Saturday, September 27, 2008


Wow, I haven't posted in a while. I keep saying I'm going to but just haven't done it. I've been staying pretty busy with school and work but I'm still loving it. Lucky for me, though, I had today off of work. We didn't really have major plans but it was so nice to just be able to hang out with Chris for the day.

We started the day out just being lazy and watching tv. We got a notice from our HOA that we have a dead tree in our front yard that needs to be taken care of (actually I think we've gotten 2). This tree has been replaced at least 2 or 3 times already. I don't know why, but they just wont grow. I know it gets watered but that particular spot is cursed. So today was finally the day to get it taken out. I went out to help Chris and he asked me to get something from the back yard. So I went out and the girls were SO EXCITED to see me! They were jumping all over the place and I couldn't calm them down. Finally, one of them somehow broke a bottle of lighter fluid that ended up on the ground and it ended up everywhere! So not only was I worried about the stupid dogs licking it up and getting sick, but I'm seeing visions of our house burning down. So of course my focus turned towards that. I could totally smell it on them so they both ended up getting baths...something that has not happened in a very long time. Even though I hate doing it, I love how nice they look and smell after that happens. I can even pet them without ending up with caked on dirt all over my hands...go figure!

After all of that got finished up we had a meeting to work on youth conference stuff. For those of you who don't know, Chris and I are in charge of organizing our stakes youth conference. Its going to be a lot of work but in about 7 weeks it will all be over. We are actually very excited about it. We love the youth and being able to spend time with them.

When we left the meeting, we decided we wanted crab legs! So we went to Harrahs for their seafood buffet. It was so yummy and of course we ended up eating way too much and making ourselves sick! But I did end up with a few cute pictures.
Here's Chris playing with his food. We don't have very good manners!
We ended up with a diseased crab. I have no idea what is all over it, but it totally grossed me out! I couldn't help but take a picture of it for all of you. :) And of course we couldn't leave without my name tag. I seem to drop it everywhere we go to eat. But Chris always finds it for hero!!
Here we are on the way home. Chris is just too funny sometimes. Some of you may not know this side of Chris, but its my favorite! I love it when he is good and goofy like this!

Well, I think that's all for now. I'll try to be better about posting. And for all you Dogg Blogg fans, I'm sorry that it has been neglected for so long. I promise it has not been forgotten and will hopefully be updated soon!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

First Anatomy Test

I'm so excited. Last Tuesday, I had my first anatomy test. I studied my booty off and was still feeling a little nervous about some of the questions. I've been checking online to see if my teacher had posted the grades yet several times a day since then. Well finally today they are up. I got a 96%!!! I'm so excited as this is the class that has been stressing me out the most. I guess all of my hard work has paid off. The average was about 74% so that makes me feel even better. I hate to sound boastful but I am just so happy! I hope the rest of the semester goes as well for me. Thanks again to everyone who has been so supportive to me in my decision to go back to school. I'm still totally loving it and am now even more excited to be moving forward!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cake Wrecks

I was doing some blog surfing just now and my friend Kim Wresh had a link to this blog so I decided to check it out. It was totally hilarious and I couldn't get enough. This blog is devoted to "cake wrecks" and cakes that are just plain and simply funny. I spent quite a bit of time looking at all of them. I think this one was my favorite! The story that went along with it was pretty funny too. So you will have to check it out. Hope you enjoy!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Thanks, Dad

Last week my brakes started making weird noises. I was feeling worried about having to take the car in and how much it was going to end up costing me but knew it needed to get done. We've put our extra money into me going back to school so we really don't have much right now. So I called my dad and he was more than happy to help. So be went over Friday night with pizzas and now I'm not afraid to drive anymore.

Here's what my old brake pads looked like compared to the new ones. I know its hard to see but I basically wore them down about as much as posssible without causing more dammage...thank goodnessChris was "Daddy's little helper"
My dad even stayed pleasant the whole time, he didn't even swear once!
So thanks again, Dad. We really appreciate you helping us out and saving us some mulah.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I Heart School!

I don't care if you all think I am a geek but I just have to say that I love learning! Although I have WAY less free time on my hands these days, I totally feel re-energized. I think I was feeling kind of "blah-ish" if you know what I mean; like I've just been coasting through life not really doing anything important. But now I'm feeling so pumped up again. No my classes are not easy, but it just feels great trying to figure it all out and putting it all together in my head.

I totally love learning about the human body and how it all works together. We're not learning about the most exciting part right now but it still is so amazing. I can't even begin to imagine how it would have been trying to create it. It is such a huge testimony builder to me. Every single little thing has a purpose and without it, our bodies would not function exactly right. I guess that is the way the gospel works too. Each one of us has a divine roll and if we don't do it, something will not function right. (I was totally not planning on taking this route when I started writing, but I guess this is where my thoughts have taken me.) I guess what I'm trying to say is that I know there is more that I need to be doing so that everything can run smoothly. I can think of several things right off the top of my head. I'm sure you have all heard someone say that if we just knew of the happiness and glory of the after life, that we would live our lives in such a way that nothing would get in the way of that happiness. I wish I had a better concept of all of that.

My challenge to all of you is to find something in your life that you are not happy with or that you know could be improved, and fix it. I'm not asking you to tell me what it is... just do it and wait to see the blessings that come out of it for you. I know the Lord has so much that he wants to give to us, we just need to do our part and live more worthy to be able to receive them.

Monday, September 8, 2008

New Glasses

In all honesty, I think it has been at least 5 years since I've had an eye exam. Now that I am in school and I actually have to read things at a distance I'm realizing that my old glasses are a bit mediocre. I've been wearing them and they were doing ok, but still it was a bit hard to read. I finally decided it was time to get new glasses. So this morning I went into Eye Masters and I can see again!! Its so nice to be able to see things so clearly. Of course it had to get worse before it got better. I had my pupils dilated so of course the sunlight was blinding. When I started, it was cloudy so I thought it wouldn't be so bad. But of course, I wasn't so lucky, by the time I was finished it was bright and sunny so I had to wear those AWESOME sunglasses that they give you. Luckily I didn't have to go too far. Anyway, the whole point of the story it I can see again and I have new sassy glasses.

Here is a picture of my eyes while they were still dilated...don't they look creepy?!?!?

And here I am showing them off. Don't mind that piece of hair going across my forehead, it's totally bugging my but I didn't feel like doing another one.

What do you guys think...How do I look?