Monday, November 30, 2009

It is COLD!!!

St. George is wonderful, but it is soooo cold I want to slap myself. Yesterday on our way home, we were listening to some random radio station and the guy was giving the forecast. I wanted to cry after he said it because all he said was, "39 degrees here in Cedar City, FREEZING temperatures in other areas." TJ & I looked at each other and just burst into laughter. I was like, "What the heck, they didn't even take the time to give us an actual temperature, they just said FREEZING in other areas." Anyone who knows me knows that cold temperatures and Dora do not get along. I found these cute boots at Wal-Mart that I have worn daily. I always tend to look like a freakin Eskimo walking around St. George. TJ on the other hand is having a blast. He goes to work like he's still in California. Yesterday, I had to force him to take a sweater with him to work... Of course, I go to pick him up like at 9:30 at night and this guy is standing there with just his T-Shirt. When I asked him where his sweater was, he tells me that he accidentally locked it in the office. I started to feel bad for him but then this guy pulls the office keys out of his pockets and opens the office door to put his stuff away. I don't want to say that I wanted to slap this guy, but I really wanted to slap this guy. He was sick when we got here and is just starting to get better. Anyhow, other than the freezing temperatures, we are good. I can't begin to explain to you how good it feels to be in St. George. I feel comforted each morning I wake up like this was the right decision for my husband and I. I miss our family back home in California and can't wait to come back and visit. Til next time......

-Theodora Salanoa

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Its Official.... We are out of California....

I don't really have lots of time to write today but I did just want to come on and let everyone know that we have finally made it to St. George. TJ is a little sick but he was able to get some well deserved rest last night. I am excited to start this new and exciting life with my husband but I must admit that I truly miss my family. My parents and siblings are still taking it pretty hard but I hope that soon, we will all be comforted by the fact that this decision was the right one for us. Mom, I absolutely love and miss you very much. I can't wait to get settled so that you all can come and visit. When I have more time, I will definately write more about this little adventure that TJ and I are on. I love and miss you all very much....

-Theodora Salanoa

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Holloween

I must first begin by saying that I had the most fascinating weekend ever. It all began Friday when one of TJ's "let's just try it" companies reimbursed the $60 they charged to my account without my consent...(that's another story.... I'll explain later.) After I came home from work, my little sister was home but my brothers were out with my dad looking for a Halloween costume. I asked her, "Why didn't you go with daddy to get a Halloween costume?" She replied by saying, "well mom and dad don't have a lot of money so this year I made my own costume." I continued by asking, "Well what are you going to be?" Then in typical Galu fashion she smiles like her idea was just so genius and says, "I'm going to wear my school uniform and go as a school girl." Uhhh......................................... Yeah, that was not gonna pass with me. I got home from work at around 6:20 and the holloween party started at 7:00. I asked my husband if I can use some money that was not in our budget to get my little sister an outfit and of course he said yes. Galu and I ran to the local 99 cents store and began our search. After about ten minutes, we decided she was going to be a dead disco girl. We got a blue sequined toddler disco dress which fit Galu like a spagetti strap shirt....lol.... she is so skinty.... a blue scarf, some HUGE sunglasses, make-up, and fake blood. All in all, we only spent $4.00. I was so proud of myself. She had black leggins and knee-high boots at home which she wore with the outfit. By the time she was all dressed up and pretty, she decided that she wanted to go as a live disco girl instead of a dead one because live girls looked so much prettier. As soon as I can find a picture, I will post one. All in all, I had so much fun runing through the 99 cent store with my little sister...