Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A very Merry Christmas indeed

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!
Ours this year was a little strange as we spent it in a hotel room.

Christmas eve we went to my mom's house for Christmas lunch, we all had a BLAST watching Marlee open her gifts. She was so excited to show everyone what Santa brought her (My mom wrote a letter to Santa and asked him to stop by her house early since Marlee wouldn't be there Christmas day) She got so many toys! We had a wonderful lunch and then headed to Curtis' mom's house so we could get the car loaded and head out to Wisconsin.

After 7 hours on the road we made it!

Curtis' sister moved to WI about 10 months ago and wasn't able to take the time off from work to come home, so we took Christmas to her. We stayed for 3 days and had a blast. Her boyfriend made us a FANTASTIC dinner and we all headed to the hotel to see what Santa brought for us. We opened gifts and watched a movie. Very relaxing and fun, but it was really strange and rather sad that my family wasn't there. This is the first Christmas in 25 years that I haven't seen my mom Christmas day.

Saturday we packed the car up and headed to Milwaukee to go to the Harley Davidson museum. Curtis & his step-dad both ride motorcycles so we thought it would be fun... we were right, it was so cool! There are close to 450 Harley's on display in the 130,000 sq ft museum. We saw the oldest known Harley from like 1903 (it was basically a peddle bike with a battery and very small motor, I'm not sure how it worked, but at least I can say that I saw it). We learned how they were made, what they have been used for over the years (police vehicles, delivery vehicles, post office vehicles, racing, military, leisure, pretty much everything). At the end there are 10 bikes that you can sit on to take pictures. I only sat on one as I'm not really a riding kind of girl, but it was fun to watch Curtis and Scott try them all. They have a restaurant, bar and gift shop on the grounds as well. It really was HUGE place and if I'm ever in Milwaukee again... I will go again. Even after 2 hours there, I know there was stuff I missed.

We spent about 2 hours there and then hopped in the car for the 7 hour ride home.

All and all I think everyone had a really good time.

We got home really late Saturday and when we got up Sunday, Curtis and I exchanged gifts with each other... not to brag or anything, but I must have been a REALLY good girl this year. Earrings, bracelet, watch, and some DS games from my dear husband!

I hope 2009 is a wonderful year for all of you, I know I'm looking forward to it!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Fun times with the one I love

I love the holidays and am looking forward to starting new traditions with my own family. We were at Walmart the other day and I happened upon a gingerbread house kit... I told Curtis I wanted to buy it so we could make one... he of course said no (he must think putting together gingerbread houses are no manly) and I bought it anyway. When he got home from work Monday I had the table & all our "ingredients" ready to go.
Curtis was hesitant, but once we started it turned out to be a lot of fun. A new tradition in the Moore house was created.
We even had a little help from another family member....

Curtis put the "frame"together while I snapped away with the camera
A little break to lick frosting off his fingers
Can you see the concentration in my face? I was working hard.
Princess showed up to help, but decided she wanted to eat the frosting too. I let her do it long enough to get a 30 second video and then we had to move her away and resume our work.
Our self portrait with the finished "house"
... And of course, the finished product. Curtis thought he would make ice sickles (is that how you spell it?) out of frosting, they ended up being globs all over the house. Oh well, we had a lot of fun and that's all the matters. Tonight... the tree goes up!! Hooray

I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

You're it!

I read this on Meggin's page and wanted to give it a shot! She didn't tag me... but I'm doing it anyway.

Husband Tag
1. Where did you meet your husband? In high school, he played football with one of my friends... we officially met at Taco Bell during lunch. Romantic huh?
2. How long did you date before you were married? Like 8 years... I guess we had to be sure we were right for each other!
3. How long have you been married? A month and a half ish
4. What does he do that surprises you? Every now and then I'll come home to a clean house... I love it when he does that.
5. What is his best feature? His teeth and his beautiful eyes! He's very handsome!
6. What is his best quality? He is so caring and would do anything for anyone. He is the most unselfish person I know.
7. Does he have a nickname for you? Babe
8. What is his favorite food? Anything... seriously, he eats almost anything you put in front of him.
9. What is his favorite sport? Football of course, he enjoys watching and playing.
10. When and where was your first kiss? Honestly, I don't remember... it was a long time ago.
11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Kayak
12. Do you have any children? Not yet - but were working on it.
13. Does he have any hidden talents? Not so much
14. How old is he? 25
15. Who said I love you first? I think he did
16. What is his favorite music? Country, some rock, some hip-hop, but mostly just country.
17. What do you admire most about him? He's a hard worker and just a darned good person.
18. What is his favorite color? He's color blind so he doesn't have a favorite, everything is black, white and shades of gray.
19. Will he read this? Probably.
20. Who do you tag? There are only a couple people I can tag, Flee, Ashley and Mari & anyone else who may stumble across this blog and want to do it!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Did you...


I'm proud to say I did!

I need a little help

My grandma was hospitalized on Sunday due to a blood infection... She seemed to be doing okay, but last night we had a scare. They called to have the family come up to the hospital. She had taked a turn, she had a fever, and her breathing was labored. Her body is fighting the blood infection as well as a urinary tract infection (that she has had for 5 days and has gone untreated). They weren't sure if she was going to make it, so they called us all up.
They treated her with Tylenol which helped with the fever, had a chest x-ray and a blessing by President Conley and Jim Gartner and antibiotic drip. She started to come around. She had some issues with fluid around her lungs/heart that impeded her breathing, so they gave her a diuretic which kept her running during the night, but she slept well in spite of that.
This morning the nurse said that she believes the doctor knows what the blood infection is from, but we haven't heard yet.
I have never been so scared in my life... no one ever wants to get that call and I'm so glad that she able to pull herself through. It simply wasn't her time to go, so she didn't.
She will be in the hospital for at least 2 more days... please say a little prayer for my Grandma!

Monday, November 3, 2008


What is this world coming to? Just when I think everything in my life is going great... bam... it hits me out of nowhere.
Once in a blue moon I like to treat myself to a very special (& expensive) lunch. Every couple months I like to go to Schelde's for Soup and Salad... I always get Broccoli Cheddar soup and make my salad to go. I enjoy coming back to my office, eating my salad and savoring my amazing soup. It's just so good!! Today was my special day... soup and salad day. I drove to Schelde's, got my food and headed back to my office. I ate my salad and immediately dove into my favorite soup... mmm... how delicious it was, a couple bites in and
what is this...
this can't be right...
There it was...

an onion!!! Ewww....

Surly this must have been a mistake... a chunk of onion must have fallen in while they were making the soup.
I picked it out and went on my merry way.
I got about 3 more bites in before I saw another piece of onion.
This made me want to search further and sure enough... my bowl of broccoli cheddar soup had somehow turned into broccoli onion cheddar soup. How disappointing :(
Anyone who knows me, knows I hate onions.
I did my best to pick them out and keep eating, but I just couldn't. It was all too much for me to handle, I threw it away and have vowed to myself to find a new favorite soup. I just can't go back to someone who has hurt me so badly...
so today we say goodbye... goodbye to a delicious friend!
It was a great time while it lasted!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy (Belated) Halloween

I had such a good one this year too...
It started with a visit to see the cutest fireman! Jake...

I wasn't in the mood to carve my pumpkin this year, so I let my husband do it. (Please note the DeWalt drill next to the pumpkin) He's so creative.

Curtis and Princess passed out candy to all the little trick or treaters...
... and we had one very special ladybug show up... Miss Marlee, the cutest ladybug EVER!
The pumpkin actually turned out pretty cute. (We had 3 people ask how we made such perfect circles... we never gave away Curtis' secret)
I hope you all had a great Halloween!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's true...

Shocking but true... I'm finally a wife! Can you believe it?

Curtis & I "tied the knot" on October 4th. It doesn't feel any different to be a wife, but at the same time it does. Does that make any sense?
Everything went as well as it could... the weather was great, the dress fit like a glove, the hair looked nice, the girls looked gorgeous, the boys (especially Curtis) looked handsome, my dad didn't make me cry and everyone (well almost everyone) that we love were there.
Here are a few pictures that Carol took... I'll get some up from the photographer as soon as I get them.

Not sure what I was looking at but for whatever reason I love this pic... weren't the flowers pretty?

Lexi and Marlee getting ready to head down the isle
The almost Mr. & Mrs
Our cake... it was so yummy!
Finally Mr & Mrs Curtis Moore
Next to come in our lives.... BABIES!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

38 very short days

This will be a short one... I just have a couple things to say...

I can't believe I'm getting married in 38 days... it just doesn't seem real. I've always known I would marry Curtis, but it's really happening! Yikes!!
There is still so much to do, but I know it will all come together like it's supposed to.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Betcha' didn't know this

I wanted to post something but I couldn't think of anything fun to write... instead I will share 20 little known facts about myself.

1. I love smutty romance novels
2. I don't drink enough water
3. I love scrap booking, but I don't do it often because I hate cleaning up the inevitable mess I leave
4. I used to hate pink because it was too girly... now it's my favorite color
5. I hate real estate (don't tell my boss)
6. I ALWAYS wear my seat belt, even if I'm driving around the subdivision
7. Milk does my body good, but I maybe drink one glass a week
8. I would wear flip flops 365 days a year if it didn't snow here
9. When I find a shirt I like, I buy it in 3 or 4 different colors
10. I am very emotional
11. If it wasn't so hard to wash my hair in the bathtub, I would bathe everyday instead of showering
12. I am scared to death about having kids, but I want to have LOTS of them
13. I love roller coasters... big, tall, fast roller coasters!
14. I used to write poetry, no one has ever read the poems I've written other than me
15. I hate politics!
16. I love sitting in my office and staring off into the bay... I am so lucky to live where I live, I hate that I take it for granted sometimes.
17. I love PASTA! Any pasta
18. I think I have a good voice and I love to use it when I'm driving. I'm the girl that everyone laughs at because I'm driving and singing at the top of my lungs
19. I hate all reptiles
20. Shoes = happiness

Monday, July 14, 2008

This and That

I'm a little new to the blogging world, so give me a couple minutes to figure all of this out.

A little bit about us... for those of you who don't know. Curtis is an electrician for Windemuller and has been with them for almost 7 years. I work full-time as a licensed assistant to Carol Franklin, Realtor and part-time at a jewelry store. I love both of my jobs, but I hate working so much.

We have 2 kids (our cats) Buster and Princess, and I love being a "mom" to them. I treat them as if they were my children, they are VERY loved!

Curtis and I are currently planning our wedding (well... mostly I'm planning and he just shakes his head yes or no) We are getting married October 4th and I'm so excited to be a wife! I can't wait to start a family... that is after all the biggest goal in my life... to be a mommy.

I don't lead a very exciting life... but when something fun happens... you'll know.