I have an AWESOME hubby

As you can probably tell, I'm going to be bragging on how cool my husband is. if you don't want to hear it, please skip this post.

Last week Adam and I went on a date. We went to IHOP...kind of. I had been looking forward to their pineapple upside down pancakes. Well we pulled up and they were closed. Seriously...IHOP was closed. Who ever heard of an IHOP closing, let alone at 10 PM. I didn't get my pancakes. I was pretty bummed. The only place that was opened was Denny's, and they have fake eggs and dried hash browns. That is to say, it's not my favorite place to eat. So we ate and went home, sorely disappointed. I went to bed soon after. Adam didn't get to bed til much later. When I woke up I found coconut shells on the counter and some strange things in the fridge.

Adam had gone to walmart in the middle of the night, and purchased all the ingredients to make me pineapple upside down pancakes, including home made coconut syrup. Since he couldn't find coconut milk, he ground the fresh coconut and milked it. Yes, I pretty much have the best husband ever.

He's also talented. He took some video of my nephew, Gage, and made his light saber glow, and swish. He is very cool. Wish I had it to post....I will try to get it from him so I can show you all how AMAZING he is.

On a side note, there is two inches of snow outside, and my dog's legs are Juuuuust about that long....you can imagine how entertaining it is to take hinm outside....Muah ha ha ha ha ha!

28 October 2009


Okay so my dog is spaztastic. There are several things that he does that I worry about (after laughing for several minutes.) One of those things is, when he gets wound up, he will run circles around our couch. I'm sorry, did I say run? That doesn't quite describe this action. It sounds like he is ripping the carpet off the floor. During the last bout of this happening he started springing from the love seat to the rocker. The last time he did this he only got one foot over the arm of the chair. guess what that means....face first into the side of the couch. It was classic. My dog is a frickin genius.

Another thing is my dog thinks he is a cat. He will climb up on the back of the couch and curl up to go to sleep. He also balances on the window ledge. I guess this is a good thing because Adam wants a cat. Not only am I prejudice against cats, I'm severely allergic. So I guess this fills both our needs?

He also tries to run on our linoleum. He will bound in place a couple of times before he is finally able to get any traction. All said, he makes us laugh for a long time, and we hope to keep it that way.

20 October 2009

My first blog award

I'd like to say thanks to all my faithful readers....But mostly to Kimi, for giving me my first blog award. :)
The Dragon's Loyalty Award is given to honor your blog readers who stick by you on your funny days and your lame ones too.

Rules for this award!

1) If you have a blog, post it on your blog with a link back to the site who gave it to you;

2) Leave them a comment on their site, email, etc. to let them know;

3) If you don't have a blog but have a website, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or other type account, post there with a link back;

4) Pass this on to 3-10 loyal fans.

So... I would like to pass this on to..

Kendra at The Kendra and Golden years my sweet sister who I know I could go to for anything

Tiffany at A Tale of Two Z's Who, like myself, is actually fiercely loyal to those she loves.

and Jessica at Stanley Scripts who I'm pretty sure I could call upon to help me move a body.

Love all y'all!

19 October 2009


My life is average. I don't live in a big house, I've never done anything extraordinary. I'm not rich. I work 8 hours a day as mid level management. I'm pretty much just your average Jane. I'll never be a senator or a movie star or a rock star. I don't do anything especially exciting. I hope one day I'll be a mom. BUT I have a great husband and live in a town I love with a naughty dog who I wouldn't trade for anything because he loves me. Yup. My live is average....but I wouldn't have it any other way.

18 October 2009

Picture Blog

For those of you who didn't see it, I've started a photo blog. The only words will be the title for each post. Otherwise it will just be pictures. Here is the link http://picturesbypangee.blogspot.com/

05 October 2009

101 Things in 1001 days

So my friend, Kimi, who writes a fabulous blog, and column and while reading I was inspired to follow her example and set 101 goals to be accomplish 101 goals in 1001 days. There are rules, and they are as follows: Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. represent some amount of effort on your part).

I'm going to start today and (Kimi if you read this thanks for the wonderful idea, and I hope you don't mind if I steal some of your goals :) ) my ending date will be July 2, 2012.

I will provide periodic updates for those who are interested

In Progress

  1. Learn to play all of the hymns in the hymn book
  2. Pay Tithing on every paycheck 0/72 (if my math is correct)
  3. Finish my novel
  4. Paint my windows for each major holiday (Christmas, New Years, Valentines day, Independence day, St Patrick's day, April Fools Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving) 1/20
  5. Learn to play all the songs in the Children's Hymn book
  6. Attend the temple at least once a month 0/35
  7. Write on my blog once a week 1/143
  8. Exercise three times a week each week.
  9. Keep a journal daily 0/1001
  10. Daily personal scripture study 0/1001
  11. Daily family scripture study 0/1001
  12. Make pillows for my couch
  13. Try a new recipe every week 0/143
  14. Reach my goal weight
  15. Get a family portrait
  16. Get new chairs for the dining room
  17. Get a dresser
  18. House train my puppy
  19. Practice Piano daily 1/1001
  20. Spend at least 20 minutes a day cleaning house (excluding vacations) 0/1001
  21. Read 100 new books 0/100
  22. Read the entire Ensign every month 0/35
  23. Pray each morning 1/1001
  24. Take my nieces and nephews sledding
  25. Quit swearing
  26. Prepare 72 hour kits for each member of the family (0/2)
  27. Fill all the soda pop bottles that I have been saving with water
  28. Put $5 into a jar for me for every task completed (0/101)
  29. Submit a picture I've taken to a magazine for publication
  30. Get eyes checked
  31. Print and frame at least one of my own nature photographs
  32. Piece and tie a quilt
  33. Start a Gratitude Journal
  34. Visit a new state
  35. Wear makeup daily 1/1001
  36. Go camping for a weekend
  37. Do something for a neighbor
  38. Donate to friends of scouting
  39. Plant a garden with different kinds of veggies than I've grown before
  40. Make a list of 100 things I like about myself
  41. Make a list of 100 reasons I love my husband and give it to him
  42. Tell Adam I love him every day 1/1001
  43. Complete a "100 Things that Make me Happy"list.
  44. Write Jeremiah every week for the rest of his mission 0/35
  45. Make 3 new friends
  46. Put away part of each paycheck into my savings account
  47. Get a new car
  48. Do my hair every day 1/1001
  49. Have PERSONAL prayer on a daily basis
  50. Get out of Debt
  51. Learn a new language
  52. Start a business
  53. Create a website for my business
  54. Start a photo blog and post to it daily
  55. Go on a romantic weekend getaway with my husband
  56. Sew something I can wear
  57. Try a new restaurant every month or until we have eaten at all the restaurants in Cedar City(0/35)
  58. Read books by 15 new authors 0/15
  59. Have a fireworks display with my family
  60. Go to a parade with my husband
  61. Go on a hike with my husband
  62. Watch 10 inspirational movies 0/10
  63. Send out Christmas cards
  64. Donate 100 items to DI
  65. Only drink soda once a week
  66. Take a vacation
  67. Complete and frame a cross stitch
  68. Go to a play
  69. Do something I'm scared of
  70. Send a Christmas letter to family and friends
  71. Bake and decorate 12 cakes 0/12
  72. Attend a renaissance festival
  73. Give $5 to charity for each goal I don't complete
  74. Get a hutch and display the wedding stuff we have
  75. Submit a poem for publishing
  76. Have a family home evening lesson twice a month 0/71
  77. Have a picnic at a park
  78. Go to the kings feast at Excalibur in Las Vegas
  79. Comment on 3 blogs a month that I read 0/105
  80. Have 3 Girls Night Outs (0/3)
  81. Learn a new word a day 0/1001
  82. Build a snowman
  83. Have a snowball fight
  84. Take a daily multivitamin 1/1001
  85. Put my blog in a book format
  86. Go snorkeling
  87. Clean bathroom once a week
  88. Get bookshelves and display Our books (this may take mroe than one set of bookshelves)
  89. Call my sisters once a week (0/143)
  90. Write a letter to each of my nieces and nephews letting them know why they are special to me.
  91. refinish my vanity and get it out of my parents house
  92. Go on a bike ride with my husband
  93. Learn how to play chess
  94. Have an outdoor movie night
  95. Bake a pie from scratch
  96. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
  97. Learn to say thank you and your welcome in 10 languages
  98. Donate 5 gifts to toys for tots
  99. Have Kendra and Golden and Mom and Dad over for a game night three times 0/3
  100. Learn how to make jam
  101. start the whole mess over again