Friday Photo

I found this on Pat's camera from a couple of weeks ago.  I just really love the way it came out!

2010 Annual Pumpkin Shoot

We had a much bigger turn out for the pumpkin shoot this year than we usually get.  It made for tons of fun though!  Even though we had to wade through thick, slippery mud.  It was also freezing cold, but we all made it through somehow. 

It was really good to get out shooting.  We don't get to very often anymore because the price of ammo has gone up so much.  We really appreciate all the friends & family who drove up clear from Salt Lake to come with us. Hopefully we can do more together sometime!

We stopped at The Pie on the way home for some lunch.  Pat and Brent ran in in socks since their shoes were all muddy.

(PS.  I still feel embarrassed about screwing up Justin's name.  Sorry.  Again. :/ )

Jezebel is a Cross Dresser!

A few weeks ago were in Salt Lake helping Pat's grandma out with a few things around the house.  We were in the Jeep on our way to Lowe's when somebody rear-ended us.  There was a lot more damage to her little Rav-4 than our Jeep, but she did completely mangle the tire carrier and mess up the rear bumper a bit. 

Since we wanted to upgrade those parts eventually anyway, we figured that now was the time.  We took it to the insurance's body shop and got an estimate, which the insurance sent us a check for right away.  We did a lot of research online and finally found a set of parts that would work for us, that was also in our price range. 

After doing a bit more digging online, we found the same parts at another site for quite a bit cheaper.  Then I found a coupon code for 15% off, and then we found out that the manufacturer was offering a rebate.  With all the discounts we had quite a bit of money left over, so we decided to buy a matching front bumper too!  We ended up putting only $140 towards the whole purchase out of our own pockets.

It took about three weeks for the parts to actually get delivered.  Pat and my brother spent one night getting everything put together, and now it looks great!  Here's Jezebel with her new manly accessories:

Nice and tough looking now, right?  Really, they will be much nicer all around for our four-wheeling adventures.  Plus having the weight of the tire off the gate and on the frame will help with things rattling.  Now we just need to get out and use them!

New Blog Venture

I've been trying to do a lot to expand my wardrobe lately.  Not just buying new things, but trying to mix up the items I already own to be a little more creative.  I used to just throw on slacks and a sweater and call myself fit for the office, but that has gotten a bit dull.

I started a new blog to track all of my outfits, more for myself than anybody else. Hopefully I can also learn from the experience, and see in my photos which shapes and colors work for me and which don't.  However, the fashion blogging community is huge and I think it would be fun to interact with a few other like-minded souls now and again. 

I know that a lot of people won't care, or don't have time to look, and that is totally okay with me.  But, if you are interested in seeing what I come up with, come check it out!  I would love to see what you guys come up with too, if you are up to the challenge.

New Office

Here are some photos of my new office. I don't really think the decorations I had in my old office are going to match, so I need to figure out something else. Guess I will be searching my house for things that will work, and searching online for (cheap) ideas. If anybody has seen something cute, please let me know!

October Book List

In October I was on waiting lists at the library for about a dozen books.  They all came in at the same time, and several were only two week lends.  I managed to stuff in a lot of reading, but there are still many more books I have to fit in this month as well.

Changeless by Gail Carriger - 374 pages
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews - 310 pages
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews - 349 pages
Blameless by Gail Carriger - 355 pages
Death Masks by Jim Butcher - 374 pages
Masques by Patricia Briggs - 294 pages
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvanter - 390 pages
Linger by Maggie Stiefvanter - 360 pages
Crave by JR Ward - 454 pages

TOTAL - 9 books - 3,260 pages