Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!


I just love Christmas time! It's so fun to spend time with family and do different things together. This year, we decided to try something new by making Gingerbread Houses. Louise was not very happy about having to make one, she just wanted to sit and watch. But of course, we didn't let her. So she and Steve made one, Heidi and Greg made one, and Larrisa and I made one (Andy's not much of a Gingerbread house-making guy). We had so much fun decorating them. And I realized that it doesn't have to be perfect to still be cute and have fun. I am very excited for everyone to come over to the house tonight and eat yummy dinner and open presents! This will be my first Christmas with the Tolton's and I am looking forward to it.

Of course, we miss everybody back home and wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We love you lots!!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

My first week

Well, I just finished my first week at the new job! I think that I will really like it once all of my training is done and over with. Right now, I guess I'm doing all of the work that nobody likes to do. Ha ha! Lucky me. So at times it is a little bit boring, but once I do something that I will actually do on a day to day basis, I really like it. So basically I am called a Sales Support for the salesman who sells the ball bearings to clients. I do his paperwork and quotes, etc. So it really is similar to what I was doing at Farm Bureau. The office is really nice and most of the other Sales Support people are girls about my age. And that makes me very happy so that I can actually have someone to talk to. ;) On my first day, which was Wednesday, a bunch of the girls took me out to lunch so I was able to get to know them a little bit better. It seems like a very tight-knit working environment and I'm very excited to be a part of it.

Andy and I also had a fun weekend. On Friday, Utah States football game against Boise was on ESPN so we put on our USU jersey's and cheered them on from the couch. They ended up losing, but the first quarter was fun to watch. Then on Saturday we went to the temple with the parents, we had a really nice time. The Seattle Temple is very beautiful, kind of confusing with all of the different floors you have to go to. Good thing I wasn't alone!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Happy Day!!

Well, today technically isn't the Happy Day, but Thursday was. Because I finally got a job!!! Yay!! I'll be working for a company called Mechatronics doing the customer service side of government sales. I think it's a lot like what I did at Farm Bureau, but working with a different product. The pay is amazing and get this, I even have benefits!! I would've never thought. Ha! So I'm way excited. Andy and I went out to celebrate on Thursday with his parents and then last night with CJ. Spending money isn't such a hard decision to make now that we actually have some coming in. I can finally buy my shaving cream and not feel guilty! Ha ha!

Andy's still doing a lot of networking and sending his resume to a bunch of Public Relation firms. He's heard back from several people saying that they're not hiring, but his resume looks good and they'll keep their eyes and ears open for him. He'll get something soon, I just know it! He's so amazing and I am so grateful that he's my husband and that he has helped me have the confidence that I need to get a good job. He's just the very best and I love him so much! We feel so lucky to be here in Seattle and we feel very blessed. Things are just coming right along. ;)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Halloween!!



Well I know it's pretty far past Halloween, but I just barely figured out how to upload photos onto my in-laws computer...well I should say Andy figured it out.



Anyway, so Mom decided that since Andy and I are away from home we now get her silly little packages. She sent this to us, warning me that we'd be laughing when we opened it. I told her I'd take pictures and show how much fun we had seeing what's inside. And she was right, we laughed A LOT! So here's a few pictures to show how thoughtful my mama is to think of us during the Holidays. Thanks Mama!! ;)



As a side note, we did have a great Halloween. I put on my kitty ears and black tail and Andy, well he's just Andy... We went over to his brother's house and we decorated cookies and ate some good food. There was also a ward Halloween party we went to after and of course that was fun..... Then the rest of the night was spent eating pizza and handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. So overall, it was a good night.





Thursday, October 29, 2009

We've been here a month!!

So we've been here a month already. That's crazy, time really flies when you sit on your butt all day watching hour after hour of tv... ya, right.

Well, Andy has had two interviews with two different companies. The first one was for a copier/office supply company and he didn't like that one at all. So that wasn't too big of a disappointment that he didn't pursue it much further. The other one was for a company called CED (Consolidated Electrical Distribution), he really liked the company and the thought of being able to take over his own profit center in 2 1/2 years...but apparently they only hire based on personality tests and Andy's test didn't match up perfectly to what they are looking for. A little frustrating, because you can't really judge everything on those tests. So Andy and I were a little sad about not getting that job, but we are still pushing forward and not giving up. Just tonight, Andy got invited to an awards dinner by his dad's Public Relations guy, and so he'll hopefully get some sweet hook-ups tonight.

As far as me, I wasn't having much luck at all with getting an interview. So I turned to a company called Business Careers, who specialize in placing Receptionist/Administration jobs. I met with two different ladies and they both said that I had a great personality and that I was really bubbly...it's nice to get those compliments, it really boosts my self-confidence because it was getting pretty low after not hearing back about jobs. So anyway, I got a call from one of the ladies and she has an interview for me, next Tuesday with a Farmer's Insurance agent. I'm really looking forward to that and I hope that all goes well and we'll hopefully be able to have some sort of an income soon...Ha ha!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Seattle here we come!!

When Andy graduated from USU in July there weren't too many job opportunities available. I had my job at Farm Bureau that I was loving and he had taken over as Manager at USU surplus. We got great benefits, but Andy wasn't very happy. He wasn't doing what he loved and as he said "I got dumber every day I worked there". After a few long talks and lots of prayer we decided that we needed to move to a place of opportunity, which in our case was Seattle, Washington. It was hard to tell my family and friends that we were leaving, but we knew what we were doing was the best choice for us.
On October 1st, Andy's parents kindly took us in until we can get settled with new jobs and find our own place. I've really enjoyed getting to know the in-law's better.