Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Wow! It's been so busy lately!

For those who don't know...which I think everyone who reads this blog does know, but it doesn't hurt to tell again...I did get the job at CVS that I was wanting in the last blog post. Kurtis also got a job working overnights at a gas station. He's been working there since September, and I've been at CVS since July. We moved out into a duplex on our own, and Kurtis has been the money maker. But it's been good, I feel like my money helps out, and we have time for little things. Working overnight for him is tough on both of us. He has to sleep a lot of the time I'm awake, so it makes for very little communicating time. But when we do spend time, we have a blast.

He makes me laugh...a lot! Kurtis always has something funny to say, sometimes not always in the best situations, but it still makes me giggle. He's helped me take things less seriously, and he's learned from me to take other things more seriously. We've balanced each other out, and it's nice.

I just felt like I needed to post some. I've been online today doing research for drawings for Rigo and my coworker Nikki. My sketchbook actually has some drawings in it, so fun stuffs. Maybe the time is growing nearer for me to pursue my art again. Who knows? =)

I work 6 days this week. I got a position at work where I do the American Greetings cards. I have to organize and order, and its gunna be hard work, but I look forward to actually owning something and proving I can do what they need me to do.

Time is ticking away! Time to head off to work and say goodbye to sleeping Kurtis before I go...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Tough Times...Stronger Ties

So first of all...I'd like to make a *not* so candid point at the new banner I made! =D Yes yes, I have commenced the patting of the back. LOL. Not nearly as good as Douglas, but it does make me feel good to know I do still remember a thing or two from Photoshop back in the comic editing/coloring days. Pfft, half the stuff in PSCS3 is just messing around, lol. Btw, have I ever mentioned I love filters? Cause I do.

So anyway.

Things have been tough for us, as I'm sure everyone has heard by now. I'm really really praying that CVS or something comes through for me job wise. We sure do need it.

Amazing Mrs. Rachel called me after Kurtis and I had an argument about whether it was better for me to go back up to Missouri and find a job there and bring Kurtis up later. I was upset and I had snapped at him, and we were both crying when she called. But I think Heavenly Father sent her call our way. After a few kind words and suggestions, she said something that really really stuck in my mind...

"Don't let this situation pull you two apart...make sure it only brings you guys closer together."

Ever since she said that, I've been trying to put it to use. I was letting all this headache and mess really bug me and really affect how I was treating Kurtis. And that's wrong of me. I should have been drawing closer to him. He needs me as much as I need him, and these times have really shown me that. I was being selfish, and that's not right. So ever since then, I've been trying to make a conscious effort to make sure I share this burden with Kurtis evenly, and to maintain my attitude towards him in a positive light. He's good for keeping me positive, but he crumbles if he feels like he's not able to do anything for me.

We've been praying more and more lately. We still need to really make sure we're praying more (sometimes we go to bed at different times or wake up at different times) but we're definitely making an improvement. And the blessings from that have really shown. We've received some very very much needed help, and with my new calling, I'm learning to be a lot more comfortable with the people in our ward. I'm learning names! This is definitely a plus for the comfort zone area. =P

So, with a full belly and a happy mindset, I'm off to bed. Thank you to everyone who has touched our lives in the most powerful of ways. We can't possibly be more thankful than we are. =)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

House Wife Extraordinaire!

extraordinaire ---
 /ˌɛk strə  ˈɔr dɪ ˌnɛr/  extraordinary in a particular capacity

That's what I am now! House Wife! It's an interesting position to have. Or how Momma Karrie put it...Domestic Relations? TRUE STORY.

I've been cooking and cleaning and doing laundry and all kinds of stuff. I'm never bored. TV is interesting and there's always internet. Our friend Brandon stops by every now and again to make sure no boogie men have scared me. There always is something scaring me in this house. Funny, I never notice anything scary when Kurtis is around. I've found that H&M Gas Mart is within walking distance. It's 1.3 miles away. Good workout. I've been lazy and we've also been broke lately so I haven't been walking. (I did lose 3 pounds when I walked though! LOL)

                           **My camera doesn't focus right, lol.**

Now that Kurtis is bringing home the bacon, it's been kind of lonely. I've been trying to wake up with him in the mornings and make his lunch. This works about 90% of the time. I haven't been feeling up to par some mornings so Kurtis will just get up, get ready, turn off his light and give me a little kiss goodbye. Today was one of those days. I'm mad at myself for not getting up because it's Thursday and I'm not going to see him until 8-8:30p tonight. Days like these are the types of days I don't like. I miss him terribly when he's gone, but I don't want to let him know. I want him to keep working as hard as he always has. He's been doing so good, and I'm so very proud of him.

He never forgets that we need our nights out too. We've found this place called "Cheddar's" that's really good. It's been fun. We watched the movie Date Night and in one of the scenes, they're looking at random strangers and trying to figure out their story. So we've taken to that as well. It's been funny listening to Kurtis' imaginations. I've found that he's become my ultimate best friend that I can share absolutely anything with. He's so much fun and he always keeps me laughing. He always manages to take my stress away. =)

I thank Heavenly Father every day for putting me with this man. He's my support when things are tough and he never seems to let things get to him. (Although I know differently sometimes). Even when he's tired, when I'm not feeling good, Kurtis always steps up to bat. He made an amazing dinner last night and I'm very happy he did. I've got dinner planned for him tonight! Even though it'll be kind of late tonight, I want him to know I'm always thinking about him. 

Maybe someday I'll stop being a stay-at-home wife and become a stay-at-home mother. =)

Saturday, February 13, 2010


    So thanks to many many blessings these past few days, we actually have MONEY now. I can pay my car payment, Kurtis' bills, as well have extras for groceries. YAY.

    Just a few more things to fix up like my license and my social security card to get updated to my new name. Now that we have the extra money...well you get the idea. As long as the bank clears our checks...but I don't want to think about the negative. I'm sure it's going to be fine. =)

Kurtis says "YESSSSSS!!!!!  MONNNNEEEEYYYYY!!!!"

   I saw Kurtis in the play "Aida" with a DVD that he got from when he was in it. It was fun watching the Behind the Scenes as well as the dancing parts he was in. (What a CUTIE!!)
It was neat because I've always been curious to know if I would've found Kurtis interesting in High School or not, and seeing him in that Behind the Scenes kinda gave me an idea. But...seeing him in the high school mode? Yeah, I wouldn't of liked him. I'm glad we met how we did and when we did. I still know that our meeting was destined and if it had happened any other way (good things AND the bad) we wouldn't be together today. The circumstances were too "out-there" for us to have gotten together any other way. But you know, the only thing I really had a problem with in the DVD? The stupid camera man cut Kurtis out like, the ENTIRE play. Made me angry. >.< Oh well, what's one to do? All I can do is torture and force Kurtis to sing and dance for me in all the parts I missed and everything will be okay. Unethical? Perhaps. But it gets the job done. =)

   Life is still as entertaining as ever. I really really enjoy Kurtis' company. He makes me laugh and smile and just have a good time. He's helped me really look at the bright side of things, and as of late, that's been crucially important. I've been finding I get a bit depressed sometimes, and he'll always go "Baby. We're fine. You're over thinking things again. It's fine." Then he grins his ever knowing grin and I know it's okay.
I really do worry too much. o.O

At least Kurtis can keep a sense of humor.

   I guess that's it for the updates for right now. I hope you enjoyed my little rant of just about nothing, but I like putting in pictures...I need new ones. >.<

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Having fun...=)

I never realized how fun this whole married life can be, lol. We've been doing a lot of things together (shouldn't be anything new) but it's been so fun. Sometimes I just stare at him and swoon. He's so strong and faithful and amazing, I feel so fortunate to have him in my life. I feel like I can do anything. Whenever I'm beginning to feel scared that I can't do something, or if I'm particularly worried about something, he has this magic power over me to take away all my cares. He knows how to keep me from freaking out. Even if he's scared himself, he just calms down enough to make me feel better. Whenever I see couples that don't seem to be doing well, I feel so bad for them. I want everyone to have a relationship like ours. I just want everyone to experience how happy I am! I never in my wildest dreams EVER (and I mean this with utmost sincerity) ever did I imagine being so happy or ever finding someone as wonderful as him. I'll be honest, we sometimes don't get along. I don't mean that in a bad way. Sometimes we don't agree. Sometimes we have fits. We're both strong spirited people. We both like to have things our way. And if our ways are two opposite ways, someone's going to be upset. But despite those things, we always kiss and make up.
I'm so thankful to have him in my life. I wish great happiness like ours onto everyone.

Monday, January 18, 2010

New to this...Blogger thing.

So just to clear up any confusion...My name is Michelle, and I'll be the author of most of these posts. However, Kurtis, my husband, will probably post here from time to time too. The profile is about me, too.

I'm not sure how often I'll post on this, but perhaps I can make it frequent enough to be interesting.

This is my background on my computer!! Looks really cool close up. But I'm sure you would like pictures of us...So I'll share! =D

(If this doesn't give you and idea of who we are...well then there's not much I can tell you.)

So...This has been fun. =)