2. Personal Banker
3. Sales Associate
4. Aerobics instructor
Jobs I'd Like:
2. Owner of a “La Caille” type wedding reception place in AZ
3. Adolescent Counselor
4. Aerobics instructor
Movies on PeteandRepeat:
1. The Goonies
2. French Kiss
3. Dirty Dancing
4. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
5. The Holiday
6. Pursuit of Happyness
1. The Poisonwood Bible
2. Gift from the Sea
3. How to be Lovely
4. The Lost Choice
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things To Do:
1. Anything with my hubby
2. Play with Molly
6. Go to Broadway shows
1. Salt Lake City, Utah
2. Sandy, Utah
3. Phoenix, AZ
2. Chicken marsala
3. Ribs from Houston’s
4. Anything Mexican
6. Strawberry shortcake or trifle
Places I'd Rather Be:
1. Vacationing in Hawaii or somewhere else
2. In Utah with my family and friends
3. Walking on the beach
4. New York City or San Francisco
5. At a cabin in the mountains
6. At the spa (great idea Laura!)
Words I Quite Like:
Tag! You're It:
6. Anyone else who wants to do this!
The Suns officially kicked off their 2007-2008 season on Friday night against the Lakers. Unfortunately, we got off to a bad start and lost (119-98). Our friends invited us to the game, and we had amazing seats so it was really fun even though we got our butts kicked! There is something to be said about men's basketball, and especially going to men's basketball games. It's SO fun and SO entertaining!! You can check out the Pheonix Sun's here.
Here is a picture of Bill and some of his MRED associates at the event. You can learn more about the Cityscape project here.
Ok-so my friend, Ashley, might kill me for putting this photo up of her Halloween costume, but I think it is definitely blog worthy. Ash-you are absolutely hilarious. Remember when we dressed up for songfest practice in similar outfits? I am laughing out loud. Anyways-I love you!
I want to preface this post by saying that I absolutely love Phoenix, AZ. The summers can be dreadful, but for the rest of the year it is sunny and beautiful. HOWEVER, I can't deny that I really miss the seasons in SLC, UT. I read Muranda's Fall post, and I started to remember all of the little things that I love about the seasons...especially fall.
We stayed at the Tubac Golf Resort, which was amazing (and ULI/MRED picked up the tab)! Here are some pictures of the resort.
We'll put some of our own photos up shortly!
Cruising was an interesting experience for us. We had a great time! But, it's a very different way to travel. While it was very convenient to always have a place to eat, not have to pack up and move from city to city, etc., we both felt like the consummate tourists. The port cities cater to the cruise ships; and the shops don't vary much from town to town. Bill's brother and sister-in-law (who cruise twice a year) say that the majority of the shops in Alaska were the same as in the Caribbean. A lot of gold and jewelry shops, as well as tourist traps selling "Alaska" souvenirs. Even though we spent 4 - 16 hours in each port, we didn't feel that we got a true taste of Alaska. I've heard it's the same on other cruises.
We departed from Seattle, Washington, and visited Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria (British Columbia). The weather was cool and mostly rainy, which was a pleasant change from the 110+ degree Phoenix summer.
We've been late in publishing these photos on the blog, as school and work started back up soon after we arrived home. Nevertheless, we had a fantastic time on our Alaska cruise with the Knowlton clan. The cruise was an anniversary celebration for Hooper & Shauna (Bill's parents), who have been married for 25 years. Hooper & Shauna are such an inspiration to us, and we appreciate all of their continued love and support.
My friend Erin tagged me!
4 JOBS I'VE HAD:
1. Receptionist for Realty Executives
2. Personal Banker at Chase Bank
3. Compliance Analyst for Bank of America
4. Case Intake Coordinator at Littler Global
4 MOVIES I CAN ALWAYS WATCH:
1. French Kiss
2. Dirty Dancing
3. The Notebook
4. Pretty Woman
4 PLACES I'VE LIVED:
1. Salt Lake City, UT
2. Sandy, UT
3. Gilbert, AZ
4. Phoenix, AZ
TV SHOWS I ENJOY:
2. America’s Next Top Model
3. American Idol
2. Café Rio shredded pork burrito, enchilada style
3. My hubby’s spaghetti
4. Frozen Yogurt
WEBSITES I VISIT FREQUENTLY:
PLACES I'D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW:
1. Anywhere that it’s less than 100 degrees!
2. Sitting on the beach
3. Hanging out with Bill
4. Hanging out with friends that I never get to see
5. Driving on the “Road to Hana”
6. On safari in Kenya
WOW…I would rather be a lot of places right now, and this list could really go on forever!
BLOGGER BUDDIES TO TAG:
1. Emily Asay
2. Katie Hadfield
3. Muranda Barker
4. Amanda James
Guardians are the cornerstone of society, for they are the temperament given to serving and preserving our most important social institutions. Guardians have natural talent in managing goods and services--from supervision to maintenance and supply--and they use all their skills to keep things running smoothly in their families, communities, schools, churches, hospitals, and businesses.
Guardians can have a lot of fun with their friends, but they are quite serious about their duties and responsibilities. Guardians take pride in being dependable and trustworthy; if there's a job to be done, they can be counted on to put their shoulder to the wheel. Guardians also believe in law and order, and sometimes worry that respect for authority, even a fundamental sense of right and wrong, is being lost. Perhaps this is why Guardians honor customs and traditions so strongly--they are familiar patterns that help bring stability to our modern, fast-paced world.
Practical and down-to-earth, Guardians believe in following the rules and cooperating with others. They are not very comfortable winging it or blazing new trails; working steadily within the system is the Guardian way, for in the long run loyalty, discipline, and teamwork get the job done right. Guardians are meticulous about schedules and have a sharp eye for proper procedures. They are cautious about change, even though they know that change can be healthy for an institution. Better to go slowly, they say, and look before you leap.
Guardians make up as much as 40 to 45 percent of the population.
Anyways, here is the link to the website if you're interested: http://www.keirsey.com
The Ahlstrom Family...
I love this quote!!
In the summer, Molly's favorite thing to do is go swimming. She loves to play catch in the water, and she's actually gotten to the point where she can hold two tennis balls in her mouth while swimming at the same time. That's my talented baby girl!