Here is a picture of our tree this year!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Here is a picture of our tree this year!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I was not told today by a complete stranger that my sneeze is adorable.
I did not accidentally call 911 today.
I did not eat a potato for breakfast today. You would think I eat enough of them during the other hours of the day!
I do not hate kidney infections.
I am not upset that my casual Fridays at work got taken away.
I am not still waiting for my new phone at work. And I do not anxiously chase down any and all packages that come into the office :)
Monday, November 16, 2009
I do not hate it when Kyle goes on work trips.
Thus because of the previous statement I am not looking forward to this week being over. This is sad...Kyle has only been gone a little over an hour. It is going to be one long week!
I am not starting my Christmas shopping this week. I just hope that I am a smart shopper and that Kyle likes what I get!
I did not really like the movie Up. And we both did not cry in it either.
I am not going to see New Moon this weekend and I am not leaving Kyle at home because he made fun of Twilight. Since Twilight I have not left him home for chick flicks.
I am not so excited to get a headset for my phone at work! It is so AWESOME!! I feel like a kid at Christmas!
Monday, November 9, 2009
I do not love a good cup of hot chocolate on a cold morning...especially when you get to sit and hold the mug and it warms up your hands!
I do not get frustrated at work when people say they are going to do something then don't...but then when someone else asks them they do it immediately. Blah.
I do not hate being sick. I think that I slept all weekend long...and I didn't get done what I needed to get done so now I feel even more behind.
I am not excited to go and see the Forgotten Carols. Sue came into work asking about them because she was invited to go...that was when I realized they would be down in St. George! So Kyle and I are officially having a date night in December to go and see them and I am really looking forward to it!
I am not counting down the days that I have left in this semester. And the number is not 7 classes left.
I am also not counting down the weeks until I get to put up Christmas. And it is not 2 1/2 weeks :)
I do not love our new shelves in the garage and laundry room. They look totally AWESOME! Kyle had a very productive Saturday last weekend. (Pictures to come soon!)
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
I did not eat breakfast type food for the last 4 out of 5 nights this week. (And no ironically it was not all cereal!)
I did not process 29 transcripts today for the same person. It cost the student $116.00 and sadly there was only one whole class on their record! (And it was like an Acting I class...) And I couldn't help wonder what in the world she is going to do with 29 copies of her transcript.
I did not forget to go to the bathroom today because I was so busy at work...and for me that is pretty hard to do!
This week Kyle and I did not go to the store and buy all frozen food items. So sad, but true.
I did not get a whole lot of wierd looks today because I wore my Halloween costume. Seriously people, who wouldn't want to dress up?!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I did not cause a breaker to shut off when I turned on the computer, iron and space heater in our office. I think that it is all the space heater's fault...
I am not hoping and praying that the snow melts here in Cedar for Halloween...those poor trick or treaters having to wear their coats with their costumes...I remember having to do that as a kid and I HATED it. That and all my Halloween decorations are covered in snow. :(
I am not probably going to FRANCE next summer for a study abroad. My boss approved my time off, I was so surprised! And so I have not already though about what to pack...hehe...for those that know I plan what I am going to take way too far in advance...and I've done that my whole life, for girls camp, EFY, etc...
I am not excited for my new phone in my office...it is awesome! But I not having a hard time finding a ring that I like and that won't drive me crazy hearing it all day!
I am not wanting to bring in a movie to our conference room that just got mediated. It is seriously awesome. The guy that was installing everything yesterday had Harry Potter in as a trial run. I did not want to go back to work! :)
I am not already looking forward to the weekend after next. Is that a bad thing? Probably.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This idea I stole from Lissa...which is the part of her blog that I love the most because it makes me laugh and you really see her personality coming out! So I thought that I would start this tradition as well.
- I have not been singing Christmas carols all week. You would think that since I am such a Halloween nut I would stick with the current holiday.
- I did not just seriously contemplate keeping the huge box that our new work shredder came in so that I could take it home and make a fort.
- I am not afraid to talk to my boss about doing a study abroad next summer.
- I have not had to fix my halloween decorations like 4 times because of the wind...grr...stupid wind! Thank goodness I am handy with a glue gun!
I will leave it at that for the moment...it is harder to come up with these that I thought it would be!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
It is nice to have students back on campus...and really fun to go to the games with Kyle! He has started a new sport this season...volleyball! Love it, love it, love it! He is getting comfortable with it, and I'm super proud of him!
I think that is pretty much it for the Cottam family...just work, sports, homework and callings...(Which I get a new one this weekend, and it should be no surprise to anyone. Except me, since I thought after 4 years of YW's I would be done for a bit. I guess that isn't the case...I wonder what lesson I was supposed to learn.)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The month of August was very busy for the Cottam household! We visited family, had family visit us, had new callings and had work pick up. I guess I should just start at the beginning!
The first weekend in August we went up to Cherry Hill to camp/play with most of the Cottam clan (Kent, Beth and Melissa were sorely missed and I hope they get to come next year!) We had a great time! We drove up on Friday night...I was a bit overwhelmed by how many people were there! I guess I was just expecting a bit more room to have the camp site! We walked around, played a bit and mostly just enjoyed the family that night! When we got up the next morning it was a bit cold and it was cloudy, but I think this worked out in our favor since it kept the crowds down for the water stuff! We played miniature golf, went down the fun slides, enjoyed a good game of Airoball, which Kyle and Kendall were the experts at (I think the rest of us tried really hard but never really got it!) Probably one of the best things was the lazy river! Me, Courtney and Kyle just floated and relaxed! It was so nice! We stayed the night again and headed home on Sunday. We really just had a fun time, good food and great family!
After we headed home, Mom and Dad Cottam headed down our way. They came for the Shakespeare Festival but visited us too! We got to go and see the Secret Garden with them on Thursday! It was good...but I was a bit disappointed with the actor who portrayed Archibald. He didn't project on certain songs! But we had a good time anyways. Then on Friday Kim and her boy Mark came and stayed with us! We played loads of games, we out to breakfast with them and Mom and Dad Cottam, and went swimming. Then on Sunday when they left JaNae and Na came and stayed with us until Wednesday! (Obviously we had a really full house!) We were able to spend a lot of time with them on Sunday, but after that they had plays and dinner each night...so we really were just a B&B! I have to admit that the weekend that followed was a nice one! I didn't go anywhere or do too much!
Church updates: Kyle got put back in YM's as the first counselor...again! I've been filling in for the ward choir pianist, which has been an interesting experience.
School has officially started, and thus our work schedules have been crazy! Kyle has already started up with sports, and is traveling this weekend with the volleyball team to TX. Volleyball is a new team this year, so it is taking extra work on Kyle's part on learning the new program. My office has been very busy, but to me it is just job security! I've also started my own classes: FREN 4640, which is a French Caribbean lit class and FREN 4510, a translation class. They started yesterday. The lit class is by far the hardest. It is with a new instructor who is a native speaker. Between the new vocab, the rapid speaking and the accent I had such a hard time with it! I made a promise to myself that I would stick it out for two weeks...and I know that this will really help my French if I can just stay with it!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
My favorite piece...the comfy chair!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
As he was putting up the decor on the shelf (I was too short to reach) he placed the heart in the love forward instead of having it in a straight line like I wanted it to be...so we needed to do something to make the decision! As a 24th of July tradition we have tank battles. We went to the firework store that day and could not find any. So we had to think out of the box and use turtles (They basically did the same thing...so it worked!) So we decided that we would have a turtle battle to decide which way the heart would go. It was pretty even to begin with, until I lit Kyle's on fire with my sparkler...but then Kyle did the same. Afterwards...when we could actually see the damage, Kyle won. Here is the pictures of the carnage! Saturday was spent cleaning, working on my talk for Sunday and just relaxing!
On Monday Amy, TJ and kids came down to visit! I was so happy to see them! We rode bikes, played at the park, had a yummy dinner, had FHE and was able to just enjoy their company...here are some pictures of fun at the park!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Saturday: Saturday was the "official" moving day. We were supposed to borrow our neighbor's moving truck, but we couldn't get it to start! Not the way that we wanted to start out the day...so I called a few friends that I served with in YW's. I love the fact that there are people in your life that you can call and at a moment's notice they drop everything they are doing and rescue you! Terri came with her truck and Rochelle lent us her trailer. It was a perfect fit! The move in only took about a half hour (Since we don't have that much furniture! That and there weren't any stairs!) We spent the day getting settled and I got started on my talk. Kyle was the official home decorator and even hung the kitchen decor!
Valeena and Netta:
We had a special guest that came...Kathy loves Tom Selleck. LOVES Tom Selleck. Please note that this is really the body of Elvis and the head of Tom...but I think that it turned out looking pretty darn good!
This was her reaction when she saw him!
Karleen came down to visit! I was so happy!
Why is it that when it rains it pours? All in all, great things happened, but I am just worn out! I think that my stress level will go down significantly when I have all of the boxes unpacked and can actually find what I need at home. :)
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
From the front:
From the back:
Out the back door: Note that it is on a 1/2 acre...the property line is where the fences change colors!
View from the front door: (On the left is the garage door and then the stairs...then the hallway to the laundry room and master.)
The front room:
The other side of the front room:
The master: (Showing the walk-in closet)
The master bath:
One of the other two bedrooms:
The other bath:
The great room above the garage:
From the other side: