Tuesday, August 18, 2009

We. Are. Fam-i-ly!

Photo courtesy of the Hills (and Cole's tripod)

In our church, we have a little something called FHE, or Family Home Evening, every Monday night. This particular Monday was special, because rather than our usual FHE repertoire of Cole and I's sometimes awkward hymn singing, a lesson, and an occasional argument, we invited over Molly and Andrew Hunter and Kelli and Derek Hill to be apart of our family night! We cooked up burgers on a grill in our "yard" and ate fresh corn on the cob, straight from my in-laws' garden. We played "Compatibility," a game that Cole and I still haven't won! The Hills took the victory, but I chalk it up to them being married the longest (a year and a half!).

It was a really fun night and the effects have carried over; I was extra cheery today thinking of our conversations about BYU Cable and the foreign language channels that broadcast French narration over videos of animals mating. Classic! I love my two adopted, blonde sisters and their hubbies!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

No rest for the wicked

Disclaimer: Dad, if you're reading this, follow the links above to my Christmas wishlist

I can't sleep. Criminy! If you are having the same problem, then the only advice I have for you is not to fight it. Just check out the lovely Etsy shops I've found instead. It's like sleepwalking and window shopping at the same time.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Verbal Alka Seltzer

Prayer is a matter of the heart.- President Eyring

I would also add that prayer is a relief. It is verbal Alka Seltzer for an unsettled mind. For example, sometimes I do a lot of griping. A lot. Sometimes it's difficult not to. My mind thinks it'll make me feel better. My mind is mainly wrong...about a lot of things. But this past Sunday I was reminded of a better way! Cole and I visted with a couple in our church, and I got to hear him give a beautiful lesson about prayer. Prayer makes me reevaluate and remember all that I have rather than the things that I don't. It helps me see the little things. And even though I must admit I'm still dreading work tomorrow, I have a little happy list in reserve to remind myself of why I love life:

1. A husband who finds a million new ways to make me laugh each day

2. Good friends to catch up with, who introduce me to awesome new movies, and who bake a dang good chocolate chip cookie (thanks Martha and Jess)

3. Little ones in the nursery who genuinely like my frog puppet act

4. Having a job

5. Things to look forward to: school starting and Christmas (especially)!

6. Making my niece giggle

7. Music to jam out to in the car: "Wake Up," "Us," "Vagabond"

8. BYU Book Exchange and the people who want to buy my books (you could be next)!

9, 10 & 11. Blogging, sleeping, and a Father who listens

Ahhh. Much better.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

I'm at work and it's slooow, so I've been browsing my favorite clothing sites. Earlier in the summer, my eye was on some very cute shirts, but being married and poor has been bad for the wardrobe. BUT I waited it out, got my August allowance, and voila! Behold my beauties:

I got the first one from UO and it was originally $42, but I got it for $15! The second was originally $36 and I got it for $17.95 from Karmaloop.com! I'm getting good at this bargain thing. Cole will be proud!

6-Month Anniversary Sno Cone!

Last week was Cole and I's 6 month anniversary! We celebrated by getting my favorite sno cone from Glacier Pass Sno Cone Shack in good ole' Payson, UT. Here we are lovin' our sno cones and each other. Mmm Tequila Sunrise! Mmm husband! How I cherish you both.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Boo to Bad Days!

"Uh oh, sounds like someone's got a case of the Mondays" -Office Space

It was just one of those days, you know? And I'm glad it's over. I'm about to put this day to rest and wake up on the other side of the bed. Gooood night!