Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hello from Rexburg!

Well, we're here. Moved in. Definitely not unpacked though. :D I start my job at Winger's tomorrow and then I've got to find a babysitter for the rest of the time. If anyone knows of anybody please let me know! Thanks! I'll update and post pics when we're unpacked and settled in a little more.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Checking In from Burley!

So we're doing pretty good here. My niece and nephew both got baptized today and then we had an awesome family reunion. Of course it ended with a little too much excitement when Aunt Arlene and Aunt Fonda got in a car wreck. Thankfully everyone is okay except for a few scrapes and some stitches. What an amazing thing having so many priesthood holders around.
Unless I get to post again before we leave Burley this will probably be my last post for awhile. Tuesday is the big moving day and we won't have internet for awhile. With all the new expenses we just don't know how much we can afford so we do without. :D I think I might just go through withdrawals from the internet and Blogger, but what doesn't kill us makes us stronger....right? LOL
Have a happy weekend! TTFN and See ya after the move!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Getting to know me, Getting to know all about me

What time did you get up this morning? 6am
During the week? Usually 9 or 9:30
Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Gameplan. We don't go to the movies much.
What is your favorite TV show? Hmm I don't watch much TV. Probably Good Morning America
What did you have for breakfast? Instant Apples and Cinnamon Oatmeal
What is your middle name? Lee
What foods do you dislike? Lima Beans and Liver
What is your favorite type of music? It depends on the day, but I listen to EVERYTHING!
What kind of car do you drive? Volkswagon Jetta and Ford Bronco2
Favorite sandwich? Reuban or a French Dip
What characteristics do you despise? fakeness - Have to agree with Rachel on this one or Liars, but that goes along with fakeness
Favorite item of clothing? Capris - denim or khaki
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Brazil, Europe, Any other tropical place
What color is your bathroom? pink tile, purple-ish flowery wall paper
Favorite brand of clothing? The cheap stuff. LOL I don't have a favorite
Where would you retire to? The Mountains
Favorite time of day? Evening
Where were you born? Blackfoot, Idaho
Favorite sport to watch? College basketball on TV, Track and Field in Real Life
Are you a morning person or night owl? Night owl Fo Sho!
How many kids do you want? 6, but I'll take as many as the Lord blesses us with.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Finishing school and getting a REAL job!
Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone? We're moving to Rexburg in less than a week!! Oh but you knew that already.
What did you want to be when you were little? Mainly a Mom and then a doctor.
Favorite Candy Bar? Snickers and Reeses
What is your best childhood memory? Camping with my family
What is the one thing you wish you were doing right now? Vacationing anywhere
Nicknames: aud, auj, aujibijani (don't ask LOL) sister bear, Booboo
Eye color: I think hazel, but they use to be blue
Ever been to Africa? No
Ever been toilet papering? No, I was a sheltered child
Loved someone so much it made you cry? Oh yeah
Croutons or bacon bits? Croutons
Favorite day of the week? Hmm all of them
Favorite restaurant? This fantastic one in Twin Falls called the Garden Cafe *drool*
Favorite flower? calla lilies or daisies
Favorite ice cream? chocolate
Favorite day of the year? Hmmm I love them all unless I'm having a bad day. LOL
Favorite fast food restaurant? Subway
Favorite website?, Frugal-families
How many times did you fail your driver's test? None I passed on the first try
From whom did you get your last e-mail? Angie Dunn
Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? A sports store Like Big 5 or Sportsman's Warehouse
What do you do most often when you are bored? blog stalk <<Yeah that
What time do you usually go to bed for the evening? Midnight
Last person you went out to dinner with? Erick
Ford or Chevy? Chevy
What are you listening to right now? Good Morning America
What is your favorite color? dark green
What is your most prized possession? A hand sewn quilt my Great Grandma made (one of the last ones she did)
Who is your hero? My Mom and Dad and My hubby
Lake, Ocean or river? River, but maybe ocean I haven't gotten to experience the ocean much
Bottled Water, purified or spring? Spring I guess
Dog or cat? Dog
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The Chicken
What is your favorite band? Don't have a favorite
What book are you reading right now? None, but I would love to read some classics
What is the one thing you could not travel without? Money

Tag You're all it!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Myelle's First Baseball Game

Erick's company party was hosted at the Idaho Falls Chukars game this year. The Chukars are the local minor league team and while not major league they are still pretty fun to watch. We had a blast spending time with all of the coworkers and their families. Not to mention the food was pretty darn good! ALL YOU CAN EAT BABY! hahaha. Myelle and Daddy sure had a good time.

Just look at all the junk food that Mommy let me eat! I was in Heaven! I ate 2 1/2 hotdogs, 1/2 hotdog bun, baked beans, 1/2 can 7up, tootsie rolls, suckers, popcorn, and cotton candy!

Mmm Ketchup and Mustard on a hotdog sure makes for a messy face. Ah, who cares!

Thanks Falls Cabinet for a fantastic party and Chukars for a great game! Great job on the win 12-5! Thanks Erick for working so hard and taking us to your party! We loved it!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Today was the last day in our ward. :( We are sad about that, but still can't hold in our excitement to move. There just comes a time in your life when it's time to move on and push yourself forward and this is our time.

Packing is going alright. Very slow and I have no clue how we got all this junk! Half of it is just trash I swear! I have the next 2 days off so it will be packing, packing, packing. Except for a couple of breaks.

On another note: Here are some pics of me, my cousin, and her boyfriend that I stopped in Boise and visited on my way to Spokane. We had a blast! We went to Fuddrucker's and had these awesome salads, burgers and shakes! I wish I had taken a pic of it. Afterward we went back to their place and played a little bit of Guitar Hero! Yay for that! LOL

Apparently Fuddrucker's had to cut somewhere because in order to get Gourmet Salt you get Value Priced Pepper. LOL

Have a happy Sunday!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Grrr! What a night!

Well I am the biggest chicken ever. At 11:30 last night I was sitting in the LR on the computer working on blog stuff and that when somebody pounded on the plexiglass of our outer door. Scared the crap out of me and I threw the computer and ran screaming bloody murder into the bedroom waking dh up. I was so upset that he called the police and let them know that someone was doing Knock and Runs (we used to call them something else, but I dt think that it's politically correct anymore) Well shortly after that Brett called to say that they had been gotten too. Not even 5 minutes later they came and got our house again. Since I had no clue who was doing it or what was going on (I seriously thought someone was trying to break in and kill us) that I started screaming again which made Erick scream and got him all shaken up.
To make a long story short the police showed up, patrolled the block and caught the little punks that were doing this. They apparently were knocking over garbage cans and that too. I hope they learned their lesson. Afterwords it took quite awhile for us both to calm down. Thankfully Myelle slept through the whole thing. I think I've had my share of excitement for awhile.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


A lot of my friends are doing this and I thought it was cool.

1.As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2.Now, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

If you haven't noticed....I LOVE CHANGE! And so my blog will probably change as often as I change clothes. HAhAH just kidding! But it will change a lot. I think I get a thrill from it. Ah good times....good times.

It's Official!

We are moving to Rexburg on July 29! I start working at Winger's on August 1! So we have 2 weeks to pack, 3 days to move, and the rest of our lives to stress and freak out about it! LOL We will be living in the Peterson Pointe Apartments. They're really nice and we're pretty darn excited. Have no clue where we're going to put all of our stuff, but hey we have a roof over our heads. :D

I almost posted in 2 separate entries(one about the move and one about the job) just for Rachel since she was giving me a bad time about writing 3 or 4 entries at a time. :D

On a random note: Here's a pic of Myelle on the 4th of July.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Introducing: Wesley Dallas McKinnon

Here he is: My new baby brother! Yep that's right I'm now a big sister for the 7th time. After 1 1/2 years on the adoption waiting list Mom and Dad are currently in Texas with little Wes in their arms. They jus have to wait for the finishing paperwork to clear before they can come home. Hopefully they'll be able to come home quick.
Wes is about 4 weeks old and about 7 lbs. Mom didn't say how long he was, but he looks like a little chunk! LOL Our whole family is soo excited for them to come home! Myelle keeps pointing to the pictures and saying "baby, baby". :D
If you want to see more pics and video check out my mom's blog:

Our New Car

Well while I was gone to Spokane Erick took my car in to be looked at. Sadly to say, it's not worth fixing. So we are selling the tires, scrapping the car, and bought a new one. Here it is. :D

I love it! It's a 5 speed, gets great gas mileage (like 30mpg), it's blue :D and it's dang fun to drive! However, now I have a stupid car payment, but with our frugal skills we will be able to come up with extra and pay it off before the 48 months is up.

Coming Soon!

An update...about all the crazy stuff going on in my life! HAHAHAHA!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I'm Back!!

Whoa! What a great and wonderful, but long trip. I spent the week in Spokane, Washington doing something I love.....Throwing and Coaching Throwers! It was fantastic and I learned a lot and hope that the kids learned a lot.

Me and Holli lookin so cool in our shades during roll call in the Pine Bowl. Holli is one of the coolest people I met at Ironwood this year all thanks to another super cool person Jenn who brought her along! Holli is my hot hammer throwing date. :D Love ya Holli!

Yay! Here's Jenn! Woohoo! We had some good times. Like I almost tried to kill us on our way to Walmart one night! :D Room checks...skipping lectures....discus...late night chats. Ah good times! Jenn you da bomb! Love ya!

Some of the fantastic throwers I got to coach! I'm super sad I can't remember all of their names, but I do remember Katie in black, Amy right next to her, and I want to say Emily in front she's from Virginia, and I can't remember the last girl's name, but she's a doll and awesome to coach! Thanks ladies!

Three of the greatest men in the discus world! We are so blessed to have them come to camp every year. In case you don't know the one in front is Wolfgang Schmidt. The two in the background are Mac Wilkins (left) and Dr. L. Jay Sylvester (right). All three are Olympic medalists and amazing men in their sport.

Last of all the leader of us all! Bart Templeman! "The sky is blue...the grass is's time to throw.....It just don't get any better than this!!" IWT - "I Wanna Throw!"

Love you all from Ironwood and I can't wait to see you again next year....and hopefully before then. :D

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Hope ya'll are having a fantastic holiday! I know we are. We're just now taking a break from shooting off fireworks. Check out the package that we got. Plus we had extras from last year. LOL

Here's my smokin cool bros at battle of the bands.


So I'm going to MIA for the next week. Tomorrow I'm headed to Boise and then to Spokane the next day. I'll be in Spokane for a week at a throwing camp. Go Ironwood Throwing Camp! Woohoo!
Sadly Erick won't let me take the computer and the camera so I won't be able to post for a week. Pretty much....Ya'll have a great week and I'll "see" ya next Saturday!

Enjoyin' The Night in Rexburg

Last night I had an interview at Winger's in Rexburg. It seemed to go well so cross your fingers that I get it. We didn't want to just go up and back so we hung out with our supercool friend Rachel the rest of the night.We decided to go to Applebee's and here's a funny video of Myelle. She just loved that lemonade!

Rachel is one of Myelle's best friends. :D Ours too of course!

Then we got to visit our good friends Bethany and Morgan. They're gonna have a baby soon! YAY! We're so sad that they are moving to Boise a month after we move to Rexburg. :(

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Today I needed to go to the doctor since my cold just isn't clearing up. Sinus infection/borderline bronchitis was the diagnosis. Grrr. But I have enough meds now to kick this in the butt.

After that I decided to run to Walmart for a few groceries and they were having 50% off already marked clearance! I got a ton of stuff.

I got these shirts for $1.50 each! The blue one on the left I got for only $1! I also got enough of these for my little sisters to have 2 each. And some for Myelle.

I thought these were so cute for Myelle and they were only $6!
Now she has some awesome shoes that are easy for me to put on her!

I also got me 2 pairs of shoes and my little sister a pair of shoes. My shoes that are on the outside were $2.50 each and the pink ones for my little sister were only $3!

Erick is probably going to kill me once he finds out how much I spent, but doesn't it feel great to get a good deal?


For tonight we're having our ward 4th of July party! Homemade ice cream, good food, and one of my dear teachers and coach is going to speak. Coach Portela is one of the best military speakers I know. He's written 2 or 3 books already! I'll post pics when I get home.

Have a fantastic evening!