Thursday, November 26, 2009

Indoor plumbing and hot water

Here's the summary of our list of things we're grateful for:

Garbage men - seriously, think of what the world would be like without them
Jesus Christ - seriously, think of what the world would be like without him
The smell of and after rain
The beauty of the earth
Fantastic parents
Eternal marriage
Nice in-laws
Medical technology
Clouds and beautiful sunsets
Indoor plumbing and hot water
Yogurt and Ice cream
And this year, we're especially grateful to have each other

And Matthew's quote of the day: "You know what I'm not thankful for? Construction paper. The way it feels on your fingers and everything... just thinking of it makes me shiver!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I guess in marriage you pick up different habits and such from your spouse. Here's what I've noticed:

Since when have I ever had a drink straight out of the pitcher?

Going to bed early is actually so nice.

Slowly but surely, I'm starting to read the paper, too. (And I like it!)

Eating vegetables...lots of vegetables

More excitement and animation when talking

Locking the door (Although, only because I request it)

(Look at how grumpy he is...)

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach

Matthew and I have a lot in common, however, food preferences is one of the areas where we have a lot of differences.

Some foods that I quite enjoy, but that Matthew really doesn't:
Cream Cheese (i.e. cheesecake)
White chocolate
Sour cream

Some foods that Matthew quite enjoys, but I really don't:
Strawberry milk
Soggy cereal
Super spicy things

Monday, November 16, 2009

Kiss it goodbye

Whelp, it has arrived. My extraneous movement and fidgeting, as my brother likes to call it (i.e. the shaking and convulsion episodes I wrote about earlier) have gotten bad enough and frequent enough, and have been happening during the day enough, that Matthew and I decided to temporarily self-revoke my driving privileges.

No driving for me anytime in the near future.

Friday, November 13, 2009


My French self esteem really got a big boost today. I went in to a meeting with my French professor to discuss the topic of my final paper for the class.

Several times she told me that "tu ecris si bien."

That's basically one of the happiest things a French student can hear: "You write very well."

And then she went on to expound on how and why I write well.

It really was SUCH a gratifying experience. The little (or not so little) French fanatic that lives inside of me was doing backflips and cartwheels.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

This is a success story

I just had an epiphany.

I am getting better at not procrastinating!

I never thought I would say those words. But truly, I really am getting better. This isn't to say it doesn't still sometimes happen, but overall, I am doing a whole lot better being on top of things, and not leaving things until the last minute.

Hurray for me!

You think THAT tickles??

Here's another story about my crazy brother. I actually happen to love him a lot. But he's still crazy. He's super duper into music, and so he carries around tuning forks with him so that he can always get a good pitch. So, the night that he was out here, right before entering the MTC, he was telling us about the best way to get a crazy tickle from the vibrations of the tuning fork. Curious? As you should be.

 Strike the tuning fork again your hand or your leg, to get it vibrating. Then, carefully put the fork against your eyelashes. You are in for the tickle of your life!


During conference, Elder Packer gave a talk and suggested that people have a personal delete button. My goof-ball of a brother, Jonathan, thought ah-hah! and ran straight out to the old computer that doesn't work anymore, and pulled off the delete button, and tied it with a balloon around his arm.

He liked that so much that he took off the Ctrl and Alt button too, and now he has one tied around his leg, and the other around his chest. Just be careful that you don't press Ctrl + Alt+ Del two times in a row. That could result in system failure in Jonathan (ah!)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

FHE activity

We are officially a real house.

For our wedding, we got a bunch of picture frames.
I've put pictures in them...
Last night, we hung them on the walls!

Fact. It looks great, and I love pictures.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Matthew says...

I've noticed that some people's blogs I read have a sidebar that has funny quotes from their kids. Well, I don't have any kids yet, but I do have a husband:

"I don't want to go to school. I want to stay here and make muffins with you."

"I like climbing around on the Y. It makes me feel like a mountain goat."

"You know what would be nice? If you were a minority."

Sunday, November 1, 2009


So, Halloween was fantastic. We had a super lazy morning until 2pm, and then I had a lazy afternoon while Matthew took a test. Oh! We also made biscuits with bacon, eggs and cheese. So good.

Apparently, it was a beautiful day, so we decided to go hike the Y.
Fact: It really was so gorgeous.
Fact: I am not in awesome shape. That hike may or may not have been fairly taxing on my legs.

We really did have a good time hiking, and sitting on the Y and admiring the view.

Also, while sitting on the Y, we decided that during the break between winter semester and spring semester, we are going to take a trip down to Southern Utah, and go to Zion's National Park. It's gonna happen. I'm really excited. 

That evening we went to Lindon and took our niece and nephews Erica, David, Ben and Evan trick or treating. We also watched a little bit of football, ate some chicken alfredo pasta, ate some candy, helped Mike and Laura make applesauce and ate some hot applesauce. They even sent us home with a jar! I wish I could have seen my little brother Nathan go trick or treating, because I think that would have been hilarious. But still, an awesome halloween.