Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July happenings

The day before the last Harry Potter came out my dad called me right as I was leaving work and asked if Steven and I wanted free tickets to a preview showing at an Imax theater. YAHOO!!!!!! Free movie, BEFORE it was shown everywhere else, MASSIVE screen, it was amazing!

Rachel and Michael couldn't contain their excitement:

We were pretty stoked too, just not as crazy :)

They had a costume contest before the movie which was pretty cool too. The fat Lady on the Gryffindor room on the far left and Mad Eye Moody as well. Of course some 2 year old dressed as Harry Potter won (Lame), but the other two got 2nd and 3rd place.

A couple weeks ago Steven and I spent two days (and nights) transplanting all my flowers from my parents house to our flower beds. I'm sure we got some interesting looks from neighbors while we drove through Magna with a garden in our truck.

Shell had her sweet baby Spencer last week and Steven and I went to visit them. I love me some babies!

Such a cutie!

Doesn't he look wonderful with a baby in his arms??? :D

The proud parents Shell and Brian

And last but not least, Steven fixing yet another computer for an old ward member. It seems to be his calling in life. What a hunk ♥

Friday, July 22, 2011

Now that I am married and have someone else to write about, as well as a home to worry about and lots of other personal things I write about on my blog, I've decided to make it private. Plus some other privacy issues that have come up.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

2 months

Things I've learned from being married for two months:
  • We don't get ANYTHING accomplished if Star Trek is on. We're both addicted (him:TNG, me:DS9) But it's a fun thing we majorly have in common. 
  • I didn't realize how bad I was at compromising until I got married. On another note, Steven is amazing in that department!
  • We both like Mountain Dew WAY to much.
  • I just don't understand how you can't like cooked carrots and Broccoli (....Steven....)
  • Coming up with something to eat for dinner each night isn't as easy as I thought. Yay Dominos!
  • Full size mattresses were made for midgets.
  • Getting used to new "house sounds" (i.e. creaks and such) takes a while. Someday I'll get a good full night's sleep.
  • I have accumulated SO MUCH JUNK in my short 25 years of life.And yet, I can't bear to part with any of it.
  • Daddy long leg spiders are in major abundance here at our home. Luckily I've never seen one indoors. That being said, I've had no less than 5 either end up crawling on my head or arm or leg while watering our flower beds. SO DANG CREEPY!!!!
  • Paying bills is such an old person thing to do........*whimper*
  • I knew this before, but I still hate doing dishes. Any other house chore is fine. I actually enjoy doing most everything else. But dishes? BOO!
  • I knew Steven loved me before we were married, but it's different when you have to LIVE with me(Just ask Rachel). Steven is amazingly patient, selfless and loves me so much. I'm so lucky to have him!


My parents are going here in september:

Yeah, it's like paradise with a hotel planted in the center. Banff, Alberta, Canada. So not fair.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday Lesson

Steven and I have this switching off sleep schedule. Weekdays, he's up at 7am or earlier to get ready for work. While he's showering, I have an internal battle on whether I should get up like a good wife, make him a nutritious (HA!) lunch, make sure he has a water bottle for the day and kiss him goodbye at the door. 97% of the time, this happens. The other 3% days, I stay in bed in my guilty comfort and he gets fast food for lunch. Because I don't work until the afternoon, he's my only motivation to get out of bed.

Now switch to weekends. My body is stuck on the weekday schedule and around 8am, I'm pretty much awake. But who wants to leave a comfy bed when your husband is sleeping so soundly and you get to snuggle uninterrupted? Needless to say, our Saturdays don't usually get moving until 11am, and Sundays have been a struggle to get up and go to church. (Which is totally lame of us, because our ward starts at 11). Well, this Sunday I was determined to get out of bed and make it to our ward. It was fast Sunday and I usually get the most out of that Sunday more than the others.

We made it just in time for sacrament and stayed the whole block. I absolutely LOVE being with Steven during church. It's one of my favorite things to do with him. 

Anyway, getting the point of this post. Relief Society was about freedom. Part of the lesson we read about opposition in all things (can't know freedom without the bondage, etc.). We read a scripture about it and I had note I wrote in years ago saying, "You CAN'T have one without the other." We can not know happiness without sadness. joy without pain, good without bad and all that jazz (I'm spiritual, I know...). 

Last night Steven and I were having an argument and let's just say happy feelings were not in abundance. We went to bed mad, silent treatment (mostly me) and hurt. Even having prayer together didn't help. Fast forward to 1:30 in the morning. I was in serious stomach pain, on the edge of losing it, practically hyperventilating because of the sharp stabbing and stumbling around the house.

Even though we had been fighting (bad) and he was dead asleep, as soon as Steven heard me up and moving around in the dark he sat up and asked what was wrong. I winced out that I was dying and needed something for my stomach. He practically ran to the kitchen and went through every box and bottle of medicine we have until he found some Pepto-Bismol tablets for me. I took them and then curled up in bed while he just held me until I fell asleep. Talk about not holding a grudge.

We have our rough spots in marriage, but just like in the gospel, you can't have one without the other. The way I felt after Steven took care of me that night was a full 180 degrees. I love him so much even though we argue at times. He's such a good Hub :)

I will step off the soap box now...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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They even have smaller posters for every individual book! Awesome!


****UPDATE***** Blogger won't open the pic to full size. Sorry. Just go to the artists website to see the full size. It's too cool!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sweatin' to the oldies

Okay, not Richard Simmons, but some workout DVD's I've had since 03'.

I started working out today for the first time in over a year. Hello ab muscles, I forgot YOU were there! This is going to be one tough ride, but I'm determined to make exercising a daily thing again. I love "Tae Bo" and "The Firm" DVD's because they are actually hard, you can SEE the muscle you gain, and they are not sissy workouts.

I hurt, but man, it feels good.


Thursday, July 07, 2011

The one day...

After almost 2 months of enduring (8 years for Steven) our neighbor's dog's barking, they finally put on a shock collar. Hooray for peace!!!

Not an hour later, (Not even kidding, an HOUR) our other neighbors have a new barking, yipping, constantly making a racket, new chihuahua caged up in their backyard. This flippin' dog barked ALL NIGHT without stopping. Two more nights and I will call the cops myself. I won't even make Steven do it for me. First, they have tuba boy (their 15 year old son practicing OUTSIDE, pointed at our house on his tuba gaining his Mexican polka skills. For an HOUR. Usually at 9pm too. don't even get me started on this one...) and now the dog? The exact DAY our other neighbors silence their dog? Is this God telling me I need to leave Magna?!? If so, keep up the dog and tuba and I'll be outta here in no time. We just can't catch a break. I'm surprised the little rat isn't hoarse by now. He's barking right now, which means this has been going for 16 hours straight. And they don't even care! AGH!!!!!

Okay, can't stand even typing about it anymore. Enough of the dumb mutt. (And I even LOVE dogs too!!!)

While preparing the garden this year (my new garden at our house) I came upon these beauties.
Eating mushrooms is sacrilegious to me (can you say worst texture of all time?), but I love the way mushrooms look. So fairy-land-ish.

Here's our backyard view of the valley. You get a nice look at the MASSIVE garden the church is growing behind the bishop's storehouse and old D.I. (now "deseret soap"). This was taken a month ago and now the plants are gigantic. I'll need to get a current picture. The smoke off in the distance is Rocky Mountain Raceway doing their jet cars. I thought they were loud at my parents house, but here we have no trees or buildings blocking the sound. loud stuff!

My "just because" flowers from Steven. ♥ I LOVE fresh flowers in the house!

For the 4th we went to the Magna parade (and got rained on), had pizza for lunch, went to Steven's mom and Garry's house to swim and a BBQ, and then to the Magna fireworks to finish it off. It was a busy but fun day. I'm sad the only picture I got was at the end of the day. (with me looking terrible with wet swiming hair and no makeup.I'm vain, so what)

We had fun spending our first holiday together as a married couple :) Happy Independence Day!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Awwww...Can I keep him?

I don't know why, but it's just so cute to see my husband doing" husband-ly" things. He is the handyman of all handymen and can fix anything. Seriously. He does such a good job of taking care of our house, cars and especially all our electronics. What can I say, he's smart :)

Friday, July 01, 2011

Tripods and wedding dresses

Steven and I wanted to get some good pictures of us on our honeymoon, so Steven got me (us) this! Turns out we didn't even bring it. It was somehow left in the kitchen :(

Oh well, I love it anyway and now finally have an awesome tripod!

Rachel came with me on my third trip of wedding dress shops. She was quite the helper and we had quite the fun. bwa ha ha......

Rachel gets a little crazy in enclosed spaces sometimes...


Again, the crazy.

And again....

The Greek looking dress

The dress that was 6 inches too short

Pretty hair accessory that Rachel will no doubt mimic perfectly and make millions.

Here I am at Bridal Image where I ultimately bought my wedding dress.

I believe this one was a Maggie Sottero. Not exactly my style, but beautiful!

You only get to dress up like this once in your life, might as well make the best of it!

But this one was the favorite. I pretty much knew it was my dress as soon as we walked in and I saw it on the hanger. Not even knowing if it was modest, lond enough or my size. But it was. I LOVE my dress!