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NRA Approved

December 19th, 2010

This week Matt & I (with our friends Brad & Michelle) took the NRA Basic Pistol Class, which suffices for your concealed carry permit.  It was a refresher for him, but all new to me.  I was really hesitant about going, I’m not big on guns.  And I still don’t LOVE them, but I could […]



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This week Matt & I (with our friends Brad & Michelle) took the NRA Basic Pistol Class, which suffices for your concealed carry permit.  It was a refresher for him, but all new to me.  I was really hesitant about going, I’m not big on guns.  And I still don’t LOVE them, but I could definitely go to the shooting range, that was fun!  And I feel better now that I know how to properly handle a gun.  Thursday PM consisted of the in class stuff, with an exam at the end.  Matt got a -0 and I got a -1.  Not a complete fail!  Then yesterday, we got up at 6:30 am to meet out at the range at 8:00 am (the high during that time was 22…brr…).  I had a blast.  They had us use paper plates at targets.  I didn’t do TO bad for my first time shooting, I hit the targets 25 times (see below) – Matt only 24 (guess who’s taking in groceries & unloading them for the next 2 weeks?).

None of us did as AMAZING as Michelle, she didn’t miss ONCE.  She should be a sniper or something.

Here’s me, looking sexy at the range.


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Good News & Drama Dog

December 14th, 2010

I got a job…yay!  As of Jan. 4, 2011, I will no longer be “unemployed” and back to a working woman.  As much as I love staying home, I also miss working, so this will be good.  It’s with a company called M.E. Group (not to be confused with M-E Engineers where I worked before).  […]



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I got a job…yay!  As of Jan. 4, 2011, I will no longer be “unemployed” and back to a working woman.  As much as I love staying home, I also miss working, so this will be good.  It’s with a company called M.E. Group (not to be confused with M-E Engineers where I worked before).  Its downtown too, so a SUPER easy commute for me.

Now onto Lucy.  I just came home for a few min. to eat lunch before going back to cookie frosting.  I let Lucy outside to play, and then I went to check on her….and this is how I found her.

UGH.  Its so hard being Lucy Brazzale Williams.  Running around in the backyard with a ball in her mouth (notice the tennis ball by her tush), laying in the sun.

I should have known, she loves sun bathing.   She usually has a “spot”, notice the dirt area w/ no grass.  Its so much her spot, grass no longer grows there. Apparently it was “to shady” today.

Lucy & I would like to inform all of our Family & Friends back home that it is another lovely, sunny, & warm day here in Denver.


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Dear Family….

December 6th, 2010

Dear Family: BethAnn let me in on the Christmas Day Plan this year.  Boohoo on her & Dave having to work all day & gift opening happening after dinner.  Does the Universe not know what Christmas is like for me?  And how TORCHEROUS it is to just look at the presents under the tree?  In […]



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Dear Family:

BethAnn let me in on the Christmas Day Plan this year.  Boohoo on her & Dave having to work all day & gift opening happening after dinner.  Does the Universe not know what Christmas is like for me?  And how TORCHEROUS it is to just look at the presents under the tree?  In fact, I’m sure mom won’t even put them under the tree until right before its time to open them.  Mostly because she knows it will drive me nuts not knowing what’s under that lovely wrapping paper, so i’ll shake everything, and figure it out.  I can’t help it.  I can’t take suprises.  I want to know so badly, but I don’t.  Its the worst position to be in…ever.  Its like having an itch on your back that you can’t reach.  It will drive a girl insane.  I can’t deal with it.

 

The only way I can forsee avoiding the itch is to lock myself in the TV room all day.  So on Christmas day, if you need me, you can find me in front of the TV until gift opening time.

 

OR!  Abby & Gabe can come over early, and we can open our gifts together.  Then we’ll play with them while everyone else opens theirs later in the day.  It saves space in the living room.  Win-Win!

 

Sincerely,

You’re Most Excited Christmas AM Family Member.


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Grappling & other things.

December 6th, 2010

Hurray for Matt!  This weekend he particpiated in his first EVER Grapling Tournament.  (If you don’t know what grapling is…see here).  Guess what?  He placed 2nd in both.  Not to shabby if I do say so myself.  I’m glad he’s found a hobby he’s good at & is passionate about.   While he Grappled…I frosted […]



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Hurray for Matt!  This weekend he particpiated in his first EVER Grapling Tournament.  (If you don’t know what grapling is…see here).  Guess what?  He placed 2nd in both.  Not to shabby if I do say so myself.  I’m glad he’s found a hobby he’s good at & is passionate about.

 

While he Grappled…I frosted Cookies.  I’d much rather bake than frost, but I’m helping out our friend who owns the Colorado Cookie Company.  Its not the worst job in the world-I get to eat the cookies I mess up…Yum.

 

For being unemployed, I’m all of a sudden awfully busy.  I’ve been playing Accountant, Cookie Froster, & Personal Assistant.  I haven’t even been home to do anything around the house.  I bought an antique dresser on craigslist last week.  I really want to paint it & distress it, but that will have to wait I guess!