Wednesday, December 23, 2009


YES it's true, if you think you've heard a rumor that we are moving, well we are. Colby leaves January 2nd, and I will follow after a little while depending on how the job is and how fast he can find a good place to live. I will be moving too, just to Soda Springs with the in-laws for awhile. Chunk and I will be living it up (ha ha). I guess ya all might want to know where we are going.... North Platte, Nebraska. Yes, far away from Idaho, but it's actually only one state away. A 12 hour drive, according to mapquest only about 10 on Colby's new Tom-Tom GPS, we didn't want him to get lost. The job is with Union Pacific Railroad, he will be running equipment and installing communication lines in the North Platte Bailey Yard. We are lucky because it's only five days a week and during daylight hours, unless there is an emergency. Oh and full benefits, yeah he will have to pay union dues but still a much better job.

We love the ward, the town, the people, the atmosphere, the non-big city, our callings, being close to family.... ect. I love my calling of being in the Young Womens presidency, I'm the secretary. I have grown so close to the girls, I feel like I am just getting to know some of them and then BAM, I guess that's how it works though. When Colby got the call that he might possibly get the job out there I cried thinking about leaving the girls... most of you know I'm not a crier. I don't know what it is about the youth of the church, but they are amazing. Going from work, with troubled youth during the week then with these amazing kids during church or mutual is just an entire shift, a good one though. I hope the girls know that I love them and will miss them. That's another reason I am staying behind until we find a place, I am going to keep going to my Inkom ward.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


we are just working and playing with Chunk.....

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Chunk Photos ( as per Lori)


Long time.....

It's been a long time, but we haven't done much but work, so I guess that's why no blogging for a while. Last month we went to SLC for the Pughs homecoming talk, we went down on Saturday, went to a session, checked into our hotel, went to P.F. Changs ( not a fan) went to IKEA (which Colby decided is one of his favorite stores now) and then went and had a BBQ with the Littles (one of Colby's companions). Went back to hotel watched "Richie Rich" and went to bed. What a vacation.
On August first we went to a wedding in Twin Falls and cooked, it was super hot. I took Colby to the waterfall that you can go behind (my favorite stop in Twin).
We went to Shoshone Falls for a little bit.

Monday, July 6, 2009

peck adventures of the weekend....

Being a holiday weekend you'd think we would have a little R&R.... ha ha that's funny. We helped with the Artic Circle float in Soda Springs, so that took most of Friday and Saturday. On my way home, Saturday night, I stopped to check the mail. Chunk was with me, sleeping in the front seat, so I ran in checked the box and walked back out to find my car was locked and running. Chunk had stepped on the lock button after I had got out, he has a tendency to wait for me in my seat after I leave. So I called Colby and we had to have someone come un-lock it for us. Earlier in the day we had heard that Inkom was flooding (where we are currently living) so there was mud all over the place. Not in our apartment though.

We went to church the next morning and only had sacrament meeting and then were to report back to the church ready to work. I was sustained to my new calling, but not set apart that day as well.... I'm the new YW secretary.

Sunday we hauled a lot of water and mud out of homes of those around us. We loaded a lot of debris from the banks of the creek also. There were tons of people out to help, it was amazing to see so many people come together for one cause. The youth amazed me the most, they jumped in and did whatever they could and more. Bucket lines were formed in many places. Props to everyone!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

the last little while....

We have just been working and trying to keep up with life. Chunk has been a handful, he ate some rat posion the first day we had him, so he had and ER visit to the Vet. Then a few weeks later he got his shots.... about 5 hours later he started to swell up. Yep, back to the Vet for some steriods, he was allergic to the shots. Then last night we came home and he had dug up some more posion from who knows where. This time we just gave him peroxide and he threw up, we think he just chewed it up because there was no green in his up-chuck.
Besides that we really aren't up to much.... work work work

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hey you Guys....

This is Chunk, our puppy!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bike Ride....

So, I got a phone call this morning asking if I wanted to go on a bike ride. I said yes and then discovered it was more of an adventure.... we were riding from Inkom to McCammon. Which I keep telling myself "I'm going to die" and "no you're not". I knew I was going to have to do something to make me tierd so I could take a nap before my graveyard (where I am now), taking a 24 almost 25 mile bike ride wasn't what I had planned but it sure did work.  I went with Mike and Laura Nielsen and their two kids, Mike pulled them. I wasn't sure how well I was going to do, but I did better than I thought. I did walk some, and took one break. I got really hot and felt lite headed, so I sat down for a few minutes and then was back up and off we went. 
We took the back roads, which I might add is also the hilly roads. I haven't rode that far or on that many hills since my mission. We went 30 mph down a few hills, it would have been faster but I really didn't feel like crashing and I wanted the down hill to last longer. 

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Here's some photos of the Blazer after the accident. The insurance is coming to check it out today (Thursday) and see what we are looking at, as far as expense. Oooops forgot the SD card at home... that's what happens when you work a graveyard. I'm at work now... so LONG.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Graves...and recent photos

So at work we started a new schedule... and I get to work a grave yard. Blah... I'm hoping someone will want it and I can have a day or swing shift. I've done pretty good tonight though! Only yawned once.

Colby and I were in Soda last week, suprise suprise, and we were on our way home and we saw a Bald Eagle. I almost didn't take the camera, I'm glad I did!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Free Dinner from Oprah

I got a text from a friend today telling me I could get KFC on Oprah today, so I did. I didn't have to cook or pay for dinner it was great! :o)

Monday, April 13, 2009

SLC... birthday... park city... conference.. ect...

Well it's been a week now and I guess I could write about what we have been up to... not that a lot happens. We went down to SLC for conference, the Sunday afternoon session and got to sit with some girls from Stage College, Pa! yay for the Hulets. After conference we checked into our hotel in Sandy, changed clothes and headed to Pleasant Grove for our mission reunion! It was great to see the Jensen family and the ex-missionaries that were there. It was a blast! We got back to Sandy and pretty much went right to bed, Colby read from his book about Porter Rockwell while I posted pics from the reunion.
Monday, my birthday, we went to Park City. Colby had never been to there so it was a first for him. We did some shopping and then went into SLC on our way home. We went on top of the conference center and learned that they don't use real dirt for the trees, wild. We took some photos, walked around temple square for a few minutes. We typed in the address for 5 Guys in Bountiful and off we went. My mouth started watering long before we got there.
After an awesome meal it was time to go home... well that was the plan. We ended up stoping just outside of Logan to see a few nieces and a nephew. Oh, I also had Colby stop at Target so I could get season 4 of the Office for $19.00, steal of a deal!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

what's new.........

It's been a long time, almost a month so I'm trying to figure out what has happened since the last time I blogged. I don't remember if I wrote about Colby's new job, and I didn't take time to read over my old posts. He is working in Soda Springs, his home town, at a grain elevator. He worked there in high school. He has been staying with his parents during the week, the last couple of weeks I have been going down on Sunday nights and staying until Tuesday afternoon, since I don't work until Wed morning, sometimes I have a meeting Tuesday afternoon. I've applied for some jobs, no word and it's been almost a month too.

During the day I watch some TV, play with my photoshop elements, my mother-in-laws cricket and our scrapbook. I finally got the pictures from our wedding printed. Over 500 photos! So, I've got a lot of work to do. Also, I am able to make Colby lunch. He gets an hour for lunch, he usually only takes a half-hour, darn work-a-holic.

Anyway, heres a few photos I took this weekend. The first two are before and after I played with it in photoshop.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A year ago.......

Yep.... that was us a year ago. Amazing how fast time goes. We have had a lot happen in a year, I made a list and read through it with Colby last night when we had dinner. Here are a few of the many things I had on the list:
  • 1 move
  • 2 new vehicles
  • MANY jobs
  • crazy work schedules
  • a trip to Lagoon
  • a trip to SLC, Pleasent Grove, Cedar City
  • Getting Colby caught up on The Office
  • Play Station 2 Baseball..... I have won 99 out 100 times
  • First attempt at getting a house
  • Many miles on the Malibu
  • Many minutes on our cell phones
  • Many days apart when Colby was training in Pocatello and I was in Preston and out on trains
  • 2 apostles died
  • Sleep overs with nieces and my little sisters
  • 4 trips to Lava Hot Springs

Friday, March 6, 2009

How blessed we really are.....

We had the opportunity to go to a funeral this week for a man from Soda Springs that Colby knew that was killed in an avalanche. Honestly, I really don't like going to funerals. When we got there the line to see the family was super long, and when we went to find seating there were a ton of people already sitting, so we decided to go ahead and get a seat. As the time for the funeral got closer the seats filled and more chairs were set up. The gym and stage was full of people. It reminded me of my Dad's funeral, the huge amount of people that is.

Anyway, the service was full of family members speaking and singing. All of his sibilings spoke. His two brothers spoke a lot about the gospel and the plan that our Father in Heaven has for us, how he and his family have been sealed by the power of the priesthood and will be able to live together again in the life after. Even though he is no longer on Earth he is still living and watching over his family.

It's amazing how blessed we are to have the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the power of the priesthood restored to the Earth. I know that I don't appreciate it enough in my life. Sitting at that funeral and listening to the stories about this man, his family and that we are able to experience things in this life and in the life after made me really appreciate the gospel more and want to live it better, and be a better person.


that's about it....
Colby is stuck in Soda for another night because of it... so that's pretty much it. I hate the snow!

Monday, March 2, 2009

New info on us.....

Before going to the Brian Regan show we went to Colby's high school friend Katie's house and we played guitar hero, mostly Colby played. Katie and I chatted and made dinner. Katie and Colby battled it out, Katie kicked his but- she was on expert too.

Here's Brian..... the show was great! We were in Section A, row G and seats 31 and 32. We could see his facial expressions, oh so funny. Most of the show was new material too :o)

We found out there is going to be a mission Reunion, for the missionaries that served under President and Sister Jensen, in Pleasant Grove, Utah on April 5. My birthday is the 6th so I decided I wanted to stay in a hotel after and have my birthday away from home and have 5 guys burgers and fries on my birthday :) So, I got on and booked a hotel in Sandy. King size bed, stove, full fridge ect.... for $45! I'm super excited! Colby said miracles do happen.... I don't ask for things and so when I asked for this he was game. I told him we could go to Cabellas too while we are down there, or Smith and Edwards.

Monday, February 23, 2009

a new addition.....

Haha... did you think we were having a baby???

We got a Trailblazer this past week... thanks Taylors. We had an appointment to get our Malibu checked out, there was some squeaking and grinding going on in the back. Come to find out the brakes were shot... the whole break system in that back for that matter, the tires all needed replaced. Our friend Rod got us a super deal worked out on a 2008 Silver Trailblazer, Colby had spent the morning researching Trailblazers because he really likes them. He test drove some over a year ago and has never really let the idea of having one escape his mind. Now he has one ;o)

This isn't ours but a google photo sample, I will get one of "ours" up soon!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Our Calling...

We got our first callings... well calling, we teach Temple Prep together! It's a good class, we have been able to learn a lot (at least I have) from the lessons we have studied. We are going to be teaching lesson two tomorrow about being worthy to go to the temple.
The last two weeks we have talked about the Plan of Salvation, the greatest plan ever made. It's so great to have a temple so close, it's just amazing at how busy we think our lives get and we think that we don't have time to go to the temple... when going to the temple is one of the most imporatant things we can do in this life.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Our upcoming adventure

In 23 days we are going to see Brian Reagen LIVE in Blackfoot! Yay!

"I walked on the moon"

"The Big Yellow One Is The Sun"

Friday, January 9, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


My dear husband turns 23 today.

Sadly he works for most of the day, but will be suprised tonight when most of his family comes to our house, I called them yesterday while he was out working on a train, unless someone blurbs before then. NOT me I will be sleeping, cleaning and making a cake while he is at work.

Take a minute and post a comment or story about Colby for his birthday! :o) I know he will love to hear from yous.

Last late night.........

So, I am excited to say I am 3 hours away from my finishing my last graveyard! We get new schedules at work, and I will be working 3 days shifts instead of 2 graves and 1 day shift. Yay!
I will be able to sleep at night like a normal person again!

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