Monday, November 30, 2009


Thanksgiving was super fun with lots of people, food and laughter. We stayed in Washington because Mike only got Thanksgiving day off.
The day after was the Hokanson girl traditional black friday shopping day.
We started off the day at JCPenny at 4am with some killer deals on christmas presents...
Next was Target....
McDonalds for breakfast where the girls built a cup tower
Here is Janet looking tired at Fred Meyers
I'm sure we went other places that i just forgot to add like kohls and other places....

We had lunch at a place called Chevy's which was a little spicy for me but was good other than that.

It was way tiring but super fun! Thanks girls!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Weekly Update

I had my doctor's appointment this week which was a nice break from the new job. It wasn't very fun however. I went early because now that I am 26 weeks they wanted to do the glucose testing. That in and of itself wasn't too horrible except getting the blood drawn. What was bad is the rogame shot that I got in addition to getting the swine flu shot. If you don't know what the rogame shot is, its for expectant mothers who are RH -, so people who have O- or A- or AB- blood and their husband is RH + . I have O- blood, so they gave me the shot. The worst thing about it is that they give you the shot in your bum... Talk about soreness. So two shots and 6 vials of blood later... But the doctors visit itself went well. He said the babies heartbeat is a little faster but that is quite possible from the large amounts of sugar they gave me for the glucose test. I measure at 27 inches which is right about where i should be. They say you should have one inch for every week.

Other than that this week has just been interesting.... It hasn't slowed down yet from exciting things happening. We has someone try to steal our extra car the other night, which of course was interesting. The guy was trying to start it when Mike heard him and ran downstairs to make sure he didnt get too far with it. The guy made up some story about trying to take his friend's truck to fix the starting problem. He seemed to be making up alot on the spot but Mike let him go anyway. Mike of course was paranoid the rest of the night and slept on the couch to make sure the guy didn't come back to try again. It was a long night for both of us.

Right now we are just trying to get through one day at a time. This is definitely a learning experience for both of us. But we are just doing the best that we can.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pregnancy Picture

For Ashley!

Here I am at 25 weeks (depending on who you ask...) :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Saturday's Excitment

So saturday morning mike and I had every intention of sleeping late and getting those much needed hours of rest that we had been lacking. Much to our dismay, at 7:15am we had a knock on the door. Mike actually heard the knock and shook me awake so i could go see what the person needed (being the manager and all). I opened, the door bleary eyed and still trying to wake my brain up, to find one of my tenants. He then proceeded to tell me that a car had just hit the side of one the buildings and the police were on the way to come make a report. So I hurried to get dressed while explaining to Mike why I wasn't coming back to my nice warm bed. I went down to the apartment building to see this....

Here is the inside damage...
Their bed was on this side of the room...

and pretty much saved their lives...

Here are the tire tracks in the mud
Here is where the car took out the concrete
My poor rental office sign that got taken out
This shows how far up the wall the damage went
This is the corner where the car hit

The car of course was no where to be seen. We had a witness who saw the whole thing and he said the car had been doing at least a hundred coming down a very short street, and hit the breaks just before the stop sign across the street from the apartment complex. His breaks did nothing except to skid him across the intersection where he hit the curb and flipped a 180 degree turn and smashed into the building backwards. He then promptly drove off down the street that was going the opposite direction.
And if that wasn't bad enough, i stood out in the cold for 45 minutes waiting for the police to come. Some how the address had gotten mixed up and the police had gone to the wrong apartments.
What a way to spend a saturday morning!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

This one is for Ashley.....

I know its been forever since I posted but I was without internet for a little while and its been kind of crazy!

Summary of what's been happening:
I went to Boise for my mom's birthday which was a lot of fun. We had a party friday and then saturday all of us went to DIII which is the band and colorguard competition where Kaytlen and the rest of the Centennial Marching Band placed Third! YAY for them!

The week after I got a job working as an Apartment Manager in Vancouver, so Mike and I moved out of his parents house (with a loooottt of help). We are pretty much moved in now. Thanks a bunch to Brittany and Matthew and Nancy!

My birthday was in the middle of moving, so we had Panda Express and I got lots of fun gifts. Thanks to all!

For halloween Mike and I went to Calie's house ( a good friend of ours we met though Brittany). It was a super fun party! :) with lots of super cute costumes.

This week has just been insane trying to learn my new job and getting the house put together. I will post pictures as soon as I get a camera!