Monday, February 26, 2007


This week in a nutshell:
Field Trip
Staff Meeting
2 Principal Observations
Help Phil pack
Taxes (Hopefully)
Finish expense report from our trip to CO in early Feb.
Phil eye appointment
Megan eye appointment
IEP Meeting
Say goodbye to Phil :(
Begin Report card testing is crazy this week but I really want to blog about our trip to Mammoth. Stay tuned...when I have time. :) I have some great pics to share. Here's one to get it started.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Funny Story...and true

Tonight as Phil and I were driving home from Mammoth Mountain, he thought of a story he didn't think he had told me. He prefaced it by, "Did I tell you about the time I got pulled over in the ERV a few months ago?" (The ERV is his work vehicle he drives). I, of course, was very surprised that he had been pulled over and didn't tell me about it until now. Anyways, here's the story.

"I was driving back to work from Lancaster and I was in the fast lane. All of a sudden, a police car turns on his siren and pulls me over.

He asked me, 'Do you know why I pulled you over?'

"Um no." (Phil told me he had his cruise control on and he was driving behind someone going pretty slow).

The policeman said, "You were in the carpool lane and you need at least two people to be in the carpool lane."

Phil replies with, "You only need two people if it's between 5AM-9AM. It says so on the signs." (It was mid-afternoon).

The policeman goes, "Oh, hold on a minute." He walks back to his car and goes back to Phil and says, "Okay, you can go now."

Isn't that hilarious!!?? The policeman pulled him over for being in the carpool lane even though it wasn't during the carpool lane times. Poor guy. He must have been new to the area. Phil said he busted up laughing as soon as he drove away. :)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Less than a week until my other 1/2 moves

This month has FLOWN by! It was just 2 weeks and 3 short days ago that Phil and I found out we're moving to CO for sure! One week from today, Phil will be on his way to CO. Puma, my little cat, and I will remain behind to complete report cards (YIPEE!!!!! not!) and pack up the house. My cat hates going a block and a half to the vet. She cries, cowers and huddles in her little crate. I hope her little system will be able to handle moving to our friend's house for a week and a half in early April and the plane trip I am planning on taking her on.

I am so excited about the move to Colorado but I am also a bit anxious about being separated from Phil for 5 long weeks. I don't mind being by myself. It's just that I like to spend time with my husband and I will greatly miss him for that timeperiod.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Pictures of our Trip

Read previous post for details about where these pictures are from. :) Enjoy!

Exciting Times

Phil and I have had some exciting events unfold in the past few days. For the past few months we have been talking about moving out of state to Colorado. You may ask, "Why Colorado?" We love the mountains, we want to move somewhere a bit more affordable than southern Cal. Another bonus is that my sister and bro-in-law are planning on moving near us this summer. We were told by Phil's work that there are almost no job openings in Colorado because they aren't growing there and we decided that we may have to move this summer with no jobs. The Lord, however, had other plans.

One and a half weeks ago, Phil saw a position for a claims adjuster for Progressive in Glenwood Springs, Co. (The town we were interested in moving to). He decided to apply for it. However, when he went to apply, there was an in-house network position open. He applied for that a week ago Monday. Last Wednesday, they called him and said they wanted to fly him to CO (all expenses paid) to meet him and so he could see the area. I was able to go as well but would have to purchase my own ticket. We
got our tickets within 2 days and were in Colorado from Friday night to Monday night. It was an amazing trip. His work paid for our hotel, rental car, Phil's ticket and even some food. We had a great time enjoying the beauty of CO and we even got to enjoy Sunlight Mountain snowboarding in Glenwood Springs.

On Monday, Phil was interviewed in Denver and a few hours later was offered the job! We are MOVING TO COLORADO! It has been amazing to see how the doors have just flown open beyond our wildest dreams. His company is going to help us with the move by packing up our house, transporting everything, unloading everything, helping us find
an apartment in CO and SO MUCH MORE! I get so excited about what's happening and then I find out something else exciting a few hours or a day later!

Phil will be out in Colorado this time next month. I will be staying in CA until my spring break so I can wrap up the semester, write report cards etc. Although it's not ideal that I'm moving in the middle of the schoolyear, I believe things will work out there as well. I just wanted to share my exciting news with all of my blog readers. (Hey, do you like my new little map that tells me where all of my readers are from!? I think it's really cool!)

Enjoy the pictures of beautiful Colorado. All pictures are either on the road from Denver to Glenwood Springs, in Glenwood Springs or at Sunlight Mountain. You'll notice one of the pictures is a sign for the town of "No Name, Colorado." We drove into it briefly as it's right next to Glenwood Springs. The actual name of the town is "No Name"...funny huh?