Thursday, December 1, 2011

days 23 to 30.

 day twenty-three.   baking. 
 my thanksgiving pie. 
i am so grateful for my kitchen and that i can bake in it. our old apartment wasn't really baking/cooking friendly. i feared i would burn the house down every time i turned the phone on, so now that i have a glorious kitchen i am totally taking advantage of baking and cooking. i am so grateful that i am able to make delicious meals for my husband and that i am able to keep him happy. cause as you all know, the stomach is the way to a mans heart. 

day twenty-four.    sleep.
m. taking a pre-thanksgiving dinner snooze. 
i am so grateful for sleep. honestly, it is one of my favorite things in the world. i am almost excited to go to bed every night. i live for the weekends when i am able to wake up without an alarm. grated, i still wake up around 8am, but to not hear my alarm in the morning is my favorite thing. i am also grateful that i am able to take lunchtime naps at work. they make my day. haha. that sounds pathetic, but when i am able to shut my eyes are 10-20 minutes at lunchtime, my day is a hundred times better. it boggles my mind why kids don't want to go to bed. i practically jump into bed every night. 
kids are freakin nuts! (obviously i'm not ready to be a mom)

day twenty-five.   my job. 
this is my work desk. 
sometimes i don't have the best attitude about work. this makes me feel bad cause i know some of my coworkers read my blog and probably think that i am crazy. but i am really grateful for my job. i am grateful that i have a stable job, that i work with great people and that i am good at what i do. somedays are long, which are the worst. but some days fly by, and i am beyond grateful. but mostly i am grateful that i have place to go and work and do something that makes a difference. i am also grateful for m.'s job. he loves it. we have been blessed with great jobs. 

day twenty-six.   birthdays. 
m. blowing out his birthday candles. 
i am so grateful for birthdays. i am grateful that each year, we are able to celebrate the life of someone and make that person feel so special all day. i love birthdays. they are just such happy days! i love making people happy and feel good on their birthday cause they deserve it. everyone deserves to be happy about their life and have someone tell them that they are awesome for just being them. way to go everyone! we all have birthdays! so that means that you are awesome! good job!

day twenty-seven.  family. 
this little doll is the newest member of my family. 
i am absolutely in love with this little girl. i am by no means baby hungry, but holding babies is one of my favorite things in the world. i love my family. i love my nieces and nephews. my sisters and brothers. and of course my parents. i love that most of us live so close to each other and that we are able to spend time together. i love m.'s family too. i have been hanging around their house for so long and i am grateful that they never got sick of me. they are the best in-laws a girl could ask for. and the best cooks too! way to be awesome, fam. 

day twenty-eight.   salads. 
chicken cesar salad. 
i was not always the biggest fan of salad, but lately, they are one of my most favorite things. they are so tasty and you can put pretty much anything on them and they are good. i love that i feel more healthy when i am eating them and i am glad that m. is on a diet right now, so he doesn't even mind when we have salad for dinner every night. i am especially grateful for cafe rio and their amazing pork salad that i get every time i go there. that bad boy is the king of salads. FREE MEAL! 

day twenty-nine.  music.
m. playing practicing before his show. 
i am so grateful for music and for the role that it plays in my life. i will be honest, the reason i love music is because of m.. he LOVES music. good music. beautiful music. he appreciates talented artists and i am grateful that he is always willing to support local artists since he has had so much support himself. i am grateful for all the people that support him and his music. i am so grateful that m. can write beautiful music for people to enjoy. i am so proud of all that hard work he puts into his music. and i am so grateful that he shares music with me. my itunes library thanks him also. 

     day thirty.   you.

today is my last grateful day and i don't have a picture, but i just want you all to know that i am thankful for you. i am grateful that you all keep coming back and reading my silly blog. i am grateful for those of you that laugh at my silly comments and that you don't {hopefully} think that i am crazy. i am grateful to be alive. and i hope that you all are too. i hope you all know that you are special to someone, even if you don't feel like you are. bless you all. and thank you. for being so great. 


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

day 22.

day twenty-two.  clothing

this is our closet.
yes, it is kind of a mess. but that is how it goes. it is clean one day and a mess the next. i am so grateful for clothes. for all the clothes that i have that never get warn, but take up room in my closet and make me feel like i have SO MANY CLOTHES! i am grateful for the clothes that i do wear and that they are slowly wearing out. cause you know what that means...i get new clothes! i am grateful that i am able to wear clean clothes everyday and that i have a place to put them when i take the off at night.  if anyone reading this wants to send me on a shopping spree, i would be all for it. no questions asked. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

days 17,18,19,20 and 21

i have a lot of catching up to do.

day seventeen.  memories.
m. and i at snow college homecoming. 
m. was an ambassador at snow before and after his mission so he had to go to the dance. and he asked me to go with him. the day of the dance was a very memorable day. and not really in a good way, but the night was much better. the dance was lame, i made my dress, m. looked awesome and had a sweet stache, my hair was real short and my feet hurt by the end of the night {naturally}. this was a very good day and i am grateful for the memory that i have of m. telling me that he loved me. not for the first time. and not for the last. but from his heart. he loved {loves} me. 

day eighteen.  something new.
this is my husband. age 12ish. 
i found this picture at my in-laws today and laughed my head off. it is so fun to me to find new pictures of my husband that i haven't seen before. i met him after he had lost all his baby fat and grew into his ears so to see these pictures is a whole new experience for me. i love finding new things. especially funny pictures. i am grateful that this silly little boy {who still loves basketball} is my husband. forever. oh how i love those ears! 

day nineteen.  best friend {s}.
these two gals are the best of the best. 
i have been friends with these girls for about 7 years and we have yet to fight, bicker or argue. i love these girls. i am so grateful that i can call them my friends. they are each so special in their own way. they make me laugh harder than almost anyone can. they both have hearts of gold and have been lucky enough to have found their soul mates {both of which are going to be dentists!}. i cannot thank the lord enough for blessing me with these two beauties. {i need a new picture of the 3 of us. this was the only one i had on hand.}

day twenty.  seasonal.
it snowed this weekend. 
as you can see, it didn't snow very much. i was expecting more, but it hasn't come yet. i am not one to jump for joy at the first sight of snow. i love when the seasons change. i love wearing coats and gloves and scarves and being cuddly warm, but the cold is what i am never prepared for. with that being said, i am grateful that i am able to experience the cold so that i am appreciate the warmth even more. i am so grateful for each beautiful season and that i live in the heart of the rockies and in the middle of a desert at the same time. how does that work? i don't really know. 

day twenty-one.  where you sleep.
this is our bed. 
yes, our comforter is very girly. a new one is the works. i am so grateful for our bed. it is so cozy. i am grateful that my parents got it for us when we got married and even moved it into our {old} apartment for us. we had to move it out, but that was way easier than getting it in. i am grateful that at the end of each day i have a place to rest my head. that i am able to be warm when i sleep and have a nice warm blanket on top of me. oh how i love my {our} bed. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

days 15 and 16.

day fifteen.   technology.
yes, that's the x factor on tv. 
i'm not huge fan. there're just nothing else on and m. is gone. i am so grateful for technology. i am grateful for my phone, for my computer, for my tv, for my camera, for the radio, for the fancy electronic instruments that allow m. to make his sweet, sweet music and for all the technology out there that is yet to be discovered that is going to change the world as we know it. can you imagine the world our children are going to grow up in? i am grateful that i am fortunate enough to have so much technology at my fingertips. sometimes i would like to get rid of all of it, but then i think about it and i think thats a really dumb idea. i love technology...but not as much as you, you see. 

day sixteen.  animals. 
this is an insect. 
let me be honest, i am not the biggest fan of animals. correction, i am not the biggest fan of pets. i think animals are great, but i don't want to have one. i am grateful that there are animals on the earth (and in space? who knows!) and that they bring so much joy to so many people. i am grateful that animals help make the world go round. it kinda freaks me out that there are animals that we don't know very much about. i guess it's kinda the same with humans. way to be cool animals. if i could, i would give you all high fives. but only if you promised not to eat me. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

day 14.

day fourteen.  movement.
temple of heaven. beijing china.  
i am grateful for this adorable chinese woman who was perfectly content twirling her long streamers in the courtyard of the temple of heaven. i am so grateful for movement. i am grateful that there are so many ways to interpret movement whether it be dancing, running, leaping, hunching, jumping, twirling, etc. i am grateful that most of us are capable of getting from one place to another just by placing one foot in front of the other. and for those of us that can't quite get around by ourselves, i am grateful that there are people in this world that help others move from place to place. i am grateful that the world is busy, moving, changing, evolving. 
i love movement. but i hate moving. (good thing we aren't going anywhere for a while.)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

day 13.

day thirteen.   hands.

our hands. 
i am grateful for hands. i am grateful that i have all my fingers (and toes too). i am grateful for hand holding and thumb wars. i am grateful that m. has such strong guitar callused hands that make such beautiful music. i am grateful that our hands allow us to serve others. i am grateful for the many hands that have fed me throughout my life. i am grateful that i have a mallet finger (permanently bent) because that mallet brought me to my best han-ba-nan. i am grateful that there are so many things that we can do with out hands. give a wave, an i love you, and maybe if you're angry...that middle guy will creep up. oops. 
i am grateful for my "bird" hands. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

days 10, 11, and 12.

day ten.  nature.
this is an oldie but a goodie. 
i am so grateful for nature. i am able for the time that i am able to spend in the sun while lying on the grass, that i live so close to the glorious rocky mountains that i could just go climb them if i wanted (i haven't ever wanted to yet), i am grateful that i am just a short drive away from one of the most beautiful canyons ever. this world is absolutely amazing and we are all so lucky to be here. 
way to be awesome, earth! 

 day eleven.  written words.
this is my journal. 
i am grateful for my journal. i am grateful that i was so diligent in my journal writing for about 5 years. i am sad that i haven't done very well that past couple of years, but i am grateful that the world of technology has given me this lovely blog that i kind of use a journal. i am so grateful that i have the ability to write down my thoughts and feelings. i am grateful for all the beautiful ways that each of us can write from poetry to music to facebook posts. i am grateful that there are so many people out there that write words for us to read. i am a big fan of words and reading them.  

day twelve.  something old.
this tiny ring belonged to my great grandma. 
it is super tiny and has a tiny diamond in it. i used to wear this necklace almost everyday. i never knew my great grandma. or my grandma. my grandma died when i was about five. she lived in california and my family lived in utah. we went for a visit when i was really little, but of course, i don't remember.  i am grateful that i have this necklace to remind me of the great women in my life. even though i never met my grandma, but i kind of feel like when i wear it, she is there with me and getting to know me and who i am. i am grateful that i have something  i can hold in my hand to remember her since i don't have memories to look back on. i am grateful for my grandma and that she gave me my mom. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

days 8 and 9.

day eight.   favorite color.
this was my dinner tonight.
i am not really one to choose favorites when it comes to things like movies, colors, songs, etc. but i guess if i were to have to choose i would say green. there are so many shades of green that are so lovely. i especially love green in the spring and summer when the grass is green, the trees are green and the world is so alive. i am grateful for green and that is a sign of life. i am a big fan of life.

day nine.  an inspiring person
this is my mom.
and this is the most recent picture i could access of her. it is from her visit to texas with my dad to see my sister and family. i am so grateful for my mom. she has always been someone that i have looked up to. she is the absolute hardest worker i know. she is smart, kind, funny, generous, and the best grandma in the world. i look forward to the time when she will be a grandma to my children.  i am grateful that m. and i live so close to my parents. so close infact that we are in the same ward! (i am actually at their house as i write this). my mom is the greatest. and just so you know, she may be small, but she can and will take you down if you mess with her.
 also. i have never seen her belly button. is that weird?

Monday, November 7, 2011

day 6 and 7.

day six.  books.
just a handful of my favorite books. 
i am very grateful for books. i am grateful for writers and for how they can take me to whole different world with their words. i am grateful that there are so many creative and artist people out there that can write such wonderful words. and i am grateful that i can read, comprehend and understand the words that are written. someday, i will write a book. you'll see.

day seven.  something funny.
meet the most friendly batman on the planet. 
 i am grateful for this guy and for joy that he brings into my life. i am grateful that almost everyday on our way to work, he makes up a new song about how much he loves me. i am grateful that he is there is the night to keep me warm and is there to laugh with me when i get the bedtime giggles. i am grateful that he only swears when it is appropriate or to be funny. i am grateful that he knows how to make me laugh even when i am in a bad mood. and i am grateful that he always asks me #1 or #2 when i go to the bathroom. i am so lucky. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

days 4 and 5.

day four.  leaves.
pink leaves outside my house. 
i am grateful for leaves. i love that they mark the changing of the seasons and that i live in a place where i am able to enjoy each and every season.  i love especially love fall time and that crunchy sound that leaves make when walking through on them.  i love that when the leaves are crunching it is fall time and fall time means that the holidays are coming and the holiday season is my favorite time of the year. i am also grateful for green leaves that provide shade on hot summer days. leaves are just like all of us; different colors, shapes and sizes. and all make the world more beautiful. 

day five.   the morning sky. 
this is not a picture of the morning sky today. 
this morning it snowed and i was not about to go outside into the cold and take a picture of the sky.  i am grateful for the morning sky and that i am able to be alive every morning and enjoy the day. i must admit that i am not really a morning person and this time of year i am at work before the sun comes up which isn't my favorite thing, but i am grateful to be alive and to see the beautiful morning sky that is different every single day. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

day 3.

day three.  happiness. 

easter in china. 
i chose this photo because the experience i had in china teaching the crazy and wonderful children was one of the happiest and most worth while experiences of my life. these children changed my life for the better. up until that point in my life, i don't think i had ever been that happy. to completely give myself to those children and to get their love in return was pure happiness. those children stole a piece of my heart and showed my what true happiness is.  

 and then there is this man. 
the man that i call my husband. the day that he and i got married was the happiest day of my life. i know that everyone says that, but it absolutely was. he and i had been together for so long but when we were finally husband and wife was pure and absolute bliss. my heart was pounding, my eyes were watering, and teeth got so dry that my lips stuck to them. at the moment we became husband and wife was heaven on earth. happiness to conquer the eternities. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

days 1 and 2.

30 days of gratitude. in photos.

day one.  my favorite food.
ice cream. not just this kind. any kind really. 
i am grateful for ice cream because sometimes at the end of a long day, i can eat some ice cream and it makes everything okay. of course, this isn't a very healthy food for me to call my favorite, but i cannot deny my love for the sweet {chocolate} ice cream treat. 

day two.  smiles.
like the one on my sweet niece lily. such a doll. 
there are about a million smiles i could put up here to show you, but i wanted to put this one up cause i took it this weekend and i thought it was the sweetest thing. i am grateful for smiles. i am grateful that they can brighten someones day and are so easy to give away. so go ahead, give someone a smile and let them know that you are happy to be alive. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

october is ending too quickly.

six days til halloween. four days til my family party and i have no idea what i am going to be. m. and i had/have an idea, but i don't really have the motivation to make the costume. so. do you have any easy ideas? ha. 

before we get to halloween let me tell you about the past week. 

the  biggest news of the week is.....
the construction in front of our house if finally done (at least for now)! we don't have to wait ten minutes to get our of our driveway anymore. the huge lights are gone, which means the generators that run the lights are now turned off an not buzzing all night and the loud clanking of cars going over those huge metal hole covering things at all hours of the night is over! i could not be happier. thanks for being so happy for us. we are happy for us too. ha. 

so. last tuesday after my post, m. and i decided to have a little dessert night and went to our favorite frozen dessert spot. coney's frozen custard. i have never realized how much i love custard. i have always been a huge fan of ice cream, so naturally, i knew custard would be right up my alley. i think it might win over maggie moo's or cold stone or any of those places. if you haven't checked out coney's yet, you totally should. we always get this: 

it's called a concrete. we get chocolate custard and mix in reece's peanut butter cups. the chocolate on the pb cups gets crunchy, but the peanut butter stays smooth and creamy. i want one right now. too bad m. took the car to band practice. 

m. and i don't text a lot during the day. usually because he is in class or working and i am always working. so at some point during the day when one of us has a minute we will text a little love to each other. last wednesday m. texted me just after i came back from lunch. here's how it went: 

it totally made me laugh. i am the worst at texting so auto correct always catches my mistakes, but m. never makes mistakes, so this made me laugh really hard. he was being so sweet, but his frustration came through and it was just hilarious.  i love that bag of bones. 

the middle of the week...the middle of the week...oh! m.s cousin got married! it was a wonderful ceremony in the provo temple. it was really neat. let me give you some background. m.s cousin served his mission in mongolia and met his now wife, then fellow missionary when they were both in the mtc.  she was at the mtc (via mongolia) on her way to serve in indiana. so they met, didn't keep in touch on their missions, got back in touch afterwards and from opposite ends of the earth he helped her with her english via email, after a while they started talking less about english, more about each other and eventually fell in love. he went back to mongolia, asked for her hand, she (and her family) said yes, they waited for forever to get her visa, she finally got it, came to the US on her birthday, they got married one month later. it was a very special day for them and we were so happy to be there for them.  

on friday night, m. and i decided to have a night in. we made dinner together, which i foolishly didn't take a picture of. we made breaded curry chicken with rice pilaf and steamed carrots. it was absolutely delicious and our house smelled like curry the entire weekend.  
we were going to go out for dessert, but then i remember that i had bought some pumpkin and wanted to make some kind of pumpkin dessert, so we made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.  

they were delicious. i made them bite sized, which made way more than we could eat so we gave some to our neighbors and both of our parents. after we gave out all the cookies, we watched district 9. it was on tv and m. recorded it for us to watch. it was good. have you seen it? if you have, keep reading. if you haven't you can skip this next part. okay, so ya know how the main guys fingernails fall off, cause ya know...? well, that made my fingernails hurt SO bad during the entire movie. i know that is kinda weird and you probably don't know what i mean, but it was not great. the movie was, my achy fingernails were not. 

we didn't have any plans during the day on saturday, so m. went to the skatepark with one of our good friends from high school. i went and hung out for the last little bit and watched them skate. neither of them had skated in a while, but it was a really nice day and they had fun. here is proof that they haven't completely lost their skating ability. 

the one on the right is m. (sorry he is so small and in the shadow). the one of the left is our friend shad. 

on saturday night we went up to slc and met up with some of our friends. we went to the popular waffle joint called bruge. we got the famous german chocolate stuffed waffle with some vanilla bean ice cream on the side. 

it was delicious (and a little expensive), but overall it was a good time. 
 our dear friend hofe is always a crowd pleaser. he isn't married or dating anyone so he was came on a blind date, and pulled out this little number to show his date. obviously he isn't shy. 

that is his hoodie. the zipper went all the way around the hood, so the boys decided they would help him zip it all the way up. so yeah, they succeeded and of course, hofe had to see so they helped him out and put his glasses on his face for him. boys are so silly. 
we went and saw captain america after all this went down. i can't say if i liked it or not cause i slept for about 75% of it. i have seen too many superhero movies in too little time. i'm not all that into them. i give it a "meh" and that it. 

and lastly, here is the wreath i made for m's cousin. the one that got married last week. i like how it turned out. i wish i had made a few more flowers to put on it, but i ran out of time. 

when i put the finishing touches on it, i had a hard time giving it away. i guess that means that i will just have to make another one! yay for crafts! 

okay, so back to halloween, give some ideas stat! it's okay if you don't, i won't be mad. 

well guys. i think you are great. thanks for reading my silly words and coming back every week. 
i will most likely have more exciting pictures next week since all the halloween festivities will be going down. stay tuned. 


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

this is turning into a tuesday thing.

helllloooooo. (think seinfeld)
how are things on your side of the screen? good, i hope.
all is well in these parts and i have much to say so i will get right to it.

first off!
the best news of last week!
m. got into the PR program at byu! finally our lives can be in motion and working toward something!
he was relieved and so was i. i wanted him to wait for me to open it with him, but he couldn't so he called me and said "yay, i got in". and then we hung up and went on with our day. we should work on our celebratory skills.

i have been really bad at wearing my wedding ring. since i don't wear my ring to bed, i put in on before i leave the room in the morning but lately i have been worried about taking my birth control pill (cause forgetting that is worse than forgetting my ring) in the morning so when i leave our bedroom and don't go back in, i don't wear my ring. the other day i didn't wear it to work and i felt weird so i made one out of a strip of paper.
i had to make a couple cause it came off when i washed my hand, but it did the job and it was so colorful. but not as sparkly. ps. i have worn my ring everyday since this incident. 

we had almost no plans this past weekend and it was a good thing too cause we were both feeling under the weather. m. more so than myself. he was sick all friday night so i made him some soup and he felt a little bit better, but the secret remedy to healing my husband does not come in syrups and pills. it comes in pizza. i bought him a frozen pizza, baked it, and taaadaaa, he was healed. it was a miracle.

since the pizza healed m. on friday night, we actually left the house on saturday. we watched the byu game, against my will. and i am not ashamed to say that i slept for most of it. we wanted to do something on saturday night since we stayed home the night before. so, for the first time, we used our beloved poaps! we went to trafalga in lehi, and stood in line for about twenty minutes to ride the go-carts.
and then what did we do? we left. ha. we had our fun and didn't want to ruin it with anything else so we hit the road. we met up with h.&b. for dinner and then they joined us in watching THOR at our house. it was an okay flick. i was surprised i didn't fall asleep. cause i always fall asleep.

monday night, m. was gone to band practice and i had been wanting to make some fall decorations, so i called up my mom and off we went. i got my supplies and the decor was in the works. i glued, glittered, and glittered some more and ended up with...
the most glorious and sparkling pumpkins this house has ever seen! i want to make more just because i love everything glitter, but i will resist. i must tell you though, i already have pinecones set aside to glitter (yes, to glitter something is a verb) for christmas! yee! 

the pumpkins had to dry some before i could touch up the glitter, so my mom and i made the most delicious banana bread. you see, i don't like bananas, but i am a sucker for good banana bread and the bread we made last night was king of the banana breads. i mean, just look at house high it rose. and that golden brown, shiny crust on top, yeah, that is pure sugary goodness.
oh man, my mouth is watering, how about yours? 

work has been super busy the past couple of days, yesterday more than today and by the time i get off, i am nearly exhausted. for some reason this afternoon on the way home, i was awoken and suddenly feeling very patriotic. maybe it had something to do with this. 
doesn't that make you want to just rise up out of your drivers seat and sing the national anthem for all to hear? yeah me neither, but check that out. this guy does not mess around. ps. sorry if this is your car. 

life is going real good around these parts. m. is at the gym right now. i was planning on going with him, but i remembered at the last minute that i had my visiting teaching to do. so i am just here, my stomach grumbling, watching an episode of 30 rock for the 25th time and not even being sick of it, listening to the dryer nearly finished with my laundry that i am completely dreading folding and secretly thinking i might even just leave in there for a few days, and totally wishing that i had a picture of the cutest wreath i made for m.'s cousin this week. i'll show you soon. m. has the pic on his phone. stay tuned. 

well bloggies. i hope life is going great for all of you. if not, watch this video. it might make you smile.
our neighbors asked us to feed their dogs while they were out of town. m. found them playing in this unusual place when he brought their food out. and their ways of getting down are quite inventive as well. silly dogs. i hope this vid made you laugh. it gets me every single time. 

alright. this post will suffice until next week. stay tuned until then. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

i can count to ten.

sunday is here. and almost over. and this is going to be quick.

1. i totally sucked at going to the gym this week. we had a lot going on and i was not motivated at all. this next week will be way better.
2. i am a little stressed right now because we are waiting to hear if m. got into the PR program at byu. we find out tomorrow so the stressed will be gone soon enough.
3. we had our ward primary program today. it was great. the kids are great. but the two hour practice on saturday morning was a struggle.
4. speaking of saturday. it was the most lazy day i have had in a while. and guess what, it was great. i went grocery shopping, then we moved our mattress into the living room and watched community and took a nap. awesome.
5. saturday night we hung out and had dinner with m.'s cousins. he has 5 cousins born in the same year, but we only hung out with two of those cousins. one cousin is married, the other engaged and to be married later this month. it was a great time.
6. we stopped by our friends house after the cousin dinner. we watched the byu game which, i was not too thrilled about cause like i said a few posts ago, i am done with football. but it was fun to hang out and see our friends new apartment. it is adorable.
7. we saw the movie 50/50 on friday night (btw, i am just realizing this is not in chronological order at all, but i am too tired to change it. sorry). anyway. 50/50 was really good. a lot of swears in the first half, but the second half was way good and brought a tear to my eye. i give it a thumb and a half up!
8. m.'s mom gave us a ton of pasta tonight. i don't know when we will ever eat it all, but i am way happy to not have to buy any for a long time! and we like pasta in this house, so if you want to invite yourself over for a pasta dinner, feel free.
9. there is major construction going on on our street, right outside our house actually. it is great! psych. it is so loud and annoying and getting out of our driveway is a little bit of a challenge and a little dangerous. but we are still here, so unless you hear otherwise, we survived the construction.
10. just to end this on a nice round number, let me just tell you that i love my dear m. and the life we have together. he is the whole world.

alright. i gotta go to bed guys. i didn't even sunday nap today so i am feeling quite fatigued.
i'll have something cooler to post during the week. stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

it's two days past sunday.

i meant to write on sunday like i usually do, but i was feeling a little under the weather and yesterday m. had an insane amount of homework which left me with no computer to use. someday we will have two computers.
so alas, i am here now! aren't you glad?
alright. lets get down to business.

this past week has been pretty darn good.
  •  on tuesday i went to the mother-daughter relief society with my mom. it was fun. there was food. fun. and these delicious cupcakes. yum. i can't pass up a good cupcake. or a bad one. yub! 
  • the middle of the week always kinda blends together, but thursday came and i was so happy cause i got to hang out with some of my best girl friends from high school. we haven't gotten together in WAY too long so it was awesome to hang out and catch up. 
  • here we are at los hermanos. (this is right before amanda left her entire order of nachos on the bench and they got thrown away. sorry manda.) 
  • friday was a very long day at work. i was looking forward to the weekend a little too much and time went SO slow. m. and i don't text a lot while we are at work, but we were having a little too much fun on friday. check out how clever we are!

  • OH! i forgot to tell you! we got a new couch! i said a couple posts ago that we sold our old one, and we got our new one on monday. it is awesome. super comfortable and fluffy. 
  • since we don't have our ottoman anymore, we decided we had to get rid of our old rug and get a new one. so off to ikea we went! we found a super shaggy rug. m. is in love with it. it looks real nice. now we just need to get a coffee table! we did a little rearranging and our living room. come over and see it!
  • after ikea we stopped by m. mission reunion and chatted with some of his mission friends. that is always really fun for me. not really, but i do it cause i love m.
  • OCTOBER! saturday morning we got up to watch conference and got a call from m.'s parents inviting us over for breakfast (which was more like brunch). since we hadn't eaten yet, of course we were in. we cruised on over and had some delicious food. m.'s dad is a king in the kitchen and always has something delicious up his sleeve. here is brunch. 
hand rolled corn tortilla. homemade beans. fried egg in salsa. pico. avocado. sour cream. cilantro. 
  • m. and i went up to slc on saturday afternoon and i bought some boots from rachael of ande monster vintage. she went to snow college with m. and we hadn't seen her in a long time so we hung out and talked for a bit. she is so sweet. seriously one of the nicest people ever. and i am in love with the boots i got. i'll post pics soon. yay boots! thanks rachael. 
  • i hung out with my best hannah on saturday night. we hadn't hung out in a while so it was great to hang out, just the two of us. no husbands allowed. okay, they were at priesthood, but they still wouldn't have been allowed. she is so great and i miss hanging out with her. both of our lives are pretty busy, so we don't don't get to see each other as much as we would like so it is always good to just spend a couple hours together. love you han-bone!
  • sunday morning hannah and her husband b. came over for breakfast and to watch conference. it was great. we made some delicious breakfast burritos and blueberry muffin and enjoyed conference together. life doesn't get much better than that. 
  • have i told you that i have recently been selected as the head of the PPC (party planning committee) for my department at work? (just call me angela martin and give me some cats!--no don't really) i haven't ever been a super big Halloween lover, but it is fun to plan stuff for my department at work. look out work buddies! it's gonna be a good month!
  • in other news, we are totally using our gym passes. we have gone every mwf after work for the past couple of weeks. m. is losing weight like crazy (boys are so lame) and i am feeling good and getting fit. go us! 

isn't life just the best? sometimes i get so caught up in wanting it to be some other day, wayyy in the future. i really need to work on enjoying everyday for what it is. cause really, everyday is great. big thanks to everyone that reads this silly blog. you make me feel special and i am grateful for you. 
i love m. i love my family. i love my friends. i love the gospel. i love life. and i hope you do too. 

well, that was my week. not crazy exciting, but good enough for me. 
until next time. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

i am 65.

happy sunday evening.
it is already getting late, and by "late" i mean after 10pm, (it is 10:05pm right now, so basically i am 65 years old cause 10pm really isn't that late for normal people.) so this is going to be a short, but sweet post.
this week....
1. joined the gym. we are both a little unhappy with our current work out routine. or lack of one. and we are going to get fit, for life, and for our cruise in december.
2. sold our couch and matching ottoman on ksl. it looked nice and felt nice to sit in...for like ten minutes. it was one of those modern, super low back couches that looks awesome and then you have it in your house and it's the only real piece of furniture to sit in while watching tv and you realize that it is probably the worst couch ever. so yeah. we sold it. and bought a new one. we are picking it up tomorrow. ode to joy.
3. our friends colby and dani, (and i am only saying there names in hopes that they will read this and be inspired to get their own blog. cause duh, blogs are like the best ever) got married on saturday. their reception was super awesome. classy and fun. yay marriage.
4. m. had a show at sammy's in provo. and what i mean by "at sammy's" is he played on a stage facing a wall, where all the sound bounced off the wall and didn't sound too hot. oh, and there was a sweet old timer band playing at the same time at the intersection on center street where about four people in lawn chairs were watching. so yeah, it was a good show. meaning they did a good job. but that venue is the worst. and the restaurant portion of sammy's does not earn my approval either. i waited a half an hour to get some chicken strips and sweet potato fries. totally wasn't worth it. never again sammy's. never again.
5. got our POAP's or pass of all passes. only 30 bones and lasts for an entire year. hello seven peaks next summer. and about a hundred plus rounds of mini golf at trafalga in the mean time. boo yah! if you happen to have gotten a POAP too, let me know. we will POAP it up with you any day.
6. i am too lazy to go back and erase the number 6 that i wrote and i don't have anything else to write. so that is all for this week. my eyes are already tired from looking at the computer for the ten minutes i have been writing this. i feel tomorrow will be a very long day at work.

i'll have some pics next time. proms.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

raindrops on roses and feet prints on car hoods.

sunday is here once again and i am once again sitting on the couch, in front of tv while m. writes his daily song.
this week was real good.
lets find out what happened, shall we?
the beginning of the week was kinda slow. work is always busy so monday, tuesday and wednesday always sort of blend into one. and one very long day seems to go very slow.
i will tell you that i almost no motivation at work, which made it very hard to concentrate.
i bought the "this american life" podcast app a couple weeks ago and have been listening to that pretty much all day at work. there are so many interesting stories to listen to. if you have never listened to it before, you should look into it. i really enjoy listening to what happens in the lives of regular people from all over the US. it makes me excited to move out of utah and get to know people like the ones i hear about in the stories. sometimes the stories are sad, sometimes they are happy, sometimes they make me laugh out loud at my desk, which is would be embarrassing, but everyone does it, right? don't lie to me, i know you've done it.
i bought some more fabric a couple days ago and i am going to make a bunch (okay like 3) skirts this week and try to sell them. if you are interested, let me know, but i won't be mad if you don't.
i was really looking forward to friday because right after work, m. and i headed up to logan because i went with my sister wendy to the "time out for women" event.
it was POURING rain when we left and i was dying of laughter. i don't know why it makes me giggle so much. i just think it is so funny when it rains so hard and you can't see and everyone is getting soaked. it is mostly funny when people are trying to hurry and get out of it but for some reason it takes them forever and they are just dripping. ha. funny people. funny wet people.
here we are on the road. obviously m. loves driving.

anyway. time out for women was awesome. my jr. high choir teacher, ms. macy, was the musical entertainment on friday night. she is so great and gave some great lessons about being a mother and what it means to be a mother. she feels that you don't have to give birth to someone to be there mother and you don't have to only look at the woman who gave birth to you to be a mother to you. mothers are everywhere and there are so many amazing women that will take care of you and look after you. i love mothers. way to go all you moms out there. gold stars all around.
we drove by the logan temple on our way back to wendy's. it is so lovely.

saturday was a long day, but great. i wasn't prepared and didn't bring anything to write down my thoughts, but there were so many good speakers. it is really inspiring to see so many wonderful members of the church do so much for other people. sometimes i feel like i am just floating along and don't make a difference to anyone. i learned this weekend that we always need to believe in ourselves, we need to live by our beliefs and we must always believe that everything will be okay in the end.
m. and i hung out with our long lost friends, danielle and kyle after i was finished with the conference. they are going to school in logan so we don't see them very much. we went to dinner at the restaurant where danielle works and hung out at their apartment on saturday night.
after dinner we stopped by the good ol' deseret industries. m. decided he had to purchase an organ. cause that's normal, right?  it was just barely too big for our car, so my sister had come in her trusty van. we couldn't bring it home, cause again, too big for our car. so m. will have to wait to play with it. i hope it is worth the wait.
we were at di for a little too long and got caught up in the records. aren't we so dreamy? 

i am embarrassed to say that we watched the byu vs. utah game on saturday night. i have really have nothing to say about it. it was a great win for utah. a pitiful game for byu and at the end of the game, the only thing i felt was ridiculous that i sat and watched the entire thing and i wished i could have taken a nap instead. i am done with football. it is too long for me. i could have crafted so many crafty things in that time.
it was my dear friend tifaroo's birthday on saturday. i was sad that we didn't get to spend time with her. we were in logan and she was in st.g. being a beautiful bridesmaid for her friends wedding. she is an amazing person and has such a good heart (and the best smile).  happy birthday tifaroo. i love you!
ps tif. this picture is over a year old. it was the best one i could find so lets get a new one together soon, deal?

well friends i am tired so i am gonna hit the sack now. 
i hope your week was as exciting as mine was. which wouldn't be too hard. ha. 
thanks for reading. bless your little hearts. 
ps. we found these little feet prints all over our car this morning. i was laughing so hard. i guess a little critter crawled through the mud and then decided to walk all over our car. humerous.