Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Little Things

It's been a while. How ya doin? I keep waiting for something fun and exciting to happen to update the old blog-y-o, but it's just been kind of the same old same old over here. So I'm just going to do some rambling, post some pictures, think some thoughts and keep this blog rolling....

So let's start off with a story! My parents went to Disney land a couple of weeks ago, and while they were there they ran into one of my best friends from high school! It is small world after all! Now if only I had been there to join in on this reunion.....

Even though I am not Catholic, I am reaching out to my dear Catholic relations **laurenyouknowwhoyouare** and decided to celebrate Fat Tuesday.  (Lauren, can we include this as part of Cathmormonism? And is this really what I think it is?) I got a disappointing sandwich from Outback with incredible sweet potato fries! 

Then I had to come home and make some famous Campbell Cookies! The dough makes like 50 cookies!! We used to clear pretty much the whole thing in less than 24 hours in college. Kind of gross. But kind of so yummy. I could only eat one cookie before I was full! (Maybe that had something to do with dinner before...hmmmm) 

 So as I mentioned in the previous post, our good friends Annie and Logan are moving to Arizona. In fact they have already moved and are in AZ as I type.  Sad for us :( We decided to have a little goodbye lunch at Cici's Pizza before they left.  After lunch the boys went to work on the house a little bit (YAY!) and the girls went to the mall to run a few errands.  Our mall is getting an H&M, and we are stoked!! We had to give it a hug! 

My nephew Clarky doodle.  I love skyping with him.  He's just too cute. 

A little peek into our personal life here: Tyler hates grocery shopping with me.  Granted, I hate grocery shopping with myself too.  Hahaha. I'm just not usually very organized so I usually walk around the store like three times and then agonize over pretty much every item I have to buy.  So we don't usually go shopping together. However, usually when Tyler goes to the store by himself he comes home with some random purchases. Like the other day he came home with 3 boxes of fruity pebbles because they were on sale.  heehee.  It made me laugh.  Fruity Pebbles used to be my favorite cereal growing up, and either I've gotten old or they make it differently now because it is definitely not as satisfying.  But don't you worry, it still leaves a nice waxy layer on the roof of your mouth. 

My two books I've read so far for March. Between Shades of Gray was a really good read but I have to say I was really disappointed with the ending. I won't give the details in case you want to read it, but I just wish they made the ending longer. I also read Poison Study, which is the first of a trilogy, and I really enjoyed it! Tyler's mom recommended it to me, and I really liked it! 

We were without a car for about 2 weeks (not fun) and so one night we borrowed the Guy's car and ran to Bed Bath and Beyond and Walmart for a little date.  I love my silly hubby :) 

I took this going to church...I thought he looked kind of like Joseph A little? Maybe? 

Tyler and I are both serving in the nursery right now, and boy do they keep us entertained! They are so funny! We definitely earn our Sunday nap by the time church is over! Haha! 

I caught this when it was Ty's turn to fold laundry.  "Google, how do I fold laundry??" ;) 

We've had a smattering of days with BEAUTIFUL weather the past couple of weeks and we've been sure to enjoy them! 

And then it snowed. Sigh. 

Tyler and I made the mistake choice to go play with puppies and the pet store.  We fell in love with a little Shih tzu named Eddison.  He was so soft and sweet! If he wasn't $600, who knows, we may be dog owners right now.  

I found my old lacrosse uniforms from high school in a box my parents sent me from their house.  I had to try it on for old times sake :)  I miss playing!! 

Here's my get up for St. Patrick's Day this year.  We didn't do much celebrating this year. I wore my shamrock earrings to school and ate green peas for lunch and that's about it. Maybe we'll get more adventurous next year. 

My adorable parents celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on March 18! They are so wonderful in so many different ways! They have shown me what an eternal marriage can and should look like! I look up to them so much! I hope Tyler and I can grow up and have a marriage like theirs! Love you Mom and Dad! Whatever you're doing, keep it up! ;) 

Tyler found an awesome deal online to preorder Frozen, so it arrived on our doorstep the day it was released! Such an awesome arrangement! We all watched it the same night.  I love it so much! It is so cute and wholesome and just fun! I could probably watch it three more times, but I don't want to make myself hate it, so I won't. 

Well there we go! That ended up being a lot longer than I thought it would! I guess the small little everyday happenings add up pretty quickly! 
Stay tuned for more little things! And hopefully some big things! (Maybe some exciting house related news?? Maybe??) 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Finishing up February!

February is already over! How did that happen?? I know it's only 28 days, but man! 
So I thought I'd finish off the month with some random happenings from the last couple of weeks! 

Tyler's hair grows so fast! Maybe it's just because I prefer his hair to be really short, but I feel like he needs a good cut every 3 weeks or so.  He has a different opinion on the matter since he doesn't like sitting down to actually have his hair cut, so it usually ends up being every 5 or 6 weeks. Our good friend Annie is moving to Arizona with her hubby in March ( :( ) so we wanted her to come over and give Tyler one last hair cut before she leaves. We love Annie and her house call haircuts! We will miss her! 

We used a vacuum to get the stray hairs off :) 

I woke up to a sweet note from my hubby one day. I love sweet little notes<3

Our car has on the fritz the past couple weeks. It's definitely been car appreciation week(s)! It is so hard not having a working car!! Luckily, my sweet in-laws have been very accommodating and helpful getting me to and from work (which is no small task working 30 minutes away!). The engine light starting flashing on a Wednesday driving home from work, so Tyler tried to replace the spark plugs to see if that was the problem.  I drove it to work on Thursday morning hoping it would be fixed, but that darn light kept flashing. So we made an appointment to take it in on Friday.  Well, we found out that they wouldn't have time to get to our car until Wednesday of the next week. So we took it in on Wednesday and they said they were still behind and wouldn't be able to get it done until the next Wednesday! SO frustrating!! So three weeks later, we're hoping to have a working car again! It has been nice driving to and from work with my mother in law though, good girl time! :) 

We've been able to go to a couple Wright State Basketball games this winter and were able to get not one, but TWO free t-shirts!! Score! We always have fun hanging out with Kyle and Ashley! 

My selfie wearing my Mickey Mouse scarf in honor of my parents and the Deardeuffs going to Disney World.  Wish we could have gone with them! They are having MUCH better weather than we are! 

Elizabeth and Andrew made a quick weekend trip to St. Louis and came back with a truck full of office supplies and new couches for our (future) new house! We are excited for everything to be ready for us to move in sometime this month! 

Clark is just so cute, he needs to be documented! 

On February 26, my dear friend Chelsea got home from her mission and I got to talk to her for a little bit! I love how you can just instantly pick things up with truly kindred spirit friends! We talked and laughed so hard, just like the good old days! I just wish we were closer so I could also see her! Hopefully that will happen soon! 
Unfortunately, later that night after I was asleep for like 1 hour, I woke up with horrible stomach pains and started throwing up. I HATE throwing up! I don't think anyone enjoys it necessarily, but I really try to avoid it if possible. So I stayed home from school the next day to sleep it off. Blech.  Sick=No fun

Tyler took such good care of me, even when I was puking my guts out. 

The last weekend of February, well actually technically the first weekend of March,  Tyler's parents left to celebrate their 25th Wedding anniversary which was on the 25th. (So I'm including it as part of February anyway!) They were going to go to Cincinnati, but there was a big snow storm coming in so they decide to just stay closer in case the roads got bad.  We were in charge of "babysitting" Trey.  He was such a good baby! ;) We mostly just hung out at home, but we did take him to the mall on Saturday (which included an awkward run-in with his ex-girlfriend. awesome) and made a yummy dinner and dessert for him to enjoy.  

Tyler disappeared and we found him here.  Fingers crossed for winning that contest....

This ice cream is divine.  YUM-O! 

I recently got a fitbit watch thing and I've really enjoyed it! I like being able to see how my day was activity wise and try and base my food choices on how active I've been. I love seeing that green!

We ended up getting church cancelled on Sunday because of the snow storm (which didn't end up being as bad as they predicted, but that's ok). We had a lovely Sunday sleeping, reading, playing games, and having our own mini testimony meeting.  I love hearing my husband's testimony and having an opportunity to share mine! I love my Savior so much and I love being a member of His church!!!! 

I'm continuing with my resolution to read at least one book a month! This month I read three books! Yeah yeah! I read Matched, Wonder, and Bomb. I really enjoyed all three of them! I am loving this resolution! Matched kind of reminded me of the Divergent Series. It's a futuristic society that controls the behavior of it's citizens to create the optimal society.  This book though, has a matching process to decide who you will marry and the main character has a fluke in her matching that makes her start to question the whole system.  Bomb was a super interesting book about making the atomic bombs during WW2.  I have always enjoyed learning about that time in history, and this book gave me a better look into that particular part of the story! Wonder was also an interesting read.  It was about a boy who has some serious facial deformations who decides to go to a private school for fifth grade after being home schooled his whole life.  The story is told from a couple different perspectives which helps keep it interesting.  I would recommend reading all three of these books! 

SO there goes February! It was nice to see you, but let's hope March brings us better weather!!