Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Here is Hoping my Head doesn't fall off!

Well the Call came in today. We are leaving for Hawaii! Our last day in Utah will be Feb 4th!!! I'm soooooooo excited and overwhelmed! If I talk to you on the phone or in person and seem a little "tweaky" just tell me to try and calm down lol. Love you all! the next post should be coming from Oahu!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


I've been searching the internet for pictures to describe my emotions to the fact that more than likely on Feb 6th we will be out of the house and moving to Hawaii!

Really?! We're moving to Hawaii?!


Oh my goodness... I have to pack up the whole house, buy plain tickets, order a shipping crate, get someone to move the car, sell the truck, ship the turtle etc, etc... in less than 3 weeks! eeeeeeeeee

Wait ...It's almost guaranteed we have the job. We don't know for sure you have the job...When will we know?

The HR representative is in an out of town training for the rest of the week?


Chill man Chill... things always work out, lets do what we can til we have more information..

Hawaii's going to be AMAZING!

All Right! Look at how much I got packed tonight... this is going to be fine...

Ahh ahhh... I forgot about the laundry room... What are we going to do with all this stuff!!!

So there is a small wedge of my life for the last week.
Yep its a roller coaster and a half!
We did find out that Richard wont have to leave earlier than me so he can help me pack up the house. And we found out the pay rate, and we should be getting the representative in Hawaii's info tomorrow. Eli is going to help me sell the truck. I have just about everything else set up and waiting on the go ahead. Whew!

Oh and next week I'm going in to interview for that free lance drafting position:

On a side note. I wasn't planning on using baby faces, But that's just how it worked out. I guess they are just better at expressing emotion. Funny. Oh and these twins were just too cute so I wanted to put them in too.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Baby Shower

I'm throwing my friend a baby shower. She and I worked at the daycare together and had matching The Very Hungry Caterpillar T-shirts and were in love with everything Eric Carle!
Here are the invites:

I have a bunch of other really cute ideas for decorations, activities, etc. I'll keep you posted :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

More Excitement!

I've needed a new camera for a while now. Mine has survived 6 years of loving, but intense abuse - including a dunk in a river. Well, Costco put their camera's on sale and I got the very last Nikon s6100 for $80 off!!!

It has a touch screen, that I LOVE!
Richard made an awesome spider ring and I tried to photograph it with my old camera.. and well it was just sad. But check this out:

This camera does a great job me thinks :)

Also in MUCH more exciting news. We got a call from HR today saying that they may be able to transfer Richard to Hawaii next month! AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. We don't know anything more than that so I'm trying not to be to expectant BUT at the same time if I only have a month to plan a cross ocean move I kinda want to get going on it. I'll keep you all posted.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


About 8 months ago I signed up for one of those "Get local stuff 50% off or more in your inbox" email things. Its called Living Social Daily Deals. It has been so much fun, and has given Richard and I a lot of new experiences for a price we feel happy paying. Recently I used it to get us 2 tickets to the home show. We almost didn't go because there was a HUGE snow storm the night before.

Ya we had to shovel... starting to not love our giant driveway so much.

However the snowplows actually do there job here in Bountiful so the roads were clear and we decided we'd go. It was SOOOO much fun. Sometimes while I'm stuck down here in my little basement I forget how much I love architecture. This totally renewed my desire to be an Architect. I can hardly wait to get back to my education!

I got to talk with some of the SolaTube sales reps and installers. These products are one of my favorite innovations and it was awesome to talk to the people who sell and work with them. They can run these things over 30 feet! If you haven't heard of them GO to their website and check them out. They have totally improved their defuse features to make them MUCH more aesthetically pleasing.
This one is my new favorite

Also if you remember the post about the AWESOME SteamPunk goggles Richard makes you may have noticed that they have real glass lenses.

We have been having a glass shop custom cut those for us... and well they haven't been cheap. Plus it can take over a week to get them. NOT ANYMORE! We found this amazing little tool called 'The Amazing Tile and Glass Cutter' The sales rep cut us one of the circles in under 1 min! We got it and 'The Amazing Tungsen Rod Saw" for only 30 bucks with a lifetime warranty on the glass cutter! Hooray!

There were several home designers there. One of which had a great video playing of their fly throughs, still shots, and other AMAZING renderings of their designs. It looked like it had been modeled in Revit (the same software I used for my tiny homes project) but the rendering was WAY better than anything Revit can usually generate. I started talking to one of the guys at the booth about what softwares they were using. One thing led to another and next thing I know I'm talking to the owner of the company about interviewing for a Free Lance Drafting Job!! AAAAHHHHH!!!!! I would work from home and get paid by the job. I was sooo excited I almost Spontaneously Combusted! The company is Walker Home Design. My job would be taking hand draftings and making 3D models of them in Revit. (I totally rock at this, and have been doing it forever!) Plus since I work from home and would just use a file sharing provider via the internet... This job could move with me to Hawaii!

I'll know more after we set up an interview and will keep you all posted.
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