Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!! Since we were unable to go home for the holiday. Ryan and I grouped up with some of our Kirksville friends for dinner. For our contribution, I made rolls and mashed potatoes. We had turkey, potatoes, gravy, rolls, green bean casserole, corn and salads! It was so delicious!

I love this time of year. I missed being with family, but am so excited to go home for Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cafe Rio

Since there isn't a Cafe Rio in Missouri, we decided to bring it to us! I made the chicken, dressing and tortillas and our friends, the Sandgren's, made the pork, rice and pico de gallo. Lets just say it was pretty darn good! Can't wait to go home and eat the real thing :)

We are the Champions

Last weekend Ryan and I signed up to play in our stake's volleyball tournament. We had an all mens team, all womens team, and coed. We traveled two hours to Macomb, IL and played at Western Illinois University.

The womens team took 1st!! The mens took 1st as well they beat the other Kirksville team in the championship! And our coed team beat the other Kirksville team in the championship to be undefeated as well!! It was a lot of fun and a lot of volleyball. We were tired at the end of the day and so sore Sunday morning :(

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Ryan finished his last final on Friday. He did very well and I am so proud of him!! He was starting to get burned out towards the end, but now has a week off to recuperate! I also am so happy because now we don't have all his books and study notes all over the living room :) (Ryan likes to study with the tv on and not in his office) Good Job RYAN!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Stuff Happens

So Ryan and I have kinda talked about starting a family in the future. It has been quite the experience watching Emi and see her grow. It's like having our own baby but still getting sleep at night!

Well yesterday made me not want to have kids for a while! The day was going normal; eat, nap and playing around. I thought I better change you diaper before your next nap. So I took her out of her bouncer thing that she was sitting and proceeded to change her.

As you can see it was quite a mess. I took her straight up stairs to the guest bathroom. (there was no way I was cleaning that in my shower) Laid her down and took off her clothes and diaper and gave her a quick rinse. I wrapped her in a towel to dry her off when I realized I didn't have any spare clothes. Luckily Ryan was getting home from his test. I had him sit and watch her while I drove to her house to get a new outfit!

Like I said, it is a thing like this, that I am glad to give her back and even more happy that I don't have to do that laundry :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009


So last week I went to Michigan to see my sister. I had a great time and was glad i could help out in times of need! My niece was running to the kitchen to see what her brothers and I were doing, when she fell and hit her head on the wall. My sister had to take her to the urgent care for three stitches.

I also enjoyed watching my nephew Andrew playing in his first basketball game. I also watched the kids while Christina and Don could go to the temple together, and I also watched the two boys so they could go to parent teacher conferences.

I also cut Brendan's hair which was monumental. He wouldn't let anyone do it! So thanks mom for "letting" me go!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Train Reaction

Quick story for those who haven't heard.... Last week I took the Amtrak train, that has a station by Kirksville, and rode it to Michigan to visit my sister while Ryan gets ready for his first term finals!! Well the train was pretty fun riding it to Chicago and then from Chicago to Ann Arbor (where my sister lives). We were almost to my train depot when the train stopped. We looked around and realized we weren't at a station. The conductor came over the intercom and told us he had to turn off the power and restart it, it will only be a few minutes and then we'll get going again. When he shut off the power people started getting worried and telling all the horror stories that they have heard from friends that have riden the trains. 'One time my friends train hit a deer and they had to stop and clean the tracks off' another person brought up the train that hit a car full of teenagers in Michigan during the summer and killed them. Then someone started joking about if WE hit a car! We all laughed and said we didn't feel anything, we'd know if we hit a car.... Well WE DID HIT A CAR!! A car stalled on the train track, luckily the driver jumped out and wasn't injured. We had to wait for the cops and fire truck to arrive to take statements and get all the passengers information. We were getting ready to leave when more cops arrived. Some lady had jumped off the train and called the cops. She had told them false alligations that were happening on the train. So we had to wait for them to do their investigation. A hour and a half later we started again. It only took 10 more minutes to get to my drop off location! Just my luck, we hit a car down the street from the train station!
We I am enjoying my vacation. Loving all the shopping that me and my sister have done and am so tired from running around with all the kids!