Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Poinsettia Bowl!

Here I am at the Bowl game. Go Boise State Broncos!!!
Right before we headed to the game, we looked online to see where we were sitting. Yes, I bought tickets on the TCU side, not knowing. I just want to go on the record that we weren't the only Bronco fans on that side, but we were out numbered and not in the spirit of BRONCO NATION!

Ben and I are taking a poll on the better picture. He likes the way the one on the top and I like how I look in the bottom picture. I am not picture/photoshop savvy so I can't cut him out of one and add it to the better picture of me. So you get both pictures.

Boise State warming up.
We were sorry to see Boise State lose, but proud of their efforts. 16/17 score's not bad.

Monday, December 22, 2008

We Got a Deal!!!

So, Ben and I decided to go to San Diego for the Poinsettia Bowl. I told him to look at Hotels.com for good rates on rooms. As we were looking we found the Sofia Hotel. It offered a nice place to stay for a great price. There were great reviews and the price was right so we made reservations.
Now you know that I always have a story. Things just can't go right. I had a feeling that there had to be a catch with the price.
1st thing. You have to book exclusively with the Hotel in order to get the complimentary breakfast. This doesn't make it complimentary because an average night on their website is $135 a night. We paid $60. So in actuality you pay for your breakfast.
Second, there is no parking. You have to pay for Valet Parking which is $28 a day.
When we got up to our room, we were joking that they must know that we paid only $60 so they were going to get their $ anyway.
Last, Ben decided to get on the internet to see what shops were around and we found out that they charge $10 A DAY to get on the internet.
I then said, just watch, you're going to turn on the TV and we are going to have to pay for that too. Luckily after Ben fiddled with the wires for awhile the TV did start working without us having to pay for that too!
So what was suppose to be a GREAT DEAL on Hotels.com ended up costing us a HOLE in our Pockets.
Now imagine what service we would have gotten if we paid the full price. Either all the above free or more money out of pocket. Who can afford to stay here?
Addition: Today we needed to get something out of our car. So we had Valet take us to where our car was parked in their garage. Ben says that our Suburban was the cheapest car in there.
We are going to ask for the Maserati to be brought to us when we leave! We had a laugh when we imagined us driving the Aveo to the hotel and having it Valet parked.

Friday, December 19, 2008

12 Bugs of Christmas!

Corwin wanted to send his grandparents,aunts, uncles and cousins a special Christmas message and this is what he came up with. I hope you all enjoy it Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


So, it's been a long time since I have posted.
This next picture is scary.
On Saturday I was having a NON Yard Sale. That means that I had taken everything out of my garage to clean it and sweep. My neighbor is happening to have a HOLIDAY SHOPPE at her house. So cars are driving by quite frequently. I happened to have a few people stop. They didn't even ask me if I was having a yard sale, they just started looking through my stuff. I had a lot of baby items stored, so that was the majority out there. I managed to sell 3 things and earned a whole $9.00 for a non yard sale. WOO-HOO!!!
Back to my scary story. So while I was cleaning, I found a box that carries an emergency car kit. I picked it up and started sorting throught the box so I could shut the lid and put it back in the car. When I went to move the jumper cables and saw a RATTLESNAKE lying in the box. I was sure it was dead. I tried to call Ben, but he didn't answer his phone and he wasn't due back for 3 hours. So I called my dad for some comfort. He told me to take a long stick and poke it to see if it was alive. Sure enough, the snakes tongue came out. I screamed a little. So then I proceeded to stay in the garage to watch the snake to make sure it didn't get out of the box and head towards the fridge or under a car or something else. After awhile I got bored and brave, so I moved the box very carefully out into the dirt and put the jumper cables back on the snake(I used a rake to move the cables). The snake didn't move so I was good. When Ben got home he flipped the box over with a shovel and got rid of the snake.
It's December we are not suppose to have snakes near. They should be in their den's hibernating, not in my garage. I think my total head count on Rattlesnakes on my property since we moved here is 10. That is 10 too many for me. I think our house was built on a den.

All I want for Christmas

Liam found this at Walmart. A lady saw him sitting on the dinosaur and said, "You should take his picture." I happened to have my camera, for once.
Liam tells me, "His name is KODA. Koda is my friend. I want Koda. I like Koda."