Saturday, May 24, 2008

Check it out!

Well, we bought the Audi (the one that I mentioned in my last post). We're pretty dang excited about it. Next week it'll be taking us down to St. George to celebrate a marriage, and later this summer up to Canada on vacation. Yay! Pictures coming soon. Or just come on over and see it yourself. ;)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I didn't know what else to name this post; I'm running a little low on creative juices. The past week I've become refamiliarized with sending pictures from my phone to my email so I can post them. Anyway, that's what has inspired this post.. kind of.

Last week finished up with getting sick after a wedding reception in Bountiful on Friday, and getting back to Logan only to come inside and throw up. Since then I haven't been getting very hungry, and I get full pretty quickly also. I hope nothing is seriously wrong. Saturday we worked all day and just vegged Saturday night. Sunday we taught primary and had a good time with it. And that was last week.

This week is going to be almost as crazy as last week; I'm hoping to leave out any car accidents/breakdowns etc. We will be working an awful lot, with our only day off until Sunday being Thursday. Yesterday before working the night shift we got quite a lot done. Well, at least it seemed that way. We cleaned the house, sent in a resume for a job Mark was offered, went to the garden store, planted a garden and test drove an Audi. Here's proof:

The top picture is actually an ant pile we discovered before planting the garden. There had to have been over a thousand ants! It was crazy looking. Oh, and don't I have cute feet? Thanks for the hand-me-down shoes, Mom. Below is part of the garden. This year we decided to plant 3 kinds of tomatoes, 2 kinds of cucumbers and 1 kind of zucchini squash. I've only had zucchini once ever, but I have a recipe for zucchini bread and thought it would be kind of fun. I hope it turns out. The tomatoes are required for BLT's which are a staple in this house.

Our dream car is an Audi A6, and we found one for sale in Logan. Kind of crazy, huh? And it had to pop up right at the time that we're looking for a house. Here's a link to some info about it in case you feel like giving your opinion. Audi
Oh yeah, and we bought couches too.

Check it out! We got the couch and the loveseat. The couch's two endseats recline, as do both seats on the the loveseat. They should be here in Logan anytime this week. That means finding someplace else for our couches, deep cleaning and rearranging the living room so that they'll look good here. If anyone is looking for new furniture, Mark and I really like Ashley Furniture.

Finally, here's some good news. Mark was offered a position as Lead Programmer for a student research group (or something like that) that is trying to put a satellite out into space (I think). He sent in his resume yesterday and has an interview on Thursday. Only a few other people have applied, and they've been really insistent on him applying for the job. We're pretty sure they want to give the job to him but he had to do the basic applying stuff first.

And finally finally, right now I'm babysitting a couple of kids so that our friend can have her baby. I'm so excited for her! She looked sooo pregnant on Sunday that it was painful to me! Wish her luck. Wish me luck, too. I'm not sure when the tornado will end, but I'm pretty sure it'll be sometime around when Megan goes to bed or her dad comes to get her. So, there's my long post for the month. Life is good!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Accident Update

The last couple of days I have been exhausted, but today I'm feeling much better. Yesterday one of the spark plugs in my car misfired so we'll have to replace the spark plugs now, but that's only going to cost $20. The souvenir that I posted a picture of is now framed above my computers. It's actually kinda cute and you should all come over to my house and check it out. That's pretty much it for now.

About buying a house: We talked to a couple of lenders today and have been pre-approved by one of them to get $160,000 house. The other lender might be able to get us more, but we'll see. Next week we'll probably go out house shopping with our realtor, touring the houses and whatnot. I'm so excited! If anyone has any advice on lenders, let me know.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Domino's Accident

So, you can call me "Crash" again. My Uncle Ron used to call me that when I was in high school for hitting a parked car. Since then, I've been in a few different accidents but the most embarrassing is the one that happened yesterday.

I was pulling into a parking spot in the Domino's parking lot where I work. My body must have been shifted somehow, and as I tried to brake my car didn't stop. I realized a little too late that my right foot (which usually pushes the gas and the brake in my stick shift car) had been pushing in the clutch. The only feeling I remember at first is confusion. After that came horror, then dread. And finally "I'm an idiot. I can't believe I just broke into Domino's.. literally. So much for buying a house." I backed out of the store into my parking lot and started crying. Police came, arrangements were made for the windows to be boarded up, and everyone told me that this type of accident happens about once a year in Logan and that's why we all have insurance. Here are some pictures. I don't have much time to write more details, but if you have questions I'd be happy to answer them. Oh yeah, nobody got hurt; it just scared the poop out of me.

This first one is the "very clean" window, and the bar in the middle of the picture is actually the open door.

This is all of the broken glass and signs that were on the window in the trash can.

This is where someone could have been sitting, but wasn't.

One hour after impact. The window guys are amazing.

My souvenir.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

For my Mama, Fern.

These flowers are for you, Mom.
Thanks for all that you do and have done for us.
You are the most wonderful woman I know.
I love you!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

I Need Advice

We were called last week to be the primary teachers in our ward. There are 3 3-year-olds that we'll be teaching, and if you don't count nursery these kids are the whole primary. This Sunday we'll be singing some songs for the Mother's Day program. Basically, the kids will stand there and look like they're going to cry while all of the leaders sing to the moms. If anyone has any ideas on how to teach small children gospel principles, please let me know!

On another note, Mark and I are starting to look into houses. We talked to a realtor today who gave us a list of houses to look at. Sometime soon we'll go looking at houses and deciding what we really want. For those of you who own houses already, what were some random things you forgot to think about but you really wish you would have? (For example, which direction the house is facing with regards to sun, snow, etc.) Also, what kinds of questions do we need to ask the realtor, lender, etc? Any and all input would be appreciated here. And if anyone wants to come hang out at our new house when we get one, we'd love your company!

Finally, here's a picture of a creature that gave me the heebie jeebies. I found him wandering the living room floor yesterday as I was cleaning up. Gross!