Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy Birthday

Today is my wonderful husband's 23 birthday. I am so glad he was born. I am even more happy of the choices he has made in those 23 years. I am lucky to have him as my husband, my best friend and some day the father of our children. Here are a couple pictures of travis growing up!

This i my all time favorite baby picture. Look at those big brown eyes

what a goof!! i sure hope our kids are this adorable

Such a stud!

And last a picture of him and Tom on his mission to Phoenix, Arizona

Happy Birthday Travis I love you so much!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

you know you are from the Pacific Northwest if...

I got this in an e-mail but since my great love of Seattle i had to post it!!

The Pacific Northwest According To Jeff Foxworthy

1. You know the state flower (Mildew)

2. You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.

3. Use the statement 'sun break' and know what it means.

4. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.

5. You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.

6. You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant. (or to the symphony!)

7. You stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the 'WALK' signal.

8. You consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it's not a real mountain.

9. You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle 's Best, and Tully¢s.

10. You know the difference between Chinook, Coho and Sockeye salmon.

11. You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup , Issaquah , Oregon , Yakima and Willamette .

12. You consider swimming an indoor sport.

13. You can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Thai food.

14. In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark while only working eight-hour days.

15. You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.

16. You are not fazed by 'Today's forecast: showers followed by rain,' and 'Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers.'

17. You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.

18. You know that Boring is a town in Oregon & Washington and not just a state of mind.

19. You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover.

20. You notice, 'The mountain is out' when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.

21. You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and a parka.

22. You switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks on.

23. You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.

24. You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.

25. You buy new sunglasses every year, because you cannot find the old ones after such a long time.

26. You measure distance in hours.

27. You often switch from 'heat' to 'a/c' in the same day.

28. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.

29. You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining, and Road Construction

30. You actually understood these jokes

Monday, January 19, 2009


i have a belly button.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New hair

I dyed my hair back to its original color yesterday and i love it. It's been a little weird going from blonde back to brunette but i really like it. Yay for a new change and a good experience at Evan's beauty college.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

PLEASE give me something to blog about...

Wow has my life been uneventful the last 2 weeks. I have a feeling it will spark up again soon but as for now i am just wishing and waiting for something to blog about.

One thing that has been one my mind is monday i went to the doctor for my one yearly appointment (fun fun NOT sheer torture) anyways... just my luck when they were poking around at my stomach they found what they are calling "an intestinal hernia" Wow like they ever find anything at those stupid appointments. So she ran out another doc came in and then again with another doctor. The last one nods and says "oh definitely" i am like oh please you are so dramatic in here. So they go on to tell me that these thing burst and then i would be out for like 6 weeks so i should meet with a surgeon. So on monday i am going to go see him pay 200 dollars to say "congratulations you have a belly button just like that other 6.2 billion people on this planet." In the mean time i am trying not to get so worked up. These are the same doctors that said i had colon cancer only one year ago!!
So keep me in your prayers and i will let you know when i know what a real doctors opinion is. Man i wish i had better health insurance. Travis has the best insurance with his parents but he never gets hurt... figures.

On a better note one of my best friends Heather is down at BYU-idaho now!! she is so much fun and we've been having a blast. I am so glad she is here and we can be close once again.
Travis and i are in school. I am finishing up my last year, travis his first. We are taking a math class together. Its been fun. We are working on a budget assignment right now. He is taking Football Theory again and my cousin Gordon is in his class. so thats neat. I am working 20 hours at the Advising center. I have worked there for a year now!! wow. oh and i am all signed up for student teaching!! so pray that i will stay local. I am brown nosing like crazy you better believe!! ha ha

And my sister got in to BYUI!! yay so she hopefully accept and we will be together again too.
And right now my family is in disneyland... wow i sure wish we were there. That would give me something to blog about.

SO there we have it way over due but there is the uneventful life of the Mattoon's right now.

Monday, January 5, 2009

It's winter in Rexburg
And the gentle breezes blow
Seventy miles an hour
At forty-five below.

Oh, how I love Rexburg
When the snow's up to your butt
You take a breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut.

Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around
I could never leave Rexburg
'Cause I'm frozen to the ground.

BRR it is SNOWING AGIAN please Summer please come soon