Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween weekend

This weekend we didn't do too much, but we did have some high lights.

First one of my best friends, Glenna, came up to visit with her bf Ioua. We met up with them for dinner at wingers Friday night. Then we went back to our apartment to play Just Dance 3 with them, their friend McKay, Adria, Emily, her friend Seth, and Zan. Party at the married complex!!! At about 1:30 we finally kicked them out, which was way past my bed time. Sorry neighbors if we were loud!

Then Saturday Mark and I both woke up late and were grumpy. We had planned to go to the temple, and although neither one of us were in the mood, we new it was what we needed. We had a wonderful session and I'm so glad we went. Everything we were grumpy about went away and we were so happy sitting in the Celestial room. Then the second we walked out the temple doors, it seemed like we were instantly grumpy {which is mostly my fault, I will admit}

So I decided I needed to go to the gym, since we didn't have any plans anyways and Mark was going to go play bball with some friends. I decided I wanted to jog to the gym. On my way there, I passed a little old lady who was raking the leaved in her yard. I instantly started bawling, I don't really know why, I guess because my emotions caught up with me and seeing her bent over trying to rake her leaves broke my heart, and my biggest fear is getting old and not being able to do anything for myself. So after a minute I pulled myself together and gathered the courage to go over and ask to help her. She was so excited that I wanted to help. She had a TON of leaves! It took about an hour and a half to rake the leaves into piles and scoop them into trash bags {I can't imagine how long it would have taken her by herself!}, and have a great conversation with this sweet lady. It was exactly what I needed. Plus I got to meet her cat, which made it even better :) The second I picked up the rake, I felt 100% better.

Then I ran to the gym and worked out for a little bit and then headed to the basketball courts to find Mark and tell him about my experience. I walked around every court looking for him, but I couldn't find him. So I walked back through the gym to run home. As I was walking out the doors I saw my cute hubby. He asked me where I'd been, he said he'd been looking for me for hours. I left my phone at home and he'd been trying to call me, oops!! He told me he had called Rachel and all our friends looking for me, what a cutie!

Then when we got home there were the most beautiful roses on the counter! What a sweet guy!

After dinner we went to Kiwi Loco with Brent and Jamie and then walked down the street to look at the pumpkins in the carving contest. There were some pretty amazing ones!

I loveeee Hocus Pocus!

Me and Mark with the Sanderson Sisters

Of course, this was my favorite pumpkin!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thank you for coming weekend!

Dear Weekend,

I'm soo excited/relieved you are here. This week has been a very stressful one, it's taken a long time to get to you. Please go reallllly slow so I can relax and have fun with the hubby, and with Glenna! I'm going to just forget this weekend is Halloween, since we aren't going to the ward party tonight because Mark has work and there's really nothing to do on Halloween in Rexburg when you're married and don't have kids. Hopefully we will be able to go to the straw maze with Glenna and Ioua though!

Also, just take a message when Monday calls.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

home away from home

I couldn't stop listening to Justin Bieber & Usher's new version of "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire". I love it!

I'm soo excited for the next couple of months. I can't wait to go down to my cute grandma's house down in Utah for Thanksgiving, it's my home away from home. It's the best stress reliever to go hang out there. I'm going to help her with Thanksgiving dinner, aka go grocery shopping with her and help make everything! I'm actually really excited.

Then the day after Thanksgiving I WILL be listening to Justin Bieber's Christmas Album on repeat.


Monday, October 24, 2011

no holiday cheer





So I really love fall/all holidays. Maybe it's because I have little sisters so we celebrate everything still or maybe it's because I'm not fully grown up yet. But I love doing all things festive. But Mark is the youngest in his family, so he didn't do all the typical holiday things once his brothers moved out. So how do I get him to want to do all the stupid, cheesy holiday things?

I REALLY wanted to go to a pumpkin patch this weekend, expecting to search for the perfect pumpkin, getting apple cider and hopefully a hay ride. So to make it more enticing to Mark, I said we should invite some friends, that got him! But then no one could go with us. So then Mark lost the little enthusiasm he had.
I did convince him to at least get pumpkins from Walmart with me, but he just grabbed the first one he saw. He didn't care to search through to find the best ones. Then he was really procrastinating carving them. I wanted to the second we got home, of course, but I didn't push it. After 4 hours I went out side and brought the pumpkins in myself and started carving.
He won't ask his boss to get off work a couple hours early for the ward Halloween party this year {maybe I'll go by myself as a widow?} He won't dress up. Annnnnnd he already told me he never wants to go to Christmas tree farms and pick out a tree, he just wants a fake on!

Why didn't I know he was a bah hum bug before I married him?! This has to change.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

blazing love

I would really love some blazers, but when I was in Utah a couple weeks ago I didn't find any {fyi the ones at forever 21 suck! they have no shape to them, it was like a lab coat}

Why is there no H&M anywhere around here?!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

shorty Christmas



I don't know what is so intriguing about the Biebes, but I can't help but love him and his songs.

His new Mistletoe single came out yesterday and I have listened to it more than I want to admit. I'm pretty sure his catch phrase is "shorty with you," seems like he says it in every song, but it never gets old! He's just a little boy, ok not that little anymore, who is experienced in love?!

Regardless, I will be buying his Christmas album as soon as it comes out! I have a feeling it is going to be great, how can it not be with all the musicians he's collaborated with for this album. I'm especially excited to hear "All I want for Christmas is you" with him and Mariah Carey! That song is one of my favorite Christmas songs! I sing my heart out in the car to it year round.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2 people making 1 forever



You know marriage is a crazy thing. Mark and I have been married for a little over a year now. We have by no means mastered marriage or anything but I have learned quite a few things in the past year.
We went through some difficult and trying experiences before we got married. Our dating relationship was no where near perfect or story book and neither is our marriage. There have been so many days where I look at other couples and wish we were more like them, more playful, carefree, happy? In the beginning of our marriage I felt like we were forcing conversations a lot. Why didn't it come naturally anymore? But what I have come to realize is that we are all those things, just not all the time. And neither are those couples that I long to be more like. Individually and in relationships we compare our worst to other peoples best. It has usually been on a bad day or a day when either one of us are grumpy or stressed that I look at the other couple laughing together, out on a simple date to the cocoa bean or something. There's no way they are like that every day, and we aren't grumpy everyday.
No relationship is perfect all the time. So I shouldn't be so hard on us. Because I have been more happy this past year than I can remember my whole life. And those forced convos have seemed to disappear. Maybe it's because we aren't together 24-7 anymore, we work at different places and don't see each other until 9:00 at night, or maybe it's because we have learned to become a team and learned each other's love languages. Whatever it is, it's perfect. Because it's us. I don't feel like we are trying to be another couple. How could we, I mean I don't know anyone as goofy as Mark.
I'm grateful to be at this place we are at in our marriage. I'm so grateful for Mark and all he is. It's those small moments while watching Who's Line, playing uno in bed every night, and learning how to make each other happy that make everything worth it.
Not every day is perfect. I'm not a perfect wife and he's not a perfect husband. But we are trying, and more importantly we are trying to make each other happy.

a girl can only hope!

Mark just called me to tell me that our neighbors upstairs, yeah the ones that I wrote this post about a few weeks ago, are moving boxes out of their apartment!
Could my prayers be answered?! Could they really be moving?
I told Mark to go out there and ask if they are moving, and if they need help. and then say too bad, you should have been quieter and more respectful of others.

I really hope they are moving and not just moving stuff into storage.

kicks

Worked out in my new kicks last!
A-ma-zing! I was so motivated. They are so light and comfy. I can't wait to go to the gym tonight!
If you're looking for new shoes for the gym, definitely get the nike free run +

I guess every time I need motivation to go to the gym I just need to buy some new cross trainers :)



Monday, October 17, 2011

Friends, food, fun, fright?!

What a weekend. {I feel like I've been saying that a lot lately, maybe it's because it's really the only time I get to spend with my cute hubby since he we don't see each other until 8:30 or 9 every night}

My last post, I complained about being sick...and I was sick all weekend but when we woke up on Saturday morning I headed straight to the pharmacy to get my mysterious prescription filled. I asked the pharmacist if it would help a sinus infection, because that was my new guess as to what was wrong with me. He looked at me strangely and asked "didn't your doctor explain this medicine to you?" um no, actually he didn't. So the pharmacist explained this lovely z-pack to me. He handed me the meds, I took one look at it and started laughing! it was azythromicin! Anyone who knows me, knows that I love the movie The House Bunny and in the movie she talks about how she had an allergic reaction to azythromicin but continued taking it because it made her skin glow. Needless to say, the second I swallowed that pill I turned to Mark and asked him, in my stuffy, congested, 5 year old sounding voice, if my skin was glowing! It was a continuous joke between us all weekend. Mark would look at me randomly and say "oh my gosh! Your skin! It's glowing!" One time I fell for it and got super excited and looked at my skin...not glowing!

Wow that was a tangent!

Anyways, we lounged around the apartment for most of the day, watching movies on tv, such as 101 dalmatians {the real one, no the cartoon verson}, I love that movie and laughed like a little kid. Then we finally got ready for the day and headed down to Idaho Falls. First stop, Target to exchange my slippers for a larger size so they will be super comfy. The BYU football game was on the radio and I could tell that Mark really wanted to listen. So I told him to just sit in the car and listen to the game while I ran in. He looked so excited and said "thanks, I would just want to spend money on electronics if I went in anyways."

After target, we went over to the mall to get me some new workout shoes! I was really nervous to have Mark go with me because I thought he would freak out about the price, but he was actually rly encouraging and wanted me to get them. So I am now the proud owner of these beauties!


Then we went to dinner at Olive Garden! Yum! {except I have a really terrible sense of taste right now because I'm sick} but it was a lot of fun and we couldn't stop laughing due to our waitress {i think she was new}, people around us and memories of coming to Olive Garden for our first Valentine's day and Mark telling the waitress I was his sister...

We then went to WinCo for the first time. Rexburg groceries are a rip off so we've been wanting to try out Winco. It was a pretty good experience. {obviously not as good as Costo/Safeway, but it will do}

Then we got home from IF around 8 and called our friends, The Rocks, to see if they wanted to go to the haunted mill with us. The line was the longest I've ever seen! We stood in line for a whole hour! It was the most interesting line I've ever seen there. We had some lesbians in front of us, which I'm fairly use to being from the Bay Area, but it's really weird seeing in Rexburg. It seemed like everyone in line was drinking. Then   a double date of 30 something year olds cut in front of us after we had been in line for 45 minutes. They were wasted and I just kept staring them down, and maybe making some not so quiet remarks to/about them. Sometimes I have a loud mouth and it makes Mark nervous because he thinks he's going to punched because of me. I thought I was really excited for the haunted mill, until we started going! They changed it a lot this year, lots more crawling and much scarier. I hate feeling scared! The whole time I was holding on to Mark as tight as I could and he kept saying annoying things like "are you ok? what's wrong?" I just kept saying "Shut up Mark!" I was glad to get out of there, but it was fun.

Last night we had the Sorensons' and Lisa (Joe had to do hw) over to play Just Dance 3 and make treats! I didn't get to play because I wasn't feeling too good still and I was in the middle of making Red Velvet cake balls! It was my first time making them, and they turned out pretty dang good! It was so funny to watch Mark and Brent play just dance by themselves, they were loving it!

We had such a great weekend, obviously! We are so grateful for the wonderful friends we have in our life.


Friday, October 14, 2011

sicky

feeling like crap.
Stayed home from work yesterday thinking I had strep...slept until about noon. finally went to the doctor {despite my hate for the doctor's office} Sat in the waiting area for about 15 minutes, not too painful because "Kim's fairytale wedding" was on the tv. Then the nurse took me into an exam room, asked me my symptoms. asked if I had a fever, I didn't know because I don't own a thermometer, she took my temp and didn't tell me if I had a fever or not. thanks for informing me.
Then I waiting another 25 mintues before the doctor came in. Looked down my throat. said he didn't think it was strep, didn't even swab my throat to check for strep. Didn't tell me much...I already know I feel like crap and an nauseous from mucus draining into my stomach. Wrote me a prescription but told me not to get it filled until Saturday, if I wasn't feeling better. Thanks for the help doc.

Decided I would go to work today. Can't stand up for more than 2 minutes with out feeling like I'm going to puke everywhere. Having chest pains, weird. so congested. want to go home and climb back in bed.
I even tried turning on Christmas music on Pandora to see if that would help ease the pain...but I couldn't do it! You can't listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, it's just a rule.

As you can probably tell, I don't handle being sick very well. I never use to get sick. I guess marriage made me susceptible? I have thrown up more, missed school/work more than I ever have in my life.

I have to feel better tomorrow because Mark and I have a fun date planned.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Guinness world record

I'm gonna be in the Guinness book of world records for 2012... Ok, not really but I'm pretty sure today I set a new record for applying for a passport.

I got my passport in 2007 and it is valid until 2014, except, since I got married I needed to change my name. So I went into the Madison County Administration building today to change my name. The lady asked me if I just got my passport this year and I said no. Since it's over a year old, she told me I had to go through the whole process of getting a new passport. Awesome.

I remember when we got our passports the first time and it seemed like my mom had to run all over northern california to get the stupid thing. I was expecting this to be a huge hassle.

I figured I might as well run next door to Walgreens to get the new photo for my passport {this was the only good thing about having to get a new passport, my old passport photo was hideous, not even joking! it was stretched and blown up...all I can say is "buzz, your girlfriend, WOOF!"
Anyways, it only took about 10 minutes to get the picture developed, and in the mean time I filled out the paperwork for a new passport. I decided I would run back over to the Administration Building and give it a shot. I handed the lady my paperwork and my photo. She went through it and asked for another picture id...not even my marriage license or social security card, which I was prepared and had with me anyway.

Then I wrote out the big fat check for $110 to the U.S. Department of State {yeah whatever that means} and then also one for $25 to Madison County {really, madison county? why do I have to pay them to sign my application?}

That was it. I was out of there in 10 minutes. The whole process took under 40 minutes and all I had to do was run across the parking lot a couple of times. pretty painless. And I can expect my new passport {and old passport, for keep sake} in the mail in 4-6 weeks!

Europe, here we come!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ask me. I'm Mormon.

There has been so much commotion lately on the news about the topic of "are Mormons Christian?" especially with Mitt Romney running for president.

I saw a clip of Anderson Cooper interviewing an Evangelical pastor after the pastor called Mormons a non-Christian cult. It was really sad to listen to this pastor confuse and contradict himself. It was great to see Cooper, who I don't agree with everything he says on his show, stand up for Mormons and show how idiotic this guy was. I'm not usually one to publicly post my beliefs, maybe because I don't want to step on anyone's toes, or maybe because secretly I'm afraid someone will ask me a question I won't have a great answer to, but I feel like people need to have answers to their questions about the Mormon church, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the same church but most people know us as the Mormon church, probably because that's easier to remember than the full name of our church.

If you want to learn biology, english class won't help. If you want to play basketball, the football team will be a grassy place to learn. If you're hungry, you don't go sit in a corner.
So, if you want to learn about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, don't go anywhere but to mormon.org. Don't talk to someone who doesn't believe it or has never been to our church service, come talk to me. Ask me. I'm mormon.


I also ran across this article that explains things better than I probably could.
http://josephantley.com/2011/10/11/are-mormons-christians/




Monday, October 10, 2011

Costa Vida Monday

Mark asked me earlier if I wanted to go to lunch with him and his brother Scott because Scott will be in Rexburg for the day. But I wanted to be a good wifey and let them have some brother bonding time.

At approx. 11:25 Mark calls. tells me they are going to Costa Vida. he knows I can't turn down Costa Vida.
So I crash brother bonding lunch.
It was delish.
Such a great Monday. Not only do I get to see my cute boy, but I also get to sit and laugh with him and his two twin brothers. Come up with entrepreneurship ideas, how to get rich, their dream jobs. I don't think I have ever laughed that hard with them. Plus, I get to leave work for a little bit.

utah lovin'

We had a great weekend down in Utah!

It started with a very rainy drive down, up it rained the whole way. We got to my grandmas at 12:45 and hit the sack. Then we woke up {late} around 8:30 and hurried to get ready to go to breakfast at Mark's brother's house. It was fun to have breakfast with Dave & Lauren, Dani and 5 of our nieces and nephew. Then I met Glenna to go shopping at the Gateway in Salt Lake. It was so great to be reunited! I can't believe its been 6 months since we've seen each other! After we picked up Rachel we were on our way to a day full of shopping :)
We had a great time, full of TONS of laughs, reminiscing, and great deals! After I got my long awaited Pumpkin Spice from Starbucks we walked past the Build-a-bear workshop and Glenna told us that she had never made one...so Rachel and I decided we were going to buy one for her as an early b-day present. So we made her pick out one and then she got to stuff it and everything. It was so funny. All the workers were treating her like a little kid, first they would ask who it was for {what, can a girl not get a build a bear for herself?! Does it always have to be for a boyfriend or little kid?!} When she was stuffing her bear and putting the heart in they made her do all these things like jump up and down 22 times {cuz she will be 22 years old!} rub it on her tummy, on her head, on her nose...make a wish! {Don't worry I got the whole thing filmed!} She was so embarrassed, but it was super fun for me!

Then of course we ate at CPK! amazing, as always. Then it was time to head back to Provo. I got to see Glenna's sweet apartment ;) Let me just say, it's a beauty. haha we thought Rexburg was ghetto?! I got to say hi to Ioua really fast. Then it was over to Nick and Brendon's aparatment. It was really good to see those boys and say hi to my hubbs for a few minutes! Then Rachel and I headed over to our Aunt Shell's {michelle} house for a girls night! Our cousin Amanda came over. It was so much fun to catch up, we haven't seen our aunt Michelle since my wedding a year ago! She pulled out old photo albums of us {she use to baby sit us almost every day.} Then my cousin Jacob came home and we got to catch up with them. They are such a great family!

We didn't leave their house until 11:00 when the byu game ended and I realized we should leave to beat traffic. Rachel and I drove to Mark's brothers house to meet him on his way home from the BYU game. Rachel and I had a good talk in the car. We had a much needed sister bonding weekend.

We were exhausted after our day of shopping! All three of us slept in until 11:30! I can't even remember the last time I slept in that late! Later in the day we got to skype with my family and draw names for Christmas and then we headed over to dinner at Dave & Lauren's again. Our nieces are so cute but so crazy! There were only 6 of them there but you would have guessed there were 16!

It was really fun to be with such a great friends and family. We are so blessed to have such loving people in our lives.

Glenna at Build-a-bear

Embarrassed and laughing hysterically

Stuffing her dog with the worker



Rupert! so cute

Great picture of rach and glenna...too bad I look bald and have  a winky eye!
I wish I would have taken more pictures this weekend. Note to self: Take more pictures!

Friday, October 7, 2011

See ya later Rexburg

Mini road trip to Utah tonight after Mark gets off work!
Let's hope his boss lets him off early.
Me+Mark+Rachel+Glenna+Family+Shopping=this is going to be a great weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

shows that make me smile

Some shows I'm currently lovin {that often kill time at work}

Modern Family is hilarious. it never fails to make me laugh.

The Middle. Oddly I always seem to relate my family to it...

New Girl. Who doesn't love Zooey  DeSchanel?!

Awkward. So funny!

Pan Am. Obsessed with this show!



seasons greatings

Welcome winter! 
Fall was nice while it lasted...all of about 3 days haha! literally it was in the 80's on Saturday and now it is Thursday and it is about 39 degrees! How does that happen? fyi, Rexburg only has 2 seasons, winter and summer, and it is winter for 9 months of the year

But I'm actually ok with this for many reasons. First, I don't have to walk around campus in the crappy weather, aka wind and snow. Second, I get to sit in my office and enjoy watching the snow fall from my window. Third, it's a great excuse to go get hot chocolate from the Cocoa Bean. Fourth, I have a husband to cuddle with the few hours each night when we are both home from work!{also, i have a snuggie!}

I already want to start listening to Christmas music, and the snow hasn't even stuck yet! And I just put up my very few Fall decorations and feel like it's already time to take them down. {side note, i'm so excited for the beebs Christmas cd!} 

This is our last winter in Rexburg, so BRING IT ON!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow,

be inspired

Yesterday one of the most influential people of our century died.
Steve Jobs. 
creator of Apple. at age 20. in his parent's garage. college drop out but also drop in {to classes that he was interested in} fired from his own company. created Pixar and one of the best movies {Toy Story} rehired by his company. diagnosed with cancer. battled for 7 years. changed the world.

Every interview I have ever seen, Jobs was so happy and enthusiastic. He seemed like such a great person. In 2005 he gave an inspiring commencement at Stanford.
Read it. be inspired


"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

"Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

winning

A few months ago I borrowed The Hunger Games series from my sister-in-law and became ob-sessed! I practically begged Mark to read them so I could discuss them with him. But that little hard nosed punk refused. I kept telling him that he would love them because they were gorey and people were killing each other. and it's very political {he loveees politics}

Finally a few weeks ago he started reading the first one and tried really hard to pretend like he didn't like it. But during the past week he couldn't put it down! he would text me all day talking about the book, but sadly for me, its been a little while so I have forgotten some of the things that happen, or was at work doing something called WORK and couldn't really talk about it. But I'm soo happy he loves them and already can't wait to see the movie with him. I think it comes out in March so that will be our birthday treat to each other!

I love when I'm right.

panicking

Panicking!
I just realized we only have 6 months left in Rexburg. of college life. of living in this little town that we have grown to love. that has been our first home together. where people say they need to "go into town." what does that even mean when your home is only 5 minutes drive to main street?
6 more months of being "poor college students." 
then we are just poor. where are we going to live? 
where is Mark going to do his internship? 
we REALLY need to solidify our Europe trip, aka book flights, make a schedule of how long to stay in each place, where exactly we are going to go. {are flights going to drop? Because over the past few months they have gone up almost $200!}

Take a deep breath. 
Please grown up life, go easy on us, be kind.


Happy 100th!

So this is my 100th post!!!! 
Happy birthday blog?! I think that's pretty good considering I only started blogging in March, only 7 months ago.

I've been so excited for this 100th post that I have been waiting for something funny, awkward or post-worthy to happen to me. I even told Mark last night the exciting news and asked what I should blog about and he looked at me like I was speaking another language. But it's been a little anti-climatic.

I guess the most post-worthy thing that happened to me in the past couple days was that Mark got me to watch  The Others with him last night, and all of you who know me, know that I do not handle scary movies well so I don't watch them, I may sit in the same room with a blanket over my head playing on my ipod or something. But I just freak myself out with scary movies. My mind wants to go through every piece of the movie to try to connect it all together, I think about it for days! And I don't like the feeling of my heart pounding in my throat and then jumping from the loud music {I'm going to try watching my next scary movie muted.} I do love the suspense from movies like The Others or the 6th Sense. I ended up liking the movie but what a sad ending! What an evil mother. {just fyi, Mark has a whole list of scary movies he wants to make me watch since it's October, but I told him the only October movie I'm going to watch is Hocus Pocus!}

After the movie last night I was a little hesitant to be by myself, ok lets be honest, I was clinging to Mark and would follow him from room to room, including the bathroom because I didn't want to be alone. Our trash was smelling nothing short of horrific and needed to be taken out. But Mark didn't want to go outside in his g's {tmi?} and wanted me to take it out. Yeah right, there was no way I was going outside in the dark by myself. So we just put it outside our door and promised to take it to the dumpster on our way out in the morning. Mark wasn't too happy with this, he kept saying "racoons are going to get into it!"

When we opened the door this morning our trash was strewn all over! There were otter pop rappers and chocolate chip pancakes everywhere. {it was a little embarrassing to have to admit to Mark that I had eaten all those otter pops...} Mark sweetly had to say "i told you so" but I'm sure it was the stray kittens and not racoons! I feel good that we fed the kittens...hahah. They got to splurg on choco chip pancakes!

Happy October!


Monday, October 3, 2011

G.N.O. {girls night out}

This weekend was good, how can it not be with all the amazing talks that are given at General Conference. But somehow I'm even more tired from laying on the couch all weekend :)

Shout out to my best friends Melissa and Glenna.
I thought about you both a lot this weekend. I really miss you. I miss going down to conference with you! The first time I went with you guys was quite an experience.
Melissa came down to Utah to meet me at my grandma Bev's house. We didn't really know each other that well but Mel took a chance and gave me a chance. We had the best weekend listening to too much Hannah Montana and shopping at the Gateway. We met up with Kim and Glenna for dinner at PF Chang's and then more shopping :) On our walk back to the Gateway this homeless man started following us. Glenna grabbed my keys and put them between her fingers and said she would shank him if he tried to hurt us. We walked a little faster and cut the corner, luckily we lost him, Glenna didn't have to do anything drastic. I think that weekend started the best friendships I've ever had. The truest friends I've ever had.

I think the next 3 or 4 conference weekends we spent down at Gma Bev's. 

I really miss you girls. But watching conference I felt connected to you both because I knew you were watching too! Thanks for being such great influences on me.
Thanks for giving me a chance and being my friends, and seeing my potential.
I don't know where I would have been without you Mel. I wouldn't have met Glenna if it weren't for you. 
You girls are my besties :)

Shopping at the Gateway!
Dinner at PF Chang's
We were are weird. We collected all the plants from gma Bev's house and made a forest. Can you spot Kim?!