Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Where Should I Live?

My cousin, Brenda, had this quiz result (well, not this exact result, but she took this quiz) on her blog, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I'd say this result just about fits me... I like to live in a quiet neighborhood (which I think I do... not a whole lot happening around here), but close enough to a city to go shopping, eat out, do something fun, etc.

You Should Live in the Suburbs

Like many people, you like the city - but you don't want to live in it.

For you, the suburbs is the perfect compromise.

You can enjoy the city as much as you want, but you have a quiet, safe neighborhood to come home to.

Monday, May 26, 2008

More Crazy Kitty Pictures

Here are more pictures of our kitty. I'm always a little nervous when she's close to cords like that, but she sleeps in funny ways sometimes.

Again... crazy kitty!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Crazy Cat!

Sometimes our cat sleeps like this. It makes us laugh! :-) Funny kitty!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Jeff and I just got back from eating out on our date night (which we do just about every Friday) and going north on the freeway from University Parkway in Orem to our exit in Pleasant Grove (from what I could find on the internet, I think it's about 6-7 miles), the freeway southbound was in a traffic jam almost the whole way (northbound wasn't bad at all). I was driving and Jeff counted 79 motorhomes/campers/trailers! Crazy how many there were in just a few miles! But a lot of people like to get away on their 3-day weekend, so I guess that's to be expected. I'll be working on Monday because I'm taking Thursday off to attend Jeff's brother's high school graduation. Anyway, here's a picture of my car and the motorhome my parents used to have (along with my sisters, Rebecca and Melissa) ....

In the summer of 2003 (2 years after I moved to Utah), I took a trip down to Las Vegas to visit my mission companion and her husband and their baby and stayed with them for one night. The next day, I travelled to Flagstaff, Arizona, to meet my family there. They had been to south Arizona to visit my brother's mission. From Flagstaff, we went north to see the Grand Canyon (my first and only time there). I don't really have a lot of pictures of that, but here's a good one of my family when we were there ....

After seeing the Grand Canyon, we travelled north and stopped at the Wal-Mart in the above photo for the night and slept in the motorhome. I think that was in Page, Arizona. My sister, Melissa, was moving to Utah, so the motorhome was pulling the van my parents sold to her (and that she still has). My sisters rode back to Orem with me, and my car made about 43 mpg (my car LOVES freeway driving!). :-)

My parents moved out here to Utah from Missouri last summer. They couldn't keep the motorhome at their house in Provo, so they were paying for the storage of it on top of the expensive insurance for it. So they sold it a few months ago. Before they bought that one, they had a small Toyota motorhome and we took trips in that from the time I was 16 till I went on my mission. Before the motorhome, we took trips in a minivan pulling a trailer. Since my dad was a school teacher (now retired), we went on trips every summer. Good memories!

Anyway, Happy Memorial Day to all!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Very Good Movie!

Well, we got to see the movie 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' last night with Jeff's sisters. It's a really good movie and I'd recommend seeing it, especially if you've seen the first one. Not going to give out any details... just go watch it! :-)

Friday, May 16, 2008

My Day Off!

On Monday when I was at work, I decided to work 4 10-hour days (Monday-Thursday) and have Friday (today) off. It felt SOOOO good to sleep in (and stay up a little later last night)! I just might do that more often when I can... just a couple more hours each day to get a whole day off AND a 3-day weekend. So I'll probably just relax today... maybe clean our bathtub (if I feel like it, haha). And tonight, we're going with Jeff's sisters to see the new Narnia movie that came out today... The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. I'm excited!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

ABC's about ME

I say my sister Rebecca tagged me since she said "Ummm... whichever 3 friends want to do this! :)" and she probably would say our cousin-in-law, Tawnie, tagged her since Tawnie said "you and you and you". :-)

A- Attached or Single: Attached (since Mar. 4, 2006)
B- Best Friend: Jeff, my amazing husband!
C- Cake or Pie: Neither now.... gonna start losing a few pounds, so I'm staying away from most sweet stuff and junk food
D- Day of Choice: Friday after work or Saturday
E- Essential Item: Money
F- Favorite Color: Maroon (color combo, maroon and dark green)
G- Gummy bears or worms: Yucky, I don't really like candy very much
H- Hometown: If it means town I grew up in... Granby, MO; if it means town I currently live in... Pleasant Grove, UT
I- Indulgence: dark chocolate
J- January or July: Neither.... January is too cold, July is too hot.... I love the weather in spring and fall when it's not too cold and not too hot
K- Kids: 1 (our cat, haha) ... no real kids yet, but hopefully within the next year or two
L- Life is incomplete without: Family and friends
M- Marriage Date: Mar. 4, 2006
N- Number of Siblings: 1 brother, 2 sisters
O- Oranges or Apples: eh, they're alright... my favorite fruit are grapes and kiwis
P- Phobias or Fears: I'm not necessarily afraid of heights (I used to always thought I was), but if I'm somewhere high on stable ground or in an airplane, I'm fine... I'm just afraid of falling from high places if the ground isn't too stable
Q- Quote: "The best things in life are worth waiting for... and worth working for"--Robbie Palmer on 7th Heaven
R- Ring size: I think 7
S- Season: Spring
T- Tag 3 Friends: whoever reads this :-)
U- Unknown Fact About Me: I don't know.... what are you dying to know? Maybe I'll tell you :-)
V- Very Favorite Store: Even though it takes a lot of my money, Wal-Mart
W- Worst Habit: getting to bed too late and getting up too early (I need to stop that!)
X- X-ray or Ultra sound: either, I guess (except I'll love seeing a baby with an ultrasound)
Y- Your Favorite Food: probably Hawaiian Haystacks, although it changes every so often (I also LOVE pasta ... I dubbed myself 'pasta girl' when I was on my mission)
Z- Zodiac: Leo

Sunday, May 4, 2008

3 years ago today ....

3 years ago today, Jeff and I had our 2nd 1st date. What does that mean, you ask? I met Jeff on (kinda scary, but I didn't have any bad experiences). We went out once sometime in early 2003 and didn't really hit it off, but we kept each other on MSN Messenger and said hi every once in a blue moon. In April of 2005, we started talking more on Messenger and one day I was saying how my sisters and I were having a hard time finding a date for my brother and Jeff replied and said something like, "I can so empathize." I replied and said, "I'm available." And we went out for our 1st date (the 2nd time around) on May 4, 2005. That's why it was our 2nd 1st date. :-) I thought I had some pictures on my computer that were taken when we were dating, but I guess I don't. Some of those pictures were used to put on the tables at our reception. Here's one that shows one of the photos the best (on the table). This is also a picture of my cousins, Julie and Brian, at our reception.

It's interesting how things work out... how when we went out our VERY first time in 2003, we only went out once and didn't really hit it off. Then about 2 years later, we go out again and this time end up getting married. :-) I'm grateful we had that second chance. I sure do love Jeff!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Car Troubles

A few days ago, I posted about my '95 Toyota Camry. I still love the car, but the past couple days it has given me some stress. When I was done with work on Thursday, it wouldn't start, so I had to call my dad to come and he brought a couple tools to clean off the battery terminal thingys. It was a pain, too, 'cause my car has an alarm that goes off if you reconnect the battery. The car ran fine Thursday evening (we went to help my sister Melissa and her husband John move). Friday morning when I left for work, it wouldn't start at all (it would just make a clicking sound). I had to wake Jeff up earlier than he usually gets up for work so he could take me. My dad picked me up from work and took me back home and we got a new terminal connector thingy (I know, technical term) since one of them was in pretty bad shape. But that didn't help my car at all. We looked at the other one and it was also not in very good shape, so after my dad had to leave, Jeff and I went to get a 2nd one. He was trying to get the 2nd one on when 2 guys drove by from some pest control company (out trying to sell stuff, I guess) and they asked if we needed any help. One of them knew a lot about cars, it seemed like. He had a little battery tester in his trunk and the battery tested good, since it's a pretty new battery. He said it was probably the starter that needed replaced. We have a membership with AAA (our car insurance) to get free tows, etc., and we called them this morning to take us to our mechanic (who is a friend of Jeff's family and does car repairs cheaper than regular places). Somehow the tow guy got my car started after a few tries, so we drove it over without being towed. And it was indeed the starter. So I got that replaced for almost $200 and can now not stress about my car so much anymore. :-) It's good that Jeff and I have 2 working cars since we work on opposite ends of the valley (him in Draper and me in south Provo). So for stressing about my car and not getting very much sleep this past week, I took a 3-hour nap this afternoon. I really needed that sleep. Anyway, sorry this is a little long. I'm sometimes long-winded.