Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Good Morning, America, How Are You

So, it's 7:00 a.m. and I just woke up and can't go back to sleep. How nice. Usually I'm not a morning person, but today I decided to take this bit of quiet time to write a nice long blog while my mind is clear and it's not too hot in my house. I apologize for my lack of blogging and here are my excuses for why I've been slacking: Ever since the accident at/with Domino's my car has not been working properly. For the last 2 1/2 months we have been working to fix it. Turns out we were fixing the right part, but my Cavalier is picky and wanted the part from the dealer. So after all of the hustle and bustle of taking it to different places to have them fix it, we'd spent almost $1000 on it. In order to afford this Terrible Misfortune I have been working much more than I had anticipated this summer. I may have worked enough to have that money back (in addition to what we had planned on making this summer) but we don't keep track very well. But I must keep working the same amount that I have been because Mark and I decided to buy a nice washer and dryer for our new place, and they are pretty pricey. In my opinion it's totally worth it. If I weren't working I'd be sitting at home reading other people's blogs for the 100th time that day and wondering, "what ever shall I do?" So, there's my long version of why my blogging has been less frequent. One more thing on this topic - my camera is dead and I can't find the charger. I keep wanting to wait until I have pictures, but it won't happen until I move and find the charger again. Sorry!

Things have been interesting at our house while we are in the process of getting ready to move. It still doesn't seem real that we're buying our own place and won't be in the same ward anymore. This is the only place we've lived since we got married, so it has some sentimental value to me. We've got a lot of memories in this place. (Now if only I could remember what they were...) Anyway, Mark and I can't decide what to do with our second bedroom in the new place. It's upstairs across the hall from the master bedroom. Our options are a pool table or a guest room. I want your opinion!

Lastly, my cousin Tera "tagged" me with "Three Tags"

Three Joys:
1. Mark
2. Playing games
3. Playing with other people's babies

Three Fears:
1. Any kind of accident with Mark or our families
2. Nightmares
3. Graduate School

Three Goals:
1. Being a better wife
2. Workout more often (like, more than never)
3. Gain a stronger testimony

Three Obsessions:
1. Blogging
2. Texting
3. Gaming

Three surprising facts about me:
1. I just dyed my hair blonde and cut it short
2. I'm terrified that I will fail all of my classes at Grad School, if I even get it
3. I actually like working at Domino's

Three people I'm tagging:
1. Aunt Carrie
2. Kellie Buckner
3. Dinae Pitcher

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Late Night Fun

Don't you worry, this post is rated PG.

My friend Amanda and I made bread. I screwed up and put twice as much water as I was supposed to. Of course, I didn't realize it until it was supposed to be time to let the dough rise. The mixture seemed a little runny. So, we threw it away and started over. Though we had all of that trouble, the bread turned out AMAZING! It was the perfect consistency and the crust wasn't too crunchy. Yum! The only problem with it that I can think of is that the loaves are a little lumpy on top. I'm not a pro at shaping it yet, but just you wait...

A few days ago, Mark went paintballing with his Domino's buddies (where he wasted everyone else). He wanted me to go, but I was too afraid. To me, running around shooting each other didn't sound like much fun (though there are some people I wouldn't mind shooting). Because of this, Mark decided to prove to me that paintballing doesn't hurt. So, at 10:30 we went outside and he shot me with the paintball gun from a good distance. It hit my arm and didn't hurt. I guess we'll be going paintballing sometime, maybe after we move.

Now it's time for a little Killer Bunnies with my best friend!

More Stuff

So, Mark and I signed the contract for our condo this morning. Our move in date is July 31st! Yipee! Anyone who wants to help us move is welcome to come. Also, we'll probably have a party that night or sometime that weekend. I'll keep you posted on that one!

Monday, July 07, 2008


Mark and I recently got back from our 2nd trip out of the country this year. Granted, Canada isn't quite as exotic as Argentina, but we had a great time anyway. We left for Yellowstone on the 26th and stayed there a couple of days. We saw several bears and a zillion buffalo. It was Mark's first visit to Yellowstone so we hit a lot of the main attractions including Ol' Faithful and a whole bunch of other geysers and hot springs. On the 28th we made our way up to Waterton National Park in Alberta, Canada. If ever you want to go on a beautiful, amazing, long vacation then this is the place. We hiked a different trail almost every day and each one was equally amazing. Not even kidding! And pictures can never do it justice. Waterton is a small town built in a small valley next to a big lake and lots of mountains. When I get a chance I will add pictures of some of the beautiful places we saw. The most memorable hike for me was Crypt Lake Hike. It's 11 miles long, with some parts of the trail still covered with 4 feet of snow (especially in places where you'll fall to your death if you slip). The end lake was iced over so it wasn't very pretty, but the view along the trail was breathtaking! We spent a lot of time with a few of Mark's brothers and their families and some of his extended family. It was good to get to know them, since we don't see any of them very often. All in all, we had a great time! Funny story before I ditch the topic of Waterton: On the drive back from one of the hikes I was sitting next to my 4-year-old niece, Summer. Her grandma (Kathy, Mark's mom) said "Hello, Waterton!" as we pulled back into the valley. Summer looked at me and said, "What is she even talking about? Nobody ever really knows.." I busted up laughing.

A week before we left I enjoyed my 21st birthday. During the day I went on a small hike in Logan Canyon with Kathy. We then gave ourselves pedicures and cleaned out the old clothes in my closet to prepare to buy new clothes. As far as I can remember it was a pretty good day. This picture was taken while on the hike. Don't I look older?

Hmm.. What else? Oh yeah. Mark and I have found a condo to our liking that we are buying. It's in a place called Blackhawk condos in Logan. We've got things going and we're hoping to be moving in by the end of the month! So, plan on coming over for a party sometime around the end of July or early August. I will let you know when exactly.

It seems like I had a lot more that I wanted to say, but I just can't figure it out. Hopefully when I remember what it is I won't forget to post it. My memory is failing in my old age.