Monthly archives: February, 2008

Happy Leap Day!

Did this feel like an extra day to anyone? Not me, I had a busy, but overall fun week. I got to spend a lot of time outside this week walking dogs (if you don’t know I do this part-time), my boss was out of town so I picked up some extra work. The weather…



matts notes on georgia

So here are my general observations on our trip downtown atlanta seems pretty cool people drive the speed limit on the high ways. odd every road seems to be a highway, at 65 mph. with stop signs and stop lights the road names on the maps dont match the signs. makes directions hard to follow…



It's Springtime!

I absolutely love spring! It is by far my favorite time of the year. I love watching everything come to life again after the winter. I am so lucky to live in a state where spring comes so early and winter is so short. I cannot wait to start gardening and hopefully will get my…



In the hands of Fedex

Our dossier is officially in the hands of Fedex now and on its way to St. Louis, Missouri. I went by the Secretary of State today to get everything authenticated and they attached a sheet of paper and seal to each one. Isn’t it pretty? Today I also have to give thanks for woman’s intuition….



News that ya'll have been waiting for…

our CIS approval came today! We are super excited and ready to move on to the next step. I will hopefully be going to the Secretary of State tomorrow to get all our notarized documents certified, and then I will send our dossier (our blood sweat and tears of the last few months, also known…



We're Home!

We arrived safely back in Arizona yesterday. The flight was so much calmer than the last. We had a great time in Georgia. I wish we could have seen more of the state, we were inside most of the daylight hours and didn’t get to see much. Of course, we saw enough to know that…



Yes we are alive here in the ATL!!!

I must say the flight from Phoenix to Atlanta was by far the roughest, scariest flight either Stephanie or I have ever been on. All was well for the first 2.5 hours. But there was bad weather in Atlanta, so we were forced to go to a “holding pattern” over Alabama for an hour. Holding…



Hurt Pride

My pride took a hit this afternoon. I had an errand that absolutely had to be run today (no I didn’t put it off to the last minute), and Matt had the car and it is kinda rainy out. It is not really raining all that bad, you could almost say it was misting. Anyway…



Silly Me

So, I recently heard that I should be doing three 20 minute sessions of cardio exercise a week and that you should exercise at 80% of your maximum heart rate. I thought to myself that is not too bad I can totally devote one little hour a week to cardio. I calculated the heart rate…



A Conversation with My Dad

Here is a quick conversation that took place yesterday with my dad. My Dad “I can’t believe how much less stuff is going to the landfill now that we have a recycling bin.” Me “Yep a lot of stuff can be recycled.” My Dad “I was shocked. I didn’t think we would even half fill…



Absolutely Fabulous

The weather that is! We have had a gorgeous couple of days here in Arizona. Highs in the 70s, lows in the 40s. It has been sunny and no wind! I do not like windy (i.e. dusty) days, so I have been loving the weather. This time of year makes it worth living through July…



Green Peace Ad

This is just funny. And perfect. And brilliant. And you should watch it right now. Clearly a European ad. As many would be up in arms about this on TV here in the US. I would love to see ads like this on US tv, The buzz alone would create great awareness on the topic….



Way to go Mom and Dad!

I thought I should give a little shout-out to my parents. They have been making lots of small changes to their daily lives in an effort to live greener. My parents have started recycling, using reusable bags, changed to CFLs, and started using more environmentally friendly cleaners. The real kicker for me this week was…