Thursday, February 28, 2008

Game night!

We have game nights every once in a while with friends. This past week Amber and Tom were in town and we ate Stromboli and played Hoopla and Family Feud DVD edition. Both games were great! We also played with Jaidyn a bunch. I got some cute pictures and made some digital scrap booking layouts.

I also was in charge of some things for a baby shower for a teacher at school. I made these cute cards (with my scrapbooking stuff) for people to write advice on. Then we put them in a little photo book.

Friday, February 22, 2008


Davina put on her blog that I've been "tagged". I'm supposed to list 5 interesting/Random things about myself, Top 5 places on your "want to see, or want to see again" list, and then "tag" 5 people at the end who are supposed to write on their blogs. (At least I think that is how it works.)
Here Goes:
Five Random/weird facts about yourself:

1. John and I watch episodes of either "That 70’s Show" or "Seinfeld" for 1-3 hours every night. (usually I am scrapbooking at the same time) They are hilarious sitcoms to watch over and over.

2. I distinctly remember the first shirt I bought that cost over $20. It might even be the first shirt I remember buying that wasn’t second hand. I was in 8th grade and we were on vacation camping. We went into town so dad could check out the Berkley fishing outlet store. I fell in love with the shirt and BEGGED my parents to buy it for me. I was actually surprised when I got it.

HaHa…I just found a picture of it. Lori and Chad just happen to be in the picture. I think mom used it as our Christmas card that year.

3. Currently- I am one of the only people I know who has NO DESIRE to go to another country. (Canada doesn’t count).

4. In high school, one of my good friends (who I liked) asked me to homecoming. My family was eating supper at the time so I told him I would call him back. Instead, after supper, I called my other good friend for moral support. He dared me to say “no, sorry I don’t think that will work” and to hang up. Then to call back and say “Just kidding, I would love to go”. He put money on the fact that I didn’t have the guts to joke and say “no”. So….I called up my friend (the one I liked) and said “no, sorry I don’t think that will work.” And I hung up. I was shaking by this time. Then I called back….AND NO ONE ANSWERED!!! I called back like 3 times before he answered again. I told him about the bet, and apologized a ton. He still took me to homecoming:)

5. I will end on a positive note. In high school I joined track because it was a chance to stay in shape for volleyball, and socialize with friends (and boys). My sophomore year I ran the girls mile (1500 in Iowa) and did pretty well. By the end of the year I made it to state. I was in the slow heat at state (and was really nervous) but I ran great, and was in the lead during the last stretch. They said my name over the intercom, and I ran faster. I ended up with a personal best (5:09.) and 7th place.

My favorite places to visit/places I’d like to go
1. One of my favorite places to go (especially back in the day) was Spicer, Minnesota. My friend’s parents had a cabin on one of the lakes, and we would go up there in the summer to water-ski, wakeboard and tube. We would go up there in the winter to celebrate New Year, ice skate, ice fish, and play snow football. The first time we went, my friends’ parents sent us up with a van and a trailer containing all the supplies to set up the cabin. We put together bunk beds, picked up furniture, put bedding, towels, dishes and everything else in its place so they could come and enjoy it. Good times. Ironically, it was in Spicer, MN where my mom fell on her bike and broke her shoulder. I still hope to go back to Spicer someday soon.

2. I would love to go to the Great Sand Dunes (in southern Colorado). I’ve seen cool pictures, but I’ve never been there.

3. I’ve never been to California, so I guess there.

4. I can’t wait to go to the Omaha Zoo with John and my nephew Caleb (when he gets a little bit older). (The Omaha Zoo is one of the best in the United States.)

5. I would choose people over places any day. I would love to visit Karen in New Jersey, Sarah and Nicole in Central Iowa, Lori and Kyle in Lincoln, Davina and Kyle in Georgia, Becky in California, Erica in Prince Edward Island, and Sharla&Andy and my parents in Northwest Iowa.

I tag (if you want to): Christine, Chad, Sarah, Lori, and Nicole.

Random scrapbook page

I needed a scrapbook page to go in the front of an album. I found a random picture that I liked, and found some paper that I liked the pattern on. I'm very happy with the result.

I'll try to come up with some more pictures this weekend.

Monday, February 18, 2008


It's pretty interesting how most of the people in John's life call him Johnny. His sister and brother-in-law are brilliant at saying it with a southern accent. Now they are teaching J.T. who is two to say "uncle Johnny". Here are a couple of pictures of John at Atlas church with Augie Cook.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Busy Week.

I havent' posted in a while. This has been a busy week.
Monday and Tuesday I had meetings in Denver. I stayed at Chad's place so that I didn't have to deal with the insane traffic 2 mornings! Thanks Chad!
Valentines Day was crazy at school. Kids were hopped up on sugar, and it was the last school day before Friday and Monday off.
Plus we got to dress up (which was a treat because at my school the kids wear uniforms).
I wore cute socks and drank hot chocolate out of a nice mug.

After school I helped chaperone a MS dance. I helped make a heart in christmas lights on the wall (you couldn't see the tape when it was darker:)) The funniest was the "cupid" dance...where we drew 2 names out of a hat and they had to dance together. I had a good time with my friends Jenelle and Ami from WCA.

Today I stocked up on school candy at the after-valentines day 1/2 price bins.
And I took a 2 hour nap. Yippee for Presidents day!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy Birthday J.T.

Dear Nephew J.T.
Happy 2nd Birthday!
We hope you get plenty of time to PLAY!
We miss you!

John and Angie

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


I got ambitious on Monday night and decided to make Valentine cookies. The recipe i came up with for sugar cookies was delicious...and the frosting looked good...but I realized I had no food coloring. After asking the neighbors and trying the dollar store, I ran to the closest grocery store and picked up some food coloring to finish the decorating. I didn't get too creative...but I made some WCA (our school letters) cookies for the teachers meeting, some NY cookies in blue to say GO GIANTS!, and some other fun ones. The new cake decorating stuff came in handy!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Bowl Mania

John and I were part of the crowd who took an active role in watching the super bowl. I was screaming and cheering at the T.V. along with the rest of them. (At the party we attended most of the other ladies were talking to eachother farther away from the T.V.) What an exciting game!!!!

I happen to have a Giants shirt from after they one the 1986 super bowl...therefore I became a Giants fan. I am also a Giants fan because Boston swept the Rockies in baseball and I didn't want them to win. Oh, and because I think the Manning brothers are AWESOME! What a proud dad they must have.

I look kinda funny in the picture because I have a bunch of cold sores. I told John that's what it would look like if I got a (poorly done) lip job. HaHa.