Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I am grateful.

Yesterday morning I went to my early class (on time, mind you), ready for a productive, happy day. Unfortunately, at the end of class I found out that somehow I had missed a huge assignment. For some reason, I honestly thought it was due a week later than it actually was. So, I got up to talk to the teacher, thinking, hoping, maybe she could cut me some slack. 

No such luck.

I was humiliated. I felt like a FAILURE. I know, it's not THAT big of a deal, but to me it was.

I called my husband, and (for the first time of the day), broke down. How could I just forget about that? I am so sick of school!!

Well, unfortunately, things just escalated from there. It was one of those unreal days where everything just goes wrong. My poor husband probably spent half of his day listening to my sob stories. Literally.

So, after spending a while feeling sorry for myself, I realized something. I have no right to feel sorry for myself, because I am seriously one of the luckiest people I know. I am so blessed! There's nothing like a few bumps in the road to teach you what is really important.

So, today I am grateful. Here are a few of the reasons:

1. I am married to my best friend, and couldn't be happier about it. 

I have such a sweet husband who, instead of asking me to shovel our walk the morning after our huge snow storm because he didn't have any boots, put on my (far too small) rain boots, and shoveled them for me. I should have taken a picture.

2. It's almost finals week. Know what that means? Even though I feel like I might explode at times, it's almost time for a break!! I love breaks. It's so wonderful to have something to look forward to. 

3. I have a healthy body and can run. Life is so much better when I run. I also have an awesome gym buddy.

4. I have the best family ever. I don't know how I scored so well with that one! I also get my very first NEPHEW in a few weeks!!!

5. Last, but not least, I know who I am. I know where I came from, and where I am going. That knowledge makes all the difference in the world. I have the sweet assurance, especially on days like these, that I am loved by my Father in Heaven....no matter what.

Ok ok, one more. I can't resist. It's Christmas time!!

 Enough said. :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

birthday month

November is our birthday month. Our birthdays are only a week and a half apart, which means.....lots of celebrating!

This is what it looked like:
 my DAD sent me beautiful flowers! I almost cried. I mean, you expect flowers from your husband, but not your dad! Such a wonderful surprise!

the awesome COAT Dane picked out for me at Old Navy! So sweet :) also the only present we have pictures of...
Dane's boss gave us tickets to the Jazz game! it was the first time either of us had been...too bad they LOST!  still awesome though.

terrible picture, but my parents took us to Cafe Sabor for dinner.  we shared the birthday sombrero :) 
another one of Dane's presents to me...he got a hair cut! haha, he needed it. badly. he used to let me cut his hair, but said it wasn't good for our marriage after I took almost 2 hrs to do it last time. it takes practice, right?? Oh well, he's lookin good now!
Dane opening his presents!
awesome new flat cap! he's been into them ever since England. I have to admit....I love them also.

trying to eat the mt. dew shirt, like a dork.

the jacket my parents gave him

the beautiful b-day cake I made today! haha, ok....maybe not so beautiful. but DELICIOUS.

the awesome Betty enjoying cake with us. best. picture. ever.
oh yes, and my favorite salad in the WORLD at cafe rio!! a little taste of heaven.  (sorry about the gross phone pictures)
Life is great. Happy birthday to US! :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

10 points for effort...?

I have a problem.

Actually, two of them. They are called  Popcorn and CEREAL!!!

I LOVE them. Too much. I am a happy girl when I can eat cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and popcorn for dessert. (Although I have to admit it gets old after a few days....)

I used to ask for cereal for my birthday when I was younger. Not because we never had it, just because I loved it so much. 

So, I get in the habit sometimes of eating cereal all the time. I'll eat it for meals, in between meals, and especially for a late night snack. I decided this needed to stop. So, logically, I stopped buying milk! That's bound to stop me....right?

Wrong. This is what I resorted to:

 Muddy buddies are delicious! I even started just melting chocolate in bowl and pouring chex over it. Yum, yum, yum!!

After doing this a few nights in a row...I realized it was probably better just to buy milk again. I just have to have my late night study snacks! It could be worse. :)

At least I tried....right?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Entertainment

I used to think blogs were only for people who had kids. Let's face it, kids make everything entertaining! Who would want to read a blog about boring people without kids??
(You can see why I usually stalk people's blogs...:)

But, then I had a realization. My husband basically is a kid! Haha, maybe not. But he certainly keeps me entertained. 

Our conversation today, when I was super bummed we couldn't go to St. George with my family:

Dane: Don't worry, I hear St. George is for fart-heads anyways.
Me: No, you didn't. Don't lie.
Dane: Yes, I kind of did!
Me: Where did you hear that??
Dane: In my head.
Me: That doesn't count!!
Dane: It totally counts! Your head doesn't count!
Me: Rude.

Sound like a conversation you had with your brother when you were 10? Yep. Me too. Except I think Josh was even more sophisticated than that.....

How embarrassing.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Here we go!

We have a blog!!
Yes. We have entered the blog world. We'll see how this goes.

So, here's a little update on our life right now:
I am attending the University of Utah, and will be graduating in the Summer!! As much as I stress and complain about school, I have to admit that I'm a little bit nervous to graduate. Changes scare me. I've got this school thing down now! I know exactly how long I can procrastinate, and exactly how hard I need to work to pull off a good grade. Maybe that's not the attitude I should have....but.....you do what you have to do to survive the busy craziness!  I might miss it. Maybe. Maybe enough to start grad school soon. But, maybe not. :)

Oh, and I am majoring in Human Development and Early Childhood Education. I was doing Elementary Ed, but decided I liked the flexibility of this degree more. I LOVE the human development side of it, and it is allowing me to explore different areas and have more options besides just an elementary school teacher. I figure options are good.

Dane is currently taking classes at SLCC, finishing the pre-reqs he needs for the Computer Science program at the U. He already finished an audio engineering program in LA (where we met), and would love, love, LOVE to do that for a living, but wants to have a more stable degree as a back up.
We're also both working, and loving our jobs. We are so blessed, and we love our life together!! Excuse the cheesy-ness, but being married to your best friend really is the best thing ever. We are so lucky.

So, that's where we're at!