Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sorry, Ben Franklin, it's just too much!

Carl and I are about to revert to using candles. Yup, just like in the good 'ole days! Ben Franklin's discovery might have been great 1700s, but in 2012 opening the electricity bill is too big a hardship!

Ick, I really hate bills. It's the one kind of mail you don't want waiting for you in your mailbox. In Idaho (where is it much much colder and for a longer period of time) we barely paid anything for our gas and electric. We had a pretty good system going on! Now in Kentucky, where is it not as cold and we really aren't home as much, we are paying a fortune. I'm not sure how the system is different between the two states, but you can bet we will be praying for warmer weather in the near future!

Forgive me for my ranting, but it was much needed for my soul. Today's secret of happiness? Live somewhere super warm ;)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Perks of Being an Aunt

I love love love love love love love love babies! Or anything little for that matter. And Ashley Phenix has just delivered the cutest little girl in the world! (At least in my humble opinion.) I was able to go visit little Madilyn and her family in the hospital this morning, and now I really want one of my own! :) Below are a couple pictures I was able to take while visiting. The Phenix family is the cutest family in the world, and I am one proud aunt!

Madilyn Day Phenix

He didn't quite grasp the fact that he has a little sister. I still love him equally :)

I know, the cutest!!

My beautiful sister!
Did I mention that this baby is stinkin' cute? ;)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Technological Musings

So I almost labeled this post "A Crisis," but decided that would be be a bit dramatic, but... I did just lose my phone :( I am seriously one of the most forgetful people in the world, and I really have been doing quite well keeping track of my belongings. I'm guessing I somehow let my phone slip and fall on the ground while coming into our apartment, and now it is gone. I hope whoever took it instead of turning it in to the manager enjoys it because I LOVED MY PHONE! Anyways. Now, I know all is not lost and I can get a new one, but it's still a little disheartening not to have a faithful side kick in my back pock at all times.

It is ironic that yesterday--when I thought I just forgot my phone at home--I was thinking about how dependent we are on our technological devices. And seriously, all would agree that they probably rely too much on their phone/computer/iPad/etc. I remember the days when it would suffice to simply call my boyfriend on the house phone once a night. No texting, no picture messaging, just one call. Are we so dependent--not so much on our phones--but on feeling connected every second of the day? I still felt connected to my boyfriend who received the once-a-night phone call. So what's the difference? Are we no longer confident in our own thoughts, opinions, and ideas? Perhaps in this ever changing world we need to feel that we're not alone. It's a rather bizarre thought to have.

I didn't have a very high-tech phone. I only used it for calling, texting, and an occasional picture message. It just feels strange to not instantly text my sister when I have a question or text Carl during the work day to see how he is doing. My phone allows me to be connected to my family and that's all that really matters to me; they are my number one priority in life.

What are you connected to?