Saturday, January 31, 2009

ANOTHER Brithday party

My name's Noreen and I like to party!
So we had yet another birthday party today. This time on my side of the family.
It's McKenna's birthday today, Allen's was on the 25th and Jake's is next week so we crammed them all in and had another party.
Adri & Rachael love the camera. It's a good thing the camera is kind to them.
McKenna is so cute. I don't know why but she kept sticking out her tongue. It was so funny.
What rosie cheeks.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!
Allen and are are celebrating our 11th year of marriage today. We also celebrate/count each month. So in honor of monthaversaries, today is our 132 month of marriage.
It has been a fabulous eleven years and I look forward with great anticipation to the rest of eternity.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dinner with the Macbean Family

We had dinner with the Macbean family tonight to celebrate Allen's birthday.
We had a delicious lasagna dinner followed by cake and ice-cream. Allen blew out his imaginary candles and we sang him our traditional 13 part (no one is ever on the same note and we question if we are even singing the same song some times) birthday song and called it good (or good enough).
Love you guys!

Today is such a special day it's birthday time for you...

Today is Allen's birthday. So I thought I's spotlight him.

Allen is many things:
He is cute! And Confident!

He loves serving in his callings

He has served with the young men of our ward for many years and is now serving in the young men's stake presidency.

He is a talented athlete

He's latest interest is Triathlons (he is planning on doing an Ironman this year) but he played volleyball in college (and plays once a week with friends), he also enjoys playing basketball, soccer...the list goes on and on.

He is a great uncle!

All of the nieces and nephews love him and always want to be around him
He is funny!
One of the things that first attracted me to Allen is his humor. He always has me laughing.
He loves the outdoors!
Camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, boating....

He is a great cook!
He makes the BEST pie crusts ever! He also like to experiment with cooking.

He is a Pilot
He love flying. He thinks it's one of the best things to be able to do something you love to do and get paid for it at the same time.

He was a great Timp Tri Club president
He was such a great president and always had fun training events planed for us. He's also very friendly and welcoming to everyone.

He loves water skiing!
I know I already kind of said this but he loves it so much it gets to be listed twice. He loves it and is really good at it.

He loves motorcycles
A couple years after we were married he bought a motorcycle that didn't work. He fixed it up and got it working.

He is the a WONDERFUL husband and my best friend
Numerous people have commented to me how they have noticed what a wonderful husband he is. And it's true.
There are many things about Allen that I admire and adore. I love him very very much and hope he has a wonderful birthday!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Allen!

We celebrated Allen's Birthday tonight with a couple of friends.
We started off by having breakfast for dinner.
(Allen M, Shauna B, David J, Natalie J)
Then we headed to Cabela's where we were going to split up into five teams and see who could buy the best thing for $10. Once we got there it had just closed. (They now close at 8:00 on the weekends. LAME!)
So we then decided to see who could find the best/worst/funniest movie and then we'd go back and watch it.
Here is Allen explaining the rules to the game.
(Natalie J, David J, Bret B, Chad H, Lindsey H, Natalie R & Allen M)
Here we are picking out movies.
(Natalie J, David J, Shauna B, Bret B, Lindsey H, Chad H, Noreen M, Allen M, Natalie R)
Natalie R's movie came in 1st place (The House Bunny)
Bret's came in 2nd (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
And Allen's came in 3rd (Top Secret!)
We came back to the house, set the projector up, moved some of the misplaced/mismatched furniture around and started our movie marathon.
Happy Birthday Allen!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Allen is finishing our basement, so this means everything out. We have had to rearrange the furniture in our home to accommodate the changes. So our upstairs "movie room" has now become the new "spin room".
It's tight quarters in there with four bikes but it's going to have to work for the next month or two until we get the basement done.
This is what the basement looks like now.
Can't wait to have the basement done. Until then...if you want to watch t.v. at the Macbean's, you'll have to sit on a bike.
But your more then welcome to come!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

On your mark, get set, MOTIVATE!

When thinking of the 5 types of love languages:
1. Affirmation
2. Gifts
3. Acts of Service
4. Quality Time
5. Physical Touch
I don't know what I am. I think I'd put them in the order of
1. Acts of Service 2. Affirmation 3. Physical Touch 4. Quality Time 5. Gifts. Some of them are so close on my list they are interchangeable. But I for sure need all of them. I'm not sure what this has to do with getting motivated. I know one thing for sure about getting motivated and that's I need to "see" it. So I made a little collage to help me get excited about training. I know what I want my body to look like and I know how to get it there, now I just have to buckle down and do it.
On your mark, get set, MOTIVATE!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

The Bushman's had a New Years Eve party with lots of food, fun, family and friends.
This is where Rock Band was set up.
There was volleyball and basket ball being played.
(Bret dominating the volleyball court - boys vs. girls)
Card and other games being played.
(I was tired and not feeling great - I show it)
Counting down and New Year kisses