it's christmas eve-day! I love it!

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well in honor of Christmas I am writing in RED and hopefully it will look alright with my green background. I hope.

I'm really excited to be spending Christmas with All of my family...including my soon to be family! :) tomorrow we have christmas at Adam's dad's house. that should be fun....especially the food. Lisa (Adam's dad's girlfriend) is an A
MAZING cook! So I'm really looking forward to that. On Christmas Adam and I have Christmas at my mom's house...and my dad is tagging along! whoo hoo! i'm so glad he's here this year!

Well my favorite thing about christmas is the stockings! my mom always does a fantastic job! Most of the time i forget about
presents because I love my stocking so much! I LOVE IT! so thats my favorite thing about Christmas! :)

Adam's Favorite thing about Christmas is the Presents...not the stocking like me. I think he just likes to rip paper up. lol. I'm really excited for this Christmas! :)

OH! My mom bought Adam and I our first little christmas tree. :) here it is!


its pretty cute! I knew we were getting it but Mom and I surprised Adam! He was pretty ecstatic!

Adam wants to put it in the ground and grow it for our own tree in like 20 years....we'll see about that. I guess it depends on if my parents still own this property by then or not. hmm...

Lately Adam and I have been playing A lot of cards. it's been fun. We've been playing nerts and Idiots delight. pretty fun!

Friday Adam and I went to the nutcracker with Chase and Rebecca. Adam was the only one of the four of us who had ever seen it....I guess thats what happens when you don't go to public school in elementary school! at least thats my reasoning.

I am very thankful that all the christmas shopping is done and now all there is to do is open them! although opening presents kinda makes me sad....then the tree is empty all over again and lonely.... :(


Adam says "Hi!". thats it. no more. he's tired and has a stomach ache....he says he's preggers. But I just don't think thats possible.

Ok! well Goodnight! and A MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!



only 1323911 seconds till christmas!!!

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I know that there's that many seconds because on my i pod touch there are a TON of amazing cool apps that keep me occupied and not so bored. :)
So recently I have been sick....like a fever for a week coughing sneezing, stuffy kind of sick. and then today i felt flu-ish all day! No good! I was feeling a ton better this weekend but obviously not now.

So pretty much all I've done even more is sit on the couch and take lots of dayquil and NyQuil. Saturday I went to the Ladies luncheon with my other mom and that was really fun! Sharon's table was amazing. I would say it's a tie between Belinda and Sharon whose table was my favorite! To be honest i wasn't a huge fan of the food but it was still a good time! because i won a teacup! whoo! :) no really... i like them a lot i have decided. My grandma used to have a lot of them so my mom and i divided them and now i have a whole bunch! they are so pretty!
After Adam picked me up from his mom's he took me home because i wasn't feeling that great because my med's had stopped working....then we got bored and we hadn't hung out with chase and Becca for a while so Adam called and asked if they wanted to go light looking! whoo hoo! i love Christmas and all the lights! it was really fun even if a lot of the house's failed at even an attempt at putting up lights. I expected more from you Montesano! Oh well I got a carmel apple spice out of the deal to make me all warm and happy!

Sunday was church of course, and this week we went to my mom's church. HCC AKA: Harbor calvary chapel. that was good. talked about the old church in the old day's....the really old days like jesus days and how they were corrupt and how they inflated prices to make themselves more money. after church we went to my dads house and were just expecting to hang out...but no! we got breakfast! THANKS DAD!!! Love you!

Oh! friday I went to see four Christmas's... it was ok but Not that great.

Oh by the way! there is this way cool light show in central park! its on reynvaan drive all the way at the top. reynvaan is across the highway from the fire station. they guy did a ton of work to get it going. he's taking donations and all of them go to friendship house.
p.s part of the reason its so cool is because there's a station on the radio programmed with the lights.

ok well here are a few pictures i've taken recently.




























































































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Christmas time!

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I love Christmas time! if only we got snow instead of rain. :( Yesterday afternoon Adam and I decorated the Christmas tree!


I love decorating the tree! Adam seems to think that our tree is too crowded! I highly disagree! The only trees I think that are over decorated are the one's in like Macy's and Nordstrom's during the holidays that have a thousand ornaments on them....and even then they have a certain coolness and they draw me in! I love Christmas! everything about it! well I just thought that a Christmas tree would look good up! my first Holiday blog!

last little bit

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hey!

well the last little bit has been....boring but full of stuff to do.... contradiction i know.

Mom, mom to be in law and, MOH and I went to oly last week to look for a wedding dress...and we found THE dress! I was surprised because usually it takes me forever to make a decision. but it was perfect. I was fighting with myself between two dresses and had to try the other one back on before i made my decision. but when everyone was crying i knew it was the one! :D Along with the dress we got EVERYTHING to go with it. My gosh! there's a lot of accessories!!! i didn't know that! well it's completely worth trying on so many dresses to find MY wedding dress.

We went to costco and we started on our sparkling apple cider collection...well added 16 to it... and now we have 37! whoo!!!! i would upload pictures of everything but Adam reads this...so I can't! sorry! you'll just have to wait until May 9th to see everything!!!

see ya!

next on the list is sending out "save the date" cards..... figuring out decorations and flowers! anyone know a good/inexpensive florist? and a cake place? not Susie's please! lol

Adam really wants to be apart of the wedding planning but when i ask him his opinion he just says he doesn't care but then gets upset when i don't ask him.... maybe I'll make him write vows and choose tux's. as long as they are black only, with vests and regular ties. with the dads + Adam in silver and the groomsman in Pink. so he really would only have to choose the style... kinda. if i approved it. I think I'm being a little up tight. I just want everything to be perfect!

we have silverware but no plates! oh no's! umm....OH! and now I'm going to change the pink from Light pink to a medium very vivid full of life pink.

and in the midst of all this my phone died.... like doesn't work..... so i had to switch to Adam's old phone. yay! :/ oh well it's only until April or so.

Pictures for my Aunt :D

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here's just a few... There are more on our website. www.adamandmaureen.com

I hate the rain

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I HATE THE RAIN!!!! A LOT! its wet and cold and wet!! it makes the bottoms of my pants wet and my feet cold. i really don't like it. if its raining then i can't wear my numerous amounts of flip flops. its very upsetting. although it does make everything so pretty and green. i do love how green our great state is.... even though we have stupid leadership. darn the democrats!

anyways back to the rain.... it is all grey and yucky looking outside. it makes the whole world so dark and dull. I hope it doesnt rain as much as it usually does all winter. but of course it will..... and flood.. weird thing is i don't mind the flooding. I like it. its fun to look at. I do not like the wind and the storms though. they are scary and then the power goes out. then there's no water to take showers. gross.

that is my rant of the day. there might be more to come.

A weekend in the life....

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Friday I went to Olympia with my mom and we scheduled two appointments to try on dresses. one at davids bridal and the other at weddings with joy. That was a relief to finally get it going. after that mom and i went to our fave place to eat in oly...where else other then arbys! whoo! after lunch mom and I went to joannes to look at wedding stuff and just to get some ideas, then to cash and carry to price things and finally to costco to price some more stuff and to buy a few things. by this time my feet were killing me and i was super tired!!! thats a busy day for me!

Adam worked while i played around all day.

Saturday Adam went to a funeral for a co workers dad who had recently passed away. he said it was sad but slightly eventful because his co workers son was there and he is a convicted murderer. and he sat behind adam in the service with his SIX Guards. scary!!!!
I was with my dad all day. he and I went to wal mart and safeway shopping. fun. i just enjoy spending time with my dad now that he is back home. it makes me very happy to be able to spend time with him since we haven't been able to very much in the last few years. after the funeral and my time with dad, adam and i went to his mom's house and had dinner and hung out for HOURS! we were hoping they were going to bunko at the church but they were too tired so we just went home. when we got home we looked at pictures and took some out of the bunch of my brother james and i and my dads family that i can give to him and scan for him. and then we stayed up FOREVER!!!! i was so tired. I've been having severe back pain and neck pain all weekend so i haven't been sleeping well at all.

we didn't go to church this morning because adam and I were both so exhausted, adam because he stayed up late and me because all my pain is making me not sleep well. i dont remember waking up at all but i just wake up as tired as i was when i went to sleep. So today we just sat on the couch and watched tv and movies. Today my mom and i gutted out pumpkins and baked them so we'll have fresh pumpkin to make pies for thanksgiving! yummy!!!! it was really gross and slimy but it will be completely worth it when i take that bite of pie. I also made coconut shrimp and a dipping sauce. they were pretty good...but i don't think i'll be making them again any time soon.. they were really time consuming. oh! i forgot adam and I also got in the hot tub for a few minutes just to see if it would help my back at all and i did. thank god. and ever since we have been sitting around watching tv and relaxing. it's been a pretty nice weekend.

adios!

p.s i looked up things to go green and one of them was when you put your toilet paper on the holder to make sure it goes over the top. apparently it wastes less paper. i thought that was kinda cool....so i guess i've been green all my life then. :)

Benny and the Jetts!!!!!

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I'm watching 27 dresses ( i love this movie) and i hope i don't make my girls wear something that terrible. really i hope not. anyways......

my mom is now starting to freak out....but just a little. she is realizing that i don't have a dress yet and it's less then 7 months away. and other small little details and she won't stop talking about them. AHH! i think that maybe friday we're going to go up and look at dresses...but only if dale isn't home. why can't we go even if he is here? all he does is sleep on the couch and eat and sleep and sleep. its frustrating. i feel like i should just go and and tell my mom what dress i'm getting even though i want her there. but nothing is getting done doing it her way. I just want to get at least my dress bought!!!!

maybe i'll go looking with tiff and katie this week sometime. lets hope so!!!

well....

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well claires called today and i didn't get the job. they promoted someone else. those jerks! lol oh well i didn't think i would get it i was just hoping. anyways... so i'm still on the job hunt.

I NEED A JOB! badly.

anyways... um.....thats about all that has happened.

saturday my parents made adam and i go to a financial event in portland. it was pretty good actually...once i started not being grumpy. and when we stopped going to harley dealers. i hate them.

and yesterday my church had it's first sunday at the new building. it was good...although i think they should have made the sactuary a little bigger... the attendance was amazing though!!!! 550 people! wow!!!!

um..... im super tired..... thats it. hopefully my life will become more entertaining soon.

Oct. 30th

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oops. i think i just posted an empty blog. oh well. here's the real thing.

today i had my 2nd interview at claire's. I think it went well. the DM's name is Rina. she was really nice although i think she was a little skeptical of me trying to be assistant manager at age 20. hey! i was asst. man. at dominos when i was 19 and i bet that will be way harder. i kinda got the feeling after i left that she didn't think that i could do the job. if i didn't think i could do the job well i wouldn't have applied. a question she asked was "if you don't get the asst. man. position would you mind just being a back up and a 3rd key (whatever that is)?" i said i wouldn't mind at all.. now that i've had time to think about it i think i should have said something else. that is really the only thing that really worries me about the interview. 

also, today adam and i went to lighthouse! yummy! we both have decided we like them better the humdinger.  i love lighthouse's beer batter fries. TASTY! we ate until we were stuffed.....but apparently that wasn't enough for me because like and hour later when i was hanging out with elmanore....out of no where!!! my stomach was telling me "I NEED FOOD!". so we went to taco bell. :)  

I finally got accomplished today what i have been meaning to do for a couple of weeks now.  I finally went to the church Adam and I want to get married at and asked them what was taking? we went and looked at St. andrews like 2 months ago i think and we have been trying to get them to talk to us ever since. so i got up the guts to go in and talk to them. the lady receptionist was really nice! i was super surprised!  when we went to see the church the first time the receptionist was so mean. but i guess she retired. well anyways.... i guess no one ever knew we wanted to get married there or something and didn't really know anything about it. hmmm...so i told them that Adam's parents were married there and that his Grandparents went there for a very long time.   so in the end they took down my name and number and said they would call me sometime next week! so now lets just hope they do.

I hung out with elmy today. it was a lot of fun. I always laugh so much when i'm with her. we went to lunch, wal mart, the church, rite aide and my moms work! it was fun. then we went back to her house and played guitar hero for like TWO HOURS!!!! it was amazing. i now have more skills at that game then i ever have before. 

then after that to make my day complete, I got to babysit the most adorable baby ever! Rhonda's little boy! most of the time he's really good.... however tonight that was not the story. he was very tempermental. he would cry and cry and his bottle could not warm up fast enough. man oh man.  well my day was all in all good. hope tomorrow is as fun filled...but i doubt it. 

Night!

i have my

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interview today! wish me luck!!!!!!

the hardest workout of my life!!!!

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so today meaghan asked me to do a water aerobics class with her. OMG!!!!  it was SOOOO hard!!!! we were in the water for just over an hour and it was tough. i'm so tired. the instructor told us to go home take hot shower, take an asprin and go to sleep. she said we'll be super tired tomorrow and sore. so pretty much i'm out of it as soon as i'm done eating dinner. i need sleep. 

My car

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So... I have this beige '89 Honda accord...and i'm pretty sure its totaled. I left it parked in the top foods parking lot for like and hour while my mom and i went to Adam's mom house to talk about wedding stuff. well bad idea!!!! my mom and i came back... i tried to open my door...and it wouldn't open!!!! oh no!!! and yes i did unlock my car door. well it looks like someone sideswiped it or was trying to pull in or out of the parking spot next to me and didn't turn tight enough or something. so my door is now lower then the spot it is supposed to be in and will not open. i'm pretty sure the hinge is bent or something. my dad said that since my car is so old that the insurance company wouldnt give us enough money to fix it and would probably just say it's totaled. so. needless to say I probably need a new car. ASAP! if you see one let adam or I know.

well this isn't exactly my car....but a close look alike without the stupid spoiler on the back. I don't want another one of these.








In other news... My phone is dying. sadly. it's been on the fritz for a few months and the other day I was on the phone with adam and it was having reception issues. then in the middle of the conversating it powered off and stayed off. so i turned it back on then it had really bad reception for like an hour and now it's been fine ever since. at least for now.


Today I hung out with katie. we sat and talked about her eventful life. which was fun. we drove into aberdeen from monte so i could get lunch money from adam. we ate at oishi in monte. which was ok. Katie had spring rolls which i guess were gross and I have sweet and sour chicken and it was good. then we talked and talked and went back to her house and then i left to go see my dad. which was nice. I haven't seen him in almost a week so it was nice just to see him. :D

well that's all for now I suppose. Adam and I are watching the simpsons movie...which isn't that great but there is nothing else on tv. later.


P.S Adam was a hero today! kinda... he helped little kids cross the street for the downtown trick or treat. fun stuff. When i went to get $12 for lunch officer fellows told me i was blocking traffic so i had to move out of the way... but he was kidding. um...adam tripped over a curb and pulled a muscle. OUCH!

bluff pics

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They all kinda look the same... but all very pretty.... a i think good quality for a phone camera






















































Today

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Today I found out how expensive a photographer is....even with a discount. WOW! even with the family discount...still on the spendy side.... it will be fine though... we have lots of people to help pay for it. it was a little shocking but i just keep telling myself it's worth it...because it is.

My Aunt Kim is the one who will be doing it. she's amazing! here's her link http://kimfarrellphotos.com/
I'm so happy she has decided to do it for us.

Tomorrow Adam and I are hanging out with Chase and Rebecca! it's always a fun time with them. I'm not really sure what we'll be doing but it will be good.

Tonight is a new Office! that just makes the night all worth while!

I'm a little random tonight so i think i should move on from this writing... Plue i have nothing else to say.

I've been tagged!

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Thanks Becca... I now have something to do. Well I'm supposed to write 6 random facts and tag 3 people to do the same.


1. I love to bake... not cook. Baking is one of the things that makes me most happy... if what I'm baking turns out.

2. I have gone through about 15 phones since august 2007

3. Right after i got my license i was backing out of my dads driveway in central park and ran into some rocks and made a big dent in my car door... and it's still there 3 years later.

4. The beach is one of my favorite places to go.... if only ours was warm..... sadly not so warm... ever.

5. I love going to the movie's. if I can, I go to the movies like 20-30 min before it starts just so i can get the perfect spot.... back row in the exact center.

6. I used to enjoy getting the flu when i was in school so i would have a valid excuse for staying home for extended amounts of time.


tag your it....... PR, Jeremy and April

Interview

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Well today I have an interview.... well it's actually in like... um... an hour and a half... I'm pretty nervous but we could really use the extra money. So wish me luck! hopefully I get it... it's at Claire's.












never thought I would work there. But we'll see if I do. anyways! hopefully I get it! and i'll be sure to let you know if I do!

The Big Climb

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Yesterday Adam, Tiffany, Greg and I made the big climb up the BLUFF.... phew that made us tired. i took a few pictures on the way up.... but then when we finally made it up to see the beautiful view.... what did i see on my camera screen??? nothing else but " BATTERY EXHAUSTED ". Lame. so Tiffany and Greg took some pictures and i'll be getting those soon. and I also took a few on my phone that i'll be posting in the next few days. or maybe tonight... we'll see. it was a really pretty view because yesterday was such a sunny and bright day. it was amazing.

well i found one that I can post.... here it is!!!















GORGEOUS!!!!!!!


Well I thought it was a pretty view... i'll see if i can find one of the other direction toward Elma.


life.

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I've been so bored lately! I feel like a complete bum! I wish i could work on wedding stuff more I just don't know what to do. I feel lost.... Luckily Hopie and I have become civil again and i missed her so much and she has said that she will help me with anything i need help with....which is a lot! She does a lot of graphic design so she said she would do our invitations and help me go shopping and all that stuff. thank god!!!!!
I don't know what to have for wedding favors.....i don't want to be cheap about it but i don't really care very much about what people take home from my wedding other then their good memories.
I feel like I should have bought my dress by now but i just am so scatter brained about the whole thing that i haven't put a ton of thought into it.....other then it's going to be white and long and pretty.

I'm just overwhelmed. a lot.

My mom has been busy with other stuff and my dad is not going to be able to help like at all.....and who knows about Adam's parents. .... no wonder there are wedding planners....

thankfully Teri recently moved home so now i have someone to hang out with all the time again.... i have my sanity back.

and on top of not having anything happening with the wedding at all.... I now need a job ...... badly... so if anyone knows of one... let me know.


LOVE!



p.s this is one of our engagement pictures.......


SIcky sick sick sickerson

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I'm sick!!!!! i'm all stuffy and i hate it!!!!! ah! any remedies??? and i need something to take up all my free time. i need a hobby!!!! other then watching tv.

yay! i'm getting married may 9th! only 225 days left!!!! whoo!

As of recent......

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Nothing has really been happening. Adam applied at Stafford for a corrections positions and that was months ago!!!! he has been interviewed and did his oral psych....and passed... whoo! they keep telling him that they will know soon who made the cut... but i just wish they would tell him! ahh!!!!!! I really hope he gets it... we could use it.

on the wedding front we booked the reception venue and the church! whoo! now just to start all the planning..... I've tried on one wedding dress.....did not like it... so that is NOT the dress. um..... I'm really unsure of how to even plan a wedding. I don't know what to do. I need help! later!

September 2nd 2008!!!

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yay!!!!! its my 20th birthday!!!! happy birthday to me!!!!!!

Our Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Today was the last day of our summer, well summer break....even though Adam started school on the 25th. We spent the last few days at the lake with Adam's Family and riding the seadoo. whoo!!!! It was very relaxing after having a very stressful last few weeks. and now the busiest 9 months of wedding planning begin. ahhhh!!!! Nothing has really happened since the last time i wrote.... Oh Well maybe... My brother has decided he wants to be Mormon and is getting married August 27th 2009.





















Tomorrow is my 20th birthday! yay! I don't really know what I am doing because Adam decided to keep it a secret. lets hope he did good. ( I did a great job!-Adam) I think we are probably just sitting around all day.... who knows...

Saturday was one year from the day my step brother Brandon Mullins was Killed by a drunk driver on Bush river road in Lexington, South Carolina. sad.

no one died this year for my moms and my birthday... thank god... i was getting tired of people dying.

Anyways.............

Adam says that on Thursday that he and I are going to Chase and Rebecca's house to play games. Sounds fun! I'm excited to get to know them!

I have run out of things to say for now... I'm sure there will be more soon!

bye!!!

This seems like a good idea....and Adam wants me to... so why not!?

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Well the Taylors have a blog thing and so do Chase and Rebecca, so Adam wanted me to make a blog about us! yay!


Well Adam and I are getting married! exciting news!














thats us by the nooksack falls on the way up mount. baker


















And thats my ring! I love it! we're planning the wedding for sometime in may of 2009. Both my Mom and Becky ( Adam's mom) are planning the wedding and I think it will be really fun! if anyone has any suggestions or pointers I would love to hear them and it would help a lot!

ok well um.... later! :)