Wednesday, March 26, 2008

First Home!

That's right... Brynne and I bought a house! We started looking around back in January because we knew we wanted to buy a house to move into when our lease was up at our Town House. We had decided that despite the drive, Maricopa sounded like a great place to live. The houses are so inexpensive out there, and with the way the market is right now it totally made sense to buy. We have a fantastic realtor (and it's double fantastic that he's my best friends husband) that listened to what it was were were wanting, and then did some research to show us houses he thought we would like. We only went out 2 times before we found the house we bought, and then the funny thing is that we just happened upon the one we have because of Abe. I meant to put these pictures up a couple weeks ago for people to see, but have been so busy with life that I haven't had a chance. The house is quite a bit further along since we took these pictures, so I will have to put some new ones up soon!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tagged by Amber!

So my dear sweet friend Amber Phillips tagged me a couple weeks ago, and I am just now getting time to do it! I know.. horrible!

1. Where was I ten years ago? Ten years ago I was living in Las Vegas, and in 8th grade. Taeya and Aubrie were my bestest friends at Kenny Guinn, and I'm sure I was just trying to fit in with all "the cool kids." My dad would take us toilet papering at night, and to empty parking lots and let us drive around. I had major crushes on 2 different boys, and was such a drama queen lol.

2. 5 things on my "to do" list... Currently on my ongoing list of things right now is balance my checkbook, finish reading 'the Host', get my nails done, return my calls, and get caught up at work! (Ha! - I wish!)

3. Things I would do if I became a billionaire... Mostly the same things everyone else would do - payoff all my debts (and my familys as well), buy a nice but modest home and decorate it exactly how I want it, buy the Lexus I would love to have right now, Travel - definitely travel.. there are so many places I want to go and see, Invest and put some away, Shop!, leave really big tips and give some to charities, share some of it with my family and friends of course - maybe take everyone on a cruise or something super fun! ....Only in my dreams.... (:

4. 3 of my bad habits... Butting into conversations that I have nothing to do with (making things worse), Trying to make everyone happy (sometimes at my own expense), and being the 'Attorney for the Defense' as my mother likes to call it - basically standing up for (or arguing) the opposite side of whatever the issue is. They all kinda tie in together - all things I try to not do so much!

5. 5 places I have lived... Chandler till I was 7, Las Vegas till I was 14, Queen Creek till High School graduation, Las Vegas till November 2005, Tempe currently until May of 2008 when Brynne and I move into our new house in Maricopa! Lots of moving back and forth between Arizona and Nevada. :)

6. 5 jobs I have had... I have had a LOT of jobs, lol... but I could never stay at one job for too long during High School because the next one that came along always sounded so much better! During HS I worked at Walgreens, Cold Stone, Razzleberrys (I LoVeD this place!) Frys, and Bag N Baggage. Then I've also worked at Target, Victoria's Secret, and Prescriptive's (a makeup counter at the mall). But my FaVoRiTe jobs would have to be the ones i've had since all those... Hairstylist, Nanny, and whatever my job title at my company now is :) So I know that is way more than 5, sorry!

7. Something most people don't know about me... Hummm lets see... Well something that people might not know, and most people that do know, forget they know (and then always act surprised to find out again), is that I can't bend my thumb. I was born without the joint in my left thumb, therefore it does not bend. I also don't have the muscle in my hand (that is probably developed from use of the thumb). So my left thumb is quite smaller than my right one... it's kinda funny. :)

Well this was fun... thanks for Tagging me Amber, and making me think about things I don't usually think about, lol! I'm not going to "Tag" anyone... but anyone who reads this feel free to consider yourself 'Tagged" by me if you'd like, because this was fun to do!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Disneyland and California Adventure Trip!

Recently the 'Makeler' family, as we call ourselves on my Dads side of the family (it's a combination of our last names Makemson and Bowler) had the opportunity to take a vacation together. Everyone but Brian, who is currently serving a mission in Adelaide, Australia, was able to go. We definitely missed having Brian with us, but are so happy he is doing so well in Australia! We had many reasons for this vacation of ours... Cathy's dads Wedding, Cousin Kanani's Baby Shower, and a 2 day trip to Disneyland and California Adventure! We are fortunate enough to have taken many trips to Disneyland and California Adventure as a family, (thanks Dad and Cathy) and always have a wonderful time together, making funny memories to last a lifetime. Here's some pictures from that vacation...

Austin, Dylan, and Garen thought these goggles were so cool, I just love this picture of them!

Dylan and Austin bought the goggles and wore them around the park all day. It was hilarious to see the way people reacted when they saw them! We had them walk out in front of us for awhile just so we could catch the expressions on peoples faces as they walked by.

Here's a quick shot while we were in line for Space Mountain!

Breakfast at IHOP! Yummm!

Grandpa Cayton's Wedding! Okay, so I wasn't able to take very many pictures at the wedding because my flash wasn't working very well on my camera, but I had to put this picture on here because I thought it was hilarious! I was taking a picture of Dad and Dylan, and Caylee decided to jump in at the last second, (and looks adorable) and Dylan made the silliest face!

The long weekend we were able to spend together was tons of fun!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Starting Out

I am excited to say that I have decided to start my own blog :) I have quite a few friends who have blogs, and I must say that I thoroughly enjoy being able to keep up with their lives through them. For a while I thought it would be silly for me to do because the majority of my friends who have blogs are married and starting their own families, and I didn't know what I could possibly have to say about myself... but then I figured I could just use this as a sort of 'timeline' or journal of things in my life. Then if friends and family members decide they want to look at it, then that makes it all the more fun! Plus, it will make viewing my friends blogs easier since I can have all their links in one place! So with that I guess I will start my own little blog, and I hope to have lots of fun with this!