Thursday, January 31, 2008

"I know that it's me they've been comin' to see, to forget about life for a while". . .

So there is a lot that has happened in the last little while. I guess I need to fill everyone in. I recently quit both Babinski's and Duerdens and started a new job. Before I left Babinski's, there were kind enough to let me make a few purchases with my discount, no announcements or anything, but I now am the proud owner of a crib, a stroller and a carseat.

I am now working as a receptionist at a Dental Supply Office, Patterson Dental. It is located out in Salt Lake. So far I am liking it, but I have only been here for four days.

Well, now that we are coming upon February, I guess I can talk about the holidays. We had a great time this year. This is the first year in almost 8 years that I have not had to work Christmas Eve or New Years Day. Yeah! It was great to have the time to just hang out. As is normal tradition we spent Christmas Eve night at my parents house, followed by a not so eventful Christmas morning. My sister and her husband and my nephew, Brooks, were there. We all spent the entire morning watching him open his presents. Brooks' birthday was a couple of weeks before Christmas, so he actually had the right idea in his little mind that opening presents meant it was a birthday. He kept wanting to the sing the "Happy Day" song! :) We go a new camera, and it has definitely come in handy with taking pics of our house during the LONG remodel process.

Speaking of which, we are actually getting to the point where you can see progress and it doesn't just look like we are living in a hole. Now it is a hole with cabinets. Countere tops are next, then tile, then paint. I can't wait! I will try to get some pics up, but since I am writing this from work, it will have to be a later time.

Another exiting tidbit of news, sister and her husband moved back to Utah about a week ago, and we are all so excited to have them back. They bought a darling house up in Sugarhouse, and are currently unpacking boxes and making plans for what changes they want to make inside the house. Welcome back, guys!

Ok, so now time for the explanation of the title of this song, for our anniversary this year Mike gave me the greatest present! He got tickets to the Billy Joel concert and took me for our special day. It was the greatest thing ever! I don't think I stopped smiling the entire night. I sang and sang and sang. And the best part is that I think Mike actually enjoyed himself, too. Either that or he was laughing at me the entire night. I kept having flashbacks to being, oh I don't know, maybe 7 or-8 years old, singing "Uptown Girl" as loud as I could into a wooden spoon, dressed in one of my mom's old prom dresses, dancing up on the fireplace. These are some of my fave memories!


Brooke Pettegrew said...

Paige I'm so glad you're still alive!! I was beginning to wonder if you had forgotten about blogging world! Congrats on the new job! Where in Salt Lake is it? Maybe we could meet up for lunch from time to time. We still need to get together for dinner or something!

Niki McDowell said...

Hurray!!!!! I'm so glad to see you have posted again. I'm always checking, but never see anything. You need to post the picks of you house I would love to see all the work you've been up to.