Wednesday, March 28, 2007


As requested, here is the address for our wedding website

More information will follow but here's a little taste.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Initial Planning

So soon after I got engaged I called my Mom, actually now that I think about it I called her before I was "officially" engaged, and we talked about a bunch of things that I wanted. I told her about some decoration ideas I had along with some other info.

Since that conversation every time I talked to my Mom she'd suggest a new idea that would replace an idea I'd already told her... I started to get really frustrated, feeling like she hated all of my ideas.

The other day I reached a breaking point (this is really less dramatic than I'm making it sound :), and said, "I already told you this... have you been listening to me at all?"

She was surprised and didn't remember ever talking to me about it... that's when it all came clear...

My Mom has difficulty sleeping, my siblings will know where I'm going with this. She takes sleeping pills to help her get through the night. If you're having a conversation and Mom has taken her pills chances are she's not going to remember the conversation at all.

So it's not that she hated the ideas, it's that she didn't remember we'd talked about them!

Monday, March 26, 2007

“i've been waiting, i've been waiting for this moment..."

For those of you who haven’t heard the news yet I’m sorry I didn’t call you personally, there’s just too many to phone...

I’m engaged!

Bradley Wiebe and I are getting married on July 20th.

I’m sure you’re waiting for it... don’t worry, I won’t disappoint you... the Wedding Website is almost ready to launch :) There will be far more details there so hold tight.

Here’s one little blog worthy tidbit...

My whole life I’ve had this one goal; to move UP the alphabet. Being a West my chances were pretty good too. I hated in school how I was last for everything! There were those few glorious days where teachers would start from the bottom but they were few and far between. It’s less noticeable now that I’m older but I still feel the effects. When we get our flu shots at work I have to wait all day, sometimes almost having to stay after work. It’s my children I’m thinking about now, I didn’t want them to have to suffer through being last their whole life. So I was right on track with this goal for quite a few years... I started with a W (below me even) but then moved up to an M, and then an H and finally to a B! All the way up! None of those last names worked though... somehow I managed to plummet all the way back down to a W.

So I was looking at our ward directory the other day... Brad’s name is right below mine so if you think about it, my name will be eliminated and Brad will move up a spot... it’s like I’m not moving at all. I suppose that’s better than nothing. And my initial’s will stay the same, that’s saying something.

It’s a good thing he’s worth every bit of the sacrifice.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007


So I shaved my legs this morning, and between you and me, it'd been a looong time.

It feels glorious!

That is all


"I'm a vault"

This is a phrase I use often. Someone will be concerned they've shared too much information so I assure them that I'm trustworthy. What comes in doesn't come out.

Well, I'm coming to realize that while this is completely true when it comes to other people's information when it comes to my own I spill all over...

Friday, March 16, 2007

Lappy goes to the Hospital

If you know me at all you know that I LOVE my laptop.
I bought it a year ago and I spend lots of time on it. I download tv shows I wouldn't normally bother to watch, I have crazy amounts of music and I just downloaded Lemmings.

Well Lappy is sick. The screen is kind of coming apart, I know, it's not good.
So I called Dell and I need to ship my laptop to them to get it fixed. They'll pay all shipping costs so this is a good thing, only drawback... she'll be gone for 7-10 business days!

What am I to do without my dear Lappy...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


What's one thing you like about your self?
Quick don't think to hard just type.

This was a question a friend asked me today... I thought it was a good one

For me he also added to the question, it can't be cooking :) So instead I answered with, "I like that I'm honest with people. If they ask for my opinion I'll give it to them and won't normally sugar coat it. It makes people know they can trust my opinion."

What's your answer?

Conversation from Betty


"Hey is Trish married? I never know what to call her boyfriend/husband when I mention him."

"No, but she's been with her Boyfriend for a really long time. I think 14 years ish... actually maybe more like 8."

"She's not married? (insert awkward giggle) She's living in sin? (with horrified expression)"

Sadly I think she was quite serious...
Kim and I both said, almost at the same time, "Maybe you shouldn't say that to her"

Just an average day with Betty

Monday, March 12, 2007

Brings me to Tears

It's been a while since I wrote a good list so here goes...

Things that make me laugh
  1. Random shared moments with Jane
  2. Nathan's button mashing
  3. "Adam likes little boys"
  4. Sarcasm
  5. A Christmas Story
  6. Tickling Bradley


Middle Name Pride Day 2007

Well if you missed then I’m sorry cause it was a great night!

Delicious food, great people. Good times had by all.
Same time next year
M (Michelle)

Friday, March 9, 2007

Nice Buns

Everyone has their thing... that one thing, be it a skill or a talent, that they're really good at. They can be unabashedly proud of. They do it with confidance.

For me it's cooking

The pleasure I get from the sight of a warm pan of successful cinnamon buns in my quiet kitchen is equal to any sort of public recognition I could receive. And the dissapointment that comes with a failed Angel Food cake is equivalent to a straight A student failing an exam, or an athlete losing at their sport. Because it's my thing.

I cook for me. I don't do it for others, I do it to prove to myself that I can.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Best / Worst Discovery

If you could design the perfect concert who would it be?

Your favorite band with a favorite opener?

I found mine today, May 8th. Relient K with Mae!!! I’m not sure it gets any better. I suppose we could throw in a little Straylight Run and it really would be perfect.
Just my luck... it’s in BALTIMORE!

Now I’m disappointed...

p.s. as a side note and to add to my disappointment... I just discovered that Straylight Run is also on tour right now; nowhere near here... sigh.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Bunk beds are for little people...

This weekend was spent at my parents in Magrath.

They have this lovely guest room with a nice double bed that used to becomes my room but my nephew Riley sleeps in there now. My niece and nephew often spend the night at my parents house so they have their own rooms too. This means that when I visit I am normally left with the couch, and to give them credit it's a very nice couch, but couch none the less. This weekend I lucked out though, Friday was spent on the couch but Saturday the kids went home for the night. I get an actual bed! It's determined that I'll sleep in Cory's bed. Cory has this loft bed (I know, not really a bunk bed), it's quite high up.
Admit it, as kids we all always wanted the top bunk... every kid did. So I thought it would be fun, a throwback to childhood.

Bed times comes so I start to ascend the stairs... Holy! this bed is shhhakkky! I'm now a little nervous. It squeaks a little and moves as I climb. I get to the top and very gingerly, carefully crawl under the covers (shake shake shake), lay down and try not to make a single movement... in my head I'm thinking, "Please don't break, I don't want a broken leg. Please don't break."

My Mom has put this handy light on the bed that clips to the frame by my head but I can't figure out how to turn it off... and I'm still trying to move as little as possible. I finally manage to turn off the light (shake shake) and settle down. "Please don't break"

Well I made it through the night with no broken beds or limbs, there was a sigh of relief for sure. On commenting a little about my nervousness I got the response, "Cory sleeps there and isn't nervous at all". Cory's 100 lbs smaller than me! He's 8! I'd have no fears if I was his size too!

Make no mistake, I was pretty darn happy for my own grown up bed last night.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Peter and Me

I have the worst luck. The people from Peter the Plantman consistently spill water on my desk while watering the plant above me. And almost without fail there happens to be a client copy of something right where the water falls.

Back to the printer

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Nasty Text Message Girl

I wasn't out of line. I was calm, I was rational. Why did you get so mad? Why did you over react? Can't you see I'm doing what needs to be done? That this is my role?

I realized last night that for years I've been putting up with someone. Sharing the same space because it was necessary. Well it's no longer necessary and I'm so happy, so relieved. We won't stay in touch.

At the same time I realized that somewhere along the line I think I've become mature. The last 4 big dramas I can remember I've handled with absolutley zero regrets. I've said nothing I shouldn't have and I've been calm and rational. I suppose that's one bonus... now if I could just get rid of the dramas all together.