Monday, July 30, 2007


Nate has always teased me about my love and knowledge of music. Let me explain.....I have always LOVED music. I guess I feel like it touches me in so many ways, depending on the music. I LOVE to listen to the radio and love all types of music! Well, when Nate and I were first dating and we would be driving somewhere and a song came on, I would tell him what grade I was in when the song came out ,what was going on in my life, and who was in my life at that time. So now he teases me and will often ask me "what grade?" when a song comes on. Songs evoke memories and feelings I had at that time when the song was popular. I will hear a song and immediately know how old I was when it came out and I can immediately feel the exact way I did at that time in my life, and the people that were in my life at that time. Weird, I know. But I love it! It helps me remember experiences and the way I was feeling about those experiences. I am grateful for my love of music and how it speaks to me, even if Nate thinks I am crazy :)! Does anyone else have this same experience with music? Or am I just a freak!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The 4 Things Challenge!

4 Jobs I Have Held:
1. San Francisco Sourdough Pizza (now called Pier 49 Pizza)
2. State Farm Insurance
3. Sundance Resort
4. Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschool/Daycare

4 Movies I can Watch Over and Over:
1. Parent Trap (the original)
2. Return To Me
3. Pride & Prejudice (A&E version)
4. Anne of Green Gables

4 Places I have Lived:
1. Boise, ID
2. Fircrest, WA
3. Gig Harbor, WA
4. Provo, UT

4 TV Shows I enjoy:
1. The Office
2. Ugly Betty
3. Amazing Race
4. Ice Road Truckers

4 Places I have Been on Vacation:
1. Mexican Riviera (Cabos, Puerta Vallarta, Mazatlan)
2. Sunriver, OR
3. Disneyland
4. Vancouver, BC (for Expo '86)

4 of My Favorite Dishes/Restaurants:
1. Cafe Rio-chicken salad
2. Quiznos-honey bacon club
3. Chilis-chicken crispers
4. My mom's chicken enchiladas

4 Websites I visit Daily:
2. everyone's blogs
3. my

4 Places I Would Rather Be Right Now:
1. relaxing on a warm beach
2. spending time with my mom
3. anywhere with Nate
4. catching up with old friends

4 People I would Challenge to do This:
1. Drew
2. Shelley
3. Carol-since she is in dire need of updating her blog! :)
4. Jana

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Carson's Bday Pics and Then Some

Here are some pics I put together from Carson's Bday. I was inspired by the awesome collages that Audra puts together. Too bad mine doesn't hold a candle to hers! :)

As you can see, I am never satisfied with the look of my blog. As you can tell, I am constantly changing it! Someday I will like it and not have to mess with it anymore!

I do have to say to Jessi that I went and saw "Hairspray" and absolutely LOVED it too!!!! I highly recommend it. It is so much FUN! My mom and I got to go together this last weekend while she was in town and she totally loved it too!!! I would see it again in a heartbeat. In fact, it is one I want to own when it comes out on DVD. From the first scene you are just happy and having fun!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Our Carson is 1!

It was a year ago today that Carson Vaun joined our little family, and I am in complete shock at how fast time flies! He is a fun, patient, happy, fearless little guy. His personality is really starting to come out. He is just so much fun! We are having a little celebration tonight, so I will post about it later. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARSON! We love you!!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Just Call Me....

It is fun to have nicknames. I think they make people feel special. Here are the nicknames I have had throughout my life:

  • Mich (pronounced "Mitch")
  • Mich (pronounced "Mish")
  • Chelle
  • Chelley
  • Chelle Bell
  • Mochelle
  • Moesha
  • Mo
  • Mugsy
  • Mugs
  • Mel
  • Bones
  • Sunshine Girl
  • Edenholm
  • Edenholmy
  • Miss Michelle

Monday, July 16, 2007

Snake River

Last week we spent the week in Jackson Hole and the M* Family cabin in Idaho. I will have to post more details later, but we rafted the Snake River while we were there. It was a BLAST! Colby even did it with us, which made his Dad SO proud! He did awesome! Here are some pics from hitting the "Big Kahuna" (the biggest rapid on the river trip).

If you look closely, you can see Colby bunkered down next to me.