Give Thanks with a grateful heart….

I’ve had that song stuck in my head all day but I guess it’s fitting since we should “Give thanks with a grateful heart to the holy one because He’s given Jesus Christ His son” After all that’s what we have to be most thankful for today! There are many, many other things as well though! We really are so blessed but it’s certainly easy to lose perspective of that. We had a nice little Thanksgiving just the three of us today. Bob is working right now πŸ™ (Boo hiss to Wal*Mart who makes their new hires work w/o holiday pay) so we just stayed in Laramie and celebrated it with our own little family. I’m afraid Amber wasn’t too crazy about her first Thanksgiving because her second top tooth is making it’s grand appearance and she was pretty cranky and in pain for most of the day. She did like the mashed potatoes I let her try though πŸ™‚ We had a nice time though, all things considered. I’m actually getting used to having just us on Thanksgiving because we actually haven’t gotten to spend Thanksgiving with family since before we got married. I’m excited about going to RS this weekend though, and since my Dad also had to work today (at least he got paid holiday pay, lol) they’re having their dinner on Saturday so I actually will get to eat with them–Yey! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! I’m thankful for all of you who find my “ramblings” interesting enough to actually come read πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

Here are some pics for you πŸ™‚

Our Thanksgiving “Feast” compliments of mwah πŸ˜‰

Amber’s First Thanksgiving!!

These next two aren’t from Thanksgiving but I uploaded them today and they were too cute not to post πŸ™‚

So Amber keeps making this face lately and it’s the most hillarious thing EVER!!!!!!!! I crack up laughing every single time–she is such a ham!!!! You can tell by this pic that all she wants for Christmas is her two front teeth πŸ˜‰

It’s so cute because she gives open mouth kisses now (when she wants to) if you ask. This is a picture of her giving her baby doll a “kissy” πŸ™‚ She also gives her stuffed animals “lovings” now where she’ll put her head down on them and hug them–soooooo stinkin cute!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ I just love it!

What’s new with me….

Been busy busy getting my Avon stuff all set up and good to go lately. Haven’t gotten any orders yet but I guess I shouldn’t be dissapointed since I have only been doing it a few days and I know everyone is busy crazy getting ready for Thanksgiving. We’re going to end up having just us for Thanksgiving again this year. Go figure–I finally live close to my family and still can’t get together with them for holidays! Both my Dad and Bob have to work on Thanksgiving (boo hiss) so I’ll be cooking a turkey for me and Bob before he works. I do get to go see my family that weekend though and we’ll be having their Thanksgiving meal that day–so it does work out that I’ll get to celebrate with them, just not on the day. Bob will be staying here during my weekend visit since he has to work 8 hours both days.

Good news so far on the cop front. πŸ™‚ He went in for his oral interview board and was the very first to be interviewed out of 17 total candidates. He got an 80% and was bummed out about that because he was sure it wasn’t high enough to get into the top 5–which would be the only people to move on to the next part of the hiring process. Well he got a call yesterday telling him that he had come in 6th–oh man! But–hurray–they informed him that they had decided to take the top 6 candidates! πŸ˜€ So now he has to fill out a background check application that basically lists everything from where he’s lived since he was 15 to when he last sneezed…haha. That has to be in by December 15th then we wait…the cop said that about 50% of people don’t usually pass the background check (Holy cow!) but Bob has never been in an accident (that was his fault) and never gotten a ticket–can you believe that? Good grief–I think the cops will die of joy when they see how squeaky clean his record is. Haha. Then it’ll be on to the polygraph. Now we’re both really hoping he will get this job so please keep us in your prayers! πŸ™‚

Amber’s doing much better now. She’s pretty much over her cold–just a little runny nose still, and one of her teeth has broken through. I know we’re in for a few rough days when the other one breaks through but am enjoying her being pretty much back to her happy self. She actually slept through the entire night last night for the first time since she was 5 1/2 months old or so…YIPPEE!! Haha. Which is amazing because our lovely college age boy neighbors in 201 decided to have a huge loud obnoxious party that lasted most the night :S It’s something else sitting in your living room and hearing ppl right outside your window yelling about the other person puking all over the stairs–ICK!!!!!!!!!!!

I took a quick break from Avon tonight to put this together. I didn’t have the embellishments I wanted for this layout so I ended up figuring out how to make them myself and am pretty happy with how it turned out πŸ˜€ I just love Photoshop πŸ™‚ If I hadn’t mentioned that before….haha πŸ™‚

My fun new projects :D

Hello everyone!

Thanks so much for all your replies to my question about Avon. I have decided to go ahead and sell it. You should all be receiving an email I sent out from my site with a link to the store and a coupon for free shipping. Many of you expressed that you would probably not be interested in buying from me if I sold since you don’t care for Avon cosmetics. I appreciate your input but also wanted to share that Avon is much much more than just cosmetics! In addition to makeup they also sell lotion, body wash, bubble bath, jewelry, shoes, some clothing, nightgowns/nighties, holiday decorations and ornaments, perfume, “wellness” gear, and children stuff.My favorite things that I have purchased have been some clothing and jewelry–I adore their jewelry!!! So I hope that even if you don’t think you’ll purchase please just take a few minutes to go look at my “personal website” if for some reason you don’t get my other email here is the link:

http://www. avonrepresentative. com/nicoleelliott

With Christmas coming up it would be the perfect way to get some of your shopping easily out of the way! It will get shipped directly to you and if you use the coupon in my other email your shipping will be free!! Even if you don’t look I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward my email on to those you know who might be interested.Thanks so much and I look forward to “serving” you :DFor those of you local gals I wanted to let you know that I will also be selling Sage Creek Candle. They are comparable to Yankee or Colonial Candles but much better.So if you’re interested (and not already buying from my aunt and uncle who sell them πŸ™‚ ) Please give me a holler and I will get you a bag of samples and prices!

Love you all! And thanks for letting me bug you!

Just real quick…..

So everything’s been pretty eventful at our place lately. Amber got a nasty cold which she so nicely gave to her daddy. That would have been ok but Bob had to take a PT test for the law enforcement job he decided to apply for. Thankfully God helped out and he was able to pass it although he was hurting afterwards! He goes in for his oral exam tomorrow and if he passes that it’ll be on to the polygraph. At first I didn’t know if I wanted to have him apply but the more we thought and talked about it the better it seemed. If he doesn’t get the job he’ll just go to school for engineering like we originally planned. So either way it should work out just fine πŸ™‚

Amber is also having a rough time because her two front teeth decided to come in at the exact same time–needless to say she has not been a happy camper lately and poor me has been getting a little worn out taking care of sick cranky family members πŸ™‚ I haven’t caught the full cold yet so am hoping to dodge that bullet at least.

I have decided to sell Avon so I’m super excited about that. I have the girl coming to my apartment to set me all up tomorrow so I will give you more info once I get it all. πŸ˜€ I have also decided to start selling Sage Creek Candles. More info on that later too πŸ™‚

Well just wanted to give a quick update. Here’s today’s Photoshop fun:

Today’s daily dose of fun :D

I can’t decide if I like this format or the traditonal more “scrappy” look better. What do you think? I really like how the Shackleford Banks one turned out and think I might go redo my aquarium one to match it. Multiple pics is a must for me πŸ™‚

My quirks

Jaimin said she tagged anyone who wanted to do this so I’ll say that’s me–haha. I’m supposed to write 6 of my quirks.

1. I like to lick Cool Ranch Doritos before I eat them. Bob thinks this is the absolutely most disgusting thing ever and goes around asking people to see if they think it’s normal that I do that.

2. Another weird eating thing–I love to crunch raw spaghetti and pretty much my favorite “snack” of all time is ice–especially the good little crunchy kind from restaurants. I’ve seriously gotten really mad at Bob for throwing his ice away when he knew I wanted to eat it–haha!

3. On of my eyelids is slightly lower than my other one. You can only notice it if you look but sometimes it shows up in pictures and looks really bad. I absolutely hate it and if I was ever to have plastic surgery to fix anything, it’d be that.

4. I like to brush my teeth using hot water and rinse with hot water

5. I wouldn’t have thought of this really as a quirk but Valerie put it as one of hers πŸ™‚ I also absolutely hate talking on the phone most of the time!! Bob also makes fun of me because the first time I ever tried to order pizza the lady was rude and confusing and I got upset and my whole family started laughing at me so that’s pretty much traumatized me from wanting to order pizza ever again. One weird thing about this is one of my favorite jobs (the one I had in DC) was entirely based around calling ppl to set up meetings (I hated it then too) and I love talking to my mom on the phone–we talk for nearly an hour every day–but pretty much other than her and Bob I’d rather email, text, or talk to the person face to face.

6. My baby is only 8 months old and I seriously, literally, have at least a thousand photos of her. The funny thing about this too is as much as I’m obsessed with pictures is as much Bob isn’t. He think they should only be on rare “special” occasions and thinks I’m koo-koo for constantly taking, scrapping, ect. πŸ™‚

I also tagg anyone who’d like to participate πŸ™‚

One a day keeps the picture monster away…

I’ve decided to try to do (at least) one scrapbook page per day in order to try and get caught up on it. We’ll see how it goes, lol πŸ™‚ Since I’m still on pics from when she was a month old, haha. Hopefully you all won’t mind seeing them since I like to post them for my mom πŸ˜‰