Saturday, December 13, 2008

Best Seat in the House

Our friend Scott Janik was out on a date one day and his lady friend noticed a table in the corner.....went to check it out and entered his name in a drawing. A short while later he heard his name and he won the Best Seat in the House for Monday night Football at Buffalo Wild Wings. Not only did he win the best seat in the house but he won a Limo ride for himself and 5 friends to Buffalo Wild Wings. Between the 6 of us we had a $130 dollars worth of free food to eat. I don't think I had ever been so full in my life. It was a lot of fun and while we were there we spotted the table again....so we went and put our names in to see if we could win anything and Travis won 2 movie tickets to see The day the Earth stood still before it came out....at the I Max theatre!!!! Which if I may say so myself was not as good as I thought it would be from the previews. But we didn't have to pay to see it so I wasn't to upset that we had to sit through the movie.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

BORING.......

Alright, I am sorry that our blog is so boring. But, truth be told....our lives are kinda boring. Actually we have been very busy.....but yeah...just with boring stuff. I'll show you...Travis and I have new callings in our church (BORING). I am the Compassionate Service leader and Travis is an activities director. We spend Monday nights at our friends the Pechins....for some dinner and Settlers of Catan!!!! On Tuesday's we play Ultimate frisbee (yawn). On Wednesday the missionaries come over for some dinner and games...it's their P-day! On Thursday...more Ultimate frisbee. I told you we don't do much around here. Since we don't do much we don't take pictures. BORING....are you still with me? I know what we need....KIDS!!!! Then we have reason to take pictures. I don't know if that will happen....but for the good of the Blog it just might. I'll post again in another month....


Travis did not approve of this message.....he thinks we are pretty exciting...I think he's in denial. Travis also does not think he's in denial....BORING!!!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I was never good at tag...





First of all Megan....I think you tagged the only seven people I know that have blogs. Second...i am not good at figuring things out on the computer, so the people I tagged are not linked....oops now I know Travis would want me to tell you how stubborn I am but I won't...hehehe Some of these things you may already know...here goes nothin...

1. I think I am a hypochondriac!!! It's true...I always have something wrong with me. Just ask Travis...I am constantly asking him to feel my forehead, look at my throat and check my bumps...but it doesn't end there. I always think there is something wrong with our dog too. I would probably always think there is something wrong with Travis too.....but he is never sick!!!! Bah...that would be the life... to never be sick.

2. I have a photographic memory. Even when I am not intentionally looking for something...if I just see it in passing, I will remember where it was. This comes in VERY handy being married to Travis. He NEVER remembers where he puts anything. He is constantly asking me where his wallet, the car keys and pieces of his uniform are. 99% of the time...I will tell him exactly where they are....on the coffee table next to the laptop under the newspaper. Should I ever lose my memory...we may be in some trouble.

3. I love organizing....making sure everything has a place. Hey, maybe we won't be in trouble...I just need to remember the place, actually we would be in trouble because Travis does not share in my exceeding joy that everything should have a place. There is just something about having movies or books alphabetized, an updated filing cabinet, and a closet in order by length of the sleeves that brings me great joy.

4. I love entertaining...I get this from my mother. Travis hates this about me. Why does he hate this?...well let me tell you...I will spend the entire day cooking, planning, and perfecting my house. That is just the beginning, I will ask people to bring snacks and still I will make at least 5 things myself, get 5 different kinds of drinks, get toys for the kids, invite more than I can fit in my house and still want to do this every weekend. I just love having company over.

5. I hate working out at home. I LOVE going to a good step aerobics class or playing some ultimate frisbee,even hitting the racquetball court with Travis, but I hate working out at home alone BORING, and I will not work out in from of Travis. I don't know what it is...but I don't want him to ever see me do a sit-up or push-up. I just feel silly if he is there...Now if I had a friend come over...I would work out everyday with her...but I am not so lucky. I know...I am silly

6. I love music...but I am horrible at remembering lyrics and who sings the song. Yep....I have a great photographic memory but I am awful at remembering peoples names and dates and anything that is said or written. So I often mess up the lyrics and occasionally put some of my very own in there. I also love to tease Travis and sing a love song to him....completely off key while keeping a straight face.

7. I love taking pictures. Well, I am not very good at this when it is just me and Travis...mostly because we don't really go anywhere or do anything. But when we do I will take at least 150 pictures and that's only if we are there a few days. I will hit the 300's if we are there a week!!! I just love capturing memories. I would love to have career in photography one day. But I really have no idea what I am doing...just point and shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot...

So now you know all my weird quirks....let's hear some of yours...

Jacee
Sarah
Tiniel
Nat
Hillary
Tasha and
Marie

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Two Sarah's don't make a right

This last weekend my friends Glenn and Sarah were coming up to our house on Sunday, from Virginia. During church I had noticed that I missed a call from Sarah. I didn't even look at the number and just hit send 2 times to call her back. She didn't answer and I left a message that went something like this.

" Hey pregnant Sarah it's not pregnant Sarah. I missed your call and now you have missed mine, So call me back and maybe I won't miss it. "

Well about 5 minutes went by and my phone rang, I saw Sarah's name and answered. Well she sounded different and I was confused...that's because it was Travis' sister Sarah in Utah. I was so embarrased... I started panicking...how do I get out of this one...then she proceeds to tell me that she has scheduled an ultrasound date to discover the sex of her baby. PHEW......I was off the hook...I was so panicked, that I forgot she was pregnant, so my voicemail that I left for the wrong Sarah worked!!! I continued talking to her as if nothing happened at all.
This only worked for a few minutes because Travis and Savanah (my sister) were in the car with me when I called Sarah Kowallis (or so I thought) and left the message. So when I mentioned Travis sisters kids, Travis started going off in the background "oh your on the phone with that Sarah...I thought you were talking to the other Sarah" Well of course Sarah heard him and I had to explain what happened.... Yes I was busted. It was pretty funny the whole thing and I am sorry if this whole entry just confused you but it gave all of us a good laugh.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Can you look at this for me.....

Well, I have been keeping Travis up at night for the past week. Not from that you silly....from coughing!!! I would have gone to the Dr. sooner for it too, except I already had an appointment scheduled for today...So I waited! I don't know about you but I hate going to the Doctor. That's not saying I don't like my Dr., because I do very much but I just don't like being there. But, I went anyway...and I have Bronchitis....poor poor me!!! So I came home and indulged in some Chocolate(My answer for everything), coughed a lot, and took a nap.
The funny thing about not liking the Doctor is that I always have something wrong with me!!! I am the biggest hypochondriac around!!! I am always asking Travis to look at moles, bumps, my throat and to feel my forehead. It's pretty bad... Whenever I call him into a room as soon as he hears, "Can you look at this for me?" (which he hears a lot) He gives me the sigh of death and laughs at me....don't lie your laughing right now aren't you? This will make you laugh more....I am the same way with Sandy (our dog). I always worry that something is wrong with her. For instance, one time I was worried because she had discharge( boogers) from her eyes(a lot more than normal) so I took her to the vet and she had an eye infection...and we found out she has allergies. So I was right in worrying...I can only imagine how worrisome I will be when we have children...I am going to be calling my mom all the time!!!! HOW DO YOU STAY SANE AS A MOTHERS? Oh my goodness.....just stay healthy ALL OF YOU!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Privileged

I called my mom today to talk about the show Closer....have you seen it? When I was talking to her my nephew (5 years old) starts talking to my mom and I am just sitting there. So I asked my mom to deliver a message to Noah for me..... and it went something like this.....When Aunt Sarah is talking to Grandma Barbie you just need to zip it until she is done. So she told him and he was shocked that I would really say something like that, so he had to get on the phone himself and see if it was true? Little did I know this would strike up an hour long conversation with him. He has never talked to me for that long...maybe...20 minutes tops!!!!
We talked about his new "race car" and the race he was in that he won a trophy for getting first place. He told me about all the mods his car had...it could shoot bullets and had blades that came out the side for cutting things(but they were broken at the time). He then told me about the bad guy he had to race "X"!!!!! Now "X" had killed his personal driving instructor and he was worried that he would kill his new teacher so we came up with about 20 plans to rid the world of "X".Then much to my dismay Noah told me that "X" was on his way to my house and I had to hide. So I did...in the closet...and I had to whisper so he wouldn't find me. He then said "Do you remember how I told you Batman was my friend? Well I have his number and you should call him to come help you." Well as you can imagine this brought me great joy so I asked what the number was. And he told me "11" I ask if that is the whole number...."2"...is that the whole number....."34" I ask again is that the whole number and he says "Yes and tell him I said to bring the batmobile!" It was so hard for me not to laugh. So he tells me to call him back when I get off the phone with Batman....so I did and we talked for a few more minutes and he had to go to school. It was the best conversation ever. Man I love that kid!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Exciting News...

Travis and I had some really exciting news revealed to us this weekend that we had to share with somebody!!! So I called my mom to tell her...she was the first that I wanted to tell! However, my brother Jason answered the phone. He was with my mom and dad so it was all good...here is our conversation...

Jason: "Hey Sarah how's it going?"
Sarah: "Pretty good Ja...I have some exciting news!!!"
Jason: "Tell me about it"
Sarah: "YOU'RE GONNA BE AN UNCLE!!!!!!"
Jason: "I'm gonna be an Uncle....?"
To which my mom starts screaming in the background....Your gonna be an Uncle...Oh my gosh...
Sarah: "Just kidding....SUCKA!!!!!"
Jason: "What you're just kidding...that's not funny Sarah"
I was threatened by my mother that if I ever did that again she would have to beat me silly...

It was the most perfect set-up ever.... But I really did have exciting news! So I told them that Travis and I had met with our Bishop and he said that we could be sealed in the Temple within the next couple of months. Isn't that so exciting? Well then, when Travis and I got home we had a lot of decisions to make. Where do we get sealed...
Temple Square: My family would fly out...All of our families would be together.... but we would have to wait until Spring
Chicago Temple: My parents were sealed there...we would have a winter wedding (Christmas)...only my family would be there
Washington DC Temple: We could go ASAP...it would probably be just Travis and I
I think we are leaning towards Temple Square with both of our families...Anyways it's really exciting news and I just wanted to share it with all those that I care about(that's you crazy).

Friday, September 12, 2008

Good times

Today while I was updating our filing cabinet, I ran across an old notebook and a file labeled love notes. I didn't have time to go through any of it at the time, but later in the evening, when Travis was home, I suggested going through them together. It was such a blast. We used to leave notes for each other all the time. I don't think I have left a note for Travis in almost a year. We decided that we need to leave more notes, it brought back such great memories of everything that we had been through. We had fun putting the notes to different times in our lives. Some were funny, some were confusing, and some just made me fall in love with him all over again. Anyways it was a lot of fun taking a stroll down memory lane.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

BROTHER....

My little brother Jason has been going through a bit of a rough patch back in the ol' Homestead of Indiana. So after about 3 months of my gentle persuading he is going to come and live with me and Travis. I just wanted to say how excited I am, he is the most amazing person. 1. He is the hardest worker I know 2. He loves animals 3. I am his favorite sister (It's true I heard it straight from my mouth and I meant it) 4. He hates contention and will always lighten the mood when it's tense 5. He is a great singer...he does a great Elvis impression 5. He is a great dancer 6. He is great with electronics 7. He is handsome 8. He is great with cars too 9. I love his laugh 10. He is really mello and laid back 11. He has a lot of muscles...boy I could go on forever but you don't need to hear all the reasons I love my brother and why I am so excited I just am!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Shady business...




My big brother Josh cam all the way from Las Vegas to visit us here on the east coast. Josh and I headed up to New Jersey (3 1/2 bours) to visit my little sister Savanah. We of course had to hit up New York while we were there and had quite an experience while there....let me tell you
All over New York (well Canal St.) there are street vendors. It was packed with shops and people yelling to get you to stop at their shops. It was intense!!! There were also little asian women standing with cards and on these cards were pictures of hand bags, clutches and purses. Well a couple tries to stop us but we didn't see anything interesting. But one lady had some good pictures so we thought we would give it a try. So we followed her like 4 blocks and she told us only 2 could come in and we were like but there are 4 of us. We thought we would just all 4 go in anyway. Then we walk up to a mini-van and she tells Josh and Jaz (savanah's boyfriend) to wait at the end of the block (Scary....I was thinking why lady....) then she says "Go to end of block, look for police..no stand by van." AAAAWWW there is some shady dealing going on here!!! So they leave and Savanah and I get in this van jam packed with purses. We had a total of 4 purses between the two of us that we liked...all "Coach" (yeah right)! We haggled with her for like 15 minutes...which was fun!!! Decided on a price and she got out her walkie-talkie asked if the coast was clear to 2 old asian men sitting on lawn chairs a block away and practically pushed us out of the van. It was quite the experience!!!! Fun, exciting and scary all at the same time!!!
Anyways, back to Josh we saw New York, spent a day in Washington D.C., played a few intense games of Ultimate Frisbee (WHICH JOSH ROCKS AT), slept in EVERYDAY, played Halo, and had some friends over for game night. Now I am going through Josh withdrawals and can't wait till I get some more family time. I have the best family in the world and I don't live close to any of them....BUMMER!!!!! Well at least we have our friends to hang out with....oh wait no we don't..they are all over the US too!!! We miss all you guys!
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

In-laws with in-laws

Travis' sister Jenny and her family (Wes-hubby, Ethan-son and Mariah-baby) came to the east coast for an experience of a lifetime....Staying at our house, alright alright maybe it was to experience everything else in Maryland, New York and Virginia. We were also fortunate enough to have Jenny's Mother and Father-in-law stay with us too. During their few days here we were forced to go to DC 2 times and see the The National Museum of Natural History, Air and Spave Museum, Washington memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Capitol building, White house and Arlington cemetery. I know poor me right....yeah right I was in the zone. I not only have to talk Travis into seeing the sights but then I have to drag him there and we are lucky to be at each place (if I am lucky 2 places) for about 10 minutes each. He is a speed sight seer!!!!!

We also got to head to Virginia and play at Busch Gardens...That was a blast they have the best roller coaster I have ever been on....THE GRIFFON!!!! Phew that took a whole day 3 1/2 hours there, the park and the drive back home. Going south was not enough, we also headed north and after about $30 in tolls we made it to New York City, Wow...there is definitely not enough time in one day to see all of that city. While there we went to Ground zero, Central park, Time square, and we got to experience the subway...SCARY!!!! Travis and I even had our picture drawn by an artist in Central Park..
Yes that's right we did all of this in 4 days....then they headed to upstate New York to see some more sights. Travis and I went back to our normal...boring lives and Sandy (the dog) was happy to finally have her parents back. Well Paskett's it was a blast having you here and we hope to get you again one day. We miss you guys.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Indiana Surprise Comedy





My sister Feliscia called me one day and told me that my brother Josh, who lives in Las Vegas, was flying to Indiana to surprise my mom and dad. Feliscia set it up that all the family in Indiana would meet for some bowling at 7 Pm that evening, at which...Josh would walk in and SURPRISE!!! The morning josh was to fly into Chicago I got up at 3:30 in the morning and started the drive to Indiana. Feliscia had to work before going to pick up Josh at the airport and Jacob, my little bro, met Feliscia to pick him up. I called Feliscia's co-worker to set up a place to surprise them and Jamba juice was the target. I arrived at Jamba Juice before my family ordered my drink and went to the car to wait. Just as planned they arrived and went in to order a drink and I walked in behind to which they non chalantly say "hey Sarah" then it kicks in that I am not suppose to be there and the surprise was a hit. So we were off to pick up Josh at Midway airport. We pull over in the cell phone waiting lot and Jacob and I crawl into the trunk to surprise Josh. We pull up to pick him up and can't find the US Airways area....yup that's right we were at the wrong airport. Jacob and I crawl out of the trunk and we head to O'Hare. On the way a call had to be made to tell our parents that we were late and push back the meeting time an hour. This was no easy feat we could not tell them why, remember they had no idea Josh and I were in town, and my dad had to go to work at 4 in the mornin. But we finally convinced them. When we get close again Jacob and I crawl back into the trunk...big mistake, you see Jacob was a little gassy and I can tell you now, from experience, when someone farts in the trunk of a car....there is nowhere for the fumes to escape and it lingers for what seems like forever. Torture in the trunk!!!! We finally arrive and there is Josh he opens the trunk and we pop out SURPRISE. However Josh was not the only one we surprised...the security at the airport also was surprised...thankfully after we got out of the trunk and hugged Josh the look of horror turned to a smile and he walked away....PHEW!!!! We head to the bowling alley only to take a wrong exit and get stuck in Chicago traffic. Again we are going to be late for the second meeting time. We eventually find our way back and when my mom calls from the bowling alley we have to lie again...now we "have a flat tire" and we will be 15 or 20 minutes late. We finally arrive at the bowling alley 35 minutes late and Feliscia and Jacob go in alone. Josh and I sneak around to a second door and wait a few minutes....Josh walks up and my dad sees him first and laughs and says " this is the big surprise" to which my mom looks right at Josh and says "what's the surprise" realizes that it's Josh and starts balling like a baby. Then I wait a few more minutes walk up behind her and give her a big hug to where she starts balling again. It was a blast. So we had to call my sister Savanah, the only one missing now. She was so upset that everyone was together except her that she decides to confide in me that she is going to buy a ticket and fly in to surprise Mom and Dad too. So she flies in late Saturday night and we surprise my Mom at church on Sunday. We drove seperate and my mom was already seated so Savanah walks up and says " excise me is anyone sitting here?" to which my mom starts balling yet another time. It was the best surprise in the world. We spent a very fun week together playing games and telling stories, laughing the entire time. Family is the best thing in the world.

Turn the clock back


Welcome to our blog...I can't believe we did it...let me catch you up...After being married for a short 6 months Travis decided (well I guessed I helped him) to sign on to the Airforce. In March of 06’ he went through Basic training for 2 ½ months while I lived with Peggy and Richard (the in-laws) in Idaho. Some of his family and I were able to go to his basic training graduation in San Antonio, TX and spend a much needed week with him, he then went on to California for a month before I was able to join him. Once settled in our own house and together again., we decided to have an addition to our family. So we bought a puppy…Sandy and boy did things change. Just like that we were parents…Potty training…teaching….time-out in the corner. But the end result was a great friend and companion to Travis and I. We spent about 16 months on the west coast , me a dental assistant and Travis doing his own thing. The first 9 months was pretty quiet and we kept to ourselves…then we met some wonderful people…You know who you are…we grew very close to our new friends only to have to say goodbye after a very short few months. To all of our friends made we miss you very much. Wouldn't you know it Travis was getting transferred ,we were moving again…unfortunately not together…again. Travis was off to Texas again this time for 4 months. I began my journey across the country making stops along the way. I spent a wonderful month with Travis’ family and the rest of the time in Indiana with my family. We were finally reunited again, on the east coast this time, after a very long 4 months of internet movie dates and endless phone conversations. Again our lives are back to normal we are settled and our small family is back together as it was. To all that we have met and spent time with…you have touched our lives in a way unimaginable. We will always remember you, hope to keep in touch ,and who knows maybe one day our lives will intertwine again.
Thank you for everything.