Archives for January 2011


This weekend was one of the most relaxed and productive weekends we’ve had in a long time, it was wonderful!  I would be happy if every weekend from now on was like this one.

Friday night got the weekend off to a great start as we had some friends over for dinner and a game.  We had a great time catching up with this fantastic and fun couple.  Our church started a marriage mentor program a couple of years ago, and this couple was “assigned” to us.  We knew nothing about them before then, and we have very much enjoyed getting to know them over the last couple of years.  They were such an encouragement to us after such a trying week.  It made us realize that our busy and exhaustive lifestyle had taken away our energy to spend much time with people lately.  We’ve set a new goal for ourselves that we need to have people over much more often.

Wits and Wagers

Saturday was a much needed catch up day.  We got a lot of little things done around the house.  Then ventured out for a couple last minute items we needed for us to be completely ready to get right to work on Monday morning.  After the complete mess we had made rearranging the office, it is finally getting all set up and organized.  We are both so excited for our first month working together… I think it will be our most profitable ever!

Sunday started out like every Sunday does, getting ready for church.  After church, Mom came over for a quick lunch and then we went out shopping.  Of course, we went to our new favorite store, Goodwill.  We both came home with several great finds, made even greater by knowing we got such a bargain on them.

Shopping trip

Both Jesse and I were well refreshed for Monday! 🙂

Thankful for My Husband

We all have so many things to be thankful for in our lives. With all the busyness going on, it is important to take the time to remember all the blessings in our lives. Ronnie and Mandi have been great at reminding us to share what we are thankful for. Be sure to check out their blog to see what they and others are thankful for too.

HusbandToday I am extremely thankful for my wonderful husband.  I know it’s a little sappy… but it’s true!  I’m thankful to have him on my “team.”  I’m thankful that he is willing to take a career risk with me and support me while we make these life changes.  I’m so proud of how well he has been running our business.  He is really going places this year, and I’m excited to see where this ride takes us.


Just the other day I watched the movie I.Q. on instant Netflix, and I really enjoyed it.  The basic plot is that a guy, Ed Walters, meets a girl, Catherine Boyd, and instantly feels like there is a connection and that they are meant to be together.  When Ed tries to pursue Catherine further, he learns that her uncle is Albert Einstein.  This presents a huge obstacle for Ed because he knows that he can never be genius enough to fit into Catherine’s family.  Ed and Einstein become friends as they scheme to make Catherine fall in love with him anyways.  Today I was reminded of a part at the beginning of the movie when Catherine disapproved of Ed letting Einstein ride with him on his motorcycle.

Catherine Boyd: You took Albert Einstein for a ride on that thing?
Ed Walters: Sure.
Catherine Boyd: Well don’t ever do that again!
Ed Walters: Come on. He loved it. He went Wahoo.
Catherine Boyd: Wahoo?
Ed Walters: When’s the last time he said Wahoo?
Catherine Boyd: Well I’m sure I don’t know.
Ed Walters: When’s the last time you said Wahoo?
Catherine Boyd: Well I’m sure I don’t know.

Happy dayToday I felt like saying Wahoo, and it’s been a long time since I felt that way.  Today I let my boss know that would no longer be able to continue working my job.  We have decided that I will work alongside my husband help him with our growing home business.  I will finish working this week and next week, and then I will be a full time Petersen Media Group employee.  This decision has been a long time coming, and although we didn’t quite plan on taking this step this early we are VERY excited about where the future will lead us.

I have learned a whole lot in the time I have worked for this company.  I feel like I have gained much knowledge and many skills that will help me no matter where the future leads.  I used to love my job.  I used to look forward to going to work.  Now I was dreading it each day.  Not just in the way that everyone dreads waking up and going to work.  But in a way that was tearing me apart inside.  I feel like the job was changing who I am… and it’s time to get me back!