brother's friends. I hope there are some repercussions to his actions, and I hope everything goes alright...


Here is a pic of Donna's car

Sep 19, 2008

My winnings at Bingo

So Aaron and I went and played bingo tonight. Usually we don't win, but we decided to go and hang out with Melissa and her sister Makenzie. We were playing the 3rd game and it was a diagonal with 2 corners. I was 1 away from winning. I looked up and there it was....G47. I was so excited and patiently waited until he called the number. As soon as he did, I yelled bingo.
It was the best feeling in the world.....until 13 other people called bingo too. I was pissed!! Here, I thought I was going to win $1,000. Instead, I had to split it between 13 people. I got $71.25. I guess it's better than nothing *Shrugs*
Sep 16, 2008

New phone!

Aaron got me a new phone today!! It's a Blackberry Pearl 8130. I freaking love this new phone!! I just have to get used to it...

Stephanie's mad at me coz I posted pics of Joe holding Benjamin. Lmao, oh well. He just paid 500 bucks for a paternity test. I hope he gets it done soon so we know for good whether or not he's the father. I think it's eating up the both of them.

I have yet ANOTHER doctor's appointment on Thursday. I'm getting tired of this crap. Seeing a doctor every couple of weeks is irritating me.

Anywho, I'm gonna go tinker with my phone some more before going to bed.
Ciao.
Sep 13, 2008

I saw my baby nephew today!! P.S. Don't shop at Cooper Tires in Wasilla, AK

So Aaron and I made plans to go to the valley for tires today. I made an appointment at Cooper Tires to change the tires on the truck and they sold 2 of my tires!! I had to go spend more money elsewhere, because they fucked up. I was pissed!! 

On a better note, we went to Sutton to see Stephanie and the baby. The baby is adorable!! I think it looks like Joe, but she doesn't. Everyone thinks the baby looks like Joe. I took the best picture.

I also visited my sisters coz Monday is their birthday, but Aaron works and goes to school that day. They're doing good. Although, Bud is living with Genny and that guy pisses me the fuck off!! I wasn't there for 5 minutes before he started his bitching. We went to dinner and then did the cake thing. I didn't have any though because of my pre-diabetes =[
It was good seeing them again.
Sep 2, 2008

I'm an aunt!

Stephanie had her baby today at 2:07pm. She named him Benjamin Scott Boyle. I wanted to be there for the birth, but I couldn't get into town in time. I plan on seeing the baby soon. Joe is freaking out because there's a chance he's not the dad. Everyone says the baby looks like him. Stephanie doesn't want the baby to be Joe's though. We'll see how everything turns out...
Aug 26, 2008

Gah! I'm having horrible side effects!

My stomach is cramping soooooo bad. I'm so nauseous. I think I'm going to die. The doctors aren't helping me either!!
Aug 25, 2008

My appointments

I had my appointments today. I had to have an abdominal CT and a Pelvic Ultrasound. I never want to go through that experience again! I had to drink this disgusting thing called Readi-Cat for the CT. It was like drinking a cold cup of white goo. It's still sitting in my stomach. I think I've drank so much water to try and flush it out. I won't get results for about a week. The doc wanted to check out my kidneys. Hopefully everything is okay.
Jul 31, 2008

All you Yahoo fakes...you will be outted. You're day is coming =]

I find it so hilarious that there are pathetic people that go the lengths of faking shit. Especially people that just grab the first pic they can find...and it's so easily traceable. This is a fair warning for all you yahooians that read my blog and know me. I know who you are and shit's about to hit the fan =].
Jun 24, 2008

Exhausted!

I don't know what goes through people's heads sometimes. One of my friends has nothing better to do than talk shit about me to some fake ass yahoo chick. She texts me bitching at me like I care LoL. It just irritates me that one of my friends would lie about me like that to a complete stranger. I swear, some people take yahoo too seriously. So needless to say, my friend avoids me when I'm over at his relatives house because he knows he's a fuckin liar.

Today was day 2 of cleaning at Gramma T's house. Man she is such a packrat! We finally got everything out of the living room, dusted, and re-arranged the furniture. I also took down a HUGE bookcase off the wall and we put it in the back room and organized all of her books. Tomorrow we're going to tackle the kitchen, the backroom, and maybe downstairs. I am so exhausted and my body is aching. I still need to work on our apartment. It's so messy in here. I get so frustrated from it, but too tired to do anything once I get home. I guess I'll do mine when I'm done with Gramma T's.
Jun 22, 2008

Greatest comedian.....DEAD!

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A publicist for George Carlin says the legendary comedian has died of heart failure at a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif.

Jeff Abraham says Carlin went into St. John's Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain. Carlin died at 5:55 p.m. PDT. He was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. It was announced Tuesday that Carlin was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The dean of counterculture comedians, Carlin constantly pushed the envelop with his jokes, particularly with a routine called "The Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV."

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George Carlin was my favorite comedian ever!!! He knew how to piss off a lot of people.

Boredom

Today was a lazy day. Didn't do anything except go to Walmart and buy speakers for the computer coz Aaron doesn't like the headset. He's been wanting to listen to music anyway. I finally got my laptop to work after a year and a half! I'm so excited. I still need to fix the keyboard from when Seth and Aaron spilled liqour on it at one of the house parties. I'm hoping I can get it apart and clean it really well. If not, I'm screwed. I don't wanna pay a whole lot of money to get the keyboard replaced because the laptop is about 4 years old. Still works pretty good though. I reformatted everything so it's brand spanking new and clean! I guess the HDD wasn't plugged in all the way from when I took it apart last time. I'm such a moron LMAO.
Jun 21, 2008

Pow Wow

Went to a pow wow in Eklutna today with Cindy, Debbie, Nat, Tony, and Sydney. It was alright. Wasn't what I expected AT ALL. No one really dancing. Just looked like a huge flea market with native indian things. I bought a few things though. Debbie got me a BEAUTIFUL pair of earrings. I bought these silk scarves to hang on the wall. One is an orca whale and the other is a raven in Tlingit artwork. In Aaron's culture, his family is the Orca, so I would be the raven. I LOVE Tlingit artwork.

Came home and went for sushi, then Aaron talked me into going to the club. I didn't really wanna go, but I know he's been wanting to go for a long time now. We get there and the band was playing some good music, but this one girl was getting on my nerves. It's one of Aaron's friends, but she's single and is looking for a boyfriend. She's been looking to hard for a long time. She wants to date Aaron. She asked me if we were together, and I told her yes, that I'm carrying his child, but that didn't stop her from trying to rub herself on him. Everytime I walked away to get a bottle of water, she would run up to him. I just kept my mouth shut. Aaron didn't show any interest in her that I saw. We ended up giving her a ride home coz she said her friends ditched her. Funny thing was, I saw them when I went to get my coat outta coat check. She saw them too, but then took off again. It's whatever. I'm not trying to upset myself over stupid stuff right now. I don't need the stress. If Aaron doesn't wanna be with me, then I can't force him. Not like the old days when people got married because they had to when the woman became pregnant outta wedlock.

It's weird coz I see myself wanting to be with Aaron forever. He makes me happy. Sometimes he says things to irritate me, but who doesn't have that in a relationship? I know that I'm not the one he wants to be with though. I'm not pretty enough I don't think. I don't know. Maybe the baby will change his feelings. Maybe he'll want to be a family with me. We'll see when we cross that road....
Jun 20, 2008

Another BBQ

I absolutely love the summers in Alaska. It's sumer solstice this weekend so it means 24 hour sunlight for the weekend. We had a BBQ at Gramma T's house. She got a new BBQ so we had to test it out. Everyone showed up like usual. Nat, Tony, Sydney, Seth, Jessica, Caden, Cindy, the grandparents, and of course Aaron and me. Of course, Seth was being anti-social with everyone. He ended up taking off and boy did shit hit the fan. He wasn't answering the cell phone and Jessica was getting pissed. He ended up showing up at 3am like usual. Everyone thinks he was out doing drugs again. He called me and told me he wasn't doing anything like that. He just needed to get away, but it's so hard to trust Seth sometimes. Especially with his past. I want Seth to be happy and be able to get out of his parents house and secure a job. It kills me to see him do a re-cycle with everything from the past.
Jun 18, 2008

Awesome email I received

Please read before viewing picture - it's worth it!

A picture began circulating in November. It should be 'The Picture of the Year,' or perhaps, 'Picture of the Decade.' It won't be. In fact,unless you obtained a copy of the US paper which published it, you probablywould never have seen it.

The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner.
The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta . She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.
During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr.Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. Dr.Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.

The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, 'Hand of Hope.' The text explaining the picture begins, 'The tiny hand of 21-week- old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother's uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.'
Little Samuel's mother said they 'wept for days' when they saw the picture. She said, 'The photo reminds us pregnancy isn't about disability or an illness, it's about a little person.' Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful.
Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome...incredible....and hey, pass it on. The world needs to see this one!




Don't tell me our God isn't an awesome God!!!!! or that there is no God!!!!!!!!

Jun 17, 2008

Fake People

It boggles my mind how someone could have the audacity to use someone elses picture as their own. Do they honestly think they can keep it up forever? They are bound to get caught. Especially when they have their pro public. And it kills me when they are looking 4 someone to date. What are u going 2 do when its time 2 meet? LMAO. People just need 2 be happy with themselves and find someone who loves them for them.

BOSTON'S WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP!

Game 6. Bostons won 131-92 against LA Lakers. I'm so excited!!
Jun 15, 2008

Father's Day



Today we went to Gramma T's house for a father's day BBQ. I had a lot of fun. We had halibut, salmon, and shrimp. It was very tasty! I got to watch and help cut a salmon, which was pretty gross! Seth, Nat, and Tony didn't show which sucked, but I still had a blast with everyone. Caden was there as well which was a plus. Pics below of the fish....




Jun 13, 2008

First Day Fishing



Went fishing today at Taku Lake. As you can see from the picture, I didn't catch anything but grassy stuff at the bottom of the lake. Better luck next time. Although the scenery at the lake was absolutely beautiful! We saw a bald eagle flying around, and then a seagull tried to fight with the eagle while they were flying. There was even a beaver making a home in the lake. It was so beautiful.
Jun 11, 2008

Aaron went to the hospital

I had to take Aaron to the hospital tonight. He hurt himself running. I told him to start off slow, but he doesn't listen to anything anyone has to say. He was working on his sprints when he pulled his hamstring. We'll see how he handles this. He hates not being able to do things.

I'm extremely tired. I'm going to bed.
May 9, 2008

My experience at Barnes and Nobles

So I went to Barnes and Nobles to pick up a book yesterday. I have been reading What to Expect When Youre Expecting. I went to get the sequel to the book so I could read more. I was in the pregnancy section and picked up a book when this lady walks up to me and says, "If you need that book you dont deserve to have kids". She pissed me the fuck off. How dare she judge me for wanting to be prepared!
Apr 8, 2008

Things that go through my head

I'm compiling a list of things that I find that I think quite often while engaged in conversations with others, but don't exactly input.. Out loud, at least:

"Please, for the love of God, just shut the fuck up."
"You are, in fact, dumber than any given box of rocks."
"What the fuck?"
"No shit."
"That's what I just said. Say it again."
"No, seriously, shut the fuck up."
"I've taken shits that have higher IQs."
"SHUT UP... STOP TALKING."
"It is 10 feet to the nearest exit."
"I wonder what would happen if I stuck this pencil in that little hole in the wall. I think it would stay."
"Don't look at me like that.. I don't really like you either."
"Oh, I fucked up. Maybe if I act stupid it will get me out of trouble."
"Ok, if I stick this pencil in my eye instead of the hole in the wall, I wonder if he'll stop talking."
"You are so dumb. How do you survive in the wild?"
"And the explaination for that would be that you suck. You suck fat ones. Get over it."
"If the cleaning lady doesn't shut the fucking vacuum off while I'm talking on the phone, I'm going to beat her over the head with the fucking thing."
"This guy doesn't know his ass from his elbow. He should just not talk."
"I'll do it tomorrow."
"If the fucking phone doesn't stop ringing, I'm going to bust a full sprint into that window."
"I need to get an oil change."
"That doodle I made on my desk planner kind of looks like a bunny. How cute."
"Shut up."
"...And the boots with the furrrr..."
"I wonder how long I can hold my breath for."
"They're tryin' to steal me lucky charms!"
"asdfjkahsldfkhasdlfkhasldkfjahslkdjfhaweiushbc!!"
"Fkushfalkshdf$%%$$$HKHKJHKJHK!!!!!!"
"I'm going to laugh at that as a favor to you, because that was not even close to funny. It was so far from funny that you can't even see funny anymore. But you seem to be laughing pretty hard at it, so I'll laugh, too."
"Donut."
"Ooops.. Probably shouldn't have said that.. TAKE IT BACK! TAKE IT BACK!"
"Um.. Is this a man or a woman?"
"..And the boots with the furrrrr.."...
Silence.
 

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