Tuesday, January 27, 2009
1. When I'm driving. I drive 20 minutes to work and 20 minutes back every day. I see the freeway as kind of a race. Everyone is trying to beat the person next to them but trying not to get caught going too fast. I hate going slow, but I refuse to be the fastest person on the road. So I go the average speed of everyone on the road until someone passes me, then I immediately get behind them and go their speed. I follow them down the road. passing everyone. If the cops turn on their lights, it's for the guy in front of me, not me.
2. Disneyland. When we go to Disneyland, we take it seriously. We try to get as much fun packed into the day as we can. so we start in one "land" and work our way around, not skipping around and wasting time walking. My mom has always had the job of mapping it out. I used to walk up front with her, but then the kids would fall behind in their one slow speed. So then I took it upon myself to take over the back. In the back, i can push them along. I keep an eye on my mom so we don't get lost, but I pull up the rear, making sure no one gets left behind.
3. Skiing. As some of you know, I broke my leg skiing. I still enjoy going, but I don't go as fast as I used to, I am very cautious and I only really like to go once a year. When we do go, I insist on being the last one to go. I know i'm slower than everyone else, but if I go first, then I make them go slow and am afraid they will run me over. I also want to be able to help if anyone falls. This actually happened last year when we went. Adam fell and I was right there to help him and sit with him till ski-bulance came. But, as long as I can remember, I always make everyone else go before me.
yes, i may be weird, but... you love me....
Sunday, January 18, 2009
New subject. What a relief. So our first married ward was not a ward, but instead, a branch. The branch consisted of the newly weds with their brand new children and the old people who lived in the "senior living" section of our complex. So none of the members were planning on staying long. We went, enthusiastic, and I felt pretty let down. I'm sure the branch was full of wonderful people. I'm sure they were all really nice, but, none of them talked to me (us). The bishop didn't know us, not even the relief society president said a word to me. It was a hard place to be. Now that we have moved, we're in a real ward, with real people. We went to our ward for the first time today and AMAZING. The difference was unbelieveable. I had lots of people come up and introduce themselves and tell me (us) how happy they were that we're in the ward. The bishop wants us to come in so he can get to know us next sunday. Someone sat next to me in relief society today. There were lots of other seats she could have sat in, but she sat next to me. I hate first days. I hate the awkwardness. I hate not knowing how things work and who people are. I still don't know who anyone is, but they made me (us) feel comfortable to be there. I am very much excited to be a part of this ward.
The last of my rant, is bread. Bread is amazing. When I was packing up the food to move it, I came to my bag of brown sugar. it was pretty much just one big rock of sugar. I told my mom, who was helping me pack, to just throw it away. she said "on no, don't do that, just stick a piece of bread in it and it will soften right up." I know you're supposed to put a piece of bread in with the cookies to keep them soft, but i didn't know it worked with brown sugar too. I also didn't have much faith in the system. I thought it would make the little "rocks" a little more soft and the big one easier to work with. I took the brown sugar out to use it just now, and what do you know, it feels just like a brand new bag of brown sugar. you can't even tell. I am amazed. it's a miracle.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Until recently, Minnie has kind of kept to herself. Only letting us pat her for a few seconds, then it's like she realized she let her guard down and quickly leaves. She is very silly when she thinks no one is looking. I saw her once playing with the milk cap like it was a mouse. As of last night, she feels comfortable with us. she slept in our bed most of the night and part of that time she was laying on us. This morning she sat on my lap while I did my make up. She follows us around the house, usually (as of today) in front of us so that we will pet her. She won't let any one but Adam rub her belly and I think her new favorite thing, is to lay on Adam, where ever he is. It's pretty cute :)
The cats love each other. They like to hide behind corners when they know the other is coming, then jump out and scare the other. They sleep together, eat together and play together. When I am cooking or cleaning in the kitchen, they are both at my feet, either wanting attention, or just wanting to be there. Minnie will head but my legs when she is ready for attention. Camper will put both paws on my leg and start pawing and "clawing" (both cats are declawd, so there is no hurting when they claw), then when I look at her, she's down on her back, waiting for a rub. We love our kitties so much already, and we've only had them a week :)
Friday, January 16, 2009
- Adam. duh, but i really really do
- Country music - I really can't get enough of it, even if KBul does play the same songs every 3 hours
- My new kitties. Post coming soon dedicated to them.
- almost my new house. it's STILL not unpacked completely and I fear it never will, but, there is SO much space, and I love it.
- my kitchen!! I have so many cupboards to put things in!! i have HUGE one that has NOTHING in it. wow. i'm in love.
- blogs. just love them and love finding the good ones.
- my big bath tub. very nice
- cuddling all night long. yes, it's different than #5.
- This picture. LOVE it. I want to make it 30x40. I probably wont, but it would be awesome.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Lamar: are you guys moving?
Adam: ya, just getting all the big stuff out now
Lamar: Oh, well that's nice. I was living somewhere nice, but they wouldn't let me keep my cats, so I came here.
Adam: well that's good that you can have them here.
Lamar: Where are you moving to?
*Lamar's face changes from a pleasant smile to total shock*
Lamar: That's where the drugs are... my daughter lived out there and that's where all the drugs are. you better be careful
Adam: Oh really, well that's good to know.
So just so everyone knows, we are now living where the drugs are :)
Also, the guy that lives(ed) above us, is Milton from Office Space
Friday, January 9, 2009
The idea behind the one little word concept is to give yourself something to focus on throughout the year. "A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow." It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother's word or your spouse's word or your child's word - this is YOUR word. My words for 2009 are:
The idea behind the one little word concept is to give yourself something to focus on throughout the year. "A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow."
It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother's word or your spouse's word or your child's word - this is YOUR word.
My words for 2009 are:
Friday, January 2, 2009
The next day was Christmas Eve. Adams dad gathered all of the grandchildren on his lap and asked them about the true meaning of Christmas. It's amazing how smart they are and how much they know about our savior and how he came to us.
Then Christmas Day. We got to be with both of our families and feel close to everyone. We got to talk to my brother who is in Chile. It was so good to talk to him and hear his voice. He comes home this year. We are all so excited to have him back. With all of us there talking to him, our family felt complete for a minute.
Saturday after Christmas, Adam got to baptize our nephew Landen. It was so neat to see my husband performing the ordinance. Both Landen and Adam had a glow afterwards. I couldn't help but smile and feel so proud.
That night we went to Temple Square with my family to see the lights and watch the movies they have up there, as is the tradition in my family. I love that temple. We hadn't been back to that temple since we got married. I couldn't help but fall further in love with my man. While there, we watched the Joseph Smith Movie. What a wonderful man and movie. Then we watched the Testements. Both such fabulous movies. I'm glad I got to see and feel it all with the ones I love.
I love the Christmas season and am so grateful to have so many wonderful people to share the season with.