Mar 12, 2012 posted by: Aaron No Comments »
Thanks to Darwin Barton I have been doing a lot of reading lately since I got a Kindle Fire. I literally have bought four e-books in the last two weeks using my belton clear internet connection. I think that the reason that I am able to push through so many books is because taking the Kindle Fire places is so easy. It is small enough to fit in my purse and the battery lasts a long time. Anytime I have a break or am waiting for an appointment, I just pull my Kindle out and get some reading done. You would be amazed by how reading just a little bit here and there allows you to get a lot of reading done. I think that my favorite function of the Kindle Fire though is the dictionary. If you don’t know a word, you just simply touch the word and the definition pops up. I remember when I was a kid, my Mom would always tell me to look a word up because it would help me to remember it better. If I had a Kindle back then, I’m sure that my vocabulary would be a lot greater!

Sent Off The Invitations

Mar 11, 2012 posted by: Aaron No Comments »

We finally sent off all the invitations. Expect them in the next couple days. If you don’t recieve on then you were either not invited or the mailman is taking your place.

Engagement Pictures

Mar 09, 2012 posted by: Aaron 1 Comment »

We just got some engagement pictures taken this weekend.

Far away friends.

Feb 23, 2012 posted by: Aaron No Comments »
Thanks for the guest post by Esteban Vinson Some friends of mine recently moved to New Jersey and bought their first house. They don’t live in a rotten neighborhood but they told me they wanted a security system anyway. I told them to go to ADT New Jersey because we have an ADT system and it makes us feel pretty safe. They got it installed a couple weeks ago and just called us to let us know they feel much better having it. I can’t say I’m surprised – they’re both pretty big electronics lovers and have a lot of really awesome stuffthat I would totally try to steal. Um, if I was that kind of person. Which I’m not. At any rate, they don’t time their outings anymore, which I think is probably a really good thing. I miss having them around but I’m glad I could help them out with that and now I don’t have to worry so much about them living there because they have the same system we have and it makes me feel so much better. Phew!


Dec 28, 2011 posted by: Aaron No Comments »
This guest post from Doris Dillon I logged onto www.clearwirelessinternet4g.com and scheduled an appointment to get a new internet service provider. I have recently decided to work from home and I need a really good internet connection. I recently quit my nine to five to pursue a career where I work on my hobby. I love to sew. I have loved to sew since I was a little kid. My grandmother taught me how. I have started a business using the website Etsy.com. I make custom cocktail dresses from vintage patterns. I have been collecting patterns for years. I get orders from women through the website. They send their measurements and describe the materials and patterns that they want to use. I usually charge anywhere between two hundred and four hundred dollars per custom creation. So far, I have been getting a lot of business. My customers and clients seem to be really satisfied with all my work. I truly go to work everyday and don’t feel like I am going to work. I feel like I am having fun. I am glad that I decided to work from home, it is liberating!

Family skate night at Village Square Leisure Centre

Nov 22, 2011 posted by: Aaron No Comments »
This past summer we moved up to Calgary for a new job opportunity that was presented to myself. There are some amazing Apartments for rent in Calgary and we got really lucky with our unit and have a beautiful view of the downtown area. We are surrounded by several unique and amazing restaurants and lounges that we frequent on the weekends and we are right down the street from a popular venue that a lot of great bands come through including one of our favorite Canadian artists Mariana’s Trench. This winter we are excited to participate in the fun family skate night at the Village Square Leisure Centre. There will be hot chocolate, bonfires and more. Its a really fun and free event for the locals and we are so happy we were able to attend it this year. Amanda was worried that she would have to find new skates, but we found out that you can bring your own skates and helmets, but if you don’t have the equipment, then there are some skates and helmets that will be available to rent on a first come first served basis.


Nov 04, 2011 posted by: Aaron No Comments »

Author: Joseph Sandoval

Funny story for you—my husband and I recently bought a new washer and dryer. True to my nature, I had to have the top of the line washer and dryer. We bought the most expensive models we could. My husband is a very wise man who long ago realized that fighting me on these things is fruitless. Anyway, the point is, we are now the very proud owners of a very nice washer and dryer. These things are amazing—they have about a million settings, and they wash and dry everything quickly and efficiently. It’s awesome. Here’s the thing, though…these new washer and dryer models have these tilt settings. If the washer isn’t spinning correctly, the washer shuts off and (in theory) you reset the weight in there and it starts again. I don’t understand the specifics, but it’s magic. One day, we turned on our washer and went about running our errands for the day. Evidently the magic wasn’t working this day and the washer malfunctioned. While the tilt sensor was going off, the washer continued to fill with water and flooded our laundry room. There was water running into our kitchen. The good news? We’d also recently installed a new Adt Chicago alarm, and it includes flood monitoring. Our alarm company called us, we ran home, called the necessary professionals, and rectified the situation. Far better than having an entirely flooded downstairs, yes? Yes.

How We Met

Oct 27, 2011 posted by: Aaron No Comments »
When Amanda and I first met she would go stay in Wisconsin a lot and we would always stay up really late text messaging each other. I was kind of new at it and was not very good at knowing what or how to text a girl you like. To think back on it now it was kind of fun. Technology definitely played a major roll in our relationship. One of my favorite memories early on was when I visited her in Wisconsin and it was cool to see where she went to school and grew up. I remember listening to the song “The Town That You Live In” by Sherwood on my drive out there and the leaves were changing on the trees and being really excited and nervous to see her. A few years later I married her and it is a lot of fun to look back on those early memories when we first met and how things are now.

Being A Husband With Confidence

Oct 22, 2011 posted by: Aaron No Comments »
Having confidence in being the best husband or even a man for that matter is so important in this day and age. When you get married you need to exude confidence especially in the role as a husband to assure your wife that you are her protector and that you are going to take care of business and take charge in all areas of your life and marriage. Women like a man who is confident in himself. If you are shy, soft spoken and indecisive these are all major turn offs to women. More importantly if you look at human relationships similarities to the animal world then you know that when animals like lions for instance look for the more dominant male in the pride to be their protector and father their offspring. If we apply that to our lives then you can understand the importance of being confident and a leader so your mate will know her and her children will be taken care of. There are several ways to acquire confidence if you lack it. First of all follow your instinct. Go with your gut instinct, its usually right and when you know it you know it and if you take time to weight every situation it comes off as indecisive which is not a confident trait. When you are walking keep your head up and your posture upright also dressing respectfully and appropriate will not only present yourself as being confident to others it can also make you feel more confident as well. Every person is talented and unique take pride in that and be confident in yourself everyone else will follow.

My Work From Home Gig

Sep 08, 2011 posted by: Aaron No Comments »
The article written by Alonso Kramer My husband and I moved to Ohio for his job but I wasn’t really sure what it was going to mean for my job in the long run. Before we moved I talked to my boss and he agreed to let me work from my new home on a trial basis so that’s what we’re doing now. It seems to be working out really well, actually, and I went online to look at satellite internet broadband Ohio for home internet and I’ve got one of the fancy phonesI used to have in the office so clients never even know that I’m not in the office. My boss seems really happy with the increased work I’m able to take on and I’m just glad not to be so distracted by coworkers in the office day after day! I’ve always been a bit of a loner as it is so it’s really a great solution for me. I’m so glad we didn’t have to lose that second income!

Ring Shopping

Jul 10, 2011 posted by: Aaron No Comments »
Aaron and Amanda Shoemaker - Wedding Rings

When I went engagement shopping for Amanda, I only knew one thing and that was that I wanted to marry her. As far as knowing what to look for in an engagement ring, the band, what diamonds to get, how much to spend, etc. I knew a 3 carat diamond ring or a 4 carat diamond ring were out of my price range, even though I would have loved to get her a huge ring.

I finally picked out a great ring and flew out to phoenix to pop the question. I packed up a picnic and took Amanda to the Arizona State Art Museum. We ate and sipped on Ace Pear Cider and then painted portraits of each other and just talked for a while. Finally I built up the courage to get down on my knee and propose, I don’t remember what I said and I don’t think she does either but I do remember her saying Yes and that’s all that mattered.

After that we went out and grabbed a rink and just talked it was great to relax and celebrate this occasion. Looking back on it now I don’t think I would change a thing. We still have the paintings we made that night and it’s fun to look at them and remember that night. We are celebrating our 1 year anniversary on the 31st and its just 1 of many more to come.

Creating a blog for curly hair

Jul 08, 2011 posted by: Aaron No Comments »
Guest post written by Martha Cothren

I’ve had super curly hair for all of my life and I’ve struggled with it for years. But I honestly have to say that I’ve finally comes to terms with my hair texture and love it now. But there aren’t that many resources out there for people with curly hair. There are possible ways to style curly hair and I want to give other people out there resources on managing their curly hair too. I’ve decided to start a blog just for this purpose and as I was mulling that idea over, I ran across the site DomainNames.com. After I read through it some, I decided to sign up for a domain name to use for the curly hair blog. I think that for some of my first posts, I’ll talk about curly hair care in general. That will make styling curly hair into different hairstyles that much easier. It really is different than if you have straight hair. I’m really thinking that this will be a good resource for lots of women out there!

Thank goodness for HGTV!

May 06, 2011 posted by: Aaron No Comments »
Content by Sol Rosales As an aspiring real estate agent, I knew I need to invest in satellite for my home so I could start watching HGTV. The network consistently gets accolades for its realistic depiction of the home buying market, and I wanted to do some research in my spare time about the various markets across the country. I had been doing research about good packages and finally found a bundle I liked HERE, so I was set! For the last three months I’ve been watching every HGTV show I can get my hands on. I love House Hunters and Designed to Selland especially Income Property, since I’m considering refinishing my basement to rent out. The network is really informative and no-frills, which I like since I’m not looking for drama. They do a good job of really displaying the inside of homes and almost always give a little background information on the area. It’s been interesting to see how different places are faring during this economic time, and I think it’s all going to work to make me a better realtor!

29 Days and Counting

Jul 02, 2010 posted by: Aaron 1 Comment »

Dinner Tastings

Jun 06, 2010 posted by: Aaron No Comments »

Today we went and got our marriage license and went to Lund’s for a dinner tasting. It was snowing like crazy but nothing the PT Cruiser rental car couldn’t handle. I don’t remember driving in a blizzard sucking so bad.