Monday, August 27, 2012

Coming back a blessed and humbled person...

This past weekend I had the experience of a lifetime. I went into the weekend feeling like I wasn't emotionally able to be there, but decided to leave my personal problems and life at the gate. And by doing that, I was able to experience and be a part of the most amazing and awe inspiring weekend of my life.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Equal Love Equal Rights...not too much to ask for.

I've been reminded in the last few days how precious it really is to find someone that you truly love and know you will spend the rest of your life with. It's hard enough to find people to surround yourself with that love and support you, let alone the one person to share everything with. We all want that person that we can be a total goof around and also feel safe enough to cry with them when life takes a turn for the worse. But I'm constantly reminded of how unfair and unjust this great country of ours truly is.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Workin' my core...

Okay, this week is suppose to be a "Recovery Week" in the Insanity workout...but I have to disagree. Recovery my @$$! Today's workout made my legs, arms and shoulders burn while I had to do different core strengthening workouts. I almost miss my other workouts...almost!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Too Insane to post...kinda.

Okay, so I'm falling behind in my posts again...and I have a good reason. I'm going INSANE! Well, not mentally, but with the exercising! The Insanity Workout is really kicking my butt, but I'm totally getting through it. On top of all of this, I've been making the final tweaks to the chicken coop in preparation for the girls' permanent move outside. **Breathe**

Monday, June 18, 2012

STOP THE INSANITY!!!!'s day 15 and I'm ready for this to be done!! LOL. Most people are under the impression that any workout routine gets easier as time goes on. But it's my belief that if it's getting easier, you aren't doing enough and you need to push harder. So I'm here to tell you that Insanity is CRAZY! Oy!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Still Holding On...

Okay. So I stole that title from the TV Guide Network's show about Wilson Phillips...but come on! It's too good not to! :) Well let's just say the last few days have been packed full of craziness and a little bit of down time thrown in the mix as well. But here we go!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen...Wilson Phillips! here it is. We decided on names for our girls. It was the other day and Michael and I were out in the backyard since the sun was out (a rare N.W. moment ;-) ), so we decided to take the chicks outside for their first romp in the grass. It was at that moment that Michael came up with the names for our three newest members of the BP Clan.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Montana and back...Insanity...and Chicks!

Well the last few weeks have been nothing but a blur! I've been busy designing and building a chicken coop. We, along with our two dogs, traveled to Montana and back. And let me tell you...the chicks are here!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Busy day...with a side of ignorance.

Yesterday proved to be a busy, busy day! And even on the nicest of days there's always a chance that you run into someone who makes you lose faith in your fellow man. But I will get to that later in the post...but for now...lets take a walk through the day of this REAL Housewife.

Friday, May 11, 2012

No rest for this REAL Housewife!

Okay, so I've been back from Vancouver for quite some time and have neglected to blog. Shame on me! But I have to be 100 % honest, we've been SUPER busy! We finished our garden area!!! Let me tell you, this was a bigger project than both of us anticipated but we are very happy with the results!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 2: Good Food and GREAT Entertainment!

First things first...the bed in this place is AMAZING! It really makes me miss the bed that I had in my apartment...sigh. This bed is like sleeping on a cloud, and the comforter just holds you tight and lulls you to sleep. To be honest, I can't wait to crawl back into bed tonight!!! But let's get on with what happened today!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Day 1: The REAL Housewife of Snohomish County takes the REAL Canada!

Well let me say that today has been one helluva busy day! Holy hell! We woke up around 5:45 AM and I showered to get my day started. We then started the process of getting the dogs up and at 'em, fed, and taken out to do their business. We also got ourselves ready and left the house by 7:45. Very rarely are we able to keep the dogs in the dark about what was happening. But we didn't pull out our suitcases or move their kennel until they were outside. Cooper always manages to know when we are leaving and he mopes around the house like we are abandoning him.

Friday, April 27, 2012

It's Officially Over!!!!

The 9 Day Cleanse is OVER!!!! I can not tell you how happy I am that it is over. I've missed breads, meats and all things good! :) But I have to say that it was a success! Over the last 9 days I dropped 9.5 lbs! :) I have a few more to go so I am starting the nutrition plan from the Insanity Program and will attempt to keep my caloric intake down...attempt that is.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Operations G.M.A.I.S. - Day 4, I haven't updated the last few days and I have a really good excuse. I've been trying NOT to eat my computer! Lord I've been so hungry the last few days, but I know that it's all for good reason! Operation G.M.A.I.S. is 4 days in and I'm actually feeling pretty good. Oh, I suppose you'd like to know what that means. Get My Ass In Shape! :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I'm Back! And I've got an AMAZING Kitchen!!!!

Okay, so I know that it's been forever and a day since I last posted on my blog, but I have a good reason. I moved! Seriously, if you've moved before you know what I was going through! We've finally finished all the tasks we need to in order to move in and get our condo ready for rental! So now we can tend to the day to day workings of a new house and get back to some semblance of a normal life! Whatever that may be!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Time goes slowy..

Okay...this time I'm going to have to disagree with Madonna! Time is flying by the last few weeks! It seems like only yesterday that we put in the offer on our house. One week from today we are suppose to close! It seems like we were super busy the first week, then had some down time before inspection and then it was busy again. And the last few weeks have been pretty quiet. But it was honestly, the quiet before the storm.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

And the Lowes saga continues...

Well, this whole thing with Lowes has definitely been a thorn in my side. After writing my blog I still hadn't heard from them so I sent an email to the Customer Service department and included a link to my blog. I didn't know if they'd read the blog, but I was appreciative of everyone who took the time to read it and comment about their experiences with Lowes as well!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

If there's a God in Heaven...

...He will see to it that Lowes dies as a company! I swear to God that I'm done with Lowes! The last few days have been nothing but a pain in my royal ass! Let's back up a bit and start at the beginning. So it was a warm day in June of 1980 and the world was getting ready to welcome it's most famous housewife ever, Brian. :) Just kidding, let's not go back THAT far!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Real Housewife of Snohomish County...moving??? I've been VERY non-existent the last few weeks. This year has proved to be one that has thrown a lot in the way of me and my family. But just like we always have done, we've come out the other side stronger and ready to face what the world has to throw our way!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dios te bendiga, Abuelita.

Here I sit at Sea-Tac International Airport waiting for a 6:22 AM flight to Houston where I'll be connecting to a flight this afternoon to Harlingen, TX. This is my first time to Texas and I wish that it was for a reason other than what it's for. On Sunday night, my sweet grandma passed away.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Superbowl Madness!!!!

I can't even begin to explain how crazy it is around here today! I've waited for this day for a LONG time! And I can't believe that it's finally here! It's the SUPERBOWL!!! Michael and I have been preparing all day, and have been counting down the minutes until the most exciting moment of the day...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Every Housewife Needs to Work...

That's right, I've said it. And I'm finally back at a point, after some conversations, where I think it's time for me to yet again, get a job. So I've taken the first step and accepted a side project with a friend's company to do some organizational work with their filing systems. This is something that I did for a couple of the other companies I've worked for and it's time to put these skills to good use.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's a Real Housewife Fish Fry!!!!

I did something I never thought I'd be doing...I fried fish. Well it wasn't an all out fish fry as much as it was a "cook a few fish filets." I woke up yesterday morning and got Michael off to work and then went to work looking for a recipe that would suit my first foray into fish making. And with the help of Anne Burrell, I found it!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The House on Haunted Hill!

So, Michael and I are in the slow process of finding a new home. We have been searching (or I have rather) endlessly online and watching every show on TV about home buying and fixing them up. Yesterday we toured two homes, they were on separate ends of Mukilteo. The first one was nice, the second was a house straight out of the 90's and you could totally tell. Today however, we took a home tour that we will NEVER forget!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


I'm a horrible, horrible blogger. It's been quite a number of days since I last updated all you faithful readers on this mess I call my life. I wish I could say that I have been crazy busy, but the truth is that I'm in a bit of a funk. There are a lot of things in my mind these days and it seems that my mountains are mere mole hills to everyone else around me.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Prayers for the family of Sherry Arnold

Over the past 6 days we've been following a story coming out of a small town in Eastern Montana. A 43 year old teacher went for a jog at 6:30 AM and was never seen again. For the next few days the citizens of the small town and the surrounding county, with the help of local and federal law enforcement, set out on a search to find this wife/mother/daughter.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

No rest for the weary...or sick for that matter....

Michael and I made our trip to Arizona to see my mother. As a big ol' momma's was very important for me to get down there to see her and make sure she was really okay. And I'm incredibly fortunate to have a husband who recognizes how important family is to me and will do anything to help me and my family out when needed.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

On the road again....

Well, in the air at least. It's now 4:29 AM and I'm sitting at Sea-Tac waiting for my 6 AM flight to Vegas. And then we get to pick up our rental car and drive the 2 1/2 to 3 hours to Parker. Woo hoo. It's not fun traveling on little to no sleep. I honestly don't think I've slept through a night in over 2 years. It's funny how getting older does that to a person.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year's Happiness and the scare that followed.

Hello 2012! Wow, I can't believe that it's already 2012. 2011 just seems like it went by way too fast and so much happened that it's hard to digest everything. I feel very lucky to have the life that I do, and the friends that I've made in the past year. But this New Year wasn't filled with all joy and happiness.