Christmas Shopping

Watch those store money cards and gift cards.. and credit slips. They
will be worthless!

Stores that have informed the Security Exchange of closing plans
scheduled between
October 2008 and January 2009. PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR

Circuit City stores... 150 stores closed

Ann Taylor- 117 stores nationwide are to be shuttered

Lane Bryant,, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 store

Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January

Cache will close all stores

Talbots closing down all stores

J. Jill closing all stores

GAP closing 85 stores

Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January

Wickes Furniture closing down

Levitz closing down remaining stores

Bombay closing remaining stores

Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January.

Whitehall closing all stores

Piercing Pagoda closing all stores

Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.

Home Depot closing 15 stores 1 in NJ (New Brunswick)

Macys to close 9 stores after January

Linens and Things closing all stores

Movie Galley Closing all stores

Pacific Sunware closing stores

Pep Boys Closing 33 stores

Sprint/ Nextel closing 133 stores

JC Penney closing a number of stores after January

Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.

Wilson Leather closing down all stores

Sharper Image closing down all stores

K B Toys closing 356 stores

Loews to close down some stores

Dill ard's to close some stores.
  • rockymtnslover
    That is so scary. Survival of the fittest, I guess.
    by rockymtnslover at 12/02/08 3:45PM
  • bekka
    WOW! what's left?
    by bekka at 12/03/08 3:54PM
  • indiansgothedistance
    my my!
    by indiansgothedistance at 01/03/09 8:48PM
  • sarahpet
    I don't shop at those places but feel sorry for the employees. What are they going to do now!? I would hate to work retail, the stores must be dead.
    --hey I heard you were at Douglass Hills, sorry I missed you. I have this cough and low grade fever and am soo tired.
    by sarahpet at 03/08/09 6:43PM

Thanksgiving Maddness!

Miranda and I pull up to the star bucks drive threw speaker to order our drinks and the man taking our order sounds particularly flirty when he said, “I'll see you ladies at the window”. We turn to each other with large smiles on our faces wondering what this flirtatious employee looks like. We pull up to the window and once the employee hands Miranda our coffees I suggest to her that she should tell him she enjoyed seeing him at the window. She looks up to the boy before he closes the window and calmly says, “It was good seeing you at the window”. She started to drive away, but he responded by asking, “i'm sorry, what did you say?” She then repeated her self and he stuttered by saying “ too..”

While talking over an amazing cup of Joe in her car I told Miranda that I wanted to buy some chairs for my dorm room. She asked me why, because I had new ones just last year. I told her that they broke. She looked at me in a disappointed way as if it were my fault and I had done something to break them. In my defense I looked at her with an apologetic expression saying, “I have fat friends...”

Miranda thought that was the funniest thing and couldn't control her laughter. In that moment and in our car we approached a group of people walking by. We were on a road and they were not at a cross walk, but they didn't seem to mind that Miranda was driving on that road they wanted to cross. To Mirandas surprise, who had guessed they would stop for her car, they sped their step up and she missed those attempting to walk into our car by an inch. Had they not seen us? I just don't know. There is something about black friday that makes us all a little crazy. On a solemn note, we should all be careful of being crazy at one time. This black Friday many individual crazy people got together and made a massive crazy person stampede which resulted in a Walmart employee being trampled to death.

Though, Miranda and I got crazy we didn't get crazy enough that we were going to jump off a waterfall cliff. Miranda and I decided to go on a hiking trip... In the our brand new shoes...for three miles...alone. When we finally got to the top of the water fall we sat down to rest. A family passed by and pointed out to us where the path was and advised us not to jump to our deaths. Apparently we seemed so professional that they thought we were going to scale the 90 degree cliff with out any equipment. We wanted to rest more, but noticed the family wasn't going to pass threw until they had made sure we weren't planning on doing something dangerous, so we kept on trucking.
  • rockymtnslover
    You two are DANGEROUS together! lol!
    by rockymtnslover at 12/01/08 1:36PM

Tying The Knot

I've got a workbook and planning guide, pocket wedding planner, fashion and beauty guide, 12 organizational folders ( ceremony / attire / photography / videograph / stationery / reception / music / bakery / flowers / transporation / timelines / miscellaneous)Poster size checklist and a durable carrying case for all of the above :)

John is stationed in South Korea and he wants me to go with him. That would mean that I have to plan a wedding in five months while working two jobs, being an officer of kappa delta, being the secretary of the psychology club and going to school. I don't think it can be done.

He will be stationed for one year there and gets a three week leave in that time. So, I could have him go to Korea with out me in May and then plan the wedding this summer and get married in the late fall. Then I could go to school there as an exchange student for a semester of study abroad.

Any advice?
  • lovestheocean
    Being apart is tuff. Brent was in Korea after we were married for a year and it was tuff..If you need help with the wedding I would love to help you..Go if you can would be my advise if you are ready for that
    by lovestheocean at 10/18/08 8:45PM
  • rockymtnslover
    I know a girl gets married only once and she has the plans of a perfect wedding in her head. But, looking back over 20 years of marriage, I'd give up the fancy wedding in a heartbeat just to be with the man I love. Being with the right man is so much more important than the wedding. All that is needed is love and commitment.

    Still, I planned a wedding in three months while working full-time and away from my family. It can be done! Course, you could always get married first, get shipped out, come home and then have a fancy wedding when you get back, if you find your heart still wants it. All your family and friends will still be around when you return.

    Just some options to consider. :)
    by rockymtnslover at 10/18/08 9:07PM
  • rockymtnslover
    BTW: You two make a darling couple. Love the new pic!
    by rockymtnslover at 10/18/08 9:08PM
  • bekka
    Amy, Amy, Amy, what am I going to do with you. You know you have all the help you need. I agree with rockymtnslover.
    by bekka at 10/20/08 9:33AM
  • caraboo
    my advice: do what makes you happy. you have your whole life to have the wedding you want. if you're with the one you love nothing else matters.
    by caraboo at 10/20/08 10:15PM
  • indiansgothedistance
    I am not sure if there are words to express what I am thinking. Priorities. You have to decide what most important to you. No one can make that choice for you. Just consider all your options. You have many people you love you very much willing to help. But accepting help can be hard. I suppose.
    by indiansgothedistance at 10/22/08 9:45AM
  • lovestheocean
    Hey I thought you were gonna talk to me later..i never heard from you..
    by lovestheocean at 10/28/08 1:18PM
  • indiansgothedistance
    Hey I was looking at target and what do you think about the bed spread that is bed in a bag aqua.
    by indiansgothedistance at 11/12/08 9:44AM
  • mbeiro88
    u need to call me hun i stuff to tell you call whore
    by mbeiro88 at 11/17/08 6:41PM

I've got some good news...

John was baptized last night and....

We are engaged!!!!

on the only low note I miss home.
  • indiansgothedistance
    I miss you soooo much. And I am very happy for you and John. Andrew and I love you both so very much. And to know that he has put God first in his life is the most precious gift. And the fact that you guys are the cutest couple. You fit so sweet. I love you talk to you soon.
    by indiansgothedistance at 10/05/08 8:50PM
  • lorileigh
    Congratulations! You deserve the best.
    by lorileigh at 10/06/08 4:51AM
  • bekka
    Miss you to sweetheart.....
    by bekka at 10/06/08 8:20AM
  • sar
    by sar at 10/06/08 9:52AM
  • madam_librarian
    Amy I am so happy for you and John. (you got me thinking of Disney now!) This will make your marriage Christ centered--I sooooo happy.
    by madam_librarian at 10/06/08 12:50PM
  • skulpyclayer
    Congratulations! I am so happy for both of you. What a great way to start your life together. Have you set a date??
    by skulpyclayer at 10/06/08 8:23PM
  • mbeiro88
    im so happy i love u and miss u tel l jhon hi for miss
    by mbeiro88 at 10/06/08 8:59PM
  • mbeiro88
    i ment tot say miss u but i didnt finsh lol durrr
    by mbeiro88 at 10/07/08 8:23PM
  • curlie
    Happy for you both! :)
    by curlie at 10/07/08 10:38PM
  • madam_librarian
    If you guys get a chance go see Fireproof. Its great movies for engaged couples or couples celebrating almost 25yrs.;)
    by madam_librarian at 10/08/08 12:22PM
  • sarahpet
    this is fantastic news. He is getting such a beautiful girl! I am so happy for the both of you!
    by sarahpet at 10/11/08 10:52PM
  • indiansgothedistance
    Come on post again I need more info. I need to talk to you like everyday and in everyway. I need you!!!!! love you
    by indiansgothedistance at 10/15/08 9:44AM


1. I want my wedding to be Disney themed. I want my bridesmaides to be dressed like the disney princesses. Do you all have any more ideas with a disney theme that I could add to my imaginary wedding?

2. Fall is my favorite time of year.
-I'm the most comfortable in layers.
-I love jumping in leaves
-Thanksgiving!!!!(this year i'll be spending thanksgiving with johns family. I like them but I'm REALLY sad about it! I don't want to go, but someone told me that relationships are give and take .. or something like that so i guess I have to since he's kinda amazing )
-I heart black friday shopping

3. If my world is falling apart I need five things. They are listed in order of importance.
- Prayer
- sippie cup
- a snuggle balnket
- i'm in love with number five...yes my sippie cup goes befor John :)

4. I LOVE children and I hope mine are a healthy fat until the age of four. I want to have nine boys and one girl only two of which are biologically related to me.... and my husband.

5.I want to jet ski, camp/hike, white water raft, dirt bike and travel on a regular basis.

6. I want my children to be bilingual, play any sport they like as long as they play, play any instriment they like as long as they play, and be involved in a social organization like brownies or boys scouts. I'm probably going to be a crazy mom that bubble wraps her children, but i figure i'll do a better job then an orphanage.

7. I'm a psychology major, business and spanish double minor.

8.My biggest fear is regret
  • iloveu
    oh and I tag, sarah, ethan, kristy, mom, dad, micki
    by iloveu at 09/29/08 5:40PM
  • mbeiro88
    aw thanks
    by mbeiro88 at 09/29/08 6:23PM
  • sarahpet
    "Amy, do you take this sippy cup to be your lawfully..."
    by sarahpet at 09/30/08 6:40AM
  • mbeiro88
    me love you long time!
    by mbeiro88 at 09/30/08 10:33PM
  • indiansgothedistance
    I am a little sad that we will not be together during black friday. But ... I understand and you know that I love you and want the best for you and john so I can swallow that but know you will be very very very missed.
    by indiansgothedistance at 10/01/08 10:02AM
  • mbeiro88
    dont tuch my boys there mine!!! lol
    by mbeiro88 at 10/02/08 6:37PM