Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Living Fast Forward

Again I digress, life has been crazy as of late. I seem to be living it in fast forward. Well because it is 4:30am and I have yet to go to bed. I unintentionally fell asleep on the couch for a few hours between 6 and 10pm. The result I am still wide awake. Ugh. I know I am not the only one to do this, but I find that now that summer has begun it gets easier and easier to do that sort of thing.

Anyway, after a lot of thought. I have decided I do not care who knows anymore. I know Destiny over at Rockin Momma will be thrilled I am finally talking about it. I know that a few of my friends here in real life that I have told are super excited. Maybe more excited than I am?

Matt and I have decided that it is time for a family of our own. So we are officially in the "trying to get pregnant" stage. There....whew, I said it and the world did not end. I don't believe I am jinxing myself either. Mainly because what we agreed to is to "let whatever happens happen". No pressure. But I will admit that I am a little scared nervous about this next chapter in our lives. I have probably been the #1 advocate for the baby band wagon around here long before Matt decided that it was time. And now that we are both on bored for it....where is this sudden fear coming from?

I guess I will just keep hitting that fast forward button, and keep going with the flow. Honestly I've had baby fever for a while now and it has not gotten any better now that we are not doing anything to prevent it. =]

Keep check back for updates. Well because even though we are letting life happen, I am to excited not to talk blog about it!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Midsummer, also known as Litha is celebrated June 21st. I know that I am a little late for this but, tonight is Moon Garden Grove's ritual for the midsummer festivities. I am looking forward doing the ritual and doing the BBQ afterwards with my group.

Some history on Midsummer:

The time of year it is approximately June 21 [December 21 if you are on the other side of the equinox]. The holy day is connected with nature spirits such as Elves and Fairies. The Vikings called this holy day  Sonnenwende, or Sun's Turning, because it is the balance of light and dark. When day and night is equal to each other.

You can find an awesome article with more in depth history of Midsummer on it also has great correspondences to look up and see if you are in need of ideas for food, incense, or some of the purposes behind celebrating this holy day.

I hope you enjoyed this day as much as I did!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Busy Busy Bee!

Wow it has been forever! I can't believe how unbelievably busy my week has been. Here I thought after finals and school was over I would have more time to blog. Instead I have been busy running around enjoying my summer! I worked the Eagles Convention as a volunteer for 3 days last week. It was so much fun! I met so many cool people from all over the state of Washington. I've grown up in the Eagles and even got my volunteer hours for high school through them. It really is a fun thing to get involved in. Check out the Fraternal Order of Eagles in your area and see if it is for you and yours.

That was also my hubby's birthday week. I wish that it could have been more fun for him. Our plans kinda went down the drain when I had a falling out with a so called friend of mine. Everything we had planned went out the door. We tried to wing it but I could tell he was bored. If my car had not broken down two Friday's ago then we could have afforded for him to go home while I stayed and finished my obligations to the Eagles.

But when we came back home we got to relax and just be us instead of running all over the area and all over town. We watched movies and played video games and just enjoyed alone time with each other.

Now, I am currently planning on attending Sundance with my next door neighbor. It will be my first time attending Sundance. I am really looking forward to attending it. I grew up on the Yakima Reservation and my best friend whom I consider my brother is Native American. I got to experience a lot of the beauty is their culture and am now getting to experience another aspect of it and I can not wait!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Today has been beyond hectic. Lots of studying, lots of brain storming and pizza. Hey I'm a college kid, I'm allowed right? Well I should probably be cramming those few extra minutes before my final but I fear if I do anymore studying I am going to fry my brain. So I figured I would try out this new app I downloaded for my Android phone. It's the Blogger app.

So far it seems pretty good. I think the only thing that I don't like about it is that I really don't have as much of the freedom that I have on here as opposed to using my computer. 

Well my final is in about 5 minutes so this will be a shot post today. Wish me luck! I'm doing it on symbolic and predicate logic.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Update--Life Happens

For those of you who don't know I am a college student. And it is officially finals week. This coming Thursday will be my last final, and my last quarter at CBC. Thank goodness. I am looking forward to summer this year. Matt and I have a lot planned to do this summer.Kicking it off is not only finals, but on Monday is my hubby's 29th birthday! He did not want anything except for a camping trip with the boys.

My hubby is a survivalist. I talk about it briefly in Our Fairy Tale, but to clarify, he has put together buckets of food "just in case". Now don't get me wrong, at least this hobby is better than some out there. Although I have often at times wondered if it bordered on paranoia, but know his story as to why he has to be prepared helps me realize why he does it.  So I can forgive him for this:

Yes this is my front porch. I honestly can not wait for it to be gone! I am really looking forward to it. I will have my front porch back again! Yes all of that is food. Food that he is going to bury. Where? I have no clue, but I hope that he has fun doing it. As for me? I am just happy it is going to be gone.

While he does that, I am going to be doing A LOT of this:

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And now time for some Wee Bit Wednesday with Leigh Ashley:

{one} how many times have you been a bridesmaid/maid of honor?
Once and it was only because no one else stepped up to help the bride or took on the honor of it when I asked who it was. They all pointed at me, so the bride asked me if I wanted to. I said yes only because she was a friend and needed someone there for her.

{two} what’s the last thing your do before you fall asleep at night?
I usually try to read a chapter in my latest book.

{three} you just won your dream vacation, all expenses paid. where are you going?
To Ireland or Scotland one of the two. Shoot I would just rather take a cruise and visit them both along with Europe and Germany. I know...high expectations right?

{four} what is your favorite outdoor activity?
Camping! With lots and lots of hiking and exploring.

{five} as a child, what did you want to “be when you grew up”? did you end up there?
An art teacher. I am still working on it, so when it does happen I will let you all know.

{six} what are 3 things your dream home would have that you don’t currently have?
A sprinkler system,a HUGE kitchen, and a garage.

{seven} what’s for dinner tonight?
Good question, I have not really even thought that far. I should probably go thaw out some chicken and make something healthy.

{eight} if someone stopped by your house unannounced on a typical Saturday night, what would they find you doing?
Well they wouldn't find me at home that is for sure. Most of the time my friends drag me out. Not that I am complaining or anything because I enjoy my time with my friends. My husband is at work so unless I have a lot of homework I am usually on the go.

{nine} what’s your average monthly water bill?
My water and electricity are billed together, so it’s usually right around $150. I have no clue as to why it is always that high, probably has something to do with owning a home.

{ten} what do you do to relax?
I read, write or paint/draw. Sometimes I get on my PS3 and kill things, depending on my mood or what happened during the day.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

100 List, Top 10 Things To Do

On my old blog my bestie Robin got me into creating a 100 List. Now this is not your typical bucket list, well mainly it is not a bucket list at all. It is a list of 100 things to do in your life. A bucket list is a list of stuff you want to do before you kick the bucket, and well I am only 25 years old, I have a lot of living yet to do. So below is the top ten things I want to do in this life time and why:

{one} Become a Photographer: I have always loved art. Photography is another form of that. For as long as I remember my dad has been putting a camera in my hands and asking me to take pictures. I finally was able to take a few classes on photography after pretty much being self taught. It has all be up hill from there. Also, before I forget I have officially been able to check this off my list.

{two} Write a Book: I have always written short stories or poems. I unfortunately did not have a very good support system when growing up for those stories. I ended up developing writers block. That is one of the reasons I choose to start blogging. As a way to open myself back up to writing. So far it is working, and I find I am writing more creatively now.

{three} Get Married: Every girls dream right? Well I can say I accomplished this one!

D. Hoover Photography
{four} Visit Germany: My entire family, on both sides, immigrated over here from Germany. I really want to go visit my roots and document it.

{five} Go Snowboarding: Check! That's a mini story for another time, but here is the proof:


{six} Own a Fish: Honestly I can't tell you why I want to own a fish. I think it has to do with the fact that growing up we always had fish. Now that it is just me, the hubby and our animals, not having a fish just doesn't seem right.

{seven} Get my AA: This one is proving to be harder than I thought. I am only being held back right now because of math. I know I can do it, but for some reason when it comes time to take a test or quiz I always, always bomb it. So I will keep you all updated on the math front as I have more details.

{eight} Make a Scrapbook again): I should have tons of these right? Wrong. I am so bad when it comes to printing out pictures for myself. So I made it into a challenge. So has not helped.

{nine} Get Braces: First, I don't have horribly crooked teeth at all, but I do have some. Enough that it makes me self conscious when I smile. I really want to get them in the next few years.

{ten} Ride in a Hot Air Ballon: I have always been fascinated with this. I think it would be really romantic. I am hoping for my husbands next birthday to be able to take him along with me, and maybe have a picnic while we are at it.

So there you have it. The top 10 of my 100 List. As I go through this and accomplish these goals/hopes/dreams I have I am going to document them on here for everyone to see. I won't do these in any in-particular order. So if you want to see the rest of my goals feel free to check them out here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

{one} do you believe in ghosts? I do actually. Not to sound nuts or anything, but I have seen one. There is a lady in a tattered wedding dress that lives in my Dad's barn. As a kid I was scared to go in there at night. To this day my heart races if I have to walk toward the barn and it has no lights on.
{two} are you more of a talker or more of a listener? A talker. Well a nervous talker. I hate dead silence. I alway feel like I have to fill in the quiet, but when I am by myself I love the peace and quiet.
{three} would you rather get up early or sleep late? Get up late! I am so not a morning person, just ask my hubby. It takes me at least two hours to wake up and be functional. I wish I could say coffee helps but it doesn't. The only reason I drink it is for the taste. I might be able to get up early if I could tell my body to quit being an insomniac. 
{four} if you could instantly become an expert at one type of dance, what type would you choose? Break Dance. Mainly because I love the fact that it can double as a form of martial arts. I did martial arts as a kid and was always fascinated with break dancing after I found that out.
{five} what's your favorite drink? Alcoholic: Rum or Red Wine, depends on my mood. Non-Alcholic: Most definitely Pepsi. I was born on it!
{six} if your house caught fire and you could only grab three things, what would they be? Assuming my animals and husband are okay and not harmed in this fire, I would grab my computer, my phone, and my grandma's pearls. Those are irreplaceable. 
{seven} if you could only visit one restaurant for the next five years, which would it be? lol, assuming that calories are not a factor I wold totally go to Double Dragon Chinese. Yummy!
{eight} who inspires you the most? My Dad. He is one of the best people I know. He raised us three girls with the help of his mom, my Grandma. If it were not for what he sacrificed for us girls, I know I would not be the person I am today.

{nine} if you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? Um...probably Drew Barrymore, Gwen Stefani, and Mariah Carey. Whew, had to think about that one!
{ten} sneakers or sandals
Sandles. I am a hippie, I can't stand shoes, honestly if I could I would go barefoot everywhere!

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