Thursday, August 26, 2010

There are a few things. . .

that me and Jake like to do together-- and one of those things happens to be reading! We both have completely different reading paces so it was difficult at first, but now we discovered that reading aloud is our best option! We went at midnight to fetch our edition of Suzanne Collin's Mockingjay!!!!! Usually I'd have the book done within a day, but since we're reading aloud, we're just more than halfway done. Obviously I go to work with black circles under my eyes, a high ponytail and the shirt from yesterday, but bonding time is bonding time. I love my husband and Peeta Mellark!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dental hygiene. . .

. . . is in my grasp!!! I took my CPAt and Wonderlic tests and I dominated them. A glorious domination was mine! When they saw my scores I got immediately called into a meeting. They told me to start my letter of intent and get my reference letters in so they could put me in the first wave of 15. Only 30 people make it this year...and I'M in the first wave. I'm stoked. Glory hallelujah. Pete's was our celebration dinner!!!



Woot!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My business cards. . .

. . . were supposed to come in 20 days after I had ordered them. Well, voila! Guess what was waiting in the mail for me, 15 days early!? Yes. It's true. They are a magnificent sight. I'm so proud of them. They say my name and my phone number. It's pretty rad.

A few things have been consuming my newlywed life with the mister. In order of importance is 1. Prison Break, 2. The Office, and last but not least, 3. The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Clearly our priorities aren't in order. Our favorite hobby is waiting at blockbuster for Prison Break. We have the jazziest friends that lend us their seasons of The Office and the LOTR series. We love them.

Another news break: we are no longer hiding from the Newlywed Radar. This radar is salvation. It's what keeps you from giving talks, getting huge callings, and being called to clean the church for funerals. Well people, ALL of those things have happened to us. It started with us getting married and going to church only one week afterward! Next thing we know, we're ushered into the clerks office for a calling in the young men with the deacons and an activities director or something. Soon after we are just minding our own business and Jake volunteers to pray. Later we're at home when a unknown number phones us. Oh goody! We get talks this week! Sadly, we declined the invite for cleaning the church because we were in San Diego. Anyhoo, I figure this just means I get the next year off! I find our circumstance laughable.

A cricket has been plaguing my sleep. It is our new pet, but he's very rude and barks all night. We continually have to yell with sharpness at him so hush up, and he will, but he starts being rude minutes later. Jake seems to blame me for not taking his life when I first spotted him, but I was too tired and I didn't mind the little booger. He was a different cricket then. Now he's harsh and rude and very offensive. I can't bring myself to find him again or I would have to be brutal so we're having a minor dilemma with our new pet.

Glory, glory to finding the cricket and ending our miserable nights.

On a side note, we went to California for a quick break before school starts! We did a session in the San Diego temple and played at the beach. We dug holes. One in particular. And all the guys were a beautiful mermaid. Sadly I don't have any proof of the masterpiece but it was wondrous! We both look superheinous, but humidity is more of a foe than a friend. I don't know how to work that wet, muggy air!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Scaring Jake. . .

. . . is my most favorite thing to do!!! I was just in the same room as he was and he closed his eyes to nap and all I had to do was yell "BOOOOOO!" and he got scared and jumped ten feet off the ground. I love his face!

vkaed

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Stargate Atlantis is playing. . .

. . . in the background. I love my husband for loving scyfy.

I've definitely learned that one of the very best things about being married is that you can pick and and go on day trips and vacations whenever you want!!! (As long as your bills are paid, you have a full tank, the grocery shopping is complete and the house is clean AND you have your checkbook balanced!) It's the coolest. I happen to really enjoy it.

We went up north for a day trip to the old stomping grounds of a young Jack. His family name originated in Pinedale and when he turned on a dirt road for some off roading, I was more than excited! The best part was that they have a sign for us!!!!!!



He is so cool! I love this picture times 50 because my mom takes pictures of my dad in front of signs with our last name! I felt just like her! And he was just like him!



So our day trip was awesome. Two more reasons we are the greatest :

1. This is exactly the reason he grows a beard at all.



2. I look like a giant in because of this angle! I'm taller than the clothes washer and almost at the frame! Awesome!



I only have three more stories.

Numero Uno.
I needed meatballs because my belly was screaming for them but I don't have a Costco membership (they have the best balls of meat ever) so I decided to make my own. I'd added a few ingredients and was putting in the pepper. We totally have the coolest pepper shaker and its never done us wrong till now. It has two flaps. If you open one, the pepper sprinkles out. If you open the other, you can fit a huge spoon in it. Well, obviously I opened the wrong one and I poured. POURED. the pepper onto this meatball medley. I didn't know what to do so I just rinsed out the bowl. And then I washed off the turkey. . . it was scary because I don't remember ever putting water into homemade meatballs with my mom, but they turned out so delicious. But the pepper was funny. I had to take a picture.



Numero Dos.
Two MASSIVE cockroaches got lost. In our house. At 1:30 a.m. Jack cut it in half. With a spatula. The same spatula I used to make meatballs. When we found his friend, he was so ticked (of course we were yelling at the top of our lungs. . . him at me. . .me at the bug for being rude and intruding uninvited duh.) that he hit it so hard with his shoe that the devil POPPED up ON to his face! It touched his face. And then he took it outside and beat it to death slowly for making us fight over him. Then we lysoled and bleached everything in our house and we've been in love again ever since :)

Numero Tres.
The only reason I have so many pictures is because I was having jealousy of all the pictures people post on their own blogs. Now that I've got my fix, I've got some Stargate to watch.


We love Otter Pops.
vkaed