Wednesday, April 30, 2008

New Post

So apparently I'm getting complaints about not having blogged in a whole week and a half. Sorry Sarah, but I've had stuff going on dude! AKA--I started school last week! I'm doing well thus far to keep up on reading and such, so I'm feeling good about it all. I even have a whopping 16 out of 15 points for my floral arranging class, giving me 106%. Yeah!

And in reference to Johnny's blog--here is a song that gets stuck in my head, but I like it. It's the kind of song that stirs emotions within me. So nurturing . . . So pretty . . .

YAY! SO there Sarah.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Commentary by Jessie:

Jessie: "So I ran into this really funny kid the other day Kristin, and I gotta say I think he is the perfect man for you. Just look at him. This is the face of a dude who will make his woman happy for the rest of eternity. Interested?"

Me: "Heck yes I'm interested! Sign me up!"

Tagged by Sarah

4 Jobs I have had:
Soccer Referee
Smoothie Blender

4 TV Shows I watch:
Two and a Half Men
The Office
Project Runway
Rock of Love--Seasons one and two--I was an Ambre fan ALL ALONG and can't wait for the reunion show on Sunday!

4 Places I have been:
Punxsutawney, PA
Hannibal, MO

4 People that email me:
Rob's Dab
My hopeful IRA guy Bill

4 of my favorite foods:
Macaroni and Cheese--homemade AND boxed!
English Muffins
Tillamook Mudslide
FUGI Apples

4 Friends I Tag:

4 things I am looking forward to in 2008:
Going back to school
Working part-time
Going camping
Meeting people in Rexburg

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Just one of the reasons I think Obama is great.


Makes you actually believe you can trust the guy, eh?

Rob and I got married! 04-07-07

So Britt asked me today if you could add slide shows to your blog . . .

Well, I guess you can, but I totally cheated by just inserting the html codes from my slide show on my MySpace. :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wow! News!

Well I'm proud to say I have a few announcements.

First, I've quit my job. I know it doesn't sound like the best decision, but I'm going to start a full load of classes in five days and I needed a few days to relax before school begins. Huzzah! (Good thing too, because I woke up OOBER sick this morning) I've never been actually excited to be unemployed--for the moment of course, I'm seeking a part-time job as we speak.

Secondly, Rob and I went and bought our books today for our upcoming classes. I thought it was pretty exciting until I went to pick up my art kit for my Landscape Design class. It was over $100 and came in a bag big enough to fit a child in. Here is a picture of it with my sandals for size comparison.

I get to carry this thing all over campus twice a week. Yippee. Don't get me wrong, it's a cool bag, just a bit bulky and I'm sure I won't be able to sell it back. It came with a T-Square though, Rob's pretty psyched about that. :)

Third, I got a SWEET couple of bags last weekend. One is a cute, super-girly pink backpack to replace the brown one I gave to Rob last semester, and the second is this awesome lapop sleeve:

Black with multi-colored stars?!?! For sure!

Fourth, "Laptop sleeve??" You ask? "Why does she need a laptop sleeve??" Well, I am a blessed girl and now own a laptop. And a dang cute one at that!

That's right! It's PINK! AND I got a matching mouse to go with it!

I feel so incredibly spoiled. I'm going to be the most pimped out chicka on campus.

So now with the laptop we have gotten ourselves Skype accounts and look forward to speaking to friends and family over the web. We also have a webcam, so we could even give you a tour of our apartment. I'm excited!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Teaching Lesson

SO tonight my friend Jessie and I are chillin at our friend Britt's house. Jessie is a bit new to the blogging world, so I'm showing her how to add pictures and links to her blog.


Thursday, April 03, 2008

Back to School

Let me take you back in time:

December 1, 2001 - That day I agreed to: withdraw from college, move to New York and become a nanny for six boys, all under the age of 12. "What in the world?!" You might think, but it all made sense to me. I was an uninspired student. I was attending a school that didn't offer the program I was interested in. I had realized mid-way through my third semester that being a General Studies student with an emphasis in Botany was NOT the same, or even a substitution for Horticulture. The upcoming semester of school I had registered to take an English and Biology class, and then bowling, backpacking, cross-country skiing, water-aerobics, and country swing. I'd come to the realization that I was spending thousands of dollars on electives. It didn't make sense.

June 15, 2005 - This day I announced to the world that I was going to once again move across the country and become once again a nanny. My good friend Laurie has expecting a baby and begged me to come help out. Again, to the general onlooker I was making a crazy mistake. I had a great job - which provided me with a disposable income. I lived in a super CUTE house with cheap rent and a great landlord, and I had the MOST AMAZING ROOMMATES. But I needed adventure. So, I packed all the belongings up once again, the Iowa Idols threw me an amazing going away party, and I headed East.

Because of these seemingly rash decisions my life has changed forever. Because I initially moved to New York I met Laurie and the boys. A few years later she asked me to join in on her adventures again, but this time in Virginia. There I found the man I wanted to spend my life with. I fell in love. We got married and moved to Idaho so he could go to school.

February 3, 2008 - We were talking to Rob's Dad. He was telling us about the classes he's taking right now for his Master's Degree how hard it is to juggle everything. Something he said really struck me - something to the effect of "It's so hard trying to work full-time, be a father and husband, and go to school on the side." He talked about President Hinckley's recent talk about getting all the education you can, and how school is important. He wasn't trying to convince me to go back to school--it just happened that way.

I'd always figured that eventually I'd go back to school. Some time after we are more settled, and we've had a couple of kids--or even when the kids are older. But again I realized, I want to be a Mom to my children. The kind of Mom I have. Not a stressed out college student that has to make a decision between tucking her babies in at night and a late night cram session with schoolmates. I realized then and there that NOW is the time for me to finish my education. I live in a college town with relatively inexpensive tuition. The University here actually OFFERS the program I want, and we aren't planning on having babies until after Rob graduates anyway. THERE IS NO BETTER TIME!

So, I applied. I got accepted, and I'm starting school April 21st. It's five months earlier than I expected to start, but we've got things figured out. I'm so pumped to be starting school again and the classes I'm enrolled for actually excite me! I'm finally getting to take the classes that I want, AND they count toward my major. How cool is that!