Wednesday, November 25

Its been forever!

Wow everyone! I am so sorry! I have been gone for a long time!

Our yacht is semi-complete. We are comfortably living on it now. We have all the amenities a cozy home could want; fridge, stove, oven, TV, shower, toilet, heaters, a queen size bed.

Life is going great!

My husband sold his street bike and bought me a shiny red corvette! Oh its amazing.

Thank you all for putting up with me over the past few months!
I should be getting back into the swing of things at least once a week until we get internet on our boat.

I hope you all have a lovely and happy thanksgiving!

Wednesday, July 22

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

Greetings new followers. Thank you for all the warm wishings and sweet comments on my Featured Blog day.
You all are too kind.

I hope you stick with me, this will be a fun journey.
I am still trying to comment on everyone else's blog who came to visit me. I will get to you.


Tuesday, July 21

Welcome Welcome!


Thank you SITS for the letting me have the spotlight for one day.

For those of you joining me for the first time, welcome!
I have been absent for a while, many things going on with my life.

Catch up here:
Buying a Yacht

Read about our family here:
One Year
The Love Story

But please stick around there should be more to come in about a month.

What a happy day.

Wednesday, July 15

Wordless Wednesday

Its high time I began this tradition. 

Sunday, July 5

One Year Ago...

One year ago, it was the best day of my life.

I had the time of my life.

I got married to my best friend.

They say the first year is the hardest.

I think we made it without a hitch.

If we can survive living with in-laws for over a year I believe we can survive anything.

Yesterday we celebrated our anniversary a day early since Travis has to work today.

I live in Puget Sound Washington and there are so many islands I have been dying to go to. Yesterday Travis surprised me with a Ferry Ride from Tacoma to Vashon Island! We have been thinking of actually moving to Vashon so we wanted to check it out.

I think we actually covered the whole island on his bike! We went down all the back roads side roads, beach access roads. We had a blast.

For lunch we wanted to cruise around town and find a local hot spot. And boy did we! Vashon is very much a hippie town. I spotted this restaurant on the side of the road called The Monkey Tree. I really just liked the name. So we walked in and we were handed a Menu. Travis and I were looking through it and realized there were no entres with meat!
I had picked a Vegetarian restaurant!

I was a little sceptic I had never eated a full vegetarian meal. But I ordered a Roasted Fig and Gorgonzola Grilled Sandwhich.

It was amazing! I had never had anything so good! Travis was more like a breakfast meal. He liked mine better. I couldn't finish mine so he had the rest. After that meal, we decieded we could be vegetarian! It filled us up but didn't weigh us down!

After lunch we cruised around a lot. It was a so much fun!

Around 7 we headed back to Tacoma to have some dinner then watch the fireworks at 10. We took a long and relaxing dinner to try and kill some time before the festivities.

Our lunch was better.

The fireworks were amazing. They were shot off a barge in the middle of the Sound!

Monday, May 11

Monday Musings of a Manic Mind

I can not believe that I haven't posted in over a month.


I am a terrible blogger.

I'll get better. Just as soon as we are moved into the boat.

Which will hopefully be next month.

I've been sick this weekend...

No no no not the swine flu..just a cold

But Here are some manic mind musings.


I know many of you want an update on what we've been doing.

Its been a lot!

Many of which you can't see, but for the stuff that you can see. Here are some pictures.

This is what the wind shield and top looked like before we painted it and put a new top on it. 

Here are the after pictures. We had a lot of problems with the paint and the polishing of the aluminum on the sides.
But it's finally done!

This is the teak wood on the outside of the boat. We had to take it off and seal it underneath because it was causing leaks on the inside.
But we got it sanded. It was a really dark grey color before we sanded it.
Oh and don't mind Charlie.. haha

This is one coat of varnish. It looks so good! 
We brought Charlie down to the boat with us. He had so much fun. 
I also had fun with my camera. 

He is my buddy. Travis thinks he loves me more than him now. 
Nah.. but he does love me. 
I am not sure if any of you have come across this problem
but I can not vent on my blog like I would like to.
I have family members and friends and even co workers like read my blog.
But I had this great idea...make an anyonmous blog
that anyone can vent on.
If you would like to participate please e-mail me.
If you want to be a publisher you can contact me there. 
Or if you would like to just write me a vent post you can do so too.
I am not sure how this will go over, but who knows.. it may become popular
let me know what you think... is it a good idea?
I hope you all had a wonderful mother's day.
I am only a mom of a cute little puppy. 
But I love my mom so much. 
I love that woman so much. 
She is amazing. I truly hope I can be just like here when I have kids.
She is my best friend. She always has been.

Friday, April 10

The Engagement Story- MHRF

It's that time again!

To dive a little deeper into my love story.

I love this blog Carnival.

It makes me so happy.

Today I will tell you about Travis and mine's engagement story.
Its actually kind of funny with a very romantic twist.

I was going to school up at BYU-Idaho at the time Travis and I were dating. He lived in Utah and he would travel to see me at least every other week.
I know what a sweetie huh?

It was the beginning of December and he had just recently quite his job at CycleGear. He was trying to find some work and had a friend that could get him some construction jobs on the side until he found something.

Now this weekend I begged him to come, I was having a rough time up at school and I needed my honey. He told me that he would try but made no guarantees because of the work he might be getting.

At the last minute he called me and said Spud didn't have any work for that weekend so he could come up and see me. I was so excited.
I hadn't seen him in like two or three weeks.

He came up, in the snow and the ice.

He got there early in the morning on Friday morning.
So I skipped all my classes and we spent the day in Idaho Falls.
Idaho Falls had the mall and all the restaurants. It was about 30 minutes from my school.

We went to the mall and we actually spent over 6 hours in the book store.
It was an amazing 6 hours. We read joke books and the LOLcat books.
And books about Nirvina.
It was a fantastic day.
Then, he got a call while we were giggling and browsing.
He didn't tell me who called at first.
He just asked me if I was hungry.

Of course I was!

We found the best Japanese place right by the mall and had wonderful sushi.

At dinner he told me who called.
It was Spud.
He had a job for him to do and he needed him there for the next morning.
I was heartbroken. I had only got to be with him for day.
Granted it was a fantastic day but it was only one day when I hadn't seen him in 2 or 3 weeks.

He told me that he was sorry, but he had to go.
He drove me back to the dorms.
Kissed me goodbye and he was off.

It was a blizzard outside. I was so nervous for him to go.

Now since the semester was almost over at school we had white glove inspection.
I had neglected my duties for cleaning because I had been out with Travis.
I had to go and be cinderella and clean the bathroom.
I was so angry.
I had to scrub the floor, the toliets and the tub.
It had been over an hour since Travis had left and I still wasn't done.

Then one of my roomates came in and said that she had to use the bathroom.
I was furious! Really? She wanted to use the bathroom after I had scrubbed it?

I wasn't in the mood to agrue so I went and sat myself down on the couch to mope some more.

When there was a knock on our door.

I opened it.

And there was Travis standing in the snow.

I was speechless.

He said, I am tired of saying goodbye.
Then he got down on one knee.
And asked me to be his wife.

I jumped on him and said yes.
Travis then asked me if I had forgotten something..

I had forgotten to put my ring on.
I didn't care about the ring
I had him.

I was overjoyed.

My roommates had been in on it the whole time. 
She had planned to go into the bathroom at that time so I would have to answer the door. 

What a smart man...

Tuesday, April 7

Random Thoughts Tuesday

Something to stimulate my random mind!

I truly am random but I just don't have the time to do posts on them all.

I stole this from Alexis who she doesn't know who she stole it from but I found the Brain Child behind Random Thought Tuesday

The UnMom
I love her blog! Its so cute!

  • Why do people stand in line for 10 minutes get up to my register, then say Ummm..Ummm... What do you have? Really? You didn't see the giant posters with everything we offer?
  • I have noticed that very coughlargecough women and men come in and say I NEED I NEED.... NO you do not need anything from this menu!
  • Why did I spend over 5 hours on my boat without any sun screen?
  • Why is the one day I don't put the shock collar on my dog he runs across the street into the woods to bark at things all night?
  • Why do people constantly talk to me like I am deaf or stupid when they order their food? I get paid almost 12 dollars an hour.. it is not McDonalds.

Sorry this isn't more creative..maybe next week.. haha :D

Friday, April 3

My Love Story- MHRF

Oh yes he does!

I simply love this Idea from Katy Lin

Marriage has gotten a bad wrap.

I mean have you seen those billboards in Chicago?

Its terrible.

Anyway KatyLin started this blog carnival for fridays.

Read how it got started Here

"My Husband Rocks!"- Fridays

I love the idea. So I am going to try and participate every friday because well...

I love my hubby!


Travis and I have been married for a few months shy of a year. He is an amazing and patient man.
This is the story on how my life became a love story.

A good friend of mine from high school worked in a motorcycle shop called Cycle Gear. I would always go and visit him from time to time. (it was on my way to work) Cameron was one of my first good friends when I moved to Utah my junior year of high school. I felt out of place and alone and Cameron kind of took me under his wing and introduced me to a lot of his friends. Anyway we've been close every since. (no romantic interest at all)

This one day I go into the shop to visit Cameron. And a guy comes in and we kind of chat for a bit but I had to leave shortly after. Now I didn't think anything of this conversation and a few minutes after I had left Cameron texted me asking me if I wanted to go on a date with him. Now this guy I talked too looked fairly older than me. So I asked him how old he was... Cameron said 29! I told him no way would I go out with someone 11 years my senior! (I was 18 at the time)

He laughed it off and said okay but then asked if I wanted to go on a date with his Manager. Now when I think of manager I think like 30s or 40s too! So I was skeptical at first but then Cameron told me he was 21. Okay I could totally handle that!

Now I had never met this man.


I had never been on a blind date. I was so nervous

And on top of all that, our first date I was on the back his motorcycle.

So Travis picked me up on his motorcycle.

I had never been on a motorcycle either. Travis even brought me my own helmet. After our first date he actually went out and bought me my own helmet!

On our first date was when I knew he was different from other guys. He knew I was super nervous about riding so at one point he picks up some speed and he gently(not creepy like or anything) placed his hand on my back and pulled me closer to him. He made me feel so safe. I didn't think any man could ever do that for me. (right before we met I just got out of a super abusive relationship)

We've been together ever since.

Stayed tuned till next friday when I share some more juicy insights of my married life.

Until then.

Have many speechless moments.

Thursday, April 2

My spoils!

I am sorry this has taken me so long to post!

But I wanted to wait until I got everything in Mail. So i could take my happy pictures with my spoils!

Over the past few months that I have been seriously blogging I have won 6 different bloggy giveaways!

I know holy cow right?

And Travis thinks this is a silly past time... HA

 Now when I first started blogging. I entered into my first giveaway ever and I won!!! Now I never took the time to thank this person so here it is on this post. I am so sorry this is so late!

I won the Love Actually DVD!

Thank you Kat from Sunshine and Lemonade

So during the SITS spring fling I won 2 giveaways! Woohoo
I didn't even enter that many!

So I won the most adorable pair of earrings and necklace! They are cupcakes!!
Thank you Suzi from"> Pink Vanilla Cupcakes

The second giveaway I won from SITS spring fling was the Little Mermaid Ariel's Beginning.
Thank you Cammie! Life in the House of No Sleep

Now I have a fantastic bloggy friend Alexis. She always holds giveaways! And me just being a good friend and supporting her I enter! And I won the most wonderful giveaway yet!
I gift package from Eden Fantasys!! Oh man Travis and I were very excited!

Thank you Alexis from Running Away? I'll Help You Pack

Then there is this website that does a giveaway a day. I always enter and I think I I am bound to win eventually... haha
And I did.
I won two tickets to go to a show in Utah. I am glad I have family there
So I sent them to my momma and my grandma so they can go.

The lastest giveaway I won was a Honey Kix Cereal gift set!
Now I didn't win intially but because the person who orginally won didn't contact her, I was the next person drawn!

Woo hoo

Now I LOVE cereal and I CAN NOT wait to try it!!!

Thank You Linda from My Trendy Tykes

Friday, March 27

My dog thinks he's homeless

Oh I love my dog.

He is so adorable... yet so *brain damaged.

*He's not really brain damaged just..umm a dumb dumb

Anyway Travis and I have a this HUGE box that is right in front of our door to our room*

*we live in a room above the garage..kind of like harry potter but with a little more class

This dog...sleeps in it...

Yes thats right.

He has a nice bed on the porch that my mother in law made.
but nope he wants to sleep in a box

Travis and I decided that if he ever was homeless he'd know how to keep warm.

Tuesday, March 24

A terrible Blogger...

Yes I have been..

a terrible blogger...

I am so sorry everyone

You all follow me in hopes of making you laugh, making you smile

I have only caused disappointment!

funny pictures

But instead of the house... its our yacht...

I have also been working 48 hour weeks, 6 days a week

funny pictures

People are very stoopid...

funny pictures

Now I work in the food court at costco

I do not get paid less and my job is very demanding..but people treat us like the arm pit of Costco... makes me sad

Anyway.. people yell at me; they get within inches of my face and tell me what they want like I can not hear them
Or you have the people that stand in line for a good 5 minutes then suddenly realize there are HUGE posters of the food we have to offer right above their heads! So they stand there another 5 minutes saying Um...Um... I Need I Need...

And I think to myself... no you do not NEED anything from this place... HA

Now that I have vented about the customers..


I bring you an update with my life!

A couple of weeks ago I went snowboarding!

My hubby is a fantastic teacher! He actually used to be an instructer up where we went. Those familiar with the Washington State area, we went up to Crystal mountain!

We went up here for a wedding.

I so look like a vampire next to tan people..
While there i found something


I had to share with you

I was just a little excited.... then i immediately washed my hands and my face...


So the reason for my poll ^ (up there on the top of my blog)
is because a while back before the hub bub of the Twilight series I began a short story of a Vampire girl... and I was just wondering how many of you would read it if I made a second blog devoted to it.


Also I have been very bad about posting my Project 365
so I have made a separate blog just for that!!

Check it out here: A Speechless Year