Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!!!

This year was a Todd year. The day was spent doing easter egg hunts, lots of food, and a fun time flying kites (that the kids all got from Boppy and Nanna) in the "Chino Hills." :)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Finally...

Finals are done. Yesterday was my last day of the quarter, and it couldn't have come sooner. The best part about it though, is I only have 1 quarter left until I am a graduate.


I do have to vent some frustrations though in regards to the corrupt school system. I don't know if it's budget cuts or what... but what is the deal with text books. I had to buy a stupid music book for a general class I didn't even wanna take. I paid $8o-some dollars for it, and when I sold it back I got $3. Yes, no 0's behind that. My other book they gave me $2. Gee, what a deal.


They did make up for it however by giving me a free bag a popcorn, and a can of mineral water. Yes, that was definitely worth it!


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Burial at Sea

Our Beloved Mr. Sparkle has left us.

Friday morning (March 14, 2008) I awoke to a belly-up Chinese Fighting Fish. I feel partially to blame, as I had changed his water the previous day. The autopsy showed that he had suffered some trauma recently. Mr. Sparkle was given a proper burial at sea... the big flush as he always called it.

Mr. Sparkle (name from The Simpsons... the fish + light bulb= fish bulb) came into our family 1 year and 3 months ago. He was a Christmas gift (year 2006) for Weston. Originally he came from WalMart. He was a kind fish, who survived a good deal of hardships. Including: living in green waste for a month, going without food when we went on vacation, and us trying to get him mad so he would puff out. It was surprisingly sad to have him leave us.

Wes couldn't hold back the tears.


video

In Loving Memory

Dec. 2006- March 2008

May he rest in peace.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Please don't take offense.

As you can see I attempted for the first time to rearrange my blog background. After the proud moment of saving my new template, I sadly realized that in the process I deleted all my friends. Therefore, if you are viewing my blog and you happen to notice your name has been deleted from my friends list, it's really not that I don't like you, I just didn't happen to "re-find" you as I tried putting all my old friends back on the list! Just let me know people!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Big News Coming Up!!!


Tricked ya, made you think we were having a baby! Not yet, it's big news for us though, our favorite band "Death Cab For Cutie" has a new album release in May. For those of you who haven't heard of them or are as excited as us, check out this link:
http://www.deathcabforcutie.com/splash/


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I got tagged... (thanks Jill :)

1. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.

2. Each player answers the questions for themselves.

3. At the end of the post, the player then tags some people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

Just to comment on this tag... I never do these, but since Jill thought of me, I feel as though to be a truly good friend I had to comply.

*10 years ago:

I was 12, almost 13, and awkward. I went to Grace Yokley Middle School, which looking back was the worst time of my life. I enjoyed high school, but sadly cannot say the same thing for Middle School. I guess it is because I was so occupied with trying to fit in and be cool, I didn't really enjoy being myself. I spent a lot of time listening to "The Cure," and "The Wallflowers" at my friend Margaret's house. We along with Vanessa spent many hours prank calling the boys we liked at the time. For the most part however, I spent my time with my mom and dad, and my younger sister when she wasn't at her friend's house. I also drew all the time (girl's/horses/sunsets), as I did think I was going to be a professional artist. I also had the walls of my room completely wall-papered with pictures of Leonardo DiCaprio, and a few sparse pictures of Devon Sawa, and Ryder Strong.

*5 things on my to-do list for Wednesday:

Today is Wednesday so things I did/or will do today...

1. See if there are any available substitute positions. There weren't, so...

2. Run/walk my precious pup, Kiki

3. Finish my homework for today and tomorrow

4. Go to school at 4/ do a group presentation on a case study about Ozzy Osbourne

and,

5. Watch Wes and the rest of the Family Guys play their game of softball, and hopefully make it into the finals. Today's playoffs baby!


*Things I Would Do If I Were Suddenly Made A Billionaire:


Travel the world, literally... While in all my favorite areas, I would buy homes (England/Hawaii/Spain/Mexico/New Zealand... they would be better than a timeshare because I could rent them out and make a few more bucks!) Obviously get out of debt. INVEST!!! That way neither myself or my husband would have to work, because our investments would be working for us! Oh, I would also buy all family members houses nearby, so that we could always live close to one another, and we would all be driving "sweet" cars. I would also give a lot to the church.

*3 of my bad habits:

1. I belittle myself

2. I over think everything

3. I procrastinate


*Jobs I have had (this could take awhile):

-Halloween Express (1 week)

-Big League Dreams

-Ralph's (during the strike)

-Real Estate Personal Assistant (thanks Serena)


-Apple One Temp Agency (misc. jobs for 4 months)

-Ontario-Montclair School District- Instructional Aid

-Pest Control Summer Sales Rep

-Secretary for Premier Pest Control

-Hansen's Beverages (also known for Monster Energy drinks who sponsor Wee-man, from Jack*%#)


-Substitute Teacher- Moreno Valley School District

*Things most people don't know about me:

Um, I hate being alone. I get so sad and depressed; I just love being around people way too much. I am a huge book worm, in Feb/March I finished 5 books. Check out goodreads.com... I love it! I enjoy watching UFC with my husband and brother. I lived in Europe for 8 weeks, (England) and have been to Scotland, France, Italy, Prague, Mexico and Hawaii. I can't really think of anything people don't really know about me besides those things. I am basically "what you see is what you get." If you can think of anything feel free to let me know.


I tag: Heidi, Amber, and Danny T.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I Ran Out of My Shoes


Every Wednesday I, Wes play softball. On February 27th I played a game that changed city league softball forever. It was a mild evening, the weather was warm, the day was bidding adeux and fields were prepped and ready for some top rate men's league softball. It was the first inning and I was the third to bat. Since the game was young my legs were fresh and the possibilities were endless. It was a lackluster start to what would turn out to be a little more than a lackluster game. When I got up excitement was in the air. The crowd, surprisingly was on their feet; they new something great was about to occur.... but what??? Due to lack of patience I swung on the first pitch thrown to me. The ball sailed high and far into left-center field. The outfielder must have been blinded by my flawless swing and boyish good looks. As the ball got closer to him, he stood there as if it were going to fall right into his hands. Alas, as the ball grew nearer, his eyes grew larger. Soon realizing he didn't know what kind of power surged through these wiry arms he started to back peddle. Once I saw the fear in his eyes as he and I both realized at the same time that he was going to miss the ball, I took off. This sudden burst of speed shocked the stadium, but moreover, it shocked my shoes. As I took off rounding first base to what was the beginning of a sure in-the-park homereno (as i like to call them), I started to stumble. Such an action was unfamiliar to me, for Weston B never stumbles...never! My run soon turned into somewhat of a bear/gorilla crawl; using my hands to keep me from falling. I unfortunately had to stop at first and evaluate the sure conspiracy. I looked down and saw that I ran right out of my shoes. My left shoe ripped almost completely open and the sole was nearly torn entirely off. I had to cowardly get a base runner and use someone else's left cross-trainer shoe for the remainder of the game. Fortunately, in the seventh inning, I was able to redeem myself and hit the inside-the-park homereno (as I still like to call it).