Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Stop Calling Me!!

I gave my cell phone number out on a form I filled out online - I know, I know...  I knew almost immediately my mistake, but I wasn't thinking and there you go.  

Today, I've started to get calls from the same 800 number.  I'm getting pretty annoyed at this (I answer and no one says anything) so I decided to look into blocking this particular caller.

I found out that AT&T offers a service that this would be included in, but it's an extra $5 / month.  I didn't want to do that, so I did this:

I added the number as a contact in my phone.  Its name is:  "Spam! Don't Answer!"  I even gave it the personalized ringtone of: "Silent".
I'm actually hoping they will call back again so I can see if it works!!  It should... :o)  

Hopefully, if this ever happens on your cell phone you can do the same thing. 

Hilarious Video - Must See!!

Watch this video.  Jared and I argued who was going to put it on their blog.  He showed this to me, but it was my idea to post it. However, if he posts it also - mine was up first!! Hee, hee... wherever you see it though - IT'S GREAT!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lotsa Pips!!

Pip - The name of the chipmunk on the movie Enchanted.  While the little critters that are scattering about here are actually squirrels, they remind me of Pip, the chipmunk.  And so that's what I think I'll call them - "Pips".

Here is Pip when he surprised me as I was looking out onto my back deck today.  It seems like every time I go outside or look out a window I see Pip.

Also, if I open my windows in the morning it sounds like a rainforest outside!  

Pretty cool.  I love the wildlife around here.  Just as long as it stays "out there"...  

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Process of Moving Into Our New Home!!

Well, we are finally in Lil' Yellow and I couldn't be happier.  I absolutely love it here!!  I'm so happy to be in and unpacked.  Below is a slide show that I put together for anyone interested.  You should be able to play it at your own pace by using the buttons to pause and go fwd or back.  Also, if you are interested in a slide, click it to make it bigger.  Or you can click the slideshow and view the pictures in my Picasa Web Album.  

We had a lot of help from a ton of family and friends to get in and get situated.  Jared and I are very blessed and fortunate to be able to have this place and all of the furnishings in it.  It will be a little surprising to see everything in the new house if you've seen our apartment before.

That said, we owe almost everything to our family and friends.  Without their generosity, we would not have a house so well filled.  I also appreciate the financial lessons that I picked up from my family.  My papa always told me, "Spend some, Save some, and You'll Always Have some".

But we all must remember that all of our material blessings come from God Almighty and that they are only temporary.  We have a home in heaven that is much better than any home we could ever make here on earth. 

Taking pictures was so fun, that I decided to take you on a virtual tour and make a video.  Warning - I used my trusty digital camera AGAIN and so you might be in for a bumpy view...